August Art Shows


8.3-29: ManRabbit

The Glashaus
1815-B Main St., Barrio Logan

ManRabbit, a collaborative duo comprised of female artists who met through a Craigslist ad in 2007, present large-scale, mixed-media works.

8.4-11.6: “Physique”
Sparks Gallery
530 Sixth Ave., downtown

Twenty-two San Diego painters, photographs and sculptors pay homage to the human body in this exhibit highlighting the elegance of anatomies.

8.5-28: “Endangered”
The Studio Door
3750 30th St., North Park

Nature’s beauty inspired this collection of art focused on vulnerable species and habitats. Ten percent of proceeds from art sales benefits the San Diego Zoo.

8.5-31: “Paint the Town”
San Diego Watercolor Society
2825 Dewey Road, Ste. 105, Liberty Station

Celebrated San Diego artist Duke Windsor, the founding Director of Exhibits aboard the USS Midway, juries an exhibit of works by local watercolorists.

8.6-3.12: “The Erik Gronborg Experience”
Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado, Balboa Park

This exhibit chronicles the life of Erik Gronborg via a presentation of the renowned San Diego craftsman’s sculptures, furniture and other works.

8.6-3.12: “European and Scandinavian Textiles”
Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado, Balboa Park

Head covers from Croatia, women’s hats from Finland and a tapestry from Hungary are among the items on display in this exhibit of textiles from Mingei’s permanent collection.

8.9: “Ghibli II”
Basic Urban Kitchen + Bar
410 10th Ave., East Village

Thumbprint Gallery presents Round Two of this fan-art show comprised of original works inspired by celebrated Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki’s anime cinematography.

8.12-9.3: “Immortalized: Sometimes Beauty Never Fades”
ArtHatch/Distinction Gallery
317 E. Grand Ave., Escondido

ArtHatch pays homage to hotrods in this sixth annual event featuring auto-inspired art and a custom car show.

8.13-9.4: “Works of Wisdom”
Thumbprint Gallery
920 Kline St., La Jolla

Find underlying messages depicted in more than 10 artists’ works inspired by adages, idioms and quotations.

8.20: “Perfect Ten”

La Bodega Gallery & Studios
2196 Logan Ave., Barrio Logan

More than 150 artists spanning a wide array of disciplines confine their creativity to a narrow field: a 10-inch square.

8.20-2.5: “Space, Structure, Light: The Art of Russell Forester”
Oceanside Museum of Art

704 Pier View Way, Oceanside


This retrospective spotlights postwar modernist works by the late Russell Forester, the Southern California artist and architect who designed the first Jack in the Box restaurant in 1951.

8.20-TBD: “Extraordinary Ideas from Ordinary People”
San Diego Natural History Museum
1788 El Prado, Balboa Park

The Nat presents rare books, art and historical papers that illustrate naturalists’ relationship with science.

8.24-9.19: “Never Say Never”
Mike Hess Brewing
3812 Grim Ave., North Park

Local curator ArtByKami spotlights paintings portraying the concept of perseverance.