Friday, August 31, 2012

Athenaeum's 21st Annual Juried Show

Athenaeum's 21st Annual Juried Show
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall St, La Jolla,  92037
More info: Katie Walders 858.454.5872

Ben Strauss-Malcolm, Director of the Quint Gallery, and Jill Dawsey, Associate Curator for the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, served as the Athenaeum's 21st Annual Juried Exhibition's jurors. The Athenaeum received over two hundred submissions for this year's exhibition. It was interesting to note that many of the sculptures got honorable mentions and this is due mainly to the preferences of the jurors. Of course, every year is different depending on the works submitted and the jurors who make the choices. We were thrilled that Vince Robles who is Arline Fisch's selection of emerging artist for the SD Art Prize was the first place winner this year. 

Mathew Mahoney, a fur coat with place for a face, but a tail on the reverse side. You can see a peek of the second Vince Robles work in the background. This work was also featured at Susan Street Fine art where the New Contemporaries exhibition was held in June/July. That show was all the nominated artists for the emerging artist category of the SD Art Prize 2012

Vince Robles (first place)

Bijan Dowletshahi small squares of fabric nailed to surface.

Dan Adams

Larry Caveney...Naked man dancing series

Marie Najera - silver plate repurposed

Marilyn Mitchell - on of our Art Meets Fashion team members.

Mikey Eastman - strange box of metal filings like a tester for etch a sketch

1 comment:

  1. Even though there was a broad selection in this show, it seemed the jurors choices leaned in the direction of conceptual, grad school work that heavily engages the use of found objects and cleverly constructed objects. Juried shows are always a reflection of the particular judges and they had many things to choose from this year and did a decent job even if the top picks were a little weak. Maybe this observer is just tired of odd empty things. Too much wood and fur.