ART SAN DIEGO 2011: NAFTA3 Countries | 2 Borders | Contemporary Furniture Design
San Diego, CA (July 20, 2011). ART SAN DIEGO is delighted to announce two featured exhibitions focused on contemporary furniture design. NAFTA 3 Countries | 2 Borders | Contemporary Furniture Design will showcase four contemporary designers from Mexico, Canada, and the US; all exploring the borders between furniture, art and utility. Domestic Pleasures is a selection of works by SDSU School of Art, Design and Art History Furniture Design Program, students and alumni that extends our perceptions of furniture and the role that these objects can have in a domestic setting. This exhibition is curated by: SDSU Professor Wendy Maruyama and SD Architect Jennifer Luce. NAFTA Designers: David Weeks (Brooklyn, NY, USA); Tanya Aguiñiga (Los Angeles, CA, USA); Giacomo Castagnola (San Diego, CA, USA) and Castor (Toronto, ON, CA)
DOMESTIC PLEASURES Designers:Jennifer Anderson, Erin Dace Behling, Reuben Foat, David Fobes, Matthew Hebert,Wendy Maruyama, Marcus Papay and Todd Partridge.
Over Labor Day Weekend San Diego will be home to the third edition of ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Fair. More than 60 leading galleries from the USA, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Asia will be taking part presenting first class art and an interactive art experience in a setting that is sophisticated and contemporary, with sweeping views of the San Diego Bay. The fair size is intimate and our programming offers a great diversity of art viewing, talks, films, culinary events and music and dance performances. In addition to the programming and fair experience ART SAN DIEGO serves to provide an additional focus on the cultural life of San Diego. We work collaboratively with city-wide arts organizations and artists to create a dynamic visitor experience during the fair.
The Hilton San Diego Bayfront, the Official VIP Hotel of ART SAN DIEGO 2011, invites art aficionados to experience ART SAN DIEGO in style with the "ART SAN DIEGO HOTEL PACKAGE”. Valid for stays Sept 1 – 5, Guests booking this package will receive discounted rates of $159 per night, (2) VIP Tickets to the Opening Night VIP Event and unlimited fair days, a VIP welcome gift bag placed in your salon, (2) Arts Month San Diego “Art Passes” that will allow you to take part in a multitude of cultural happenings in San Diego over Labor Day weekend.
SPONSORS:Presenting Sponsor: UBS Financial Services. Exclusive Sponsors: Hub International Services - Insurance Advisor; Chubb Personal Insurance - Insurance Sponsor; Winston Art Group - Art Appraisal Advisor Group; San Diego Magazine - Media Sponsor; and Art Pulse, Charity Partner, Hilton San Diego Bayfront – Hotel Sponsor; Lincoln – Car Sponsor, Charles Koll Jewelers – Jewelry Sponsor, Craters & Freighters – Art Shipping, ArtWorks San Diego – Art Handling.