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2013-14 Exhibitions


2014 Juried Biennial

Dec. 14, 2014 - Feb. 7, 2015

In 16 years, more than 500 artists have been featured in Cannon Art Gallery's Juried Exhibitions. The Juried Exhibitions have become recognized as one of San Diego County's most significant showcases for both emerging and mid-career artists who live, work or have a studio in San Diego County. This year's jurors are Tina Yapelli, Director of the San Diego State University Art Gallery, and John Spiak, Director of the Grand Central Library, Santa Ana.

Common Tread: Traversing the American Landscape

June 15 - August 17, 2014

This exhibition explores American’s love affair with the car and how the “Great American Road trip” is an important part of our history and culture. Sixteen contemporary artists employ themes of location and memory to produce an evaluation of Americans on the road.

Original Art: Celebrating the Fine Art of Children’s Book Illustration

September 7 - November 23, 2014

This exhibition consists of more than forty works of art from the 2013 Juried Original Art Exhibition at the Museum of American Society of Illustrators in New York City as well as a number of works by prominent local children’s book illustrators and writers.

John Cederquist: Illusions in Wood

March 30 - May 25, 2014

San Juan Capistrano artist John Cederquist is considered one of the top 100 Craftsmen in America with works in the American Craft Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian American Museum. A sculptor known for playful trompe-l'œil wood assemblages and furniture that blur the distinctions between reality and illusion. Cederquist’s unique constructions combine two-dimensional inlaid images of everything from Japanese prints to popular cartoons with three dimensional furniture forms.

Our Lives, Our Stories: America’s Greatest Generation

Jan. 26 - March 16, 2014

Born in the 1910s and 1920s, people from this generation were decisively shaped by their experiences during the Depression, World War II and the Boom years. Today - well into the 21st Century - images and memories gathered together in this exhibition help us to begin to understand not only who they were, but who we are. In addition, the exhibition will also feature 45 photographs depicting America between 1930 and 1965 from the Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA) in Balboa Park, San Diego.

Our Lives, Our Stories has been made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities and brought to you by Mid-America Arts Alliance.


Nov. 17, 2013 - Jan. 5, 2014

The Cannon Art Gallery’s sixth Invitational Exhibition features the work of five San Diego County artists - Catherin Colaw, Linda Kardoff, Allison Renshaw, Julia San Román and Cheryl Tall - selected by Gallery Curator Karen McGuire from the 2013 Juried Biennial Exhibition. The works featured include painting, photography, ceramics and mixed-media collage.