April 18 - July 26, 2015

100 Artists: 100 Years

The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild, 1915-2015

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Throughout 2015, Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) exhibitions and events will continue to focus on the most important and interesting art created and collected in San Diego and Southern California. From April 18 - July 26, 2015, OMA will be hosting 100 Artists, 100 Years: The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild, 1915-2015. This exhibition will feature works by one hundred distinguished artists who lived and worked in San Diego during the last century and who were, or are currently, Guild members. They range from historically significant Plein Air painters such as Maurice Braun, Charles Fries, Alfred Mitchell, and Charles Reiffel, to contemporary masters such as John Baldessari and Richard Allen Morris. Established in 1915, the Guild was instrumental in founding The San Diego Museum of Art in 1926 and, to this day remains an integral part of San Diego’s visual arts scene.

100 Artist, 100 Years will occupy both of OMA’s first-floor galleries. Many major disciplines, including, painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics, furniture making, and architecture, will be represented. Borrowed from local museums, institutions, private collections, and artists, many of these works have never been publicly exhibited. Exhibition curator Mark-Elliott Lugo states, “This exhibition will be a rare opportunity for viewers to experience in one venue the diverse range of art created in San Diego over the past century. I believe San Diegans will be excited and proud to see the exceptional skill and creativity of the artists who have lived and worked in the area.”

In partnership with OMA, The San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) will celebrate the Guild Centennial by concurrently exhibiting more than a dozen works in various media by artists who belonged to the Guild during its early years. SDMA curator Dr. James Grebl selected these pieces from the permanent collection of this iconic Balboa Park institution.

Reception: Saturday, April 25, 2015 - For more information, please click here.

Save the Date! Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 100 Artists: 100 Years Panel Discussion.


Left: Faiya Fredman, Yellow Tulip 2, print on paper, 2007, 40"x30"
Center: Michael Wheelden, Through the Looking Glass, acrylic on canvas, 2011, 28"x45"
Right: Leon Durand Bonnet, From a High Rock, 1927, oil on canvas, 20"x40"

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