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Picked RAW for June 2017

You don’t want to miss the 2017 New Contemporaries SD Art Prize  Nominated Artists at basileIE + CMCuratorial which opens on  Sat June 10 from 6 to 9 pm. You can vote again for your favorite artist who will receive an extra cash prize. The artists are showing until Sat. August 5, when there is a closing reception and announcement of Art Prize emerging artists recipients from 4 to 6 pm (2070 Logan Ave, SD 92113) More info: Chris Martino cm@cmartino.com 858.361.9052  New Contemporaries 2017 Catalog 

Women’s History Museum and Education Center presents One Hundred Years of One Hundred Handbags from June 2 to July 2 and explores how women’s lives have shaped the fashion of handbags through a collection of one hundred handbags ranging from the 1850s to the 1950s. Fashion, utility, lifestyle...handbags are intrinsically connected to how women live in modern society.

Wonderspace is a new model to help artist who do installation and virtual reality art. It is setting up its tent in San Diego from June 2 to July 30. Tickets are $16 to $24 and this is a blast. We are happy to report that Adam Belt (a SD Art Prize recipient) is one of the artists included. You will see interactive, multi-media astonishments that will thrill the whole family. This project is planned to go on tour and will generate income from tickets sales for the artists included.  Please note: event is at Civita Park, Mission Valley at Russell Parkway near the Art Institute of California

The first ten days of June are your last chance to see The San Diego Visual Arts Network show casing the artists recipients of the San Diego Art Prize 2016 The established artist Irma Sofia Poeter with emerging artist Shinpei Takeda, and established artist Richard Keely with emerging artist William Feeney will being showing at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library from May 13 to June 10, 2017, Art Notes by Melinda Chiment, executive director, The AJA Project, Norma Iglesias-Prieto, Professor at San Diego State University and Researcher at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Jim Ruland, writer,Neil Kendricks,artist and filmmaker are available in the 2016 SD Art Prize Catalog.

Picked RAW dedicates part of each month's column to garden fresh newcomers in the San Diego Visual Arts Resource Directory

Franco•Moragrega Art
San Diego Makers Guild
Back Fence Society
Palomar Glass Classes


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To be eligible for a Picked RAW pick of the month, your event must be listed on SDVAN by the end of the previous month.

Remember Any tidbits, gossip or news of the immodest kind can go info@sdvisualarts.net for publication in the next RAW column which you can see by clicking here. All sources are, of course, kept confidential.

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Picked RAW Peeled to see links to reports on Picked RAW choices
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LA Art Reviews by DOUG SIMAY

We thank Julia Gill for her image "the Apple" Julia Gill ©2006 l in this column's logo design(all rights reserved) .

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Past PICKS for 2016 by Cathy Breslaw, Lonnie Hewitt and Patricia Frischer
Past PICKS for 2015
by Cathy Breslaw, Lonnie Hewitt and Patricia Frischer
Past PICKS for 2014 by Cathy Breslaw, Joe Nalven, Lonnie Hewitt and Patricia Frischer
Past
PICKS for 2013 by Cathy Breslaw, Joe Nalven, Lonnie Hewitt and Patricia Frischer
Past
PICKS for 2012 by Cathy Breslaw, Kevin Frietas and Patricia Frischer
Past
PICKS for 2011 by Katherine Sweetman, Kevin Freitas, and Patricia Frischer
Past
PICKS for 2010 by Louisa Garcia, Katherine Sweetman, Sheena Ghanbari, Patricia Frischer
Past PICKS for 2009
by Louisa Garcia, Katherine Sweetman and Sheena Ghanbar
PAST PICKS for 2008
by Georgia Hoopes from Jan to September and by Georgia Hoopes, Louisa Garcia, Amy Preci, and Katherine Sweetman from Oct - Dec
P
ast PICKS for 2007 by Julia Gill from Jan to May and by Georgia Hoopes June to Dec
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ast PICKS for 2006 by Julie Gill
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ast PICKS for 2005 By Jeneen Ausk and Julie Gill

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Picked RAW for Janurary 2017

Southern CA Sculpture by the National Sculpture Society  on view January 7 to March, 5 at Sparks Gallery (530 Sixth Ave, SD 92101). ). The society was established in 1893 by the sculptors Daniel Chester French, Augustus St. Gaudens, Stanford White and J.Q.A. Ward. For more than 120 years, members have created, exhibited, collected and supported the evolving tradition in American sculpture. This juried exhibition will feature 23 top sculptors in the thriving artistic community of Southern California. Reception: Saturday, January 7, 6 to 9 pm, RSVP required for the opening reception. Jessica Amaya 619.696.1416 

The San Diego sister of the Nasty Women Exhibition that launched in New York is open for submission for a show at the Helmuth projects. The idea is to organize a group exhibition that demonstrates solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and abortion rights. It also serves as a fundraiser to support organizations defending these rights and to be a platform for organization concurrent with the Presidential Inauguration weekend and Women’s Marches across the county. The NastyWomenSanDiego.org  Exhibition will be donating 100% of proceeds to Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, La Maestra Community Health Centers, and San Diego LGBT Community Center​.Learn more and submit online: https://nastywomensandiego.org Submission Forms must be received by January 6, 2017

Picked RAW dedicates part of each month's column to garden fresh newcomers in the San Diego Visual Arts Resource Directory

DeCesare Design
Veterans Art Project

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Picked RAW for Feburary 2017

John Dillemuth: Contraptions And Go-mo(s) at Oceanside Museum Of Art (704 Pier View Way, Oceanside 92054) opening on Feb 4 and runs to July 23 with an opening reception on March 25. Curated by Vallo Riberto, assemblages, contraptions, vehicles, and paintings combine to create an installation that references the real and imaginary. Also note: Michelle Montjoy’s show Rope opens at the same time on March 25. For more info: Collette Stefanko 760.435.3720  

A terrible crime has been committed and Victorian London's most celebrated detective needs your help to find out "whodunit"! Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery opens Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Rubin H. Fleet Science Center. This immersive, entertaining and clever murder-mystery will test your powers of observation and deductive reasoning. You will need your thinking cap to solve this baffling thriller.

Picked RAW dedicates part of each month's column to garden fresh newcomers in the San Diego Visual Arts Resource Directory

On the Edge Art Collective

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Picked RAW for March 2017

The Veterans and Art Symposium March 7, 11 am to 4 pm at the Veterans Museum in Balboa Park (2115 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA. 92101) brought to us b ywww.VETART.ORG and the Veterans Museum. It is by invitation only and we hope to report on it in our next Picked RAW Peeled Blog.

North County Arts Network Quarterly Meeting is titled Performing Arts Five on Five: Innovative Happenings in the Arts and happens on Wed, March 29th from 6 to 9 pm at New Village Arts (2787 State St. #B, Carlsbad, CA 92008)

The closing reception of The Before Show: Patricia FrischerClosing VIP reception Sat. March 11 from 6 to 9 pm at Symbologist Gallery (2060 Logan Ave unit C, SD 92113 in Barrio Logan) during Chicano Park gallery crawl night The exhibitionruns from Feb 11 to March 15, 2017 More info: Kaarin Vaughan 619-693-5004. The Before Show: Patricia Frischer at Symbologist Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer

Picked RAW dedicates part of each month's column to garden fresh newcomers in the San Diego Visual Arts Resource Directory

Picked RAW dedicates part of each month's column to garden fresh newcomers in the San Diego Visual Arts Resource Directory

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Picked RAW for April 2017

Mission Federal ArtWalk, San Diego Visual Arts Network and The Studio Door are pleased to introduce the artistry of emerging artist Mikaela McLeigh at the 33rd Annual Mission Federal ArtWalk in Little Italy to held on April 29 and 30. Mikaela was selected as this year’s awardee for The Business of Art scholarship which includes a booth at the prestigious art festival, professional development throughout 2017, and an impressive marketing package. Over 30 artists applied for this year’s opportunity. We are featuring Mikaela on the banner on our home page this month.

The San Diego Visual Arts Network is delighted to announce the artists recipients of the San Diego Art Prize 2016 will be featured in an exhibition Displacement | Replacement. The established artist Irma Sofia Poeter with emerging artist Shinpei Takeda, and established artist Richard Keely with emerging artist William Feeney will being showing at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library from May 13 to June 10, 2017, with a reception on Friday, May 12, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Art Notes by Melinda Chiment, executive director, The AJA Project, Norma Iglesias-Prieto, Professor at San Diego State University and Researcher at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Jim Ruland, writer,Neil Kendricks,artist and filmmaker are available in the 2016 SD Art Prize Catalog.

Embrace exotic and diverse cultures from Xi'an to Constantimople at Passport to the Silk Road on Sat May 13 from 5 to 10 pm at the Encinitas Community Center (1140 Oakcrest Park Drive). The Encinitas Friends of the Arts invites you to a light dinner, dancing and entertainment: Master of Persian Music Reza Mahini and Del ava Ensamble, Bviolin & Mystic Groove Ensemble, Gulistan Dance Theater, Silk Road photographs of Marla Mossman. $40 EFA members, $45 general, $50 event+join,$50 at the door – event always sells out! Henna art and wine for purchase at Silk and Spice Bazaar.

Picked RAW dedicates part of each month's column to garden fresh newcomers in the San Diego Visual Arts Resource Directory

Art Guide San Diego

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Picked RAW for May 2016  

The San Diego Visual Arts Network is delighted to announce the artists recipients of the San Diego Art Prize 2016 will be featured in an exhibition Displacement | Replacement. The established artist Irma Sofia Poeter with emerging artist Shinpei Takeda, and established artist Richard Keely with emerging artist William Feeney will being showing at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library from May 13 to June 10, 2017, with a reception on Friday, May 12, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Art Notes by Melinda Chiment, executive director, The AJA Project, Norma Iglesias-Prieto, Professor at San Diego State University and Researcher at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Jim Ruland, writer,Neil Kendricks,artist and filmmaker are available in the 2016 SD Art Prize Catalog.

Marla Mossman is coming to San Diego and will be displaying work at Passport to the Silk Road on Sat. May 13. She is holding a Marla Mossman photography workshopsArt of Seeing Through the Lensin San Diego’sChicano Park - Thursday, May 11 - 4:00pm - 7pm. E xplore the fascinating culture of San Diego: Barrio Logan, and the vibrant murals in the historic Chicano Park. Participants learn the tips of successful street, portrait, environmental, photography. With over 25 years of experience as a professional photographer, Marla Mossman instructs on how to shoot strategically, getting more interesting photos and participants will come away with a foundation to improve photographs in the future, whether for work and or pleasure. All Levels from beginner to advanced for $99.99/person/group session with a portion of the proceeds from this class benefiting The Encinitas Friends of the Arts for their Public Art and Art Education programs. Book to info@marla.net or 212 722 7039 

Embrace exotic and diverse cultures from Xi'an to Constantinople at Passport to the Silk Road on Sat May 13 from 5 to 10 pm at the Encinitas Community Center (1140 Oakcrest Park Drive). The Encinitas Friends of the Arts invites you to a light dinner, dancing and entertainment: Master of Persian Music Reza Mahini and Del ava Ensamble, Bviolin & Mystic Groove Ensemble, Gulistan Dance Theater, Silk Road photographs of Marla Mossman. $40 EFA members, $45 general, $50 event+join,$50 at the door – event always sells out! Henna art and wine for purchase at Silk and Spice Bazaar

Richard Deacon: What You See Is What You Get at the San Diego Museum of Art is the renowned British artist\'s first major museum exhibition in the United States. Winner of the Turner Prize in 1987 and the subject of a survey at Tate Britain in 2014, Deacon has been exhibited frequently internationally and remains a pioneering figure in the field of contemporary sculpture. The full range of the artist’s oeuvre includes free-standing sculptures and wall-mounted works, to glazed ceramics and works on paper. Richard Deacon: What You See Is What You Get includes roughly 40 works from more than three decades of Deacon\'s oeuvre. Along with loans from private collections as well as from institutions including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., this exhibition will debut a new work by Deacon. Showing until June 25, 2017. Richard Deacon: What You See Is What You Get Picked Ripe by Patricia Frischer

Picked RAW dedicates part of each month's column to garden fresh newcomers in the San Diego Visual Arts Resource Directory

Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative
Pacific View School Arts And Ecology


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Picked RAW for June 2017  

You don’t want to miss the 2017 New Contemporaries SD Art Prize  Nominated Artists at basileIE + CMCuratorial which opens on  Sat June 10 from 6 to 9 pm. You can vote again for your favorite artist who will receive an extra cash prize. The artists are showing until Sat. August 5, when there is a closing reception and announcement of Art Prize emerging artists recipients from 4 to 6 pm (2070 Logan Ave, SD 92113) More info: Chris Martino cm@cmartino.com 858.361.9052  New Contemporaries 2017 Catalog 

Women’s History Museum and Education Center presents One Hundred Years of One Hundred Handbags from June 2 to July 2 and explores how women’s lives have shaped the fashion of handbags through a collection of one hundred handbags ranging from the 1850s to the 1950s. Fashion, utility, lifestyle...handbags are intrinsically connected to how women live in modern society.

Wonderspace is a new model to help artist who do installation and virtual reality art. It is setting up its tent in San Diego from June 2 to July 30. Tickets are $16 to $24 and this is a blast. We are happy to report that Adam Belt (a SD Art Prize recipient) is one of the artists included. You will see interactive, multi-media astonishments that will thrill the whole family. This project is planned to go on tour and will generate income from tickets sales for the artists included.  Please note: event is at Civita Park, Mission Valley at Russell Parkway near the Art Institute of California

The first ten days of June are your last chance to see The San Diego Visual Arts Network show casing the artists recipients of the San Diego Art Prize 2016 The established artist Irma Sofia Poeter with emerging artist Shinpei Takeda, and established artist Richard Keely with emerging artist William Feeney will being showing at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library from May 13 to June 10, 2017, Art Notes by Melinda Chiment, executive director, The AJA Project, Norma Iglesias-Prieto, Professor at San Diego State University and Researcher at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Jim Ruland, writer,Neil Kendricks,artist and filmmaker are available in the 2016 SD Art Prize Catalog.

Picked RAW dedicates part of each month's column to garden fresh newcomers in the San Diego Visual Arts Resource Directory

Franco•Moragrega Art
San Diego Makers Guild
Back Fence Society
Palomar Glass Classes

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Picked RAW for July 2017 

 

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Picked RAW for August 2017  

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Picked RAW for September 2017

 

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Picked RAW for October 2017

 

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Picked RAW for November 2017

 

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Picked RAW for December 2017

 

Picked RAW dedicates part of each month's column to garden fresh newcomers in the San Diego Visual Arts Resource Directory

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Don't forget, any tidbits, gossip or news of the immodest kind can go directly to
Ally Bling Bling
for publication in the next RAW column which you can see by clicking here. All sources are, of course, kept confidential.