Friday, April 26, 2019

Experience 'A Transcendental Pursuit' at Artem + Scientia Gallery showcasing the work of Dr. Obdulio Piloto

On view:
Apr 11-May 11, 2019

Miami’s newest and most unique gallery Artem + Scientia opened with an inaugural exhibition showcasing Dr. Obdulio Piloto’s journey expanding eight years developing groundbreaking technology. The gallery is a one-of-a-kind experience for art collectors seeking to have an impact on humanity beyond the arts. Bringing together the increasingly dissociated and over-specialized disciplines of science, applied technology, and fine art.

Artist, Scientist and Inventor, Dr. Piloto.

His natural brilliance and determination earned Dr. Piloto a place at Cornell University, he went on to obtain a Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University Medical School and pursue post-graduate research at Stanford University. In 2011, Dr. Piloto co-founded Entopsis, a startup backed by visionary Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel (through Breakout Labs) that developed the groundbreaking diagnostic technology of NuTec. Applying methods of molecular portraiture to create cutting-edge works of art, the noble aim of Dr. Piloto’s art is to raise awareness.

‘Euphoria Ten', 2017
One of a kind artwork – UV reactive acrylic on metal print.
40″ x 60″

The gallery presents the inaugural exhibition ‘A Transcendental Pursuit’, on view from April 11 through May 11, 2019 featuring the work of Dr. Piloto’s Euphoria and Adversity series. He was born and raised in a traditional Cuban family in Miami’s Hialeah, whose humble beginnings exposed him to the realities of human challenges. At the age of 8, he lost his great-grandmother to cancer, an experience that initiated his interest in the sciences and urged his lifelong mission to find solutions for one of the world’s most devastating diseases.

‘Fragmented Mind’, from Dr. Piloto’s Adversity series.
A visual gestalt of the artist’s thought processes, Fragmented Mind reveals diverse, often conflicting interests, desires and obligations.
48″ x 40″ x .2″

Dr. Piloto signs each piece with paint embedded with encrypted DNA from his genome & provenance is tracked with Blockchain technology.

Artem + Scientia’s Laboratory / Gallery Space

Art lovers and collectors are invited to visit the Art Gallery (by appointment only) Artem + Scientia is located at 7600 NW 69th Avenue in Miami, Florida 33166. For more information visit

VIDEO: The Fine Art Of Obdulio Piloto

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Skip Hartzell creates canine-inspired artworks that are figments of his artistic imagination and creative vision

Beloved South Florida "dog 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 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.

‘Two Missing’, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 24 Inches.

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.

Happy Skip Hartzell Collectors

Collectors, art aficionados and dog lovers alike can experience Skip Hartzell’s Dogs at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. The Satellite pop-up exhibition is presented by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the exhibit is called Reimagine at the WPB Collective at CityPlace and runs through the Spring 2019. Located at 701 S. Rosemary Avenue, Suite 116 in West Palm Beach, Florida (just off the main plaza).

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

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 and visit

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Fabien Castanier Gallery: Jan Kaláb "Cold Sky" Limited Edition Giclée Print

Jan Kaláb "Cold Sky" Limited Edition Giclée Print
Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to announce their latest limited edition print sale event, featuring a giclée by artist, Jan Kaláb. The print, "Cold Sky", is released in conjunction with Kaláb's solo exhibition in their Miami Wynwood gallery, currently on view.
The print is sized 24 x 20 in. (61x51cm) and priced at $150 + free domestic shipping.* It will be signed and numbered on 300g cotton fine art paper, and with a certificate of authenticity. It will be made available for purchase for only 48 hours this coming weekend, Saturday April 20th through Sunday April 21st.
This print release will have a total number of editions based on the number of pieces sold during the 48 hour sale, guaranteeing everyone who purchases during the event gets a print. The print will be limited to this one time release, and the design will not be re-printed.
Visit the Castanier Gallery Store to see the piece, from 12:00am (EST) Saturday April 20  to 11:59pm (EST) Sunday April 21.
* Because edition size and thus production begins AFTER the sale, please allow for 4-8 weeks for delivery.
To pre-order a print, please contact the gallery.

Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition for Prague-based urban contemporary artist Jan Kaláb, Shape & Tone, held in their Wynwood gallery location from April 6 – 27. This is the artist's second solo exhibition with the gallery and his first solo outing in Miami.

For this show, Kaláb presents new vibrant and dynamic compositions that meld the versatility of his canvas medium with the layered depth of sculpture. Incorporating studies in structure and mood, the artist delivers paintings resplendent in organic form.

Playing with variations in geometry, Kaláb paints on constructed canvases of various shapes and combinations. The evolution of his style has led to a distillation of ephemeral color. He captures light and shade that seem to move with the curves of the substrate, becoming one. For Shape & Tone, his pieces are harmonious and minimalist studies – immersive works that reflect his complex understanding of the fluidity in the signs and symbols of abstraction.

Jan Kaláb was born in Czechoslovakia in 1978, during a time when urban art was not seen in the Eastern world. In the 1990s, when the country began to open itself up to Western influences, Kaláb became one of the pioneers of graffiti art. Since 2007, he has focused on the abstraction of form and color in his studio work, and studied formally at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. For a decade the artist has explored this depth and motion with a vibrant chromatic energy, exhibiting in institutions throughout Europe, and North and South America.

A catalog of work is available, please contact the gallery for more info.

Art New York returns to Pier 94 from May 2-5 during the height of New York’s art and cultural season

The highly-anticipated fifth edition of Art New York returns to Pier 94 from May 2-5 during the height of New York’s art and cultural season. The Fair showcases noteworthy works by important artists from the contemporary, modern, post-war and pop eras presented by more than 80 international galleries.

Art New York is presented by Art Miami, the fair provides a fresh alternative for acquiring important, never-before exhibited works from both primary and secondary markets, including CONTEXT, a platform for a selection of new and established contemporary galleries showcasing emerging, mid-career and cutting-edge talent.

The fair will begin with an elegant, invitation-only VIP Preview event on Thursday, May 2nd from 2 to 5pm. The special preview offers collectors, art advisors, curators, and media the opportunity to examine and acquire the finest works available in the market before opening to the public that evening and continuing through Sunday, May 5th.

The fair welcomes both experienced and new art collectors who are looking to experience a carefully-curated, rich-in-content presentation of the best in the global contemporary art market. Art New York will offer all Frieze and TEFAF NY VIP cardholders complimentary admittance.

  • LOCATION Pier 94
    12th Avenue at 55th Street
    New York, NY 10019
  • VIP
    (By invitation only)
    Thursday May 2 : 2pm-5pm
    • Thursday May 2 : 5pm-8pm
    • Friday May 3 : 12pm-8pm
    • Saturday May 4 : 12pm-8pm
    • Sunday May 5 : 12pm-6pm

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Artist Gary Kroman Creates Unique Paintings With Layered Plexiglass & LED Lights

'Grateful Dead'

Internationally collected contemporary artist and musician Gary Kroman creates paintings using layered plexiglass with LED lights. The pieces can be special made, custom ordered or you can choose from the artists' extensive inventory. 


Known for his rock n' roll inspired floating pop art, Kroman is a New York City native famous for his massive volumes of posters, magazine covers, album covered art and T-shirts. His posters, most notably the 100 Grateful Dead songs, Sunshine Daydream, Summer of Love 20th year anniversary and Dead Serenade are licensed and sold to various companies in many categories all over the world. 


Currently his subject matter is celebrities and what that persona means. Kroman's art pieces are available at The Box Gallery 811 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach, Florida 33405.

 'Mickey Erased'

Monday, April 15, 2019

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) presents Opening Night Beatriz González: A Retrospective

Enjoy an engaging conversation at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) with artist Beatriz González, Mari Carmen Ramírez, Wortham Curator of Latin American Art and Director of International Center for the Arts of the Americas at the MFA Houston, and Tobias Ostrander, PAMM Chief Curator on Thursday, April 18th from 7-8:30pm. The artist and exhibition co-curators will discuss González’s practice that spans six decades and how it helped shape her first large-scale U.S. retrospective. Beatriz González: A Retrospective will be on view through September 1, 2019. The discussion will take place in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation into English. Seating begins by 6:45pm. Free with museum admission.

Image: Beatriz González. Los papagayos, 1987.Oil on paper. 29 1/2 x 78 inches. Collection Pérez Art Museum Miami, gift of Jorge M. Pérez.

Experience Marcus Jansen’s Exhibition 'Merchants Of Babylon’ At New River Fine Art In Ft. Lauderdale

New River Fine Art presents Merchants of Babylon, an exhibition featuring the art of Marcus Jansen on April 25th with the full exhibition running through May 25th, 2019. The opening reception for the artist will take place on April 25th at the gallery from 6 – 9pm. New River Fine Art is located at 822 East Las Olas Blvd in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Marcus Jansen’s socially critical paintings and installations have been exhibited in museums in Italy, Germany and the United States and now they will be in South Florida during a selling exhibition at New River Fine Art. 

Marcus Jansen, ‘Grand Chessboard‘, Oil Enamels, Spray Paint and Oil Pastel on Canvas, 60 x 48 Inches.

With museum exhibition credits in Italy, Germany and the United States mounting, New River Fine Art proudly welcomes Marcus Jansen to South Florida for a selling exhibition. Jansen’s art responds to politically charged issues and their effects on the human condition with highly expressive, gritty, inescapable grace and beauty. The painterly complexity of his haunting post-apocalyptic style landscapes and still lifes has critics hailing Jansen as one of the most important American painter of his generation. Meet Marcus Jansen and see his socially critical works of art at the opening reception for Merchants of Babylon. Jansen’s art is rooted in the New York Graffiti scene, but years spent in Germany garnered influence from the Expressionists to develop a language that speaks of a world in turmoil with isolation, threat, war, surveillance and greed in competition with innocence, hope and humanity.

Marcus Jansen, ‘The Desert and Its Tales‘, Oils and Mixed Media on Paper, 19 x 20 Inches.

“Jansen has been called the cartographer of conflict” stated Lisa Burgess, owner of New River Fine Art. “His colors, textures and calligraphic marks imbue an intensity and power to his large-scale paintings that render the human figures seen in many of his works as humbled within the chaos of the surrounding imagery.” Jansen is no stranger to this type of chaos. A veteran of Desert Storm and Desert Shield, he has seen the ravages of war first hand and the experience left an indelible mark on the artist and informs his work.

Marcus Jansen, ‘The Rock In My Hand‘, Oil Enamels, Spray Paint, Oil Pastel and Collage on Canvas, 84 x 72 Inches.

Gallery Director Wissam Elghoul says “Jansen uses light and color to convey a sense of hope in his post-apocalyptic style landscapes. Despite the turmoil, there is a sense that humanity may prevail”. When asked about his own work, the artist comments, “A Painter’s conflict first takes place from within. What you see on canvas is the outcome of decisions based on an intellectual and visual combat. I don’t see my work as political paintings, rather as critical social commentary opposed to political rhetoric.” Political or not, critics are hailing Marcus Jansen as one of the most important American painters of our generation.

Marcus Jansen, ‘Faceless Jackass‘, Oil Enamels on Canvas, 74 x 50 Inches.

The exhibition includes 20 works of art created between 2011 – 2019. A full color exhibition catalog is available. The opening reception for the artist will take place on April 25th at the gallery from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. New River Fine Art is located at 822 East Las Olas Blvd in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Marcus Jansen, ‘Water Rising‘, Oil Enamels, Mixed Media on Canvas, 48 x 48 Inches.

New River Fine Art is a world class gallery filled with museum quality art. As South Florida’s oldest and most prestigious fine art gallery, New River Fine Art presents original works and fine prints from Impressionist, 20th Century, Post War and Contemporary Masters, Mid Career and Emerging Artists. Located in the heart of historic Las Olas Boulevard, the gallery infuses its impressive selection of Masterworks with fresh offerings from contemporary painters, sculptors and glass artists to create a collection that is both historically important and current with today’s art market. For more information, to schedule interviews or for high-resolution images, please visit

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Canine Art, Man's Best Friend, Flying Dogs — Oh My!

Renowned 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, on view through the Spring of 2019.

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).

“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: / visit 

Monday, April 8, 2019

Broward Arts presents Opportunities in the Arts

Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute Informational Session
Thurs., May 9, 6:30 pm at Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA), Pompano Beach

Informational session for artists to learn more about the upcoming Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) and other services Broward Cultural Division offers to artists in the region including funding, professional development and networking opportunities. To register click here.

Florida's Strategic Plan for Arts and Culture: Listening Sessions 
Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) has embarked on a planning process to develop its new strategic plan and to learn how the DCA can best support arts and culture in Florida. Broward Cultural Division will host three listening sessions to ensure our diverse voices are heard and included in this planning effort.
  • Tues., April 9, 2 pm at Broward County Governmental Center, Room 301
  • Tues., April 9, 6 pm at Broward County Governmental Center, Room 302
Artist / Volunteers - Lil' Libraries Painting Project, Sunview Park
Event: Saturday April 13, 2- 6 pm.
Artist Batia Lowenberg will work with volunteers to execute designs for a Little Library in Sunview Park which services the Broadview Community. Little libraries house donated books for community members to share free books with a goal of sparking greater interest in reading and fostering connection among neighbors. If interested in volunteering please email Shelly Turetzky Participation will be confirmed through email. Please include a subject line of Little Library.

CHAT Summit Artists' Village & Live Artist Competition 
Deadline: April 15
The 2019 Synergy Summit for Cultural & Heritage Tourism (CHAT) is inviting local artists to showcase work at their Artists' Village on May 9-11 at the Signature Grand Conference Center. Selected artists will also receive complimentary Summit registration. For more information and to apply to be an exhibitor, click here.

Call to Artists: Doing Business as an Artist
Deadline: April 26
Graduates of Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) are invited to submit work for the 11th annual Doing Business as an Artist (DBA) exhibit, which will showcase an array of South Florida's artists and their interpretation of the theme: TEXTURED. For more information and to apply, visit the ArtServe website here.

Video Skills for Creatives: Direct Your Own Promo
Workshop: May 4
Learn how to create a short film to promote yourself as a visual artist. This type of short documentary can have a lasting impact on social media and can help curators and audiences understand your work and process. Free. To register, click here.

Florida Association of Public Art Professionals Conference
Event: May 8-10
Registration is open for the annual Florida Association of Public Art Professionals (FAPAP) Conference, hosted at the Riverside hotel in Fort Lauderdale. This three-day conference offers seminars and sessions covering all things public art, including applying for grants all the way to conservation techniques, as well as extensive networking opportunities and events and exclusive tours of local facilities featuring public art. For more information, click here.

Cultural Heritage Alliance for Tourism Summit
Event: May 9-11
The Cultural Heritage Alliance for Tourism, Inc. (CHAT) in partnership with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) will present the 2nd Annual Synergy Summit for Cultural and Heritage Tourism May 9-11 in Greater Fort Lauderdale. The two-day event is the place where more than 200 tourism power players gather to communicate and explore synergy for collaboration and form strategic partnerships that strengthen and elevate multicultural tourism in Florida and nationally. For more information and to register for this conference, click here.

Call to Artists – Stonewall
Deadline: May 10
In remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, Claudia Castillo ART studio is seeking artist submissions focusing on the Stonewall legacy, equality and human rights. Artists are encouraged to submit artwork that speaks to the achievements of Stonewall and challenges and inspires future generations to strive for equality and inclusion for the LGBTQA community.
For more information, visit the Claudia Castillo ART studio's website here.

The Hopper Prize
Deadline: May 21
The Hopper Prize is offering multiple individual artist grants totaling $5,000 awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators. To learn more and apply, click here.

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

'PLAY', a short film by internationally collected visual artist & filmmaker Cheryl Maeder.

PLAY, a short film by internationally collected visual artist & filmmaker Cheryl Maeder. From a higher vantage point, ordinary becomes extraordinary.


PLAY Video Installation televised nationally on PBS, Project Filmmaker funded by National Endowment for the Arts. "I was walking through a shopping mall on the top floor and happened to look down at children wildly jumping and playing in this wonderland below. From the vantage point up high, the children looked like tiny elves and fairies jumping, laughing and happily playing in a breakfast-themed playground. I hurriedly went home, grabbed my camera and for several weeks returned to document the children playing. The short film, PLAY, is about the Magic. I am honored that two of the photographs from this series are featured in a prestigious, Curated Photography Collection by Hamburg Kennedy for Foster Care along with Diane Arbus, Sally Mann, Elliott Erwitt and Martin Parr."

NSU Art Museum: Art Roundtable Featuring Tina La Porta

Join us at the NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, April 16th from 12 – 1:30pm to experience Art Roundtable with South Florida contemporary artist Tina La PortaThis event is FREE for museum member; $10 for non-members. Limited seating / RSVP required.

Artist Tina La Porta will discuss her decade-long body of work, Side Effects, a series that explores and expresses her struggles with her diagnosis of mental illness. “Since being diagnosed with schizophrenia, my work has become a method to talk about my disability through the language of visual art. In this sense, despite my disability, I am able to express myself and be a vital part of society,” says La Porta.

Born in 1967 in Chicago, La Porta moved to New York’s East Village in 1992 to pursue her Master of Fine Arts degree at The School of Visual Arts. Her work has been exhibited in South Florida and nationally and internationally at The New Museum, NY; Museo Nacional Centro de Art Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; ƒcole SupŽrieure Nationale des Beaux Arts, Paris, France; Museu do Essencial e do Alem Disso, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England; San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA; Centre Cultural de la Fundaci— “la Caixa,” Barcelona, Spain; The Kitchen, New York, NY.

#PaidInternship: Hiring Summer Interns in Miami

Seeking Paid Summer Interns  Must be based in S.Florida. For consideration, email your cover letter and resume to

Miami Art Scene™ is seeking college students who want to excel in an artsy, social and fun environment. We're a creative and forward-thinking team, so we tend to jive well with others who share our "Work Hard, Play Hard" philosophy.

We are looking for PAID interns to cross-train in Marketing & PR, Sales and Customer Service.

We offer competitive compensation and a fun, enthusiastic work environment. Our culture is tight-knit and hard-working with values building personal relationships, not only with clients, but within our company as well.


• In pursuit of a Communications degree at an Accredited Institution and be able to provide documentation to confirm your degree progress.

• Must be 18 years of age or older.

• Must have a minimum Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

• Excellent communication skills and internet savvy.

• Must possess a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and high energy.

• Proficient with Microsoft Office and WordPress.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Call To Artists: SaveArtSpace x Playground Detroit

Brooklyn/Detroit-based public art non-profit SaveArtSpace has partnered with PLAYGROUND DETROIT to bring more art to Detroit via ad space and gallery exhibitions during Detroit Art Week.
Artists of all ages and talents are invited to submit between April 2 and May 28, 2019. This is your opportunity to have your art work on ad space in Detroit for the month of July and during Detroit Art Week, July 16-21.
Curated by Ellen Rutt.

Open Call Ends May 28, 2019
Learn More
See all available open calls at