Sept. 1 2015
Back in 2009, CityBeat bid farewell to arts editor Kinsee Morlan in these very pages. I was welcomed as her replacement, although only a paragraph or so of a 700-word piece talked about my resume
Sept. 1 2015
There was a point a few years ago where Shelby Gubba’s little monsters seemed to be popping up everywhere. They were on the posters of club shows around town. On the walls of local galleries (as...
Aug. 25 2015
Anna Stump is mostly known for her series of oil paintings of "Sexy Jesus," painterly large-scale nudes and flora-inspired pieces done collaboratively with Daphne Hill
Aug. 25 2015
Elsie Arredondo is living her dream—sort of. The former healthcare worker became a gallery owner two years ago, but taking over what was then-called Monarch Gallery on Prospect Street has presented...
Aug. 18 2015
Burning Man kicks off Aug. 30 in a desert in northern Nevada, but a group of local festivalgoers has been prepping for the famed annual event since April
Aug. 18 2015
A colorful new sculpture stands tall on Fairmount Avenue in City Heights. Titled "Cultural Fusion" by artist Jim Bliesner, the large-scale piece itself is striking, but it represents the beginning of something...
Aug. 13 2015
Over the past few decades, the prolific painter’s recognizable work has become an important part of the city’s cultural landscape. A self-taught abstract artist with an almost encyclopedic...
Aug. 11 2015
"I like to think that I'm one of the only gallerists in San Diego who owns their own gallery," says Morgan Mandalay, the artist behind SPF15, a transient contemporary art space
Aug. 4 2015
Four underserved neighborhoods are now homes to new public art, compliments of The San Diego Museum of Art's lauded Open Spaces program
July 28 2015
Artist Kristina Bell DiTullo is one of 41 San Diego artists selected for the 24th Annual Juried Exhibition, opening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (1
July 28 2015
Joy Chu's deep knowledge of illustrated children's books is palpable. She's worked in the industry for decades so she's seen all the trends and been through all the ups and downs
July 20 2015
Standing inside his bathroom, Steven Churchill is showing me a few photos from his personal collection. "The work always has a story," he says of the limited-edition prints by artists like Mariela Sancari...
July 20 2015
An ambitious exhibition originally scheduled to open in November at the Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) has been cancelled
July 13 2015
It's not totally earth shattering or even new or different, but incorporating original art in a building is a good idea and certainly one that not enough local real-estate companies are doing
July 13 2015
As a gay-rights activist for the last four decades, Carl Raymond Schmidt's artwork has explored all sorts of related themes
July 7 2015
Matthew Mahoney's been putting in long hours as the San Diego Art Institute's artist-in-residence. The exotic fruits of his labor can be seen in two otherworldly sculptural installations on view in "What...
July 7 2015
Ted Adams didn't sweat it when he was informed that, in order to move his comic book company into a large office inside NTC at Liberty Station's art district, the company would have to include an ar
June 29 2015
Most people who pay attention to the local art scene know about the San Diego Art Prize, but few truly understand it
June 24 2015
Harry Mathews and Don Porcella are in sync. The former, an oil painter who died more than 15 years ago, occupied the same detached garage in Lemon Grove that Porcella currently uses as his studio
June 24 2015
One could assume that every San Diegan has seen the work of Christopher Puzio at some point, even if they dont know his name

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