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SD Art PRIZE: Recognition of Excellence in the Visual Arts

Every year the SD Art Prize Art Notes writers and previous SD Art Prize recipients along with the SD Art Prize committee nominates emerging artists as possible suggestions for the SD Art Prize established artists to mentor. These artists are all featured in the New Contemporaries exhibitions held at local sales galleries.

2014 New Contemporaries VII
Catalog VII

New Contemporaries VII at Meyer Fine Arts
Fri. May 9 to Sat June 28
Opening Reception: Thurs. May 15, Kettner Nights 6-9 pm

Artist “In Residence” Reception: Saturday, June 14 from 2 to 5 pm.
with Kim Reasor , Dave Ghilarducci , Bhavna Mehta , Vicki Walsh

Shane Anderson, Leonardo Francisco, Dave Ghilarducci, Garrett P. Goodwin,
Emily Grenader,
Bhavna Mehta, Margaret Noble, Kim Reasor , Gail Schneider
Lauren Siry, Cheryl Tall, Vicki Walsh, Joe Yorty

2400 Kettner Blvd, Suite 104, SD 92101
More info:: 619.358.9512

Shane Anderson nominated by James Enos artist
Leonardo Francisco nominated by Brennan Hubbell, artist
Dave Ghilarducci nominated by Debby and Larry Kline, artists
Garrett P. Goodwin nominated by James Hubbell, artist
Emily Grenader nominated by Erika Torri, Executive Director, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library  
Bhavna Mehta nominated by Danielle Susalla Derry, curator, Oceanside Museum of Art
Margaret Noble nominated by Ann Berchtold, Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair
Kim Reasor nominated by Daniel Foster, Executive Director, Oceanside Museum of Art
Gail Schneider (Matlin) nominated by David Antin, Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego
Lauren Siry nominated by Perry L. Meyer, Meyer Fine Arts
Cheryl Tall nominated by Patricia Frischer, coordinator, San Diego Visual Arts Network
Vicki Walsh nominated by Debra Poteet, collector
Joe Yorty nominated by Charles Miller artist


  • All Nominators will be writing about their nominee who is a local Avant Guarde artist i.e. one who is current and important in our day. We see these nominators as Champions of the artists they nominate.
  • Nominators have never nominated an artist before for the SD Art Prize or New Contemporaries show
  • All nominated artists will be included if they accept our invitation

Emerging artist definition: artist who are emerging with new, fresh ideas. This is not about the age of the artists or the exposure they have had, but what art they are creating now and in the past three to five years. We think of these artists as emerging from the darkness into the light of the public view.

SD Art Prize Mission: Fusing Energy for San Diego Visual Arts: Mentorship, Education, Recognition, Collaboration