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Joseph Clayes III Gallery


2019 San Diego Art Prize Exhibition: Alanna Airitam, Griselda Rosas, Kaori Fukuyama, and Melissa Walter

POSTPONED—May 9–July 3, 2020

Opening Reception: Friday, TBA, 6:30–8:30 PM

 

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For the tenth consecutive year, the Athenaeum presents the work of the San Diego Art Prize finalists, spotlighting working San Diego artists. Until now, the San Diego Art Prize has been awarded to a matching of an established artist with an emerging artist. As of 2019, the Art Prize will place an emphasis on local artists of excellence, with a cash and exhibition award for each finalist, culminating in a larger award for the winner. In 2019 the prize finalists are: Alanna Airitam, Kaori Fukuyama, Griselda Rosas, and Melissa Walter.

 

Alanna Airitam was born in Queens, New York and resides in San Diego. A portrait photographer, her work focuses on identity and representation, and proposes an investigation into the concept of wholeness. Her use of chiaroscuro lighting creates a painterly effect that, coupled with her use of symbolism, allows her to explore the duality of light and dark both metaphorically and literally. Airitam’s images have been published in national and international media outlets such as Chicago Tribune, BBC News, VICE!, The Huck, Lenscratch, Range Finder, Feature Shoot, and the San Diego Tribune. She has exhibited at Catherine Edelman Gallery, San Diego Art Institute, Art Miami, and Bread & Salt.

 

Kaori Fukuyama is a multi-disciplinary artist from Japan, who lives and works in San Diego. She creates paintings, drawings, sculptures, and site-specific installations that explore the interactions of color, light and shadow. Her subtle and delicately balanced work plays with our visual perception, and often invites us to slow down and be present in the moment. Fukuyama was an Artist-In-Residence at Bread & Salt in 2018, and recently completed a large-scale public art installation in North Park. Her work is a part of private collections internationally and has been exhibited at multiple institutions including Oceanside Museum of Art, Laguna Art Museum, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Diego Art Institute, The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, and William D. Cannon Art Gallery.

                                                                                                     

Griselda Rosas, born and raised in Tijuana, Mexico, is an artist and educator from the border region. Her artwork falls under the umbrella of Post-Colonial art, in the way it addresses issues of identity, ethnicity and gender practices creating installation, sculpture, site-specific, curatorial projects and stitching-Paintings decolonizing imagery. Rosas’ work has been exhibited in national and international venues: the Florence Biennale, Barrett Art Centre, Camac art Centre-UNESCO program, Bread & Salt, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. She was granted a fellowship through the Ministry of Mexican Culture -FONCA, 2016-2019 where she is developing a research on the aesthetics of Mexican female traditional clothing.

 

Melissa Walter is best known for her optically stimulating sculptures of twisting paper and drawings of detailed geometric patterns. She visually explores concepts concerning Astronomy and astrophysical theories. Walter has worked as a graphic designer and science illustrator for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and as a team member of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. She received her BFA cum laude from the University of Rhode Island and has completed artist in residence programs at 1805 Gallery and Bread & Salt and her work has been shown at the Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center, Quint Gallery, the San Diego Art Institute, Torrance Art Museum, Helmuth Projects and the San Diego International Airport.

 

 
 

Rotunda Gallery


18th Annual SDSU Art Council Scholarship Exhibition

POSTPONED—May 9–July 3, 2020

Opening Reception: Friday, TBA, 6:30–8:30 PM

 

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The Athenaeum presents, for the twentieth consecutive year, an exhibition of artwork by scholarship winners of the San Diego State University School of Art, Design and Art History. The SDSU Art Council selects students from the upper division of the undergraduate or graduate programs. Each of the award winners receives the opportunity to present their artwork or thesis paper in the Athenaeum's Rotunda Gallery.

 

 

Joseph Clayes III Gallery


29th Annual Juried Show

ONLINE—July 18–August 29, 2020

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 11:59 PM PST

 

CLICK HERE for more info.

 

The Athenaeum's 29th Annual Juried Exhibition will be held online this year. One of the most prestigious juried shows in the San Diego/Tijuana region, selected artists will have their work exhibited in our online gallery and receive excellent exposure. The call for entries will open Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Deadline to submit is Wednesday, July 1, 2020. There is no submission fee this year.

 

Artists will be notified of jurying results via email after July 8, 2020. Please, no calls. 

 

Jurors: Joe Yorty, Creative Director, Best Practice, and Elizabeth Rooklidge, Independent Curator

Awards: 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, Leslie Von Kolb Memorial Award

 

 

 

Rotunda Gallery


29th Annual Juried Show

ONLINE—July 18–August 29, 2020

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 11:59 PM PST

 

CLICK HERE for more info.

 

The Athenaeum's 29th Annual Juried Exhibition will be held online this year. One of the most prestigious juried shows in the San Diego/Tijuana region, selected artists will have their work exhibited in our online gallery and receive excellent exposure. The call for entries will open Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Deadline to submit is Wednesday, July 1, 2020There is no submission fee this year.

 

Artists will be notified of jurying results via email after July 8, 2020. Please, no calls. 

 

Jurors: Joe Yorty, Creative Director, Best Practice, and Elizabeth Rooklidge, Independent Curator

Awards: 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, Leslie Von Kolb Memorial Award