The San Diego Art Prize is a cash prize that spotlights established San Diego artists and emerging artists whom they choose to exhibit with and mentor. It’s awarded each season to artists whose outstanding achievements in the field of visual arts merit the recognition.

Now in its 11th year, the San Diego Art Prize, presented by the San Diego Visual Arts Network, awards a cash prize and exhibition opportunities to established and emerging San Diego visual artists. The winners of the 2017 prize are Rizzhel Javier and Alexander Kohnke. In addition to the two winners, four artists who were nominated for the San Diego Art Prize will be featured as the 2017 New Contemporaries at Art San Diego. They include Michelle Montjoy, Cathy Breslaw, Miriam Gabriela Garcia Aguirre, and Rebecca Webb. The exhibition is curated by Patric Stillman, director of the Studio Door in San Diego.

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
Oslyn Whizar

Patric Stillman of The Studio Door will coordinating a selection of these artists to represent SAN DIEGO ART PRIZE in a booth at this year’s ART SD. Stop by the booth 114 to say hi to Patric and our team of booth volunteers.  Make sure you note the new location for ART SD, which will be held at the Wyland Center at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

For more information, visit San Diego Art Prize / Art San Diego 2017

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3 p.m. ART TALKS


Whether you’ve always wanted to collect art but don’t know where to start or you’re ready to take your gallery wall to the next level, get guidance and tips from Patric Stillman, Director at The Studio Door, and Alexander Salazar, Owner of Alexander Salazar Fine Art. They will discuss how to begin and build a successful art collection.