Malika Favre

Simple, beautiful, and inspiring work from French-born artist, Malika Favre.

NOIR Call for Entries

APA | San Diego Presents: NOIR: A Photography Exhibition
November 16th, 2012 at Subtext Gallery | 2479 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA

APA | San Diego is calling for photography that expresses your take on the film noir era, famous for its mysterious urban landscapes and sinister characters with questionable virtues. Roll out the crime tape and show us your best hauntingly beautiful imagery for NOIR!NOIR is a judged photography competition and group exhibition presented by APA | San Diego, featuring photographs with the theme noir in mind. All entries will be judged by Dean Brierly, photo editor of Black & White + Color Magazine.

Thirty images will be chosen for display at a one-night only benefit auction at Subtext Gallery on Friday, November 16th; proceeds from the auction will be donated to Outside the Lens, All entries will be judged and prizes will be awarded for the top images. The competition is limited to five entries per person.  Due to space limitations, series entries are not permitted. Hanging hardware will be provided by APA | San Diego. Print size requirements will be made after final selections for the show has been made.

All images submitted in jpeg format, no larger than 1,000 pixels for either dimension at 72 dpi.
All entries submitted by Monday, October 15th, 2012.
For entry submission and more information visit

Robin Eley

Firsts things first. This is not a photograph, it is a painting by Robin Eley. Wow! I’m always amazed when artists can pull off something so hyper-realistic with some paint and a brush. This guy has some serious skills!


Greg Gossel has just released a new version of his iconic Zissou piece from the 2010 Bad Dads show. This new edition of 30 is hand collaged and hand painted, then embellished with spraypaint and finally finished with a 4-color screenprint of Bill Murray’s mug. The kicker is, it’s a 17 x 20 piece on heavyweight stock and it’s only $250. Amazing. You can get one here, but you better act fast!

Tough Enough

Amanda Visell’s new exhibition, Tough Enough, opens today at Rotofugi in Chicago. It’s a really great show, and you can preview the work here. If you’re in the Chicago are, the exhibition runs through September 2nd.

Where My Cones At?

Double Break Presents
Where My Cones At?
Friday, July 27th, 6-10pm

Double Break’s newest endeavor (which opens this Friday night) was curated by Chicago-based artist Ryan Travis Christian. This blockbuster exhibition features over 100 artists, all responding to a seemingly simple request- contribute one small-scale, unframed, black and white artwork. The result is a staggering array of work in a variety of media, produced by a wealth of both emerging and internationally acclaimed artists. The show runs through August 25th, 2012.

American Beer Can

Bottlecraft & Subtext Present
American Beer Can
New Works by John Schulz
Opening Reception at Bottlecraft: Saturday, July 28th, 6-10pm
Bottlecraft, 2161 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101

If you like photography (and beer), mark your calendars! This Saturday night at Bottlecraft in Little Italy, photographer John Schulz will unveil his latest project, American Beer Can. In this exhibition, Schulz has successfully combined his passion for photography and his love of beer. American Beer Can is a photographic showcase of the art and design of the beer can in America. For over 80 years, breweries across the country have chosen canning as their primary method of packaging and distribution for the beer they brew. In that time, the beer can has not only become a signature of the beer it contained, but also a symbol of American culture and a highly researched, stylized piece of advertising art. In Schulz’s recently launched website,, he showcases the art of the beer can. “The site is not a can collecting site. It’s also not a reflection of the recent movement of newer American craft breweries to put their quality beer in cans. It’s simply a celebration of the artwork and design that has gone into this simple, yet iconic form of brewing history and Americana.”

Maybe It’s a Trap

Maybe It’s a Trap
New Works by Charles Bergquist
Friday, July 27th, 7-10pm
at UNIV: 1053 S Coast Hwy 101, Ste A

Our good friend Charles Bergquist is showing a new body of work at UNIV in Encinitas next Friday evening. Charles is a director, designer and photographer, with a unique style that combines vivid colors with elegant imagery. We’re big fans of his work, and we hope you can make it out to this show. We’re pretty damn sure it will be great, and to sweeten the deal, Little Deadman is playing! Visit the Facebook page here.

Golden Hill Street Fair

Golden Hill Street Fair
Sunday, July 22nd, 11am – 6pm
25th Street, between B & C St.

Sezio has been hard at working helping organize the Golden Hill Street Fair that is taking place this Sunday, July 22nd from 11am – 6pm. This is a free event and there will be activities for all ages, so bring the whole family. You can expect to see some great art, taste some delicious food, and hear some incredible local bands. Get all the info on the Facebook page here. See you there!


Our goal in organizing this community-focused event is to highlight neighborhood artists and musicians while bringing together community members and local businesses. There will be a main stage featuring 6 up-and-coming local bands, along with art activities including live screen printing and an interactive art wall.  Stone Brewing Company will be curated a beer garden for 21+ guests, and local food vendors Alchemy, Giorgino’s, and MIHO Gastrotruck will be serving quality grub.  This event will be FREE, and open to ALL AGES, so bring the whole family.  We’ll also have a Bike Valet courtesy of San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, so ride your bikes!

Cartoon Network 20yr.

Cartoon Network 20yr. Anniversary Exhibition
Curated by Mark Murphy
Artist Reception: Saturday, July 14th, 11am-8pm
Jett Gallery, 989 W. Kalmia Street (1 block south of Subtext)

Mark Murphy has put together a stellar lineup of over seventy-five world-class artists to take a close look at all of their cartoon heroes assembled from the times of Hanna-Barbera over the past 20 illustrative years of Cartoon Network. To celebrate the network’s 20th birthday, Murphy has paired each artist with a cartoon or character to freely interpret. It is bound to be an incredible show, so after you hit Fragments & Phantoms at Subtext, be sure to check out this show since it’s right down the street! Get more details about the show here.