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Rancho Santa Fe artist Manss Aval’s work

Rancho Santa Fe artist Manss Aval’s work selected by William D. Cannon Art Gallery for 2013 Juried Biennial Exhibition

The Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild recently announced that the William D. Cannon Art Gallery has selected Manss Aval, a guild member and Rancho Santa Fe resident, as one of the artists for the 2013 Juried Biennial Exhibition.

Work by Manss AvalThe Cannon Art Gallery Juried Exhibitions are recognized as one of San Diego County’s most significant showcases for both emerging and mid-career artists in San Diego County. Jurors represent Southern California’s most prestigious art institutions and the exhibitions are lively, sumptuous and elegant. This year’s jurors for the Biennial were Scott Canty, director of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and Chantel Paul, assistant curator of the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in Balboa Park, San Diego. From over 1,200 submissions, the jurors selected some 100 works of art by 72 artists.

The 2013 Juried Biennial Exhibition will be held at the Cannon Art Gallery in Carlsbad from Jan. 20 to March 9, 2013. The artist reception will be on Jan. 19, 2013 from 5-8 p.m.

Art work by Manss Aval is also currently on display at the Rancho Santa Fe Gallery until January 5, 2013.

The RSF Gallery is located at 6004 Paseo Delicias, RSF, 92067. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. Call 858-759-3545  or visit

The Art of the Jewel

Location: Charles Koll Jewelers Fashion Valley
Event Dates: 5/17/2012 –

     San Diego artist Duke Windsor has taken inspiration from fine custom jewelry created and designed by Charles Koll Jewellers and developed the Jewel Series, a collection of acrylic paintings that are impeccably draped with signature pieces of custom jewelry. Charles Koll Jewellers and Salazar Contemporary Art Exhibits will be unveiling these unique works of art with an artist reception where guests will have an exclusive opportunity to meet with the jewelry design team and master artist Duke Windsor.

Art and music have always played an influential role in Duke Windsor’s life, but he had never thought much about finding inspiration in a jewelry store.

“I would have never guessed before walking into Charles Koll Jewellers that I would have been so inspired,” said Windsor. “After meeting Malcolm Koll, the owner of Charles Koll Jewellers, and really getting an understanding for the amount of detail that goes into every custom piece, I began to imagine how our work could merge to create something totally unique that highlights the qualities of both.”


Click here to see Windsor Jewel Series Preview