LJFA: La Jolla Festival of the Arts 2015 Acknowledges 8 Best in Show Artists

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Torrey Pines Kiwanis Destination Art Show Wraps 2015 LJFA, Breaks Attendance Records

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La Jolla Festival of the Arts

By pairing its work to serve those most in need with the support of San Diego’s vibrant arts community, the Kiwanis Club of Torrey Pines’ LJFA is a unique representation of some of our region’s best qualities." said CA State Rep. Scott Peters.

Torrey Pines Kiwanis and San Diego Magazine hosted the 29th La Jolla Festival of the Arts last week, June 20–21 naming 8 Best in Show artists from the nearly 200 exhibiting artists onsite.

The record-breaking show honored artist from around the globe while receiving acknowledgement from public officials such as California State Representative 52nd district, Scott Peters.

“The visual arts complement our surrounding environment by adding to our public spaces and the economic vitality of our communities," stated Peters.

“By pairing its work to serve those most in need with the support of San Diego’s vibrant arts community, the Kiwanis Club of Torrey Pines’ La Jolla Festival of the Arts is a unique representation of some of our region’s best qualities.”

Best of Show 2015

Ceramics: Kurt McCracken

Fiber/Textiles: Marvin MOA

Glass: Suzanne Spalding

Jewelry:Joan Michlin

Mixed Media: Alejandro Martinez-Pena

Painting: Monique Straub

Photography: Evgeny Yorobe

Watch the #LJFA2015 Video Summary at http://www.startmeuplive.com/ljfa

"Guests enjoyed the array of excellent art,” said Robert Metz, a 33 year member and current President of the Kiwanis Club of Torrey Pines. “Each of the disabled programs chosen to be represented at the Festival are looking forward to receiving a share of the net proceeds."

Kiwanis Club of Torrey Pines is thrilled with the success of the 29th annual La Jolla Festival of the Arts. He applauded the Torrey Pines club committees for their yearlong planning efforts. Metz extended a special thanks to San Diego Magazine for their production and marketing effort as well as UC San Diego for the wonderful facilities.

To view a video summary of the event visit http://www.startmeuplive.com/ljfa

San Diego Magazine is grateful to have partnered with Torrey Pines Kiwanis to raise funds for San Diego’s disabled community. A special thanks to the many partners and sponsors of the #LJFA2015 event including show ambassadors Aaron Chang and Tim Bessell.

For more information and details surrounding the success of the 2015 event and planning toward 2016, visit: http://www.ljfa.org

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