THE 52ND INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION
See a YouTube video of the opening GALA Reception
THE 52nd INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION RUNS APRIL 13TH – MAY 26TH, 2013. The exhibit was open to all artists internationally. This year Daniel Foster, Executive Director at Oceanside Museum of Art, has juried the show.
Poetry & Art Series
On Friday, April 26, Poetry & Art Series 2013 features arts writer and poet Charlene Baldridge, poet and executive director of San Diego Writers, Ink (SDWI) Amy Locklin, and Poetry International’s managing editor and poet Jennifer Minniti-Shippey. These renowned authors will read with select Poetry International MFA poets and select poets published in SDWI’s 2013 anthology A Year In Ink, Vol. 6. This arts and culture event takes place in the Museum of the Living Artist, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for treats, refreshments and live music by Ben Chung. Members are free; $5 at the door, or guests may bring wine to share and get in free. Read More
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Your donation today will help continue our 50-year tradition of keeping art alive. Your help supports programs for artists and art lovers at SDAI.
One Year Membership to the San Diego Art Institute's "Museum of the Living Artist" starts at just $50. Includes: free admission, newsletter subscription, advance notice: receptions, classes, special events, and discounts - bus trips, lectures, classes, etc.
To advance the visual arts through exhibition, education and outreach, is expressed through some of the programs on the following pages.
SDAI's most visible activity focuses on showcasing the work of San Diego emerging area visual artists through a program of over 30 juried shows a year, (regular show, "One-Foot" show, special outreach shows, youth art & others). Different art professionals are selected as jurors for each show assuring exhibitions of high quality and great variety. Jurors' Choice and Honorable Mention certificates are awarded at monthly public receptions.
SDAI maintains a separate facility for education. Classes in life drawing, painting, water color, children's art, and various photography classes are a sampling of the SDAI art educational programs offered.
A call to artists to respond to social and community issues. This is a unique visual art venue that marries the artist's talent with community awareness. Some previous exhibitions have been:
"Winged Victory -- Transcending Breast Cancer", "Art Without Frontiers/Hasta La Raya", "eARTh" -- environmental awareness, "Our Healing Arts" -- AIDS awareness, International Youth Art Exchange.
Social outreach through the visual arts continue to be an important part of SDAI's mission.