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2017 New Contemporaries
SD Art Prize Nominated Emerging Artists

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SD Art PRIZE: Recognition of Excellence in the Visual Art

Every year the SD Art Prize Art Notes writers and previous SD Art Prize recipients along with the SD Art Prize committee nominates emerging artists as possible suggestions for the SD Art Prize established artists to mentor. These artists are all featured in the New Contemporaries exhibitions held at local sales galleries.

2017 New Contemporaries
2017 New Contemporaries Catalog

2017 SD Art Prize Nominated Emerging Artists at basileIE + CMCuratorial
Sat June 10 to August 5, 2017
Opening Reception:  Sat June 10, 2017 from 6 to 9 pm
Open Barrio Logan Art Crawl and Sat. July 8, 2017 from 6 to 9 pm
Closing Reception and announcement of Art Prize recipients, Sat. Aug 5,2017 from 4 to 6 pm
Exhibiting Artists: Miriam Gabriela Garcia Aguirre, Cathy Breslaw, Ashley Fenderson, Carrie Anne Hudson, Rizzhel Mae Javier, Adrienne Joy, Alexander Kohnke, Pablo Llana, Michelle Montjoy, Julio M. Romero, Brittany Segal, Rebecca Louise Webb, and Oslyn Whizar

Miriam Gabriela Garcia Aguirre nominated by Norma V Iglesias-Prieto , Ph.D. Professor Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies
Cathy Breslaw nominated by Patricia Frischer, coordinator, San Diego Visual Arts Network
Ashley Fenderson
nominated by Richard Keely, artist
Carrie Anne Hudson
nominated by Jim Ruland, writer
Rizzhel Mae Javier
nominated by Melinda Chiment, executive director, The AjA Project
Adrienne Joy
nominated by Erika Torri, Executive Director, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
Alexander Kohnke
nominated by Debra Poteet, collector
Pablo Llana nominated by Chris Martino, director basileIE + CMCuratorial
Michelle Montjoy
nominated by William Feeney, artist
Julio M. Romero
  nominated by Shinpei Takeda, artist
Brittany Segal
nominated by Ann Berchtold Sr. Account Executive at Sixteenfifty Rebecca Louise Webb nominated by Neil Kendricks, artist/writer
Oslyn Whizar
nominated by Irma Sofia Poeter, artist


We Changed from Rizzhel Javier on Vimeo.

2017 New Contemporaries SD Art Prize Nominated Artists at basileIE + CMCuratorial
2070 Logan Ave, SD 92113
More info: Chris Martino 858.361.9052
Exhibition hours: regular gallery hours: Thurs. Fri., Sat noon to 5 pm   Plus by Appointment and for opening reception and closing reception and Art Crawl nights the second Sat of the month.


2017 New Contemporaries SD Art Prize  at Art San Diego
Presented by our community partners Studio Door and San Diego Visual Arts Network
Thursday, Sept 28 to Sun Oct 1, 2017

Booth #114
Wyland Center, Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014
SD Art Prize Emerging Artists Rizzhel Mae Javier and Alexander Kohnke with
Miriam Gabriela Garcia AguirreCathy Breslaw, Michelle Montjoy and Rebecca L. Webb
Opening reception Thurs,  Sept 28  invitation only from 5 to 7pm, Preview Party 7 to 9pm
Friday,  Sept 29/30  from Noon to 8pm
Sunday, Oct1  from Noon 5pm
Opening Night:  $75 online / $85 at event
General Public, 3-Day Pass: $25 online / $30 at event
General Public, 1-Day Pass: $20 online / $25 at event
Students/Seniors, 3-Day Pass: $15 online / $20 at event
Students/Seniors, 1-Day Pass: $10 online / $15 at event


The 2017 emerging SD Art Prize artists will be announced at the end of the City College exhibition. Those two artist from this exhibition will be chosen to receive this the 2017 SD Art Prize and they will in turn choose two established artists to mentor them and to be co-exhibitor at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in the spring of 2017. Additionally there will be an extra cash prize for the people’s choice from this exhibition.

  • All Nominators will be writing about their nominee who is a local Avant Guarde artist i.e. one who is current and important in our day. We see these nominators as Champions of the artists they nominate.
  • Nominators have never nominated an artist before for the SD Art Prize or New Contemporaries show
  • All nominated artists will be included if they accept our invitation

Emerging artist definition: artist who are emerging with new, fresh ideas. This is not about the age of the artists or the exposure they have had, but what art they are creating now and in the past three to five years. We think of these artists as emerging from the darkness into the light of the public view.

Press Release New Contemporaries, April 2017

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

If you believe in our mission, we are happy to accept your donations to support the San Diego ART PRIZE online or 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.

To find out how these artist were chosen and lots of other information about the SD Art Prize read SD Art Prize Frequently Asked Questions