Contemporary Designer Sebastian Beltran

Philipp Scholz Rittermann / “Clouds over Red Cone” (detail) / Pinacate Desert, Sonora, México

SAN DIEGO ART PRIZE:
RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE IN THE VISUAL ARTS

The San Diego Art Prize, is a cash prize with exhibition opportunities at ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Show. The prize spotlights established San Diego artists and emerging artists each season whose outstanding achievements in the field of Visual Arts merit the recognition. Sponsors: San Diego Visual Arts Network, ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Show, and Athenaeum Music & Arts Library.

AWARD RECIPIENTS FOR 2014

We are delighted to present the San Diego Art Prize 2014 established artist recipients which were announced at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library on April 4, 2014. The established artists are Marianela de la Hoz and Philipp Scholz Rittermann.

Once these artists choose their emerging artist to mentor, the four artists will show together at the SD Art Prize 2014 at ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Show: November 6 - 9, 2014 and again at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in April of 2015. Those emerging artists will be announced at the New Contemporaries VII at Meyer Fine Arts on May 9, 2014.

Marianela de la Hoz / “My Heads Chats With Rats” / 2010 / Egg tempera and mixed media / 7.5  x 7 x 2.5 inches

SAN DIEGO ART PRIZE: ESTABLISHED ARTIST
MARIANELA DE LA HOZ
. San Diego, CA

Marianela de la Hoz paints using the ancient technique known as Egg Tempera, with a contemporary look into current images. The works are extremely detailed, delicate and precise. She seeks to offer insights into the hidden character of her subjects through visual codes and exaggerated features. Her version of magic realism has been termed “white violence” because of her use of black humor and fantasy to depict the darker side of humanity.

Like a researcher she puts a drop of the blood of each theme under the microscope. Each painting is analyzes without moral judgments. It takes considerable skill and a great deal of time to observe these subjects and compose this art so well, hence the small formats. The viewer peers into a miniature world, unlocks a key and enters armed with a magnifying glass, expecting to come close enough to hear a whisper, to feel a pinch, to discover a hidden secret, and perhaps to crack a smile.

The contents, the formats, the technique, the texts (written thoughts), all conform a unique work of art and invite the viewer to approach, to get closer and closer. The small size perhaps makes an audience feel safe, but like a spider draws a fly into its web, de la Hoz seeks to entrap the viewer rationally as well as viscerally.

Marianela de la Hoz artwork has been exhibited in prestigious galleries as well as in several museums, universities and cultural institutes in her native Mexico, in the USA where she resides since 2001, and in Canada, Dubai, Japan and Germany.

Philipp Scholz Rittermann / “Unloading Sand” / Yuejin Port, Grand Canal, Jining, Shandong Province, China (PRC) 

SAN DIEGO ART PRIZE: ESTABLISHED ARTIST
PHILIPP SCHOLZ RITTERMANN
. San Diego, CA

Temporal and spatial themes lie at the heart of Philipp Scholz Rittermann’s photographic explorations. From nocturnal scenes of industry to views of pristine landscape, his subjects span opposite ends of our environment.

Born and raised in Perú, Philipp also lived in Germany and Spain before emigrating to the United States in the early 80’s. His work is held in over one hundred public, private and corporate collections, from MoMA, New York to the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, France. He exhibits in national, and international venues, and was honored with a mid-career survey at the Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego, which, which published the monograph “Navigating by Light”. Philipp has been teaching photography for over thirty years in the USA and abroad. In 2011, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla Campus exhibited large scale photographs from “Emperor’s River”, a multi-year project he conducted in China.

ART FAIR HOURS & LOCATION

ARTSD12 DATES | Art Fair Hours
Open Fair Days: Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 9, 2014
Daily from noon to 8 pm / Closing day from noon to 5 pm

DATES | Opening Night
VIP Opening Night Event: Thursday, November 6, 2014
First Preview / 5 pm – 7 pm
Opening Night Preview / 7 pm – 9 pm

ARTSD12 LOCATION | Balboa Park Activity Center
2145 Park Boulevard., San Diego, CA 9210
FREE Parking and Shuttle (Opening Night) provided by UBS Financial Services
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UBS is the Presenting Sponsor of ART SAN DIEGO
More information about ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Fair:
ArtSanDiego2014.com

To exhibit at ART SAN DIEGO 2014 visit:
ArtSanDiego2014.com/to-exhibit/

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