San Diego, CA (PressExposure) July 29, 2011 -- The third edition of ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Fair, which will take place September 1 - 4, 2011 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, offers a blend of leading and emerging international galleries alongside focused solo-artist exhibitions by Spotlight Artists and contemporary furniture designers. ART SAN DIEGO also provides a strong focus on the city and culture of San Diego, through Art Labs. These combined events create an opportunity to showcase the diversity of San Diego's artistic community.
This year ART SAN DIEGO presents 19 Art Labs featuring single and multi-artist exhibitions, and a variety of activities ranging from performance art at the airport by local emerging Afro-Cuban artist Silfredo La O; multimedia installations on the grounds of the Hilton like the massive Picnic with an art exhibition, community discussion, zine display, and parade-watching on San Diego's longest picnic blanket; to cooperative gallery openings and music performances at locations around town. For example, Balboa Park will feature Virtual Cities and Utopian Visions with light sculptures, video projections, poetry reading, and music performance.
ART SAN DIEGO will showcase more than 50 leading galleries from around the world, including USA, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.
Newcomers to the fair this year include: EDS Galería (Mexico City), NODO Galería (Tijuana), En Masse (Montreal), JDC Fine Art (San Diego), 21st Editions (Massachusetts), Tanya Aguiñiga (Los Angeles), Fu Xin Gallery (Shanghai), Castor (Toronto), David Weeks Studio (New York), Leanne Hull Fine Art (La Jolla), Galería Rubbers Internacional (Buenos Aires), JVS Gallery (San Diego), DTR Modern Galleries (Boston), Walter Bischoff Galerie (Berlin), ECOH (Mexico City), Ana Tzarev Gallery (New York), Gemmell Studio (San Diego), Aldo de Sousa Gallery (Buenos Aires), Diehl Gallery (Jackson), Koplin Del Rio (Culver City), Giacomo Castagnola (San Diego/Tijuana), Betsy Lane Art Consultant (Del Mar).
Returning galleries include: AMIC | Arts Management International Corporation (Osaka), Symbolic Collection Gallery (San Diego), Joseph Bellows Gallery (La Jolla), La Caja Galería (Tijuana), 1500 Gallery (New York), Consorcio de Arte (Buenos Aires), Robert Green Fine Arts (Mill Valley), Scott White Contemporary Art (San Diego), Ginocchio Gallery (Mexico City), Pristine Galerie (Monterrey), Toca Galería (Mexico City), Joanne Artman Gallery (Laguna Beach), Quint Contemporary Art (La Jolla), Mindy Solomon Gallery (St. Petersburg), SUMO (Mexico City).
Spotlight Artists Include: Mauricio Esquivel (Mexico City), Jonathan Ruiz de la Peña (Tijuana), César Vázquez (Tijuana), Tuca Vieira (New York), Daniel Ruanova (Mexico City), Hugo Lugo (Mexico City), Rubén Ortiz-Torres (San Diego/Los Angeles), Tristan Shone (San Diego), Jay Johson (San Diego), Adam Belt (San Diego).
Spotlight Contemporary Furniture Designers Include: David Weeks (New York), Tanya Aguiñiga (Los Angeles), Castor (Toronto), Giacomo Castagnola (San Diego/Tijuana), and SDSU School of Art, Design & Art History Furniture Design Program
Jenn Luce of LUCE et Studio Architects will design the main area of the fair with an 80' long "Community Table" that will provide the following on-going programming: IN/TO Creating Short Film Series - 10 Films under 10 Minutes, "Objects of Desire" a design pop-up shop, ART SAN DIEGO Conversations and Artist Talks, ArtPulse Happy Hours.
ART SAN DIEGO is pleased to announce a new sponsor to our elite roster of sponsors LINCOLN: DRIVE. DESIGN. DISCOVER. Lincoln is inviting guests to get behind the wheel of their latest luxury vehicles for a personal driving experience through the spectacular San Diego waterfront. They will be discovering Lincoln's cutting-edge innovations, modern design and advanced technology. While there, guests can step inside the Lincoln ePOD, a highly interactive multimedia experience, and have the opportunity to win the 2012 MKZ Hybrid.
The Hilton San Diego Bayfront, the Official VIP Hotel of ART SAN DIEGO 2011, invites art aficionados to experience ART SAN DIEGO in style with the "ART SAN DIEGO HOTEL PACKAGE". Valid for stays Sept 1 - 5, Guests booking this package will receive discounted rates of $159 per night, (2) VIP Tickets to the Opening Night VIP Event and unlimited fair days, a VIP welcome gift bag placed in your salon, (2) Arts Month San Diego "Art Passes" that will allow you to take part in a multitude of cultural happenings in San Diego over Labor Day weekend. Tel: +1-619-564-3333 / ART SAN DIEGO
SPONSORS: Presenting Sponsor: UBS Financial Services. Exclusive Sponsors: Hub International Services - Insurance Advisor; Chubb Personal Insurance - Insurance Sponsor; Winston Art Group - Art Appraisal Advisor Group; San Diego Magazine - Media Sponsor; and Art Pulse, Charity Partner, Hilton San Diego Bayfront - Hotel Sponsor; Lincoln - Car Sponsor, Charles Koll Jewelers - Jewelry Sponsor, Craters & Freighters - Art Shipping, ArtWorks San Diego - Art Handling.
Tickets available at http://www.artsandiego-fair.com.