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Announcing a new fall showing of vintage modern art and design brought to you by Objects USA

Objects USA, an online gallery and resource for midcentury art and design, presents their annual weekend-long sales exhibition. The event opens with a reception on Friday, Nov. 21st at 7 pm, and continues Saturday, Nov. 22nd and Sunday, Nov. 23rd.

Items for sale are all vintage, from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s, and include paintings, sculpture, pottery, furniture and functional objects for indoor and outdoor use.  Hard to find examples of California Design will be featured as well as artwork by regional midcentury artists and members of the Allied Craftsmen of San Diego.

A few of the object makers featured in this year’s show include:  Ethel Greene, Paolo Soleri, Bob Stocksdale…



Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 21st, 7 pm

Saturday, Nov. 22nd 10 am – 5 pm

Sunday, Nov. 23rd  10 am – 4 pm



Ronis Fine Art – 1946 Broadway, San Diego, CA.  (Golden Hill-Next to Influx)


Malcolm McClain: Visual, Textual

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Objects USA presents: The Garage Sale Nov. 15 & 16, 2013

Objects USA presents: The Garage Sale And now for something completely different: Objects USA, an online gallery and resource for  midcentury art and design presents a $99 and under sale of modernist curios, vintage trinkets and midcentury bric-a-brac. With our own strict austerity measures in place, we invite you to dig through budget boxes of studio pottery, […]

Ancient Modern: Lost Crafts of the Lemurians

(Published on the KPBS arts blog, Culture Lust, August 4, 2010) By Dave Hampton They’ve been at it for generations. Since 1941, members of the Lemurian Order have quietly practiced their beliefs and offered correspondence courses from a remote site high on the boulder-strewn slopes northeast of San Diego. A hand-wrought sign along State Route […]

Side By Side

(Published on the KPBS arts blog, Culture Lust, May 10, 2010) By Dave Hampton The six-year span from 1959 to 1964 was a breakthrough period for new art in San Diego. During this time, the Art Center in La Jolla (now Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego) under director Don Brewer began to focus its […]