Thursday, June 22, 2017

Fabien Castanier Gallery at NY Urban Art Fair June 29 - July 3 featuring Speedy Graphito, Mark Jenkins, Andrew Schoultz, Zes, JonOne & RERO

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.

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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.



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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.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

SaveArtSpace: Your Community - Selected Artist






SaveArtSpace: Your Community - Selected Artist



Ashley Brossart City Walk ii


The SaveArtSpace: Your Community Selected Artist is Ashley Brossart of Louisville, KY! Ashley's work will be on display on advertisement space starting June 5th on the south-side of Louisville! The exact address will be announced in the coming days. You can learn more about Ashley at saveartspace.org/louisville.

All entries can be seen at saveartspace.org/yourcommunity.

Don't miss your opportunity to have your artwork displayed on advertisement space in your community or in New York City. saveartspace.org/submit



Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bakehouse Complex 2nd Friday Open Studios


Join us on Friday, May 12th from 7-10pm when Second Friday Open Studios returns to the Bakehouse Art Complex. Experience the opening reception of The Multiple Shapes of Air in the Swenson Gallery and the Annual Countywide Student Art Show in the Audrey Love Gallery. 


The summer is just heating up as the academic year draws to a close and summer plans take shape, BAC’s Portfolio Development program is an excellent opportunity to enrich art education and artistic practice for Middle and High School students seeking admission to arts charter schools. 


Bakehouse also announces The Rocking Chair Sessions, a podcast initiative conceived and produced by Maria-Therese Barbist ans Elysa Batysta, the BABA Collective, in Studio 9U at the Bakehouse. And don’t miss The Miami Plein Air Society, who are often painting on the beautiful Vizcaya premises and other inspiring locations in our Magic City.



The Bakehouse Art Complex is open to the public from 12-5pm, 7 days a week with free parking. Please stop by and get inspired!

PAMM Inside|Out Spring Closing Celebration and Opa-Locka Art Night


Join us on Friday, May 12th from 6-9pm at the Pérez Art Museum Miami for the spring close of Inside|Out 2017 in conjunction with Opa-Locka Art Night in celebration of the city’s 91st Anniversary. 


Enjoy tours of the high-quality reproductions installed throughout the community, participate in postcard art-making and partake in various Opa-Locka Art Night festivities. The can’t-miss celebration includes live music by DJ Phaxas, light bites, giveaways and art tours (beginning at 6:45pm and 7:45pm).

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Opening Reception of 'Rubber Time' at Fabien Castanier Gallery in Wynwood on Saturday, May 20th from 6-9pm featuring work by Andrew Schoultz and Mark Jenkins

Andrew Schoultz, “Don’t Tread on Me” (Broken Flag). Gold leaf and acrylic on torn, dyed and re-assembled flags, 30X52.
Fabien Castanier Gallery in Wynwood presents a dual exhibition, 'Rubber Time', featuring work by Andrew Schoultz and Mark Jenkins.
Join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, May 20th from 6-9pm. Both artists will present new work, paintings and sculptures. “Rubber Time” refers to an idiom from Indonesia that expresses the tendency for a relaxed and flexible perspective on punctuality and time-keeping. Schoultz and Jenkins apply this concept of “elastic time” to our current societal climate in the United States, seeing the present period as a suspended limbo with troubling unknowns both in the past and in the near future.
Mark Jenkins, “Standing Reader”, life-size sculpture.
Their work touches on political and cultural issues with dark humor and irony, reflecting on what they see as the development of a unique moment in history. Both of the artists often address societal issues that are not easy or comfortable to confront, but are relevant and necessary to reflect upon. While seeking out the dark corners of our current moment, Schoultz and Jenkins present the turmoil and anxiety with a tinge of hope for the future. The exhibition runs through July 31st at Fabien Castanier Gallery in the Wynwood Arts District, located at 82 NE 26th Street, Suite #111 in Miami, FL 33137.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Cintas Foundation Takes Historic Step To Allow For Artists In Cuba To Complete In Its Fellowship Awards Program




CINTAS FOUNDATION TAKES HISTORIC STEP TO ALLOW FOR ARTISTS IN CUBA TO COMPETE IN ITS FELLOWSHIP AWARDS PROGRAM

The CINTAS Foundation is pleased to announce that its Fellowship Program will now fulfill the original intent of its founder, Oscar B. Cintas, and offer Fellowships to Cubans and those of Cuban descent – regardless of whether they live in or outside of Cuba. In doing so, we are abiding by the purpose stated in the certificate of incorporation that created the CINTAS Foundation in 1957. The Board awards Fellowships in the categories of visual arts, music composition, creative writing and architecture & design and determines which Fellowships are awarded in any given year. This year the Foundation is offering three Fellowships in the amount of $20,000 each: the CINTAS–Knight Foundation Fellowship in Visual Arts; the CINTAS Foundation–Brandon Fradd Fellowship in Music Composition; and the CINTAS Foundation Fellowship in Architecture & Design. Competition applications are due by June 1, 2017.

“In keeping with the original mission of Oscar B. Cintas in 1957 to reward Cuban art anywhere in the world and, like other respected nonprofit institutions, we have decided to open our fellowship competitions to creators on the island. By taking this step, we have the possibility of boosting their careers as we have done and will continue to do with hundreds of artists, architects, writers and musicians in exile. Further, there are talented artists in Cuba facing financial hardships that would benefit tremendously from this unique opportunity,” said Victor Deupi, President of CINTAS.

Submissions for the Fellowship competitions are reviewed by panels of highly qualified, independent jurors from each artistic discipline. The Board of the CINTAS Foundation makes the final decision after considering the jury recommendations.  To apply, applicants should follow the procedures outlined on the CINTAS Foundation website, www.cintasfoundation.org.

The CINTAS Foundation is the benchmark for promoting Cuban visual arts, architecture and design, music composition, and creative writing. For the past 55 years, the Foundation has continually done so, in support of Cuban exile artists. “If now the CINTAS Foundation can also support talented Cuban artists whose work may otherwise not have been recognized, then we are fulfilling our founder’s mission,” said Deupi.

The CINTAS Fellowship Program is administered by the CINTAS Foundation Board and the Miami Dade College Museum of Art and Design.

About the Cintas Fellowship Program
The CINTAS Fellowship Program encourages creative development by awarding Fellowships in architecture and design, creative writing, music composition and visual arts. The CINTAS Foundation was established with funds from the estate of Oscar B. Cintas (1887-1957), former Cuban ambassador to the United States, a prominent industrialist and patron of the arts. In June 2011, the CINTAS Foundation entered into an extended loan to MDC’s Museum of Art and Design of the CINTAS Fellows Collection. It is comprised of nearly 300 pieces by artists of Cuban descent who have received prestigious CINTAS Fellowships, awarded since 1963. The Fellows range from Carmen Herrera to Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Maria Martinez-Cañas, Teresita Fernandez, Pulitzer Prize winner Oscar Hijuelos, multiple-Obie winner Maria Elena Fornes, architect Andres Duany, Latin Grammy and Grammy nominated composer Tania Leon and many others. www.cintasfoundation.org.

About MDC Museum of Art and Design
MDC Museum of Art and Design provides open, critical, and collaborative frameworks for artistic experimentation and interdisciplinary risk-taking that explores the intersections of art, design, and other art forms with cultural action. MOAD advances Miami Dade College’s core values, contributing to the intellectual life of the college, engaging students and audiences from the community and the world beyond.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Learn More About Our Art Partners at #SAVEARTSPACE

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Thank you for your continuous support of #SaveArtSpace, we can't do it without you! Learn more about our upcoming Public Art Exhibitions and local community events.
Support Public Art in our local communities by joining SaveArtSpace for our April Fundraiser at Bushwick Community Darkroom, located at 110 Troutman St., Brooklyn, NY 11206.

Enjoy wine while discussing public art and community relations with community leaders, artists and patrons. See the numerous art works displayed throughout the Bushwick Community Darkroom. Also learn about our upcoming open calls for art.
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We are seeking volunteers for our Spring and Summer Events. Volunteers are an essential part of SaveArtSpace's success. As a volunteer, you can spread the word online and in your local community, get hands-on experience in our programing and exhibitions, and help us raise vital funds for more art in our local communities. Wherever you live and whatever your lifestyle, there's a way for you to get involved.
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#SAVEARTSPACE: The Future Is Female
Showcasing Local Female Artists On Advertising Spaces Throughout NYC Beginning June 26, 2017. As An Arts Organization, We Feel That It Is Our Duty To Align And Ally With The Broader Artistic Community To Create Exhibitions That Address Intersectional Concerns Which Can Spread A Message Of Progressive And Positive Social Change And Empowerment.
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#SAVEARTSPACE: Your Community
#SAVEARTSPACE Will Be Transforming Advertising Spaces Into Public Art In Local Communities Across America! All Artists Nationwide (Including Puerto Rico And US Territories) Are Encouraged To Submit!
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#SAVEARTSPACE: Your Art New York
Have Your Art Display In New York City This Summer! It Doesn't Matter If You're From New York City Or Not, This Is Your Chance To Have Your Art Displayed On Advertising Space In The Largest City In America! All Artists Nationwide Are Encouraged To Submit!
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