Contemporary Designer Sebastian Beltran

Emily Grenader (LaunchPad Artist 2014) / “Crowd Video” (UCSD Open Studios) / 2012 / Looped video, color, no sound


ART SAN DIEGO 2014, with presenting sponsor UBS Financial Services, will present its 6th Edition of the fair, once again in Balboa Park November 6 – 9, 2014. Established in 2009 as the first and only Contemporary Art Fair in San Diego. ASD has grown significantly each year in attendance, sales and exhibitors presented.

ART SAN DIEGO is pleased to partner with Redwood Media Group, producers of Spectrum Miami, Spectrum New York, and ArtExpo. “Redwood Media Group is a perfect partner for ART SAN DIEGO. Eric Smith President of Redwood Media Group shares my belief that the art fair experience needs to be dynamic, highly experiential, and break away from the standard art fair grid approach. In addition, we share a similar hands-on management approach to running the fair – that serves to create an enhanced experience for both the exhibitors and visitors.” stated Ann Berchtold, Founder & Director.

The theme for ART SAN DIEGO 2014 is [ ] – exploring the ways in which artists affect/reflect each other’s work and examining the nature of the response evoked by the attending audience. This theme will inform several of the special programs featured at ART SAN DIEGO to include: the LaunchPad Program, Art Labs and the Spotlight Artist Program.

Since its launch in 2009 ART SAN DIEGO has steadily increased attendance and expanded our Collector Club list. In 2013 we welcomed over 14,000 art enthusiasts. Through our involvement with local art institutions, our collector club program, and through client entertainment with our Sponsors and Museum Partners we are connected with over 40,000 collectors. We anticipate welcoming over 16,000 collectors in 2014.

There was a strong turnout of local collectors and top directors and staff from top museums: “On opening night it was really great to meet and visit with Hugh Davies and his MCASD curatorial staff, as well as several members of SDMA's leadership team, all of whom seemed very enthusiastic about the event.  We were very fortunate to place three pieces by gallery artist Ramiro Gomez with the MCASD; his work sold out during the course of the fair. “  Charlie James, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles.

Our location in Balboa Park gives us the opportunity to expand our VIP Program in conjunction with our museum member partners in the park. Private tours of top collector’s homes, curated-led tours of museums, artist talks, cocktail receptions and many other exclusive events are planned to enrich the experience for our VIP Guests. Our luxury car sponsor will provide complimentary shuttle to and from museums for VIP Guests throughout the park.

Galleries reporting of sales have been strong:  “We had over $50,000 in art sales during the first few days of the fair, and have several sales pending with collectors we met at the fair.  It was a wonderful experience to be part of an event that celebrates the San Diego art community.”  Alexander Salazar, White Box Contemporary & Alexander Salazar Fine Art.
ART SAN DIEGO continues to attract both established, and new, younger generation of collectors:  "As a solo-artist, it was a terrific experience: I was able to meet so many potential buyers and speak to many other solo-artists and galleries. At the end, I sold six paintings at full price, and a seventh painting is on its way to Florence, Italy where I will be represented in the future by a gallery I met at the fair. The attention to details and the courtesy of your staff of ART SAN DIEGO was superb”. Pete Garcia, Pelayo Studios.

ART SAN DIEGO goes the extra mile to create not just a dynamic experience for attendees but for exhibitors as well. Special programming for exhibitors includes: VIP Opening Night, The Vault: Fine Wine and Art, Silent Disco, Saturday Night After-Party, and Sunday Brunch.

Interested in participating in both ART SAN DIEGO (November 6 – 9)  & Spectrum Miami (December 3 – 7) We have partnered with Shipping Sponsor Craters & Freighters to offer discounted storage and shipping rates from San Diego to Miami.

Please Contact Rick Barnett, Managing Director of Business Development:


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
Get Directions →


Gallery Prospectus → | Online Application → | PDF Application →

DIRECTOR:  Ann Berchtold, Founder & Director:
EXHIBITOR SALES:  Rick Barnett, Managing Director of Business Development:

UBS is the Presenting Sponsor of ART SAN DIEGO
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