Friday, November 30, 2018

"Dog Artist" Skip Hartzell at Aqua Art Miami!

Experience the work of contemporary artist Skip Hartzell during Art Basel Week at Aqua Art Miami Room #124 December 5-9, 2018 where collectors and art-goers will enjoy Skip Hartzell's Dogs exhibition at the Aqua Hotel & Suites — from paintings, sculptures, works on paper, to wall installations — Hartzell's hotel suite will be crawling with canine-based art! 


His painterly expression captures each dog’s own personality with beautiful textures, line and brush strokes using mixed media to bring each dog to life.


Artist Skip Hartzell creates dog-inspired art for art lovers and dog lovers alike, but he’s not your typical “dog artist” by any means. Hartzell creates unique pieces — from paintings, sculptures, works on paper, to wall installations. 


Skip Hartzell’s Dogs are sophisticated and heartfelt, with a playful touch. The artist is passionate about his subject matter and donates proceeds from the sale of his artworks to animal-rescue no kill shelters.


Experience an amazing showcase at Aqua’s unique environment in a classic South Beach hotel with spacious exhibition rooms that open onto a breezy, intimate courtyard has become a favorite gathering spot for collectors, curators and art lovers to discover fresh talent and acquire new works while exchanging cultural ideas and forming meaningful connections. For sales, commissions or general inquiries, email: skipperhartzell@yahoo.com
www.skiphartzell.com

Aqua Hotel: 1530 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

FAIR HOURS
Wednesday, December 5
VIP Preview 3 pm – 10 pm
Access for Art Miami, CONTEXT and Aqua Art Miami
VIP Cardholders & Press

GENERAL ADMISSION
Thursday, December 6 12 pm – 9 pm
Friday, December 7 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday, December 8 11 am – 9 pm
Sunday, December 9 11 am – 6 pm

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Elegant New Murals at PARAISO BAY & GRAN PARAISO in Downtown Miami


Gracing the Miami Skyline: Miami mural designs of PARAISO BAY & GRAN PARAISO painted by Antonio Rogina and ArtEuro Studios Artisan team of highly skilled artists, laying out composition lines of Artist Omar Barquet's beautifully designed mural. PARAISO Developer: Related Group, Jorge Perez | located at 650 NE 32nd Street, Miami, Florida 33137. 



ArtEuro Studios is continually proven to be an industry leader for high quality/guaranteed products and services and in building relationships with strong references of previous work performed on other projects. Insuring a quick turnaround and delivery and highly respected work. Contact ArtEuro Studios for your next project today!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Superfine! Miami Beach | Twilight Vernissage


Superfine! Miami Beach | Twilight Vernissage on Wednesday, December 5th from 7 – 11pm experience a whimsical, one night only first look at Miami’s favorite art fair. Join Superfine! Miami Beach in their new home at the Art Deco Welcome Center on Miami Beach where celebrity sax sensation Leon Morley will spread saxy vibes throughout the fair as invited guests, Collectors’ Society members, and all-access pass holders mingle with Superfine’s 45 artists and galleries and sip cotton candy topped champagne cocktails.


New York performance artist Veronika Rabinovich weaves her whimsical Dream Caverns magic throughout the show floor as guests discover hundreds of incredible, inspired, and accessibly-priced contemporary art works.

For tickets, please visit http://superfinemiamibeach.eventbrite.com

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Renowned "Dog Artist" Skip Hartzell Exhibiting at Aqua Art Miami during Art Basel Week

Announcing renowned dog artist Skip Hartzell‘s exhibition at Aqua Art Miami Room #124 during Miami Art Week this coming December 5-9, 2018. Artist Skip Hartzell creates dog-inspired art for art lovers and dog lovers alike, but he’s not your typical “dog artist” by any means. Hartzell is not a dog-painter, but instead an artist who is keen on exploring the movement, form, and energy embodied by man’s best friend. 


“Dogs are always in the moment. Although nothing in life has held my attention longer or has been more fascinating to me than dogs, my work is about much more than that. It is about form, movement, color and texture. The dogs are a recognizable common denominator that allows me to communicate my joy of living, passions and sentiments,” said Skip Hartzell. 

Skip Hartzell Dogs, Wall Dogs | 30 Dogs, 72 x 72 Inches

Hartzell creates unique pieces, from paintings, sculptures, works on paper, to wall installations. All of the work is rich with intricacies of color and technique. His painterly expression captures each dog’s own personality with beautiful textures, line and brush strokes using mixed media to bring each dog to life. Hartzell creates directly from his emotions and instincts, his work is inspired by dogs of all shapes, sizes and varieties. 

Raw Dog No.1, Mixed Materials with Burlap & Concrete 75 x 45 x 35 Inches and Raw Dog Balls, Mixed Media with Burlap & Concrete on Steel Base 55 x 35 x 24 Inces

Collectors and art lovers can experience Skip Hartzell’s Dogs at his upcoming exhibition during Miami Art Week at Aqua Art Miami fair December 5-9, 2018 taking place at the Aqua Hotel & Suites in South Beach.

Stuffed Dog Found on the Beach, 72x72 Inches, Flashe on Canvas

Guests will enjoy an amazing showcase at Aqua’s unique environment in a classic South Beach hotel with spacious exhibition rooms that open onto a breezy, intimate courtyard has become a favorite gathering spot for collectors, curators and art lovers to discover fresh talent and acquire new works while exchanging cultural ideas and forming meaningful connections. 


The artist is extremely passionate about his subject matter and donates proceeds from the sale of his artworks to animal-rescue no kill shelters. For sales, commissions or more information about the work, email: skipperhartzell@yahoo.com. Learn more about this fascinating artist at www.skiphartzell.com

Artist Lara Lenhoff Beautifully Blends Her Art, Music, Philanthropy & Curatorial Projects

Clearwater-based artist Lara Lenhoff began her art career in early 2014 exhibiting work at The Misfit Gallery in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas, Texas. Being embraced by a curator there, Lara was inspired to create an abundance of art. “I’ve painted every day and night since then. Teaching myself how to utilize palette knives, I would spend hours incorporating the style while listening to music. Embarking on a creative journey with this style has led me to where I am today. I have found healing and effective coping strategies through the utilization of creative expression.”


‘Robot Dog’

The artist is a philanthropist as well, fundraising for meaningful events, special projects and organizations worldwide. Lara has made it a personal mission to give back to her community in every way that she can as an artist. In working with local city officials and Cultural Affairs Departments as a liaison for the arts, Lara is able to curate shows and lend support to artists and photographers who share her vision of giving back to their communities.


‘Locality’


Her company The Artsy Monkey provides opportunities to local and emerging artists to exhibit their work. Focusing on the concept of community engagement and being of service to those in need has given Lara tremendous fulfillment, “Coordinating fundraising events and bringing together other artists to get exposure for their talent is something I highly value,” explained Lara. She is now based in Clearwater, Florida having just recently relocated from Texas with an upcoming exhibition in Saint Petersburg, Tampa area.


Lara Lenhoff, painting live


Painting live is a true passion of Lara’s, she enjoys doing it at events to raise funds for the organizations that she works with. Lara is currently exhibiting at From the Heart Gallery in Galveston, Texas and has work hanging at Art Space in Dallas. Her work is versatile, but she developed a definitive style which can be interpreted as an abstract form of architectural structures. Lara explained that she is inspired by the music she listens to when working on a painting. “I feel the vibrations in the music and transpose my interpretations of the lyrics into visual pieces of art. I’m also a singer-songwriter and have been playing piano since I was 8-years-old.”


‘City Underwater’


“If there’s anything that I’ve learned while focusing on making my career successful, it’s that patience is the most crucial asset to survival. Everything is a progression just like chords on a musical level. Music is the fundamental backbone that inspires what I create visually. Having experience as a singer and songwriter, I appreciate the rhythm, lyrics, and melodies of the music I listen to,” said Lara.


‘Lady Robota with Camera Hands’


For the past two years Lara has produced an event called Music Fuels the Picture, which raises funds for Life Walk, in affiliation with Prism Health of North Texas. At this event, there are several bands that donate their time and perform. Lara paints live at these events and sells raffle tickets for the pieces she creates. All the proceeds go to Life Walk, which provides funding in the community for those who are struggling with HIV and AIDS. The funds provide testing, food, shelter, counseling and other medical care. Last year Lara received an award for employee fundraising in North Texas for Life Walk.




She is also the artist coordinator for Porchfest, which raises funds that go towards the beautification of East Dallas neighborhoods through local bands performing on historic front porches with beer, wine, local artists and food.

‘Phantom on the Bridge’


“It became my goal to represent artists and photographers to further nurture emerging talent in the Dallas area. I produced the art show, Platinum Exhibit, and then introduced, Through the Lens, a photography exhibit consisting of 111 photographs. My goal is to nurture, foster, educate and inspire. These variables focus my beliefs in the talent I represent. I’ve been fortunate to have been mentored by people in the community that understand my vision and passion. I’ve built friendships, partnerships and strong relationships that have established ties within the local community. I’ve raised over $23,000 for various charitable organizations with colleagues and non-profits that include Austin Street, Life Walk and Hearts for the Arts.”

‘Rising Above Chaos’


Lara also has a line of art products and merchandise, her popular limited-edition soy candles feature art images from the early years of her work. They are excellent quality and can burn for several hours, leaving a lovely scent that will fill the room. Each candle has a unique image on it and they are available in either black or white glass, beautifully boxed and ready to give as a gift or keep for yourself.



For more information about this fascinating artist, to learn more about her charitable events and fundraising, as well as curatorial projects, please visit www.artsymonkeyllc.com

Monday, November 12, 2018

Alfonso Rendón, Known Across the Art World as “Masplata”



The great artist, just like the great illusionist conjures up the question by the viewer, “how did they do that?” What is the trick, how was it performed? How did they defy a reality, how can my eyes deceive me? The master painters of the past had a similar effect on the viewers of their work. Panamanian-born, American artist "Masplata", is blessed with this very same heavenly talent, turning 2-D flat surfaces into flowing planes of motion, evolving out of thin air, follicular-thin lines ooze from his fine-point pen drawn so perfectly, as if impossible without a straight edge, how an unguided hand can flow so effortlessly, seamlessly, the feat even greater, the final work even more extraordinary knowing there is absolutely no fore-direction when the artist’s pen tip meets with paper.


Alfonso Rendón, known in the art world as “Masplata,” is an eclectic visual artist recognized for his unique ink drawings and works on paper, with his ability to turn flat, two-dimensional surfaces into endless planes of motion. Masplata creates stunning pieces in a variety of mediums, praised equally for his innovative use of pen and ink, ethereal brushstrokes in watercolor and his bold oil paintings.





As the ballerina glides with effortless grace floating across the stage as a swan defying gravity, a single unchoreographed unrehearsed stroke of Masplata’s pen and perfect pointillist technique produces a symphony of images – a swirling vortex that magically gives way to a fractional cubist face, so simple, yet such complex geometric compositions, dripping with shades of Dali Surrealism, landscapes of Naturalism — plants, trees, flowers, fauna along with G-d’s creatures, birds and butterflies, including his signature image – doves, reprised repeatedly throughout his works. 



Humans yes, androgynous sometimes, animals yes, sometimes, stippled and cross-hatched vignettes along with an extraordinary use of negative space, give birth to these images, and others, some crystal clear, others concealed, encoded perhaps, Davinci-esqe or created through divine inspiration as he says, the artist, Masplata simply serving as a “radio receiver.” 


His pen, or brush, not just an extension of his hand, or his arm, his physical being even, but his heart and the energy that flows to him from an unknown place, finds itself as extraordinary unexplainable visages that virtually, instantly, automatically, demand notice by both the trained or untrained eye, but instantly commands collectability for its esthetic merit as much as for its investment potential.


MasPlata with Ai Weiwei

These exquisite tableaux’s leave the viewer asking only one question, the ultimate question: How did he do that? The work of Masplata, an outsider artist whose abstract impressionism works eerily reminiscent of the masters – Picasso, Lam and Dali, is assuredly one of the greatest unknown artists of our time, does remarkably achieve such affect.


MasPlata with Gloria Estefan

Masplata's works include pen on paper, pen/paper/watercolor, works and sketches on found materials, canvas. For inquiries, commissions, general information or to arrange a viewing, email miamiartscene@gmail.com





Monday, October 29, 2018

#CallToArtists from SaveArtSpace: Last Call for Miami Art Week


Brooklyn-based nonprofit SaveArtSpace has partnered with Superchief Gallery to bring more public art to Miami via advertisement space. This is your opportunity to have your art on billboards or other advertisement space in Miami during Miami Art Week.

Open call ends at midnight (eastern) Oct. 31, 2018.
Submit Now

For Other Available Open Calls Please Visit SaveArtSpace.org/submit

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Curator Spotlight: The Unstoppable Rolando Chang Barrero

Rolando Chang Barrero is an American painter, curator, gallerist, filmmaker, performance artist, activist and arts advocate. Born in Coconut Grove, Florida and currently resides in West Palm Beach, Florida. Barrero received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 1990. 


EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE A PERSON MAKES A BIG impact. Five years ago, that person arrived in Palm Beach County and his activism, leadership and energy ripple through the arts community continuously. After he opened his studio in Boynton Beach, Barrero helped to initiate the Boynton Beach Arts District


Shortly thereafter with fellow artist Craig McInnis, they launched Art Synergy PBC, exhibiting local artists at the Palm Beach and Boca Fine Art Shows. Next he opened his eponymous gallery on Lucerne Avenue in Lake Worth and then launched his fourth art endeavor The Box Gallery with 4,000 square feet of exhibition space on Belvedere Road.


"Cultural Creative" -Art Hive Magazine. 
"Artistic Innovator" -The Florida Weekly. 
"Top 10 Visual Artists in Palm Beach County" -New Times. 
"Most Intriguing People of the S.Florida Arts Scene" -South Florida Gay News. 
"Green Trailblazer" -Sun Sentinel.

http://www.activistartista.com
http://www.theboxgallery.info

Friday, October 26, 2018

"Dog Artist" Skip Hartzell Explores the Movement, Form and Energy Embodied by Man's Best Friend


 

"Dogs are always in the moment," said Skip Hartzell. "Although nothing in life has held my attention longer or has been more fascinating to me than dogs, my work is about much more than that. It is about form, movement, color and texture. The dogs are a recognizable common denominator that allows me to communicate my joy of living, passions and sentiments."

Sculpture 16 x 16 x 12 Inches, and 'The Muse Returns' (2018) Mixed Media on Paper, 53 x 48 Inches.

The recipient of a BFA in Sculpture and an MFA in Painting, young Hartzell taught high school students for two years while continuing his creative studies at the University of Iowa. Shortly thereafter he relocated to Chicago, Illinois with the intent to pursue art full-time. After struggling to make ends meet as an artist, Hartzell began doing freelance illustration work which led to a successful 35-year career in advertising and marketing. 


'Night Walker', Flashe & Graphite on Paper, 55 x 93 Inches.

It wasn’t until Hartzell retired from his distinguished career that he returned to creating his art full time. The most meaningful of his inspirations was a longstanding and deeply embedded love of dogs.



 'Whitey', Oil & Graphite on Canvas, 48 x 60 Inches.

Hartzell's work is rich with intricacies of color and technique. His painterly expression captures each dog’s own personality with beautiful textures, line and brush strokes using mixed media to bring each dog to life  from paintings, sculptures, works on paper to installations. The artist is passionate about his subject matter and donates proceeds from the sale of his artworks to animal-rescue no kill shelters. 


'They Think We Are Crazy', Oil on Canvas, 48 x 48 Inches.

Hartzell has several shows and exhibits lined up in the next coming months, his first show on the horizon will take place during Art Basel Week at
Aqua Art Miami December 5-9, 2018 Room 124 at the Aqua Hotel
Aqua’s unique environment has become a favorite gathering spot for collectors, curators and art lovers to discover fresh talent and acquire new works while exchanging cultural ideas and forming meaningful connections.



After Miami Art Week the artist will be exhibiting at Art Palm Beach January 16-20, 2019. The fair is celebrating it's 22nd Edition, taking place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center - it is the largest art fair in the Palm Beaches dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern works of art from the 20th and 21st centuries. Video, performance art, art installations, and new technologies have become unique features of the fair offering collectors exposure to today’s emerging art trends.


'Raw Dog #1', Mixed materials with Burlap and Concrete, 75 x 45 x 35 inches. And 'Raw Dog Balls', Mixed materials with Burlap and Concrete on Steel Base, 55 x 35 x 24 inches.

With another exhibition taking place February 9 through March 9, 2019 when Skip Hartzell exhibits at The Box Gallery at 811 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach, Florida 33401. 



"Guests will enjoy the inventive depictions of man’s best friend 'feel good' exhibition, where the passion of the artist and the love of dogs in unlimited configurations are joined in his paintings, works on paper and four-legged sculptures to make a fascinating presentation of pictures with an obvious aristocratic appearance and a recognizable theme at The Box Gallery," said curator Rolando Chang Barrero.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Miami-based Artist Laelanie Larach Creates Unique Art With A Fusion Of Bright, Bold Colors

South Florida artist Laelanie Larach was born in Honduras, a beautiful country in Central America with coasts on the Caribbean to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. This beautiful environment of mountains, tropical forests, and sandy beaches inspires Laelanie's artistic expression. In her earliest works she used pastels, watercolors, and charcoal; later expanding into the medium of oil on canvas.


The beloved Miami-based artist has a successful art gallery in Doral, Florida — Laelanie Art Gallery is located at 10530 NW 26th Street, Suite F104 in Miami, Florida 33172. 


Visitors will be immersed in a creative environment, experiencing Laelanie's unique works with vibrant colors, textures, and concepts. Her inspiration comes from different sources, it could be the open spaces, a sea breeze, or a profound silence that carries different levels of consciousness with a limitless reality — all is transferred onto a canvas and done for the love of art.


Laelanie Larach will be exhibiting at Spectrum Miami December 5-9, 2018 in the Wynwood Arts District, taking place at Mana Wynwood. A must see exhibition where collectors, curators and art lovers will gather to experience Laelanie Art Gallery in Booth 642, an exciting solo exhibition of the artists' work.


Learn more about this fascinating artist, visit Laelanie Art Gallery at 10530 NW 26th Street, Suite F104 in Miami, Florida or shop her collections online.


Tell Laelanie about your favorite painting or just say hello. Whether you've got a big idea or need some inspiration with a commissioned painting, the artist is available to create the perfect art. From sketch to creation, Laelanie Larach will certainly inspire you!