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CA+T Welcomes New Artist-in-Residence: Ronaldo Wilson

Released: January 17, 2014

Award-winning Poet Begins CA+T Virtual Residency on Jan. 16   Wilson will utilize the one-of-a-kind virtual residency to expand a mixed-genre and –media project that explores questions of representation, selfhood, and place.   The Center for Art and Thought (CA+T) is excited to announce its second Artist-in-Residence: poet Ronaldo Wilson. Wilson's virtual residency begins January 16 and will continue through March 2014 on CA+T's website (   Ronaldo Wilson is an award-winning poet and Assistant Pro...

A.A.  Dellschau Recolections, Aftermath, Geo Newells Idea Propper, 1898–1900, 7.5 × 9.25 in

METRO Show Dealers Entice Fair-goers with a Spectrum of Diverse Curated Exhibits

Released: January 20, 2014

When the 2014 edition of the METRO Show opens for its five-day run on Wednesday evening January 22, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street in  Chelsea, fairgoers will experience a thoroughly engaging new concept billed METRO Curates.  “This revised approach puts forth single-artist and/or focused themed presentations curated by each of the 35 METRO dealers who will articulate his or her distinct point of view through their disciplines,” says Caroline Kerrigan Lerch, director of the METRO Show. With its amalgam of disciplines, The METRO Show strikes a harmonious ...

A Pratt design student preparing "Cloudspace," one of two visitor lounges for the METRO Show.


Released: January 16, 2014

This winter’s METRO Show has more to marvel at and drink in than ever before—so much so that fair-goers can hardly be blamed for needing to take a break now and then. Fortunately, this year’s attendees will have the chance to relax in CloudSpace, leading-edge seating areas dreamed up by a crew of faculty, undergraduate and graduate students from the Department of Interior Design at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute.  Says Caroline Kerrigan Lerch, director of the METRO Show: “These lounge areas exemplify the very latest in design innovation—and what’s more, they mirror the aim of the ...

"Land Where My Father Died..." from American Karaoke, 2013.  17 in.  x 24 in.  Kiam Marcelo Junio.

CA+T Launches New Exhibition and Commissioned Art

Released: January 16, 2014

Queer Sites and Sounds: CA+T Launches New Virtual Exhibition and Commissioned Work by Jeffrey Songco   The Center for Art and Thought (CA+T) announces the launch of a new multi-platform virtual exhibition Queer Sites and Sounds and original commissioned art by multi-media artist Jeffrey Songco. The online exhibition began January 14 and will unfold in stages over the next two months on CA+T's website ( and social media platforms. Queer Sites and Sounds utilizes CA+T's robust web presence to explore queer dig...

Jackson, Wyo., resident Allison Merritt (left) is new owner of the Western Design Conference, an annual Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival event featuring Western genre decorative arts, such as the handcrafted boots and belt (right) by Lisa Sorrell.

Jackson Hole Western Design Conference Set to Expand under New Owner

Released: January 15, 2014

After acting as the Events Manager of the Western Design Conference (WDC) for seven years, Jackson, Wyo., resident Allison Merritt has purchased the event, held annually during the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival. The Western Design Conference, a juried show that offers more than $16K in prize money and showcases preeminent American artists working in Western genre crafts, has been one of the most important and well-attended events of the September arts festival. Merritt plans to expand the 2014 WDC show and sale, scheduled for September 4-7, 2014, to include a home and interior design fea...

Adam Fuss From the series "My Ghost," 1999 © 1999 Adams Fuss

World-Renowned Photography Collection Exhibited for Instruction and Outreach

Released: January 17, 2014

Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University will present “Shared Vision: The Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla Collection of Photography,” an exhibition featuring 150 images from the last 100 years of photography. The exhibition opens on Friday, January 24, 2014 and runs through April 27, 2014. Outreach programs for campus and community, including films, researcher and artist talks, and a photography exhibition of Auburn students, are scheduled during the spring semester to coincide with what many art historians consider a preeminent fine art photography collection. “Art ...

Arthur B.  Carles (1882-1952) Flowers (Abstract Still Life)

2014 Palm Beach Show Lecture Series Schedule Released

Released: January 14, 2014

RIVETING DISCUSSIONS: A CURATED LECTURE SERIES AT THE PALM BEACH JEWELRY, ART & ANTIQUE SHOW Lecturers include: Paula Crevoshay, Carolle Thibaut-Pomerantz, Brian J. McCarthy, Edward Faber, Peter Trippi, Liza Laserow and Gordon Lewis The Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, now in its eleventh year, is proud to announce the 2014 series of curated lectures. The show will take place over Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 14-18 and all lectures are free to the general public, as well as attendees of the show. Saturday, February 15 at 1:00 pm BAROQUE PERIOD: Then and...

Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep’s 5th Annual Middle School Art Festival celebrates the artistic talents of students from Archdiocesan and private middle schools.  The festival gives students a real world glimpse at the life of a professional artist.

Nine Miami Art Professionals Form Jury Panel for 5th Annual Middle School Art Festival

Released: January 14, 2014

The Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep 5th Annual Middle School Art Festival celebrates the artistic talent of 30 middle school students from Miami-Dade Catholic and private schools. The Festival begins with a private Opening Reception for students and their families on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 and the exhibit is on view to the community until the end of February at the ACND Gallery of Art at Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep, 4949 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL, 33137. Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 305.751.8367. Free. The Festival gives participants an opportunity to le...

Elephant with Exploding Dust, Amboseli, 2004.  Archival Pigment Ink Photograph on Paper.  27 x 27 inches.  Promised Gift of Lynn and Foster Friess, National Museum of Wildlife Art.  Photo credit: © Nick Brandt.

Nick Brandt “Elegy” Show Opens at National Museum of Wildlife Art

Released: January 13, 2014

Nick Brandt’s transcendent images of African wildlife create a strikingly intimate connection with the animals he photographs. Brandt, once a high profile maker of music videos, fell in love with Africa in 1996 while directing the music video for Michael Jackson’s “Earth Song,” and adopted an unconventional black-and-white fine art approach to wildlife photography that uses a medium-format camera and a portrait or wide-angle rather than a telephoto lens. The National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyo., opens the exhibition “Elegy: The African Photography of Nick Brandt, 2001 – 20...

Copyright Monica Andres Alvarez Blue Peace, Mixed Media on Canvas, 91 x 61 cm, 2013

Follow the Feelings: Monica Andres Alvarez in Antwerp

Released: January 9, 2014

In the heart of Europe - alongside museums, historical buildings, art galleries, antiquity and jewellery craftsmen - the event “Diamonds for Life” will showcase innovative art in an elegant exhibition space at Palace on the Meir from the 8th to 13th February, 2014. The Palace on the Meir is an original 18th century building in the historical center of Antwerp.  Never before has an art event celebrated Antwerp jewellery design in elegant fusion with contemporary fine art. Some of this event's highlights include the artworks by the conceptual artist Monica Andres Alvarez. In focus...

The large Wallasse Ting entitled "Floating Flowers" sold for $158,600.

One Ting to Rule Them All: Clarke Auction Jan. 5th Post Sale Highlights

Released: January 13, 2014

Asian objects and fine art fueled a record January sale at Clarke Auction this past Sunday the 5th.  With nearly 1,200 active bidders on the phones, online, and in the hall,  items in all auction categories were propelled to impressive highs. In the fine art selection, a large Walasse Ting acrylic abstract on canvas entitled “Floating Flowers” tripled its estimate of $40,000/$60,000 with a realized price of $158,600. The painting was hammered to a bidder in-house after an aggressive phone bidder pushed the bids well beyond the high estimate. The pre-sale interest in the piece,...

The Quarrel


Released: December 31, 2013

The David David Gallery is pleased to announce the Exclusive Representation of the Estate of Amalie Rothschild (1916-2001), a major American Modernist artist working mainly in the second half of the 20th century in various media including but not limited to paintings, watercolors, sculptures, textiles and drawings. Facing and overcoming obstacles of social and commercial influence in the 20th century, Amalie constantly reinvented herself and explored relentlessly injecting her own social visions with fearless abandon. Her works recount and reflect a personal vision of life as seen through ...

Edwin Ruda (b.  1922), Gwerene, 1972, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 84 inches


Released: January 3, 2014

Berry Campbell is pleased to announce Edwin Ruda: The Band Paintings, including sixteen paintings and works on paper from 1969 to 1972.  Unafraid to step beyond stylistic boundaries, Edwin Ruda consistently probed the incongruities and connections between minimalism and the geometric and lyrical modes of abstraction.  Ruda’s “band” paintings embody his efforts to reconcile these two divergent forms. The result is an elegant, radiant body of work. Loosening the flow of his paint, Ruda introduced pure and translucent bands of colors that are rarely part of minimalist statements....

Metro Jazz, Etching 6x9" image.Limited Ed.  10 by HOYES

Caribbean Fine Arts Publishing offers New Etching Edition by HOYES

Released: January 8, 2014

Dear Collector As an established Painter, Printmaker, and Publisher Contemporary Intuitive Artist Bernard Hoyes has announced a special offering of one of his recent Etchings. Over the past forty years, Hoyes has produced Art that lends itself to the subtle differences of the Etching Medium. Since 1992, Hoyes adopted this medium as a means of expression, for its details, its intimacy and craftsmanship. The deliberate implied rhythmic lines and tonal gestures of The Revival Series (for which he is well known) have found new life. The mediums fluidity, intimate scale, and delicate calligr...

Francisco Goya.  Y no hai remedio (And There Is No Remedy) from The Disasters of War, 1st edition, plate 15, ca.  1811-12 (printed 1863).  Etching, drypoint, burin, and lavis, 5 11/16 x 6 1/2 in.  Pomona College Museum of Art, Gift of Mr.  Norton Simon, P74.67

Frist Center Presents Two Exhibitions of Works by Francisco Goya and Steve Mumford Exploring Aspects of War

Released: January 8, 2014

Through the concurrent presentations of the exhibitions Goya: The Disasters of War, and Steve Mumford's War Journals, 2003-2013, Nashville's Frist Center for the Visual Arts offers two powerful portrayals of conflict and its consequences. In The Disasters of War, the eminent Spanish painter and printmaker. Goya graphically depicts the ravages of war in the early 19th century as a means of expressing his horror with humanity's capacity to inflict harm. Contemporary American artist Steve Mumford takes a more journalistic approach to his paintings of 21st-century combat. Both exhibiti...

Shepard Fairey,
 Power and Glory IV, 2014.
 Silkscreen and gold foil block print on Somerset Tub sized 410gsm.  Edition of 75.  Edition 1 - 20 sold as complete set.  Signed and numbered by the artist.  
 69.4 x 69.4 cm / 27.3 x 27.3 in

Paul Stolper Gallery to Debut Shepard Fairey Prints at LA Art Show

Released: January 8, 2014

The Paul Stolper gallery is proud to announce the launch of a group of four new screen prints with foil-block by internationally renowned LA based artist Shepard Fairey.  Entitled ‘Power and Glory’ this is the third project the gallery has worked on with Fairey, The set of four new works continue the artist's investigation into contemporary America. The genesis for each print is the American Flag, an iconic and potent image that artists such as Jasper Johns’s ‘Flag’ (1954) and Peter Blake’s ‘Old Glory’ (2011) have explored as has Joe Rosenthal’s ‘Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima’ (1945...

Announcing The First Annual Boston Design Week (March 20-30, 2014)

Released: January 8, 2014

Boston, MA - Fusco & Four announces the first annual Boston Design Week, a 10-day citywide design festival, March 20-30, 2014.  Participating organizations, businesses, sponsors and individual designers will offer select design events, exhibitions, speakers, receptions, behind-the-scenes tours, and other activities throughout greater Boston, most presented free of charge and all open to the public.  A “Call for Events” has been issued, with a deadline for registering of January 31, 2014.  For more information or to register an event, visit or cal...

Anonymous Photo, B&W, c.  1955, © collection of John Foster


Released: January 9, 2014

In addition to the eye-alluring array of fine and decorative arts featured at the 2014 METRO Show, the DIALOGUES educational series is proceeding under the theme dubbed “Collecticism.” Organized by Randall Morris of the Cavin-Morris Gallery, this year’s program focuses on the way that institutions, curators, private collectors and dealers search out and choose works of art, especially those collections that cross genres. Says Mr. Morris, “Eclectic choices in collecting are how much of the post-Venice Biennale art world is proceeding these days, with art and design merging on a global level...

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show Hosts Two Distinctive Events for its Attendees

Released: January 7, 2014

U.S. Antique Shows, the world’s leading producer of indoor antique shows, plans to host two special events at this year’s Original Miami Beach Antique Show to enhance the attendees’ shopping experience. Have a treasure or family heirloom to be appraised? On Saturday, Feb. 1 from 12-6 p.m., The Original Miami Beach Antique Show, in partnership with Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers, presents Appraisal Day. All attendees, with a valid ticket to the show, are invited to bring one item to be appraised by one of Skinner’s experienced appraisers. Each appraiser will provide an unbiased, ex...

Harry Bertschmann at Studio Vendome

Studio Vendome Launches New Year with Rediscovered Abstract Expressionist

Released: January 6, 2014

Studio Vendome begins the New Year with a compelling exhibition, “Harry Bertschmann: Abstract Dynamics.” Both Studio Vendome and Studio Vendome Projects will feature Bertschmann from January 14 through February 22, 2014. Studio Vendome, at 330 Spring Street, will present a six-decade survey composed of eleven large paintings on canvas plus sixteen works on paper in mixed media. Studio Vendome Projects, at 30 Grand Street, will focus on Bertschmann’s twenty-two smaller abstract works from his Haiku series. Harry Bertschmann was born in Basel, Switzerland, in 1931...

Call for Submissions for "Food Worlds" Exhibition

Released: January 6, 2014

Food Worlds: Call for Submissions for CA+T's Next Virtual Exhibition Deadline February 1, 2014   What are the historical determinants and legacies of Filipino foods? How do foods travel as part of the labor diaspora? How does food ground, enable or destabilize Filipino identities?   The Center for Art and Thought (CA+T), a web-based arts and education nonprofit organization, announces a call for submissions to its next virtual curated exhibition, Food Worlds. The exhibition is expected to premier in April 2014 on CA+T's website ( &nb...

Rendering of “Match-Maker” by Young Projects


Released: December 26, 2013

Times Square Arts and Van Alen Institute announced that Young Projects, a multidisciplinary design firm based in Brooklyn, is the winner of this year’s annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design.  Over the last six years, the Times Square Alliance has invited architecture and design firms to submit proposals for a romantic public art installation celebrating Valentine’s Day in Times Square. This year’s winning design, Match-Maker by Young Projects in collaboration with fabricator Kammetal, will be unveiled on February 7, and remain on view through March 10. “Match-Maker” will be locat...

Jay Scheib: The Disinherited.


Released: December 23, 2013

Times Square Arts presents three free screenings of director Jay Scheib’s The Disinherited, a live feature film that he will shoot in real time at The Kitchen during performances of Platonov, his adaptation of Anton Chekov’s first full-length play. Starring an ensemble cast that includes Mikeah Ernest Jennings, Sarita Choudhury and Tony Torn, Scheib’s “live cinema performance” will screen at AMC Empire 25 (234 West 42nd St, New York, NY 10036) at 8:00 p.m. on January 8th, 15th and 22nd.  Free tickets are available via the Times Square Arts website at

Water Panics in the Sea by Lalah Khorramian.


Released: January 6, 2014

Visual artist Laleh Khorramian will showcase her mystical film Water Panics in the Sea this January,launching the 2014 Midnight Moment program. The film follows the voyage of a ghost ship as it traverses the ocean waters, turning the “Crossroads of the World” into the “Crossroads of the Seas.”  Midnight Moment, a presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts, is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks through...

Edwin Ruda: The Band Paintings (1969 - 1972) at Berry Campbell

Released: January 5, 2014

Berry Campbell is pleased to announce Edwin Ruda: The Band Paintings, including sixteen paintings and works on paper from 1969 to 1972.  Unafraid to step beyond stylistic boundaries, Edwin Ruda consistently probed the incongruities and connections between minimalism and the geometric and lyrical modes of abstraction.  Ruda’s “band” paintings embody his efforts to reconcile these two divergent forms. The result is an elegant, radiant body of work. Loosening the flow of his paint, Ruda introduced pure and translucent bands of colors that are rarely part of minimalist statements....