I was thrilled that Kinsee Morlan of City Beat choose to write about the SD Art Prize and changes we are considering. She presents a fair and accurate reporting of our thoughts which you can read below. I was always surprised that there was not more controversy about this prize in San Diego and I am very glad to see an open discussion about it. Our intention was to shine a light and and even make some new local art stars and get a bit more attention for the high quality of art in our region. We added an mentoring aspect but collaboration, education and recognition were always the most important aspects of this project.
As we move forward with an experiment in smart device public voting, we hope to continue that push to create partnerships, to inform the public and to see our artist recognized in all their glory.
To that end, a number of the SD Art Prize artist recipients will be featured in Open Walls Project which is focusing on the SD Art Prize this year. These are large billboards (a bit larger than 10 by 22 feet) scattered through the city. The Open Walls is made possible by the presenting sponsors Art San Diego Contemporary Art Show and CBS Outdoor.
Organizers are proposing big changes set to take effect next year
|Patricia Frischer - Photo by Maurice Hewitt|