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  • 15 Nov 2022 5:48 AM | Rich Sheaffer

    For those with an interest in experimental art, please see the “Utterly Unfathomable and Powerfully Profound” 2022 online exhibition sponsored by the International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA).  Rich Sheaffer is proud to announce that his oil paint version of “If I Can’t Have It, Nobody Can” was selected for the exhibition.  This work, with a diversity of colors on a 38-inch plywood representation of the USA, was literally blowtorched and set on fire, representing the incendiary effect on our country of the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The link is at https://iseaart.smugmug.com/Annual-Exhibitions/Annual-Members-Only-Juried-Online-Exhibitions/Utterly-Unfathomable-and-Powerfully-Profound-2022/INVITED/, and Rich’s other currently exhibited works can be seen at https://richsheaffer.com/exhibitions/.

  • 7 Nov 2022 9:14 AM | Katerina Husar Lazarova (Administrator)
    I would like to invite you to the 15th annual UH Arts Open and Taste of University Heights. You can find one of our artists, Katerina Husar Lazarova, and her art in front of the J A Cooley Museum. Date: November 13, 2022
  • 21 Jul 2022 4:23 PM | Beryl Brenner

    Call for Entry - Stories from My Childhood

    The Northern Illinois Art Museum is seeking artists to encapsulate and share a story of a transformative or impactful event from their childhood via an original work of art and accompanying text. Event should be from pre-teen years.

    The NIU Art Museum is currently accepting submissions in all media. This call is open to all artists in the United States 18 years of age or older. Up to 25% of a piece of artwork may have been produced by the artist as a child.

    Works will be selected from a national call for entry by NIU Art Museum staff members and the museum’s Exhibition Advisory Committee. $2,000 in total prize money including $1,000 Best of Show from an anonymous donor will be awarded.

    DEADLINE:  August 20, 2022

    DATES:  November 29, 2022 - February 17, 2023

    AWARD INFO:  $2,000 total in prize money including $1,000 best of show.

    FEE: $35

    WHO: National; Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture


  • 27 Mar 2022 9:31 AM | Katerina Husar Lazarova (Administrator)

    One of our members and UCSD student Katerina Husar Lazarova participates in the Campus Creatives exhibition in The California Center for the Arts, Escondido. You can visit the show from March 26 to May 15 2022.

    You can find more information about the show and buy tickets at The California Center for the Arts, Escondido website.

  • 7 Dec 2021 8:22 PM | Susan Ashley

    The public is encouraged to go into Norman Park Senior Center to see and select art shown by Chula Vista Art Guild.  The address: 270 F. St., Chula Vista.

    I am happy to have 4 artworks showing the fun we have in our walks in our Eastlake Trails neighborhood. We see fun Doggies walking and can sometimes offer them a bite of dog snacks.

  • 27 Oct 2021 9:50 AM | Anonymous

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    HOMEGROWN: Paintings of Southern California

    November 17-27, 2021
    OPENING RECEPTION: November 18 from 4 - 7 p.m

    Address: St. James Gallery by-the-Sea
    743 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037

    More info: www.jeffreycarrart.com/exhibitions

  • 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.


    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 | Anonymous

    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.  

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