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San Diego Weekend Arts Events: ‘Twenty Women Artists: NOW’, The 2021 Juried Biennial Exhibition And SD Practice

The Oceanside Museum of Art has reopened its doors to the public, and their "Twenty Women Artists NOW" exhibition is on view through Aug. 1, 2021.
Courtesy of Oceanside Museum of Art
The Oceanside Museum of Art has reopened its doors to the public, and their "Twenty Women Artists NOW" exhibition is on view through Aug. 1, 2021.
This weekend in the arts: ‘Twenty Women Artists: NOW’ wraps up its exhibition, the 2021 Juried Biennial Exhibition hosts its closing reception, and 'SD Practice' will be held at two locations across the county.

"Twenty Women Artists: Now"

Visual Art

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

Visual Art

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.

Details: The closing reception will be from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at the William D. Cannon Art Gallery in Carlsbad. The exhibition will be open to visit through Saturday, Aug. 7.

SD Practice

Visual Art

"A Group of Artists and Academics at the OXCART Crash Site, near Wendover, Utah, August 2012 (raw umber and deep grey-blue with orange glow-in-the-dark glitter blisters)," by John Brinton Hogan will be on view at San Diego Art Institute as part of the SD Practice exhibition, opening July 10, 2021.
John Brinton Hogan / Courtesy of San Diego Art Institute
"A Group of Artists and Academics at the OXCART Crash Site, near Wendover, Utah, August 2012 (raw umber and deep grey-blue with orange glow-in-the-dark glitter blisters)," by John Brinton Hogan will be on view at San Diego Art Institute as part of the SD Practice exhibition, opening July 10, 2021.

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.

For more arts events, or to submit your own, visit the KPBS/Arts calendar here. And be sure to sign up for the weekly KPBS/Arts newsletter here.