San Diego-based artist Cat Chiu Phillips used a variety of sewing and weaving techniques, including the use of plarn (yarn made from discarded plastic bags) to crochet large, abstract patterns to draw attention to the pollution created by plastic. Join Cat in this series of free, hands-on artmaking workshops, culminating in a community exhibition and installation at Westfield Horton Plaza.
SDAI is pleased to present STANDARD FANTASTIC STUDIOS: FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WATCH THESE MOVIES, a project by Omar Lopex for the SDAI Project Space in Horton Plaza (141 Horton Plaza next to Victoria’s Secret). During the month of September, the space will be transformed into a video viewing area where audiences can watch films entirely show in analog film formats—Super 8, Hi8, 35mm—made by STANDARD FANTASTIC STUDIOS during an artist residency at San Diego Art Institute in 2016, as well as an additional curated selection of classic films. The opening reception will take place at SDAI Project Space, 141 Horton Plaza on Friday, September 9 from 6pm-8pm. The exhibition will run until Sunday, October 2, 2016
SDAI's benefit celebrating our 75th Anniversary and the vibrancy of our art community.
The San Diego Art Institute is pleased to present a month-long series of Halloween-themed programming in celebration of two concurrent exhibitions: “The Haunted Art of T. Jefferson Carey” and “The Dead Are Not Quiet: A Group Exhibition of Macabre Art”. Programs range from lectures, weekly video screenings and readings, SDAI’s annual “Monster Drawing Rally”, an all-ages pumpkin carving, a costume party for humans, as well as a dog costume contest judging with prizes. The opening reception will take place at the San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado in Balboa Park on Saturday, October 1 from 6pm-8pm. The exhibition will run until Sunday, November 6, 2016.
“The Dead Are Not Quiet: A Group Exhibition of Macabre Art” features work by artists living and working in the Southern California/Baja Norte region selected through an open call. The judge for the work was Scott Mitchell Putesky, an artist and musician best known for his work as the guitarist and co-founder of the musical group Marilyn Manson.
San Diego Art Institute is please to present its second annual "Artist and Curator" sports tournament. Watch more than 40 artists and curators in 10 teams square off at beach volleyball. Renowned art critics Kinsee Morlan and Robert Pincus will reprise their roles as the announcers. This fun, interactive event includes performances by XR, and SDAI's artists-in-residence Brian & Ryan. Food, drinks, music, and fun for the whole family. Who will win the ultimate prize and retain their dignity? Come and find out!
San Diego Art Institute hosts Dr. Paul Koudounaris on Wednesday, October 5 from 6pm-8pm for a “Sex Ghost” lecture and slideshow
The San Diego Art Institute is pleased to present a month-long series of Halloween-themed programming in celebration of two concurrent exhibitions: “The Haunted Art of T. Jefferson Carey” and “The Dead Are Not Quiet: A Group Exhibition of Macabre Art”. As part of this programming, SDAI is hosting weekly horror film screenings every Thursday in October. Each film will be accompanied by a themed cocktail. Doors will open at 5:30pm and the films will start at 6pm. All events are $5 unless otherwise noted
SDAI is pleased to present “Appropriated Touch”, a solo project by San Diego-based artist Daniel Barron Corrales, opening October 7, 2016 at SDAI Project Space in Horton Plaza.
Join San Diego Art Institute in welcoming our local arts funders for a discussion on current issues at the forefront of arts funding in California, with a focus on San Diego. We will discuss opportunities for both individual artists and arts organizations.