encaustiCon 2014 9/10/14 – 10/12/14

encaustiCon 2014
Friday, 10/09/2014 – 10/12/2014 09:00 am – 07:00 pm
MiamiMeltHeaderMiami Hilton Airport Hotel
5101 Blue Lagoon Dr,
Miami, Florida 33126
Webpage Link
Cost: 395

encaustiCon® 2014 Miami Melt – Color, Culture, Caliente October 9-14 Miami, FL

International Encaustic Artists presents encaustCon® 2014 – Miami Melt; taking place at the Miami Airport Hilton, Florida from October 7-14, 2014. IEA invites all artists who are passionate about bringing contemporary vision to an ancient medium to explore this year’s workshop and lecture offerings.

IEA is pleased to welcome Francisco Benitez as the Keynote Speaker on October 10th 2014 at 12 noon. Mr. Benitez will offer a 3-day pre-conference workshop on figurative painting. He will also be available for consultations throughout the conference. Benitez’ work is in numerous collections around the world and he lectures on paintings from the Baroque Period.

The Audrey Love Gallery at the Bakehouse Art Complex will be this year’s setting for IEA’s Juried Themed Art Show “The Devil in the Straight Line” inspired by Austrian artist Freidensreich Hundertwasser. Florida based German artist and FAU educator Henning Haupt will be this year’s judge. The show is open to all artists working in the medium of encaustic.

The call to artists is located on our website www.international-encaustic-artists.org
Attendees are invited to enroll in hands-on workshops that incorporate fiber arts, photography and collage to incorporate into their encaustic works. From beginning, emerging and professional artists, all are welcome. Day passes are also available to high school and college art students.

Vendors who specialize in encaustic art supplies will on-site during encaustiCon®. Encaustic medium, specialty papers and other supplies will be available for purchase.
The International Encaustic Artists (IEA) is a non-profit, professional artists’ organization that seeks to raise the level of excellence in fine art encaustic work by providing a global information exchange and by raising interest about encaustic in the art world and with the general public.

Sign up for encaustiCon® is available on our website. For additional information contact – Melissa Lackman at encausticon@gmail.com

Switchboard’s Caribbean Street Fair 7/19/14

Switchboard’s Caribbean Street Fair
Saturday, 07/19/2014 – 12:00 pm – 09:00 pm
facebook-banner-caribbean-street-fairDuval Street
Duval Street,
Key West, Florida 33030
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Join Us for Switchboard’s Caribbean Street Fair on July 19, 2014.
Celebrate Key West’s Annual Hemingway Days at the Caribbean Street Fair on Duval Street! Starting at noon, Key West transforms back to “Papa’s Town,” Florida’s talented artisans and food vendors will display their works. Proceeds from this fair directly support Switchboard 2-1-1 Helpline of the Keys, a non-profit that serves Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties in crisis intervention and informational referral services. To purchase a booth, or for more questions, contact Mary Lou Hoover (305) 292-8445 or email mhoover@switchboardmiami.org

Meet the Artist 7/30/14

Meet the Artist
Wednesday, 07/30/2014 – 06:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Soyka Restaurant
5556 NE 4th Ct,
Miami, Florida 33137
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Cost: Free Admission

Meet the Artist Events will present an Art Exhibit featuring 3-4 local artists and their fabulous artwork in a reception atmosphere at the fabulous Soyka Restaurant. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine while networking with other art enthusiasts and our local business community. Art will be available for sale for those interested. For more information and to RSVP contact bertha.morales@live.com.

Bottle and Bottega Launches Art Hunt Miami 5/12/14

Bottle & Bottega Launches Art Hunt Miami
Monday, 05/12/2014 – 05/16/2014 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Greater Miami,
1555 Crabtree Lane, Florida 
Facebook Link
Cost: Free

Bottle & Bottega Launches Art Hunt Miami Sends Miami Art Lovers on an Adventure in Search of Coveted Collection of Paintings

WHAT: Beginning next week on Monday, May 12th, and running through Friday, May 16th, Bottle & Bottega is sending local Miami residents scavenging for artistic treasures. Hidden throughout many of Greater Miami’s chic dining venues, this community event features four local artists’ paintings. The Art Hunt is open to the public. Starting Monday, clues about where each of the four pieces of art is hidden will be posted to Bottle & Bottega Miami’s Facebook page: facebook.com/BottleBottegaMiami. Winners simply take a photo of their art discovery and post it to the Bottle & Bottega Miami Facebook page. The first to find a painting also wins two free tickets to an upcoming Bottle & Bottega public party. The art pieces will be in plain sight within each venue, and the posted clues will be fairly simple.

WHY: This is an opportunity for local art enthusiasts to experience an adventure in art unlike any before. Miami is sharing in a love of art that can now be seen all over the city – not confined to a studio or single section of the city.

WHO: Miami’s Art Hunt is open to everyone. Bottle & Bottega Miami invites all who seek to add a bit of adventure into their search for attractive art to join the fun and uncover the paintings in unexpected venues.  Interviews will also be available with Maris Bish, owner of Bottle & Bottega – Miami.

WHERE: Find out where to search at facebook.com/BottleBottegaMiami

DATE: Monday, May 12th through Friday, May 16th

COST: Free

A stroke of artistic genius paints a totally new picture of what is possible when friends, couples or colleagues get together for a Bottle & Bottega art party — an experience unlike any other. One part artistic adventure and one part cocktail party, Bottle & Bottega inspires the inner artist in everyone regardless of skill or practice, through a blend of hands-on art sessions, on-site professional instruction and, of course, a glass of your favorite wine. Bottle & Bottega paint and wine parties are perfect for individuals, couples and groups of all sizes for a variety of personal and professional occasions.

For more information about Bottle & Bottega – Miami and to book your next event, call (786) 505-9344, e-mail miami@bottle-bottega.com, or visit bottleandbottega.com/Miami.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jamie Izaks, (847) 897-7480 (office); (847) 975-2336 (mobile); jizaks@allpointspr.com

Photographs of Wynwood Life: Cultural Street Festival on 4/27/14

Wynwood Life: Cultural Street Festival on Sunday, April 27, 2014.  What a great festival so much wonderful art, music and great people.

Location: 6th Ave. between 22nd and 24th streets.

Dates and Times: Friday, April 25th, 2014 5pm – 11pm, Saturday, April 26th, 2014 12pm – 11pm and Sunday, April 27th, 2014 12pm – 11pm.

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Organizers of Wynwood Life couldn’t be happier. The street festival that promised to fill the street of Wynwood’s 6th Avenue with art and music lovers drew close to 18,000 people over the course of three days. Wynwood Life street fest over-delivered on what it promised in the areas of art, music, fashion and fun! “Lots of cool people. Lots of great vibe. Art was created, showed and sold. Music was danced to and fashion was strutted. We were proud to have Trek6 involved as our first poster artists. Wynwood Life is here to stay, and we hope to see everyone back next year,” said Tony Albelo, Wynwood Life organizer.

In the spirit of showcasing local talent, the festival featured Miami style bloggers, who turned heads during their own fashion show hosted by Kelly Saks. On Saturday night, the Peroni Art & Fashion Stage featured a bathing suit fashion show hosted by Annie Vazquez. Sunday night’s show was put on by Style Mafia, Jane Rose and Miami fashion blogger Maya King.

People came from all over South Florida to see the 11 live art displays curated by WynwoodMap.com, which featured graffiti artists including Gons One w/ SSK, Luis Berros, Diana Contreras and Luis Valle. What they got was all 11 plus a bonus live art display from DeepInPaint body painter, Shannon De Freitas.

Baloji, the Congolese-Belgium hip hop artists, who performed on Friday night, was a total hit, with thousands of new fans jamming to his contagious rhythm. It was standing room only on Saturday night with Problem Kids rocking the house, and on Sunday, Suénalo brought their fan base with their eclectic hip hop, Spanish infused vibe to the stage.

To close the festival, Wynwood Life had a music and art mashup that featured DJ Mr. Pauer, Miami’s Latin Grammy® nominated artist/producer, on stage while graffiti artist Hec One Love painted in front of the stage to the beat of his music. Hec One Love is well known for collaborating with Trek6 on the mural “Lovism”. Meanwhile over at the Peroni Art & Fashion stage, an impromptu collaborative painting took place between Kazilla and Coinslot, making this festival an eye-catching experience.

Wynwood Life Street Festival took place on 6th Avenue, between 22nd and 24th Streets in Wynwood the weekend of April 25th. For more information, go to www.wynwoodlife.com. To catch the latest news, check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WynwoodLife, or follow them on Twitter and Instagram at @WynwoodLife.

Photographs of the Seafair Miami Preview on 4/25/14

Seafair Miami Preview on Friday, April 25, 2014.

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Photographs of Wynwood Life: Cultural Street Festival on 4/25/14

Wynwood Life: Cultural Street Festival on Friday, April 25, 2014.  What a great festival so much wonderful art, music and great people.

Location: 6th Ave. between 22nd and 24th streets.

Dates and Times: Friday, April 25th, 2014 5pm – 11pm, Saturday, April 26th, 2014 12pm – 11pm and Sunday, April 27th, 2014 12pm – 11pm.

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