THE ROAMING GALLERIST
Denise Bibro, the gallery’s director, shares some great locales she has visited during her time in Miami.
To take refuge from the labors of trying to put our house in Florida back together after the hurricane and to give ourselves a little treat for our anniversary, my husband and I ventured to Naples Botanical Garden. For years I have been curious about it, but since Sanibel was its own paradise and our visits were few and far between, we never had time. I should also admit that having been to the wonderful gardens that Brooklyn and the Bronx have to offer, I was misguided to have the jaded perception that Naples would not measure up. I should be embarrassed to admit that I was surely wrong.
OPEN CALL: Art from the Boros X 2023
It’s that time of the year, Denise Bibro Fine Art is having its open call for “Art from The Boros.” For the past nine years we have selected diverse and hardworking artists to participate in this annual group show highlighting talent found within New York City’s five boroughs. The mission of the exhibition is to seek and find the pulse of talent in the city that is often overlooked and underexposed.
THE ROAMING VIRTUAL GALLERIST
Amidst the cooler days of the fall season, Denise Bibro, the gallery’s director, reminisces about her summer filled with wonderful events and experiences.
I am having a hard time letting go of summer. The new crisp air of the fall grasps remnants of the summer. Gradual warming colors of vegetation in the City’s parks and the rural areas of New York State and the Tri-state area, make me dwell on the spontaneous, unexpected beauty, wonders, and summer happenings that I have witnessed and experienced nearby my West Greenwich Village apartment and upstate.
HIDDEN CREATIVITY IN THE BOWELS OF BROOKLYN
Denise Bibro, the gallery’s director, recently made a trip to Brooklyn to see the studios of two talented local artists. Read her text about the wonders and creativity that can be found on the streets of this borough.
Fortunately, despite all the effects of COVID, the divisiveness of the country, the perils of war, and the compromised economy, art prevails. New York is an example of that. There are healthy morsels of talent thriving in all the boroughs of the city, which our Art In The Boros exhibitions have illustrated. Brooklyn continues to be, despite the increased costs of rent, a hotbed of hidden opportunities to see wonderful creatives finding their way to continue their artistic practice.
WARREN LIN: WORK PUBLISHED IN BLOOD AND BOURBON #10
Warren Linn‘s digital image collage QueequegToo was recently published accompanying Paul Jaskuna’s poem “Queequeg” in Blood and Bourbon’s catastrophe-themed tenth edition.
Image: Warren Linn, QueequegToo, 2019, digital image, 5.5 x 10.25 in, 300dpi
GERALD WOLFE: UNTITLED
Gerald Wolfe‘s first free standing outdoor sculpture Untitled is displayed until July 24th in The Garage Chatham in Chatham, NY as part of The Garden of Good and Evil show.
Image: Gerald Wolfe, Untitled, 2022, wood, Ultracal 30, metal, sign paint, 52.5 x 17.5 in
ILLIYAN IVANOV: SOLO EXHIBITS IN BULGARIA
Iliyan Ivanov, a professor, child psychiatrist, and wonderful artist opened two solo shows in his hometown Burgas, Bulgaria.
The first solo show The Diary (June 23 – July 5) was at the National Academy of Fine Arts Gallery in Burgas where Ivanov presented 6 large-scale paintings on canvas. One of the paintings from this exhibit The Trying Year: Upstate Farms was acquired by the Municipality City Hall of Burgas and will be permanently exhibited on one of their premises in addition to remaining in the permanent collection of the City Gallery.
The second solo show VS or the Conflict (June 30- July 20) consists of 15 works on paper at the Nesi Gallery in Burgas.
Image: Iliyan Ivanov, The Trying Year: Upstate Farms, 2020, acrylic on unprimed canvas, 75 x 75 in
RONALD KATZ: LOST AND FOUND
Ronald Katz‘s latest series of paintings Lost and Found is a visual amalgam of aspects of lost, stolen, destroyed, or rediscovered art, extinct, threatened, and endangered species, and related matters of the environment. Unexpected and at times dramatic juxtapositions are realized using varied means of representation, drawing, composition, and color, and ultimately resolved in a unified visual expression.
Image: Ronald Katz, Lost and Found #5 [Mountains and Sea], 2022, oil on linen, 56 x 62 in
NORA CHAVOOSHIAN IN DANSPACE PROJECT
Nora Chavooshian‘s work is featured in a premiering show titled In place of catastrophe, a clear night sky at Danspace.
The Mycelium set pieces were created by Chavooshian. Mycelium is the vegetative network of threads from which mushrooms grow. Mycelium mixed with organic material (in this case hemp) can be the ‘glue’ that binds the material to make a strong solid object.
The show is an immersive, multi-sensory landscape that invites blind, visually impaired, and low-vision audience members into the poetics of movement, de-centering sight as a primary mode of experiencing dance, prompting nuanced forms of perception.
Image: Nora Chavooshian’s Mycelium Vases
IN MEMORIAM: FRED GUTZEIT (1940–2022)
A Memorial for Fred Gutzeit was held at the Mulberry Street Library, near his Bowery studio, organized by his partner – artist Elizabeth Riley. A circle of Fred’s dearest friends came together to bid farewell to this wonderful artist and honor his life and work. In a special tradition, a few gathered at Fred’s favorite neighborhood restaurant, Cafetal Social Club.
“Fred always had a spark in his eyes. After having experienced his enthusiasm, particularly for those he had mentored, it would come as no surprise that his innate love for discovery and creation will inspire more artists. He will be deeply missed by all.”
– Denise A. Bibro
IN THE STUDIO OF ANTHONY POLIZZI
Enjoy the recent work of Anthony Polizzi, one of the Art from the Boros artists of previous years. His abstract paintings are rich and expressive, exploding on the canvas with a multitude of lush colors in loose geometric forms.
Image: Anthony Polizzi, Common Ground, acrylic, 48 x 36 in
Two paintings by Kathleen Migliore-Newton, Summer in the City, 2002, and Conversation, 2018, were selected and picked up by the American Embassy in Vienna, Austria.
Image: Kathleen Migliore-Newton, Conversation, 2018, oil on canvas, 40 x 30 in
John Hrehov‘s painting Height & Depth will be included in the summer issue of Bookforum of Artforum.
Image: John Hrehov, Height & Depth, 1998, oil on canvas over panel, 37 1/4 x 30 1/4 in
Daniel Finaldi‘s work will be featured in 2022 New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence exhibition on view from June 18, 2022 through April 30, 2023 at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, NJ.
Image: Daniel Finaldi, The Weekend, Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 in
Ola Rondiak: Women’s History, a Hundred Years of Ukraine curated by Kyoko Sato will open at THE GALLERY on June 2nd. This is a solo exhibition of Ola’s recent work dedicated to women, history, and tradition of Ukraine. All proceeds and part of art sales go to supporting Ukraine.
THE BARBARA ROSENTHAL ARCHIVE
The Barbara Rosenthal Archive is being acquired by C.U.N.Y., The City University of New York.
Barbara will also be appearing in a Talk Show “Let Them Talk”, hosted by Paul DeRienzo. Watch it on August 16, 2022, at 8:00 PM on Manhattan Neighborhood Network mnn.org; FiOS 33; RCN 82; Spectrum 34 & 1995; Lifestyle Channel.
Image: Barbara Rosenthal, Surreal to Conceptual Wafting Connected – Sunrise from Plane Window – Montreal, 2020, 35mm full-frame negatives, digitally scanned and manipulated, printed on archival Epson Ultra-Premium Photo Paper Luster, 19 x 13 in
MICHAEL POAST: STEEL SCULPTURE
Michael Poast‘s steel sculptures are on view at St. John’s University, Queens Campus. Earlier this year, in conjunction with the exhibition, Poast invited students to help paint his large steel sculptures, installed in the university lawn quadrangle.
OLA RONDIAK: BENEFIT FOR UKRAINE
Along with the rest of the democratic world, Denise Bibro Fine Art is horrified and emotionally impacted by the invasion of Ukraine. This crisis is especially important to us as Ola Rondiak—one of the participating artists in DBFA’s annual Art from the Boros exhibition—is Ukrainian. At this particular time, Ola and her family are safe in the US, but fear for their family and friends abroad.
Much of Ola’s work has focused on the role of women in the ongoing conflict. Art provides her solace to cope with pain and anxiety and this new series of collages incorporate cut copies of newspaper headlines and other war ephemera. The use of the female figure is a poignant reminder of the strength and fortitude of women throughout this war and similar crises.
DBFA and the artist are offering this work for sale. All proceeds of the sale will go to the charity of the collector’s choosing, including Sunflower of Peace, Global Empowerment Mission, The Return Alive Foundation, and others.
For information and acquisition details email: [email protected]
Image: Ola Rondiak, Unforgivable, 2022, acrylic and charcoal collage on canvas, 12 x 12 in
HOLLY GORDON: TECHSPRESSIONISM: DIGITAL & BEYOND
Holly Gordon‘s Water Music Series #4988 will be featured in a new exhibition curated by Colin Goldberg at Southampton Arts Center beginning April 21st. Techspressionism is the first large-scale physical group exhibition of “techspressionist” artworks including paintings, sculptures, NFTs, video works, animations, installation works, and prints. The exhibition programming included a talk with a notable curator Helen A. Harrison.
Image: Holly Gordon, Water Music Series #4988, archival pigment print, 18 3/5 x 28 in
VERA MANZI-SCHACHT: NY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY LECTURE
Artist and NYIT School of Architecture and Design Adjunct Professor, Vera Manzi-Schacht, will participate in the lecture “The Irish In Italy During the Middle Ages” on April 14th at 6 PM. Learn more about the Irish influence on Italian architecture and design in the 7th century.
LAURA FANTINI: SEEDS FOR TOMORROW AT THE ARNOLD ARBORETUM
Laura Fantini: Seeds for Tomorrow at The Arnold Arboretum
Seeds for Tomorrow: Woody Plants of the Arnold Arboretum is on view at Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, through May 30, 2022. Fantini introduces audiences to exquisite colored pencil drawings of seeds from the Arboretum. Her abiding hope of a seed’s importance prompted each drawing’s title.
Image: Laura Fantini, Hope (40) European Bladdernut – Staphylea pinnata (2021)
MICHAEL POAST: ZIG
Poast‘s sculpture Zig is displayed on Broad Avenue in Leonia, NJ, facilitated by the Sculpture for Leonia committee.
Inspired to create Zig by famous sculptor Constantin Brancusi’s Endless Column, Poast uses a zig zag pattern and linear forms painted in blue, red, and green to for a dynamic and endless feeling.
Poast is also featured in a solo exhibition at St. John’s University in Jamaica, Queens, NYC.
Image: Michael Poast, Zig, 2007, refurbished in 2019, painted steel, 8′ 3″ x 2′ 3″ x 1′ 7″
PAULA ELLIOTT AT THE MODERNIST HOTEL
Paula Elliot‘s work is featured in the recently opened art gallery at the Modernist Hotel in Long Island City. The exhibition is curated by Orestes Gonzalez from LIC Culture Lab. The gallery can be viewed in the lobby just past the front desk, featuring abstract and geometric pieces.
According to Yianni Katsifas, the Owner/General Manager of the hotel, artwork will also be featured throughout the building and in the guests’ rooms. The exhibition will be on view for the next six weeks.
Image: Eva Burgess, theater director; Pat Irwin, musician of SUSS and the B-52’s; Paula Elliott, visual artist; Denise Bibro, Gallery Director; and Orestes Gonzalez, exhibition curator at the Modernist Hotel’s Art Gallery Opening (2022)
DENISE BIBRO FINE ART RESIDENTIAL PROJECT
Denise Bibro Fine Art worked on another residential project with the Jonathan Rose Corporation. Thessalonica Court in the Bronx has become the nation’s first affordable housing property to achieve both Enterprise Green Communities and the WELL Building Standard certifications and now features artwork by three Bronx-based artists: Jennifer Tomaiolo, Blanka Amezkua, and Francisco Donoso.
Image: Francisco Donoso, Altermundo No. 2, 2019, acrylic, tape, and collage on paper, 60 x 60 in, installation image, Thessalonica Court in Mott Haven, the Bronx (2022)
DAN FINALDI REVIEW
“Finaldi brings subdued color into his Fall Full Moon as a yellow-warmed moon hovers in gray-toned blue sky over a dark silhouetted tree line….And then when you move to the large central gallery it’s like the sun came up! You move from a wide variety of tonal grays to Finaldi’s painting of Lois Dodd’s Garden that brings forth every shade of green imaginable.”
Read the full review of Painting the Moon and Beyond, an exhibit of works by Lois Dodd and friends in The Times of Trenton.
Image: Dan Finaldi, Lois Dodd’s Garden, 2018, oil, 24 x 36 in
JOHN HREHOV RECEIVED RECHARGE NEW SURREALIST PRIZE
The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has announced John Hrehov as the 2021 recipient of its Recharge New Surrealist Prize. The $7,000 award is supported by funding granted to NYFA by the Gu Family of The Recharge Foundation, a private non-profit organization that aims to promote cross-cultural craftsmanship preservation and create dialogues between antiques, high jewelry, fine arts, and technology.
Browse the gallery’s 2021 exhibition of his work: John Hrehov: A Survey of Work
Image: John Hrehov, Pirate Grave, 2021, oil on canvas on panel, 20 x 16 in
PAULA ELLIOT’S WORKS WERE ACQUIRED BY SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
Recent works by Paula Elliot were acquired by Saks Fifth Avenue. Visitors can view work from Paula’s The Thing Is and Objet D’Art series at Saks’ American Dream location in East Rutherford, NJ.
According to the artist: “Each of my objects suggests a moment of equilibrium, a stop in the transformative life of a form; losing in some measure the strict edge of their contours in a dispersal of ephemeral effects, imparting to each shape an individual character.”
Image: Paula Elliott, The Thing Is, Suite 9 #1, 2019, charcoal, pastel, pencil, and acrylic on paper, 40 x 32 in
Open Call: #COLLAGENOW
Denise Bibro Fine Art, NYC, is proud to announce our open call for the upcoming virtual exhibition #COLLAGENOW.
Employing the internet and social media as a platform for showcasing art has become extremely important during the past years, when virtual exhibitions and showrooms became the new norm. After the success of last year’s show we are once again announcing an open call for collage artists, especially for those actively using social media such as Instagram as a platform to promote and expose their art.
SALMAGUNDI CLUB SCHOLARSHIP EXHIBITION
We are glad to announce that Denise Bibro was invited to serve as a juror for Salmagundi Club Junior and Scholarship Exhibition, which highlights new and talented young artists.
The exhibition is on view January 10, 2022 – January 29, 2022, at the Rockwell gallery in Salmagundi Club, New York.
Open Call: Art from the Boros IX
It’s that time of the year, Denise Bibro Fine Art is having its open call for “Art from The Boros.” For the past eight years we have selected diverse and hardworking artists to participate in this annual group show highlighting talent found within New York City’s five boroughs. The mission of the exhibition is to seek and find the pulse of talent in the city that is often overlooked and underexposed.
DON KIMES AWARD
Don’s work C’era Una Volta was included in New York Studio School’s Alumni Association’s exhibition of Mercedes Matter Prize winners.
According to the artist: “It’s an honor to have been selected for one of the awards named for the School’s founder Mercedes Matter, one of the original 9th Street Women, and to have had this special, formative place in my life.”
Image: Don Kimes, C’era Una Volta, 2017, acrylic and ink on paper collaged onto canvas, 60 x 48 in
JOHN HREHOV HONORABLE MENTION AWARD
John’s painting Dahlia Web was included in the 2021 Alumni Exhibition at The Cleveland Institute of Art and received an Honorable Mention Award.
Browse the gallery’s current exhibition of his work: John Hrehov: A Survey of Work.
Image: John Hrehov, Dahlia Web, oil on linen, 18 x 30 in
Vera’s work Remembrance is included in Janetta Rebold Benton’s How to Understand Art, published by Thames & Hudson. By looking at artists’ materials and techniques, Benton makes it possible to assess what can (and cannot) be done in certain media.
Image: Vera Manzi-Schacht, Remembrance, 2014, terracotta, 19 x 18 x 15 in. Collection of D’Achille-Rosone, Little Silver, NJ
Don’s work C’era Una Volta is featured as the cover of Jonathan Koven’s new release, Below Torrential Hill. Winner of the Electric Eclectic Novella Prize and a finalist for the Clay Reynolds Prize, the book will be released in December 2021.
Image: Jonathan Coven, Below Torrential Hill featuring Don Kimes’ C’era Una Volta (2017)
DAN FINALDI IN TRENTON CITY MUSEUM
Dan is included in Painting the Moon, an exhibition of paintings by New Jersey native and revered American landscape painter Lois Dodd along with Jeff Epstein, and Elizabeth O’Reilly at Trenton City Museum.
Image: Dan Finaldi, Mel Leipzig Painting Under a Full Moon, 2016, oil on canvas, 36 x 48 in
NORA CHAVOOSHIAN’S WORK IN ART FAIR 14C
Nora’s work has been selected for inclusion in Art Fair 14C, a visual arts initiative of Art House Productions, a multi-disciplinary 501(c)(3) arts nonprofit in Jersey City.
This year, the 3rd edition of Art Fair 14C will take place on November 12th to 14th at The Glass Gallery, Mana Contemporary in Jersey City. Forty artists have also been selected for The Juried Show, which features exclusively New Jersey artists.
Image: Nora Chavooshian, Tidal, cast Forton with turquoise, glass and copper beading, 44 x 28 x 3 in
Fred Gutzeit: Deep Nature Unfolded | A Retrospective: 1966-2021 is on view at The Catherine Fosnot Art Gallery and Center in New London, CT through November 13th. Fred’s work has also recently been acquired by the Rose Corporation for a residential project.
Image: Fred Gutzeit, Future Life Political Correctness, 2021, acrylic on paper on canvas, 72 x 72 in
Frank’s The Janis Project is comprised of air-filled huge heads, which at once reference the Moai of Easter Island, Olmec heads and Janus, the ancient Roman god of new Inflatable Janis #12, 2019, Painted Dernier Nylon with LEDs, 96 in endeavors. At the same time the sculptures have their roots in street art and inflatable toys. Janis carries a message of equality and goodwill and dares to step out of the normal world of art museums or art galleries to be among us. Here, Janis was displayed in a pop-up at Union Square Park.
Image: Frank Hyder, Inflatable Janis #12, 2019, Painted Dernier Nylon with LEDs, 96 in
MICHAEL POAST INSTALLATION
Michael’s installation Symphonic Poem is on view in the semi-permanent collection at Unison Arts‘ Outdoor Sculpture Garden. Located in New Paltz, NY, just a short drive from NY, visitors can peruse the 5-acre park-like sculpture garden.
Image: Michael Poast, Symphonic Poem, 2021, painted split wood and metal, 40 x 25 ft
JACKIE BOY’S CREW FOUNDATION AUCTION
Denise Bibro Fine Art partnered with gallery artist Danny Morgan to auction his work Sanibel Secret #1 for Jackie Boy’s Crew Foundation, a charity that supports Down Syndrome organizations and celebrates the accomplishments of people with Down Syndrome. Danny’s work has also recently been acquired by the Rose Corporation for a residential project.
Image: Danny Morgan, Sanibel Secret #1, 2011, inkjet print, 16.75 x 19.5 in
ASAP!’S ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHERS
Denise Bibro was invited by Jack Rosenberg to serve as a juror for ASAP!’s annual Celebration of Young Photographers, for grades 6–12. ASAP! is an arts-infused education organization whose hands-on programming fosters awareness of how the arts, humanity and learning are interconnected. Winners will be announced on November 14 at Bryan Memorial Town Hall in Washington Depot, CT.
TONI ANN SERRATELLI
Seratelli will be returning as a guest to an artist residency in Oracle, Arizona. She was awarded a residency at Rancho Linda Vista in August 2019 and was invited back this summer to work on etchings and paintings. As seen above, the studio offers beautiful views of Mount Lemmon in the mountains north of Tuscon.
Denise Bibro Fine Art is happy to announce that Jack Rosenberg has been appointed by Governor Ned Lamont and legislative leaders as a member of The Connecticut Arts Council. The Council fosters the creation, preservation and expansion of the arts in the state.
Rosenberg is also continuing his work on a recent series of paintings:
“This series is a continuation of my experiments in redefining an image into its component pixel-parts, and experimenting with various color palettes to see which combinations result in an interesting finished painting. In this series, I create a narrative or subject composition. I then subject the initial imagery to a breakdown of shapes into organic pixels, until I find the edge of abstract and representation that I seek. The composition is then colorized, having little if anything to do with the original; instead to find a palette and color balance that further promotes the narrative or imagery.”
– Jack Rosenberg
Image: Jack Rosenberg, Dinner with the artist, 2021, oil on panel, 48 x 60 in
IN THE STUDIO OF SUSAN WOODS
“The overwhelming feeling of fear takes over the mind and body. In the last years, we have been experiencing acute emergencies in our society over health along with political polarization…not being able to communicate on differences of opinion, physical and mental isolation caused by Covid. We have witnessed and have been victims. Information has been confusing. This causes insecurity and fear.”
– Susan Woods
Image: Susan Woods, Fear!, 2021, pencil on paper 23 x 35 in
IN THE STUDIO OF ELIZABETH CASTONGUAY
“The paintings [in the series TAPESTRY OF NATURE (Endangered body of work)] often depict the human form monochromatically with the endangered flora and fauna in full color to establish greater equality between humanity and the over 41,000 endangered species on Mother Earth. These species are as important to nature’s fine balance as humankind, if not more so.”
– Elizabeth Castonguay
Image: Elizabeth Castonguay, Free the Songbird (Tapestry of Nature), 2021, acrylic with Italian metal leaf, imported archival handmade paper
IN THE STUDIO OF NORA CHAVOOSHIAN
“I’m currently testing out methods of casting sculptures in mycelium, which is the vegetative part of a fungus, consisting of a network of fine white filaments, that act as a kind of “glue” that binds various substrates like wood chips or sawdust… The networking nature of mycelium which is in a symbiotic relationship with plant roots is an intriguing metaphor for the necessity of human cooperation and interdependence.”
– Nora Chavooshian
Image: work in progress by Nora Chavooshian
IN THE STUDIO OF MICHAEL POAST
“I bludgeon planks of wood with a sledgehammer. The sound of the split cracked wood releases my complex emotions of anger and frustration. The split wood edges add dynamic contrast to the smooth sides of the metal… The pieces of copper and aluminum I crumple, wedge, and screw into areas of tension. The culminating composition fuses these materials into an expression of power and beauty, with a raw quality…These pieces reflect my convoluted emotions during this highly difficult time.”
– Michael Poast
Image: Michael Poast, CONVERGENCE, 2021, split wood, copper, aluminum, steel, 31 x 83 x 11 in
We are pleased to share that Migliore-Newton’s Purple Gloves subway portrait is included in a live juried show by George Billis at Art Essex Gallery, Westport, CT.
Image: Summer Invitational Exhibition, installation view, Art Essex Gallery, Westport, CT (2021)
CLAUDIA DORING-BAEZ EXHIBITION
Three Women: Three Visions, is a group exhibition presented by Hartman on Hudson. Claudia’s series is based on her teenage memories of seeing Last Year at Marienbad (1961) at a local cinema in Mexico City. Using the film stills as inspiration, Baez’s paintings invite viewers into her bold and stylized vision of this influential film. On view at Hamptons Yoga Healing Arts in Westhampton Beach, NY through September 7, 2021.
Image: Claudia Doring Baez, Last Year At Marienbad – When Your Eyes Looked My Way, It Was As If I Didn’t Exist, 2018, oil, charcoal, and oil stick on canvas, 18 x 24 in
ROSE CORPORATION RESIDENTIAL PROJECT
Collaborators Denise Bibro Fine Art and Kim Foster Gallery were approached by the Rose Corporation to decorate two recently renovated residential complexes: Tower West on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and Shorehill Apartments in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. All selected artists have meaningful ties with the local New York City community.
In Tower West, works by Elizabeth Castonguay and Roger Preston grace the lobby, and in the community room, works by Genevieve Williams and Paul Szabo hang. Works on paper by Erin Karp and Roy Kinzer can be viewed in the office suites within the complex.
At Shorehill, several works by Shane McAdams are featured in the lobbies. The colorful abstractions of Fred Gutzeit and Danny Morgan adorn the building’s hallway. The pool room houses work by Fumihiro Kato, and works by Toni Ann Serratelli and Dan Bauman hang in the game room. The computer room and office suites display the works of Lawerence Terry and Shelia Smith respectively.
OPEN CALL: VIRTUAL NATIONAL OPEN CALL- MAY 15
Open to all 2- Dimensional artists, with the EXCEPTION of artists from the 5 BOROUGHS OF NEW YORK.
The exhibition will run for three weeks on the gallery website, Artsy, Instagram, Facebook, and weekly email campaigns.
There will be 20 artists chosen- Of the 20 there will be 5 finalists. The finalists will have their work shared on our social media platforms for an additional 6 months.LINK HERE
OPEN CALL: #COLLAGEBIENNIAL- FEB 15, 2021
CALL FOR ENTRY: #COLLAGEbiennial
Denise Bibro Fine Art is proud to announce our virtual open call #COLLAGEbiennial
#COLLAGEbiennial is one year after our amazing social media fueled call for entry, #Collage Now: Analogue Collage in an Instagram Era
Employing the internet and social media as a platform for showcasing art has become extremely important during the past year because of COVID- virtual exhibitions and showrooms are now part of our art viewing experience.
The selected artists will be simultaneously showcased on Artsy, instagram, DBFA website, and Facebook.
This call is open to artists working in collage or media that is 80% collage-based
INTERNATIONAL ARISTS WELCOME!
OPEN CALL : ART FROM THE BOROS VIII- JAN 30, 2021
It’s that time of the year again, Denise Bibro Fine Art is looking for new artists for our open call for “Art from The Boros VIII”
For the past seven years we have selected diverse and hardworking artists to participate in this annual group show highlighting talent found within New York City’s five boroughs. The mission of the exhibition is to seek and find the pulse of talent in the city that is often overlooked and underexposed.
This time around due to COVID we will conduct our search and presentation differently.
We are asking artists in the five boroughs to submit all works virtually. From these submissions we will choose TEN artists for a virtual exhibition in February. From those ten artists we will then choose TWO artists to have a joint show sometime in the Summer.
This year has been challenging for everyone, especially the fine arts industry and everyone in it, and that is why we would like to give this opportunity to the artists of New York City to show with Denise Bibro Fine Art.LINK HERE
WARREN LINN: AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION 39
Warren Linn’s work Formanek #3 was selected for inclusion in American Illustration 39.
From over 7,000 submissions, the jury selected only 415 images by a majority vote or better to appear in the book and represent the best illustrations from 2019.
The jury included: Milan Bozic,Senior Art Director, HarperCollinsPublishers; Maëlle Doliveux,Creative Director & Designer, Beehive Books; Christine Foltzer, Associate Art Director, Tor; Emily Glaubinger, Senior Designer, Anthropologie Home; Rodrigo Honeywell, Art Director, The New York Times; Anton Ioukhnovets, Creative Director, 30 Point; and Carolyn Perot, Creative Director, Mother Jones.
Warren Linn, Formanek #3, 2017-19. Ink, acrylic, and collage on sketchbook page mounted on Museum Board, 14 x 10.5 inches
CAROL JACOBSEN: FINALIST FOR THE MAY SARTON WOMEN’S LITERARY BOOK AWARD
Carol Jaocbsen’s book, For Dear Life: Women’s Decriminalization and Human Rights in Focus, (University of Michigan Press, 2019) is a finalist for the May Sarton Women’s Literary Book Award for Nonfiction.
“Selecting the shortlist titles for the Sarton Awards is always one of the most exciting times of our year,” said Story Circle president Jeanne Guy. “The process was even more challenging this year because of the quality of the submissions. Independent publishers and authors continue to prove their
WARREN LINN: AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION 38
Warren Linn’s work French Mason was selected for inclusion in American Illustration 38, published November 7, 2019.
American Illustration is an annual juried book, this year including approximately 5% of the almost 8000 images submitted.
Image: Warren Linn, French Mason, 2018. Collage and painting, 10 x 12 inchesLINK HERE
AUDREY USHENKO: LIVE PAINTING EVENT AT UCHICAGO MEDICINE
Watch a time-lapse video showing Gallery artist Audrey Ushenko as she works on the painting in the Center for Care and Discovery’s Sky Lobby.
“During the summer of 2018, UChicago Medicine patients, visitors and staff did a double take when passing through the Center for Care and Discovery’s Sky Lobby. Working with oils on a large canvas, artist Audrey Ushenko stood painting the tranquil space and the many people who use it each day.”LINK HERE
KATIE YANG: INK & CLAY 44
Gallery artist Katie Yang will be featured in Ink & Clay 44. The exhibtion opens August 22 and runs through November 21, 2019. The opening reception will take place September 7.
Established in 1971, Ink & Clay is an annual juried competition of printmaking, ink drawing, ceramic ware, clay sculpture, mixed media and installation, utilizing any variety of “ink” or “clay” (or combination) as material. The competition results in its highly-regarded exhibition sponsored by the W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery of CalPoly University, Pomona and underwritten by the generosity and support of the late Col. James Jones, Mr. Bruce Jewett, and Office of the University President.
Image: Katie Yang, Chance, 2017. Smoked Clay, 6 x 5.5 x 5.75 inchesLINK HERE
CAROL JACOBSEN: SYSTEM OF INJUSTICE | BRONXARTSPACE
Carol Jacobsen will be featured in the group show System of Injustice along side Bronx-based artists at the BronxArtSpace, The Bronx, NY.
The show will be on view August 7 through September, 2019. The opening reception will take place August 10, 6:30-9pm.
Inspired by Patricia Hill Collins’ examination of the matrix of domination, Systems of Injustice seeks to examine the structural (organization of power and oppression), disciplinary (the management and sustaining of oppression), hegemonic (legitimization of oppression), and interpersonal (the interactions and consciousness of oppressed people) domains of dominations intersect to create systemic oppression for people of color. By exploring the different ways these domains support and sustain each other, featured artists are confronting a system that has never been based on the equality of its participants. We are seeking works that examine race, gender, sexuality, educational equality, socioeconomic status, religion, citizenship status, and the many other ways in which people of color are bereft in a world dominated by Western Thought.
Artwork: Carol Jacobsen, Letter of Law: Stacy, 2019. Unique archival print, 46 x 26 inchesLINK HERE
DUSTY BOYNTON: THREE NEW EXHIBITIONS AT THE HELEN DAY ART CENTER
Dusty Boynton: Reliefs is on view at the Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT.
The exhibition runs June 22 – August 24, 2019.
Dusty Boynton is well known for her paintings on canvas and works on paper. This exhibition is a culmination of a series of her “Reliefs” – painted and cut figures on wood. This is the first exhibition of this type of work. The New York Times described Boynton’s work as “Childlike, but not childish.” The sophistication and emotional intelligence that pours through her gestural figures is powerfully resonating.
Artwork: Dusty Boynton, Small Crowd, 2011-12. Structured relief, 32 x 33 inchesLINK HERE
LINDA VALLEJO: BROWN BELONGINGS | LA PLAZA DE CULTURA Y ARTES
Gallery artist Linda Vallejo’s solo exhibition Brown Belonging’s, a collection of new and recent work, will be on view at La Plaza De Cultura Y Artes, Los Angeles, CA.
The exhibition opens June 1, 2019 and runs through January 13, 2020.LINK HERE
FRANK HYDER: THE JANIS PROJECT | GRAND GALLERY, ONE ATLANTIC CENTER
Frank Hyder’s solo exhibition The Janis Project will be on view at Grand Gallery at One Atlantic Center, opening May 31 and running through September 14, 2019.
1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Ga. 30309
PAULA ELLIOTT: FURLONG GALLERY | UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN- STOUT
Paula Elliott’s solo exhibition Indefinite Objects will be on view at the Furlong Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Stout this upcoming Fall. The exhibition will run September 19 – October 26, 2019.
University of Wisconsin-Stout
178 Micheels Hall
Menomonie, WI. 54751
Artwork: Paula Elliott, The Thing is Suite 7 #2, 2017. Mixed media, 40 x 32 inchesLINK HERE
JANET COOK: DEFYING GRAVITY AND EXPECTATIONS | DACIA GALLERY
We are pleased to announce DBFA affiliated artist Janet Cook’s a solo exhibition Defying Gravity and Expectations at Dacia Gallery located at 53 Stanton Street, NYC. The show runs through May 30, 2019.
Artwork: Janet Cook, Pulling. Oil on panel, 60 x 40 inchesLINK HERE
ART FROM THE BOROS VII
It’s that time of the year again- Denise Bibro Fine Art announces Art From The Boros VII.
From numerous submissions and studio visits, diverse artists were selected to participate in this annual group show highlighting talent found within New York City’s five boroughs for the past 6 years.
Art From the Boros VII exemplifies the eclectic artistic community of New York City, showing a varied range of genres of art and mediums. The mission of the exhibition is to seek and find the pulse of talent in the city that is often overlooked and underexposed. The primary purpose of the exhibition is to bring untapped and underexposed talent in all of the 5 boroughs of New York to the public’s attention. After visiting all the finalists’ studios, a selection of the most talented of the group will be featured in a group exhibition at Denise Bibro Fine Art. Two artists will be chosen to have a special exhibition of their work.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, July 1, 2019
Accepting all mediums
1. No primary gallery representation
2. Live and work in any of the 5 boroughs
3. $45 entry fee
– Please pay via paypal [email protected]. Include your first and last name
– Or make a check payable to Denise Bibro Fine Art and send to 529 West 20 Street, 4W, New York, NY 10011
– Please email information to [email protected]
Subject line: ART FROM THE BOROS VII, FIRST NAME, LAST NAME
* Fill out application form (LINK BELOW)
* A maximum of 10 hi-res images including: title, date, size, medium, and price
* State whether you paid via paypal or sending a check
* CV (if applicable)
-Entry deadline is Monday, July 1, 2019.
Jurying will be on going through the submission period. From the applications a selected group will be chosen and studio visits will take place throughout the entry process. From the studio visits, a second and final group will be chosen to exhibit.
July 1, 2019: Final Receipt of Entries. No late entries will be accepted.
SUSAN WOODS: MEET YOUR MAKER
Susan Woods will be participating in a small, local event celebrating the art of design and craftsmanship Thursday, April 17th, 2 – 7:30pm in the beautiful library of The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesman of the City of NY
20 W 44th St.
Light refreshments will be served.LINK HERE
WARREN LINN: TEST REVIEW | SPUR GALLERY
Test Review: Works by Warren Linn
Opening reception: Thursday, April 18th at 6:30-8:30pm
His work is in 12 American Illustration annuals and he is represented in The Society of Illustrators 200 Years of American Illustration, in The Permanent Print & Drawing Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne, and numerous private collections. He is represented by Denise Bibro Fine Art, in New York.
3504 Ash Street
Baltimore MD, 21211
PAULA ELLIOTT: DRAWING DISTINCTIONS | THE LONDON GROUP
Paula Elliott is participating in the London Group, Drawing Distinctions, along side several artist from across the world.
Wednesday 3rd to Friday 12th April 2019, 2-6 pm
The Cello Factory
33-34 Cornwall Road
London SE1 8TJ UK
Private View: Tuesday 2nd April 2019, 6-8 pm
Artists Talks: Friday 12th April, 6-8.30 pm
“And now to London for the 2nd leg of this collaborative exhibition of drawings between The London Group artist collective in London UK and the Faculty of the Art and Design Department and invited Alumni of the University of Wisconsin Stout Menomonie, USA”
Artwork: Paula Elliott, A Stout Cello #4, 2018. Charcoal, pencil, and pastel on paper, 27.5 x 22 inches
PANEL & BOOK DISCUSSION
FEATURING EXHIBITING ARTISTS AND BOOK DESIGNER FROM MSDEMEANORS AND LIFE ON TRIAL:
PAULA ALLEN, HOLLY HUGHES, CAROL JACOBSEN, MARTHA WILSON, AND SHAUN BANGERT
THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 6-8PM
MEET AND GREET & BOOK SIGNING
Artwork: Paula Allen, Esther on the Grave of Her Daughter, 2003. Archival pigment print, 26 x 40 inchesLINK HERE
DON KIMES: IT’S ALL ONE RIVER | LECTURE
Distinguished Visitor Don Kimes, professor of fine arts, American University.
ART.NOW.2019 METAMORPHOSIS: CHANGING CLIMATE| HEARST GALLERIES
Metamorphosis: Changing Climate
EXHIBITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019 – THROUGH FALL 2019
300 West 57th Street, 26 Floor
New York, New York 10019-3741
Kenneth Burris, Janet Culbertson, Aleksandar Popovic
Oscar Wilde pointed out that Historians record the Past, Journalists chronicle the Present, but it is our Artists who divine the Future. They are the canaries in our collective coal mine. Artists dream dreams no one else has dreamt, conjure visions no one else has seen. They look beyond the horizon and see guideposts yet unseen.
Annually we survey in our Hearst Galleries a sampling of what artists are creating now, the conversations they have initiated and extended. This year, Climate Change preoccupies many minds and we have subtitled our 2019 edition of Art Now as metamorphosis: changing climate.
We hope you enjoy the experience. The images are extraordinary.
— Gilbert C. Maurer, Director & Former COO, Hearst
CALL FOR ENTRY #CollageNow. Analogue Collage in an Instagram Era
CALL FOR ENTRY
#CollageNow. Analogue Collage in an Instagram Era
Denise Bibro Fine Art is proud to announce its very first analogue collage exhibition call for entry!
This call is open to artists working in collage or media that is 80% collage-based (no digital collage).
The exhibition will be held at Densie Bibro Fine Art in Chelsea, New York. Denise Bibro and guest jurors Paul Antonio Szabo and Nicole Aiello will select the work. Entry size cannot exceed 30 x 30 inches and all works must be framed or on or behind plexiglass.There will be 4 featured artists in the exhibition. These artist have been chosen due to their considerable internet presence and overall success via Instagram and other social media platforms.
- Entry fee is $45
- Please pay via paypal [email protected]. Include your first and last name
- Or make a check payable to Denise Bibro Fine Art and send to 529 West 20 Street, 4W, New York, NY 10011
- Please email information to [email protected]
- Subject line: #CollageNow
- Name, address, and phone number
- A maximum of 4 hi-res images including: title, date, size, medium, and price
- CV (if applicable)
- Instagram handle (if applicable)
- Entry deadline is Friday, January 25, 2019. Participants will be contacted and announced no later than January 30. Late submissions will not be accepted.
- Works must be delivered to the Gallery on Tuesday, February 12, from 10 – 3pm. Works must come ready to hang or they will not be accepted. Drop off address is 529 West 20 Street, 4 Floor, New York, NY 10011
- The opening will take place Thursday, February 14, 6-8pm
- The show will run through Saturday, March 2
Artwork: Paul Antonio Szabo, Icarus, 2018. Mixed media collage on heavy paper, 30 x 22 inches
ANDY SWEET: THE LAST RESORT
Directed by Dennis Scholl & Kareem Tabsch, 70 minutes
The Last Resort will have it’s theatrical premier at the Quad Cinema and the JCC Theater on the upper west side on 76 Street, the week beginning December 21, 2018.
Cameos of Denise A. Bibro, Director of Denise Bibro Fine Art!
You can view the trailer HERE
“Before the arrival of Miami Vice and MTV Spring Break, South Beach was home to the largest cluster of Jewish retirees in the country. Drawn by the small apartments, low cost of living, sunny weather, and thriving cultural life, they came by the thousands seeking refuge from the Northeast’s brutal winters. By the 1970s, these former New Yorkers had turned from seasonal visitors to year-round residents, making Miami Beach home to a population that was primarily over 70 and overwhelmingly Jewish. The Last Resort takes audiences on a journey to the iconic Miami Beach of that era through the lens of young photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe. With cameras in hand, they embarked on an ambitious 10-year project to document this unique chapter in the city’s history, which would soon be erased by the turbulent 1980s. Featuring interviews with Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Buchanan, filmmaker Kelly Reichardt, photographer Gary Monroe, and more, The Last Resort is a stunning testament to a community all but forgotten… until now.”
FRANCES MIDDENDORF & CAROLE ROBB: PANEL DISCUSSION VIDEO
A panel discussion with Frances Middendorf and Carole Robb at the National Arts Club about their current solo exhibitions Sleepless Nights and Showers with Heroes.
SUSAN WOODS : SPEAKING SCULPTURE| PANEL DISCUSSION WITH GUESTS
Christina Massey, Daniel Sinclair, London Tsai, and Susan Woods will discuss the sculptural process, application of materials, and conceptualization of both small and large projects.
Thursday, November 1
Begins: 5:30pm | Discussion: 6pm
PAULA ELLIOTT: CONTAINING (GREAT SPACE)
October 21 – November 15
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 21, 2-6pm
Curated by Jeanette Cole
Featuring artists: Paula Elliott, Sigrid Miller Pillin, and Joan Weber
The “[containing] great space” exhibition originated with the notion of a container like image as a vehicle to enter a place of interiority, and the possibilities of distinctly personal results when artists embark on this path.LINK HERE
41st Annual Juried Exhibition
September 22 – October 21, 2018
Thanks to all who entered their artwork in the Guild’s 41st Annual Juried Exhibition. Whether you have won a spot in the show or not, it’s always good to put your work out there and be reviewed by a highly regarded juror.
This year’s juror, Denise Bibro of Denise Bibro Fine Art in NYC, was impressed with the quality of the artwork she saw. Of the 253 submitted, Denise selected 88 works of art to be part of the show
CAROLE ROBB: THE UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S CLUB| ART 2 TALKS
Art2talks – Monday 17th September 2018 at 7:00 pm
3 Contemporary Artists: Diversity of practice in Contemporary Art.
Contemporary art practice is not an esoteric aesthetic activity, but a lively transdisciplinary engagement with ideas and issues drawn from the many facets of our diverse world.
This is exemplified in the work of Carole Robb, Rosa Nquyen and Veronica Vossen. They give a visual presentation and talk, discussing the contexts of their work and the diversity of their individual practices and media.LINK HERE
ART100 FUNDRAISER AT RIVER ARTS
Dusty Boynton will be donating her work in The ART100 fundraiser at the River Arts Center. River Arts mission is to enrich the community through the arts.
The ART100 fundraiser will be held Friday, June 22, at 6pm at the River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville.LINK HERE
DANNY MORGAN: FROM SANIBEL TO CINCINNATI, A SELECTION OF PAINTINGS
We want to congratulate gallery artist Danny Morgan on his 2018 Hall of Fame induction to the Northern Kentucky Music Legends and his exhibition with Indian Hill Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio.
On view: June 8th – July 30th, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, June 8th 6-9pm
UNDER CONSTRUCTION| DIMENSIONAL INTERLUDES: PANEL DISCUSSION
Panel Discussion: Under Construction: Dimensional Interludes
Artists Anne Finkelstein, Allan Gorman, Amir Hariri, and moderator Ann Aptaker
June 5th, 2018
Ann Aptaker is a Native New York and has been a curator, exhibition designer and art critic during her career spanning over twenty-five years in museums and galleries. Her most recent position was as Curator of Exhibtions at the Morris Museum in New Jersey.
Ann has curated and won favorable reviews in the New York Times, Art in America, American Art Review, and other publications. She retired from the Museum and Gallery world in 2011 to join the faculty of New York Institute of Technology, where she is a professor of Art History, and to pursue her lifelong dream of writing crime and mystery fiction. She is the author of the award winning “Cantor Gold Crime Series.”
Please RSVP to [email protected]
PANEL DISCUSSION:DISCOVERY OF THE PAST AND PRESENT THROUGH ARCHIVED COLLECITON
March 30th, 6-8PM
Ed Christin’s focus is historical photographic archives. He is the agent for the Andy Sweet and Charles Trainor Collections, as well as the photographers Gary Monroe, Karl Stoecker, and Robin Hill. He was the archivist and agent for Bunny Yeager Photography from 2010-2016. Ed Christin graduated Magna Cum Laude from Pace University, New York.
Lauren Miller Walsh is both the chief archivist and the art and design expert at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller in New York, where she represents a wide range of creative professionals—-artists, designers, architects, photographers, and authors—-in the sale of their archives to research institutions worldwide. She received her Master’s in the History of Decorative Arts and Design from Parsons/Cooper-Hewitt, and specialized training in photographic history and processes at Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. Additionally, she has presented papers and participated in panels both nationally and internationally, and, prior to her graduate studies, was a practicing graphic designer, with a focus on print work.