Dedicated to the idea that the visual arts are a necessary and rewarding ingredient of any world-class city, the SD Art Prize was conceived to promote and encourage dialogue, reflection and social interaction about San Diego’s artistic and cultural life. This annual award honors artistic expression witha cash prize, exhibition opportunities, and spotlights artists in the San Diego to Ensenada, Mexico region whose outstanding achievements in the field of visual arts merit recognition.
The San Diego Visual Arts Network is pleased to announce the four recipients of the 2022 San Diego Art Prize Alida Cervantes, Angélica Escoto, Carlos Castro Arias and Cognate Collective for being selected. Their outstanding creativity, dedication to their work and contributions to our region have made them stand out to the four national and international curators who selected them from the nominations made by 17 local art professionals. This year we are thrilled to introduce the four national and international curators from respected institutions who selected the four recipients. From the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – Jovanna Venegas, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art Whitney Museum, New York – Marcela Guerrero, Assistant Curator Frost Art Museum, Florida – Amy Galpin, Chief Curator Mexico City & Vienna, Austria – José Springer, Independent Curator.