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La Jolla’s Athenaeum Music & Arts Library to showcase local talent in August exhibits

Opening reception for Athenaeum’s juried art exhibition to be held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 1

‘Green Harmony’ by Elena Lomakin, mixed media collage on paper, 2014
‘Green Harmony’ by Elena Lomakin, mixed media collage on paper, 2014
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Forty-one artists have been selected for the Athenaeum’s 24th annual Juried Exhibition on view Aug. 1-29 in the Joseph Clayes III and Rotunda galleries at 1008 Wall St.

The public is invited to an opening reception 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 31 where the jurors will present the first- second- and third-place honors. This year’s jurors were University of San Diego visiting professor, critic and author Robert Pincus and San Diego State University professor Tina Yapelli, director of SDSU Downtown Gallery. The pair chose 80 artworks from more than 1,100 images submitted by 200 artists.

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‘Alcazar’ by Brad Maxey, acrylic on canvas, 2014
‘Alcazar’ by Brad Maxey, acrylic on canvas, 2014
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Open only to artists who live, work, or have exhibited in San Diego, the Athenaeum’s annual competition provides a platform for local artists to receive excellent exposure and to 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 submissions have been completed within the past five years.

The following artists will have works in the show: Dan Adams, Adrienne Joy Armstrong, Bay Park Press, Kate Biel, Jeffrey R. Brosbe, Kristina Bell diTullo, Theresa Vandenberg Donche, Peter Fay, John Fitzsimmons, Kat Flyn, David Fobes, Peter Geise, Jaime Gil, Ivy Guild, Gilberto Guzman, Emily Halpern, David Hewitt, Daphne Hill, Joshua Krause, Nancy Lee, Debora Levy, Elena Lomakin, Omar Lopex, Mihaela Luca, Stacy Mann, Grace Matthews, Brad Maxey, Arie Menes, Kris Moore, Allan Morrow, Sarah Mortlock, Philip Petrie, John Purlia, Constance Rawlins, Becky Robbins, Aileen Rodosevich, Michael Rybicki, Emily Slapin, Judith Tentor, Robert Treat and Michelle Wintersteen.

If you go: Athenaeum Music & Arts library is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday; closed Sunday and Monday at 1008 Wall St. (858) 454-5872. ljathenaeum.org

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