Sunday, October 09, 2011

Two will be heading for Miami

The Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series has teamed up with Russell Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation to search for a new generation of cutting-edge visual artists and the show now at International Visions Gallery, showcases winning work by Washington semi-finalists.

Across all markets, a total of twenty artists will advance to the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finale Competition exhibition, held during Art Basel Miami Beach in December 2011. From that group, two finalists will be invited to exhibit at Rush Arts Gallery in New York City in February 2012.

Artists in this DC exhibition include Michael Anthony Brown, Zoma Wallace, Shaunté Gates, Julian Lytle, Farah Ahmed, Rob Chester, Edward Savwoir, Miles Burrell, Osereime J. Aimua, David Allen Harris, Cheryl Edwards, Jay Coleman, S. Ross Brown, Al Burts, Nicole Marshall, Ann Marie Williams, Victor Ekpuk, George Kochev, Eusebio Choque, Cedric Baker, Jesi Pace-Berkeley, Larry Cook, Michael Singletary, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Leonard Harris, Lawrence Charity, Helina Metaferia, Stephen Evans, Keah Fryar, Richard Thompson, Donivan York, W. James Taylor, and Tanekeya Word.

The cool thing for me is that I'm only familiar with the work of 3-4 of those named above. For information, visit the gallery’s Web site.