Sunday, February 16, 2020

SaveArtSpace Announces New Open Call for Art: Environmental Justice & the Natural Environment

Announcing a new open call for art!

Environmental Justice & the Natural Environment a group public art and gallery exhibition coming to Portland, May 2020.

SaveArtSpace asking artists to share their passionate concerns about the state of our natural environment and the resulting environmental injustice. Our natural environment is influx like never before, fires, floods, drought, famine, affecting those most vulnerable first. Right here in Portland, we have seen the devastating affects of the climate crises and the human impact on the natural environment. We must change our way of life and artists have the ability to demonstrate what a cleaner, heathier, and more just future must look like.
 
Learn More
See all available open calls at saveartspace.org/submit.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Enjoy the 57th Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival


Experience the 57th Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival (CGAF) Saturday, February 15th through Monday, February 17th, a three-day outdoor event, celebrating fine arts, live performances and local flavors. Coconut Grove will be transformed into a quaint artistic village where visitors can meet many of the world’s most talented artists, and take home a timeless piece of art at the 57th annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival®. Among the festival’s 360 artists are artists from six countries (United States, Bahamas, Canada, Georgia, Peru and Columbia) and 42 states.


Complementing the visual arts is the popular Culinary Pavilion which features leading chefs from South Florida’s hottest restaurants and hotels. An entertainment stage in Peacock Park offers three-days of live performances and a Family Zone at Regatta Park brings out the artist in everyone. Purchase tickets for the Arts Festival here.


Hours: Gates Open at 10am each day of the festival. On Saturday and Sunday, gates close at 6pm / on Monday gates close at 5pm. See more admission and general information here.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Experience the Abstract Expressionist Art of Brandon Aday at 'Art From The Heart' in the Miami Design District

South Florida Artist Brandon Aday works with acrylics & oils on canvas and paper, he is best known for his eye-catching, large-scale abstract paintings. He attended the Art Institute of Philadelphia. The artist also creates his own line of art merchandise, which includes home decor, apparel and accessories.



Brandon is passionate about giving back, he also participates in an annual art fundraising event 'Art From The Heart', taking place this year at Paradise Plaza in the Miami Design District on Saturday, April 25th, 2020 from 7-10pm. Guests will have the opportunity to view and purchase works from Miami's world renowned artists and talented emerging artists. There will be over 150 art pieces to select from. All proceeds from the art auction will go towards building a better tomorrow for 1,000 children in foster care at the Family Resource Center of South Florida. Enjoy an open bar, vendors, music, and delicious hors d' oeuvres prepared by Miami's premier chefs.


‘Incoherent Dimensionality in Development’, Mixed Media on Canvas, 36″ x 48″
This painting is one of three pieces being donated and auctioned at Art From The Heart on April 25, 2020

You can purchase tickets for the upcoming 'Art From The Heart' charity event at https://one.bidpal.net/artfromtheheart2020/welcome, and if you buy them before February 14th, you can use the Promo Code: EARLY to get them for half the normal price.


'Greed Decomposed on a Martian Desert', Mixed Media, 24 x 30 Inches

"I'm inspired by urban scenery, concrete structures, cracked sidewalks, or graffiti filled walls. If I see a stain or peeled paint on a weathered surface, I need to take a picture of it for later use. I have hundreds of these inspirational photos on my phone from random places. I like to look at them to absorb them into my subconscious, to come out in unexpected ways on the canvas," explained Aday.


Brandon Aday discussing his work on exhibit at Pridelines Gallery during Miami Art Week 2019, located in Miami’s historic MiMo/Little River District

To learn more about this fascinating artist, for sales, commissions or general inquires, please email: brandon@artbybrandonaday.com. Visit his website to purchase artwork as well as Brandon’s art merchandise, which includes home decor, apparel and accessories: www.artbybrandonaday.com. Use our special Promo Code MAS10 to purchase paintings that are available with this discount.

Monday, February 10, 2020

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

For Skip Hartzell, known locally as “the dog artist,” the act of making art is one of benevolence, 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. The artist creates large oil paintings, works on paper and four-legged sculptures inspired by man’s best friend that tug at the heartstrings of both art collectors and dog lovers alike.

Artist Skip Hartzell in his art studio

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.

‘Clueless #2’, Oil & Graphite on Canvas, 30 x 40 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.

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

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. “When you walk into Skip Hartzell’s studio you are greeted by hundreds of dogs in all shapes, sizes, textures and colors. There are dogs on the wall that create an intriguing color field installation. There are medium size dogs standing or sitting and hanging all over the place. And his large dogs just ask to be hugged,” said Rickie Leiter, Publisher of The Rickie Report.

Happy Skip Hartzell Collectors, Art Palm Beach fair

“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.

‘Me Too’, Papercrete and Resin, 14 x 14 x 7 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.

‘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. For more information about this fascinating artist, for sales, commissions, general inquiries or future show info, email: skipperhartzell@yahoo.com and visit www.skiphartzell.com

Artist Lenore Rae Lampi's Work Explores the Lush Folds, Twists and Forces of Physics in Natural Forms and Textiles

The possibilities of form and movement lend a fluidity to Lenore Lampi‘s sculptural ceramic artwork. Her work is appealing not only because the designs are eloquent, but also because the subject matter reflects poignant memories and notions of endurance.

Artist Lenore Rae Lampi

Sculptor Lenore Rae Lampi has been associated with her biomorphic birch bark series for years but has recently moved seamlessly into a new arena of cultural commentary and pop-art influenced objects. In her latest Big Bling Series, Lenore has embraced the forms of ribbons and bows, essentially birch bark of another kind, the outermost layer of cultural icons and nostalgic tendencies.

Lenore Rae Lampi, ‘Bow Form II’, Ceramic Sculpture, 18″H x 13″W x 14″D

Lampi’s signature work is a study in perception and a reflection o f the undulating movement of tree bark. Her Big Bling series explores adornments such as ribbons, bows, and streamers, monumentalizing these humble objects while evoking feelings of nostalgia. Both series use clay as a starting point to explore lush folds, twisting shapes, and the forces of physics in natural forms and textiles.

Lenore Rae Lampi, ‘Bling in Red’, Ceramic Wall Sculpture.
Clay with a cold finish of paint and flocking, 15″H x 20″W x 5″D

Collectors and art aficionados recently had the opportunity to experience Lampi’s work on exhibit at the 23rd Edition of Art Palm Beach with Steidel Contemporary Booth 422, January 30 – February 3, 2020. Work is available for sale through Artful Home, where select pieces can be purchased directly from their website, click here.

Lenore Rae Lampi, ‘Bling in Bronze’, Ceramic Wall Sculpture. Hand built from clay and finished with a metallic bronze-colored glaze. Dimensions for each, clockwise from upper left: 19″ x 17″, 19″ x 16″, 16″ x 12″.

Lenore Lampi earned a BA in fine art and an MA in art education from the University of Minnesota. She has studied under and learned from many notable artists, including Dorian Beaulieu, Bob Husby, Holly Anderson Jorde, and Wenzhi Zhang. She participated in the International Wood Fire Conference in China in 2007.


Lenore Rae Lampi, from the Big Bling Series, ceramic high relief wall sculpture. Mixed media with flocking, 14″ x 14″.

Always fascinated with the undulating forms in Classical drapery since the days of observing her mother’s workings as a seamstress, Lenore now captures this movement and narrative with a Pop Art sensibility. Her new series explores the notion of adornment of the affordable kind. Ribbons, bows, and streamers in an historical context may evoke feelings of nostalgia, kitsch, and pomp. Referencing Pop Art to describe the work, with the intention to monumentalize these humble objects.

Lenore Rae Lampi, ‘Buoyant Bling II’, 2019.
Ceramic Sculpture, 21″H x 17″W x 5″D.
vailable with Steidel Contemporary

Lampi’s current sculptural work has a bold narrative delineating the growing veneration of the female influence in American culture, meanwhile arousing the nostalgic infatuation with the ‘good old days’ that so many Americans seem to want to relive. For more information about this fascinating artist, to commission a piece, make an inquiry, or to learn about future exhibitions, please visit: www.lenorelampi.com

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

#CallForArtists: SaveArtSpace presents Your Art New York

This is your opportunity to have your art on a billboard in New York City! All artists are encouraged to submit. For this exhibition SaveArtSpace has three curators, who will select three artists, once each!

Curated by Chiru Mondo Murage, Ché Morales, and Jeremy Cohen.

Open Call for Art ends: January 30 at 11:59pm (Eastern).
Submit

For All Available Open Calls Please Visit SaveArtSpace.org/submit

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Miami Design District Public Art Tours


Experience a Public Art Tour of the Miami Design District on Saturday, February 1st from 3 – 4:30pm. Join the Miami Design District in partnership with Arts Encounters, for a free guided tour of the neighborhood’s world-renowned public art. 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)

Fabien Castanier Gallery presents Hermes Berrio 'The Extravagance of the Quotidian'


The Extravagance of the Quotidian

Hermes Berrio solo exhibition
February 8 - 29, 2020

OPENING RECEPTIONS WITH THE ARTIST
Wynwood | Saturday, February 8th @ 6pm
Little River Progressive Art Brunch | Sunday, February 16th @ 11am

Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to present a solo exhibition for Colombian, Miami-based artist, Hermes Berrio. The exhibition, The Extravagance of the Quotidian, is on view February 8 – 29, and will be held in both gallery locations. The show will commence with a reception in Wynwood on Saturday, February 8, and will have a subsequent opening in Little River on Sunday, February 16 with the Progressive Art Brunch event. This is the first solo exhibition for Hermes Berrio at the gallery, featuring a new series of large-scale paintings.

For The Extravagance of the Quotidian, Hermes Berrio captures the significance from his everyday life, relating it with a grand scope that emphasizes both the mundane and the extraordinary. With reality as the foundation to his practice, Berrio creates a vibrant narrative and a personal reflection on the world. Finding inspiration in these unusual and yet commonplace experiences, the artist explores the complexity of such simple moments and renders them on a monumental scale. He has re-imagined, re-arranged, and metamorphosed visions of a cultural and personal landscape, seeking new ways to interpret one's truth visually.

Hermes Berrio (b. 1980, Colombia) studied art formally in New York, and has since grown his artistic career in Miami. In recent years, he has participated in group and solo exhibitions around the world for galleries and institutions in the U.S. and Colombia, Spain, Germany, Mexico, Australia, and Canada. He's also completed a number of murals, with the most recent installations throughout the city of Miami. In 2018 he was awarded a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and in 2019 from the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation. He continues to evolve his practice, investigating new processes and mediums, while challenging contemporary expectations with his prodigious compositions.

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

IMAGE: Hermes Berrio | "A La Mode" fabrics, acrylic, collage, gold leaf on canvas, 96 x 80 in. (244x203cm)

Dimensions Variable presents Ouroboros: Emanuel Ribas

Emanuel Ribas

Experience the Opening Reception of the exhibition Ouroboros, featuring artist Emanuel Ribas at Dimensions Variable tonight Saturday, January 25th from 6-10pm. Emanuel Ribas’ work is procedural, layered, and expressive in nature and in many ways a reflection of himself. Rather than communicating with words, or using some kind of visual narrative to illustrate a story or moment in time, he’s driven by an innate desire to use materials that are often seen in the home and workplace. These materials, when taken apart and manipulated over a period of time, are then combined to create an assemblage that encompasses various elements of his history, identity, and psychology. The exhibition runs from January 25 through March 14, 2020.

For the project gallery at Dimensions Variable (DV), Ribas will explore the idea that the beginning and end—to something, to someone—can be one and the same. Very similarly, his process of material exploration has no endpoint and no beginning. Like the period at the end of a sentence both conclude a statement and connect to the other sentences in a paragraph, the artwork in its “final” state represents both the conclusion of a process and an invitation to whatever comes next—the beginning of something else. So, when confronted with the possibilities of what is deemed the beginning or end we should look at it in the form of a continuous cycle, an ouroboros.


Dimensions Variable is located at 101 NW 79th Street
in Miami, Florida 33150.

The Abstract Expressionist Art of South Florida Artist Brandon Aday

‘Greed Decomposed on a Martian Desert’, Mixed Media, 24″ x 30″

South Florida-based artist Brandon Aday creates ethereal abstracts that reflect both the natural and man-made world, focusing on an abstract expressionist style of painting.

Brandon Aday discussing his work on exhibit at Pridelines Gallery during Miami Art Week

Miami artist Brandon Aday works with acrylics & oils on canvas and paper, he is best known for his eye-catching, large-scale abstract paintings. Brandon has had a lifelong love of art, inspired from an early age by his Mother who is also an artist. He is originally from the South Jersey/Philadelphia area, and attended the Art Institute of Philadelphia. In addition to his paintings, the artist creates his own line of art merchandise, which includes home decor, apparel and accessories.


"I get inspired by urban scenery, concrete structures, cracked sidewalks, or graffiti filled walls. If I see a stain or peeled paint on a weathered surface, I need to take a picture of it for later use. I have hundreds of these inspirational photos on my phone from random places. I like to look at them to absorb them into my subconscious, to come out in unexpected ways on the canvas," explained Aday.

‘Emerald Coast of a Fractional Future’, Mixed Media on Canvas, 30″ x 24″

Brandon exhibits his work with Pridelines Gallery, located in Miami’s historic MiMo/Little River District. He is one of many participating artists committed to Pridelines mission of supporting, educating, and empowering South Florida’s LGBTQ youth and community in safe and diverse spaces to promote dialogue, wellness, and to foster social change. As a result, 30% of all proceeds generated from the sale of an artists’ work is donated back to Pridelines to fund programs and services for local youth experiencing or at-risk of homelessness, and community seeking safe and affirming programs, services, and spaces.

‘Incoherent Dimensionality in Development’, Mixed Media on Canvas, 36″ x 48″. This painting is being donated and auctioned at Art From The Heart on April 25, 2020

Brandon is passionate about giving back, he also participates in an annual art fundraising event ‘Art From The Heart‘, taking place this year at Paradise Plaza in the Miami Design District on Saturday, April 25th, 2020 from 7-10pm. Guests will have the opportunity to view and purchase works from Miami’s world renowned artists and talented emerging artists. There will be over 150 art pieces to select from. All proceeds from the art auction will go towards building a better tomorrow for 1,000 children in foster care at the Family Resource Center of South Florida. Enjoy an open bar, vendors, music, and delicious hors d’ oeuvres prepared by Miami’s premier chefs. Purchase tickets here, and if you buy them before February 14th, you can use the Promo Code: EARLY to get them for half the normal price.

‘Dialogue with Chiseled Canvas’, Mixed Media, 22″ x 28″. This painting is being donated and auctioned at Art From The Heart on April 25, 2020

Artistically, he is inspired by Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism & Abstract Expressionism. Artists who have influenced him the most through the years include Monet, Van Gogh, Munch, Kollwitz, Picasso, Pollock, de Kooning & Rothko. He is also a big fan of Anselm Keifer, Gerhard Richter and artists with similar styles. Brandon loves observing the imperfections and randomness found in everyday life, and transferring that to the canvas.

‘Adventurous Extract from Torqued Morphism’, Acrylic on Canvas, 16″ x 20″. This painting is being donated and auctioned at Art From The Heart on April 25, 2020

To learn more about this fascinating artist, for sales, commissions or general inquires, please email: brandon@artbybrandonaday.com. Visit his website to purchase artwork as well as Brandon’s art merchandise, which includes home decor, apparel and accessories: www.artbybrandonaday.com. Use our special Promo Code MAS10 to purchase paintings that are available with this discount. You can purchase tickets for the upcoming “Art From The Heart” charity event at https://one.bidpal.net/artfromtheheart2020/welcome, and if you buy them before February 14th, you can use the Promo Code: EARLY to get them for half the normal price.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Local Views at PAMM: Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt


Thursday, January 30th from 6-6:30pm experience a local, Miami artist at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, enjoy PAMM’s in-gallery tour program. Local Views at PAMM is where select local artists speak about a few works of art currently on view at the museum. This month, Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt will lead the tour. Behar and Marquardt are known for creating social sculptures for public pleasure. R & R Studios, the collaborative office of Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt, is a multidisciplinary practice weaving together visual arts, architecture, design, and the city.

Local Views at PAMM gives visitors a first-hand interaction with local artists by creating conversations centered around art and the creative process. This casual 30-minute conversation takes place on the fourth Thursday of each month. Free with museum admission. First come, first served.

Image: BEAUTY FOR ALL!Painted Aluminum and LED lights, vinyl ribbons and fabric.Proposal for Pérez Art Museum Miami. Miami, FL.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

SaveArtSpace: Your Art Los Angeles

This is your opportunity to have your art on a billboard in Los Angeles! All artists are encouraged to submit.

Curated by Parker Day.
Open Call for Art ends: January 15 at 11:59pm (Pacific).
 
Submit

For All Available Open Calls Please Visit SaveArtSpace.org/submit

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Become A Spoken Soul Festival Featured Artist

Spoken Soul Festival prides itself on working very hard in support of women artists. Selected featured artists are expected to commit time and energy to represent themselves and the mission of the festival professionally and with integrity. Spoken Soul Festival is excited about seeing submissions from Women Artists whose work is cutting edge, interactive, site specific, with audience participation and with a strong point of view. Each selected artist will receive a budget that will assist with their presentation / installation. Apply Now!





Who Can Apply?
South Florida, women visual & performance artists of all ages, especially those whose work is site-specific, interactive and includes audience participation, but it is NOT required. Artist must be serious about her craft!

Facts you need to consider before applying

SSF 2020 Theme: A Woman’s Right To Vote

“A Woman’s Right To Vote” – Selected featured artists may be commissioned to create NEW work and or may be teamed up with another featured artist to create NEW work. Collaboration and teamwork are required and of the upmost important quality to have as a selected featured artist.

Rehearsal & Performance Dates: March 18-22, 2020

Vendor’s Fee: None

Venue: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

Artist MUST Attend: 

  • An orientation meeting and and venue tour which will take place at the beginning of February 2020.  Exact date and location TBA.
  • All 3 events: SWAN Community Program, SWAN Spoken Soul Showcase and Vanessa Baez Memorial Women’s Brunch
  • Any press interviews and/or picture opportunity set up by the marketing team
  • Featured artists will be given a small budget (Amount TBA) to cover the production of their showing / performance.

Artist Products: 

  • Featured artists must provide one (1) donated service or product for our yearlong donation and auction campaign (free of charge to SSF)
  • Optional! Featured artists are asked to provide ten (10) original promotional items for SSF VIP – Media gift bags (allowed artist budget may be applied towards promo materials).

Media:

  • Featured artists are required assist with SSF grassroots social media promotions for all events of the festival.
  • Featured artists are required to provide a blog entry (slide show, video or written) for Spoken Soul Community Program about the year’s community service theme.

Community Program:

Featured artists are required to participate in Spoken Soul Community Program on March 20, 2020 Exact activity, locations and time TBA

Apply Now! If you face technical difficulties with your submission below email us at  spokensoulfestival@gmail.com. Please write SUBMISSION in the subject line. Application Deadline is January 30, 2020.

Experience JonOne "Colors of the Uprising" at Fabien Castanier Gallery


Colors of the Uprising

JonOne solo exhibition
November 26, 2019 - February 1, 2020

NOW ON VIEW THROUGH SATURDAY FEBRUARY 1
Fabien Castanier Gallery is excited to present a solo exhibition for urban contemporary artist JonOne, Colors of the Uprising. This is the fifth solo exhibition for JonOne at the gallery, featuring new paintings on canvas.

JonOne brings to Miami his latest body of work, a revelatory examination of moments grand and intimate through the masterful use of movement and color. As the quintessential graffiti-turned-gallery artist, JonOne continues to present impactful compositions that demonstrate an innate understanding of dynamic form through the harnessing of his own vibrant energy. Delving into his past and conjuring the abstract expressionism of his roots, these new paintings lend a glimpse into a chaotic yet balanced vision. His pieces are encounters – the story of conflicts, strife, and ultimate triumph both within ourselves and in our ever-changing modern world.
TOP: JonOne | "Game Over" ink and acrylic on canvas, 45 x 41.5 in. (114x105cm)
Presently, JonOne (b. 1963, New York) stands at the forefront of the urban contemporary art movement. His work has influenced a generation of both graffiti and contemporary artists, having built an impressive oeuvre in the past 30 years. His story begins in Harlem, New York in the 1980s, where as a youth he faced the struggles of finding an outlet for his artistic drive. Seeking freedom and self-expression, he began painting on the streets and on train cars. His current aesthetic can be traced back to this visual foundation of his childhood – the blurred images and colors from graffiti flashing before his eyes as the trains moved past. He was always different, bringing paint brushes instead of spray cans to tag the streets. When he was only 20 years old, he moved to Paris, a place that accepted him artistically and allowed him to develop his graffiti roots in a community that welcomed the proverbial outsider. Establishing his life in France, he has since evolved his career and reputation for the past three decades with a unique style, unparalleled in his genre.

JonOne has worked on a number of collaborations and projects in recent years, lending original designs of his style to notable companies, such as Perrier, Air France, Lacoste, Guerlain, Hennessy, and LG. He has also exhibited at several important galleries and institutions, including the Fondation Cartier for Contemporary Art and the Grand Palais in Paris. In 2015, he was given the Legion of Honor from France, celebrating the achievement with a painting "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité" which was unveiled at the Palais Bourbon, the seat of the French National Assembly.