Thursday, July 28, 2011

Picked RAW: New Contemporaries IV

from the press release

SD Art Prize 2011 Award Announced and
New Contemporaries IV: San Diego Emerging Artists

San Diego Visual Arts Network is announcing that two established artist awarded the 2011 San Diego Art Prize in its fifth year, Jay S. Johnson and Rubén Ortiz-Torres have made their choices of emerging artists to exhibit with and mentor. Jay S. Johnson has chosen Adam Belt.   Rubén Ortiz-Torres has chosen Tristan ShoneSan  Diego Art Prize in it’s fifth year will show with their choice of emerging artists at Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair September 1 - 4, 2011 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Hotel.

We are also delighted to announce the fourth year of the New Contemporaries exhibition to be held at Alexander Salazar Fine Art in downtown San Diego from August 1 – 31, 2011.
Mely Barragan nominated by Einar and Jamex de la Torre, artists
Adam Belt nominated by Karen McGuire, William D. Cannon Art Gallery Director
Susannah Bielak nominated by Ann Berchtold, Art San Diego Fair Director
Fred Briscoe nominated by Alexander Salazar, Alexander Salazar Fine Art Director
Isaias Crow nominated by Alessandra Moctezuma, SD Mesa College Art Gallery Director
Shay Davis nominated by Debra Poteet , art collector
Damian Gastellum nominated by Julio Orozco, artist
Gretchen Mercedes nominated by Lauren Buscemi, art writer
Han Nguyen nominated by Robert Pincus, art critic
Jaime Ruiz Otis nominated by Heriberto Yepez, art writer
Lee Puffer nominated by Gail Roberts, artist
Chris Puzio nominated by David Adey, artist
Cheryl Sorg nominated by Patricia Frischer, San Diego Visual Arts Network coordinator

The 2011 nominating committee, which changes yearly, consists of SD Art Prize recipients for the previous year,writers for the SD Art Prize Art Notes, Honorary Hosts and the SD Art Prize committee: ALL emerging artists in the SD region are eligible to be chosen by the established recipients each season including but not limited to nominated artists in this and previous New Contemporaries exhibitions.
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 emerging artists whose outstanding achievements in the field of Visual Arts merit the recognition.

San Diego Art Prize 2011 at Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair : September 1 - 4, 2011
Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Hotel, 1 Park Boulevard, 92101
Hours: Fri and Sat, Feb 3/4 from noon to 8 pm, Sun, Feb 5 from 11 to 5
More info:
Patricia Frischer 760.943.0148 Ann Berchtold 858.254.3031

New Contemporaries at Alexander Salazar Fine Art  : Opening Reception: Monday. August 1, 2011 from 6 – 9 pm   
Alexander Salazar Fine Art  1040 7th Avenue Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
Exhibition hours: Tue - Sat 11 - 6, Saturday and Sunday by appointment
For more info:
Patricia Frischer 760.943.0148 Alexander Salazar 619.531.8669

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.

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