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ArteamÃ©ricas 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. arteamÃ©ricas is not only the Latin American art fair, but also the art fair of the Americas.
â€œarteamÃ©ricas has been the most respected Latin American art fair since itâ€™s inception. Weâ€™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,â€ says Leslie PantÃn, President of arteamÃ©ricas.
The best galleries from all over Latin America, the United States, the Caribbean, Canada and Europe will be participating. This four-day arteamÃ©ricas 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.
â€œFor 2011, we envision better sales for our galleries,â€ stated Emilio Calleja, Vice President of the fair. â€œThe 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.â€
Year after year, arteamÃ©ricas exceeds all expectations with outstanding exhibits, a diverse audience, and excellent sales, while maintaining its intimate, boutique feel. The art available at arteamÃ©ricas ranges from $2,000 to approximately one million dollars.
arteamÃ©ricas is headed by Leslie PantÃn; Emilio Calleja; Dora ValdÃ©s-Fauli, Fair Director; MarÃa NÃ¡poles, Executive Director; and OthÃ³n CastaÃ±eda, Associate Director. For more information, visit arteamÃ©ricas online at the newly redesigned www.arteamericas.com.
Photographs by Betty Alvarez copyright 2011