Beyond the Border Art Fair Announces Show Symposiums

San Diego, CA (PressExposure) June 16, 2009 -- Today, Beyond the Border International Contemporary Art Fair (BTB), scheduled for September 2-4, 2009 in San Diego, announced an exciting and educational list of show symposiums featuring well-renowned guest speakers and moderators, including “Art Talk”, “Art & Money”, and “Artist Talks on Art, Critical Dialogue”. Attendees of BTB will experience a unique opportunity to sit-in on discussions about art investing, the current state of the art market, and contemporary art practices.

Thursday, Sept. 3rd. at 11am - 12pm: “Art Talk” with Dave Hickey, one of the best-known American art and culture critics practicing today, will explore his arguments against academicism and in favor of the rough and tumble free markets on art. Dave Hickey has been the subject of numerous profiles in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and U.S. News and World Reports. A special opportunity to have an intimate lunch with Dave Hickey following the symposium is available. Tickets for this luncheon can be found on the event website. Art LTD. Magazine sponsors both the symposium and luncheon.

Thursday, Sept. 3rd at 3pm - 5pm: Arthur Lipper, investment banker, author, lecturer, corporate advisor and financier, will moderate “Art & Money”. He has been a member of the New York Stock Exchange as well as many other stock and commodity exchanges. J.S. Oliver Capital Management sponsors this symposium. Panelists include: Ian Mausner of J.S. Oliver Capital Management; Peter Kloman of Christies Los Angeles, a specialist in American art and auctions; Bob O’Connell of Barney and Barney Fine Art Insurance; Mathew Butterick of Butterick Law Corporation; and Rebecca A. Meyer, Managing Director of Pitcairn. Collectors of art have a range of money-related questions regarding the investment they have made in acquiring works of art. The question areas to be addressed include: acquisition cost basis and negotiation with sellers, conservation issues, inheritance and other tax concerns, selling works of art, insurance, legal rights regarding the use of the acquired works, use and retention of expert advisors, negotiating the terms of donation to museums and authenticating the validity and provenance of works of art.

Friday, Sept. 4th from 10am - 3pm: “Artists Talks on Art, Critical Dialogue” will be co-moderated by Marcela Quiroz Luna, Curator of EnTijuanarte09 and Bill Kelley, Jr., Managing Director of Artists featured include: Shinpei Takeda, Nina Waisman, Fabian Cereijido, Iana Quesnell and Daniel Ruanova. Artists will discuss new contemporary art practices and explore issues relating to identity, new urbanism, and new mediums.

San Diego’s first Beyond the Border International Contemporary Art Fair (BTB) is a 3-day contemporary art fair that will include national and international galleries featuring over 500 works by jury-selected established and emerging contemporary artists from all over the world, exhibiting in The Grand Del Mar’s expansive ballroom accompanied by numerous luxury exhibitors and food and wine events. The event will showcase over $4 million in artwork coupled with sponsors such as Maserati, Modern Luxury Media, Qualcomm, Christie’s, The American Institute of Wine and Food, The California Bipolar Foundation, Lugano Diamonds, and many others. BTB anticipates ATTENDANCE OF over 3,000 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 website to purchase VIP Tickets and Day Pass tickets:

Beyond The Border-Art, Inc. (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, and event production. 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, Centro Cultural Tijuana, and the Mexican Consulate.

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 [] 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 San Diego Art 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 fair, two-day passes and a VIP collector's bag of luxury items. Reservations can be made by calling 888-314-2030.

For more information or to RSVP to any of the events, contact: Ann Berchtold, Executive Director, Tel. 858.254.3031 Email

Sponsor, advertiser and participant opportunities are still available. Interested parties should contact BTB-Art at

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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.

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