Monday, August 20, 2018

#CallToArtists via SaveArtSpace, have your art on billboards curated by world renowned photographer Stephen Shore.

Call To Artists via SaveArtSpace to have your art on billboards curated by world renowned photographer Stephen Shore. 

About Stephen Shore:
Stephen Shore's work has been widely published and exhibited for the past forty-five years. He was the first living photographer to have a one-man show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York since Alfred Stieglitz, forty years earlier. He has also had one-man shows at George Eastman House, Rochester; Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Jeu de Paume, Paris; and Art Institute of Chicago. In 2017, the Museum of Modern Art opened a major retrospective spanning Stephen Shore's entire career. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. His series of exhibitions at Light Gallery in New York in the early 1970s sparked new interest in color photography and in the use of the view camera for documentary work. Open Call Ends October 3, 2018

Saturday, August 18, 2018

South Florida visual artist Skip Hartzell is not your typical Dog Artist, his work is anything but ordinary

Contemporary artist Skip Hartzell creates paintings, sculptures and works on paper of man's best friend. Skip Hartzell's dogs are anything but ordinary. Donning a shirt that reads, “I support putting dog abusers to sleep,” with dog patterned suspenders – it’s clear from the first introduction that Hartzell’s affinity for canines transcends the average. But the story of Hartzell’s career is more convoluted than one might assume.

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. Soon after, he relocated to Chicago, Illinois with the intent to pursue art full-time. After struggling to make end’s meet as an artist, Hartzell began taking up freelance illustration work which eventually evolved into a full fledged 35-year career in advertising and marketing. It wasn’t until Hartzell retired from his illustrious career that he fell back into art making full time. The most noteworthy of his inspirations? You guessed it. A longstanding, and deeply embedded love of dogs! 

The biggest disservice a viewer could do to Hartzell’s work is liken it to mere dog-art. 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. Hartzell will be exhibiting at Aqua Art Miami during Miami Art Week this coming December 5-9, 2018.

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. Stay tuned for more information as we lead into Miami Art Week.

Skip Hartzell Collector, Curator Dr. Milagros Bello of Curator Voice Art projects (CVAP)

For sales, commissions or more information about the work, email or call: / 561-389-2148.

City of Boca Raton Issues a 'Call to Artists' for First Ever Public Mural Project

The City of Boca Raton’s newly established Art in Public Places (AIPP) Advisory Board has created its first public art program and is accepting applications for a mural project near the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center

A 6-foot high maintenance wall at the west entrance of Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, at 1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton, will be the site of the city's first public mural. (Lulu Ramadan/Palm Beach Post)

Established in January 2018, Boca Raton's Art in Public Places Advisory Board was created to enrich and enhance the City’s public environment and landscapes through creative collaborations with local artists. The goal is to provide a cultural experience for residents and visitors. The seven-member Board is made up of residents in the Boca Raton community who have knowledge or interest in public arts. 

Irvin Lippman, Executive Director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art who serves as the Chairman of the AIPP Board, is encouraged by the community’s interest in this new initiative. “Our goal as the newly formed Art in Public Places Board is to promote the inclusion of art into the civic landscape all while incorporating culture and education with the purpose of bringing people together.” The first project by AIPP is the Red Reef Park West Wall Mural located at the entrance of the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center boardwalk. “As the liaison for the Art in Public Places Board, it is my privilege to oversee the first public mural installation within the City of Boca Raton,” commented Ruby Childers, Downtown Manager for the City. “This visual arts initiative not only beautifies our City but showcases artistic talent from our community and beyond. I invite all qualified artists to participate by answering our Call to Artists.” 

The City is currently accepting applications from artists skilled in visual arts (murals). The preferred artist(s) will have an extensive background in street art with proven results in public spaces and civic and community engagement to create innovative temporary public art. Amounts to cover artists’ expenses, including paint, supplies, site preparation, installation and clean-up may be granted subject to authorization by the Board and in accordance with any Project rules established by the Board. Deadline to apply is Friday, August 31, 2018 at 5:00pm EST. For more information on what proposed art should include, to apply or additional information on the project, visit the Arts in Public Places Advisory Board webpage at

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Contemporary Glass Artist Abby Modell

Abby Modell creates exquisite, hand blown, contemporary art glass, striving to create a harmonious interaction and reaction between color and glass. 

Modell’s style is recognized around the world with works in private homes and corporate collections throughout the United States, including the world headquarters of Morgan Stanley in New York, New York and in the permanent collection at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach. And most recently the Royal Caribbean, Symphony of the Seas, Sculpture collection. She has also been exhibiting in several tradeshows and galleries.

You can experience Modell's current exhibit in Philadelphia at the National Liberty Museum's 'SpaceLab: An Interstellar Exhibit of Glass Art' - the exhibition opened July 6th and on view through September 7th, 2018.

The exhibition features Abby Modell's 'Galaxy Collection' showcasing her three dimensional wall art and large sculptural objects. Focusing on transparencies and refracted light, Modell creates work that is inspired by the natural swirling formations of the stars, planets and the infinite dimension of the night sky.GALLERY 


2006 Michael Davis Glass Studio, New York, NY (current)

1976 Syracuse University and Parsons School of Design, BFA

Saturday, August 11, 2018

ArtsLaunch2018 - Adrienne Arsht Center


SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, September 8
RAIN DATE: Saturday, September 22


This is Miami’s biggest annual event celebrating and kicking off the Arts Season—and it’s FREE! Join the Adrienne Arsht Center for a day of fun and discovery: family activities, mini performances, a community arts village of more than 100 arts and cultural organizations, chef demonstrations, food*, live bands, DJs and more. Plus—the majority of the Arsht Center’s season will go on sale for individual show tickets for the first time—and if you purchase in person at the box office, they’ll waive the ticket handling fees!**
This is the perfect opportunity for you to spend a day immersed in arts and culture, while exploring the Center’s performance space in the most unique and intimate ways. Bring your friends and family!
    Mark your calendars and RSVP below. Check out the event page on Facebook to get updates as more activities for the day are added.
    The festivities will include a party on Thomson Plaza featuring:
    • Curator/DJ of Mixtape Monday’s at Wood Tavern DJ KUMI ALVAREZ
    • Powerhouse pop rock-reggae band JAHFÉ
    • Grammy-nominated Latin funk band LOCOS POR JUANA
    Performances, staged readings, screenings and workshops will be offered all day long throughout the campus from partners including:
    • A Cappella Corner featuring local high school groups
    • Centro Cultural de España Miami
    • City Theatre
    • Delou Africa
    • Florida Grand Opera
    • Greater Miami Youth Orchestra
    • Jolt Radio
    • Magic City Opera
    • Miami City Ballet
    • Miami Lighthouse for the Blind
    • Musical Fairy Tales
    • New World Symphony
    • Radio Lollipop
    • South Florida Center for Percussive Arts
    • Zoetic Stage
    Additional events and a detailed schedule for ArtsLaunch2018 will be announced in August. Stay tuned for more!

    *Food and drink will be available for purchase. 
    **Only valid for single tickets purchased at the Box Office window on September 8. Restrictions Apply.

    South Florida Contemporary Artist Skip Hartzell Creates Artwork Inspired by Man's Best Friend

    South Florida contemporary artist Skip Hartzell creates incredible dog-inspired art for art lovers and dog lovers alike - from paintings, sculptures to wall installations, the work is unique and heartfelt. 

    "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." 
    -Skip Hartzell.

    Skip Hartzell's Dogs. 40% of the proceeds from Hartzell’s paintings all go to animal-rescue no kill shelters. 

    For sales, commissions or more information about the work, email or call the artist at: / 561-389-2148

    Sunday, August 5, 2018

    Locust Projects: 20th Anniversary Edition of SMASH AND GRAB

    Join us on Saturday, October 13th from 6:30-9:30pm and enjoy Locust Projects Annual Smash & Grab Fundraiser 2018, the 20th Anniversary edition of SMASH AND GRAB. Followed by SMASHED, the After Party featuring artist activations. Auction starts promptly at 7:30pm, live DJ, food, drinks included.

    There is no other fundraiser quite like this one. The lively event revolves around a raffle, for which over one hundred local, national and international artists have donated artwork — enough so that each raffle ticket is guaranteed to win an artwork. Tickets are drawn at random during the party, with the winner getting their choice of artwork (i.e, first called gets first pick, and so on). The result is a fun way to place artwork into collections, build visibility for artists, connect with Miami’s art community, and support Locust Projects.

    Famous Venezuelan Artist & Illustrator 'La Tarula' is Launching her first Children’s Book “We 1, 2, 3” at two South Florida Locations

    Marianella Arocha - La Turula Children's Book Signings in August! Enjoy a delightful storytime & book signing with renowned artist and illustrator Marianella Arocha known as La Tarula at Miami Children's Museum on Saturday, August 11th from 2-4pm, and on Sunday, August 12th at Altamira Libros from 11am-1pm.

    The famous Venezuelan artist and illustrator Marianella Arocha known as La Tarula is launching her first children’s book “We 1, 2, 3” at two South Florida locations, where families and caregivers will enjoy an exciting book reading of "We 1,2,3" to the children and surprises for them as well, ‘La Tarula’ will be there to sign the book!