San Diego, CA (April 6, 2009) - The San Diego Visual Art's Network, and the Omni San Diego Hotel are the proud sponsors of the San Diego Art Prize


Kim MacConnel with emerging artist Brian Dick
William Allen Morris with emerging artist Tom Driscoll

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 paired with emerging artists each season whose outstanding achievements in the field of Visual Arts merit the recognition. Over the course of the year, a series of exhibits featuring the recipients will run simultaneously at the L Street Gallery at the Omni Hotel, and on the websites: and (SDVAN).

Contact Patricia Frischer 760.943.0148

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Professor Kim MacConnel

MFA Alum Brian Dick

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Image courtesy of the San Diego Visual Arts Network.