Saturday, October 29, 2011

Call for Artists: Crossing Identities - Mexico


International ArtExpo Group
 
 
International ArtExpo
 
Call for Artists: Crossing Identities - Mexico
Deadline: November 15, 2011

International ArtExpo is selecting all interesting video/short.films and photo works to include in the next 2011 Exhibition:
 
Crossing Identities - International Videoart Festival and Photo Exhibition at Terraza Bugambilias in Morelia, Mexico (December 02 - 04, 2011)
 
The deadline for applications is November 15, 2011.
 
The selections will be based on the main concept of “Crossing Identities”. In contemporary society boundaries are getting more and more fleeting, and also the identity, what makes every person or place a recognizable entity, turns out fluid, multiple, making also the cultural, religious, ethnic borders changeable. This change, thismutation has allowed to cross the inside of the identities creating new possible crossings, new blends. And it’s just this “contemporaneity” that makes our civilization conceived as subjected to a process of continuous evolution and cultural hybridization. There is no limit between an identity and the other one any more but it ispossible to walk, to cross a passage and to find oneself halfway through it, in a non-place, in a non-identity.
 
The number of works with which you can participate is unlimited.

All video works must be on DVD (PAL or NTSC), no matter what the original source medium. The maximum length of videos should be 10 minutes.

All photo works on every kind of support are accepted. The maximum dimensions allowed per each image are 150 cm per side.

Send your works submissions with a CV/biography, videography and some still images (only for videoartists) and some samples of photo works (only for artists) to:

Luca Curci ArchitectsCorso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
70122 Bari, Italy
 
The participation in International ArtExpo events requires an entry fee for every artwork submitted and selected in every exhibition. Participation open to: professional artists, architects and designers, associate groups and studios.
 
International ArtExpo is a not for profit organization that provides a significant forum for cultural dialogue between all artists from different cultures and countries. We depend on the support of you. ArtExpo is grateful to all of the institutions, corporations, and individuals who support our efforts. We work with a number of national and international galleries as well as publishers, museums, curators and writers from all over the world. We help artists through solo and group exhibitions, gallery representation, magazine reviews and advertisements, press releases, internet promotion, as well as various curatorial projects.

Rare Performance of Theatrical Adaptation of John Cage's James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet


RARE PERFORMANCE OF THEATRICAL ADAPTATION OF JOHN CAGE’S JAMES JOYCE, MARCEL DUCHAMP, ERIK SATIE:
 AN ALPHABET

[The Fisher Center at Bard] John Kelly as the Narrator in Alphabet. ©John Cage Trust.

Performed in the Fisher Center’s Acoustically Superb Sosnoff Theater
Presented by the John Cage Trust and New Albion Records
 ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts presents John Cage’s James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 at 8 p.m. The rarely performed theatrical piece stars John Kelly and is directed by Laura Kuhn, with music and sound design by Mikel Rouse and set design by Marco Steinberg. The program is produced by the John Cage Trust at Bard College andNew Albion RecordsTickets are $15, $25, $35, and $45. To purchase tickets call the Fisher Center box office at 845-758-900, or go to fishercenter.bard.edu.

Cage’s Alphabet began life as a highly imaginative radio play in 1982, a commission from Klaus Schöning and Cologne’s West German Radio (WDR). Working on the principles of collage, Cage created a cast of unlikely characters— the three title artists, Henry David Thoreau, Buckminster Fuller, Robert Rauschenberg, Brigham Young, and seven others. The result is a remarkably democratic intermingling of perspectives, suffused throughout with humor and irreverence for the particulars of history.

In 2001, nearly a decade after Cage’s death, director Laura Kuhn created a theatrical version of the radio play, directing its premiere in Edinburgh that same year. Sound and music designer Mikel Rouse collaborated with Kuhn and a team of composers, musicologists, and performers, collecting and cataloguing sounds for Cage’s score, which consists of almost 200 sounds “as varied and suggestive as the dialogue itself: a lawn mower, x-rays, an earthquake, a Xerox machine, a bullfight, and a marriage ceremony, to name just a few,” says Rouse.

Acclaimed actor John Kelly will perform the role of the Narrator, which he created for the theatrical version of the work. The cast also includes Mikel Rouse as James Joyce; Larry Larson as Jonathan Albert; Joan Retallack as Buckminster Fuller; Emma Reed as Mao Tse Tung; Victoria Miguel as Thorstein Veblen;Richard Teitelbaum as Robert Rauschenberg; John Seidman as Marcel Duchamp; Ferran Carvajal as Oppian; Trevor Carlson as Brigham Young; and Robin Preiss as the wife of Brigham Young. Erik Satie will be played by Merce Cunningham (on tape).  Ralph Benko, in the role of Henry David Thoreau, has dropped out and is replaced by Rebeccah Johnson. 

This production of James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet celebrates the onset of John Cage’s centennial year, the first of many events scheduled to take place around the world. It also celebrates the fourth year of the John Cage Trust’s residence at Bard College. 

For tickets and information call the Fisher Center Box Office at 845-758-7900, or go to fishercenter.bard.edu.
The John Cage Trust at Bard College was established in 1993 as a not-for-profit institution whose mission is to gather together, organize, preserve, disseminate, and generally further the work of the late American composer John Cage. Its founding trustees were Merce Cunningham, artistic director of the Cunningham Dance Company; Anne d’Harnoncourt, Director of the Philadelphia Museum; and David Vaughan, Archivist of the Cunningham Dance Foundation, all long-time Cage friends and associates. Laura Kuhn, who from 1986 to 1992 worked directly with John Cage, serves as both a founding trustee and ongoing executive director.

New Albion Records was founded in San Francisco in 1984, to explore the world of art music. Its current catalogue includes 138 releases. In recent years, with the onset of the Internet, its focus has moved from recording projects to concert events. New Albion has partnered with the John Cage Trust and Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

Friday, October 28, 2011

57th Talbot Street Art Fair


    
57th Talbot Street Art Fair  

    Talgot Street PIX 2 for CTA
 
Call to Artists

WHAT:  Fine Art and Fine Craft Event

WHERE: Indianapolis, IN

WHEN:   June 9-10, 2012    
             Saturday, 10-6   Sunday 10-5      

          
NOTEWORTHY:

*Ranked among the nations top festivals every year.

*Limited to 270 artists in juried fine art and fine craft

*Application and Entry fees, $25/$295.  A few larger spaces available at extra cost.

*Over 50,000 in attendance

*Merit and Purchase Awards
 
*Friday set-up, drive to space for load in and load out.
 
*24 hour security

*Artist and RV parking

*Reduced hotel rates

The fair, sponsored by Talbot Street Art Fair, Inc. a non-profit organization, is held along Talbott Street between 16th and 20th Streets (North-South) and between Pennsylvania and Delaware Streets (East-West) in the historic Herron-Morton neighborhood on the near-northside of Indianapolis.
  
Talbot Street Art Fair is the oldest, juried show in Central Indiana and remains free to the public.

All of the fair's focus is on the artists.  We do not have commercial booths or performing musicians.  The fair has a dedicated following of patrons who show up rain or shine.  We do extensive local and regional advertising that includes billboards, newspapers, magazines, online ads and radio and television interviews.  Our purpose is an organized fair that runs smoothly and brings buying customers to our artists for successful sales. 
  


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:

Deadline:  January 23, 2012

Notification:  March 15, 2012

Website:  www.talbotstreet.org

Email:  talbotstreetartfair@hotmail.com

Phone:  317-745-6479

Editions, Artists', Books 2011 - NYC November 3-6


   
mfc-michèle didier
  
 
 
  

From November 3 to 6, 2011


Booth 8 - Third Floor
Former Dia/Former X Initiative
548 West 22nd street - Chelsea, New York

 
 
ANNETTE MESSAGER 
Mon guide du tricot
Mes dessins secrets
Ma collection de champignons bons et de champignons mortels
  


 
 CLAUDE CLOSKY
Inside a Triangle
 


 
JIM SHAW
Dream Object Book
 
 

Art Show & Benefit


Trapani Fine Art logo
Art Show & Benefit
 
Trapani Fine Art And Frame Shoppe
Hosts
"Josef & Joseph an Art Show"

         Trapani Fine Art And Frame Shoppe in the heart of Manhasset at
447 Plandome Road will be hosting "Josef & Joseph an Art Show" featuring the paintings of local artists Josef Kote and Joseph Palazzolo. The show will be on exhibit November 12th thru the 26th, with an artist's reception Saturday, Nov. 12th from 6-9PM. Refreshments will be served.
         The show is another in a series of well received events hosted by Trapani Fine Art. As an added incentive to attend (and purchase art) the gallery is offering a percentage of all sales of art, by both artists, during the two week show to the Manhasset Women's Coalition Against Breast Cancer.
The Gallery and The Coalition are hoping this will be the first of many such collaborations for such a worthy cause.
         Both artists bring their own style to their art. Josef Kote a more abstract approach to his landscapes and seascapes, while Joseph Palazzolo a more diverse style ranging from impressionistic cityscapes to more traditional still lifes, figures and portraits. Surely a range of art to suit any taste.
         Trapani Fine Art And Frame Shoppe can be reached at
516-365-6014 or e-mail at info@TrapaniFineArt.com. Their web site iswww.TrapaniFineArt.com.


Trapani Fine Art
447 Plandome Road  Manhasset, NY 11030


Utah Arts Festival


Utah Arts Festival 

    Utah PIX for CTA
 
Call to Artists

WHAT:  Fine Art Festival

WHERE: Library Square in Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah

      
WHEN:    June 21 - 24 2012
              Noon - 11pm Daily
 
          
NOTEWORTHY:

*Ranked 14th in Fine Arts Festivals by Arts Fair Source book in 2011

*Limited to 150 juried artists in 15 media categories

*Total Featured Artist and Best of Show Artists award packages valued at $4,800

*Jury fee - $35 Booth fee - $500 ($600 for corner space)

The 36th annual Utah Arts Festival is scheduled for June 21 - 24 2012 at the Library Square in downtown Salt Lake City. More than 150 visual artists from across the country are juried in to participate in our Artists Marketplace. The Utah Arts Festival is the largest outdoor multi-disciplined event held in Utah. Having garnered numerous awards internationally, nationally and locally, the Festival remains one of the premiere events that kick off the summer in Utah each June. More than 80,000 patrons enjoy four days of award-winning fine arts in the Artist Marketplace, live performances on five stages, street theater, a fine arts exhibition, a film program, children's art and culinary arts.


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:

Deadline:  March 1, 2012

Notification:  March 16, 2012

Booth fee due:  April 6, 2012

Apply at: www.zapplicaton.org

For more information please visit: www.uaf.org

Email questions to: amanda@uaf.org

 

Art After Dark - Art, Music, Wine & Cheese



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ART, MUSIC, WINE & CHEESE

YOU are invited...  to the next 
Art After Dark

OCTOBER 28, 2011
7 - 9PM
In the Art League's Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery

photo 
 October's Featured Artist:
Science Fiction and Fantasy   
artist/illustrator David O. Miller
demonstrates an interactive
presentation of fun and excitement.

October's Participating Artists:
Shain Bard - Madona Cole - Xiaomin Kang
Ross McTyre - John R. Redlich - Dave Rogers
Boyd Schockley - Alice Sprintzen

Music by Denise Romas
Acoustic Guitarist & Singer
 photo

We guarantee a very special experience.


PLEASE JOIN US!
Roberta Erlagen & Linda Louis, Co-Chairs 
 
Visit www.artafterdark-li.org for upcoming dates and a slideshow of September's event. 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

2012 Uptown Art Expo


Uptown Altamonte PIX for CTA
  
2012 Uptown Art  Expo  

Call to Artists

WHAT:  Fine Art and Fine Craft Festival

WHERE: Cranes Roost Park, Uptown Altamonte, Altamonte Springs, FL

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday
           February 18-19, 2012
           Show hours: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
           Setup: Friday evening

NOTEWORTHY:

*Limited to 125 carefully juried artists from across the USA

*Over $5,000 in cash awards

*Drive up load-in and load-out at; free adjacent parking

*Highest household buying income in the region

*Part of  the 2012 United Arts of Central Florida ArtsFest

*Major advertising and promotion: newspaper, radio, social media

*World-class entertainment/high public attendance

*Children's and family activities

*Abundant, affordable accommodations and restaurants


For the past 7 years the Expo was located in Downtown Orlando along Lake Eola Park. We are leaving behind Downtown and Moving Uptown! Visible from I-4 in Central Florida, Beautiful Cranes Roost Park is at the heart of Uptown Altamonte surrounded by Cranes Roost Lake. The Expo's new event location will offer our exhibitors an exciting, beautiful festival setting and exposure to Central Florida's finest communities with household effective buying income that is the highest in the region.

Cranes Roost Park at Uptown Altamonte will come alive with artisans showcasing their talents, color and music. The Art & Music Festival will feature over 125 art & fine crafts with displays of glass, jewelry, mosaics, paintings, photography, pottery and sculpture and more. The juried work with be presented with over $5,000 in awards and ribbons.
The festival will also include children's activities, street chalk painting, festival foods, music & street performers.


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS:

Applications available at: www.zapplication.org

Deadline:
December 15, 2010


For more details and artist's prospectus, visit:
http://www.uptownartexpo.com

You may also contact:

Jim Barton, Festival Director
407-592-0002
 
Email inquiries to:
info@uptownartexpo.com

Tubac Festival of the Arts


    
Tubac Chamber of Commerce
presents:
    Tubac PIX for CTA
Tubac Festival of the Arts 
Call to Artists

WHAT: Juried fine art and fine craft festival


WHERE: Historic art colony of Tubac, AZ

    
WHEN:    Wednesday through Sunday, Feb. 8-12, 2012
              10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day  

          
NOTEWORTHY:

*53rd annual event.

*Jury/ Booth Fees: $30/$575 (corner: additional $75). Double booths available at additional charge.

*Estimated attendance: 60,000.

*Setup Tuesday, day before.

*Drive-up to all booths.

*Horse drawn trolleys. 

*The Chamber advertises this festival in newspapers throughout the state, runs TV ads, radio spots, online calendars, our website and through social media. An event program listing all artists will be available at the festival. This year we will add billboard advertising for the festival.

 

The annual Festival of the Arts is Arizona's longest running arts festival, drawing tens of thousands of visitors each year. The event is held concurrently with Tucson's internationally renowned Gem & Mineral Show which brings visitors from around the World. Many Tucson guests come to the festival seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of the Gem & Mineral show. The Tubac Chamber of Commerce, our volunteers, Village merchants and resident work together to create a welcoming atmosphere for our visiting artists.

What they're saying about us:

"Very nice, always enjoy the show. Gets better every year.
       I love showing my work there"
"The finest juried (art/artisan) art festival....Seek no further! "

Now Accepting Applications which may be downloaded at
www.tubacaz.com

Deadline: October 31, 2011

Notification: December 1, 2011

For more details visit www.tubacaz.com

Email inquiries to
assistance@tubacaz.com

You may also contact
Barb Hahn
Administrative Assistant
520 398 2704

Leg Timchenko's Come Together


LEG TIMCHENKO'S COME TOGETHER


Oleg Timchenko, Dilema, 2011 (Acrylic on canvas, 100x100cm.)

Oleg Timchenko
COME TOGETHER

October 25 - November 6, 2011
Opening reception:  October 27, 2011 6-9 P.M.

Fragmented from this famous song, Oleg Timchenko’s exhibition, Come Together symbolizes reflections of variable subjects, themes, and emotional moods. With his works, Oleg Timchenko, invites us to visit an entirely new world of possibilities.

 Timchenko’s paintings confront ambiguity and guide us to a state of being and belonging. This duality can be sensed in the apparently lonely context where his characters are situated, some anxious and uncertain, some exuberant and merry.  As titans fighting against each other and loosing strength, figures riding hieratically looking for a path, children running to eternity and loneliness surrounded by wealth - these are all part of the complexity in his paintings. However, the visible desolation in each ouvre is stabilized with an atmosphere of hope. Here is the expressive power in the art that develops poignant tension and emotional force that is equally balanced with the desire to discover and live in a world full of love, camaraderie, ecstasy and light.

Oleg Timchenko’s works pull spectators away from reality into the great unknown. We get a glimpse of his imagination through the lines and colors that create an intimacy that leaves you with dreamy nostalgia and a subtle feeling of unrest while at the time invites us to join him on his journey of love and harmony.
So lets “come together”

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Oleg Timchenko

In 1917, due to the noble origin of his heritage, Oleg’s family was forced to flee their
homeland for fear of repressions shortly after Russian revolution.

Oleg’s Grandfather, Evgenyi Gulitskii, was a famous businessman who aided the first Russian aviators and various progressive hi-tech projects of his time, while his brother Konstantine worked in a royal chancellery for Emperor Nicholas II.

His father Ivan Timchenko was originally from Vitebsk, graduated from the Geological Institute, and worked in Caucasus where he met Oleg’s mother – his future wife and stayed to live in Tbilisi. Oleg Timchenko was born in old district of Tbilisi in 1957 where he went to local public school, and in 1982 he graduated Tbilisi Academy of Fine Arts.

1987 through 1991, Oleg worked as a painter in the Marjanishvili Theater. There Timchenko and his friends created theatric group “10-th floor” and several years later created the painters’ group “Marjanishvili” which immediately attracted the attention of critics and professionals in 1980’s when staged performances, installations and actions involving men from the street.

His work has been exhibited across Europe from Georgia, Prague, Budapest to Berlin, Paris and the UK. His works are in the permanent collections of prestigious museums such as Tsaritsino Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia, Tbilisi Museum of Contemporary Art and Ludwig Museum, Budapest , Hungary. His artworks remain in private collections coveted by private collectors such as Wolfgang Flatz, President Saakashvili, and Badri Patarkachishvili - among others.

Taiko Legacy 8


            
 

TAIKO LEGACY 8

December 17-18, 2011


Combining thunderous drumming, jazz improvisations, and stylized kimono dance: Taiko Legacy was created in Chicago and remains the country's largest celebration of its kind. Tsukasa Taiko at JASC; tenor saxophonist Edward Wilkerson and percussionist Coco Elysses-Hevia of Chicago's Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians; and three generations of artists from Chicago, San Francisco, and Tokyo including Yoko Kimura (shamisen/koto) and Yasushi Shimazaki (chindoya), perform for this percussion and movement performance. Tatsu Aoki and Amy Homma co-direct the taiko drumming that grounds Taiko Legacy 8 in an innovative cross-pollination of cultures and artistic forms with roots in theater and ceremonial music. Tsukasa Taiko at JASC returns to the MCA Stage on December 17-18, 2011. Taiko Legacy is a program of Asian Improv aRts Midwest and JASC, the Japanese American Service Committee of Chicago.

The MCA first presented Taiko Legacy in 1998, when Aoki was invited to experimentby combining his Asian Jazz bass performance with a visual artist and taiko drummer; resulting in a groundbreaking collage of Japanese and Korean performing arts. The programs have expanded since 1998 and now include improvisation jazz with traditional pan-Asian music and dance. The Taiko Legacy 8 performances are energetic and colorful with many musicians and drummers on stage, including youth drummers performing in traditional attire.


  FULL MEDIA RELEASE AND HI-RES IMAGES 


TICKET INFO 

Taiko Legacy 8 takes place Saturday, December 17, at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 18, at 3 pm and is designed to be a family-friendly event. The tickets are priced to welcome family attendance at $15, and children 12 and under are free. Student tickets are $10 and subject to availability. Tickets are available at the MCA Box Office at 312.397.4010 or www.mcachicago.org. Running time is 90 minutes, no intermission. One free museum admission is granted with an MCA Stage ticket stub, valid up to seven days after the performance.

  

ARTISTS UP CLOSE
 

Family Day: Movement
Saturday, December 10, 11 am - 3 pm
Admission is free for families with children 12 and under; Activities are appropriate for all ages
Inspired by celebrations and energy at this time of year, use your body and other kinetic objects as you create with movement and a performance by Taiko Legacy Drummers.

Saturday Speakeasy
Saturday, December 17
An informal post-show gathering provides a special opportunity for the audience to engage with the artists. Snacks, hot and cold beverages, and beer and wine are available for purchase.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The National Portrait Gallery of Kessa: The Art of Arabella Proffer



The National Portrait Gallery Of Kessa:  
THE ART OF ARABELLA PROFFER  
to be released by Cooperative Press, December 2011
On-line book pre-orders start Tuesday, October 25 


Taking inspiration from artists of the Renaissance to Rococo periods, contemporary artist Arabella Proffer has re-imagined the mannerist portrait with a pop surrealist twist. After researching fashion history, heraldry, and peerage protocol, she went on to create her own world parallel to that of old world Europe. Concocting a family legacy -- ancestors that could belong to anyone - it has become an impulse and a passion the artist continues to explore, adding characters and stories to her ever-growing private empire of punks, goths, and nobility behaving badly.

As a young punk Arabella Proffer observed firsthand how important fashion was to groups that supposedly rejected being labeled. Their uniformed rebellion became commonplace; tattoos, piercings, bizarre hair colors... all have gone on to become high fashion. As a lover of Elizabethan portraiture, she wondered what it would have been like if the aristocracy of centuries past had taken to these fashions, looking rebellious, shocking, regal and grand all at once as a reminder of their legacy.

"To get a tattoo or piercing is expensive even in the modern age," says Proffer. "These would have been considered status symbols for only the very rich in centuries past, and thus, they'd want to flaunt them in their commissioned portraits. A king or queen would have had the biggest Mohawk and sleeve tattoos, that's how I imagine it. These are very tribal adornments, but if marketed as a luxury, you can bet the royal courts of Europe would have taken it to an extreme. I wanted to combine the ancestor worship perpetuated by noble families with my love of old portraiture and punk imagery."

Included are over 40 portraits created between 2000 and 2011, their stories, family trees, map and more, as well as a foreword by Josh Geiser of Creep Machine and Paper Devil.

About Cooperative Press
Cooperative Press is an independent publishing company based on the audacious concept that artists and creators deserve to earn more for their work. Owner and publisher Shannon Okey is an internationally-known fiber artist with over a dozen books to her credit; she is also the former editor of a UK-based fiber arts magazine. Cooperative Press' expansion into fine arts publishing builds on another facet of Okey's overall curatorial goals: to present the most interesting and innovative art books by talented creators in a modern and innovative way.

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For additional information or interviews
Arabella Proffer: www.arabellaproffer.com 
Cooperative Press: www.cooperativepress.com 

Articulated Gallery presents,
"Ephemeral Antidotes"
a solo exhibition by Arabella Proffer.
On View: Saturday, Jan. 7th - Friday, Feb. 3rd, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, Jan. 7th, 2012 from 8pm-10pm

Articulated Gallery
1681 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 551-1036  

 Skin of the Fox Cures the Pox 16x20" oil on linen
"Ephemeral Antidotes" is a collection of paintings exploring the medical superstitions and practices of centuries past. Continuing in the tradition of imaginary portraits with fictional narratives, now documented in her new book, The National Portrait Gallery of Kessa,Arabella Proffer's new series consists of more surreal figurative pieces, bold with color, and an underlying darkness.   

In 2010 Proffer was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer; in the process of being treated she wondered what it would have been like to endure the cures and surgeries of her favorite periods in art history.

"After having a section of my leg removed, I began researching medicine from the Middle Ages through the 18th century; this series was a good way for me to work out my anger and be even more thankful that what I'm going through is nothing compared to old remedies and techniques. My art and interests were in the way society lived in the past, but with emphasis on the defiant, glamorous, and eccentric -- not daily strife. You could have been rich, important, or beautiful, but if sick, you would still receive brutal or worthless treatment."


Violets For Heart Veins 16x20" oil on linen 
Done in oil on linen, each painting is accompanied by a biography, written by Proffer, highlighting both the fascinating and horrifying aspects of old medicine. She hopes viewers will find them both educational, and beautiful.

Arabella Proffer is a painter whose loose narrative themes revolve around a fascination with punk rock, Elizabethan fashion, gothic divas, religious icons, and the decline of European aristocracy. Her figurative and portrait work has been described as everything from neorealism to pop surrealism, touching on identity, history, rebellion, and refinement.

Earning her BFA from California Institute of the Arts, she has participated in group and solo exhibitions throughout North America and Europe. She is also an arts educator and co-founder of indie record label Elephant Stone Records. Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she has taken up residence in Laguna Beach, Boston, Los Angeles, and currently works from her studio in Cleveland, Ohio.

Famed Interior Designer Juan Montoya Designs Art Miami VIP Lounge



FAMED INTERIOR DESIGNER JUAN MONTOYA DESIGNS ART MIAMI VIP LOUNGE 
Art and Design will intersectthis year at Art Miami’s 22nd edition

MIAMI, FL – (October 24, 2011) - Art Miami (www.art-miami.com), Miami’s longest running contemporary art fair and anchor fair to the City of Miami has partnered with its official host hotel, Mandarin Oriental, Miami to engage interior designer Juan Montoya to design an incredible VIP Lounge at Art Miami’s 22nd edition, which will run November 29 – December 4, 2011.

Inspired by the modern and contemporary artwork showcased annually at Art Miami, Montoya will transform a 2,000-square-foot space that’s located in the epicenter of Art Miami’s state-of-the-art pavilion where VIP collectors, sponsors and art dealers connect to network, entertain and host client meetings.

Sponsored by Mandarin Oriental, one of the most luxurious five-star hotels in the city, the VIP lounge will combine the sophistication of Miami, with the cultural heritage of the Far East — filled with rich, yet muted tones and exotic furnishings from Indonesia.  The centerpiece bamboo sculpture will entice Art Miami VIPs into the interior private seating area for more intimate conversations. A specially created bar topped with custom Indonesian wood will provide the ideal social setting for networking, whilestriking cowhide rugs will blanket the floor, accenting the overall décor.

“Since Art Miami exhibitors display high quality art work, I felt that it was important to give the VIP audience an opportunity to have a place that’s equally as sophisticated so they can discuss art,” Juan Montoya said. “I wanted this space to be unique — something that had not been done before. The statement pieces, furnishings and fabrics all beautifully complement the artwork featured at Art Miami.”

With more than 110 prestigious international galleries participating, Art Miami is a “can’t miss” event for collectors, curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts to acquire some of the finest and most important works of art that the contemporary market has to offer.  The fair will include modern and contemporary paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and prints from Europe, Asia, Latin America, India, the Middle East and the United States. Distinguished for its quality, depth, and diversity, Art Miami maintains a preeminent position in America’s contemporary art fair market.

“We are really looking forward to seeing Juan Montoya’s vision of the Art Miami VIP Lounge come to life, courtesy of the Mandarin Oriental, Miami,” said Nick Korniloff, Director of Art Miami.  “Art Miami is truly a venue that inspires artists, collectors and interior designers alike and that’s evident in Juan Montoya’s elaborate design.”

About Art Miami:
Miami’s longest running contemporary art fair, Art Miami will run from November 30 – December 4, 2011. As the anchor art fair to the city of Miami, the fair will return with a compelling array of modern and contemporary artwork from over 110 international galleries and prominent art institutions. Art Miami will be held in a state-of-the-art 125,000 square foot pavilion in Miami’s burgeoning Wynwood arts district. Art Miami’s highly anticipated Opening Night VIP Preview, on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, will benefit The Lotus House Women’s Shelter. $25 donationpayable at the door or purchased in advance online.

About Mandarin Oriental, Miami:
Contemporary in design and with a prominent waterfront location, the luxurious Mandarin Oriental, Miami features 326 elegant guest rooms and suites – offering dramatic views of the bay and the Miami skyline.  Amenities include two high-energy restaurants, M-Bar – a dynamic cocktail lounge and martini bar, an award-winning tri-level spa, Oasis Beach Club, the luxury boutique ShanghaiTang and extensive meeting and business facilities. For more information onMandarin Oriental, Miami visit www.mandarinoriental.com/miami.

About Juan Montoya:
One of the most acclaimed and prolific interiordesigners in the world today, Juan Montoya was born and spent his early years in Columbia. After studying architecture in Bogota, he moved to New York, where he graduated from Parsons School of Design. Following two years of work andstudy in Paris and Milan, he returned to New York, where he founded the design business he has presided over since 1978. His firm specializes in residential and contract interior design, with projects located throughout the United States and abroad. He also designs and markets an extensive line of furniture. A member of the Interior Design Hall of Fame and recipient of the honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from Parson School of Design, his contributions to the field of interior design are widely recognized.

South Miami Rotary Art Festival


South Miami Rotary
Art Festival
  

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Call to Artists

Deadline Approaching  -  October 29, 2011   

What: South Miami Rotary Art Festival 

Where: Downtown South Miami on Sunset Drive between Red Road and US#1

When: February 25-26, 2012, Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM - 6 PM


General information:

*Fees: Application - $30
          Booths - $295, $350,& $395

*Drive-up to booth space for load in and out

*Coffee and donuts Saturday morning

*Booth sitters available

*Prizes - $3,250
*Cost to public: Free admission  

Festival Timeline:

Deadline - Oct. 29, 2011

Notificationemailed - Nov. 19, 2011

Booth fee due - Dec. 17, 2011

Refund deadline - Jan. 7, 2012  

Festival setup - Feb. 25, 2012, 6 AM

Festival breakdown - Feb. 26, 6 PM-8 PM
 
  
This is the 28th annual festival presented by the Rotary Club of South Miami on the main street of vibrant downtown South Miami. In an area of unique shops and restaurants with high pedestrian traffic, the show attracts approximately 30,000 visitors. There is free artist parking nearby, ample on street and garage parking for visitors, and fine South Florida weather,

Advertising includes newspaper, radio, magazine, online, street banners, pole banners and social media. The festival program is a newspaper insert distributed one week in advance as well as at the festival.

The Rotary volunteers are available throughout the show to assist exhibitors and provide booth sitting.       

Email questions to info@southmiamiartfest.org

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