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President’s Report

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
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
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



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