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2nd Annual "Landscapes" International Juried Art Competition Opens

2nd Annual "Landscapes" International Art Competition Announced by Fusion Art

Released: December 2, 2016

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions for its 2nd Annual “Landscapes” international online juried art exhibition. For this competition artists and photographers are encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of natural scenery and the physical elements of landforms such as mountains, hills, valleys, deserts, farmland, trees, rivers, lakes, ponds, forests, wilderness, polar regions, rainforests, islands and tropical landscapes. The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction and all artists and photographers, regardless of loca...

Fusion Art's 2nd Annual Figures & Faces International Juried Art Exhibition Opens December 1, 2016

Fusion Art's 2nd Annual "Figures & Faces" International Art Exhibition Opens

Released: December 2, 2016

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of the 2nd Annual “Figures & Faces” International Online Juried Art Exhibition for the month of December 2016. The exhibition is now available for viewing on the Fusion Art website. The “Figures & Faces” exhibition opened on December 1st and featured awards in two categories: Traditional Art and Digital Art & Photography. For this competition artists and photographers worldwide were encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of the human form - both figures and faces. Artists and photographers, regardless of lo...

Alessandra Expósito (American, b.  1970) Trixie, 2006.  Mixed media on chicken skull, 3 x 1 x 2 ¼ in.  Collection of David and Sandra Joys.  Photo by Paul Mutino

Guerrilla Girls Headline Event at Bruce Museum for Exhibition 'Her Crowd: New Art by Women'

Released: December 1, 2016

The feminist artist-activists, Guerrilla Girls, come to Greenwich, CT., on Wednesday, Dec. 7, for a ticketed event at the Bruce Museum. “Protecting their individual identities by wearing gorilla masks, the anonymous Guerrilla Girls use facts, humor and outrageous visuals to expose sexism, racism and corruption in politics, art, film and pop culture,” the museum announced. A dinner, talk and after-party during the Guerrilla Girls visit will be held at the Bruce Museum, which is showing through January 2, 2017, the exhibition Her Crowd: New Art by Women from Our Neighbors’ Private Collec...

Blum and Poe © Art Basel

Art Basel announces Philipp Kaiser as the new curator of Art Basel's Public sector in Miami Beach

Released: December 1, 2016

Commencing with the 2017 edition, Philipp Kaiser, independent curator and critic, will curate the Public sector of Art Basel in Miami Beach, succeeding Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator of Public Art Fund, New York, who curated the sector from 2013 to 2016. Situated in Miami Beach’s Collins Park, the Public sector each year presents site-specific sculptures and performances by both established and emerging artists from across the globe. Philipp Kaiser is an independent curator and critic, who has previously served as the Director of the Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2012-2014); Senior...

Nam June Paik, Cello Memory, 2002.  Sculpture.  1 Channel Video Installation with 2 40" LCD Monitors.

Harvard Art Museums Receive Million Dollar Gift to Establish the Nam June Paik Fellowship

Released: December 1, 2016

The Harvard Art Museums have received a $1 million gift from Harvard Business School alumnus Ken Hakuta (M.B.A. ’77) to establish the Hakuta Family Endowment Fund, enabling the creation of the Nam June Paik Fellowship at the Harvard Art Museums. Hakuta is the nephew of major mid-20th-century artist Nam June Paik, a pioneer in video art. The two-year fellowship will expand knowledge about the artist, his work, and influences. The scholarship and research undertaken by Nam June Paik Fellows will examine Paik’s pivotal contributions to the ideas and language of visual expression and how the...

Feet from the Leonard Peltier statue by Rigo 23 went on a journey documented on Instagram, from California to Washington, D.C., including a stop at Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota.  @semillascommunityschools

As Part of Clemency Campaign, Installation of 9-Foot-Tall Statue of American Indian Leonard Peltier Coming to American University Museum

Released: December 1, 2016

As part of a major clemency push by supporters in the final days of President Barack Obama’s presidency, a 9-foot-tall statue of American Indian Leonard Peltier will be installed at American University Museum to raise awareness for Peltier’s plight and the pardon request. Peltier, convicted and sentenced in 1977 in the shooting of two Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, has maintained his innocence in the 41 years he’s been imprisoned, and his conviction has been contested by leading human rights organizations in the United States and beyond.      The statue, by California-based arti...

Bertoia, Laverne, Picasso and Large Selection of Fine Art Featured at Schwenke Auctioneers Annual Holiday Fine Estates Aucton

Released: November 28, 2016

On Sunday, December 4th Schwenke Auctioneers will conduct its Annual Holiday Fine Estates Auction with a remarkable offering of 792 lots consigned from several separate estates and consignors from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and the Mid-Atlantic. The auction includes a large selection of fine art, outstanding mid-century decorative arts, fine English silver, American country and formal furniture and decorations, American folk art, Asian decorative arts, English and Continental furniture and decorative arts, miscellaneous decorative arts, and estate orient...

BMW Art Car by John Baldessari 2016

World Premiere of BMW Art Car by John Baldessari at Art Basel in Miami Beach 2016

Released: November 30, 2016

On the occasion of this year's Art Basel in Miami Beach, the BMW Art Car by John Baldessari celebrated its world premiere on November 30. The 19th vehicle of the BMW Art Car Collection was designed by the American master of conceptual art and revealed in the presence of the artist himself, along with Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America, and Jens Marquardt, Director BMW Motorsport, at the Botanical Garden of Miami Beach. John Baldessari's BMW M6 GTLM, a race car with a speed of up to 300 km/h, depending on the race track, and 585 hp, will be on public display until the ...

David Hockney, "In a Chiaroscuro", Oil on canvas, 1976, 21.6 x 25.6 inches, Simon Capstick-Dale Fine Art, New York

Art Miami + CONTEXT Art Miami Open Strong with $1-million Sale in First 10-seconds

Released: November 30, 2016

Collectors Flock to VIP Opening with Lines Forming Around the Block ArtMiami, Miami’s longest running contemporary art fair, celebrated the opening of its 27th year with sister fair CONTEXT Art Miami, with crowds circled around the block on Tuesday, November 29th. The VIP Opening of the fairs showed art from more than 234 international exhibitors, 450 artists and 40 different countries. More than 10,500 of the most prestigious art collectors, connoisseurs and advisors attended the VIP previews to view works from Blue Chip and contemporary artists, contributing to a frenzy of sales made...

Thomas Hart Benton "Roosterville Farm" painting

Fresh to Market Thomas Hart Benton Painting

Released: December 2, 2016

The KC Auction & Appraisal Company is excited to announce that they are offering a fresh to the market Thomas Hart Benton painting with no reserve! The painting is a study that was executed in 1967-68. It is titled "Roosterville Farm" and has an iron clad provenance. The consignor of the painting is one of the models in the painting and was a neighbor of the Bentons at the time. Also consigned is a drawing by Benton from the same consignor. The Benton painting is part of an Antique Auction online now through December 12th at 7pm. Other highlights include a Ferahan Palace size rug...

Installation view of Maze of Quotes: A Project by Toilet Paper for the Fondation Beyeler at Art Basel in Miami Beach.  Photo: Adam Reich

Fondation Beyeler Presents Maze of Quotes by Toilet Paper at Art Basel Miami Beach

Released: November 30, 2016

The Fondation Beyeler presents Maze of Quotes by Toilet Paper at Art Basel in Miami Beach held at the Miami Beach Convention Center from December 1–4, 2016. Toilet Paper, the collaborative magazine project by artists Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, transforms Fondation Beyeler’s entire exhibition space into three distinct settings. Elaborately wallpapered and fully furnished, Maze of Quotes presents a lavish, fantastical environment of consumerism and sexuality, from chandeliers and toilets to gold drapes and tin pots.   Curator Francesco Bonami on Maze of Quotes: You think i...

"Julio Le Parc: Form Into Action," exhibition on view at PAMM through March 19, 2017.  Julio Le Parc, Continuel-lumière cylindre (Continuous Light Cylinder),1962/2013 Painted wood, stainless steel, motor, metal disk, and light.  Dimensions variable.

Pérez Art Museum Miami Receives $15 Million Gift from a Familiar Name

Released: November 30, 2016

Gift includes funds for the acquisition of works by Latin American artists and over 200 pieces from Pérez’s personal collection of Cuban artworks, making PAMM’s one of the largest collections of contemporary Cuban art in any American museum. Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) announced today that business leader and long-time museum supporter Jorge M. Pérez will continue his patronage of the museum with a new $15 million donation. The contribution, which will be gifted over the next 10 years, will consist of $5 million in funds for the acquisition of works by Latin American artists, $5 millio...

New York Public Library Discussion with Curator and Artists of 'The Artist's Museum' Now on View at ICA/Boston

Released: November 29, 2016

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY presentS DISCUSSION about The Artist’s Museum, the exhibition now on view at ica/boston ICA Curator Dan Byers in conversation with artists Carol Bove, Anna Craycroft, and Sara VanDerBeek whose work is featured in the current exhibition at ICA/Boston December 14, 2016, New York City WHAT On the occasion of the publication of the catalogue accompanying The Artist’s Museum, the exhibition currently on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA), the New York Public Library’s An Art Book program presents artists Carol Bove, Anna Craycroft, ...

 More than 200 guests raised funds for student scholarships through a silent auction and spirited live auction of juried paintings and sculpture donated by LCAD alumni, faculty and students at LCAD Collector's Choice gala.

Laguna College of Art and Design Honors The Medtronic Foundation at 27th Annual Collector's Choice Juried Art Auction and Fundraiser

Released: November 29, 2016

Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) raised $272,000 at its 27th Annual Collector’s Choice Juried Art Auction and Fundraiser held on Friday, November 18th at Montage Laguna Beach. The College also honored the Medtronic Foundation with the LCAD Creative Partnership Award. “Since 2002, the LCAD community has benefitted enormously from the generosity of The Medtronic Foundation as a match to support giving from John Livingston and LCAD Trustee Bonnie Livingston,” said LCAD President Jonathan Burke. “Their support has filled many essential needs, not the least of which has been providing mo...

Lot 25 – A Fabergé Enameled and Carved Egg Form Pendant Necklace

December Auction at Gray’s

Released: November 29, 2016

Cleveland, Ohio – (November 29, 2016) Gray’s December catalogue has a very wide variety of items from fine art, various styles of furniture, and decorative art from prominent estates throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida. The fully illustrated catalog is now online at The auction will begin with many Russian Style Gilt Silver and Green Guilloche Enameled Frames, bearing brilliant colors and vibrant gemstones including emeralds, garnets, and some with seed pearls. Many Fabergé Enameled Egg Form Pendants follow these lovely frames, including lot 25, A Fabergé Enamele...

Rubell Family Collection.  New museum in Allapattah District of Miami designed by Selldorf Architects, Exterior view

Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation Announces Move in 2018 to New 100,000-square-foot Museum Designed by Selldorf Architects on 2.5-acre Campus in Miami’s Allapattah District

Released: November 28, 2016

The Rubell Family Collection (RFC) announces a planned move in 2018 to a new 100,000-square-foot museum set on a 2.5-acre campus in Miami’s Allapattah District. The planned move comes after 23 successful years in the RFC’s current, legendary 40,000-square-foot museum space in Miami’s Wynwood District. The new museum is designed by Selldorf Architects and is slated to open December 2018.   The Rubell Family Collection’s move is motivated by the desire to exhibit a greater proportion of the collection and expand the Collection's programming. Juan Valadez, Director of the Rubell Family Coll...

Northwest Coastal Beaver Bowl brings $42,000 at Eldred's Fall Americana and Paintings Auction.


Released: November 22, 2016

East Dennis, Mass. – The top lot in Eldred’s three-day Americana and Paintings Auction was a Northwest Coastal carved wooden beaver-form bowl, which brought $42,000, vastly surpassing its very conservative pre-sale estimate. In addition to American Native material, the sale included nearly 1,200 lots of paintings, maritime art, furniture, sporting art, silver, folk art and more. The sale took place November 17, 18 and 19 at the firm’s headquarters in East Dennis, Massachusetts. Speaking of the Northwest Coastal bowl, Bill Bourne, vice president of the firm and head of the Americana depar...

"Golden Sundown" by Anne Bridge

Small Works Show Opens November 25th in Time for Holiday Gift Giving

Released: November 21, 2016

Just in time for holiday gift giving and celebrations, the annual Small Works Show opens at the Judith Hale Gallery located in Solvang Antiques. As is annual tradition, the Small Works Show will open on Friday, November 25th. A reception with the artists will be held on Saturday, November 26th from noon to 4:00pm. There will be refreshments and an opportunity for the public to visit with the attending artists. Each Saturday through December 17th will feature various artists demonstrating their individual expertise. These include Dirk Foslien, Sheryl Knight, Joe Mancuso, Richard Myer, Dee P...

Underground Entrance, 2011, Oil, acrylic, spray paint on canvas, 24 x 24 in.

Chris DAZE Ellis: The Asphalt Jungle at Childs Gallery

Released: November 18, 2016

BOSTON, MA – Childs Gallery presents Chris DAZE Ellis: The Asphalt Jungle, an exhibition of recent paintings and prints by celebrated graffiti artist Chris Ellis – best known by his street name, Daze. Hailed as one of the most important graffiti artists of his generation, Daze earned his stripes writing graffiti in the New York City subway in the mid-1970s, later transitioning to canvas in the early 1980s. Using spray paint in combination with the more traditional media of oil and acrylic, Daze’s dynamic paintings capture the grittiness and spontaneous energy of city life. The city – The...

Sam Francis (1923-1994), Untitled, 1986, Courtesy of Masterworks Fine Art

NJ Collector Beats an American Museum to an Eui-Jeong Yoo Ceramic, and Other Notable Transactions During the Last Hours at the NYAAJ

Released: November 16, 2016

The New York Art, Antiques, and Jewelry Show (NYAAJ) at Pier 94 wrapped up successfully on Sunday November 13, 2016. This year’s event marked many meaningful firsts for the fair.  The fair presented its first edition at its new NYC venue, Pier 94, relocating from the Park Avenue Armory which served as the fair’s venue till last year. This relocation allowed the fair to conceive a larger event in Manhattan with a broader selection of art and collectibles and helped the fair’s exhibitors expand their client base. “We have made several sizable sales here this year, all of which were to ne...

Image Credit: Tony Abeyta

Artists Organize Mass Migration to Standing Rock, Peacefully 'Arm' the Front With Mirrored Shields

Released: November 16, 2016

Two artists are organizing a peaceful migration to Standing Rock, North Dakota, during the American Thanksgiving Holiday to help defend the water protectors on the front lines of the protest against construction of a contested oil pipeline that threatens water and sites held sacred by indigenous peoples. The artists invite all living beings around the planet to join the water protectors at the Standing Rock protest from November 18-30, 2016. Conscious, peaceful, respectful support is needed now more than ever, say organizers, to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) with the looming ele...

Adrien Broom, The Color Project, 2016.

Adrien Broom's Photography in A Colorful Dream at Lyman Allyn Museum

Released: November 16, 2016

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum announces the opening of A Colorful Dream, Photography by Adrien Broom, on view from November 19, 2016 through January 8, 2017. This exhibition, an exhilarating holiday season experience for the whole family, features the bold and colorful work of local artist, Adrien Broom. A Colorful Dream is the latest exhibition in the Lyman Allyn’s Near :: New contemporary series. This family-friendly, interactive exhibition highlights the work of contemporary fine art and commercial photographer, Adrien Broom. The culmination of a three-year studio project, A Colorful D...

Kimberli Gant will become the Chrysler Museum of Art’s McKinnon Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art in early 2017.

Kimberli Gant Named New Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Chrysler Museum

Released: November 16, 2016

Kimberli Gant will become the McKinnon Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum of Art, Museum Director Erik Neil announced today.  Gant currently serves as the Mellon Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Arts of Global Africa at the Newark Museum, in Newark, N.J. She will conclude her fellowship before beginning her new role at the Chrysler in mid-January 2017. “With her bold vision, international perspective, scholarship, and verve, Kimberli Gant will be a valuable addition to the Chrysler Museum’s outstanding curatorial team,” Neil said. “She brings strong acade...

Machteld Schrameyer & Johan Westenburg, Hopkinsville, Ky.


Released: November 16, 2016

Fashion designers specializing in one-of-a-kind coats, jackets, millinery and accessories at the fourth American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn at Brooklyn Museum, November 19-20, will be among 90 exhibitors to enhance the landmark Beaux-Arts Court. Masters at leatherwork, weaving and expert tailoring, achieving high fashion classic lines or casual wear with fanciful accents, share a passion for their work and skill to achieve their stylish visions. The show, which also includes 26 jewelers, is produced and curated by An American Craftsman Galleries that has supported crafts artists since 1982, ...

Gary Nader Art Centre to Host Auction Benefiting Nader Art Museum Latin America

Released: November 15, 2016

Gary Nader Art Centre is pleased to announce its upcoming Latin American, Modern and Contemporary Art Auction, which will benefit the Nader Art Museum Latin America. The auction will take place during Miami Art Week on Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Gary Nader Art Centre in Miami, located on 62 NE 27 Street.   The auction will feature a variety of important works by Latin American, Modern and Contemporary artists. Seating arrangements and paddle registration are by reservation only, and full-color print and online catalogues will be available. It will also be available through Paddle 8 websi...

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