We are please to announce the jurors of The Art Place Wynwood’s First Annual Juried Painting Show.
Director Emeritas, Bass Museum of Art
Diane Camber has worked for decades as a curator, fine arts administrator, art advisor and consultant, mounting more than 190 exhibitions, some of which traveled nationally and internationally. She served as Director and Chief Curator of the Bass Museum of Art for twenty-seven years and more than quadrupled the institution’s permanent collection and renovated and expanded the museum facility. The Museum’s trustees named her Director Emerita upon her retirement. Prior to joining the Bass Museum, Ms. Camber held various positions at the Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has taught art and art history and has extensive experience in preservation and development of historic architecture and cultural tourism.
In recognition of her international cultural contributions she was made Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture recently, after having been made Chevalier de l’Ordre in 1987. She is a past president of the Florida Art Museum Directors Association and is an Emeritus Member of the Association of Art Museum Directors, a national organization for the directors of the top American art museums. Ms. Camber is a graduate of Barnard College and studied art and architectural history at Columbia University. She also studied applied art at Massachusetts College of Art.
President of Diane W. Camber & Associates, LLC, Ms. Camber works as an independent curator and consultant, advises private, public and corporate clients on collections management, programming, strategic planning, grantsmanship, facilities development and publication. She has extensive experience developing programs to stimulate cultural tourism and is an accomplished speaker and writer on various aspects of the visual arts, including the marketing and business of museums and galleries.
The Art Place Wynwood
Danilo Gonzalez was born on May 26, 1963, in the Dominican Republic where he began his life and education. Then he lived in Paris, France, New York, Caracas, and Mexico, before returning to the United States to establish with the West Branch Gallery & Sculpture park, in Stowe, Vermont and then in Wynwood Miami Florida. He has worked in many mediums over his 30 year career, including performance art, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and painting. He is in constant search for new techniques and ideas to integrate to his future body of work, focusing mainly in the industrial and recycling materials. His work has been awarded and honored in several biennials and art contests, and has been shown extensively across the United States, France, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Belgium, Cuba, Mexico, Colombia, Canada, Ecuador, Italy, Japan, England, Morocco, Martinique, Guadalupe, Chile, Spain, amongst others. His work can be found in several private, government and corporate collections around the world, which includes the permanent collections of the Housatonic Museum of Connecticut, Musèe du Colombie in France, Museum of Modern Art in the Dominican Republic, el Centro Leon, Museo del Hombre Dominicano, Museo de Historia y Geografia, la Casa Consistorial de Santiago, el Centro de Arte de la Victoria in Venezuela, Museo Soto, and Museo del Dibujo, among others. Gonzalez has acquired a great amount of experience working with artists like Cruz Diez, Robert Blackburn, Mario Cruz, Susy de Pellerano Geo Ripley, Fernando Urena, Roberto Gonzalez, and others. He was selected to participate in the ‘Ninety Sculptors of the Twentieth Century’ at the Housatonic Museum of Connecticut with such sculptors as Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, and Isamu Noguchi. Danilo Gonzalez is an artist with international sensibility, who strives to create art work that addresses viewers across boundaries of culture and nations. His constant, responsible and creative search has made him one of the most influential painters in the Dominican Republic and one of the most active in the Wynwood Art community of Miami, Florida where he established The Art Place and participated in the last four Art Basel.
Emilio Adan Martinez was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba, in 1954. In 1961 at the age of six he immigrated to Miami with his family. He earned his BFA from Florida International University in 1995.
As a child, Martinez was always making art– creating toys, sculptures and other pieces from the humblest of found objects. With the Cuban revolution came strife, separation and finally flight. Martinez, who has but few memories of that time, recalls very distinctly his grandfather preparing a bomb shelter adjacent to the family property in Las Villas. Images of trenches, tunnels, and caves – with the one spot of daylight coming from above – find expression in his work even today.
Though originally known for his heavy sculptural pieces that pair the warmest of wood with the coldest of metal, Martinez is currently exploring other media including paper, string, paint and pine branches. These light, floating pieces bring to mind kites and boats and travel – from the earthbound to the unbound, from the ephemeral to the eternal. An installation of these pieces, titled “Andan Volando,” is currently on view at Miami International Airport, Concourse D, in Miami, Florida.
Emilio Adan Martinez’s work can be found in public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe.