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July 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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One of the most prestigious juried shows in San Diego, the Athenaeum’s 31st Annual Juried Exhibition will be on view this summer, July 15 through September 9, 2023. Nearly 300 artists entered 900 works for consideration. Juror Isabel Casso, Assistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, selected the final 25 artists and 35 works to exhibit. Prizewinners, including the recipient of the Leslie Von Kolb Memorial Award, will be announced at the opening reception on Friday, July 14, which will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Artists in the exhibition are Elizabeth Burger, Dillon Chapman, Morgan DeLuna, Raul Espinoza, Angela Figueroa, Kaori Fukuyama, Sarah Garcia, Neville Greene, Sam Grenier, Marina Grize, Becky Guttin, Andres Hernandez, Terri Hughes, Mayce Keeler, Gianna LaPonte, Monica Loss, Maria Mathioudakis, Leslie Nemour, Oriana Poindexter, Vincent Robles, Amir Saadiq, Sean Sarmiento, Michael Upton, Leslye Villaseñor, and Lizzie Zelter.

Exhibition dates: July 15–September 9, 2023

Opening Reception: Friday, July 14, 6:30–8:30 PM. Free admission.

Submission Deadline: Friday, June 16, 2023 by 11:59 p.m. PDT


Artists: Must live, work or exhibit within San Diego County or Tijuana, Mexico. Maximum 3 works/digital images per artist (jpegs, no larger than 2 MB each)

Media: 2-D and 3-D media (no functional or craft art), or video. 2-D work must be ready-to-hang and may not exceed 60″ width or height, framed. 3-D work may not exceed 8′ H.

Date: Pieces must have been completed within the past 5 years.

Awards: 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, Leslie Von Kolb Memorial Award

Fee per Artist: $15 for Athenaeum members; $20 for nonmembers. Payment must be submitted online. The entry fee is PER ARTIST, not per artwork.

 Deadline to Submit: Friday, June 16, 2023 by 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Artists will be notified via email in the first week of July. Please, no calls.

One of the most prestigious juried shows in San Diego, selected artists will exhibit their work in our galleries, receive excellent exposure, and mingle with both artists and art lovers at an opening reception.


Isabel Casso, Assistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Isabel Casso is the Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Casso’s recent projects include a special exhibition with Carmen Argote and a retrospective of Celia Álvarez Muñoz. Previously, she was the Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where she organized Grain of a Hand: Drawings with Graphite and a solo exhibition of Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar. She has held positions at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Casso earned an MA in art history from Williams College and a BA in art history and economics from Loyola Marymount University.