2018 Spotlight Artists
The Spotlight Program offers a focused look at several cutting-edge artists and galleries. Our Spotlight Program recipients for Spectrum Miami 2018 have been posted! Scroll down and view some of the artwork you will want to be sure and see live at the show.
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Booth 105 & 108
Booth 105 & 108
At Artblend, a team of award-winning professionals, Michael and Elaine Joseph, focus on current trends and technology to assist artists worldwide through their company, Artblend Inc. They use Artblend as a way to examine and redefine the traditional criteria for artists to run a successful art business. Artblend operates as a full-service, art-related business offering gallery and art fair exhibitions, marketing and promotion, book publishing, and magazine profiles to emerging, mid-career, and established artists from around the world.
Over the last 10 years, Artblend has worked with hundreds of artists from around the world. Artblend is a multifaceted art company with much to offer. In the art gallery, Artblend represents artists wishing full time exhibition. The biannual publication, Artblend Magazine, features multiple artists. Artblend exhibits with multiple art fairs across the country each year, creating another layer of exposure for represented artists. Additionally, Artblend creates publishing and marketing for dozens of artists each year.
Doug Powell Art
Professional Mosaic Artist Doug Powell has mastered an unusual art form. Mosaic portraits and murals created with cast-off computer keys. Powell, who has been studying and perfecting his methods for many years, uses upcycled computer keys from tens of thousands of computer keyboards and arranges the retired caps using their individual character and color to complete the artwork.
His art is collected by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! and is on display in numerous museums from Hollywood, California, to Times Square, New York City, as well as Canada, London, and Amsterdam. Since 2010, Ripley’s and Powell have transacted dozens of works of art including mural like portraits of John Lennon, Steve Jobs, Frankenstein, Statue of Liberty, John F. Kennedy and most recently, Princess Leia.
Doug has won numerous awards and has been commissioned for works, both public and private. In 2017, Powell exhibited during Miami Art Week for the first time at the Spectrum Miami show. Not only was the show a great success, but he received the 2017 Spectrum Miami Art Show Directors’ Award. His works are currently exhibiting with the Guarisco Gallery in Washington DC.
Marianne Enhorning Design
Comox, British Columbia, Canada
Marianne Enhörning is a West Coast Canadian artist. Born in Sweden, she is deeply influenced by her family heritage. Marianne has spent many years alternating her time between natural and urban environments: on the West Coast as a kayak guide and in cities, working in architecture.
Before architecture, she had studied fine arts as part of her BA and has now returned to her true vocation, painting. Marianne creates evocative, dreamlike works in mixed media that are figurative, nature influenced and abstractly architectural. Her art emerges from her deep sense of longing for a world that is inclusive, equal and just; a world that is simple and kind.
Marianne’s figurative work is a tribute to the indomitable power of women. Her life size figures celebrate inner strength and personal power. Despite the many challenges faced by women culturally and historically, they rise above, using love, wisdom, and the sisterhood to prevail against all odds. These iconic women love life and all that it means to be a woman. Utilizing a combination of bold, textural strokes and delicate lines, Marianne connects to herself as woman. Personal longing has fed the work and an internal struggle exists in the layers of the art. Using intuition, heart and soul, the artist creates strong, graceful women who are grounded in their sense of self.
“Painting is my voice, the place where I can express passions that words can’t reach. I begin with a palette of paint, a new canvas and no preconceived ideas. When I raise my head, I see an image true to my being that still evades words.”
For many years, Mecenavie Gallery has been serving talented artists, striving to give them every opportunity to make a name for themselves. Mecenavie promotes contemporary artists. Since 2004, Mecenavie has been helping its artists in providing them with high quality services, which include exhibitions in French and international art fairs, auction sales and corporate rentals.
The Mecenavie Gallery does not concentrate on artists who work in only one particular style or genre, but rather searches for the beauty and skill artists display in many different ways. Abstract art, figurative art and sculpture all find their place in the gallery and in the minds of the audience.
Tracy Piper Studio
San Francisco, California
Tracy Piper is an ex-circus performer turned figurative painter based in San Francisco, CA. She has shown at SCOPE and SELECT in Miami, FL; stARTup Art Fair in San Francisco, CA; SCOPE New York, NY; and exhibits internationally. In 2017, Tracy competed on the GSNTV show “Skin Wars: Fresh Paint” and emerged victorious! She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Illustration with distinction from California College of the Arts and is currently represented by Art Attack SF in San Francisco, California.
“You Are Loved” is an ongoing series of portraits that emphasizes the uniqueness inherent in us all. Fabricated from multiple sources, these fictionalized “daughters” challenge society’s notions of beauty by finding empowerment in their individuality. Seemingly familiar, these portraits could be of someone you know—neighbor, friend, sister, child, me, or you. “In this oversaturated world where we are told how to look and behave, these portraits are a reminder that you can simply be you. You are enough. You are worthy. You are loved,” said Tracy.
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