Monday, November 27, 2017

Art + Ice Cream, Never Better Bedfellows at Superfine! Miami during Art Basel Week December 6-10, 2017

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Above: Haley Gewandter, "Van Choc Dixie Cup", from the artist's Milennial Icons series, $1450.
12/8 Young Collectors' Ice Cream Social | Get Tickets
At Superfine! we always like to keep things light, sweet, and refreshing.

Like ice cream.

On December 8th at 7pm, for the second year running we're welcoming Miami's young collector community (as well as all PAMM Contemporary level members) to spend an evening in dialogue about art...and ice Superfine! - The Fair during Miami Art Week. We're upping the ante this year by partnering with Time Out Miami to bring you oversized ice cream sandwiches from local favorite Wynwood Parlor.
Above: the "Bedrock" by Wynwood Parlor, available complimentary w/ your Ice Cream Social ticket.
As the cherry on top (...dare I??) we're helping you jump start your art collection. Beyond eating tasty local ice cream and jamming to sexy sax tunes by Leon's House of Sax, Ice Cream Social attendees will also be eligible to win a $500 artwork voucher by participating in our ART-stagram scavenger hunt challenge. At a fair where 70% of the works are priced accessibly from $100 to $5,000, five bills go a long way towards filling your walls with delicious, original art. Only 300 tickets are released for the Ice Cream Social and they always sell out - get yours early and don't miss out on this sweet opportunity to grow your collection!
Ice Cream Social Tickets | Use Code FRIEND30 for 30% Off
To whet your appetite even further, here's a selection of artworks a la mode available at Superfine! Miami - each one so good you could almost eat it (but don't...just discover it at Superfine! Miami next week and add it to your collection!)
Above, clockwise from top: "Cosmic Flower" by TOMOYAARTS, $1,700; "Wrapped Ice Cream" by Gemma Gené, $3,900; "Boy 2" by Pansy Ass Ceramics, $1,200; "Untitled" by Ivan Alifan via D'Arte Mart, $10,000.) All available at Superfine! Miami from December 6-10 at 56 NE 29th Street in Miami, Florida.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Locust Projects: Support the Next Generation of Artists on Give Miami Day!

On Give Miami Day your donation to Locust Projects will impact the lives of 25 high school-age, aspiring artists from across Miami who are selected to participate in Locust Art Builders. For four weeks every summer, a new group of LAB students work under the mentorship of established contemporary visual artists to learn about the practical and creative aspects of mounting a public exhibition, which they will develop and produce in collaboration with their peers.

Tomorrow, November 16, every donation to Locust Projects will receive a bonus match as part of Give Miami Day a 24-hour giving campaign organized by The Miami FoundationPart of every donation on Give Miami Day helps us make Locust Art Builders possible.

This invaluable hands-on experience allows young artists to widen their perspectives, connect with other artists and arts professionals and gain insights into careers in the arts as they build an exhibition from scratch.

Here is how far the impact of your tax-deductible donation goes:

$25 pays for transportation to Locust for one student for one week

$50 buys artmaking materials and supplies for one student for one week

$100 goes toward paid internships for student LAB assistants and LAB videographer

$500 pays for one field trip to a local museum for a behind-the-scenes tour with insights from museum staff

$1,000 pays for one week of lunches for 25 students

Tomorrow, click here to donate and make art happen for the next generation of artists!

The Bass Art Pass: VIP Your Way Through Miami Art Week!

Join, renew, or upgrade your membership today at the $500 (Insider) or $1,000 (Benefactor) level and VIP your way through Miami Art Week with The Bass Art Pass 2017!

Receive VIP status at 11+ fairs, invitations to special events, and exclusive access to a post-Art Week recovery day at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach, including a complimentary day pass, classes, and discounts on select spa services. Plus, enjoy extended museum membership benefits through December 31, 2018!

Already an Insider or Benefactor member? Reserve your Art Pass by emailing or call 786.477.6026.
Limited availability, prioritized on a first-come, first-served basis. 
INSIDER ($500) 
Receive all Insider member benefits, including:

The Bass Art Pass 
  • VIP access to 11+ satellite fairs
  • Day passes to Art Basel Miami Beach(admits 1), Design Miami/ (admits 2), and Art Miami (admits 2)
  • Invitations to special Art Week events, including The Bass' Private Preview for Mika Rottenberg's exhibition (6-8 PM on Wednesday, December 6)
  • Access to the exclusive Bass members-only recovery day at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
Receive all Benefactor member benefits, including:

The Bass Art Pass PLUS 
  • VIP access (admits 2) to Art Basel Miami Beach, Design Miami/, and Art Miami
  • VIP access to 11+ satellite fairs
  • Invitations to special Art Week events, including The Bass' Private Preview for Mika Rottenberg's exhibition (6-8 PM on Wednesday, December 6)
  • Access to the exclusive Bass members-only recovery day at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach
Participating Fairs 
Art Basel Miami Beach* | Design Miami/* | Art Miami*+ | FORM Miami | INK Miami Art Fair | Miami River Art Fair | NADA Miami | PINTA Miami | PRIZM Art Fair | PULSE Miami Beach | Red Dot Miami | Spectrum Miami | SCOPE Miami Beach | The Directed Art Modern | UNTITLED, Miami Beach
Day passes at the Insider level ($500) & VIP access at Benefactor level ($1,000 & above)
+ Includes access to Aqua Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Dolphin-Created Art Brings Conservation Conversation to Superfine! Miami

Watch: Dolphin Artists Prepare For Superfine! Miami
At Superfine! - The Fair, when we say "art for all", we really mean it!

Accompanying our talented array of global artists this December will be a team of artists who paint not with their hands but their rostrums (read: mouths), and it's all for a good cause. We're proud to support Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, a non-profit organization based in Key Largo that rescues stranded dolphins, whales, and other cetaceans in the 10,000 square mile area of ocean surrounding South Florida. The group also maintains two facilities in the Upper Keys where visitors can interact with dolphin ambassadors in order to further the organization's "connect to protect" mantra. Most excitingly, the facility's 8 bottlenose dolphins are accomplished painters! You'll discover their decidedly abstract (maybe expressionist??) works at Superfine! Miami this December, with 100% of proceeds from their art sales going to support the organization's rescue program.

The Superfine! team was lucky enough to visit our favorite non-human painters last weekend, and we managed to capture this incredible video. Take a look, and then see the final product in person at the fair this December!
Above: researcher Dr. Kelley Winship and Isaac the bottlenose dolphin.
Conservation and understanding are the name of the game for the passionate people behind Dolphins Plus. During our Miami Love opening reception at 6PM on Thursday, December 7th, we're giving you a first-hand audience with someone who knows these dolphins better than anyone. You'll hear from trainer and researcher Dr. Kelley Winship, who'll lead a talk centered around these supremely talented and charismatic megafauna, followed by a Q+A session. Even if you don't take a painting home, you'll be supporting stranded marine mammals just by coming - a portion of proceeds from ticket sales go directly to DPMMR. If you miss the talk, fret not: the dolphins' paintings will be on view and available throughout the fair.
Get Tickets to Miami Love | Superfine! 2017
Dolphin Artists at Superfine! Miami | Media Release

Monday, October 9, 2017

South Florida Honored Special Olympics Participants At The 2017 “Athlete Awards” Gala On September 23rd.

Two Grammy Award Winning Artists Performed at the Special Olympics of Miami-Dade County's 5th Annual Athlete Awards Presented by Mass Mutual Miami

With 500 elite guests celebrating Eunice Kennedy Shriver's legacy, this year's 5th Annual Special Olympics Athlete Awards Gala was cohosted by Emmy Award-Winning ABC News Anchor Laurie Jennings and ABC Sports Director Will Manso on Saturday September 23, 2017.  The evening began with a surprise performance by eight-time GRAMMY™ AWARD WINNER STEPHEN MARLEY and a finale performance by GRAMMY™ AWARD WINNING POP/R&B ARTIST JODY WATLEY.  2017 Athlete Awards Platinum Sponsor RSM provided a generous dollar for dollar match on all donations raised the evening of the event.  A fun and feel good evening, the event was a huge success bringing in nearly $300,000 to Special Olympics Miami Dade.

Grammy Award Winning Singer Jody Watley

Event Chair Angela Birdman shared, "The 2017 Special Olympics Athlete Awards far surpassed my expectations.  With the overwhelming support of our donors, sponsors, and the community, we were able to exceed last year's numbers by $100,000 and raised enough to ensure all 34 Miami Dade athletes who qualified will be able to travel to Nationals in Seattle to compete.  I am eternally grateful for everyone's support."

8 Time Grammy Winner Stephen Marley & Bugga Perform

The 2017 Athlete Awards provided an opportunity for Special Olympics Florida to recognize their most incredible athletes, coaches, volunteers and community partners in Miami-Dade County, while raising awareness and funds for their county program that serves over 6,500 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. 

Eric Sanders-PR, & ABC Local 10's Laurie Jennings, Will Manso

Awards presenters for the evening included Olympic gymnasts ALICIA QUINN (SACRAMONE) AND BRIDGET SLOAN, Florida Marlins president DAVID SAMSON, and NFL player LAURENT ROBINSON.  VIP Special Guests included Olympic sailor MAGNUS LILJEDAHL, NBA player MARK STRICKLAND and actor producer VINCENT DE PAUL.

Linsey Harris Smith & Special Olympics Athletes Award Winners

Guests of this year's black-tie event enjoyed premium cocktails and wines sponsored by Bacardi and Don Bernardino Wines, Eagle Brands, Fashion Vodka and Prosseco, a three- course gourmet dinner, and live entertainment throughout the evening provided by UM Frost School of Music. Special thanks to Platinum Sponsors: Apure, RSM, Plaza Construction; Gold Sponsors: Kaufman Rossin, Power Design, Inc. and the David L. Singer Memorial Foundation.

Each $350 ticket sponsored one athlete with intellectual disabilities for one year of sports training and competition. To support Special Olympics and sponsor an athlete, go to


Special Olympics Florida provides year-round sports training, competition, and health services to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, at no cost to the athletes or their caregivers, as a means to achieve physical fitness, self-esteem, socialization skills, and the life skills necessary to be productive, respected, and contributing members of their communities. To learn more, visit

Monday, September 25, 2017

Call To Artists & Photographers - Enter the ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Fine Art and Photography Contest 2017

Fine Art and Photography Contest

Art4Apes is a band of art lovers and environmentalists who believe that art, in all its forms, can reach people all over the globe and win hearts and minds for the cause of preserving life, in all its many forms, and the environment. Organizing art shows, competitions and other events to focus attention on all that is ENDANGERED in our world. This contest and subsequent Miami Art Week exhibition Dec.6-9th, 2017 aims to encourage artists and photographers to focus their skill and creativity on the issues facing endangered species and habitats while raising funds to support the Center for Great Apes, a sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees in need of lifetime care.
Call To Artists & Photographers: Enter the ENDANGERED: Art4Apes Fine Art and Photography Contest 2017 to win cash prizes and a place in the exhibition during Miami Art Week Dec.6-9th.

Enter at *Submission Deadline: October 15th, Midnight. Please see entry link for full details. For more information about Art4Apes visit:

All entry fees are donations to the Center for Great Apes, whose mission is to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, or who are no longer wanted as pets.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Exhibition of Cuban Artists Mrs. Marlys Fuego & Mr. William Perez in El Barrio's Artspace PS 109 sponsored by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund will be inaugurated in New York.

Since last June, Artists Mrs. Marlys Fuego and Mr. William Perez have been artist-in-residence in El Barrio's Artspace PS109, with the support of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. As a result of the residence developed the two-person exhibition "Self-Illuminated", opening up on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 7-11pm, curated by Mrs. Gabriela García Azcuy.

About "Self-Illuminated" in the words of the catalog the curator has said:
(...)To shine "with their own light" is the thesis of both creators for Self-illuminated, which they describe as catalysis of their abilities as creative individuals; since it is the light, in its widest concept -illuminating them, and being objectified in their work- the guiding element of the exhibition

Their discourses, quite independent from each other, create an atmosphere of dialogue and explicit interrelation when joining in the common exhibition space, which results from the complicity that has accompanied their personal-professional relationship for the last ten years.

The artists return to their work re-elaborating it within the new context that now surrounds them. They experiment, extend the formats, appeal to the manufacture, to the extreme meticulousness when elaborating each element. They create curious kinetic mechanisms or couture decoration. Each piece becomes a staging that mixes science, illusion, memories, realities, imaginaries (...)

El Barrio's Artspace PS109, opens with these artists its system of residences. Therefore, part of the objectives of the Marlys & William has been to transform one of the spaces of the center and turn it into a permanent gallery, where upcoming exhibitions will happen.

A total of 20 pieces make up the show: kinetic pieces, light boxes, canvases, collages, sculptures, installations. As a whole, "Self-Illuminated" is an environment where the light is the protagonist.

For more information consult 

MARLYS FUEGO GONZÁLEZ (Las Tunas, Cuba, 1988)
STUDIES/ESTUDIOS.2013-2014: Universidad de las Artes (ISA) (University of Arts), Havana, Cuba. 2003-2007: Academia Provincial de Artes Visuales (Provincial Academy of Visual Arts) "Oswaldo Guayasamín Monteverde",  Bayamo, Cuba. SOLO EXHIBITIONS/ EXPOSICIONES PERSONALES. 2016, Nuevos trabajos. BARCÚ Art Fair. Casa la Cicuta, Bogota, Colombia. 2015, Espacios íntimos.  Zona Franca, Collateral to the 12 Havana Biennial, Morro-Cabaña, Havana, Cuba. (With William Pérez). Pink. Galiano Gallery, Havana, Cuba. 2012, Living together. Collateral to the 11 Havana Biennial, Estudio Alcázar, Havana, Cuba. (With William Pérez). GROUP EXHIBITIONS/ EXPOSICIONES COLECTIVAS; 2017, Poems. Kendall Art Center, Miami, United States. 82ºW / Six Degrees of Separation. Thomas Center Main Gallery, Gainesville, United States.2016, Arigato. Taller Gorría Gallery, Havana, Cuba. From far away. Abra Gallery, Miami, United States. Abre los ojos. Galiano Gallery,  Havana, Cuba.Sangre y fuerza. Pabellón Cuba. Havana, Cuba. La madre de todas las artes. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam. Havana, Cuba. 2015, Made in Cuba. Cuban Art Space West Gallery, Santa Monica, United States. El paraíso de Freya. Miramar 601 Gallery, Havana, Cuba. Territorios. Collateral to the 12 Havana Biennial, Galiano Gallery, Havana, Cuba. Éticos y estéticos. Centro de Prensa Internacional, Havana, Cuba. PUBLIC INTERVENTIONS/INTERVENCIONES PÚBLICAS, 2015. Bon Voyage. Facade of the Galiano Gallery, 12 Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba. ART FAIRS/ FERIAS DE ARTE, 2016. BARCÚ Art Fair. With Collage Habana Gallery, Bogota, Colombia. 2013, Houston Fine Art Fair. With Collage Habana Gallery, Houston, United States.Art Moscow. With Collage Habana Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Palm Spring Fine Art Fair. With Salt Fine Art Gallery, Palm Spring, United States.  2012,  Art Moscow. With Collage Habana Gallery. Moscow, Russia.

STUDIES/ESTUDIOS, 1981-1986: Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Academy of Fine Arts) "San Alejandro", Havana, Cuba. 1977-1981: Escuela Elemental de Artes Plásticas (Elementary School of Fine Arts) "Rolando Escardó", Cienfuegos, Cuba. SOLO EXHIBITIONS/ EXPOSICIONES PERSONALES, 2015, Siempre hay un lugar. Salt Fine Art Gallery, Los Angeles, United States. Espacios íntimos. Zona Franca, Collateral to the 12 Havana Biennial, Morro-Cabaña, Havana, Cuba. (With Marlys Fuego). 2012, Living together.Collateral to the 11 Havana Biennial, Estudio Alcázar, Havana, Cuba. (With Marlys Fuego). Cartografía del alma. Villa Manuela Gallery, Havana, Cuba. Los hombres se miden según el tamaño de sus sueños. First Ibero-American Art Fair (IAAF), Bellarte Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 2012. (With Mario González). 2011, La conjugación de la nada, arte cubano de fin de milenio. Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales, Havana, Cuba. Living together. The Cuban Art Space, Center for Cuban Studies, New York, United States.(With Marlys Fuego). GROUP EXHIBITIONS/ EXPOSICIONES COLECTIVAS, 2016, Tradiciones desdibujadas. Villa Manuela Gallery, Havana, Cuba. 

La madre de todas las artes. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba. 2015, HB. Collateral to the 12 Havana Biennial, PABEXPO, Havana, Cuba. 2014,

Ahora 12. Artis 718 Gallery, Havana, Cuba. 2012, Revolution not televised. Bronx Museum; Museo del Barrio; Queens Museum; Studio Museum in Harlem. New York, United States. Dry cleaning. Collateral to the 11 Havana Biennial, La Lavandería, Havana, Cuba. Cuba. Salt Fine Art Gallery, Los Angeles, United States. 2011, Living in Havana. Malborough Gallery, New York, United States. Punto y seguido. Villa Manuela Gallery, Havana, Cuba. SCULPTURES IN PUBLIC SPACES/ ESCULTURAS EN ESPACIOS PÚBLICOS, 2015. Made in Cuba. Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA), Los Angeles, United States. 2008. Rojo. Parque de las esculturas, Cienfuegos, Cuba. 1997. Monumento a la unidad. Adventurous Fall, Omø, Skælskor, Denmark. 1989. Monumento a Ramón Balboa. CAI Ramón Balboa, San José de las Lajas, Mayabeque, Cuba. ART FAIRS/ FERIAS DE ARTE, 2016. SCOPE Art Show. With Artis 718 Gallery, Miami, United States. 2013. Houston Fine Art Fair. With Villa Manuela Gallery. Houston, United States. Palm Spring Fine Art Fair. With Salt Fine Art Gallery, Palm Spring, United States. 2011. ARTBO. With Villa Manuela Gallery, Bogota, Colombia.

2009. PINTA. With Jacob Karpio Gallery. New York, United States. SCOPE Art Show. With Jacob Karpio Gallery. Basel, Switzerland. ART RESIDENCIES/ RESIDENCIAS ARTÍSTICAS, 2017. El Barrio´s Artspace PS109. Sponsored by Rockefeller Brothers Fund. New York, United States. 2013. Art Omi International Residency.  New York, United States. 2002. Nordisk Kunstnarsenter. Dale, Norway. MEMBERSHIPS/ MEMBRESÍAS, Member of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) / Miembro de la Unión Nacional de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba (UNEAC). OTHER EVENTS/ OTROS EVENTOS 2001.  The online charity action. New York, United States.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES/ OTRAS ACTIVIDADES PROFESIONALES, 1999. Jury of the National Prize of Visual Arts. Havana, Cuba/ Jurado del Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas. La Habana, Cuba.

Graduated from History of Arts at the Faculty of Arts and Letters of the University of Havana. She is the curator of The Cuban Arts Group Collection and the co-director of Next Generation Project. She has curated around twenty  exhibitions among which are (Art)xiomas (Art Museum of the Americas (AMA MUSEUM), Spanish Cultural Center (CCEMIAMI) Despedida (Farewell) (Embassy of Spain in Cuba), Sensus (Fábrica de Arte Cubano) Sobre Cuchillos de Polvo (Over dust knives)(Colonial Art Museum) Lipstick (Fábrica de Arte Cubano), the three editions of Post-it. Exhibit and Sale of Contemporary Cuban Art (galleries network of the Visual Arts National Center "Collage Havana", FCBC, Havana, Cuba, 2013, 2014 and 2015), in the most recent edition of HB (collateral to the 12th Havana Biennial, Pabexpo, Havana, Cuba, 2015), and in Texturas Develadas (Unveiled Textures): Anthology of Collography in Cuba (group shows, Visual Arts Provincial Council, Cienfuegos, Cuba, 2013), among others. She has performed content management and editing/correcting jobs for the catalogs of the three editions of Post-it. Exhibit and Sale of Contemporary Cuban Art (2015, 2014 and 2013), (Art)xiomas (2015), HB (2015), España en la 12 Bienal de La Habana (Spain in the 12th Havana Biennial) (2015), Ernesto Rancaño. La carta que nunca te escribí (The letter I never wrote you) (2014) and Lisandra Ramírez (2014), among others. She has published articles about Cuban Art on Art OnCuba, ArteCubano, Arte por Excelencias, Upsalón and La Jiribilla.