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RSF Gallery taking part in ART SAN DIEGO and emerging artists from around the world. And having one’s artwork displayed at this venue does require a review process. “ART SAN DIEGO is a juried contemporary art show that features galleries, studios and art publish-

By Christina Macone-Greene

REGION — ART SAN DIEGO, which is described by many enthusiasts as one of the leading contemporary art shows in the county, will be showcasing Rancho Santa Fe’s gallery, Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance (SCAA). This will be the fifth year SCAA has participated in this contemporary fine art show, which is slated from Nov. 5 to Nov. 8 at the Balboa Park Activity Center. Thomas J. Sergott, the founder and director of Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance, said it’s the excellent management and marketing team that has been making this art fair grow with each edition. He went on to say that the pieces they will be showcasing will be contemporary mediums in both painting and sculpture. “We will be presenting a group of emerging and established artists from Southern California. In particular we will be highlighting a large triptych by Hung Viet Nguyen and several large glass sculptures by Peter Zelle,” Sergott said. He added, “We are

ROOF! ROOF!

Balboa Park’s Activity Center will be showcasing pieces of art from Rancho Santa Fe’s Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance, including Chicago at Zoe (pictured) by artist Ellen Dieter. Image courtesy Sergott Contemporary

Art Alliance

excited to be exhibiting at ART SAN DIEGO 2015 as we continue to grow with this wonderful event.” According to Sergott, the gallery dedicates itself to helping artists by showing their work at their private gallery in Rancho Santa Fe and art fairs around the country.

“Most of the artists are from San Diego and I give them this opportunity to be exposed to a more national and even international audience,” he said. And ART SAN DIEGO is one of those opportunities. The founder and director of ART SAN DIEGO,

Ann Berchtold, shared that 2015 marks its seventh edition with its first show starting in 2009. Berchtold said this event continues to grow in popularity because it incorporates San Diego’s vibrant local arts scene while at the same time introducing attendees to established

Rancho Coastal readies for annual fundraiser ENCINITAS — Rancho Coastal Humane Society believes “Every Animal Deserves a Tomorrow.” To support that goal, Rancho Coastal Humane Society invites the community to join its annual Celebration of Second Chances at 5 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Del Mar Country Club, 6001 Clubhouse Drive, Rancho Santa Fe. The event is themed, “Give. Love. Grow.” RCHS President Jim Silveira said, “We’ve never rested on our past success. When Maria K. Lloyd founded Rancho Coastal Humane Society it was a little yellow house on a dirt road, far off the beaten path. Today we’re surrounded by businesses, churches and a hospital. Our community has grown. Now we’re asking our supporters, friends and neighbors to Give, Love, and Grow with us.” Premier tickets at $285 include a cocktail reception with RCHS President Jim Silveira. A reception for the $185 level will begin at 5:30 p.m. All guests will be treated to dinner, drinks, entertainment, a raffle and auction items. “Our two original programs were Pet Adoption and Humane Education,” Silviera said. “Today we also serve the public with our Animal Safehouse Program. It’s a lifeline for animal victims of domestic violence and families in crisis. Pet Assisted Therapy delivers the unconditional love of animals to people in need. Thanks to our Community Pet Food Bank, no family has to give up their pet because they can’t afford pet food. The Celebration supports these pro-

ers,” she said. “Those interested in exhibiting submit an application which is then reviewed by our curatorial team. Each year we strive to showcase a diverse spectrum of art and artists.” To learn more about ART SAN DIEGO visit art-sandiego.com.

grams.” “While the theme of the Celebration is “Give, Love. Grow,’ it’s probably the word ‘Grow’ that is most important,” said Nick Winfrey, RCHS vice president of Planning and Development. We’ve served our community for 55 years from the original facility. The community has grown. Now we must grow so we can continue to serve the people and pets who

rely on us.” CBS News 8 reporter Jeff Zevely and his wife, Heather, will once again host the Celebration. The evening will also feature the world premiere of the “Give. Love. Grow,” video by Emmy Award winning producer Zoya Popova. For tickets or information about sponsorship and donation opportunities visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza

Street in Encinitas, log on to sdpets.org, call (760) 07536413, or email Nick Winfrey at nwinfrey@sdpets.org.

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