San Diego Art Prize 2009 – New Contemporaries II

“Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness”
San Diego Art Prize 2009 – New Contemporaries II
Group exhibition: 13 artists nominated
Noel-Baza Fine Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
Feb 18 to March 21, 2009

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“Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness”,
Ensemble of six paintings, mixed media on canvas

Artists: David Adey, Tania Alcala, Michele Guieu, Keikichi Honna, Omar Pimienta, Daniel Ruanova, Marisol Rendon, Tara Smith, Matt Stallings, K.V. Tomney, Jen Trute, Gustabo Velasquez, Yuransky.

Presented by the San Diego Visual Arts Network
and Noel-Baza Fine Art

From the San Diego Visual Art Network Website:

NOMINATING COMMITTEE 2009
SD Art Prize Artists 2007-08: Lael Corbin, Allison Weise, Pamela Jaegar, Eleanor Antin, Marcos Ramiriz (Erre), Roman de Slavo; Art Notes Contributors 2007-08: Alice Diamond, Kevin Freitas, Mark Murphy, Betti-Sue Hertz, Lucia Sanroman, Erika Torri, Doug Simay, Larry Poteet; SD Art Prize honorary Chairpersons 2007-08: Vivian Lim and Joe Wong, Patti and Coop Cooprider, Cap and Julie Pinney; SD Art Prize Committee: Patricia Frischer, Ann Berchtold

New Contemporaries II:
Emerging Artists nominated for the 2009 SD Art Prize at Noel-Baza Fine Art
Tom Noel and Larry Baza made the choices of works by these artists spending hours to showcase each artists so they could be seen in the best possible light. The SD Art Prize is extremely grateful to them both for their efforts on our behalf. We hope our readers support this exhibition with your attendance and purchase of the works by these up and coming creative talents.

Introduction to the Exhibition by Larry Baza
New Contemporaries II is an extremely varied exhibition with thirteen different takes, visions or statements on 21 st century life, important enough to be made into visual art by thirteen artists living and working in San Diego County. This show comes together not in the traditional manner in which a show is curated by one or more curators or gallerists around a central theme or a specific art form. Instead, the artists showcased in New Contemporaries II were nominated for the San Diego Art Prize, a project of the San Diego Visual Arts Network. The artists were selected by professionals for the quality, excellence and the promise of their work in the “Emerging Artists Category.” The nominators included other artists, gallerists, a curator, art collectors/patrons, an art critic, and arts administrators. Essentially, this exhibition provides viewers with a great opportunity to experience a microcosm of the high quality of art being made in this region by thousands of artists.]

Noel-Baza Fine Art
2165 India Street,SD, 92101