28th Annual Juried Exhibition

July 20–August 24, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, July 19, 6:30-8:30 PM


Deadline to submit: Friday, June 7, 2019


Join us for the Athenaeum's 28th Annual Juried Exhibition. One of the most prestigious juried shows in San Diego, selected artists will exhibit their work in our galleries, receive excellent exposure, and mingle with both artists and art-lovers at a jam-packed opening reception. The call for entries is now open. Deadline to submit is Friday, June 7, 2019. Artists will be notified after Monday, July 8, 2019. Please, no calls.


Click here to download the Call for Entries Form. You can also pick up a Call for Entries Form at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (1008 Wall Street, La Jolla, CA) or at the Athenaeum Art Center (1955 Julian Avenue, San Diego, CA).




Anthony Graham, Assistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego


Alana Hernandez, Curatorial Fellow, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego


Submission Requirements: Artists must live, work, or exhibit within San Diego County. Maximum 5 digital images (Must be jpegs, at least 72 dpi and labeled with title of artwork) per artist, on CD or USB flash drive. Submission must include CD or USB flash drive, entry form, and fee. CDs and USB flash drives will not be returned. Please print legibly when filling out form (no cursive).

Media: 2-D and 3-D media (no functional or craft art). 2-D work must be ready-to-hang and may not exceed 60” W, framed. 3-D work may not exceed 10’ H.


Date: Pieces must have been completed within the past 5 years.

Fee per Artist: $15 for Athenaeum members; $20 for nonmembers. Cash or check payment must be received before submission will be processed.


Awards: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, Leslie Von Kolb Memorial Award


Mail to: 28th Annual Juried Exhibition
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall Street

La Jolla, California 92037-4418


Questions: email Sarah at sstrand@ljathenaeum.org