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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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:

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 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

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

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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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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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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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to Mar 9

Contribution II


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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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 For more information, feel free to contact the school at (909) 621-8000 with any questions. 

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Artist Talk with the Contemporary Arts Committee


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

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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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
3776 30th St.
San Diego, CA 92104

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SocaNoba Curated by Celeste Byers


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 -
Celeste Byers - 
Chris Konecki -
David Peña -
Jonny Alexander -
Melissa Walter -
Natalie Bessell -
Regan Russell -
Wizard Visions -

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Alchemy: Handcrafted Illustrations


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. 

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Art by


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11:00 AM11:00

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


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:

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

Sibley Auditorium
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94709

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Art Above


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

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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 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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to Nov 3

Angles & Energy


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

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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 or call (858) 454-6903.

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to Sep 2


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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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.

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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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to Jul 2

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
2730 Historic Decatur Rd, Suite 202

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7:00 PM19:00

1805 Gallery Artist Residency Viewing Reception

Dark Energy:
Melissa Walter's Residency Project On View

7:00PM - 9:00PM
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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Art Around Adams: Juried and Popular Vote Competition


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)
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.
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
Artist contestants:


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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.

1805 Columbia Street  San Diego, CA 92101

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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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