San Diego Art Guide

100 Artists, 100 Years

Faiya Fredman, "Yellow Tulip 2", Print on Paper, 2007, 40" x 30". Oceanside Museum of Art.

Faiya Fredman, “Yellow Tulip 2″, Print on Paper, 2007, 40″ x 30”. Oceanside Museum of Art.

Oceanside Museum of Art
704 Pier View Way
Oceanside, CA 92054

100 Artists, 100 Years: The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild, 1915-2015

Exhibition: April 18 – July 26, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 6:00-8:00pm
Panel Discussion: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Complimentary for OMA members, $10 for nonmembers

Throughout 2015, Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) exhibitions and events will continue to focus on the most important and interesting art created and collected in San Diego and Southern California. From April 18 – July 26, 2015, OMA will be hosting 100 Artists, 100 Years: The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild, 1915-2015. This exhibition will feature works by one hundred distinguished artists who lived and worked in San Diego during the last century and who were, or are currently, Artists Guild members. They range from historically significant Plein Air painters such as Maurice Braun, Charles Fries, Alfred Mitchell, and Charles Reiffel, to contemporary masters such as John Baldessari and Richard Allen Morris. Established in 1915, the Artists Guild was instrumental in founding The San Diego Museum of Art in 1926 and, to this day remains an integral part of San Diego’s visual arts scene.

Leon Durand Bonnet, "From a High Rock", 1927, Oil on Canvas, 30" x 40".

Leon Durand Bonnet, “From a High Rock”, 1927, Oil on Canvas, 30″ x 40″.

100 Artist, 100 Years will occupy both of OMA’s first-floor galleries. Many major disciplines, including, painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics, furniture making, and architecture, will be represented. Borrowed from local museums, institutions, private collections, and artists, many of these works have never been publicly exhibited. Exhibition curator Mark-Elliott Lugo states, “This exhibition will be a rare opportunity for viewers to experience in one venue the diverse range of art created in San Diego over the past century. I believe San Diegans will be excited and proud to see the exceptional skill and creativity of the artists who have lived and worked in the area.”

In partnership with OMA, The San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) will celebrate the Guild Centennial by concurrently exhibiting more than a dozen works in various media by artists who belonged to the Guild during its early years. SDMA curator Dr. James Grebl selected these pieces from the permanent collection of this iconic Balboa Park institution.

The opening reception for 100 Artists, 100 Years is Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 6:00-8:00pm. OMA’s exhibition receptions are exciting events wherein guests and members have the opportunity to mingle with other artists and art lovers, while enjoying complimentary light appetizers and wine. Receptions are complimentary for OMA members, $10 for nonmembers.

Michael Wheelden, "Through the Looking Glass", Acrylic on Canvas, 2011, 28" x 45".

Michael Wheelden, “Through the Looking Glass”, Acrylic on Canvas, 2011, 28″ x 45″.

About Oceanside Museum of Art

Oceanside Museum of Art is a contemporary art museum dedicated to exhibiting art from the 20th and 21st centuries. A leader of arts and culture in North County, San Diego, 2015 marks this institution’s twentieth year as a premier regional art museum for San Diego and Southern California. As host to more than fifteen exhibitions a year, OMA designs integrated exhibition, event and educational programming to reflect the Oceanside and surrounding community’s desires. For more information about Oceanside Museum of Art, visit