Naughty, Traditions, and Wood: A 2-part Review of “2015 San Diego Art Prize Exhibition”

Kevin Inman's "Dumpsters at at Sunset Cliffs Parking Area," 2016.

Part 1 of 2 Voyeurism—intense looking—and insurrection are key ingredients that succeed in the current “2015 San Diego Art Prize” exhibition at La Jolla’s Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. The awardees of the 2015 San Diego Visual Arts Network’s (SDVAN) arts prize were Wendy Maruyama and Roy McMakin, who are both artists/furniture makers. Maruyama’s work…

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Scarce Painting by Famed Artist Vermeer On View in Balboa Park

Johannes Vermeer’s “The Woman in Blue Reading a Letter” now on exhibit at the Timken Museum of Art is one of the artist’s very best paintings, but other images and objects included in the boutique exhibition titled “Vermeer” serve to distract rather than enhance the Dutch Baroque masterpiece. With only thirty-five surviving paintings attributed to this baroque master, the odds of normally seeing one of his jewel-like canvases in San Diego are greater than winning the SuperLotto. This is real jackpot!….

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