Art Beat: July gallery + exhibit openings


Art exhibits on display in July around San Diego include PROUD+ National Arts Exhibition, Brian Kesinger: Dream It Yourself, Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist, and 75 & Sunny.

7.6-27: PROUD+ National Arts Exhibition

This contemporary art exhibition features the work of dozens of LGBTQIA+ artists, including fashion vignettes and acrylic paintings from San Diego artists David Santillanes and David Jester, to celebrate the pride and diversity of the community.

The Studio Door, 3867 Fourth Ave., Hillcrest, 619.255.2867,

An exhibition of original paintings, photography and other mixed media represents the collective work of more than 30 emerging and established artists in the ArtHatch community.

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

7.13-8.10: 75 & Sunny

With a passion for the outdoors that was cultivated since childhood, registered nurse and artist Gloria Chadwick brings a collection of pieces featuring the color yellow and summer in San Diego to Ashton Gallery.

Ashton Gallery, 4434 30th St., North Park, 619.894.9009,

7.13-11.24: Brian Kesinger: Dream It Yourself

After 20 years as an artist with Walt Disney Animation Studios, artist Brian Kesinger is focused exclusively on his own art (with a lot of Victorian steampunk elements), sharing his passion and dreams visually in this exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art.

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

7.20-9.15: Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist

More than half of the works of this French impressionist artist (who reportedly preferred to be called a “realist”) feature dancers, twirling and spinning and balancing on their toes. This exhibition features the works of artist Edgar Degas on paper, along with other artists in his circle, including Mary Cassatt, Paul Cezanne, Edouard Manet, Camille Pissarro, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

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

7.20-10.6: Defining Moments: Stitched Perspectives on Becoming a Woman

2018 National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Award winner Marion Coleman is joined by her friend and fellow artist Carol Larson in this exhibition of 38 mixed media fiber art pieces that explore womanhood, race, aging and ideas about beauty and normalcy.

Visions Art Museum, 2825 Dewey Road, Suite 100, Liberty Station 619.546.4872,

7.27-1.19.2020: Dress Rehearsal

How many ways can a dress be interpreted? Find out as the artists in this exhibition use sculpture, installation, painting, photography and collage to demonstrate their creativity.

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

Through 7.20: Hunt Slonem: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Drawing inspiration from nature, his own dozens of pet birds, and historic personalities and architecture, artist Hunt Slonem brings his honed and perfected neo-expressionist style to this latest exhibition at Madison Gallery.

Madison Gallery, 320 S. Cedros Ave., Suite 200, Solana Beach, 858.523.9155,