Art beat: March gallery and exhibit openings


Gallery and exhibit openings in San Diego during the month of March include 50 to Watch, Survival is Insufficient and Motion Pictures: Photographs by Gjon Mili.

3.1: “Wind And Water: Sailing in San Diego Photography Exhibit”

Scenes of life on classic yachts and historic sailboats are on display from famed nautical photographer Bobby Grieser and his close friend, Mark Albertazzi.

Maritime Museum of San Diego, 1492 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, 619.234.9153 ext. 101,

3.2-25: “50 to Watch”

This regional exhibition comes along twice a year and features San Diego’s best visual artists in galleries, online and in a national publication.

The Studio Door, 3750 30th St., San Diego, 619.255.4920,

3.4: “Mosaic Lecture”

For the final day of the “Niki de Saint Phalle: Mythical California” exhibition, this lecture will feature a panel discussion on the artists in the concurrent exhibition, “Inspired,” to discuss how they create their art.

California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, 760.839.4125,

3.7-5.2: “Songs of Earth, Sea, Fire and Air”

Artist Ellen Speert presents mixed media artwork inspired by nature and scavenging along the coast and in forests and meadows.

Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oak Crest Park Drive, Encinitas, 760.436.3310,

3.10-9.3: “Voluminous Art—Treasures from San Diego’s University Libraries”

Celebrate the art of books with 25 volumes from the libraries of UC San Diego, San Diego State University, and the University of San Diego, featuring book design, typography, binding and printing.

Mingei International Museum, 1439 El Prado, San Diego, 619.239.0003,

3.17-8.5: “The Museum of Civilization”

Based on the Museum of Civilization in the book, “Station Eleven,” this exhibit features items and technology that were once taken for granted and became obsolete in a post-apocalyptic world.

Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, 760.435.3720,

3.17-8.5: “Survival is Insufficient”

As part of the Big Read partnership with the Oceanside Public Library, this exhibit looks at the role art plays in people’s lives and how more than basic needs are required for survival.

Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, 760.435.3720,

Through 3.22: “Featured New Works / Alexander Arshansky: Illuminated”

Artist Alexander Arshansky takes the images from his subconscious and transfers them into paintings on canvas to create his “biomorphic cubism” style.

Sparks Gallery, 530 Sixth Ave., San Diego, 619.696.1416,

Through 4.25: “Point/Counterpoint: Contemporary Mexican Photography”

The works of 19 contemporary Mexican photographers explores political, economic and social changes in their country.

Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado, San Diego, 619.238.7559,

Through 4.29: “The Romantic Impulse in the American Landscape Tradition”

American painters and printmakers respond to ideas about landscape, from the early 19th century to the present, through their work.

Timken Museum of Art, 1500 El Prado, San Diego, 619.239.5548,

Through 8.12: “Motion Pictures: Photographs by Gjon Mili”

Get a look at the ways in which noted photographer Gjon Mili studied and captured movement in dozens of gelatin silver prints, while his Academy Award-nominated film “Jammin’ The Blues” plays on a loop.

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