San Diego, CA (PressExposure) June 02, 2009 -- San Diegoâs first Beyond the Border International Contemporary Art Fair (BTB ICAF), scheduled for September 2-4, 2009 announces gallery exhibitors and spotlight artists. The 3-day contemporary art fair will be held at The Grand Del Mar, San Diego's newest luxury resort in Coastal North San Diego County. The event will showcase over $4 million in artwork by prominent national and international galleries coupled with sponsors such as Maserati, Modern Luxury Media, Qualcomm, Christieâs, The American Institute of Wine and Food, The California Bipolar Foundation, and many others. We anticipate over 3,000 qualified new and established collectors over the three days.
The public is invited to attend the event, which marks the first time these national and international galleries with investment-grade art will be presented in San Diego. Go to the BTB ICAF website to purchase VIP Tickets and Day Pass tickets: http://beyondtheborder-art.com Spotlight Artists, include:
â¢ Tomas Rivas (Chile) â¢ Sophie Matisse (New York) â¢ Michael Arata (California) â¢ Iana Quesnell (Mexico) â¢ Jose Ricketts (Peru) â¢ Jose Ciria (Spain)
Participating galleries and artists, include:
KBK Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, MX â¢ Ale de la Puente, Fernando Carabajal â¢ Hernan Cedola â¢ Rosario Lopez
D.E.N. Contemporary, Beverly Hills, CA, USA â¢ Teo Gonzales (Spain-NY) â¢ Carlos Estrada-Vega (Mexico/New Mexico) â¢ Michael Napper (Los Angeles) â¢ Corina Gamma (Switzerland/LA)
Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA, USA â¢ Paul Jenkins (New York) â¢ Ed Moses (Los Angeles) â¢ Sam Francis â¢ John Grillo (New York)
Julie Nester, Park City, UT, USA â¢ Carol OâMalia â¢ Kim Frohsin â¢ Erik Gonzales â¢ Jeff Cohen â¢ Amber George â¢ Marshall Crossman â¢ Robin Denevan â¢ Stephen Foss
Eric Phleger Gallery, Leucadia, CA, USA â¢ Cheryl Sorg â¢ Robin Bright â¢ Raul Guerrero â¢ Wolfgang Bloch â¢ Andy Moses â¢ Eric Johnson â¢ Alex Weinstein â¢ Jacques Garnier â¢ Ned Evans
Christopher Cutts Gallery, Toronto, ON, CA â¢ Jose M. Ciria
La Caja Galeria, Tijuana, BC, MX â¢ Ricardo Alvarez Cruz â¢ Franco Mendez Calvillo â¢ Jaime Ruis Otis â¢ Alejandro Zacarias â¢ Jofras â¢ Alfredo Gutierrez â¢ Luis Garzon
Arte 256, Tijuana, BC, MX â¢ Enrique Ciapara â¢ Alvaro Blancarte â¢ Marisa Caichido â¢ Joly Lacarra â¢ Marta Palau Web â¢ Alvaro Blancarte
CJ Fine Arts, San Diego, CA, USA â¢ Byung Hyun Joung (Korea) â¢ Hoon Kwak (Korea) â¢ Whi Boo Kim (Korea) â¢ Young-IL Ahn (Korea) â¢ Yoonchung P. Kim (Korea)
Jan Corey Helford, Culver City, CA, USA â¢ Korin Faught â¢ Chris Anthony â¢ David Hochbaum â¢ Jason Shawn Alexander â¢ Sylvia Ji
Caja Blanca, Mexico City, MX â¢ Eugenia Martinez â¢ Amador Montes â¢ Luca Bray â¢ David Guzman â¢ Juan Carlos Mendoza â¢ Rocio Gordillo â¢ Laura Rosette â¢ Maria Jose de la Macorra
Susan Spiritus Gallery, Newport Beach, CA, USA â¢ Camille Seaman â¢ Hiroshi Watanabe â¢ Cara Barer â¢ George Tice â¢ Cara Weston â¢ Dar Spain â¢ Susan Burnstine
The Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA, USA â¢ Luc Leestemaker (Amsterdam) â¢ Richard Erdman â¢ Michael Kessler â¢ Richard Roblin
Zen Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City, UT â¢ Dao Minh Tri â¢ Le Kinh Tai â¢ Le Ngoc Linh â¢ Nguyen Than â¢ Nguyen Quang Vinh â¢ Nguyen Thi Kim Chi
IAO Projects, Salt Lake City, UT, USA â¢ Mason Fetzer â¢ Megan Hildebrandt â¢ Mindy Kober â¢ Circlegal â¢ Andrew Wrigley â¢ Liz Fish â¢ Amy Caron â¢ Kay Tuttle â¢ Barry Wolfryd â¢ Sibyl Kalff â¢ Mark Phelan â¢ Jeff Faerber â¢ Jon Coffelt â¢ James Huckenpahler â¢ David B. Smith
Art Jaz Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA â¢ Gale Fulton Ross (Florida)
Galeria Jan, La Jolla, CA, USA â¢ Josa Ciuha (Slovenia-France) â¢ Jan Beran (Bosnia-USA) â¢ Taylor Marie Prendergast (USA) â¢ Vladimir Velickovic (Serbia-France) â¢ Viatcheslav Kalinin (Russia) â¢ Becky Guttin (Mexico-USA)
Art Consulting Group, Chile, CL â¢ Tomas Rivas
Sumo-Art, Mexico, City, MX â¢ Elizabeth De Jesus â¢ Miguel Angel Cordera â¢ Tania Candiani â¢ Emilio Said
La Refaccionaria, GalerÃa â¢ BetsabÃ©e Romero â¢ FabiÃ¡n Ugalde â¢ Eugenia MartÃnez â¢ Mariana Magdaleno â¢ IvÃ¡n Trueta â¢ Richard Moszka
Spotlight Exhibits, include:
San Diego Art Prize Recipients http://www.sandiegoartist.com â¢ Kim McConnel and Brian Dick (San Diego) â¢ Richard Allen Morris and Tom Driscoll (San Diego)
California Bipolar Foundation http://www.cordera.com.mx â¢ Miguel Cordera (Mexico)
ReEnvisioning a World Beyond Borders â A Gen-Y mobile phone photo project. Sponsored by Qualcomm â¢ A collaboration with Qualcomm, International artist and project creator â Brenda Regier and Beyond the Border International Contemporary Art Fair. ReEnvisioning is a digital photo project showcasing the artistic capabilities of the 3G mobile phone technology.
The Poetics of Genealogy â¢ Iana Qesnell (Mexico) A project informed by creative objects that were made by each of the four families, including herself, that form the genealogical line of the artistâs American lineage. These objects, spanning roughly 70 years, are recreated by the artist as drawings and occupied for the duration of the exhibition by the two surviving members of this line, the artist and her mother. A breed of mapping is included in these drawings, in the form of collectorsâ items, which trace the artistâs lineage from Ellis Island, New York in 1914 to present day Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.
BTB-Art is producing the art fair. BTB-Art is a strategic business-consulting firm comprised of leading professionals in the areas of art, marketing, architecture and development. BTB-Art is dedicated to establishing San Diego as the leading contemporary art fair destination on the West Coast. Organizers have partnered with San Diego's leading cultural organizations, including The San Diego Museum of Art, The Stuart Collection UCSD, UCSD Department of Visual Arts, The New Children's Museum and The Lux Art Institute.
The California Bipolar Foundation (CBF), a local non-profit organization, is a Title Sponsor of the art fair and is hosting a VIP dinner Friday, Sept. 4. Guest speaker Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, an author and professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will speak on "The World of the Artistic Temperament." For information about CBF or the dinner, please visit [http://www.californiabipolarfoundation.org] or call Muffy Walker at 858-342-0327.
Other non-profit partners include The San Diego Art Prize, which is a cash prize with exhibition opportunities. Now in its third year, the Prize spotlights established and emerging artists in San Diego whose outstanding achievements in the field of visual arts merit recognition.
The Mediterranean-style Grand Del Mar was named one of the top new resorts and spas in the Conde Nast Traveler magazine's annual Hot List in 2008 and listed in the 2009 Gold List as one of the world's best places to stay. Specially priced room packages for the BTB fair are available for $315 and includes two VIP tickets to the first preview and opening night reception of the the fair, two-day passes and a VIP collector's bag of luxury items. Reservations can be made by calling 888-314-2030.
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