Art San Diego features over 500 leading contemporary artists, museum exhibitions, art labs, events, and talks focused on collecting.
t San Diego, with presenting sponsor UBS Financial Services, is a four-day contemporary art show featuring an international slate of artists and galleries. The show will run from Thursday, November 3 to Sunday, November 6 at the Balboa Park Activity Center. The 2016 theme is [THRESHOLD] - standing at the precipice of what's yet to come; perched on the brink of something extraordinary, expansive, and ever evolving. This theme will inform several of the special programs, including the LaunchPad Program, Art Labs, and the Spotlight Artist Program. As part of Redwood Media Group, Art San Diego is the city's only contemporary fine art show and has become one of the leading cultural events in Southern California.
The show features over 500 leading contemporary artists, museum exhibitions, art labs, events, and talks focused on collecting. Art San Diego will also launch the third exhibition of the Open Walls Project in October and November. This year, one artist will be chosen to create work that will go up on ten separate billboards, telling a cohesive story based on the show's curatorial theme [THRESHOLD].
Art San Diego will also feature a special exhibition by the 2016 San Diego Art Prize recipients chosen by San Diego Visual Arts Network: William Feeney and Shinpei Takeda. Now in its 10th year, the SD Art Prize awards a cash prize and exhibition opportunities to established and emerging San Diego visual artists whose achievements merit the recognition. Feeney and Takeda will in turn choose two established artists to mentor them and to co-exhibit with at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library.
The LaunchPad Program will feature Stefani Byrd, whose practice includes video, new media, and interactive technologies. She is most noted for her interactive temporary public art installations, which are hybrids of video and performance art that both disorient and re-orient the viewer. Byrd has received grants and support from groups such as Creative Capital of New York, Flux Projects, the San Diego Art Institute, the San Diego Art Fair, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, and Idea Capital. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia and the Columbus Museum of American Art, and is also archived as a part of the Public Art Database project.
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