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SD ART PRIZE: Recognition of Excellence in the Visual Arts
presented by San Diego Visual Arts Network

SD Art Prize Catalog PDF

Award Recipients for 2014
Marianela de la Hoz
with emerging artist Bhavna Mehta
Philipp Scholz Rittermann
with emerging artist Joseph Huppert



Nominated Emerging Artists for 2014 New Contemporaries VII
Shane Anderson, Leonardo Francisco, Dave Ghilarducci, Garrett P. Goodwin, Emily Grenader,
Bhavna Mehta
, Margaret Noble, Kim Reasor , Gail Schneider, Lauren Siry, Cheryl Tall, Vicki Walsh,
Joe Yorty

Award Recipients for 2013
James Hubbell with emerging artist Brennan Hubbell
Debby and Larry Kline with emerging artist James Enos
SD Art Prize Catalog 2013




Nominated Emerging Artists for 2013 New Contemporaries VI
Jennifer Anderson, Irene de Watteville, Michelle Kurtis Cole, Franco Mendez Calvillo, James Enos,
Brennan Hubbell, Sonia López-Chávez, Marie Najera, Timothy Earl Neill, Griselda Rosas, Ilanit Shalev ,
Anna Stump

Award Recipients for 2012
Arline Fisch with emerging artist Vincent Robles
Jeffery Laudenslager with emerging artist Deanne Sabeck
SD Art Prize Catalog 2012


Nominated Emerging Artists for 2012 New Contemporaries V
Shawnee Barton
, Lauren Carerra, Noah Doely, Rob Duarte, Alexander Jarman, Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli, Lee M. Lavy, Ingram Ober
, Vincent Robles, Deanne Sabeck, David Leon Smith, Brian Zimmerman 

Award Recipients for 2011
Rubén Ortiz-Torres with emerging artist Tristan Shone
Jay Johnson with emerging artist Adam Belt

Special videos by Melissa Au with Interview by Jon Au
SD Art Prize Catalog 2011



Nominated Emerging Artists for 2011:
New Contemporaries IV
Mely Barragan, Adam Belt, Susannah Bielak, Fred Briscoe, Isaias Crow, Shay Davis, Damian Gastellum, Gretchen Mercedes, Han Nguyen, Jaime Ruiz Otis, Lee Puffer, Christopher Puzio, Cheryl Sorg

Award Recipients for 2010
Gail Roberts
with emerging artist David Adey
Einar and Jamex de la Torre with emerging artist Julio Orozco
SD Art Prize Catalog 2010


Nominated Emerging Artists for 2010: New Contemporaries III:
Greg Boudreau , Kelsey Brookes, Stephen Curry, Steve Gibson, Brian Goeltzenleuchter, Wendell M. Kling, Heather Gwen Martin, Robert Nelson, Julio Orozco, Allison Renshaw, Lesha Maria Rodriguez, James Soe Nyun, Stephen Tompkins

Award Recipients for 2009
Kim MacConnel with emerging artist Brian Dick
Richard Allen Morris with emerging artist Tom Driscoll

SD Art Prize Catalog 2009


Nominated Emerging Artists for 2009: New Contemporaries II:
David Adey, Tania Alcala, Michele Guieu, Keikichi Honna, Omar Pimienta, Daniel Ruanova, Marisol Rendon, Tara Smith, Matt Stallings, K.V. Tomney, Jen Trute, Gustabo Velasquez, Yuransky

Award Recipients for 2007/2008
Marcos Ramirez ERRE with emerging artist Allison Wiese
Roman De Salvo with emerging artist Lael Corbin
Eleanor Antin with emerging artist Pamela Jaeger
SD Art Prize Catalog 2008


Nominated Emerging Artists 2007/2008: New Contemporaries I :
Alida Cervantes, Allison Wiese,  Andy Howell, Ben Lavender, Brad Streeper, Brian Dick,
Camilo Ontiveros, Lael Corbin, Christopher N. Ferreria, Jason Sherry, Matt Devine,  
Pamela Jaeger,   Nina Karavasiles, Tania CandianiNina Waisman,  Shannon Spanhake,
Tristan Shone

Award Recipients for 2006/2007
Raul Guerrero with emerging artist Yvonne Venegas
Jean Lowe with emerging artist Iana Quesnell
Ernest Silva with emerging artist May-ling Martinez
SD Art Prize Catalog 2006/07

The SD ART PRIZE is dedicated to the idea that the visual arts are a necessary and rewarding ingredient of any world-class city and a building block of the lifestyle of its residents. Conceived to promote and encourage dialogue, reflection and social interaction about San Diego’s artistic and cultural life, this annual award honors artistic expression. The SD ART PRIZE, a cash prize with exhibition opportunities, spotlights established San Diego artists and pairs them with emerging artists each season whose outstanding achievements in the field of Visual Arts merit the recognition.

Over the course of the year, a series of exhibits featuring the recipients will run simultaneously at a variety of local galleries as well as at Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair, which has designated the San Diego Art Prize as it non profit beneficiary for specified events.  The prize is fully documented on SDVisualArts.net  (SDVAN). Each exhibition will pair an established artist with an emerging artist.

SD Art Prize Goals

Presented By:


SAN DIEGO VISUAL ARTS NETWORK (SDVAN)
A data base of information produced to improve the clarity, accuracy and sophistication of discourse about San Diego's artistic and cultural life and which is dedicated to re-enforce the idea that the Visual Arts are a necessary and vital part of the health of our city. The goal of the ART PRIZE has been the goal of SDVAN since its founding by a committee of major art leaders in the San Diego region. With over 800 art resources on the site, SDVAN has become one of the main sources for disseminating information, encouraging collaborations and aiding in cross pollination between all the arts. With is expanding infrastructure of spokespersons, SDVAN is able to promote the vision of the future role that the visual arts will play in the San Diego community as lively, thriving, positive and empowered.

.Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair
ART SAN DIEGO takes place every year in September now at the Activity Center in Balboa Park with an exhibition of more than 50 galleries showing and selling paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photographs,video, and cutting edge multimedia artwork. The 4-day scheduleincludes lectures and conferences with renowned guest speakers; luxury brand displays; city-wide concurrent programs; and a range of exclusive wine and food events.

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library has earned a reputation as one of the outstanding art galleries and art collectors in San Diego. The Athenaeum’s art exhibition program, begun in the 1920s, has grown tremendously inExhibitions in the Joseph Clayes III Gallery focus on nationally and internationally recognized artists. The Rotunda Gallery emphasizes community partnerships or emerging regional artists. The North Reading Room, opened during the library’s expansion in 2007, is devoted to showcasing the Athenaeum’s Erika and Fred Torri Arists’ Books Collection.

SD ART PRIZE PROJECT Committee:
ANN BERCHTOLD, PATRICIA FRISCHER, DEBRA MCGINTY-POTEET

The Art Prize is produced by Art Girls Inc: an arts advisory group dedicated to furthering the growth of the Visual Arts in the San Diego region. (Acting Officers: Patricia Frischer, and Ann Berchtold.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

San Diego Visual Arts Network
Patricia Frischer, coordinator patricia@sdvisualarts.net 760. 943.0148

L Street Gallery / SanDiegoArtist.com
Ann Berchtold ann@sandiegoartist.com 858.254.3031

SD Art Prize Mission: Fusing Energy for San Diego Visual Arts: Mentorship, Education, Recognition, Collaboration

THE Goals of the SD ART PRIZE, as presented by the San Diego Visual Arts Network, are to:

  • Recognize and celebrate existing visual art accomplishments by spotlighting local artists and to motivate, inspire and guide others. .
  • Create an exciting event that facilitates cross-pollination between cultural organizations and strengthens and invigorates the San Diego Visual Art Scene.
  • Broaden the audience of the visual arts in San Diego by gaining national attention to the competition through a dedicated media campaign.
  • Promote the vision of the future role that the visual arts will play in the San Diego community as lively, thriving, positive and empowering.
  • Expand the infrastructure of spokespeople/art celebrities who can bring awareness to San Diego and perform as role models for our student artists
  • Stimulates private sector investment in the visual arts that is many times greater than the cash value of the prize
  • Encourage informed discussion about the visual arts and encourage expanded coverage of the arts.

If you believe in our mission, we are happy to accept your donations to support the San Diego ART PRIZE Send any amount with checks made out to SDVAN to 2487 Montgomery Avenue, Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007. Please mark them for SD ART PRIZE. Visit the Support page of SDVAN to donate online.

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