Friday, April 29, 2011

Steve Zaluski and Tim Smith moving a Sculpture from Ghost Studios.

Fun Picks on a great spring day of Steve Zaluski and Tim Smith picking up Steve's sculpture for delivery in NJ as a replacement piece for the one he sold. Great going Steve.
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Apr 28, 2011

I have been out and about testing a new camera for my Fine Art Magazine work. I love nature and shot these pics while testing the lens. What I liked about this album when created in Picasa was the ramdom/ time oriented placement, which was then pleasing to my eye. I did noting special just brought the folder in. The crowded effet of the images enhances the moment of each, as if small time capsules have been gathered stating nothing special, in doing so making the statement more complete... Jamie 

Sunday, April 10, 2011


All Photos By Steve Zaluski ©Steve Zaluski/ Steve Zaluski

Thursday, April 7 at the Southampton Publick House, 7:00pm

As part of its’ fund raising efforts for the LI2DAY Walk for Breast Cancer, the Heaven Can Wait Team hosted the very popular Reconstructed Bra Fashion Show and Auction. Volunteer designers displayed their fanciful designs – modeled of course by very attractive volunteers – taking the humdrum undergarments and decorating them to the limits of their imagination.  Last year’s show included fanciful designs with feathery boas, orchids and ribbon roses with underpinnings of glistening tinsel, rhinestones, ruffles and animal appliqués which looked like something out of a Disney movie, humorous, sexy and fun.  The designs were auctioned off to raise funds for breast cancer and the bidding was brisk. All bras were successfully sold at The Southampton Publick House

All proceeds from this Heaven Can Wait Team effort benefited local breast health organizations:  Lucia’s Angels, the Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital and the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center. 

 For more information, contact Susie: 631-726-8715 or Stacy:


All Photos By Steve Zaluski ©Steve Zaluski/ Steve Zaluski


Thursday, April 7 at the Southampton Publick House, 7:00pm

For more information, contact Susie: 631-726-8715 or Stacy:

in reference to:

"THE “HEAVEN CAN WAIT” TEAM Showcased THE WILD & POPULAR RECONSTRUCTED BRA  FASHION SHOW AND AUCTION Thursday, April 7 at the Southampton Publick House, 7:00pm"
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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Brussels, European Centre for Contemporary Art

Art Brussels from Art Brussels on Vimeo.

Art Brussels 
29 Contemporary art fair

Brussels, European Centre for Contemporary Art 

Preview Wednesday 27 APRIL  12-2 pm 
 Press Conference Wednesday 27 April – 2pm

Updated Press Information in EN-FR-NL-DE
and downloadable images in HR on 

Gerrie Soetaert – Communication - Tél.: +32 (0) 475/ 47 98 69

Natures Shapes/ Sayville NY 4/16-17

Friday, April 8, 2011

Katherine Bradford

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships to Assist Research and Artistic Creation

Katherine Bradford

Divers and Watchers, 2010, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches
The Foundation's Board of Trustees met on April 6th to consider the Committee of Selection's recommendations for the 2011 Fellowships. This year, after considering the recommendations of panels and juries consisting of hundreds of distinguished artists, scholars, and scientists, the Board of Trustees has granted 180 Fellowships. We are happy to announce the 2011 Fellowship winners:

Among them........Katherine Bradford of John Davis Gallery

arginalia: Drawings by Tiago Estrada: Rooster Gallery 4/21



Tiago Estrada (born 1967) has been living and working in New York since 1997. On view at Rooster Gallery will be drawings from the series “A Certain Writing Inclination” and “Narration Styles.”

The title “Marginalia” finds its genesis in the medieval Latin expression marginalis, or the act of hand-writing short notes in book margins. Estrada’s introspective and somehow subversive artistic process is deeply rooted in 20th century philosophy and psychiatry, and his drawings are therefore marginal from an artistic and sociological point of view.

Michel Foucault’s statement – “We are prisoners of our own language” – provides the viewer the answer to Estrada’s drawings, since he has been collecting and analyzing his own isms and “schizophrenic” doodling/writing behaviors for the past ten years.  In fact, everybody exhibits these sorts of behaviors, since language and written words have a limited nature. Just as Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari distanced themselves from linear thought  in their milestone oeuvre “Capitalism and Schizophrenia,” so does Estrada with his drawings by rejecting the traditional linear process in the arts.

“Marginalia: Drawings by Tiago Estrada” is, therefore, not only an exhibition but also a physiological diary about drawing repetition. The artist´s rejection of writing emphasizes the formal arrangements of handwriting itself, almost like a copyist monk, translating without knowing the original document language.

Tiago Estrada was born in Braga, Portugal, majored in painting at the School of Fine Arts of Oporto, earned an MFA in Painting at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is represented in MoMA Archives and in Drawing Center’s Digital Archive Online, among other collections.

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Animazing Gallery: Reception to celebrate a collection of new paintings by master painter Daniel Merriam

WHAT | Reception to celebrate a collection of new paintings by master painter Daniel Merriam
OPENING COCKTAIL RECEPTION | Saturday, April 16th, 6-8pm

RSVP REQUESTED | or 212-226-7374 
WHERE | Animazing Gallery, SoHo
               54 Greene Street (at Broome)
               New York, NY 10013

WHEN |  Exhibition & sale free and open to the public April 17th through May 15th, 2011

HOURS | 7 days, Monday-Saturday 10-7pm & Sundays 11-6pm
CONTACT: 212-226-7374
                 More information online @



"Plug Me" featuring new works by Mark Murphy

"Plug Me"
featuring new works by
Mark Murphy 

April 15-May 15, 2011
Opening reception Friday, April 15 6PM-10PM

2479 Kettner Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 546-8800
Special events will be planned each Saturday  

during the exhibition from 11 am to 4 pm.

Renovated Reputations and Manufactured Memoirs

Renovated Reputations and Manufactured Memoirs is a solo show at ArtHaus gallery and an illustrated anthology of short stories in which Griffin and Sabine collide with neo-noir fiction. Show up or else!
ArtHaus 411 Brannan Street  San Francisco, CA  94107
Opening Reception Friday April 8th 2011 6PM to 8 PM 
Show runs through June 25th 2011 
You could win a drawing of your own in exchange for a pice of flash fiction!
Enter here:
Renovated Reputations is the result of an internet blogging project in which paintings and assemblages based on vintage and antique vernacular photography are the inspiration for short fiction.  The blog, which gets between one hundred to two hundred and fifty visitors a day, is the nexus point.  Each week between seven to ten authors from the U.S. and U.K. submitted short fiction of one thousand words or less compete to win an original work of art that is the basis for the story.  The stories and assemblages are then coupled with great graphic design and photo illustration to create an environment that compliment the two.
The catalog is a collaborative joint between myself, an artist with a national reputation and proven track record.  (I’m also a professor of Art and Art History at Ohlone College in Fremont where I also am the director of the Louie Meager Art Museum and the author of the text book Liaisons, Reading in Art, Philosophy and History.  The authors are a dirty dozen or so such as author professor Mark Brosamer,  pulp author Steven D. Rogers of PulpFest fame, Dreamworks animator/cartoonist Brian Newlin, columnist Gigi De Vault and others. 
The impetus for this project is based in a solo show of paintings in I am having at ArtHaus Gallery in San Francisco in April 2011.  The show is called Renovated Reputations: Paintings and Fiction inspired by Vintage Portrait Photographs. 
Each story is a unique standalone entity – combined in one volume, they’ll kill ya! 
Download the Tabloid Newspaper catalog as a PDF.
Sincerely (I mean it!)
Kenney Mencher

Friday, April 1, 2011

Fine Art Magazine Art Monaco info up date

Art Exhibition Monaco'11 of 31 March to 3 April at the Grimaldi ForumMonaco

Creations and artistic expressions ... galore!

The second edition of the Monaco Art dedicated to contemporary artpromises an explosion of creative and artistic expressions! From 31 March to 3 April, will be nearly 3000 works will be exhibited at the Grimaldi Forumalso with facilities throughout the Principality. Objectives: to present, explore,surprise ... and sell.

It is a rendezvous for many international art galleries of the most reputable:34 Fine Art (South Africa), Guy Pieters (Belgium and St. Paul de Vence),Kings Road (London), Mazzoleni Gallery (Italy),
Turnabuoni Art (Italy and France), Bel-Air Fine Art (Geneva), IDA gallery (Belgium),
Art By ActualGallery (Paris), MC Fine Art (Monaco), ...

Also on the program: conferences, an interactive youth workshop called"Painting for Life" and a gala concert on April 2 at the Hotel Hermitage withthe diva of St. Petersburg Natalia Orlova.


Thursday, March 31, 19h00 to 22h00: Opening private
March 31, a VIP reception will inaugurate the event. During the next three days, the exhibition will be open to the public.
Friday, April 1, 13h00 - 21h00: Exhibition at the Grimaldi Forum
Saturday, April 2, 1200 - 20:00: Exhibition at the Grimaldi Forum
Saturday, April 2, 21:00: Gala Concert (Hermitage Hotel)
Sunday, April 3, 1200 - 19:00: Exhibition at the Grimaldi Forum
Sunday, April 3, 13h: Project "PAINT FOR LIFE - Brunch

For more information, click here

As part of ART MONACO'11

With as workshops for children ...

What vision of the world children can they express through art? That's the theme developed by the project "Painting for Life set up during the Art Fair Monaco from March 31 to April 3 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco.

Children must realize and 150 paintings during the three days of the Show between 14:00 and 20:00. Each child will have two hours at his disposal. Pictures will be taken of each work with its respective artist and it will also have the chance to describe and comment upon its creation.
A book will be produced by the organizing committee, 10 000 copies which are then sold. Profits from this sale will go to benefit "Monaco Armenia Children's Fund: Gift for Life" as well as each association participating in this project.
A selection committee will choose the ten best works and these will be auctioned off during Brunch held Sunday, April 3 (the price of brunch is $ 60 per person). Other works will be exhibited in a gallery interested in supporting the event. These tables may also be sold and profits will also be distributed among various humanitarian organizations in the Principality.
To enroll your child, please write to us if you mail with your child's name, age and phone number. Places are limited, sign up asap!

Workshop Schedule:
Friday: 14:00, 16:00 and 18:00
Saturday: 14:00, 16:00 and 18:00
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. Brunch

... And high-level conferences

Around a panel of eminent experts, Art Monaco'11 time offers a series of conferences to consider "The growing awareness of art and other collector's items as investment assets.

Y will be declined subjects as diverse as the socio-economic situation and creating a demand for "real estate" a deeper knowledge of the market because of research (potential for diversification, risk-return relationship. ..) and data dissemination tools and websites, the development of financial services - (consulting services, loans and investments), the increase in funds dedicated to the art or the consideration of art as element of financial diversification, more collectors are used for investment (for example, wines, watches, stamps, ...) do more business with an "application" or 10 reasons why your gallery should be part of the mobile revolution ...

Moderator / Coordinator
G Beaudin, Media & Marketing, Artfact.Net,Berlin, researcher / analyst.

Chair / Coordinator:
Adriano Di Picinati Torcello, Deloitte, Luxembourg, Advisor.

Iain Robertson, Sotheby's, London: Markets and emerging
trends.Anders Petterson, ArtTactic, London: Department of investments dedicated to the
arts.Claudia Trimde CEO The City Luxury Barcelona. Made more money! Get a "APP"! 10 reasons why your gallery should be part of the mobile ...
revolution.Fiza Akhram - Canvas Magazine,
Dubai.Annelien Bruins, Bruins Consultancy Private Collection, London: Department of private
collections.Paul Barthaud, The Fine Art Fund Group, Directorate of investments dedicated to the arts and art
trends.Patrick Moya, the world of visual arts

Ask the conference program

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Anders Petterson, ArtTactic, London: Department of investments in the arts.
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Presentation Artist
Canvas magazine 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.,Dubai
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Perspective collector ...

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Patrick Moya - The art world virtual, France
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Barthaud Paul, The Fine Art Fund Group, London Art Investment Management.
Trimde Claudia 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The City CEO Luxury Barcelona, ??makes more money! Get a "APP"! 10 reasons why your gallery should be part of the mobile revolution ...
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Annelien Bruins, Bruins Consultancy Private Collection, London.

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. G Beaudin, Media and Market Artfact.Net,Berlin, Analyst artists
Picinati 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Adriano Di Torcello, Deloitte, Luxembourg, the artistic adviser to the Fund
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Iain Robertson, Sotheby's, London: Emerging Markets and trends.