COLOR ME ALL OVER

             Born in the Dominican Republican, Vicky Steckel and her family moved to New York City in the summer of 1980. As a young woman, Vicky immediately realized the potential New York City had to foster her artistic passions and talent for makeup.  She landed her first job as a freelance… Continue reading COLOR ME ALL OVER

IRVING PENN CENTENNIAL

      Catch the centennial exhibition of Irving Penn before it closes Thursday at the Pace/MacGill gallery in Midtown. Photographer Irving Penn (American, 1917–2009) is celebrated for his compelling portraits, scenes, and still lifes, in genres ranging from fashion to travel photography. Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, Penn studied painting and design at the… Continue reading IRVING PENN CENTENNIAL

GLASS WORKS AT THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN

                   ARTIST BIO Born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington, Dale Chihuly was introduced to glass while studying interior design at the University of Washington. After graduating in 1965, Chihuly enrolled in the first glass program in the country, at the University of Wisconsin. He continued his studies… Continue reading GLASS WORKS AT THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN

IN SOLIDARITY WITH BRITISH ARTIST KHADIJA SAYE

          Khadijah Saye DWELLING: In this space we breathe In London, the British artist Khadija Saye and her mother are missing from the horrific blaze at the Grenfell Tower. State of the Arts NYC sends our prayers to the family and hope Ms. Saye and her mother will be found safely.… Continue reading IN SOLIDARITY WITH BRITISH ARTIST KHADIJA SAYE

NEW GENERATION OF STILL PHOTOGRAPHY

ARTIST BIO Bas Meeuws is a young photographer who is injecting the traditional Dutch genre of the flower piece with new élan. He composes his work the way the old masters did, flower by flower in luxury and splendour. The result is a layered photography that transcends time. Meeuws was born in 1974 in Heerlen,… Continue reading NEW GENERATION OF STILL PHOTOGRAPHY

CHA CHA’S HOUSE OF ILL REPUTE

Lower East Side Dina Pisani began studying the craft of millinery in 1994 under the tutelage of the highly regarded milliner, Anne Allbrizzio. After completing the millinery program at FIT she began designing for private clients. She later started collaborating with the East Village designer Mark Montano. With Mark she could stretch her talents and… Continue reading CHA CHA’S HOUSE OF ILL REPUTE

JONAH BOKAER AT THE GLASS HOUSE

The Glass House, built between 1949 and 1995 by architect Philip Johnson,designed by Philip Johnson as his own residence, and “universally viewed as having been derived from” the Farnsworth House design, according to Alice T. Friedman. Johnson curated an exhibit of Mies van der Rohe work at the Museum of Modern Art in 1947, featuring… Continue reading JONAH BOKAER AT THE GLASS HOUSE

NEW SHOW ON ALEXANDER CALDER

    Calder: Hypermobility focuses on the extraordinary breadth of movement and sound in the work of Alexander Calder. This exhibition brings together a rich constellation of key sculptures and provides a rare opportunity to experience the works as the artist intended—in motion. Regular activations will occur in the galleries, revealing the inherent kinetic nature… Continue reading NEW SHOW ON ALEXANDER CALDER

LIAM YOUNG: NEW ROMANCE

The Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (Columbia GSAPP) presents Liam Young: New Romance, the first U.S. solo exhibition of speculative architect, artist, and filmmaker Liam Young. Presenting three new short fiction films—In the Robot Skies (2016), Where the City Can’t See (2016), and the debut… Continue reading LIAM YOUNG: NEW ROMANCE

REALIST PAINTER EDWARD HOPPER

  New York Movie, 1939 by Edward Hopper This month marks the 50th anniversary of Edward Hopper’s death. State of the Arts NYC wish to share one of his masterpieces.  A movie theater in New York, one of those elaborate mock palaces where Hollywood spirits us for a few hours into another world – in… Continue reading REALIST PAINTER EDWARD HOPPER

GEORGIA O’KEEFFE AT BROOKLYN MUSEUM

GEORGIA O’KEEFFE — A WALKING ABSTRACTION IN BLACK & WHITE   Georgia Totto O’Keeffe (November 15, 1887 – March 6, 1986) was an American artist. She was best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O’Keeffe has been recognized as the “Mother of American modernism” Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern… Continue reading GEORGIA O’KEEFFE AT BROOKLYN MUSEUM

SAVE THE GARMENT DISTRICT

                                    The NYEDC is planning to remove the 1987 zoning protections from the Garment Center. Manufacturers will experience higher rents or, in some cases, have their leases terminated. The NYGCSA opposes this change to the rezoning and is asking the NYEDC… Continue reading SAVE THE GARMENT DISTRICT

CUSTOM FLOWERS FOR OVER 100 YEARS BY M & S Schmalberg

M & S Schmalberg, located in the fashion district of NYC, is the largest direct manufacturer of custom silk fabric flower pins in the USA. We have complemented the apparel, millinery, accessory and bridal industries since 1916. Always family owned and operated, we have grown with the notoriety of style, quality and excellent service passed… Continue reading CUSTOM FLOWERS FOR OVER 100 YEARS BY M & S Schmalberg

SEAN SCULLY AT CHEIM & READ

                   Sean Scully has a new exhibition right now in Chelsea but State of the Arts NYC thought it would be good to look back on a past exhibition to allow our followers to learn more about the artist and to see how his work is evolving.… Continue reading SEAN SCULLY AT CHEIM & READ

BRONX BASED MARKS & TAVANO

          Now based in the Bronx, Marks & Tavano is apart of the creative manufacturing & production community in New York City. Their company provides custom interior work with a team of highly-skilled craftspeople with varying backgrounds. State of the Arts NYC will spotlight companies that provide good jobs, health benefits… Continue reading BRONX BASED MARKS & TAVANO

TEFAF SPRING NEW YORK

                      Founded by art dealers in 1988 and run as a non-profit foundation, TEFAF has a proud history of showcasing masterpieces in every category of art and design – from antiques, Old Masters and Haute Joaillerie to contemporary painting, works on paper and 20th century… Continue reading TEFAF SPRING NEW YORK

KEHINDE WILEY’S NEW EXHIBITION AT SEAN KELLY GALLERY

              Portait images: Nick Cage, Mickalene Thomas, Rashid Johnson, Sanford Biggers, Derrick Adams, Hank Willis Thomas Sean Kelly is delighted to present Trickster, an exhibition of monumental new paintings by Kehinde Wiley. A departure from Wiley’s practice of painting anonymous sitters, these portraits include a select group of extraordinary… Continue reading KEHINDE WILEY’S NEW EXHIBITION AT SEAN KELLY GALLERY

DESIGN MONTH BEGINS THIS MAY

                      NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s official citywide celebration of design takes place each May. Spanning all disciplines of design, NYCxDESIGN creates a collaborative platform for cultural and commercial opportunities, elevates established and emerging design practices and increases awareness of and appreciation for design by all audiences.… Continue reading DESIGN MONTH BEGINS THIS MAY

195th BIRTHDAY COMMEMORATION OF PRESIDENT ULYSSES S. GRANT

GENERAL GRANT NATIONAL MEMORIAL The 195th birthday commemoration of President Ulysses S. Grant was held along Riverside Park at Grant’s Tomb in the West Harlem neighborhood of Morningside Heights. This year’s Mistress of Ceremony was Savona Bailey-McClain, Executive Director of the West Harlem Art Fund and Radio Host for State of the Arts NYC heard… Continue reading 195th BIRTHDAY COMMEMORATION OF PRESIDENT ULYSSES S. GRANT

POST BY THE ARTIST OLEK

NEW WORKS RECENTLY UNVEILED IN POLAND BY THE ARTIST OLEK On November 8, 2016, a day after the U.S. Presidential election, we started seeing increasing signs of Neo-Nazism throughout the United State of America, including New York City.  I have seen a swastika carved on a New York City subway seat and people reading about… Continue reading POST BY THE ARTIST OLEK

DEBORAH WILLS ON IDENTITY

        Deborah Willis, Ph.D, is University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and has an affiliated appointment with the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social & Cultural Analysis, Africana Studies, where she teaches courses on… Continue reading DEBORAH WILLS ON IDENTITY

JAMES SEWELL BALLET

          James Sewell, Artistic Director A Minneapolis native, Mr. Sewell moved to New York and studied at the School of American Ballet with David Howard, and began performing with ABT II. He was a lead dancer with Feld Ballets/NY for six years and has performed as a guest artist with the… Continue reading JAMES SEWELL BALLET

KENTUCKY BORN URBAN DESIGNER LANDSCAPES NYC

                 Brook Klausing has been in the green industry as long as he can remember. Originally from Lexington KY, he cut his first lawn for a neighbor at age 8. He and his brother incorporated Klausing Lawn & Landscape when they were in middle school and were installing gardens… Continue reading KENTUCKY BORN URBAN DESIGNER LANDSCAPES NYC

HILTON ALS TALKS ON ALICE NEEL

Curated by Hilton Als David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Alice Neel curated by Hilton Als. On view at the gallery’s 525 and 533 West 19th Street spaces, the selection includes works that the artist made during her five decades of living and working in upper Manhattan, first… Continue reading HILTON ALS TALKS ON ALICE NEEL

FEARLESS GIRL

  Fearless Girl is a bronze sculpture of a defiant girl by Kristen Visbal, installed on the Bowling Green, in Manhattan‘s Financial District, in the US state of New York. The plaque below the statue states, “Know the power of women in leadership. SHE makes a difference. “The statue measures approximately 50 inches (130 cm) tall, and weighs about… Continue reading FEARLESS GIRL

THE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW PRESENTED BY AIPAD EXPANDS TO PIER 94

          On Wednesday, March 29th, starting at 6 p.m., radio host Savona Bailey-McClain will conduct three talk radio interviews at The Photography Show presented by AIPAD during opening night at Pier 94. The interviews will be held at the AIPAD auditorium with Pat Cleveland, known as one of America’s top Black… Continue reading THE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW PRESENTED BY AIPAD EXPANDS TO PIER 94

FAT FREE ART GALLERY PRESENTS FEM-IS-IN

CURATED BY ALICE MIZRACHI Fat Free Art Gallery and Street Art Direct are pleased to present Fem•is•in: Women Reimagine the Future, a group show and the debut exhibition at the gallery of artists: Alice Mizrachi, Diana McClure, gilf!, Jane Dickson, Janette Beckman, Lady Pink, Martha Cooper, SWOON, and Queen Andrea. Fem•is•in features some of the… Continue reading FAT FREE ART GALLERY PRESENTS FEM-IS-IN

WHITNEY BIENNIAL 2017/NEW HOME

                            This is the 78th in the Museum’s series of Annual and Biennial exhibitions inaugurated in 1932 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Scott Rothkopf, the Whitney’s Deputy Director for Programs and Nancy and Steve Crown Family Chief Curator, said, “With the opening of the new building,… Continue reading WHITNEY BIENNIAL 2017/NEW HOME

A REVOLUTIONARY IMPULSE & THE RISE OF RUSSIAN AVANTE GARDE AT MOMA

      Covering the period of artistic innovation between 1912 and 1935, A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde traces the arc of the pioneering avant-garde from its flowering in 1912 to the mid-1930s after Socialist Realism was decreed the sole sanctioned style of art. Bringing together major works from MoMA’s extraordinary… Continue reading A REVOLUTIONARY IMPULSE & THE RISE OF RUSSIAN AVANTE GARDE AT MOMA

OUTSTANDING PAN ASIAN ART BEING PRESENTED IN NYC

         Asia Week New York throws open the doors to the largest number of privately curated exhibitions in the extraordinary event’s history: a total of 50! Asia Week New York is the annual 10-day presentation of treasures from all over Asia, a magnet for collectors, museum curators, designers and scholars that is certain to satisfy.… Continue reading OUTSTANDING PAN ASIAN ART BEING PRESENTED IN NYC

HILTON ALS ON ALICE NEEL

Hilton Als (born 1960) is an American writer and theater critic who writes for The New Yorkermagazine. Als is a former staff writer for The Village Voice and former editor-at-large at Vibemagazine. Als was born in New York City, with roots in Barbados. His 1996 book The Women focuses on his mother (who raised him in… Continue reading HILTON ALS ON ALICE NEEL

ELIZABETH DEE GALLERY HARLEM

          Elizabeth Dee invited culturally influential curator Larry Ossei-Mensah to organize the inaugural edition of Selections, which opened to the public on Saturday, January 21st . The inaugural installment of Selections features the work of four artists based in Harlem and the South Bronx: Derek Fordjour, Emily Henretta, Lucia Hierro and Kenny… Continue reading ELIZABETH DEE GALLERY HARLEM

WILLEM DE KOONING | ZAO WOU-KI AT LEVY GORVY GALLERY

Lévy Gorvy is pleased to present the first exhibition ever to pair the abstract landscapes of Chinese-French master Zao Wou-Ki (1920-2013) and Dutch-born American titan Willem de Kooning (1904-1997). With the full support of the Willem de Kooning Foundation and the Foundation Zao Wou-Ki.              Although contemporaries, the two postwar masters… Continue reading WILLEM DE KOONING | ZAO WOU-KI AT LEVY GORVY GALLERY

SCHOMBURG CENTER NEW ‘BLACK POWER’ EXHIBITION

             Black Power! serves as another touchstone in the Schomburg’s “Black Power 50” focus, a yearlong examination into the 50th anniversary of the Black Power movement. Stokely Carmichael and fellow Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) worker Willie Ricks introduced Black Power as a concept in June 1966. Black Power! is… Continue reading SCHOMBURG CENTER NEW ‘BLACK POWER’ EXHIBITION

FEMALE STORIES — FEMALE LEADS — FEMALES DIRECT

Half the world’s population is made up of women, yet very few of their stories make it onto the screen. The Athena Film Festival challenges that dynamic by showcasing women stories by other women and directed by women. Many are true stories where women stand up to unfairness. Others fictionalize real life situations to encourage… Continue reading FEMALE STORIES — FEMALE LEADS — FEMALES DIRECT

ASIA ART WEEK NYC 2017

             About Lark Mason, Chairman of Asia Week New York With locations in New Braunfels, Texas and New York City, Lark Mason Associates, the eponymous, auction house specializing in Asian; ethnographic; and ancient works of art; was founded by Lark Mason after many years as an expert at Sotheby’s New York. Mason served as a General Appraiser from… Continue reading ASIA ART WEEK NYC 2017

AND THE WINNER IS…..

ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL CO-FOUNDER Melissa Silverstein is the founder and publisher of Women and Hollywood, which educates, advocates, and agitates for gender parity across the entertainment industry.  Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017.  Women and Hollywood is one of the most respected sites focused on women’s issues and popular culture Silverstein has been recognized as one of the foremost… Continue reading AND THE WINNER IS…..

WINTER ANTIQUES, COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG, REVOLUTIONS & EVOLUTIONS

Every object exhibited at the Winter Antiques Show is vetted for authenticity, date, and condition by a committee of 160 experts from the United States and Europe. The strict vetting regulations and the vettors’ expertise ensure that buyers can purchase with confidence.         The show was established when two young antiques dealers,… Continue reading WINTER ANTIQUES, COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG, REVOLUTIONS & EVOLUTIONS

THE VERSATILE MEL CHIN

  SPIRIT 1994white oak, mixed tall-grass prairie plants, steel, industrial patina, sheetrock, paint 12 x 20 x 50 feet In Spirit, an enormous swollen barrel is balanced on a tightrope of grass and grain in a room where the walls bow inward under a surreal strain. Characterizing an uneasy relationship between industry, agricultural America, and nature… Continue reading THE VERSATILE MEL CHIN

ZOFIA STRYJEŃSKA POLISH VISUAL ARTIST

Zofia Stryjeńska (born 13 May 1891 in Kraków, died 1976 in Geneva) – Polish painter, graphic designer,illustrator, stage designer, a representative of art deco. Along with Olga Boznańska and Tamara de Lempicka, she was one of the best-known Polish women artists of the interwar period. Stryjeńska was part of the art group “Rytm” (rhythm). She may… Continue reading ZOFIA STRYJEŃSKA POLISH VISUAL ARTIST

STIRRING CHANGE

        INSTALLATION BY ARTIST DREAD SCOTT, 2007 From the 1870s to the 1970s millions of people believed they could change the world and set out to do just that. Let 100 Flowers Blossom, Let 100 Schools of Thought Contend looks at the past with an eye to the future. It consists of 100… Continue reading STIRRING CHANGE

PUSSY HAT PROJECT

                    At first glance, the Pussyhat Project is about making a powerful visual statement at the Women’s March on Washington, D.C.  It’s about the hats, and also a lot more. At its core, this project is about creating a form of representation for those who cannot… Continue reading PUSSY HAT PROJECT

THE ARCHITECT WHO SAW THE FUTURE

           The Finnish architect and designer Eero Saarinen, son of the architect Eliel Saarinen, was born in 1910. In 1923 the family emigrated to the US. In 1929-30 Eero Saarinen studied sculpture at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière before studying architecture at Yale in New Haven until 1934. A Yale… Continue reading THE ARCHITECT WHO SAW THE FUTURE

LA MEDEA

“[Yara Travieso’s] intrinsic pursuit of storytelling manifests as stage performance, installation and video; it’s culturally inspired, and an amalgam of genre and influence.” – Kaitlyn Parks, 1985 Artists As part of the twelfth edition of PS122’s Coil festival, BRIC, Dance Film Association, and Performance Space 122 presents the world premiere of La Medea, Yara Travieso’s re-imagining… Continue reading LA MEDEA

GOD SLEEPS IN THE MINERALS, AWAKENS IN PLANTS, WALKS IN ANIMALS, AND THINKS IN MAN

Meet Artist & Animal Rights Activist Sue Coe Sue Coe (born 1951 in Tamworth, Staffordshire) is an English artist and illustrator working primarily in drawing and printmaking, often in the form of illustrated books and comics. Coe studied at the Royal College of Art in London, lived in New York City from 1972 to 2001.… Continue reading GOD SLEEPS IN THE MINERALS, AWAKENS IN PLANTS, WALKS IN ANIMALS, AND THINKS IN MAN

OUTSIDER ART & GEE’S BEND QUILTMAKERS

The genesis of Outsider Art could well be traced to an imagined prehistoric cave wall, to the work of your favorite eccentric visionary (think William Blake), or to the mythic artist-genius dreamed up by Romantic philosophers and poets. Outsider Artists began to emerge as a force to be reckoned with during the early 1920’s, with… Continue reading OUTSIDER ART & GEE’S BEND QUILTMAKERS