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SDVAN Monthly Message for Jan 2018
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The Color of Light by Jesse Kornbluth is based on the little-known true story about a young nun, Henri Matisse and the creation of his final and greatest masterpiece. Produced by Vantage Theatre and Talent to aMuse from Jan 11 to Feb 3rd at​ Tenth Avenue Arts Center Theatre (930 Tenth Ave. SD) $25-$30 619.940.6813 or on their website. It includes the Radiance Art exhibit open during run of the show which include Pia Stern, Yvette Deas and Kevin Ming Young. Artist can call when booking and get $10 off the $30 tickets. More info: Dori Salois 619-940-6813

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SDVAN Monthly Message for Feb 2018
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Songs of Earth, Sea, Fire, and Air by Ellen Speert   can be seen Jan 23 - March 7, 2018 at Encinitas City Hall (505 S Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, 92024) and then it travels to the Encinitas Community Center (1140 Oak Crest Park Drive, Encinitas, 92024) from March 7 - May 2, 2018. The reception on March 17 at the Community Center is from 1:00 - 4:00 PM and will feature spoken word artist Alyce Smith Cooper performing “ Songs of Earth, Sea, Fire & Air: The Mythic Journey of Zora” For more info 760.436.3310 ellen@artRETREATS.com

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SDVAN Monthly Message for March 2018
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“What if a work of art was so smart that it could free itself from the artist that made it.” Andrea K. Scott

  • We have two banners in March that supports events in April. The first is for the Oceanside Museum of Art Auction with a preview from March 31-April 7, and the Auction itself on April 7 from 6:00-9:30pm. Our thanks to those artists who contributed images: David Fokos, Allison Renshaw, Trinh Mai and Grant Britain, Mark Edwards Adams, Kirsten Francis and Arline Fisch.
  • Our second banner is for the North County Arts Network Networking Event Looking North: Seek to be Found at the Museum of Making Music on Monday, April 9 from 5:30 to 7:30. This will be a chance to network with both performing and visual arts resources and also get updates about spreading the word about your events and projects.

Art Reports by or about SDVAN

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SDVAN Monthly Message for April 2018

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Dear SDVAN Resources, Artists and Visitors,

Our banner this month is in support of Looking North, Seek to be Found a networking event for the North County Arts Network on April 9 (details below). Please save the date of Friday May 11 for the launch of the 2017 SD Art Prize at the Athenaeum. Don't forget the Oceanside Art Auction on April 7 and mark your calendar for Mission Federal ArtWalk Sat/Sun April 28/29 featuring Eleanor Greer. We are also supporting Passport to Brazil on April 28.

Quote of teh month: “Express your inner world, not the latest artistic trends.” Wassily Kandinsky

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SDVAN Monthly Message for May 2018
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Dear SDVAN Resources, Artists and Visitors,

Our banner this month is in support of
San Diego Art Prize 2017 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library  from May 12- June 9 with an opening reception on Friday, May 11, 6:30-8:30PM for emerging artist Rizzhel Mae Javier with established artistCy Kuckenbaker and emerging artist Alexander Kohnke with established artistsVictoria Fu / Matt Rich. The SD Art Prize Catalog 2017 is now available for viewing. Athenaeum Music & Arts Library   (1008 Wall St. La Jolla, 92037) More info: press@ljathenaeum.org 858.454.5872.

Quote of the month, “I hate art that is given the burden of having to be meaningful. I think this is a misunderstanding. Maybe the real purpose of art is to wrestle with the relationship between meaningful and meaningless and how they transform each other.” Ian Cheng .

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SDVAN Monthly Message for June 2018
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Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,

“Approach color as a window into the human soul.” Wassily Kandinsky

  • Our banners this month are in support of San Diego Art Institute presents High Key: Color in Southern California June 23 to Aug12. From neon signs to surfboards, Southern California color is amped up and exudes a tangible energy. From painting, to assemblage, to video, to installation exhibiting artists include many who have been part of the SD Art Prize: Claudia Cano, Max Daily, Victoria Fu, Han Nguyen, Matt Rich, Allison Wiese...and many more. The exhibition is curated by Elizabeth Rooklidge.

 

 

SD Art Prize 2017 at the Athenaeum and 2018 announcement Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Press Release Announcing 2018 SD Art Prize Recipients
Encinitas Friends of the Arts Presents Passport to Brazil Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
You are Home: Lynn Susholtz Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
Children's Museum at 35: Brian Dick ageless Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Seventeen on Being 17 at the Cannon Art Gallery Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Max Robert Daily: A Canned Performance at a Pop-Up Sardine Bar Voice of San Diego, Kinsee Morlan
Look at #Me,Too A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer

  • RAW for May is now posted with an entire list of gossip and news.
  • OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

The artist applications are now open for the LeucadiArt Walk 2018. This is local juried artists displaying original art in specified areas along Coast Highway 101 in Leucadia sponsored by Leucadia 101 Main Street Association. The Deadline is August 11 th for this event taking place Sun, Aug 26 th. For more info and the application: Kellie Hinze 760.436.2320

Mission Trails Regional Park Art Gallery is making their annual Call for Artists for exhibits in 2019. The deadline to apply is June 30. For a prospectus, email Vicky DeLong at vbde@cox.net or call 619.286.1361

40 NORTH   Dance Film Festival  is accepting submission until August 28 for the festival produced in conjunction with Art Produce. 40 North aims to bring dance and artistic filmmaking to a broader audience while providing a platform for dance and film artists to share their voices with the world, inspiring movers and filmmakers, alike. 40 NORTH Dance Film Festival will be held in San Diego, California at the Museum of Photographic Arts from Sept 21-Oct 6, 2018. 

Are you interested in participating in the SDG&E Utility of Art Project? A box on Newcastle that was previously painted by San Diego Letters is scheduled to be replaced and the new box will need to be painted. The Cardiff Arts Coalition will review all proposals and select three finalists. Those three finalists will be put to a public vote. Once selected the artist will need to complete the SDG&E Utility Box Guidelines form, which along with their proposed art will be submitted to SDG&E for final approval. The selected artist will be paid a $600 artist fee upon completion of their work. Fill out the application or Roberta Walker 760-436-0431for more info.

  • Remember submit your June events for PICKED RAW before the end of May. DON’T FORGET TO ADD YOUR IMAGES! Only those events that have images are eligible to be selected for our Rotating Feature Event element on our home page and the Featured Event page. Just upload the image from your computer and they will also be included in our View Art Now app. Our Branching Out in our Picked RAW section will feature new resources just listed for the first time on SDVAN.

    Patricia Frischer
    coordinator, SDVANOn a personal note: Thanks to all of you who sent me birthday wishes in May. It was one of those big ones and it was so nice to be surrounded by love and good wishes. Want to wish me well more concretely….why not give a donation to SDVAN!

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SDVAN Monthly Message for July 2018
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Madison Gallery has officially moved from La Jolla to 320 South Cedros in Solana Beach. The very large white box gallery is a great resource for the city of Solana Beach.

Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,

“I don’t paint about writing or write about painting. It’s just the opposite, in fact, I write about the things I can’t paint and paint the things I can’t write about. “ Lynette Yiadom-Boakye  

  • RAW for June is now posted with an entire list of gossip and news.
  • OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

Borrego Art Institute (BAI) is seeking an Executive Director to lead BAI through its next phase of growth. The Executive Director will assume overall responsibility for all aspects of the BAI’s management and operations, managing an annual budget of approximately $1 million. Borrego Art Institute (BAI) is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization located in Borrego Springs, CA. BAI is a diverse organization with the goal to inspire and enrich the community of Borrego Springs by offering a venue for the public to experience, create, and enjoy all forms of art. BAI includes a Gallery, Restaurant, Kid’s Art program, Pottery and Art Farm. Position reports to BAI’s President and Board of Directors. For more info: Kay Levie

Oceanside Museum of Art Artists Alliance is making a call for artist on the theme Botanica. Submissions close on August 6 for the show at the SD Botanic Garden on view from September 30, 2018–November 1, 2018. There is a fee to enter and you must join OMAAA to participate.

San Diego Artist Retreat and The Studio Door present Artist Retreat Weekend, Fallbrook – Creativity, 2D/3D, and Commerce Professional Artist Workshop on the weekend of July 14 – 15. Non-refundable Retreat Tuition: $650 includes all materials to complete an art project, food, and beverage [Limited participation; Maximum of 20 artists] Contact Patric Stillman 619-255-4920 for more info on the retreat. The San Diego Artist Retreat has limited space for two individuals or two couples to purchase overnight accommodations. Interested parties should contact Julia S. Rasor 408.395.3335.

Pelican Communities is building a 5-story mixed use project in downtown Oceanside, CA that includes a public courtyard that will feature a sculpture art piece. They are making a call for an artist to design, build and install a permanent art sculpture that will be the centerpiece of a new public plaza in downtown Oceanside. The deadline for applications is June 31st. Installation will be between Feb-May 2019. For more information see the application or contact John Helfrich  949-833-0222

Art on 30th is making a call for artist for Going Green. The fee is $35 for 1 or 2 pieces $45 for 3 or 4 pieces. Applications are due July 6. The reception date is July 14.  For more info: Kate Ashton  619-894-9009


  • Remember submit your July events for PICKED RAW before the end of June. DON’T FORGET TO ADD YOUR IMAGES! Only those events that have images are eligible to be selected for our Rotating Feature Event element on our home page and the Featured Event page. Just upload the image from your computer and they will also be included in our View Art Now app. Our Branching Out in our Picked RAW section will feature new resources just listed for the first time on SDVAN.

    Patricia Frischer
    coordinator, SDVAN

    On a personal note: This year the Art/Vintage/Treasure Encinitas Flea Market will be held at the Encinitas City Hall off of Vulcan Ave with parking in the lower lot and train station parking facilities.  Please save the date Saturday July 28 from 10 to 3 pm. Money raised will go to support the Encinitas Friends of the Arts and their arts and culture projects including Dia de los Muertos.  Contact Naimeh Woodward if you want to be a vendor for this event.
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SDVAN Monthly Message for August 2018

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Left: This is a detail of Bhavna Mehta  Leela: Portait of a Lady in a Green Dress now on display at the Timken Museum in Balboa Park. It is inspired by the museum's Portrait of a Lady by Bartolomeo Veneto. Right: the Cardiff by the Sea Kook is surrounded by a killer octopus and makes news as far away as Miami.

Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,  

“I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.” Jackson Pollock

  • Our banner for the end of July is in support of Art/Vintage/Treasure Encinitas Flea Marketheld this year at the Encinitas City Hall off of Vulcan Ave with parking in the lower lot and train station parking facilities.  Please attend with your friends Saturday July 28 from 10 to 3 pm. Money raised will go to support the Encinitas Friends of the Arts and their arts and culture projects including Dia de los Muertos.  Contact Naimeh Woodward if you want to be a vendor for this event. 
  • The banner for August is in support of the huge North County Arts and Culture promotion in OctoberOpen Your Hearts to North County Artscoming in October. We encourage everyone in North County from Fallbrook to Poway and Oceanside to La Jolla to list your events on North County Art Network (or SDVAN if you are visual arts) before the end of August to go into a hard copy brochure for this month long celebration.  
  • RAW for July is now posted with an entire list of gossip and news.

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

The Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) is making a call to artists who are members of Oceanside Museum of Art Artist Alliance. They are invited to submit any number of entries for consideration in a juried art exhibition that will take place at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. The theme is Botanicals. Consider artwork with landscapes, trees, leaves, flowers, desertscapes, underwater plants, any and all types of foliage, or any subject matter including the above. Juror: Naomi Nussbaum. This might be a good time to join the OMA Artist Alliance. Application or contact Katie Sanderson 760-435-3731 for more info.

HEAL is seeking to expand and develop by adding new voices to the organization\'s direction as members of the Board of Directors. The ideal candidate is an expert specific to fields relating to art, homelessness, or social services, a donor committed to the cause, or a community leader able to attract support. We hope building a strong Board will aid in realizing our vision of a strong and supportive community of creative housed and unhoused individuals that encourages basic dignity, lessens the effects of stigma, and eases the recovery process and transition into housing. Please send resumes or letters of inquiry to Alexandra Cochran before 8/27/2018

On Sat, July 28th from 3 – 5 pm at Lestats West Venue (3343 Adams Ave, Normal Heights, 92116) the unofficial mayor of Normal Heights, a.k.a. Tony Allard, will launch The People’s Opera House project, uncork the “directed evolution” conversation and invite you the people to participate over the next year in the making of the “Mutate or Die” film and live cinema performances. Moe info: antalla@cox.net 619-517-8696

Art on 30 th has made a call for artists for a juried show themed Papered about the amazing part that paper has played in the art world! Juror: Valentine Viannay. Deadline to Submit: Friday, August 17th by 4pm Opening Reception: Saturday, August 25th, 6pm-8pm Fee: Entry fee for up to 2 pieces is $35 Entry fee for up to 4 pieces is $45. For more info: 619-894-9009 arton30th@gmail.com

 

San Diego Visual Arts Network is pleased to announcethe four artist recipients of the 2018 SD Art Prize will be exhibiting at Art San Diego Contemporary International art show from October 18–21.Established artist Anne Mudge with emerging artist Erin Dace Behling will be showing with the Feminist Image Group (FIG) group lead by Anna Stump. Established artist Robert Mathen ywith emerging artist Max Robert Daily will re-create the Oslo Sardine Bar.

Remember submit your August event for PICKED RAW before the end of Julyyou’re your October events in North County by the end of August. DON’T FORGET TO ADD YOUR IMAGES! Only those events that have images are eligible to be selected for our Rotating Feature Event element on our home page and the Featured Event page. Just upload the image from your computer and they will also be included in our View Art Now app. Our Branching Out in our Picked RAW section will feature new resources just listed for the first time on SDVAN. Events from North County Inland and Coastal that are listed on SDVAN will automatically appear on the revised North County Arts Network calendar.

Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN

On a personal note: I have been cleaning out my bookshelves and have several boxes of art books that will on offer at theArt/Vintage/Treasure Encinitas Flea Market at the Encinitas City Hall on July 28 from 10 to 3 pm. Money raised will go to support the Encinitas Friends of the Arts

We are looking for performers and visual artist to participate in the launch of the promotion of Open Your Hearts to North County Arts at ArtWalk Carlsbad onSat. Sept 22 from 11-6pm and Sun. Sept 23 from 10-5pm andArt Rhythm & Wine Festival at The Forum at Carlsbad on Sat. Oct 20 from 11am-7pm and Sun. Oct 21 from 11am-6pm. If you have something to contribute to either or both events, please indicate your website, estimated amount of time for your performance and your name and contact details to contact@sdncan.org

 

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SDVAN Monthly Message for Sept 2018
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Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,  

“I wish you would become ordinary like the rest of us and show your paintings this year” Georgia O’Keefe to Florine Steeheimer

  • The banner for September is in support of the launch of the north county arts and culture promotion in Octobe rOpen Your Hearts to North County Arts at ArtWalk Carlsbad (Armada Drive, Carlsbad, 92008). This is a new fine art festival on Sat/Sun, Sept 22/23 from 11 am to 6 pm. ArtWalk Carlsbad features 200 artists including 50 chalk artists near enchanted views of the Carlsbad Flower Fields and the ocean. Tickets are $10 if purchased in advance online or $12 at the gate. Kids 16 and under are free. More info: 619-615-1090. This is a promotion o North County Arts Network 

Art Reports by or about SDVAN

HIGH-KEY: Color in Southern California at SDAI Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Encinitas Friends of the Arts Flea Market Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Wonderlust Art of Sidney Wildesmith at Encinitas Library and Gardens of Ink at SD Botanic Gardens Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
August with Maidy Morhous, Joyce Culter-Shaw, Fred Tomaselli, Sherry Karver and David Fokos at Oceanside Museum of Art Picked RAW by Patricia Frischer

  • RAW for August is now posted with an entire list of gossip and news.  
  • OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

    We are delighted to offer a FREE opportunity for an artist at the new ArtWalk Carlsbad on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23 from 11 am to 6 pm. They will give a free booth to an artist who can present a project that can be completed in just a few minutes and walk away with a little example of a technique that is new to the audience. Please contact Patricia Frischer 760.943.0148 if you have a proposal for this kind of hands on demonstration. If we can’t use you this year, we will try to plug you in for a future Art Walk event (Little Italy or NTC Liberty Station).

    The Forum Carlsbad and Kennedy & Associates is making a call for artist for the 4th Annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival to be held at The Forum Carlsbad (1923 Calle Barcelona, 92009) on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, 11am-6pm. Artist jury fee $20, if accepted then booth fee is $175 includes space for booth but not booth itself. See application details. More info: Janis Brown.

    Amo is a company that creates volunteer events at children’s homes in Tijuana, Mexico. They teach kids fun art and music skills. Their design & art projects provide a revenue source for the orphan children. They are making a call for artists who would allow them to use a new or existing design on clothing they produce. Twenty five percent of the profits go to the children's homes and $1 per item goes back to the artist. If you are interested in earning extra money that simultaneously provides a revenue source for children activities, please see the detailed (but very simple!) document. Please pass the word to your artist friends as well. For more info Quinn Alexander Boylan 760.846.9651

    Media Arts Center San Diego is making an open call for designers to be a part of the 26th edition of the San Diego Latino Film Festival, which will take place from March 14 to 24, 2019. They want a commemorative poster design that captures the essence of this annual celebration of Latino film, music, and art. Competition is open to individuals, teams, and design firms from around the world. The winning design will be featured as the main poster for the event and receive a $1000 cash prize. Deadline to submit is November 2nd. Click for rules and guidelines.

    Love art? Want to work in the art industry? Committed to giving back to your community? If that sounds like you—or any of your friends—then you might be interested in volunteering at Art San Diego. The contemporary art show taking place Oct. 18—21 at the Wyland Center at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Art San Diego is fast approaching, and they are looking for friendly, energetic volunteers to assist at the show. See all the info here!

    St. Mark's 15th annual Digital Art and Photography Show has an awards and reception on Oct 6 at 3pm. The juror is Larry Vogel and the theme Beauty Revealed will receive entries at St. Mark\'s United Methodist Church on Sept 28, 5-7pm and Sept 29, 9am-noon. More info: Judy Edelblute 858-278-0255

    San Diego Art Institute is making a call to artists for the Matthew J. Mahoney Artist-in-Residence Program for the Winter 2018-2019 and Spring 2019. Artists working in all media and at any stages of their career are invited to apply for this three month residency. The selected resident receives a private, 200 sq. Ft. Studio space to create new work, culminating in a presentation at SDA in Balboa Park. Deadline is Monday, October 1, 2018. More info: Jessica Ballenger 619-236-0011

    There is an exhibition opportunity for 2D Artists for the 2019-2020 season of the North Coast Rep Gallery at the North Coast Rep Theater in Solana Beach. For application contact Angela 858-481-2155.

    It is time to think about joining the Artist Guild of the San Diego Museum of Art so that you can participate at Gallery 21 Exhibition in Balboa Park from Oct 23 to Nov 5. For more info: John Oleinik 858 945 3251

    Sidney Wildesmith  is now offering individual nature drawing classes and painting workshops sessions for landscapes and flowers. For more info: wildesmith@gmail.com  760-436-8776.
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    Remember San Diego Visual Arts Network is sponsoringthe four artist recipients of the 2018 SD Art Prize exhibiting at Art San Diego Contemporary International art show from October 18–21.Established artist Anne Mudge with emerging artist Erin Dace Behlingwill be showing with the Feminist Image Group (FIG) group lead by Anna Stump. Established artistRobert Mathenywith emerging artistMax Robert Dailywill re-create the Oslo Sardine Bar.
  • Remember submit your September event for PICKED RAW before the end of August. And you only have a few more days to add your October events in North County by the end of August for inclusion in the printed brochure for Open Your Hearts to North County Arts.DON’T FORGET TO ADD YOUR IMAGES! Only those events that have images are eligible to be selected for our Rotating Feature Event element on our home page and the Featured Event page. Just upload the image from your computer and they will also be included in our View Art Now app. Our Branching Out in our Picked RAW section will feature new resources just listed for the first time on SDVAN.

Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN

On a personal note: Watch this space for news of the time and place for the Candidates Forum for the San Diego County Supervisor District 5 race Michelle Garcia and Jim Desmond. This is presented by North County Arts Network and moderated by the League of Women Voters.

We are still looking for performing artists to participate in the launch of the promotion of Open Your Hearts to North County Arts at ArtWalk Carlsbad onSat. Sept 22 from 11-6pm and Sun. Sept 23 from 10-5pm andArt Rhythm & Wine Festival at The Forum at Carlsbad on Sat. Oct 20 from 11am-7pm and Sun. Oct 21 from 11am-6pm. If you have something to contribute to either or both events, please indicate your website, estimated amount of time for your performance and your name and contact details to contact@sdncan.org

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SDVAN Monthly Message for Oct 2018
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top left to right: Michele Guieu, Anna Stump, Bhavna Mehta, Laurence Carerra
Bottom left to right: Terri Hughes-Oeirich, Prudence Horne, Erin Dace Behling, Anne Mudge
FIG group of SD Art Prize at Art San Diego

Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,  

“By creating original work, you will further the cause of humanity.” Wassily Kandinsky

Brandon Gallery's is making a call for artists for its 12th Annual Small Works Show. Deliver artwork on October 27, 11 - 3 pm. for the show from Nov 2 to Nov 30 with a reception on Nov 10. For more info and prospectus contact Noreen Ring 760-723-1330

MAGEC (Museums & Arts Growing Escondido Culture) is looking for talented artists to help them launch a new art venue Art in the Gardenat the Grand Avenue Festival. Their goal is to attract visitors to Historic Downtown Escondido and the Grand Avenue Festival, increase awareness of Downtown as a unique retail, dining and arts district and promote the rich cultural environment. The Grand Avenue Festival is on Sunday October 21, 2018, 10am-5pm at Heritage Garden 121 W Juniper Ave (off Grand Ave). It was established in 1988 with large crowds and a wide variety of food and family entertainment is expected to provide all artists with a successful and enjoyable day. For More info: Carol Rogers 760-7154958

The City of Encinitas now has applications available for students and adult artists for the Santa Fe Drive undercrossing public mosaic art project. There is an applicant workshop on Wed. October 3, 6-7pm, at the Encinitas Library. Contact Jim Gilliam Encinitas Arts Programming Administrator for more info an copies of the application.

Are you passionate about the arts? Do you want to have a direct impact within our state’s diverse communities by helping organizations that offer arts programming receive state funding? The California Arts Council is looking for a new Arts Program Specialist to join their team to administer CAC grant programs and help organizations navigate the grant process. Apply by October 5. The job is in Sacramento but could be very helpful to have a SD arts professional in charge! More info: Debra Waltman

Here is the latest Call for Proposals for the 2019 Temporary Exhibition at San Diego International Airport, titled Forces of Nature. To learn more about this opportunity open to visual artists, cultural organizations, and educational groups, RSVP for our Info Session on October 11 from 6 – 7 p.m. and review the complete call here.

After a 27 year run the Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation officially retired Oceanside Days of Arts this past April. Their new project is called ArtWalls Oside which is chaired and curated by Ruth Jameson who you should contact for more information. They are now making a call for artist to participate and seeking partnerships with businesses in Oceanside which have walls suitable for the display of fine art.

  • Remember submit your October event for PICKED RAW before the end of September. And you still add your October events in North County on SDVAN for Open Your Hearts to North County Arts. DON’T FORGET TO ADD YOUR IMAGES! Only those events that have images are eligible to be selected for our Rotating Feature Event element on our home page and the Featured Event page. Just upload the image from your computer and they will also be included in our View Art Now app. Our Branching Out in our Picked RAW section will feature new resources just listed for the first time on SDVAN.

    Events from North County Inland and Coastal that are listed on SDVAN will automatically appear on the North County Arts Network calendar.

Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN

On a personal note: : We are still looking for donations for the silent auction fundraisers for the North County Art Network during the Open Your Hearts to North County Arts at Art Rhythm & Wine Festival at The Forum at Carlsbad on Sat. Oct 20 from 11am-7pm and Sun. Oct 21 from 11am-6pm. If you have something to contribute please contact Amanda Ecoff

Your donations are fully tax deductible Please remember that SDVAN is a 100% volunteer organization with no brick and mortar overheads and so all your donations go to our programming needs. We also remind you that money given to SDVAN is money given to help the visual arts in the entire region of San Diego prosper and be recognized as a vibrant and creative resource. Please consider becoming more involved with SDVAN by giving of your time, expertise, and with you r donations . Those of you who can give $25 of more will be listed on the permanent sponsor page .  Feel free to contact us with suggestions or questions . patricia@SDVisualArts.ne t   760.943 0148

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SDVAN Monthly Message for Nov 2018
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Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,  

“Art comes out of art.”  Lucian Freud

  • A big thank you to the San Diego Art Prize artists that exhibited in Art San Diego, the large international exhibition in Del Mar. This was partly promoted by the North County Arts Network's  Open Your Hearts to North County Arts, which continues to the end of October. 
  • Our banner in November is in support of Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, November 27. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and after you spend your money on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you have a generous donation left over to give to SDVAN. Remember we are a 100% volunteer organization. That's right, no one make a salary at SDVAN! All money raised goes to support the visual arts in our region.   
  • Art Reports by or about SDVAN

SD Art Prize at Art San Diego plus selectors choices Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Tim Shaw: Beyond Reason at San Diego Museum of Art Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Lia Halloran and Becky Robbins at Lux Art Institute Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
Art, science, fashion mix and mingle at Lux Art Institute Picked Ripe and La Jolla Light by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty and Reverberate at Museum of Photographic Art Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
Beyond the Age of Reason at San Diego Art Institute Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
20 artists reveal their beliefs in potent exhibit, 'Beyond the Age of Reason' at Balboa Park, San Diego Picked Ripe and La Jolla Light by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
'Being Here with You' draws crowd to Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Picked Ripe and La Jolla Light by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
James Hubbell: Seeking Balance and The Steel Goddess: Works by Fraiya Fredman: at Oceanside Museum of Art Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
Open Your Hearts to North County Arts at Art Rhythm and Wine Festival, The Forum Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
Dali at Meyer Fine Arts Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer
Laudenslager Sculpture Dedication in Encinitas Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia

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

    The Art Academy of San Diego (3784 30th Street, SD 92104) is looking for experienced Art Instructors for the following subjects: Watercolor, Printmaking, Drawing, Painting, Abstract Painting, Encaustic, Mosaic, and Jewelry Making We are looking to fill weekday and weekend slots for our 2019 curriculum, and need committed teachers and class times set by mid-October. Classes are held once a week and are 3 hours long. The instructor must be able to teach the subject as a 7-week course, a 14-week course and possibly workshops. We will also consider applications for instructors who are interested in teaching workshops only. Some of our students take the same course for numerous years, so our instructors must be prepared for returning long-term students. For more info on applying: Magdalena 619 231 3900

    The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture (Commission) annually funds performances, exhibits, parades, festivals and creative experiences for San Diegans through contracts with local arts and culture nonprofits. Nonprofits can apply through two competitive funding programs. The Organizational Support Program (OSP) provides general operating support to nonprofits whose mission is primarily arts and culture related, and Creative Communities San Diego (CCSD) provides funding for specific projects such as festivals and parades. The City is now accepting statements of qualifications from eligible nonprofits wanting to do business with the City in Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020). For more info: Leticia Gomez Franco 619-236-6778

    San Diego Art Institute is seeking volunteers to donate a few hours between November 4 - 12, 2018, to help with our C-NOTE art show & sale, a fundraiser for SDAI. Contact Jacqueline Marino 619-236-19

    The San Diego Airport SAN’s Arts Program is now accepting proposals for the 2019 exhibition Forces of Nature. For complete guidelines on the opportunity visit: arts.san.org/opportunities.   Deadline to apply is Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

    Local Arts writer/photographer couple with great references is seeking a pleasant long-term rental close to the coast. They would like two bedrooms and two bathrooms, reasonably priced in a range between $2000-$2600 per month. Ideally they would move in January or February. Lonnie and Maurice are reliable, quiet, congenial, good with gardening and light repairs and willing to offer champagne to the kindhearted person who finds them a new home sweet home! Email Lonnie

    The California Arts Council announced the new grant season.. Applications are open for 15 of the agency's grant programs, with funding available for youth programs, creative projects, and operating support.  Artists in Communities: Up to $18,000, Arts and Public Media: Up to $18,000, Creative California Communities: Up to $150,000 for two years of support for creative place making projects. Local Impact: Up to $18,000 for arts projects in California’s historically marginalized communities. Reentry Through the Arts: Up to $50,000 for arts projects for formerly incarcerated individuals. Research in the Arts: Up to $50,000 for two years of support for original research on the value and impact of the arts. Veterans in the Arts: Up to $18,000 for art projects to enrich the lives of our veterans and their families. Arts and Accessibility: Up to $2,000 for people with disabilities. Artists in Schools: Up to $18,000 for teaching artist residencies. Arts Education Exposure: Up to $18,000 for student field trips and assemblies. Arts Integration Training: $2,500 for educators facilitated by teaching artists. JUMP StArts: Up to $50,000 for arts education projects for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Youth Arts Action: Up to $18,000 for arts projects for youth outside of school time. Organizational Development: Up to $5,000 for consulting projects for arts organizations. Professional Development: Up to $1,000 for professional development and training for arts organization staff.

    The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association is seeking local artists to help carve pumpkins in anticipation of their 17th Annual Safe Trick or Treat.  The carving event will take place Monday October 29th from 11am-3pm.  Interested artists can reach out to Nick Kale or call the E101 office at 760.943.1950

    The 26th San Diego Latino Film Festival Poster Competition produced by Media Arts Center San Diego is now open for submissions from individuals, teams and design firms from around the world. Submit an iconic design that captures the essence of our annual celebration of Latino film, music, and art for a chance to be the face of the festival. Winning design will receive a $1,000 prize. More info: Ethan van Thillo 619-230-1938
  • Remember submit your November event for PICKED RAW before the end of October. DON’T FORGET TO ADD YOUR IMAGES! Only those events that have images are eligible to be selected for our Rotating Feature Event element on our home page and the Featured Event page. Just upload the image from your computer and they will also be included in our View Art Now app. Our Branching Out in our Picked RAW section will feature new resources just listed for the first time on SDVAN.

    Events from North County Inland and Coastal that are listed on SDVAN will automatically appear on the revised North County Arts Network calendar.

I want to make one last push to remind everyone to vote and try to vote for candidates that support the arts. 

Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN  

On a personal note: I will be face painting for the fifth annual Dia de la Muertos on Saturday October 27, 2018 at the Encinitas Community Center from 12-4 pm in partnership with the City of Encinitas Cultural Arts, Encinitas Friends of the Arts (EFA). Do stop in and say hello. 

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SDVAN Monthly Message for December 2018
Click above for entire November Monthly message

Dear SD Visual Arts Resources, Artist and our wonderful readers and supporters,



Please click above to see our short video.  Please give generously


Giving Tuesday  is on Tuesday, November 27. We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and after you spend your money on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you have a huge amount left over to give to SDVAN. All money raised goes to support the visual arts in our region. Please give your generous  donations to help us to continue  to help others.  

Also remember to give now and  every time you shop Amazon Smile
Simply change your amazon buying url to www.smile.amazon.com. The first time you go to the site, you can log in as you normally would with Amazon, then choose  San Diego Synergy Arts Network as the charity you are supporting. A percentage of your purchase comes to SDVAN

Here are j ust two of our goals for 2019: Please also watch our longer video about Giving Tuesday in association with Synergy Arts Foundation and Encinitas Friends of the Arts. 

  1. Now that NCAN is successfully launched, we would like to see similar organizations started in South SD County, East SD County, and Central SD. We would like to raise $7000 to pay for a part time administration to help make this happen and ultimately bring together all those organizations to eventually form a San Diego Arts Council.
  2. Designing a webhook that can be put on our resource organizations website calendars to automatically transfer their events to our calendar. This is complicated and we are in the second year of research on this, but hoping to have it ready for trial in the new year. We are already using this technique to put all SDVAN visual arts events on the www.SDNCAN.org site

We want to encouraging arts organization to check out Smorgborg. This is one platform that will take care of all of your events, emails, in one place for the same price as a product like Constant Contact but offers so many more services including membership and donation tracking and payment.  It has the added benefit of a shared calendar and we are hoping to automate that calendar as well with our webhook. This could make your life easier…it certainly has streamlined SDVAN! And all the information you put on this platform is geared for viewing on smart phones which helps build a younger audiences who use their phones for most internet services.

Our SDVAN Annual Holiday Potluck lunch is Dec 11th, 2018 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. You are invited to the Home of Patricia Frischer and Darwin Slindee ( 2487 Montgomery Ave, Cariff by the Sea, CA 92007
RSVP: patricia@sdvisualarts.net 760.943.0148 Please bring: One dish or drinks for 8 to share and remember your Jewelry and Accessories for our swap exchange. Great Thanks to Larry Caveny for these stunning Santa images.
The SDVAN Annual  Holiday Potluck is a chance to clean out your costume jewelry drawer and maybe get a few pieces in exchange for those of yours that are looking for a new home. It is very casual, first come first choose, but as people arrive at different times, there are new selections over the course of the party. Accessories include jewelry, shoes, belts, hats purses, scarves.., anything you want to have a new home. No money is exchanged.

Our RAW column is now posted:

Image: Liberty Station will be illuminated this holiday season with a new temporary art sculpture, Toying with Light by Nico Meyer, a San Diego-based artist and structural engineer. This is the fourth annual Illuminate the Season art installation. The kinetic light sculpture will be lit on November 30 as part of the kickoff event for Salute the Season, a full calendar of festive events celebrating the holidays from November-January.

“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom” Søren Kierkegaard

Art Reports by or about SDVAN

San Diego Museum of Art goes 'Beyond Reason' with challenging exhibit Picked RAW Peeled and La Jolla Light by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
Politics and Art: Don't forget the we are human seeking connections A+ Blog by Patricia Frischer

The Studio Door will be back soon! It is reopening in Hillcrest at 3867 4th Avenue, 92103 on the same block as Artist and Craftsman right off of University Avenue. The gallery is taking over the long vacant American Apparel storefront and will have a larger space with more art studios for rent. They are introducing some new programming including Uptown After Hours art gatherings, Inside the Artist Studio Tours, Young Arts Patrons for the under 40 set and an Arts Podcast. We are glad to see they still have lots of the successful features from before including Business of Art Scholarship 2019 where Mission Federal ArtWalk and San Diego Visual Arts Network  grant a scholarship to an emerging, promising artist. This program affords an incredible opportunity for the winner to fast track their fine art career. The call for artists is now open.

How exciting to welcome a whole new art hub: Rose Canyon Arts District includes Quint Gallery with a 38 year history this gallery has presented over 300 exhibitions. Fault Line Pictures, owned by photographer Roy Porello, shows an eclectic mix of vintage, modern and contemporary photography, prints and drawings. Specimen presents curious items ranging from antique mechanical contraptions and religious iconography to natural history oddities. The Museum Of ___ is a one room space exhibiting the mundane, the divine, and the in between which embody the actual word " of," All of the spaces are open to the public Thursday through Saturday 10am to 5pm and by appointment.Rose Canyon runs parallel to interstate 5 between Pacific Beach, La Jolla and Clairemont, one of San Diego's most traveled bike routes and jogging paths. Neighbors include Karl Strauss Brewery, Luce Design Studio, Gordon and Smith Surfboards, Momma's Pots and In-N-Out Burger.

The team at Art Walk has posted their dates for 2019: April 27 & 28 for the Mission Fed ArtWalk in Little Italy, August 10 & 11 for ArtWalk at Liberty Station and Sept 21 & 22 ArtWalk Carlsbad returns for the second year.  Apply here! If you are an artist for all three.

We welcome Julia Dixon Evans the new reporter at Voice of San Diego who is now writing the Cultural Report now that Kinsee Morlan is at KPBS.

Looking to become a model for how innovation can improve government efficiency and customer service, the City of Carlsbad announced the appointment of a well-known leader in the smart cities movement. David Graham will begin his new job as the City of Carlsbad’s first chief innovation officer, starting Nov. 26. I think we all want one of those, please.

Carol Sebastian-Neely , Interim Executive Director at Visions Art Museum announced that during Quilt Visions 2018: Connections, Deborah Fell received the Quilts Japan Prize. This prestigious award is given by Nihon Vogue, a publishing powerhouse in Tokyo that is largely responsible for the popularity of quilting in Japan. A Quilts Japan Prize is awarded at Visions Art Museum, Quilt Visions and also Quilt National, as a way to strengthen the connections between US and Japanese quilters. The award: a trip to Japan, during which the recipient teaches a workshop.

On Oct 27 at the auction house Christie’s sold a Portrait of Edmond Belamy for an incredible $432,500. This was the first Artificial Intelligent (AI) work created and sold at auction.  It was estimated to go for $7 - $10,000 and was created by three 25 year old French students Obvious, who tweaked software from a known open source by Robbie Barret who is only 19.

Remember submit your Swxwmvwe event for PICKED RAW before the end of November.. DON’T FORGET TO ADD YOUR IMAGES! Only those events that have images are eligible to be selected for our Rotating Feature Event element on our home page and the Featured Event page. Just upload the image from your computer and they will also be included in our View Art Now app. Our Branching Out in our Picked RAW section will feature new resources just listed for the first time on SDVAN.

Events from North County Inland and Coastal that are listed on SDVAN will automatically appear on the North County Arts Network calendar.

Sending you holiday greetings and hopes to see you on Dec 11 at our Annual Holiday Potluck Lunch.

Patricia Frischer 
Founder and Coordinator, SDVAN patricia@sdvisualarts.net 760.943.0148


On a personal note: I will be showing a few works along with the Encinitas Friends of the Arts Board at an exhibition at the North Coast Rep starting on Dec 12 to 30 during the performance of “Always...Patsy Cline”.   

I will be appearing on  Dec 15, from Noon to 1 pm as part of The Gift: Conversation with Art Professional at The Hotels/Motels (Unofficial Art Fair 2018) at The Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows (2223 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, Ca 92104). The fair starts on Dec 14 with a large schedule of programs and over 100 artists. For more info: Eric Wong 323.350.4980

We enjoyed the performance at New Village Arts of Miss Bennet: Christmas At Pemberley showing until Dec 23. Highly recommend it. Read my report on Loud and Clear, NCAN. 

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