South Florida artist Skip Hartzell creates unique art inspired by man’s best friend. 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.
The artist creates large paintings and works on paper that capture the essence of “dog”. He is best known for his unique sculptures recognized immediately by their distinct form and style that only Hartzell can produce.
Art Collectors, art aficionados and dog lovers alike are experiencing Skip Hartzell’s Dogs at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County debuted “The Satellite,” pop-up exhibition and event space at CityPlace in November 2018 and will be on view through the Spring of 2019.
‘Three Waldogs’, Papercrete and Resin, 28 × 20 Inches
The space includes a visitor information center, an art and design lecture series and special events and programming from local cultural organizations. Located at 701 S. Rosemary Avenue, Suite 116, West Palm Beach, Florida (just off the main plaza).
‘Two Missing’, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 24 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 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, commissions, general inquiries or future show information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org / visit www.skiphartzell.com
For four years, Superfine! blazed a trail of accessibility and transparency in the art market, converting countless art lovers into collectors, and sparking change in each Superfine! city and how its denizens view and interact with contemporary art.
With Superfine's new look, they're not shifting identities but evolving. Their core mission remains the same: to build an art fair that represents the pinnacle of accessible contemporary art, breaks down barriers by challenging stuffy art world norms, and creates a more friendly, inclusive space to discover, collect, and sell art. In that process they've pioneered strategies that level the playing field and set a new standard for curation within the segment of the art market with the most movement in sales. Their goal is to advance buyer trust, widening the market by redefining exactly who a collector really is.
Superfine! has shifted to a visual language that reflects how serious and dedicated they are to these goals. Along with a new look, here are just a few of the ways they're innovating towards a strong, sustainable new art market.
Better financing options.
More than 50% of their artists and galleries at Superfine! LA offered collectors the ability to pay via Art Money (an interest-free credit system). It's also important for them to stay on the cutting edge of how their direct clients - artists and galleries - can leverage new methods to thrive. Cash flow concerns can keep emerging galleries and artists from taking valuable opportunities, and Superfine! has introduced financing tools for them as well:
Galleries and artists in 22 states can apply for credit via Square Installments to pay for their booth(s) in as many as 12 monthly payments.
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Superfine! has always emphasized a strong curatorial approach, and 2019 brings with it an even greater focus on accessible art interventions that tap into the zeitgeist while giving voice to a diverse body of artists from across the globe.
Each fair will host at least three curatorial projects and installations, with an emphasis on LGBTQ+ artists and themes, along with artists from diverse walks of life channeling their experiences into tangible, exciting, immersive environments.
Where will they go next?
It's no secret that Superfine! landed in L.A. last month, and they'll be back again next year. In 2020, the fair will also expand to two more west coast cities as well as strengthening their east coast strongholds in New York and Washington DC with fairs that grow both in size and in focus, along with an amplified year-round Collectors' Society program in all cities.