Steve Diamant has been appointed the newest Board Member for The Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA). Diamant, founder of Arcadia Fine Arts in New York, NY, has been an active member of FADA since 2011. Diamant will work along side fellow Board Members and FADA Board President Betina Tasende, to oversee and grow awareness for the trade association, identifying and collaborating with strategic partners, and building membership. This appointment began at the end of January, 2013.
I am delighted to have Steve Diamant join the FADA Board, and look forward to working with him for years to come” enthused Board President Betina Tasende.
Arcadia Gallery was founded in 2001 by Steven Diamant to showcase living painters who are creating contemporary imagery that utilize the classic traditions found in representational painting. “To me, FADA is an organization with respect and recognition of all artistic genres. As a board member, I would like to bring a "different perspective"to what was being considered for the organization and its future. Living realist artists who could very well be creating the "masterworks of tomorrow" needed "a voice" and I thought we could assist in that voice being heard, ”states Steve Diamant, owner of Arcadia Fine Arts with locations in Soho and midtown Manhattan in the Four Seasons Hotel.
Howard Rehs, who served on FADA’s board for 15 years, 12 of which he served as board president stepped down in January 2013. “The FADA Board will miss Howard Rehs’ input and presence. He will continue to be our website guru, and we look forward to having his expertise, if in a reduced capacity” states Betina Tasende.
Momentum for FADA’s marketing campaign has surged in 2013. With a newly redesigned website scheduled to launch in late spring, an accompanying comprehensive social media and ad campaign will also be launched in the coming months. The organization has partnered with Art in America, Antiques & Fine Art, Art & Auction, American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur, ArtNews LLC, Art & Antiques, The Art Newspaper, Artinfo, Modern Magazine, Magazine Antiques, Art & Auction, American Art Collector, ARTInfo, and Artline.
FADA has also collaborated with select art shows and hosted events for high-end collectors recently at the Getty Museum during the LA Art Show 2013. In January, FADA commissioned the installation ‘The Luck System’ at the 2013 LA Art Show. Inspired by the Trevi Fountain in Rome where visitors leave coins with the hope of acquiring good fortune, artist Mattia Biagi whose practice plays with the concept of superstition, invited viewers to interact with his piece and make offerings. Just as all the coins thrown into the Trevi Fountain are donated to local charities, 100% of proceeds from ‘The Luck System’ benefitted The Art of Elysium and The J. Paul Getty Museum Education, the beneficiaries of the LA Art Show opening night event.
The Fine Art Dealers Association welcomes two new members in Spring 2013. Surovek Gallery of Palm Beach, FL and Cernuda Arte of Coral Gables, FL were recently accepted as members into the organization. “We are very pleased to welcome these galleries to FADA membership. I am confident that their expertise and insight as gallery owners as well as their extensive inventory will add to the richness of our organization,” states Jane Glassman, Executive Director for FADA, and responsible for day-to-day operations including advertising and marketing, membership development, and overall strategic planning.
Esteemed Cuban art specialist, Cernuda Arte gallery has been a go-to resource for museums and auction houses hoping to vet a piece of Cuban art, as well as art galleries and art collectors for since 1998. Cernuda Arte specializes in Colonial, Early Republic, Vanguardia, and Modern Master Cuban paintings, as well as fine artworks by contemporary artists of unquestionable talent, Cernuda Arte represents established and emerging Cuban artists such as Alfredo Sosabravo, Flora Fong, Gina Pellón, Clara Morera, Vicente Hernández, Miguel Florido, David Rodríguez, Ramón Vázquez, Sandro De La Rosa, Lí Domínguez Fong, Giosvany Echevarría, Gabriel Sánchez, and Irina Elén González.
Ramon Cernuda explains why he chose to join the organization, “We believe that FADA groups together gallerists and art dealers with high ethical standards and a commitment to the advancement of the arts. To us these values are fundamental for the growth of our industry and its contribution to society at large.”
The John H. Surovek Gallery, founded by John Surovek and currently under the direction of Clay Surovek, specializes in American paintings, drawings, watercolors and prints of the 19th and 20th centuries. In the gallery’s thirty-five year history, significant and important works of art have been either acquired, or placed with the gallery for research and valuation. In addition to the many modern and contemporary artists in their inventory, John H. Surovek Gallery has represented the estate of Robert Henri, and currently represents the estates of William Glackens and Anthony Thieme. John H. Surovek Gallery was an early member of FADA and once again wants the advantage of the collegial network and other benefits that FADA membership affords.
FADA features a wide network and resources for members that focus on buying, selling and appraising art. They also offer the expertise of advanced scholarship and information for members to apply to the business of art. For more information, please visit FADA.com.
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About Fine Art Dealers Association
Fine Art Dealers Association celebrates 23 years as a respected not-for-profit organization of top tier, established art dealers representing all periods and genres of art. FADA members are dedicated to promoting the highest degree of professionalism, scholarship and integrity and to offering an expansive inventory of quality artworks whose authenticity is carefully researched. Our member galleries are located in more than 30 US cities with additional locations in Asia. The association was the creator and overseer of the Los Angeles Art Show for 17 years and applied the same principles to this annual encyclopedic art fair, which grew to become the largest, and best attended in the western US. Membership in FADA is by invitation only.