Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (1008 Wall St, La Jolla) 24th Annual Juried Exhibition from July 31 to Aug 29. This years’ jurors include critic and author, Robert Pincus, PhD., Visiting Professor, University of San Diego and Tina Yapelli, Professor, San Diego State University and Director, SDSU Downtown Gallery. More info: Katie Walders 858-454-5872
With over 40 artists often represented by more than one work of art, the Athenaeum was full to brimming for this prestigious juried exhibition. And the crowd on the walls matched the audience on the opening night with a large selection of the art world out to see and be seen. It is always wonderful to see this sort of energy generated at an event.
Like most juried shows, it was hard to find a running theme for the show, so I just choose a few of my personal favorites to give you a feel of the variety. I have included notes that I hope make you want to check them for yourself with all the rest of the work. Go see, be seen.
|I first saw work by Allan Morrow at Perry Meyer Fine Art where I became a fan so when I saw this series with the textures and and colors, I easily took delighted in the strongly designed composition.|
|I am a sucker for a hands on intimate work on paper and these by Mihaela Luca are just the sort of charming gestures that make me remember why I ran a gallery in London specializing in drawings.|
|Mihaela Luca also made this collage/drawing that is so fresh and natural that it jumps off the page.|