2015 MOPA San Diego Youth Photo Exhibition Features Self Portraits


MOPA San Diego Youth Photo Exhibition

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The Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego, otherwise known as MOPA, is holding their 10th Anniversary Youth Photo Exhibition! The exhibit theme for 2015 is “Self Portrait“.

Students from Kindergarten through 12th grade, across San Diego County as well as Tijuana, are encouraged to share their self portrait for juried selection. Students may either enter photography or video for their submission. Best of all? It’s FREE to enter!

Full details about the MOPA San Diego Youth Photo Exhibition, including eligibility for submission, can be found on the MOPA Website. Once on the site, you can find further details about submission by clicking on the link next to your desired form of entry, be it digital or by mailing your entry to the museum.

Our 10 year old daughter is very interested in photography, and just may enter a photo or video herself! The photo used above is one she took with a cell phone camera at the San Diego Zoo. I love how her portrait, as well as her baby brother’s are reflected against the glass, along with seeing the face of the orangutan. It combines her love of animals as well as family in one shot, all just by chance.

Submissions for the MOPA San Diego Youth Photo Exhibition must be received by by 11:59pm PST on June 15th, 2015. Artists accepted into the 2015 Youth Photo Exhibition will be notified in late July, and their work will be on view from October 3rd, 2015 – January 24th, 2016. Perhaps we’ll see your child’s submission featured later this year!

Mingei Family Sunday Offers Animalistic Fun!

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Family Sunday at Mingei International Museum

Mingei International Museum, located within Balboa Park, in San Diego, hosts a fun Family Sunday the 3rd Sunday of each month. Mingei’s Family Sunday offers discount admission of only $5 per family, or just $3 for individual attendees. Visitors can explore the museum’s colorful exhibitions of folk art, craft and design, win a prize for completing a treasure hunt, as well as participate in other activities such as storytelling and hands-on projects!

Animalistic Fun!

This month the Family Sunday focus will be Animals! The San Diego Zoo will be bringing two different animals to present to attendees for a special animal encounter at 1pm! (So cool!) Aside from the animal presentations, Aunt Li-Anne, a storyteller whose created original stories inspired by the new Mingei Museum animal exhibit, Menagerie – Artful Animals from the Permanent Collection, will be telling stories aloud at both 2:30pm and 3:15pm. The Mingei never leaves out a fun hands-on project on Family Sunday, so you can expect to be creative by making an original animal-inspired art project with artist Lisa Alvarez throughout the afternoon!

Save The Date!

Family Sunday will take place from Noon-4pm on Sunday, May 19th, 2013. We’ve truly enjoyed the ones we’ve attended, and you can’t beat the price! It’s a great deal, and they always have fun activities for the little ones. This month sounds exceptionally fun, and just what our kids are into: Animals, Storytime, & Hands-On Art Projects! Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Website: Family Sunday at Mingei
Twitter: @MingeiMuseum
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This is not a sponsored post. We’ve enjoyed attending Family Sunday at Mingei International Museum, and believe many of our readers would enjoy this event as well. We’re happy to share this information with our followers. Our opinions are our own.

Make Your Own Kind of Music at Mingei’s Family Sunday!

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Front of Mingei Museum in Balboa Park.

Mingei International Museum, located within San Diego’s Balboa Park, conducts a fun Family Sunday from Noon-4pm once a month. Mingei’s Family Sunday offers discount admission, of only $5 per family, or $3 for individuals. Attendees can explore the museum’s colorful exhibitions of folk art, craft and design, win a prize for completing a treasure hunt as well as participate in other activities such as storytelling and hands-on projects.

This month participants are invited to construct and decorate their own bazooka and participate in a Bombshell Boom Boom musical event with guest artist and musician Sean Conway. Please Note: This month’s Family Sunday is taking place on April 14th, 2013, one week prior to the normal Sunday, as not to coincide with the Earth Fair taking place the following week.

Not familiar with the Boom Boom Bombshell? Here’s a link to a video from one that Sean did at the New Children’s Museum: Boom Boom Bomshell

We’ve truly enjoyed the Family Sunday’s we’ve attended, and you can’t beat the price! It’s a great deal, and they always have fun activities for the littles. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Website: Family Sunday at Mingei
Twitter: @MingeiMuseum
Facebook: Mingei on Facebook


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Celebrate the Holidays at Mingei’s Family Sunday!

Mingei International Museum, located within Balboa Park, in San Diego, conducts a fun Family Sunday from Noon-4pm the third Sunday of each month. Mingei’s Family Sunday offers discount admission, of only $5 per family, or $3 for individuals. Attendees can explore the museum’s colorful exhibitions of folk art, craft and design, win a prize for completing a treasure hunt as well as participate in other activities such as storytelling and hands-on projects.

girlscoutCelebrate the holidays with the music of the season. Join the Mingei on Sunday, December 16th, for a special holiday performance by the Girls Scouts Glee Chorus (1:30pm), while designing and decorating your own handmade bell inspired by the Museum’s new exhibition MAKE YOUR OWN KIND OF MUSIC.

We’ve truly enjoyed the Family Sunday’s we’ve attended, and you can’t beat $5 for the family! It’s a great deal, and they always have fun art activities for the littles. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Website: Family Sunday at Mingei
Twitter: @MingeiMuseum
Facebook: Mingei on Facebook


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Not a sponsored post. We’ve enjoyed attending Family Sunday at Mingei, and we’re happy to share the info regarding the event with our readers. Our opinions are our own.

Calling All Kids Age 6-17 To “Focus” On Balboa Park!

bp_photocontestCalling all kids age 6-17! Balboa Park, located in San Diego, is currently holding a photo contest with GREAT prizes, including the following:

• An annual membership or summer camp at the Museum of Photographic Arts
• Family 4-Packs of Balboa Park Passports
• Tickets to the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park
• Tickets to other Balboa Park attractions

Sponsored by Balboa Park Central, the Focus On Balboa Park Photo Contest encourages park visitors to take their best shot of Balboa Park’s picturesque attractions, historic buildings, lush gardens, and scenic vistas. Anything located in Balboa Park’s sprawling 1,200 acres is fair game for subject matter, including the animals in the San Diego Zoo! However, photos that include any identifiable person will not be eligible.

The photo contest is happening NOW, and ends on Wednesday, October 24th, so hop to it! Click HERE for further contest info, as well as a link to submit your winning photo. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Not a sponsored post. We love Balboa Park, and are happy to share the info regarding this fun contest with our readers. Our opinions are our own.

Rangoli Indian Chalk Art & More For Family Sunday at Mingei!

chalkart_mingeiMingei International Museum, located within Balboa Park, in San Diego, conducts a fun Family Sunday from Noon-4pm the third Sunday of each month. Mingei’s Family Sunday offers discount admission, of only $5 per family, or $3 for individuals. Attendees can explore the museum’s colorful exhibitions of folk art, craft and design, win a prize for completing a treasure hunt as well as participate in other activities such as storytelling and hands-on projects.

In celebration of Diwali Festival of Lights, visitors may celebrate diversity through art, by participating in a Rangoli Indian Chalk Art activity led by Starla Lewis, of Sunkisses on Sunday, October 21st.

Also, inspired by the Museum’s exhibition TRUE BLUE, Aunt Li-Anne from Aunt Li-Anne’s Story Garden and The Storytellers of San Diego, will lead storytime at 2:30pm. Aunt Li-Anne’s “Clever Tales that Touch the Heart” may take you to meet Strong Willed Princesses, Small but Powerful Heroes, or Masked and Mischievous Godlings! All linked by the Blue Theme, you are invited to travel, laugh and sing, or cry and shout, and above all imagine and transform on our True Blue Journey.

We’ve truly enjoyed the Family Sunday’s we’ve attended, and you can’t beat $5 for the family! The Rangoli Indian Chalk Art craft and storytime are sure to be fun ativities for the kids. Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Website: Family Sunday at Mingei
Twitter: @MingeiMuseum
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Not a sponsored post. We’ve enjoyed attending Family Sunday at Mingei, and are happy to share the info regarding it with our readers. Our opinions are our own.

GrossOlympics at Reuben H. Fleet on July 7, 2012

grossologyIn celebration of the new exhibit “Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body”, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, located in the Balboa Park area of San Diego, is holding a special event called GrossOlympics, on Saturday, July 7th, 2012. Children age 6-14 are invited to participate in the event, which includes the following contests:

• 11am: Loudest Burp
• 12pm: Pit Spitting
• 1pm: Smelliest Sneakers
• 2pm: Peristaltic Push Relay

Registration begins at 10am, and the contests run until 2pm. Signups are the day of the event, one hour prior to each contest. Participation is included with gallery admission, and prizes to be awarded to winning contestants. Click HERE for more info. Perhaps we’ll see you there!


Disclaimer: We were hired by a San Diego based media company to help spread the word about GrossOlympics. We are yearly pass holders to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, and visit often with our children. We heard great things about the previous GrossOlympics, and believe it will be a fun event for kids to attend and participate in as well. Our opinions are our own.

Hat Decorating at Mingei International Museum’s Family Sunday!

Mingei International Museum, located in the Balboa Park area of San Diego, conducts a fun Family Sunday from Noon-4pm the third Sunday of each month. Mingei’s Family Sunday offers discount admission, of only $5 per family, or $3 for individuals. Attendees can explore the museum’s colorful exhibitions of folk art, craft and design, win a prize for completing a treasure hunt as well as participate in other activities such as storytelling and hands-on projects.

To celebrate the new exhibition HATS & HEADDRESSES, the upcoming Family Sunday, on June 17th, 2012 (Father’s Day), will feature Hat Decorating, provided by The Village Hat Shop. Visitors may choose from plain hats to decorate, or a paper bag hat project. This will be a fun opportunity for families to be creative together!

We’ve truly enjoyed the Family Sunday’s we’ve attended. If you’re looking for something to do on Father’s Day, this could be a great thing to do together, and you can’t beat $5 for the family! Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Website: Family Sunday at Mingei
Twitter: @MingeiMuseum
Facebook: Mingei on Facebook

DISCOVER MINGEI! Museum Treasure Hunt and Family Sunday co-sponsored by
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Paint Murals at Mingei’s Family Sunday!

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Mural Painting for Family Sunday at Mingei International Museum

Mingei International Museum, located in the Balboa Park area of San Diego, conducts a fun Family Sunday from Noon-4pm the third Sunday of each month. Mingei’s Family Sunday offers discount admission, of only $5 per family, or $3 for individuals. Attendees can explore the museum’s colorful exhibitions of folk art, craft and design, win a prize for completing a treasure hunt as well as participate in other activities such as storytelling and hands-on projects.

The upcoming Family Sunday, on May 20th, 2012, will feature Mural Painting, led by Lucera Gallegos. Gallegos grew up surrounded by murals in northeast Los Angeles, says “Murals are a magnificent and powerful medium”. Join Lucera at Mingei and get messy collaborating on a large-scale piece of art! This will be a fun opportunity for families to be creative together!

Click HERE for more information about Mingei’s Family Sunday. We’ve truly enjoyed the Family Sunday’s we’ve attended, and you can’t beat $5 for the family! Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Website: Family Sunday at Mingei
Twitter: @MingeiMuseum
Facebook: Mingei on Facebook

DISCOVER MINGEI! Museum Treasure Hunt and Family Sunday co-sponsored by
The San Diego Union-Tribune and Enlace.



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Create Your Own Shekere at Mingei’s Family Sunday!

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African Shaker AKA "Shekere"

Mingei International Museum, located in the Balboa Park area of San Diego, conducts a fun Family Sunday the third Sunday of each month. Mingei’s Family Sunday offers discount admission, of only $5 per family, or $3 for individuals from Noon – 4pm. Attendees can explore the museum’s colorful exhibitions of folk art, craft and design, win a prize for completing a treasure hunt as well as participate in other activities such as storytelling and hands-on crafts.

The upcoming Family Sunday, on April 15th, 2012, will feature African style shakers (Shekeres) (pronounced SHAY-ker-ray), led by Ruth and Martin Japtok. Create your own shekere out of a California-grown gourd. Add shells, beads, rice or beans to a gourd to produce a shekere. If time allows, some may have a chance to decorate their gourds or to personalize them before turning them into a simple, fun-to-play traditional African instrument.

Shekeres are played in several parts of the world. In some parts of Africa they play a major role in music and are a great accompaniment to several dances. Today, shekeres are used by world music performers all over the globe. Ruth, the woman leading the shekere making, recently opened an African/International Arts & Crafts, Jewelry & Home Decor boutique on Adams Avenue in Normal Heights. Click HERE to visit her website.

Click HERE for more information about Mingei’s Family Sunday. We’ve truly enjoyed the Family Sunday’s we’ve attended, and you can’t beat $5 for the family! Perhaps we’ll see you there!

Website: Family Sunday at Mingei
Twitter: @MingeiMuseum
Facebook: Mingei on Facebook


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DISCOVER MINGEI! Museum Treasure Hunt and Family Sunday co-sponsored by
The San Diego Union-Tribune and Enlace.