My work is at Aqua Art Miami-Wynwood, with!

Well, the Miami Art Fair madness opened today, and I’m excited to say I have some work at Aqua Art Miami Wynwood, as part of a juried competition with  I still have a hard time believing this has happened, maybe because I’m freezing cold here in Seattle…but my Emerald Chandelier and Stars from ‘Dare alla Luce’ are having some fun in the sun!

The best part of this, besides imagining  who might see one’s work and want it, is the two other contest winners are fantastic, and I am honored to be included among them.  Kristi Malakoff and Justin Colt Beckman, all of us from the Northwest, and all of our work seems to be examining an artificial sort of nature and the rural/urban crossroads.  

{Kristi Malakoff – mushrooms cut from GDR stamps}

I wish we could actually all be in a larger show together, as all of us have elements of installation and transportive experiences in our work.  It would be uncanny for us all to intermingle.  {Justin Beckman}

Thank you Catherine McCormack-Skiba from MyArtSpace.Com, who has brought us together, and is hopefully having a blast in Miami as I write!  If you read this and are in Miami, please go check it out at Aqua Art Miami-Wynwood, booth #51.

Kristi Malakoff{Kristi Malakoff – Orchard, made from fruit and birds cut from wall paper}

Here’s a bit from the press release:

” has announced the winning artists of the MyArtspace Aqua Art Miami Beach Competition. The top 3 winners will have their work on exhibition at Aqua Art Miami Fair during the week of Art Basel Miami Beach from December 3-6, 2009.

Palo Alto, CA and Miami Beach, FL (PRWEB) December 2, 2009 —, the premier online social network for the contemporary art world is pleased to announce the winning artists for the Miami 2009 Art Competition. The winners will be exhibited at the Aqua Art Miami Fair during the week of Art Basel Miami from December 3-6, 2009.

After careful deliberation, the jury panel selected 3 top-winners and 50 finalists. The three winners were Kristi Malakoff, Justin Beckman and Mandy Greer. The five-person jury panel consisted of Alma Ruiz, Associate Curator at MOCA – The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Michele Urton, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, LACMA – Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Andrea Cashman, Director of the Deitch Projects, Kathy Grayson, Director of the Deitch Projects and Catherine McCormack-Skiba, CEO and founder of MyArtspace.

Catherine McCormack-Skiba, the founder of MyArtspace and CEO noted “This is our second year in Miami representing the best of our community. The competition really brought out some incredible work from all corners of the world. The breadth, depth and variety of work is unparalleled. We have an exciting mix of work to show at our show kicking off the same week as Art Basel Miami at the Aqua Art Miami Fair. We strive to provide great opportunities for artists to have their work recognized by leading curators and the art public. We continue to see a global audience of artists and art appreciators in our community. We hope to see and active and interesting art collectors down at the Aqua Art Miami Beach Fair. “