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   The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild

Third Place Award of Excellence 

The Guild at the Lyceum



May 10 - July 31, 2020

Juror:  G. Pasha Turley, Artist & Professor (ret.) at Southwestern College

Congratulations to our
Third Place Award of Excellence Winner
Jo Caldwell

Jo was awarded the third place for oil on canvas painting, Inner Space.

About Jo Caldwell:

I grew up in a small pine-covered town in New England. In high school I was the school artist and designed and painted the backdrop for the Pirates of Penzance. With my portfolio I was accepted into the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School as a painting major with German Expressionist Karl Zerbe as my professor. And for four years I drew and painted the nude model. There I was free to roam the corridors of a great museum and learn the technical processes of oil painting.

After living in isolation for ten years in the mountains of Costa Rica I ended up in San Diego and was accepted into the Visual Arts Department at UCSD, where I was immersed into art theory under an outstanding faculty. Afterwards I was accepted into the graduate school of CSUF and earned an MFA in painting and drawing in 1993. The following Fall I taught a class there in Beginning Painting.

Important Exhibitions:
I have exhibited in juried exhibitions in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties. I have shown at the Galeria Otra Vez in East Los Angeles in an international exhibit on pesticides, the California Center of the Arts, and the San Diego Museum of Art juried by Wolf Kahn, The Oceanside Museum of Art, juried by Mark Quint and Reesey Shaw - among others. I have also had invitational exhibits at the Downy Art Museum, The Irvine Fine Arts Center, MiraCosts College and Southwestern College.

 About Inner Space:

My work draws heavily on my personal approach to life and this painting, called Inner Space, expresses my interest in the personal environment that we each create for ourselves. The human in all its complexity is my major interest and my friends and family are often my subjects.

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