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Joseph Clayes III Gallery


27th Annual Juried Exhibition

August 4-September 1, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, August 3, 6:30-8:30 PM

 

Join us for the Athenaeum's 27th 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. Seventy-five pieces by 51 artists will be displayed in both the Clayes and Rotunda Galleries.

 

Artists:

 

Irene Abraham

Shane Anderson

Warren Bakley

Scott Bales

Robert Barry

Erin Behling

Charles Blaschinski

Paul B. Brown

Gregory M. Brown

Patrick Neil Brown

Theresa Vandenberg Donche

Juvian Duff

Don Fike

Mele Fox

Julianna Goodman

Julia C. R. Gray

Becky Guttin

Emily Elisa Halpern

Rizzhel Javier

Chris Kafka

Greg Kalajian

Marie Keech

Kirby Kendrick

Loretta Kramer

Debora Levy

Hollis Litrownik

Viviana Lombrozo

Jim Machacek

Catherine M. McKechnie

Arie Menes

Rita Miglioli

Morgan Miller III

Stephen Morris

Karen Mulgrew

Bill Musser

Annalise Neil

Stacy Nixon

Vallo Riberto

Becky Robbins

Vincent Robles

Gail Schneider

Greg Skiano

Joe Skoby

Barbara Smith

Lex Talkington

Ron Tatro

Joan Thorburn

Jacquelene Cristina Verna

Robin Ward

Clay West

Mason M. Wiley

 

Jurors:


Maria Mingalone
Executive Director, Oceanside Museum of Art

 

Rebecca Webb
Special Projects Director, Oceanside Museum of Art
 
 

Rotunda Gallery


27th Annual Juried Exhibition

August 4-September 1, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, August 3, 6:30-8:30 PM

 

Join us for the Athenaeum's 27th 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. Seventy-five pieces by 51 artists will be displayed in both the Clayes and Rotunda Galleries.

 

Artists:

 

Irene Abraham

Shane Anderson

Warren Bakley

Scott Bales

Robert Barry

Erin Behling

Charles Blaschinski

Paul B. Brown

Gregory M. Brown

Patrick Neil Brown

Theresa Vandenberg Donche

Juvian Duff

Don Fike

Mele Fox

Julianna Goodman

Julia C. R. Gray

Becky Guttin

Emily Elisa Halpern

Rizzhel Javier

Chris Kafka

Greg Kalajian

Marie Keech

Kirby Kendrick

Loretta Kramer

Debora Levy

Hollis Litrownik

Viviana Lombrozo

Jim Machacek

Catherine M. McKechnie

Arie Menes

Rita Miglioli

Morgan Miller III

Stephen Morris

Karen Mulgrew

Bill Musser

Annalise Neil

Stacy Nixon

Vallo Riberto

Becky Robbins

Vincent Robles

Gail Schneider

Greg Skiano

Joe Skoby

Barbara Smith

Lex Talkington

Ron Tatro

Joan Thorburn

Jacquelene Cristina Verna

Robin Ward

Clay West

Mason M. Wiley

 

Jurors:


Maria Mingalone
Executive Director, Oceanside Museum of Art

 

Rebecca Webb
Special Projects Director, Oceanside Museum of Art
 

Joseph Clayes III Gallery


Perry Vásquez: Under the Perfect Sun

September 22-November 3, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, September 21, 6:30-8:30 PM

 

Vásquez’s new series of paintings, UNDER THE PERFECT SUN, focuses on images of burning palm trees against empty blue skies, placing it in the California pop tradition of painters like Ed Ruscha and John Baldessari. Working within tightly framed vertical formats, Vásquez casts an objective and analytical eye on the palms as vexed symbols of Southern California's modern lifestyle, characterized by emphasis on technological innovation, social mobility, experimentation, mass entertainment, and cultural novelty. The title for the show is taken from Mike Davis, Jim Miller, and Kelly Mayhew’s history of San Diego, Under the Perfect Sun. Jim Miller will read from his novel Last Days of Ocean Beach on the night of the opening, Friday, September 21, from 6 to 6:30 PM.

 

Perry Vásquez is an established visual artist, activist and educator. His Keep on Crossin’ project —created in collaboration with Victor Payan —has been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, UC Riverside's Sweeney Art Gallery, and as part of Art San Diego’s Open Walls Project. In 2010 Vásquez established the Border Corps, a collective of Southern California-based performers, artists and musicians who experiment with new forms of performance art, interactive theater, art history, poetry, literature and video. In 2017, Vásquez released his Dante-inspired concept album, The Gates of Heck. Recent exhibitions include “California Connections: Selections from the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego,” at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, and “Intergalactic Dreaming,” at San Diego Lindbergh Field Airport. He teaches drawing and painting at Southwestern College and currently serves as the exhibition coordinator for the Southwestern College Art Gallery.

 
 

Rotunda Gallery


Exhibition TBA

September 22-November 3, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, September 21, 6:30-8:30 PM

 

Please check back soon for information on the Rotunda Gallery exhibition!

 

 

Joseph Clayes III Gallery


Lael Corbin: Camber

November 10-December 29, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, November 9, 6:30-8:30 PM

 

My recent work has been an investigation into forces. Specifically, those forces that push forward, hold down, pull back and lift up. This investigation has manifest itself in a series of varied experiments conducted in order to gain a better understanding of how these forces work and explore their aesthetic potential. The results have been measured, not by the success or failure of the experiment, but rather by the experiments ability to reveal the effect of the force on both object and artist.

 

For my exhibition Camber, at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, I will be presenting some of the “research” from the last series of experiments Thrust, Weight Drag Lift, as well as using the exhibition space as a launch pad for a series of new endeavors that continue to explore forces, inertia and their effect.

 

Lael Corbin is a San Diego based artist whose work consists of sculpture, photography and site-specific installation. His work explores an interest in workspaces and laboratories. He views these spaces as a place where the evidence of manufacturing processes, the beauty of raw materials and the tension between organization and chaos, blend together with scientific inquiry and poetic imagination to create an experience that is complex and stimulating. His recent work has explored the forces at work in flight. Last year he completed a ten-month installation at Bread and Salt that included the fabricating of a “model” airplane with a 40 wingspan. This project was reached completion in the local desert with the tow-flight and subsequent crash of the airplane.

 

Lael received an MFA from San Diego State University. Before that he studied at Point Loma Nazarene University where he is currently an Associate Professor. He teaches photography, sculpture, and exhibition preparation as well as co-directs PLNU’s Keller Gallery. He is a 2007 San Diego Art Prize winner as well as the 2010 recipient of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s Cerca award.

 
 

Rotunda Gallery


Exhibition TBA

November 10-December 29, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, November 9, 6:30-8:30 PM

 

Please check back soon for information on the Rotunda Gallery exhibition!

 

 

27th Annual Juried Exhibition

August 4-September 1, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, August 3, 6:30-8:30 PM

 

Deadline to submit: June 8, 2018

 

Join us for the Athenaeum's 27th 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 June 8, 2018.

 

Click here to download the Call for Entries Form.

 

Jurors:


Maria Mingalone
Executive Director, Oceanside Museum of Art

 

Rebecca Webb
Special Projects Director, Oceanside Museum of Art

 

Maria Mingalone brings a distinctive skill set to her leadership as executive director at the Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA). She joined OMA in the fall of 2016 after fourteen years at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where she oversaw the museum’s exhibition, education, and public programs. Trained as an artist, she holds a Master's of Science degree in museum education and leadership from the Bank Street Graduate School of Education in New York, NY. Maria’s background includes not only knowledge in curating and museum education, but also 25 years of progressive museum and nonprofit management expertise. As executive director at the Oceanside Museum of Art, Maria brings vision, continuity of leadership, and creative stability to this much loved San Diego institution.

 

Rebecca Webb is a photographer who investigates the relationship between identity and place. Her background is in painting and printmaking. She has produced documentaries and feature films, and lectures on these topics. In 2014, Webb launched the Filmatic Festival at UCSD to present immersive experiences at the intersection of science, cinema, and technology. In addition to her artistic practice, she is the Special Projects Director for the Oceanside Museum of Art and the lead curator of the exhibition "San Diego: The Architecture of Four Ecologies" at the La Jolla Historical Society. Webb also exhibits her photography internationally.