Monday, October 31, 2016

exhibitions│"Harvest" Frisco Discovery Center, Frisco, TX



I am pleased to announce that two of my photographs "On The Edge Of Passing" and "Ever Since The Birds Flew Away From My Words" have been curated into an art exhibition: "Harvest" featuring 25 artists working in a variety of two-dimensional media including painting and photography, and will be exhibited at the Frisco Gallery in Frisco Discovery Center, TX, U.S.A. from October 31st thru December 3rd, 2016.
The Opening Reception and award ceremony are taking place on Saturday, November 5th, from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM.
The gallery is located:
8004 N. Dallas Pkwy
Frisco, TX 75034
About Frisco Art Gallery
The Frisco Art Gallery features rotating exhibits by local, regional, national, and international artists as part of solo or group shows. From Venezuela to the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco, the Frisco Discovery Center welcomes a broad range of artists to exhibit.
About Frisco Discovery Center
You'll find plenty of arts-related events and educational fun inside the Frisco Discovery Center. Developed by the Frisco Community Development Corporation and supported by the City of Frisco, $3 million worth of renovations transformed part of a former warehouse space into an arts, science, and cultural center for the local community.
Visit the Gallery website for further information:
http://friscodiscoverycenter.com/12…/Frisco-Discovery-Center

art shows│Midtown MISTLETOE Market Houston, TX

I am so proud to be accepted in the Inaugural annual Midtown Houston Mistletoe Market featuring fine arts, crafts, and food for sale by well-known artisans at a variety of price points.

Mistletoe Market Hours:
Saturday, Nov. 5th, 10am - 6pm
Sunday, Nov. 4th, 11am - 4pm

Midtown Houston is a State of Texas designated Cultural Arts and Entertainment District. Midtown Mistletoe Market is underwritten by the Midtown Management District. The Market is coordinated by the Midtown Cultural Arts and Entertainment Committee of the Midtown Management District.

art shows│RAW presents VERVE October 21, 2016 Miami, FL (post IV)


art shows│RAW presents VERVE October 21, 2016 Miami, FL (post III)


I was assigned to the second floor and had a superb view to the main stage. However, what was going on there in the great majority was out of my interests:  a host looking promiscuous very poorly skilled to do her job who appeared on the main stage about one hour after the show started (so bad!), some very aggressive singers and bands of black people who forced the audience to repeat with them the refrain of a song which was two words being curses, fashion designer clothing for XXL ladies and a few other things. So poor, so low, Miami. All that didn't affect me much though as I was quite busy with my own audience that seemed to appreciate my work. I got also an interesting offer of collaboration from a serious person from Miami local art scene.

art shows│RAW presents VERVE October 21, 2016 Miami, FL (post II)



I've got a 6'X6" gridwall space to showcase my work. I worked hard on this show before I came to Miami. OMG! I really worked hard on this one. Even the last night before the flight I slept only three hours; I didn't expect that packing my prints and taking care of little details could take me so much time. Anyway, everything was perfectly ready to hang. The call time for installment was 1 pm. The setup took me just about 40 minutes. I wanted to do it quickly, and go enjoy my time on the beach before the evening show starting at 7 PM. I thought I had plenty of time to sunbathe, coming back to my hotel room and get ready for the evening show when I found out from the show director that I had to be back there at 5:30 PM! I had just one thought: NO WAY! I devoted so much of my life to this show (only the correspondence took me almost half a year before I was accepted which wasn't obvious until the very last moment--I had my flight booked and still, wasn't sure if I am in the show or not) that I cannot simply anymore.

art shows│RAW presents VERVE October 21, 2016 Miami, FL

It was quite challenging to present my work to Miami audience. Most of ethnicities I saw at the show were new to me. I didn't think about this factor while selecting what to showcase that night. That world was a completely different world...

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Florida holidays 2016│ October 18th, Miami South Beach, FL (post VIII)


exhibitions│"Black and White" Blank Wall Gallery Athens, Greece (post III)

Two of my works are included in the exhibition catalogue which is NOW available for purchase on blurb:
http://www.blurb.com/b/7431568-black-white-2016
Thank you for the cover!

exhibitions│"Black and White" Blank Wall Gallery Athens, Greece (post II)




My new group exhibition is opening TONIGHT at Blank Wall Gallery in Athens, Greece.

exhibitions│"Black and White" Blank Wall Gallery Athens, Greece


I am pleased to announce that my self-portrait "I Want To Feed You With Myself" has been curated into a juried photography exhibition "Black&White", and will be exhibited at Blank Wall Gallery in Athens, Greece from October 29th thru November 11th, 2016.
About the exhibition:
Things in life cannot be Black or White!” Is this always true? Photography has made it clear that things CAN be Black and white. There are occasions when black and white proves to be the best choice. Lack of color can sometimes be the best choice, as everything can be viewed under a new light and reconsidered. The lack of color frequently provides a way out to the viewers’ imagination, as they are free to “see” whatever they wish in the photograph hanging opposite them.

The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, October 29th, 2016.
Visit Blank Wall Gallery:
http://www.blankwallgallery.com/
The exhibition catalog is NOW available for purchase:
http://www.blurb.com/b/7431568-black-white-2016
Thank you for the cover!

Florida holidays 2016│ October 18th, Miami South Beach, FL (post VII)

Seagulls are my beloved subject to photograph while at the seaside. When I have fruits with me, they would come and feed themselves without asking, but this time I was empty-handed. Still, they approached me so close, and were waiting there as though wanted me to join them. I wasn't fully ready spreading my wings when suddenly I heard "click!".

Friday, October 28, 2016

Florida holidays 2016│ October 18th, Miami South Beach, FL (post VI)


Florida holidays 2016│ October 18th, Miami South Beach, FL (post V)

In the evening just before the sunset wind became stronger. I put on this loose dress and let the wind sing through its fabric. Suddenly, I felt like dancing on the white sand, and playing with different poses for fun. It felt so free even if there were still some other people around me. Their presence didn't disturb me at all though. Perhaps I created that day my most fascinating "motion" images there at the Miami South Beach.

Florida holidays 2016│ October 18th, Miami South Beach, FL (post IV)

I do not understand well why my heart melts whenever it sees all treasures of nature. It wanted to embrace everything the Ocean left on the beach... Silly, silly heart!

Florida holidays 2016│ October 24th, Hollywood Beach, FL




Florida holidays 2016│ October 18th, a walk in Miami Beach, FL (post IV)


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Florida holidays 2016│ October 18th, a walk in Miami Beach, FL (post III)



Florida holidays 2016│ October 18th, a walk in Miami Beach, FL (post II)

When I saw this beauty lying down on the street, I couldn't just pass by quietly. 

Florida holidays 2016│ October 18th, a walk in Miami Beach, FL

It was an adventurous walk in Miami Beach from where we parked the car until we reached the South Beach. It really felt like being on holidays.

Florida holidays 2016│ October 21st, Hollywood Beach, FL


Florida holidays 2016│ October 19th, at the Greek restaurant "Mykonos"

It was the most delicious Greek salad I've ever had for two reasons: I was dying from starvation after visiting the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in the morning, and I was missing raw vegetables in one separate meal so much. Also the decor on the patio was so pleasant that made me feel as though I was in Greece, not in the U.S.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

art shows│RAW Miami: presents VERVE, Miami, FL


I'm very excited to announce that I am going to be part of the RAW Artist show in MIAMI, FL on OCTOBER 21th @ 7pm! 

RAW (natural born artists) showcases indie talent in visual art, film, fashion design, music, performance art, hair and makeup artistry, and photography. 

What can you expect when attending a RAW Showcase? 

You'll experience an independent film screening (usually a short, webisode or music video), a pop-up gallery featuring several independent visual artists and photographers, fashion shows from up-and-coming local designers, live musical performances, vendor booths featuring local artisans and accessories designers, and live performance art. You'll get a little taste of everything.

Check out my RAW profile at:
http://www.rawartists.org/rapidheartmovement

Learn more about RAW:
https://www.rawartists.org/what-is-raw/autoplay

See all featured Miami artists:
https://www.rawartists.org/miami/verve

sold│"Ever Since The Birds Flew Away From My Words" part II, 2014, Ed. 1/15, 12”x12”


sold│"The Trembling Living World Will Congeal Into A Perfect Shape Nearly Geometrical" , 2015, Ed. 1/10, 18”x18”


sold│"Underneath The Dance Of The Golden Lamps" part II, 2015, Ed. 1/10, 18”x18”


sold│"Ever Since The Birds Flew Away From My Words", 2014, Ed. 1/15, 12”x12”


prints, prints, my prints│Limited Editions in SQUARE FORMAT




Some of my works are available as Limited Edition prints.
Limited Edition print means that there will ever be only a certain number of prints produced, and once they are sold, there won’t be any more available.
As I print my works at different sizes, I limit the number of prints to a certain number at each size. For my Limited Editions there are 50 prints of the small size, 25 prints of the medium size, and 15 prints of the large size. This makes a total of 90 prints in the full edition.
4”X4”: edition of 25
5”X5”: edition of 25
12”X12”: edition of 15
18”X18”: edition of 10
24”X24”: edition of 7
36”X36: edition of 5
54”X54”: edition of 3
My Limited Edition prints are exactly the same, although they are not all printed at the same time. Each print in an edition is printed on the same paper, with the same archival quality inks, by the same printer store which is in my case COUPRALUX- fine are printer and gallery in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
My Limited Edition prints are signed and numbered on the back of the print, and on the front of the mat. I also deliver a signed certificate of authenticity which is produced on one of the kind handmade paper and mailed to you usually within two weeks after purchasing my print.
There are also a small number of Artist’s Proofs (usually 2 or 3 in my case) available once the edition has sold out. These are not included in the number of prints in the edition.
Artist’s Proofs are special proofs that traditionally were test prints but the term has now come to mean prints that are identical in quality and media to the Limited Editions, but are sometimes perceived to have a higher value because they are the artist’s own copies.
Each artist handle pricing differently, but it is usual for the price of Limited Edition print to increase as the edition comes closer to being sold out. The Artist’s Proofs are usually the last to be sold and they are sold at the highest price.
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Some of my Limited Edition prints can be donated for Silent Auctions to help support a great cause, or as a present to individuals who have a special meaning to me.