48 area artists share the spotlight at annual juried show at The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla

From Museum Reports

The Athenaeum’s Music & Arts Library has its 21st annual Juried Exhibition on view in the Joseph Clayes III and Rotunda galleries through Sept. 1.

This year’s jurors — Ben Strauss-Malcolm, gallery director for Quint Contemporary Art and Jill Dawsey, associate curator for the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego — selected 48 artists to participate in the show. The jurors were tasked with combing through hundreds of slides to choose the works to be featured. First-second-, and third-place honors were awarded by the jurors at the Aug. 3 opening reception.

Open only to artists who live, work, or have exhibited in San Diego, the Athenaeum’s juried exhibition “provides a platform for hometown artists to receive excellent exposure and to draw inspiration from talented peers,” according to Erika Torri, executive director of the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. Acceptable submissions this year included 2-D and 3-D media, with the exception of functional or craft art. All submissions were completed within the past five years.

Participating Artists

Dan Adams, Shirley Albright, Victor Angelo, Warren Bakley, Erin Behling, Claudia Cano, Larry Caveney, Tina Christiansen, Ione Citrin, Paul Craig, Bijan Dowlatshahi, Jeanne Dunn, Mikey Eastman, Bruce Fayman, Jeff Gebauer, Scott Gengelbach, Peter Geise, Tim Hardy, Daphne Hill, Terri Hughes-Oelrich, Chris Kafka, Sarah Lillenberg,

Elena Lomakin, Matthew Mahoney, Brad Maxey, Bhavna Mehta,

Joshua Jon Miller, Kathy Miller, Marilyn Mitchell, Gillian Moss,

Marie Najera, Amy Pachowicz, Philip Petrie, Gina Pisello, Andrew Printer, Vincent Robles, June Rubin, Gail Schneider, Emily Sevier, Neil Shigley, Aren Skalman, Stacy Smith, Dan Stein, Pia Stern,

Eva Struble, Walt Thomas, Lev Tsimring and Jerome Walker.

If you go


Athenaeum’s 21st annual Juried Exhibition


10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sept. 1

Opening reception:

6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 3


1008 Wall St., La Jolla


(858) 454-5872