Dr. Sketchy’s Star Wars

Dr. Sketchy’s STAR WARS Friday 12/11 7pm
Dr. Sketchy’s was started in NYC by an ex-art student who wanted a life drawing session with an edge.  She paired models in fun themes/costumes with music and a bar and voila- magic! This month’s featured model takes us out of this galaxy and into the world of Star Wars. Cocktails by Sol-Tree Event Services. Purchase online tickets prior to show for $10, or $15 at the door. Bring your paper, pencils, art medium of choice, or rent ours for $5. Professional artists and those who haven’t drawn since they were 6 years old all encouraged to attend.  More info and fun on Dr.Sketchy’s facebook page. star

Michael Giragosian opening this Friday 10/23

MIchael Event


THIS FRIDAY: An exhibit of the stunning fashion photography of Michael Giragosian, whose work is featured in Lapalme Magazine, Orlando Style, and many others. Opening night will feature a live fashion shoot with a professional runway model. Come watch Michael work, hear the stories behind his published work, and get a chance to take a shot yourself.

PLUS: Small photographic works by Brevardians with a great eye: Sara Russo, Brad Stein, Jessica Haines, Carla Funk, Angel Jones, Jeff Filipski, Tracey Hnat, Joan Crutcher, Jamie Meagher, Stephanie Dawn Lynch, John Sluder, Karl Steslicke, Christopher Maslow, Michael Crown, Timmy Shoobs, Jenna Buehler, Teresa Beard, Dr. Ross Clevens, Kevin Roberts, Båtard Sournois, Sarah Albers +1, A.e. Søland, Jessica Jayjack, Cliffton Chandler, Kyle Heinly, and more.

- – Exhibit runs though mid November. Bar by Sol-Tree Event Services. Free admission. – -

ALSO: Derek Gores Gallery is hosting a Michael Giragosian half day photography workshop. SUNDAY, NOV 15, 2015, 9:30am – 1:30pm, $125, held at the Derek Gores Gallery. Space is very limited. Contact projects@derekgores.com to inquire and reserve your spot. Learn about framing a shot, lighting, working with a model, and more. No experience necessary, any camera is acceptable. (Yes, even your phone.)

Aqua Miami

Here’s my mega news of the week…. So very excited: DEREK GORES GALLERY, in partnership with BEAUTIFUL BIZARRE MAGAZINE, is thrilled to announce we’ll be exhibiting at AQUA ART MIAMI during Basel week, December 2-6, 2015. Our four-person exhibit will featu

DEREK GORES / Collage @derekgores www.derekgores.com
REBECCA ROSE / Sculpturings @sculpturings www.rebeccarose/bigcartel.com
DAVID BURTON / Assemblage www.davidburtonartwork.com
DAVE THOMAS / Painting @dave_thomas_paintings www.davethomaspaintings.com

beautiful.bizarre is a boutique contemporary art / photography print & digital art book / Issue 009 out now / Buy: www.beautifulbizarre.net/shop www.beautifulbizarre.net@beautifulbizarremagazine

Aqua Art Miami announces its eleventh edition – its third since joining the Art Miami family of fairs. Aqua has consistently earned critical recognition for presenting vibrant and noteworthy international art programs with a particular interest in supporting young and established galleries with strong emerging and mid-career artists.

Aqua Art Miami continues this tradition established in 2005, attracting increasingly diverse and distinguished exhibitors while retaining the fair’s signature relaxed vibe and lively energy. Aqua’s unique environment – in a classic South Beach hotel with spacious exhibition rooms that open onto a breezy, intimate courtyard – has become a favorite gathering spot for collectors, curators and art lovers to discover fresh talent and acquire new works while exchanging cultural ideas and forming meaningful connections.


For VIP info, and to get on the mailing list: email projects@derekgores.com
More info on the fair at: www.aquaartmiami.com

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Scrapbook Medley Raffle



Save the date!  Friday August 7th, 2015 is the drawing for ‘Scrapbook Medley’, the original Melbourne Municipal Band 50th Anniversary collage. Friday, August 7th, 8pm @ Derek Gores Gallery. Raffle tickets $10 each; only 5oo tickets sold. Tickets available at Derek Gores Gallery, and online here: http://mmband.net/store.php More the MMB 50th Anniversary here: http://mmband.net/news_details.php?id=27;




The pretty much finished product at DC’s Rammy Awards last night.  8′ x 16′ collage mega mural made of photos of the guests.  Huge beer-soaked thanks to Heineken, ABV Gallery, ABV Agency for the tasty gig, to Greg Mike and crew for the duo-printer assist, and especially to my tireless superhero assistant for the night-Dave Thomas, shown here momentarily killed.

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