Solo Art Miami
Solo Artists Get Exposure at New Art Fair
In true artistic fashion, the inaugural SOLO Art Miami will reinterpret the meaning of “prestigious collections” as it adds new color to the existing art fairs scene, allowing individual artists, for the first time, to showcase their works without gallery representation.
The inaugural SOLO Art Miami art fair, presented by Medica HealthCare Plans, will run November 19-21 at the newly renovated Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC). More than 70 solo artists in such categories as painting, sculpture, photography, glass, printmaking, drawing and mixed media are expected to exhibit in this competitively-selected show.
The fair has also announced it will be presenting a dedicated exhibition to master Cuban artist Cundo Bermúdez – considered to be the founder of the colorful chromatic range recognized in modern Cuban art, and one of the island’s greatest artistic exports.
This rare, never before seen, photographic collection is a true homage to Bermúdez’s life, showcasing the artist at work throughout the years, creatively producing some of his most famous pieces. Various paintings and sculptures will also be exhibited.
“SOLO Art Miami is the perfect venue for the independent artist to exhibit,” said Gilda Sacasas, executive director of SOLO Art Miami and herself a noted local contemporary artist. “This fair fills a void for independent artists to promote their work, and we expect to see a wealth of new talent on display.”
Nearly half of the artists announced to participate in this year’s fair are international, while other well-known local artists have also been selected to exhibit. Participating artists include: Federico Carosio III (Colombia), Peter Engels (Belgium), Alina Eydel (Russia), Thomas Long (South Florida), Makiwa Mutomba (South Africa), Ariel Tejera (South Florida) and Gilda Sacasas (South Florida). SOLO Art Miami will also welcome prestigious art galleries.
“From personal experience, my team and I have designed a show that is sensitive to the needs of the artists,” said Sacasas. “In addition to breaking the sometimes impossible gallery-barrier, we have consciously planned a show that comes at the height of South Florida’s tourism season. Solo Art Miami is an excellent prelude to the famed Art Basel.”
SOLO Art Miami is presented by Medica HealthCare Plans and is organized by SOLO Art Group. The three-day art fair is expected to attract an estimated 14,000 people. To view a complete list of participating artists, or for more information about SOLO Art Miami, visit www.SOLOArtMiami.com.