SOUTH BEACH, MIAMI, FLORIDA
Elizabeth Leach, Quality Pictures, and PDX Gallery
Chris Johanson painting at Art Basel Miami Beach
Matthew Picton (right) with Brian Dettmer (left) in front of Bridge Art Fair on Collins Ave.
Jeff Butters and Kristina Butters at Red Dot art fair.
Eugenia Pardue in front of her paintings at The Artist Fair.
Portland Art Now
Neon sculpture ("There Is Electricity In Your Head) by Dan Attoe at "Portland Art Now" in Miami's design district.
Painter Kelly Kerwick, gallery owner Mark Woolley, gallery owner Heidi McBride, painter Vanessa Calvert.
Photographer and installation artist Liz Obert.
Quality Pictures owner/director Erik Schneider.
How were sales?
In general, the fairs also shied away from more conceptually challenging fare, favoring tried-and-true eye candy by established artists.
the field of design is arguably overtaking the visual arts in innovation.
Also, let us stick a fork in and declare done any multimedia piece incorporating cigarette butts, skull imagery, or chandeliers;
drizzle-shriveled Portlanders will always jump at the chance to exchange dreary December rain for sunny, sexy, South Beach.
Elizabeth Leach (right) with unidentified client at Aqua Wynwood.
Artwork ("Victorian Holiday") by Anna Fidler at Johansson Projects, Aqua Wynwood.
All photos by Vanessa Calvert.