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Instagram Meet-Up in Coconut Grove 3/22/15

Instagram Meet-Up in Coconut Grove 3/22/15

World Wide Instameet is a bi-annual event where Instagram encourages people from all over the world to unite and take beautiful pictures. This year we the first WWIM will take place the weekend of March 20-22nd. The Miami Instagram will not be left behind. We call all active Instagrammers to meet-up Sunday March 22nd at 3pm. Where? Coconut Grove’s Kennedy Park. Meet-up is serendipitously co-hosted by @ShooteShane and @Cynlagos. Visit their Instagram profiles for updates and more details.

pic above by @CynLagos

When: 3/22/15 3pm

Where Kennedy Park (click for Google Map)

New Concept Sketches for Miami Beach Lifeguard Stands: One Looks Like a McDonald’s

 New Concept Sketches for Miami Beach Lifeguard Stands

Architect William Lane has released the concept sketches for the new lifeguard stands that will replace the iconic Art Deco Lifeguard stands in Miami Beach. They are set to launched just in time for Miami Beach’s centennial celebrations this year, 2015. So far the replacement is a lot more subtle than it was made out to be. City officials had insinuated that the new designs would be dramatic and a turn of the century upgrade. But to us, the new designs are a bit of the same. Plus a some what down grade in size from what can be seen in the sketches. One of the designs doesn’t even have the iconic pastel colors, going for the McDonald’s color scheme instead. Compare the before and after yourself by taking a look at  a past article we did on the iconic Miami Beach Lifeguard Stations. Hopefully we will be put to silence and the new lifeguard stands will bring pride to the decision-making of those evolved in shaping Miami’s future.

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Call to Photographers in Miami: Capture Coral Gables


Capture Coral Gables 2015 – A photography contest and exhibit presented by the Coral Gables Museum

The Coral Gables Museum invites YOU to submit your photograph for a chance to exhibit at the Museum and win amazing prizes! This is a skill-based photography contest open to teens and adults. This contest will culminate in an exhibit at the Coral Gables Museum in summer 2015.

The objectives of this contest are to invite the public to explore and examine the City of Coral Gables through a photographic lens, as well as to recognize local talent. Awards will be determined by a professional jury and a public vote. Grand prize is a Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) Digital Camera!

Deadline to submit is May 4, 2015.
To Submit Your Photo, visit www.capturecoralgables.org

Artist Sets Miami Neighborhoods on a Cliffside for a Dazzling Effect

Artist Sets Miami Neighborhoods on a Cliffside for Dazzling Effect

Have you ever wondered how Miami would look if it was a hill-side city? Being a perfectly flat urban sprawl, with its highest point a manmade hill in Tropical Park, the question does spawn your imagination. This past weekend the annual art fair in Miami called Art Wynwood opened on its 4th year. One on the highlights was the hyper-photomontages by artist Jean Francois Rauzier. His large hyper-photos were showcased at the booth of Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery at a price of $26,000. Although, maybe not his intention, artist Jean Francois Razier put together hundreds of photos of two of Miami neighborhoods, Wynwood and Miami Beach and arranged them in such a way to give it a cliff side look. He did this by arranging the photos of each neighborhood’s highlights from smallest to biggest, each layer overlapping the previous. This gives it a a look of a city set on a cliff side like that of Sorrento, Monaco or San Francisco. The interesting approach made crowds around his collection of works displayed at Art Wynwood 2015.

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The Art of Cesar Santos a Must See this Valentines Day at Art Walk

Cesar Santos: Assoluta, oil on linen, 34x48in

The Art of Cesar Santos a Must See Tonight at Wynwood Art Walk

We have been following Cesar Santo’s rise for a while now. The local talent has come to be one of the trailblazers for the revival of representational art in South Florida and abroad. Leading workshops, ateliers and creating a mass following in social media with teasing pictures of his artistic process. Iit is a pleasure to finally see his work in person. This Saturday at Wynwood Art Walk Cesar Santos masterpieces will be in exhibit at Waltan Otega Gallery. THis is a must see show. See you there.

Waltan Ortega Gallery

2238 Nw 1st Pl,
Miami, FL 33127
Between NW 22nd St and NW 23rd St
(305) 576-5335
more info

Light Impressions: Mobile Photography Exhibit During ArtWalk

Light Impressions: 30 photographers and 40 iPads

Light Impressions is a Celebration of Mobile Phone Photography showcasing the curated work of 40 mobile phone photographers from around the world on 40 iPads. It is the first mobile phone photography exhibit of this magnitude in world.  With an iPad assigned to each artist, each unit features 13 images continually looping at different intervals.Light Impressions was originally conceived by Colleen Duffely as part of a Studio b. themed exhibit entitled Rock, Paper, Digital that showcased a range of artistic work through time, from primitive methods and mediums through the most contemporary. Colleen seized the opportunity to add a touch of primitive to the Light Impressions exhibit; the metal structure on which the 40 iPad 2 units are mounted was made of materials recovered from the wreckage of 1995’s Hurricane Opal that had blown off of a restaurant.“It seemed appropriate to me – mobile phone photography in particular has a ‘found-art’ sensibility to it, and what better way to frame it than on re purposed materials?” said Duffley. “Mobile phone photography is still an emerging art form,” adds Duffley. “I know people are going to beastounded when they see what is being done in the movement. All of it is on an smart phone – from the capture of an image to its processing and publishing. It is really mind-blowing and wonderful. It’s a pure art form – far more about the creativity than about expensive gear or intricate techniques.”

Wynwood Building (opening reception 2/13/15)

2750 Northwest 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL

(305) 531-4411  thewynwoodbuilding.com



Miami’s Valentines Day Weekend is Full of Artsy Events!

Miami’s Valentines Day Weekend is Full of Artsy Events!

Although most are advertising this weekend as  Presidents Weekend, we at ArtofMiami.com being the romantics we are, rather call it  Valentines Day Weekend. This year Valentines Day falls in the weekend. No need to take days off or pretend you are sick so you can take time from work to spend with you loved one. This year in Miami, Valentines Day will have a host of art festivals. Perfect to surprise the one you love, including yourself, to an unique and eventful day to remember. Here are some of the top events in Miami during Valentines Day 2015.

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Art Wynwood 2015 Feb 13-15

Art Wynwood

Taking place in Mid-Town, blocks away from the trendy Wynwood, Art Wynwood is cutting edge art fair showcasing top international, national and local art galleries. The variety of unique and thought provoking art is a gold mine of content for that Instagram fanatic in yourlife. Located in the the shopping district of Mid-town with plenty of eateries to plan your post art walk  dinner. Click here for some pics of Art Wynwood.

Art Wynwood Pavilion | Midtown Miami – Wynwood Feb 13-15

CALL to ARTISTS: Do you love Nail Art?


CALL to ARTISTS: Do you love Nail Art? 

MAJOR TV network hosting a casting call in Miami so listen up! The casting director is looking for fun individuals who would like to get their nails done on television. So those of you that love to express yourself  with you nail art or are just fans this is the call for for you

If you’re selected, you’ll record the episode one day between March 2nd and April 6th in the Miami area.

Must be 18 years or older to participate.

Interested? Please email Lesley@lesleymcasting.com if you live in the Miami area and be sure to include your name, cell phone and a recent photo. Plus, let them know why you’d be great on TV and why you’d love to get a special nail art treatment? Good luck and share this opportunity with your friends!!

via The Miamian

2015 Coconut Grove Arts Festival Poster



This year the art of french artist and colorist Duaiv will be the official poster art for the 52nd Coconut Grove Arts Festival 2015. We were rooting for another local artist, like last year’s Alex MIjares. Duaiv joins a prestigious list of artist that have had this honor. Congrats Duaiv! The Coconut Grove Arts Festival takes place this year during Valentines Day Weekend Feb 14, 15, and 16th.

CGAF 2015

2700 S Bayshore Dr


click here for more on CGAF 

Via: Huff:: Tom Falco.

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