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SDVAN Monthly Message for Jan 2020
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Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,  

“Great art picks up where nature ends.” Marc Chagall  

Our banner this month is in support of the Artist Salon sponsored by The Encinitas Friends of the Arts’ Artist Collective. Sat. Jan 11, 2 to 4 pm. The Eco-Visionairies will be a discussion that asked, “How can you use your art to advance solutions for environmental concerns?” This discussion will be moderated by Ellen Speert and held at her California Center for Creative Renewal, (1905 Crest Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024) RSVP for free tickets.


Art Reports by or about SDVAN
Tiny Canvases: The Art of the Nail at OMA Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
Stitched Together: Visions hosts 5 eye-catching exhibits at Liberty Station La Jolla Light by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
Every picture tells a story: See Judy Tuwaletstiwa at Lux Art Institute La Jolla Light by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
Sensuality - Objects of Beauty at the IN Gallery Picked Raw Peeled by Patricia Frischer
State of the Arts California, 2020
A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer

Thanks to those who gave in our once a year donation campaign. ($25) Lori Escalera. Your donation make possible our brand new bi-monthly events digest emails, our new ongoing events feature page and the rolling upcoming events on our home page. We want to thank all the organizations that list events on our calendar year long. We appreciate donations of any amount and your name appears for a year on our current donation page and all donation over $25 go on our permanent sponsor page.  

We celebrated with a large group at our annual SDVAN Annual 2019 Holiday Potluck Lunch on Tues, Dec 10, with an array of wonderful food (artist are the best cooks!) and the ever popular Jewelry and Accessories swap exchange.

Read the entire RAW column forJan, 2020

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

You can apply now for the Studio Door/San Diego Visual Arts Network Business of Art Scholarship for mentoring and a free booth at the Mission Federal Art Walk in April. Click here to download application. Due by Feb 1, 2010.

The Studio Door
has also announced its judges for 2020 juried shows. You can enter your submissions on CaFé.  The Crow Show:  Judy Gradwohl, President and CEO of The NAT • San Diego Natural History Museum, 50 To Watch: Megan Pogue, Executive Director of Timken Museum of Art and PROUD+Hunter O’Hanian, Executive Director of Stonewall National Museum & Archives  (Fort Lauderdale & Wilton Manors, FL)

Fallbrook Art Center is making a call for artists with the theme Reflections of nature wildlife and landscape show. The artists are limited to 20 with an exhibition date of May 2&3, 2020. More info: Kimber Petralito 760 728 1414

Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN  

On a personal note: I want to wish you all the happiest of New Year greetings. Every holiday season brings joy and a refreshing period where we can reboot, recharge and maybe even re-invent ourselves. We are looking for events in February, March, May and June to support in 2020. I hope you will contact me and let me know of any new directions that interest you.

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SDVAN Monthly Message for February, 2020
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Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,


Chiachio and Giannone at Lux Art Institute: Painting with Needles and Thread

 There is life ln movement, death in stagnation. I approach every painting with the idea that I want that painting to continuously move. Tim Yanke  

Our banner this month is in support of the Chicano/a/x Printmaking: Making Prints and Making History at the SDSU Downtown Gallery (725 West Broadway, SD, 92101) from Feb 8 to April 5. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the SDSU Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies and art activism. Opening reception Feb 20 at 5pm. More info: Chantel Paul 619-501-6370.

Art Reports by or about SDVAN

Endangered: Exploring California's Changing Ecosystems at California Center for the Arts Museum Escondido Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Eco-Visionaries EFA Artist Salon Jan 2020 Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Chiachio and Giannone at Lux Art Institute: Painting with Needles and Thread Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer  

Read the entire RAW column to get the latest gossip and tidbits.

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

Yes, you still have time to spread the word about the Business of Art Scholarship produced by Studio Art and Sponsored by the SDVAN for the 36th Annual Mission Federal Artwalk [April 25 and 26, 2020]. Applications due Feb 1.

The Fallbrook Library is making a call for artists for their Earth Day Exhibition from March 14 through May 1. There will be an artist reception on April 24 and take-down on May 2.The deadline for submission is February 2, 2020. For more info: lmiller007@live.com

Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN  

On a personal note: I am looking forward to Illumination: 21st Century Interactions with Art + Science + Technology at the San Diego Art Institute (1439 EL Prado, SD 92101) from Feb 8 to May 3, 2020. Curated by Chi Essary. More info: Jacqueline Silverman 619.236.0011 FREE ADMISSION, Tuesday- Sunday 12-5pm

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SDVAN Monthly Message for March 2020
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The Role of the Arts in Defining Democracy A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer

Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,

Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it. Anthony Burgess

Our banner this month is in support of 20/20: Twenty Women of Vision at the newFresh Paint Gallery(1020-B Prospect Street, La Jolla 92037). In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, this show, a year in the making, will feature twenty women artists from the San Diego area who call themselves TWA (The Women Artists). All the work is 20” by 20” and a diverse offering in terms of price, media and subject matter. Each artist has cast her vision – of the future, past or present. The opening reception is March 7 from 6 to 8 pm. For more info: Deborah Williams 808.772.1384 Artist in the banner left to right: Julia San Roman, Maite Agahnia, Susan Darnall, Ellen Dieter, Brenda York, Alison Haley Paul, Lisa Bebe. Other artists include: Bronle Crosby, Christine Schwimmer, Diana Carey, Diane Hall, Gail Titus, Gillian Moss, Julia C R Gray, Kathleen Kane-Murrell, Kathy McChesney, Lori Mitchell, Manuelita Brown, Nadine Baurin, Theresa Vandenberg Donche

Art Reports by or about SDVAN

Christine Oatman at the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Illumination: 21st Century Interactions with Art + Science + Technology at the San Diego Art InstitutePicked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Art, science and technology converge in San Diego Art Institute’s ‘Illumination’ exhibit La Jolla Light by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
Oceanside Museum of Art: Sidewalk Activism, Griselda Rosas: Regata Abscisa, Artist Alliance 2019 Biennial Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Argentinian artists stitch their world together at Lux Encinitas Advocate by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt

Read the entire RAW column for Jan 2020

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is launching its very first national billboard competition with the theme of “The Joy of Being Outside.” The printed mural will be displayed on a 20’ x 16’ canvas on the Museum’s building facing Grape Day Park and the Center for the Arts in Escondido. The top 10 artworks selected by the jury will be open to a public vote to select the final 2 artworks that will be displayed for six months and each receive a $500 cash prize. The deadline is March 27. For more info: JulietteB@sdcdm.org 760.233.7755, ext. 1003.

Art San Diego is now offering individual artist space in The (Solo) Project, a fair within a far. Prices start at $1695 and applications are now open for both The (Solo) Project Pavilion and the Art Gallery Pavilion.  

You have until May 1 to enter Front Porch Gallery’s National Juried Exhibition open to artists over 18. Juror: Maria Mingalone, Exec Dir Oceanside Museum of Art. Front Porch is a non-profit art gallery and community resource in Carlsbad.Prospectus or contact Julie Weaverling 760-795-6120

The Porto Vista Hotel Arts Program is pleased to announce an open call for Vend Arts an art exhibition space inside the hotel vending machine. This year the theme is Earth Day for this project of 1805 Gallery. Deadline is March 20. For more info: Lauren Siry 619.888.8288

With kindest regards,

Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN  

On a personal note:  
I hope to see you at the Cannon Art Gallery forFrayed Edgeswith Bhavna Mehta, Irma Sophia Poeter and Michelle Montjoy opening Sat Feb 29 from 5 to 7 but with panel discussions and artists workshops through May 24 th.

Sat March 14 is another Artist Salon as part of the Encinitas Friends of the Arts Artist Collective. Limited numbers of tickets are available for this free event Art Criticism for the emerging artist in the 21st century at the studio of Portia La Touche and the topic is Art Criticism. More info: Angela Jackson. There is no such thing as bad publicity?!?

Encinitas Friends of the Arts will present a concert featuring the internationally renowned Los Angeles Balalaika Orchestra on Sunday, March 1, 3:00 p.m., at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024. “This is our third year to bring this remarkable orchestra to Encinitas and we expect another sold out performance,” said Encinitas Friends of the Arts President Naimeh Woodward. To purchase tickets, visit: www.encinitasarts.org/calendar. More info: Encinitasarts@gmail.com

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SDVAN Monthly Message for April 2020
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Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,  

Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self. Jean-Luc Godard  

Remember when Corona was a Cigar or a Beer Private Musing A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer  

Our banner this month is in support of our encouragement for everyone to stay home but still be virtually connected to the arts. Our thank to Irene de Watteville for her image from Ludicrous Tales: A Topsy Turvy Quartet at Mesa College Gallery 

We are delighted to say that a number of venues are putting up online images of their exhibitions so the work can be viewed even if we can’t attend during this time of cancellations and postponement. This is a vital way to stay in touch with the San Diego Art Scene.

We encourage venues to post image and installation shots as well as arrange online streaming and videos. IN THE FUTURE: PLEASE LIST THESE LINKS AS EVENTS ON SDVAN SO THAT THEY APPEAR ON OUR EVENTS CALENDAR. Let’s keep the momentum we have established going. Here are some of the links we have received at this time.

Art Reports by or about SDVAN – this will be the last of these reports for the duration except for live streaming events.
San Diego Visual Arts Videos for March Picked RAW Peeled compiled by Patricia Frischer
Go ‘back to school’ with Ms. Oatman’s art exhibit at La Jolla’s Athenaeum Music & Arts Library La Jolla Light by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
Meet the Bead Man of Encinitas Encinitas Advocate by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
Edges Frayed: Bhavna Mehta, Michelle Montjoy, Irma Sofia Poeter at Cannon Art Gallery Carlsbad Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Griselda Rosas at Lux Art Institute until March 14thPicked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
Constance White at The Residency Project in Pasadena A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer

Read the entire RAW column for March 2020

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

Vista Public ArtsCommission is making a call to artists for theGolden Visions Senior Art Exhibition at the Civic Gallery. The submission deadline is April 20 for the exhibition from May 11 to June 17. For more info: 760-639-6151 or vistapublicart@cityofvista.com

Jazzercise is making a call for abstract and eclectic 2-D art for a lease program. The deadline is April 7. For more info: Cheryl Ehlers Art 760-519-1551

With kindest regards,

Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN  

On a personal note: We are all more and more aware of the crisis of the coronavirus. We urge you all to stay home if you are sick or not.

Our ownSan Diego Art Prize 2020 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library coming up with an opening onFriday, May 8 and showing until Sat, July 3, 2020 might have to be postponed or canceled. It has only women finalist: Alanna AiritamKaori FukuyamaGriselda Rosasand Melissa Walter. Watch this space for further news.

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SDVAN Monthly Message for May 2020
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SDVAN Monthly Message for June 2020
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SDVAN Monthly Message for July 2020
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SDVAN Monthly Message for August 2020
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SDVAN Monthly Message for September 2020
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SDVAN Monthly Message for October 2020
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SDVAN Monthly Message for November 2020
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SDVAN Monthly Message for December 2020
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