By Kristina Houck
With the help of Alix Gonzalez Dumka, local artists have had a place to showcase their work in Del Mar for more than a decade.
Dumka, along with Maria Gardiner and Betty Sandbrook, co-founded the Del Mar Art Center, which opened in 2000 at the Del Mar Plaza.
“There’s a lot of artists in Del Mar and they wanted to do something in their town,” said 70-year-old Dumka. “It was a wonderful group of artists.”
To ensure a place where art can flourish, Dumka and the other co-founders decided members of the center must be juried in, commit to work in the gallery and present high-quality art.
“In the beginning, when she was involved quite heavily,