Athenaeum Art Center Gallery


Charles Glaubitz: DARKSTAR

July 25–September 7, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, July 21, 6-8 PM

 

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is pleased to announce DARKSTAR, a solo exhibition of paintings by multimedia Tijuana based artist Charles Glaubitz at the Athenaeum Art Center. The paintings are based on Glaubitz’ graphic novels and combine elements of myth and spirituality with comics, alchemy and science. His graphic novels and posters will be available for purchase during the exhibition. The exhibition will be on view from July 25 through September 7, 2017. An opening reception will be held on Friday, July 21, from 6 to 8 PM. The Athenaeum Art Center hours during the week are Tuesday & Thursday from 10 AM to 4 PM.

 

Charles Glaubitz is a native of Tijuana, born in 1973 to a Mexican mother and an American father with German roots. He grew up surfing the beautiful Pacific ocean, break dancing, bmx, freestyling, skateboarding and reading American super heroes comic books.

 

Charles Glaubitz received his BFA at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2001, and has exhibited at the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, Oceanside Museum of Contemporary Art, Museo Carrillo Gil México City, El Cubo Museum of Art Tijuana ,and Museo de Arte Zapopan. In addition to Mexico and the United States, Glaubitz has exhibited in Spain, France, and Germany. His illustrations have been published in Rolling Stone Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times, Texas Monthly, and Variety Magazine, among others. His recent clients include Sony Playstation, Jose Cuervo, Miller Lite, American Airlines. His work has been recognized by American Illustration, How Magazine, Print Magazine, 3×3 Magazine.

 

Glaubitz was awarded the 2005 Young Creators Grant from FONCA (Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes),  and in 2013 the SNCA (Sistema Nacional de Artes Y Creadores) Graphic Narrative Grant also from FONCA.

 


 

Joseph Clayes III Gallery


26th Annual Juried Exhibition

August 5-September 2, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, August 4, 6:30-8:30 PM

 

The Athenaeum's Annual Juried Exhibition is one of the most prestigious juried shows in San Diego. 41 selected artists will exhibit 56 pieces in our galleries, receive excellent exposure, and mingle with both artists and art-lovers at a jam-packed opening reception. 

 

This year's selected artists are:

 

Elise Amour

Kristina Bell DiTullo

Judith Christensen

Nora Cohen

Bijan Dowlatshahi

Christine Foerster

Mele Fox

Kirsten Francis

Scott Gengelbach

Jenessa Goodman

Ivy Guild

Becky Guttin

Therese Cipiti Herron

James Kendall Higgins

Kris Hodson Moore

Wayne Hulgin

Lisa Hutton

Beliz Iristay

Margaret Larlham

Elena Lomakin

Chris Martino

Michael McAlister

Arie Menes

Lori Mitchell

Andrew Najera

Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio

Philip Petrie

Jenna Refuerzo

Vincent Robles

Sibyl Rubottom

Julia San Román

Gail Schneider

Cheryl Sorg

Elizabeth Stringer

Meredith Sward

David Russell Talbott

Jennifer Vargas

Alejandro Arreguin Villegas

Vicki Walsh

Melissa Walter

John Thomas Wood

 

This year's jurors are:

 

Alessandra Moctezuma

Gallery Director, Professor Fine Art, San Diego Mesa College

 

Kara West

Library Arts and Culture Exhibition Manager, San Diego Public Library

 
 

Rotunda Gallery


26th Annual Juried Exhibition

August 5-September 2, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, August 4, 6:30-8:30 PM

 

The 26th Annual Juried Exhibition will be in both the Joseph Clayes III Gallery and the Rotunda Gallery.

 

 

Joyce Cutler-Shaw: Library Duet

September 23-November 4, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, September 22, 6:30-8:30 PM

 

Joyce Cutler-Shaw is an artist of intermedia, including drawings, installations, public commissions and artist’s books. Library Duet is a joint exhibition of Joyce’s work at both the UCSD Geisel Library and the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library.

 

For Library Duet, the Athenaeum will exhibit a retrospective of artist’s books by Joyce Cutler Shaw, all of which the Athenaeum has in its permanent collection. At the UCSD Geisel Library, Joyce will exhibit the Alphabet of Bones which they have on permanent display and the Brain Project which is a current work. The Brain Project shows her recent diagnosis of Corticobasal Syndrome and degeneration with brain scans in various forms, tunnel books with movies, and recent handwriting and drawing samples.

 

Joyce’s artworks since 1972 include two and three dimensional language images for private and public sites around the world. Drawing is her primary language, from two-dimensional pen and ink works on paper, to their sculptural translations.  She is the first visual artist to be appointed Artist-In-Residence, as a Visiting Scholar by the School of Medicine at the University of California San Diego, and the first nationally, to have such a medical school residency for an independent fine art project, entitled The Anatomy Lesson. Her subjects are human identity and the natural world. Her themes are evolution and survival: from reptile into bird, from mammal to human, and from human, perhaps, to humane.

 

Her works are held in both museum and library special collections including New York's Museum of Modern Art, the 42nd Street Library, the Albertina Museum in Austria, The Teylers Museum in the Netherlands, the Wellcome Institute in London, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., and in California, at the Getty Museum Library, The University of California San Diego and the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library.

 
 

Ernie Silva: Recent Acquisitions

September 23-November 4, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, September 22, 6:30-8:30 PM

 

Five artworks by Ernie Silva, recently donated to the Athenaeum’s permanent collection will be exhibited in the Rotunda Gallery. The works include painting, drawing and sculpture.  Silva’s extensive career as an artist had many highlights-important exhibits in Denmark, Italy, New York, Los Angeles, and San Diego as well as a 30-year teaching career at UCSD and co-creating and co-curating the first inSite in San Diego in 1992. Silva previously exhibited at the Athenaeum in 1997 and 2004 and he described his Windows of War/Fire on Tranquil Seas work as “a battle between secure destinations and the way life seduces us into the unexpected and previously unconsidered.” 

 

While the themes and context changed over his 40-year career as a painter, the images Ernest Silva used within his work remained somewhat constant, a common narrative thread and style was present throughout.

 

 

Mark Licari: Awaken to Zero

November 11-December 30, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, November 10, 6:30-8:30 PM

 

Mark Licari’s series Awaken to Zero will be exhibited in the Athenaeum’s Clayes Gallery. Awaken to Zero is a set of twenty-six drawings. Each drawing represents a letter of the alphabet with a corresponding descriptive word. 

 

My favorite sound is the subtle crunching of words forming and breaking apart. It is very difficult to hear and often gets lost because it lies beneath the technological buzzing of refrigerators, air conditioners, iTables, green-tooth devices, webs, nets and clouds. This layer of everyday sound radiation has to be stripped away in order to hear the crunch of letters colliding and linking together to form words and sentences.

 

These words tell a story of growth, impermanence, resilience and decay, which is as varying and unstable as our ability to communicate with one another.

 

Mark Licari

 

Mark Licari received his BFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his MFA from the University of Southern California. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA and exhibits both nationally and internationally.

 

Carolyn LaFrance: prints

November 11-December 30, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, November 10, 6:30-8:30 PM

 

San Diego artist and architect Carolyn LaFrance will exhibit a recent series prints inspired by nature and wildlife she encounters every day in her garden and surroundings. Carolyn’s work has been exhibited at Bay Park Press, and the Athenaeum, among other institutions.

 

27th Annual Juried Exhibition

August 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, TBA, 6:30-8:30 PM

 

The Athenaeum's Annual Juried Exhibition is 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 will begin in March 2018. Deadline to submit is in June 2018. Check back in March 2018 to download the Call for Entries form.

 

Next year's jurors are TBA.