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SDVAN Monthly Message for Jan 2021
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Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,


Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life. Henry Miller

As we all plan our individual celebrations of the season, I urge you to take a drive around your neighborhoods and look at the amazing array of lights signaling hope in the new year. Lonnie Burstein Hewitt and Maurice has done so and created a story to Brighten Your Nights with Holiday Light Art. The annual SDVAN State of the arts concentrates on our creative industry and how it has been impacted by the pandemic in State of the Arts 2021: San Diego Creative Industry by the Numbers .

This month's banner is in support of Compassionate Youth Concerned with Mental Health, Zoom Discussions on Sat/Sun Jan 9/10th, 2021 will cover 4 topics: Coping with Anxiety and Worries, Overcoming Depression and Hopelessness, Diversity, Inclusiveness and Equity, Understanding Autism each with a 1 1/2-hour session that has been prepared by youth ambassadors, guidance counselors and compassionate lead artists “Art can express beyond words and heal hearts. COVID, climate change, and political turmoil and racial tensions have created soaring suicide rates, depression, loneliness and anxiety in youth. Artists need to participate in our discussions.” - Kira Carrillo Corser, Co-Founder of Compassionate Arts in Action and Posts for Peace and Justice national projects. Produced by Compassionate Arts San Diego ,    Youth are invited to join in the live zoom discussion or streaming live on Facebook at Compassionate Arts/Posts for Peace and Justice . For more info: Kira Corser 510.684.4651

Art Reports by or about SDVAN
State of the Arts 2021: San Diego Creative Industry by the Numbers A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer
Collectors during the Pandemic Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Kaori Fukuyama Light After Dark at Engage Gallery Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Brighten Your Nights with Holiday Light Art Picked Ripe by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt, photos by Maurice Hewitt

Read the entire RAW column for December 2020 which includes a list of all virtual events

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

The San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture is seeking two interns: Marketing and Communications Intern and Program Intern . Learn more about these opportunities and how to apply on the City's website . More info: Leslie McNabb Internship and Work Readiness Program Coordinator 619-236-5586

There are three free demo classes from the Athenaeum School of Art: Intro to Drawing the Human Figure and Portrait with Ken Goldman on Jan 6, 1:30–2 PM , Using the Cut: Transformative Collage with Kirsten Francis on Jan 10, 10–10:30 AM and Oil Painting with a Limited Palette with Kevin Inman on January 5, 11:30 AM–12 PM

Call for Art from Oceanside Museum of Art Artist Alliance: Wild and Beautiful at San Diego Botanic Garden with submissions deadline extended to Jan 6. Artists are invited to submit work for a juried exhibition at San Diego Botanic Garden.

You can earn $100 a day from 1-3 days as Grant Review Panelists for the California Art Council . Gain insight into grantmaking and lend your voice to the process by joining a grant application review panel. They are looking for artists, cultural practitioners and arts field professionals. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The final submission collection for this year’s panels will take place on January 7, 2021. Panelists selected to serve during the spring 2021 grant panel season will be contacted by CAC staff between December and April.

Seacrest Foundation in Encinitas is seeking proposals for a permanent heart-like themed art work to be installed on the Seacrest Village Retirement Communities campus in Encinitas. Deadline to email an application is Jan. 20, 2021.More info: Shona Borevitz 760-516-2003

There is a full-time job on offer with benefits at UCSD as the Studio Coordinator for the new Craft Center . For more info: Annika Nelson

Heads up the 2021 California Arts Council Grants are now published. Impact Projects , JUMP StArts , Arts & Cultural  Organizations General Operating Relief  , Statewide and Regional Networks , Individual Artist Fellowships and Administering Organization – Relief for Individual Artists and Cultural Practitioners

With kindest regards,

Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN
patricia@sdvisualarts.net 760.943.0148  

On a personal note: I choose not to reflect on the year that has passed but instead look forward to a roast duck for Christmas, a new year full of possibilities and the hopes for good health for one and all.

If you know a young person who is suffering from anxiety, depression, bullying or autism, please encourage them to participate in the Jan 9/10  Compassionate Youth Concerned with Mental Health, Zoom Discussions. The isolation and fear and tension that our youth is exposed to right now makes them too often silent victims of the pandemic.

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SDVAN Monthly Message for February, 2021
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Finger on the Pulse A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer

Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,

I really believe that art is capable of the total transformation of the world, and of life itself. And nothing less is really acceptable. So, if art is going to have any excuse ... beyond being a leisure-class plaything, it has to transform life itself. Lawrence Ferlinghetti  

It is very hard to say good bye to a dear friend and great supporter of the arts. RIP Patti K. Cooprider 1940 to 2021. “Patti achieved something every artist desires, to be remembered; so kind, generous and charismatic. Patti was the whole package. Her many Patti-art filled cards will continue to sparkle like stars in the sky.” Patricia Frischer. Our condolences to her many friends and family.

This month’s banner is in support of Medium (Virtual) Review and Festival, a ten-day photography event in San Diego celebrating boundary-pushing artists of our time. From March 3-13 they present workshops for photographers, a renowned two-day portfolio review with leading curators, gallerists, and publishers. .The annual Festival. Registration for the 2021 review is on a first-come, first-served basis. The annual portfolio review is coveted by photographers and curators for being a welcoming, personal and relaxed experience. Due to Covid-19, the 2021 review will be held virtually on Zoom. The list of 2021 reviewers is posted now and will be updated as additional reviewers are confirmed. More info: scott b. davis

Art Reports by or about SDVAN

Compassionate Youth Concerned with Mental Health Day 1 Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Compassionate Youth Concerned with Mental Health Day 2 Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Iana Quesnell Regional Artist Talk at Lux Art Institute Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Waves of Feminism mural by Katie Ruiz at Women's Museum of California Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Qing Dynasty Ceramics SDSU Chinese Cultural Center and SD Chinese Historical Museum Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Beatriz Cortez: UCSD Longenecker-Roth Artist In Residence Guest Lecture Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
2020 year in review: From Oceanside to San Ysidro, art could still be found in a county in lockdown, SD Art Prize, Seth Combs, Union Tribune

Read the entire  RAW column  for January 2021 which includes a list of all virtual events

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

UC San Diego Visual Arts is looking for a Craft Center Studio Coordinator. The incumbent will assist with the implementation of existing courses and programs; participate in the development of new programs, communicate with instructors; advise students on general program information. For more info Nick Lesley 8588227755  

There is an open call for artists from Casa Familiar for their 14th Annual Dia de la Mujer Exhibition at The FRONT. The deadline is Feb 1.

The wonderful people at Art Walk have announced their dates for 2021: Mission Federal ArtWalk, April 24 & 25, ArtWalk @ Liberty Station August 7 & 8, and ArtWalk Carlsbad, September 25 & 26. Fine art artists are encouraged to apply on Zapplication.org.  

Kites Over Vista Guidelines and application info here are now available. Selected artists get a $2,500 stipend for a one-year loan.

The California Arts Council has announced the opening of a new program, CACIndividual Artist Fellowships , to support artists from a broad spectrum of artistic practices, backgrounds, geographies and communities, whose work addresses themes such as race, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. This is a return to a category absent for the last 18 years. There are 3 categories: CAC Emerging Artist Fellows – $5,000 per award (for approximately 70 artists) for artists with between two and four years of artistic practice; CAC Established Artist Fellows – $10,000 per award (for approximately 50 artists) for artists with between four and 10 years of artistic practice; and CAC Legacy Artist Fellows – $50,000 per award (for approximately 10 artists) for well-established artists with 10 or more years of artistic practice.

“This is a particularly proud moment for our Council, with a dream realized through this fellowship program. Direct and unrestricted funding straight to the source—the artists of our state—is a goal that has been near and dear to the hearts of those on the Council and the staff alike for some time,” said Larry Baza, Chair of the California Arts Council.

Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego is making a call for creative works themed Healing: What Did You Create In The Time Of Coronavirus . Many of us have had time to reflect and discuss amongst ourselves and may have found that creating things can be a healing experience for ourselves. More info: Emiko Scudder 6192322721

The Studio Door is making a call for Artists to celebrate the region’s landmarks with a two-part exhibition Art and Architecture: San Diego . From Bertram Goodhue’s California Tower in Balboa Park to Rob Quigley’s San Diego Public Library in the East Village, architecture has played an important role in San Diego’s man-made landscape. RD Riccoboni will feature his collection of his beloved paintings of historic homes and buildings alongside of a curated exhibition of local visual artists. The deadline for submission is Feb 20 for a showing running Mar 6 to 27. More info: Patric Stillman 619-255-2867

Everyone has a story to tell and this is our time. Want to be considered in New American Museum's virtual programming ? Send your videos, ideas, or proposals to namvoices@namuseum.org

Quick reminder of the 2021 California Arts Council Grants deadlines:
Impact Projects - Deadline: February 2
JUMP StArts - Deadline: February 11
Arts & Cultural Organizations General Operating Relief - Deadline: February 17
Statewide and Regional Networks - Deadline: February 24
Administering Organization - Relief for Individual Artists and Cultural Practitioners - Deadline: February 25
Individual Artist Fellowships - Deadline: April 1

With kindest regards and wishes for a bright and happy Valentine's Day.
Keep safe and healthy, please.

Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN
patricia@sdvisualarts.net 760.943.0148  

On a personal note: I want to draw your attention to my A+ Art Blog this month Finger on the Pulse . It explores the universal question of what the hell we should be doing during this pandemic.

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SDVAN Monthly Message for March 2021
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Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,

This month’s banner is in support of The four 2021 SD Art Prize recipients Beliz IristayHugo CrosthwaitePANCAPerry Vasquez will be featured at RAVE | Focus San Diego . Thisis virtual art experience put on by the same people who bring you Art San Diego, The Redwood Art Group. RAVE is not a viewing room, but a real experiential platform where you can meet and talk to artists and gallerists, attend unique events, and have an art buying experience from wherever you are virtually! The 2021 SD Art Prize artists’ interviews will be broadcast on Friday, March 5 at about 4 pm. RAVE | Focus San Diego . March 4 to 7 from 4 pm to 5 pm each day. More info Linda Mariano 408 718 3730

 SD Art Prize 2021 is now a memorial to our committee member and dear friend Larry Baza. Larry was a beacon of hope at a time when we in Southern California seemed poised to step up and be recognized for the excellence of our programming and the quality of the art in our region. We think memorializing him in this small way will be one of the many honors bestowed on Larry and carried on in his name. 

Art Reports by or about SDVAN
SD Art Prize 2021 press release, RAVE: Focus San Diego
MDFerrera: Just Breath at The Studio Door Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Reimagining Ancient Objects and Future Possibilities on the Trails at Lux Art Institute Picked RAW Peeled by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
SDSU Upon Closer Inspection with Adama Delphine Fawundu, Phung Huynh, and Claire A. Warden Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Why Arts Organizations Matter The Clark Huings Fund edited by Carolyn Edlund featuring SDVAN
Carlsbad Family Open Studios with Anne Mudge
Picked
RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Art of Elan Brings Virtual Wonderland to San Diego Museum of Art Picked RAW Peeled by Lonnie Hewitt Burstein
A Tale of Two Learnings A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer

Read the entire  RAW column  for February 2021

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

ArtReach is seeking artists to transform guitars into playable pieces of art for our online auction. Submit your applications and designs by March 1st to be considered for this project. 75% of proceeds will benefit ArtReach\'s free visual arts education programs for schools and community centers throughout San Diego County. Each artist will receive 25% of the sales price. Apply online at www.artreachsandiego.org/guitar-application More info: Anna Laroque 913-530-1906

The Studio Door has announced its 5 calls for artists in 2021: The Crow Show : April 3 - 24, Submission Deadline: March 1, 2021 , Juror: Andrew Ütt - Lux Art Institute; Traditional Art Practices : May 1 – 28 Submission Deadline: April 10, 2021 Collaboration with Christensen and Kinley; .Inspired by the Streets: June 5 - 26, Submission Deadline: May 15, 2021 Collaboration with Manor and Hunter; Proud+ : July 3 – 30, Submission Deadline: May 31, 2021 Juror: Alexis Bard Johnson - ONE Archives, USC Libraries; Drag Queens, Drag Kings & The Royal Court : Aug 7 -27, Submission Deadline: July 17, 2021

Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN
patricia@sdvisualarts.net 760.943.0148  

On a personal note: Keep safe and healthy, please. We are crushed from the news of the passing of Larry Baza. Earlier this month he was said to be in “tenuous but stable” condition in hospital fighting COVID-19. We urged everyone to send positive energy his way but this was just not enough. Larry was the most tremendous art supporter in all of San Diego and he rose to the highest position in the state as Chair of the California Arts Council. Closer to home he made sure that the Pride Parade had pride of place, ran a sales gallery with his longtime companion Tom Noel and had just joined our SD Art Prize committee. Saying he will be missed does not touch the hole this leaves in our hearts and our homes and our organizations. Untion Tribune Obituary by Michael Rocha or pdf

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SDVAN Monthly Message for April 2021
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Simply the Best: A Step Too Far and actually quite dangerous! A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer

Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,

Our banner this month is in support of the 7th Annual The Crow Show April 3 to 24at Studio Door . This is their most popular bringing artists from across the nation to celebrate the crow this year juried by Andrew Utt, ED of Lux Art Institute and now the ICA San Diego. More info: Patric Stillman 619-255-2867

San Diego Art Prize 2021 Recipients Preview | RAVE San Diego Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
RAVE SD Art Prize 2021 promotion

RAVE SD Art Prize 2021 Interviews

RAVE SD Art Prize 2021 Patricia Frischer introduction
Lucky Number: 13 Sculptures Find Perfect Settings at San Diego Botanic Garden
Picked Ripe Peeled by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
Medium Photo Festival’s Han Nguyen. and Museum of Contemporary Art’s Glendalys Medina
Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
In Conversation: Manuelita Brown and Dr. Denise Rogers. at Oceanside Museum of Art Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Catherine Opie at San Diego Medium Photo Festival
Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
San Diego County Winter Regional Conversation and California Arts Council Creative Corp Report Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
By the Numbers San Diego State of the Nonprofits Report by USD Research Team Picked Ripe Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Oceanside Museum of Art Celebrates 4 new exhibitions
Picked Ripe Peeled by Patricia Frischer
 

Read the entire  RAW column  for March 2021

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

The City of San Diego is seeking applications from interested qualified artists to provide public art services for the Beyer Park Public Art Project . This is a site-specific artwork with a budget of $170,000. The deadline is March 25.

Cannon Art Gallery is making a call to artists for the 2021 Juried Biennial. This year’s jurors for the Biennial are Sonya Sparks and Andrew Ütt. In addition to selecting the artists in the Biennial, the jurors will give a total of $2,000 in cash prizes to be awarded. Deadline for applications is April 23, 2021. For more information Karen McGuire 760-602-2090

Front Porch Gallery in Carlsbad announces its 2021 Juried Exhibition from July 18 to Sept 11. Sergio Gomez is the juror and the entry fee is $35 for three pieces. Submission date May 25. . More info: Julie Weaverling 760-795-6120

PROUD+ 2021 is the fourth national edition of visual arts exhibition running from July 3 - 30, 2021 at The Studio Door. LGBTQIA+ artists are encouraged to present contemporary works that celebrate the unique sense of pride that this diverse community has. This is a call for artwork that expresses authentic, diverse viewpoints from the LGBTQIA+ experience. Juror: Alexis Bard Johnson, PhD, Curator, ONE Archives at the USC Libraries. Prospectus : Artists can enter up to three pieces for consideration. [1 work of art = $35; 2 works = $40; or 3 works = $45]. Artists who have participated in previous Proud+ exhibitions at The Studio Door should contact them before applying to receive a courtesy discount. Submission Deadline: May 31, Awards: 3 works will receive a Juror's Award certificate and a check for $100. More info: forallweknow@thestudiodoor.com 619-255-2867

Remember due April 1, Grants for Individual Artists by the California Arts Council . This is the first time in 18 years that they have offered this category.

You can see a list of Upcoming and Ongoing events and Virtual events are always listed on SDVAN and our App map .

With kindest regards,

Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN
patricia@sdvisualarts.net 760.943.0148  

On a personal note: April marks the beginning of spring and for those us who are lucky enough to have been fully COVID-19 vaccinated, the beginning of regrowth with re-connections to friends and colleagues. On Thursday, we can eat with friends who are also vaccinated with no masks. We will still be washing our hands, wearing masks, and social distancing outside. Until number go further down we will stay in semi-lockdown. But there does seem to be a sunset and cocktail with friends at the end of the tunnel!

Arts Advocacy Week is April 19-23 . Hundreds of advocates will meet (virtually) in Sacramento to illustrate the creative industries and artists impact on our economy and wellbeing, and to meet directly with elected officials to encourage them to support increased public funding for the arts and legislation and policies that are pro-arts, arts education, culture and the creative sector.  We hope you will engage in advocacy and for you to be inspired to participate but you must sign up with Californians for the Arts. Raise your voice for the arts and join us for advocacy week April 19-23 by becoming a delegate. Attend ACCM Virtual Convening – April 27.  The keynote speaker is our own Todd Gloria!

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SDVAN Monthly Message for May 2021
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Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,

The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you. Robert Wilson

Our banner this month is in support of the Arts Advocacy Day on April 27th  . Raise your voice for the arts. Attend  ACCM Virtual Convening – April 27 .  The keynote speaker is our own Todd Gloria! At the beginning of May, we will be featuring a banner On the Occasion of our 200th SDVAN RAW Column A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer

Art Reports by or about SDVAN
Banging the drum again. Advocacy and Economic Summit Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Springtime in Lux-land: Art and Nature in Bloom Picked RAW Peeled by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
Trustees Connected - Virtual! Balboa Park Cultural Partnership Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Augmented Realities and the Five Dimensions of Chitra Gopalakrishnan Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Quintessentials Picked RAW Peeled by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
Steamrolling: At Mesa College, It’s Fine Art Picked RAW Peeled by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt

Read the entire  RAW column  for April 2021

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

Artist Alliance Pop-Up Art Mart at Oceanside Museum of Art on June 5 and June 6, 2021. This is a call to artists who are members of OMA Artist Alliance to submit for a pop-up art market to take place on the front terrace of OMA. 10 artists will be selected to participate on each of the two days of the market. More info: Katie Dolgov 818.736.7721

The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild 2021 Online International Summer Exhibition is June 1– July 31. The deadline for the call for artists is Sat, May 15, 2021 with juror Anita Feldman, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Education, The San Diego Museum of Art Open to all artists. To view the prospectus . More info: Angelika Villagrana 619 222-1034

Walk in A.R.T (Allyship. Resilience & Truth) is a new every first Thursday monthly art walk in Hillcrest. Attendees can expect a night filled with lively entertainment in Mural Alley all directed by an interactive digital map that patrons can access from their mobile device.

In preparation for Mental Health Awareness Month in May, Directing Change Program is looking for students to create art pieces exploring mental health, hope, resilience, change, and creatively incorporate the lime green ribbon as a symbol for mental health. For this Art Competition for Students , you can submit a short film, visual art, original music, a blog, even a Tik Tok. They have partnered with the Trauma Research Education Foundation (TREF) who is sponsoring prizes for San Diego County youth winners ranging from $25 to $300. Submissions are due on April 30. More info: Eddie Santacruz 6196218075

Thanks to recent generous donations to The Athenaeum in honor of Patti Cooprider, they have a new scholarship fund to help those in need to experience the joy and creative growth of their art classes. To be considered for a scholarship, please fill out this online form.

Quint Gallery is looking for a Content Creator Marketing Associate. No experience needed but you need to be social media savvy. Contact glad@quintgallery.com  

The San Diego Museum Council is looking for an executive director . Apply by email with a letter of interest and resume no later than April 30, 2021 in Adobe PDF format to team@sandiegomuseumcouncil.org

Front Porch Gallery has a whole bucket load of opportunities for artist including the Annual Juried Exhibition (National deadline May 25th), teach a practical class/workshop, present in the Artist Speaker Series, a chance to demonstration or present an art technique or topic, and two future exhibitions: Molten: Art under Fire Sept 19 to Nov 13 and Creating Meaning scheduled for Nov with Women’s Woven Voices where Porch Gallery is offering free kits to create a simple woven story cloth which will become part of a large tapestry. More info: Julie Weaverling

You can see a list of Upcoming and Ongoing events and Virtual events are always listed on SDVAN and our App map .

with kindest regards,

Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN
patricia@sdvisualarts.net 760.943.0148  

On a personal note: Great thanks to Lonnie Burstein Hewitt and Maurice Hewitt for writing and photography in our Picked RAW Peeled column. They are attending actual events again and giving you a first-hand report.

SDVAN Monthly Message for June 2021
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Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,

Our banner this month is in support of VIRTUAL events, even though actual events are coming back, All events on our new ARCHIVED VIRTUAL EVENTS page are archived by month and year. Virtual events for June include (left to right): Art Alive Floral Exhibition and Open Air Floral Affair presented by The San Diego Museum of Art June 18, Highlights of the Timken Museum: A Virtual Tour on June 3, 10, 17, The History of Joy: Generations and Sacred Rituals presented by Vanguard Culture on June 24 and Violent Hues, a Virtual Art Exhibition , presented by San Diego Watercolor Society on June 4.

This last year has been hard on all of us and has hit the Arts in its own particular way. In an effort to make art more accessible we would like to offer the San Diego Art Prize 2021 catalog FREE to all who visit the SD Art Prize exhibition opening Oct. 9th at Bread and Salt . Paying for design, writers, printing and paper adds up quickly. Help us fund the design and printing of a beautiful catalog so the community can take home a celebration of local artists FREE of charge! Visit our  GoFundMe to donate whatever you can for the 2021 SD Art Prize catalog. This year's SD Art Prize recipients reflect a variation of the binational, trans-national, trans-border and/or cross-border experience that enriches our region! We're excited to celebrate this year's recipients Beliz Iristay Hugo Crosthwaite PANCA Perry Vasquez ’s singular visions and want to share that with the community! 

Wes Bruce: Wondersound Part 2 at New Children’s Museum Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Angela Washko - Provocative Art: Poking the Bear Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Irma Sofia Poeter: Herself and the other Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Beyond Bedding: Local Quilt Shows Display High Textile Art Picked RAW Peeled by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
Baseera Khan Studio Series Talk at Lux Art Institute (ICA) Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
VAPA Asks: What is your arts superpower? A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer
  

Read the entire  RAW column  for May 2021

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

ArtReach has an In-Class Teaching Artists position , working directly with the SD schools with a focus on social emotional learning, integrative learning, and exposing students to historical, modern, and contemporary artists whose art celebrates and reflects the experiences our youth are navigating today. Contact: info@artreachsandiego.org

Remember also The ArtReach Mural Program is seeking to contract with mural artists with experience teaching and working with youth and communities. This is a special role in which Mural Teaching Artists have the chance to work with small groups of youth and/or families to dream up and execute site-specific murals from start to finish. All murals are compensated per project through an Artist Stipend, based on the size and duration of the mural. More info: Izzy Halpern 619-940-7278.

The Spirit of our Resilient Community is the theme for the Art of Pride 2021 Pride Exhibition and this is a call for artists. No entry fees. Virtual submission with Cash prizes. Deadline June 8, 2021. For info: John Keasler 6192781267

Don’t forget about the 2021 ArtWalks: ArtWalk @ Liberty Station( August 7 & 8) and Mission Fed ArtWalk (Oct 2 & 3) ArtWalk Carlsbad will be back Sept 2022.

To meet their growth in demand and offerings, ArtBusXpress is hiring a part-time executive director and program administrator. They are currently entertaining applications for these two positions. If you know of anyone that you feel would be a good fit, please call me at 760-715-1818.

The City of Encinitas Cultural Arts Division has a part time (30 hours) Arts Program Assistant position open. Arts Assistant . The deadline to apply is May 20, 2021. More info: jgilliam@encinitasca.gov  760.633.2746 

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum in Escondido is looking for a Director of Philanthropy . For more info: 760. 233.7755 and Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa park is looking for a new Director Of Development . For more info: 619.238.7559. You can apply for both through LinkedIn.

We are so pleased to announce that the SD Art Prize will have a booth at Art San Diego LIVE this year from October 1-3, 2021 at the San Diego Convention Center. They will feature 60+ international galleries and studio artists. If you want to be there with your own booth then sign up now.

CoTA 2021 Literary Institute is offering a three day workshop to engage in hands-on creative strategies to help challenge students to perform in-depth analysis, form meaningful assessments, collect textual evidence, and develop confidence in reading and writing from June 28 to July 1. Their Literary Institute offers artistic strategies and lessons using the visual arts, theater, and creative movement - all in a collaborative learning environment. More info: Judith Eisenberg 6198770751

You can see a list of Upcoming and Ongoing events and Virtual events are always listed on SDVAN and our App map .

with kindest regards,

Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN
patricia@sdvisualarts.net 760.943.0148  

On a personal note:A few of my dear friends had health scares this month. I am thrilled to say they are all ok and not COVID related, but we have all been under so much stress that we need to be careful. We have started to socialize in small groups with people we know have been vaccinated. But we intend to keep a close eye on the numbers and the variants. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated, not just for yourself but to protect our community as a whole including those under 12.

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SDVAN Monthly Message for July 2021
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Desperate Times A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer

Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,

Our banner this month supports Say Their Names Memorial Exhibition presented by the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art outside at the M.L. King Promenade, New Children’s Museum (200 W. Island Avenue, SD 92101). A ribbon cutting on Sat July 10 at 11 am and viewing until July 25 features 200 photos of Black victims. This is a nationwide, grassroots initiative to honor Black lives lost in the struggle against systemic racism. The memorial began in Portland, Oregon and is an outgrowth of the protests that began nationwide in 2020. More info: Gaidi Finnie 619-253-8499

Remember our campaign to offer the San Diego Art Prize 2021 catalog FREE to all who visit the SD Art Prize exhibition opening Oct. 9th at Bread and Salt . Visit our  GoFundMe to donate whatever you can. This year's SD Art Prize recipients reflect a variation of the binational, trans-national, trans-border and/or cross-border experience that enriches our region. We're excited to celebrate this year's recipients Beliz Iristay Hugo Crosthwaite PANCA Perry Vasquez ’s singular visions and want to share that with the community also at Art San Diego Oct 1 -3.  

Art Reports by or about SDVAN
San Diego Visual Arts Network: Your Armchair Gateway to the Arts in SD Video of Patricia Frischer for the Life program of Mira Costa College
Art in Private Places: Oceanside Museum of Art curates Hotel Art Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Lux Art Institute Artist Talk by Omar Pimienta Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer

Read the entire  RAW column  for July 2021

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

The City of Encinitas is seeking part-time help for their arts program. They are accepting applications for Arts and Culture Recreation Services Assistant.

Surfing Madonna Oceans Project is making a call for artist for the Save the Ocean Art Show , 2021 at the Escondido Municipal Gallery The show is juried by Cathy Carey and Danny Saltzhandler. Application deadline is Sept 1, for the show from Oct 8 to Nov 5. You need to be a CA resident with work no older than 2 years. Fee: 3 pieces for $30. Cash awards include 1 st. place $300, 2 nd place $200, 3 rd place $100, More info: Cathy 760.877.0869

The San Diego Unified School District’s Visual and Performing Arts Visiting Teacher program, the  Arts Education Project   (AEP), is hiring for the fall of 2021 and the online Arts Education Project Application is open now.The minimum credential required to apply for this position is a California 30 Day Substitute Teaching Permit.

Art Walk San Diego has come up with a wonderful way to support local artists. A group of mini-shows called Summer Series will start June 27 and take place alternation Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm in Little Italy at the  Piazza della Famiglia   Artists will be provided with ample corner spaces to display their work in this open air venue. The fee to show is $200 plus tent rental if you don’t have your own. If you are interested, please complete this fillable PDF form and email to sean@artwalksandiego.org

In person and inside in November. The Talmadge Art Show for 2021 is Sun, November 21, 2021 at Liberty Station Conference Center (2600 Laning Rd.SD, 92106) The booth fee is still $125 plus a 20% Sales Commission at central cashiering. Application due August 1st. More info: talmadgeartshow@me.com 619-559-9082

Artist Mentor Project (AMP) of San Diego announces its first juried exhibition, SoCal's Best- Upstarts and Innovators. Open to 2-D artists living in Southern and Baja California. Juror Dr. Deborah Williams, owner & curator of Fresh Paint Gallery in La Jolla on display (not virtual) August 13 - Sept 2, 2021 in the Expressions Gallery at the Escondido Municipal Gallery . Application deadline July 14. This show has been generously sponsored by a grant from the Negri Foundation. For more Info: lisabebi@gmail.com

You can see a list of Upcoming and Ongoing events and Virtual events are always listed on SDVAN and our App map .

with kindest regards,

Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN
patricia@sdvisualarts.net 760.943.0148  

On a personal note: Juneteenth is now a federal holiday and we are proud to support this month’s banner for Say Their Names Memorial Exhibit presented by the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art.

Ransom ware reminder: Did you back up your computer information this month? If not, do it now!

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SDVAN Monthly Message for August 2021
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The Blue Economy A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer

Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,

Our banner this month is in support of Denise Bonaim0 Sarram Immigrate: Assimilate - Stories of Resilience at the Encinitas Community Center (1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, 92024) is the visual story told through the art of assemblage and collage about the immigrant experiences of the artist’s Sicilian ancestors in Brooklyn, New York at the turn of the 20th century. Opening Aug 17 to Sept 23. Opening reception Sept 11th. More info: Denise Bonaimo Sarram 858.751.4560

An Artful Night Out: SD Practice at SDAI and Bread & Salt Picked RAW Peeled by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt. Photos by Maurice Hewitt.
California Arts Council Funding Update: July 2021 Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Making Visual Music at Lux Art Institute Picked RAW Peeled by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt. Photos by Maurice Hewitt.
Hugo Crosthwaite: A Life In (Stop) Motion KPBS by Julia Dixon Evans
Guillermo Galindo at Lux Art Institute soon to be ICA North Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
It’s Sum-Sum-Summertime! Time to Experience Real Live Art Again Picked RAW Peeled by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt. Photos by Maurice Hewitt 
A PHES-tival of Art: New Carlsbad Gallery Opens July 16Picked RAW Peeled by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt. Photos by Maurice Hewitt 
PHES Gallery: A North County Gift to the Community Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Author and Audience: Oceanside Museum of Art curates Hotel Art Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia
Frischer

Read the entire  RAW column  for July 2021

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

The City of Carlsbad Cultural Art Department has two calls all for Artist or Artist Team with a Request for Proposals (RFP) for A. Public Art at Fire Station 2 located at the intersection of El Camino Real and Arenal Road. They are looking for an illumination/lighting installation or glass feature. For Application info and then to apply go to RFP specifications click on “Open goods & services RFPs, bids, or RFQs” link. Then a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) B. Temporary Public Art. Two Mural Projects in Two Distinctive Neighborhoods from the City ofCarlsbad\'s Library & Cultural Arts Department. There are two locations 1) An exterior west wall of the city-owned historic Bauer Lumber Building is adjacent to the North County Transit District’s Carlsbad Village Coaster Station, just north of Christensen Way. 2) An exterior west wall of the Carlsbad City Library Learning Center, located at 3368 Eureka Place. Both are in Carlsbad and they will not go to the same artist or artist team. For RFQ specification . More info: Tonya Rodzach 760-602-2090  

Our Lady of Grace Catholic School is looking for a qualified candidate to teach K-6 art class. The school is looking to hire someone for approximately 19 hours a week but it could be full time if they also speak Spanish. More info: Rachel Sato, Vice President & Curriculum Director at rsato@olg.org

Studio ACE is seeking art teachers for an array of classes and programs. If you are interested in teaching or if you are a working artist who would like to share your expertise, please contact them for more information!  

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego downtown is looking for a full time Director of Education & Engagement.

You can see a list of Upcoming, Ongoing events and Virtual events are always listed on SDVAN and our App map .

With kindest regards,

Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN patricia@sdvisualarts.net 760.943.0148  

On a personal note: Brain Candy: The Art Collectors - A Virtual "Salon Series" presented by Vanguard Culture is on August 16 from noon to 2 pm. Join a lineup of collectors, gallerists, appraisers including, you guessed it, me Patricia Frischer for this discussion about the 'ins and outs' of art collecting in an ever-changing world. This event is geared toward aspiring art collectors and artists with work available for purchase. Pay what you can. $10 suggested donation. More info: Bailey Gillis

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SDVAN Monthly Message for September 2021
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(image of Patricia Frischer by Fritzie Urquhart)
A Red Letter Day with the passage of a proposal for a County Commission for Arts and Culture A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer and this is of course, the big news of August!

Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,

Our banner this month is in support of San Diego Art Prize 2021   presented by  San Diego Visual Arts Network and curated by Chi Essary at  Bread and Salt Oct. 9th - Dec. 31 st with Beliz Iristay Perry Vasquez , PANCA Hugo Crosthwaite. (1955 Julian Avenue, 92113) Dedicated to the memory of SD Art Prize Committee member  Larry Baza 

Art Reports by or about SDVAN
The Arts & San Diego: An ESPRESSO Point of View Picked RAW Peeled by John Rippo
Calorie Reduced Brain Candy Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
A New Art + Play Space for Children in Downtown Del Mar Picked RAW Peeled by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt.Photos by Maurice Hewitt.

El Más Allá Mural by Panca at New Children's Museum
Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer. El Más Allá by Panca is now completed and on view at The New Children's Museum (200 W. Island Avenue at Front Street). Panca is one of the four SD Art Prize recipients this year.
5 Works Of Art To See In San Diego In August  KPBS by Julia Dixon Evans, August 2021
Panca’s ‘El Más Allá’ Opens At The New Children’s Museum  KPBS by Julia Dixon Evans, August 2021

It is going to be hard to keep up with all the events in September/October this year so we are starting early with a head’s up for the following:

Fri.Sept 3: The new Mingei International Museum opens the entire Labor Day weekend, Fri, Sept 3 to Mon, Sept 6. They'll be celebrating the Museum's grand reopening with free admission, art-making activities, live performances and more.  

Fri. Sept 10: Celebrate the San Diego Art Institute and Lux Art Institute becoming one as the Institute of Contemporary Art, San Diego . Live Auction, Dinner, Dancing at 6 pm VIP cocktail reception at 5 pm After party from 10 pm to 1 am. Tickets range from $50 to $1000.  

Sat. Sept 11: Sugar Museum Plate Project, First Supper: Post Pandemic is part of the Eat, Nevertheless exhibit at the Athenaeum Art Center (inside Bread &Salt, 1955 Julian, 92113) showing until Nov. 6 th Opening reception, Sept. 11th 5-8 and second reception, Oct. 9th, 5-8

Sat/Sat Oct 2 -3: MDFerrera at the Mission Fed ArtWalk 2021 , from 11am to 6pm in Little Italy (corner of India and Fir Street). She is the recipient of the Business Art Scholarship produced and with mentorship by Patric Stillman and sponsorship from The Studio Door and San Diego Visual arts Network . (And please note, you can already apply for Art Walks in 2022!)

Sat. Oct. 9th - Dec. 31 st: San Diego Art Prize 2021   presented by  San Diego Visual Arts Network and curated by Chi Essary at  Bread and Salt (1955 Julian Avenue, 92113) with Beliz Iristay,  Perry Vasquez, PANCA,   Hugo Crosthwaite. Dediciated to the memory of SD Art Prize Committee member  Larry Baza
Postponed until 2020! SD Art Prize   at  Art San Diego 

Sat, Oct 30th: Encinitas Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)   12 to 4 pm. This free family friendly annual celebration brings together local and regional talents celebrating the visual and performing arts related to a major Mexican cultural event. (Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas)

Month of Oct: Open Your Hearts to North County Arts presented by the North County Arts Network 

Read the entire  RAW column  for August 2021

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

Call for artists - Sugar Museum Plate Project, First Supper: Post Pandemic is part of the Eat, Nevertheless exhibit at the Athenaeum Art Center (inside Bread &Salt, 1955 Julian, 92113) showing Sat. Sept 11 until Nov. 6 th Opening reception, Sept. 11th 5-8 and second reception, Oct. 9th, 5-8. Artwork is due by Sept 1. More info: Terri

Media Arts Center San Diego's 29th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival (March 10-20, 2022) Poster Competition is now open for submissions until Nov 1, 2021. Submit an iconic design that captures the essence of our annual celebration of Latinx film, music, and art and a return to live viewing. Top Prize is $1,000 + plus promotional exposure in ALL festival related marketing materials.

Sparks Gallery is looking for a Gallery Registrar and Photographer at $16 per hour for approximately 15-20 hours per week. Email resume and cover letter to sonya@sparksgallery.com

The Black Artists Scholarships for 2022 are being offered by Medium Festival of Photography held next year Feb 10-11 at the Lafayette Hotel and Swim Club. More info: Liliana Hueso 619.555.1212

Taste of the Philippines has vendor booths and festival Volunteer opportunities (including planning committee positions) on Sat, Oct16, 2021 from 10 AM – 8 PM at Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego. Presented by the House of the Philippines located in Balboa Park. The festival will feature two stages, a blending of local and international cultural and contemporary performers, culinary delights, art displays, an all-ages entertainment zone, and a historical tribute to 1971 that helped define the Filipino community in San Diego. More info Joe Mazares 805.340.2977

In person and inside in November. The Talmadge Art Show for 2021 is Sun, November 21, 2021 at Liberty Station Conference Center (2600 Laning Rd.SD, 92106) The booth fee is still $125 plus a 20% Sales Commission at central cashiering. Application due August 1st. More info: talmadgeartshow@me.com 619-559-9082

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is making a call for lots of new staff: Director, Philanthropy , Institutional Giving Manager , Accounting Clerk , Manager, Digital Communications , Chief Operating Officer , Director, Education & Engagement , Human Resources Assistant .

With kindest regards,

Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN patricia@sdvisualarts.net 760.943.0148

On a personal note: We always want to encourage everyone to VOTE in the recall election. Make sure your voice is heard.

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SDVAN Monthly Message for October 2021
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Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,

Our banner this month is in support of MDFerrera at the Mission Fed ArtWalk 2021 , on Sat/Sat Oct 2 -3 from 11am to 6pm in Little Italy (corner of India and Fir Street). She is the recipient of the Business Art Scholarship produced and with mentorship by Patric Stillman and sponsorship from The Studio Door and San Diego Visual arts Network .

But we want you to remember that the San Diego Art Prize 2021  with Beliz Iristay Perry Vasquez , PANCA Hugo Crosthwaite presented by  San Diego Visual Arts Network and curated by Chi Essary at  Bread and Salt opens on Sat Oct 9 with aPrivate champagne preview with the artists for media, donors and VIPs from 4:00-5:00pm and to the general public at from 5:00-8PM. Mini Set by the  Color Forty-Nine at 8PM   This show runs from Oct. 9th - Dec. 31 st (1955 Julian Avenue, 92113). Dedicated to the memory of SD Art Prize Committee member  Larry Baza .

Art Reports by or about SDVAN

Seeing the Invisible at San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas - Be Brave! Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Introducing The Re-Visioned Mingei Museum Picked RAW Peeled by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt. Photos by Maurice Hewitt.
County Supervisors Vote To Reinstate Long-Lost Arts Entity KPBS by Julia Dixon Evans
California Creative Corps Pilot Program Development Update A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer

Read the entire  RAW column  for Sept 2021

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

Hurry, hurry, hurry, the deadline has been extended until Sept 30 at 5 pm for the $12,000 Hillcrest AT&T Mural Project request for proposals for a very long series of images to be digitally printed and mounted on a large space at 6th Ave. and University Ave. It is intended that the artwork is not permanent but will remain on the facade of the building for several years. For more info and the Jonathan Lopez , Placemaking Program Manager, Hillcrest Business Association.

Media Arts Center San Diego's 29th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival (March 10-20, 2022) Poster Competition is now open for submissions. Submit an iconic design 'face' of the festival, appearing in print, web, and on-screen materials. Top Prize $1,000 + Deadline Nov1.

San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery has a call for artist for Sowing Seeds of Universal Language. They seek art that speaks to the power of What Can Be: Plant the seeds for a future that is more sustainable and harmonious. Open to all emerging and established artists residing in the region in all media. Exhibition Dates: Nov 11 – Dec 9, 2021 Reception: Thurs, Nov 11, Submission application deadline Wed, Sept 22. No fees. More info: Alessandra Moctezuma 619.388.2829

Enter to win prizes for the Encinitas Friends of the ArtsDía de los MuertosFace Painting contest. Celebrate one of the most festive traditions of by painting your face like a true calavera. Calaveras, or skulls, are a popular symbol of the holiday and often appear in stunningly beautiful designs. They remind us that death should not be feared, but celebrated as part of the cycle of life. Arrive by 2 pm to be eligible on October 30. Event is12-4 PM at theEncinitas Community Center (1140 Oakcrest Park Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024) Questions? Encinitasdiadelosmuertos@gmail.com

You can see a list of Upcoming, Ongoing events and Virtual events are always listed on SDVAN and our App map .

With kindest regards,

Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN patricia@sdvisualarts.net 760.943.0148 

On a personal note:
I have an art work at the Sugar Museum Plate Project, First Supper: Post Pandemic , part of the Eat, Nevertheless exhibit at the Athenaeum Art Center (inside Bread &Salt, 1955 Julian, 92113) showing until Nov. 6 th

The entire Month of October is themed Home Is Where the Art Is… for the annual Open Your Hearts to North County Arts presented by the North County Arts Network .  

If you find yourself near Encinitas the day before Halloween you can enter to win prizes for the Encinitas Friends of the Arts Día de los Muertos Face Painting contest. Arrive by 2 pm to be eligible on October 30. Event is12-4 PM at the Encinitas Community Center (1140 Oakcrest Park Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024)

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SDVAN Monthly Message for November 2021
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SDVAN Monthly Message for December 2021
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