‘Masters of Photography: The Garner Collection’

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On view through a series of rooms at San Diego Museum of Art, the “Masters of Photography” exhibition features dozens of iconic works of photography, plus lesser known works by pivotal photographers from the 20th century through the present day. These works are all on loan from local collectors Cam and Wanda Garner, and Cam even has a piece on view in the exhibition. The work is divided into three thematic sections, with standouts from Brett Weston, Minor White, Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange and Flor Garduño.

Details: On view through Feb. 21, 2022. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. SDMA, 1450 El Prado, Balboa Park. $8-20.

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Courtesy of the artist and Quint Gallery / photo by Jeff McLane

Mara de Luca’s “Western
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Finally opening one year after its scheduled debut, the San Diego Museum of Art’s new photography exhibition will display some of the medium’s most recognizable and influential names, including Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Aaron Siskind and Alfred Eisenstaedt.

“Masters of Photography: The Garner Collection” was set to open Nov. 14, 2020, on the day the COVID pandemic forced the museum to close for a second time. It will now debut Saturday.

“Nobody had a chance to see it,” said Anita Feldman, deputy director of curatorial affairs and education at the San Diego Museum of Art. “We just held on to the photographs and put everything in storage.”

The collection of 112 prints is on loan from Cam and Wanda Garner, local collectors who have been longtime contributors to the museum. The couple — he’s a biotech executive and she’s a licensed family and marriage therapist — has donated hundreds

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‘Untitled 2021: A Photographic Exhibition’

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American Photographic Artists (APA) is a national organization for professional photographers and the San Diego chapter is hosting their annual competition show on Friday. There are 21 finalists (which you can preview here), and a jury will select three winners. This is a one-night-only exhibition, so don’t miss it.

Some standouts from the finalists’ works are by Marina Griffin, David Fouts, Liana Grigoryan, Beto Soto, Sean Horton, Jim Esposito (above) and Jennifer Rubin but every single piece is fantastic and unique.

A portion of the entry proceeds will benefit local youth photography nonprofit Outside the Lens.

Details: Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 from 6-9 p.m. Bread and Salt, 1955 Julian Ave., Logan Heights. Free

2021 Cannon Invitational

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The City of Carlsbad’s William D. Cannon Gallery will open the ninth edition of their invitational, with artists selected from their

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Art, art studios, inspiring gardens and creative homes galore will be on display in La Jolla and Pacific Beach during the San Diego Coastal Art Studios Tour on Saturday, Sept. 18.

The free one-day, self-guided tour will feature more than 30 artists in six locations — three each in La Jolla and PB.

Artists Dot Renshaw, Cherry Sweig and Leah Higgins have been working on the tour since December.

“It’s more than just a garden tour and more than just an art tour,” Higgins said. “Tour guests will be able to see professional working artists’ studios, as well as their gardens and homes.”

An example of the studios that will be on display in La Jolla is the 1970 Techbuilt home of Jane Fletcher. Techbuilt was responsible for building more than 10,000 upscale homes in La Jolla, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe and other areas from the 1960s to 1990s.

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