Monday, November 28, 2011

McRae Art Studios Opening -- Winter Park, FL -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

Celebrate the Holiday Season at McRae Art Studios
Preview Reception:                 
         Friday, December 2, 2011, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Holiday Open House & Sale:        
Saturday, December 3, 2011, 4:00 - 9:00 pm
Tucked-away, in the heart of Winter Park, is a studio warehouse filled with award-winning artists. These artists exhibit their work in museums, outdoor festivals, publications, and galleries both locally and throughout the country. Join them inside their studios to support culture and the local economy right here in your very own community. Collectors and curators generally visit by appointment, so this is a great chance for collectors to purchase work, see works-in-progress, and gain inspiration.  
Admission is free and the events are open to the public. Light snacks will be provided at the Friday preview and Cafe Tu Tu Tango will be providing food for purchase at Saturday's event. 
McRae Art Studios
904 Railroad Avenue, Suite 200
Winter Park, FL  32789
For information or directions, please call

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Glenn's Guide to Art Basel 2011 -- by Florida Fine Art Blog

Its that time of year again.  Time for Miami to become, for one week at least, the art capital of the world.  The international art fair, Art Basel Miami, is celebrating its 10th year in South Florida this December 1st – 4th.  
Much more after the fold... 

The Huffington Post Finds The Florida Highwaymen -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

I'm always excited to see our Florida Artists get press outside of our State.  Jane Chafin, Director of Offramp Gallery in California, writes a nice blog post for The Huffington  Turns out Jane found out about The Highwaymen from a recommendation made by Netflix.  The Florida Highwaymen documentary is  available on Netflix now.  How far the group has come!  Jane includes two good YouTube's and some basic biographical information about the Florida artist group.  Beanie Backus gets his proper credit and the whole post is very positive. GL

From the post; 
One of the best things about writing a weekly art blog is that I'm always on the lookout for hidden gems of art history -- or in this case, outsider art history -- that come as a wonderful surprise to me, much like finding buried treasure ... My curiosity went on high alert and I rented the DVD ASAP.
Check out the whole blog post here
Jane Chafin's Blog is here.

101/exhibit at Scope Miami 2011 - posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

Be sure to visit the gallery as well as the booth at Scope next week.  Located in one of the best gallery spaces in the Design District.  This gallery is always showing high caliber artists.
101/exhibit website

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"Video of the Week" -- Andreas Franke's Underwater Art Exhibition -- by Florida Fine Art Blog

This video is of an underwater art exhibition off the coast of Key West.  Andreas Franke, a commercial photographer, spent time shooting underwater at the Vandenberg military ship wreck.  Andreas took those images and digitally created over 20 stunning surreal images of what life was like aboard the ship in its heyday before it sank. Then the Australian artist and avid diver did something truly unique, he used the underwater wreck as his art gallery and opened the exhibition to anyone who wanted to dive down the 90 feet required.  I wonder how the pieces are mounted?  I wonder how he attached the pieces to the wreck?  I wonder if the parks service will let the exhibition stay and become part of the wreck itself?  I may have to dust off my regulator, bc and mask and go see for myself.  GL

Please visit the exhibitions website here

Art Calender Links -- by Florida Fine Art Blog

I have been asked why I don't post a local arts calender with all the events going on in South Florida.  I started this blog to highlight the events I attend or am interested in.  I wanted this to be more of an all around guide to art in the state and news about the arts industry.  The other reason is there are incredible blogs already posting calenders.  I go to these blogs every week to find out what's going on.  I was surprised that more people did not know about them.  So I'll highlight some of the better ones here and then make a permanent place for blogs on the left side of this page.  GL

Art's Calender - South Florida
Miami Art Guide
Art Murmur art guide
Art South Florida
Art Lurker
Soul of Miami
Culture Builds Florida blog

Rembrandt in America / NC Museum of Art -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

Rembrandt in America
October 30, 2011–January 22, 2012
at the North Carolina Museum of Art / NCMA

This is the largest collection of Rembrandt paintings ever presented in an American exhibition and the first major exhibition to explore in depth the collecting history of Rembrandt paintings in America.

The NCMA is the only East Coast venue for this exceptional show that features works of art from across the United States, including some of the finest paintings residing in American collections.

Consisting of nearly 50 paintings, the exhibition brings together 27 autograph paintings by Rembrandt as well as others thought to be by the master when they entered American collections but whose attributions can no longer be maintained. These include paintings by Dutch masters Jan Lievens and Govert Flinck.

Rembrandt in America is unique in offering visitors a rare opportunity to envision the evolving opinions of scholars and collectors regarding what constituted an autograph Rembrandt painting over a period of more than a century.

The exhibition and its accompanying catalogue explore the often-controversial issues of collecting and attribution, with a focus on individual paintings where these two related topics intersect.

Well this fabulous show is not traveling to Florida but looks worth the trip up to North Carolina!  GL

NCMA website
Past Blog posts on Rembrandt
Rembrandt website

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

2010 Art Basel Guide - by Florida Fine Art Blog

I have been getting emails wondering when and if I was going to do another Art Basel Guide.  I am currently working on it and hope to post the guide by the end of the week.  This years guide looks to be as big and detailed as last years.  For those of you who did not read last years guide, here is the link. 
Glenn's Guide to Art Basel 2010,  Enjoy!  GL

Utrecht Art Supplies Black Friday 40% Off - posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

Black Friday 40% off Utrecht Sale!

On Black Friday Utrecht is opening at 8:30 am and closing at 10pm! All day they will be taking 40% off Utrecht paint, canvas, brushes and paper. This includes all Utrecht paint, stretcher bars, folded canvas, wooden boards, Utrecht brushes, and all the open stock of Utrecht paper, pads and sketchbooks.


12 Inspiring High Schools Keeping the Arts Alive -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

Julia Perlowski recipient of the  “Arts Educator of the Year”
by the Cultural Foundation of Broward with some of her students. 

12 Inspiring High Schools Keeping the Arts Alive.  An alert reader of this blog sent in this article from an online blog.  And it turns out not every school is cutting arts out of the curriculum.  In fact some are even expanding.  The linked article has 12 stories of High Schools that are coming up with creative ways to keep the arts from budget cuts.  Pompano Beach High School right here in Broward County is one of the highlighted schools.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Marcel Duchamp at Miami Art Museum - posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

Marcel Duchamp - Box in a Suitcase -1941

Focus: Marcel Duchamp at MAM
November 17, 2011 through Sunday, March 18, 2012

Miami Art Museum presents rare opportunity to see works by Marcel Duchamp
Focus: Marcel Duchamp, a rare opportunity for Miami audiences to experience the seminal French artist’s work firsthand. The display presents Miami Art Museum’s edition of Duchamp’s Box in a Suitcase, from 1961, alongside a small trove of works hailing from the collection of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. The exhibition will be on view at Miami Art Museum from Thursday, November 17, 2011 through Sunday, March 18, 2012.

“Marcel Duchamp reoriented the way we understand the source of a given artwork’s meaning and value,” said MAM Associate Curator René Morales. “He questioned the barriers that separate art from everyday life, expanding our conceptions of what an artwork can be.”

Box in a Suitcase was one of the first artworks purchased by MAM for its collection. Conceived in 1941 on the eve of Duchamp’s departure from Europe to the US, it serves as a portable, miniature retrospective of his own work. With a characteristic attitude of detached irony, the self-exiled artist thus cast himself in the role of traveling salesman, transporting revolutionary ideas rather than housewares – not from door to door but from one continent to another. Surrounded by full-scale examples of Duchamp’s famous ready-mades as well as a rare early painting, Box in a Suitcase functions in this context as an exhibition within an exhibition.

David Joselit, author of Infinite Regress: Marcel Duchamp 1910-1941, will give a lecture on Duchamp’s work on February 18, 2012 at 2pm.

This one is not to be missed!  And a perfect addition to the already busy Art Basel weekend.  I have blogged about the old chess master before. GL
Check out my other posts here;
Duchamp Birthday wishes
Art Around the Web Marcel Duchamp
Making Sense of Marcel Duchamp website
Official Marcel Duchamp website

CALL FOR ARTISTS : South Region - New American Paintings -- by Florida Fine Art Blog

Deadline: December 31, 2011 (Midnight EST)

CALL FOR ARTISTS: South Region Artists residing in: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia

Juror: Michael Rooks
Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art High Museum of Art

Online Submission Extended Deadline: December 31, 2011 (Midnight EST)

To apply online you will need to prepare four jpegs of your work (no larger than 1200 pixels at their greatest dimension) and a credit card for the entry fee of $50. All styles and media are welcome, as long as the work is singular and two-dimensional.                            

To submit:

It's that time of year again and I love to point out this competition every year.  Please consider this magazine if you are serious about getting good exposure.  I cannot say enough about this competition or how many gallerists I know look to it for new talent.  GL