Sunday, April 26, 2020

Experience an Intimate Glimpse into Art Palm Beach with Sculptor Ágnes Nagy

Hungarian Sculptor Ágnes Nagy has been developing her career as a sculptor since childhood. At a very young age she attended the Medgyessy Ferenc sculpting workshop led by the sculptor Gábor Szabó in Pestújhely, one of the northern suburbs of Budapest. And later graduated from the Secondary School of Fine and Applied Arts of Budapest, known as “Kisképző” in 1994. Her large statues of animals in glazed fireclay, brass, bronze, and steel mixed media embody specific spiritual, ideological and moral meaning.

Sculptor Ágnes Nagy with one of her sculptures‘LION’ Saint Mark
Glazed fireclay, brass, mixed media, 105 x 65 x 65 cm, 2018

“The framework of my life is made through my sculpting, and it is able to hold me on the ground as much as it is able to take me away from reality both in years with difficulties and trials and the happy and successful periods of time,” said Nagy of her work. As far as her subject matter is concerned, “I didn’t choose animals, they were the ones who found me and refuse to let me go for now,” explained the artist.

Ágnes Nagy’s work was recently exhibited at Art Palm Beach from January 31 – February 03, 2020 with Erdész Gallery & Design. “The expressiveness of Nagy’s artistic credo is embodied in bronze, glazed fireclay, stainless steel, and realistic animal portrayals. Every sculpture by Ágnes can be given a specific spiritual, ideological and moral meaning—that may be reformulated by the viewer in several ways,” said Adam Erdesz of Erdész Gallery.

Ágnes Nagy at Art Palm Beach 2020, Booth 536, Erdész Gallery & Design

To learn more about this fascinating artist, for sales, commissions, general inquires or future show information, email and visit

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Call to Artists: 2020 CurryFest954

2020 CurryFest954 Call to Artists

Call for Artists - DEADLINE:

2020 CurryFest954 Call to Artists
2020 CurryFest954 Information:

Location: Oakland Village Square located 8250 – 8354 West Oakland Park Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33155
Date & Time: Saturday, October 3 | 10am – 7pm.
Vendor Load In: 6am – 9:30am
Vendor Load Out: 7:15pm – 10pm
Vendor Parking: Lowe’s Parking Lot

Vendor Booth Cost / Selection Payment
  • Vendor Booths are $50 if submitted before July 30, 2020. $75 after August 1
  • Booth payments are made if and when a vendor is officially invited to the show. Vendors will be notified via email if invited / rejected. Preference will be made to vendors whose products represent the multi-culture spirit of the festival.
  • Non-Profit Community organizations are FREE, please use separate applications.
  • Food vendors are permitted if they do not conflict with the food served by our plaza’s restaurant partners.
  • Kid-friendly activities will be provided by Oakland Academy
  • Other activities, TBD

  • Vendor applications are accepted online only thru Oakland Village Square website,
  • Regulation booth size is 10’ x 10’. Different size booths and/or alternative displays must be approved by the festival organizers
  • On-line registration payments will be accepted via credit/debit card only (Visa or Master Card).
  • NO EXPLICIT ART OR ITEMS ARE ALLOWED. NO DRUG paraphernalia is allowed. All items must be of highest quality, show good taste within the standards of the community and be subject to approval by the festival’s organizers.
  • The CurryFest954 is a rain or shine event.This is an outdoor event that is naturally affected by weather.
  • There are no refunds for inclement weather.
  • The CurryFest954, Oakland Village Square, Plaza Sunrise Management and all affiliated organizations and sponsors are not responsible for any damage to vendor property in any way, including but not limited to damage caused by inclement weather.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

International Call for Artists: 2020 Pacific States Biennial North American Print Exhibition

2020 Pacific States Biennial North American Print Exhibition

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Art Department announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, November 6 to December 31, 2020 at the Hilo Campus Center Gallery in Hilo, Hawaii. First Place: Artist Residency Award. Additional awards include $2,000 of purchase awards. Juror: Kurt Kemp. Original work in all printmaking media and digital/traditional hybrid prints are eligible. No photography or digital reproductions of original works will be accepted. Works must be completed within the last 2 years. $35 entry fee. Deadline: August 21, 2020. 

Call To Artists: Miami Herbert Business School Art Competition, University of Miami

The University of Miami’s Herbert Business School has announced that a student-led committee will commission artwork for the Business School’s campus. In selecting an artist, the committee intends to give a voice to an emerging artist, showcase local talent and convey the heart and spirit of Miami Herbert Business School. Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, the University will provide compensation for this work.
The selected artwork will be prominently displayed in the ground level foyer of the Aresty building at Miami Herbert Business School in Coral Gables.
Entry is open to South Florida residents from Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe, and Palm Beach counties. The selected artist must be available to complete the project by August 2020.

Potential Theme(s) for the Artwork:

Globalization/International Unity
Miami, often referred to as the capital of Latin America, is believed to be one of the most diverse cities in the United States. Here, people from all walks of life and every corner of the globe come together to create the Miami we know today. In a world where people feel more and more divided, MHBS’s emphasis on “Business Without Borders" brings citizens from over 100 nations together in its integrative academic environment.
As a tourist destination, Miami is universally known for its lush vegetation, its tropical biodiversity, and the beautiful sands and crystal-clear waters of its beaches. Often referred to as the “ground-zero” of the pressing threat of sea-level rise, Miami and its economy rests upon its ability to remain sustainable. Through the power of business, we can make the changes we seek in society.
Work Hard, Play Hard
If you just drive around downtown, you'll see Miami has one of the starkest contrasts between business and pleasure. Suit-and-tie-clad business people pace around Brickell, while just a few blocks North, some of the most talented, creative, laid-back people inhabit Wynwood. At the University, too, some of the smartest students from around the world come together for a world-class education just a short Uber ride away to Ocean Drive.
Miami is a hub of opportunity. At MHBS, students can be trained in nearly every facet of the business world, with an emphasis on the tech, real estate, and international banking industries. Here, people can become a professional in any of these fields and more and develop the skill-set required of a 21st Century leader.
Interested artists should complete the application in a word compatible document and submit to on or before June 1, 2020.
Selection will be based on ideas and use of themes, prior experience, artist’s relevance to the region and Miami Herbert Business School.
All artists who submit the application for consideration will be notified of the decision on or before July 1, 2020. Further questions should be directed to To apply please answer all of the questions on pages 2 and 3 in your application.

South Florida Artist Tina La Porta's 'SIDE EFFECTS' during Mental Health Awareness Month in May

In anticipation of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, experience South Florida artist Tina La Porta's presentation SIDE EFFECTS is now on YouTube. The artist originally gave this talk at The NSU Art Museum last Spring in April 2019. 

Artist Tina La Porta presents 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.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

National Call for Artists: The Bennett Prize

The Bennett Prize

The Pittsburgh Foundation & The Muskegon Museum of Art announce a call to women artists for The Bennett Prize. 10 Finalists, One Winner: $50,000 + Solo Exhibition. Jurors: Steven Bennett, Alyssa Monks, Patrick Moore, and Katie O'Hagan. The Bennett Prize seeks to propel the careers of women figurative realist painters who have not yet realized full professional recognition, empowering new artists and those who have painted for many years. The Prize awards $50,000 to a woman artist to create her own solo exhibition of figurative realist paintings, which will travel the country. Image: Aneka Ingold (2019 Bennett Prize Winner), Aberration, mixed media on vinyl, 2015; courtesy of RJD Gallery. Entry fee reduced in half, to $25, in response to current economic conditions. Deadline: October 16, 2020. 

More info hereContact: James Milostan via

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Renowned South Florida artist Skip Hartzell creates unique art inspired by man's best friend

'Swimmer #2', Flashe on Canvas, 72 x 72 Inches


Canine charcoal drawings, oil paintings, works on paper and four-legged sculptures

South Florida artist Skip Hartzell creates large paintings, sculptures and drawings that capture the essence of “dog”, 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. He is best known for his unique sculptures recognized immediately by their distinct form and style that only Hartzell can produce.
'Big Pink’, Papercrete and Resin, 36 x 32 x 16 Inches

"Every morning before I go into my studio I walk with my dogs for about two hours. We don’t have a schedule, the length of the walk depends on how many rabbits, squirrels, new smells, and other treasures they dig up along the way. Making art for me is very much like walking my dogs. I go in to my studio and sniff around. I pick up a thing or two, decide if it has interest and I might work on it or maybe begin something brand new. Like my dogs I’m always excited and ready to see where the work will take me. My art is the stuff that I leave behind after hours in the studio." –Skip Hartzell

‘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 & Gallery in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce. The artist has held numerous solo exhibitions at notable art galleries and prestigious art fairs such as Art Palm BeachA.E. Backus Museum, ArtHouse 429, Paul Fisher GalleryAqua Art Fair during Art Basel Miami Beach and many more.
'Wall Dog, No.5', Papercrete and Resin, 8 x 12 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 info, private commissions, general inquiries or exhibition updates, email: / visit

73rd Annual Gilpin County Arts Association 2020 Juried Art ShowAwards: Over $3000 in cash prizes!


Contact Email:
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Event Dates: 6/6/20 - 8/1/20
Entry Deadline: 5/1/20
Entry Fee (73rd Annual Gilpin County Arts Association 2020 Juried Art Show): $50.00
"Due to the Pandemic we have extended the entry date and will make people aware of any changes to the opening date if any. Thank you for your patience in this matter."

73rd Annual Gilpin County Arts Association Show June 6th through August 1st 2020 Juried Exhibition Prospectus The Gilpin County Arts Association (GCAA) hosted its first juried show in 1948 and is the longest continuously running juried show in Colorado. We invite artists to be a part of this historic event in beautiful Central City, Colorado. 
Artists are encouraged (but not required) to join Gilpin County Arts Association (GCAA). Benefits of membership include • Membership provides a discounted entry fee for the juried show • Membership allows you to exhibit concurrently in the Members’ Gallery whether or not you are accepted into the juried show • Exhibiting in the Members’ gallery allows you to exhibit more  of your work  • Membership allows you to participate in the Members Only show following the juried show from August 15th - September 18th  • Membership provides a 10% discount on all items purchased in the gallery. • Membership provides funds to support the K-12 art program for Gilpin County school students • Members receive email updates from GCAA with news about our events, artists, and shows 
Eligibility for the 2020 73rd Annual Juried Art Show: Open to artists in all 50 states.   
Only original works completed by the artist within the last 3 years are eligible. Work previously shown in GCAA Galleries, work from kits, or work executed in a class or workshop is not eligible.  Paintings must be original, and if copied, only from photographs taken by the artist.  All jewelry entries must be at least 75% handmade by the artist. Entries in any media can be no larger than 48” in the longest dimension, and 3D pieces must be easily managed by 2 people.  
Awards: Over $3000 in cash prizes including $500 Best of Show will be awarded. 

Jurors:  GCAA is proud to present the 2020 distinguished jurors and judge: 

Judge for Awards: Virginia Unseld 

2D: Natasha Isenhour

3D: Ira Sherman
Photography: Rob Lantz

Artist’s bios and portfolios can be found on their websites

Important dates for GCAA 2020 Juried Show Please mark your calendar. 
May 1st, 2020: Deadline for entries  Jury notifications emailed to artists by this date or informed via Café   Friday,  of accepted work to Washington Hall Gallery, 117 Eureka Street, Central City, CO  Between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm Saturday, June 6th opening reception and awards presentation 5:00 to 8:00 Saturday,  Due to the Pandemic we have extended the entry date and will make people aware of any changes to the opening date if any. Thank you for your patience in this matter.
Submitting Entries for the 2020 Juried Show You must submit entries online through Café at NOTE: The Gilpin County Arts Association no longer accepts mailed or website entries. All entries must be done through Café’ only. This is an artist’s call for entry site. We suggest you familiarize yourself with their entry procedure prior to entering to make the process easier for you. Size all images correctly before entering.  
Entry Images: Images must be jpeg files 72 dpi, 1200 pixels at the longest dimension and under 900K. Label image files using the first 3 letters of your last name + first initial of first name, and # of artwork, e.g.:  Tom Jones = jont-101, jont-102, etc. Artists are encouraged to keep high resolution images (300 dpi) for their own use and artists may be asked to provide those for publicity purposes. The artist grants permission for any accepted images to be used for publicity purposes by GCAA.  
Number of Entries:  
Each 2D artist and photographer may submit up to three entries. Each 3D, fiber, and jewelry artist may submit up to 6 entries, with the exception of wall pieces which have a three entry limit. A second view of an entry is permissible and optional. A set in one photo is considered one entry.   
The entry fee is $40 for current members of GCAA and $50 for non-members. Membership forms are available online at Membership must be paid prior to entering the Juried Show to receive the discount. This may be done through our website WWW.GILPINARTS.ORG 
All 2D work must be delivered framed and ready to hang. 48 inches maximum dimension for any work.  Any wall art must have a wire hanging system installed no saw tooth hangers. Fiber pieces must have a sleeve or provide hanging system. Framing must meet gallery quality standards; no damaged frames will be accepted. Gallery wrapped canvases are acceptable if the edges are painted. The artist must give approval for the gallery to repair any work damaged during shipping at the artist’s expense. Pedestals will be provided, but if your piece requires a special mount, one must be supplied with the artwork.  
Show Tags:  On the back of each 2D or bottom of each 3D piece clearly mark your name, title, price,  ID # (e.g. “Tom Jones, My Clever Title, $300.00, jont-101”) email address and phone number. 
Shipping Work:  
 Shipped paintings via USPS should be addressed to Gilpin County Arts Association PO Box 98 Central City, CO, 80427. UPS or FedEx ship to 117 Eureka street Central City CO 80427 Shipped work must arrive NO LATER than May 31st!!! If you will need to have your unsold artwork shipped back at the end of the show please include a prepaid FedEx or UPS label with your shipment. Via postal service make arrangements with the gallery manager to return these items. This can be paid for via phone. 
 Artists are encouraged to purchase shipping insurance. GCAA is not liable for any damage during shipping. The artist agrees to pay for any reframing due to damaged work during shipping.  Sales:  All work must be for sale and remain on display for the duration of the show (unless sold) and will be insured while in the gallery for the entirety of the show. GCAA will take a 40% commission on all work sold and artists will receive 60% of the retail price. Artists will be paid for sales within 40 days of the end of show. Commissions from sales completed after the show that were initiated during the exhibit are expected to be paid by the artist to the GCAA.  
Annual Members’ Show 2020: Following the Juried Show is a GCAA Members’ only show. This show is not juried. 
Saturday, August 1st through Monday, August 10th artists may drop off work for Members’ Show and pick up any unsold items from the Juried Show. If an artist so chooses to keep pieces from the Juried Show in the Members’ Show, they may make arrangements with the gallery manager or gallery assistant to transfer the items.  
Saturday, August 15th GCAA Members’ show opening is from 5:00 to 8:00 
 The Members’ show will run from August 15th to Friday, September 18th  
 Art pick up for the Members’ show will be: 
 Friday, September 18th through Tuesday, September 22nd from 11:00 am to 4:00pm   members are to pick up unsold work from GCAA Members’ show. 
Liability: the utmost care will be taken in the handling of all artwork. Artwork is insured while at the gallery.   For more information about GCAA go to  For questions the best method is to send email to   Phone inquiries can be made to 303-582-5952  The gallery is staffed for winter months Thursday through Sunday 11:00 to 4:00 and full time on May 1, from 10:00 to 6:00 when email inquiries will be answered more promptly.
Thank you for your interest in The Gilpin County Arts Association. 

National Call for Artists: Third Coast National Biennial 2020

Third Coast National Biennial 2020

K Space Contemporary in Corpus Christi, Texas announces a call for entries for a juried art exhibition, September 4 to October 2, 2020. $2500+ in Cash Awards. The Third Coast National Biennial is a non-thematic, juried exhibition of innovative contemporary art from all over the USA. Entries must be original works of art completed in the last 2 years and not previously exhibited at K Space. All media accepted. Open to artists age 18+ living in the USA. $40 for up to 3 works, $5 per each additional work of art. Deadline: July 1, 2020. 

More Info. / Apply Here
Call: (361)887-6834

National Call for Artists: CraftHiltonHead2020


The Art League of Hilton Head announces a call to artists for a juried fine art craft exhibition, October 6-31, 2020 at Art League of Hilton Head's beautiful gallery located inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island, SC. Over $3,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. CraftHiltonHead2020, 7th National Juried Fine Art Craft Guild Exhibition, seeks 2D and 3D fine art craft entries that encompass exemplary creativity, experimentation, and imagination, showcasing what can be accomplished with few restrictions. Up to 90 works will be chosen by an esteemed juror based on artistic excellence, innovation, and originality. $35 for one entry, then $10 for each additional entry (limit 3 total entries). Deadline: August 12, 2020.

More Info / Apply Here.
Call: (843)681-5060

International Call for Artists: Paris Aerial Photography Awards 2020

Paris Aerial Photography Awards 2020

Created in tribute to one of the first aerial photos taken in 1858 over Paris by Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, the 
Paris Aerial Photography Awards is inaugurating its first edition in 2020 by inviting all professional and amateur photographers, whether they take photos from a high point of view or use tools such as drones, helicopters, hang gliders, paragliders, kites, winders, masts, balloons and all sizes of aircraft, to submit their best photographs online, in 6 main categories (and 24 sub-categories): Urban, Nature, Fine Arts, People, Editorial, Real Estate. Cash prizes and awards valued at $15,000. The winning photographs will be exhibited in a gallery in the heart of Paris on November 14th and 15th, 2020, during Paris Photo (the biggest photo fair in the world) and in the Instagram feeds of media partners who have over 1 million cumulative followers. $30 entry fee. Deadline: September 20, 2020.

More Info / Apply Here.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Fabien Castanier Gallery presents "One World" Online Exclusive Exhibition

One World

Online Exclusive Group Exhibition
April 18 - May 31, 2020
Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present for the first time in the virtual space, One World, an exhibition featuring a curated selection of works on paper from their stable of international artists. The show will include never-before-seen work as well as new pieces from their artists.
The exhibition will include works on paper created with a variety of mediums. A portion of the show highlights the gallery's "HPM Project" editions – hand-painted screen prints on high quality 640g handmade paper. These pieces are only an edition of 8 and have been each individually handled by the artists to create a unique look for each edition number. There will also be one-of-a-kind pieces on display, unnumbered singular works on paper from artists such as JonOne, Speedy Graphito, and Pixel Pancho.
One World will feature artwork from:
Add Fuel, Alex Kizu (DEFER), Chaz Bojorquez, Faith XLVII, Fidia Falaschetti, Gajin Fujita, Hermes Berrio, Jan Kaláb, John "Crash" Matos, JonOne, Lady M, L'Atlas, the Miaz Brothers, Miss Van, Mist, Pixel Pancho, PRO176, RERO, Risk, Smash137, Speedy Graphito, and Tilt
A catalog of work is available, please contact the gallery for more information.

One World 
is held in conjunction with this season's Progressive Art Brunch, on Sunday April 19th. Join participating galleries for online exhibitions and Instagram Live tours of their programs. See content from Bill Brady Gallery, Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Emerson Dorsch, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Mindy Solomon Gallery, N'Namdi Contemporary, Pan American Art Projects, Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Spinello Projects, The Bonnier Gallery, and Tile Blush.
Visit for more info.
For this exhibition, in collaboration with artist Add Fuel, the gallery will release a special giclée print, "OVERLAYERED 07". The 31.5 x 31.5 in. (80x80cm) piece will be an edition of 50 and available exclusively through the Castanier Gallery Store.
How to view the virtual exhibition, One World
The exhibition has two online "rooms" for you to view. Click on the links below to enter the galleries.
Room 1
Room 2
- Once you enter either room, navigate around the virtual gallery using your arrow keys. (Further control instructions are visible once you enter.)
- To see a piece up close, click on it on the wall or on the artwork navigation bar at the bottom of the window.
- When viewing a work up close, you can then click the arrow in the upper right corner to see more information about the piece (title, medium, etc.):
The gallery will be on-call for any questions or concerns, so please don't hesitate to email us at
Visit the One World exhibition page for more info!

International Call for Artists: 15th ARC Salon Call for Entries

15th ARC Salon Call for Entries

The Art Renewal Center announces a call to artists for an online art competition. Over $130,000 in Cash Awards. This is a competition for fine quality representational based works of art. Representational work in all styles spanning from highly realistic to impressionistic to imaginative qualify. All entries must be original artwork, conceived and created by the entrant within the past 3 years. "Painted over prints or drawings over prints are not acceptable in any category and are a direct violation of the rules of the competition. At this time, we do not accept etchings, photography, or other forms of prints or digital art." Acceptable mediums include: oil, pastel, watercolor, graphite, acrylic paints, charcoal, clay, bronze, plaster, resin, scratch-board, gold-point, silver-point, ink, colored pencils, gouache, tempera and all traditional mediums. Fine quality realistic renderings in mosaic are also acceptable. Deadline: August 14, 2020. 

When talking about competitions and exhibitions dedicated to 21st Century Realism, The International ARC Salon is the largest in the world in terms of entries, and the most diverse in terms of categories and international participation. This makes the International ARC Salon Competition the most influential and far reaching competition for Contemporary Realism in the world, offering over $130,000 in cash awards and international recognition through partnerships with prestigious magazines, galleries and museums, with live exhibitions and a strong online presence. The top award this year is $25,000 for Best in Show and over 140 awards and honorable mentions are being offered.

More Info / Apply Here

Friday, April 17, 2020

International Call for Artists: "Shades of Blue" International Online Juried Painting Competition

"Shades of Blue" International Online Juried Painting Competition

Camelback Gallery announces a call to artists for an online competition and exhibition. Cash Award + more to Best in Show, Online Exhibition, Social Media Promotion, Online Media Recognition, Eblast Promotion, Award Certificate. Lead Juror: Howard Hartman, CEO Bitcoin Gallery and ArtChain.Info and Marie McCallum, Artist, Art Consultant. Open to all artists 18 years and older. All submitted work must have been created by the artist within the last 3 years. Artwork must be a painting using any of the following media: Oil, Acrylic, Pastels, Watercolor and/or Mixed Media. The artwork may be any subject matter with the prominent color of blue. $18 for two paintings. Deadline: May 17, 2020.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale Introduces "In The Artist's Studio" Virtual Tours

South Florida is home to a flourishing artists community and distinguishes the region and significantly contributes to the vibrant cultural life we enjoy. Throughout its history, NSU Art Museum has showcased local artists by featuring them in exhibitions and talks, acquiring their works for the permanent collection, and bringing members to their studios to experience the creative process firsthand. Now, NSU Art Museum is bringing the artists studios to you, with virtual visits in the museum's current exhibition, I Paint My Reality: Surrealism In Latin America.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Artist Skip Hartzell Creates Work That Capture The Essence Of “Dog”

Artist Skip Hartzell pictured with his work

South Florida artist Skip Hartzell is known locally as “the dog artist”. 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.

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

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.

Skip Hartzell Gallery at Art Palm Beach 2019

“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.

‘Litter’, Flashe & Graphite on Paper, 42 x 60 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.

‘Swimmer No.1’, Flashe on Canvas, 72×72 Inches

“Although I love dogs, my art is about much more, it is about form, movement and mostly about the painterly expression and texture of the surface,” Hartzell says. The artist has held numerous solo exhibitions at notable art galleries and prestigious art fairs such as Art Palm BeachA.E. Backus Museum, ArtHouse 429, Paul Fisher GalleryAqua Art Fair during Art Basel Miami Beach and many more.

‘Dog 46’, Paper, Concrete and Resin, 15 x 11 Inches

For more information about this fascinating artist, for sales, commissions, general inquiries or future show info, email: and visit