Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Jeffrey Bishop Paintings
Catherine Person Gallery

Catherine Person Gallery is currently presenting recent work by Brooklyn painter Jeffrey Bishop. The work contains enigmatic and distorted forms that fluidly intersect and float on a field of richly saturated color. The recent work references biology, physics, cosmology – and humor. The exhibition will continue through November 8th.

Jeffrey Bishop
Magellan, 2006
Oil, Ink, Acrylic on Canvas, 36” x 32”
Copyright Jeffrey Bishop courtesy of Catherine Person Gallery

Jeffrey Bishop
Anatoly, 2005
Oil, Ink, Acrylic on canvas, 54” x 47”
Copyright Jeffrey Bishop courtesy of Catherine Person Gallery

Jeffrey Bishop
Renzo, 2005
Oil, Ink, Acrylic on Canvas, 54” x 47”
Copyright Jeffrey Bishop courtesy of Catherine Person Gallery

Jeffrey Bishop
Grand Turk, 2008
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas, 30” x 26”
Copyright Jeffrey Bishop courtesy of Catherine Person Gallery

Jeffrey Bishop
Cherryco, 2006
Oil, Ink, Acrylic on Canvas, 36” x 32”
Copyright Jeffrey Bishop courtesy of Catherine Person Gallery

Jeffrey Bishop Exhibtion
Image courtesy of Catherine Person Gallery

Bishop’s work is in numerous public and private collections and been exhibited widely throughout the United States, including exhibitions at Seattle Art Museum, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art and San Francisco Museum of Art.

Prior to moving to Brooklyn sixteen years ago Jeffrey Bishop lived in Seattle and was represented by Linda Farris Gallery and Myerson & Nowinski Gallery.

Bishop has an MFA from the University of Washington. He is currently on the Board of Trustees of Bang on the Can and Independent Curators International in NYC and on the Advisory Board of Henry Art Gallery in Seattle.


Jeffrey Bishop: Recent Paintings
October 2 - November 8, 2008

Gallery Hours: Tue-Fri 12-6, Sat 12-5 or by appointment

Catherine Person Gallery
319 Third Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104
206 763-5565

For additional information contact the gallery or visit
their website Catherine Person Gallery

Friday, October 17, 2008

Miami Art Fairs / December 2008

Art Basel Miami is rapidly approaching so it's time to start planning. In addition to the big fair located at the Miami Beach Convention Center, be sure to visit some of the other art fairs. Last year, the satellite fairs provided trendous visual treats and museum quality works. Visit them and you'll see talented, established and emerging artists represented by top teir art galleries from around the world. Local museums and galleries are also planning special events and parties. If you're interested in visual art, the first week of December you should be in Miami.

Additional details about each art fair, including pictures from
last year, visit


Art Basel Miami Beach
December 4-7, 2008
220 leading art galleries from around the world will be exhibiting 20th and 21st century art works by over 2000 artists. There are also numerous special exhibits and events organized by the fair. Some exhibitions and private openings occur on the December 3rd, be sure to check their website for additional details listed under visitor information.


December 4-7, 2008
Wynwood Art District, 3000 NE 1st Avenue, Miami
artASIA will inaugurate it’s first International Asian Contemporary Art Fair in 2008 from December 4-7 with a special preview on December 3rd. The fair will host 60-80 leading world galleries selected through an international selection committee and will further feature a strong program of talks, presentations and discussions by leading authorities in contemporary art – curators, artists, critics, notable collectors and other art specialists – concerning issues that matter in Asian contemporary art today.


Aqua Art Miami - Aqua Hotel
December 4-7, 2008
Aqua Hotel, 1530 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
This art fair features 44 galleries, with a strong representation of west coast dealers especially Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The hotel is a nice venue for both looking at art and enjoying the outdoors; all of the rooms face an outside courtyard. You'll also find several other hotel art fairs within walking distance, plan on spending a whole day looking at art fairs on Collins Avenue.

Aqua Art Miami - Wynwood
December 3-7, 2008
Wynwood Art District, 42 NE 25th Street, Miami
50 galleries exhibiting contemporary art. This fair like the Aqua Hotel has a strong showing of west coast galleries. The fair is located in the Wynwood district not far from Pulse and will most likely be open during the evening of the Wynwood art walk.


Art Miami
December 3-7, 2008
Miami Midtown Arts District, located just north of downtown Miami along Biscayne Boulevard. Midtown Blvd (NE 1st Avenue) between NE 32nd & NE 31st Street.
More than 100 leading national and international galleries participated in the 2007 fair, which attracted more than 20,000 attendees. Plans are currently in progress for this year’s fair to include a designer VIP Lounge, a café offering delectable cuisine and beverages, ample parking, space for outdoor sculptures. Shuttle service will be available between select Miami Beach hotels, the Miami Beach Convention Center (Art Basel) and Art Miami.


Art Now Fair
December 4-7, 2008
The South Seas Hotel, 1751 Collins Avenue, between 17th and 18th Streets, Miami Beach
This fair encourages participation from new and emerging galleries as well as established galleries new to the art fair scene. The South Seas offers a unique one of a kind oceanfront hotel location with access to the beach. Located close to several of the other art fairs, dining and bars on Collins Avenue including, the Bridge Art Fair, The Artist Fair, Ink and Aqua.


The Artist Fair
December 4-7, 2008
The Shelborne Hotel, 1801 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
This fair was created as a resource for artists to exhibit during the prime Art Basel Miami Beach week. Most of the existing fairs cater only to galleries, leaving no opportunity for talented, successful and working artists to participate. The Artist Fair was created to fill this void and to allow professional artists to exhibit without gallery representation their paintings, photographs, mixed media and works on paper. The fair is also open to galleries who wish to exhibit a solo artist, curators and installation artists.


Bridge Miami Beach
December 4-7, 2008
Catalina and Maxine Hotels, 1732 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
This is the third year for Bridge Miami Beach, and they are conveniently located within a few blocks of Art Basel Miami and the convention center. Visitors can browse nearly 80 rooms of international emerging and contemporary art. Each Bridge Art Fair features an international focus, defined both by geography and culture, providing each show with its own distinctive curatorial premise. Shuttles will run between each Bridge Fair locations 12pm-10pm daily. Several other art fairs are within walking distance, including Art Basel Miami at the convention center, Art Now, Ink Miami, The Artist Fair, and Aqua Art Miami, plus hotel bars and restaurants on Collins Avenue.

Bridge Miami Wynwood
December 3-7, 2008
NE 1st Avenue and NW 34th Street, Miami
Building on three highly successful years in Miami Beach, Bridge will host their inaugural Bridge Miami Wynwood. The fair will feature some of the best in international emerging art, presented in a modular, museum grade exhibition space, built on a 60,000 square foot development in Miami Midtown, immediately adjacent to Art Miami, Photo Miami, and centrally located between Scope, Pulse and Aqua. In addition to a spectacular booth fair, Bridge Miami Wynwood will also showcase an outdoor sculpture project. Shuttles will run between the Bridge Fair locations 12pm-10pm daily.


Design Miami
December 3-6, 2008
NE 39th Street and 1st Court, Miami
Inspired by the galvanizing effect of Art Basel Miami Beach, the founders of Design Miami/ set out to create a design fair unlike any other that came before. Design Miami/ is the global forum for collecting, exhibiting, discussing, and creating design. The Design Miami/ show includes the Design Galleries, Satellite Exhibitions, Design Talks, and the Designer of the Year Award.


Full House PooL Art Fair
December 5-7, 2008
Cavalier Hotel, 1320 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
The simple, modest approach of the PooL Art Fair offers an exciting alternative to the "art fair" experience for dealers and collectors as well as the general public. PooL's purpose is to create a meeting ground for outstanding artists, primarily those artists who do not yet have gallery representation. The show will be comprised of young contemporary art dealers, artist agents, emerging galleries, artists' collectives, and non-profit organizations.


December, 2008
Wynwood Art District, 2136 NW 1st Avenue, Miami
On July 14th, we were told that Geisai Miami would be back for 2008. Six years since the first inception of GEISAI in Japan in the summer of 2001, this is the American debut of a fair that has been a launch pad into the art world for many emerging artists. Artist are selected by jury and not charged a fee. Last year the fair was hosted by the Pulse Art Fair and they were located in the same complex, no details about this year’s location but most likely the same.


INK Miami
December 4-7, 2008
Suites of Dorchester, 1850 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Thirteen notable publishers and dealers will exhibit new publications, projects and acquisitions by leading contemporary artists. If you're looking to purchase prints or works on paper, you should plan on attending this small art fair. It is located just a few blocks from the convention center and Art Basel Miami. Sponsored by the International Fine Print Dealers Association.


December 3-7, 2008
Ice Palace, 1400 N. Miami Avenue, Miami
Organized by New Art Dealers Alliance, in 2007 this fair featured eighty-one dealers and galleries showing contemporary artists from around the world. They also featured a section for small publishers and one of the best "Art T-Shirt" selections in Miami.


Photo Miami
December 3 - 7, 2008
Wynwood Art District, Miami (31st and North Miami Avenue)
This is primarily a contemporary photography art fair, showing photo based art, video and new media. Over 60 new and established galleries will present highly anticipated works many that will be seen in the U.S. for the first time. Photo MIAMI 2008 will also have a dedicated Solo Projects section. If you are looking to see the latest trends in photography check out this fair.


Pulse Miami
December 3-7, 2008
Wynwood Art District, 2136 NW 1st Avenue, NW 21st Street, Miami
The fair will follow its successful invitational format, representing about 70 galleries invited by the Pulse Invitational Committee. They will be located in the same venue as last year and also have a shuttle service running to Art Basel. They usually have a wonderful preview party; if you have a chance to attend don't miss it. Shuttle service available.


Red Dot Fair
December 3-7, 2008
Wynwood Art District, Miami
Red Dot Miami's move to a booth-based event in a temporary structure will provide the exhibitors with a sophisticated, friendly environment, and ample space in which to build upon the engaging presentations and diverse styles that the fair has already established. Last year this art fair was hotel based. Approximately 60 galleries will be showing contemporary art.


Sculpt Miami
December 3 - 7, 2008
Wynwood Art District, 46 NW 36 Street, Miami
The fair is created to exhibit an outstanding sculpture collection by prominent modern artists from around the world (Jorge Blanco, John Berry, James Taylor, L’oriano Galloni, among many others). It focuses on the newest aesthetic tendencies in contemporary art, innovative techniques and the use of original materials. Sculpt Miami will be the only art space completely dedicated to showcasing contemporary sculptures, making it a vital source for art lovers who wish to discover the new developments in modern sculpturing. This is the first time in Miami.


Sea Fair
December, 2008
This is a 228 foot luxury mega yacht that features several art galleries. SeaFair is the world’s first mobile mega yacht venue, showcasing unique works of style and innovation including fine art and antiques, jewelry, fashioned cutting edge technologies. They feature a coffee bar, formal and informal dinning areas. Last year they were docked close to Miami Beach. Be sure to check their website for additional information. Because of the location you will want to plan ahead. Tickets can be purchased online from their website.


Scope Miami
December 3-7, 2008
2951 NE 1st Avenue, Miami (Between NE 29th & 30th Street)
Returning for its sixth year in Miami, expanded in size and global reach, with 85 exhibitors presenting at the 60,000 square foot pavilion at 101 NW 34th Street (NW 2nd Avenue) in Roberto Clemente Park in the Wynwood Art District. The SCOPE pavilion is convenient to the Rubell Family Collection, the Margulies Collection, as well as Miami's top galleries.


It's a good idea to visit each art fair website for special events and other details regarding the fair. Also, be sure to visit the art fair sponsors websites.

Finally, if you know of any special events taking place during the Art Basel week, please send us an email so we can add it to our event listing.

Online Miami Gallery Guide

This information supplied courtesy of

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Jefferson Hayman Exhibition
Allen Gallery in Chelsea

This Thursday evening an exhibition of photographs by Jefferson Hayman will open at the Allen Gallery in Chelsea. The exhibit will feature photographs from Hayman's New York series. Opening Reception, September 25th, 6 - 8:30pm. There will also be an open house with the artist in attendance on Saturday, September 27th from 2 - 4pm. Exhibition closes October 14th.

Exhibit will feature over 30 Black and White photographs all created in Hayman’s classic and poetic style. Each photograph is housed in its own antique or artist made frame which further accentuates the time capsule like feel of the work.

Jefferson Hayman
Wollman Rink Central Park
Silver Gelatin Photograph, Editions of 25
Courtesy of and Copyright by Jefferson Hayman

Jefferson Hayman
Chrysler Cloud
Silver Gelatin Photograph, Editions of 25
Courtesy of and Copyright by Jefferson Hayman

Jefferson Hayman
The Resevoir Central Park
Silver Gelatin Photograph, Editions of 25
Courtesy of and Copyright by Jefferson Hayman

Jefferson Hayman
San Remo
Silver Gelatin Photograph, Editions of 25
Courtesy of and Copyright by Jefferson Hayman

Jefferson Hayman
The Parachute Drop Coney Island
Silver Gelatin Photograph, Editions of 25
Courtesy of and Copyright by Jefferson Hayman

Jefferson Hayman
Silver Gelatin Photograph, Editions of 25
Courtesy of and Copyright by Jefferson Hayman

Jefferson Hayman has been documenting NYC for over a decade and his work can be found in many prominent collections such as President William Jefferson Clinton, Robert De Niro and Banana Republic, Inc. His work is best known for its intimate scale, dedication to tradition and timeless nature.

Jefferson Hayman - New York
September 25 - October 14, 2008
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 25th, 6 - 8:30pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11 to 6pm

Allen Gallery
547 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

For additional information visit the gallery website:

Jefferson Hayman's website:

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Vik Muniz
Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

For over 20 years Vik Muniz has consistently defined art as a subtle connection between mind and matter by recreating iconic images while simultaneously revealing and debasing the process of their making. While keeping within the conceptual frameworks of Muniz's previously established images, Verso marks a return to the object-making that first brought him attention in the late 1980s.

Verso consists of a group of 3-dimensional trompe-l'oeils of the actual backs of such iconic works as Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, Van Gogh's Starry Night and Seurat's La Grande Jatte that, over a period of six years, Muniz photographed and systematically studied in partnership with the curatorial and conservation departments of MOMA, the Guggenheim and the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as with a team of dedicated craftsman, artists, forgers, and technicians. These are disconcertingly faithful reproductions in a 1:1 scale realized in an inch-by-inch process that did not spare the slightest detail. Every scratch, dent or scribble is physically reproduced to photographic precision. Authentic looking labels, worn-away tape, faded pencil notations and actual period hardware and carpentry make it hard even for an expert to disbelieve they are seeing the actual backs of these masterpieces.

Along with Verso, Muniz will be exhibiting equally confounding recreations of the backs of famous photographs from the New York Times archive at MOMA. The backs are full of cancelled dates, yellowed newspaper captions and rubber cement stains.

Vik Muniz
Verso (Starry Night), 2008
Mixed media object
29 x 36.25 x 12 inches
Copyright Vik Muniz 2008
Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

Vik Muniz
Verso (Nighthawks), 2008
Mixed media object
33 x 60 x 12 inches
Copyright Vik Muniz 2008
Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

Vik Muniz
Verso (The Red Studio), 2008
Mixed media object
71.25 x 86.25 x 20 inches
Copyright Vik Muniz 2008
Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

Vik Muniz
Verso (Trotsky, Bolshevist Minister of War,
Photographed Recently in His Office in Moscow, 2008
Mixed media object
5.125 x 7.125 inches
Copyright Vik Muniz 2008
Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

Vik Muniz
Verso (The Tragic End of 13,500 Miles of Air Travel), 2008
Mixed media
7 x 9.125 inches
Copyright Vik Muniz 2008
Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

Vik Muniz
Verso (The New President), 2008
Mixed media object
9.375 x 12.75 inches
Copyright Vik Muniz 2008
Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

Vik Muniz's retrospective, organized by the Miami Art Museum in 2006, is currently on view in Mexico City at the Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso. His work is in the collection of many museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Centre George Pompidou, the Centro Cultural Reina Sofia, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Muniz was born in Brazil and currently lives and works in Brazil and Brooklyn.


Vik Muniz
September 6 – October 11, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 6, 6-8 pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 to 6

Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
530 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

For additional information visit the Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Cowboy Artists of America


Launch of exclusive “Cowboy Artists of America” online gallery and NEW Arizona 7-night self-drive “Art by Automobile” from Ranch Rider.

Ranch Rider will be brushing shoulders with the “Cowboy Artists of America” on 25 August, the internationally renowned artists coming together to highlight American Artist Appreciation Month. Members of the established association, which has been in existence since 1965, will be riding into the online community of Facebook, and sharing their works as part of an exclusive online gallery*. The specialist tour operator is also launching a new Arizona based self-drive for budding cowboy art collectors. Incorporating various galleries dedicated to Western art, the highlight of the 7-night itinerary is the Phoenix Art Museum, home to the “Cowboy Artists of America” Annual Sale and Exhibition.

Steve Todd, Honourary Member of the Cowboy Artists of America, comments: “ Western art and the cowboy lifestyle go hand in hand - in fact, our organisation was born in the crucible of a Mexican cow camp, its existence ratified in the Oak Creek Tavern – a saloon in Sedona, Arizona. As passionate about art as we are about the American West, we also ride out together every year and indulge in a ranch round up, the cowboy lifestyle playing a fundamental part in honoring our heritage and giving inspiration to the artwork created by the members of our 43 year old ‘family.”

Paying homage to the icons of Western art, Frederick Remington and Charles M. Russell – every member of the Cowboy Artists of America, whether a sculptor or painter, stays true to the heartfelt romanticism and realism of their pioneering artwork; and of course, to the spirit of the working cowboy. Travellers looking to reap similar inspiration from the West might want to head off on Ranch Rider’s NEW 7-night “Art By Automobile” self-drive.

A new concept in self-drive, the itinerary features short journeys from only 12 miles, leaving art fanatics with plenty of time to indulge in their passion. In addition, the road trip includes one of the West’s most scenic drives on State Highway 74 – travellers passing through the saguaro covered slopes of the Bradshaw Mountain foothills, as they head North from Phoenix to Wickenburg.

Art Aficionados can sample over 80 galleries and numerous working art studios in Tubac – a thriving art colony surrounded by scenic desert vistas. Celebrating all things equine, the Phippen Museum of Western Art in Prescott is currently showcasing its “Wild Horses” exhibition (open until 30 November 2008); while in Wickenburg, the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, houses an unrivalled collection of art and frontier history. According to Ranch Rider, another must do pit stop in Wickenburg is “Ben's Saddlery,” a historic custom saddle shop and one of the few remaining places in Arizona practicing this distinctly Western art form.

While the self-drive itinerary is available all year round, those opting to depart on 14 October will be able to enjoy the “Western Artwalk” in Scottsdale, the 19th annual event bursting with contemporary and traditional art forms – local cowboy musicians bringing the streets to life. Budding collectors can also combine the trip with the “Cowboy Artists of America Annual Sale and Exhibition,” held at the Phoenix Art Museum, on Friday 17 October. Complete with a guided tour of the gallery and “mix n’ mingle” afternoon, travellers will have plenty of opportunities to gain inspiration from the members of this uniquely talented organisation. Another highlight of the weekend, is the “Autograph session” with over 500 people normally in attendance (Saturday 18 October). The exhibition will remain open for public viewing until 16 November. 7-nights with Ranch Rider £838pp, including International flight, all accommodation (based on two adults sharing) and car hire. Excludes fuel surcharges and gallery admissions.

A truly inspirational journey, wanna’ be Russell’s can combine the self-drive with a stay at the Tanque Verde and brush up on their artistic talents by enrolling in “Desert Art” classes. Bordered by the Coronado National Forest and the Saguaro National Park, the ranch offers spellbinding vistas, and instruction in landscape painting, watercolors, charcoal and pencil. (7-night Art by Automobile self-drive and 7-nights at the Tanque Verde with Ranch Rider from £1,657pp, including International flight, all accommodation (based on two people sharing – full board at the ranch), a week’s car hire, transfers, gratuities, ranch based riding and activities). Year round departures.

Alternatively, art lovers can follow in the footsteps of the Cowboy Artists of America, and find their muse on horseback, with an authentic autumn cattle drive at the Dryhead Working Ranch in Montana. (6-nights with Ranch Rider from £1,238pp, including International flight, all full board accommodation (no single supplement), horses, tack and transfers. Excludes fuel surcharges and gratuities as left to guests’ discretion. Departures available 26 October and 02 November).

*The Cowboy Artists of America online gallery will be available to view from 25 August until 30 September at:

For further information on the Cowboy Artists of America please visit:

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Hong Kong International Art Fair

For the next five days, Hong Kong will host many of the world’s leading art galleries at the inaugural Hong Kong International Art Fair. An art fair of a scale never seen before in the city, ART HK 08 will take place at the landmark Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from May 14 – 18, 2008.

Open to all, ART HK 08 is a new annual art fair that welcomes established art collectors, new buyers looking to own their first piece and those just wanting to immerse themselves in the best of the world’s 20th and 21st century art.

David Salle
Thoughts, 2007
Oil on linen, 229 x 206 cm
Courtesy of Faurschou Beijing/Copenhagen, Beijing, China

Martin Denker
Candyland TV, 2008
Chromogenic print on diasec in artist’s frame, 180 x 240 cm, ed. 6
Courtesy of M+B, Los Angeles

Ian Wallace
Untitled (At the Crosswalk II), 2007
Photolaminate with acrylic on canvas
4 panels, each 244 x 122 cm
Courtesy of Yvon Lambert, Paris

Paolo Consorti
Senza Stelle, 2006
Mixed media on canvas, 160 x 180 cm
Courtesy of Über Gallery, Victoria, Australia

Paul Chiang
Silver Lake 07-20, 2002
Oil on canvas, 150 x 200 cm
Courtesy of Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Li Wei
Life In The High 4, 2007
Colour photograph, 176 x 193.49 cm
Courtesy of Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong

Kim Joon
Bird Land - Armani, 2008
Lambda print, 100 x 175 cm
Courtesy of Keumsan Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Li Xinping
The Canon, 2007
Oil on canvas, 250 x 300 cm
Courtesy of Osage Gallery, Hong Kong

Min Jung-Yeon
L’Intuition, 2007
Acrylic on canvas, 130 x 130 cm
Courtesy of Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich

ART HK 08 will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The HKCEC is a renowned architectural landmark having been the backdrop for the ceremony of the handover of Hong Kong by the British to the People’s Republic of China in 1997.

The HKCEC is located centrally in the Wanchai district on the north side of Hong Kong Island, overlooking the world famous Victoria Harbour. The HKCEC is well served by public transport and has an array of restaurants and cafes both within the complex and within easy walking distance.

Special Exhibitions and Events

Online Art Fair Catalogue

For additional information visit the ART HK 08 website:
Hong Kong International Art Fair.


Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Art of Everyday Joe
New book about Art Collecting

Art Is For The Everyday Joe
New Book Takes Fear Factor Out of Contemporary Art

AUTHORHOUSE – Many people are so intimidated by art that they won’t even walk into an art museum or gallery. However,
art is for everyday people, not just wealthy or highly-cultured collectors. Michael K. Corbin proves it with his brand new, color-illustrated book, The Art of Everyday Joe: A Collector’s Journal (published by AuthorHouse).

“So many people don’t realize that artists today actually want people to see and buy their work,” says Corbin. “There’s no need for people to be afraid of art. I want to bridge the gap between struggling artists and people who erroneously believe that you have to be a snob to become an art collector.”

Picking up where his first book, Art in King Size Beds: A Collector’s Journal, leaves off, Corbin takes readers on yet another thrilling ride through the world of contemporary art, sharing his experiences as an avid art collector.

“I’m an Everyday Joe and I wrote this book for the Everyday Joe. Art enriches the lives of everyone regardless of their station in life.”

With his engaging and witty style, Corbin guides readers through the rewards of art collecting and introduces them to emerging artists from all over the world.

He proves that people can afford to collect art on even modest incomes. “Yet ultimately,” says Corbin, “The Art of Everyday Joe: A Collector’s Journal shows readers the role that art plays in their everyday lives and they may not even realize it.”

Corbin gives readers a delightfully fresh, warm and down-to-earth look at life, art, the art world, artists, collecting, people and issues of the day. It’s a storybook complete with large, full-color photographs of works from his own collection. It’s also a true memoir of the dazzling power of art and the role that it plays in society. The Art of Everyday Joe: A Collector’s Journal is another fun trip that begins at the intersection of art and life.

Michael K. Corbin is an author, full-time broadcast journalist, yoga enthusiast and runner. He’s a New York City native who now lives in Indianapolis and travels far and wide for art’s sake.
He also writes regularly for

For more book information see:


Friday, April 25, 2008

Art Chicago / Art Fair

Art Chicago™ 2008, the annual international fair of contemporary and modern art, brings together 180 of the world's leading emerging and established galleries, representing 56 international cities to showcase the work of over 2,000 renowned artists. Art Chicago™ offers curators, collectors, artists and art enthusiasts a comprehensive survey of current and historic work, from cutting-edge to modern masters in a wide variety of media including: painting, photography, drawing, prints, sculpture, video and special installations.

Partial listing of out-of-town galleries at Art Chicago:

Barbara Krakow Gallery - Boston
Carl Solway Gallery - Cincinnati
Charles Cowles Gallery - New York
Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts - Miami
Dunn and Brown Contemporary - Dallas
Galerie Caprice Horn - Berlin
Greg Kucera Gallery - Seattle
James Harris Gallery - Seattle
Leo Castelli Gallery - New York
Linda Durham Contemporary Art - Santa Fe
Manny Silverman Gallery - Los Angeles
Marsha Mateyka Gallery - Washington, DC
Nicholas Metivier Gallery - Toronto
Nohra Haime Gallery - New York
Peter Fetterman Gallery - Santa Monica
Rena Bransten Gallery - San Francisco
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art - Kansas City
Stephen Wirtz Gallery - San Francisco
Sundaram Tagore Gallery - New York
Timothy Taylor Gallery - London
Weinstein Gallery - Minneapolis
William Shearburn Gallery - St. Louis
Yossi Milo Gallery - New York

There will be more than 180 galleries exhibiting at Art Chicago. Plan on spending a lot of time enjoying the artworks.

Show Hours
Friday, April 25, 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday, April 26, 11 am –7 pm
Sunday, April 27, 11 am –6 pm
Monday, April 28, 11 am –4 pm

Tickets are $20 for a one day pass and $25 for a multi-day pass, and may be purchased online or onsite during the show on the first floor of The Merchandise Mart. Tickets will also provide entry to The Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair, Next, The Artist Project, Intuit and many additional events taking place as part of ARTropolis, Chicago's celebration of art, antiques and culture.

Art Chicago website:


Chicago's citywide celebration of arts, antiques and culture, Artropolis™ attracts thousands of visitors to participate in a wide array of art and entertainment experiences that are unique to Chicago. From major museums to small galleries, world-class concert halls to cutting-edge clubs, lakefront parks to exclusive private parties, Artropolis™ offers seminars, guided tours, music, theatre and dance performances and unique special partnerships with over 80 institutions and entertainment venues throughout the city.

Artropolis website:


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The AIPAD Photography Show - New York

AIPAD Photography Show opens this week in New York. More than 75 of the world's leading fine art photography galleries will present a wide range of museum quality work by contemporary, modern and 19th century masters at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. The 28th edition of The AIPAD Photography Show New York will open with a Gala Preview on April 9 to benefit the John Szarkowski Fund, an endowment for photography acquisitions at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The AIPAD Photography Show New York is the longest running and foremost exhibition of fine art photography.

Gala Benefit Preview
The AIPAD Photography Show New York will present a Gala Benefit Preview on Wednesday, April 9, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The evening will benefit the John Szarkowski Fund, an endowment for photography acquisitions at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The fund was established to honor John Szarkowski, one of the most influential curators in photography and a photographer in his own right. Ticket information is as follows:

Patron 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ($1,500, 1 ticket)
Sponsor 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ($500, 1 ticket)
Friend 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ($100, 1 ticket)

To purchase tickets online, please click here. Or, for more information, please contact The Museum of Modern Art, 212/708-9680 or

Show Information
The AIPAD Photography Show New York will run from Thursday, April 10 through Sunday, April 13, 2008, at the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street in New York City.

Show hours will be:
Thursday, April 10 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 11 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 12 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 13 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The admission is $25 daily and $35 for the run-of-show, and includes a show catalogue. No advance purchase is required. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, the public can call AIPAD at 202.367.1158 or at

Also, if you are visiting New York, be sure to stop by the Chelsea Art District and look at galleries.

New York Gallery Guide:

New York Photography Galleries:

Thursday, March 20, 2008

New York Art Fairs / March 2008

The last week in March is a big and exciting week for art in New York. Ten art fairs are schedule to run March 27th - 30th. If you're interested in contemporary art New York is where you need to be. Also, be sure to visit the art galleries around New York to view additional artworks. New York Gallery Guide

For your convenience, we've created the following map with art fairs locations. Click on the map and it will open to a larger size (better for printing), click back to return to blog. Additional information on each art fair is located below the map. Site locations were identified using MapQuest.

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The Armory Show
Pier 94
Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street
New York City

160 Exhibitors

March 27th - March 29th, Noon to 8 pm
March 30th, Noon to 7 pm

Ticket Price $30
Student Price $10
Four Day Pass $60

Shuttles are available between The Armory Show on Pier 94 and VOLTA NY on 34th street near 5th Avenue. Red Dot, Art LA, and Pulse also have Shuttles running to The Armory Show. Shuttles run every 20-30 minutes, to save time look for and pick up a schedule when entering the art fairs.


Pulse New York
Pier 40
353 West Street
New York City

86 Exhibitors

March 27 12pm - 8pm
March 28 12pm - 8pm
March 29 12pm - 8pm
March 30 12pm - 5pm

Ticket Price $15
Students and Senior $10

Free Shuttle service between Pulse and The Armory Show.


Scope New York 08
SCOPE Pavilion
Lincoln Center
Damrosch Park
Corner of West 62nd Street and Amsterdam Ave
New York City

50 Exhibitors

March 27, 2008 10am – 8pm
March 28, 2008 10am – 8pm
March 29, 2008 10am – 8pm
March 30, 2008 10am – 6pm

Ticket Price $15
Student Price $10


Art Now Fair
Hotel 30/30
30 East 30th Street
New York City

28 Galleries from 8 Countries

March 27, 11am - 8pm

March 28th 11am - 6pm
March 28th Benefit Reception: 7 - 9pm

March 29, 11am - 8pm
March 30, 11am - 6pm

Admission is Free Daily
Benefit Reception $50 (admits two)

Benefit Reception for The Greater NYC Affiliate of
Susan G. Komen for the Cure will be Friday, March 28th
from 7 - 9pm. Ticket donation will be $50 and admit
two to the event, 100% of the proceeds will be donated
to the foundation to support their efforts in finding
the cure(s) for breast cancer.


Red Dot
Park South Hotel
122 E. 28th Street (between Park and Lexington)
New York City

49 Exhibitors

Thursday, March 27, 11am - 7pm
Friday, March 28, 11am - 8pm
Saturday, March 29, 11am - 8pm
Sunday, March 30, 11am - 7pm

Ticket Price $12

Shuttle service will run from Red Dot to The Armory Show.


Volta NY
7 West 34th Street
between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
New York City

52 Exhibitors

Thursday - Sunday, March 27 - 30th
1 pm - 9 pm

Ticket Price $10

Shuttle service between Volta NY and The Armory Show.


Bridge Art Fair
The Waterfront
222 12th Avenue
New York City

60 Exhibitors

March 27th, 12 – 4 pm (Preview)
March 27th, 5 - 10 pm (Opening Night Reception)
March 28th, 12 – 9 pm
March 29th, 12 – 9 pm
March 30th, 12 – 7 pm

Ticket Price $10
Opening Night $25


LA Art in New York
Altman Building
135 West 18th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenue)
New York City

15 Exhibitors

March 27th, 1 pm – 8 pm
March 28th, 10 am – 8 pm
March 29th, 10 am – 8 pm
March 30th, 10 am – 6 pm

Ticket Price $10

Free Shuttle service between LA Art and The Armory Show.


Pool Art Fair
Hotel Chelsea
222 West 23rd Street (between 7th & 8th)
New York City

Number of exhibitors not available at this time

March 28 - 30, 2008
Hours not available at this time

Suggested Donation of $10


Digial and Video Art Fair
West Chelsea, Gallery District

Most DiVA related events will take place at White Box located on at 525 West 26th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. These events include, private parties, lectures and screening. White box will also host the ongoing VIP lounge and the information point for DiVA The Streets. A sample of the works on view in the container will also be on view at White Box. This program is at the discretion of the exhibitor. (White Box is a not for profit organization.)

March 25th - 30th, 12pm to 8pm

Free admission


Fountain Art Fair
They have decided not to participate this year.


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And, when visiting galleries, tell them you use our guides.
Our guides are particuarly useful when traveling or when searching for art galleries located around the United States.

New York Gallery Guide

US Gallery Guides

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Enjoy the art fairs, perhaps our paths will cross.

Dan Fear

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

5th Annual Soho Art Auction

Benefit for the Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center
Richard Serra, Michael Gregory, Dina Bursztyn, Anders Goldfarb, Michael Lorenzini & More

5th Annual Soho Art Auction


What: Wine and Silent auction featuring work by renowned artists Richard Serra, Michael Gregory, Dina Bursztyn, Anders Goldfarb, Michael Lorenzini and more, to benefit the work of the Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center.

Where: Poltrona Frau's SoHo furniture showroom
145 Wooster Street (between Prince and Houston)
New York, NY

When: Wednesday, March 12, 2008, 6:00-9:00 p.m.\


Tickets: Patron Ticket: $85; Supporter Ticket: $45

Preview and Bid on Art Online:

About the Mental Health Project at the Urban Justice Center: The Mental Health Project helps low-income New Yorkers with psychiatric disabilities break the devastating cycle of homelessness, hospitalization and incarceration and regain dignity and hope. To find the people who need us most, MHP goes to jails, psychiatric units, and shelters. We focus on essentials such as food, housing, medical care, and disability benefits. When we discover gaps in the safety net, we educate, organize, and litigate to close them.

Friday, March 7, 2008

FotoFest 2008

FotoFest 2008, officially opens tonight with a gala party. Addmission is free, with music starting at nine. If you're in Houston and interested in art or photography don't miss this event. Location is 1113 Vine Street in Houston and the opening will be from 8pm to midnight.


FotoFest 2008
Current Perspectives, 1998-2008

Opening: Saturday, March 8, 2008, 6 - 9pm
Bering & James
805 Rhode Place
Houston, TX 77019

After its opening on Friday night, FOTOFEST2008 continues with the opening reception for Current Perspectives, 1998–2008 CHINA with the new work of artists XING Danwen and ZENG Han at Bering & James.The Current Perspectives series features the work of 10 multi-disciplinary Chinese artists addressing issues of identity, memory, spirituality, gender, urbanism, and the complex relationships between the present and the past in contemporary China.

Designed as a series of one-person exhibitions, the exhibition at Bering & James feature two young artists dealing with contemporary life in the new urban and affluent China. The exhibition opens March 8, 2008, 6-9pm and continues through April 20, 2008

For more information on this and other FOTOFEST2008 exhibits, visit or call 713.223.5522 ext 19.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

New York Art Fairs / March 2008

March will be a terrific time to visit New York City. This year seven major art fairs will be open at the same time,
March 27th - March 30th.

The Armory Show
Pulse New York
Red Dot New York
Bridge Art Fair New York
Art Now Fair
Scope New York
Fountain New York

For additional information visit the art fair websites. Also, in the near future we'll post some articles with images and information on special events that will occur during the art fairs.

The Whitney Biennial 2008, will open on March 6th and continue through June 1st. Also, galleries throughout the city will be presenting some exciting artwork.

For an easy to use gallery listing, visit or see New York Gallery Guide.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Art LA 2008

ART LA, the New Los Angeles International Contemporary Art Fair, takes place at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, January 25th – 27th, 2008. The fair will feature 60 international and Los Angeles based galleries representing contemporary art.

The exhibiting galleries at ART LA are an even balance of established blue chip and emerging galleries, all presenting the most progressive, international artwork being produced. 30 exhibitors hail from the immediate Los Angeles area, 30 are from the rest of the United States and abroad.

The fair is designed to spotlight the Los Angeles art scene, its prominence within current international artistic trends, while bringing influential international galleries and their artists work for the interested art patron and collector alike to enjoy.

Partial list of Los Angles area galleries exhibiting: Ace Gallery, Cherry and Martin, China Art Objects Galleries, Mary Goldman Gallery, Jack Hanley Gallery, Kontainer, Ooga Booga, Patrick Painter, Regen Projects, and Marc Selwyn Fine Art.

Partial list of national and international galleries exhibiting: Bortolami, Eleven Rivington, and Reena Spaulings (New York), Ratio 3 (San Francisco), Fredric Snitzer Gallery (Miami), Taka Ishii Gallery and Tomio Koyama Gallery (Tokyo), Kurimanzutto (Mexico City), and Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin (Paris and Miami).

Fair Location
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
1855 Main Street

Public Fair Dates and Hours
Friday, January 25, 12 - 8pm
Saturday, January 26, 12 - 8pm
Sunday, January 27, 12 - 6pm

1-day pass $15, or a 3-day pass for $25. Tickets are available for purchase at the box office during the run of the fair.

Opening Night
Thursday, January 24 6:30-10:30pm
Benefits the Hammer Museum's Hammer Projects.

This week you can also visit the Los Angles Art Show which is also located in Santa Monica. Also, go early and stop by the galleries in Santa Monica and Bergamot Station.

Useful Links:

Art LA 2008

Santa Monica Gallery Guide
Bergamot Station Gallery Guide
Los Angeles Gallery Guide
Culver City Gallery Guide

Our next article will feature a selection of artworks displayed at the two Santa Monica art fairs.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Los Angeles Art Show

This is a terrific week to see and purchase fine art Southern California. Two major art fairs are opening in Los Angeles area, plus the local galleries and museums are displaying wonderful works of art.

The Los Angles Art Show starts the week off with an "Opening Night Gala" on Wednesday evening from 7:00 - 10:00. If you don't already have tickets visit their website for details.

The Los Angeles Art Show, one of the most prestigious expositions in America, showcasing a variety of fine art from the 17th century to the present. In addition, this year the Los Angeles Art Show will be joined by the IFPDA’s 23rd Annual Los Angeles Fine Print Fair. Over 125 distinguished international and US galleries will come together to showcase the finest examples of works in the year’s most anticipated art show.

Here's a partial list of participating galleries. From New York, Charles Cowles Gallery, J. Cacciola Gallery, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, Peter Findlay Gallery, Spanierman Modern, Marlborough Gallery, Pace Prints, and Yossi Milo Gallery.

From Chicago, Aaron Galleries, Armstrong Fine Art, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Robert Henry Adams Fine Art, and Worthington Gallery.

From New Mexico, Bellas Artes, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Gebert Contemporary, Richard Levy Gallery, LewAllen Contemporary, and Robert Henry Adams Fine Art.

From Seattle, Greg Kucera Gallery, Davidson Galleries, Carolyn Staley Fine Prints and Winston Wachter Fine Art.

From California, Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Dolby Chadwick Gallery, Frey Norris Gallery, George Billis Gallery LA, Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Paul Thiebaud Gallery, Peter Fetterman Photography, Trotter Galleries, and William A. Karges Fine Art.

General Show Hours
Thursday, January 24 noon-7pm
Friday, January 25 noon-8pm
Saturday, January 26 noon-8pm
Sunday, January 27 noon-6pm

Advance sale tickets may be purchased online for general show hours through Tickets purchased in advance online are $14. Tickets purchased at the event are $20. Tickets valid for single day entry only. For Day of Event Tickets, you can download and print the discount coupon and present it at the door for $6
off the admission price.

The Los Angeles Art Show website is:

California Gallery Guide

Our next article will provide information about Art LA, opening this Thurday in Santa Monica.

Dan Fear