Spreckels Gallery - Call to Coronado Art Association Artists - Deadline is June 20, 2019

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Coronado Art Association Artists,

The City of Coronado and the Cultural Arts Commission have fostered a city-owned and operated gallery space in the community since 2015. During the Coronado’s 125th Anniversary Celebration, Coronado established the Coronado Community Gallery, affectionately referred to as the  C3 Gallery. The Coronado Art Association made a significant donation to establish the gallery and we are thankful for your organization’s support.

Now in the fourth year of operation, there have been 13 exhibitions in the C3 Gallery, featuring the work of many members of the Coronado Art Association as well as many local artists who have exhibited for their first time.

This year, the Cultural Arts Commission and the John D. Spreckels Center is pleased to announce a second city-owned and operated public art gallery opportunity, the Spreckels Gallery. In July of 2019, the Spreckels Gallery will open its first exhibition in this new space located in a primary hallway in the John D. Spreckels Center located at 1019 Seventh Street.

For this first exhibition, the Cultural Arts Commission would like to highlight a juried exhibition of work of the artists of the Coronado Art Association (CAA). Since the CAA ‘s establishment 70 years ago in June of 1948, the association has highlighted and nurtured the work of countless local artists. The CAA hosts Art-In-The-Park, featuring more than fifty top artists in every genre including oil, acrylic and watercolor painting, etching, photography, wood, and metal working, stained glass, ceramics and a variety of other unusual and distinctive art forms. The artists whose work is on display reside throughout San Diego County and they have been selected by a jury process to ensure consistent professional quality and originality.

For this first exhibition, we are requesting Coronado Art Association members, 50 years of age and older, who are interested in participating, to submit the attached application with no more than seven images of artwork for consideration. The age requirement for this show coincides with the John D. Spreckels Center mission to serve residents age 50 and older. Also, note that at this time the gallery can only accommodate hanging flat artwork. The final show will be juried by a CAC selected panel. If selected, you will agree to have your artwork on display beginning in July through December 2019. We are planning an Opening Artist Reception at the John D. Spreckels Center on Tuesday evening, July 9th from 6 to 8 p.m., and encourage all artists from the Association to attend. 

If you have additional questions about this exhibition or the application you may contact Kelly Purvis, Senior Management Analyst/Arts & Culture at 619.522.2633 or kpurvis@coronado.ca.us.  In advance, thank you for your consideration of this request and I hope you will participate.


Maryellen McMahon Visual Arts Commissioner

Cultural Arts Commission