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2010-11 Exhibition Resource Guides

Painting of a Man's reflection in a hand mirror.
Face to Face: The Changing Face of Portraiture
April 3 – May 27, 2011

This exhibition examines how 17 contemporary artists address portraiture and explore the nuances of face, figure and personality in a variety of styles and approaches. Whether it is a friend, stranger, loved-one or self-portrait, each work communicates a visual description about the life of the original subject. Artists include Shay Bredimus, Melissa Cooke, Marianela de la Hoz, Jorg Dubin, Perin Mahler, America Martin, Mike Stilkey, Linda Saphan, Neil Shigley and others.

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  • A colorful painting of a creature in a teal jacket pulling an insect in a line box.
    2011 Juried Biennial Exhibition
    Jan. 30 – March 18, 2011

    Over the past ten years, the Cannon Art Gallery Juried Exhibitions have become an important showcase for the work of both emerging and mid-career artists in San Diego County. This year’s jurors are Peter Frank, Senior Curator at the Riverside Art Museum and art critic for the Huffington Post, and Larry Baza, Co-Director of Noel-Baza Fine Art in San Diego. Open to artists who live, work or have a studio in San Diego County.

    Colorful watercolor painting of a castle on a buffalo's back. 
    The World of Adonna Khare:
    Beasts, Backpacks and Curious Creatures
    Sept. 12 – Nov. 7, 2010

    Adonna Khare's fanciful creatures that range from a wide-eyed meerkat to a napping forest gorilla, suggest not only the unearthly gardens of Hieronymus Bosch but the whimsical woodlands of Maurice Sendak. Monumental eight-foot tall pencil drawings on paper, exquisite tiny watercolors, and a thirty-five foot mural filled with wild and wooly creatures are impressive demonstrations of her formidable ability.

    Contact Information

    Cultural Arts Office
    Arts Education
    760-434-2901 phone reservations
    760-730-0329 fax

    2955 Elmwood St.
    Carlsbad, CA 92008

    Mailing address
    1200 Carlsbad Villiage Drive
    Carlsbad, CA 92008

    General Information

    This award-winning program, which is offered free to the schools, is generously supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; Mrs. Teresa M. Cannon; The Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation; and the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts.