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ART in Florida : Art Basel Miami +Art Shows + British artists

►  ART BASEL Miami Beach will run December  5-8, 2019.   [Press and VIP private collectors’ preview is December 4, 2019]. Featuring numerous galleries and exhibitors from the UK, this is Florida‘s cultural event of the year.  I have attended every year since its start with art collector friends over especially from London.The  show always features about 300 premier galleries from 32 countries, including influential collectors, directors, curators, trustees and patrons of leading international museums and institutions. These included London’s Serpentine Galleries and the Tate.  It’s enjoyable to ogle handsome English dealers in pin-stripe Saville Row suits as much as their inventory.  No flip-flops here.  You can enjoy over 800 art-related events and parties across the Miami area.  Occurring annually since  2002,  Art Basel Miami Beach features 250 galleries from dozens of countries, especially the UK.  Famed British artist exhibits here every year. Participants make it the most prestigious art show of the Americas, featuring established galleries and dynamic newcomers, ranging from a few hundred dollars to several million for museum-quality masterpieces.  INFO and TICKETS:    www.artbasel.com  Click on the Miami Beach section.  

►    ART WYNWOOD a major art show in Miami,  every February.  Details and tickets on www.artwynwood.com

►    ART MIAMI in downtown Miami runs December 3-8, 2019.  Many exhibitors from the UK.  Details/tickets on www.art-miami.com

►     British artists exhibit often at the Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach FL 33139.   Tel.  [305] 673.7530 www.bassmuseum.org

►   Grahame Ménage is an established professional British artist in Miami. Designer of interiors, offering frescoes, trompe l’oeil, gilding and faux effects, he has worked for prestigious clients around the world, including the Royal Berkshire Polo Club where Princes Charles, William and Harry play, the Welsh National Opera, The National Theatre in London.  He has created scenery for fifty movie productions and brings his thirty-plus years experience to bear on the private sector, painting in homes, restaurants and hotels around the world.  ALSO:   Grahame is also an expert at pet portraits . Says Grahame:  ” We always need gifts for the people in our lives.  However, instead of scouring the Internet for gift guides or trotting round a department store, consider giving a gift that comes from the heart. A gift as thoughtful as it is inspiring, appreciated for years to come: art in the form of a pet portrait.   I create classic custom dog portraits.  His portraiture demonstrates a level of craftsmanship and refinement unique among contemporary pet portrait artists.  You [or the pet] can be based anywhere in the USA.  Just email or send Grahame a photo of your dog.  He’ll explain all when you contact him. Reach him directly to discuss your needs on his cell [678] 230-4033 or email grahame@grahamemenage.com  Grahame’s work can be found across the USA, around the world, in private homes, restaurants and also film sets.  See examples of all his work including the pet portraits on his website  www.grahamemenage.com.     A member of the Florida Association of British Business [FABB] since February 2015.   

►  Florida abounds with resident British artists, painters, antique dealers and British-run galleries.  Also professional British photographers, many of whom exhibit in galleries and have studios operate in many cities in Florida.  To showcase and market your work here,  email a query to britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com  On subject line put:  “British artist query.”  

►    NEED A BRITISH ACCENT FOR YOUR PROJECT,  RADIO/TV COMMERCIAL, VOICEOVER or other purposes? The British accent is in great demand in the USA as a sales tool and to the American ear carries the sound of authority and sexiness.  Hire the professional velvet British voice of Patricia Kawaja in Miami. Patricia has years of professional experience and has done voiceovers for Cunard cruiselines,  WSVN Channel 7 in Miami,  Shangri-La World Class Hotel Chain and others in South Florida.   Call her on [305] 371-9340 to discuss your needs.