Saturday, September 27, 2008

Artists Lectures / Henry Gallery Seattle

Mark your calendars for two important photography lectures at the Henry Gallery, which is located on the campus of the University of Washington.

Aperture West Lecture: Hank Willis Thomas
Wednesday, October 1, 7 PM
Tickets available at the Henry Admission Desk beginning September 24; seating is limited.

Join photographer Hank Willis Thomas as he speaks about identity and image in his work. Hank Willis Thomas, born in 1976, appropriates images and language from advertising to explore the intersection of commerce and the cultural ambiguity underlying African American experiences.


Richard Misrach
From On the Beach
Copyright by Richard Misrach

Artist Lecture: Richard Misrach
Friday, October 10, 7:30 PM
University of Washington Kane Hall Room 130, Roethke Auditorium
$10 Henry and Photographic Center Northwest Members $12 Student/Senior $15 General Admission. Tickets are now available at or 1.800.838.3006.

Richard Misrach is internationally renowned for his carefully considered, beautifully rendered epic works. Coinciding with the opening of the exhibition at the Henry Art Gallery, Misrach will discuss work from Richard Misrach: On the Beach, which hones in on our delicate relationship to the sea. This lecture is co-presented with Aperture West and Photographic Center Northwest. Misrach is represented by the G. Gibson Gallery in Seattle.

Henry Gallery (North Gallery)
Richard Misrach: On the Beach
October 11, 2008 – January 18, 2009

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Art Basel Miami and Satellite Art Fairs

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.


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
Wynwood Art District, 101 NW 34th Street, Miami
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

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wyland Visits Seattle / September 12th

Here's a chance to support a good cause and enjoy an evening of art. World famous marine artist Wyland, will be in Seattle on Friday evening September 12th for artist reception and painting demonstration. The event takes place at Wyland Galleries Northwest, which is located close to the Seattle Art Museum on 1st Avenue.

Also, there are still a few tickets available for the after-show event with Wyland. Close out a fantastic evening at one of Seattle's finest pubs, enjoying his colorful stories and adventures in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Proceeds the after-show event go to Wyland Foundation.

Your donation of $125.00 guarantees you a seat - there are only 20 spots available. Food and drinks are not included in the donation amount, must be 21yrs of age or older. The Wyland Foundation is a 501(3)-C Non-Profit Organization. All donations are tax deductible.
Reserve your ticket(s) now! Call the gallery, 206-342-9400

For those not attending, please visit to learn more about saving the worlds oceans.

Ocean of Light
20 X 33 inches
Courtesy of and Copyright by Wyland Galleries

Sea of Color and Life
(2) 24 x 32 inches
Courtesy of and Copyright by Wyland Galleries

Humpback Dance
35 x 21 inches
Courtesy of and Copyright by Wyland Galleries

The Wyland Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1993 by environmental marine life artist Wyland, is dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving the world’s oceans, waterways, and marine life. The foundation encourages environmental awareness through education programs, life-size public arts projects, and community events.

Undoubtedly, one of the greatest tools in the effort to protect our water planet is knowledge. Wyland’s art has the unique ability to transform all who view it to a greater awareness. By bridging the worlds of art and science, the Wyland Foundation strives to inspire people of all ages to become better stewards of our oceans and precious water resources. The future of our planet is in the hands of our children. The Wyland Foundation strives to inspire as many people as possible to learn more about our oceans and aquatic habitats and the life within them, and to encourage people to get involved. One person can indeed make a difference.


Wyland Galleries Northwest
1211 1st Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

(206) 342-9400

Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday 11:00 - 6:00 pm
Sunday Noon - 5:00 pm

To learn more about Wyland and his art visit: