The opening reception for the Athenaeum’s 25th Annual Juried Exhibition will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 29 at 1008 Wall St. The event is free to attend. The exhibit will remain on view July 30-Sept. 3 in the Joseph Clayes III and Rotunda galleries.
Thirty-two artists have been selected for the show including: Dan Adams, Wick Alexander, Shawn Byous, Jeremy Farson, Kaori Fukuyama, Peter Geise, Lisa Hutton, Neil Kendricks, Echo Lew, John Makinster, Artie Mattson, Brad Maxey, Cliff McReynolds, Arie Menes, Teresa Mill, April Mitchell, Patrick Moran, Allan Morrow, Kristina Muller-Eberhard, Kate Palese, Rebecca Payne, John Purlia, Constance Rawlins, Becky Robbins, Catherine Ruane, Sibyl Rubottom, Madeline Sherry, Gary Singer, Pia Stern, David Russell Talbott, Scott Thornycroft and Irène de Watteville.
The jurors will award First, Second and Third Place honors at the reception. This year’s jurors were Mary L. Beebe (Director of the Stuart Collection, UCSD), Hugh Davies, Ph.D. (David C. Copley Director & CEO, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego) and Mark Quint, (owner of Quint Gallery). They chose 44 artworks from more than 1,600 images submitted by 270 artists.
Open only to artists who live, work or have exhibited in San Diego, the Athenaeum’s annual juried show provides a platform for local artists to receive exposure and draw inspiration from talented peers. Acceptable submissions this year included 2-D and 3-D media, with the exception of functional or craft art. All have been completed within the past five years.
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