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Joseph Clayes III Gallery


Mark Quint: GIVE ME A MINUTE, I'M THINKING

November 12-December 31, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, November 11, 6:30-8:30 PM

 

GIVE ME A MINUTE, I'M THINKING, an exhibition curated by San Diego collector and art dealer Mark Quint, opens at The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library on November 11, 2016. 

 

Collecting is the theme of this eclectic exhibition which Quint expects to be a visual mash-up of low and high art, design, kitsch, decoration and craft. 

 

Gathered from swap meets, art galleries, flea markets, thrift stores, souvenir shops, art fairs, garage sales and auction houses the objects that Quint collects reflect, in his opinion, a basic need of many people to search for the unique, even if the "unique" might be mass produced, in recycled plastic, made in China  and come in 50 different colors.  He is a true believer in the saying "one man's trash is another man's treasure".

 

Mark Quint grew up in La Jolla, went to the San Francisco Art Institute, taught art in Hawaii for 4 years and opened his first gallery in La Jolla in 1981. He has organized over 250 one person exhibitions of local, national and international artists. He attributes his collecting bug to a typical early introduction to collecting Lincoln pennies, postage stamps, marbles and matchbox cars. 

 

Rotunda Gallery


Alida Cervantes: 50 Studies Using Unmixed Black

November 12-December 31, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, November 11, 6:30-8:30 PM

 

Alida Cervantes will present a new series of expressionistic oil paintings on cardboard in the Athenaeum’s Rotunda Gallery. Cervantes employs thick ribbons of paint, saturated color and bold brushstrokes to depict 50 jewel-like portraits of Saints.

 

Cervantes splits her time between Tijuana and San Diego. Her paintings, drawings, and performance work draw inspiration from class, race, and gender relations in colonial and present-day Mexico. Cervantes earned a BA from the University of California, San Diego (1995), then studied at Scuola di Arte Lorenzo di Medici in Florence, Italy, for two years. In 2013, she earned her MFA from the University of California, San Diego. Her work is part of the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, the Charles Saatchi, London collections, as well as the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library’s permanent collection.

 

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Date TBA, 2017

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

 

The artists for 2017 have not been announced yet. Please check back for the schedule of upcoming artsts.

 

TBA

Dates TBA, 2017

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

 

The artists for 2017 have not been announces yet. Please check back for the schedule of upcoming artists.

 

26th Annual Juried Exhibition

Summer 2017

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 April 2017. Deadline to submit is TBA.

 

Next year's jurors are TBA.