Existing Public Art in SJC
Below is a sampling of some of the large sculptures, murals, and fountains already commissioned in San Juan Capistrano. But to see all of it click on "Existing Public Art in SJC".
TASJA was honored by a gift from Louisa Cooper of 18 water color studies of the journey of St. Serra created for the tile panels in Serra Plaza. Ms. Cooper was a driving force in creating this artwork and did the research for the narratives on the studies and panels. These studies are stored through the courtesy of Mission San Juan Capistrano, You can see a digital version of them here.
The Alliance for San Juan Art advocates an initiative to commission and place more Art in the Public Square in San Juan Capistrano that is accessible by the public and very visible. Temporary art should also be a component of Art in the Public Square. Such an initiative requires broad support and passionate advocates to make it a reality.
While large artworks are not unknown in San Juan Capistrano, they are mostly commissioned in the courtyards of business plazas and are hence not visible except to lessees and patrons of the plazas. “Binding Contact” aka the “Riders on the Hill” is an exception. It stands in blazing glory on a Del Obispo hillside, visible to all who pass by. The new mural on Capistrano Plaza, "Old San Juan is another exception. Both are outstanding examples of 'public and visible' art.
Ortega Cottages on Calle Arroyo "Untitled"
This is a beautiful life-size rendering in different shades of concrete. It is visible to patrons of the business center. The elements have not been kind to some parts of the sculpture and it is in need of repair. Attempts to learn more about this sculpture and the artist have not been successful
Location - The midst of the Ortega Cottages on Calle Arroyo