Upcoming Event: Design Miami/ 2016 Nov 30 – Dec 4

This year’s edition of Design Miami/ brings the best in design from galleries and exhibitors from across the globe and includes such highlights as:

  • The launch of Building Legacy: Designing for Sustainability, a partnership between Design Miami/ and the United Nations
  • Dean & DeLuca unveil Stage by German architect Ole Scheeren, a new food retail concept
  • Design Miami/ x Maison Kitsuné launch a limited edition mini-capsule collection at this year’s fair
  • Audi presents The Extra Hour by Lego
  • Maison Perrier-Jouët partners with American artist Andrew Kudless to present L’Eden
  • FENDI reaffirms its commitment to design at the fair and presents THE HAPPY ROOM by Cristina Celestino
  • Airbnb presents Sobremesa, a lively exploration of shared space, by Mexico City-based design studio Pedro&Juana
  • Louis Vuitton presents new additions to the Objets Nomades series which have been specially commissioned for Design Miami/
  • COMPAC will present ICE, a collaboration between the leading Spanish surfaces company and renowned artist and designer, Arik Levy
  • CNN Style joining Design Miami/ as the official news outlet of the fair with an on-site newsroom

A definite must-see!  Continue reading “Upcoming Event: Design Miami/ 2016 Nov 30 – Dec 4”

Upcoming Event: NADA Miami Beach 2016 Dec 1-4

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) Miami Beach 2016 Dec 1-4 returns for its 14th edition to the Deauville Beach Resort with exhibitors showcasing the best of of emerging contemporary art.  This amazing arts non-profit organization’s dedication to celebrating new art from artists from around the globe offers a welcome respite to art collectors, artists and art aficionados. 

“We are very excited for the 14th edition of NADA Miami Beach. This year, we continue to support NADA’s growing international community through programs such as NADA Projects and the NADA x Exhibitionary International Gallery Prize, with exhibiting galleries visiting from 17 different countries, 43 of which are participating for the first time,” says NADA Executive Director, Heather Hubbs.

NADA is on my must-see list! 

VIP Preview by Invitation:
Thursday December 1, 10am – 12pm

Opening Preview By Invitation:
Thursday, December 1, 12 – 2pm

Open to the Public:
Thursday, December 1, 2–7pm
Friday, December 2, 11am–7pm
Saturday,December 3, 11am–7pm
Sunday, December 4, 11am–5pm Continue reading “Upcoming Event: NADA Miami Beach 2016 Dec 1-4”

Upcoming Event: Art Basel Miami Beach 2016

Art Basel-Miami Beach 2016 Nov 30 – Dec 4 features works of art from over 250 of the world’s leading international galleries from 29 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.  

Contemporary and Modern paintings, sculptures, installations, prints, photography, film, video, digital art, art-historical showcases and projects, limited edition collaborations and more are all represented. 

Art Basel Miami Beach

2016 marks the fifteenth edition of the Miami Beach show, which has expanded over the years to include dedicated sections for film, outdoor sculpture, works in edition and curated shows of historical significance. The show has always offered both exploration – with new works created by emerging artists – and a continuity of a high quality international roster. Over 85 galleries exhibiting this year also took part in the very first edition in Miami Beach in 2002.

Plus, not to be missed, is the Conversations and Salon Talks programming where prominent figures from the art world artists, curators, critics and collectors engage in thoughtful and highly engaging discussions. 
Art Basel Miami Beach

Every year that I get to attend, it feels like the world’s largest museum of contemporary and modern art has set itself up in proximity to me, albeit for a very limited time period.

It is not to be missed, so if you can be there, be there.

Media Reception
Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 9.30am, Collectors Lounge

Private View
Wednesday November 30, 2016, 11am to 8pm (by invitation only)

Vernissage
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 11am to 3pm (by invitation only)

Public opening dates and hours:

Thursday December 1, 2016, 3pm to 8pm
Friday, December 2, 2016, 12noon to 8pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 12noon to 8pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 12noon to 6pm

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

*All images by Simone Todd (2015)

Upcoming Event: Red Dot Miami Nov 30 – Dec 4

The 10th edition of Red Dot Miami Nov 30 – Dec 6 launches under new ownership by the Redwood Media Group and will feature up to 75 international galleries exhibiting paintings, sculpture, photography, and secondary market works.

The theme for Red Dot Miami 2016 is [EVOLVE]: At every turn, the art world is shifting. Galleries, artists, and collectors alike are continuously evolving, in turn imploring us to expand our perspectives.

Site-specific Art Lab projects, Art Talks, specially selected Spotlight Galleries and special events are some of the reasons why Red Dot Dot Miami has made my Miami Art Week Must-See List!

Also, Red Dot Miami tickets will grant you additional access to Spectrum Miami and a percentage of all ticket sales go to benefit LIFE is ART, a local Miami-based charity.

SHOW HOURS:
Opening Night Preview Party: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | 6 – 10pm

General Public Show Hours:
Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 12 – 8pm
Friday, December 2, 2016 | 12 – 8pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016 | 12 – 8pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016 | 12 – 5pm

VENUE:
Red Dot Miami Tent
1700 NE 2nd Ave. at NE 17th St.
Miami, FL 33132

ADMISSION COST
Opening Night/5-Day Pass: $75 online / $85 at event
Opening Night Preview Pass: $50 online / $60 at event
General Admission, 1-Day Pass: $25 online / $30 at event
Seniors, 1-Day Pass: $15 online / $20 at event
Students, 1-Day Pass: $10 online / $20 at event

Upcoming Event: Spectrum Miami Art Show Nov 30 – Dec 4

The Spectrum Miami Art Show Nov 30 -Dec 4 is on my Miami Art Week Must-See List because this juried contemporary art show, in the heart of the Arts and Entertainment District, features fine art from top galleries and artists from across the U.S. and internationally, along with entertainment, curated projects, and evening events.

The theme for Spectrum Miami 2015 is [ELEVATE]: Heightening your senses at the hub of the art world. Spectrum Miami features specially curated programs that are informed by the theme, including site-specific Art Lab projects, Art Talks, a specially selected emerging LaunchPad Artist, and a selection of Spotlight Artists. These programs provide a dynamic experience for attendees, allowing them to view and interact with works by leading national and international artists and view exhibitions and events that showcase the thriving art landscape of Miami.

SHOW HOURS:
Opening Night Preview Party: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | 6 – 10pm

General Public Show Hours:
Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 12 – 8pm
Friday, December 2, 2016 | 12 – 8pm
Saturday, December 3, 2016 | 12 – 8pm
Sunday, December 4, 2016 | 12 – 5pm

VENUE:
Spectrum Miami Tent
1700 NE 2nd Ave. at NE 17th St.
Miami, FL 33132

ADMISSION COST
Opening Night/5-Day Pass: $75 online / $85 at event
Opening Night Preview Pass: $50 online / $60 at event
General Admission, 1-Day Pass: $25 online / $30 at event
Seniors, 1-Day Pass: $15 online / $20 at event
Students, 1-Day Pass: $10 online / $20 at event

1001 Hints that Something is Wrong in the Workplace – Printer Please!

Hint: Old printers don’t die, they just fade away…
1001 Hints that Something is Wrong in the Workplace-1

Working in multiple workplaces over the years, you get to witness the craziness that happens as well as hear more than a few stories from your fellow workers.

I decided it was time to share some of those stories in a post-it sized format that I post mainly on my Instagram channel.

Hope you like them!

Rewind: UNTITLED Miami Beach 2015

While I loved attending UNTITLED Miami Beach 2015, I don’t have as many pics or any video as I should cause I did not pay heed to the cardinal rule of Miami Art Week: always, always, always have backup batteries for your camera and smartphone!!!!!

IF my batteries would have lasted, you would have seen more pics of the 127 international exhibitors, galleries, non-profit organizations and institutions, and artist-run exhibition spaces from over 20 countries as well as pics from Untitled-Radio on Wynwood Radio.

This year I promise not to make that error again when I go to UNTITLED Miami Beach 2016!