Art Basel Miami Features Washington Glass School Artists!

In December - Art Basel Miami will be the center the the art universe.

In December – Art Basel Miami will be the center the the art universe.

Some of the world’s top galleries and art museums will be showing at the annual contemporary art bonanza, Art Basel Miami Beach 2018. Art Basel and the satellite fairs host visitors from all over the globe each Miami Art Week, so expect amazing contemporary paintings, films and videos, sculptures, drawings, photography, digital art and installations – including works from artists of the Washington Glass School.

Art Miami and Context Art Fair on the Downtown side of Miami.

Art Miami and Context Art Fair on the Downtown side of Miami.

Habatat Galleries Michigan will have a booth at SCOPE Art Fair (booth F39) on Miami Beach will again feature works by Tim Tate. This year his new works will be teamed with works by Chicago artist Joseph Ivacic.

Tim Tate, "Vortex" at Habatat Gallery booth F39.

Tim Tate, “Vortex” at Habatat Gallery booth F39.

Washington, DC’s Alida Anderson Art Project (AAAP) will fbe at CONTEXT Art Miami, featuring works by WGS artists Erwin Timmers, Michael Janis and Laura Beth Konopinski. WGS alum Audrey Wilson will also be exhibiting her newest works with AAAP (booths C321 & C322).

Laura Beth Konopinski with Alida Anderson Art Projects Booth C322

Laura Beth Konopinski with Alida Anderson Art Projects Booth C322

Erwin Timmers, "Spoils", cast recycled glass, with Alida Anderson Art Projects @ CONTEXT Art Miami

Erwin Timmers, “Spoils”, cast recycled glass, with Alida Anderson Art Projects @ CONTEXT Art Miami

Michael Janis, "Stasis in the Darkness", kiln formed glass sgraffito imagery powder frit

Michael Janis, “Stasis in the Darkness”, Alida Anderson Art Projects, booth C322.

Asheville’s new Momentum Gallery will be at CONTEXT Art Miami. They will also feature our Tim Tate’s new work (booth C130). 

Tim Tate, "Hashtag / Identity in the 21st Century" at Momentum Gallery

Tim Tate, “Hashtag / Identity in the 21st Century” at Momentum Gallery

 

Report from Miami Art Fairs

The view of the Atlantic Ocean from SCOPE Art Fair 2017

The view of the Atlantic Ocean from SCOPE Art Fair 2017

It may snow along the East Coast this weekend, but down at Art Basel Miami Beach, it was all sunshine and beach parties and artwork and music everywhere. A fun thing about Miami is you get to spend hours in Lyfts and cabs going across causeways to and from the beach exhibits. context.art.fair.miami.2017.alida_anderson

Washington Glass School artists were represented at a number of the incredible art fairs that took place during Art Basel / Miami Art Fair week.

Erwin Timmers new work was dazzling!

Erwin Timmers new work was dazzling!

At Context Art Miami – Alida Anderson Art Project showed artists Erwin Timmers, Laura Beth Konopinski and Audrey Wilson.

Audrey Wilson and Laura Beth Konopinski at Context

Audrey Wilson and Laura Beth Konopinski at Context

Congrats to our own Laura Beth Konopinski, who was selected by Julian Navarro, the fair director as one of the standout women artists at the fair!

Tim Tate's works shone brightly at SCOPE Miami

Tim Tate’s works shone brightly at SCOPE Miami

Tim Tate and Michael Janis were featured by Habatat Galleries at two art fairs – SCOPE Miami and Form Art Fair. Tim’s new wall pieces were a hit at SCOPE – with many reacting to the artwork’s content.jennifer.scanlan.scope.tim_tate.glass.miami.art.fair

Tim's work was the most photo'd works at Miami Beach.

Tim’s work was the most photo’d works at Miami Beach.

The newest art fair “Form” opened across the street from Art Basel. Run by the same group that presents SOFA Chicago, the artwork focused on media specific art.

Michael Janis' work at Habatat Galleries space at the FORM Art Fair.

Michael Janis’ work at Habatat Galleries space at the FORM Art Fair.

There was alot of glitz and glamour and celebrity-sightings during the week.

Artist Chuck Close came thru the show.

Artist Chuck Close came thru the show.

As did these glitterati.

As did these glitterati.

When Art Basel first came to Miami in 2002, it was a satellite art fair and an end-of-the-year anchor to the Basel, Switzerland main event held in the summer. But in a perfect storm of palm trees, parties, a surge of interest in art (or at least the lucrative art market), and an Instagram explosion, it’s now become the biggest annual art event in North America, attended by some 85,000 people. And as the fair morphs into two dozen satellite fairs and a weeklong full calendar of art and fashion happenings, it’s also a venue to show how the art by a new generation of artists is being made.