Contemporary Designer Sebastian Beltran


Bidding begins today for ART SAN DIEGO’s online auction at, benefitting the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Fair (ASD) in collaboration with Paddle8 is proud to announce its first online silent auction showcasing contemporary works from this year’s featured galleries and artists. Works in the auction will also be on view at the Art Fair from November 7-9.

Online bidding begins Wednesday, October 30 at noon PST and closes on Saturday, November 9 at 10am. Bidding then transfers to the live fair on November 9 at noon and closes at 8pm. Winning bidders will be notified on Sunday, November 10.

Auction proceeds will benefit the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an international environmental organization that, participates in a variety of interdisciplinary partnerships with artists, architects and designers to engage the public and raise awareness of environmental issues. The New York Times calls NRDC "One of the nation's most powerful environmental groups."

ASD is pleased to make NDRC the beneficiary of the auction to link the Fair’s efforts for environmental sustainability; and to partner with the makers of art, furniture, and other important collectables who are establishing new standards in contemporary design through the use of recycled, repurposed, and sustainable media.

Visit easy-to-use auction site to view the ASD collection and place your bid.

Exclusive Auction Partner

Paddle8 is an online auction house, connecting buyers and sellers of fine art and collectibles across the Internet. Paddle8 presents two types of auctions: curated auctions of art and collectibles under $100,000, and benefit auctions in collaboration with non-profits. To date, Paddle8 has collaborated with over 150 non-profit organizations worldwide to present their benefit auctions online, dramatically expanding the audience of supporters and results for non-profit partners. Paddle8's platform eases the sale and acquisition of art and collectibles via a fully online auction model, offering the lowest available commissions, no public sales records, extended auction visibility and timelines, and automated post-sale services. The company was founded in 2011 by Alexander Gilkes, an auctioneer and LVMH veteran, and Aditya Julka, a Harvard Business School MBA and serial entrepreneur.

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Contemporary Art Fair

ART SAN DIEGO has emerged as one of the best-attended cultural events in San Diego. Founded in 2009, ART SAN DIEGO is the first and only Contemporary Art Fair in San Diego. ART SAN DIEGO is an annually produced contemporary Art Fair that features the world’s leading contemporary art galleries and attracts both national and international attendees. The fair hopes to act as a catalyst to encourage and promote the collecting of investment-grade art, and enhances the city’s reputation as a leading cultural destination.

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ART SAN DIEGO 2013 Sponsors

UBS is the Presenting Sponsor of ART SAN DIEGO
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