HIGHLIGHTS FROM SPECTRUM MIAMI AND RED DOT MIAMI 2022
Miami, FL December 16th, 2022: Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami celebrated an international showcase in contemporary and fine art during Miami Art Week at Mana Wynwood Convention Center, November 30December 4, with a five-day indulgence in the latest trends the global art world had to offer.
The annual Opening Night Preview Party took place on Wednesday, November 30, presented by Pommery Champagne, with Coppola Prosecco andEmpress 1908 Gin. Hundreds of the worlds most affluent art dealers, collectors, artists, gallery owners, curators and art enthusiasts attended the opening night extravaganza for a first look at the inspirational works by the more than 1,000 artists showcased by over 280 exhibitors from 22 countries around the world. In addition to visiting two of the longest running destination Miami Art Week fairs, avid art enthusiasts and industry leaders returned to enjoy [SOLO], highlighting established and independent emerging artists.
This years fairs saw a 25% increase in attendance over 2021, says Eric Smith, president of Redwood Art Group. Our opening night attendance of more than 4,000 people, gave a clear indication of how popular and exciting this years Miami Art Week would be. Our exhibitors across both shows reported excellent sales and attendance by very enthusiastic collectors, who were all ready to buy. Wed like to thank Pommery Champagne, Perrier, Empress 1908 Gin, Dezo, Coppola Prosecco, Zephyr Hills Water, Teremana Tequila, Sarris Candies, Art One Nation, American Art Collector, American Fine Art Magazine and all of our other wonderful sponsors for their generosity, and to everyone who attended the fairs over the five days for a hugely successful Miami Art Week. We look forward to presenting our year-round series of fairs across the country in 2023.
This years program featured an extensive series of daily activities for attendees, that included the Spotlight Program, a focused look at several cutting-edge galleries and artists chosen by the Redwood Art Group selection committee; Art Labs, a series of outstanding projects by leading galleries, art institutions, and art collectives within the fair; Meet the Artists and Live Demonstrations, presenting an interactive experienceallowing attendees to get up-close-and-personal with the artists; and The Discoveries Collection, selections of artwork chosen by the Spectrum Miami curatorial team that make up a group of amazing discoveries throughout the fair, each priced at $3,000 or less.
Highlights from the 12th edition of Spectrum Miami include:
Stepping into the Lobby, guests were greeted by the Elephant Parade, baby elephant sculptures created by Katy Perry, Khloe Kardashian, and Brandon Thomas. The Elephant Parade is an international organization raising awareness for the endangered Asian elephant with the worlds largest exhibition of hand-painted elephant statues. Beats by Miami's favorite DJ Joey Paradis got collectors in the mood while they checked out their favorite booths. A few steps in the door and there was the Spectrum FOCUS a special Jason Perez Art exhibit. It was a complete experience and special gathering of outsider art, street, art, pop art, and urban art, complete with live painting demonstrations by some of today's most innovative artists.Over at Booth 820, collectors were wowed by End-to-End Gallery's first-time artist, Brady Willmott and his Pop Surrealist art.Always innovative and continually exploring his unique style, Nino Sarti's large scale paintings and engaging Meet the Artist sessions with collectors were a bit hit.When Bottl3man took center stage at Famespace's Booth 801, it was eye-popping to watch him paint with a bottle! Whether creating a painting of Warhol, Michael Jordan, or an abstract image, his innovative approach resulted in a must-have artwork.In Malcolm Smith's Booth 1100, attendees were treated to Malcolm's capture of famous actresses' movie quotes in his bright, bold, colorful palette putting smiles on collectors faces as they decided which one should be in their collection.
Artists and galleries received special honors as recipients of this years awards, as follows:
Deadwax Alex Grimmer
Jordana Rae Gassner
Juan Pablo Zapata
Directors Award: Jason Perez Art and Kristy Lee
Best Booth Design: Famespace and Sarah Larsen
Sculpture Award: Maria Isabel Pino from Maria Elena Beneito Art
Award of Excellence: ACT Contemporary
Best New Exhibitor: Ryan Troisi and Kay Plante Art
Best International Exhibitor: 97 Art & Ideas and Marian Elena Beneito Art
Best [SOLO] Exhibitor: Susan Verekar, Brinton Farrand, and Nino Sarti Designs
2217 NW 5th Ave. (at NW 22nd Street)
Miami, FL 33127
NOTE: All tickets are digital and can be purchased online.
Opening Night Preview Ticket: $75
Total Ticket: Opening Night + 5-Day Pass: $100 in advance / $125 beginning Nov. 30
General Admission: 1-Day Pass: $35 in advance includes Opening Night Preview / $35 beginning Dec. 1
Seniors / Students, 1-Day Pass: $25 available at the door only
OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW PARTY
Wednesday, Nov. 30: 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022: 12PM - 8PM
Friday, Dec. 2, 2022: 12PM - 8PM
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022: 12PM - 8PM
Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022: 12PM 6PM
Spectrum Miami Website - redwoodartgroup.com/spectrum-miami/
Spectrum Miami on Facebook - www.facebook.com/SpectrumMiamiArtShow
Spectrum Miami on Twitter - www.twitter.com/SpectrumMiami
Spectrum Miami on Instagram - @spectrummiami
Red Dot Miami Website - redwoodartgroup.com/red-dot-miami/
Red Dot Miami on Facebook - www.facebook.com/reddotartshow/
Red Dot Miami on Twitter - www.twitter.com/reddotmiamiart
Red Dot Miami on Instagram - @reddotmiami