Patricia Frischer - Patricia Frischer

Patricia Frischer: Coordinator:San Diego Visual Arts Network

Patricia Frischer is a founding member and coordinator of the San Diego Visual Arts Network, which funds the SD ART PRIZE, online directory and events calendar and SmART Collector features. The Movers and Shakers exhibition is presented by SDVAN to promote the visual arts in SD county. The site currently has over 1200 resource listings and get over one million hits a year with 3-4000 unique visitors a month. Frischer has taken on the roles of gallerist, curator, writer, teacher, website coordinator and artist. Her many metamorphoses make her difficult to fit into any of the usual art world categories. She is author of The Artist and the Art of Marketing has lectured extensively on marketing for artists. She is a trainer of artists’ agents, art dealers, consultant and collectors. Visit ArtPro for more information on these services. Her own artwork has been shown internationally and her most recent one person show was at Oxford University.

Question #1 What is your highlight Visual art experience from the last year?

#1 "My thrill this year was to see the first season’s artists of the SD Art Prize all displayed at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido. The works of these artists all looked so stunning in this magnificent museum and it confirmed my opinion that San Diego deserves its place as a major cultural capital of the world. "

Question #2 What is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?

#2 "My vision for San Diego includes enough self sustaining sales galleries to support all the marvelous artists that we have working in our county. That will help to show that the population in San Diego values the visual arts for all its many contributions to our lives."