Community Events

POSTPONED: San Marino League: Art Matters 2020

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Sunday, March 29, 2020

The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
Brody Botanical Center
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108

NOTICE: The Huntington has decided to "cancel or postpone all large-scale, complex events in the March-May timeframe." As a result, the San Marino League has opted to postpone Art Matters 2020, which was originally scheduled to take place March 28 and 29, 2020. The event has now been rescheduled for March 27 and 28, 2021.

The San Marino League (SML), a Southern California nonprofit organization committed to philanthropic work in the community as well as furthering their own knowledge of fine arts, will hold Art Matters on March 27-28, 2021 at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens.

Art Matters attracts some of the country’s best artists, providing more than 150 exceptional juried paintings available for purchase, as well as original 3D creations, such as glass art, ceramics, pottery, sculpture, and jewelry crafted especially for the show by selectively invited artisans. The juried fine art exhibition will be anchored by nine Featured Artists chosen from a list of outstanding painters, including Peter Adams, Sid Bingham, Karl Dempwolf, Wayne Hunt, Brent Jensen, Joan Kahn, Michael Obermeyer, Jason Situ and Thalia Stratton.

Jurors for the exhibition include ArtCenter alumnus Seth Baker, head gardener of the Brody California Garden, Education and Visitors Center at The Huntington; ArtCenter alumnus Stephen Nowlin, vice president of Exhibitions and director of the College's Alyce Roulet de Williamson Gallery; and Richard Rice, director of international affairs at Galerie Michael in Beverly Hills, California. 

Entry to Art Matters will be included with the price of admission to The Huntington on Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28, 2021.

Proceeds from the sale will be split 50/50 between the artists and the San Marino League for their two beneficiaries: Fine Art student scholarships at ArtCenter College of Design and the Japanese Garden Endowment at The Huntington.

Image: Himalayan Baroque, 2010, oil enamel and varnish on birch panel, 24x36 in. by Joan Kahn, courtesy of the San Marino League.