530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm


March 25 - April 15

Figurative Expressions - Figurative work is a direct means for artists to share their perceptions about the human condition with audiences. Such artwork sheds light onto all chapters of emotion and produces a greater understanding of what it means to live. Some themes remain light and humorous while others are daringly introspective, audiences will revel as Figurative Expressions displays the full articulation of humanity with vigor and beauty.

Five Degrees of Abstraction The unique styles and working methods of the artists showcased in Five Degrees of Abstraction are a consequence of seeking to express the ineffable in new, personal ways. Rapturous beauty combines with intriguing symbolism to explore the inner and outer worlds; each artwork becomes a note in a collective effort to unlock the mysteries of being.

The Persistence of Form - Form is the vessel in which ideation takes shape, and it is with ingenuity and abundant variety that artists communicate their ideas about the world. The Persistence of Form is a captivating journey into the hearts and minds of a talented grouping of artists who have distinctive techniques and interests. The artworks complement one another by exploring individual perspectives and the imaginative means to express them.

April 18 - May 8

Pixel Perfect

Pixel Perfect - The convergence of the potent domains of technology and art is the focus of Pixel Perfect: The Digital Fine Art Exhibition. Pixel Perfect features artists whose innovations have explored the creative potential of this powerful medium. Endless avenues of imagination are traversed as these artists capture images to shape and mold them to their particular taste and artistic vision.

Tripping the Light Fantastic

Tripping the Light Fantastic - In Tripping the Light Fantastic, the world�s simplest wonders are made extraordinary through the lens of photographers from across the globe. Everyday focal points are uniquely captured in this grand display of thought provoking images and technical mastery. From breathtaking depictions of nature to dramatic portrayals of the human condition, this exhibit will revise the way we see the world.


Interpretive Realms

Interpretive Realms - Interpretive Realms is a collection of meditative abstract works from artists with unique backgrounds and experiences. The works draw on life experiences, spirituality and nature, rendering the ineffable to explore the mysteries of existence. The sheer variety of style is a testament to the endless possibilities of abstraction, where a color or the quality of a line may traverse cultural boundaries to speak to audiences everywhere.
Modern Incarnations - Modern Incarnations is a dynamic group of artists that possess the exciting, creative energy of the past, where everything was new and the possibilities seemed endless. These artists present unique perspectives on our modern sensibilities, from personal relationships to consumer culture. Whether inwardly searching or presenting social commentary the paintings in Modern Incarnations will generate stimulating dialogue between audience and artwork.
Subjective Realities
Subjective Realities - Presenting disparate styles of art together reminds us that great artists tap into their individuality to produce a plastic representation of their inner visions and rhythms. Agora Gallery�s Subjective Realities includes whimsical characters and soulful landscapes and still-lifes, making us laugh while reminding us of the oft-overlooked beauty still contained within our modern world.
May 10 - May 30
Out from Down Under and Beyond - Celebrating the particular uniqueness of Australia and New Zealand, our artists find inspiration in some of the most varied and remote natural sites on earth. Intricate, richly detailed and spiritually inspired an overwhelming sense of warmth emanates from these artworks, bringing pleasure to those in their presence.
Abstract Concepts
Sublime Sanctum
Unchartered Realism

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2008 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition
Selected Artists

Agora Gallery is pleased to announce the results of the 2008 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition.

The competition was juried by Manon Slome, chief curator of the Chelsea Art Museum, New York. Manon Slome is an independent curator and art consultant in New York . During her six year tenure at the Guggenheim Museum in New York , she curated Africa: The Art of a Continent and China: 5000 Years . She also curated The Art of the Motorcycle at the Guggenheim's space in Bilbao , Spain . Formerly the Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Manon has produced numerous collections and independent gallery shows in New York , London and Hong Kong.

We at Agora Gallery would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the participants of the 23rd Annual Chelsea Fine Art Competition. It is our belief that everyone who entered the competition is a winner, and is to be congratulated. Participation on any level, takes courage and is an act of faith and belief in ones own talent and strengths.

Congratulations to all Selected Artists!

Collective Exhibition
The following artists were selected to participate in the exhibition at Agora Gallery:

Adrienne Lesperance
Andreas Papanastasiu
Anna Druzcz
Ardan Ozmenoglu
Aviva Baharav
Berivan Sayici
Brett Bell
Caterina Pacialeo
Claire Brewster
Dana and Ruth Avra
David Arbus
Eleanor Lindsay-Fynn
Heather Mae Erickson
Jan and Loren Lachauer
John Bartoo
Josep Frances Anaya
Maarit Murka
Magda Dini
Maggie Evans
Mariko Sugiura
Marisa Atha
Miriam Cabessa
Orly Aviv
Peter Krsko
Rei Dishon

Steve Yeates
Stuart Bush
Suhee Wooh
The Love Movement
Ulrika Anderson
Yumiko Takahashi

Art Mine
Placement on for a period of one year

Eva Armental
Irene Abdou
Jessica Alonso
Julia Blum
Lisa Bagwell
Teixeira Barbosa

Cash Awards

$500 - Wolfgang Auer
$300 - Martin Boettcher
$200 - Mary Heller

ARTisSpectrum Magazine
Review in Issue 19 of ARTisSpectrum magazine:

Caroline Hall

Please note:
While Agora Gallery is the sponsor and organizer of the competition; the 2008 competition was juried by Manon Slome, of the Chelsea Art Museum in New York City. Ms. Slome is not affiliated with Agora Gallery in any manner. Agora Gallery and its employees had no input or influence in the selection process.


The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition represents not just artists, but the countries and communities they hail from, each piece reflecting a little of humanity's many faceted soul. Out of respect for this and in an effort to grant joy to children in need, 25% of Agora Gallery's proceeds of sales resulting from the competition exhibition will be donated to Art Start an award-winning, nationally recognized program. Art Start values and nurtures the voices hearts and minds of under-served children and teenagers and help them transform their lives through the creative process. Art Start instills in their youth the confidence to ask important questions, make independent choices and pursue meaningful opportunities to share their ideas and dreams.

Offered in a nurturing environment Art Start helps children to develop their inner gifts and to acquire skills for success in life. Most importantly Art Start offers them a chance to be heard.


ARTisSpectrum Magazine

Volume 18 hits now available!

ARTisSpectrum Volume 18

ARTisSpectrum Magazine Issue 18, released in November 2007, was well received by both artists and collectors.

The 2008 spring issue of ARTisSpectrum promises to be even more stimulating than the previous issue, as we continue to explore marketing venues for emerging artists as well as those on the verge of stardom. The next edition of the magazine that is set to become the voice of the Chelsea art community is expected to hit the newsstands on May 2008. Click here or on the image to view the previous edition.

If you have a passion for art, are a writer, and wish to contribute an article to the next edition, ARTisSpectrum is accepting submissions for the Fall Issue. Submissions should have a broad and universal appeal, and should not contain promotional material.


Artful Cuisine: Pairing Food and Wine with Art

Agora Gallery creates a satellite gallery with Park Avenue Bistro

Artist Gerald Perales Park Avenue Bistro pairs the expression of food with the fresh artists of today. With the help of the Agora Gallery director Angela Di Bello, they will be introducing a new artist in residence every three months.

French Artist Gerald Perales is the current artist in Residence at the Park Avenue Bistro.

Feminine figures dominate the canvasses of Gerard Perales' work, blazing in their still frames, so powerfully portrayed that they seem to remain in motion, disdainful of the notion that they are forever confined in place. Gerard's passion for women is clear in his works where he draws on the classical, yet uses vibrating combinations of colors and very contemporary contrasts as he calls on archetypes such as Danae, Venus, and Diane. There is a subtle fluidity to his paintings which present the feminine form in the abstract yet retain all of her beauty and majesty. Gerard's females are Goddesses, Messiahs, they act as both saviors and bringers of creation. His colors are ripe, passionate, and fill the space with a flaring presence that cannot be ignored The figures bloom from their backgrounds, dancing with one another in a primal rhythm that cannot help but draw the viewer deeper into the piece. Love, beauty, creation, all dwell within the woman, and all are imbued in every stroke of his brush.

Lovers of art are invited to the Park Avenue Bistro to relax, enjoy the art and a cup of café or a mid afternoon bite. Open between 2:30 and 5:30 as a Gallery and Café.

Park Avenue Bistro and Gallery
377 Park Avenue South
New York 10016
Phone: 212-689-1360
Email: parkavenuebistro@gmail.comCafe Gallery
Website: Hours
Lunch 11:00am to 3:00pm
Gallery Caf� Hours 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Dinner 5:00pm to 11:00pm

Image Credits: Fly Me Acrylic on Canvas, 90.55" x 37.4"



El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Current Exhibition:
EL MUSEO�S BIENAL: THE (S) FILES 007 With Invited Guest Country Ecuador
July 25, 2007 � January 6, 2008

The (S) Files� are literally �the selected files�, as many of the works on display have been chosen from the unsolicited submissions to El Museo�s Artists� Archive over the past two years. This selection for the 5 thbienal is the most expansive to date, with 51 artists showcasing work in traditional mediums such as drawing, painting and photography, as well as more experimental projects incorporating light, sound, and interactive elements, mobile sculptures and site-specific installations.

The Chelsea Art Museum
556 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
Current Exhibition:
Only Connect
March 27� May 3, 2008

Only Connect
Guy Ben Nir, Miri Segal and Ruti Sella.
curated by Sergio Edelsztein, Director, Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv.

The Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street
New York, NY 10011
General Information: 212-620-5000
Current Exhibition:
From the Land of the Gods: Art of the Kathmandu Valley
March 14, 2008 � October 13, 2008

This exhibition will highlight the best Nepalese art in the RMA collection, focusing on the aesthetic form, function, and donor relationships. Traditionally any exhibition on Nepal would only focus on the Kathmandu Valley. This exhibition will look at the entire region of Nepal identifying the different ethnic and cultural groups from east to west and the five spiritual traditions of Shaiva, Vaishnava, Buddhism, Bon, and Tribal.

Dining Out

156 Tenth Ave(At 20th Street)
New York, NY

Chelsea Brewing Company
59 Chelsea Piers
New York,NY 10011
Phone: 212-636-6440

Park Avenue Bistro and Gallery
377 Park Avenue South
New York 10016
Phone: 212-689-1360

Green Table
75 9th Ave
New York, NY 10011


246 10th Ave
New York, NY 10001

87 7th Ave
New York, NY 10014
(212) 691-7885

Spice Market
403 West 13th ST
New York, NY 10014
(212) 675-2322

Where to Stay

Chelsea Lodge
318 West 20th Street
New York City, NY 10011
Phone: 212 243 4499

Chelsea Lodge

Chelsea Lodge is a recently renovated Eorpean-style hotel located in the heart of the historic Chelsea district. Secure private and quiet the it provides a clean comfortable environment at reasonable rates.

Carlton Arms Hotel
160 East 25th Street
New York,NY 10010

Carlton Arms Hotel

Like a stray adrift from the East Village, the four-floor Carlton Arms is a combat-boots, rock'n'roll hotel that feels almost like you're walking into a rehearsal space. Artfully decorated rooms, stairways and hallways run the gamut from rhinos to moonscapes.

Hampton Inn Manhattan Chelsea
108 West 24th Street
New York , NY. 10011
Phone 212-414-1000
Fax 212-647-1511

Hampton Inn Manhattan Chelsea

A new modern 20 story high-rise hotel located in the trendy up and coming district of Chelsea, New York, bordering the West Village and Midtown Manhattan. This New York Hampton Inn hotel is equipped with all the latest conveniences to make you feel right at home in the Big Apple.

Night Life

The Plumm
246 W 14th St (bet. 7th & 8th Aves)
New York, NY 10011
The Plumm is at celebrity run night club. Noel Ashman, Chris Noth and David Wells are the proprieters of this semi-private club in the space that once housed Nell's.

Star Lounge
222 West 23rd St (Chelsea Hotel)
(7th & 8th Aves)
New York, NY 10011
(212) 255-4646
Nestled beneath the fabled Chelsea Hotel, the Star Lounge is an intimate Haven for late-night revelry. It's discreet 23rd Street location and it's below street level entrance offers a sought after escape.

512 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 244-1965
Stereo lacated between 10th and 11th Avenues, offers New York nightlife a mix of street couture and nightlife chic. Creating the ultimate sensory experience.

Gotham Comedy Club

208 W. 23th St., New York, NY10011
Gotham Comedy Club is New York City's premiere Comedy Club featuring the country's top headliners and up and coming comics. Home to Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, this state of the art venue offers more than laughter.

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