Saturday, December 14, 2019

Tonight is the opening!


Wanna buy these three original drawings on unfired Bisque?  They are all at the "UNDER $500" fund raiser for the Maryland Art Place.  

On Saturday, December 14 at 6 o'clock join them for a first-come, first-served opportunity to purchase affordable and original works of art. The event will feature the work of Baltimore and surrounding area artists at a price point of $500 or less. Purchase work at any point throughout the evening and take home that night!

"The Morrigan" (Celtic Goddess of Love, Lust and War"

"An Unmarried Woman"

"Suddenly, She Wasn't Afraid Any Longer"

This law professor thinks that Cattelan's "art banana" is illegal...

Friday, December 13, 2019

Tomorrow: UNDER $500 Opens

 
UNDER $500


Saturday, December 14 | 6pm -10pm
 

Maryland Art Place in Baltimore invites you to join them at our seventh annual UNDER $500 affordable art sale this December! On Saturday, December 14 at 6 o'clock join us for a first-come, first-served opportunity to purchase affordable and original works of art. The event will feature the work of Baltimore and surrounding area artists at a price point of $500 or less. Purchase work at any point throughout the evening and take home that night!
 
Deck the halls by giving the gift of art this holiday season! Guests can expect to mingle with other artists, collectors, patrons, and general art enthusiasts at the event. Dressing warm shouldn’t be a challenge this year as our theme is flannel! So come dressed in your lumberjack best. Don’t worry about trimming your beard as we will have a wonderful trimmed tree on display!
 
DJ Brennan Diggs will be keeping the atmosphere cheerful with some holly jolly tunes. Light confections will be served and beer and wine donated by Union Craft Brewing and Spirits of Mt. Vernon will be available at the open bar.  Grab a drink and a treat and then head down to the basement where we will be screening holiday films

We're excited about our seventh annual UNDER $500 artists!  Jackie AndrewsRedeat AssefaCourtney BanhAmy Boone-McCreeshFlorencio Lennox CampelloBeth Caruso, Se Jong ChoEmily CucalonPeter CullenMatthew DavisKatie DelaneySara DittrichJim DoranElliot DoughtieMahsa R. FardAndrew FlandersCat GunnPhaan HowngJackie Hoystead, Eric JenkinsMegan KoeppelMagnolia LaurieRosa LeffDereck Stafford MangusAmanda MillinerGreg MinahUrsula MinerviniTara MulderKatie PumphreyMary Claire PriceStephen ReichertAlexis SanfordGretchen SchermerhornBecca SchwartzMichael StevensonMary SwannEmily UchytilRichard Weiblinger, and Sheila Wells. 
 
Tickets are available online or at the door.
 
 
Tickets
$25 Pre-Sale
$30 At The Door
 
To purchase tickets click HERE 
 

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Sunday in Miami Beach: Art Basel Week - The Last Day!

Today is the last day of the fair week - and as usual... here's my morning photo from the 16th floor of Bel Aire!


Over at Pulse, the slight tension of the last day is palpable in the air, as galleries which have done well and galleries which have not send their vibes through the air.

My "Bisque wall" has done well over the days of the fair - over 40 pieces have sold!

. Lennox Campello's Bisque wall at Pulse Art Fair Miami Beach 2019
Campello Bisque wall at Pulse Art Fair Miami Beach 2019
Janis's major piece finds a collector - as I suspect that as soon as the red dot goes on, the two interior designers who have been considering it will have alarm bells ring in their heads.



Soon it is 5PM and the fair ends and packing and loading begins, and the dance between bubble wrap, cardboard, accompanied by the music of tape dispensers rules the fair and another year of Art Basel week is about to end.

For some, preparations for 2020 are already beginning.

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Art Basel Miami Beach week: The Saturday report

The day started with the usual gorgeous view from my friends' condo and then it went bananas from there... cough... cough...

View from Bel Aire, 16th floor in Miami Beach


Cattelan banana after it was eaten - Art Basel Miami Beach 2019 meme

Saturdays are usually the busiest days at the planet's primary art venue week... today Pulse debuted a discussion panel in Spanish, with me, blue chip artist Sandra Ramos and art consultant Tessie Penin.

Tim Tate, Lennox Campello and Sandra Ramos at Pulse Art Fair 2019 Miami Beach
Tim Tate and Sandra Ramos
The subject of the discussion was my now over 10-year-old discussion "On Identity in the Arts: What does it mean to be Latino/a?" and it went really well, with Ramos and Penin adding really substantial points to this issue.


As it had been doing for the first two days, Michael Janis' main piece in the fair was receiving a lot of attention, and by the end of the night, two separate art consultants had placed it in their list to showcase to their clients.

Michael Janis at Pulse Art Fair 2019 Miami Beach
Work by Michael Janis
The wall of drawings of unfired Bisque kept selling well throughout the day as well... and I re-arranged it to shrink it a little...

Campello drawings on unfired Bisque at Pulse Art Fair 2019 Miami Beach
Campello drawings on unfired Bisque

Friday, December 06, 2019

New works on Bisque

A lot of these stayed with new collectors as they were sold at the Pulse Art Fair in Miami Beach last week...