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WTF

Where: Art Palm Beach International
When: January 17th through 21st, 2017
Curator: Didi Menendez
Gallery: Sirona Fine Art

Participating Artists

Victoria Selbach 

Erin Anderson 

Omalix 

Lorena Kloosterboer 

Shan Fannin 

Tanja Gant 

Erin Milan 

Erica Elan Ciganek 

Sarah Stieber 

Daena Title

Heidi Elbers

Natalia Fabia

Agnieszka Nienartowicz 

Katie Miller 

Kit King


WTF PRESS

Our first experience with warriors may have started in the home. For others, encounters with warriors may have been through schools, the work force, homeland, government and/or fighting battles either personal or out in the field. We are dedicating this exhibition to the woman who symbolizes a hero among champions.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS


Woman as Warrior Curated by Didi Menendez and Sergio Gomez
Exhibition Gallery: Zhou B Art Center
Publication: PoetsArtists
Exhibition Dates: August to October 2017
Opening Night : August 18, 2017

Freak Out! Collector Edition

Poets/Artists: Freak Out! Collector Edition

The Collector Edition catalog for FREAK OUT! PoetsArtists issue #73

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Curated by Alia El-Bermani
February 24 to March 25, 2017

Artists have long created works based on the observations of what they see.  For this issue of PoetsArtists I am interested in sharing representational works that look beneath the realities of the surface and reveal a greater, hidden significance.  These artists will be peering at the mercurial boundary between the known and the unknown.  It is in this space between, that the vibration of life, of existence cannot be seen but can be felt.  How do you represent what you cannot see?  How do you paint, draw or sculpt thought or emotion, the human spirit or the supernatural?  

Einstein once wrote, “The most beautiful experience we can have is in the mysterious.  It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and science”.  It is our ceaseless questioning that propels our creative endeavors and compels our viewers to pause and to feel union in the unknown.  This is where our visual language will transform to poetry.

So much of our daily lives have become superficial, from the thousands of virtual connections we call friends, to the hordes of advertising that bombard our senses.  As artists, it’s our calling to seek, and to instill deeper connections, to revel in a more meaningful existence.  Thru compassion for each other and the mysteries that tie us, we have the power to inspire.  We can have a profound impact on our society if we choose to look beneath and remind viewers of the wealth found within those depths.

I am asking a lot.  I am asking for you to seek a mix of what we see and know with what we cannot explain.  I am asking for you to tap your own soul and experience, to be vulnerable and imperfect.  Let your layered marks bear witness to the emotions that wash thru you during creation.  In this, you will take your viewer in and out of awareness of their own rise and fall of emotions, of breath.  Together there, we can feel a greater connectedness to each other and to the universe with which we are a part.  

The words ‘representational works’ can be read as broadly as you like.  Submitted works must be paintings, drawing or sculpture but in how tight or loose your interpretation of what is seen is up to you.

ABOUT ABEND GALLERY

Abend Gallery Fine Art was established in 1990 and is located in the historic Wyman District of Denver, Colorado at the corner of Colfax and York. The gallery offers an extensive collection of fine art from fresh, contemporary works to traditional, representational paintings and sculpture by national and internationally recognized professional artists.

Our award-winning artists are recognized by major American art institutions and have received many awards including; awards of excellence from Oil Painters of America, the Pastel Society of America, the RayMar Award, Best of Show – PAAC, the Pastel Journal Grand Prize Award, the International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art Award, Daley-Rowney and Gustafson Fund Award and more. Our artists are featured on a regular basis in publications such as American Art Collector, Southwest Art Magazine, Western Art Collector, American Artist, Art of the West, Fine Art Connoisseur, The Pastel Journal and Sculptural Pursuit.

Abend Gallery’s extensive fine art inventory includes a broad spectrum of mediums from oil, egg tempera, pastels, watercolor, encaustic, bronze, mixed medium and porcelain.  We specialize in complimentary in-home or office consultation, delivery and installation of fine original art.  Our expanded services include custom handmade framing, internet sales, monthly exhibitions of new works, opening receptions, demonstrations and workshops in all mediums.

Open year-round Tuesday through Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm. Special appointments for private consultations or event planning such as corporate receptions and weddings may also be arranged.

Hours:
Tue - Sat: 10am - 6pm
Website: abendgallery.com

Artist, teacher and independent curator, Alia El-Bermani received her BFA in 2000 from Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach CA. This talented figurative painter has had several solo exhibitions as well as her work featured in numerous group exhibitions across the country.  Her paintings and drawings have been showcased in museums such as the Palm Springs Desert Museum in California, the Anchorage Museum of History and Art in Alaska, the West Valley Art Museum in Arizona, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto and the Greenville Museum of Art in North Carolina.  In 2015 her painting Paper Wishes was acquired by the Museu Europeu d'Art Modern, in Barcelona, Spain for their permanent collection. She is a seasoned instructor who has taught at both the college and workshop level.  She currently teaches ongoing classes at Red Canvas Studios in Apex, NC as well as workshops around the country.  She has been honored as a guest lecturer at several universities including East Carolina University, Meredith College, Laguna College of Art and Design and Texas A&M University.  Since 2001 she has occasionally taken on the roll of curator.  Ms. El-Bermani has coordinated several thoughtful exhibitions, the first titled About Paint featured seven artists who explore the various qualities, characteristics and essence of paint.  January 2017 will mark her most ambitious project as a curator.  The exhibition Women Painting Women: In Earnest, which features 34 contemporary, figurative artists will begin its museum tour, starting at Texas A&M Universities J. Wayne Stark Galleries.  El-Bermani is a member of the Portrait Society of America as well as a co-founder of the important blog Women Painting Women.  Several articles have been written on her work in such periodicals as American Art Collector, iArtistas, ArtSee, Art Week, The Independent and LA Weekly.  She currently lives and works in Apex, NC. For more info view www.alia-fineart.com

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FORMATION

Formation is an exhibition presented in conjunction with a special issue of PoetsArtists Magazine featuring works by Erin Anderson, Erica Elan Ciganek, Michelle Doll, Heidi Elbers, Shana Levenson, Sylvia Maier, Jenny Morgan, Sarah Muirhead, Omalix, Lee Price, Nadine Robbins, and Victoria Selbach.

These artists’ distinctive styles of capturing the human figure offer a wonderful anthology illustrating tangible and intangible aspects of life—some solemn, poignant, or introspective, others joyful, beguiling, or confrontational. 

Chevere

Curated by Didi Menendez and Sergio Gomez

Curators: Didi Menendez and Sergio Gomez
Gallery: Sirona Fine Art, Hallandale, Florida
Opening Night: December 3, 2016 6 to 9 PM

 

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 Victoria Selbach, as a painter of women, is fascinated by the minds behind the chosen visual dialogue of her contemporaries. She seeks to satisfy her continuing curiosity through the discovery of new works and perspectives while assembling the pieces for this publication and exhibition. Selbach’s work has shown in museums and collections across the country including the Heckscher Museum of Art, The Butler Institute of American Art and the Tullman Art Collection. Her work is presently available through Sirona Fine Art in Florida and Dacia Gallery in New York City. Victoria Selbach welcomes visits to her studio in New York and presents an archive of her work for review at  www.victoriaselbach.com

Victoria Selbach, as a painter of women, is fascinated by the minds behind the chosen visual dialogue of her contemporaries. She seeks to satisfy her continuing curiosity through the discovery of new works and perspectives while assembling the pieces for this publication and exhibition. Selbach’s work has shown in museums and collections across the country including the Heckscher Museum of Art, The Butler Institute of American Art and the Tullman Art Collection. Her work is presently available through Sirona Fine Art in Florida and Dacia Gallery in New York City. Victoria Selbach welcomes visits to her studio in New York and presents an archive of her work for review at www.victoriaselbach.com

Chicago 2015 Zhou B Art Center & PoetsArtists Publication and Gallery Event

Photo taken by Didi Menendez with Nadine Robbins' camera April 16, 2015 around 2:20 PM Central Time.
From West to East, Denis Peterson, Nadine Robbins, John Walker, Joyce Polance, Debra Balchen, Painting of Howard Tullman by Nadine Robbins, Howard Tullman, Angela Hardy, Matthew Cherry, Brian Busch, Cesar Condes and Rory Coyne.

Copyright Nadine Robbins 2015

Fixation is an exhibition and a publication of art and poetry focused on the physical or psychological preoccupation or obsession over an object or subject. Also as a focus of something that will capture our attention.

Fixation takes place in a gallery setting, print and digital formats. The exhibition is curated by Sergio Gomez of Chicago’s Zhou B Art Center (www.zbcenter.org) and Didi Menendez of PoetsArtists Magazine.

 


Exhibition Dates

April 18 to May 14, 2014

Opening Reception Friday, April 18 from 7 to 10 PM

Chicago, Illinois

PA: Fixation (PoetsArtists) (Volume 54)
By Denise Duhamel, John Korn, Ana Menendez, Geof Huth, Kathleen Kirk, Sam Rasnake, David Krump, Terry Lucas, Richard Blanco, Nin Andrews, Ken Taylor

Zhou B Art Center February 15, 2013