Art beat: October gallery and exhibit openings


Visual exhibitions coming to San Diego in October include Masters of Pop Art, A Dirty Filthy Show, Art San Diego and a Tim Burton Fan Art Show.

10.1-31: San Diego Watercolor Society’s 38th International Exhibition

Award-winning artist John Salminen juries this exhibition of swirling shapes and colors by some of the best water-media artists from around the world.

San Diego Watercolor Society, 2825 Dewey Road, Bldg. 202, Liberty Station, 619.876.4550,

10.1-31: Masters of Pop Art

Journey through the world of pop — pop art, that is — with works by some of the greats of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Takashi Murakami and Mark Kostabi.

Martin Lawrence Galleries, 1111 Prospect St., La Jolla, 858.551.1122,

10.5-11.6: To Do — A Mending Project

This collaborative artist residency responds to the country’s increasing political, social and economic tensions with workshops in which members of the community join the artists in acts of repair, like knitting holes in sweaters, fixing flat tires or participating in simple activities together.

1805 Gallery, 1805 Columbia St., Little Italy, 619.888.8288,

10.5: Phantasmorgia

In mixed media pieces featuring everything from an unfinished crossword puzzle to leaves and a peacock feather, artist June Rubin memorializes the life of her artist mother in one piece and daydreams about a Roman visitor in another.

June Rubin Studio/Gallery, 2690 Historic Decatur Road, #214, Barracks 19, Liberty Station, 858.229.4571,

10.6: A Dirty Filthy Show

Sexy, erotic, X-rated adult-only art.

La Bodega Gallery, 2196 Logan Ave., Barrio Logan, 619.255.7036,

10.8-11.7: Fall 2018 Faculty Exhibition

The faculty at San Diego Mesa College showcase their artistic creations, reflecting topics that are designed to engage students and viewers from outside the visual art community.

San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery, 7250 Mesa College Dr., D-101, Clairemont Mesa, 619.388.2829,

10.13-14: Latin American Art Fair

More than 100 artists from Mexico, and Central and South America, will display their creative works over two days of celebrating the art and culture of Latin America with artwork, food, beer, wine, music and performances.

Bread & Salt, 1955 Julian Ave. (and along Julian Ave.), Logan Heights, 619.752.6118,

10.13-14: Art Glass Guild’s Fall Show & Sale

Get a look at demonstrations featuring torch work or glass cutting at this annual show of art glass created by local artists, along with unique pieces, live music and a chance to create your own piece of mosaic art to take home.

Spanish Village Art Center, 1770 Village Pl., Balboa Park, 619.233.9050,

10.13-12.1: Gabe Leonard: Rust, Dust, and Lust

Train robberies, street shoot-outs and scenes from bars, brothels and saloons depicted in oils, acrylic-enhanced giclees and paper prints by artist Gabe Leonard in this solo show featuring his work.

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

10.18-21: Art San Diego

It’s the 10th anniversary of this contemporary fine art show, with respected exhibitions, in-depth art labs and works from more than 500 established and emerging artists.

Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 408.718.3730,

10.20-2.24.2019: Tim Shaw: Beyond Reason

Tim Shaw, a sculptor from Northern Ireland, addresses issues like global terrorism, freedom of speech and artificial intelligence by creating installations, mixed media sculptures and related drawings and maquettes.

San Diego Museum of Art, 1420 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619.232.7931,

10.27: Dia De Los Muertos Skull Art Show

Decorated ceramic skulls in celebration of the Mexican holiday honoring deceased loved ones and their active afterlives.

La Bodega Gallery, 2196 Logan Ave., Barrio Logan, 619.255.7036,

Through 10.29: Henry Diltz: Listening Through the Lens

A look at some of the photographic essays, and the stories behind them, by famed photographer Henry Diltz, who’s worked with The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and others.

Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, 760.438.5996,

10.30: Tim Burton Fan Art Show

Fans of Tim Burton create various forms of art, including a live painting session, in tribute to the creativity and vision of the famed filmmaker.

Thumbprint Gallery, 920 Kline St., Ste. 104, La Jolla, 858.354.6294,