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San Diego Art Prize Exhibition


  • WHEN Ongoing from now until October 24, 2020[days & times]
  • WHERE Bread & Salt Art Gallery, 1955 Julian Ave., San Diego
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST Not available

SD Art Prize 2020 Artists at Bread & Salt Reception

Read our KPBS feature, "Meet The Women Of The San Diego Art Prize."

We are pleased to announce the four artist recipients of the 2020 SD Art Prize will open September 5th through October 24th at Bread & Salt Gallery in Barrio Logan with Alanna Airitam, Kaori Fukuyama, Griselda Rosas, and Melissa Walter. The original date in May for the 13th year of the Art Prize was postponed due to the COVID-19 quarantine. To maintain proper social distancing Bread & Salt will have a timed entrance opening Sat. Sept. 5th, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m., allowing waiting visitors to enter to keep proper social distancing.

For the run of the exhibition, attendance will be by appointment at but check the Bread & Salt website for changes.

For the first time, all four recipients are women which is more than fitting as this is the centennial of women's right to vote. We are pleased to present a mix of mediums and diversity of ethnicities in this year exhibition. All four women will share in the cash prize and were previously shown at Art San Diego in the fall of 2019. We are grateful to Bread and Salt for stepping up due to the pandemic closure of the Athenaeum in La Jolla.

A full catalog of this year’s recipients with a forward by curator Chi Essary and an introduction by Robert Pincus is available online and to purchase in hard copy for the first time. Words of support for the artists come from Julia Dixon Evans, Editor/Producer Arts Calendar, KPBS, Christine E. Jones, Chief of Civic Art Strategies, The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, Maria Mingalone, Executive Director, Oceanside Museum of Art and Susana Smith Bautista, Ph.D, Museum Advisor, Los Angeles. We are grateful to the designer Alexander Kohnke and Neyenesch Printers for their contributions to this upgrade.

The SD ART PRIZE 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. The SD ART PRIZE, a cash prize with exhibition opportunities, spotlights established San Diego artists and emerging artists whose outstanding achievements in the field of Visual Arts merit the recognition.

San Diego Visual Arts Network strives to improve the clarity, accuracy and sophistication of discourse about San Diego's artistic and cultural life. SDVAN provides a resource-rich website and facilitates countless opportunities for inspiration and collaboration on visual arts projects. This is the only site designed exclusively for Visual Arts in the San Diego region. SDVAN is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to reinforcing the idea that the visual arts are a necessary and vital part of the health of our city. SDVAN list over 2500 visual arts resources and gets about one million hits a year.

Bread & Salt is a 45,000 square-foot gallery and arts hub located 15 miles north of the U.S./Mexico border in San Diego’s Barrio Logan neighborhood. Bread & Salt hosts original works by international artists, eclectic events, and a curated assemblage of artisans, educational entities, and non-profit tenants along with a robust residency program, newly-launched publishing house, and live virtual artist and arts-related interviews initiated in response to the COVID-19 quarantine. It is comprised of multiple gallery, studio, and event spaces, and serves as a cultural center and gathering space for the region’s creative community.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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