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The La Jolla Library Art committee is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibit of contemporary art by two artists Kathy Schumacher and Krista Schumacher. The working title of the exhibit is Connected: Two Artists, Two Coasts.

Krista Schumacher is an artist based here in La Jolla and Kathy Schumacher is an artist based in Florida.   You may have seen some of their works exhibited or some of the press they have received.  Their art has been featured at events in southern California such as Ferrari of San Diego and the LJ Art Festival as well as events from coast to coast.  They have received a lot of great press over the years and are really taking off, so we feel fortunate to have the opportunity to have their work exhibited at the library this year.

There will be approximately 30 works of art from representational florals to abstract landscapes. Many capture coastal themes.  All works will be oil on canvas  -- some small (12” x 12”) and some large (36” x 48”) and will range in prices from $400 to $5,750.  The exhibit will be up from February 6 - April 22.  

The reception will be Sunday, February 23, 2-4pm. 

Earth Abstractions


October 2, 2018 - January 5, 2019

The La Jolla Library is pleased to announce “Earth Abstractions”, a photographic exhibition featuring the works of five Southern California photographers;  Tom Lamb, Adam Huntington, Lisa Ross, Alexander Kuntz, and Sally Bucko.

The show includes artistic images of aerial photography and abstractions of the earth as well as stunning landscapes.  

The public is invited to an Artists Reception on Sunday, October 14 from 2 – 4PM in the gallery.

Hidden La Jolla

July 8 - September 28, 2018

Hidden La Jolla features the secluded scenes and tucked away places found in La Jolla.  

Artwork in this show offers imagery from our village’s history as well as current scenes. Secret locations, daily life, interiors and courtyards, sea life and unusual viewpoints are revealed in our library gallery setting.  

During the summer months, this is a creative and engaging glimpse of our village by the sea.   


The Secret Garden Artists

Featuring the works of the artisits who participated in the Secret Garden Tour with the La Jolla Historical Society. On exhibit through June 28, 2018.


The Colors of Spring


March 11 - May 21, 2018

Featuring Contemporary paintings by artists Erin Hanson, Lyn Hiner, and Anne Swan Moore.

Raul Anguiano Exhibition- The last Icon of the Mexican Mural School of Painting


An exhibit of signed lithographs and other media made by Raul Anguiano will be on display during the month of February at the La Jolla/Riford Library. Anguiano was an important internationally recognized painter whose style is quintessentially Mexican. The exhibit at the La Jolla Library, which officially opens on Sunday February 4th, from 2-4pm, is described as a legacy collection donated to Tijuana by the artist, who visited Tijuana many times in the last three decades of his life to lecture and hold workshops.

It is Tijuana's first permanent art collection featuring the last icon of the Mexican Muralist School of painting. He is famous for painting indigenous peoples and depicting the merge of Indigenous and Spanish cultures. The exhibit also celebrates the close ties between San Diego and Tijuana and the cultural richness of the border mega-region.

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The La Jolla Library Art Gallery is pleased to announce its summer show, A World Underwater.

Thirteen members of the San Diego Underwater Photographic Society have been invited to exhibit their

work which tells the story of the diversity and beauty of plant and animal life that exists in our oceans.

These photos immerse the viewer in nature’s exotic, compelling and breathtaking sea life and showcase

a truly spectacular and sometimes mysterious world.

The show runs from June 18 to September 14, 2019, with an opening reception on Sunday, June 23 from 2-4pm.

Participants include Bob Pooley, Corinne Klein, Dana Buchner, Erin Chandler, Greg Volger, Jami Feldman,

Marla Matin, Matthew Meier, Mike Couffer, Robert Yin, Teresa Pooley, Walter Heim, and Nan Oslett.