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Art Above 2017




1805 Gallery presents ART ABOVE, a rooftop contemporary art exhibition on Saturday, November 4, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibition will feature artists that have completed the gallery’s residency program in 2016/2017 including Jeremy Zierau, Chantal Wnuk, Kim Niehans, Melissa Walter, Robert Andrade and Ry Beloin. Paintings, drawings, sculptures and mixed media work will be on view and available for purchase on the night of the event. 

Porto Vista Hotel’s premier restaurant the Glass Door will provide a full cocktail bar for guests to enjoy drinks throughout the evening. The event is free and open to the public. With a donation of $5 guests receive one raffle ticket for the chance to win a Sunday Brunch for Two at the Glass Door Restaurant located on the 4th floor of the Porto Vista Hotel and a Boca Roja Wine Adventure through Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico for 14 guests. 

NAH NAH, a curatorial collective including Lissa CoronaMarina Grize,Alexis Negron, and Nick Lesley, presents a participatory performance titled “Nothings.” Intended as a heartfelt interruption of the every day, Lissa Corona’s piece indicates a need to express a multitude of emotions in a distinctly intimate way. 

On the night of the event enter the raffle for a chance to win:

-Sunday Brunch for Two at the Glass Door SD located on the 4th floor of the Porto Vista Hotel San Diego ($50 value)

-A complimentary Blow Dry from Wash. A salon and blowdry lounge ($39 value)

-A wine and food tour through Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico for 14 guests curated by Boca Roja Baja Wine Adventures. ($1400 value) 



1805 Gallery functions as an open artist studio and exhibition space with a mission to encourage meaningful dialogue and art appreciation. To further develop this goal, 1805 Gallery launched an Artist Residency program in the Fall of 2016. The residency is an opportunity for emerging artists of all media to explore concepts unique to their practice while engaging the local community. 


Jeremy Zierau explores human communication and the methods we use to process data. He creates semi-objective objects, renderings, and videos that focus on the late 20th-century ideology of artistic inclusiveness and the rise of the Arts & Craft stores. Zierau holds a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art. (

Chantal Wnuk is a painter and sculptor currently living and working in San Diego, CA. She was born in Houston, TX and received her BFA from the University of Texas at Austin. Using found materials and imagery, she focuses on the vulnerability of being alone versus that of being bound to another human or object. (

Inspired by the growing disparity between ideologies in the United States Kim Niehans has created "We Love", a series of paintings that explore the individual and the collective. Niehans produces expressive imagery of animals and humans that capture psychological scenes of alienation. (

Best known for her optically stimulating sculptures of twisting paper and drawings of detailed geometric patterns, Walter visually explores concepts concerning Astronomy and astrophysical theories. Walter has worked as a graphic designer and science illustrator for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and as a team member of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Her experience has inspired her to visually articulate wonders of the Universe, such as black holes, supernovas, neutron stars, dark matter and more recently, dark energy. (

Robert Andrade’s abstract, conceptual works explore the politics of modern architecture that are strategically designed to influence our movements and experiences. Andrade works within a range of familiar construction materials including concrete, aluminum, plexiglass and steel. With over fifty percent of the world’s population living in urban areas, Andrade critically engages the urban architectural structures and materials that we encounter daily. He holds a Masters of Fine Arts from Cornell University and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (

Ry Beloin is currently an artist in residence at 1805 Gallery. While in residence from October 7 to December 23, 2017, she will engage individuals from San Diego’s local community through a process of portrait sculpture that incorporates dialogue as an essential component. Beloin is well known for her hauntingly beautiful oil paintings, charcoal drawings and surreal clay sculptures. She holds a BFA in Drawing & Painting from Laguna College of Art & Design, a dually accredited college also endorsed by the Art Renewal Center. (

Lauren Siry holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts and is a candidate for a Masters in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, England. While at Sotheby’s London, Siry specialized in curating contemporary art, contemporary art history and Strategic Management for the Art World. 
As a practicing studio artist, Siry has completed studio fine art programs at the San Francisco Art Institute in California and the Studio Arts College International in Florence, Italy. In 2012 Siry returned to San Diego to open 1805 Gallery, an open artist studio and exhibition space in Little Italy. 
In addition to exhibition and residency programming, Siry offers curatorial services that include researching, acquiring, commissioning and framing works of art for a personal or professional space. 
A lifetime devoted to the arts, Lauren Siry has created an innovative artist network while working with private collectors and local businesses in San Diego. Her specialties include private collections, hotel art collections, curating art exhibitions and events. 

“I see art as a universal language that transcends cultural, racial, social, and economic barriers while enhancing awareness and connectivity.”-Lauren Siry


The Porto Vista hotel is perfectly located in Little Italy, one of San Diego’s vibrant neighborhoods. With fine dining restaurants and local pubs and bars along India Street, Little Italy is home to our very own award-winning restaurant, the Glass Door Restaurant and Bar, located on the fourth floor with amazing harbor views and spectacular sunsets. Porto Vista hotel’s great location is conveniently located to many attractions such as downtown San Diego, Gaslamp District, the San Diego Airport, San Diego Zoo, Sea World and the San Diego Convention Center.

Location: 1835 Columbia St, San Diego, Ca 92101






GLASS DOOR : Sunday Brunch for Two (Value: $50 )
Glass Door SD
A hidden Little Italy San Diego gem, the Glass Door Restaurant located on Columbia St is where food sharing, drink cheersing, and having a good time is encouraged! Whether you’re looking to grab a bite before heading out to hit the town, unwind after work for happy hour or a fun date night, Glass Door is the place to be. We are known to take bar food to the next level with elevated flavorful snacks and out of the box dishes to pair up with our infused handcrafted cocktails.

Website: : 619 563- 3755

Wash. A salon and blowdry lounge
(Value: $39)

wash. is an exclusive Kérastase hair salon in San Diego, CA

located in the Porto Vista Hotel in Little Italy.
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Boca Rosa Wine Adventure Tour for 14 guests
Boca Roja Baja Wine Adventures
(Collective value: $1400)

8:30am: pick up at your house in San Diego and head south!

9:30am: grab the world's best carne asada tacos and quesadillas at our favorite taqueria in Rosarito, Tacos El Yaqui

11:00am: visit Villa Montefiori's lofted tasting room for a premium wine tasting along with fresh bread and local cheese

12:00pm: enjoy a reserve tasting and behind-the-scenes winery tour in Decantos' modern, chic tasting room which is tucked into the hills of the valley

1:30pm: head to Adobe Guadalupe for an amazing chef's tasting lunch of farm-to-table gourmet tapas!

2:30pm: head to Cuatro Cuatros which has a full bar, light tapas and ocean views that are far better than any venue in Southern California -- a must-see! (see photo attached)

5:00pm: option to visit one of the top restaurants in Valle like Deckman's or Finca Altozano or return home

This exclusive packag will include:

- door-to-door transportation in a luxurious, high-roof adventure van
- bottled water on board
- visits to four of the top wineries in all of Mexico
- private-access winery tour
- Mexican Insurance
- toll fees
- Fast Pass for expedited border crossing (saves 2-3 hours at the border)

** cost of wine and food not included **

Boca Roja is the best wine tour company in Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico's beautiful wine country because we put our customers first. You will enjoy a world-class travel experience as we guide you on an amazing adventure featuring the very Best of Baja! You will visit the top wineries, gourmet restaurants, amazing street carts and more during your wine tasting tour in Mexico with Boca Roja! 
Boca Roja was born out of a dream to explore and connect and share the amazing culture, industry and beauty that Baja California has to offer. 



Earlier Event: October 25
Art Above Artist Talks