We’re thrilled to report that the 6th edition of Art San Diego, with presenting sponsor UBS Financial Services, was a great success in November 2014. This year was the first in our partnership with Redwood Media Group, and we opened our doors to over 15,000 art collectors and aficionados. It all kicked off with a VIP Opening Party that hosted 3,000 guests. We also had record sales, tremendously successful special events and more.
Read on for a full report!
Art San Diego 2014
PRESENTS [INTER.PLAY] IN BALBOA PARK
November 6 – 9, 2014
At this year’s show, Art San Diego showcased more than 1,000 innovative works of art by 60+ exceptional artists and galleries—including our Art Labs and LaunchPad Artists—from across the US and countries including Mexico, Canada, Spain, Sweden, Australia and others.
ADELMAN FINE ART | San Diego, CA, US
ALEXANDER SALAZAR FINE ART | San Diego, CA, US
ANNA PAOLA PIZZOCARO PHOTOGRAPHY | New York, NY, US
ANNE THULL FINE ART DESIGNS | Carmel, CA, US
ART BUSINESS NEWS | Hinckley, OH, US
ARTISAN DIRECT LTD. | New York, NY, US
ART LABS | San Diego, CA, US
ARTSPOT INTERNATIONAL | San Diego, CA, US
The theme of this year’s show was [inter.play], and there were plenty of exhibits, installations, seminars and special events for attendees to interact with and explore. Here are a few photos from the show:
Our exhibitors reported excellent sales during this year’s show.
Conde Contemporary, for instance, kicked off their season with a resounding success at Art San Diego: “We could not possibly be happier with the results of Art San Diego. We sold through about 75% of the inventory we brought with us and left with a number of commissions for our artists. It was our first year participating in the fair, and definitely not our last.” said Stacy Conde, gallery director.
Here is a brief recap of some of 2014’s sales and commissions:
Adelman Fine Art | San Diego, CA – sold 9 pieces during the show, including a 36×36 original oil finger painting by Iris Scott, ‘The Discussion’ for $6000. During the show Iris Scott painted on site and the gallery was excited to sell one of the works she finger painted during the show
Aldo Castillo’s ArtSpot International featuring Conde Contemporary | Miami, FL – sold 8 canvas works from various Latin American artists exhibited, including a piece by Andres Conde, “Tank Girl”, for $4,500. The gallery also took 3 commissions
Ben Joyce | Spokane, WA, US – took 4 firm commissions with 6 others pending – price range to be $4000-20000
Carmen Stiffelman | Los Angeles, CA – sold 2 sculptures, including “Energy,” for $6,500
David Fenton | Oakland, CA – sold 5 photography works, including a piece titled “Sur” for $4,500
David Leaser | Bonsall, CA – sold 14 pieces including mid- and large-sized photography works
DK Art Publishing | Los Angeles, CA – sold 6 pieces, including “Adam and Eve,” an estate certified hand-pulled serigraph by Tamara De Lempicka for $9,800
Irina Gretchenaia | Ontario, Canada – sold 2 pieces, including a 50×50 original, “Pizazz,” original for $11,000
Kevin Box | Santa Fe, NM – sold 7 sculptures with 3 additional sales pending, prices ranging from $2,000-$15,000
Krie Alden | New York, NY – in her first regional art exhibition she sold more than 10 untitled canvas pieces, including works for $19,000 and $33,000
Lethbridge Gallery | Australia – sold more than 6 canvas pieces ranging in price from $1,500-$7,500
Mario Zarraga | Mexico City, Mexico – sold a large oil and canvas work “Viejas Costumbres” for $11,000
Marta Wiley | Phoenix, AZ – sold 15 paintings in total, including a piece called “Grace” for $5,000
Masterworks Fine Art | Oakland, CA – sold 5 pieces: including 2 Chagall’s, “La Flute Enchante” for $90,000 and “La Baie de Anges” also for $90,000 and a Joan Miro piece, “Les Voyants” for $50,000
Salazar Fine Art | San Diego, CA – sold 2 pieces, including a $14,000 bronze Madonna bust. They also have two reservations for the “Pieta,” priced at $250,000. The group was pleased with the other exhibiting galleries and purchased more than $100,000 of art from the show
Sergott Contemporary Art | Santa Fe, NM – sold 8 pieces in total, including an oil and canvas piece, “Flower Power,” for $5,000, and has at least one future order confirmed
Spence Gallery | Toronto, Canada – sold 7 pieces, including a work from artist Marcelo Suaznabar for $3,500
Thomas Wargin | Menomonee Falls, WI – sold 10 pieces, acquired 1 commission project and received interest from 4 galleries to exhibit works
Others reporting placements at ART SAN DEIGO included: Lisa Hill |La Jolla, CA; Nodo Gallery | Mexico; Mary Johnston | Carmel, IN; Pelayo Paintings | San Diego, CA; Kathleen Carrillo | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Ginger Sandell | Kona, HI; Susan Illing | New Orleans, LA; and many more!
We’d like to extend a warm thank you to everyone who made Art San Diego 2014 possible—our generous sponsors, our talented exhibitors and our enthusiastic attendees. See you in 2015!
Voice of San Diego:
Culture Report: Art Labs Are Awesome. Since 2009, Art San Diego has helped put our lovely, art-filled city at the cultural forefront by introducing people to inspiring work created regionally. Galleries from all over bring work to share at the four-day event, which kicks off Thursday in Balboa Park.
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EXHIBIT A-LIST. From the Art Prize to next-level Collabs with the Salk, we present our must-see list for Art San Diego 2014.
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The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Art San Diego renews and expands its offer. With a new partner and a wider and international contemporary art projection, shows Art San Diego opens its sixth edition on Thursday afternoon November 6th at the Activity Center Balboa Park.
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