Monday, November 30, 2009

Important NEWS from Ironwood Gallery

Join us for our Final First Friday
Friday, December 4th, 5:30-8:00pm
(We're not renewing our lease.)

To Our Good Friends and Valued Clients:

This Friday, December 4th, will mark our last First Friday...we will be closing the gallery on Christmas Eve for the final time. While we're certainly saddened to close this chapter in our lives, we recognize that, at this point in time, owning a bricks and mortar retail gallery is a difficult proposition at best. When the opportunity came to not renew our lease, we took it.

There is, happily, good news to all of this.

First, Ironwood Gallery will continue to exist in cyberspace. We will be opening an online store in the next few months which will feature work from some of our existing artists, and some exciting new artists. And, as for the future of the gallery, who knows? We might consider opening another storefront, just in a different (and warmer) location.

Finally, for us, the best news of all is our relationship with Brookfield Craft Center. Over the past 10 months, we've been working hard to stabilize and re-establish the Craft Center as the amazing resource it has been for more than 50 years. We've got a lot more work to do, but things are moving in the right direction and it has been, so far, immensely rewarding for both of us.

So...the last First Friday...try to make it if you can.
It may be bittersweet, but at least there'll be some fine refreshments,
and a really good group of interesting, creative people.

Richard & Betsy

PS... Everything's on sale. 20% to 50% off

Ironwood Gallery
103 Danbury Road (Rte 35)
Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877

Monday, November 23, 2009

Just opened at MOMA

Tim Burton. Untitled (The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories). 1982–84. Pen and ink, marker, and colored pencil on paper, 10 x 9" (25.4 x 22.9 cm). Private collection. © 2009 Tim Burton

Tim Burton
November 22, 2009-April 26, 2010

"One of the great creative geniuses of the big screen gets his due"
—Time Out New York
MoMA explores the extraordinarily inventive world of Tim Burton with an exhibition of some 700 works—from drawings, paintings, and photographs to costumes, puppets, and cinematic ephemera—that reveal his talent as an artist, illustrator, and writer working in the spirit of Pop Surrealism. In the theaters, a complete film retrospective presents classics, cult favorites, and recent blockbuster hits, including Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Sweeney Todd.

Pour lire en francais a propos de cette expo: check French Morning News ::::

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Shopping for Unusual Gifts?

Come to BWAC’s, 2nd Annual Support Living Artists for the Holidays Sale.

More like a gallery opening than Christmas shopping.
Painting, sculpture, prints, photos and every kind of
craft will be on sale from forty artists and craftsmen,
many for less than $99.

Opening Sunday, Nov 22, 11-6PM, as part of Brooklyn’s 2nd Annual smART Gallery Hop –
a chance to view over 20 galleries in the area via free Hop ON and OFF shuttle buses.
For more information about smart Hop, go to or call 718 802-3846.

The sale continues on Nov 28 and 29, Dec 5 and 6, 11-4PM.
The BWAC Gallery is located at
499 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn,
across from Fairway and down the block from IKEA.
Get directions at .

Monday, November 16, 2009

This coming Friday

Friday, Nov. 20th, 5 pm - 9 pm
opening, market & cocktail
Saturday, Nov. 21st, 4 pm - 8 pm

The association Accueil New York welcomes you
to the 3rd edition of the “Atelier des Anysés”.
This event presents the art and design work of
French artists living in New York City.
10% of sale proceeds will go to L’Entraide Française.
Cash & checks only.
Free Admission
380 Lenox Avenue #PH-D, NY, NY 10027
entrance on 129th, subway stop 125th st.
2 & 3 trains and 5 & 6 trains + 10 mn walk
or crosstown bus M101 to Lenox avenue.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


SEE YOU THERE from 2-5pm


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Not to be MISSED ,..SAT NOV 21

what's going on @ the FIAF Manhattan

The Great Masters of Lithography:
Vintage Posters of Calder, Chagall, Dufy, Léger,
Matisse, Miró, Picasso, and Others
Friday, November 6–Saturday, December 12, 2009
FIAF Gallery
Presented in partnership with Galerie Mourlot New York

The FIAF Gallery is pleased to present a collection of original color lithographs of works by great modern artists including Calder, Chagall, Dufy, Léger, Matisse, Miró, and Picasso.

During the twentieth century, a group of celebrated artists rediscovered the largely unexplored art form of lithography thanks to the Atelier Mourlot, a Parisian printshop founded in 1852 by the Mourlot family. The Atelier Mourlot originally specialized in the printing of wallpaper, but was transformed when the founder‘s grandson, Fernand Mourlot, invited a number of 20th-century artists to explore the complexities of fine art printing. Fernand encouraged the painters to work directly on lithographic stones in order to create original artworks that could then be executed under the direction of master printers in small editions. The combination of modern artist and master printer gave rise to unique and visually striking lithographs, which were beautifully used as posters to promote the artists’ work. The exhibit is presented in partnership with the prestigious Galerie Mourlot New York, which was founded in 2006 by Fernand Mourlot’s grandson, Eric Mourlot.

Buy Lithographs!
FIAF is pleased to offer a remarkable selection of these lithographs for sale. All proceeds will benefit FIAF programs. Shop at!

Related Event
Talk with Eric Mourlot, Tue, Dec 1 at 7pm

FIAF Gallery
22 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022

Friday, November 13, 2009


FROM 2 to 5 pm...

see you there

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Jean MIOTTE in Chelsea

New York, NY - Jean Miotte was born in 1926. He came of artistic age in war torn Europe in the decade after World War II, when non-figurative, gestural abstraction was emerging on both sides of the Atlantic as the dominant language in contemporary art. The embrace of abstraction was not simply a formal issue: it was literally a change in the realm of meaning and value. With social and political institutions discredited as enablers of nothing but chaos, the artist as creator and painting, by and in itself, now seemed more potent, more capable of moral meaning than the external realities of landscape, politics and society. On view through 30 December, 2009.
Source and for More information

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Barbara NESSIM on view @DFN GALLERY 74 east 79th Street

Barbara Nessim

The Model Project

DFN Gallery is pleased to present The Model Project by Barbara Nessim, featuring large-scale digital collages printed on aluminum panels. Since the beginning of her career, Barbara Nessim has been using art to challenge traditional values in society. During the Women’s Movement of the late 60s and early 70s, her art reflected the questions surrounding the accepted roles for women. The Model Project continues her examination of traditional thinking, focusing on the ideas surrounding society’s perception of beauty. This series began in 2008 with a fashion photo shoot and interactions between a model, a photographer, and an artist. The artist and the photographer each perceived the model differently. By deconstructing and reassembling the visual elements of a typical high-end fashion photo shoot, Nessim reexamines current concepts of beauty. Lips, hair, breasts, and legs are recombined with jewelry and clothes in jarring compositions.

Barbara Nessim has been a vital contributor and influential visionary in the art world over the past several decades. A digital art pioneer, Nessim helped shape the MFA Computer Arts Program at the School of Visual Arts, and was Chairperson of Illustration at Parsons School of Design for 12 years. Her work has graced the covers of Time, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and many other publications. Nessim was honored on September 26, 2009 as the first Artist Laureate of The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Her artwork is included in many private and public collections including the permanent collections of The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., and the Lund Konsthall in Lund, Sweden. Most recently, the artist has been commissioned to create large-scale works for various building lobbies in New York City.


An opening reception for the artist will be held on
Wednesday, November 11th from 6 to 8 PM

Gallery Talk @Hispanic Society of America

The printer, Friedrich Biel, also known as Fadrique de Basilea, was active in Burgos, Spain, from 1485 to 1517. One of his most important surviving books is the earliest known edition of the Comedia de Calisto y Melibea, more commonly called La Celestina.
The Hispanic Society’s copy of La Celestina had been in the collection of John Pierpont Morgan who, in 1909, loaned the volume to Archer M. Huntington, founder of the Hispanic Society of America, who wished to publish a facsimile of the work. Upon the publication of the facsimile, Morgan gave the precious incunable as a gift to Huntington.

The Burgos edition has been the subject of an intense scholarly debate, much of it focused on the date of printing. Some scholars consider the edition to have been printed in 1499, as the printer’s device states, while others believe the edition to have been printed later, in 1501–1502.
Gallery talk:
Saturday, November 14, 2009, 11:00 am
Ms. Vanessa Pintado
Assistant Librarian

Ricardo Hernández
Head of Education and Public Programs
The Hispanic Society of America
613 West 155th Street
New York, NY 10032
(212) 926-2234 ext. 209

Monday, November 9, 2009

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Visit any of our DWR Studios or Tools for Living stores and you'll never see a “do not touch” sign. We invite you to linger, bring your dog or kids and join us for design events. Continue the experience here, at, where you'll find everything we carry, plus additional finishes and styles not shown in our catalogs or Studios. And, of course, you can always call or Instant Message our San Francisco-based office. Whether you experience DWR by Studio, phone or online, you'll receive knowledgeable assistance from people who come from design backgrounds.

Friday, November 6, 2009

and @ Christie's....

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced the auction Magnificent Tiffany featuring Property from the Gluck Collection will be held as part of its 20th-Century Decorative Art & Design sales on December 8, 2009. On February 17, 1979, Christie's held the landmark sale Magnificent Tiffany Featuring The Gluck Collection, the first major Tiffany offering at auction. The sale was an unparalleled success. It was the first time a Tiffany lamp commanded more than $100,000, with the "Cob Web" lamp selling for a then-remarkable $150,000. The Gluck Collection set the bar for future sales in the category. More than 30 years later, Christie's will offer ten additional pieces from this legendary collection.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sotheby’s November Latin American Art

Latin American ArtSale N08595
18 & 19 Nov 09, New York

Exhibition: VIEWING
New YorkSat, 14 Nov 09, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMSun, 15 Nov 09, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PMMon, 16 Nov 09, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMTue, 17 Nov 09, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMWed, 18 Nov 09, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

AuctionLocation: New YorkSession 1: Wed, 18 Nov 09, 7:00 PMSession 2: Thu, 19 Nov 09, 10:00 AM

Sotheby’s November Latin American Art sale celebrates the 30th anniversary of auctions in this field. The first Latin American Art Sale was pioneered by Sotheby’s in 1979 in conjunction with the Center for Inter-American Relations (now the Americas Society). Sotheby’s is proud to continue this innovative tradition with a sale that highlights one of the most lyrical surrealist paintings by Roberto Matta – Endless Nudes, accompanied by other great surrealist works by Leonora Carrington and Rufino Tamayo. The pioneering non-figurative tradition in Latin American Art is epitomized by Diego Rivera’s stunning cubist Naturaleza Muerta en Óvalo and Joaquín Torres- Garcia’s Construcción Infinita. Art from Brazil is another highlight, with works by Camargo, Varejão, Meireles and Krajcberg.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Message from Leah OATES


Below are a few things I have coming up.

On November 21st Collective Gallery 173-171 "Favorite Pieces" will open.Its a great group of artists
and hope to see you there.

I have work featured on Art In Brooklyn online..see link below...

And should you be in Miami this year check out the new work from China at C. Emerson
Fine Arts at Aqua Miami. I sadly will not be able to make it this year as we are moving
within Brooklyn at that time.

I send my best.


909 Central Avenue St. Petersburg, Florida 33705 (727)898-6068


ST. PETERSBURG/ MIAMI – C. Emerson Fine Arts proudly presents a group exhibit of drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture for Aqua Art Miami. The exhibition will include works by 10 artist of international reputation: Gary Baseman, Kyan Bishop, Clayton Chandler, Rocky Grimes, Patrick Lindhardt, Leah Oates, Pose, Push, Ryan the Wheelbarrow and Jeff Whipple. This diverse group of contemporaries represents the evolving movement of art transcending boundaries of expectations and genre.

The works in the C. Emerson Aqua Art Miami exhibition relate the artists’ captivation with social/cultural issues and personal narrative. The psychological presence of these pieces engages the viewer to reexamine the conceptual basis of surrealism, pop culture and abstract art.

Gary Baseman is an internationally adored pervasive artist. His iconic work is Id driven, surreal and playful. Kyan Bishop uses the Ego of her subconscious mind to express an internal struggle with her fascination of completely falling apart .Jeff Whipple advances realism to create a very surrealistic expression of human nature. Clayton Chandler, Push, Ryan the Wheelbarrow play with line quality and abstraction. They engage the viewer’s imagination to actively look far beyond the obvious. Leah Oates and Pose respond to urban experience. Oates uses layers of photography to reflect upon the transcendental experience of landscape. Pose is an influential contributor to the graffiti movement. Rocky Grimes and Patrick Lindhardt expound printmaking to extremes. Grimes’ punk rock sensibility appropriates screen printing creating multi-media installations. He challenges material consumption and culturally driven desires. Lindhardt is a master printmaker utilizing narrative traversing natural disaster.

LA Times has describes Gary Baseman’s art "adorably perverse."

“Leah Oates’s photographs of Transitory Spaces, articulate the amassed banality of the trace and by-products from social processes and consumption” Drain Magazine.

Juxtapoz recently interviewed Pose and a part of his collective We Are Supervision. They described him as “graff-writing god Pose.” Rocky Grimes a Juxtapoz favorite has recently been included in Juxtapoz Poster Art Book.

Many of the artists exhibiting have had recent museum exhibitions.

Aqua Art Miami is a satellite fair in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach December 3 – 6, 2009. Aqua Art Miami is located at 42 NE 25th St. Miami FL 33137.
Aqua Art Miami will open for press and VIP Thursday December 3rd 10 AM – 1 PM.
General public hours are Thursday, December 3: 1pm - 7pm, Friday, December 4: 11am - 7pm, Saturday, December 5: 11am - 7pm, Sunday, December 6: 11am - 4pm.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Welcome to the RIVERDALE ART CENTER ...

Check the website for more information

Founder and President of the Riverdale Art Center, Patricia Watson is both a historian and a sculptor. Dr. Watson is a principal of the Business History Group consulting firm, serving as Vice President and Creative Director since 1989. She received her B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University, specializing in the history of medicine and medical anthropology. She is a writer/producer/creative director for print, Web, exhibit and video/DVD productions.

Patricia A. Watson, Ph.D.
She has worked extensively on HIV/AIDS and conducted fieldwork for projects in Botswana, Benin, Cameroon, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa. She is the editor of The Front Line in the War on HIV/AIDS in Botswana: Case Studies from the African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships (ACHAP). Other publications include The Angelical Conjunction: The Preacher-Physicians of Colonial New England. She also served as creative director and executive producer for Becoming American Express: 150 Years of Reinvention and Customer Service. She has produced interactive Web materials for such clients as the Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition, Wyeth, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, and the Merck Institute for Science Education.

Dr. Watson studied art until she was 18 before pursuing an academic career. She rediscovered her artistic passion ten years ago, and since then has actively pursued ceramics, ceramic sculpture, and alternative firing techniques. She has studied sculpture at William Paterson University, and alternative firing techniques at Adelphi University and Castle Hill. She is a founding board member of Icehouse Pottery, an artists’ cooperative in Riverdale, New Jersey. Her work is informed by her widespread travels in Africa and extensive background in anthropology, cave art, shamanic healing, totemism, and primitive cultures. She draws her artistic inspiration from the healing forces of nature and the fragile state of our planet. Each of her pieces is imbued with a reverence for the creatures of this planet in desperate need of our protection.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Hum! Que puis je apprendre du style "Bauhaus"?


The Bauhaus, the German school of art, architecture, and design that was open for a mere fourteen years, closed 76 years ago, introduced the word sleek to our design vocabulary, and changed the way we think about daily-use items from cantilevered chairs (good) to piles of old magazines (bad). The Bauhaus was famously clutter-averse, teaching acolytes to discard the unnecessary, champion the streamlined and the utilitarian, and design always with mass production in mind. Two exhibits opening next week make the school’s continuing impact clear. At the Museum of Modern Art, “Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity” (opening November 8) is filled with objects and furniture (as well as painting and architecture) as clean, functional, and striking as anything on the market today, by names that still resonate: Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, Josef Albers. Uptown at the Museum of the City of New York, “Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future” (opening November 10) surveys the career of the Finnish-American architect, who didn’t actually attend the Bauhaus but channeled its principles for a postwar American public. (We have him at least partly to thank for the modular cubicle and the ergonomic office chair.) “The democratization and Everyman aspiration of design shops, from Ikea to Muji, shows the influence of the Bauhaus,” says Barry Bergdoll, chief curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA and co-curator of “Bauhaus.” “They believed that if you combined modern design and practicality and utility, the public would be converted.” As with, say, the iPhone—very Bauhaus

Read more: How the Bauhaus School Is Still Influencing Modern Design -- New York Magazine