Art Produce Gallery - 2009 Orchid Award, Public Art
Art Produce Gallery is a unique artist-run storefront exhibition space and public art experience in North Park, a diverse and historic urban community of San Diego. It is entirely visible from the sidewalk and was designed to accommodate sculptural installations, cross-disciplinary works, digital media, and performance events. The space allows for unconventional presentation opportunities for artists and unexpected art encounters for viewers. Intended to enliven the experience of the pedestrian it is an experiment in public art that is accessible to everyone in the community - an attempt to render visibility and transparency into the art process itself.
Art Produce Garden - 2011 Orchid Award, Sustainable Design
Art Produce Garden is a public art /performance space/cultural center focused on aesthetic, educational and sustainable/green practices. In 2010 it was transformed from an asphalt parking lot into an garden of edibles and an orchard. Today our garden hosts film screenings, performances, art installations and community events and more. It incorporates an outdoor classroom and workspace into an urban garden that includes a rainwater catchment system and a PV solar energy system as it expands the cultural community engagement programming of our gallery to the outdoors.