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.”

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.

Good Grief

Double Break Presents
Good Grief
New Work by Matt Coors and Louis M Schmidt
June 22nd – July 21st, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, June 22nd, 6-10pm at Double Break

Tomorrow night Double Break is hosting their latest show, Good Grief, an exhibition in celebration of Double Break’s one-year anniversary! On this momentous occasion, artist-owners Matt Coors and Louis M Schmidt will show their own work, including new drawings, prints, publications and more. Both recent MFA graduates of UCSD’s acclaimed Visual Arts Department, Coors and Schmidt share interests in the machinations and narratives of history, in pattern (and pattern disruption) as design and metaphor, in all things curious and mind-blowing, and lastly, in linguistic sword fighting, i.e. pun wars.

Francis Vallejo

It’s been a while since we looked at the work of Francis Vallejo, but after a quick review, we remembered why we liked him so much. We featured Francis’ worked back in 2009 for our Origins show, and his work did not disappoint. He’s a super nice guy with a ton of talent, so keep your eyes out for his stuff!

Sharon Moody

While browsing My Modern Met, I stumbled across this really nice series of oil paintings from Sharon Moody. The detail is amazing, and they actually look like photographs of comic books rather than meticulous paintings. One word: Shablam!

Eric Zener

Here’s some really nice photo-realism work by Eric Zener.


We have always loved the font offerings and artwork from You Work for Them. Good stuff for good prices, like MAAT… only twenty bucks! Get it here.

Art Around Adams

There’s lots of good stuff happening this Saturday June 2nd  at Art Around Adams, including two great shows that you should definitely make time to see:

The Assembly of Awesomeness, 5-10pm
Artlab Studios
3536 Adam Ave.
San Diego, CA 92116

Alternative Picks Photo Show, 7-9pm
PhotoMonkey Studio
2701 Adams Ave.
San Diego, CA 92116

Eric Van Straaten

Eric Van Straaten

Check out these amazing sculptures that Eric Van Straaten does using 3D printers. Yes, this is a 3D print. Insane!