Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Art San Diego 2011

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ART SAN DIEGO 2011: NAFTA 3 Countries | 2 Borders | Contemporary Furniture Design

San Diego, CA (July 20, 2011). ART SAN DIEGO is delighted to announce two featured exhibitions focused on contemporary furniture design.  NAFTA 3 Countries | 2 Borders | Contemporary Furniture Design will showcase four contemporary designers from Mexico, Canada, and the US; all exploring the borders between furniture, art and utility.  Domestic Pleasures is a selection of works by SDSU School of Art, Design and Art History Furniture Design Program, students and alumni that extends our perceptions of furniture and the role that these objects can have in a domestic setting. This exhibition is curated by: SDSU Professor Wendy Maruyama and SD Architect Jennifer Luce.
NAFTA Designers: David Weeks (Brooklyn, NY, USA); Tanya Aguiñiga (Los Angeles, CA, USA); Giacomo Castagnola (San Diego, CA, USA) and Castor (Toronto, ON, CA)

DOMESTIC PLEASURES Designers: Jennifer Anderson, Erin Dace Behling, Reuben Foat, David Fobes, Matthew Hebert,Wendy Maruyama, Marcus Papay and Todd Partridge.
Over Labor Day Weekend San Diego will be home to the third edition of ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Fair. More than 60 leading galleries from the USA, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Asia will be taking part presenting first class art and an interactive art experience in a setting that is sophisticated and contemporary, with sweeping views of the San Diego Bay. The fair size is intimate and our programming offers a great diversity of art viewing, talks, films, culinary events and music and dance performances. In addition to the programming and fair experience ART SAN DIEGO serves to provide an additional focus on the cultural life of San Diego. We work collaboratively with city-wide arts organizations and artists to create a dynamic visitor experience during the fair.

The Hilton San Diego Bayfront, the Official VIP Hotel of ART SAN DIEGO 2011, invites art aficionados to experience ART SAN DIEGO in style with the "ART SAN DIEGO HOTEL PACKAGE”. Valid for stays Sept 1 – 5,  Guests booking this package will receive discounted rates of $159 per night, (2) VIP Tickets to the Opening Night VIP Event and unlimited fair days, a VIP welcome gift bag placed in your salon, (2) Arts Month San Diego “Art Passes” that will allow you to take part in a multitude of cultural happenings in San Diego over Labor Day weekend.

SPONSORS:Presenting Sponsor: UBS Financial Services.  Exclusive Sponsors: Hub International Services - Insurance Advisor; Chubb Personal Insurance - Insurance Sponsor; Winston Art Group - Art Appraisal Advisor Group; San Diego Magazine - Media Sponsor; and Art Pulse, Charity Partner, Hilton San Diego Bayfront – Hotel Sponsor; Lincoln – Car Sponsor, Charles Koll Jewelers – Jewelry Sponsor, Craters & Freighters – Art Shipping, ArtWorks San Diego – Art Handling.

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Friday, September 2 through Sunday, September 4
Daily from noon to 8 p.m.
Closing day from noon to 5 p.m.

Opening Night VIP Event: Thursday, September 1

Place: Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Marrakech Art Fair 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Natália Gromicho's next exhibition "Por Igual", @ Lousada Municipal Library, Oporto



Gallery at New World Stages Presents: FLASHBACK: STREET SCENES BY DARIA DESHUK 
July 11 – September 5, 2011 

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 4, 5-8 pm 
New York, NY – July 13, 2011 – Gallery at New World Stages, located at 343 West 49th Street in 
New York City, announces the opening of Flashback: Street Scenes by Daria Deshuk The Larry Rivers 
Years, an exhibition of 24 original oil paintings by Daria Deshuk.  The show will be on view from July 11 
through September 5, 2011, with an Opening Reception on August 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. 

“This series is about creating snapshots of life, my chosen imagery takes that reality and depth of the 
viewer to a level of universal and subjective intimacy. With paint and brush I strive to capture the 
essence and atmosphere of the ordinary and mindless vignettes of daily life, said Deshuk. "The work 
explores Intensity, Interaction, Passion and Mediation, the individual references the collective and art is 
created. The artist as voyeur steals selectively from the Public environment of streets, parks, images that 
define a New York City American experience.  Far beyond the standardized interpretation of reality 
provided by photography, Painting allows me to capture the essence of human experience condensed 
into the stolen moment, my choices as an artist extend reality by leading the eye in the re-orchestration 
of light space and the pure beauty of paint itself," concluded Deshuk.  
Daria Deshuk studied Art at Parson's School of Design she received her BFA in Painting in 1978. Daria 
found herself part of the exciting art scene in the early eighties living in the East Village, receiving a MFA 
in Painting from Hunter College. She was a member of P.S.122 Artist Space, working and exhibiting for 
10 years. Daria met the artist Larry Rivers and at the age of 22, began a companionship of 15 years. 
Their son Sam Deshuk Rivers was born in 1985.  Daria now resides in Bridgehampton, NY full-time, with 
her Partner David Kushnir.  
About Gallery at New World Stages 
Gallery at New World Stages is a 150 linear foot exhibition space on two floors of the arts complex. The 
Hanging Art Organization currently manages curatorial duties for upcoming shows.  Gallery at New World 
Stages  343 West 49th Street New York, NY 10019 Gallery Hours: MON-SUN 10-6 

Annual Pittsfield Contemporary Juried Art Show Partners With WordXWord Festival

Annual Pittsfield Contemporary Juried Art Show Partners With WordXWord FestivalA Dozen Pittsfield Based Artists Explore the Word at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield’s community arts center, hosts the fourth annual juried exhibit of contemporary art by artists living or working in Pittsfield, entitled Pittsfield Contemporary 4. This year the show includes a theme incorporating words, in conjunction with the 3rdannual WordXWord Festival, a celebration of words spoken, written and sung to be held at over 15 venues in downtown Pittsfield, August 13-20, 2011. The show is cosponsored by, an independent, free online publication documenting, promoting and discussing new visual art generated in the hub of the Berkshires: Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Twelve Pittsfield-based artists were juried into the show with works which incorporate images and themes of language, text and words. The featured artists are Edward Pelkey, Grier Horner, Jay Elling, Jennifer Kimball, Joel Curran, Julie Wosk, Lisa Merullo, Michael Bushy, Michael McKay, Mike Carty, Phil Bastow, and Rebecca Weinman.
The exhibit opens on Friday, July 22nd, 2011 with a reception from 5-7pm.  This event is free and open to the public. Come meet the artists and enjoy their new work. There will also be a collaborative Word X Word/Pittsfield Contemporary block party on Sunday, August 14th featuring barbecue and music. The Pittsfield Contemporary 4 exhibit runs until Saturday, August 20th and the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts is open Wednesday-Saturday from 12pm-5pm and is free and open to the public. 
For more information about the exhibition, call 413-499-9348 or email
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Pittsfield Contemporary Show
July 22nd - August 20th
Opening Reception: Friday, July 22nd 5-7pm
Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 12 noon-5pm
The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
28 Renne Ave, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Friday, July 15, 2011

Artist List with Indicated Winners of Fine Art Magazine's First Juried Online Art Exhibition at the Daria Deshuk Studios in Bridgehampton

 Fine Art Magazine’s Online Juried Art Exhibit

-Artist List-
July 8th, 2011

Johanne Blaquiere
  Instinct Animal – Painting
  Destriers – Painting

Alain Carpentier
  LES XESY - Que les femmes – Drawing
Jan Whitebear Dobrin
   The Guardians - Painting
   Eagle Dance – Painting

Jacinthe Dugal-Lacroix
*La Vénusé – Sculpture
Sharon Dunn
  Fox and Hound – Painting
  Elizabeth – Painting
Sue Flask
*Patrick’s First Bath - Drawing
  Summina – 2000 - Etching
  Thea – 2011 – Painting
Kristina Gale
*Langt ude I Skoven – Photography
Joanna Gazzola
  Sky and Reflection Maine – Photograph

Sally Hanreck
*Recovery – Lino Cut Print
  First go within or simply go without – Photograph
  Cat – Lino Cut
Amanda Taylor Henneberry
  Iridescence - Painting
  Fireworks - Graphic
  Broadway – Photograph

Joan Himmelstein
  Negative – Drawing

Ryan Ilinca
  The Quest – Painting

Brenda D. Johnson
*Bachelor Blues – Painting
Nella Khanis
  Green – Photograph
  Self-Portrait As Medusa Gorgona – Painting

Jeanette Korab
  Venetian Mask #4 – Painting

Majbritt Leth
  Eden – Painting

MOO | Monika Mori
  Love is in the air – Painting
Denis Ponsot
*Summer – Painting

Tsvetan Draganov Radenkov
  Justice for Freedom – Printer
Doug Reina
  Rex – Painting
  Arrows – Painting

Pirker René
  Milking Lice Is Ultra Hard Work – Photograph
Jeannie Shuman
  Is this thing on? - Sculpture
  Contemplation – Painting

Toni Silber-Delerive
  Havenhurst, Hollywood - Painting
Alison Stager
  Untitled  - Photograph

Johanne Tessier
  L’envollée des Papillons - Painting
  Méga-star – Painting

Susan Tiffen
  Beach Walk – Photograph
Mikko Tyllinen
  Peaceful Moment – Painting
Monica Veraguth
*Fairy Nouveau Moonstruck – Digital Illustration
  Darkness Falls - Painting
  A Lonely Winter – Photograph
*Indicates Winning Entries

Designer Toy Awards 2011


(New York, NY, July 15, 2011) - Clutter Magazine today announced the shortlist of nominees for the first ever international Designer Toy Awards (DTA).
The shortlist, comprised of the 5 top nominees in each of the 22 categories of the DTA, represents not only the most creative and innovative designers, customizers, manufacturers and champions of the Designer Toy Movement; but also trendsetters on a global level.
There are two categories of the DTA: Board Voted Awards and Community Choice Awards. The shortlist of nominees for the Community Choice Awards was selected by fans around the world. Over the past 2 months, 3,000 designer toy aficionados voted for their favorites in each of 9 categories.
"We’re overwhelmed by the amount of public participation in the voting process,” says Miranda O’Brien, Editor-in-Chief of Clutter Magazine. “Their picks represent a new wave in the Art Toy Community and will help make the Designer Toy Awards a huge milestone for the movement.”
The shortlist of nominees for the Board Voted Awards was selected by the 49 A-list art toy stars of the DTA Board of Judges. The international Board of industry luminaries including Paul Budnitz, Ron English, Frank Kozik and Tara McPherson, to name a few, are also currently reviewing the shortlist in every category to determine the winners. The winners will be revealed at a live ceremony beginning at 9:30pm on Thursday, July 21st at the infamous Munky King The Black Ball party during San Diego Comic Con 2011.
"When voting, I looked for unique qualities of design, something that was coming out of nowhere, someone who pushed inspiration." said artist and illustrator Pete Fowler, DTA Board Member and designer of “The Toy King” DTA award.
"When voting, basically I focused on what sensibilities about the specific piece drew me into it and which one would I want in my own collection, sitting on my shelf. I thought about the toy I would want to buy." said Tara McPherson, artist and DTA Board Member.
The full shortlist of nominees for each category is available at
About The Designer Toy Awards
The Designer Toy Awards celebrates creativity, innovation and artistic excellence in the Art Toy market, which after more than a decade has not only become a prominent and legitimate form of artistic and commercial expression, it is one of the leaders in global trendsetting. The Designer Toy Awards celebrates the best of the industry’s artists, designers, customizers and manufacturers, as well as honoring those involved in championing Art Toys throughout the world. For further information about the DTA, please visit

About Clutter Magazine
Clutter is the world's premier media source for Designer Toys and the trusted thought-leader of this global subculture community. Since 2004, Clutter has been the go-to destination for creatives, companies and collectors, providing regular in-depth trend analysis directly from the vinyl frontier where fine art meets fine artifacts. With a high-quality print magazine, dynamic online portals, lively social media channels and the first industry-established annual award ceremony, Clutter is the catalyst for a uniquely active and vocal community engaged in the serious business of work and play. For further information about Clutter, please visit

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