Art beat: April gallery and exhibit openings


Gallery and exhibit openings in San Diego during the month of April include Offbeat Nuances, the 2018 Business of Art Exhibition and Art Alive 2018.

4.1-28: “Offbeat Nuances”

The San Diego Watercolor Society presents this exhibition of work by award-winning artist Judy Schroeder, with original, ready-to-hang paintings on display and for sale.

San Diego Watercolor Society, 2825 Dewey Rd., Building 202, Liberty Station, 619.876.4550,

4.4-27: “Art of the Avocado” Competition

Artists celebrate the creamy heartiness of the avocado in two- and three-dimensional works, as well as photography in this annual competition, which coincides with Fallbrook’s Avocado Festival on April 15.

Brandon Gallery, 105 N. Main Ave., Fallbrook, 760.723.1330,

4.6-29: “2018 Business of Art Exhibition”

The local art students and emerging artists who competed in this year’s Business of Art scholarship have their work on display this month at The Studio Door.

The Studio Door, 3750 30th St., North Park, 619.255.4920,

4.6-29: “San Diego Legends”

A celebration of the beauty of San Diego’s scenery, people, history, politics, tourism, or individual street art shown through the work of local visual artists.

The Studio Door, 3750 30th St., North Park, 619.255.4920,

4.7-5.13: “Campus Creatives: From the Classroom to the Museum”

This time, the educators who teach and guide future artists are featured in this juried exhibition, highlighting the ways these teachers practice what they preach.

California Center for the Arts Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, 760.839.4138,

4.14-15: “Oceanside Days of Art”

Get ready for two days of juried paintings, sculptures, glass, ceramics, jewelry and photography for sale, along with live performances, interactive arts activities, street chalk art, demonstrations and plenty of food.

Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, Pier View Way, Oceanside, 760.433.3632,

4.14-5.5: “Resurrection: A Solo Show by Linnea Strid”

Artist Linnea Strid, based in Sweden, creates realistic oil paintings that use water in her portraiture, at times tricking the viewer into thinking her paintings are actually photographs.

Distinction Gallery, 317 E. Grand Ave., Escondido, 760.707.2770,

4.20-5.31: “Art of the Portrait 2018”

This juried show zeroes in on the beauty and complexity of the human face and its varying expressions.

Brandon Gallery, 105 Main Ave., Fallbrook, 760.723.1330,

4.26-29: “Art Alive 2018”

Every year, the arrival of spring comes with more than 100 floral arrangements to interpret various works of art, paired with related events, from local and national designers.

San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.232.7931,

4.27-9.3: “Nancy Lorenz: Moon Gold”

In one of her first solo museum exhibitions, artist Nancy Lorenz shares new works inspired by Japanese masterpieces from the museum’s permanent collection.

San Diego Museum of Art, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.232.7931,

4.27-7.8: “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation”

This traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution offers insight into the history and experiences of Indian Americans in the United States.

New Americas Museum, 2825 Dewey Rd., Ste. 102, Liberty Station, 619.756.7707,