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Jon Savage
Jessica Krantz
Optimus Volts
Ingrid Schraufstatter
Barry La Follette


Collaborative exhibition produced by THE STUDIO DOOR and ABK_TOPARTIST
Also on exhibit: The Business of Art Scholarship Showcase

Exhibition Dates: March 3 - 26, 2017
Reception: Saturday, March 4, 2017 • 6 - 9 PM


Bama Art
Mary Behnam
Randall Byers
Patricia Flores
Dennis Greenhill
Cayce Hanalei
Paul W Koester
Jessica Krantz
Barry La Follette
Moira Lumpkin
Crisinda Lyons
Sandra Mancilla
Teem Osborn
Bryan Reinke
Astha Saini
Jon Savage
Ingrid Schraufstatter
Optimus Volts
Jocelyne Wright

Both visual art exhibitions this month feature San Diego's emerging artists who are motivated to take the next step from street art to fine art. Many of these artists are showing in a gallery exhibition for the very first time. The producers are excited to be presenting 32 fresh voices from San Diego's local art scene.

The producers would like to thank our community partners: North Park Main Street, Mike Hess Brewery and Black Xpression for their contributions to our reception.

Living in the City • Urban Art participating artists are featured in this month's THE MONTHLY. Please take time to learn more about these artists and what they are working on.

The artists in both exhibits are being treated to an Art To Market workshop to help them fine tune the next steps of their careers and to gain a clearer understanding of the practicalities of entering into creative commerce. The workshop is presented by Patric Stillman who was acknowledged as Mentor of the Year by Professional Artist Magazine last year.


In today’s art world, you do not need to show your work or curate an art exhibition at a museum. As an independent art curator and artist, I oversee every detail of the production so to put on an exhibition and to show my own work in art galleries. There is not a one-size-fits-all approach to curating an art exhibit. My mission is to showcase new talent as well as seasoned artists in the greater San Diego area using different themed art events to create an interesting dialogue amongst the works and the audience.

ABK_TopArtist has monthly opportunities for artists in Mike Hess Brewery (North Park), Mike Hammonds Ice Cream (North Park and Pacific Beach) and Kent Karras Chiropractic Inc. (North Park). Additional programs take place through out the year at pop-up locations Downtown and La Jolla. ABK_TopArtist is a community partner with Ray at Night, North Park's monthly art in the streets event that takes place on the Second Saturday of the Month.

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