San Diego Weekend Arts Events: ‘Twenty Women Artists: NOW’, The 2021 Juried Biennial Exhibition And SD Practice
"Twenty Women Artists: Now"
The "Twenty Women Artists: NOW" exhibition is wrapping up its show this Sunday, Aug. 1. The exhibit presents artwork showcasing real-life challenges women face in society, including challenges brought about by the pandemic. It was curated by Alessandra Moctezuma, Gallery Director and Professor of Art at San Diego Mesa College. Moctezuma leads the Museum Studies program and teaches courses on Chicano Art. She has curated exhibitions at the Mesa College gallery for 20 years and has organized thematic and solo exhibitions featuring local and nationally recognized artists. This week we spoke to Moctezuma about "Twenty Women Artists: Now" and two other arts events happening this weekend.
Details: The exhibit is open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday at the Oceanside Museum of Art.
2021 Juried Biennial Exhibition
The 2021 Juried Biennial Exhibition is hosting a closing reception on Saturday, July 31, where you can meet some of the local artists featured in the exhibition and talk to them about their pieces. The art gallery showcases work from 30 emerging and mid-career artists, including Duke Windsor, Melissa Walter, Stefanie Bales, Becky Guttin, Griselda Rosas, Perry Vazquez, Kelsey Overstreet, Sage Serrano and many others.
SD Practice continues at two locations in the county. San Diego launched the event as part of the city’s relief effort for artists during the pandemic.
"I was so thrilled to see many of our graduates represented in both locations," Moctezuma said. "And these are students who graduated and have gone on. Some of them have done their Masters degrees, some of them have gone on to a career-making art."
She said Mesa College alums featured include Andrew Alcasid, Claudia Cano, Juan Cabrera, Nassem Navab-Gojrati and Reinhart Selvik.
"This is a really wonderful exhibition to see the breadth of works that are being created here in San Diego," Moctezuma said.
Details: The exhibit is open to visit through Sept. 5, at the San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park, and Bread and Salt Logan Heights.