Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Experience the work of Sri Prabha, Elaine Defibaugh & Lori Nozick: 'Basel Week Private Viewings'

Experience the work of Sri Prabha, Elaine Defibaugh & Lori Nozick: 'Basel Week Private Viewings' Dec.3-8, 2019 during Miami Art Week 10am - 2pm (by appointment only). Collectors and art aficionados will have the opportunity to enjoy an intimate art experience 'Basel Week Private Viewings' in the artist studios of Sri Prabha, Elaine Defibaugh and Lori Nozick – resident artists at Fountainhead Studios. The artists will be hosting a unique destination for collectors to acquire artwork during Miami Art Week in an intimate setting of the artist's studio away from the bustle and noise of the art fair.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Storefront Art Studio's Open Studio Night & Ideal Situation Exhibition

Jill Weisberg's 'Pink Lady'

Enjoy Open Studios and the Ideal Situation exhibition at Storefront Art Studio in the heart of Downtown Hollywood. Storefront Art Studio is pleased to present IDEAL SITUATION, a dual exhibition of Brian Gefen and Jill C. Weisberg.

Brian Gefen's 'Bob Bob Bang'

Collectors, art aficionados and South Florida art-goers are invited to experience Open Studio Night and the dual exhibition IDEAL SITUATION at Storefront Art Studio in Downtown Hollywood on Thursday, November 14th from 7 – 11pm. The exhibition features the work of Brian Gefen and Jill C. Weisberg. This event is free and open to the public.

Jill Weisberg's 'Golden Gal'

Gefen and Weisberg’s visual voices are influenced with the current cultural and social landscape. Using vintage printed materials, pop-culture iconography and a vibrant color palette, Gefen and Weisberg communicate their views in different ways both using a mixed-media approach. Gefen uses pop culture to illustrate how society puts priorities on entertainment, not factual information. Weisberg’s intention is to show how the commodification of femininity by incorporating advertisements from vintage women’s magazines in her glittery mixed-media pieces. Both artists’ work are a treat for the eyes, encouraging the viewer to look deeper into the works and find meaning. The exhibition is on view through December 22nd, 2019.

Storefront Art Studio, Downtown Hollywood FL

Storefront Art Studio is an exhibition space in the heart of Downtown Hollywood, Florida and the working studios of local artists Jill Weisberg and Brian Gefen. It is a dedicated site for artists and creatives to showcase their work in an environment that melds seamlessly with the traditional architecture of Downtown Hollywood, while also being a rallying point for cultural events and vibrant social interaction. "We both had our separate studios before we met, it was only natural that we would work together because we enjoy being together. Storefront Art Studio is a literal storefront commercial space on Hollywood Boulevard and is where we create our artwork as well as curate shows together. It's located in Downtown Hollywood, Florida which is a super fun place to have a studio," explained artist Jill Weisberg.

Brian Gefen's 'Too close to the viewfinder'

The two open platforms that flank the entrance to Storefront are exhibition walls that can be viewed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Once inside, viewers and visitors become a part of the exhibition, themselves, integrated into a dynamic community environment with locally-driven programming. Art exhibitions and events can be staged at Storefront, so please enquire. Hours are by appointment only. Email: hello@storefrontartstudio.com / Phone number: 954-546-0773. Visit www.storefrontartstudio.com for more information about this incredible art space, as well as upcoming shows and events.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Experience INK Miami Art Fair December 4-8, 2019 during Miami Art Week

INK Miami Art Fair is back December 4-8, 2019 for it's 14th Edition during Miami Art Week, transforming the historic Suites of Dorchester Hotel into distinctive art galleries, surrounded by a verdant and tranquil courtyard. Visitors are invited to explore the many galleries offering a wide range of works on paper including new and noteworthy editions! The INK Miami Art Fair is unique among Miami’s fairs for its focus on modern and contemporary works on paper by internationally renowned artists. The fair has distinguished itself by the quality of its works and exhibitors, as well as its lush open-air courtyard, with surrounding suites transformed into uniquely defined gallery spaces. INK Miami Art Fair is sponsored by the IFPDA, International Fine Print Dealers Association and exhibitors are selected for their outstanding ability to offer collectors a diverse survey of 20th century masterworks and just-published editions by leading contemporary artists. Since its founding in 2006, the Fair has attracted a loyal following among museum curators and committed collectors of works on paper.

For more information check out our event listing for dates, times and tickets.

Experience Artist Daniel Mazzone’s Work In ‘Life Is A Circus’ Basel Exhibition at 1 Hotel South Beach

Toronto-based contemporary artist Daniel Mazzone kicks off Art Basel Week in Miami at 1 Hotel South Beach with ‘Life Is A Circus’ exhibition on Wednesday, December 4th from 7 – 11pm. He will be showcasing all new never-before-seen pieces of his art and sculptures, including the release of his first 6 foot YUME collection sculpture. YUME represents the child in us each that follows their heart, passions and dreams to be whatever they want to be. In total the show will feature 8 sculptures and approximately 12 wall pieces.

Hailed as “the next Andy Warhol” by Elite Daily, Daniel Mazzone made his official Art Basel Miami debut in 2015 selling out his entire collection of 24 pieces. His work has caught the eye of celebrities, professional athletes, and art collectors alike. Some of his high-profile clientele consists of The Tanenbaum family, Michael Wekerle, François-Henry Bennahmias and José Bautista.

To learn more about this fascinating artist, for sales or commissions, visit www.danielmazzoneart.com  

RSVP to his upcoming exhibition during Miami Art Week at 1 Hotel South Beach taking place on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 7-11pm at: info@danielmazzoneart.com

ArtPalmBeach Fair invites you to the Opening Party at Whitespace Collection

The Mordes Collection

Don't miss out on the preview of upcoming works for
Art Palm Beach 2020!

Ivan Castillo, 'Infolds', 2019
When:  November 8th, 2019
Time:    6:00 - 9:00pm
Where: 2805 North Australian Avenue.
            West Palm Beach 33407

Lite Fare. Wine Tasting by Chateau Chante

Open to the public for viewing on:
Saturday 9th - Sunday 10th
Image by Sultan Delon Fine Art, Manuel Mendive's 'Luz y Tinieblas', 2011

Partial proceeds benefiting the arts and art education through the Community Foundation.
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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Meet South Florida Artist Robin Babitt, Creating The Ultimate 'Conversation Pieces'

#ArtoftheDay: ‘Long and Winding Road’, 30″ x 24″, Acrylic on Canvas, by Delray Beach-based artist Robin Babitt, from the artists' "Lyrics in Color" series. Her work is colorful and fun, she creates the ultimate “conversation pieces” with a twist. Robin combines her passion for art and cooking into her artwork, each piece includes its own authentic recipe in the back for the particular personality of the art piece. The artist will be exhibiting with Artblend Gallery at Spectrum Miami Art Fair, Booth #720, December 4-8, 2019 at Mana Wynwood during Art Basel Miami Week.

To learn more about this fascinating artist, take a look at our recent Feature Article, including an intimate Q&A:

Art Palm Beach invites you to the Opening Party at Whitespace Collection in West Palm Beach

Art Palm Beach invites you to the Opening Party at Whitespace Collection on Friday, November 8th from 6-9pm. Guests will preview upcoming works for Art Palm Beach 2020, enjoy Lite Fare and a Wine Tasting by Chateau Chante. This Event is Open to the Public for viewing on: Saturday, November 9th and Sunday, November 10th from 11am-4pm. Partial proceeds benefiting the arts and art education through the Community Foundation. 

Whitespace Collection is located at 2805 North Australian Avenue in West Palm Beach, FL 33407.

Image by Sultan Delon Fine Art: Manuel Mendive’s ‘Luz y Tinieblas’, 2011.

Miami Artist David (Lebo) Le Batard Surrenders His Artwork To The Sum Of History

David Le Batard, aka LEBO, is a Cuban-American graphic and fine artist based in Miami, Florida. He is best known for his eye-catching murals, live painting, and sculpture. 

‘Be Still My Love’

LEBO has been described as one of South Florida’s “most recognizable artists”, and “almost an institution” in the art world for his wide range of media, projects, and locations.

Artist David (LEBO) Le Batard

Better known in the art world as Lebo, this incredible artist is recognized for working in a wide spectrum of creative mediums including murals, paintings and sculptures. Lebo is the innovator of Postmodern Cartoon Expressionism – a combination of cartoon imagery, richly saturated balances of color and unique linear composition brought together in a narrative style to inspire emotion and create layers of meaning.

‘A Very Fine Balance’

Lebo’s visual storytelling method pulls from classic American cartooning and fine art, every form of indigenous art and Egyptian hieroglyphics to create a unique visual language – one that strives to have a wide point of entry for the viewer with endless layers of meaning within. It is a world where mythology, history, metaphysics and illustration all join seamlessly.

‘Ode to the Simple Life’

Born to Cuban immigrant parents and raised in South Florida, Lebo has become one of the most well-respected muralists in Miami. With a showroom in Wynwood and a studio in Miami Beach, Lebo’s art can be found all over the world, in private collections and in corporate partnerships including Norwegian Cruise Lines, Lulu Lemon, Harley Davidson, Audi, Google, Microsoft, Redbull, Ketel One, Bacardi, and Ferrari.

‘The Bright Blessed Day’

“My aim in creating is to explore the purest, most spiritual elements of the arts and sciences (from astronomy to history, from music to physics) and to interpret them through the language of cartoons, giving them a unique and vibrant voice. After all, cartoons are a primordial form of expression that have always combined images in order to tell stories. We have only to think of rock paintings, hieroglyphics or religious iconography for our proof. In reality, even when we look at Picasso’s work after 1905, it all becomes very hard-edged yet organic. The very essence of cartooning.” –David ‘LEBO’ Le Batard.

"Free To Fly'

David’s work is proudly represented by Park West Gallery, the world’s largest art dealer, bringing the experience of collecting fine art to more than 2 million customers since 1969. Park West Gallery represents all original works by Lebo and once the original is sold it can be reproduced in other formats and on various substrates (think metal, wood, ceramics, premium papers etc). These reproductions are of the highest quality and come in various sizes and price points making them more accessible to a wider audience. Artwork by Lebo can be collected through Park West Gallery cruise ship art auctions and art galleries in Florida and Michigan. View published works here.

'Sweet Salvation'

To learn more about this fascinating artist, visit www.leboart.com also check out his online shop to purchase prints, jewelry, apparel and more at www.shop.leboart.com

PAMM presents FIU Focus: Teresita Fernández in conversation with Dr. Ana Dopico

Pérez Art Museum Miami welcomes Florida International University students and public to a conversation on how being a first-generation American in Miami in the 80s molded Teresita Fernández’s work. Join us on Saturday, November 9th at 11:30am – 1pm. She will also discuss how she uses conceptual landscape to address and question notions of identity and belonging. Museum admission is free every Second Saturday. Space is limited. First come, first seated. RSVP does not guarantee you a seat.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Mindy Solomon Gallery: Hidden Hour

Nicole Cherubini, Future Perfect

Experience the Opening Reception of Hidden Hour at Mindy Solomon Gallery on Friday, October 25th from 6 – 9pm in the Little River Arts District. Hidden Hour features Pam Lins, Nicole Cherubini, Rubens Ghenov, Amy Pleasant, Craig Drennen, Adam Milner, Shai Yehezkelli. Curated by Linda Lopez and Marc Mitchell. This exhibition features seven artists whose work invokes various notions of “collecting.” This exhibition is on view through November 23, 2019. This Event is Free & Open to the Public. See more here: http://www.themiamiartscene.com/event/mindy-solomon-gallery-hidden-hour/

VIP Your Way Through Miami Art Week 2019 with The Bass Art Pass!

Join, renew, or upgrade your membership today at the $500 (Insider) or $1,000 (Benefactor) level+ and VIP your way through Miami Art Week 2019 with The Bass Art Pass*!

Receive access to 16 art fairs, invitations to special events, and exclusive access to a post-Art Week recovery day at The Standard Spa, Miami Beach, including a complimentary day pass and class, and discounts on spa services. Plus, enjoy a full year of museum membership benefits including tickets for 2 to Night at the Museum in spring 2020!

Kick off the week with an exclusive launch event at Tory Burch in the Miami Design District on Saturday, November 30 and pick up your limited-edition Tory Burch x The Bass tote, filled with passes, an 'artinerary' for the week, and select Cicamed skincare products.
Limited availability, prioritized on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve your Art Pass by emailing membership@thebass.org or calling 305.673.7530. 
Art Basel Miami Beach^ | Design Miami/* | Art Miami* | Aqua Art Miami* CONTEXT Art Miami* | The Directed Art Modern | INK Miami Art Fair | Miami River Art Fair | NADA Miami | PINTA Miami | PRIZM Art Fair | PULSE Miami Beach | Red Dot Miami SCOPE Miami Beach | Spectrum Miami UNTITLED, Miami Beach 
^ Day pass (admits 1) at Insider level ($500) & Vernissage access (admits 2) at Benefactor+ levels ($1,000+)
* Day pass (admits 2) at Insider level ($500) & VIP access at Benefactor+ levels ($1,000+)

Explore the Art of Renowned "Dog Artist" Skip Hartzell Whose Work is Inspired by Man’s Best Friend

South Florida artist Skip Hartzell creates large paintings and works on paper that capture the essence of “dog”. His work is inspired by man’s best friend, and he is best known for his unique sculptures recognized immediately by their distinct form and style only Hartzell can produce.

Artist Skip Hartzell in his art studio with his dogs

His inspiration comes in the form of a morning walk, accompanied by a furry friend. The canine-inspired artworks that he creates are figments of his artistic imagination and creative vision. Hartzell creates directly from his emotions and instincts, his work is inspired by dogs of all shapes, sizes and varieties.

'Big Pink', Papercrete and Resin, 36 x 32 x 16 Inches

“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,” explained Skip Hartzell.

Skip Hartzell with two of his large wall dog sculptures

Hartzell’s art studio is crawling with canine-based works. Whether he’s painting or sculpting, Hartzell’s dogs have a wonderful quality of friendliness about them, and it’s hard to keep yourself from reaching out to touch. And that’s perfectly okay with Hartzell. He’s never been one to place a rope around his artwork.

'Swimmer No.1', Flashe on Canvas, 72×72 Inches

“The texture is so important because the tactile experience of sculpture is so primal for me,” he says. “You grab with your hands and just start to mush things together and get your fingers on the materials, and there is just such a richness to the feel.” He says whenever he’s doing a show, he is quick to hand his sculptures to the patrons so they can enjoy the feeling, too. And whether it’s paint on canvas or sculpture, the texture is one of the most captivating and inviting parts of experiencing his artwork. Hartzell may not set out to mimic the look of someone’s beloved pet, but he says his sculptures and paintings often evoke a fond memory of a furry family member.

'Toy Four' (2018), Oil on Canvas, 60 x 48 Inches

“If you love dogs, you are going to love Skip Hartzell’s soulful pieces. His work is representative of caricature features of dogs,” said J. Marshall Adams, the executive director of the A.E. Backus Museum and Gallery in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce.

'Dog Collar #4', Resin and Steel, 36 x 12 Inches

The artist has held numerous solo exhibitions at notable art galleries and prestigious art fairs such as Art Palm Beach, A.E. Backus Museum, ArtHouse 429, Paul Fisher Gallery, Aqua Art Fair during Art Basel Miami Beach and many more. Skip Hartzell is a longtime supporter of no-kill animal rescues and donates proceeds from the sale of his artworks to animal-rescue, no-kill shelters. For sales info, private commissions, general inquiries or exhibition updates, email: skipperhartzell@yahoo.com / visit https://www.skiphartzell.com/

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Experience the Work of Internationally Collected Visual Artist & Filmmaker Cheryl Maeder in Miami New Media Festival

Internationally collected visual artist and filmmaker Cheryl Maeder‘s new video installation ‘Simulacra‘, is a reflection, an imitation, of who we have become in this social media age. Art aficionados and collectors can enjoy this piece through the Miami New Media Festival, on view at Laundromat Art Space located at 5900 NE 2nd Avenue in Miami, FL 33137.

The Miami New Media Festival is a multimedia platform held in Miami by Arts Connection Foundation, since 2006. The 2019 edition runs from October through December with continuous events and exhibitions at various locations throughout South Florida and worldwide. It promotes art through the exploration of new technologies and interactive narratives, such as video art, animation, digital art, and interactive mapping.

Simulacra, video installation

The festival also presents exhibitions in cities in Latin America and Spain. Since its creation, this festival has presented more than 210 artists from 15 countries, 400+ videos, installations, 3D digital art pieces, and performances. Cheryl Maeder's new video installation 'Simulacra', is a reflection, an imitation, of who we have become in this social media age. "As observer and narrator of the film, I become another one of the subjects in this social commentary on our filtered reality. Special thanks to Artist Mary Tidy-Coyle for our wonderful collaboration and editing, as well as Brandon Martinez of Datzi Media, who will be creating an Interactive 3D APP for this installation," said Cheryl Maeder.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Experience the Work of Artist Norman Silva at Broward College's Bailey Hall in 'Celebrating Our Latin Roots'

You are cordially invited to experience the work of multidisciplinary artist Norman Silva during Hispanic Heritage Month on exhibition at Broward College's Bailey Hall in 'Celebrating Our Latin Roots'.

CELEBRATING OUR LATIN ROOTS features South Florida Hispanic artists, the exhibition opened on Friday, September 20th, 2019. A Silent Auction was held to benefit Broward College Bailey Hall. This must-see exhibition is on view through October 26, 2019. Bailey Hall at Broward College is located at 3501 Davie Road in Davie, FL 33314.

Sculptor, painter and mixed media artist Norman Silva is a multidisciplinary artist whose work has been exhibited with galleries within South Florida and the United States. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Florida Atlantic University.

To learn more about this fascinating artist, for sales, commissions, or general inquiries, visit: www.normansilvaart.com

Peruse some examples of Norman Silva's work:

'Oppression', Wood, Steel, and Concrete, 24" x 24" x 120" 

'Fallen', Concrete, Wood, and Steel, 84" x 48" x 16"

'Standing Woman', Wood and Concrete, 12" x 12" x 68"

'Egret', Handmade Steel, Concrete and Acrylic Sculpture, each with its own unique touch. Available in chrome, polished brass, brushed nickel or natural finish.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

SaveArtSpace #CallForArtists: Miami Art Week 2019

Brooklyn/Detroit based public art non-profit SaveArtSpace is bringing more art to billboards and bus shelters throughout Miami for Miami Art Week!

Artists of all ages and talents are invited to submit to this open call through October 23, 2019. This is your opportunity to have your art work on ad space in Miami for Miami Art Week and Art Basel, with the original art work on view at a local venue or art fair. December 4-8.

Curated by Renda Writer (@rendawriter).

There is a $10 donation per image submission to participate, each donation is a tax deduction and goes to producing the public art. Each artist is encouraged to submit up to 10 images. The selected artists will be announced the week of November 1, and will be exhibited on ad space starting in December in Miami, Fl. and the original art work will be on view at a local venue or art fair during Art Week.

All submissions will be featured on the SaveArtSpace Instagram page, with permission from the artist. SUBMIT

Miami Design District Public Art Tour

Join the Miami Design District, in partnership with Arts Encounters, for a free guided tour of the neighborhood’s world-renowned public art on Wednesday, October 16th from 6:30 – 8pm. Art critic, journalist and educator Margery Gordon leads two tours a month that showcase selected public artworks and architectural highlights along distinctive routes. This Event is FREE and Open to the Public, RSVP here.

Meet in front of the Fly’s Eye Dome on the first floor of Palm Court. (enter at 140 NE 39th Street)

Saturday, October 5, 2019

#PartnerEvents: New World Symphony & Renowned Violinist Gil Shaham

"One of today's preeminent violinists." – The New York Times

New World Symphony: Gil Shaham Plays Brahms
October 26 @ 8 p.m. | Knight Concert Hall
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Gil Shaham, violin
Chad Goodman, conductor

SCHUMANN Overture to The Bride of Messina
BERG Three Pieces for Orchestra
BRAHMS Violin Concerto
Michael Tilson Thomas opens the New World Symphony's Arsht Center series
with an exclusive evening featuring works by music's defining Romantics.

Hailed by Time magazine as "the outstanding American violinist of his generation," Gil Shaham brings captivating lyricism and Gypsy flair to Johannes Brahms' only violin concerto with a "transfixing array of finesse and grit" ( Orange County Register). Alban Berg's Three Pieces for Orchestra—what the composer called a "fictitious symphony"—is a kaleidoscope of vivid colors and textures, and contains nods to Gustav Mahler throughout. Robert Schumann's tumultuous overture forms the dramatic start to this unforgettable evening. 

arshtcenter.org  |  305.949.6722

Monday, September 30, 2019

Cornell Art Museum: Seven Solos Closing Reception

Enjoy the Closing Reception of Seven Solos at Cornell Art Museum on 
Saturday, October 5th from 5-7pm. Seven Solos is a departure from the usual group show, featuring only seven artists who will each create a unique, immersive, site-specific experience in six galleries plus the atrium space. Curator Melanie Johanson has worked closely with all seven artists to create an exhibition like none the museum has shown before. Join us at the museum for a de-installation performance of artist Giannina Dwin’s Ebb and Flow salt installation. Experimental creator and performer Niurca Marques will dance atop of the salt installation, moving the salt around during the dance and deconstructing the installation.

There will be a cash bar and light bites will be provided. Admission: $15.00, free for Old School Square members.