Introducing the Inaugural Beyond the Border International Contemporary Art Fair, San Diego a 3-Day Event That Will Take Place Sept. 2-4, 2009

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Located at The Grand Del Mar, a luxury resort located in Coastal North San Diego County. This fair will include over 40 exhibitors from all over the world featuring over 500 works by established and emerging artists.

"Tula Frontera Norte" by Einar and Jamex de la Torre

The World of the Artistic Temperament.

San Diego's first Beyond the Border International Contemporary Art Fair, Sept. 2-4, will feature 40 exhibitors from around the world showcasing over 500 works of art created by more than 200 established and emerging contemporary artists.

The public is invited to attend the event, which marks the first time that these international galleries with investment-grade art will be presented in San Diego. VIP Tickets and Day Pass tickets can be purchased by contacting BTB-Art, Inc: info (at) beyondtheborder-art (dot) com.

The 3-day contemporary art fair will be held at The Grand Del Mar, San Diego's newest luxury resort in Coastal North San Diego County. The event is designed to attract international, national and regional art collectors. The Art of Living event, running simultaneously with the art fair at the resort, will spotlight the talents of the world's most promising winemakers and chefs, and feature exhibitors of luxury cars, watches and contemporary furniture among other luxury items.

Beyond the Border-Art, Inc, is producing the art fair. BTB-Art is a strategic business-consulting firm comprised of leading professionals in the areas of art, marketing, architecture and development. BTB-Art, Inc is dedicated to establishing San Diego as the leading contemporary art fair destination on the West Coast. Organizers have partnered with San Diego's leading cultural organizations, including The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The San Diego Museum of Art, The Stuart Collection UCSD, UCSD Department of Visual Arts, The New Children's Museum and The Lux Art Institute.

The California Bipolar Foundation, a local not-for-profit organization, is a Title Sponsor of the art fair and is hosting a VIP dinner Friday, Sept. 4. Guest speaker Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, an author and professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will speak on "The World of the Artistic Temperament." For information about CBF or the dinner, please visit http://www.californiabipolarfoundation.org or call Muffy Walker at 858-342-0327.

Other non-profit partners include The San Diego Art Prize, which is a cash prize with exhibition opportunities. Now in its third year, the Prize spotlights established and emerging artists in San Diego whose outstanding achievements in the field of visual arts merit recognition.

The Mediterranean-style Grand Del Mar was named one of the top new resorts and spas in the Conde Nast Traveler magazine's annual Hot List in 2008 and listed in the 2009 Gold List as one of the world's best places to stay. Specially priced room packages for the BTB fair are available for $315 and includes two VIP tickets to the first preview and opening night reception of the the fair, two-day passes and a VIP collector's bag of luxury items. Reservations can be made by calling 888-314-2030.

For more information or to RSVP to any of the events, contact: Ann Berchtold, Executive Director
Tel. 858.254.3031 Email aberchtold (at) beyondtheborder-art (dot) com BTB Website http://beyondtheborder-art.com

The list of galleries that will participate in San Diego's first Beyond the Border International Contemporary Art Fair will be released by late March 2009 as will the list of collectors who will participate in the Silent Auction "Lunch with a Collector."

Sponsor, advertiser and participant opportunities are still available. Interested parties should contact Beyond the Border - Art, Inc. at jschraeger (at) beyondtheborder-art (dot) com

To receive press updates for Beyond the Border or inquire about media credentials for the event, please send an email to aberchtold (at) beyondtheborder-art (dot) com

Beyond the Border-Art, INC | http://beyondtheborder-art.com | 2658 Del Mar Heights Rd. #502, Del Mar, CA 92014

Detail of Attached Image: "Tula Frontera Norte" /112"x29"32" / glass, video, monitor, ix media / by Einar & Jamex de la Torre 2001(ArtWork Available upon request).

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