THAT’S A WRAP: HIGHLIGHTS OF SPECTRUM MIAMI 2021
Mana Wynwood was ablaze with activity during Miami Art Week, thanks to the 11th edition of Spectrum Miami. After a two year hiatus, it was wonderful to be together again — exhibitors and collectors saying hello again, seeing all the creativity that blossomed over the past months, and finding new artwork to love and collect. The five-day fine art experience ran from Opening Night on December 1 through Sunday, December 5 — and was full of non-stop events and happenings..
Spectrum’s theme, [DOUBLE TAKE], served as inspiration for the 125+ exhibitors that featured the hottest independent career artists, studios, and younger galleries. And collectors and art lovers alike were definitely paying attention, slowing down, and looking closer. there was so much to see and enjoy!
- The Know Going Back Tour, dedicated to bringing community together through art, culminated at Spectrum Miami with Tom Franco, Alan Chin and their amazing crew of artists creating artwork daily that made attendees take a second look.
- Acclaimed 3D Pop Artist Fazzino was on hand in Booth 418 with his newest originals and prints. His work is in museums and private collections around the world — and several collectors added his work to their collection too.
- Michael Alfano at Alfano Sculpture, Booth S304, made his Spectrum Miami return with more of his amazing sculptures — from large to small, his creativity shines through in every piece.
- Inspired by the visual arts and cues from collectors, Shana Roark was the Super Girl at Surfergirl Gallery, Booth 509. She wrote poems for collectors on the spot on her typewriter as a keepsake.
- Topo Chico made you look with the unexpected and daily live demonstrations. Guests sipped a Topo Chico water while watching artists DaveL, Corey Pane, Jenna Efrein, and Natasha Tomchin create their next work of art.
Of course, that’s only a hint of everything that happened — take a look at our photo albums and you’ll see more of the action!
- Renata Cuellar
- Renssen Gallery
- Surfergirl Gallery
- Jayson Fate Art
- Lonell Nellessen
- Paul McDermott
- Ken Orton Gallery
- Kevin Deuso Art
- DeCluuz Gallery
Best Booth Design:
- Roberta Ruocco
- Karin Brauns Art
- End to End Gallery
- Christina Sodano
- Angela Fabbri and Adam Land
- Mecenavie Gallery
- Pigment international – Woodrow Nash & Gerald Griffin
- Aaron Paskins
- Alliage Contemporary Art Design
- Alfano Sculpture
- Silber & Jones Fine Art
Best New Exhibitor:
- 22 Portals – The Art of Mel Brown
- Brandon Clarke Designs
- Brian Poli-Dixon
- Les Panchyshyn
- Act Contemporary | Ron Miller
Best International Exhibitor:
- J B H Jacqueline H-Botquelen
- Corvus Re
- Monica Avayou
- Juana De Arte Galeria
- South Trip Art Gallery
Best [SOLO] Exhibitor
- Evelyn Ortiz Photography
- Paul McDermott
- Pop Basel
- Thomas Elias Lockhart III
Spectrum Miami exhibitors were pleased to see so many collectors, and the number of sales and commissions reported throughout the show this year was impressive, as were the gallery placements by [SOLO] artists. Here is a sampling of highlights from this year’s exhibitor sales:
- Renssen Art Gallery definitely made people take a second look and got the fair off to a great start with their Opening Night sale of a Picasso original and subsequent sales of 14 other works.
- Artblend had an impressive booth and reported substantial sales, including Doug Powell’s iconic keyboard art Picasso. I Do Not Seek, I Find placed at $24,500, artist Jason Sauer’s sold out work, multiple artist sales, plus reports of multiple after-fair sales.
- It was pleasure to host Paris gallery Mecenavie once again and see their sales success with multiple artists, including Elka Peradze, Heather Lynn, Dubure Richard, and others.
- Artist Charles Fazzino’s 3-D Pop Art was a hit with multiple sales, including Star of Unity, Perfectly Palm Beach, Money, and several others.
- Karin Brauns new prints of her popular Heartbeats of the Wild Collection were a big success, selling 12+ pieces, along with several of her originals.
- [SOLO] artist Vicky Dreams was pleased to place her Dandelion and Marilyn works with collectors.
- Kevin Grass‘ Lame Ducks Collection drew lots of attention and both Lame Ducks and What the Duck? are now in private collections.
- First time exhibitor Chlan Grant’s reverse painted originals definitely caused a few double takes – and wound up in new homes, including Cleopatra, Between US, Ophelia, Champions, and three others.
- Gerald Griffin’s work showcased by Pigment International was a hit and one of his sculptures was placed at $12,000.
- As usual ArtNWordZ was busy throughout the fair and sold multiple pieces ranging in price from $600 to $6,000, including Hello Dali, The Unbeatables, Frida Rose, Marilyn Forever, The Dancer, and many others.
See You in 2022
Many thanks to Pommery Champagne, Artsy, Topo Chico, Buzzballz, Perrier, Radisson RED, and all of our other wonderful sponsors for their generosity and to everyone who attended the show. Red Dot Miami 2021 was a great comeback because of you!
Until next year, make sure to follow Spectrum Miami on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for all the latest news, updates, and behind-the-scenes shots. And add November 30-December 4, 2022, to your calendar now for the 2022 edition of Spectrum Miami!