Exhibit Puts San Diego artists in the National Spotlight

Exhibit Puts San Diego artists in the National Spotlight

Exhibit Puts San Diego artists in the National Spotlight

Summer Solstice (Acrylic) by Jeannette Scollard

50 visual artists selected to showcase San Diego’s diverse creative talent

Fifty of San Diego’s emerging and professional visual artists will be featured in the biennial 50 TO WATCH, a unique program offering regional and national exposure to local artists. The 2018 edition includes a two-part local exhibition that will run throughout March at The Studio Door in North Park and Escondido Arts Partnership. Additionally, a catalog of artwork by participating artists is created that will be distributed to 1,500 galleries across the nation.

Mingalone reviewed virtual portfolios of nearly 100 diverse visual artists before determining the final 50

“50 To Watch is about opportunity and making connections for artists and galleries.  The past two editions have been successful in raising the visibility of San Diego’s creative community,” said The Studio Door owner Patric Stillman.  Stillman was recognized for his contributions to San Diego’s arts community earlier this year with an Artie Award from Mission Federal ArtWalk.

Sunflower Winds (Oil on Gold Leaf) by Linda Phillips

Maria Mingalone, Executive Director of Oceanside Museum of Art partnered with The Studio Door to jury this year’s exhibition.  Mingalone reviewed virtual portfolios of nearly 100 diverse visual artists before determining the final 50, which include painters, photographers, mixed media and sculptors.  She also selected three artists working at the top of their game, who will be announced at the artist reception on Saturday, March 3 at The Studio Door.

A complete list of exhibiting artists:

Farah Ajoodanifar, Jenna Bao, Michelle Jean Barron, Eleanor Bell, Manuelita Brown, Brenda Buffalin, Alex Cave, Lance Chang, Margaret Alexis Chiaro, Yumi Climenson, Betty Cox, Kym De Los Reyes, Paula Des Jardins, Linda Drake, Nathaniel Dunn, Michelle D Ferrera, Linda Frueh, Cayce Hanalei, David Hemingway, Mac Hillenbrand, Susan Hull, Brandon Jameson, Paul W Koester, India La Motte, Haydee Laborin, David Lesinski, John Makinster, Elise McKenna, Kathleen McLaughlin, Bonnie Owen, Lorraine Page, Steven Paulsen, Ana Phelps, Linda Phillips, Nancy Plank, Julianne Ricksecker, Astha SainiAmanda Saint Claire, Jon Savage, Czarina Scolari-Ortiz, Jeannette Scollard, Rich Stewart, Patric Stillman, Teemstir, Mark Title, Aries Thjin, Michaela Upp, Minnie Valero, Gretchen Vogt and Lee Zasloff.

False Choice (Cast Bronze, Cast Iron and Found Object) by Rich Stewart

To celebrate visual arts across the County of San Diego, The Studio Door recruited arts organization Escondido Arts Partnership to participate by showcasing half of this year’s artists.  The North County portion of the exhibition will take place in conjunction with Escondido Arts Partnership’s annual auction fundraiser Panache.  The highlight of this year’s Panache is an original signed and numbered serigraph of Californian Diary (My Men) by the late, internationally acclaimed artist Niki de Saint Phalle (a donation from the Niki Charitable Art Foundation). Artwork will be available for sale at both locations.

Exhibition details:

The Studio Door

Exhibition Dates: March 2 – 25, 2018
3750 30th Street
Preview Reception: Saturday, March 3 – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Escondido Arts Partnership

Exhibition Dates: March 9 – 25, 2018 in conjunction with Panache
262 Grand Avenue, Escondido
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 10 – 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

For more information, visit www.50toWatch.com or call (619) 255 – 4920.

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