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:

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 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: / visit

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:

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.  |  305.949.6722