You are invited to SDVAN's San Diego Art Prize at the Athenaeum on Friday May 12 from 6:30 to 8 pm

Hosted By: San Diego Visual Arts Network

Start: May 13th, 2017 at 6:30 pm End: June 10th, 2017 at 8:30 pm (PDT)

Location: The Athenaeum Music and Art Llibrary

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You are invited to the preview reception on

Friday May 12 from 6;30 to 8 pm


The San Diego Visual Arts Network is delighted to announce the opening reception and exhibition of the San Diego Art Prize 2016, Displacement | Replacement. The established artist Irma Sofia Poeter with emerging artist Shinpei Takeda, and established artist Richard Keely with emerging artist William Feeney will being showing at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library from May 13 to June 10, 2017. with a reception on Friday, May 12, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Art Notes by Melinda Chiment, executive director, The AJA Project, Norma Iglesias-Prieto, Professor at San Diego State University and Researcher at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Jim Ruland, writer, Neil Kendricks, artist and filmmaker are available in the 2016 SD Art Prize Catalog.


Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

1008 Wall St. La Jolla, 92037

More info:press@ljathenaeum.org 858.454.5872



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Irma Sofia Poeter


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Shinpei Takeda,


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Richard Keely


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William Feeney


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 resource and gets one million hits a year.


Athenaeum Music & Arts Library The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library has earned a reputation as one of the outstanding art galleries and art collectors in San Diego. The Athenaeum’s art exhibition program, begun in the 1920s, has grown tremendously. Exhibitions in the Joseph Clayes III Gallery focus on nationally and internationally recognized artists. The Rotunda Gallery emphasizes community partnerships or emerging regional artists. The North Reading Room is devoted to showcasing the Athenaeum’s Erika and Fred Torri Artists’ Books Collection.

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