By Sarah Pfledderer
10/2-24: Open Studios San Diego
The Studio Door
3750 30th St., North Park
Local painters, woodworkers, photographers and other artists collaborate on a three-week group show during which the public is invited to tour their individual workspaces for a weekend (October 10-11)
10/3: "A Dirty Filthy Show"
La Bodega Gallery & Studios
2196 Logan Ave., Barrio Logan
For adult eyes only, this annual erotic art showcase returns to Barrio Logan.
1475 University Ave., Hillcrest
Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki presents stills from anime feature films produced by Tokyo's Studio Ghibli.
Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park
Amateur grade-school photographers (K-12 students from San Diego and Tijuana) turn their lenses toward themselves to reveal their identities in this 10th annual juried exhibition.
10/10-11/7: "No More Bullshit" by Gabe Leonard
317 E. Grand Ave., Escondido
Artist Gabe Leonard pours his cinematic style into paintings of outlaws as part of his new "Desperado" series.
10/10-11/22: "Re-membering our Ancestors Discovering Ourselves"
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido
In celebration of Día de los Muertos, artists present their far-ranging artworks that invoke rituals and memories of those who have passed.
10/13: "My Eyes! The Goggles Do Nothing!"
Basic Urban Kitchen + Bar
410 10th Ave., East Village
Nearly 20 artists put their The Simpsons fan art in the spotlight for this exhibit named after a line from "Radioactive Man," a 1995 episode of the wildly popular animated sitcom.
10/17-1/3: "Interpretations: Celebrating 30 Years"
Visions Art Museum
2825 Dewey Rd., Ste. 100, Liberty Station
See the 32 contemporary quilts an international panel of jurors selected from nearly 250 submissions to commemorate the textile museum's founding three decades ago. Also opening 10/17 are three other textile exhibits including "Hearing the Quiet: Walking the Creeks," in which artist Linda Colsh presents six new nature quilts that incorporate traces of creek stones she collected during walks.
10/20-1/31: "The Time Between: The Sequences of Minor White"
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado, Balboa Park
This display of photographer Minor White's compelling images focuses on the famed artist's celebrated sequences, which depict the passage of time.
10/24-12/31: "Vasana" by James Verbicky
Madison Art Gallery
1020 Prospect St., Ste. 130, La Jolla
Artist James Verbicky presents a Sanskrit-inspired collection of large-scale, mixed-media collages.