CINTAS Knight Foundation Fellowship in the Visual Arts Finalists:
Pavel Acosta-Proenza, Aurora de Armendi, Ivan Toth Depeña, Vanessa Diaz, Lilian Garcia-Roig, Diana Guerrero-Macia, Gabriel Martinez, Hugo Patao, Carlos Rigau, Norberto Rodriguez, Juana Valdes
Miami, September 9, 2016 – Miami Dade College (MDC) Museum of Art + Design, home of the CINTAS Fellows Collection and the CINTAS Foundation announce this year’s finalists for the annual CINTAS Knight Foundation Fellowship Competition. A reception and awards presentation will take place on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at the college’s iconic Freedom Tower. The reception will commence at 6pm and award announcements will begin promptly at 7pm.
The MDC Museum of Art + Design at the Freedom Tower will be exhibiting the visual arts finalists’ work through December 30, 2016. The exhibition, which features works by each of the visual arts finalists, is free and open to the public.
CINTAS Fellowships acknowledge creative accomplishments and encourage excellence in architecture, literature, music composition and the visual arts. Eligibility is limited to artists of Cuban citizenship or direct descent (having a Cuban parent or grandparent).
The jury: Amada Cruz, Director, Phoenix Art Museum; Stephen Maine, The School of Visual Arts, New York; Dominic Molon, Curator, RISD Museum; Shannon Stratton, Chief Curator; Museum of Art and Design, New York; Helen Toomer, Director, Pulse Contemporary Art Fair
I am very pleased to have my painting Cumulative Nature: Native Oranges & Palms be mentioned and reproduced in an essay titled Contemporary Art of the Hispanophone Caribbean Islands in an Archipelagic Framework co-written by Tatiana Flores and Michelle Stephens. This essay was included in the The Idea of Hispanophone Caribbean Studies section, guest edited by Vanessa Perez-Rosario for the 51st issue of SMALL AXE, a Caribbean journal of criticism published three times a year by Duke University Press.
More information on the publication and on how to order it can be found at:
A new 10 month “pop-up” gallery in Palm Desert, California opens the end of August.
I will be in NYC May 3-7 and will be attending the VIP Opening on May 3, from 2-7. Please come by and see me if you are there!
I am very honored to have two of my on-site landscape paintings included in the “contemporary section” of this exhibition. One work dates back to the early 90’s when I spent a month working in the Taos Mesa in New Mexico. I was mostly helping my UT-Austin colleague hand-build an adobe house in the morning & painting in the afternoons (this was basically their back yard!) The other work is from my new home state of Florida and is a quintessential example of the dense, wild palms & vegetation found in the northern Florida wetlands. A 112 pg catalog was produced for the exhibition. Included are essays by the curator Segundo Fernandez and art historians Juan Martinez, and Paul Niell.
You can get a catalog by contacting the museum.
Below is a link to the ON VIEW MAGAZINE (Jan-March edition, pages 100-110) article on the show.