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2016 New Contemporaries
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.
2016 SD Art Prize Nominated Emerging Artists at City College Gallery
Robert Andrade nominated by Ginger Porcella, Executive Director, San Diego Art Institute
City College Gallery is a forum for exploring contemporary art in a variety of media. Through innovative exhibitions, the City Gallery engages and inspires the academic population and surrounding San Diego community.
The 2016 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 2016 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.
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 2016
SD Art Prize Mission: Fusing Energy for San Diego Visual Arts: Mentorship, Education, Recognition, Collaboration
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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