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The San Diego Museum of Art Celebrates the Artists Guild at 100

with a selection of works from the Permanent Collection

by Jody Abssy

Dr. James Grebl, Associate Curator of Research, Archives and Provenance, gave the Board members a tour of the Museum exhibition celebrating our centennial.  He was an invaluable member of the History Committee as we worked for years to bring artists from the Guild's past into clearer focus for the public today and tomorrow.


When the Board adjourned from its meeting on June 2 to the Welcome Gallery, is was bursting with excited children drawing their own impressions of the work on display.  The children were right.  It is an exciting exhibition.


The pieces Dr. Grebl selected were all from the Museum's permanent collection.  What an eclectic array.

He chose sculpture, prints, a copper enameled piece, and a pastel drawing as well as traditional oil paintings to highlight the Guild's nature.  It has always included all kinds of media from the very beginning until today.  Unlike a society with a single focus, a guild strives to maintain excellence in all areas of art work.  Artists working in diverse fields find support in sharing notes with each other.  We are all artists with a lot in common, though our means of expressing ourselves are quite varied.


The photos below highlight today's tour and some of the works on display.

(All photos by Jody Abssy; all artwork from the permanent collection of The San Diego Museum of Art.)


The exhibition will continue to be on display in the Welcome Gallery until August 16, 2015.


The Artists Guild Board 2015


First Row: Sue Gold, Connie McCoy, Maidy Morhous,  Catherine Newhart

Standing: Bijan Dowlatshahi,  Kevin Inman, Tamara Krupchak,  Roxana Maria, Juli Ricksecker,,  Angelika Villagrana, Dr. James Grebl, Jody Abssy

Absent: Penny Hill, Christine Finkelson, Susan Mae Hull, Marlene Korey, Cher Bettencourt



Alfred Mitchell Temecula Hills





Alfred Mitchell,  Temecula Hills
























Maurice Braun, Southern California Landscape, 1932












Alice Klauber, Still Life With Asters


Alice Klauber, Still Life With Asters

















Beatrice Levy, The Derelict,  Etching, 1914






Beatrice Levy, The Derelict,  Etching, 1914















Everett Gee Jackson, Fishing Barge, 1938













Jackson Woolley, Girl with Headdress, enamel on copper, 1959




Jackson Woolley, Girl with Headdress, enamel on copper, 1959










Anni Baldaugh, Donna, 1929

















Donal Hord,  Thunder (detail), 1946-1947




Donal Hord,  Thunder (detail), 1946-1947










Charles Reiffel, Old Ranch Mission Valley, 1930






Charles Reiffel, Old Ranch Mission Valley, 1930


















Anna Valentien, Bust of a Young Man, 1900


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