Spectrum Miami 2015 – Video Highlights & Show Photos
From international art collectors to Miami Art Week fashionistas, Spectrum Miami 2015 attracted art lovers of all kinds to its five-day fine art extravaganza in a new and improved location. Marking a 14 percent increase in attendance over last year, 29,000 attendees came to the show, drawn like fireflies to the electric energy and world-class contemporary art that Spectrum Miami promised—and delivered. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from this year’s amazing show.
Boasting over 160 exhibitors from all over the world, Spectrum showcased thousands of cutting-edge works of art in its sleek, gallery-style venue in Miami’s Arts and Entertainment District. The VIP Opening Night Party drew a crowd of 5,800 to take part in exciting unveilings, refreshments, and a first glimpse at all of the artwork—that’s a 28 percent increase in partygoers since last year! And throughout the weekend, throngs of visitors enjoyed Meet the Artist events, live demos, inspiring Art Labs, and the palpable Miami Art Week buzz in the air.
Congratulations to all of our award winners for 2015! The recipients went above and beyond to earn top marks in their respective categories.
- Best New Exhibitor: Max Zorn of Stick Together
- Best Booth Design: BlinkGroup Gallery, Artblend, and Art Design Consultants
- Directors’ Award: Murloge Gallery, Michael Alfano, and Contemporary Art Projects USA for Help Hope Nepal Mural Project
- Best Sculpture Award: Eric Scupe; Robert Borgatta, represented by Adrian Albert; and Heidi Loewen
- Best International Exhibitor: Maria Elena Beneito; Mecenavie; and Alfredo Palmero, represented by Gallery NK
Hundreds of artists and galleries displayed their work at Spectrum Miami, and many came away with valuable new contacts and lucrative deals. Here are some of the top sales and commissions from this year’s show:
- ADC, Art Design Consultants | Blink Art Resource: 30 pieces sold, including a Bruce Niemi stainless steel sculpture for $25,000; “Retro Mesh,” a glass sculpture piece by Renato Foti, for $12,000; a $17,000 sculpture; a $10,000 woven glass wall light; and multiple Mary Johnson pieces.
- Adrian Albert: Procured a buyer for the entire Robert Borgatta collection he exhibited at the show.
- Antonella Sanoja: First-time exhibitor sold 8 pieces.
- Blink Group Gallery: Sold 5 Francesca Filanc pieces.
- Carolina Rojas: Sold 6 sculpture pieces.
- Conde Contemporary Gallery: Sold 4 pieces totaling $34,000, including “Balcon a la Habana” by NOA, “Amor Sin Antifaz” and “Melisa” by Darian Rodriguez Mederos, and “Sorpresa en La Fiesta de Leopoldo” by Andres Conde.
- Contemporary Art Projects USA: Sales totaled more than $34,000, including $10,000 for 39 pieces from the Help Hope Nepal Mural.
- James Paterson Art: Paterson sold 9 pieces and acquired 2 commissions. His total sales at Spectrum were $18,200, with his highest priced piece, “I WON THIS IN A WAGER WITH MY IMAGINATION,” fetching $5,500.
- Mattson’s Fine Art: 12 pieces sold, including works from Alexis Silk, Afro Celotto Glass, Peter Layton, and Harry Roa Jewelry.
- Max Zorn: First-time exhibitor Zorn and his Stick Together Gallery sold 15+ pieces, including “Ocean Drive” for $2,500 and “Golden Haze,” “Southbound,” and several others for $4,500.
- RDZ Fine Art: Sold 5 paintings and 3 original ceramic plates, garnering $37,500 in total sales. The top sale was Orestes Gaulhiac’s “A Rose from my Heart,” an acrylic on canvas, for $6,500.
- Souren Mousavi: Sales exceeded $12,000, including “Tree of Life,” an original oil and acrylic painting for $7,500, as well as another original and various prints. Mousavi also placed a further $7,500 of limited edition prints with a U.S. gallery.
- Tanner Lawley Group: Sold 3 Lawleys, plus multiple pieces from other artists represented.
- Thomas Wargin: Sold 7 pieces, including “A Ride With The Angel of Death” for $6,000.
- Timmy Sneaks: Sold 5 of his mixed-media pop art pieces.
- Other exhibitors reporting placements include Iryna Lialko, H. Allen Benowitz, Diana Vurnbrand, and Jeanne Bessette. In addition, a top collector came to the show and bought from several artists: 2 Thomas Wargin pieces, a Shelley Lake original, and four additional original paintings.
A huge thank you to all of our amazing exhibitors, attendees, sponsors, and volunteers—we couldn’t have done it without you! Make sure to keep up with Spectrum Miami on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for all the latest.