Art Basel Miami Opens


One of the major US art events is taking place this week – Art Basel Miami. The eight-year-old opened today, bigger than ever, and accessorized by a robust bunch of rival fairs (including Red Dot Miami), fashion parties, book signings, benefits, and, yes, Sly Stallone is showing his fine art paintings. Too much.

Over at the Red Dot Fair, artists from the Washington Glass School are showing at the Mayer Fine Art Gallery.

Tim Tate reports from the fair that sales on the VIP preview and first day is encouraging for artists – Tim has sold a major mixed media work – his blown and cast glass / video work “A Question of Evolution”

Washington Glass School Going South


This December, the entire art world turns its focus to Miami. Anchored by Art Basel Miami (the sister event of Switzerland’s Art Basel, one of the most prestigious art shows worldwide for the past 40 years), there is a convergence of art, celebrities, sunshine and over-the-topness, creating a cultural and social highlight for the Americas. The success and prestige of Art Basel Miami has created satellite art shows, including Art Miami and Red Dot Art Fair – all located near or adjacent to each other.The simultaneous art fairs create a combination of an international selection of top galleries with special exhibitions, parties and crossover events featuring music, film, architecture and design. Tourists, art collectors, curators and art lovers come from around the globe to attend this annual art frenzy.

Artists from the Washington Glass School will be showing at this year’s art explosion that is Art Basel Miami. Mayer Fine Art is one of the galleries showing at Red Dot, and they will showcase the work of the Tim Tate, Erwin Timmers and Michael Janis. If you are getting your tan on – come and get your art on!


Dec 2 -6, 2009

Wednesday, December 2nd,
VIP and Press Preview, 5 – 6 PM
Opening Reception, to benefit GreenMiami, 6 – 9 PM
General Admission:
Thursday, December 3rd, 11 AM – 7 PM
Friday, December 4th, 11 AM – 8 PM
Saturday, December 5th, 11 AM – 8 PM
Sunday, December 6th, 11 AM – 6 PM

Wynwood Art District
NW 31st Street and NE 1st Avenue (Midtown Blvd), Miami, FL 33137

Booth B105