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Local Artist Beth King's Work for Sale

Beth King's art has been called "powerful without being decorative."

Editor's Note: The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library released the following announcement April 9, 2012.

The will host an exhibition and sale of local artist Beth King's estate. Beth King (1932–2010) was a notable figure in the San Diego art world for over 25 years. She was recognized for her bright abstract paintings.

Mark-Elliott Lugo, San Diego Public Library curator and art critic, said of her work, “Her design aspects were so powerful without being decorative. There was a dark edge I really liked, and her palette and brushwork were exquisite.”

Born in Michigan, King settled in Escondido in the early 1970s. She was a member of the National Watercolor Society, San Diego Museum Artist Guild, San Diego Watercolor Society and the San Diego Art Institute

Noted artists and art world figures who have collected King’s paintings include Flavia Gilmore, Smithsonian curator James Goode, and the late Ethel Greene. 

A reception and silent auction is scheduled for Saturday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Athenaeum. The silent auction will begin closing at 8 p.m.

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