to Nov 9

Small Gestures

Detail of “The Possibility” by Melissa Walter

Detail of “The Possibility” by Melissa Walter

Small Gestures
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 17th – 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Artist Talk: 1:00pm

Closing Reception: Saturday, November 9th – 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Gallery Hours:
Mon/Tues/Fri: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Weds: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Thurs: 10:00am - 8:00pm

Boehm Gallery
Palomar College
1140 W Mission Rd, San Marcos, California 92069
(760) 744 -1150

Take a look into the abstracted views of the world (and beyond) from the eyes of four emerging artists; Melissa Walter, Chantel Wnuk, Eddie Aispuro, and Andrew Alcasid. Boehm Gallery will be hosting an opening reception on Thursday, Oct. 17th and a closing reception on Saturday, November 9th, and have regular gallery hours throughout the week (see listing above).

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to Oct 13

Art San Diego


Art San Diego: A contemporary art fair
San Diego Convention Center
Hall E
111 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

Thursday, October 10 | 5:00pm – 9:00pm
By Invitation Only

Free Admission
Friday, October 11 | 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Friday, October 11 | 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Saturday, October 12 | 12:00PM - 8:00PM
Sunday, October 13 | 12:00PM - 5:00PM

Art San Diego moves to the San Diego Convention Center, Oct. 10–13, 2019, offering art aficionados and collectors an unparalleled opportunity to explore, experience, experiment, and discover. Melissa Walter will be displaying her work at the San Diego Art Prize’s booth (122) as one of the four final nominees for the 2020 San Diego Art Prize. The other artists nominated are Kaori Fukuyama, Griselda Rosas, and Alanna Airitam.

Now in its 13th year, the San Diego Art Prize is presented by the San Diego Visual Arts Network and dedicated to the idea that the visual arts are a necessary and rewarding ingredient of any world-class city and a building block of the lifestyle of its residents. Conceived to promote and encourage dialogue, reflection and social interaction about San Diego’s artistic and cultural life, this annual award honors artistic expression. Four finalists were chosen from a nomination list for an exhibit at Art San Diego in October 2019 and the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in May of 2020. In May, the winner will be announced.

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to Sep 15


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September 12th - September 15th
Del Mar Racetrack + Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Tickets: https://www.kaaboodelmar.com/get-yours

This will be my fourth year participating in KAABOO Del Mar! This year I will be unveiling a brand new series of work that considers various science topics, theories, and fun facts that I’ve been gravitating toward. Get your tickets today to see this new work and a ton of other great artists that will be exhibiting!

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1:00 PM13:00

Artist Discussion on "Of All Things"


Sunday, September 1, 2019
ICE Gallery
1955 Julian Ave. 92113

Akiko Surai and Melissa Walter reunite to discuss Walter’s latest site-specific installation “Of All Things”. The artists will delve into the conceptual nature of the piece and a bit about the process that led to the final outcome. This talk will not be long so arrive on time! The gallery will be open before and after the discussion. This will be the perfect opportunity to view the work if you haven’t already.

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7:00 AM07:00

Artists for Artists a Benefit


THURSDAY, AUGUST 22nd, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Bread & Salt
1955 Julian Ave. 92113

Several members of the San Diego art community are currently dealing with cancer: Andrew Alcasid (artist), Hugo Crosthwaite (artist), Cris Scorza's daughter, Renata (MCASD Education Director), the family of Sarah Spinks (Artist, Organizer, Administrator - Vista) and Anjanette Maraya-Ramey (Arts Administrator). We've seen so many GoFundMe pages going around as our friends are forced to deal with healthcare costs, living costs, and the rest of the expenses surrounding chronic illness. This is our chance to use our talent, resources, and skills to help our art family.

Artists and friends from all over San Diego/Baja are asked to donate one or more small works of art, a commission, or a service for a one day sale. All proceeds will be distributed evenly amongst the patients listed.

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5:00 PM17:00

Artists for Artist (a benefit)


5:00pm - 8:00pm
The Hill Street Country Club
530 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054


Several members of the San Diego art community are currently dealing with cancer: Andrew Alcasid (artist), Hugo Crosthwaite (artist), Cris Scorza's daughter, Renata (MCASD Education Director), the family of Sarah Spinks (Artist, Organizer, Administrator - Vista) and Anjanette Maraya-Ramey (Arts Administrator). We've seen so many GoFundMe pages going around as our friends are forced to deal with healthcare costs, living costs, and the rest of the expenses surrounding chronic illness. This is our chance to use our talent, resources, and skills to help our art family.

Artists and friends from all over San Diego/Baja are asked to donate one or more small works of art, a commission, or a service for a one day sale. All proceeds will be distributed evenly amongst the patients listed.

A second one-day sale at Bread & Salt will be added to the schedule. TBD.

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to Jul 11

Empedocles’ Ghost at KRÆ syndikatet: Exploring science and mysticism’s forgotten relationship


Empedocles’ Ghost at KRÆ syndikatet: Exploring science and mysticism’s forgotten relationship
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 4, 2019, 5:00pm - 8:00pm 
Location: Warehouse9, Copenhagen
Artist Talk: Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 6:00pm 
Closing: Thursday July 11, 2019

Curated by Sean Noyce

Artists: Naja Ryd Ankarfeldt (DK), Michael Carter (US), Jenalee Harmon (US), Alexander Holm (DK), Larry and Debby Kline (US), Sean Noyce (US), Camilla Reyman (DK), Samuel Scharf (US), Katya Usvitsky (US), and Melissa Walter (US)

Performers: Sensorisk Verden (DK), Mycelium (DK), Hydra/Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology (DK), Family Underground (DK), 30 Negari (DK), and Orchid Domain (DK)

“The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” — Albert Einstein

KRÆ syndikatet and Noysky Projects presents Empedocles’ Ghost, a week-long exhibition and series of performances featuring works that explore the relationship between science and mysticism. Empedocles’ Ghost is a collaboration between artist-run galleries KRÆ syndikatet of Copenhagen and Noysky Projects of Los Angeles. Empedocles’ Ghost is Noysky Projects’ first off-site, international exhibition, which opens at Warehouse9 in Copenhagen.

Scholars have ruminated on the connection between science and spirituality for thousands of years, applying folk pedagogy to explain the complexity of the world. The Greek philosopher Empedocles was one of the first to formalize this concept, stating that the foundation for all matter consisted of earth, wind, fire, and water. Respectively, Buddhist, Egyptian, Babylonian, Hindu, and Chinese scholars also drew connections with the four elements, emphasizing the universal nature of this concept.

But with the widespread implementation of the scientific method, science and religion separated, leaving folk practices like alchemy and esotericism to decline precipitously. The fallout from this schism has fostered the rise of literalism, pitting the definitive logic of science against the ascribed doctrine of religion.

Many of the works in Empedocles’ Ghost reconnect the fields of knowledge with that which is mysterious: Melissa Walter mines from her work as an illustrator for NASA, referencing near-fictional concepts like string theory, dark matter, and gravitational lensing, while Michael Carter’s interactive sculpture based on the methods of the ancient Egyptian harpedonaptai (“rope stretcher”) aligns the earth-bound viewer to the celestial bodies with great precision.

Some link the technology of today with the supernatural: Sean Noyce’s video projection renders data visualizations from sound frequencies of an ancient Greek funeral song, while Jenalee Harmon’s laminated transparent sequential photographs are an ode to time, space, speed, and technology of the Futurists that subtly allude to the hidden entities behind those forces.

Others reference Empedocles’ contribution to science and philosophy: Debby and Larry Kline’s large format pen and ink drawings of the four elements contain the visual language of illuminated manuscripts, while Samuel Scharf’s sculpture alludes to Empedocles’ himself, who was said to have committed suicide by throwing himself into Mount Etna; Scharf playfully invites viewers to toss a period-styled sandal into a ring of cobblestones, loosely referencing the active volcano.

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Opening reception: Saturday, June 29, 2019, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Gallery Hours: By Appointment Only m@melissawalterart.com

“Of All Things” is a site specific installation that considers the physical space in relation to the theoretical Omniverse that contains it. Please join the artist in debuting her most ambitious work to date. The piece will be on view for 3+ months.

Curator: Michael James Armstrong

Location: ICE Gallery

Address: 1955 Julian Ave 92113

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6:00 PM18:00

Art Auction for the Museum School


Art Auction for the Museum School
Event: Saturday, June 22, 2019, 6:00pm - 9:00pm 
Location: Bread & Salt, 1955 Julian Ave 92113

Join us for our 13th annual silent auction featuring the work of over 45 of San Diego and Tijuana's top artists to support the Museum School's art programming. This roster of generous artists features artists who have shown in museums and galleries around the world. Bidding begins at 6 and closes at 8:30. Beer, wine and snacks will be served. Come and buy art for the kids!

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6:00 PM18:00

Correspondence: A Vending Machine Group Art Exhibition


Correspondence: A Vending Machine Group Art Exhibition

Opening reception: Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Gallery Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Location: Porto Vista Hotel, 1835 Columbia Street, San Diego CA 92101

Original poems, postcards, paintings, sculptures, drawings, and limited edition sound works will be available for purchase 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Vending Machine series aims to democratize art distribution and reinvigorate encounters with contemporary art.

On Thursday, June 20, from 6-9PM Porto Vista Hotel will host a champagne reception to celebrate the launch of the Vending Machine exhibition series.


Aaron Glasson, Alan Luna, Amanda Kachadoorian, Anna Stump, Christian Michaels, Brian Black , Remi Dalton, Ryan Bulis, Brian Baxter, Cheryl Sorg, Chitra Gopalakrishnan, Claudia Cano, Deborah Ramos, Don Porcella, Greg Schaefer , Hillery Kemp, Ivy Guild , Jennifer Chamberlain, Jennifer de Poyen, Jenny Armer, Jessica Findley , Joe Cantrell, Justin A. McHugh, Katie Ruiz, Kevin Devaney, Kurosh Yahyai, Lee Puffer , Lissa Corona , Melissa Walter, Michelle Montjoy, Ry Beloin, Siobhan Arnold, Trevor Amery, Trinh Mai, Yasmine Kasem, Zoya Sardashti

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to Jun 7

The Grand Small Works Exhibit

Untitled (Mary Corse Series) by Melissa Walter

Untitled (Mary Corse Series) by Melissa Walter

The Grand Small Works Exhibit at La Playa Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 2019, from 5-8 pm
Exhibit Duration: May 3rd - June 7th
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

La Playa Gallery
2226 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, California 92037

This exhibition focuses on the talents of thirteen San Diego artists, each presenting their unique style in small scale. I will be debuting three new works inspired by the work of Mary Corse.

Participating Artists:
Dan Adams
Maureen Blackhall
Tiffany Bociek
Greg Chapman
Jason Humphrey
Kay Kaplan
Monty Montgomery
Jessica Newman
Erica Putis
Krista Schumacher
Matt Snyder
Melissa Walter
Yuri Kuznetsov

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6:00 PM18:00

Astronomy on Tap


Science and Art Talk
Monday, April 22, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Kilowatt Brewing
7576 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

THIS MONDAY! Usually at talks I babble about my work as an artist and the role science plays in my art. This time I'll not only be discussing that but also the role my art plays in science as a science illustrator for the Chandra X-ray Observatory. Come have a beer and look at some spacey eye candy!

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to May 12



Opening Reception: April 13, 2019, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Visual Gallery
3778 30th Street, San Diego, CA

Exhibit dates: April 13th - May 12th
Hours: Monday - Friday 12pm-7pm
Saturday - Sunday 12pm-5pm

This is the first show at the new Visual Gallery (directly next door to the shop) and features five local, San Diego artists. I will displaying brand new work so don’t miss it!

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Closing reception of solo show

Photo by Ginger Weatherford from the opening at Sepehri Gallery.

Photo by Ginger Weatherford from the opening at Sepehri Gallery.

Sunday, March 31, 2019
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sepehri Gallery
4410 Park Blvd., San Diego, California 92116

Please join me for the last look at my solo exhibit at Sepehri Gallery. These hand-embossed, stippled, and cut paper works are the collection of my exploration of pairing down complicated concepts concerning our Universe into their basic essence while using simple materials. I hope to see you there!

If you are interested in any of the few remaining works, please contact the gallery.
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to Mar 18



OPENING RECEPTION: is Saturday March 9th, 2019 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.
La Bodega Gallery
2196 Logan Ave
San Diego, CA 92113

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 12:00pm-6:00pm
Show will run till March 18th.

La Bodega Gallery proudly presents “VENUS” AN ALL WOMEN ART EXHIBITION in honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day.

Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March and corresponds with International Women’s Day on March 8th, Annually in March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades, and art exhibitions.

“VENUS” will feature work created by women from all over World. Mediums include oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, bronze, mixed media, pencil, photography, fabric, ceramics, glass, etc…

Sounds Provided by Betty Bangs, La Chata, A-Boogie
Live Body Painting by Lidia Ochoa form Fusion Entertainment

Participating Artists :
Aimee Baca @aimeebaca
Alicia Picard @a.picard.art
Allie Desiree Moore @freakazoide777
Amanda Beckham @mandyb.dandy
Amber Gomes @amberdawnart
Amy Owers @amyeowers
Amy Rodriguez @a_rodriguez_art
Andi Benge @andilandart
Ann Lim @annlim_art
Anna Bianco @annabiancoart
Anna Trudo @annatrudoart
Ariella Vaystukh @ariellavaystukhart
Aryana Mohammadi @artbyaryana
Ashley Gallagher @smashleyart
Athina Poda
Bella Harris @bellaharrisart
Betty Bangs @betty_bangs
BreAnne Custodio @brecheese
Brit Dumas @ziggurat.run_______
Britani Graham @masr_grahamm
Brittni Stadler @beezartsylady
Cameo K @ckartistree
Carolina Seth @bighelmethead
Carolyn Rodriguez @caro1035
Carrie Anne Hudson @carriehudson
Cassandra Schramm @cassandraschramm
Cayce Hanalei @hanaleiartworks
Celine Chapus @purpletophat
ChinaCat @chinacat663
Christina Bauer @dontchawish87
Christina Dias @chromaven
Cindy Antoinette @amourinette
Cindy Velasco @cindyvie
Coco Miller @cocomillionz
Cody Huff @codychuff
Cora Crimson @coracrimson
Cori Bartz @corinna_beena
Dahlia Salazar @conejitaxarte
Debbie Vieyra @es.debbie
Denise Godeau @denisegodeau
Desiree Guerrero @artsyfartsydes
Devon Browning @devonabrowning
Diana DeAugustine @diana_deaug
Diana Luckysova Konrad @diana_luckysova
Elena Villalobos @elena_wolfe_art
Emilia Cruz @cruzemilia
Emily Criscuolo @blackwolffleather
Emily Hess @emilycbhess
Emily Taylor Rogers @emilytaylor.artist
Erin Maidman @erinmariemaidman
Erin Schroeder @erinsillart
Esmeralda Robles @artist_esmeralda
Espana Garcia @espanagarcia_art
Estela Gama @estelagamaart
Fabiana Foca @fabiana_foca
Gabi Vega @ilovegaba
Gina Cannella @g_rexx
Giselle Estolano @gis_ellee
Heather Hitchman @heatherhitchman
Ines Nefzi @motorhomenomad
Irene Zepeda @irie_iye
Irina Negulescu @negulescufineart
Itzel Islas @yayitzel
Ivonne Carley @ivonnecarley
Iwatsumi @iwatsumi
Jallena Love @jallenalove
Jamie Dougherty @jamielynndougherty
Jen Fong @fongorama
Jenna Aguon @tattoosbyjenna
Jennifer Cantwell @createyourdaydream
Jennifer Cooksey @after_dark_creations_
Jennifer Lee @pixelcrafter
Jenny Larsen @jennylarsen
Jessi Clayton @jessiclaytonartist
Jessica Krantz @jk.artz
Jessica McFarland @jkat_art
Jessica Newman @jessicanewmanart
Jessica Renee Justus @Jessica.justus.art
Jessica Violetta @jessica_violetta
Jessica Volpe @jessicavolpeart
Jessica Yambao @yambaoski
Joni Nunez @lachicaarte
Julia Gabrielov @juliagabrielov
Juliana Garces @julianagarcesart
Julie Moreno @juliannarose_art
Kaitlyn Alfaro @alfa_kat
Karina Zuniga @zunkphotography
Karla Pereira @karlapereirart
Kathleen Mitchell @kathleenmitchell4801
Kaylene Marie @misskaylenemarie
Kelsi Gallagher @vexedreverie
Kim Navarro @kimdnavarro
Kimberly Lague @kimlaguetattoo
Kristin Freeman @kristinfreemanart
Lana Chromium @lana_chromium
Laura Arango @larango.fotografa
Laura Castellanos @opal_unicorn
Laurie Nasica @losfreedomfries
Lea Barozzi @leabarozzi
Lindy Ivey @olebluehare
Liz Lybrook @liz.creative
Lizzy Falcon @lizzy_falcon
Loren Diane Cummings @lolo_diane
Lucinda Yrene @lamorena_art
Lynn Garrett @emeraldseabijouterie
Maegan Brown @theartofvelvastein
Maira Meza @mmeza1980
Malane Drake @mala_ne
Margaret Morales Guzman @margaretmoralesart
Marisabel Stracciatella @marstracciatella
Marla Sanchez @marlamichell
Mary Jhun @maryjhundandan
Mary Leal @overwhelmary
Megan Frauenhoffer @meganfrau
Meggan Montes @poachedmegg
Melissa Montoya @melim20
Melissa Walter @_melissa.walter_
Melody De Los Cobos @chicanalilly
Michelle Montrose @michellemontrose
Michelle Romero @michelle_lorain
Mitzy Velarde-Agraz
Miz R @miz_r
Monique Kimberly Sugar @kimberlysugarart
Natalie Bessell @nataliebessell
Natasha Teymourian @natashateym
Nikki Basurto @ladyhallows
Ninfa Pacheco @art_by_ninfapacheco
Nuvia Ruland @crisolguerra
Nyxie Von Rose @nyxievonrose
Pamela Jaeger @pamelajaegerart
Paola Viola @_paolaviola_
Patricia Castillo @catdragstudio
Pixie Guzman @pixie_pix_
Priscilla Bree @artiststache
Sabina Espinoza @sabinaindiramx
Samantha Shumaker @shumakerart
Selina Calvo @littleselin
Sheila Noseworthy @ghostridermama
Shelly Franz @shellfranzart
Sierra Hubbard @inked_ann
Simona Candini @simonacandini
Skindiana Bones @skindiana_bones
Somaramos @somaramos
Soni Lopez-Chavez @soni_artist
Sophia Guymer @sophiaguymer
Sunol Golden @sunolgolden
SweetDub @sweetdub
Sya @artofsya
Tayler Shaw @taylerrelyat
Terri Woodward @terriwoodward
Thao Huynh @thaohuynhart
Vanessa Cook @midnight_epiphyllum
Vanessa Eagerton @veagerton
Vanessa Lemen @vanessalemen
Veronica Jaeger @verojaegerart
Vitxy @vitxy


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7:00 PM19:00

A Scientist and an Artist Walk Into a Bar


Yes! Ask myself and neuroscientist, Dr. Elena Blanco-Suárez, anything! Here are a few questions we may or may not answer if you’re having a tough time coming up with some:

Where do I source my materials? How do anti-depressants work on the brain? Do I make a living off of art? Has Dr. Elena Blanco-Suárez ever dissected a brain? Why should we care about art? Are psychedelics good for accessing different parts of our minds? What is the answer to life?

Thursday, March 7th
3025 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104

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to Mar 5

Dark: Artists in Dialogue with Bruce Nauman


"DARK" at Southwestern College Art Gallery
900 Otay Lakes Road
Chula Vista, CA 91910-7297
Opening reception: Thursday, February 7, 2019, 11:00am - 1:00pm 
Talk with curator Perry Vasquez, and artists at 12:00pm
Artist reception: Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday 10:30am - 2:30pm
Show closes: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, after gallery hours

Perhaps you didn't know there is a Bruce Nauman sculpture titled "Dark" in the permanent collection of the Southwestern College Art Gallery. That the sculpture is in the college’s collection owes a lot to two former faculty members, Bob Matheny and John Baldessari. They waged a stout battle in the court of public opinion in order to be able to acquire the piece. Thanks to Bob and John’s advocacy a skeptical administration and public were persuaded and the purchase was authorized.

Today, most art students at Southwestern don’t have a clue what it is or who made it. There is little conversation around the piece and it isn’t taught in art history courses at the college.

We are changing that by putting Dark at the center of an exhibition also titled "Dark".

Curator: Perry Vasquez 
Bruce Nauman
Andrew Alcasid
Daniel Barron Corrales 
Thomas DeMello 
Vabianna Santos 
Melissa Walter 

This activity was supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Arts and Disability Center at the University of California Los Angeles.

Art Gallery is in 710B. Park in visitor 1 hour parking or pay at station in every other lot. Campus map HERE

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5:00 PM17:00

Perfect 10


La Bodega Gallery presents the 6th Annual "PERFECT 10" Group Art Show!!

Featuring over 150+ talented artists from around the world, all working in the medium of their choice with the only rule being that the piece they turn in must be a perfect 10in.x 10in. square. 

Saturday September 22nd, 2018
5:00pm to 10:00pm
Free / All Ages

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2071391919599027/

Participating Artists : TBA

La Bodega Gallery
2196 Logan Ave. SD 92113

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12:00 PM12:00

Fata Morgana


Noon – 7PM 

Come spend the day in the woods. Music/Art/Swimming/Drink/Food


Check out the AFTERPARTY w/ our friends at BUMP!


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to Sep 16



I'm thrill to announce that I will once again participate in KAABOO Del Mar this year! However, this time I have been given the opportunity to create a large scale sculpture which will be featured in the Artwork building. This piece will only be displayed during the event so grab your tickets while you can. 

September 14 - 16, 2018
Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014



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RALSD Studio Visit Conversations

Photo: Sam Hodgson

Photo: Sam Hodgson

WHO: Artist Melissa Walter and writer Akiko Surai, artist Cat Chiu Phillips and writer Carolyn Osorio, artist Zoya Sardashti and writer Rebecca Romani

WHAT: Conversations with Artists and Writers from Studio Visits

WHERE: Bread & Salt—1955 Julian Ave.

WHEN: August 25 @ 2 PM

WHY: Because it’s fun and you learn stuff

HOW: By enabling relationships, Rising Arts Leaders San Diego Advocacy Committee wants to support emerging arts leaders, including local artists, writers, and more!

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/260384421237766/

The Advocacy Committee is committed to actively bringing arts awareness to the greater San Diego community, and providing opportunities for local arts practitioners. RALSD defines advocacy as a way to empower, educate, and strengthen our roles in the arts.

The inaugural 2017 RALSD Arts Advocacy Studio Visit focused on giving a local artist a platform to share their work. This year, the studio visit will be expanded in scope to focus on introducing 3 pairs of arts professionals (an artist and a curator/historian/art writer) to each other as well as to the public. 

The goal is to facilitate a relationship that might lead to professional collaboration beyond the scope of the call.

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6:00 PM18:00

Museum School Auction


Museum School Auction
JUNE 30, 2018
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Bread & Salt
1955 Julian Ave 92113

Join us for an amazing auction of artwork by talented local and international artists, whose work will be on sale in benefit for the Museum School, a tuition-free, public charter school that focuses on the arts. Over 50 generous artists, many of whom have presented their work internationally at prominent museums and galleries have donated work for this special annual event. Everyone is welcome to this free event.

Learn more about the Museum School here: http://museumschool.org/

Artists include:
Allison Weise
Barbara Sexton
Bil Zelman
Beliz Iristay
Chris Puzio
Chris Warr
Christopher Wassell
Dan    Allen
Daniel Baron Corrales
Devon McGinn
Dia Bassett
Doris Bittar
Einar & Jamex de la Torre
Georgia Laris
Grace Adams
Grant Brittain
Jason Sherry
Jermaine Beckley
Jessica McCambly
Joe Yorty
John Oliver Lewis
Jonny Lane
Josue Castro
Kaori Fukuyama
Kara Greenwell
Kathi McCord
Kathleen Mitchell
Lee Selman
Lindy Ivey
Lynn Schuette
Marcos Ramirez ERRE
Matt Devine
Melissa Walter
Nancy Creech
Pamela Jaeger
Perry Vasquez
Robert Andrade
Rondi Vasquez
Sean Brannan
Siobhan Arnold
Steve Gibson
Stephanie Clair
Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio
Thomas DeMello

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to Sep 19

Methods for Reaching Extreme Altitudes


Methods for Reaching Extreme Altitudes
May 26 – Sept. 16, 2018 | San Diego Central Library Gallery

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 26, 2018, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
9th Floor

Featuring the work of eight San Diego artists exploring space art, ranging from scientific to science fiction and otherworldly curiosities. Artists Adam Belt, Matthew Bradley, Sheena Rae Dowling, Andrew McGranahan, Arzu Ozkal, Cheryl Sorg, Jones von Jonestein, and Melissa Walter traverse the outermost reaches of space through diverse mediums and concepts. Their creativity, paired with their search for knowledge, exemplifies the human desire to understand the world and universe we live in. Open to all, admission free.

Gallery Hours: 
Tuesday 12 PM - 5 PM
Wednesday 12 PM - 5 PM
Thursday 2 PM - 7 PM
Friday 12 PM - 5 PM
Saturday 12 PM - 4 PM
Sunday 12 PM - 4 PM

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to May 26

Geometric Milk


Geometric Milk
UPDATE! Closing Reception and Artist Talk
Saturday, May 26, 2018, 2:00pm - 9:00pm

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, April 28, 2018, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Vivid Space
2420 India St. 
Little Italy
San Diego, CA 92101
On view April 12 - May 26, 2018

San Diego artist, Melissa Walter and New York artist, Lexi Campbell come together to display quiet works that encourage you to connect with them closely. The day of the opening reception is also Art Walk in the same neighborhood of Little Italy. Add this new gallery to your list as you spend the day taking in art.

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to Apr 20

Art That Cuts


Art that Cuts 
April 12 - 20, 2018
Mesa College Gallery

Curated by the Museum Studies class with guest artist and juror Bhavna Mehta. Save the date for the reception on Thursday, April 12, 3 - 7 pm at the Mesa College Art Gallery.

Melissa Walter will also have on display in the Gallery window her installation "X-ray + Infrared". 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 11 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 11 - 7 pm
Closed Fridays, weekends and school holidays.

Visitors may schedule an appointment to view exhibit when the gallery is closed. We need a week advance notice to schedule special visits. To schedule email amoctezu@sdccd.edu.

The gallery is closed during summer. Also closed for Thanksgiving, Spring Break and Winter Break when the college is not in session.

PARKING IS FREE ON RECEPTION NIGHT ONLY. Park in the upper Faculty A Overflow lot across from the flagpole. If the lot is full purchase a permit and park in the student lots.

Students should ALWAYS park in student lots with proper permit.

FOR VISITORS DURING REGULAR GALLERY HOURS: From the Marlesta entrance purchase a permit from the machine at the information booth to be used only in the student lots. Or use the visitors' 45 minute diagonal spaces in the upper parking area across from the flagpole. Find additional parking info at www.sdmesa.edu/parking.

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6:00 PM18:00

Oceanside Museum of Art Auction


704 Pier View Way
Oceanside CA 92054
Saturday, April 7, 6:00–9:30pm

Over 100 works by notable artists will be up for bidding during this fun and festive event that is equal parts auction and party. It’s a great opportunity to add exceptional art for both aspiring and established collectors. The VIP experience includes a preview reception from 6:00–7:00pm with complimentary cocktails, premium seating, and valet parking. Click on the Art Auction calendar listing in the sidebar on this page to purchase your tickets online, or call (760) 435-3721.

The Artwork
OMA’s Art Auction promises artwork that is lively—sometimes edgy, sometimes traditional, frequently unexpected—but never ordinary. This is an exceptional opportunity to collect pieces from prominent Southern California artists in price ranges that are approachable for collectors at any level. Click here to preview the art.  

Art Auction Preview Exhibition
As a preview to the auction on April 7, all of the artwork will be on view for the week before in an exhibition, open to the public for the price of museum admission. Click here for more information and a list of participating artists.

VIP Experience
The VIP experience gets the party started. VIP benefits include a preview reception from 6:00–7:00pm with complimentary cocktails, elevated hors d’ oeuvres, and valet parking, as well as premium seating during the live auction. VIP guests will also have an exclusive “buy it now” option to acquire their favorite pieces before the auction opens to general admission.

The Party
General admission guests will enjoy an artful evening surrounded by a rare gathering of notable artists and their work. Whether or not you plan to take home a new piece of art, the night will be full of good friends, good music, and amazing art to appreciate and enjoy—plus food, beer, wine, cocktails, and a gift bag full of surprises.

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to May 19

Distant Light


Distant Light
Quint Gallery
5171 H Santa Fe St., San Diego, CA 92109
Opening Reception: April 7, 2018, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
On view through May 19, 2018
Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday 10am-5pm | By Appointment

Melissa will have multiple works on display besides the works of many other prominent local artists. This is a show not to be missed.

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Buy My Junk Swap Meet


All Ages /// $1 Admission Fee /// Age 21+ Must have ID to purchase alcohol. 

DATE & TIME /// Saturday, March 31st from 10AM to 6PM    
LOCATION /// BREAD & SALT 1955 Julian Ave, SD, CA 92113
Cultural Partner /// VANGUARD CULTURE

BMJ PROJECT /// The Artist’s Swap meet, or ‘Buy My Junk’ Project, is not a swap meet for artists; nor is it intended to be a boutique swap meet filled with cheap artworks from predominant San Diego artists. Instead, BMJ Project is a swap meet where the vendors are artists selling their various junk for the intended purpose of funding art projects. It is an alternative art funding experiment that was inspired by the beloved San Diego tradition of weekend swap meets and yard sales. BMJ Project will take place at Bread and Salt in Barrio Logan on March 31, 2018 with 50 participating artists vendors. We intend to facilitate a community space to engage the San Diego community while strengthening the artistic community through collective fund raising.


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6:00 PM18:00

Contribution II Closing, Art Talk, and Art Market


VISUAL urban contemporary art presents for the closing of CONTRIBUTION II on March 8th an artists talk and art market. Exhibiting artists will discuss questions and statements about inside and outside, about creating contemporary art in public and private space and how the internet and social media change our experience and relationship to art.
At the last day of the exhibition all artwork will be on display; the artists talk starts at 6:30pm. The pop up art market will be open till 8:30pm. 

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Closing: Artist Talk and Art Market | 3/8/2018 6-8:30pm
San Diego City College. 1508 C street RM. AH 314

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6:00 PM18:00

SD Film Week Screening of "A New Stellar Order"

San Diego Film Week produces a fun and unique week-long event that showcases all the best of what San Diego film festivals, filmmakers, cinemas and film related organizations have to offer.  I am excited to announce that "A New Stellar Order" will be screened during the week at Digital Gym during their "Doc Block Shorts Program". 


Digital Gym
2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104
Sunday, March 11, 2018

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