The Athenaeum is in the business of books – collecting, lending,
and publishing as well. The first Athenaeum publication was printed
in 2001 to celebrate the Tenth Annual Juried Exhibition.
Since then, seven additional publications have been produced, each
in conjunction with the current exhibition presented in the Main
Gallery, often in collaboration with the exhibiting artist. All
of the catalogues are available for sale, many of which are numbered
and signed by the artist.
Tenth Annual Juried Exhibition, 2001
Jurors Don Baciagalupi, former Director of the San Diego Museum
of Art, and Hugh Davies, Director of the Museum of Contemporary
Art San Diego, selected 31 San Diego-based artists for the Tenth
Annual Juried Exhibition: Constance Athens, Randy Brennan, Kraig
Cavanaugh, Larry Caveney, Katy Chang, Janetmarie Colby, Moya Devine,
with Shelly Garrick, Jason Holowk, Kris Nelson and Richard Reyes,
Stephanie Goldman, Tim Guest, Valerie Samuel Henderson, Kim Itkonen,
Lauren Jackson, Adare McAllister, Cliff McReynolds, David T. Messick,
Dana Montlack, Sally Moretta, Piotr Naliwajko, Susan Osborn, Debora
Ruth, Barbara Schmidt, David Schmiedeberg, Tanya Lynn Story, Lisa
Venditelli, Thomas Whayne, Alexandra Zalce, and George Zucconi.
This 21-page, black-and-white catalogue provides a listing of all
previous Annual Juried Exhibition artists, prize winners, and jurors.
Two for the Road: Sketchbooks of Patricia Patterson and Manny
Two of San Diego’s most prominent artists, and partners in
marriage, exhibited together for the first time in this Athenaeum
exhibition, Two for the Road. The exhibition catalogue
highlights some of the sketchbooks from Patricia Patterson’s
and Manny Farber’s travels in Europe and Canada, and local
scenes such as the San Diego County Batiquitos Lagoon and animals
at the Del Mar Fair. Full-color, 24-page catalogue with essay by
$20.00 catalogue signed by the artists
Library Quartet: Joyce Cutler-Shaw, 2003
This publication documents the collaborative exhibitions of the
artist’s work – spanning thirty year’s of Cutler-Shaw’s
artistic production -- at four San Diego libraries: the Athenaeum
Music & Arts Library; the University of San Diego, California
Geisel Library; The Earl & Birdie Taylor Library, Pacific Beach
Branch; and the Mission Valley Branch Library. Essays by Konrad
Oberhuber, Rachel Rosenthal, Victoria Martino, Robin Price, Alain
J.-J. Cohen; 159 pages.
DNA/ART: Two Generations, 2004
A group exhibition highlighting the art by two generations: Terry
Allen and wife Jo Harvey Allen, and sons Bale and Bukka; Manny Farber
and Amanda Farber; Ed Moses and Andy Moses; Lee Mullican, wife Lucita
Hertado, and son Matt Mullican; Ed Ruscha and Eddie Ruscha; Italo
Scanga and Bill Scanga; and Tony Smith and Kiki Smith. 13 pages.
Ernest Silva: Recent Paintings and Sculpture, Windows of War/Fire
on Tranquil Seas, 2004
San Diego artist Ernest Silva states, “We live in a world
that is both a paradise and it touched with threat.” This
new body of work emphasized the narrative quality of his art; themes
ranged from topical concerns that reflect the turmoil and strife
in the world, to more quiet moments of experience. Color and black-and-white
images; 13 pages.
$15.00 catalogue singed by the artist
Zandra Rhodes: Diving for Pearls in San Diego, 2004
Zandra Rhodes designed the sets and costumes for the San Diego Opera’s
2004 production of The Pearl Fishers. The Athenaeum exhibition,
documented in this 17-page catalogue, presented her sketches, maquettes,
saris, fabric samples and models for the opera production.
$25.00 catalogue signed by artist, with fabric sample
Collection Applied Design: Kim MacConnel, 2004
This exhibition combined images from original Chinese booklets of
advertising images dating to the early 1970s – a kind of Chinese
“clip-art” – with MacConnel’s own paintings,
drawings on paper, collage, and even place mats.
The Whaling Bar: La Jolla, Raul Guerrero, 2007
The Athenaeum presented Guerrero's paintings and drawings depicting The Whaling Bar, a lounge located at La Jolla's iconic La Valencia Hotel. Essay by Judith Freeman; 14 pages; color and black-and-white images.
$20.00 catalogue numbered and signed by artist
Catalogues are available at the Athenaeum, and can also be shipped.
For shipping, please email Maura Walters
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional
shipping costs will apply.
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