Friday, January 27, 2017

William T. Cannon Gallery 2017 Juried Biennial Exhibition

By Patricia Frischer

January 22 – March 5, 2017 
Cannon Art Gallery: Carlsbad City Library complex, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, 92011

Tuesday through Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday: 1-5 p.m.

In 18 years, more than 500 artists have appeared in the Cannon Art Gallery’s Juried Exhibitions, which are among San Diego County’s most significant showcases for emerging and mid-career artists. Open to artists who live, work or have a studio in San Diego County, the juried exhibitions are lively and eclectic. This year’s Jurors are Yevgeniya Mikhailik, Curator of the Irvine Fine Arts Center, and Ginger Shulick Porcella, Executive Director of the San Diego Art Institute. The Gallery is expertly directed by Karen McGuire.

This is one of the most prestigious juried exhibitions in the county. This year was no exception, showcasing some familiar names but with some exciting discoveries. 
I was not familiar with Carrie Minikel, but I found her work to be the most exciting in this show. Looking close up at this assortment of "tools" below was intriguing and amusing. And her sharp paper constructions where clean and luminous with color. 
Carrie Minikel

detail Carrie Minikel

 detail Carrie Minikel
detail Carrie Minikel

detail Carrie Minikel

Carrie Minikel side view

Carrie Minikel front view
Harikrishnan Varma's wax pastel on paper was a potent portrai, quite haunting

Diana Duval's Spirit Bone was a strong entry

Aura Maria Suarez gave us what looks like an intriguingly folded blanket but it is a sort of mask face as well

My eyes kept coming back to Philp Petrie's road.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Nasty Women at Helmuth Projects

by Patricia Frischer

The San Diego sister of the Nasty Women Exhibition that launched in New York is opening at Helmuth Projects closing on Jan 28 from 6-9. They are showing work by prominent San Diego women artists. They will be donating 100% of proceeds to Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, La Maestra Community Health Centers, or San Diego LGBT Community Center. 

Friday, January 20, 2017

ArtWalk Artie and featured artists

by Patricia Frischer

The 2017 Mission Federal ArtWalk Artie Awards honor influential arts & culture supporters in the community. This year’s winners were announced at the Westgate and included Kinsee Morlan, engagement editor and author of the Arts and Culture Report at Voice of San Diego; Scripps Health, a leader in healthcare in San Diego and long-time arts supporter; and Jane Wheeler, philanthropist and ArtReach supporter. The eight featured artists were there including three from San Diego: Moni Blom, Jason Humphrey from La Mesa, and Michael Summers from Oceanside. Other featured artists include:  Franco Forte, Mildred Gil Parada, Matthew Grabelsky, , Iris Scott, and  Ivano Stocco 
John Kohler who created the Artie statues with Scripps Health representative, Kinsee Morlan and Jane Wheeler

Moni Blom

Jason Humphries in the beautiful room at the Westgate
Jason Humphrey

Michael Summers