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  • 3 Jun 2024 2:15 PM | Katerina Husar Lazarova (Administrator)

    Dear Members of the Artists Guild:
     
    The Artists Guild will hold its annual
     
    General Meeting on Saturday, June 8, 2024,
    from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PDT via Zoom.  


    We hope you will join us for this
    important meeting. 
     

    During the meeting, you will receive updates on past and upcoming Guild activities and exhibitions.  
    Then, attending Artist Members will elect the
    Board of Directors for the coming fiscal year. 
     
    The slate of the proposed Board candidates
    is as follows:


    Jody Abssy 
    Cecilia Anastos
    Jim Bliesner
    Lunjia Hu
    Susan Mae Hull 
    Kevin Inman 
    Katerina Husar Lazarova
    Barbara Leitzel
    Mark-Elliott Lugo
    Leslie Pierce 
    Julianne Ricksecker
    Lily Tanzer
    Angelika Villagrana 

    Officers:
    Guild vice president Jim Bliesner has agreed
     to take over the Guild presidency 
    for the 2024/25 fiscal year.   
    Kevin Inman has agreed to step up as vice president.
    Barbara Leitzel will continue her role as treasurer.
    I will continue to serve as membership chair/exhibitions
    co-chair
     and moderator of the
    monthly Guild Zoom meetings. 
    Mark-Elliott Lugo has stepped down as board secretary but will continue to work with 
    Jody Abssy on the
    History Committee and the completion of the
    Guild’s Centennial Book.

    Therefore, 
    we need a board secretary to take minutes of the Guild’s monthly board meetings (first Tuesday of every month, from 10:15 a.m. to 12 noon).  This is an officer’s position. It would require approximately two hours to prepare the minutes. 
    If you are interested in serving as board secretary,
    please contact me. 

    Katerina Husar Lazarova, our current webmaster,would like to step down but will remain webmaster until we have found a replacement. If you have technical skills and are interested in serving as Artists Guild webmaster, please contact me.  You do not have to become a board member (and attend monthly meetings) for this position.

    Several board and Guild members have stepped up to assist me with exhibitions:
    Jody Abssy, Jim Bliesner, Kevin Inman,
    Leslie Pierce, Julie Weaverling


    We also need more help with marketing, promotion
    and hospitality. 

    There can be co-chairs for any position, or you may 
    only work on a small fraction of these positions.   

    If you are interested in volunteering, please contact me at (619) 222-1034 or 
    gelikavillagrana@gmail.com 
    to discuss how you may assist us.  Thank you.

    After the board elections, board members will introduce themselves to you and you will hear an address by the new Guild president.

    After the formal meeting, we will, as always, invite attendees to share ONE of their works.  
    Since we have less time due to the formal meeting, we would like to extend the art exchange to 12:30 p.m. PDT and hope that will work for you.

    To receive the Zoom link for our June 8
    General Meeting, 
    please RSVP to me by Friday evening, June 7.  
    I look forward to seeing you virtually on June 8.
     
    Best wishes, and many thanks for
    your continued support of the Artists Guild.
    Angelika
     

    Angelika Villagrana, Interim President
    The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild
    (619) 222-1034 – 
    gelikavillagrana@gmail.com
    www.sdmaag.org


    _________________________________________
    The Artists Guild is the oldest Support Council of 
    The San Diego Museum of Art – 
    www.sdmart.org.

     


  • 6 Feb 2024 2:39 PM | Katerina Husar Lazarova (Administrator)

    Dear Members of the Artists Guild:

    Last December, Guild president Annie Kilgore resigned due to personal reasons. We thank her for her service to the Guild.  At our January board meeting, I was asked to serve Annie’s term through June 30, 2024 as interim president.  In July, our vice president, Jim Bliesner, will take over as president of the Guild.

    Artists Guild Membership Exhibition at MOPA@SDMA

    Last month, I informed you that, after more than 20 years, the Guild has been invited by
    The San Diego Museum of Art to have a membership exhibition at the new Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art (MOPA@SDMA) Community Gallery in Balboa Park.  At that time, we were under the impression that the deadline to submit work would be in mid-July. Jim and I met with our Museum partners and juror, Dr. Hugh Davies, a few days ago and were told that, due to the many exhibitions and events the Museum is working on, the deadline for submissions has to move to a much earlier date:  Friday, March 15, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

    While that does not leave much time to create new work, the good news is that any of your works are eligible for submission, even if they have been shown in Guild exhibitions before. 
    There will be no restrictions as to the year the works have been created.

    We are in the process of finalizing the Call for Entries which will be published at the beginning of next week.  Meanwhile, I would like to give you the following specifics for the exhibition so that you can start planning:

    November 9, 2024 – March 9, 2025 - Live at the Museum of Photographic Arts 
    at The San Diego Museum of Art (MOPA@SDMA), Balboa Park
    Online
    during the months of November 2024 through March 2025 on the Guild website.
    DEADLINE TO ENTER:  Friday, March 15, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. PDT

    Delivery of Artwork:  Monday, October 28, 2024
    Reception: 
    Thursday November 14, 2024, 5 to 7 p.m., at MOPA@SDMA.

    The reception will be shared with thePrix Pictet exhibition.  

    Juror:  Hugh M. Davies, Ph.D.
    Director Emeritus, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

    All current members of The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild are invited to submit work.
    All media will be accepted (including digital art), except videos and other media requiring special installation. Artists may submit three works at $25 for the first entry, and $5 for each additional image.  Since this will be a Museum exhibition, works will not be listed as “for sale.”
    We will use the entrythingy.com platform for submissions.

    SIZE LIMITATIONS: Two-dimensional art shall not exceed 
    42 inches in width and 60 inches in height,
    including the frame. 
    Gallery-wrapped artwork will be accepted if edges are painted.
     Wall hung pieces may not exceed 30 pounds.
     Three-dimensional art (Sculpture) shall not exceed 60 pounds. 

    Maximum size:  3 feet h x 2 feet w x 2 feet d.

    Artists Guild 2024 Spring Online Exhibition:

    I also would like to remind you that the Call for Entries for our Spring Online Exhibition is on the Guild website:  www.sdmaag.org – direct link:  https://www.sdmaag.org/2024-spring-exhibition The deadline to submit work is:  Sunday, March 3, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. PST.

    The exhibition will be juried by Nancy Lim, Associate Curator, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Department of Painting & Sculpture.

    Other Reminders:  All members may attend our monthly board meetings on the first Tuesday of each month from 10:15 a.m. to 12 noon via Zoom, and our monthly Zoom meetings on the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  The next Zoom meeting will take place on Saturday, February 10.  If you are interested, please contact me and I will send you the Zoom links. Images that artists show at our Zoom meetings are posted on the Guild’s Face Book page:  www.sdmaag.org and click on FB.

    Feel free to contact me with any comments or questions.

    Best wishes, Angelika

    Angelika Villagrana, Interim President

    The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild

    (619) 222-1034 – gelikavillagrana@gmail.com

     

     


  • 16 Jan 2024 9:03 AM | Katerina Husar Lazarova (Administrator)

    Dear Members of the Artists Guild:

    Happy New Year!

    We would like to start 2024 with exciting news: After more than 20 years, the Guild has been invited by The San Diego Museum of Art to have a membership exhibition at the new Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art (MOPA@SDMA) Community Gallery. Last summer, the Museum of Photographic Arts and The San Diego Museum of Art merged to become one unified institution which is now called MOPA@SDMA. The Museum has dedicated one of the large galleries at MOPA@SDMA as a Community Gallery to reach out to regional artists, starting a new era for the Museum. Because of our long-time involvement and support of the Museum, the Guild will be the first to start this project in the beginning of October 2024 for five months - a fantastic opportunity for the Guild!

    We have started the planning process and will provide more information as we move forward, but wanted to make you aware of this opportunity as soon as possible. Dr. Hugh M. Davies, Director Emeritus, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, has agreed to jury the exhibition. The prospectus will be online in mid-April and the deadline for submissions will be in mid-July.

    Other upcoming Guild Exhibitions:

    2024 Spring Online Open Exhibition for members and non-members

    March 15 – May 15. 2024. We are in the process of finishing the prospectus.


    2024 Holiday/Winter Online Exhibition for artist members only

    November 1 – December 31, 2024.


    2024 Fall Membership Exhibition at Gallery

    November 19 – December 2, 2024.


    We will continue our monthly Zoom meetings on the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Pacific Time and encourage you to join us. We started these meetings at the beginning of the COVID pandemic and they have become very popular. We usually have between 30 to 35 artists on the call sharing their works, not only from the San Diego area but as far away as Canada, Alaska, New York, Texas and Europe. Images of shared works are posted on the Guild Facebook page, www.sdmaag.org and click on FB. This is a great way to meet your fellow artists, see their works and share yours.

    The next Zoom meeting will take place on Saturday, January 13, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon PST. If you are interested in participating, please RSVP to gelikavillagrana@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link.

    Guild members are also invited to join our monthly Board of Directors meetings. Normally on the first Tuesday of each month from 10:15 a.m. to 12 noon Pacific Time, we have moved the January meeting to Tuesday, January 9, because of the holidays. If you are interested to find out more about Guild issues, please contact gelikavillagrana@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link.

    Thank you for all your support of the Guild in 2023. We look forward to your continued support of the Guild in 2024. Get ready for our exhibition at MOPA@SDMA! We want to make the Museum proud of the Guild!

    Best wishes for a Healthy, Happy and Creative 2024!

    The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild


  • 23 May 2023 10:00 AM | Katerina Husar Lazarova (Administrator)

    Dear Members of the Artists Guild, 

    The Artists Guild will hold its annual General Meeting on 
    June 10, 2023, at 10 a.m., via Zoom.  
    We hope you will join us for this important meeting. 
     

    During the meeting, you will receive updates on past and upcoming Guild activities and exhibitions.  Then, attending Artist Members will need to elect the Board of Directors for the coming fiscal year. 

     

    The slate of the proposed Board candidates is as follows:

    Jody Abssy

    Susan Ashley
    Sue Zinngrabe Gold
    Lunjia Hu
    Kevin Inman
    Susan Mae Hull
    Katerina Husar Lazarova
    Annie Kilgore
    Mark-Elliott Lugo
    Lucas Perez
    Julianne Ricksecker
    Angelika Villagrana

     


    Guild Vice President Annie Kilgore has agreed to take over the Guild presidency for the 2023/24 fiscal year.  Thank you, Annie.

    Annie is currently serving as Vice President and interim Treasurer.  
    Since she will take over as Guild President, we will need a new Vice President and Treasurer.  

    We also need assistance with: Hospitality, Marketing,
    Public Relations, and Exhibitions

    There can be co-chairs for any position, or you may only work on a small fraction of these positions.  We are also looking for additional board members.  If you are interested, please contact me at
    (619) 222-1034 to discuss how you can assist us.  Thank you.
      
    At this point, the following positions have been filled:
    Secretary (Mark-Elliott Lugo); Membership Chair (Angelika Villagrana); History Chair (Jody Abssy); Exhibitions Co-Chair
    (Kevin Inman); Newsletter Editor (Lunjia Hu);
    Webmaster (Katerina Husar Lazarova). 


    Guild Artist Members will also have to approve the amendments to the Artists Guild Bylaws, highlighted in red.  
    Please click on: 
    Amendment to Bylaws to review the
    bylaws and amendments.  Thank you.

     

    One important amendment is that we will add a representative of
    The San Diego Museum of Art to our board, giving us the opportunity to work more closely with the Museum.  Our Museum liaison,
    Lucas Perez, the Museum’s Manager of Art and Empathy Projects, and Innovation, has agreed to join our board, and we
    are very happy about that.

     
    After the formal meeting, we will, as always, invite attendees
    to share one piece of their work.


    To receive the Zoom link for our June 10 General Meeting, please RSVP to me by Friday evening, June 9.  
    I look forward to seeing you virtually on June 10.

     
    Many thanks to our Guild members who have submitted
    work to our Membership Exhibition  A Walk Through Nature.  
    The work will be hung the morning of June 17 and the
    reception will be on Sunday, June 18, 2 to 4 p.m. 
    at the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitors Center Gallery, 
    One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119-1008.  
    The exhibition will be live and online from June 17
    through July 27, 2023.

     
    Best wishes, and many thanks for
    your continued support of the Artists Guild.
    Angelika

     

    Angelika Villagrana, President
    The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild
    (619) 222-1034 – 
    gelikavillagrana@gmail.com
     

    _____________________________________________________

    The Artists Guild is the oldest Support Council of 
    The San Diego Museum of Art:  
    www.sdmart.org.

     


  • 4 Mar 2023 9:04 AM | Katerina Husar Lazarova (Administrator)

    Dear Members:

    Due to health reasons, Sue Zinngrabe Gold had to resign as Guild treasurer and editor of the newsletter.  Luckily for us, she will remain on the Guild board of directors and be available with advice.  Vice president Annie Kilgore has agreed to step us as interim treasurer and newsletter editor, however, since it is taking a while to get her set up, the newsletter will be delayed by a month

    Annie will take over as Guild president in July, therefore

    we urgently need volunteers to take on the treasurer and newsletter positions. 

    Please let me know if you are interested in volunteering for either position and we can discuss the duties that are involved.  Thanks so much.

     

    Exhibitions:

    Many thanks to all artists who submitted work to our 2023 Online Spring Exhibition.  We received 712 entries from 316 artists from around the world.  Our juror, Hugh M. Davies, Ph.D., Director Emeritus, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, had the difficult task of selecting 110 works from an abundance of high-quality submissions for the exhibition.  I am pleased to announce that 18 Guild members were included. 

    The award winners are:

    First place: Bart Lindstrom from Rancho Mirage, CA, for his oil painting Running Men.

    Second place: Sandy Abrams from Long Beach, CA, for her rattan, bamboo, wood sculpture Reclining Nude.

    Third place: Guild member Michael Hill from Escondido, CA, for his oil painting Spring Shower. Michael has donated his $300 award towards the Guild’s Centennial Book Project.  We appreciate that very much.  

    Honorable Mention:

    Lin Hui Ding from Aliso Viejo, CA, for her oil paintingAlla

    Yan Jun Dong from Fremont, CA, for her ink, acrylic, watercolor work Rhapsody

    Susan Salazar from Jamul, CA, for her colored pencil work Optimistic

    Leroy Skalstad from Milwaukee, WI, for his photograph A Boy With A Straight Face

    Congratulations to the artists who were selected. 

    The exhibition will be online through April 15 at https://www.sdmaag.org/2023-spring-exhibition.

    Many thanks to The San Diego Museum of Art for promoting the exhibition in its e-newsletter:

    https://www.sdmart.org/event/san-diego-museum-of-art-artists-guild-spring-2023-online-exhibition/2023-02-17/.

    We would appreciate it if you would assist us in promoting the exhibition to your social media networks.  Thank you very much.


    We are now working on our NEXT MEMBER EXHIBITIONS:

    Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation, Inc. Membership Exhibition - A Walk Through Nature - June 17 - July 28 

    Juror:  Keiko Tanabe – see her profile on her website:   https://www.ktanabefineart.com/about

    Gallery 21 2023 Membership Exhibition –- November 14 through November 28
    Both exhibitions will also be displayed online.

    Holiday Online Exhibition for Artist Members - November 1 through December 31

    As a gift to our artist members, submission and sales commission fees will be waived.

    The exhibition will not be juried. Every artist member will be invited to submit one work.

    We encourage all artist members to start thinking about a work that is inspired loosely by the holiday season.

     

    Welcome to our NEW MEMBERS who joined the Artists Guild during the past months:

    Artist Members:
    David Bloom – Media: 
    Abstract Mixed Media Private Practice and Public Art Producer
    Susan Brown – Medium:  Acrylic
    Carol Cottone-Kolthoff – Medium:
    Ron Hillas – Medium:  Watercolor
    Lunjia Hu – Media:  Oil and Acrylic
    Kevin Inman – Medium:  Oil

    Associate Members:
    Rosalind Delligattie
    Michael Hill
    Kay Kaplan
    Anahid Minatsaghanian
    Miriam Lorentzen
    Elsa Oroszco-Toops
    Lise Van Herik
    Yahel Yan

    If you would like to find out more about these or other Guild members, please go to our website, www.sdmaag.org, click on Artist List and type in the name of the artist you are interested in.  Many artist members have added images of their artwork to their Artist’s Profile Page to create a photo gallery on the Guild website. If you are an artist member and have not yet done so, I encourage you to take advantage of this Guild membership benefit to set up your own web page.  You may upload up to six albums of images.  Each album may contain up to 50 photos. 

    Our Monthly Artists Guild Zoom Discussions Meetings on the second Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Pacific Time, continue to attract Guild members and guests from around the U.S., Canada, France, Germany and Italy. At the February 11 meeting, a number of artists who were juried into the Spring Online Exhibition, including award winners Bart Lindstrom and Yan Jun Dong, joined us and were introduced by juror Dr. Davies.  After each meeting, images of attendees’ artworks are posted onto the Guild Face Book page – www.sdmaag.org and click on FB.

    Our next Zoom meeting will take place on Saturday, March 11, at from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Pacific Time.   If you have never participated in our Zoom sessions, I encourage you to do so and get to know other artists and their works.  Please send me your RSVP by Friday evening, March 10, so that I may add you to the call list and send you the Zoom link.  Due to security reasons, we cannot publish Zoom links.

     

    Feel free to contact me with any suggestions or questions. 

    With best wishes,

    Angelika

     


    Angelika Villagrana, President

    The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild

    gelikavillagrana@gmail.com or  president @sdmaag.org

  • 16 Nov 2022 10:30 AM | Katerina Husar Lazarova (Administrator)

    NEWSLETTER

    Following is the November/December 2022 Artists Guild Newsletter.    Older issues (1971-2010) are available digitally from Jody Abssy --  jodyabssy@gmail.com

    President's Message

    Dear Members:
     
    Many thanks to all of you who participated in our 2022 Fall Membership Exhibition, which was held at Gallery 21, Balboa Park, from September 13 through September 26, and online on the Guild website during the month of September.  It was wonderful seeing many of you at the September 18 reception at Gallery 21.  Juror Julie Weaverling, Director of the Front Porch Gallery in Carlsbad, joined us and announced the award winners. We have taped an interview about her jurying process and an introduction to the award winners with her.  You may view it on the Guild website, www.sdmaag.org, under Videos.  

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  • 29 Jun 2022 2:26 PM | Katerina Husar Lazarova (Administrator)


    NEWSLETTER 

     

    Following is the July/August 2022 Artists Guild Newsletter.   Recent newsletters are on the Artists Guild website: www.sdmaag.org     Back issues (1971-2010) are available digitally. Contact Sue Gold at artszg@gmail.com


    President's Message

    Dear Members:
     
    We held our Annual Membership Meeting via Zoom on June 11.  Many thanks to all of you who took time to join us and vote for the board of directors candidates for our upcoming fiscal year (July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023) and the revisions to our bylaws.  
     
    There were a few changes to the make-up of our board.  After four years of serving as President of the Guild, Sue Zinngrabe Gold stepped down from this role.  Since nobody volunteered to assume the President position, I agreed to serve one more time as Guild President for one year. (I served as President from 2012 to 2018).  
     
    I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Sue for her years of dedication and her enormous work on behalf of the Guild, especially during these challenging COVID years.  Thanks for doing such a fantastic job, Sue!.  I am very happy to report that we will not lose her.  Sue has agreed to remain on our board of directors, assume the role of Guild Treasurer, continue as Exhibitions Committee co-chair, Centennial Book administrator, serve on the Website Committee and compile the Guild Newsletter.  All in all, she does not get much of a break, but we are very glad that she will continue to work with us on our Guild agenda.
     
    After many years as Treasurer and Webmaster, Julianne Ricksecker has stepped down from these positions, but she will remain on the board as Member-at-Large and will still assist us with technical advice.  We also owe her many thanks for all her work.  Katerina Husar Lazarova is our new Webmaster.  


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  • 2 May 2022 9:52 AM | Katerina Husar Lazarova (Administrator)
    NEWSLETTER
    Following is the May/June 2022 Artists Guild Newsletter.   Recent newsletters are on the Artists Guild website: www.sdmaag.org     Back issues (1971-2010) are available digitally. Contact Sue Gold (president@sdmaag.org)
    President's Message

    Dear Members,

    This letter will be my last as president of the San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild.    These four years have been fulfilling and demanding.  I have enjoyed being your president and feel we have accomplished much.  Our relationship with the Museum has improved.  We have just presented to The Museum a 3-ring binder that contains the work and bios of most of our artist members.  The Museum had expressed a desire to know more about the Artists Guild and its artist members.  The centennial book, 100 Artists, 100 Years: A Century of Creativity in San Diego, will be published this year.  There have been many delays in publishing this book, not the least of which has been getting permission from the artist, family, or heirs to use an image of the artist's work.   All of our exhibitions have been successful.   All in all, it has been a good and productive four years.  My plan is to continue on the Artists Guild board of directors as the treasurer and immediate past president.  So, I'll still be around! 

    Read more

  • 1 Mar 2022 10:03 AM | Katerina Husar Lazarova (Administrator)

    NEWSLETTER


    Following is the March/April 2022 Artists Guild Newsletter.   Recent newsletters are on the Artists Guild website: www.sdmaag.org   Back issues (1971-2010) are available digitally. Contact Sue Gold (president@sdmaag.org)
    President's Message

    Dear Members,

    Hopefully, this newsletter will reach you without the extra lines in it.  We've been having problems with our email company and hope that this issue will go through without the lines!

    Regarding our Spring Exhibition, the entry final date has been reached, the juror has picked the pieces that will go inand the award winners have been selected.  Go to 
    https://onlinegalleryshows.com/collections/san-diego-museum-of-art-artists-guild-spring-exhibition-san-diego-museum-of-art-artists-guild to see the exhibition.

    Read more

  • 22 Jan 2022 10:48 AM | Katerina Husar Lazarova (Administrator)

    NEWSLETTER 

    Following is the January/February 2022 Artists Guild Newsletter.   Recent newsletters are on the Artists Guild website:                         
    www.sdmaag.org     Back issues (1971-2010) are available digitally. Contact Sue Gold (president@sdmaag.org)

    President's Message

    Dear Members,

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!
    Hopefully, 2022 will be a much better year.

    The Artists Guild looks forward to a new online exhibition in 2022.  Our SPRING EXHIBITION prospectus is on our website right now a
    https://www.sdmaag.org/sys/website/?pageId=18376  and is open to all artists worldwide.  Please enter this show!  Members have a discounted price.  Choose the member price when paying.  This exhibition will be online from March 1 to April 30, 2022.  The juror for this exhibition is G. James Daichndt,  Ed. D.  Read about him in the prospectus.  Please submit your best work.  You will be allowed to submit three (3) works and of these, two (2) can be chosen.  See the prospectus for details about what is accepted and how to enter.

    We will be showing a few members' works in the Museum sometime in 2024 in the admission-free gallery next to Panama 66.  The works shown will be of the Museum's choosing.

    Read more...

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