San Diego, CA (PressExposure) March 22, 2011 -- More than 60 leading galleries from the USA, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Asia will be taking part in Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair, returning to the Hilton San Diego Bayfront on September 1 - 4, 2011. Chosen by ART SAN DIEGO's Curatorial Director Marcela Quiroz Luna, the galleries - which include numerous new participants - will be showing works by over 500 artists. In addition to the gallery booths, special programming will include curated exhibitions, contemporary furniture design, solo-artist exhibitions, video-based works, performances, art in public spaces, and a lounge designed by noted Architect Jennifer Luce.
San Diego is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and ART SAN DIEGO is like no other fair - presenting first class art and an interactive art experience in a bay-side setting that is sophisticated and contemporary. The fair size is intimate and our programming offers a great diversity of art viewing, talks, films, culinary events, and music and dance performances. In addition to the programming and fair experience, ART SAN DIEGO serves to provide an additional focus on the cultural life of San Diego. We work collaboratively with city-wide arts organizations and artists to create a dynamic visitor experience during the fair.
2011 Programming Includes:
MADE IN SAN DIEGO
New this year, ART SAN DIEGO will present an exciting mix of "San Diego" focused exhibitions within the art fair. 2011 exhibitions will include winners of the San Diego Art Prize: Jay S. Johnson and Ruben Ortiz-Torres along with an emerging artist of their choosing. Another focused exhibition will include a collaborative show called "Domestic Objects" featuring works by the San Diego State University Contemporary Furniture Design Program and curated by Wendy Maruyama and Jennifer Luce.
Select Spotlight Artists Program will feature exciting emerging artists to watch in solo-exhibitions. Included in this year's Spotlight Artist Program are four emerging artists selected by Marcela Quiroz Luna, and four emerging contemporary furniture designers selected by Jennifer Luce.
Last year we featured Panorama: Mexico with a special focus on several leading galleries from Mexico. This year we turn our attention to Argentina and pay homage to the exciting array of artworks represented by several leading galleries. In addition, Marcela Quiroz Luna will talk with several gallery owners and directors about their vision on the challenges and benefits of the art scene in Argentina.
Concurrent city-wide programming organized by ART SAN DIEGO. These combined events create an opportunity to showcase the diversity of San Diego's artistic community. Projects include a variety of events ranging from dance performances, multimedia installations, cooperative gallery openings, and live-musical events at locations around town.
ART SAN DIEGO "SHORT FILMS" SERIES
New this year is an independent Video Lounge where attendees can watch a selection of short-independent and made-for-internet films at their leisure.
ART SAN DIEGO CONVERSATIONS
The ART SAN DIEGO Conversations forum promises to be intellectually exciting this year. Once again, we will focus on collecting, the acquisition of art, and conversations with artists, contemporary furniture designers, and filmmakers.
CONFERENCE: "POWERING SAN DIEGO'S CREATIVE ECONOMY"
Formerly "Art in the City", this one day conference produced by The Urban Land Institute will serve to establish a national forum on the most successful arts, culture and public space initiatives that lead to implementing the best ideas to grow San Diego's creative economy. Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 | 8am - 2pm | Hilton San Diego Bayfront
UBS Financial Services is the Presenting Sponsor, and other sponsors include Hub International Services, exclusive Insurance Advisor: Chubb Personal Insurance, exclusive Insurance Sponsor; Winston Art Group, exclusive Art Appraisal Advisor Group: San Diego Magazine, exclusive Media Sponsor: and San Diego Fine Art Society, as the fair's Charity Partner. The 2011 edition of the ART SAN DIEGO show catalog will be featured in the September issue of San Diego Magazine -due out in mid-August.
ART SAN DIEGO will once again take place at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. This 40,000 sq. ft. venue is an elegant and contemporary space unlike any other fair venue in the nation. It includes spectacular bayfront views, several restaurants, luxurious accommodations, and is within walking distance to museums, galleries, and San Diego's Gaslamp District. Special ART SAN DIEGO room packages can be purchased by contacting the hotel and mentioning the ART SAN DIEGO 2011 room block- 800-445-8667.
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
First Floor Indigo Ballroom
San Diego, CA 92102
Dates and opening hours:
Friday, September 2 through Sunday, September 4
Opening Night VIP Event: Thursday, September 1
Daily from noon to 8 p.m.
Closing day from noon to 5 p.m.
About ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Fair:
ART SAN DIEGO: THE FORUM FOR ART; A marketplace for the world's leading contemporary galleries, a creative space for artistic exhibitions, A forum for dialogue on current topics in the art world, a cultural and social highlight in San Diego.
UBS draws on its 150-year heritage to serve private, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as retail clients in Switzerland. We combine our wealth management, investment banking and asset management businesses with our Swiss operations to deliver superior financial solutions and manage CHF 2.2 trillion in invested assets.
Wealth Management Americas provides advice-based relationships through financial advisors who deliver a fully integrated set of products and services specifically designed to address the needs of ultra high net worth, high net worth and core affluent individuals and families. It includes the Wealth Management US business, as well as the domestic Canadian business and the international business booked in the United States.
UBS has a long and rich history as a worldwide sponsor of distinguished programs in the arts. In addition to ART SAN DIEGO, UBS is the main sponsor of Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach. We also have a storied history of supporting the arts through the UBS Art Collection, consisting of almost 35,000 objects and including thousands of contemporary works by artists ranging from the newest emerging talents to some of the most important artists of the last 60 years.
Highlights of the UBS Art Collection can be seen at: [http://www.ubs.com/4/artcollection/]