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.
A month of Halloween-themed programming in conjunction with “The Haunted Art of T. Jefferson Carey” and “The Dead Are Not Quiet: a Group Exhibition of Macabre Art”
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.
Over 100 artists drawing live at SAN DIEGO ART INSTITUTE! Plus live music by Big Bloom, HEXA, and Mankinda! The event of the year is approaching quickly! Don’t miss your chance to nab original art and play muse to your favorite local mark makers! Watch the magic happen at Monster Drawing Rally 2016!
October 15th & October 22nd, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Join SDAI's Creative Director Marina Grize for a two-day Print Media intensive. The course will start with theme investigation, using computers to print imagery on a variety of materials. Printing methods explored include cyanotype (toning, bleaching, and dyeing methods), non-emulsion screen printing (stenciling, flooding, split fountain, etc.), and image transfers. Participants will leave the course with a final artwork of their creation – either a series of prints, a booklet, or a paper sculpture.
Marina Grize is the Creative Director for the San Diego Art Institute, responsible for all visual content for SDAI online, in print, and for exhibitions. Marina holds a BFA in Printmaking from SUNY Purchase, and is a nationally-exhibiting artist. Her work spans a variety of media including printmaking, photography, text-based works, and light sculpture.
INSTRUCTOR: JESI GUTIERREZ; MATERIALS INCLUDED
It is a fine line that lies between book binding and zine practices; both work to challenge traditions of what it means to make a book while also respecting the art form as a whole. This one-day workshop is intended to introduce a traditional book binding structure as well as an appreciation for the influential and radical zine movement and aesthetic. The time in the workshop will be devoted to three things: crafting a non-stitch accordion style book, an opportunity to glimpse into the basic tools of a book binder, and lastly, to create original content with a DIY aesthetic true to the zine movement of the 1990’s.
Instructor Jesi Gutierrez is an artist, teacher, and writer born in Washington D.C. Having studied Creative Writing and Art Education in San Diego, she has been teaching both disciplines through programs at SDAI. Under the guidance of experienced book maker and print press owner, Michele Burgess, Jesi was able to bridge two of her passions; writing & visual art through book arts. Her work explores boundaries of gender, sexuality, race, and class.
SDAI presents the third installment of Julian Klincewicz’s ongoing body of work: Hey, I Like You. Join us Friday, September 23rd, for a runway show that investigates the complicated relationship between “high fashion” and art in San Diego.
Artist Omar Lopex will host a video dating recording day, in collaboration with artist Noe Olivas, director of Untitled Space. The event is part of Lopex's artist residency at the San Diego Art Institute.