November Exhibitions: Divergent Realities and Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography

This November, Agora Gallery will cover remarkable ground within contemporary art through Divergent Realities and Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography. The exhibition Divergent Realities is a collection of six artists with uniquely well-defined visual languages. Comprising a detailed watercolor artist, a realist pencil draftsman, a surrealist, a graphic landscape artist, and two abstract painters, the small group is completely different from one another in its concerns and experiments, yet exist in harmony. Illumination features a similarly wide-ranging group of photographers, with abstraction, action, still life, and landscape all included. We see forests, libraries, skyscrapers, lions, and highways. The artists are plainly well-traveled and knowledgeable, and bring their learning to bear on the work. Every photograph on display offers a contemporary view of the world while still referencing the long, socially loaded history of the medium. Both a science and an art form, photography is pushed to its boundaries in Illumination. Together, Agora Gallery’s November exhibitions offer the cutting edge in today’s art.

Both exhibitions open November 8, 2016 and run through November 30, 2016. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, November 10, 2016. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: November 8, 2016 – November 30, 2016

Reception: Thursday November 10, 2016, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/11_10_2016.aspx   

Featured Artists:

Divergent Realities

Menno Vos  |  David J. Marchi  |  Chantal Roy  |  Pauli Zmolek  |  Leni Berliner  |  Tiko Sanikidze

Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography

Cynthia Chace Gray  |  Florian Mueller  |  Iryna Brown  |  Bree Castillau  |  Mary Pearson  |  Kathleen Messmer  |  Steven Anggrek  |  Antonio Biagiotti

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

Wendy Gillespie and Idiosyncratic Expressions

This fall Agora Gallery is pleased to present Solo Exhibition: Wendy Gillespie and group exhibition Idiosyncratic Expressions. Wendy Gillespie paints landscapes that manage to be both highly detailed and impressionistic in their light touch. The works incorporate a mature sense of color and a classical artist’s sensitivity to distance and atmosphere. Gillespie’s versatile skills allow her to depict a wide range of water and land scenes, including tranquil lakes, churning oceans, grassy plains, sun-bathed orchards, and stately mountains. With Gillespie’s finely tuned observational paintings on one hand, the gallery will also feature a group exhibition of exceptional transformative agility in Idiosyncratic Expressions. These cutting-edge interpreters offer surreal visions of people walking up walls, untethered shapes floating through space, and real-world landmarks filtered through bold colors and flattened perspectives. Figures, objects, and terrains are all reimagined. Through painting and sculpture, this group exhibition showcases some of the strongest and most precise artistic visions in the contemporary landscape.

Both exhibitions will open on October 14th, 2016 and run through November 3rd, 2016 with a joint opening reception on Thursday, October 20 from 6-8 PM. Admission is free.

Exhibition Dates: October 14, 2016 – November 3, 2016

Reception: Thursday October 20, 2016, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/10_20_2016.aspx  

Featured Artists:

Te Hirangi: Wendy Gillespie / a Solo Exhibition

Wendy Gillespie

Idiosyncratic Expressions

Yetty Elzas  |  Luz Letts  |  Maria Bayardo  |  Susan Marx  |  Kerstin Lundin  |  Nomi Knecht  |  Rody  |  Mark Salevitz  |  Brenda Ness-Cooper  |  Laura Colantonio  |  Sandra Mueller-Dick  |  Henrik Sjöström  |  Alexander Telin  |  Arlette Zurbuchen

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

An Autumn of Adventure and Creativity at Agora Gallery – NYC

This September Agora Gallery will present three exhibitions that illustrate art’s ability to tell an ever-expanding range of stories in an almost limitless number of ways. In Interpretive Realms, nature in all its diversity is vividly captured and powerfully transformed through the views of five artists who, though they work in media ranging from photography to traditional Japanese art, all pursue the goal of building a strong personal statement from what they see in the world around them.

Masters of the Imagination presents the work of three women artists from Latin America, each of whom employs a strongly individual take on color, line and texture to provide a surprisingly varied look at a singular artistic heritage. Ardian Tragaj / a solo exhibition puts the challenging vision of the Albanian artist on display, with paintings that combine a lighthearted sense of whimsy with a disturbing undercurrent of darkness and conflict that reflect the political storms which have affected his homeland.

These three exhibits serve to remind us of the many seeming divides that art can bridge—realism vs. abstraction, personal vs. political or dark vs. light. Each of the artists whose work is being shown possesses an ability to harness the energy of those dualities, resulting in works that engage viewers on many levels. Agora Gallery is pleased to be able to present a survey that so successfully demonstrates the continuing emotional and visual power of art.

All three exhibitions will run from September 20, 2016 through October 11, 2016. The opening reception will take place on the evening of September 22nd from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: September 20, 2016 – October 11, 2016

Reception: Thursday September 22, 2016, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/9_22_2016.aspx

Featured Artists:

Ardian Tragaj / a solo exhibition

Ardian Tragaj

Interpretive Realms

Ellen Cuylaerts  |  David Stanley Hewett  |  Vida Ryan  |   Marianne Scholtes  |  Vincent Torre

Masters of the Imagination: The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition

Michelin Basso  |  Luz Benavente  | Mariana Lino

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

Unbound Perspectives – Exploring Mediums and the World at Agora Gallery – NYC

Agora Gallery presents Unbound Perspectives, a group exhibition highlighting work that presents reality with heightened aesthetic possibilities. Bringing together no fewer than eighteen artists, the exhibition is an eclectic mixture of photography, painting, and sculpture. Some pieces present subtler, updated forms of surrealism: familiar objects and figures taken out of context and placed into new environments, or classic art historical tableaux with present-day icons swapped in. Other pieces are rooted in abstraction and approach the familiar from the opposite end of the spectrum. There are investigations into color, line, and texture, all as they relate to depicting things from the real world – and especially, imagining them differently. Every work in Unbound Perspectives shares the tension of seeing foreign elements integrated with everyday things. The exhibition celebrates the new and the unexpected, with eyes forward but always carrying knowledge of the past.

Unbound Perspectives will be on view from August 26th – September 15th, 2016. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 1st, from 6pm to 8pm. Admission is free.

Exhibition Dates: August 26, 2016 – September 15, 2016

Reception: Thursday September 1, 2016, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/exhibitionannouncement/Unbound_8_26_2016.aspx

Featured Artists:

Gloria Bhargava  |  Jacky Cheng  |  Von Coop  |  Lynn M Doyal  |  Bradley Gay  |  Monika Gloviczki  |  Stacie Hernandez  |  Kenji Inoue  |  Şebnem Keçeli  |  Sergey Kir  |  Leonardo LEMORÉ  |  Linda Leslie  |  Laurie S. Levin  |  Sherman Lin  |  Koki Morimoto  |  Cindy Parsley  |  George Struikelblok  |  Amanda Von Riesen  |  Mahnaz Weldy  |  Keiichi Yonemoto

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

 

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition – NYC

This August, Agora Gallery is delighted to present the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition, a collection of work selected by a jury of industry experts in the 31st annual Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. The outstanding participants hail from all over the world and represent an incredible range of style and medium. Sculpture, painting, photography, drawing, and mixed media are all included.

Some pieces employ minimalist techniques to explore texture and form, particularly in regards to negative space. Some revel in bright colors and the creation of dense jungles of detail. Still others deconstruct the human figure and interrogate the meaning of our self-representation. An innovative photographer produces searing emotional portraits. A new kind of landscape shows plants in intimate close-up. Each chosen artist gives us a different temperament, a different visual language. Most importantly, every artist in this exhibition offers a unique slice of modernity.

The exhibition opens on August 11th and will run until August 23rd, 2016. The opening reception will take place Thursday, August 11th, from 6-8 PM. Admission is free.

Exhibition Dates: August 11, 2016 – August 23, 2016

Reception: Thursday August 11, 2016, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:

http://www.agora-gallery.com/exhibitionannouncement/Chelsea_8_11_2016.aspx

Featured Artists:

Celina Baldasarre  |  Vassilina Dikidjieva  |  Danielle E Miller  |  Victoria Estacio Huckins  |  Cecil EciAm Gresham Sr.  |  Yueli Guo  |  Kaethe Haase Kornstein  |  Adam Horrigan  |  Dongze Huo  |  Esther Huser  |  André Laplante  |  Rodrigo Lopez Gomez  |  Daniel Ortega Buitrón  |  Sophia Pistofidou  |  Eelze J Ploegh| Anat Propper Goldenberg  | Nancy V. Ridenour  |  Fátima Sarute  |  Alain Schroeder  |  Diane Schroeder | Nora Sidoine  |  Akina Tokiyoshi  |  Liz Walinski  |  Wenjianglin  |  Xi Zhang

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

Color, Culture, and Art in NYC at Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery brings three bold group exhibitions with a global perspective to New York this July. Figuratively Speaking is a wide-ranging collection of works that focus on form – not necessarily the human shape, although that is a favored and fruitful subject, but the compositional possibilities of angles and curves. Dynamic Visions brings together artists of pinpointed vision: those people who can translate any image into their own visual language and are singularly capable of creating an atmosphere with their art. The French Perspective is a survey of the contemporary art scene in France that takes the viewer through the photography, abstraction, and surrealism making waves today. Together, this collection of group exhibits offers a uniquely varied look at some of the most exciting artists currently working – all around the world.

All three exhibitions open July 8th, 2016 and run through July 28th. There will be a reception open to the public on Thursday July 14th, from 6pm to 8pm. Admission is free.

Exhibition Dates: July 8, 2016 – July 28, 2016

Reception: Thursday July 14, 2016, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/7_14_2016.aspx

Featured Artists:

Figuratively Speaking

Nadia Lassman  |  Grace Dam  |  Orfeo  |  Jerry Anderson  |  Laura Saldarriaga  |  Dino Rinaldi  |  John Newcomb  |  Alexandros Megas  |  Martin Grace  |  Gustavo Gallardo  |  Robert Scurfield  |  Inna Gershov-Slutsky  |  Auriane Margueron

Dynamic Visions

Jessie Banaszak  |  Oliwia Biela  |  Zhenia Burnat  |  Carol Carpenter  |  Luba M. Caruso  |  Irit Epstein  |  Bimbi Larraburu  |  Jana Kamila Masik  |  Madai Taylor  |  Juan Urbèt  |  Winne

The French Perspective: Contemporary Art from France

Corinne Garese  |  Hervé Fayolle  |  Chantal Le Brun  |  Naji |  Alexis de Moussac  |  Dominique Cracco

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

A Summer of Inspiration at Agora Gallery – NYC

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This June Agora Gallery will present three exhibitions that interrogate methods of visual communication for the modern world. Pathway to Abstraction features nine artists’ takes on the process of abstracting an image, moving from acrylic geometry through three-dimensional texturizing. Some … Continue reading

Collective Creativity at Agora Gallery – NYC

This May Agora Gallery presents a slate of exhibitions probing faraway lands.  Metamorphosis: Banjerd Lekkong a Solo Exhibition is a collection of work from accomplished Thai artist Banjerd Lekkong, whose intricate metal sculptures offer an updated interpretation of Hinduism and the possibilities of its artistic aesthetic. Out From Down Under & Beyond: Fine Art from Australia & New Zealand is a unique platform for some of the most daring contemporary painters and photographers working in those countries today. No fewer than eighteen artists are represented in Elixir of Nature from all over the world, each with their own raw and wonderful relationship with the natural world. A Moment In Time is a similarly globe-trotting group exhibition, one that investigates the things that pass between people. The work spans miles and styles, but every artist has the same sense of restless, curious energy and a refusal to be ignored. The exhibitions search for similarities between different groups as much as they search for meaningful differences.

All four exhibitions open on May 20th, 2016 and run through June 9th, 2016. The collective opening reception will be held Thursday, May 26th from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: May 20, 2016 – June 9, 2016

Reception: Thursday May 26, 2016, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/5_26_2016.aspx  

Featured Artists:

Metamorphosis: Banjerd Lekkong a Solo Exhibition

Banjerd Lekkong

Out From Down Under & Beyond: Fine Art from Australia & New Zealand

Pamela Asai  |  Barbara Bateman  |  Cathy Carter  |  Kirana Haag  |  Sarah Lynch  |  Ping Lian Yeak

Elixir of Nature

Gerry Defries | Juli Schuszler | Erin Cooke | Natia Malazonia | Javier Pastor | Simon Raskina | TOTO | Susana Cecilia Taratuty | Xiaoqing Zhang | Joan Shimabukuro | Andrea De Luigi | Kirsi Neuvonen | Marilyn Cochrane | Carla Negron | Judy Howie Coury | Kristina Garon | Susan Marx  |  Tina McDowell

A Moment in Time

Doris Brown | Sylvie Michault | Eva Otterstrom | William L Robinson | Aung Kyaw Htet | Marcia Haufrecht | Bill Young | Gretchen Minnhaar |Michael Gleizer  |  Cedric Cocoyer  |  Farshid Razavi  |  Mirco Pasqualini  |  Sa Peng

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

 

Solitary Spaces and Illumination – Exhibitions – NYC

This spring Agora Gallery is pleased to present two exhibitions highlighting new and groundbreaking voices in the fields of painting and photography. Solitary Spaces celebrates the individual dreamer forging ahead, with a collection of widely dissimilar pieces that represent each artist’s imaginary viewpoint. There are surreal portraits, impossible landscapes, and entirely abstract compositions. The eye picks out what is real and what is not – and must come to terms with the fact that it is harder to distinguish more often than not. Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography features the latest in digital photography, with sweeping and unfamiliar landscapes, probing psychological portraits, and still lifes that border on postmodern non-representation. The exhibition will explore how artists borrow from the language of fine art and from the newest in technological capabilities to inform their photography in today’s art world, where more is possible than ever before.

Both exhibitions open on April 26th, 2016 and run through May 17th, 2016. The opening reception for both will be held Thursday, April 28th from 6-8 pm. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: April 26, 2016 – May 17, 2016

Reception: Thursday April 28, 2016, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/4_28_2016.aspx  

Featured Artists:

Solitary Spaces

Paolo Canciani  |  James Chisholm  |  Marlene Fisher  |  Hilde Gustava  |  Sloane Merrick  |  Nilo  |  L. W. Shortridge

Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography

Artura Photo Art  |  Iryna Brown  |  Charley Fazio  |  Karl Girardet  |  Goodash  |  Stephane Lieben  |  Yvonne Lu  |  Claude MacBurnie  |  Jessica Mastellone  |  Mary Pearson  |  Youssef Sefiani  |  Judy D. Shane  |  Riya Sharma  |  Shifra  |  Andrea Spagnolo  |  Viktoryia Vinnikava  |  David Wile

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

Three Exciting Exhibitions at Agora Gallery – NYC

This April, Agora Gallery welcomes three exhibitions that explore the current state of the world by investigating the different voices coming from every corner of the globe and hearing what they have to say. In East Meets West, we take a look at the work that is coming from Asian nations. Though the works vary greatly in influence and aesthetic, they allow the viewer into a cultural immersion without ever leaving their backyard. In Forms and Formalities, we see the visions, observations, and inner dreams of artists from all walks of life. Agora Gallery also presents the solo exhibition of Nigerian artist Nonye Ikegwuoha, a world-traveled architect who has recently turned his vision towards the “dark, harrowing experiences of migrants.” His portraits uncover the death, disease, and displacement that these people have faced, using cubist techniques, earthen colors, and fascinating lines and forms.

The exhibitions open on April 1st, 2016 and runs until April 21st, 2016. The opening reception for all three will take place on the evening of Thursday, April 7, 2016. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: April 1, 2016 – April 21, 2016

Reception: Thursday April 7, 2016, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/4_7_2016.aspx

Featured Artists:

Forms and Formalities

Amber Rhyanne Bayham  |  Darla Rewers  |  Joan Criscione  |  Linda Roffel  |  Mobarick Abdullah III  |  John-Paul Zarba  |  Gülay Yüksel  |  Deanna Fligg  |  Noel Ortiz  |  Daniela Friederike Lüers  |  Isabel Conde Marín  |  Caro Ward  |  Fariba Baghi  |  Julie Warren Conn  |  Edmonde Bizelli  |  Marilène Phipps-Kettlewell  |  Jean Lahoud  |  Leilani  |  Stivi

In Light of Being: Nonye Ikegwuoha / a solo exhibition

Nonye Ikegwuoha

East Meets West: An Exhibition of Fine Art from Asia

Yoshiko Kanai  |  Takashi Kogawa  |  Koya  |  Su-Jeong NAM  |  Ken Wada

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

Deadline: March 29, 2016 – 31st Chelsea International Fine Art Competition – Opens on February 23, 2016

Artists from around the world are invited to enter the prestigious 31st Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. Celebrating, supporting, and promoting the creative human spirit for over 30 years, CIFAC will be awarding prizes specifically designed to nurture career growth, gain exposure, and boost artist’s public profiles.

“Stay connected to the international art scene through competitions, let others see your work, and have your work create a dialogue with other artists.” Agora Gallery’s director, Angela Di Bello

With a mission to promote exceptional art from around the world and to enhance the careers of the selected artists, this year’s competition awards are valued at over $70,000 and include participation in the collective exhibition, cash prizes, and more. A portion of the gallery’s proceeds from artwork sales will be donated to the Children’s Heart Foundation.

The international panel of jurors will include Christie’s Educational Program Director, an art critic and New York Times contributor, artists, curators, and a gallery director.

“Upon seeing my work displayed at Agora I was proud to be part of such a high quality and diverse exhibition…Winning the competition has affirmed my confidence in my works and direction as an artist. It has also made me realise that you need to seize the opportunities and engage with a broader artistic community.” Sue Howard – Australia – 2015 Selected Artist

The 2016 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition will be accepting entries from February 23 – March 29.
The results are announced on April 21st, 2016.

Please visit http://www.agora-gallery.com/competition/ to enter the competition. You can also contact us at  competition@agora-gallery.com .

 

A Journey of Epic Proportions: “From Here to There” – NYC

Seventeen artists collaborate in the exhibition From Here to There to bring a New York audience on a magnificent journey of self-discovery, expression, and realization. Buzzing in energy, color, form, and texture, the works on display hint at real worlds while obscuring just enough to direct the viewer’s experience and effectively control the conversation. Abstractions flourish across canvas, while figures bend and transform before the viewers’ eyes. Varying on the scale of fiction and reality, the artworks featured tell a unique story of humanity, nature, and society in inventive ways. Most of all, however, they tell a story of movement and change: making this an exhibition that truly takes you from one state of mind to somewhere completely new and exciting.

Agora Gallery opens its doors for public viewing of this exhibition on March  8th  with a reception on Thursday March 10th, from 6pm to 8pm. Admission is free.

Exhibition Dates: March 8, 2016 – March 29, 2016

Reception: Thursday March 10, 2016, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/3_10_2016.aspx

Featured Artists:

Lars Aukrust  |  Marianne Bech  |  Gerd Dagne  |  Gregg Emery  |  Annita Faitaki  |  Cesar Garcia  |  Stephanie E. Graham  |  Larry Greenberg  |  GTaleb  |  Mark Hellweg  |  Fanny Karchmer  |  Charlotte Lisboa  |  Gregory Maroun  |  Jorge Russinke  |  Shivender  |  Martin Sitta  |  Lyudmyla Voloshyna

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

Fragmented Reality: An Exhibition in NYC

With gusto and energy, Agora Gallery’s exhibition Fragmented Reality boasts over one hundred artworks by twenty artists. Angela Di Bello and her team have curated a remarkable exhibition which stages an interrogation of the dynamic balance of feminine and masculine energies while eschewing both romanticism and politics. Instead it solicits contemplation of three focused concepts: the interpretation of humans and animals within a shared environment; portraiture and abstract landscapes; and opposing forces, such as happiness and sadness, pleasure and pain. Presiding over the stunning visual space, the participating artists have conjured an airy grace from an immense application of bright colors and mixed media which all come together effortlessly in this comprehensive exhibition of fine art.

Agora Gallery opens its doors for public viewing of this exhibition on February 12th with a reception on Thursday February 18th, from 6pm to 8pm. Admission is free.

Exhibition Dates: February 12, 2016 – March 3, 2016

Reception: Thursday February 18, 2016, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/2_18_2016.aspx

Featured Artists:

Colin Grant  |  Jerry Anderson  |  Margaret Vega  |  Marianne Fernandez  |  Cher Bettencourt  |  Ayda Mansour  |  Nora Nourmohammadi  |  Jesús Martín  |  Taras Borovyk  |  Ann Drosendahl  |  Steven Anggrek  |  Susan Berg  |  German Arzate  |  Richard Light  |  William Johnston  |  Matthew J. Peake  |  PABELLO  |  RenéeRose  |  Osvaldo Bacman  |  Dominic Fondé

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

Telling Many Stories: Plurality of Expression – NYC

In the exhibition Plurality of Expression, eight artists draw from realism, surrealism, and complete abstraction to present exciting worlds of color, emotion, and passion. We see photographs alongside paintings, each of which tell a compelling story, each with deep emotional impact. Whether featuring figures, still lifes, surreal patterns, or landscapes, the artists have captured a distinct message in their composition, one that tells the impact of human life, interactions, and natural elements. Not only are the works passionate and expressive, they are undoubtedly extraordinary feats in aesthetic and color.

The exhibition opens on January 19, 2016 and runs until February 9, 2016. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday, January 21, 2016. Entrance is free.

Exhibition Dates: January 19, 2016 – February 9, 2016

Reception: Thursday January 21, 2016, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11:00am – 6:00pm

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/1_21_2016.aspx

Featured Artists:

Robert Lenz  |  Fahim Somani  |  Scott Forsyth  |  Frédéric Bruneau  |  Kyra Cowan  |  JR Rapier  |  Nancy McLean  |  Carmen Calvin  |  Filip Milosevic  |  KOLE  |  Sofya Tsvetikova

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

Aesthetic Adventures: Two Exhibitions Come to Agora Gallery – NYC

Agora Gallery bids adieu to the old year and welcomes the new with two exhibitions of dimensions, depth, and discovery. The three artists featured in The Odyssey Within have encapsulated great emotion and vision in their highly stylized paintings. They pose their subjects, abstract and figurative alike, in such a tantalizing way as to draw out deep introspection and reverence. In Emerging Visions, artists from across the world draw from their life experiences and cultural influences to create a diverse display of aesthetic adventures. In a variety of subject matter and methodology, each artist speaks of fascinating and unavoidable truths. With a diversity sure to speak to any art lover, these two exhibitions are not to be missed this winter season.

The exhibitions open on December 29th and will run until January 14th, 2016. The opening reception will take place Thursday, January 7th, from 6-8 PM. The exhibitions and opening reception are open to the public.

Exhibition Dates: December 29, 2015 – January 14, 2016

Reception: Thursday January 7, 2016, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/1_7_2016.aspx

Featured Artists:

Emerging Visions

Tiziana Fejzullaj  |  Ilgar Talibov  |  Kari Rindahl Endresen  |  FONSEK  |  Seppo Kari  |  Zequn Wu  |  Rozsa Dajka  |  Kuniko Anan Bartlett  |  Olivia Kapoor  |  Raul Mariaca Dalence  |  Sloane Merrick  |  Donna Shaffer  |  Eli Cantini  |  Lars Rasmussen  |  Antonio Zegarra  |  Joe Dugan  |  Lars Korse  |  Patricia Olguín

The Odyssey Within

Alfonso Rocchi  |  Gordana Tomic  |  Paola Rinaldi

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

The Physical and the Temporal: Two Shows at Agora Gallery of Form & Context – NYC

In two exhibitions at Agora Gallery, The Persistence of Form and The Manifestation of Milieu, we are forced to contemplate both our individuality and what ties us to the world around us. In The Persistence of Form, a talented collection of painters and sculptors combine efforts to explore physicality: whether in the form of humans, wildlife, or man-made structures. These artists draw from a variety of styles and backgrounds in order to present their subjects with great care and extraordinary energy. Neighboring in the gallery, the exhibition The Manifestation of Milieu explores what lies beneath and behind the subject. Environments, whether geographical, temporal, or conceptual, fill the walls in staggering explorations of color and energy. Together, the two exhibitions feed off of each other to present a fully formed story about what it means to exist physically within a world, and what it means for a world to exist without physicality.

The exhibitions open on December 1st and will run until December 22nd, 2015. The opening reception will take place Thursday, December 3rd, from 6-8 PM. The exhibition and opening reception are open to the public.

Exhibition Dates: December 1, 2015 – December 22, 2015

Reception: Thursday December 3, 2015, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/12_3_2015.aspx

Featured Artists:

The Manifestation of Milieu

Rocco Cardinale | Margaret Raven | Lex Heilijgers | Aleksandar Bunčić | Bettina Caro | Judy Zimbert | Oliwia Biela | Carolina Brave | mj loftus | Radoslaw Zipper | Betty Neely | Vibeke Lillefjære | Tao Jiang | Terry Firkins | James Falciano | Dario Vukorepa

Persistence of Form

Jieting Chen | Zoe Summer | Mark Salevitz | Esther Gracia Marques | Gabriel Landry | Lida Boonstra | JCK | Ron Robidoux | Stephen Najda | Esther Insa | Richard Page | MOZER | Helgi Gíslason | L.A. Cline | Arlette Zurbuchen

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

Three Shows at Agora Gallery Question Expression and Interpretation – NYC

This November, Agora Gallery will introduce three new exhibitions that question how we see ourselves and the world around us. Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography focuses on the potential for photography to confront and engage us in a vast, complicated, and very real world. Influence of Color pulls the viewer deep inside the mind of the artist to experience a new discernment of the self. The neighbouring show, Modalities of Expression, explores how self-expression can take on a variety of forms when excused from our standard limitations and fears. This month, Agora Gallery will make you ask: what if?

The exhibitions open on November 3rd and will run until November 24th, 2015. The opening reception will take place Thursday, November 5th, from 6-8 PM. The exhibitions and opening reception are open to the public.

Exhibition Dates: November 3, 2015 – November 24, 2015

Reception: Thursday November 5, 2015, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6

Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York

Event URL:  http://www.agora-gallery.com/receptionexhibitions/11_5_2015.aspx

Featured Artists:

Modalities of Expression

Phoebe Webb  |  Annita Faitaki  |  Chris Silver  |  CORDERO  |  Marlene Kohn  |  Björn Malm  |  Alexander Telin  |  James Chisholm  |  Jan Kotka  |  Jana Kamila Masik  |  George Pavel  |  Wallace  |  Lorraine McInnes  |  Kwesi Bovell  |  Şebnem Keçeli  |  Michael McWillie  |  Nora Maceratesi

The Influence of Color

Francis JOIRIS  |  Ozie  |  Lena Adamina Waldau  |  Marie-Claire Kramer  |  Sandra Mueller-Dick  |  Björn Ryfors  |  Gillian Smith  |  Jacob Södergren  |  Anne Grete Floenes  |  Bethany Mabee

Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography

Samanta Aretino  |  Hermoine Macura  |  Mark James Ford  |  Irena Anna Sowinska  |  Maguel Ahliksander  |  Bruna Vangi  |  Max Ratchkauskas  |  Muhammad Abdus-Sabur  |  Bo Cheatham

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need.

An International Celebration of Art at Agora Gallery

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This September, two shows open at Agora Gallery that represent the great diversity and excitement in the emerging international art scene. In the exhibition Enigmatic Visions, artists from around the world present abstract and figurative two-dimensional works that use color … Continue reading