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Spectrum Miami Beach 2017 - A Unique Five-Day Fine Art Experience

  • Marielle Plaisir - Skin of the Donkey (detail)
November 19, 2017
A philosophy graduate interested in critical theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.

Each first week of December, Miami becomes the favorite meeting place for the international art world crowd. Once again, Miami Art Week will take over the city, gathering world’s top gallerists, artists, curators, collectors and enthusiasts.

As part of this dense and vibrant cultural event, Spectrum Miami returns for another strong edition, co-locating with Red Dot Art Fair. It will be hosted by the Arts & Entertainment District, Miami’s new cultural center still being defined by the burgeoning creative scene. A curated contemporary art show featuring an international slate of artists and galleries, Spectrum Miami 2017 is where contemporary meets extraordinary.

Expecting tens thousands of visitors, the fair will present top galleries and artists from the United States and around the world. In addition, this five-day fine art experience will feature Art Labs, Art Talks, Meet the Artist sessions, music, entertainment, and other special events.

Once again, Spectrum Miami will also be hosting ArtSpot Miami Art Show. This stand-alone event inside the show will feature a carefully selected modern, contemporary and cutting-edge galleries with strong curatorial programs and their represented artists.

Ricard Cárdenas - Mi Jungla. Tribute to Wilfredo Lam
Ricard Cárdenas – Mi Jungla. Tribute to Wilfredo Lam

Spectrum Miami Beach 2017 Exhibitors

Spectrum Miami is gearing up to be an unforgettable five-day experience featuring a wide range of innovative exhibiting artists, dealers, and publishers from across the globe. Be sure not to miss booths by Gallery NK from Washington, an artist owned gallery dedicated to creating beautiful environments, Ralwins Art Gallery from Ellaville, seriously involved in the promotion of upcoming and emerging artists, ART UpCLOSE from New York, a marketing platform featuring the work of contemporary artists working in various mediums and disciplines, DH Gallery of International Artists from Newnan, dedicated to finding and growing international artists to become mainstays in the art industry, and Irreversible Projects from Miami, a multidisciplinary collective for emerging and established artists, among others.

Exhibitors List

A. Sanchez
ABBA & Gauguin Gallery506Buenos
Aced Gallery300Asbury ParkUnited
ADC, Art Design Consultants/Blink Art Resource811, 915CincinnatiUnited
Alexander and Victor Fine Art712CarriereUnited
Alexy Poutrel803MiamiUnited
Alfano SculptureS1110HopkintonUnited
Ali502ColumbiaUnited States
Amauri Torezan708Delray BeachUnited
Anna FenimoreS1107MelvilleUnited States
Ariel Gold902-GSan FranciscoUnited
Art & Beyond Studio, Inc.902-BMorton GroveUnited
Art Upclose304New YorkUnited
Artblend413Fort LauderdaleUnited
Artistas Del SurS921Buenos
Artspot International - Aldo Castillo Gallery120EsteroUnited
Artspot International - Athens
Artspot International - Bruce M. Schuettinger230New MarketUnited
Artspot International - Katelyn Goldstein114United States
Artspot International - Lynne Miller Jones230United States
Artspot International - Lorna Marsh121Cape TownSouth
Artspot International - Mari Carmen Fernandez228United
Artspot International - Mariana Flores114United States
Artspot International - Marlene Rose114United States
Artspot International - Pascoe Gallery226North MiamiUnited
Artspot International - Rebecca Setareh114United States
Artspot International - Ryan Burns230United States
Artspot International - Tony Arruza230United States
Artspot International - Made In The USA Project - Carmen Parra119United States
Artspot International - Made In The USA Project - Emiliano Gironella Parra119Mexico
Artspot International - Made In The USA Project - Fabian Williams119United States
Artspot International - Made In The USA Project - Francesco Gillia119Italy
Artspot International - Made In The USA Project - Matt Stock119United States
Artspot International - Made In The USA Project - Peter Mars119United States
Artspot International - Made In The USA Project - Scott Ashley119United States
Artspot International - Made In The USA Project - Shelley Lake119Winter ParkUnited States
Artspot International - Media in Art Project - Keiko Hara116North Korea
Artspot International - Media in Art Project - Mariana Monteagudo116Venezuela
Arttour International319New YorkUnited
ASP Art & Dejavu Art Gallery503WestonUnited
Athlone ClarkeS905DouglasvilleUnited
Bass Studio902-DFolsomUnited
BeitonS1101West BloomfieldUnited
Blinkgroup Projects315MiamiUnited
BooBooSketch Fine ArtS913Boca RatonUnited
Carl Borgia Fine ArtS1011Boynton BeachUnited
Carl Joseph702OrlandoUnited
CCPS807Coral GablesUnited States
Chad Daly305TustinUnited
Chenshan Zhao / Chinese Photographers Association411MiamiUnited
Christian Guerin & Bernadette Knecht700WestonUnited
Colm Rowan Fine Art102PhiladelphiaUnited
Danny GlassS1116BrooklynUnited
Datg Concept613Miami BeachUnited
Deep In PaintS1104Boynton BeachUnited
Dellorco Fine ArtS1108Westlake VillageUnited
Design Art Concepts615MiamiUnited
Diana Vurnbrand Photography607Sunny IslesUnited
Dimensions Gallery104San DiegoUnited
Douglas PowellS900OviedoUnited
Eileen Seitz902-NMiamiUnited
EncaouaS907Sunny islesUnited
Eon Gallery/Nina VeisehS1017WashingtonUnited
Erin Bassett ArtistryS1102SunriseUnited
Expositores De Artes Y Pinturas Del Caribe902-KSanto DomingoDominican
Eyeobee Art - Art by Ibrahim Badru801A & 801CWaldorfUnited
Fadi Faour902-FHawally CityKuwait
Felipe RiccoS1005Miami BeachUnited
Felix MurilloS1022Playa JacoCosta
Felton Weller Studio902-HNew YorkUnited
Fumeroism / Mario Pena / New York303PassaicUnited
Gallery Art404, 403, 400, SC-7, DISPLAY WALLAventuraUnited
GALLERY NK519WashingtonUnited
GarsotS1007HollywoodUnited States
Gebhardt Gallery614BloomingtonUnited
Gedion GalleriesS1112PhoenixUnited
Gemstone Art LLCS1000KnoxvilleUnited
Gisela Gaffoglio203Buenos
Global Gallery
Greg Beebe902-EMiamiUnited
H. Allen Benowitz Fine Art PhotographyS1020North MiamiUnited
Harry& Lily Roa909SarasotaUnited
i+ CONNECT704Miami BeachUnited
Ines Ebrenz902-ISarasotaUnited
International Contemporary Art Society105New YorkUnited
International Visions Gallery and Consultants308WashingtonUnited
Irreversible Projects307MiamiUnited
It's A Kerman Art and DesignS1121BrooklynUnited
James Paterson Fine
James West, Studio Wild West602, SCPittsburghUnited
JBIS Contemporary Fine ArtS818ScotiaUnited
Jordan Matter703New YorkUnited
JWolffestudiosS1106New YorkUnited
Kendall Art Center100MiamiUnited States
Kevin GrassS1012Tarpon SpringsUnited
Koby Feldmos428Tel
Laelanie Larach ArtS1003MiamiUnited
Lisa & D. Arthur Wilson713Key WestUnited
Lorenzo BoteroS925Key BiscayneUnited
Lorenzo Mittiga Fine Art801-D &
Lynette Melnyk - Fine
Margarita BarrosoS1120DoralUnited
Maria Elena Beneito513Buenos AiresArgentina
Mary SkyS1111HancockUnited
MHalley Art900-BMiamiUnited
Michel Boulet Art Studio521Saint
Michele Fine Art701Palm DesertUnited
Monica Campana Montanarella902-LKey BiscayneUnited
Mosart913, SC-8New MarketUnited
MP Studio103North MiamiUnited
Nancy Zaga900-CSunny Isles BeachUnited
Newnow Gallery & Osorio Art
ODC Design X Tsai Erh
Paolo Chiarloni902-JTorinoItalypaolochiarloni.en
Paul Chang Fine ArtS823SunriseUnited
Paulina ZenS1002HollywoodUnited
Pauline Brown Fine ArtS1115HamptonUnited
Piso 8 fine art323MiamiUnited
Planet3arth Art Exhibits featuring JuanCarlos rLora902-CHollywoodUnited
Productions By Planet Fashion112North Miami BeachUnited
Rachel Schneider AKA RA Shell605New YorkUnited
Ralwins Art Gallery804EllavilleUnited
Raquel CordonS909Coral GablesUnited
RDZ Fine Art, LLC.709MiamiUnited
Rebekah Lea DesignsS1015Delray BeachUnited
Richard Conti801-BMiamiUnited
Robert Peterson Fine ArtsS1118LawtonUnited
Sarah Stieber Contemporary Fine Art917San DiegoUnited
Sara O'Connor900-ARichmondUnited
Sarona Gallery / A&E Fine Art211Tel
Sculpture By Niemi LLCS1119KenoshaUnited
Shelley LakeS1109Winter ParkUnited
Simyo Gallery207SeoulSouth
Souren Zahra Mousavi601MiamiUnited
Stephanie Saunders Art Gallery215BostonUnited
Sugar Loaf ComexS1008Sao PauloBrazil
SunheS1006New YorkUnited
Suqun ZhangS1103St. LouisUnited States
Tatiana RajzmanS1018MiamiUnited
The Athens Gallery221AthensGreece
The Gift PromiseSCKissimmeeUnited
The Jay Shore Collection911La JollaUnited
Thomas WarginS1105Menomonee FallsUnited
Tyler Sean902-ABoca RatonUnited
Valblu902-RNew YorkUnited
Vanessa Velib107San AntonioUnited
Weldon RyanS903Palm CoastUnited
William LeeS917MiamiUnited
World Wide Art - Artavita812Santa BarbaraUnited

The Programming

For the 2017 edition, Spectrum Miami has prepared specially curated programs showcasing exhibitors, art industry professionals, and select nonprofits and institutions. The fair will provide a dynamic experience for the audience to view and interact with site-specific and performance works by leading international artists, at the same time showcasing the thriving art landscape of Miami.

Featured programs Art Labs, LaunchPad, Spotlight, and Art Talks are all informed by this year’s common curatorial theme – FUSION.  Following this curatorial theme, the fair will serve as the merging of artistic mediums, of exhibitors and collectors, and of the countless galleries and artists who come together to showcase their work.

Art Labs will feature specially curated projects by leading galleries, art institutions, and art collectives within the show. Visitors will have an opportunity to experience the piece Our Path by sculptor James West of Studio Wild West, a monumental, contemporary outdoor sculpture delicately laced with intricate laser carvings that celebrate the natural world. An installation A Walk in the Clouds is another unforgettable display of nature’s most wondrous creationsCurated by Noor Blazekovic of Irreversible Projects, with the support of Jane Hart of Lemon Sky Projects and Neil Gold of Galleria Farms, it is an elaborate sensory experience, featuring approximately 2000 freshly cut flowers of multiple colors that will form a circular arena-like structure – each suspended from the ceiling.

As part of the LaunchPad, Spectrum Miami selects an emerging, unrepresented artist to create an exhibition at the show. Selected in collaboration with local art institutions and galleries, this year’s LaunchPad artist will be Alicia Rodriguez, an emerging glass sculpture artist.

The Spotlight Artists Program will once again provide collectors a focused look at several cutting-edge artists who will each be creating a site-specific exhibition. This year’s Spotlight Artists are Robert Peterson, known for his color-saturated, spontaneous realism celebrity portraits, Shannon Defreitas, who paints the bodies of her subjects and then collaborates with a photographer who photographs the bodies to create a unique abstract image full of color, Thomas Wargin, an artist-inventor using a blend of old and new practices to create sculptures that are whimsical, unconventional, and mischievous, and Paul Chang, known for his abstract impressionist paintings inspired by the nature that surrounds him.

Other highlights include a very special exhibit at Red Dot Miami by Ricardo Cardenas curated by Mariavelia Savino, an artist who has created artwork with acrylic on steel and concrete salvaged from the recent earthquake in Mexico, the exhibition by Marielle Plaisir at Red Dot Miami, a French-Caribbean artist exhibiting a rare collection of tapestries, and an exhibition by Sergio Valenzuela “Valenz” presented by Arte Collective at Red Dot Miami, the widely acclaimed artist known for his abstract work portraying chairs, ladders and beds.

Robert Peterson - Larry Bird, Valenz - Sueño Bicolor
Left: Robert Peterson – Larry Bird / Right: Valenz – Sueño Bicolor

ArtSpot Miami Art Show

A show within a show, this year’s ArtSpot Miami Art Show will present carefully selected modern, contemporary and cutting-edge galleries with a strong Latin-American emphasis.

Curated by Aldo Castillo, an award-winning art dealer and curator and one of the most respected authorities on modern and contemporary art, the fifth edition of ArtSpot Miami Art will specialize in modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on international and Latin American artists.

Spectrum Miami Location
Spectrum Miami Beach Location

Practical Information

Spectrum Miami Beach 2017 will take place at the Arts & Entertainment District in Miami from December 6th until December 10th, 2017. The opening night preview party will take place on Wednesday, December 6th, from 6 to 10 p.m. The doors of the fair will be open to the public from 1 to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday, from 1 to 10 p.m. on Friday and from 12 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The price of the Opening Night/5-Day Pass will be $75 online ($85 at the event), $50 online ($60 at the event) for the Opening Night Preview Pass, while the price of the General Admission, 1-Day Pass will be $25 online ($30 at the event). The price for the Seniors will be $15 online ($20 at the event) and for Students $10 online ($15 at the event). Tickets are available and can be purchased through Eventbrite.

For more information, visit the official website of the fair.

SPECTRUM Miami Beach 2017 Floor Plan

Alexander and Victor Fine Art
Alexander and Victor Fine Art
Marielle Plaisir - Skin of the Donkey
Marielle Plaisir – Skin of the Donkey
Erin Bassett Artwork
Erin Bassett Artwork
James Paterson - In My Dreams, Tatiana Rajzman - Light It Up
Left: James Paterson – In My Dreams / Right: Tatiana Rajzman – Light It Up
Zahra Souren Mousavi - Moving Perspective
Zahra Souren Mousavi – Moving Perspective
Diego Cappella - Tomado
Diego Cappella – Tomado

Featured image: Marielle Plaisir – Skin of the Donkey (detail). All images courtesy SPECTRUM Miami.