Open to artists who live, work, or have exhibited in San Diego, the Athenaeum’s Annual Juried Exhibition provides a platform for local artists to receive excellent exposure and to draw inspiration from talented peers. Acceptable submissions this year included 2-D and 3-D media, with the exception of functional or craft art, that have been completed within the past five years. Joe Yorty, Creative Director of Best Practice, and Elizabeth Rooklidge, Independent Curator and Editor of HereIn, selected 92 works by 46 artists. A record 269 artists submitted 735 works for consideration. Due to current health guidelines, the entry process, jurying, and exhibition were organized fully online, which allowed for 2D/3D entries as well as time-based works. First, second, and third-place awards, Leslie Von Kolb Memorial Award, and honorable mentions were awarded by the jurors before the opening of the exhibition. “In addition, the online platform has allowed for the inclusion in the exhibition a wider range of disciplines and media that in previous years have been difficult to accommodate including large sculpture, installation, video, and performance. ” ―Joe Yorty and Elizabeth Rooklidge
SELECTED ARTISTS NAMES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Carol Abbe, Victor Angelo, Victor Ballesteros, Farshid Bazmandegan, Home Behar, Kyra Brandt, Stefani Byrd, Joe Cantrell, J. Carlson, Sister Chapman, Alan Cohen, Remi Dalton, Victor De La Fuente, Marisa DeLuca, Kristine Diekman, Flavia D’Urso, Bridget Enderle, Ricardo Galvan, Vienna Gambol, Peter Geise, Sofia Gonzalez, Eleanor G Greer, Becky Guttin, Lisa Hutton, Amanda Kachadoorian, Marie Keech, Kirby Kendrick, Alexander Kohnke, Elena Lomakin, May-ling Martinez, Brad Maxey, Arie Menes, Annalise Neil, Oriana Poindexter, Allison Renshaw, Bryan Ali Sanchez, Gail Schneider, Ingrid Schraufstatter, Sage Serrano, Maggie Shen, Joe Skoby, Wayne Swanson, Kline Swonger, Leslye Villasenor, Chantal Wnuk, Cindy Zimmerman.