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2012 - 2013 Exhibition

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Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art

Oct. 7 – Dec. 30, 2012

Since the first graphic was drawn onto a board, the culture of skateboarding has grown hand-in-hand with visual arts. This exhibition presents over 275 skateboards, skate decks, plus dozens of photographs and original artwork from the 1960s to the present. The eye-catching images on these skateboards are one of the purest forms of self-expression: highly personal and created without artistic boundaries – just like skateboarding itself.

2013 Juried Biennial

Jan. 20 – March 9, 2013

In 14 years, the Cannon Art Gallery Juried Exhibitions have become recognized as one of San Diego County’s most significant showcases for both emerging and mid-career artists. Jurors represent Southern California’s most prestigious art institutions and the exhibitions are lively, sumptuous and elegant. The 2013 jurors are Scott Canty, director of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and director of exhibitions at the Palos Verdes Art Center, and Chantel Paul, assistant curator at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, San Diego.

Vanishing Traditions: Textiles & Treasures From Southwest China

March 31 – June 2, 2013

Featuring the stunning private collection of local collector Bea Roberts, this exhibition showcases Chinese textiles, clothing and crafts of the Guizhou Province in Southwest China. Segregated both culturally and regionally from the main Chinese populace, the rich cultural identity of this province and other inaccessible regions is often preserved and almost unknown to the outside world. This exhibition is a rare opportunity to get a glimpse into the crafts, costumes and silver adornments of the region’s cultures.

On Your Own Time: The National Arts Program at Carlsbad

June 20 – July 12, 2013

Visitors never fail to be amazed and delighted by the high caliber of work in this unique community exhibition. The artists are all City of Carlsbad employees and their relatives. The seventh National Arts Program exhibition and arts contest is co-sponsored by the City of Carlsbad and the National Arts Program Foundation of Malvern, Pennsylvania. Cash prizes provided for by the National Arts Program Foundation.  

Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs

Aug. 4 – Nov. 3, 2013

Noted American photographer Elliott Erwitt leaves little question about his love of “man’s best friend,” even at the risk of being called a sentimentalist. But if this exhibition of 65 black and white photographs proves anything, it’s that our close relationship with these creatures of the canine world is due to mutual resemblance and emotion. In his vast range of sentiment, and in his easygoing but precise mastery of the abstract elements of composition, Elliott Erwitt explores our close relationship with these furry fellow travelers.