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MAD About Art and Design Juried Art Exhibition    Apr 25 - Sep 4, 2012

Reflection
Brad Ascalon
Reflection, 2011
 
A Flexible Perspective
Susan Benarcik
A Flexible Perspective, 2012
 
Cactus Chair
Deger Cengiz
Cactus Chair, 2010
 
Stack
Michael Chiarello
Stack, 2011
 
Rising at Dawn
John Cox
Rising at Dawn, 2011
 
Glam and Glammer
Diani Delgado
Glam and Glammer, 2011
 
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McNeill Art Group is proud to announce the opening of the inaugural juried art exhibition, Mad About Art + Design. Sixteen artists and designers have been selected by our jurors to be featured in the exhibition at the McNeill Art Group Tribeca Project Space on view from April 25th through September 4th, 2012. There will be an invite only VIP reception held on Wednesday, April 25th from 6-8pm and an open house will take place May 5th and 6th from 11am-5pm.

The exhibition is comprised of sixteen artists and designers who are creating compelling and imaginative work in the fields of painting, photography, sculpture, installation, functional art and design. Artists were invited to participate in this opportunity to present their work to an international market of collectors, art enthusiasts and professionals in New York City and the Hamptons. One of the selected artists will then be featured with McNeill Art Group at the Art Hamptons International Fine Art Fair Summer 2012.

The selected artists include Alison Nguyen, April Hannah, Avery McCarthy, Brad Ascalon, Daniel Rosenbaum, David Nosanchuck, Deger Cengiz, Diana Delgado, Emily Baker, Erin Dinan, Jeff Muhs, John Cox, Michael Chiarello, Scott Santangelo, Susan Benarcik, and Yana Payusova.

Jurors include Beth McNeill, director of McNeill Art Group, Kipton Cronkite, founder of KiptonART, Amy Lau, principal at Amy Lau Design, and R. Adam Smith, CEO of VandM.com.

The McNeill Art Group Tribeca Project Space is located at 143 Reade St, in New York City.

For questions contact Beth  McNeill  at  mcneillartgroup@mac.com.

This event is made possible through McNeill Art Group, KiptonArt, and VandM.com.

Thank you to our media sponsors Artinfo.com, Modern Painters, The Art Dossier, and the New York Observer.

Juror Backgrounds

Beth McNeill, director of McNeill Art Group, creates community and global awareness of contemporary art through curatorial exhibitions, international art fairs, and private consulting. McNeill works with both public and private institutions in the US and abroad. McNeill exhibits at international art fairs including Scope London, Scope Miami, Munich Contempo, the NY Art & Design Fair, Art Hamptons and the Architectural Digest Home Design Show. McNeill has been on panel discussions at the School of Visual Arts and The Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, NY.

Kipton Cronkite, founder of KiptonART, promotes up-and-coming artists, musicians, and filmmakers to key influencers in art, entertainment, society, and business. KiptonART has grown to be the leading e-commerce art site for interior designers, collectors and art enthusiasts listing over 1,800 registered artists and an online art work inventory exceeding $30 million. Kipton is involved in arts related organizations and charities such as the Apollo Circle at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Young Collectors of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Contemporaries Executive Committee at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Young Fellows of the Frick Collection Steering Committee. He hosted a show called “Art Scene with Kipton” on NYCTV, written articles for Fine Art Connoisseur on art investment and is often quoted as an industry expert in publications such as CNN, Vogue, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Modern Painters, Artnet and Crain’s New York.

Amy Lau of Amy Lau Design founded her interiors firm in 2001 and currently serves as an independent advisor to collectors of 20th Century decorative arts. In 2005, she co-founded the prestigious Design Miami. Amy Lau Design has been featured in Elle Decor, the New York Times, New York Spaces, Gotham, House & Garden, and on the cover of LUXE magazine. Amy has served as a speaker and panelist for events organized by the likes of Sotheby’s Institute of Art, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, Metropolitan Home magazine, Dwell magazine, and Bklyn Designs. Amy recently launched the release of her first design book, Expressive Modern: The Interiors of Amy Lau.

R. Adam Smith, CEO of VandM.com (Vintage + Modern), is a private investor and serial entrepreneur having formed, co-founded, or started several private investment and operating partnerships since 1995, and as a former staff or executive member with established Wall Street and private investment firms, including Lehman Brothers, Caxton-Iseman Capital and Castle Harlan, Inc. Mr. Smith earned an MBA with honors from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University and a BA cum laude in from Boston University. Mr. Smith is the co-founder of Friends of Leukemia Fighters, an oncology non-profit associated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York Presbyterian Hospital of New York City, Chairman, Piece for Peace Concert of the Tanenbaum Center in New York City, and a board member at the Museum of Arts & Design. VandM is the go-to online source for unique vintage furniture, antiques, art and jewelry from around the world. Over 150,000 design savvy clients visit VandM every month to discover their perfect items and read design and art news, original stories, expert interviews, and more. VandM has been called “The best vintage shopping on the web” by the Los Angeles Times, “a must place to shop” by Vogue, a “Dream Source” in Apartment Therapy, and has been seen in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, and Chicago Home + Garden.

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