Saturday, December 30, 2017

ArtPalmBeach Collector Invitation January 17th, 2018

First View January 17
Jean-Michel Basquiat, New Clothes On, 1983, 27.5 x 37 inches, oil and mixed media on canvas,
The Art Plug Gallery, Miami
            Join us on January 17th Collectors Preview 6-10 pm

ArtPalmBeach is reshaping a new art fair concept for the 21st edition to connect exhibitors and collectors in dynamic new ways. Opening night January 17th, collectors will be greeted by a new fair design and convenient parking in the center's expanded $45 million parking facility for 3000 cars. Urban Art and Emerge|Emerging Art Sections will offer collectors new insights into today's art movements and this exciting new environment will enhance the opportunities for more than 65 exhibitors to showcase established and emerging talents from around the world. Reserve your VIP Collectors Tickets now.
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WTF: Women Painting
Poets&Artists publisher Didi Menendez curates an exhibition that asks why do women have to paint only women to be recognized. This exhibition showcases the works by 15 females who are painting WTF they want. Learn more.
Alex Katz: Small Paintings
Lanya Snyder, Assistant Curator at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, will present a fascinating discussion and presentation on the current exhibition of Katz's works at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. The exhibition comprises works of the less explored side of the artist's practice by exhibiting small paintings alongside iconic large canvases. Learn more.
Inside the Dragon's Breath
Stefano Ogliari Badessi will present one of his largest projects to date. Inside the Dragon's Breath, an inflatable installation 46 feet in diameter and 17 feet high, will offer collectors a firsthand experience of being part of the artist's work of art. Showcased by The Directed Modern Gallery. Learn more.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Kaleidoscopic Treasures of Visual Artist Jen Stark

Jen Stark was born in Miami, Florida and now based in Los Angeles, California. She received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2005, majoring in fibers with a minor in animation. Her artwork mimics intricate patterns and colors found in nature while exploring ideas of replication and infinity. Although Stark is most recognized for her paper sculptures, she has explored a variety of media including wood, metal, paint, plexi and animation.

Stark has exhibited globally with major shows in NYC, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Thailand and Canada. Her work is included in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the West Collection, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale and MOCA Miami among others. Stark recently completed a mural installation in the newly constructed Facebook building (designed by Frank Gehry). It is a 40,000-square-metre office building with “the largest open floor plan in the world” and is located just south of San Francisco in Menlo Park. The project was curated by the Facebook Artist in Residence Program.

The magnificently intricate and colorful kaleidoscopic artworks are formed ranging from wall pieces to stand alone sculptures, painted installations and animation. Stark’s kaleidoscopic artwork brings to mind fractals, rainbows, geodes and topographic maps. Stark’s ideas are based on replication and infinity as well as hypnotic, optical designs that mimic mandalas and sacred objects.

Her captivating sculptures can be traced back to a study abroad trip in the south of France, during which a declining dollar forced Jen to choose an affordable art medium with great potential. Using her vivid imagination and an X-acto knife, she is a modern day magician who transforms humble materials like construction paper and glue into fantastic, intricate sculptures that mesmerize the eye. She has applied her technicolor spin across a variety of media.

The works are created with hundreds of layers of color producing stunning and elaborate hand-cut paper layers, which are piled together in such a way that creates the brilliant rainbow design. Stark uses construction or acid-free colored paper and intricately cuts each sheet with an X-acto knife, layering the paper into a topographical landscape of color and bold shapes. The overlapping paper spiraling into a kaleidoscope of bursting color mesmerizes the viewer. The sensation of being drawn into the work and recognizing the depth of Stark’s creations is a very powerful feeling.

Monday, December 25, 2017

#CallToArtists: The First Annual #ILoveWPB Exhibition at The Box Gallery

Artists Call for work in all media and collaborative art and media projects, West Palm Beach 2018
Deadline for proposals January 15, 2018, Fee: $20
The selections will be made by the collaborative art team (TBA) including guest jurors:
A Guy on Clematis: Aaron Wormus 
Miami Art Scene Editor: Kat Wagner 
Executive Director WPB DDA: Raphael Clemente 
Join the facebook event to receive updates on the call!
The Box Gallery calls for work in all media and art projects to be realized during February 2018. The call is open to all Florida artists. Individual artworks in all media will be considered including collaborations, Performance, music, and time based media.
All work must be gallery ready.
We are especially interested in artwork and art projects that:
* engage with people, communities or institutions in West Palm Beach in creation of the work and includes “I Love West Palm Beach” in some manner.
* use media / digital technology in an inventive, collaborative way.
* Stickers, Posters, Graphic works that can be easily reproduced.
The main focus of the exhibition is on individual and collaborative art in all media. 
We especially welcome proposals that are multidisciplinary and combine practices of visual, sound or performing arts.
The location for most of the projects are to be produced and installed at The Box Gallery in West Palm Beach ( if needed we will make every effort to secure other location for site specific work). Although professionally framed and presentation of proposal must be made available for exhibition at The Box Gallery.
Deadline for proposals: Submit your proposal by January 15, 2018.
Please email all documents/Proposals with Receipt of payment to
Notification: All applicants will be notified on the decisions by January 20, 2018.
Exhibition Dates: February 17- March 17, 2018
The Box Gallery WPB

Thursday, December 21, 2017

The 21st Edition of ArtPalmBeach Save the Date: January 17-21, 2018

Massimo Listri, Palazzo Butera, Palermo, 156X126 cm, Ransom Art Gallery, London
The 21st Edition of ArtPalmBeach
Save the Date: January 17-21, 2018

ArtPalmBeach is reshaping a new art fair concept for the 21st edition to connect exhibitors and collectors in dynamic new ways. Opening night collectors will be greeted by a new fair design and convenient parking in the center's  expanded $45 million parking facility for 3000 cars.  Urban Art andEmerge|Emerging Art Sections will offer collectors new insights into today's art movements and this exciting new environment will enhance the opportunities for more than 65 exhibitors to showcase established and emerging talents from around the world. With a bustling economy, record Stock Market there is no better time for galleries to expand their US art collector market in America's wealthiest winter enclave. 

Urban Art ..Homage to Basquiat 

Denizens will get an inside track to this democratic movement energizing the art world.   Featuring works composed onsite and in the studio by a selection of buzzworthy talents making their mark from high-visibility streets to prestigious museums and galleries.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, "New Clothes On", 1983
27.5X 37 inches, Oil, mixed media on canvas
The Art Plug Gallery, Miami 
Jenny Boot, Sanne, Photograph, Public House of Art, Amsterdam
Lectures, film screenings...  

Enrichment and entertainment abound throughout guided tours, lectures and panel discussions onsite, ArtPalmBeach Events exhibitions and performances at nonprofit arts centers across a diverse region; and nightly events hosted byArtSynergyWest Palm Beach Art in Public Places, and the Downtown Arts District.


Stefano Ogliari Badessi Brings his otherworldly installation, The Dragon's Breath 45'  by 65'  Showcased by The Directed Modern Gallery

Saturday, December 16, 2017

The 21st Edition of Art Palm Beach January 17-21, 2018


Wednesday, January 17th through Sunday, January 21th, 2018 experience the 21st edition of Art Palm Beach. APB is the oldest and largest art fair in the Palm Beaches dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern works of art from the 20th and 21st centuries. Enjoy the leading art fair showcasing all forms of contemporary art, design & photography. Purchase tickets here.

Days and Times
Jan. 17 | 6-10 pm
Jan. 18 | 12 noon – 7 pm
Jan. 19 | 12 noon – 7 pm
Jan. 20 | 12 noon – 7 pm
Jan. 21 | 12 noon – 6 pm

Curatorial Tours are available for groups and individual collectors. Contact or call +1 305-791-2990