Exhibitor listing

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Exhibitor's Artists:

  • Niso Maman  (+)

    Biography : Niso, born in 1957, opened his first art studio under the direction of the Haifa University Art Department while still in high school. In 1982, Niso opened his studio in West Palm Beach, Florida, while continuing to direct and receive national attention for operating one of the few bronze art foundries in the Eastern United States. In 1991, he began concentrating his efforts on new works of marble, onyx, bronze, and steel. It was also during this period that Niso gained a reputation as a teacher of stone-carving, inspiring his students with his creativity and sharp eye for form and lines. Niso is widely sought after as a sculptor of monumental work and his public commissions include The Fallen Soldier (Palm Beach County commission for Chiles Veterans Park); The Embrace (Hilton Hotel, Staten Island); Children on a Swing (Great Neck, New York); and Geometric Series and Spirals (Sheraton Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia). His commissions for private art collectors run the gamut from life-sized to miniature female torsos created out of scrap metal to the abstract Geometric Series to his well known figurative works, The Embrace, Celebration of Life, Children on a Swing, The Rose, Joy of Life and the Family Series. “I especially like to create monumental pieces for public placement because the public can then interact with the sculptures and it is my hope the sculptures will inspire the young and the old, the traditionalist as well as the abstract art lover.” Niso’s most eclectic sculptures - his signature torsos made from nails, coins, and other media encompassing steel and metal - have made Niso internationally renowned as one of the leaders of the new modern classic movement. These sculptures embody the elegance and beauty of the classical period with the excitement and spirit of modern art. Due to Niso’s exploration of the challenges of self-expression in many contrasting media, today his sculptures stand out and demand notice for t

    Exhibition : BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
    1974 Rothchilde School of Art, Haifa, Israel / Multi-Media Art Studies
    1978 Vitso Art Institute, Haifa, Israel / Photography
    1980 Pietra Santa, Italy / Stone Carving
    1981 Bank Street Artist Residence and Studios, New York / Assistant in Studios
    1982 Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, Florida / Multi-Media Art Studies
    1983 West Palm Beach Art Center / Drawing and Ceramic Studies
    1982 – 1990 Operating Bronze Art Foundry and Sculpture Studio and Gallery / West Palm Beach, Florida
    1990 – 1994 Instructor, Stone Sculpting / Boynton Beach, Florida
    1994- Present Operating Sculpture Studio/Gallery PRESENT - Palm Beach, Florida

    SELECTED ONE MAN SHOWS
    1996 Mizner Park, Boca Raton, Florida
    1996 Masterpiece Galleries, Boca Raton
    1996 Apropos, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
    1995 Cornell Museum of Art, Delray, FL
    1993 Cornell Museum of Art, Delray, FL
    1988 Gary Katz Gallery, Jupiter, Florida
    1988 Art Cetra, Delray Beach, Florida

    SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/GALLERY REPRESENTATION

    2018 Blue Gallery, Delray Beach
    2018 (2006) Oneisimo Gallery, Palm Beach
    2018 (2016) Whistler Gallery, Vancouver
    2018 (2006-) MX Gallerie, Montreal
    2018 (2009-) MX Gallerie, Toronto
    2018 (1997-) Adamar Gallery, Miami, FL
    2018 (1998-) Deljou Fine Arts, Atlanta, GA
    2018 (2010) CHIC Gallery, Atlanta, GA
    2018 (2008-) Expressions Gallery, Tel Aviv
    2017 (1996-) Las Olas Fine Arts, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    2017 SCULPT (AT Art Basel)
    2017 (2011) ART HAMPTON
    2017 (2007) ART PALM SPRINGS
    2016 ART LOS ANGELES
    2017 (2016) ART DALLAS-FORT WORTH
    2017 (2016) ART HOUSTON
    2017 (2007) ART D.C.
    2012 Ft Lauderdale Intl Boat Show
    2011-2013 Palm Beach Art, Antique & Jewelry
    2010 (2008-) RVS Fine Art, Southampton, NY
    2011 (2009-) Gallery Déjà Vu, South Beach, FL
    2011 (2007-) Rhymer Gallery, Tennessee
    2011 (2003-) Bryant Galleries, New Orleans
    2011 (2009-) Bryant Galleries, Mobile, Alabama
    2013 (1997-)

    Detailed Description : My creativity was never limited to one media or subject. I love to work simultaneously on figurative, monumental, abstract and miniature sculptures.”

    Artist's Objects:

    • Niso  Maman - Female Torso - Life Size Welded Steel Painted Red 8ft high with 26" round base

      Female Torso - Life Size Welded Steel Painted Red 8ft high with 26" round base

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  • Joel Amit  (+)

    Biography : Joel Amit, born in Jerusalem in 1982, resides in his homeland where he is noted as both a brilliant designer and artist. After receiving his degree in architecture from the Bezalel Arts and Design Academy, the industrious Amit spent the next five years planning and building students and artists’ villages in the Negev desert. His experience in the south constructing residences, particularly his interest and knowledge of the properties and different uses of building materials, manifested into his creating wonderful two dimensional wall sculptures from metal and wood. Amit’s experimentation and success in the repetitious application of unconventional small pieces of materials, as concrete, wood, piping, cardboard and paper, to form large structures, is the same concept he uses for his animate stills of moving butterflies, fish, birds, and feathers. Together we see the repetition and positioning of the same small delicate creature, painted in a bright mix of colors as our eye views the larger image created with them, such as hearts, words, instruments, animals, or bridges. Influenced by nature and its coexistence with the computerized world, Amit created his “staccato” movement, a representation of the beauty and spontaneity of life to the edgy digital plastic age. Each vibrantly painted metal piece is strategically set in planes of space and become magical in with rhythmic energy. Amit finds the contrast and process of forming heavy and cold steel into graceful, flowing works of art “liberating”. Joel expresses, “I am always in search for an extra dimension, a hidden layer, and to challenge the eye; and it is my sole wish to share it with others.”

    Artist's Objects:

    • Joel Amit - Flying Love Mini-White/Blue Butterflies on Baby Blue-Laser Cut Metal Wall Sculpture 20x20

      Flying Love Mini-White/Blue Butterflies on Baby Blue-Laser Cut Metal Wall Sculpture 20x20

  • Natan Elkanovich

    Biography : Natan Elkanovich was born in 1966 in Moldova (former USSR) in the city of Orgeyev. In 1976 he emigrated with his family to Israel and still lives and works in Israel until today. After secondary school, he studied fashion design at Shenkar College of Engineering & Design where he received his Bachelor of Design Degree. Since 1995, Natan has worked as a senior costume designer in the Israeli cinema and television industry, for which, he was awarded with 4 Israeli academy awards. Ever since painting had become an integral part of his life, Natan began developing his unique painting technique; in which he mix all kinds of plastic materials in different quantities, which include, among others, silicon and acrylic, and sprinkles them on the canvas. That creates 3-D texture on the surface. Sometimes he adds Swarovski Elements and all kinds of glitters to the end result. This technique is 100% hand made by Natan, and there is no machinery involved in it. In addition to the paint brush, Natan also uses kitchenware and other tools in creating a painting. This originates from the deep kitchen roots embedded in him from early childhood. He recalls: "Most of my time after school was shared with my Mom in our kitchen. She was an excellent cook and I used to sit with her there, talk with her, do my homework, draw in my sketchbook, help her with all the cooking, decorate the food before service, making little art works from food by using variety of kitchenware.." Natan’s motto in life is love, appreciation, respect and gratitude for people and the environment in which he lives, and he illustrates this in his art. In his words: "I was always entranced by people and I consider myself a humanist. What interests me in particular is the positive side of human beings. I'm not interested in dealing with hate, envy, wars, anger and the rest of the negative aspects of people. I was always driven by love; love to the family, to friends, to making, to nature and its surroundings.

  • Iris Eshet Cohen  (+)

    Biography : IRIS ESHET COHEN The newest works of Iris Eshet Cohen, her “Colors of Life” series, are a collection of colorful acrylic paintings created in her painterly application of robust colors and linear definition of movement and texture. The paintings are manifestations of her diverse artistic skills, and the spiritual transcendence of her passion for the pure and simple. Iris always pursued with aesthetic sensitivity that clearly draws from her experience in the field of body makeup, as well as make-up for theater and television. Iris Cohen evolved as an artist from years working in the Paris and Israel theater and film industry as a make-up and special effects artist. Inspiration comes from her extensive travels and studies of the arts throughout the continents. She completed her studies in Paris in 1987 and worked as a make-up professional manager for an international makeup company (Shiseido) based in Japan. In 1989 she opened her first art studio, combining her knowledge and experience in the cosmetics industry, with her love for sculpting clay and painting. Iris pursued various techniques and mastered in the ceramics wheel, templates’ development, core foundation of ceramics technology and completed various studies and related techniques for manual sculpture, mosaic and paint works. A master in many mediums, Cohen has culminated her knowledge and filled her canvases with an exciting freshness of splendorous meandering forms. “Art does wonders for all of us and it is essential for the soul and the soul base of each and every one”… Iris Eshet Cohen, Artist

    Exhibition : EXHIBITIONS 2018 – Art Boca Raton 2018 – Art Wynwood Miami 2017 – Red Dot-Art Spectrum Miami 2017 - Art Expo New York 2016 – Blue Galleries, Florida 2016 – Art Expo New York 2015 – Art Expo New York 2014 – Art Expo New York 2013 – Casa Sefarad, Israel – Madrid, Spain 2013 – Art Time Gallery, Dan Hotel, Israel 2013 – Blue Gallery, Florida, USA 2013 – International Exhibition, Hivernal, Paris, France 2012 – Salon d’Automn International Exhibition, Tel-Aviv, Israel 2012 – “Free Photoshoper” Production Exhibition Eshet a Meirov,Holon, Israel 2011 – Exhibition at the Amex, Israel 2010 – Gallery Nili, Bethlehem of Galilee, Israel 2010 – Gallery Bat Shlomo, Grenades Exhibition, Curator Ilan Segal, Israel 2009 – “He and She”, Amid Gallery, Curator Reli Wasser, Jaffa, Israel 2007 – Gallery Mali’s, Israel 2007 – Minna Gallery, Ramat Gan, Israel 2007 – Ceramics Gallery, Israel 2006 – Art Gallery of Rosh Pina, Curator Sigal Shafat, Israel 1998-1989 – Body Painting, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel 1995 – Body Painting, Eretz Israel Museum, Israel

    Artist's Objects:

    • Iris Eshet Cohen - New Humanism

      New Humanism

  • Sveta Esser  (+)

    Biography : Born in Russia in 1975 into a well-to-do family, Esser studied art from an early age just like any girl from a good family. Encouraged by her parents, she studied art at the Yekaterinburg College of Art in the Russian Urals, a place known for its scenic beauty. While attending college, where she earned her first art degree, she met and later married fellow artist Alex Pauker. After graduating, she and Alex began a new life in Israel where they live in an artists’ village in Haifa. Always in search of new inspiration for their work, they travel the world. On one of these earlier journeys, Esser discovered the beautiful scenery of Europe and there she enrolled in a student exchange program. She remained there for several years until she earned her second art degree. During her studies she also gained experience working as an illustrator and a creative consultant at a publishing house. Esser says of her work, “The colorfulness of the countryside, the flowers that never stop blooming, and the sunshine all influence my paintings and the colors I decide to use.” Within her work that she creates only with a palette knife, one can detect the influence of Cézanne, himself a palette knife artist, particularly from his later body of work painted in the South of France with its controlled subtle surfaces and increasing use of primary colors, their division and related tones. Esser’s use of color and color tone is a dominant sensation and means of expression in her work, where color temperature corresponds to a mood of both the physical world and the painting. Working with her palette knife, Esser mixes her colors before she puts them on the canvas. And, depending on the light she is capturing in an individual painting will use oil or acrylic. Using old techniques, her works are nevertheless a symphony of contemporary colors. The moment she starts work on a painting she is lost in its substance. She says, “It doesn’t matter what’s going on around m

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Sveta Esser - Contemporary - Homage to Lichtenstein

      Contemporary - Homage to Lichtenstein

  • Marc Lipp  (+)

    Biography : Marc Lipp, born 1962 in North Babylon, New York was always drawn to art from a young age. He started experimenting with drawing and painting and learned how to do airbrushing to make extra money as a teenager. He furthered his art education when he attended college at the Pratt Institute of Art & Design in Brooklyn, NY. Learning all forms of art during his studies, he was still drawn to his roots as an airbrush artist. He started working at street events and then moved up to the Jersey Shore and Wildwood, NJ. He learned how to do custom artwork and graphics on Bikes, Choppers, Autos, and then moved into large scale Murals. In 2004, Marc decided to trade in the bright lights of New York for the sunny life of South Florida to pursue his dream of becoming an artist. Combining his love of art and creative skills, he has created a series of Painted and lacquered Bronze Dog Sculptures. His newest venture is creating mixed media graffiti paintings on canvas. This fun combination of classic art skills mixed with the street art of today is a unique blend of modern POP! Marc says, “ART, has always been the main element in my life and when I take on a project, my goal is to give the client a product that is what he wanted as if he was able to paint it himself.” See the exclusive Blue Gallery collection of Painted Bronze Dogs and Mixed Media Paintings on Canvas by Marc Lipp at www.bluefineart.com

    Artist's Objects:

    • Marc  Lipp - Frida 48x36 (FRAMED)

      Frida 48x36 (FRAMED)

  • David Schluss  (+)

    Biography : David Schluss, born in 1943, began studying art at an early age. He was fascinated by form and texture even as a child and as a young boy was eager to paint. He attended school in the ancient city of Jaffa, the historical seaport in central Israel. It was there that the mystical walls of the city and the austere religion of the historic churches, temples and monasteries captivated him. It was during these early years in Israel that Schluss sensed his overwhelming desire to paint. Unable to afford the necessary painting materials as a young artist, Schluss began sketching with charcoal and cheap pencils. He gave his sketches away to anyone who showed interest in his work. His main objective was the development of his craft. During his early 20’s, Schluss and his family migrated to Montreal, Canada and in 1969 he enrolled in the renowned art school “Ecole des Beaux Arts.” Soon after, he began teaching private lessons to other students of the school. In 1971, he pursued his interests in art education at the University of Sir George Williams in Montreal where he earned his fine arts degree. Influence from great masters such as Chagall, Miro, and Botero inspired Schluss to create his own individualized style and technique of painting. He began experimenting by using different techniques. Once when working on a painting he created an area on the canvas which he did not like. As artists do, he grabbed a rag to wipe the area of its image and in the process made an accidental discovery. The image that he had created by using his hands and a rag was far more interesting than what he had created with his brush. It was this lucky accident that prompted Schluss to start painting with his hands. Since that fortuitous day, the Israeli-born artist has never looked back and continues to this day to paint his works by using no paintbrush or spatula. He explains, “I must feel and sense the canvas as it takes its personality from the oils and materials I u

    Exhibition : 1971 Centrum Gallery, Amsterdam 1972 Galerie Colbert, Montreal, Canada 1975 Galerie Gallien, Nice, France 1981 Galerie Matisse, Montreal 1982 Heritage Gallery, Toronto 1982 Delining Gallery, Chicago 1983 Vaggo Gallery, Florida 1985 Delining Gallery, Chicago 1986 Daniel Gallery, Florida 1989 De Lisle Gallery, Montreal 1992 Galerie 35 Nice, France 1993 Lawrence Gallery, California 1993 Gesher Gallery, Tel-Aviv 1994 Wentworth Galleries, USA 1994 Rotkopf Gallery, Tel-Aviv 1995 Wentworth Galleries, USA 1995 Butterfly Gallery, Australia 1996 Rotkopf Gallery, Tel-Aviv 1996 Art Beapue, Hong Kong 1997 Wentworth Galleries, USA 1997 Palm Beach Art Expo, Palm Beach, FL 1997 Smart Gallery, Tel-Aviv 1997 Frame of Mind, Toronto, Ontario 1998 Art Expo New York 1998 Image 98, Amsterdam 1998 Wentworth Galleries, USA 1998 Art Expo, Los Angeles, CA 1998 Smart Gallery, Tel Aviv 1999 Art Expo New York 1999 Wentworth Galleries, USA 1999 Smart Gallery, Tel Aviv 1999 ParkWest Galleries, Detroit, MI 1999 Frame of Mind, Toronto, Ontario 1999 North Shore Gallery, Northbrook, IL 1999 Art 21, Las Vegas, NV 1999 Frame One, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico 2000 Art Expo New York 2000 Wentworth Galleries, USA 2000 ABC, Atlanta, GA 2000 Art Expo, San Francisco, CA 2000 Art 21, Las Vegas, NV 2000 Cagnes Sur Mer Museum, FRANCE 2001 Art Expo New York 2001 Wentworth Galleries, USA 2001 International Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA 2001 ABC/Décor Expo, Atlanta, GA 2001 Art Expo, San Francisco, CA 2002 Art Miami, Florida 2002 Décor Expo, Orlando, FL 2002 Art Expo New York 2002 International Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA 2002 Art Atlanta, GA 2002 Wentworth Galleries, USA 2003 Art Miami, FL 2003 Ambiente, Germany 2003 Art Expo New York 2003 Wentworth Galleries, USA 2003 International Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA 2003 Décor Expo, Atlanta 2004 Coral Springs Art Museum, FL 2004 Art Expo New York 2004 Wentworth Galleries, USA 2004 Palm Springs Expo, CA 2004 Art Philadelphia, PA 2004 Israeli Bonds Show, Washington D.C. 2004 Ar

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Female Torso - Life Size Welded Steel Painted Red 8ft high with 26" round base - Niso  Maman

Niso Maman

Female Torso - Life Size Welded Steel Painted Red 8ft high with 26" round base

Female Torso - Life Size Welded Steel Painted Red 8ft high with 26" round base

Female Torso - Life Size Welded Steel Painted Red 8ft high with 26" round base

Frida 48x36 (FRAMED) - Marc  Lipp

Marc Lipp

Frida 48x36 (FRAMED)

Frida 48x36 (FRAMED)
Original Mixed Media on Canvas

Frida 48x36 (FRAMED)
Original Mixed Media on Canvas

Flying Love Mini-White/Blue Butterflies on Baby Blue-Laser Cut Metal Wall Sculpture 20x20 - Joel Amit

Joel Amit

Flying Love Mini-White/Blue Butterflies on Baby Blue-Laser Cut Metal Wall Sculpture 20x20

Flying Love Mini-White/Blue Butterflies on Baby Blue-Laser Cut Metal Wall Sculpture 20x20

Flying Love Mini-White/Blue Butterflies on Baby Blue-Laser Cut Metal Wall Sculpture 20x20

Contemporary - Homage to Lichtenstein -  Sveta Esser

Sveta Esser

Contemporary - Homage to Lichtenstein

Contemporary - Homage to Lichtenstein 56x52 (FRAMED)
Original Acrylic on Canvas

Contemporary - Homage to Lichtenstein 56x52 (FRAMED)
Original Acrylic on Canvas

New Humanism - Iris Eshet Cohen

Iris Eshet Cohen

New Humanism

Original Acrylic on Canvas
Image Size 47x70.5 inches

Original Acrylic on Canvas
Image Size 47x70.5 inches