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"45th Annual International All Media Visual Awards Exhibition"
2001-10-25 until 2001-11-25
San Diego Art Institute
San Diego, CA, USA United States of America

San Diego Art Institute were honored to have internationally recognized art critic, advocate, and collector Bram Dijkstra jury the show. In addition to being a professor at the University of California, San Diego Mr. Dijkstra has also written Idols of Perversity (Oxford '86), Evil Sisters (Knopf '96) Georgia O'Keefe and the Eros of Place (Princeton '98).

Over $5,000 will be awarded to the artist in this international show, including a Grand Award of $2,000, two Awards for Excellence of $1,000 and the John McKee Memorial Award for Figure Drawing / Painting.

Returning to the show is Catherine Jones, a Canadian painter whose work has chronicled recent tragic events in her paintings. Last year she chose the tragedy bombing at Waco, Texas as the topic of her award winning painting. This year she has focused her attention on the seemingly endless number of car bombings. In her piece titled the First of July, 2000; the Twenty-Sixth of August; the Eighth of September, 2000; the second of October, 2000, (it will go on forever, unfortunately) she explores the fiery violence of car bombings. Ms. Jones used the rolling film-loop as a metaphor for the old adage when we do not learn from history we are doomed to repeat it.

The San Diego Art Institute is proud to feature some local artists in this International show as well. There will be paintings by Betty Hock, Anna Jenkins, and Robert Moses. Joseph Bennett and Michael McAlister will display their Assemblage works. And they will show Digital Photography by Odessa, just to name a few artists and their medium.

To celebrate the artists and their works the San Diego Art Institute will host a Gala Reception on Saturday, November 3, 2001, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The evening will include the Exhibit and Awards of the International Exhibition and a Special Presentation by Council member Toni Atkins honoring the 60th year of the San Diego Art Institute. Daniel Jackson will provide entertainment at the piano and Ping Hu will play the harp. Costumed members of the San Diego Models Guild will serve hors d'oeuvres and there will be a no host bar.


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