New Antiques Location in Huntington Beach

Huntington Harbour Antique & Art Mall is spreading the love of antiques to the beach community. Opening on March 21 of this year, the 9000 square foot space has imported rugs, jewelry, sculptures, antique furniture and so much more. And now, they are about to have an auction on June 20th. The viewing will be at 4pm and the auction will start at 6.

In addition to the auction, there will be wine tasting, an appetizer and a meet and greet with the cast of Storage Wars. The admission is $99 and it includes general admission, a signed auction paddle, $50 to spend at the auction, wine tasting and more.

Dallas Art Fair Fun

art-692881_640The Dallas Art Fair is in its seventh year and was held in the downtown Arts District near the Dallas Museum of Art from April 9-12. It is housed in the Fashion Industry Gallery, a two-story space filled with light. This year’s show included more than 90 galleries with galleries from as far away as New York and LA being represented, as well as those from Europe and Asia.

Justine Ludwig, the Director of Exhibitions and Senior Curator at the Dallas Contemporary, said “The art fair brings people from all over, last night at our opening we had a really diverse crowd, more than we’re accustomed too. It wasn’t simply Dallasites, it was people from all over.”

As Ludwig pointed out, “It’s amazing that this fair has galleries from other countries right next to other galleries based in Dallas. And Dallas galleries are really given prominent positions within the fair.”

If you missed it this year – it’s certainly worth having on the calendar for next year!

Healdsburg Museum Fair

museumIf you missed the Healdsburg Museum Antiques, Arts and Collectibles Fair this year, it’s certainly worth putting it on the calendar for next year. The fair took place at the Healdsburg Plaza on Sunday, August 24 from 9-4. Over 90 vendors attended and were displaying everything from Persian rugs and pottery to antique prints and maps, sterling silver, country furniture and more.

The Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society added to their support for the fair this year with their “Healdsburg Hospitality” where they had local businesses offer special offers for fair-goers.

Staten Island Arts Opening Soon

For those in New York who love art, this information is quite exciting. The Staten Island Arts will open on June 7th in the new Culture Lab in the St. George ferry terminal. The multi-use lounge will include offices, exhibit space, performance space and a 400 square foot retail Artist Market, totaling 2500 square feet.

As Melanie Cohn, executive director of Staten Island Arts, said “We’re excited on the national level to put art in a transit hub. We really want to be a national example for what can done.”

The location will be available to visitors from Monday through Friday from 10 am to 7 pm and on weekends from noon to 5pm. Tuesdays will be hopping, with the space open until 10pm for evening classes that are geared towards local artists.

As explained on the Silive website, “The Artist Market will be updated frequently, featuring a variety of unique, handmade goods under a New York harbor theme. Items will include everything from paintings, to scarfs and artisanal soaps crafted by local artists. Upon opening, the market will feature about 30 artists’ works. Fifty percent of the price tag will go to Staten Island Arts, the other 50 percent to the artist.

Similar to a museum gift shop, the market will showcase plenty of area-specific works as well as a revolving door of holiday-related goods.”

Learn more about this exciting project here.

Scottish National Gallery Launches Venetian Art Exhibition

The Scottish National Gallery is getting ready to open a new exhibition featuring two of the world’s most famous paintings: Titian’s Diana and Actaeon and Diana and Callisto. The gallery, entitled Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Art, will display a collection of sixteenth-century Venetian paintings, drawings and prints to compliment Titian’s two masterpieces.

According to the Edinburgh Reporter:

“A major coup for the exhibition is the opportunity to show for the first time in Scotland Titian’s late masterpiece, the Death of Actaeon, from the National Gallery, London. This is the first time it has been lent anywhere since the National Gallery acquired it in 1972. In total, the exhibition will include 16 paintings and some 30 drawings and prints by most the top names in Venetian art of the period. Another highlight will be a drawing which the Gallery acquired at auction in 2007, which has subsequently been identified as a rare drawing by Titian.”

The upcoming exhibition will feature 16 paintings and over 30 drawings and prints by some of the most extraordinary Venetian artists of the period, including Lorenzo Lotto, Palma Vecchio, Jacopo Bassano, Jacopo Tintoretto and Paolo Veronese.

Chairman of the Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland Ben Thomson said: “Thanks to a fantastic collaboration with the National Gallery in London we were able to secure two superlative masterpieces for the public. We look forward to building on this collaboration in the future.”

Joslyn Art Museum Releases 2014 Exhibit Schedule

Omaha’s Joslyn Art Museum recently revealed its exhibit schedule for 2014. The shows will explore all areas of the art world including movement, media, ancient art, works from the American West and modern art as well.

Next year’s Pavilion Galleries include:

“Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult and Daily Life,” a collection of Greek, Etruscan and Roman art and artifacts from the ancient Mediterranean area

“Yellowstone and the West: The Chromolithographs of Thomas Moran,” an exhibit which reveals “portfolio images released in 1876 to coincide with the nation’s centennial, introduced 19th century Americans to a part of the country none of them had seen.”

“Mark di Suvero: River’s Edge Park,” this exhibit “complements the unveiling of a Mark di Suvero sculpture in Council Bluffs’ River’s Edge Park with the artist’s works on paper and gallery-scaled sculptures.”

“Andy Warhol in Living Color: Contemporary Prints From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation,” a collection of the artist’s prints from a collector in Portland, Ore.

As well as “American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell,” “Art Seen: A Juried Exhibition of Artists From Omaha to Lincoln,” “Keith Jacobshagen: Retrospective, 1995-2015,” and “Go West! Art of the American Frontier From the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.”


The Frieze London

The Frieze Masters fair just opened its doors to its most important visitors. With more than $1.5 billion of art, the show attracts a wide range of guests, including hedge fund managers, business moguls and veteran collectors.

This particular Frieze fair features more than 90 international galleries focusing on pre-21st century works. Nearby, Frieze London sells contemporary art of similar value.

“It will bring more people,” said Judith Greer, a contemporary art collector. “Clients who went to Basel, who thought Frieze too cutting edge, will now come along. There’s less of a willingness to gamble now, and interior designers are mixing the new with the classic modern.”

Richard Feigen, New York dealer, added: “So far there hasn’t been that much crossover buying. There’s a huge gulf in price for good works by contemporary and Old Master artists, and word has got back to collectors. They’ll now have a chance to company the markers at the two fairs.”