Virtual Exhibition:

Maestro Jajha Ling Exhibition.

Dr. Teller's Magi Collection

Nov. 30 - January 5, 2019


Dr. Harris Teller, a former teacher started his Magi collection in 1952.  The collection includes hundred of the Three Wise Men collectibles. A Navy corpsman in Pusan Bay during the Korean War, Dr. Teller acquired his first set of wise men while he was working in the ships sick bay.  He wanted to do something to lift the spirits of the injured and ill sailors stuck on board the ship.

Maestro Jahja Ling exhibition, 2018

The Art of Animal Sculpture.

The exhibition features over 40 sculptures that showcase animals as the artistic inspiration.  The show will exhibit large and small scale works of sculptors Mark Edward Adams, D.L. Engle, Mehl Lawson, and Adam Matano.  These award-winning artists represent some of the top sculptors of animals in the country and their sculpture has been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries across the country. 

Click here for the  press release
Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine 
article


Artist Mehl Lawson will be in the museum on Saturday, Feb. 9th from 12noon - 2:00 PM


​Artist/Curator Mark Edward Adams will be in the museum on Sat. Feb. 23rd from 12noon - 2:00 PM

Audi Lawson: South Bay Diaries

January 12 - 19, 2019 your paragraph here.

July 1980, Jahja Ling with André Previn at the Tanglewood Music Center.


Listen to: Jazz 88.3 "Inside Art" interview with Jahja Ling and Dave Drexler.


​Event Photos: Evening with Maestro Ling, Giving Back Magazine


CURRENT EXHIBITIONS​
Main Gallery: The Art of Animal Sculpture

Artists in the exhibition:

Coko Brown,Val Carson, Terry d. Chacon, Gloria Chadwick, Steve Dern, Chona Doering, Joy Floro, Patricia Rose Ford,  Fred Gregory, Dirk Harman,
Nita Harper, Dawn Harrison, Betty Holmes, Rose Irelan, Leslie Jakes, Jeff Jenney, Lee Katz, George Kreutz, Mehl Lawson, Kay Rideout,  Tim Russell, Dawn Secord, and Grace Schlesier

April 5 - April 26, 2019

Sweetwater High School exhibitions


Reception: Friday, April 5   5:30 - 7:30 PM

4355 Bonita Road, Bonita, CA 91902  *  phone: 619-267-5141  * follow us on Facebook  &  Instagram

The Museum is Open Wednesday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm, or by appointment.

Past Exhibitions:

WALTER REDONDO

MAY 11 - JUNE 15, 2018

RECEPTION: FRIDAY MAY 11 6:30PM TO 8:30PM


Artist Statement
I started drawing and painting at a very early age, and I am a self-taught artist. My strongest artistic influence has come from the late Joan Mitchell. When I first saw her work over 25 years ago, I was literally staggered by the power and emotion in her paintings. I remember standing there in front of a huge canvas, feeling that her imagery could transport a person to a place of such deep involvement that they would be completely swept away by the sheer emotion of it. It’s difficult to put accurately in words, but I felt that in her work I was being allowed to see the truest expression of her heart and soul. That visual experience has tremendously affected my approach to making art. In each artwork that I create, whether it is a painting, mixed media, or sculpture, I am putting it all out there, opening my heart. I am determined to let my intuition lead, willing to cede all control, to just let what is inside me flow out.


My style is always in a process of incremental evolution. I’m a very tactile, visual learner, and I enjoy the experience of seeing and doing. I observe other artists, studying how they have reached successful resolutions. Over the years, I have explored Willem DeKooning’s color palette, Robert Motherwell’s spatial sense, and Cy Twombly’s use of calligraphic line and marking. These observations continue to help make me a better painter.

My paintings are fueled by the expression of things that come to me through life’s unseen experiences. Every placement of color, or covering of another color, affects and shapes the painting. I love the process of squeezing paint from the tubes, mixing them together and watching the colors evolve and complement each other. The mixing of color while the oil is still wet on the canvas, the unfolding of the imagery, represents a singular journey for me. What is in the process, what has gone into the mixing, is the very essence of how life and choices create the person.


My paintings speak not only with color, but with the passion and substance of living with purpose.


If Walter's name sounds familiar it might be because of his long history of award winning Tennis awards in San Diego.  Walter is a Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour player.  At the reception we look forward to hearing his talk about the "Similarities of Tennis and Art."

Upcoming Exhibitions:



Sweetwater Student Exhibitions

​April 5 – April 26, 2019

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California Plein-Air
Prospectus
​May 10 - June 8, 2019


Nuestra Frontera:  Our South Bay Families at the Border
June 22 – August 24, 2019
Gala Event: Saturday, June 29

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