Arteamericas, another year, another great show By Betty Alvarez

Arteaméricas is the premier fair of art from Latin America. Returning for its ninth installment in 2011, it showcases the latest trends in paintings, sculpture and multimedia. Galleries from all over Latin America will be participating, representing hundreds of emerging artists and renowned masters. The fair takes place in the Miami Beach Convention Center, drawing a diverse and upscale audience to enjoy high-quality art within an intimate setting. arteaméricas is not only the Latin American art fair, but also the art fair of the Americas.

“arteaméricas has been the most respected Latin American art fair since it’s inception. We’re proud of this distinction, and for that reason, we raise our standards every year, create innovative projects and recruit the best galleries out there,” says Leslie Pantín, President of arteaméricas.

The best galleries from all over Latin America, the United States, the Caribbean, Canada and Europe will be participating. This four-day arteaméricas event features works by internationally recognized artists and sculptors. Likewise, vanguard contemporary artists will be on hand in order to exhibit their works as the latest in Latin American modern art.

The fair has close to fifty galleries taking up more than 80 spaces and showcasing more than 300 artists. The artists represented by the galleries hail from every country in the Americas and Spain. This year, the fair organizers are developing a special tribute to Mexico.

“For 2011, we envision better sales for our galleries,” stated Emilio Calleja, Vice President of the fair. “The economy is improving; the art from Latin American is getting more exposure and a gaining higher value. Our primary goal is to ensure that our galleries are satisfied with the outcome of their participation.”

Year after year, arteaméricas exceeds all expectations with outstanding exhibits, a diverse audience, and excellent sales, while maintaining its intimate, boutique feel. The art available at arteaméricas ranges from $2,000 to approximately one million dollars.

arteaméricas is headed by Leslie Pantín; Emilio Calleja; Dora Valdés-Fauli, Fair Director; María Nápoles, Executive Director; and Othón Castañeda, Associate Director. For more information, visit arteaméricas online at the newly redesigned

Photographs by Betty Alvarez copyright 2011

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