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  • 23 Jan 2020 9:32 PM | Julianne B. Ricksecker (Administrator)

    Fear No Art: Civic Engagment, Histories, Currencies
    February 15, 2020 - May 17, 2020

    Reception: Saturday, February 15, 2020, noon - 2pm.

    Sponsored by the Friends of the Central Library
    Central Library | 330 Park Blvd. | San Diego, CA 92101 | 619-238-6690

    Fear No Art: Civic Engagement, Histories, Currencies, invites the public to consider artworks in the City of San Diego’s Civic Art Collection and the narratives that emerge when in dialogue with local contemporary artists. Together, these artworks represent a wide range of themes and approaches, which act as a provocation for the viewer to consider concepts such as institutional critique, the ability of art to effectively speak to and for the masses, the specificity of the Civic Art Collection, as well as the notion of a collection, itself.

    Fear No Art is curated by Lara Bullock and features work by Eric Blau, Donald Borthwick, Mildred Bryant Brooks, Celeste Byers, Collective Magpie, Jung Ho Grant, William Hogarth, Robert Kelly, Leslie William Lee, Jacquelyn Hughes Mooney, John Parot, Cat Chiu Phillips, Charles Reiffel, Zoya Sardashti, Jean Swiggett, Terry Turrell, Jerry O. Wilkerson, and Joe Yorty.

    Gallery Hours:
    Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    Thursday, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Closed on Monday

    IMAGE DETAIL: Fear No Art, Unknown, circa 20th/21st century. City of San Diego Civic Art Collection

  • 15 Jan 2020 10:39 PM | Julianne B. Ricksecker (Administrator)


    Thursday, Nov 21, 2019-Thursday, Mar 19, 2020


    Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Downtown, Jacobs Building

    Drawn from the Museum’s collection, Bound to the Earth: Art, Materiality, and the Natural Worldlooks at the ways in which artists have addressed and represented the landscape. Faiya Fredman, one of the 100 artists celebrated in our book, 100 Artists, 100 Years: A Century of Creativity in San Diego is featured in this important exhibition. Many works are made with earthen materials such clay and tar, sticks and soil; others focus on the natural resources that constitute our environment. 


  • 13 Jan 2020 12:20 AM | Julianne B. Ricksecker (Administrator)

    Roxanna Maria at a Guild ArtOut event

    The Artists Guild is sad to announce the passing of member Roxanna Maria on December 4.

    Roxanna Maria was a figurative artist who created full body sculptures in clay, polymer and paper clay. She embellished her work with antiques fabrics as well as modern pieces of metal jewelry and other textiles to bring her pieces to life. For the past 20 years, Roxanna Maria embraced her craft and became well known in the industry for the realism that her art conveys. A self taught sculptor, Roxanna began sculpting in the early nineties. Her works have been published worldwide receiving high accolades and numerous prestigious awards. Roxanna was welcomed into the Guild as a prize winner from the San Diego County Fair and quickly became an active member, serving on the Board for a time. She will be missed.

    Read more about her and see her work at: http://www.roxannamaria.com

  • 24 Sep 2019 4:06 PM | Julianne B. Ricksecker (Administrator)

    Congratulations to member Ann Walker for her inclusion in the San Diego Watercolor Society 2019 International Exhibition!  Her selection also wins her a Signature membership in the organization!  

    Exhibition runs September 29 - October 30, 2019.  

  • 11 Sep 2019 9:31 PM | Julianne B. Ricksecker (Administrator)


    Exhibit opens Saturday Sept. 28, 2019
    Art Gallery at San Diego Central Public Library
    330 Park Boulevard, 9th floor

    Reception, Noon to 2 pm
    Free and open to the public

    Photographer Julius Shulman is recognized for his work in Los Angeles and Palm Springs.  It is not widely known that between 1934 and 2007, Shulman (1910 – 2009) shot over 200 projects in San Diego. His clients were architects, publishers, construction companies, and developers.  The list includes notable San Diego architects Lloyd Ruocco, Richard Wheeler, Henry Hester, Robert Mosher and Frederick Liebhardt.

    Shulman’s work, spanning several decades, documents the region’s evolving 20th century architectural landscape and his instrumental role in sharing California’s unique post-War modernism with a wide audience. However, his images of San Diego have not been widely shared or published. This exhibition will present selected photographs from Julius Shulman’s projects in San Diego, represented in both vintage and contemporary prints, and ephemera that contextualize this historically significant work.  This exhibit is curated by Keith York.

    Julius Shulman: Modern San Diego runs until Jan. 19, 2020.
    Showing concurrently, at the La Jolla Historical Society: Julius Shulman: Modern La Jolla. 

    IMAGE DETAIL: Hillcrest Medical Center, Deems, Lewis, Martin and Associates 1964. Photograph by Julius Shulman © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10)

    Exhibitions at the Central Library are made possible by a collaboration between the San Diego Public Library and the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

    Gallery Hours:
    Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 12 - 5 pm
    Thursday 2 - 7 pm
    Saturday and Sunday 12 - 4 pm
    Closed on Mondays
  • 8 Sep 2019 2:56 PM | Julianne B. Ricksecker (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the following 4 artists who have sold work at "Au Naturel", the San Diego Museum of Art exhibit at Mission Trails!  Let your patrons know there are still 5 more days to visit the show!

    Poppies and Eucalyptus, Gloria Chadwick

    California Dreaming, Bonnie Roth

    Desert, Jackie Farkas

    Tough Love, Elaine Harvey

  • 16 Aug 2019 12:17 PM | Julianne B. Ricksecker (Administrator)

    Sunflower, mixed media found object art

    Barry Feinman, Principal, Restoration ArTechs, Inc.

    Barry Feinman gave a fascinating presentation to the Artists Guild at its August 10 Liberty Station meeting.  He talked about his company, Restoration ArTechs, Inc., which is in the business of architectural and artistic surface restoration.  Barry and his team have restored numerous bronze statures in Southern California, including Two Oceans in downtown San Diego and Don Diego at the San Diego County Fair.  With regard to his own art, Barry uses found objects to create his artwork.  The Artists Guild chose his recycled work “Sunflower” for a 2019 membership award at the San Diego County Fair.  The attached presentation shows some of the company’s restoration projects before and after restoration, Barry’s trip to the desert to collect discarded objects and examples of how the objects look like after he has treated them with patina chemicals 

    Review his slide show here: Barry Feinman Presentation

    For more information on Restoration Artechs, Inc., please visit: www.restorationartechs.com.

  • 3 Aug 2019 5:15 PM | Julianne B. Ricksecker (Administrator)

    Classically trained in England and at San Diego State University Janet Lee’s show proposes a balance of dualities, delicate yet bold, which together form her personal perspective and aesthetic direction using ancient and modern techniques.  Her imagery has a clear statement in any medium including printmaking, painting, and photography.

    Sep. 7, 2019 - Oct. 20, 2019

    Open Daily September 7 through October 20, 2019 | Mon - Sat 10 am - 4 pm | Sun Noon - 3 pm

    The Rosalie & Spencer Lehmann and The Salon Galleries @ The Fallbrook Art Center
    103 S. Main Ave, Fallbrook, CA 92028
    (760) 728-1414 | email
    In Historic Downtown Fallbrook. Free plentiful parking behind the fallbrook art center and on-street.

  • 8 Jul 2019 10:16 PM | Julianne B. Ricksecker (Administrator)


    Following is the July/August 2019 Artists Guild Newsletter.   2018 & 2019 Newsletters are on the Artists Guild website: www.sdmaag.org     Older issues (1971-2010) are available digitally from Jody Abssy --  jodyabssy@gmail.com
    President's Message

    DUES need to be paid JULY 1st  
    Go to www.sdmaag.org  sign in, and pay your dues on your profile page.  Pay your dues on or after July 1st.  Please also update your profile and be sure to fill in your SDMA membership number and expire date.  See instructions below to update your profile and enter images.

    The Artists Guild is looking forward to our exhibition at Mission Trails Visitor Center August 3 to September 13, 2019.  July 7th is the last day to enter.  The prospectus is on the Artists Guild website: www.sdmaag.org  This show is for members only, so log in, then go to "Call for entries."
    In the drop down list click on Au Naturel: Nature's Art . . . then entry form.   You will then log in to Entry Thingy and fill out the form to enter the exhibition.
    The Artists Guild Annual Meeting, June 8th at Liberty Station (minutes below) had over 30 members in attendance and those members voted for the slate of board members presented.  The board members then voted for the following officers:

        President:  Sue Zinngrabe Gold
         Secretary: Mark-Elliott Lugo
         Treasurer:  Julianne Ricksecker
         Membership Chair:  Angelika Villagrana

    Rounding out the 2019-2020 board of directors are:
         History Chair:  Jody Abssy
         Exhibition Committee Member:  Janet Lee
         Exhibitions Committee Member:  Ray Brownfield
         Member at Large:  Susan Mae Hull
         Member at Large:  Catherine Newhart

    Come to our next board meeting, Tuesday, July 2, from 10:15 a.m. till noon in the museum board room.  Find out how we work together and what currently has our attention.  Add your ideas and concerns.

    Add me to your mailing list for your upcoming solo or group exhibitions:  president@sdmaag.org


    Please update your profile & images on the Artists Guild website
    and pay your dues on July 1st.

    INSTRUCTIONS:  Log on (upper right-hand corner) at the Artists Guild website www.sdmaag.org   Click on your name in the upper right hand corner.  See the list and choose "edit profile."   The Avatar portion is where you insert your picture.  You also will be able to create an album and upload images of your work. To do this click on "member photo albums."  Uploading your images is very important.  Gallery owners look at the artwork to make choices for invitational exhibits.  Call or email me if you need help.

    Sue Gold
    president@sdmaag.org or 858-717-5414

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