The annual competition exhibition is coming to Agora Gallery this August, and as always weâ€™re looking forward to admiring the art of the juror-selected artists from the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. As if that wasnâ€™t enough, at the same time Portals of Perception will also be on at Agora, bringing extra sparkle and energy to your summer days. The exhibitions open on August 16, 2013 and will run until September 5, 2013. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday, August 22, 2013. Entrance is free and all art lovers are warmly encouraged to attend and meet some of the artists responsible for these inspiring creations.
It is always fascinating to visit the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition and examine the enormous variety and compelling power of the works on display. This yearâ€™s juror was critic, writer and reporter Mr. Anthony Haden-Guest, and he selected for exhibition artwork that spans a range of mediums, styles and themes. Thereâ€™s something for everyone, and abundant sources of interest, introspection and intellectual curiosity. In addition, viewers will appreciate the innovative and enormously creative edge that these artists give to their work, which makes the viewing experience an absorbing and thrilling one.
In Portals of Perception you will find all the impetus you need to carry you through the hot summer days. Full of a dynamic, lively character that conveys itself robustly to the audience, these works examine, analyze and ultimately celebrate, in their different ways, the diversity and beauty of life. The artists balance an honest appraisal of reality with an optimistic conception of the possible, with results that leave the viewer charmed, re-energized and animated.
So if you’re looking for art to revive you during the warm weather, seeking out the best of contemporary fine art, or looking to explore what Chelsea has to offer, come to Agora Gallery and enjoy!
Exhibition dates: August 16, 2013 â€“ September 5, 2013
Reception: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 6-8 p.m.
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues â€“ Sat, 11 a.m. â€“ 6 p.m.
Portals of Perception: Jennifer Ferdinandsen, Susannah Virginia Griffin, Natali Karppinen, Fred Mou
The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition: Sean Arce, CĂ©line Bardou, Liza Brenner, Rebecca Calhoun, Airco Caravan, Tracey Derrick, Kat Elagina, Brigitte Garcia, Hank Gray, Michelle Hartney, Gudrun HeamĂ¤gi, Dongwhan Kang, Bea Lagauche, Jordi Marin-Gest, Russell Mehlman, Mia.Am.Fenster, Alain Millerand, HĂ©lĂ¨ne Mogensen de MonlĂ©on, Edward J. MorĂ©t, Yasuaki Okamoto, Alix Pierre, Jonathan Popovich, Jeffrey Randolph Richter, Anne Sedel, Debbee Sheppard, Kristina Siegel, Chuck Siler, Mark K. St. Mary, Neale Stratford, John Szabo, Maria Torrendell, Swarte Vulpescu Olaru