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Sunday, November 15, 2009

ART MIAMI 2009 CELEBRATES 20th ANNIVERSARY

Miami’s Longest Running Contemporary Art Fair Returns to Midtown Miami

MIAMI (September 24, 2009) – Art Miami, the city's original and longest-running contemporary art fair, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. As the anchor of the Midtown Arts District, Art Miami's longevity and success position it as one of the year's most prestigious art world happenings.

“The culture and community of Miami has helped shape this fair into an integral part of the international contemporary art world,” said Nick Korniloff, Director of Art Miami. “We are confident that the depth and quality of the art works exhibited will match the current desires of those who attend and will make Art Miami 2009 another ‘can’t miss’ for all curators, collectors and fairgoers alike.”

While Art Miami 2009 celebrates a milestone in longevity; it also marks a new beginning. Under the new ownership of Art Miami, LLC, led by Mike Tansey, Brian Tyler and Korniloff, the show will feature more than 80 galleries from the United States, Asia, Latin America and Europe, presenting a selection of the world’s most coveted contemporary and modern art in an 80,000-square-foot, state of the art pavilion.

The 20th edition of Art Miami will feature a wide range of special exhibitions, including large outdoor sculpture from world renowned artist Tony Cragg, a series of museum quality video installations curated by Asher Remy Toledo and Julia Draganovic, select offerings from private and public collections, all helping make Art Miami a prime destination for art collectors, curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts.

For the second consecutive year, Art Miami will partner with the Sundari Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, non-denominational public charity, headquartered in Miami. The foundation, chaired by Constance Collins Margulies, assists disadvantaged women and is celebrating the launch of “Heart Miami”, a public awareness campaign dedicated to illuminating ways in which art has the capacity to touch and uplift those in need. Sundari will host an exclusive champagne reception to precede Art Miami’s VIP Preview on Dec. 1. Proceeds from donations at the door will benefit the Lotus House Women’s Shelter in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood.

Coinciding with the 20th anniversary, Art Miami will also collaborate with ArtTable, the leadership organization for professional women in the visual arts, to recognize the "20 Most Influential Women in the Arts in South Florida" with a brunch in their honor on Dec. 4. Following the brunch, Argentine photographer, video and installation artist Graciela Sacco will be on hand for a book signing. In addition, Art Miami 2009’s Second Annual Museum Professional and Curator Brunch will take place Dec. 3.

Art Miami VIP Preview
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009
5:30 pm – 7 pm
The Sundari Foundation will host a champagne reception in conjunction with Art Miami's opening, as it launches a special public awareness campaign, Heart Miami, celebrating the capacity of art to touch and uplift those in need, proceeds of which will benefit the Lotus House Women’s Shelter. $25 donation will be collected at the door.
7 pm – 10:30 pm
Art Miami VIP Preview continues for all Art Miami VIP cardholders & Press. Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Art Miami 2009 Participating Galleries
Amador Gallery (New York), Barry Friedman (New York), Barry Singer Gallery (Petaluma) Bolsa de Arte (Porto Allegre), Bruce Silverstein (New York) C. Grimaldis Gallery (Baltimore), Caldwell Snyder Gallery (San Francisco), Catherine Edelman Gallery (Chicago), Cernuda Arte (Coral Gables), Chinasquare Gallery NY (New York), Cynthia Corbett Gallery (London), Cynthia Reeves (New York), David Findlay Fine Art (New York), David Klein Gallery (Birmingham), David Lusk Gallery (Memphis) Dillon Gallery (New York), Dot Fifty-One (Miami), Douglas Dawson Gallery (Chicago), Durban Segnini Gallery (Miami) Eckert Fine Art (Connecticut), Edelman Arts (New York), Eli Klein Fine Art (New York), Ferran Cano (Palma de Mallorca), Friedman Benda (New York), Frey Norris Gallery (San Francisco), Galerie Forsblom (Helsinki), Galerie Huebner & Huebner (Frankfurt), Galerie Olivier Waltman (Paris), Galerie Piece Unique (Paris), Galerie Terminus (Munich), Galerie Von Braunbehrens (Munich), Galleria d’Arte Contini (Venice), Gary Snyder/Project Space (New York), Goya Contemporary (Baltimore), Hackelbury Fine Art (London), Hasted Hunt Kraeutler (New York), James Graham & Sons (New York), Jenkins Johnson Gallery (San Francisco), Jerald Melberg Gallery (Charlotte), Juan Ruiz Galeria (Venezuela), Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery (New York), Kreisler Galeria de Arte (Madrid), Laurence Miller Gallery (New York), Leon Tovar Gallery (New York), Lisa Sette Gallery (Scottsdale), Mark Borghi Fine Art (New York), McCormick Gallery (Chicago), Nancy Hoffman Gallery (New York), Nicholas Metivier Gallery (Toronto), Nohra Haime Gallery (New York),
Olyvia Fine Art (London), Pace Prints (New York), Pan American Art Projects (Miami), PDNB Gallery (Dallas), Renate Bender (Munich), Robert Koch Gallery (San Francisco), Rosenbaum Contemporary (Boca Raton), Rudolf Budja Gallery (Salzburg), Schuebbe Projects (Dusseldorf), Scott White Contemporary (San Diego), Stux Gallery (New York) Susan Eley Fine Art (New York), Susan Teller Gallery (New York), Tai Gallery (Santa Fe), Tresart (Coral Gables), Turner Carroll Gallery (Santa Fe), Vincent Vallarino Fine Art (New York), Westwood Gallery (New York), Wetterling Gallery (Stockholm), William Shearburn Gallery (St Louis), Zane Bennett Contemporary (Santa Fe)

About Art Miami
Art Miami is the city’s longest running contemporary art fair and considered one of the most important venues for modern and contemporary art in the U.S. It is scheduled to take place December 2-6th in the Midtown Miami Arts District, adjacent to the Miami Design District and Wynwood Arts District, and will feature works from more than 80 national and international contemporary art galleries. For additional information, visit www.art-miami.com.

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