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City of Carlsbad Announces 2017 Juried Biennial Artists

Carlsbad CA— The City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office has announced the 35 artists that will be featured in the 2017 Juried Biennial exhibit from Jan. 22 through March 5, 2017 at William D. Cannon Art Gallery. The city accepted submissions from artists 18 years of age and older, who live, work or have a studio in San Diego County.

At a Glance

The exhibit features 44 works of art by 35 artists. All featured artists live or work in San Diego County. 15 of the artists selected are from North County, including 4 from Carlsbad.
The 2017 Juried Biennial artists are:

  • Dan Adams
  • Robert Barry
  • Macon Bauer
  • Bill Clark
  • Bronle Crosby
  • Geoffrey Cunningham
  • Kristina Bell DiTullo
  • Diana Duval
  • Don Fike
  • Juan Flores
  • Kaori Fukuyama
  • Aaron Garretson
  • Richard Gleaves
  • Karl Grusendorf
  • Ivy Guild
  • Lisa Hutton
  • Jacob Lenc
  • Peter Lewis
  • Elena Lomakin
  • Viviana Lombrozo
  • Jim Machacek
  • Brad Maxey
  • Carrie Minikel
  • Lori Mitchell
  • Allan Morrow
  • Philip Petrie
  • Gina Pisello
  • Becky Robbins
  • Tom O Scott
  • I.C. Simpson
  • James Soe Nyun
  • Aura Maria Suarez
  • Harikrishnan Varma
  • Jonathan Wiltshire
  • Rhys Wynne

The Carlsbad Friends of the Arts will host an opening reception Saturday, Jan. 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Cannon Art Gallery.

This year’s jurors were Yevgeniya Mikhailik and Ginger Shulick Porcella. Mikhailik is an artist and curator of the Irvine Fine Arts Center. Shulick is the executive director of the San Diego Art Institute. In addition to selecting artists in the Biennial, the jurors will award a total of $2,000 in cash prizes at the opening reception on Jan. 21, 2017.

On Saturday, Febrary 11, 2017, the city is hosting a Family Open Studios inspired by the exhibition from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dove Library. Family Open Studios is a hands-on art making event is designed for all ages. Materials and workspace are provided.

Over the past 18 years, Cannon Art Gallery’s Juried Biennial exhibitions have become an important showcase for work of both emerging and mid-career artists in San Diego County.

For more information, contact the Cannon Art Gallery at 760-602-2021 or karen.mcguire@carlsbadca.gov.