SAN DIEGO ART PRIZE
Recognition of Excellence in the Visual Arts
The San Diego Art Prize benefits artists, and is dedicated to the idea that the visual arts are a necessary and rewarding ingredient of any world-class city and a building block of the lifestyle of its residents. Conceived to promote and encourage dialogue, reflection and social interaction about San Diego’s artistic and cultural life, this annual award honors artistic expression.
Over the course of the year a series of exhibitions run pairing an established artist with an emerging artist. It is an opportunity for the established artist to provide mentorship and guidance to the emerging artist and for both artists to be recognized in their own communities.
Emerging Artist Grant
Offers a recipient a $500 grant. The cash award is intended to further the vision and career of artists with emerging talent, who demonstrate extraordinary future promise.
Established Artist Grant
Offers a recipient a $2,000 grant. The cash award is intended to honor their contribution to the San Diego art scene.
AWARD RECIPIENTS FOR 2012
Arline Fisch w/ emerging artist Vince Robles
Jeffery Laudenslager w/ emerging artist Deanne Sabeck
AWARD RECIPIENTS FOR 2011
Rubén Ortiz-Torres w/ emerging artist Tristan Shone
Jay Johnson w/ emerging artist Adam Belt
Special videos by Melissa Au w/ interview by Jon Au
AWARD RECIPIENTS FOR 2010
Gail Roberts w/ emerging artist David Adey
Einar and Jamex de la Torre w/ emerging artist Julio Orozco
AWARD RECIPIENTS FOR 2009
Kim MacConnel w/ emerging artist Brian Dick
Richard Allen Morris w/ emerging artist Tom Driscoll
AWARD RECIPIENTS FOR 2008
Marcos Ramirez ERRE w/ emerging artist Allison Wiese
Roman De Salvo w/ emerging artist Lael Corbin
Eleanor Antin w/ emerging artist Pamela Jaeger
AWARD RECIPIENTS FOR 2007
Raul Guerrero w/ emerging artist Yvonne Venegas
Jean Lowe w/ emerging artist Iana Quesnell
Ernest Silva w/ emerging artist May-ling Martinez