‘Masters of Photography: The Garner Collection’

Visual art

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.


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

Mara de Luca’s “Western
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‘Untitled 2021: A Photographic Exhibition’

Visual art, Photography

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

Visual art

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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Oct. 31—The Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen will hold its 71st Annual Juried Holiday Fine Art and Craft Festival on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and next Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at

Kutztown University’s O’Pake Fieldhouse, South Campus Drive, Kutztown.

Guild members will be sharing their stories with holiday shoppers as they browse everything from wearables to pottery, photography, baskets, wooden arts, furniture, folk art and metal work.

The Acoustic Road Show will be back providing music, and the student gallery will once again showcase emerging artists.

There will be hourly door prizes, a scavenger hunt and the first 50 patrons through the doors each day will receive a special gift.

Admission is $6, with children 12 and younger admitted free. Proceeds benefit the educational programs of The Reading-Berks Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.

For more information, see rbcrafts.org.


The Reading

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NORTHAMPTON — Two years ago, the Paradise City Arts Festival celebrated its 25th anniversary: a quarter-century of some 250 artists gathering twice a year to display their work at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton.

From painting to sculpture to photography, and from ceramics to furniture to clothing and jewelry, the festival since 1994 had been a popular and well-known forum for displaying a huge range of work by artists from the Northeast and other parts of the country.

Then COVID-19 arrived and threw a wrench in the works, and Paradise City had to retreat to a virtual format for its last three sessions, in spring and fall of 2020 and again this past spring.

Now the arts festival is returning for another in-person showing, Oct. 9-11, Saturday to Monday, at the county fairgrounds, with safety protocols in place — including some adjustments for spacing — but essentially in

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