2017 New Contemporaries at Art San Diego

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A lot is changing for Art San Diego this year, from our new location at the beautiful Wyland Center at the Del Mar Fairgrounds to our new dates from Sept. 28–Oct. 1, 2017. But one thing that isn’t changing is our highly acclaimed programming. This year’s programs will feature the anticipated return of Art Labs, LaunchPad and Spotlight Artist programs, and the San Diego Art Prize. Don’t miss this year’s exciting display of cutting-edge talent!

As the only contemporary fine art show in San Diego, Art San Diego has become one of the leading cultural events in Southern California—which is why the winners of the San Diego Art Prize exhibit at Art San Diego. 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 whose achievements merit the recognition.

This year, all 13 artists who have been nominated for the San Diego Art Prize will be featured as the 2017 New Contemporaries at Art San Diego. The emerging artists include:



Miriam Gabriela Garcia Aguirre, a historian and poet who recently began to produce visual arts

Cathy Breslaw, who experiments with accessible commercial materials to create large-format wall, floor, sculptural, and installation works

Ashley Fenderson, whose work is about death, risk, power, and solitude in the American West

Carrie Anne Hudson, an illustrator and painter with a passion for fantasy, urban, and horror genres

Rizzhel Javier, who makes objects that explore memory, human interaction, and relationships

Adrienne Joy, who creates small-scale paintings that recontextualize her own and others’ personal experiences and histories

Alexander Kohnke, who works in drawing, photography, printmaking, and video to create work that is both personal and universal

Pablo Llana, who uses recycled wrappers of junk-food products as raw material for his art

Michelle Montjoy, a multidisciplinary artist whose recent work encompasses social practice, installation, and textile-based art

Julio Romero, a multidisciplinary artist who explores the boundaries between photography, video, and sculpture

Brittany Segal, the Art San Diego 2015 LaunchPad Artist who creates her work using a diversity of mediums, including painting, sculpture, and mixed media

Rebecca Webb, a fine art photographer who investigates the dynamics of human relationships and the connection between identity and the places people inhabit

Oslyn Whizar, who uses thread as a graphic element and transforms fabrics or textiles into colored spots that often take the place of paint

Learn more about the SD Art Prize here.

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