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President’s Report

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

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