Exhibit Information

Museum of the Living Artist — 51st International Exhibition

San Diego Art Institute, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
April 16 - May 29, 2011
Juror: Roxana Velásquez Martínez del Campo, Executive Director of the San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA

The 51st International Exhibition is an annual exhibition hosted by the San Diego Art Institute (SDAI). Their Museum of the Living Artist is a 10,000 square-foot state-of-the-art gallery space, located in the heart of scenic Balboa Park, a botanical jewel and the centerpiece of the city of San Diego. The SDAI's international exhibition draws interest from artists all over the world and is juried by a different internationally-known juror each year.

Juror Roxana Velásquez Martínez del Campo (commonly known as Roxana Velásquez) is the Executive Director of the San Diego Museum of Art, also located in Balboa Park. Born in the U.S. and raised in Mexico, Velásquez has pursued professional, civic, and cultural endeavors at three major national museums in Mexico City. She has served as the Director of Museo Nacional de San Carlos, Museo Nacional de Arte (Munal), and most recently Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes - elevating each institution to international recognition.

"One of my main objectives will be to communicate these strengths at the regional, national, and international level and to create synergies among other museums and cultural institutions from around the world. I have always believe in the power of art and its ability to create bonds, avoid boundaries, and bring fraternity among individuals from the most distant and diverse societies."

Among career highlights, Velásquez has helped organize highly successful international exhibitions like Rubens and his Century, Victorian Era, Goya, Frida Kahlo Centennial, and Illusions of the Middle East from Delacroix to Moreau - all of which brought record exhibition attendance ranging from 350,000 to half a million in a two- to four-month time frame.

Velásquez is a member of the Association of Art Museum Directors, Board of Trustees; International Council of Museums; and Asociacón Mexican de Profesionales de Museos. She has been honored by the King of Spain with the Cross of Isable the Catholic for outstanding cultural projects of Spanish art organized in Mexico. In addition, Velásquez is the recipient of numerous awards including "best art publication" for GuÍa del Museo Nacioanl de San Carlos from the Mexican government, and "best exhibition" for Masterworks from the San Carlos Museum from the Georgia Association of Museuems.

Text from SDAI's 51st International exhibit prospectus.

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