Athenaeum Music & Arts Library Rotunda Gallery

Rotunda Gallery 


28th Annual Juried Exhibition

July 20–August 24, 2019

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


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.


Thirty-three artists have been selected for the Athenaeum’s 28th Annual Juried Exhibition, on view in the Joseph Clayes III and Rotunda galleries, July 20 through August 24, 2019. First, second, and third-place honors will be awarded by the jurors before the opening reception. This year’s jurors, Anthony Graham, Assistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), and Alana Hernandez, Curatorial Fellow, MCASD, chose 49 works in sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, and mixed-media, from a record number of over 1,150 images submitted. An additional award, the Night Owls Members’ Choice, will be given at the Night Owls event at the Athenaeum on Friday, August 23, at 7:30 p.m. Members of the Athenaeum’s Night Owls (formerly The A List), a membership group for young art and music enthusiasts, will select their favorite piece at the event.


Open only to artists who live, work, or have exhibited in San Diego, the Athenaeum’s Annual Juried Exhibition provides a platform for local artists to receive excellent exposure and to draw inspiration from talented peers. Acceptable submissions this year included 2-D and 3-D media, with the exception of functional or craft art. All submissions have been completed within the past five years.




Michelle Barron

Erin Dace Behling

Kerry Campbell

Carlos Castrejón

Crystal Daigle

Theresa Vandenberg Donche

Bridget Enderle

Don Fike

Jessica Findley

Juan Flores

Kaori Fukuyama

Christian Garcia-Olivo

Emily Elisa Halpern

James Kendall Higgins

Kristen Ide

Charles Ingham

Kevin Inman

Chris Kafka

Kirby Kendrick

Elena Lomakin

Viviana Lombrozo

Aurora Mazzei

Michael McAlister

Cliff McReynolds

Lori Mitchell

Nina Montejano

Cal Nez

Stacy Nixon

Vincent Robles

Bridget Rountree

Kline Swonger

Duke Windsor

Chantal Wnuk




Anthony GrahamAssistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego


Alana HernandezCuratorial 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.


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