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Labor Day Weekend Exhibition at Ocean Galleries Features Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz, 8/29
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

Meet the artists at gallery receptions throughout the weekend. Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ) hosts two exceptional artists for a Labor Day weekend exhibition: Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz. 'Wine and Romance - the Evocative Images of Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz' opens at the gallery on Friday, August 29, 2014 and runs through Sunday, August 31, 2014. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the two artists at receptions taking place in the Stone Harbor gallery from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Friday, August 29, Saturday, August 30, and Sunday, August 31, 2014. The exhibit is free and open to the public, with all artwork available for acquisition. 'We are excited to welcome these two talented artists back to the gallery,' explained Kim Miller, owner of Ocean Galleries. 'Their styles are quite different, but complimentary. Viktor Shvaiko paints cafes and intimate scenes from Italy, France, and other European destinations with a great sense of lighting and shadows in a classic style. Thomas Stiltz uses an old world technique of applying many layers of glazed oil paint to express the pleasures of sight, taste, sound, smell, and touch.' Born in Altai, one of Russia's most remote and off-the-beaten-track towns, Viktor Shvaiko grew up surrounded by the beauty of the wilderness. His natural inclination for fine arts and his strong urge to share his vision of nature drove him to find a way into the Novoaltaisk Artistic School, one of the most prestigious schools for the arts in the former Soviet Union, where he acquired the skills of a true artist. A strict regimen of drawing, an intricate technique of using colors, and the influence of the nineteenth century Russian artist Karl Brynllow brought Viktor Shvaiko close to a traditional academic style of painting. At this point, Viktor's subject focus became the beautiful Altai landscapes. The Shvaiko family later moved to Transkarpathia, the western mountainous portion of Ukraine, where Viktor became enchanted with the picturesque and breathtakingly beautiful countryside. His travels took him to Yugoslavia and then on to Italy, where he began painting various village scenes with great detail. Years later, Viktor settled in New York City. There he developed his penchant for painting quaint cafes and other intimate places from his travels that we see in his work today and that have become his trademark. His enticing mix of beauty and mystery has drawn the interest and admiration of collectors from around the world. Thomas Stiltz received a B.A. in Fine Art and M.A. in Photography from the University of Delaware. After a highly successful career in photography and graphic design, Stiltz began his career as a painter in the mid-1990s. Stiltz was drawn initially to the still life genre, with early influences such as Cezanne, Vermeer, and the Spanish still life painters of the 1600s. He later began incorporating his skills as a photographer, exacting manipulation of materials and creating a photographic visual language through his art. Stiltz uses an old world technique of applying many layers of glazed oil paint, which gives color intensity and depth. His optimistic art creates and invents wonderful visions that strive to express the pleasures of all the senses. Stiltz believes art should provide stability and beauty to which we can anchor our constantly changing existence. Precision and clarity define his work and give him the ability to examine his thoughts and responses to world. Stiltz's works have been exhibited by more than 50 galleries around the United States, Canada, and China, and he has had over 40 one-man shows featuring his photography and paintings. The 'Wine and Romance - the Evocative Images of Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz' exhibition will include original artwork and prints by the two artists, all available for acquisition. The collection will be on display at Ocean Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ) on Friday, August 29 through Sunday, August 31, 2014, with special receptions from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Friday, August 29, Saturday, August 30, and Sunday, August 31. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Stone Harbor gallery is open from 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM daily during the summer season. For more or directions, call 609-368-7777 or visit For over 25 years, Ocean Galleries has provided quality art by contemporary artists to their clients while practicing the highest standards of credibility and integrity in a comfortable and unpretentious atmosphere. With locations in Stone Harbor and Avalon, New Jersey, the distinguished art galleries feature an ever-changing display of artwork that includes local artists' watercolors, nationally recognized artists' originals, popular beach prints and high-end reproductions. Ocean Galleries also carries fine furniture and hand-made crafts from America and around the world. For more information, please call 609.368.7777 or visit (more...)

Artlightenment 6th Annual Art Show and Film Festival Launches, 11/13
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

Robyn Morshead, founder of the annual art show Artlightenment, has announced the dates for the 6th annual festival at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre in Nashville, Tennessee. Morshead is an artist and filmmaker herself and gears the event toward the advancement of every artist and filmmaker who participates or attends. Artlightenment showcases juried short films, visual art and fashion. Successful artists and filmmakers hold workshops and seminars and pass on their knowledge to others. These events and film screenings are open to the whole community. Past winners of the Artlightenment award and the category awards have gone on to achieve success, including being accepted for major film festivals and advancing to produce full length feature films. While there is always an emphasis on the Artlightenment's central idea of 'Art, Artists and the Art of Existence,' this year Morshead is looking at the 'Light Side of Art.' This includes comedy, humor in visual art, exceptional use of light and also what art does best: shining a light on people, experiences and events which might have gone unnoticed. 'Artists create the future,' says Corinne Sullivan, President of the Nashville church, 'It is very important that they are constantly supported and urged forward in their artistic endeavors.' The founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, is among the world's most enduring and widely read authors of all time. Not only that, L. Ron Hubbard was an accomplished artist in photography, poetry and music. That is why the Nashville Celebrity Centre takes innovative steps to fulfill its role in Nashville's culture. The festival will take place this year on November 13 - 15 at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre Nashville, 1130 8th Ave S, and all are welcome. Prospective participants may submit their film or artwork online at or contact Robyn Morshead at (more...)

Gallery Henoch Presents THEM PRETTY PAINTINGS
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

The works exhibited in this summer group show comprise a wide diversity of styles and subject matter but are focused on painting. These artists stand out for their imagination and distinctive personal approach. All reflect Gallery Henoch's commitment to an art based on individual, subjective style and sensibility. (more...)

Rare Russian American Quilt Is Focus of New Exhibition at The Jewish Museum, Opening 8/22
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2014

Showcasing a colorful patchwork quilt bearing Eastern European and American imagery, Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Russian American Quilt continues a series of exhibitions focused on individual works in the Jewish Museum's world-renowned collection. On view from August 22, 2014 to February 1, 2015, this exhibition highlights a rare quilt (c. 1899), a fascinating expression of the acculturation process undergone by newly arrived immigrants. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Portland Art Museum Director Brian Ferriso Discusses 'The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden'
by Stage Tube - July 22, 2014

Portland Art Museum Director Brian Ferriso discusses the Tuileries Garden in December 2013 with Henri Loyrette, then President-Director of the Louvre, in connection with the special exhibition 'The Art of the Louvre's Tuileries Garden' (on view June 14 - Sept. 21, 2014, at the Portland Art Museum). Recorded December, 5, 2013. (more...)

Pearls for Creative Healing Receives Grant from the Arts and Science Council and NC Arts Council
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2014


Photographer Mark Kiryluk Presents Debut Exhibit, THROUGH MY EYES, THROUGH THE YEARS, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2014

n his debut exhibit, photographer Mark Kiryluk will be presenting a panoramic collection of his photography taken during his 40-year career. The exhibit, 'Through My Eyes, Through The Years,' will be held at ABC Custom Framing located in Denver's University Hills Shopping Center on Friday, August 22, 5-10 pm, and is free and open to the public. A wine reception with Mr. Kiryluk will open the evening festivities. (more...)

First Friday at The Ware Center to Showcase Local Artists, Musician Alex Brubaker, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2014

Free music and art exhibitions will be open to the public Friday, August 1 at the Ware Center in downtown Lancaster, as part of Lancaster's First Friday. All are invited to drop in between 6 and 8 p.m. to enjoy the exciting acoustic guitar music of Alex Brubaker and see artwork by local artists Bruce Fry, Richard Huck and Jeremy Waak, as well as meet the artists. (more...)

GRAFF Diamonds Partners with Art Southampton for Second Year
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2014

Art Southampton (July 24 - July 28, 2014), the premier international contemporary and modern art fair of the Hamptons, showcasing fresh primary and important secondary investment quality works of art is pleased to welcome back GRAFF Diamonds as its Luxury Jewelry Sponsor for the second year. (more...)

The Retreat's 6th Annual Hamptons Juried Art Show Raises Funds to End Domestic Violence
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2014

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ The Retreat's 6th Annual Hamptons Juried Art Show announced a deadline of Tuesday, September 16, 2104 for submission of works by artists worldwide to compete for a gallery showing while simultaneously raising funds to end the cycle of domestic violence. (more...) Launches New iPad App for Photo and Art Enthusiasts
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2014

SANTA MONICA, CA - has released a stunning new iPad app which allows art enthusiasts to browse through millions of images from more than 250,000 living artists, preview those images on their walls using the iPad's built-in camera, and then purchase the images as framed prints, canvas prints, greeting cards, and more. The app is available for free on the Apple App Store and is the only app to combine photo and artwork sharing with e-commerce and a 3D-like View on Your Wall feature. (more...)

Grayson Perry Portraits to Be Exhibited at National Portrait Gallery, Beg. 10/25
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2014

Politician Chris Huhne, a young female-to-male transsexual, Northern Ireland Loyalist marchers, and X-Factor and Celebrity Big Brother contestant Rylan Clark are among the subjects of a new display by Grayson Perry, to open at the National Portrait Gallery this autumn, and to be featured on his new Channel 4 series. (more...)

Ritz-Carlton Montreal Exhibits Art from Local Artist, Danielle R O Y, Through 9/5
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2014

MONTREAL QC - This summer, Ritz-Carlton Montreal offers guests an insider experience of the city's arts and culture scene with an exhibition by renowned local artist, Danielle R O Y. Her collection, titled «Une fleur = un être humain», 'A flower = a human being,' will be on display at the iconic luxury Montreal hotel until September 5, 2014. (more...)

New Art Exhibit by Joe Robinson Opens Today at the Gladstone Community Center
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2014

The Gladstone Arts Commission will present the work of Joe Robinson in the Gladstone Community Center Public Art Space as one of their featured artist exhibits. (more...)

Joel Heffner to Present PHOTO TIPS FROM THE MONA LISA at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, 8/17
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2014

On Sunday, August 17 at 2 p.m. at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, writer, photographer and historian Joel Heffner will present "Photo Tips from the Mona Lisa." Heffner will show how, by exploring and understanding this immortal painting, 21st century photographers can learn to take better digital photographs. (more...)

Laguna Art Museum Presents REX BRANDT: IN PRAISE OF SUNSHINE Exhibit, Thru 9/21
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2014

Laguna Art Museum presents a retrospective exhibition of the paintings of California landscape artist Rex Brandt (1914–2000), curated by Curator of Historical Art Janet Blake. (more...)

World-Renowned Artist Kevin Lyons Helps Mighty Healthy Celebrate 10 Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2014

NEW YORK, NY - Mighty Healthy has linked up with world-renowned Artist, Kevin Lyons to celebrate the brand's first decade on the scene with a product collaboration that drops today. Mighty Healthy and Kevin Lyons both hail from New York City; check out the video featuring Kevin Lyons and his take on the Big Apple here: (more...)

Mitchell-Innes & Nash to Present Justine Kurland's SINCERE AUTO CARE, 9/4-10/11
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2014

Mitchell-Innes & Nash has announced Justine Kurland: Sincere Auto Care, on view at the gallery's Chelsea location from September 4 - October 11, 2014. This will be the gallery's third solo exhibition of Kurland's work, and will coincide with a group exhibition titled Days Inn, curated by Justine Kurland, at the gallery's 1018 Madison Avenue location. (more...)

Danny La Rue Costume on View at Wyvern Theatre, 25-28 July
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2014

From Friday 25 to Monday 28 July, one of Danny La Rue's most extravagant costumes will be on display at the Wyvern Theatre. (more...)

The Weiss Gallery Presents CHELSEA GIRLS at LA Gallery
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2014

The Weiss Gallery is currently exhibiting the latest works of New York artist and filmmaker Marko Stout, 'Chelsea Girls' at their Los Angeles Gallery until 7/31/14. The Weiss Gallery is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of Marko Stout's 'Chelsea Girls' at their Los Angeles Gallery. Marko Stout is a New York City based multimedia artist and filmmaker best known for establishment of NYC Microcinema, an experimental French New Wave film style. Although Marko developed his passion for art while living aboard a houseboat in the bohemian San Francisco community of Sausalito, this is his first solo California show since return to New York City in 2005. Marko Stout utilizes both traditional static prints and film as he subverts mainstream conceptions of female sexuality in his latest exhibition 'Chelsea Girls.' In this multi-media series, Marko abandons the cliché of idealizing beauties as serene and attainable in accordance with fantasies of the viewer. His series opposes this convention by depicting young females as fierce and independent within their contemporary urban contexts. Each of Marko's fresh-faced girls reveal a strong, unwavering presence, while appearing oppositional to the spectator's gaze. With their confrontational stare and unwelcoming body language, they all undermine the viewer's observation and remain in control of their sexuality. By confronting the spectator so poignantly, Marko is able to undermine dominant notions about sexuality. Marko opposes convention by depicting young females as fierce and independent within their contemporary urban contexts. As he depicts the females with an unparalleled sensitivity to their nature, he unveils an obscure mysticism in each woman. Ultimately, these women remind us that despite the intrinsic softness of their youth, they will not be overpowered by the viewer and by boldly confronting sexual stereotypes in art Marko Stout innovatively subverts mainstream conceptions of female sexuality. Marko defies dominant depictions of women by replacing the elements of provocation with ferocity and urban trendiness. The girl's intense glare and oppositional body language indicates her ownership over her body, rising above the clutches of the viewer's glance. Despite her empowerment, she is still youthful and soft, traits that are conventionally pleasing. Consequently, Marko shows that a woman's lushness and desirability can still transmit a defiant vigor that rises beyond the limits of the male gaze. 'Chelsea Girls' is an multimedia expansion of Marko Stout's 2013 exhibition 'American Dream' which was exhibited in New York City and followed was by a solo exhibition in Berlin at Die Bachmeier Gallerie in early 2014. Marko's lasts exhibition, 'Chelsea Girls' premiered at Marko Stout's Gallery in the Chelsea area of New York City 5/2/12 thru 5/30/14. The works are now currently on exhibit at the Weiss Gallery in downtown Los Angeles, CA until 7/31/14. For More Information Please Visit :- (more...)

The National Gallery of Art Presents DEGAS'S LITTLE DANCER, in Conjunction with Kennedy Center's World-Premiere of 'Little Dancer', 10/5-1/11
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2014

The National Gallery of Art's Little Dancer Aged Fourteen (1878–1881) takes center stage in Degas's Little Dancer, a focus exhibition on view from October 5, 2014 through January 11, 2015. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' world-premiere musical Little Dancer, which runs from October 25, 2014 through November 30, 2014. The musical is inspired by Edgar Degas's renowned original wax statuette of a young ballerina, which caused a sensation when it was first shown at the 1881 impressionist exhibition in Paris and is one of the most popular works of art in the Gallery of Art's collection. (more...)

Gallery Henoch Presents a Spotlight on Artist Vincent Giarrano
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2014

Gallery Henoch has the pleasure of representing two artists that have been accepted into the BP Portrait Competition in two consecutive years, most recently with David Kassan, and last year with Vincent Giarrano. We are proud to exhibit artists who routinely place in prestigious shows. (more...)

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by BWW - July 20, 2014

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CAAP Presents Final Professional Development Workshop FORWARD TOGETHER: DIVERSE DIALOGUES IN THE ARTS Today
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2014

Broward Cultural Division invites artists, the creative community and cultural workers to learn techniques in diverse dialogues in Forward Together: Diverse Dialogues in the Arts today, July 19, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., at Bahntaba, a community space, at 918-920 NW 6th St., in Fort Lauderdale. This will be the final workshop in the very successful and well-received Creative Artist Advancement Program (CAAP). (more...)

Japan Society 2014 Artist Residency Presents Ink Painter Cyoko Tamai Today
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2014

Japan Society Gallery's new Summer Artist Residency Program returns for its second annual installment this July, introducing up-and-coming ink painter Cyoko Tamai (b. 1987). Working with the world's thinnest handmade paper, this 27-year-old artist reaches beyond the conventional notion of ink on paper painting. As her first visit to New York City, visitors to the Open Studio today, July 19 will be among the first in the U.S. to see her work outside Japan. (more...)

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