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SDAI was founded in 1941 and has since remained the premier organization showcasing artists from the Southern California/Baja Norte region. Our mission is to develop artists and supporters of the visual arts through exhibition, education, and outreach. We achieve this mission by creating innovative programs that respond to the needs of our communities, by offering world-class facilities to exhibit artwork, and by forging partnerships on a local and global scale.

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Upcoming Show July 18th - August 17th 2014

Juried by Kateri O'Neil

San Diego Art Institute Regional Exhibit

Dan Adams
Dogs & One Robot
"I seem to have an affinity with small dogs which is understandable since I am the runt of my litter. I prefer to paint dogs because there is much more variety than the human figure.This show is where I can share my dog paintings & a few of them may find a new home."
Betty Hock
"My work is inspired by the natural world. The images come from reality, but it is mostly imagination that fuels their creation. Working between realistic expression and abstraction, I often focus on light to define the mood to reflect a stillness, to capture a moment."

San Diego Art Institute Artist-in-Residence Program

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In the fall of 2014, San Diego Art Institute is launching its first Artist-in-Residence Program in its North Park location. Artists working in all media and at any stages of their career are welcome to apply for an approximate 2.5 month residency. The selected Artist-in-Resident will receive a private, 200sqft studio space to create new work, culminating in a presentation of their work at both San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park and San Diego Art Department in North Park.

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