I met Patricia Frischer in 2001, a few years after she moved to the San Diego area. My studio was on the COVA Studio Tour and as Patricia introduced herself, and we had a conversation, it was obvious to me how enthusiastic she was about making and seeing art , meeting artists and reaching out to the art community. In the last ten years or so, Patricia has brought her generosity of spirit, art know-how and years of experience in her own art career to pioneer and build the San Diego Visual Arts Network. She has also been the driving force in many successful San Diego projects including Little and Large, Art Meets Fashion, Movers and Shakers, the San Diego Art Prize and the upcoming DNA of Creativity.
When I asked Patricia about what advice she has for artists in the San Diego community who are charged with the difficult task of promoting themselves and their work she had one thing to say - “Don’t wait to be discovered.” If anything has defined her journey through her art career and her life, it has been Patricia’s ability to navigate proactively through the challenges and opportunities presented to her. During our interview, Patricia told me the story of her art career and how “giving back to the visual arts community” of San Diego became her central priority which continues today.
If there is one message Patricia has it is her “belief in the power of art, how it enhances our lives - for both artists and those that appreciate it.” She believes that artists in San Diego have opportunities in the many galleries, and alternative venues that exist in the area. Her advice to artists is to band together with others of like minds and like kinds of work. She suggests these artists groups come up with themes for shows and present their ideas directly to gallery directors.
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