50 TO WATCH returned for a second glorious year!  Thank you to the artists, galleries and patrons who participated.

50 TO WATCH is a biennial, regional exhibition and national publication of visual art highlighting San Diego’s best visual artists.  It will return in 2018.   Meanwhile enjoy the website.

Produced by The Studio Door

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• Victoria Huckins, Mixed Media Artist, Escondido – first prize winner
• Lisa Bebi, Mixed Media Artist, La Mesa – second prize winner
• Anisa Asakawa, Acrylic Painter, San Diego – third prize winner

2016 Jurors: Jenna S. Jacobs – Curatorial Manager of Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and Christine Knoke Hietbrink – Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator of Mingei Int’l Museum


“California has already contributed to the history of art in America but she is destined to add far more brilliant pages, not in individual effort, but in the great number of artist who will take part in making here a culture which is not yet imagined.” – Maurice Braun, notable San Diego Painter (1928)

Continuing the region’s legacy of celebrating San Diego’s vibrant arts community, The Studio Door will once again showcase the region’s visual artists through local exhibitions, online gallery and a national publication under the 50 TO WATCH banner. Following on the heels of 2015’s exhibition, this year will now move forward as a biennial project to promote San Diego’s contemporary artists on a national level.  Over 2,000 publications will be sent directly to art galleries across the nation during this important regional exhibition.

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As seen featured in Pacific Magazine, San Diego Reader, San Diego CityBeat, Seaside Courier, Del Mar Times. And in online calendars, including San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego Visual Arts Network, San Diego Convention Center, KPBS, Fox5 San Diego,  Discover San Diego and ArtSlant.