Feb
2
to Mar 9

Contribution II

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Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, 2018 at 6 PM - 9 PM
On view February 2, 2018 - March 9, 2018
City Gallery at San Diego City College
1508 C St, AH 314, San Diego, California 92101

CONTRIBUTION II is a group art exhibition focused on urban contemporary and new contemporary art in San Diego.

VISUAL presents the following artists:
Andrew Alcasid. Bradford Lynn. Carly Ealey. Christopher Aaron. 
Christopher Konecki. David Peña. elevator teeth. EyeGato. 
Grand Prestoz. Hoyote. Jason Gould. Jorge Gutierrez Garcia. 
Jeff Ray. Keemo. kurznachzehn. Laurie Nasica. Luisa Martínez. 
Melissa Walter. Mike Maxwell. mrbbaby. Nekoes. 
Nick McPherson. San Diego Street Document.

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Mar
11
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". 

http://sdfilmweek.com/2018/section/doc-block/

Digital Gym
2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104
Sunday, March 11, 2018
6:00pm

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Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Breaking Illusions: Artists as Scientists

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Opening: January 16, 2018
6 pm to 9 pm
Peggy Phelps Gallery and East Gallery

Show on Display: 
January 15 to February 2, 2018
Gallery Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday
150 E. 10th Street, Claremont, CA 91711

Claremont Graduate University Art Department proudly welcomes you to Breaking Illusions: Artist as Scientist. Breaking Illusion: Artist as Scientist is curated by Conchi Sanford, a curator, visual artist and Professor of Art History and Fine Art. Conchi has curated multiple exhibits extending across Northern and Southern California, in addition to International exhibitions; bringing together multiple emerging and well-established artists under a cohesive theme. 

The arts and the science are two great engines of culture, sources of creativity, places of aspiration, and markers of aggregate identity. 

This show is intended to unmask the information amassed by the artist. The artist considering the information as if looking at it through a microscope, removing obvious information and providing a dissected reality which begins with the artist as scientist, resides in the art and ends in the viewers; coming full circle back to the one element that sews it all together, mankind. 

The following artists not only create aesthetically appealing pieces, but also use their artistic ability to dissect, layer, remove, include theorize and hypothesize; multiples times throughout the entire art process. 

Join the Art Department at Claremont Graduate University and Conchi Sanford in welcoming Alice Marie Perreault, Annie Clavel, Betsy Lohrer Hall, Clara Berta, Dianna Lindquist, Eric Johnson, Emery C. Martin, Jessica Wimbley, Kimiko Miyoshi, Melissa Walter, Patrick Faulk, Randi Hokett, and Virginia Katz. We invite you to experience a scientific approach to art. Take your time, reflect, return and return again.

Please share your thoughts and comments with us at conchi.artist@gmail.com. For more information, feel free to contact the school at (909) 621-8000 with any questions. 
 

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Jan
8
7:00 PM19:00

Artist Talk with the Contemporary Arts Committee

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JANUARY 8, 2018 at 7:00pm
The Contemporary Arts Committee, a support group of the San Diego Art Museum, is hosting an artist talk with San Diego artist, Melissa Walter. First time attendees to this CAC event are welcome to attend for free. 

Del Mar Woods Clubhouse
265 Stratford Court
Del Mar, CA 92014

Directions:  
Exit west off Hwy 5 onto Del Mar Heights Road.Cross Camino del Mar (Hwy 101) to the next street, Stratford Court, and turn left.  After you pass a small guardhouse in the middle of the road, look for the clubhouse on the left side of the road. There is ample parking on both sides of the street
in front of the clubhouse. 

To RSVP:  click here

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Dec
9
7:00 PM19:00

Microcosm

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Happy to announce the second edition of MICROCOSM over at Visual! Small pieces of artwork by great San Diego artist all under $100. There will be a merch table with items from many of the showing artist as well. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Saturday, December 9, 2017
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Visual
3776 30th St.
San Diego, CA 92104

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Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

SocaNoba Curated by Celeste Byers

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Culture Brewing Co. is super excited to have one of our favorite artists, Celeste Byers, curate a show for us with her new project, SocaNoba. She will be showing paintings and drawings alongside a selection of work from some of her favorite local artists: Aaron Glasson, David Peña, Chris Konecki, Natalie Bessell, Melissa Walter, Regan Russell, Wizard Visions, and Jonny Alexander. 

Culture Brewing Co - Encinitas
629 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, California 92024

This show will be on display through the month of December. Have a beer with us Friday the 1st for the gallery opening and meet the artists from 5-9p.

Aaron Glasson - http://www.aaronglasson.com/
Celeste Byers - http://www.celestebyers.com/ 
Chris Konecki - http://www.christopherkonecki.com/
David Peña - http://david-pena.com/
Jonny Alexander - http://www.jonnyalexander.com/
Melissa Walter - http://www.melissawalterart.com/
Natalie Bessell - https://www.nataliebessellart.com/
Regan Russell - https://www.reganrussell.com/
Wizard Visions - http://nick.mcinvale.org/

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Nov
11
5:00 PM17:00

Alchemy: Handcrafted Illustrations

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Opening Reception: November 11, 2017 5PM-10PM
Exhibition: November 11 - December 3
Thumbprint Gallery
920 Kline St, La Jolla, California 92037

Alchemy brings together select artists who specialize in creative illustration through elaborate craftsmanship using a variety of mediums including wire, paper, wood, string, etc. and contributing to the ever evolving journey of illustration beyond 2D. 

Facebook event page: www.facebook.com

Art by

ARIES TJHIN
IVONNE CARLEY
JASON HITE
KEEMOWERKS
MARCO TURRUBIARTES
MELISSA WALTER
PAUL DROHAN
SPENSER LITTLE

more artists TBA

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Nov
7
11:00 AM11:00

Dark Matter as Art - Film Screening and Artist & Scientist Panel

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Dark Matter as Art - Film Screening and Artist & Scientist Panel

by Department of Nuclear Engineering - UC Berkeley

In celebration of Dark Matter Day, the Department of Nuclear Engineering presents The Artist Odyssey, and Director Chris Fessenden's film "New Stellar Order," a documentary about science artist and illustrator Melissa Walter (view the trailer).

Following the film screening, Direct Chris Fessenden, artist Melissa Walter, and Dark Matter Scientists Karl van Bibber, Ph.D., Samantha Lewis, Maria Simanovskaia, and Al Kenany will have a panel discussion regarding illustrating and researching that which has not yet been visualized.

Please join us for this fun, informative and visually stunning conversation. RSVP at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dark-matter-as-art-film-screening-and-artist-scientist-panel-tickets-39132539479

http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/events/dark-matter-art-film-screening-and-artist-scientist-panel

https://www.darkmatterday.com/

http://www.melissawalterart.com

https://theartistodyssey.com/

http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/karl-van-bibber

DATE AND TIME
Tue, November 7, 2017
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST

LOCATION
Sibley Auditorium
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94709

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Nov
4
5:00 PM17:00

Art Above

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1805 Gallery presents ART ABOVE
Rooftop Art Exhibition
Saturday, November 4, 2017 5-9PM
Venue: Porto Vista Hotel 1835 Columbia Street
Free Admission
Valet and Street Parking available

1805 Gallery presents ART ABOVE, a rooftop contemporary art exhibition on Saturday, November 4, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibition will feature artists that have completed the gallery’s residency program in 2016/2017 including Jeremy Zierau, Chantal Wnuk, Kim Niehans, Melissa Walter, Robert Andrade and Ry Beloin. Paintings, drawings, sculptures and mixed media work will be on view and available for purchase on the night of the event. 

Porto Vista Hotel’s premier restaurant the Glass Door will provide a full cocktail bar for guests to enjoy drinks throughout the evening. The event is free and open to the public. With a donation of $5 guests receive one raffle ticket for the chance to win a Sunday Brunch for Two at the Glass Door Restaurant located on the 4th floor of the Porto Vista Hotel and a Boca Roja Wine Adventure through Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico for 14 guests. 

The event is organized by 1805 Gallery Director Lauren Siry. 
If you are interested in working with the artists and participating in the event as a volunteer please contact Lauren at lsiry@1805gallery.com

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Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Art and Astronomy Come Together for One Special Night!

Join us for this premiere screening event at Fleet Science Center

On Thursday, October 26, join The Artist Odyssey, in partnership with Fleet Science Center’s Suds & Science program, for the premiere screening of A New Stellar Order, a short film about NASA Science Illustrator and fine artist Melissa Walter.

UPDATE: The premiere has SOLD OUT! To reserve tickets to the next screening (date and time TBD) email events@theartistodyssey.com with the subject line: Screening2...and let them know the number of tickets you want to reserve.

Film Summary: As a graphic designer and science illustrator for NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory, Melissa Walter has spent a career interpreting the known universe. With her fine art work, she moves beyond literal expressions of planets and stars to create her own cosmos. In this short film, viewers will be drawn into Walter’s world of astronomical inspirations as she shares insights about her process on select works, including Dark Energy, her recent installation piece.

Mix and mingle, enjoy the film, and then take part in a discussion about science, art, and filmmaking with Melissa Walter, filmmakers Barbarella and David Fokos, and Fleet Astronomer Dr. Lisa Will.    

Date: Thursday, October 26

Time: 6:00 doors open, 7:00 show begins

Location: The Lecture Hall at Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park

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Sep
22
to Nov 3

Angles & Energy

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La Playa Gallery presents a new art exhibition entitled “Angles & Energy.” 

Opening Reception: September 22, 2017 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Exhibit on display through November 3, 2017
La Playa Gallery
2226 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, California 92037

Check out the Facebook event here.

This show features the works of three dimensional artists, Kaori Fukuyama, Melissa Walter and Monty Montgomery. The public is invited to indulge in the artistic relationship between geometry and the components’ macrocosmic order. By observation, participants are called upon to take note of one’s emotional feelings, a gateway to understanding intrapersonal intelligence. 

A wine and cheese art reception introducing the artists will be held Friday, September 22, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. La Playa Gallery is located at 2226 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA, in the heart of La Jolla Shores. The gallery is open Monday – Friday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. For information, or individual appointment please visit
www.laplayagallery.com or call (858) 454-6903.

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Aug
4
to Sep 2

ATHENAEUM’S 26TH ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION

FORTY-ONE ARTISTS SELECTED FOR THE
ATHENAEUM’S 26TH ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION
Opening Reception
Friday, August 4, 2017, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
On view August 5–September 2, 2017
The event is free to attend for both Athenaeum members and the public.

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall St, La Jolla, California 92037

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SELECTED ARTISTS NAMES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Elise Amour
Kristina Bell DiTullo
Judith Christensen
Nora Cohen
Bijan Dowlatshahi
Christine Foerster
Mele Fox
Kirsten Francis
Scott Gengelbach
Jenessa Goodman
Ivy Guild
Becky Guttin
Therese Cipiti Herron
James Kendall Higgins
Kris Hodson Moore
Wayne Hulgin
Lisa Hutton
Beliz Iristay
Margaret Larlham
Elena Lomakin
Chris Martino
Michael McAlister
Arie Menes
Lori Mitchell
Andrew Najera
Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio
Philip Petrie
Jenna Refuerzo
Vincent Robles
Sibyl Rubottom
Julia San Román
Gail Schneider
Cheryl Sorg
Elizabeth Stringer
Meredith Sward
David Russell Talbott
Jennifer Vargas
Alejandro Arreguin Villegas
Vicki Walsh
Melissa Walter
John Thomas Wood

First, second, and third place honors will be awarded by the jurors before the opening reception. This year’s jurors, Alessandra Moctezuma, Gallery Director, Professor of Fine Art at San Diego Mesa College, and Kara West, Library Arts and Culture Exhibition Manager for the San Diego Public Library, chose 41 artists from over 1,000 images submitted. A total of 56 works in video, sculpture, painting, photography, and mixed-media will be exhibited in the Joseph Clayes III Gallery and the Rotunda Gallery. An additional award, the Night Owls Members’ Choice, will be given at the Night Owls event the Athenaeum on Friday, September 1, 7:30 p.m. Members of the Athenaeum’s Night Owls (formerly the A List), a membership group for young art and music enthusiasts, will select their favorite piece at the event. 

Open only to artists who live, work, or have exhibited in San Diego, the Athenaeum’s annual juried exhibition provides a platform for local artists to receive excellent exposure and to draw inspiration from talented peers. Acceptable submissions this year included 2-D and 3-D media, with the exception of functional or craft art. All submissions have been completed within the past five years. 
http://www.ljathenaeum.org/whats-coming
 

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Jul
8
to Jul 29

Space In-Between

I am thrilled to be working with St. Madeleine Sophie's Center which educates and empowers individuals with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential. I will be displaying a few of my "New Stellar Order" pieces in their "Space In-Between" Gallery. Also on display, in the main gallery, will be works by artists that participate in the program, as well as other guest artist Annemarie Sullivan. 

Opening Reception
July 8, 2017
5:00pm - 8:00pm
4186 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

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Jun
30
to Jul 2

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DENSITY
n.
c.1600, from French densité (16c.), from Old French dempsité (13c.), from Latin densitas "thickness," from densus "thick, dense" (see dense ). 

1. The state or quality of being dense; compactness; closely set or crowded condition.

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Featuring works by: Chris Bennett, Brian & Ryan, Daniel Barron Corrales, Joey Edwards, Yasmine Kasem, Alexander Kohnke, Bob Matheny, Alexis Negron, Jackson Payne, Don Porcella, Melissa Walter, Shawn Wickens and Jeremy Zierau

Installation by: Scott Nielsen & Steve Flato

Performances by: John Krausbauer, Rachel Michelle Fernandes, Sam Ashley, M A L U, IIE, Necking + More TBA

Video by: Nick Lesley, Rachel Fernandes + More TBA

@ San Diego Writers, Ink in Liberty Station
http://www.sandiegowriters.org/
2730 Historic Decatur Rd, Suite 202

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Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

1805 Gallery Artist Residency Viewing Reception

Dark Energy:
Melissa Walter's Residency Project On View

VIEWING RECEPTION:
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
INFORMAL ARTIST TALK AT 8:00PM
Exhibit on view through July 9, 2017

1805 Gallery is pleased to announce that Melissa Walter’s residency is extended through July 9, 2017.  Her residency project Dark Energy is complete and available to view daily. The work is viewed through the exterior windows and the most recommended viewing time is in the evening to minimize glare from those windows. The lights will be turned off between 10:00pm and 11:00pm each night.

Walter will host a viewing reception on Wednesday, June 28th from 7:00-9:00pm with an informal talk at 8:00pm. 

Mellissa Walter Statement :

Dark Energy

String Installation 2017

Since the big bang, our Universe has been expanding at an accelerating rate. However, based on our knowledge of gravity, we would have expected that expansion to be slowing down and to begin to see signs that it will contract. What is causing this unexpected mass expansion? It is a mysterious force scientists have labeled “Dark Energy” and it makes up about 68% of our Universe.

More is unknown than known about dark energy but there are four possibilities that are being explored—it’s a property of physical space; the cause is a result of temporary particles; it is a new kind of dynamical energy fluid or field; or Einstein’s theory of gravity is simply incorrect. It is in my own exploration of the subject that I sought to breakdown this weighty concept into a simple visual. Each shape connects to these four theories where they each start at a singular point (the big bang) and then expand outward toward the viewer (accelerating expansion). Each shape (or theory representation) begins and ends in unique places, which speaks to the nature of scientific exploration. Depending on the viewer’s orientation, they overlap and blend into new shapes, which touches upon the malleableness of the scientific method resulting in the often surprising discoveries about the mysteries of the beyond.

In the end, if dark energy persists, we will be a lone galaxy sailing through the vastness of space, where our strongest telescopes will no longer be able to detect our nearest neighbors. Perhaps our continued research into dark energy will help us to understand our unavoidable solitary confinement.

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Jun
3
12:00 PM12:00

Art Around Adams: Juried and Popular Vote Competition

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Some of the best artists in San Diego will be competing in the finale Art Around Adams Juried and Popular Vote Art Competition. For the last ten months we have held monthly art competitions with the winners moving onto the finale art competition at the Art Around Adams festival on June 3. 

JUNE 3rd at 12pm - 6p (winner announced 6:45p)
Konrad+King
3426 Adams Ave, San Diego, California 92116

Facebook event page is right here.

The winner will be chosen by a combination of a popular vote and a judge's panel. In the popular vote EVERYBODY can cast a vote for their favorite art piece. So, come on by and vote for your favorite art work!

The top three scores from the judge's panel will move onto the final round. Out of those top three artists, the winner will be the artist which has received the most votes in the popular vote. There is only one winner for the finale. 

Voting will start at noon and end at 6:00pm.

The winner will be announced at 6:45pm.
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Jury panel:

ADAM ROSEN - Founder of Exodus Studios and producer of Art Around Adams: 2 Mile Art & Music Walk

ALESSANDRA MOCTEZUMA - Gallery Director at Mesa College Art Galleryand Professor of Fine Art at San Diego Mesa College 

DIA BASSETT - Steering Committee Member for Rising Arts Leaders of San Diego

LETICIA GOMEZ FRANCO - Art Gallery Coordinator at Mesa College Art Gallery

SEAN BRANNAN - Founder of Viz Cult

TY VELASQUEZ – Founder of Museology
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Artist contestants:

ARNI TECSON
BRENT JOHNSON
CAROLYN RAMOS
CHRIS BENTLEY
ELENA SABO
JACKI GEARY
KATHERINE VYY TRAN
KEVIN BANNISTER
KYLE TRUEDELL
LOU GARZA
LAURA RICCI
LUCAS THORNTON
MELISSA WALTER
NONIE CRUZADO
TORY MARSHALL

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Jun
3
to Jun 23

1805 Gallery Artist Residency

1805 Gallery’s Artist Residency is an opportunity for emerging artists of all media to explore concepts unique to their practice. Work produced by the artist will be presented at Art Above, a contemporary art exhibition located on the rooftop of the Porto Vista Hotel.  

The street level gallery space is located on the corner of Columbia Street and Elm Street in the Little Italy district of San Diego. 

I will be the artist in residence from June 3rd to June 23rd. I have a concept for a sculptural installation piece I'd like to explore that touches on the concept of dark energy. However, I'm in the midst of moving so my environment is fairly chaotic. Having the space to get away from that and just to be focused on anything creative is such a blessing for me right now. If my ideas for the installation don't pan out, I will enthusiastically use the space to work on some hand embossed and illustrative pieces. I welcome anyone to swing by to watch my evolution in the space. Also, I will update my website as I progress and decide on a specific opening. http://www.melissawalterart.com/events/2017/6/3/1805-gallery-artist-residency

1805 Columbia Street  San Diego, CA 92101

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May
20
6:00 PM18:00

Extra-ordinary Collusion

EXTRA-ORDINARY COLLUSION

Sat, May 20, 2017 3:30pm
Sun, Jul 2, 2017 4:30pm

San Diego Art Institute 1439 El PradoSan Diego, CA, 92101United States

SDAI is pleased to present “Extra-Ordinary Collusion”, an exhibition with more twenty-three artist and scientist collaborations, curated by Chi Essary. The opening reception will take place at the San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado, on Saturday, May 20 from 6pm-8pm. The exhibition will run though will run through July 2.

The popular misconception of San Diego as a sleepy beach town ignores the vibrant artist community and undermines the reality of San Diego’s cultural potential. San Diego is not only known as one of the top three biotech capitals in the world, thanks to the presence of research centers like the Salk, Scripps, and the Stanford Consortium, but it is uniquely situated next to the creative hotbed that is Tijuana. Extra-Ordinary Collusion celebrates this rich cultural heritage by fostering innovative exchange between two of San Diego’s great cultural strengths—our thriving scientific and artistic communities.

For this exhibition artists were paired with scientists from the Salk Institute and invited to tour the scientists’ labs and learn about their state-of-the-art research. Using this visit as the impetus for the exhibition, artists created new work based on their conversations and interactions with the scientists. The artists in Extra-Ordinary Collusion come from various disciplines including painting, sculpture, installation, new media, and conceptual art.

Participating artists and scientists are: Cooper Baker (with Jun Wu), Hugo Crosthwaite (with Laura Tan), Einar & Jamex de la Torre (with Amy Rommel), Thomas DeMello (with Carol Marchetto), TML Dunn (with Sreekanth “Shrek” Chalasani), David Fobes (with Tatyana Sharpee), Abbey Hepner (with Mike Avery), Debby & Larry Kline (with Saket Navlakha), Jessica McCambly (with Julie Law), Meegan Nolan (with Manching Ku), Arzu Ozkal (with Janelle Ayres), Philip Petrie (with Ahmet Denli), Irma Sofia Poeter (with Uri Manor), Iana Quesnell (with Corina Antal), Sasha Koozel Reibstein (with Beverly Emerson), Marisol Rendón (with Axel Nimmerjahn), Vincent Robles (with Chen-min Yeh), Michael Ruiz (with Paloma Martinez-Redondo), Ellen Salk (with Tom Albright), Shinpei Takeda (with Tom Albright), Maya VanderSchuit (with Antonio Currias), Vicki Walsh (with Alan Saghatelian), Melissa Walter (with Martin Hetzer). Also on display will be photographs by Josue Castro documenting the scientists in their laboratories.

*Image by Maya VanderSchuit

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Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Studio Visit: Melissa Walter

Join us at the art studio of San Diego artist Melissa Walter, an abstract artist of geometric shapes in balance, often mimicking the structures of astrophysical objects. Her work is characterized by line, symmetry, and an obsessive dot-work shading technique. During the studio visit, Melissa will share her artistic process, discuss how she became an artist, and what continues to inspire her. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/754027611427400/?active_tab=about

Though it is not required to purchase work at each studio visit, our purpose is to make a financial investment in our local art economy and we highly encourage it. We have a suggested donation cost of $15, which will go directly to the artist we are visiting if no artwork is purchased. If you purchase artwork, you can use your donation towards the artwork cost. Otherwise, donations will be used to fund TAAG events. Please find Eventbrite donation link to secure your place!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artist-studio-visit-melissa-walter-tickets-33023693757?aff=efbevent

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Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

A Scientist and an Artist Walk into a Bar

50 Scientists—and Artists! 25 Bars. One Night. All Over San Diego County.

I will be at:
Wavelength Brewing Company
236 Main St, Vista, CA 92084
6:00pm - 8:00pm

What sounds like the beginning of a rather bad joke is actually a fun community program by the Fleet Science Center. During Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar℠, local scientists will enjoy something we all do: a beer and good conversation in a local bar. Join them, and ask them anything you want! They'll be easy to spot. Just look for the sign that reads: "We are scientists. Ask us anything!" 

We are happy to announce that our next event on Thursday, March 9, will be part of the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering! To help celebrate science in San Diego, we are excited to host a "Two Scientists Special Edition: A Scientist and an Artist Walk Into a Bar." 

In this artistic variant on our popular Two Scientists Walk into a Bar program, we add a special twist by inviting artists to the mix. For this special edition, we have partnered with the San Diego Art Insititute, who will bring together artists and scientists in their upcoming exhibition "Extra-Ordinary Collusion: Art & Science Collaboration." Many of the artists and scientists you'll meet during our March 9 event are participating in the exhibition.

We love hearing the questions being asked and seeing pictures of all the fun, so if you participate, be sure to post on social media, and tag the Fleet and use the hashtag #2scientists

Stay tuned and visit over the next couple of weeks as we update the information on participating bars, artists and scientists.

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Feb
26
6:30 PM18:30

A Study of Dark Matter

As Melissa Walter's artist residency comes to an end at Bread & Salt, she welcomes you into her studio to reveal the works she created during her time there. She has also invited astrophysicist, Dr. Karin Sandstrom from UCSD, to give a brief talk about dark matter and gravitational lensing. Those are the topics of her installation piece, as well as topics that influenced other works she made during her time at Bread & Salt.

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Reception: 6:30p - 8:30p
Talk: 7:00p - 7:30p

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Feb
19
5:00 PM17:00

Third Sun

Third Sun is a laid back art/music event in East Village/Downtown, February 19th from 5-10pm. Located in the newly opened events space at Mission Brewery. We'll have featured artists & some live painting, concession craft folks, apothecary goods & love readings from Michael Cardenas/Olde Ways, Ambrosia Henna, The Serene Collection, DJ'd music during the event and great beer from Mission Brewery. 

Sound Selectors for the night:
-Why-T
-These Siamese
-Jon Doss
-Le Chien
-Moonman

Artists for the night:
Xanadu Rocketship
Historic Visions
Kait Sewell
Michelle Joy Montrose
Melissa Walter
Peculiar Peccary
Leslie K Monroy
Elizabeth Zaikowski
LE CHIEN
Shaena Polly
Charlotte Curtis

Mission Brewery
1441 L St, San Diego, California 92101

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Feb
18
5:00 PM17:00

La Bodega Gallery 3 Year Anniversary

UPDATE: This is now a fundraiser to help La Bodega get the necessary repairs complete to open back up to the public. The date and location have changed.

Please join us as we celebrate our 3 Year Anniversary in the Barrio Arts District with an amazing group art show. Featuring over 75+ of San Diego's most talented artists. Each artist will use a Skateboard deck as their medium. There will also be Live Music, DJ's, Food, and More!!!!

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18TH, 2017
FREE / ALL AGES

Centro Cultural de La Raza
Balboa Park, 2004 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

 

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Feb
9
to Jan 1

ARTISTS AT WORK: The Smithsonian Community Committee Art Exhibition

I will be representing NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory with a piece in this juried art exhibit in the Smithsonian's S. Dillon Ripley Center. The show opens February 9, 2017 and will remain open until January 1, 2018.

S. Dillon Ripley Center
Concourse
1100 Jefferson Drive, S.W.
Washington, D.C.

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Jan
21
2:00 PM14:00

Nasty Women Exhibition

This is the San Diego sister of the Nasty Women Exhibition that launched in New York. The idea is to organize a group exhibition that demonstrates solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and abortion rights. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood, La Maestra Health Centers, & the San Diego LGBT Community Center.

Opening Reception
January 21, 2016
2:00p - 9:00p
Helmuth Projects
1827 5th Avenue, San Diego, California 92101

https://www.facebook.com/events/238093309953714/

 

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Jan
14
5:00 PM17:00

Open Studio and Exhibit Opening

This Saturday is an opening at Bread & Salt. Though I will not be part of the exhibit itself, I will be having an open studio for the public to view a small selection of previous works (including the recent "The Immaculate Conception of the Multiverse") as well as works in progress that began at the start of the residency on January 1.

The opening of new works are by Ellen Salk, Lael Corbin, Kathryn Nova Williams, Griselda Rosas, and Brittany Austen Segal.

And don't forget to stop by and say hello to Max Daily and Ryan Severance at OSLOs. 

Opening Reception and Studio
January 14, 2017
5:00p - 9:00p
Bread & Salt
1955 Julian Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113

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Bread & Salt Artist in Residence

For the months of January and February I will be the artist in residence at Bread & Salt in Logan Heights, San Diego. During my time there I will be exploring the topic of dark matter and experimenting with ways to make the invisible visible.

Open Gallery Hours
11am - 4pm
Monday - Friday
1955 Julian Ave
San Diego, California

 

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Intergalatic Dreaming

San Diego International Airport, Terminal 2 (post security).
January - December 2017

http://arts.san.org/portfolio-item/melissa-walter/

Space exploration and the realm beyond earth’s atmosphere have long held a fascination for all those interested in imagining the unknown. This topic is of particular relevance to the Southern California region, which is home to innovative organizations contributing to the burgeoning space industry. In the coming years, the growing field of space travel promises to revive notions of outer space within the collective imagination and inspire groups devoted to education and research into the subjects of astronomy and related sciences. 

Intergalactic Dreaming invited exhibitors to explore notions of celestial phenomena and astronomy and to use past, present, and speculative depictions of the cosmos and space travel as inspiration. The resulting installations present diverse perspectives on the subject for the traveling public.

My work is on view in the San Diego International Airport, Terminal 2 (post security).

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