Monday, August 7, 2017

Are You a Professional Visual Artist Seeking Exhibition Opportunities During Miami Art Week 2017?

Call To Artists: Are you a professional visual artist interested in exhibiting your work during Art Week in Miami? MAS has access to a variety of exhibition opportunities available for artist projects during Art Basel Miami Beach taking place December 5-10, 2017. Call is open to all styles, mediums & genres from all local, national and international visual artists.


Serious inquiries only, email: miamiartscene@gmail.com, Attn: Kat Wagner; include 3-5 images of your recent work along w/a link to your professional website & your contact information. www.themiamiartscene.com

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Outsmart The Sun With 3M Window Film Blocking UV Rays To Protect Art, Paintings, And Valuables

3M™ Window Films help block harmful UV rays, protecting fine art and design in homes, galleries and museums. 3M Window Film helps extend the life of artwork, paintings and furnishings by reducing 99% of UV rays, the largest cause of fading. Outsmart the sun with superior protection using 3M Window Film. Sunlight can fade paintings, photographs and other valuables when unfiltered sunlight comes through windows exposing both occupants and furnishings to damaging effects of the sun, including harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. While no film can stop fading completely, 3M films dramatically slow the progress of fading to keep your home and valuables looking beautiful longer.


Museums and historic registered buildings around the world count on 3M™ Window Films to help protect their valuable collections from the damaging sun. Many historic buildings are equipped with old, single-pane windows that are inefficient at blocking UV rays that can harm the building’s many historical artifacts. The challenge then, is upgrading windows while preserving the look and feel of the building. In the case of museums, galleries, and art collectors where their mission is to protect priceless, irreplaceable artifacts, and expensive works of art, minimizing the sun’s damaging UV rays is essential. In both instances, 3M Window Films offers protection from UV rays, while preserving the building’s original architecture. The film’s virtually invisible appearance helps maintain existing aesthetic looks.
3M authorized dealers are proven experts in helping solve problems like issues with fading, temperature imbalances and excessive glare. Visit one today at http://www.3M.com/WindowFilm/

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Art Synergy in collaboration with Art Palm Beach produces more than 65 exhibitions throughout the nine Palm Beach County Art Districts.

Art Synergy is a Palm Beach countywide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of their vibrant arts community. Four years ago in early 2013, with the help (and at the urging of) nationally known artist / activist Frank Basta Jr., Craig McInnis and Rolando Barrero (local artists and activists themselves) created a think tank. Dedicated to finding solutions instead of dwelling on problems, the think tank was a forum for local artists of all kinds to come together and discuss ideas to help the local scene grow.



The first initiative they tackled was a program of events to coincide with Art Palm Beach; in hopes that the local scene could benefit from the popular art event much like Miami has benefitted from Art Basel. Soon it was named ART SYNERGY and everything took shape. ART SYNERGY’s future goals include events that will happen periodically throughout the year, the addition of more participating art districts, and initiatives that help unify the many diverse art entities, and talented artists that Palm Beach County has to offer. With the help of local CRAs, Public Arts Departments, the DDA in WPB and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach county (to name a few), ART SYNERGY has only one place to go… onward and upward.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Acquiring new collectors was ranked as the #1 of the "Top Five Business Concerns" of dealers in TEFAF's 2017 annual art market report.

Acquiring new collectors was ranked as the #1 of the "Top Five Business Concerns" of dealers in TEFAF's 2017 annual art market report. Over 71.8% of the dealers responded that their main concern was the cost of acquiring new clients and 43.07 % responded maintaining and managing existing clients ranked 5th in the survey.
Source: TEFAF Art Market Report 2017
Overall the 2017 report showed that the gallery market saw a positive growth in 2016 with private dealer sales up 24%. Good news, dealer sales make up over 62% of the global $45 billion art market and growth is expected to continue throughout 2018.
America leads the world as the largest art and antique trading country with $ 11.66 billion in exports and $11.03 in imports and represents 30% of the world's art market. International art dealers breaking into this market will find reduced red tape, no duty on art and dynamically different art trends in collecting from region to region. The southern states referred to as the "Sun Belt" maintain a double digit economic growth...
Where do you expect to meet new and prospective collectors?
"Art and trade fairs are the most important platform...dealers answered that they meet 20% - 70% of their new and prospective buyers at art fairs.
Next Level Fairs, an industry leader for over 28 years, will offer its 2018 exhibitors a full range of web and digital marketing services to increase dealer's return on fair investment, increase collector retention, and reduce fair participation expenses. 

Next Level Fairs will also partner with its exhibitors to provide a more robust web presence for our dealers and their artists. Exhibitors will be offered a full range of software from state of the art CRM database management; dynamic web design; digital marketing strategy planning and real time analytical analysis of website activity, and access to leading art historians and critics for art content writing projects.  
Interested in learning more about participating in the 21st edition of ArtPalmBeach and Art Boca Raton? 

Contact us: llester@nextevelfairs.com 
+1 305 791 2990   www.nextlevelfairs.com 

Next Level Fairs • 621 NW 53rd Street, Boca Raton FL • +1 305 791 2990

Monday, July 17, 2017

SaveArtSpace: Your Art New York - Selected Artist

SaveArtSpace: Your Art New York - Selected Artist

Ken Lavey
The SaveArtSpace: Your Art New York Selected Artist is Ken Lavey of Allendale, NJ! Ken's work will be on display on advertisement space starting August 7 in New York City! The exact address will be announced in the coming days. You can learn more about Ken at saveartspace.org/youartnewyork.

This work was selected by special guest curator Efrem Zelony-Mindell.

Don't miss your opportunity to have your artwork displayed on advertisement space in your community and beyond. saveartspace.org/submit

Friday, July 7, 2017

#SAVEARTSPACE: 'The Future is Female' Exhibition Opens Tonight on Manhattan's Lower East Side

SaveArtSpace: The Future Is Female


Opening Reception
July 7th | 6-9pm

Exhibition On View
July 7 - July 16

The Storefront Project
70 Orchard St, NYC 10002

Exhibiting Artists
Elise Peterson, Lissa Rivera, Beth Brown, Sara Meadows, Nina Summer, Allie Kelley, Jess Whittam, Fanny Allie, Monica Felix, and Julie Orlick.

Curators
Alyse Archer-Coite
Marie Tomanova
Sandra Hong
Brittany Natale
Meryl Meisler
Brooklyn-based nonprofit organization SaveArtSpace is proud to present its latest initiative "SaveArtSpace: The Future Is Female" an all-woman gallery & public art exhibition. Inspired by today's feminist rallying cry which was first coined by the lesbian separatists of the 1970s, the exhibition aims to explore and celebrate the ever-evolving intersectional feminist movement, while redefining and expanding upon the mainstream definition of "the female gaze".
Learn More

Other SaveArtSpace: The Future Is Female Events To Consider


*All events are at The Storefront Project at 70 Orchard St, NYC*
July 11, 6-9pm - SaveArtSpace July Community Fundraiser
July 16, 6-9pm - The Future Is Female Closing Reception 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Dreamy Landscape Paintings of Switzerland-based Artist Katia de Carvalho


Switzerland-based painter Katia de Carvalho is an internationally recognized artist known for her dreamy landscapes and scenic images that give the viewer a colorful glimpse into the moments being captured through her work.

‘Carnival Parade’, oil on canvas, 20 x 28 inches.

The artist paints vivid urban and rural scenes of everyday life, from people dancing in the night, a distant farm in the hills, to ladies doing laundry by the shore.

‘End of Carnival Ball’, oil on canvas, 21 x 31 inches.

Each painting shares a little slice of day-to-day life with an innocent style reminiscent of the Naive art genre, which is what makes the work interesting, having a unique expression of perspective and color.


‘Venice’, oil on canvas.

Much of Katia’s early works were dedicated to Venice, portraying the waterways and the facades of the buildings hanging like sheets between the air and the water. Her timeless vision of everyday life bares the child-like ruminations of her heart and soul as with most self-taught artists who strive to relate – by means of brush, paint and canvas – the fairy tale figments of their fertile imaginations.

‘The Three Dancers’, oil on canvas, 26 x 39 inches.

Genuine naive artists are hard to come by; however, one runs across the real thing occasionally, and Katia de Carvalho is one of them. There is such a disarming candor in the simplicity of approach, and such a guileless directness in feeling, that one cannot help being enchanted by these paintings.

‘Nativity’, oil on canvas, 24 x 32 inches.

To learn more about this talented contemporary artist visit www.katia-de-carvalho.ch for commissions and inquiries email the artist at info@katia-de-carvalho.ch

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Fabien Castanier Gallery at NY Urban Art Fair June 29 - July 3, 2017

Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to participate in the first New York edition of the Urban Art Fair, taking place June 29 – July 3, 2017. The gallery will exhibit work from Speedy Graphito (FR), Andrew Schoultz (US), and Mark Jenkins (US), Zes (US), JonOne (US/FR), and RERO (FR).
Started in Paris in 2016, the Urban Art Fair is an international showcase of the world's leading urban and contemporary art, featuring new work from today's image-makers as well as historic pieces from the genre's inception. The fair will present 24 international galleries as well as special exhibitions and projects.
Mark Jenkins | "Birds of a Feather", mixed media and taxidermy sculpture, 34 x 30 x 55 in. (85x76x140cm)
TOP: Andrew Schoultz | "Gold Dripping Flag (Exposed)", acrylic and gold leaf on dyed and stained American flag stretched over panel, 30 x 52 in. (76x132cm)
The fair will take place in New York's Spring Studios, a 120,000 sqft. interdisciplinary studio located between SoHo and Tribeca, the home for design, fashion and art. The Urban Art Fair will also present an exhibit dedicated to fashion, "Urban Influence", highlighting the various creative interactions between street art and the fashion industry.

Spring Studios
6 St Johns Lane
New York, NY 10013
For more info visit: http://urbanartfair.com/en/
The gallery has complimentary tickets, please contact us for more information.
Speedy Graphito | "My Perfect Studio" acrylic on canvas, 55 x 48 in. (140x122cm)
For press inquiries or for available works, email contact@castaniergallery.com.

www.castaniergallery.com
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

'King Kong' by Artist Vito Bonanno




#ArtoftheDay --> 'King Kong' by internationally recognized artist Vito Bonanno, who taps into the daily emotional and social challenges of living with autism, placing his innermost feelings onto canvas. His work is image and concept driven and embedded in his personal philosophy. His art contains the essence of his life, feelings, thoughts and dreams, coupled around objects or topics that “get stuck in his head”, including traffic lights, grids, ceiling fans, graffiti and pop culture. The work shown here is 'King Kong' from the artists Obsessions & Meditations series made with aerosol, acrylic, craypas, paint marker, archival glitter on canvas, 53.5 “ x 63.5” framed. See more work and learn more about this incredible artist at: www.vitobonanno.com

Monday, June 5, 2017

Announcing SaveArtSpace: The Future Is Female - Selected Artists











Thank you to all who submitted work to SaveArtSpace: The Future Is Female Gallery & Public Art Exhibition.

The SaveArtSpace: The Future Is Female Selected Artists are Elise Peterson, Lissa Rivera, Beth Brown, Sara Meadows, Nina Summer, Allie Kelley, Jess Whittam, Fanny Allie, Monica Felix, and Julie Orlick.

Their artwork will be installed on advertising space throughout NYC starting June 26, 2017 and also be on exhibition at The Storefront Project, 70 Orchard St, NY, NY from July 7 - July 16, with an Opening Reception July 7, 6pm.

This exhibition is curated by Alyse Archer-Coite, Marie Tomanova, Sandra Hong, Meryl Meisler, & Brittany Natale.

You can learn more about the selected artists and the curators at saveartspace.org/futureisfemale

Thank you for being apart of the SaveArtSpace Community, all entries can be seen at saveartspace.org/futureisfemale.



Miami Art Scene™ is a proud media partner of SaveArtSpace.org

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Call To Artists: '1 Day of Art' Miami Edition June 14-15, 2017

Join us Wednesday, June 14th at 12 noon (t)here magazine announces 1 DAY OF ART MIAMI. Artists of all disciplines will gather in Miami for a one day creative event, 1 DAY OF ART. In this continuing (t)here magazine concept event – photographers, painters, writers and artists of all media will participate in an undisclosed editorial assignment.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 at Noon, participants will gather in one location in the city of Miami where they will randomly draw their assigned subject. Their subsequent content must be executed in 24 hours within the respective city limits. All files and relevant materials are due on Thursday, June 15th, 2017 at Noon, at a location to be determined.

All work produced will provide the content foundation for Issue 18 of (t)here magazine, due for release in the Fall of 2017. Deliverables must also include a brief story for our readers about the art created, in addition to an artist biography.

(t)here is dedicated to creating content that is neither edited nor editorialized by their team. It is a gallery exhibition book that provides a free flow of original artistic content from beginning to end. In addition, (t)here hopes to provide a platform for artists of all backgrounds to come together in one city, rely on the inspirational people, culture, history, architecture, music and art of Miami to execute a body of work.

For more information and participation information and to submit examples of your work, please contact miami@theremedia.com or visit www.theremag.com

All artists will be published in critically acclaimed (t)here magazine, distributed worldwide.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Sagamore Hotel Presents Cuban Artists: The Prodigious Decade





South Florida’s leading “art hotel”, The Sagamore Hotel Miami Beach, is debuting its latest seasonal curated exhibit entitled, Cuban Artists: The Prodigious Decade on June 1st, 2017. This thoughtfully curated project showcases a significant selection of historic and recent artworks created by Cuban artists from the 80’s generation, some of the most important artists who pioneered Contemporary art on the island.

Glexis Novoa ‘Ongoing Conversation’, 2016.

Among the participating artists are: Gustavo Acosta, Alejandro Aguilera, José Bedia, Consuelo Castañeda, Humberto Castro, Arturo Cuenca, Ana Albertina Delgado, Tomás Esson, José Manuel Fors, Florencio Gelabert, Flavio Garciandía, José Franco, Rogelio “Gory” Lopez Marín, Marta María Pérez-Bravo, Carlos Rodríguez Cárdenas, José Toirac, Rubén Torres Llorca, Juan Sí-González, Ricardo Rodríguez Brey, Tomás Sánchez, Leandro Soto, Glexis Novoa, Cesar Beltran, Jose Franco, and Tonel. Some works are consigned from Pan American Art Projects, Dorfsman Fine Arts, Durban Segnini Gallery, David Castillo Gallery and The Oscar B. Cintas Foundation. 




The exhibit shows this generation of Cuban artists who emerged through a series of ruptures which then led to the emergence of New Cuban Art as Luis Camnitzer referenced in his eponymous book. At the same time, the exhibit will give the audience an idea of how vigorous the work of this key group of Cuban artists was and continues to be, regardless of where they have been working from.


Ruben Torres, ‘Brother will you spare a coin’.

The term “Decada Prodigiosa” named by Cuban art critic Rufo Caballero, describes a turning point in the history of Cuban Art. The curators of the show – Dr. Adriana Herrera and Willy Castellanos from Aluna Curatorial Collective, and Sebastien Laboureau, Sagamore Hotel’s art advisor – appropriated Caballero’s term because it encapsulates the spirit of a time that was crucial to the art history of the island. It was a time of aesthetic divergence that questioned the relation of the artists with official institutions, undermined the narrative and iconography of political power, as well as interrogated the function and potential of art itself within society. This wayward generation resorted to conceptual strategies, such as the return to forms of expression extracted from popular culture, the appropriation of international movements, and the depiction of local rituality.


Jose Bedia, ‘Ofrecimiento’ 2017.

This exhibit brings together a selection of works by artists who were raised after the ’59 revolution, and who mostly attended the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) school in Havana. These artists pushed the limits of what was permitted and prohibited at that time and thus emerged in tension with what the Revolution’s authorities considered as their fundamental tenets, for the Revolution sought to forbid anything that might stand opposed to its core values.


Artist Arturo Cuenca

Today, these artists continue to create powerful artwork that reaffirm the value of their artistic journey. They work in La Havana, Miami and other cities without considering the hordes of consumers that flood the island in search of Cuban Art, yet unaware of the movement’s genesis and history. This selection of pioneers who lived on and around the island’s shores, allows the viewer to feel and experience the undeniable courage of a generation of innovators who made and continue to make works of art without any rules but their own. The exhibition opens on Thursday, June 1st from 7 – 9:30pm *Private Preview, by invitation online. June 2 – August 31 *Open to the Public.