||We are pleased to announce the four artist recipients of the 2020 SD Art Prize will open September 5th through October 24th at Bread & Salt Gallery in Barrio Logan with Alanna Airitam, Kaori Fukuyama, Griselda Rosas, and Melissa Walter. The original date in May for the 13th year of the Art Prize was postponed due to the Covid-19 quarantine. To maintain proper social distancing Bread & Salt will have a timed entrance opening Sat. Sept. 5th, 5pm-8pm, allowing waiting visitors to enter to keep proper social distancing. For the run of the exhibition, attendance will be by appointment but check the website for changes.
For the first time, all four recipients are women which is more than fitting as this is the centennial of women\'s right to vote. We are pleased to present a mix of mediums and diversity of ethnicities in this year exhibition. All four women will share in the cash prize and were previously shown at Art San Diego in the fall of 2019. We are grateful to Bread and Salt for stepping up due to the pandemic closure of the Athenaeum in La Jolla.
A full catalog of this year’s recipients with a forward by curator Chi Essary and an introduction by Robert Pincus is available online and to purchase in hard copy for the first time. Words of support for the artists come from Julia Dixon Evans, Editor/Producer Arts Calendar, KPBS, Christine E. Jones, Chief of Civic Art Strategies, The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, Maria Mingalone, Executive Director, Oceanside Museum of Art and Susana Smith Bautista, Ph.D, Museum Advisor, Los Angeles. We are grateful to the designer Alexander Kohnke and Neyenesch Printers for their contributions to this upgrade.