National quality with a regional focus. Variety and balance. Introduction of new work to the area. Engaging new audiences... These are just some of the primary goals of the changing exhibition program that have made the William D. Cannon Art Gallery a dynamic center for the visual arts in San Diego’s North County. Through museum-quality exhibitions, hands-on family activities, acclaimed arts education programs, lectures and publications, the gallery strives to make the visual arts an accessible, integral and ongoing part of the community’s life.
Location and hours: Carlsbad City Library complex, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, 92011
Tuesday through Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday: 1-5 p.m.
Entre Tinta y Lucha: 45 Years of Self-Help Graphics & Art
March 31 – June 9, 2019
Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG) is a community center in East Los Angeles dedicated to the creation and promotion of new works by Chicano and Latino artists through experimental and innovative printmaking techniques. Since 1973, SHG has been the intersection where arts and community meet, providing a forum for local and international artists. This 45th anniversary exhibition looks back on the four plus decades of artistic innovation and excellence.
Light and Space: Contemporary Continuations
June 23 – August 25, 2019 Reception: Saturday, June 22
Inspired by the 1960’s Southern California Light and Space movement, this local group exhibition presents contemporary artists who have continued working within the core fundamentals of the original movement. Related to minimalism and geometric abstraction, the work is characterized by its focus on visual perception through light, space, and volume. Inspired by these foundational elements, each artist has expressed an evolved individual interpretation in a variety of mediums.
The William D. Cannon Art Gallery presents five exhibitions annually that range in subject matter and scope, from historical prints and photography to contemporary painting and drawing to American and International folk art in an effort to actively promote a cross-cultural education in the arts. View a selection of images from past shows at the gallery.