ArtSpot Miami/SPECTRUM Miami Art Fairs, Dec 2- 6 at 1700 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami.   The opening night is Dec. 2 from 6 to 10 pm.  Visit Ford Fine Art at booth 122

The Mark Ford Galleries (Ford Fine Art and Galeria Rancho Santana) will highlight WOMEN as the subject of all the artwork they are presenting this year at ArtSpot Miami/ Spectrum Miami Art Fairs: paintings, sculptures, drawings and graphics. The exhibit is full of comparisons of early European genre paintings and portraits with those of Latin American artworks. 

  The gentle interior of women sewing by Edouard Vuillard is beside the animated watercolor of women selling pottery by Francisco Zúñiga.
The pen and ink drawings of nudes by Jules Pascin and George Grosz are alongside the drawings and paintings of nudes by Benjamin Cañas. The thin bronze ballet dancer by Boukaulshalkov faces the full onyx figure by Felipe Castaneda.  
A portrait by Jean Dufy looks at a face by Carlos Cañas.  The show honors women with children, women at work, at leisure, sitting, standing, looking out a window, only men allowed.

Other masters featured are Andre Derain, Armando Morales, Rodolfo Abularach, Guillermo Trujillo, Elmar Rojas, Rafa Fernandez, Gustavo Montoya, Benigno Gomez, Siqueiros, Jose Cuevas, Sofia Bassi, Luis Martinez Pedro, Julio Zachrisson and contemporary masters Denis Nuñez, Marcia Salas, Enar Cruz, Alejandro Villalobos and Vladamir Cora.

The Mark Ford Galleries has two locations:  Ford Fine Art in Delray Beach, Florida and Galeria Rancho Santana in Nicaragua which opened this year at the Pacific resort with the same name. The hotel and gallery have been written about in several international travel magazines.
After 3 years of extensive research, Suzanne Snider and Mark Ford will soon publish a substantial, bi-lingual book on Central American Modernism.  Each of the 6 nations will have an essay and biographies of the leading Modernist artists.  They continue collecting works from these important artists, some of which will be displayed in this exhibition.
This year we are highlighting ceramics, glass and metal.  And will present a special curated  project,   "Art Travels: Cuba," featuring artwork collected during the Havana Biennial 2015. 

Castillo, who founded ArtSpot in 2012, is an internationally recognized curator, art dealer, and director of the Aldo Castillo Gallery, located in Estero, Florida. ArtSpot Miami is a stand-alone international art fair hosted inside Spectrum Miami Art Fair. Castillo partners with Redwood Media Group to present the ArtSpot Miami International Art Fair.

Elling Reitan, Nordic Noir Blues, 2015, Oil on Canvas,  59 x 47 ¼ In.
Ashok Jain Gallery, currently located on the Lower East Side, opened its doors in New York City in 1980. The gallery's roots, however, stretch back to India when in 1936 my father, Ram Chand, established the first gallery in New Delhi, committed to promoting art in India and to helping struggling artists.

Patricia Rieger, Expulcion He, Ceramic
Patricia's artistic language is poetic: the animating materiality of the clay, and the methods through which she arrives at such compelling form. There is fluidity in the way she externalizes the internal dialogues of her practice and the life that it forms. She is passionately inventive and lyrically profound. Patricia's work is an art of color and shape and dynamism. 

Robert Swedroe - Architect/Artist
As a young Architect, Robert Swedroe emerged upon the art seen in 1963 with the first of eight consecutive one-man shows from Miami Beach to New York. Over the next decade, his creation of collages numbered into the hundreds, earning both critical acclaim and a succession of sold out exhibitions. 

Veronica Gonzalez. Courtesy of Rubber Stamp Art Projects
Rubber Stamp Art Projects is a Miami-based art initiative created by artists Isabel Brinck and Laura Villarreal. Rubber Stamp Art Projects's objective is to promote the visual arts and artists through multiple international channels to reach private collectors, curators, museums, corporations and design professionals. The initiative participates in international art fairs, curated art shows, publishing and other venues to promote an array of worldwide mid-career artists. 
Apostol, Catch Me if you Can, Aluminum and Hand Cut Glass.

At ArtSpot Miami 2015 the Athens Gallery (Greece) is showcasing a solo show by Apostol,  an exceptional master of crystal and bronze creations  His bronze castings, using the lost-wax process are enhanced with variations of glass, aluminum and silver.   The Athens Gallery has been promoting and exhibiting works of well-known Greek and European Artists for the last 30 years.

Carolina Rojas, Global Man series A Red, 2011, Fiberglass,  28.5 x 24 x 6.5 in.
Carolina Rojas was born in Venezuela and works in Miami Wynwood Art District at Bake House Art Complex. She produced a large number of sculptures of great artistic vision, original content, and unprecedented style.
Juan Jose Molina. Courtesy of Aldo Castillo Gallery
The Aldo Castillo Gallery is a premier showcase of historical, modern and contemporary art from around the world. The gallery, established in Chicago in 1993, relocated to the Miromar Design Center in SW Florida to become the pioneer for international contemporary art to selective private collectors, museum collections and design professionals.

Daniel Fiorda, American Totems, Recycled Metal,Dimensions vary.
Daniel Fiorda was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is self-taught and has exhibited widely throughout the US including the OK Harris Gallery, Allan Stone Gallery in New York as well as the Heriard-Cimino Gallery in New Orleans and Lelia Mordoch Gallery, Paris France.
Juan Jose Molina. Courtesy of Aldo Castillo Gallery

Susan Mclennan (Canada) is a contemporary artist whose education includes the Emily Carr Institute of Design - Certificate of Fine Art Techniques, UBC Bachelor Applied Science Nursing.

Isabel Brinck
Isabel Brinck (Chile) graduated with honors in Graphic Design from the University of Chile and worked in this field for many years. She has taught art for children and has a strong influence in children's creative art expressions. Isabel paints professionally since 1999 & lives and works in Miami since 2003.
Laura Villarreal
Laura Villarreal was born in Monterrey, Mexico; Laura initiated her art studies at the University of North Carolina. Later she continued her work in New York City at The New York School of Visual Arts and the Art Students' League. In 2011, she graduated from the Universidad de Barcelona IL-3 with a Master's Degree in Analysis and Management of Contemporary Art. 
For more information about ArtSpot Miami, please c ontact:
Aldo Castillo
ESTERO, FL 33928
T: 312 375 8887