Art Beat

By Sarah Pfledderer

11.5-8: Art San Diego
Balboa Park Activity Center
2145 Park Blvd., Balboa Park
San Diego’s juried contemporary art show returns for its seventh year, showcasing works by more than 500 artists.

11/5-29: “Tradition by Moderns: Native American Women Artists in California”
Women’s Museum of California
2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Ste. 103, Liberty Station
Commemorating National Native American Month, five artists present contemporary exemplifications of basket weaving, beading, painting and other mediums connected to their indigenous upbringings.

11/5-2/9: “California Wildfire Watercolors” by James Hubbell
San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado, Balboa Park
Through this exhibition of six watercolor paintings, artist James Hubbell depicts his memories of the 2003 Cedar Fire that devastated San Diego and the home he built.

11/6-15: “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” by Troy Little
San Diego Comic Art Gallery
2765 Truxtun Rd., Barracks 3, Liberty Station
Comic artist Troy Little shares 25 original pages from his graphic-novel adaptation of this Hunter S. Thompson tome. Also in November, the gallery will exhibit 33 pieces of original Star Wars art, including the cover from the July 1977 comic book Star Wars #1 (11/21-1/31).

11/7: “Untitled”
4610 Park Blvd., University Heights
Revered photographer David J. Carol will judge the 30 images on display at this one-night-only photo auction, proceeds from which benefit the Museum of Photographic Arts.

11/12-12/31: Kim Reasor
Art Produce Gallery
3139 University Ave., North Park
Revealing her forte for beautifying overlooked sceneries and industrial wastelands, artist Kim Reasor unveils her latest landscape paintings.

11/14: “Genesis” by Jacki Geary
Thumbprint Gallery
920 Kline St., La Jolla
Using acrylics, pastels, charcoal and watercolors, local artist Jacki Geary depicts feminine beauty in abstract in this solo exhibit of her recent portraits of women.

11/14-12/5: “Prints on Wood”
Distinction Gallery
317 E Grand Ave., Escondido
Distinction Gallery and Prints on Wood printing company present a compilation of the gallery’s acclaimed artists’ works reproduced on wood panels.

11/14-12/26: “Where We Went” by Eloise Duff
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall St., La Jolla
Longtime local-art enthusiast Eloise Duff, a docent at San Diego Museum of Art, presents her own works: ink drawings of her travels through married life.

11/14-1/2: Charles Moxon
Lux Art Institute
1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas
Lux’s latest artist-in-residence, a British portraitist, plans to channel his 17th-century style to paint San Diego actors and other performers.

11/20-2/21: Ernesto Neto
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
1100 Kettner Blvd., Downtown
Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto suspends polyp-shaped sculptures made of skin-like fabric and filled with spices such as lavender, cloves and turmeric.

11/20-2/21: “Light and Space” by Robert Irwin
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
1100 Kettner Blvd., Downtown
Acclaimed optic artist Robert Irwin unveils an environmental light installation that employs fluorescent light tubes to toy with viewers’ perceptions.

11/27-5/8: Harry Sternberg
San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado, Balboa Park
Celebrating a celebrated artist’s 75-year career, which began in New York and concluded in Escondido, this exhibit features works representing Harry Sternberg’s notions of how art and nature collide.