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50 Artists - 50 Fish

  • Japanese Friendship Garden 2215 Pan American Road East San Diego, CA, 92101 United States (map)

The Japanese Friendship Garden (JFG) in Balboa Park is honored to work with San Diego State University's Richard Keely for the next exhibit in the Inamori Pavilion! Keely has invited invited 50 artists from an array of disciplines: painters, sculptors,  designers, metalworkers, whittlers, ceramicist, jewelers, dabblers, film makers, photographers and a host of others to make a fish that will be displayed on a 2’ x 2’ matte black tile that will be laid out in a grid on the floor of JFG's Inamori Pavilion. What Keely is hoping to achieve by giving 50 talented artist the vague, yet open ended prompt to “make a fish” is an installation that embodies the unique qualities of the minds and hands of each individual artist in relation to the space their work will occupy. The work will be presented in an unorthodox grid on the floor that will activate the environment and create a curious dynamic between the individual pieces, the viewer, the Inamori Pavilion, and the installation as a whole.

Featured Artists

Terri Hughes
Mike Whiting
Lee Puffer
Robert Matheny
Jennifer Anne Bennett
Kristine Diekman
Stephen Mangione
Jim Cavolt
Max Lofano
Molly Gabbard


Rizzhel Javier
Richard Burkett
Carlos Castro Arias
David Fobes
Matt Hebert
Adam Manley
Anna O’Cain
Leslie Nemour & David Andersen
Mary Cale A. Wilson
David Hewitt

Cindy Zimmerman
Josh Eggleton
Kline Swonger

Abraham Romero
Chelsea Herman
Brigette Kimbrough
Marisol Rendon
Jones Von Jonestein
Lynn Susholtz
Xuchi Naungayan Eggleton

Moses Muturi
Remi Dalton
Arzu Ozkal
Sondra Sherman
William Feeney
Abraham Romero
Chelsea Herman
Ryan Bulis

Sondra Sherman
Nicole Deline

Jason Sherry
Aren Skalman
Yumi Kawamura
Ashley Fenderson
Griselda Rosas
Andrew Alcasid
Siobhan Arnold
Gilbert Neri
Mas Nakano
Mary Manusos

Moses Muturi
Remi Dalton
Arzu Ozkal

Ron Moya
William Feeney

Ingram Ober
Dean Ramos
Ryan Bulis
Ron Moya
Nicole Deline

Opening Reception

Saturday | May 12, 2018
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM, Inamori Pavilion
RSVP required | $5.00 entrance fee (includes JFG admission)
Day of entrance fee: $15.00 at JFG front gate

Exhibit and opening reception inquiries can be sent to Emiko Scudder at (619) 232-2784 or

Earlier Event: May 4
Mottainai: Waste Not