San Juan Capistrano Art Exhibit Project Management


(above: Lew E. Davis, Early Spanish Caballeros, Los Banos, CA Post Office, 1940, tempera. Treasury Department Section of Painting and Sculpture. Image courtesy of USPS)


In February, 2021, TFAO conducted a study for the benefit of The Alliance for San Juan Art, directed towards locating project management candidates for an art exhibit to be held in 2023 in San Juan Capistrano. The search included inquiries with a variety of potential sources of names. To view the names of contacts, please click here:

Excerpts from the inquiry letter:

The Alliance for San Juan  Art (TASJA), believes that San Juan Capistrano, CA is worthy of major art exhibitions due to both its rich history of artistic expression and inherent beauty. TASJA seeks a business to perform non-venue functions for a prospective equestrian themed exhibition, dedicated to the rich equine heritage of the city, to principally benefit San Juan Capistrano Equestrian Coalition (SJCEC). The exhibition may have an opening date from late 2022 through 2023. Objects may include both two and three dimensional pieces. A venue or venues have yet to be determined. 
The last meaningful indoor San Juan Capistrano exhibits, featuring either living or historic artists, were held in the late 1990s through the early 2000s at Mission San Juan Capistrano. The most notable was Romance of the Bells, organized as a partnership between the Irvine Museum and the Mission. Later exhibits were based on paint outs featuring California Art Club members, plus other exhibits featuring other associations and individual artists with diverse subject matter.
In addition, the predecessor of Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at San Juan Capistrano hosted unique outdoor exhibits, the first being held in August 1992, with sponsorship by Joan Irvine Smith. They featured early California (e.g. 1900-1920) impressionist art for sale by leading southern California dealers.
Non-venue functions sought:
vendor selection and contracting
catalogue design and production
grant management
agreements preparation
preparator functions including installation, crating and transportation
insurance and security


As a result of the survey, a suitable candidate was found. 


(above: Joseph Kleitsch (1882-1931), The Oriental Shop, 1922, oil on canvas, 32 x 40 in., Crocker Art Museum. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)


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