2. Many interesting Alleyways run North/South between streets such as Pershing and
28th street, and provide a variety of scenes, from gritty to pretty.
3. The Urban Scene along University and 30th Streets provide a wealth of old and new
architecture and street scenes, with a colorful variety of subject matter (i.e. North Park
Theater) and people.
4. Historic Houses are found throughout North Park, such as in the Historic Dryden
District. With pretty front gardens and walkways, and architectural styles including
Craftsman and Spanish Homes, there are plenty of quiet side streets to set up and
Quick Draw Event: On Sunday, May 16th during the North Park Festival of the Arts.
Registration for artists will begin at 9:30am – 10:00am at SDAD. The public is invited to watch
participating artists during the Quick Draw event complete a "Plein air" painting within a two
hour time frame from 10am - Noon. The artists will be within walking distance of the Art
Department, giving onlookers the opportunity to watch any or all the painters while the work is
being done. Together artists and spectators are immersed in the creative process. See the
scenes and how the artists interpret them. Smell the wet paint and get caught up in the
excitement of watching a painting come to life before your eyes.
The paintings, once completed at Noon, will be framed by each artist and displayed for public
viewing on easels in front of SDAD. The works will be judged at 1pm by Stuart Burton. The
wet paintings will be on sale from 1:00pm – 6pm during the festival.
10. Awards: Jurors include; Councilmember Todd Gloria; President of the San Diego Art Institute,
Timothy Field; and Signature Member of the California Art Club, Scott Prior. Awards will be
presented for Best in Show, First place, Second place, Third place, and Honorable Mention
during the May 15th reception.
11. Painting Pick-up: Unsold paintings that were not selected for the exhibition must be picked
up by Friday, May 14th from 10am – 6:00pm. Paintings in the exhibition, “The North Park
Scene” will stay on view at SDAD until June 13th with a closing reception being held on June
12th. Artwork will be ready for pick up on June 13th & 14th from 10am – 5:00pm.
12. Proceeds from Painting Sales:
a. For all artwork sold each artist will contribute 40% of the proceeds to The San Diego
Art Department’s scholarship fund and SDAD will mail a check to the artist for 60% of
the proceeds. (SDAD scholarships are eligible to adults and youth based on need)
b. Artwork entered must be for sale. Artists will be responsible for all shipping
requirements needed before and after the show. The SDAD and California Art Club
assume no responsibility for theft, damage or liability. The artist is responsible for
insurance of his or her artwork. We will make our best effort to assure the security of
the artwork once it is at the judging site.
For further assistance call The San Diego Art Department: 619-299-4278