Wednesday, December 11, 2019

“Dog Artist” Skip Hartzell Creates Art Inspired By Man’s Best Friend

For Skip Hartzell, known locally as “the dog artist,” inspiration comes in the form of a morning walk—accompanied by a furry friend. The act of making art is one of benevolence for Hartzell, and also his dog art sells. He is a longtime supporter of no-kill animal rescues and donates proceeds from the sale of his artworks to animal-rescue, no kill shelters.

‘Raw Dog #1’, Mixed materials with Burlap and Concrete, 75 x 45 x 35 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 in his art studio

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. 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.

‘Bosco’, Oil on Canvas, 48 x 48 Inches

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.

‘Golden’, Oil on Canvas, 48 x 60 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.

The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County ‘Reimagine’​ Exhibition
Featuring Skip Hartzell’s work in Paws & Claws: Animals in Art, 2019

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.

‘Swimmer #2’, Flashe on Canvas, 72 x 72 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 where Hartzell has held exhibitions. For sales, commissions, general inquiries or future show information, email: / visit

Monday, December 9, 2019

Malcolm Rains at Oeno Gallery

Malcolm Rains, 'Pallene' (2017), Oil on Panel, 12 × 18 inches. Framed dimensions are 13 x 19 inches.


Malcolm Rains at Oeno Gallery

With roots in classical Greek art, architecture and mythology, Malcolm Rains explores balance and harmony and even an austerity in his paintings at Oeno Gallery. Inspired by the Baroque painter Juan Sanchez-Cotan, Rains uses intense light and shadow, precise imagery and pristine surfaces. Rains’ work – whether figurative or abstract -- seeks a mystical or conceptual connection with the viewer.
Malcolm Rains, 'Erinia', Oil on Linen, 30 × 36 inches, unframed.

Born in England, Malcolm Rains emigrated to Canada in 1955. After studies in architecture at the University of Toronto and University of Detroit, he completed a degree at the Ontario College of Art. Rains has exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Winnipeg Art Gallery and The Power Plant (Toronto). His work is held in private, corporate and public collections including the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Global Affairs Canada.
Malcolm Rains, 'Pylos' (2018), Oil on Linen, 42 × 68 inches. Framed dimensions are 43.5 x 69.5 inches.

Through the pronounced use of light and shadow and trompe l'oeil realism, Rains’ work seeks a mystical or conceptual connection with the viewer. For more information about this artist visit
Oeno Gallery
2274 County Road 1
Prince Edward County
Ontario, K0K 1G0

Phone: (613) 393-2216

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Bye Bye Basel Art Week Closing Party

Bye Bye Basel
 Art Week Closing Party
Your Invitation for Bye Bye Basel 2019
Zenith Art & Fashion and Creative G.L.U.E are proud to present the Miami Art Week Closing Party for Red Dot Miami & Inter Miami CF on December 8th, 2019 at 7pm. Zenith Art & Fashion and Red Dot are preparing an amazing closing party to celebrate this incredible week and say Bye Bye to Basel. Zenith will be featuring over 20 renowned global artists and their amazing artwork. Guest will enjoy live performances by local DJs and artists alongside the unveiling of David Beckham's Inter Miami CF art installation, by Walter John Rodriguez.

For a final surprise, Enrique Cabrera will kick off his 28 country world tour and unveil his iconic sculpture "Palmarius", latin for "Masterpiece", on his first stop of "The World Tour of Immortality" in Miami. This event is a celebration and correct ending for incredible week of art, creativity, and unity. We look forward to your attendance!
 [ Venue & Parking ]

We are hosting Bye Bye Basel at the beautiful and multifunctional space, Zenith Art & Fashion. 
1440 Biscayne Blvd, Miami FL
Get in Touch
Parking Garages are in the same building as Zenith. With Basel traffic we suggest ride sharing apps like Uber or Lyft to get here on time. 
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Friday, December 6, 2019

Laser Light Shows TONIGHT in the Frost Planetarium

Get frosty under the Frost Planetarium's dome during Laser Evening!
Enjoy the Frost Science Museum tonight, Friday, December 6 for another edition of the museum's popular Laser Evenings series, a retro throwback to the classic laser light spectacles you know and love. Fusing music from different genres with old-school laser lights and enhanced visuals. Offering a stellar lineup gracing the Frost Planetarium screen tonight.
Cost: $10 per adult; $8 per child (ages 3-11)*
Members receive a 20% discount on all Laser Evening shows. Must be logged-in to member account to receive discount.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

AQUA Art Miami VIP Preview Today December 4th from 3-10pm

Aqua Art Miami will kick off its 15th anniversary edition at the Aqua Hotel (1530 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139) with a VIP Preview today from 3-10pm and continues through December 8th. The energetic preview has become the destination for influential collectors and art professionals, many of whom migrate from Aqua’s sister fairs, Art Miami and CONTEXT conveniently nestled between the Venetian Causeway and the MacArthur Causeways, and Art Basel Miami Beach, which is located just a few blocks away.

Aqua Art Miami is the premier location for art aficionados to procure works by young, emerging and mid-career artists. Throughout the years, the fair has continued to solidify itself as a completely unique art fair, consistently staying true to its signature relaxed yet energetic vibe. The 2019 edition will present 59 international exhibitors who will showcase the fresh works of over 135 artists in the intimate exhibition rooms, which open into the beautiful courtyard of the classic South Beach hotel.
Vincent Gachaga, "McQueen Bache", Galerie le Capricorne, Saint Paul de Vence
+gallerylabs New Haven | AC Contemporary Buenos Aires | Adriana Budich Contemporary Art Buenos Aires | Alejandro Andres Miami Beach | Alessandro Berni Gallery Perugia | ASMP New York New York | Beacon Gallery Boston | Belo Art Miami | Beauart Poinciana | BoxHeart Gallery Pittsburgh | BP Project: Maryam Alakbarli Paris | Charabati Bizzarri Mill Valley | CityArts Orlando Orlando | Coloring Wheelz New York | Colour Senses Project Miami | cyc gallery Nassau County | Foropoulos Studios of Fine Arts Clearwater | Galerie le Capricorne Saint Paul de Vence | Gallery Quinze Sauvagnon | Gitter Studios New York | HIMMELJORD ART Fort Collins | Imlay Gallery Montclair | Janus Gallery Brooklyn | KA Projects Chicago | KOTA Gallery Nicosia | Lincoln Michael Galleries Washington DC | Liz Clement Contemporary Boston | LOVE ART GALLERY Norwalk | LUMAS Berlin | Maeve Art Brossard | Marloe Gallery Brooklyn | Miami Art Society Miami | Michele Fontaniere Gallery Miami | Michelle Vella Toronto | Modern Marvel Lake Ronkonkoma | Molly Goldfarb New York | Oksana Tanasiv Art Norwalk | Olan Quattro Miami | Omelchenko Gallery Moscow | Orit Fuchs Tel Aviv | Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery London | Rubber Stamp Art Projects Miami | Ryan Bolton Gallery Brooklyn | Samara Shuter Toronto | SANTAMARIA ART SPACE Moscow | SCAI Seoul | SHIM / Aspen Art Collective Brooklyn | SHIM / Brooklyn Brooklyn | SHIM / International Brooklyn | SHIM / Invitational Brooklyn | Singulart Paris | Skye Gallery Brooklyn | SPACE 776 Brooklyn | Stephen Wilson Studio Charlotte | Studio CI.CO Rome | Super Buddha Miami | The Empty Circle Brooklyn | Tina Psoinos New York | WGS Contemporary Washington | ZOOMGALLERY Seoul

Deming King Harriman, "The Tarot Card Paintings", SHIM Art Network
Wednesday, Dec 4 - Friday, Dec 6 | Open to close | Terrace Lounge
Visual Performance Art
SHIM Art Network brings to view Works inProgress, in which artist Alan King employs a totemic relation to surface painting through his working method of micro abstraction in real time.
@shimartnetwork | @alanking55

Friday, Dec 6 | 3 - 4pm | Throughout fair
SHIM Art Network in partnership with Mas Tassini Studio, IFA Paris, LCBio Normandie and the mask master Sergio Boldrin present NO PLASTIC, a performance by Alexandra Mas underlining the ecological emergency associated with plastic pollution and our shared responsibility for greater sustainability.
@shimartnetwork | @mastassinistudio | @ifaparis | @alexndramas_artist

Saturday, Dec 7 - Sunday, De 8 | Open to close | Terrace Lounge
Visual Performance Art
SHIM Art Network reveals the art of divination through Deming King Harriman's genesis of hand-painted Tarot cards and custom readings performed as The Tarot Card Paintings.
@shimartnetwork | @demingkingharrimanart

Wednesday, Dec 4 - Sunday, Dec 8 | Open to close | Throughout fair
Visual Performance Art
SHIM Art Network focuses on creating an open sourced space at Aqua to capture connection through the lens of the Miami Photo Project, an interactive portraiture initiative led by photographer Murphy McCoy of Aspen Art Curation.
@shimartnetwork | @aspenartcuration | @murphyannestudios

Aqua Art Miami at the Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

VIP Preview 
Wednesday, Dec 4 | 3PM - 10PM
Admission for Aqua, Art Miami + CONTEXT VIP Cardholders and Press

General Admission
Thursday, Dec 5 | 12PM–9PM
Friday, Dec 6-Saturday, Dec 7 | 11AM–9PM
Sunday, Dec 8 | 11AM–6PM

A One Day fair pass provides admission to Aqua Art Miami only. A Multi-Day pass provides admission to Aqua Art Miami, as well as Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami.

$25  One-day pass 
$100 Multi-day pass 
$20 Students 12 - 18 & Seniors 62+
Free Children under 12 accompanied by an adult

Show Management strictly prohibits Pets from entering the Aqua facilities. Only animals assisting handicapped or disabled individuals are exempt from this rule.