June Art Shows


Award-winning watercolorist Stan Goudey juries this show, which also features his picturesque paintings that exude a sense of peace.

6.1-28: “Light and Bright”
San Diego Watercolor Society
2825 Dewey Rd., Ste. 105, Liberty Station

See archival posters from the ‘60s and ‘70s, which depict how Mexican-American women activists gained recognition for their accomplishments and the contributions they made to San Diego.

6.3-7.31: “Shoulders to Stand On”
Women’s Museum of California
2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Ste. 103, Liberty Station

This annual contest spotlights some of San Diego’s most talented artists under the age of 25.

6.4: “25 & Under Art Contest”
Museum of Contemporary Art San DIego
1100 Kettner Blvd., Downtown

Artist Damon Davis uses images of Michael Brown, an unarmed youth killed by police, to portray the diversity of peaceful protesters who emerged after the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri.

6.4-7.24: “All Hands on Deck,” by Damon Davis
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
700 Prospect St., La Jolla

This biannual exhibit of works by San Diego County high school students reveals local teens’ impressions of how culture impacts their lives.

6.4-8.21: “Expressions of Culture”
Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado, Balboa Park

This exhibit of works from MOPA’s permanent collection sheds light on images captured after dark.

6.4-10.2: “Defying Darkness: Photography at Night”
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado, Balboa Park

In this final exhibit before Helmuth’s temporary closure, artist Jeff Eisenberg bedecks the gallery with paintings that decrypt its history and allude to its future.

6/11: “Ciphers and Signals of the Chattering Ether... Revealed,” by Jeff Eisenberg
Helmuth Projects
1827 Fifth Ave., Downtown

Twenty of Aaron Jasinski’s latest surreal, technicolored, acrylic paintings underscore the acts of creating and listening to music.

6.11-7.2: “Hearsee,” by Aaron Jasinski
Distinction Gallery
317 E Grand Ave., Escondido

A trio of artists present updated renderings of pop culture images and retrospective glimpses of Americana and urban America.

6.11-7.3: “Stratum,” by Regan Russell, Chris Bentley and Leegan
Thumbprint Gallery
920 Kline St., La Jolla

This collection of present-day photographs offers a glimpse of how female subjects from yesteryear subscribed to the notion that a woman’s place is in the home.

6.11-8.13: “Sheila With Red Hair,” by Marjorie Salvaterra
JDC Fine Art
2400 Kettner Blvd., Ste. 208, Little Italy

A local painter pokes fun at the superheroes and cartoons he once pored over in comic books.

6.11-8.21 “Super Freaks,” by Larry Caveney
Sparks Gallery
530 Sixth Ave., Downtown

Deriving inspiration from photos she captured during a trip across the pond, artist Adrienne Joy re-imagines her chance encounters on the streets of Europe in this collection of oil paintings.

6.18-7.23: Adrienne Joy
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall St., La Jolla

Jean Lowe presents a collection of fictional auction catalogs that promote for sale such human curiosities as newspaper clippings, driver’s licenses and psychiatrist notes.

6.18-7.23: “Lost Time,” by Jean Lowe
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall St., La Jolla

San Diego-based California Fibers group showcases original baskets, quilts and other works made with fibers of silk, cotton, bamboo, palm and wool, among other materials.

6.25-10.9: “Eclectic Threads”
Oceanside Museum of Art
704 Pier View Way, Oceanside