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  • 11 Oct 2021 11:09 AM | Angelika Villagrana (Administrator)

    Mary Hale, the President of the Coronado Art Association, would like to extend an invitation to all Artists Guild members who live in San Diego County, are over 18, and have a CA tax id number, to jury into their show and sale events which happen the first and third Sundays of every month in Spreckel’s Park in Coronado. 

    The benefits are: You do not have to show every time and you only pay a 5% commission on works sold or Commissions obtained while selling at the park. The Coronado Art Association is a 501-3C non profit organization and the money they earn goes to help with school scholarships in Coronado or other non profits in the city. The jury fee is $25.00 and if selected, the fee goes to an annual membership in the Coronado Arts Association, otherwise it is forfeited.  

    The Coronado Art Association accepts fine art only - no crafts or clothing of any kind! Mary has a list with the do’s and don’t’s that she is happy to supply on inquiry.

    For more details please contact Mary at: Halemary650@gmail.com.



  • 30 Sep 2021 6:31 PM | Julianne B. Ricksecker (Administrator)


    Nine Guild artists will be exhibiting at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts from October 1 through October 27.

    The artists are:

    Raymond Brownfield, Steve Harlow, Katerina Husar Lazarova, Carol Mansfield, Arun Prem, Julianne B. Ricksecker, True Ryndes, Vita Sorrentino, Brady Willmott.

    Address:

    15498 Espola Rd, Poway, CA 92064

    Phone Number: (858) 748-0505

    Viewing hours:

    Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Friday – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Saturday – 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    For Tuesday through Friday, those who wish to view the art should stop in the loading area and come inside to the Center’s administrative office to obtain a parking pass.

  • 11 Sep 2021 9:44 AM | Sandro Sebastian

    Poking about at my preferred little indie DVD rental store, I fell upon this title in the documentaries, (or old timey TV movies) in the, shall we say "very obscure" section of the store. And it's got the name Picasso on it, so what the heck, I blew the dust off of it and rented it.

         Funny thing about the past, is that one's notion of it is constructed by images and stories that have lasted through the ages, and stayed fresh, not fallen out of fashion, or become hokey-looking. The most popular movies of the late '60s, that are still cool in a "retro" sort of way, that make those days look still fresh, exciting, sexy and dashing, are the more likely to come to my attention as a millennial: the titles that the film industry still finds worth promoting, and still turn a profit when offered to a younger generation.

         Then there are the more dated titles, that fall into obscurity, or perhaps had a brief turn as some passing fad in the days of lava lamps and kaleidoscope effects on film. The more obscure, dated films of a former era are often the most fascinating to look at, to get a glimpse of the more generic, superficial view of the times, not concerned with everlasting, "our eternal place in history" artistic execution.
          The film was a bit hokey to me overall, but there was still enough of a "retro" intrigue about it that I never got bored. Though the one thing I couldn't forgive was the music. I guess that mimicked the pop music sound of the day. The outfits were fun to look at though. The thing was low budget and only loosely assembled however, so I won't be too hard on it.
         But I did find myself really swooning over the time period as a direct reference to Picasso himself, who died in 1973, with the film taking place in 1969. (The summer of '69, actually.)
         It was not just a nice thing to do for the painter we all admire, but I enjoyed the idea of getting to spend a slice of time in a world where he is still alive and well established, even if he's an old man by this point.
        The main character, George Smith, played by Albert Finney, (yes, I'd heard that name before) is an architect who is a Picasso fan, and wants to travel to France with his young wife to visit the artist's house and meet him as a gushing fan. The adventure itself is cute and quaint, they ask around for the Picasso museum, and we do get to see a lot of his work throughout, which I really enjoyed, and appreciated, and actually found myself deeply cherishing the experience. On the whole, I am glad the film got made, as a way of describing the cultural force of Picasso and his influence by way of making a film that could not be made about some other artist, and have it be compelling. There are enough people in this world whose lives he has touched that the film works as a concept.
        One thing I did not expect, and truly had me mesmerized, were the animated sequences sprinkled throughout it. The film makers hired somebody to do illustrations of famous Picasso pieces, and have them move, and morph, and interact with each other, all set to music. That was really enchanting. I was glued to them the whole time.
        There was also a bullfighting montage type sequence in where the main character was learning how to participate in a bullfight, and we actually watch his instructor perform a bull fight while giving a voice over narration.
         Boy, to think about how animal rights activists would respond to that sequence, were it released today.

         Overall, I will say that I expected something painful and silly, or only a superficial look at a famous historical figure so we can sell tickets, or get viewers, while promoting our actor, but there was some artistic merit to it that I could get into. 

    -Sandro Sebastian

    (This post is from Sandro Sebastian's blog: The Art Monk- Visit here: https://theartmonkblog.blogspot.com/

    Sandro Sebastian full website here: www.theartmonk.com

  • 1 Jul 2021 5:30 PM | GLORIA CHADWICK

    SDMAAG member will do a 45 min. demo about using watercolor on Yupo paper on the stage at the limited Del Mar Fair mini fair. It is also a miniature art show day for guests.  

  • 1 Jun 2021 10:58 AM | Deleted user

    Hope, created by Carlsbad artist Cheryl Ehlers, represents the restoration of our priceless Earth, from the safety of the depths below, to bring light back into our futures. “ 

    Art’s A’ Thrive-Inn event will take place over multiple months giving a unique opportunity for the public to enjoy a socially distanced art exhibition The exhibition is a display of original banner art that will be placed throughout the property of the Inn at RSF, and culminating in an auction that will benefit the artist and the non-profit, the Balboa Park Conservancy (BPC). In addition, there will be an “Art Pavilion” on property showcasing sculpture, photography, and print making.  

    The banner, created in support of the Balboa Park Conservancy in San Diego, CA. , will be up for auction, beginning in March, with a live auction in June, hosted at the lovely Rancho Santa Fe Inn, In Rancho Santa Fe, CA. Stop in and view all the banners made by artists. The project is also online at Art’s-A-Thriv-Inn | www.artsathriveinn.com.

    So join us in preserving San Diego’s jewel, “Balboa Park”, home to the 1st Fair, the 1915 -1916 Panama-California Exposition.

    Cheryl’s banner, prints and cards are also available online at www.cherylehlersart.com


  • 17 Nov 2020 12:54 PM | Sue Zinngrabe Gold (Administrator)

    Go to: www.sdws.org between November 22 and December 31st to see the San Diego Watercolor Society's plein air virtual exhibit.  At least four Artists Guild members are included.  Some have more than one piece in the exhibit.

  • 4 Nov 2020 10:53 AM | Sue Zinngrabe Gold (Administrator)

    Some members of the Artists Guild have been juried in to the November Online San Diego Watercolor Society Exhibit - Nox Mente.  See: https://www.sdws.org/galleryart.php?cat=6951

  • 14 Sep 2020 3:00 PM | Julianne B. Ricksecker (Administrator)

    Guild member Julianne Ricksecker is featured with pastels and original prints at an exhibition in El Cajon with Colin Richard, naturalist and environmental photographer.  Gallery is located at 128 e. Main in El Cajon, CA.  See a video tour and an online view of the exhibition here: http://studioc.gallery/events/

    Exhibit continues through Sept 16th.


  • 17 Aug 2020 3:42 PM | Christopher Conroe

    Christopher Conroe has two paintings that are a part of the September Regional Invitational at the Studio Door.

    ARTWORK:
    • The Dreamflower (Lothlorian)
    • The Sorcerer

    Exhibition Dates: September 4 - 26, 2020
    http://thestudiodoor.com/inside/

    There may or may not be a private by invitation only opening reception due to COVID-19. 

  • 2 Jul 2020 10:36 AM | Sue Zinngrabe Gold (Administrator)

    Vita Sorrentino has a painting called Adrift that was juried into July San Diego Watercolor Society online show.  See sdws.com for image and sale information.

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