New World School of the Arts’ Visual Arts alumni
manifest their loyalty and generosity through the
Alumni Art Auction and Exhibition
MIAMI--- Curated by New World School of the Arts faculty Fredric Snitzer, the Alumni Art Auction and Exhibition showcases the work of twenty three NWSA alums. The complete collection of artworks will be made accessible to guests via a silent auction to be held on opening day, offering the conservatory an opportunity to generate additional revenues. “We're thrilled at this opportunity, this is the first time we approach our alumni for an initiative of this magnitude and they have responded with such eagerness. It is this attitude and their generosity that truly validates their deep respect and loyalty for the school" recounts Maggy Cuesta, Dean of Visual Arts at NWSA.
The Alumni Art Auction will be held during the exhibition opening reception on Thursday, December 4, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm, with a VIP invitation-only preview at 7:00 pm. New World Gallery, 25 NE 2nd Street, downtown Miami.
Alumni Art Exhibition opens December 4, 2008 - January 23, 2009 at the New World Gallery.
Free and open to the public Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM.
Exhibiting artists include: Hernan Bas, Bhakti Baxter, Loriel Beltran, Natalia Benedetti, Tim Buwalda, Alejandro Contreras, Cooper, John Espinosa, Naomi Fisher, Adler Guerrier, Jason Giordano, Jiae Hwang, Joshua Levine, Michael Loveland, Christopher Miro, Martin Oppel, Bert Rodriguez, Raymond Saa, Jen Stark, Alex Sweet, Tasha and Monica (TM Sisters) and Michael Vasquez.
Coming together during the Miami Beach Art Basel festival, the twenty three alums have donated all the work that will be exhibited at the school. "Our objective,” states Cuesta, “is to raise awareness on the level of success NWSA alumni enjoy upon graduation, despite the short 21 years NWSA has been in existence.” Many of the artists represented have received critical and commercial success and currently exhibit their work in some of the world’s most prestigious galleries including NY Metropolitan Museum, Kemper Museum in Kansas City and MAM, while others have been selected to participate in the Whitney Biennial in New York or have been named among the top 25US trend setters in art by ARTnews Magazine 2007.
Fred Snitzer earned his MFA from Pennsylvania State University and his BFA from Philadelphia College of Art. As the Director of the Frederic Snitzer Gallery in Miami, he has set the standard for presenting cutting edge art to the Miami Art Scene. He has lectured extensively, curated numerous exhibitions, and is on the selection committee for Art Basel. Snitzer is the recipient of New Forms Florida: Grants for Artists Project and has received extensive media attention for his exhibitions.
About NWSA: A Florida center of excellence in the visual and performing arts, NWSA provides a comprehensive program of artistic, creative and academic development through a curriculum that reflects the rich multicultural state of Florida. With programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art, Dance, Music and Theater, NWSA offers four-year BFA and BM college degrees, as well as the high school diploma. Through its rigorous curriculum and conservatory-style teaching NWSA empowers its students to become leaders in the arts. New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature in 1984 as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts. It is an educational partnership of Miami Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida.
Further information at (305) 237-3597 or visit nwsa.mdc.edu
Photo caption: Artwork by Jen Stark - "Kaleidoslope" 38" x 11" x 3" acid-free colored paper, metallic gold paper, wood 2008.