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Gentle Storm, Brass and aluminum with steel wires and acrylic cord, oil and acrylic paint, 20 x 40 x 11 inches

CODA Gallery Presents Mobile Sculptures by Mark Davis

Released: January 23, 2018

PALM DESERT, CA — CODA Gallery unveils a new exhibition of mobiles, including the debut of a new series, by artist Mark Davis. The exhibition runs Feb. 2-23, with a Feb. 2 opening reception (5-8 p.m. in conjunction with El Paseo Art Walk/Palm Desert First Weekend) attended by the artist from Boston, Mass. For most people, epiphanies strike when they are adults with an accumulation of life experiences. For Mark Davis, such a moment arrived when he was a 14-year-old living in Indiana and saw a picture of an Alexander Calder mobile. “I felt like it was a part of me,” he recalls. “I went t...

Photographer Noah McLaurine will be the first of twenty artists to contirbute to the New Mexico Museum of Art’s Instagram Feed in a project called "Shifting Light."

Shifting Light: Photographic Perspectives, An Instagram Initiative at the New Mexico Museum of Art

Released: January 23, 2018

Having just celebrated its 100th anniversary in November 2017, the New Mexico Museum of Art is now actively engaged in shaping its next century by inviting a group of 19 artists working in New Mexico to be guest contributors to its Instagram account (@nmartmuseum). Inaugurating the series is Albuquerque-based photographer Noah McLaurine, who will begin posting the week of January 21. The electronic images will be viewable globally by anyone with access to Instagram who chooses to follow the museum account. They can also be seen on a touch-screen monitor in the exhibition Shifting Light: ...

“Quartet: Series YK” by Loretta Kaufman

Loretta Kaufman to Exhibit in the National Association of Women Artists’ 2018 Winter Small Works Exhibition

Released: January 22, 2018

Loretta Kaufman’s handbuilt stoneware sculpture, “Quartet:  Series YK”, has been selected for inclusion in the National Association of Women Artists’ 2018 Winter Small Works Exhibition in New York City during the month of February 2018. The exhibition is open to all NAWA members and non-members nationwide. This multi-media exhibition of 67 works includes sculpture, intaglio, watercolor, photography, oil and acrylic painting, soft pastels and mixed media.  The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) is a not-for-profit, non-political, member supported organization of professional wom...

Sally Mann, Oak Hill Baptist 01:01, 2008-2016, gelatin silver print, collection of the artist, image © Sally Mann

First Major International Exhibition of Sally Mann's Work of the South - Premieres at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, March 4–May 28, 2018, Travels

Released: January 8, 2018

Washington, DC—For more than 40 years, Sally Mann (b. 1951) has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that explore the overarching themes of existence: memory, desire, death, the bonds of family, and nature's magisterial indifference to human endeavor. What unites this broad body of work—figure studies, landscapes, and architectural views—is that it is all bred of a place, the American South. Using her deep love of her homeland and her knowledge of its historically fraught heritage, Mann asks powerful, provocative questions—about history, identity, race, and reli...

2nd Annual "Colors" Art Competition Announced by Fusion Art

2nd Annual "Colors" Art Competition Announced by Fusion Art

Released: January 20, 2018

Fusion Art is pleased to announce it is now accepting entries for the 2nd Annual Colors international online art competition. For this open theme competition artists and photographers are encouraged to share their artistic vision using a concentration of color. One color or a multitude of colors meets the criteria for this competition. All artists over the age of 18, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best representational or abstract art and photography. The exhibition will be hosted on Fusion Art’s website during the month of March 2018. Cash prize...

Belkis Ayón, La cena (The Supper), 1988, collagraph in 6 parts, 54 1/4 x 117 1/4 inches © and courtesy Estate of Belkis Ayón

Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967–1999)

Released: January 19, 2018

Named by the New York Times as one of the top exhibitions of 2017, Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967–1999) opens at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art on January 25. The exhibition will remain on view through April 29, 2018. This landmark retrospective is the first in the United States dedicated to the work of Belkis Ayón—the late Cuban visual artist who mined the founding myth of the Afro-Cuban fraternal society, Abakuá, to create an independent and powerful visual iconography. From the Curator’s Statement: “Cuban artist Belkis Ayón (1967–1999) died at age ...

The Observationist, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 inches

CODA Gallery Presents Jamie Perry Exhibition

Released: January 17, 2018

PALM DESERT, CA — CODA Gallery presents a new exhibition of paintings by Jamie Perry, running Feb. 2-23. An opening reception, attended by the artist, will be held 5-8 p.m. on Feb. 2 in conjunction with El Paseo Art Walk/Palm Desert First Weekend. If you sense a bit of Edward Hopper in Jamie’s figurative paintings or a bit of Maynard Dixon in one of his landscapes, you’ve identified two of his inspirations in terms of style. In terms of subject matter, the native Southern Californian finds daily motivation from “being observational,” he says. “It’s little things I notice while drivin...

Marc Chagall from Galerie Raphael.

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Wraps with Seven Figure Sales

Released: January 18, 2018

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, presented by Art Miami and hosted by the City of West Palm Beach, returned for its second edition from Thursday, January 11th through Monday January 15th where it was immediately recognized as a leading international contemporary and modern art fair. Attendance of prestigious art collectors, connoisseurs, advisors and notable museum professionals surged through the weekend, while galleries reported significant six and seven figure sales of investment quality blue chip, contemporary and Post-War works. More than 19,000 attendees visited the Fair, in a 65,...

Michael Garlington and Natalia Bertotti, Totem of Confessions, 2015, Photo by Daniel L.  Hayes.

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man

Released: January 18, 2018

Each year in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, a city of more than 75,000 people rises out of the dust for a single week. During that time, enormous experimental art installations are erected and many are ritually burned to the ground. The thriving temporary metropolis known as Burning Man is a hotbed of artistic ingenuity, driving innovation through its principles of radical self-expression, decommodification, communal participation, and reverence for the handmade. Both a cultural movement and an annual event, Burning Man remains one of the most influential phenomenons in contemporary American ...

Antiques for Everyone at UK's National Exhibition Centre

Released: January 18, 2018

Featuring the widest range of Decorative Arts, 20th Century collectors’ pieces, traditional antiques, vintage accessories, sculpture and custom made works of art, Antiques for Everyone takes place at the National Exhibition Centre from 5 – 8 April 2018. Known across the world for its variety of exhibits, Antiques for Everyone is an essential buying source for collectors, interior designers, decorators and anyone with an interest in fine art and period design.    Around 200 specialist dealers take part in a fair that is divided into two distinct areas, one providing an elegant showcase fo...

Laurie Simmons, Walking House, 1989; Chromogenic print, 64 x 46 in.; Collection of Dr.  Dana Beth Ardi; Photo courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York

Women Artists Deconstruct Domesticity in Only U.S. Venue of Women House exhibition 

Released: January 17, 2018

Women House, a provocative new exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), challenges traditional ideas about gender and domesticity. On view March 9–May 28, 2018, the exhibition presents work by 36 global artists, including Louise Bourgeois, Judy Chicago, Mona Hatoum, Zanele Muholi, Leticia Parente, Martha Rosler, Miriam Schapiro, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Rachel Whiteread and Francesca Woodman. NMWA is the only U.S. venue for the exhibition, which is organized by La Monnaie de Paris. Women House forms a sequel to the famous project Womanhouse, developed in 1972...

Anila Agha, Intersections, 2013, laser-cut wood, lacquer paint, and light bulb, H.  78 x W.  78 x D.  78 in., Courtesy of the artist; Image © 2013 Rice Gallery, photo by Nash Baker

North Carolina Museum of Art Opens You Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound Experiences in April 2018

Released: January 16, 2018

The North Carolina Museum of Art presents You Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound Experiences, featuring immersive art installations by 14 contemporary artists, April 7 through July 22, 2018. You Are Here includes large-scale light works, sound installations, video works, room-size environments, and site-specific projects. The artists—Bill Viola, Janet Cardiff, Durham-based Heather Gordon, Anila Agha, and many more—employ a diversity of media to create intriguing experiences that engage the senses, activate the imagination, and provide connections between the visitor and the work of art. “...

"Women Artists" International Art Exhibition Winners Announced by Fusion Art

"Women Artists" International Art Exhibition Winners Announced by Fusion Art

Released: January 15, 2018

Fusion Art is pleased to announce the opening of the Women Artists International Online Art Exhibition. The exhibition is now available for viewing on the Fusion Art website and features awards in three categories: Traditional Art, Digital Art & Photography and 3-Dimensional Art. For this exhibition, the gallery invited both 2D and 3D submissions from women artists, only, regardless of their location or their experience or education in the art field. All women artists, over the age of 18 were encouraged to submit their best representational or abstract art and photography. The Best...

Housetop Quilt- Fractured-Medallion Variation, c.  1955.  Delia Bennett, American, 1892 – 1976.  Cotton, 79 inches × 79 inches.  © Estate of Delia Bennett/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.  Philadelphia Museum of Art, museum purchase, and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation from the William S.  Arnett Collection, 2017.  Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio/Art Resource (AR), New York.

Philadelphia Museum of Art Receives 24 Works of Art from Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Released: January 14, 2018

Gift/Purchase Comprised of Works by Well-known African American Artists of the Southeast, Including Thornton Dial, Ronald Lockett, and Lonnie Holley, and the Quilters of Gee’s Bend, Alabama The Philadelphia Museum of Art announced that it has acquired 24 works of art from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia. Consisting of important examples by African American artists from the southeastern United States, the acquisition contains three major works by Thornton Dial, two assemblages each by Lonnie Holley and Ronald Lockett, a piece by Hawkins Bolden, and one by root sculpt...

Boris Mikhailov (Ukrainian, b.  1938) Untitled from the series Sots Art, 1975-1990 Gelatin silver print hand-colored with aniline dyes on paper Sheet: 23 9/16 x 19 3/4 in., image: 16 9/16 x 17 1/8 in.  Collection Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union, 2000.1131/01773 Photo by Peter Jacobs.

Hot Art in a Cold War: Intersections of Art and Science in the Soviet Era

Released: January 14, 2018

Opening on January 27, 2018, the Bruce Museum’s provocative new exhibition Hot Art in a Cold War: Intersections of Art and Science in the Soviet Era examines one of the dominant concerns of Soviet unofficial artists—and citizens everywhere—during the Cold War: the consequences of innovation in science, technology, mathematics, communications, and design. Juxtaposing art made in opposition to state-sanctioned Socialist Realism with artifacts from the Soviet nuclear and space programs, Hot Art in a Cold War touches upon the triumphs and tragedies unleashed as humankind gained the power to bo...

Modernism Week Showcase Home – Moroccan Modern

Winter Destination: Modernism Week in Palm Springs

Released: January 11, 2018

Modernism Week’s signature February festival will take place February 15-25, 2018, highlighting midcentury modern architecture, art, interior and landscape design, and vintage culture in the Palm Springs area of Southern California. For the thirteenth year, the annual 11-day festival will feature a wide array of events including the Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale, tours of iconic homes in more than 23 neighborhoods (including the Signature Home Tour on both weekends), architectural walking, biking and double-decker bus tours, tours of the historic Annenberg Estate at Sunnylands, cl...

VICTOR VASARELY, French (1906-1997), "Vasarely Center" (Study),oil on paper, signed, 6 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches, Est: $3,000 - $5,000

Over 125 lots of original, quality paintings, drawings, sculpture and fine prints by listed artists at affordable prices to be offered in Shannon's Winter Online Fine Art Auction.

Released: January 12, 2018

MILFORD, CT. – Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers announces their first Online Fine Art Auction of the year, to be held online on Thursday, January 18th at 2:00PM. The sale includes over 125 lots of quality fine art available at approachable prices for collectors at every level. Among the many gems in this sale is a rare, original Victor Vasarely oil on paper study for “Vasarely Center.” This study is signed and inscribed by the artist and preserved in pristine original condition. Other modern and contemporary highlights include fine prints by Robert Rauschenberg, Joan Miro, Fernand Leger,...

Robert Lobe.  "Thousand Summers," 2016.  Hammered aluminum and stainless steel, 24 x 73 x13 in.  Courtesy West Broadway Gallery.

Robert Lobe's "Private Viewing" at the West Broadway Gallery from January 12 to March 12, 2018

Released: January 11, 2018

“Private Viewing,” an exhibition of new work by sculptor Robert Lobe, will be on view at the West Broadway Gallery from January 12 to March 12, 2018. There will an opening reception on Friday, January 12 from 6-8 pm. In his first solo show at the gallery, Lobe will present a series of 10 new sculptures, alongside the seminal wall relief “Untitled, Chesterwood” from 1985, that display his long-term investigation of the natural world. Deftly turning process into form, he has been hammering metal around rocks and trees in the woods for over 40 years, developing a kinesthetic realism of his ...

Modern Paintings Feature Heavily in First Auction of the Year, January 18 at 888 Auctions

Released: January 11, 2018

Richmond Hill, ON – January 18 marks the first auction of the year at 888 Auctions. Collectors will be delighted to find the inclusion of 399 fresh-to-market items with prices ranging in the hundreds to the thousands of dollars. Featuring Modern Art, Jewelry & Asian Antiques, the sale brings renewed focus and interest for the Richmond Hill based auction house.   After a year in which the auction house achieved over $2.5 million in total revenue with over 5,700 items finding new owners in over 40 different countries, 888 auctions continues to produce strong prices in a number of cat...

Harriet Hosmer, Daphne, 1853, marble, Purchased with funds provided by the Calvin and Marisa Allen Foundation, Anne Allen Cheatham, and Lizzie Cheatham McNairy and Charlie McNairy on behalf of the Matrons of the Arts Initiative, and by the bequest of Carlisle Adams

NCMA Launches Matrons of the Arts Initiative to Highlight Female Artists

Released: January 11, 2018

Ongoing campaign highlights female artists from around the world, throughout history   The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) announces a new initiative, Matrons of the Arts, which highlights female-identified artists in both the Museum’s permanent collection and around the world. Matrons of the Arts is a Museum-wide, ongoing project that presents programs, exhibitions, and acquisitions by and about women artists. Inspired in part by the name five women artists challenge put on by the National Museum of Women in the Arts—and playing off the phrase patron of the arts—this campaign seeks...

Peter Campbell, "Winter Barn," Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24 in

'Winter in the West' Captures Color, Texture, Mood of Western Snowscapes

Released: January 10, 2018

Ann Korologos Gallery is pleased to present Winter in the West, a group exhibition presenting works by renowned artists Dan Young, Andy Taylor, Peter Campbell, Dinah Worman, and Simon Winegar, and other artists who are capturing the variety in color, texture, and mood of Western snowscapes. The exhibition will open with an Artists’ Reception on Wednesday, January 10th from 5 to 7PM at Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt. “Until you see a western winter as captured by these talented artists, do you realize just how many colors there are in the ‘white’ of snow. This exhibition really shows t...

Albert Paley Forging (Gina Taro, photographer)


Released: January 10, 2018

On January 21, 2018, Albert Paley will sell a selection of archived metalwork sculptures, furnishings and jewelry, as well as lithographs, sketches and maquettes. Composed of 60 works, this first of its kind sale, entitled “The Albert Paley Archives Part 1: Creating a Perspective” goes on the block at Rago Auctions in Lambertville, NJ at 11am. The catalog is online now at Exhibition from January 13 – January 21. More information available at, by calling 609-397-9374 or emailing Estimates for several preparation drawings, and some pairs of can...

Eric Fischl, Christian Retreat, 1980, oil on canvas, 162.6 x 243.8cm, Courtesy Skarstedt

1980s Paintings Illuminate the Decadent Decade in 'Running Wild' Exhibition at The Arts Club in London

Released: January 9, 2018

The Arts Club, the London hub for artists, writers and creatives, will present an exhibition which includes key masters in the re-establishment of painting in the 1980s, united in their criticism of media and socio-political climate at the time. The exhibition coincides with a solo exhibition of new works by Eric Fischl at Skarstedt London from 6 March - 26 May 2018. Perhaps no era is so instantly associated with brash wealth, conservative values, American confidence and rampant consumerism as the 1980s; Reagan-omics fueled bullish markets and unrestrained profit, and the middle classes ...

Elizabeth Huey, Elevated Sensation, 2018, acrylic and oil on canvas, 20 x 24 in

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles Presents 'From Observation, A Search Party,' at UNTITLED San Francisco 2018

Released: January 9, 2018

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles will present From Observation, A Search Party, a curated presentation at UNTITLED San Francisco 2018, featuring new paintings by Elizabeth Huey, large-scale cyanotypes by Lia Halloran, and new videos and photographs by Julie Weitz. The works explore the formation of identity and subjectivity through the study of forgotten or overlooked feminist, scientific, technological, and healing histories. Elizabeth Huey's paintings explore human connection, advancement, and healing contextualized by proto-feminist visionaries and communities. Her historical research delves...

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...

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