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SDVAN Annual 2015 Holiday Potluck Lunch on Tuesday, Dec 8, 11 am to 2 pm. Please bring: one dish or drinks for 8 to share and Jewelry and Accessories for our swap exchange ( 2487 Montgomery Avenue, Cardiff by the Sea, Ca 92007) RSVP: email@example.com 760.943.0148
San Diego Art Prize 2015 at Art San Diego Contemporary Art Show isNovember 5-8, 2015 this year features Wendy Maruyama with Peter Scheidt and Roy McMakin with Kevin Inman. The 2015 SD Art Prize Catalog is available for a free download and has Art Notes by Tara Centybear, Mark Murphy, Ginger Porcella, and Alex Zaragoza. (Booths #300 and #400, Balboa Park Activity Center, 2145 Park Boulevard, San Diego 92101) VIP Opening Night: Thursday, Nov, 5, 2015, 5pm - 7pm First Preview, 7pm - 9pm Opening Night Preview Regular Fair Hours: Friday, Nov. 6 - 12noon - 8pm, Saturday, Nov. 7 - 12noon - 8pm, Sunday, Nov. 8 - 12noon - 5pm
The Timeline Project [META.MORPHOSIS]: SAN DIEGO'S EVOLVING ART LANDSCAPE will depict a retrospective of the past and present San Diego Art Prize recipients. The 120′ x 8′ wall will be built by ECOR Noble Environmental Design, with the graphic design created by students from the Media Design School of Digital Arts at NewSchool of Architecture & Design.
Encinitas Dia de los Muertos is onSun. Nov 1 from 1-5 pm.Produced by Encinitas Friends of the Arts at Encinitas Community Center ( 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, 92024) Surfing Madonna Community Ofrenda with Fun for the whole family including an art exhibit. art making workshops. artist demos. food trucks. opportunity drawings and giveaways. So honor the memory of a loved one or friend by contributing a photo or a non-valuable remembrance to the alter. More info: Naimeh Tanha Woodward
Synergy Art Foundation Affordable Art Show will benefit Unatti Foundation/ Nepal and is on Sun, Nov 15th, 3 – 6 p.m. at the Solana Beach City Hall Gallery ( 635 South Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075.) For more info: Naomi Nussbaum
Convergence curated by Lianne Meulla for A Ship In The Woodswhich opens on Sat. Nov 14 , 4 to 11 pm. There is a very exciting line up of 47 artist who will speak to issues of ecology and environmental sustainability as well as historical relevance and cultural significance of the people that have lived in and around Cabrillo. $15, free for child ( 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr , San Diego, CA 92106) More info: Lianne Mueller 619.557.5450
Tom Sergott is on a roll again. He took SD artists to Houston Art Fair at the beginning of Sept, took them to Silicon Valley/SF Art Fair at the end of September, and is inviting you to the SD gallery again in October for Latinidad on Oct.16-17. Fri 2-7 PM & Sat 10-4 Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance. RSVP and directions: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited to see the final project of Bhavna Mehta: GUSH the Paper Pattern Story project supported by the Creative Catalyst Fund Grant from the SD Foundation opening Sat Oct 10 at Oceanside Museum of Art ( 704 Pier View Way , Oceanside , 92054) More info: Bhavna Mehta 760 435-3720
OPEN STUDIOS SAN DIEGO Sat/Sun Oct. 10/11, Preview: Sat Oct 3, 6 to 9 pm is produced for FREE by The Studio Door ( 3750 30th Street, SD 92104). For Maps/Smart Phone App and more info: Patric Stillman 619-255-4920
Funding For The Arts Month @ SDAI is an amazing opportunity to meet all sorts of specialist and network with collectors and art professionals. There are nine events. Check out the full schedule and mark your favorite dates. Oct 5, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 19,20, 29 with most events 6 to 8 pm at San Diego Art Institute (1439 El Prado, SD 92101) More info: Marina Grize 619-236-0011
Macro Views, Micro Wonders by Cathy Breslaw is opening on Tuesday Sept 8 at 4:30 to 6:30 with a lecture to follow the reception. The exhibition is on show until Sept 30 at Mesa College Art Gallery ( 7250 Mesa College Dr, SD 92111) More info:. Allesandra Moctezuma 619-388-2829. Installing An Art Exhibition Is A Creative Act - Follow Behind The Scenes Process At San Diego Mesa College Beginning Soon! Picked Ripe by Cathy Breslaw
Food For Thought: A Celebration of Food in Art opens onSat, Sept. 5 from 5 - 7 p.m and explores the use of food as both conceptual and formal tool in contemporary art. Artists include TR Colletta, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Irene de Watteville, Sienna Degovia, Anthony Enyedy, Daryl Gortner, Alex Gross, Raul Guerrero, Kenny Harris, F. Scott Hess, Pamela Michelle Johnson, Laurie Hogin, Lori Larusso, Dave Lefner, Mark Licari, Jean Lowe, Nikki Moore, Betsy Schulz, Laura Swytak, Robert Townsend and Jean Wells.. From Sept 6 to Nov 8 at Cannon Art Gallery ( 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, 92011) More info: Jillian Buccola 760-602-2021
Running with Scissors: SF ARC Gallery Collage-a-Rama Exhibition starting with a reception on Sat. Aug 6 at 6 pmand running untiluntil Aug 18 at the Arc on 30 th ( 4434 30th Street, SD 92116)More info: 619.894.9009. Collage derives from the French word "coller" meaning "glue", coined by Braque and Picasso in the early 20th century. The advent of collage signaled a radical shift in art. Using found, fragmented, and discarded materials, collage artists make a case for informality and improvisation.
Passport to India: Tradition to Transition is onFri. Aug 28 from 6 to 10 pm and produced by Encinitas Friends of the Arts. This event features Rahis Khan, Kivas Srivastava, Kirti Scrivastava, Bhavna Mehta, and Preet Scrivastava and is held at the Encinitas Community Center (1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, 92024. Tickets $20 to $40. More info: email@example.com
Ralyn and Nate Wolfstein Sculpture Park is dedicating 6 new sculptures on July 16 as part of the Healing Arts at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.
North County Arts Network (NCAN) Meeting on Thursday, July 16, 2015, 5:00-8:00pm at Lux Art Institute (1550 South El Camino Real, Encinitas, 92024) More info: Daniel Foster 760.435.3725
Artist Alliance at the Museum 2015, BB Bastidates: Altering Alters, Art Transports us Out of Bounds: Prison Arts in San Diego , Some Assembly Required: A Re-Collection of Community Mega Reception: Sat, July 11, 6-8 pm and showing until Nov 25 at the Oceanside Museum of Art (704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, 92054) More info Collette 760.435.3721
Spring into Art Sat, June 6th from 10AM-5 PM Supporting SDVAN and featuring some of the emerging artists included in the recent SD Art Prize New Contemporaries VIII. And if you can't make this date then come to the Photo Show 10 am to 5 pm and Peace Caravan Project screening at 2 pm on Sat. June 27. Exhibition at Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance RSVP and directions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coquest | Control | Confinement: de la Torres brothers and Belize Iristay and S.O.S. Benefit Auction, Saturday June 27th from 6:00pm - 11:00pm Ship in the Woods( 1660 Lugano Lane, Del Mar 92014)More info: Lianne Mueller 619-218-2737
We are supporting the Artist Odyssey Kickstarter campaign.This project will only be funded if at least $25,000 is pledged by Thu, Jun 18 so check it out now.
The Avant Garde Costume Gala Vanguard Culture Friday, June 19, 2015 from 7 to 11 pm $75 or $90 at door. 10% discount for SDVAN with code GALASDVAN valid until May 29 th at the Mingei Museum, Balboa Park
Picked RAW for May 2015
New Contemporaries VIII at Valencia Gallery (Barracks 16 Suite 101 2730 Historic Decatur Rd SD 92106) Opening Reception: Fri. May 1, 6-9 pm and showing until Fri. May 29.Catalog VIII Final selection of work by Alessandra Moctezuma , SD Mesa College Art Gallery Artists:Atara Baker, Claudia Cano, Larry Edwin Caveney, Andrea Chung, Collective Magpie, scott b. davis, Tom Demello, Prudence Horne, Jim Hornung, Beliz Iristay, Jessica McCambly, Marco Miranda, Tim Murdoch More info: Aida Valencia 619 752-6118
Jean Lowe - Savoir Faire: What It Is And How To Get It i s opening Sat May 16 from 6 to 8 pm and showing until June 6 at the Quint Gallery (7547 Girard Avenue, La Jolla 92037) More info: Mark Quint 858-454-3409
Encinitas Friends of the Arts: Passport to Cuba will be a selection of art, music, and food on Sat May 23, 6:30 to 8:30 at the Encinitas Library (540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, 92024) $15 -$25. More info: Naimeh Tahna
Remember: We are supporting the Artist Odyssey Kickstarter campaign.This project will only be funded if at least $25,000 is pledged by
Mission Federal ArtWalk is this year on Sat/Sun April 25 & 26 11am to 6pm and takes place between Ash and Grape streets in the Little Italy. Watch for the SDVAN sponsored participation booth with Kristel Boe . More info: Sandi Cottrell 6196151090
100 Artists, 100 Years: The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild opensSat April. 18 at 6 pm and runs until July 26 at the Oceanside Museum of Art ( 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, 92054) Exhibition curator Mark-Elliott Lugo states, “… I believe San Diegans will be excited and proud to see the exceptional skill and creativity of the artists who have lived and worked in the area.” More info:Raziah Roushan 760-435-3721
Get ready to Rock and Roll, The Artist Odyssey Kickstarter Launch Party is coming up on Sat, April 18, 7pm-10pm (3rd Space in University Heights, 4610 Park Blvd, SD, 92116) Free in advance, $5 at the door if not sold out. Calligrapher Mimi Wada, collages by Trinh Mai and tintypes from Jen Jansen and Giles Clement as well as musical performance.RSVP at theartistodyssey.eventbrite.com More info: Jennifer Coburn: or 619.838.0125
Save the date: New Contemporaries VIII at Valencia Gallery (Barracks 16 Suite 101 2730 Historic Decatur Rd SD 92106) Opening Reception: Fri. May 1, 6-9 pm and showing until Fri. May 29.Catalog VIII Final selection of work by Alessandra Moctezuma , SD Mesa College Art Gallery Artists:Atara Baker, Claudia Cano, Larry Edwin Caveney, Andrea Chung, Collective Magpie, scott b. davis, Tom Demello, Prudence Horne, Jim Hornung, Beliz Iristay, Jessica McCambly, Marco Miranda, Tim Murdoch More info: Aida Valencia 619 752-6118
Remember: San Diego Art Prize 2014 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (1008 Wall St. La Jolla, 92037) Opening reception on Friday, March 27, 6:30-8:30PM and showing until May 2. This is the 8 th year of the SD Art Prize and features Marianela de la Hoz with emerging artist Bhavna Mehta and Philipp Scholz Rittermann with emerging artist Joseph Huppert. More info: email@example.com 858.454.5872
San Diego Art Prize 2014 at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (1008 Wall St. La Jolla, 92037) Opening reception on Friday, March 27, 6:30-8:30PM and showing until May 2. This is the 8 th year of the SD Art Prize and features Marianela de la Hoz with emerging artist Bhavna Mehta and Philipp Scholz Rittermann with emerging artist Joseph Huppert. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org 858.454.5872
Roman de Salvo: Lightening is one of a long line of shows held at the Quint Gallery( 7547 Girard Avenue, La Jolla 92037)for this artist who is a SD Art Prize recipient. Sat. March 14, 6 to 8 pm and showinguntil April 4. More info Nina Makosch 858.454.3409
Grand Opening: One on One of the Sparks Gallery( 530 Sixth Avenue, SD, 92101) on Sunday March 1, 6 -11 pm and showing until April 29. We have been waiting since 2013 when we presented New Contemporaries VI at this lovely space in the Gaslamp for it to open with a whole new interior. More info: Sonya Sparks 619.208.5399
MAS Attack 8 - 75 LA Artist Meet 75 SD Artist for this one night event onSat Feb 28 from 6 to 10 pm at the San Diego Art Institute (1439 El Prado, Balboa Park, House of Charm, SD 92101). There will be live music by Angel Dust and Prayers and DJ Nick Grey. All 150 artists will be present for the MAS (Mutual Admiration Society) event started by Artra Curatorial. This will be one wild night! More info: Marina Grize 619.236.0011
The Crow Show: An Homage To The Raven Is produced by Patric Stillman’s The Studio Door curated by Jenna S. Jacobs, MoCASD Curatorial Manager. There are two locations: San Diego Art Institute - North Park (3830 Ray Street, SD 92104) and Art Institute of California - San Diego (7650 Mission Valley Road SD 92108) Both venues are showing from February 2 - 27, 2015 More info: Patric Stillman 619-994-2263
Terrestrial Group Exhibition is opening with a reception: Thurs. Feb 5 at 5 pm and the show runs until March 5 at City Gallery, San Diego City College ( 1508 C Street, SD 92101) Artists included Gail Roberts, Joanne Hayakawa, Anna Stump, Lisa Hutton, Kendra Sollars, Lauren Strohacker, Carolyn Lavender. More info: Terri Hughes-Oelrich 619-296-9789
Masterworks of the Exposition Era is on display from Jan 16 to Dec 19, 2015 and is curated by Bram Dijkstra, Harry Katz (SD History Center) Derrick Cartwright (USD). It is showing at the SD History Center (Casa De Balboa, Balboa Park, 1649 El Prado, Suite #3, SD 92101)More info: Charlotte Cagan 619.232.6203
North County Arts Network with Craig Watson CAC director is Thurs, Jan15, from 5-7 pm at the New School of Arts at Cal State University, San Marcos (333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, 92078) Reservations required: email@example.com 760-750-4324.
Sugar Museum Jars Exhibit receptionis on both Sat Jan 10 and Sat. Feb 14, 6-9 pm and the sun runs until Fri. Feb 20 at Art Produce (3139 University Avenue, SD 92104) More info: Terri Hughes 619.277.0132
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