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Picked RAW for June 2018  

The San Diego Museum of Art's  Epic Tales from Ancient India  exhibition opens on June 9, and features more than 90 works of art from the Museum's world-renowned Edwin Binney 3rd Collection, and offers the unique opportunity to experience South Asian paintings in their original narrative context by explaining the classics of literature that the works illustrate. The exhibition is returning home to San Diego after nearly two years on the road; it previously toured at the Princeton University Art Museum and the Blanton Museum of Art.

 Sensorium is an evening of immersive Vanguard Culture experiences, delicious food, wine tastings, and creative networking. Vanguard Culture will transform 15 condo lofts of the art-filled community of IDEA1 Downtown (899 Park Blvd. SD 92101) with immersive, experiential, multi-sensory art experiences themed around The 5 Senses on Sat, June 30 from 7 to 11 pm.

Ordinary Stuff artwork by Maidy Morhous at Oceanside Museum of Art (704 Pier View Way Oceanside CA 92054) from June 30 to Oct 7 with a closing reception on Sept 22 at 6 pm. Pop images are presented out of their normal context as the artist reaches out to affect the audience in a potent way. More info: MaidyMorhous@gmail.com 760.435.3720

Space 4 Art presents a multimedia production about environmental destruction and regeneration Terra Infirma, at their next permanent Home 2529 Market St. 92102 (enter off 26th Street alley on south side of property) on Sat. June 9 from 6-8pm. This innovative merging of visual art, live music, and choreography showcases the new On-site structures designed and built by Space 4 Art architects and artists with High Tech High Chula Vista and King-Chavez students. Plus Drinks and tacos (cash bar; proceeds support Space 4 Art’s Permanent Home project) will be available. More info: Alexis Negron 619 269 7230

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

Normal Heights Urban Arts
Cardiff 101 Main Street


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Past PICKS for 2017
by Cathy Breslaw, Lonnie Hewitt and Patricia Frischer
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
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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
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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
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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 2018

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

Border Art Today at Oceanside Museum of Art (704 Pier View Way, Oceanside,92054) on Jan 18 from 6 to 7 pm. Moderated by unDocumenta curator Alessandra Moctezuma, panel members include curator of education at MCASD Cris Scorza, Sara Soleimani (UCSD Ph.D. program), and independent curator Leticia Gomez-Franco. Free for members or $10. More info: 760-435-3721 Collette Stefanko

Songs of Earth, Sea, Fire, and Air by Ellen Speert opens on January 23 - March 7, 2018 at Encinitas City Hall (505 S Vulcan Ave, Encinitas 92024) and continues at Encinitas Community Center 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” More info Ellen

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 Feburary 2018

Songs of Earth, Sea, Fire, and Air by Ellen Speert opens on January 23 - March 7, 2018 at Encinitas City Hall (505 S Vulcan Ave, Encinitas 92024) and continues at Encinitas Community Center 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” More info Ellen

Anne Mudge: Matterings at Quint Projects (5171 Santa Fe Street, Suites H, B and A, SD, 92109) from Feb 10 to March 24. Opening reception Sat, Feb 10th from 6-8pm. In Matterings, Mudge slightly altered the title of Diane Gage’s poem because it speaks to the actions that knit skin to bone or dust mite to cosmos. Come see sculptures and documentation of Mudge’s process and view a satellite studio where she will work on a new piece during the course of the exhibition. Closing reception on Sat, March 24th from 10am-1pm. More info: Sarah Trujilo-Porter

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

Digital Design Institute
Tularosa House of Art

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Picked RAW for March 2018

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 artist who contributed images: David Fokos, Allison Renshaw, Trinh Mai and Grant Brittain,, Mark Edwards Adams, Kirsten Francis and Arline Fisch.

Songs of Earth, Sea, Fire, and Air by Ellen Speert opens on January 23 - March 7, 2018 at Encinitas City Hall (505 S Vulcan Ave, Encinitas 92024) and continues at Encinitas Community Center 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” More info Ellen

Anne Mudge: Matterings at Quint Projects (5171 Santa Fe Street, Suites H, B and A, SD, 92109) from Feb 10 to March 24. Opening reception Sat, Feb 10th from 6-8pm. In Matterings, Mudge slightly altered the title of Diane Gage’s poem because it speaks to the actions that knit skin to bone or dust mite to cosmos. Come see sculptures and documentation of Mudge’s process and view a satellite studio where she will work on a new piece during the course of the exhibition. Closing reception on Sat, March 24th from 10am-1pm. More info: Sarah Trujilo-Porter

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

Barrios Hermanos

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Picked RAW for April 2018

North County Arts Network Networking Event Looking North: Seek to be Foundat the Museum of Making Music (5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, 92008) 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. RSVP for free tickets.

Mission Federal ArtWalk is featuring the work of Eleanor Greer,a SDSU student painter with great promise. She isThe Business of Art scholarship recipient for 2018 which is sponsored by SDVAN and produced byThe Studio Door. The Art Walk this year is Sat/Sun April 28/29 in San Diego’s Little Italy.

The Encinitas Friends of the Art are presenting Passport to Brazil on Sat. April 28 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Encinitas Community Center (1140 Oak Crest Park Drive, Encinitas, 92024)

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 artist who contributed images: David Fokos, Allison Renshaw, Trinh Mai and Grant Brittain,, Mark Edwards Adams, Kirsten Francis and Arline Fisch.

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


Martin Lawrence Galleries

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Picked RAW for May 2018 

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 artist Cy Kuckenbakerand emerging artist Alexander Kohnke with established artists Victoria Fu / Matt Rich. The SD Art Prize Catalog 2017 is available for viewing. At hte reception on May 11, the SD Art Prize 2018 recipients will be announced. Athenaeum Music & Arts Library   (1008 Wall St. La Jolla, 92037) More info:press@ljathenaeum.org 858.454.5872.

Alanna Airitam has made a series of works, Golden Age, which places black portraits in historical context. The result is a lush, proud and generous view of a people who were made to feel less than for far too long. The Artist Odyssey commissioned David and Barbarella Fokos to create From Haarlem to Harlem (short film about the Golden Age) which is well worth the 20 minutes. Her work will be featured in About Face from April 21 until June 2 at the San Diego Art Institute.  

Cannon Art Gallery ( 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, 92011) presents Seventeen on Being 17 where seventeen female artists evoke and interpret being 17 years old through the great American Prom. In their work, the artists explore this girlhood rite of passage and all its uncertainty, excitement, doubt and hype. Featuring the work of Maite Benito Agahnia, Manuelita Brown, Diana Carey, Bronle Crosby, Susan Darnall, Ellen Dieter, Kaori Fukuyama, Julia C R Gray, Diane Hall, Kathleen Kane-Murrell, Kathy McChesney, Lori Mitchell, Gillian Moss, Alison Haley Paul, Julia San Roman, Christine Schwimmer, Gail Titus, Theresa Vandenberg Donche, Brenda York. Showing until June 17. More info: Chase Dougherty 760-602-2021

The Mattress Room is returning to the New Children’s Museum. The project by Brian Dick (SD Art Prize recipient), No Rules Except…., first installed in 2008 is part of the exhibition childsplay. It interpreted two installations Allan Kaprow had created with his sons—Yard (1961) and No Rules, Except (2000)—by merging them into a new project that combined Kaprow’s essential elements (tires, pillows) with Dick’s characteristic use of recycled materials. This new installation commemorates both the museums 35th year in San Diego and its 10th year downtown in the visually exciting Rob Quigley-designed building.

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


Energia Entertainment


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Picked RAW for June 2018 

The San Diego Museum of Art's  Epic Tales from Ancient India  exhibition opens on June 9, and features more than 90 works of art from the Museum's world-renowned Edwin Binney 3rd Collection, and offers the unique opportunity to experience South Asian paintings in their original narrative context by explaining the classics of literature that the works illustrate. The exhibition is returning home to San Diego after nearly two years on the road; it previously toured at the Princeton University Art Museum and the Blanton Museum of Art.

 Sensorium is an evening of immersive Vanguard Culture experiences, delicious food, wine tastings, and creative networking. Vanguard Culture will transform 15 condo lofts of the art-filled community of IDEA1 Downtown (899 Park Blvd. SD 92101) with immersive, experiential, multi-sensory art experiences themed around The 5 Senses on Sat, June 30 from 7 to 11 pm.

Ordinary Stuff artwork by Maidy Morhous at Oceanside Museum of Art (704 Pier View Way Oceanside CA 92054) from June 30 to Oct 7 with a closing reception on Sept 22 at 6 pm. Pop images are presented out of their normal context as the artist reaches out to affect the audience in a potent way. More info: MaidyMorhous@gmail.com 760.435.3720

Space 4 Art presents a multimedia production about environmental destruction and regeneration Terra Infirma, at their next permanent Home 2529 Market St. 92102 (enter off 26th Street alley on south side of property) on Sat. June 9 from 6-8pm. This innovative merging of visual art, live music, and choreography showcases the new On-site structures designed and built by Space 4 Art architects and artists with High Tech High Chula Vista and King-Chavez students. Plus Drinks and tacos (cash bar; proceeds support Space 4 Art’s Permanent Home project) will be available. More info: Alexis Negron 619 269 7230

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

Normal Heights Urban Arts
Cardiff 101 Main Street

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