Give Miami Day 2020 Early Giving is Here

Extra Virgin Press continues to support kids, music, and poetry. We will need these things, as the world comes back online. https://www.givemiamiday.org/ExtraVirginPressMiami

If you are part of a community that supports the Arts, please consider lending your support to your favorite organizations at GiveMiami on November 19, 2020. After the last nine months in various stages of diminished community participation, from quarantine to the current restrictions, all of our relationships with organizations have changed. The smallest donations by the largest numbers of supporters will make it possible to keep our favorite organizations afloat.

This year there are prizes for the first gift on Thursday at the stroke of Midnight. If you can be online and donate the second the clock turn to Thursday we will have an opportunity for a cash prize. Additional prizes over the week are going to be available for early donations, unique donations, and other categories. The minimum donation is $25.

MATERIALIZE: Pop-Up Exhibition

Extra Virgin Press is part of of the MATERIALIZE Exhibition by Oolite Arts.

MATERIALIZE
Nov. 28 – Dec. 6, 2020
12 – 8 p.m. 

928 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach

Find something for everyone on your holiday list at Oolite’s “MATERIALIZE,” a curated pop-up exhibition taking place during Miami Art Week!Curated by Meaghan Kent, the exhibition features photographs, prints, zines, books, clothing, jewelry, sculpture and face masks – all created by some of the city’s best artists. Prices range from $1 to $250, with select works above $1,000.

2020 Miami Book Fair

http://www.extravirginpress.com/gallery/2020-miami-100s/

Look for Extra Virgin Press at the Miami Book Fair Online.The Book Fair runs from November 15th to November 22, all free, all online. Here in Florida in the online offerings, marks a number of literary sites that offer compelling conversations on where we are and where we are going.

Is it possible that P. Scott Cunningham can see into the future?

The Miami100’s feature Miami poets reading short selections. Extra Virgin Press printed 100 characters each for fourteen of Miami’s finest writers in May 2018. The finished broadsheets, Miami100’s, let me bring my friends with me (on paper), to a residency at the Anderson Center at Tower View in Minnesota, and introduce them to my Midwest friends through their words.

https://miamibookfaironline.com/here-in-florida/
Here in Florida, A Local Literary Showcase
https://www.andersoncenter.org/residency-program/
The Anderson Center at Tower View.

Small Press Fair Studio Visit

Extra Virgin Press’ 2020-2021 programming is made possible with support from The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners, The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation at The Miami Foundation; The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; The Miami Foundation, the Office of the Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners, and the Miami-Dade County Department of Public Housing and Community Development.

Small Press Fair Gallery of Prints

The words will be the same on a given print but the colors are unique and will vary. Each print is a unique work of art printed by a skilled hand.

Prints are available for purchase for $30 each including shipping. Please fill out the form and we will contact you to confirm and arrange payment using CashApp.

Please provide your mailing address
Select the print by name from the gallery. Control/Command-Click to select multiple prints for purchase.

Small Press Fair

Saturday, November 14th at 1:00 pm Extra Virgin Press will be participating in the SPF’20 Small Press Fair and Market, a virtual print paradise.

Visit us and a range of makers in a series of short videos on Saturday from Noon to 6pm, with a deluxe visit with our hero, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. of the famed Kennedy Prints/ A Pile of Bricks fame later in the day.

More info at http://www.spf-ftl.com/ and @SPFFTL

A.I.M Biennial

Featuring the the following works from Extra Virgin Press

  • Patience, patience, patience. Raise Your Voice. 12.5 in x 19 in. Letterpress print on chipboard. 2020 (Little Haiti)
  • Level Path. Raise Your Voice. 12.5 in x 19 in. Letterpress print on chipboard. 2020(Little Haiti)
  • Forward. 12.5 in x 19 in. Letterpress print on chipboard. 2020 (Little Haiti)
  • Love Is. Raise Your Voice. 12.5 in x 19 in. Letterpress print on chipboard. 2020 (West Grove)

After twenty five years of making prints and teaching teenagers, my practice records the people and places of my tribes, and our shared world. They taught me that I am the stranger in the strange land, but took me in anyhow.

Tom Virgin

A.I.M.
Art in Movement • Art is Matter • Andedan ici Mwen • Activism is Movement • Ahora imagina Movimiento • Acabamos iniciar Machetes, Art in Miami…etc

The A.I.M Biennial is focused on site specific installations through out South Florida, by local practitioners, that responds to the historically layered landscape, landmark locations, urban vernacular architecture, Everglades and diverse communities. Installations are ephemeral in temporal pieces; abandoned warehouses, buildings, parks, rivers, with an emphasis on ritual, monuments and shrines.  The economy of the materials are key in addressing the tenor of our times; social political impact of polarized Racial dissent, Police brutality, political, emotional and economic of Covid-19. A.I.M is a platform and outlet for responding, meditating, healing and transcending collectively.

A.I.M asks the artists to challenge themselves and work outside their studios. For their work to be engaged in a form of infinite exchanges with the public and landscape.

All work is documented by the artists and presented on the A.I.M website. A tabloid supplemental newspaper with map and synopsis of all works will be distributed free to the public. A bound catalogue will be published posthumously.

Organizers:
William Cordova (cultural practitioner)
Marie Vickles (Education director Perez Art Museum / Curator Little Haiti Cultural Center)
Gean Moreno (Artist / Author / Artistic Director Institute of Contemporary Art)
Mikhaile Solomon (Curator / Director of Prizm Art Fair)

Local artists get a tailwind boost from MIA acquisitions initiative

Airport purchases works from 14 visual artists to be included in MIA’s art collection

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(MIAMI, September 16, 2020) – Miami International Airport is supporting the local arts ecosystem in Miami-Dade County during the pandemic by purchasing works from 14 local artists. The artworks will be featured in an exhibition scheduled for 2021, and they will then be displayed at various locations throughout the airport. 

The 14 contemporary artworks – consisting of paintings, photographs, and works on paper – were selected during a rigorous selection process by a six-person panel comprised of local art and museum professionals, including curators and public art program administrators. The jurors, in MIA’s first-ever call to artists announced in July, reviewed 253 submissions by 157 artists. Entries for consideration had to be existing two-dimensional artworks created within the last three years by artists with demonstrated experience in public art and/or with a history of exhibiting artwork at galleries, museums and alternative art spaces. The artists also had to be living and working in Miami-Dade County.

“The goals of this acquisition initiative are to showcase the broad and diverse spectrum of talent that our local art community has to offer, and to divide our funding among multiple working artists at a time when there are less opportunities,” said Gendry Sherer, MIA Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs Division Director. “We are also proud to continue presenting exhibitions through MIA Galleries, where South Florida artists can exhibit their work daily in front of an international audience.” 

The final artists selected compose a diverse group from varied artistic practices: Maria Theresa Barbist; Lujan Candria; Amalia Caputo; Cara Despain; Annick Duvivier; Carol Jazzar; Regina Jestrow; Monica Lopez de Victoria; Addonis Parker; Najja Moon; Ian Patrick O’Connor; Christina Pettersson; Silvia Ros; and Tom Virgin.

“I want to thank MIA so much for this opportunity in having my artwork displayed at the airport,” said Duvivier. “You brought a ray of sunshine and encouragement into my life in a time of doubt and uncertainty.” 

Lopez de Victoria added: “I am thrilled to have my artwork selected to be included in MIA’s permanent collection. I am grateful that institutions like MIA are investing in Miami’s artists. It is a crucial time to make a difference in our local creative community. Every bit goes a long way.”

About MIA Galleries

MIA Galleries is Miami International Airport’s Arts & Exhibition program. Founded in 1996 and organized by the Miami-Dade Aviation Department’s Division of Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs, MIA Galleries seeks to enhance the passenger experience by creating a visually engaging environment that is contemporary, thought-provoking and reflective of our South Florida community.

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