28th Annual Juried Exhibition

July 20–August 24, 2019

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


Anthony Graham is Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Graham served as exhibition and publication coordinator for Memories of Underdevelopment (2017), MCASD’s contribution to the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative. Together with Jill Dawsey, he co-organized Being Here with You/ Estando aquí contigo: 42 Artists from San Diego and Tijuana (2018) with an accompanying catalogue. He has organized several exhibitions drawing from the museum’s collection, including Dimensions of Black (2016) and Holdings: Selections from MCASD’s Collection (2016). Upcoming exhibitions include a project with artist Nancy Lupo (2019) and a retrospective of work by Alexis Smith (2020).


Alana Hernandez is a curatorial fellow at the MCASD. Previously she was a curatorial project assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Prior to that she was a curatorial fellow at Páramo in Guadalajara, Mexico, and at Hunter East Harlem Gallery, New York, and held curatorial positions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York the Phoenix Art Museum, and BRIC Arts Media, Brooklyn. As a writer she has contributed to the exhibition catalogue Traveler Artists: Landscapes of Latin America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, and she is the forthcoming Grove Encyclopedia of Latin American Art and Architecture. Hernandez received her MA from CUNY Hunter College where she specialized in modern and contemporary Latin American art.


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