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Athenaeum Art Center

Fiesta of Prints & Book Arts

Celebrating Printmaking and Artist Books

September 28-December 29, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 14, 6-8 PM


The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is pleased to announce Fiesta of Prints & Book Arts, a group exhibition Celebrating Printmaking and Artist Books at the Athenaeum Art Center. In addition to Fiesta of Prints & Book Arts, there will be a student and faculty exhibition in the print studio, and student exhibition in the art studio at the Athenaeum Art Center. 


Participating artists:


Desiree Aspiras • Jennifer Anne Bennett • Michele Burgess • Carolee Campbell • Beatrice Coron • Anne Covell • Max Elliott • Bill Kelly • Alex Kohnke • Jim Machacek • Kathi McCord • Deloss McGraw • Morgan Miller III • Derli Romero • Elijah Rubottom • Sibyl Rubottom • Pati Scobey • Curt Sherman • Claire Van Vliet • Clay West


Joseph Clayes III Gallery

Wick Alexander: On the Money

January 6-February 10, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, January 12, 6:30-8:30 PM


Since 1980, San Diego native Wick Alexander has been producing distinctive paintings, sculptures and public artworks. Awards for his paintings have been presented by the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Arts Council and the Ford Foundation. His paintings are included in many private collections and museum permanent collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, the California Center for the Arts in Escondido and the Banff Center of the Arts in Alberta, Canada. Exhibitions of his panoramic vision include “California: A Second Glance,” at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, California; “Common Ground”, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, “Transcending Borders,” at the CECUT in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, and most recently,” Nature Improved,” at both the San Diego History Center and the Oceanside Museum.


Wick Alexander utilizes his expertise in landscape design in many of his projects. Along with his partner, Robin Brailsford, he developed LithoMosaic, a patented decorative concrete technique used in floors and walls in both interior and exterior environments. LithoMosaics have been installed in the most extreme climate conditions from Alaska to Nevada. Currently, Wick is working on two public projects in Los Angeles, California.


Rotunda Gallery

Anna Stump: Piñata/Drone/Bust

January 6-February 10, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, January 12, 6:30-8:30 PM


Anna Stump is an artist and arts educator living in San Diego. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at Occidental College and her Master of Fine Arts at San Diego State University. She was a Senior Fulbright Scholar to the Fine Arts Department at Anadolu University in Eskisehir, Turkey in 2006-2007. She teaches studio and art history courses at San Diego City College and Grossmont College.


Anna’s New York Times reviewed blog of three years, Kloe Among the Turks, examines the art scene in Southern California and Turkey, as well as issues of arts education. In 2009 she curated an exhibition of 130 artists from Southern California and Turkey, presented in San Diego, Los Angeles, Istanbul and Ankara. In 2017 she was awarded a residency at Cill Rialaig Arts Centre in County Kerry, Ireland, where she produced work for her “Terrarium” series.


Anna is the founder of the San Diego Feminist Image Group, and one half of the painting collaboration Hill&Stump. She is a member of Mid-Air Trio, an improvisational group that combines painting, dance and soundscapes in live performances. The artist is represented by Sparks Gallery in San Diego.


"My work as a painter, performance artist, and curator is intimately connected. Interest in body politics, feminism, and physicality is grounded in community building and education, which I challenge personally by cultural risk-taking. My job is to both please and provoke."

—Anna Stump


27th Annual Juried Exhibition

August 2018

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


The Athenaeum's Annual Juried Exhibition is one of the most prestigious juried shows in San Diego. Selected artists will exhibit their work in our galleries, receive excellent exposure, and mingle with both artists and art-lovers at a jam-packed opening reception. The call for entries will begin in March 2018. Deadline to submit is in June 2018. Check back in March 2018 to download the Call for Entries form.


Next year's jurors are TBA.