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Pol Mara, Nu et Jambes, 1970 Oil on canvas

Jason Jacques Gallery Presents A Mash-up of Pop Paintings and Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture at FOG Design + Art Fair, January 11-14

Released: January 8, 2018

Jason Jacques Gallery will present rare pop paintings with contemporary ceramic sculpture at the FOG Design + Art Fair, which opens with a gala preview on Wednesday January 10 and continues through January 14, 2018 at The Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. Says Jason Jacques: “We are very excited to present this major collection of pop paintings by Belgian artist Pol Mara, who was critical to the movement that included Robert Rauschenberg, Martial Raysse, and Roy Lichtenstein and was instrumental in advancing the genre of pop art during the sexual revolution. According to gallery dire...

Andrea Cook Wins an "Artist Spotlight" Solo Art Exhibition

Andrea Cook Wins Fusion Art's "Artist Spotlight" Solo Art Exhibition

Released: January 1, 2018

Fusion Art is pleased to announce that Andrea Cook has been awarded an Artist Spotlight Solo Art Exhibition on its website. The Artist Spotlight Solo Art Exhibition Series highlights individual artists of exceptional talent and skill who have an overall body of work to showcase. Andrea is the 3-Dimensional Artist Spotlight winner for the month of January 2018. She is an Arizona based artist and sculptor. She specializes in textiles with mixed media elements, ceramic, sculpture, and painting. She plays with texture, pattern and repetition to create unity in each unique piece. Each month...

Bernard Hoyes acrylics on Canvas 60x40"

Bernard Hoyes Pops up at the River

Released: January 8, 2018

Hoyes exhibit at The River at Rancho Mirage. Opening Reception Friday, January 12th 2018, 6-8pm December 15, 2017-March 15th 2018. Gallery hours 4-8 Daily Palm Desert, CA - Visual artist Bernard Hoyes has pardnered with The River at Rancho Mirage, . for a showing of his works in Space A-161. The River is Rancho Mirage’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination located in the heart of the Palm Springs Valley. Offering an extraordinary lineup of boutiques, award-winning restaurants and movie theatres, The River offers guests the perfect...

Kathy Brady Wins an "Artist Spotlight" Solo Art Exhibition

Kathy Brady Wins Fusion Art's "Artist Spotlight" Solo Art Exhibition

Released: January 1, 2018

Fusion Art is pleased to announce that Kathy Brady has been awarded an Artist Spotlight Solo Art Exhibition on its website. The Artist Spotlight Solo Art Exhibition Series highlights individual artists of exceptional talent and skill who have an overall body of work to showcase. Kathy is the Digital & Photography Artist Spotlight winner for the month of January 2018. She is a New York based photographer. Self-taught, Kathy’s favorite subjects are animals and nature. She hopes her photographs ignite a deeper appreciation of all the amazing creatures in the world around us. Each mont...

"Accumulations #4" by Jaynie Crimmins in "Quotidian Metamorphosis" exhibit.  (Shredded and sewn junk mail made to resemble delicate marine ecosystems.)

'Tipping Point: Artists Address Climate Change' Among 3 Upcoming Exhibits at Rockland Center for the Arts

Released: January 5, 2018

Rockland Center for the Arts in West Nyack, New York, will present three exhibitions this spring concerning issues of our environment - The Tipping Point: Artists Address Climate Change, Aqueous Remains, and Quotidian Metamorphisis. From March 25 - May 25, 2018, these compelling exhibitions explore the relationship between nature and humanity, capturing the environmental impacts of human resources.  It is not just about climate change, but also a humanitarian issue.  Artists present work that first appears beautiful but, ultimately, reveals an ugly truth underneath of damage, transmutation...


Released: January 5, 2018

PORTRAIT An Exhibition at Opera Gallery New York January 19 - February 8, 2018 To kick off 2018, Opera Gallery proudly presents an exhibition dedicated entirely to the art of portraiture in their flagship venue on New York’s Madison Avenue. Curated entirely from Opera Gallery’s global collection of works from galleries in London, Paris, Monaco, Geneva, Beirut, Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Dubai, Miami and Aspen, this major exhibition runs from January 19 through February 8 at Opera Gallery New York, 791 Madison Avenue. A favored subject of artists throughout history, the port...

George Strasburger Wins Fusion Art's "Artist Spotlight" Solo Art Exhibition

George Strasburger Wins Fusion Art's "Artist Spotlight" Solo Art Exhibition

Released: January 1, 2018

Fusion Art is pleased to announce that George Strasburger has been awarded an Artist Spotlight Solo Art Exhibition on its website. The Artist Spotlight Solo Art Exhibition Series highlights individual artists of exceptional talent and skill who have an overall body of work to showcase.  George is the Traditional Artist Spotlight winner for the month of January 2018. He is an Arizona based artist whose work is influenced by Caravaggio, Bonnat, and Morot and characterized by a classical style that is used to communicate the contemporary human condition. Each month, Fusion Art selects one...

John Miller Howard, Still Life with Fruit, oil on canvas, 1967 Courtesy ASC Permanent Collection, ASC80.026.000

UAPB & ASC: Five Decades of Collaboration Opening Reception

Released: February 2, 2018

UAPB & ASC: Five Decades of Collaboration Curator, Dr. Lenore Shoults   The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), a historically Black college in existence for over 140 years, and the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas (ASC), which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018, have enjoyed decades of collaboration. This exhibition features artwork from ASC’s Permanent Collection by UAPB faculty and students.   Works on exhibit include pieces from each art department chairman: John Miller Howard, Henri Linton, and Danny Campbell. Faculty artists are Tarrence C...

3rd Annual Animal Kingdom Art Exhibition

Fusion Art Announces the Winners of the 3rd Annual "Animal Kingdom" Art Exhibition

Released: January 1, 2018

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of its first International Online Art Exhibition of 2018. The 3rd Annual “Animal Kingdom” exhibition is now available for viewing on the Fusion Art website and features awards in two categories: Traditional Art and Digital Art & Photography. For this exhibition, artists were encouraged to share their best artistic vision and interpretation of animals, both domestic and wild. The artwork could include any animals that live on land, in the sea or in the air. All artists, regardless of location or experience, were encouraged to submit their ...

Michael Sailstorfer, MC17, 2017.  Ceramic and glaze, 66 x 52 x 12.5 cm.

Michael Sailstorfer's 'We Love Them All' at Carbon 12 Dubai

Released: January 2, 2018

MICHAEL SAILSTORFER | WE LOVE THEM ALL 20 January - 4 March, 2018 German artist Michael Sailstorfer's We Love Them All tackles formalist concerns through amorphous ceramic masks mottled with glaze drips and marbling. A continuation of his 2015 metal mask series, the reductionist stylization nods towards Oceanic and African Art with slits to recall mouths, surface manipulations to indicate eyes, and pointed protrusions to suggest noses. The art historical references are layered atop Sailstorfer’s contemporary material play – the ceramic portraiture reads Classical Primitivism, but the mas...

Amaranth Ehrenhalt, "Untitled," gouache on paper, 1969, 22.5 x 30.5

Sweet Small Things at Lawrence Fine Art

Released: January 3, 2018

For the second year, Lawrence Fine Art will present works by notable artists priced at $5,000 or under. "Sweet Small Things" will be open through January 25, 2018. Call them "stocking stuffers" or simply call them very beautiful: there are works here for beginning collectors and connoisseurs alike. "This is our way of introducing beginning and novice collectors to the world of art collecting.  We tried this format last year, and it was very successful," explained Gallery Director Howard Shapiro. The exhibition will include smaller works, works on paper and works created specificall...

Milton Avery at ACA Galleries.

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair Returns for Second Edition

Released: January 1, 2018

The Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair, presented by Art Miami and sponsored by the City of West Palm Beach, will return for its second edition in West Palm Beach’s Tent Site (825 S Dixie Hwy & Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach) located directly behind the new Restoration Hardware on Thursday, January 11th, 2018. The fair will open on Thursday evening with an exclusive VIP Preview at 5:00pm benefiting The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, The Joe Namath Neurological Research Center and the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. The Fair is sponsored by Christie’s International ...

Floral #13, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches

CODA Gallery Presents Marion Pike Paintings

Released: December 31, 2017

PALM DESERT, CA — CODA Gallery presents a new exhibition of paintings by Marion Pike (1913-1998), running Jan. 5-26. An opening reception will be held 5-8 p.m. on Jan. 5 in conjunction with El Paseo Art Walk/Palm Desert First Weekend. Palm Springs Art Museum exhibited portraits by Marion Pike in 2007. Among her subjects were Coco Chanel, Dolores Hope, Bob Hope, Alberto Giacometti, Zubin Mehta (for the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles), and other individuals of renown. Now offering works from the estate, CODA Gallery showcases the artist’s floral still lifes and landscapes. At S...


Released: January 1, 2018

January 10 — February 24, 2018 Opening Reception: Thursday, January 11, 6pm—8pm Klompching Gallery is delighted to present new work by Lisa M. Robinson. Terrestra is seven years in the making, and continues the artist’s deep-seated reverence for the natural landscape. In this new and breathtaking series of photographs, the artist has turned her attention to the vast deserts of the American Southwest. Taking as her conceptual compass—the desert as a remnant seabed—Robinson makes visible the normally imperceptible passage of time. Rather than re-present the terrain as a vast expa...

Riccardo Silva, Tatyana Silva, George Lindemann, Silvia Karman Cubiñá

The Bass Announces $500,000 Gift from Riccardo and Tatyana Silva

Released: December 22, 2017

The Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, Florida is pleased to announce a significant donation of $500,000 from Riccardo and Tatyana Silva. This gift supports the institution’s endowment fund, along with the naming of the Riccardo and Tatyana Silva Gallery on the museum’s first floor. The gift was announced at The Bass Ball on December 16, which raised money for the museum’s ongoing events and education initiatives, and hosted over 200 of Miami’s art patrons and cultural influencers.     “Tatyana and I are thrilled to support The Bass Museum as it enters a new chapter in its development....

Fusion Art Announces in Art Call for its 3rd Annual "Leaves & Petals" Art Competition

3rd Annual "Leaves & Petals" Art Competition Announced by Fusion Art

Released: December 22, 2017

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting entries for the 3rd Annual Leaves & Petals international online art competition. For this competition, artists are encouraged to share their artistic vision and interpretation of flowers, leaves, herbs, plants, shrubs, bushes, hedges and other botanical or floral subjects. All artists over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational or abstract floral/botanical art and photography. The exhibition will be hosted on Fusion Art’s website during the month of February 2018...

Fusion Art's 3rd "Artist Spotlight" Solo Art Competition is Now Open

Fusion Art Announces the 3rd "Artist Spotlight" Solo Art Competition

Released: December 12, 2017

Fusion Art is pleased to announce that it is now accepting entries for the 3rd Artist Spotlight Solo Art Competition. The gallery created this solo art exhibition opportunity as a means for emerging, mid-level and, even, professional artists to gain more worldwide online exposure. Artist Spotlight will highlight individual artists who have an overall body of work to showcase.  From this competition, Fusion Art will select up to nine winning artists - three traditional artists, three digital & photography artists and three 3-dimensional artists (if the gallery has received 3-dimension...

LIRR, Hunter’s Point, 2004.  Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao (Taiwanese, born 1977).  Pigment print.  Framed: 101.6 × 243.8 cm (40 × 96 in.).  The J.  Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Gift of The Michael G.  and C.  Jane Wilson 2007 Trust.  © Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao

Getty Museum Receives Major Photography Gift

Released: December 12, 2017

The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the donations of two groups of photographs from collectors Leslie and Judith Schreyer and Michael and Jane Wilson. The gifts include works by artists not previously in the Museum’s collection, as well as photographs that enhance the Museum’s existing holdings. “These generous gifts complement and strengthen our holdings of important photographers from Los Angeles, New York, Europe and Asia,” says Timothy Potts, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum. “Both Les and Judy and Michael and Jane are longtime and enthusiastic supporters of the Museum and o...

Jon Seydl has been named as the ninth director of Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois

Curator and Art Historian Jon Seydl Joins Krannert Art Museum as Director

Released: December 11, 2017

Jon Seydl, an art historian specializing in Italian Renaissance art, has been named the new director of Krannert Art Museum. Jon Seydl is currently the senior director of collections and programs and curator of European art at Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts. His appointment at Krannert Art Museum will be effective in February, pending approval of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. “I've known about KAM's work for a long time, and I'm very proud to join such a great institution,” Seydl said. “KAM's commitment to research, its outstanding curators and nationally recogni...

Mabel Poblet, Sleepless Series, 2017, photography, LED, thread and pins, 23.6 x 23.6 inches.  Shown by Cynthia - Reeves at Art Miami, BOOTH A229.


Released: December 7, 2017

Miami’s longest running contemporary art fair, Art Miami, kicked-off art week by celebrating the debut of its 28th edition alongside sister fair CONTEXT Art Miami with its strongest VIP Preview to date at their brand-new waterfront location on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017. Art Miami is renowned as one of the nation’s leading international contemporary and modern art fairs, and had crowds circling the block throughout the entirety of the preview to see works from more than 140 international galleries and 961 artists from 22 different countries and 60 cities.  Art Miami LLC Executive Vice P...

Bruce Berman

THE PRODUCER’S PIX: Photographs from Film Industry Executive Bruce Berman’s Collection to Sell at Bonhams Los Angeles

Released: December 7, 2017

Auction Date: December 14 and 15, 2017 Public Exhibition: December 9-14 Los Angeles – Bonhams will offer a noteworthy selection of photographs from the collection of film industry executive Bruce Berman on December 14 and 15 in its saleroom in Los Angeles. The sale, titled The Producer’s Pix: Photographs from the Bruce Berman Collection, features works by blue-chip artists as well as emerging talent that have been carefully curated by Berman. The photographs capture views of America that are in danger of vanishing. “This sale offers all collectors—whether new or more seasoned—a uni...

Kent Hendrickson, "Steady Breeze"

Collectors Concessions Launches Online Gallery to Sell Contemporary Art from Collectors' Collections

Released: December 6, 2017

Online consignment websites are proliferating for antiques, furniture, fashion, jewelry and watches and now contemporary art. Collectors Concessions, founded by contemporary art collectors Eileen and Richard Ekstract, launched this month to offer contemporary art from the collections of established collectors. With an inventory of collectible artists, art enthusiasts on a budget or looking to expand their collections, as well as other collectors, can purchase work directly from world renowned collectors in a direct sale payment method which eliminates the "middle man" and provides an oppor...

Harvard Art Museums curators Mary Schneider Enriquez and Edouard Kopp viewing Kara Walker’s U.S.A.  Idioms at the museums’ Somerville Research Center.  Photo: Tara Metal; © President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Harvard Art Museums Acquire the Powerful 15-Foot Kara Walker Drawing 'U.S.A. Idioms'

Released: December 5, 2017

The Harvard Art Museums have acquired U.S.A. Idioms (2017), a monumental drawing created by artist Kara Walker in the summer of 2017 amid heightened political turmoil and racial violence across the country. This unrest culminated most visibly in the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August that left one dead and more than twenty injured.  The large-scale work—nearly 12 by 15 feet—was included in Walker’s highly regarded Fall 2017 exhibition, Sikkema Jenkins and Co. is Compelled to Present the Most Astounding and Important Painting show of the fall Art Show viewing ...

Christopher Paul Brown Wins Fusion Art's "Artist Spotlight"

Christopher Paul Brown Wins Fusion Art's "Artist Spotlight" Solo Art Exhibition

Released: December 4, 2017

Fusion Art is pleased to announce that Christopher Paul Brown has been awarded an Artist Spotlight Solo Art Exhibition on its website. The Artist Spotlight Solo Art Exhibition Series highlights individual artists of exceptional talent and skill who have an overall body of work to showcase. Christopher is the Digital & Photography Artist Spotlight winner for the month of December 2017. He is a North Carolina based photographer and digital artist.  Christopher identifies as an alchemist.  With his work he seeks to capture something hidden below the surface and, like an alchemist, he pu...

Stanley Whitney, American, born 1946; “Out into the Open”, 1992; (unframed) acrylic on canvas; unframed: 53 1/2 × 60 inches; Saint Louis Art Museum, The Thelma and Bert Ollie Memorial Collection E14521.79 © Stanley Whitney

Saint Louis Art Museum Receives Major Gift of 81 Works by Contemporary Black Artists

Released: December 4, 2017

The Saint Louis Art Museum today announced an extraordinary collection gift from New Jersey-based collector Ronald Maurice Ollie and his wife Monique McRipley Ollie that adds significant depth and breadth to the museum’s holdings of works by African-American artists. Ronald Ollie grew up in St. Louis. His parents, Thelma and Bert Ollie, were frequent visitors to the museum and instilled in him and his siblings a deep appreciation of art. Ronald Ollie’s childhood fascination with abstract art grew into a passion when, as an adult, he began to acquire abstract works by artists he admired a...

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