Things I'm Thankful for And What I'm Looking Forward to In 2017

I have much to be thankful for and to look forward to in 2017. I'd like to share them with you.

I'm Thankful for - the gift of health and having all my senses. When I wake up every day and I can breathe, get out of bed, can see,  can walk,  can exercise, can talk, can listen, and can make myself vital, I’m having a great day.

I'm Thankful for- My family. I am so grateful that I have a large family and I get to spend a lot of time with them. When I watch my children and my grandchildren, I'm filled with joy. I am grateful for a loving husband to share my life with and his children and grandchildren. It amazes me to see how many special and loving relatives are in my life.

My Family in New Orleans in 2015

I'm Thankful for- My friends.  I love all my friends but there is a special bond I share with my artists. We see things in a different way and see things that others do not. Many of my artist’s friends were the 'different' ones, not always encouraged by their families so when we get together and share so many things in common it is a great feeling. We understand why we spend all our conscious time creating art, and some of us even spend our unconscious time creating art.

Friends at my opening celebrating at the National Hotel in 2016

I'm Thankful for- my talent. It's a gift when a person knows what they want to do and they can do it and even make a living at it.  When I come home from my art studio full of paint on my clothes in sometimes A smudge here in there on my face and hands my husband says to me I never saw anybody work so long and so many hours. I always say to him that the time I spend in my studio goes so fast. People go to psychiatrists, to ashrams, they smoke pot, they take drugs, they drink, just to feel the way I feel on any given day when I'm working in my art studio.

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I'm Thankful For The gift of sensitivity. As a young girl, I was criticized by my family for being too sensitive. Looking back at my life I am grateful for my sensitivity. This gift has enabled me to create art that touches people near and far. I am grateful for the ability to look at the world in my own unique way. As I have developed as an artist, so has my eye and sensitivity to subtle beauty.  I not only notice the obvious beauty like are amazing oceans, but I notice the simple things like water droplets as they come to rest on a person making beautiful patterns.

I'm Thankful for- My assistants and employees. I'm so grateful to have the best studio assistants that I've ever had in my entire career as an artist. I call us the A-Team. Has it been said " no man is an island" Having a great team to work with enables me to be a better artist. It's a joy to work in an environment where not only do I like everyone, but everyone likes everyone else in my studio. The talent in my studio is amazing and because of each person’s special gift and the way we work together, my art is the best I’ve ever made.

Feuerman Studio A-Team Annual Birthday Party, 2016

Feuerman Studio in 2017 Wishing All of You a Happy Holiday

I'm Thankful for-  my Art Studios and Art Supplies!  I love them and I need them to create. I'm sure, I have more art supplies than I need and yet every time I see things that I want to buy to make my work look even better I get excited. I have two art studios. One is in midtown Manhattan in the area called Nomad and the other is in Jersey City. I love my studios.  It is very important to have a special place to create.

New York Studio with Crates – Getting Ready to Pack

I'm Thankful for - Galleries, Museums, University Galleries, Art Parks, Cities, Foundations and Public Spaces. I'm grateful to have these things in my life. I visit them and appreciate all they offer. I love the exhibits I see, the interesting people I meet there, and the fact that I have a place to show my art where with broad visibility.

Eight Hundred Woman Artist Get Together At The Brooklyn Museum Stand Together

I'm Thankful For Collectors, Fans and Sponsors.  I approach my art by sculpting the subjects that I love but when a work of mine connects with someone and they are moved to have it in their home or museum, there is no greater feeling of satisfaction. I am grateful for the people who enjoy my work.

I'm Thankful for - Travel. It may seem odd but I love to fly. I can be in one place in the morning and the next day, halfway across the world. This brightens my life. I get to meet all kinds of people. It gives me food for thought and tools to create. I love to try new foods, look at buildings, understand history by walking through it.  looking it. I love being exposed to other cultures. I love the fact that in a few hours I can visit my children across the country. We are lucky to live in the jet age. When one thinks of travel, they also must think of the Internet. The Internet allows us to travel from one culture to another even faster than a plane. It enables me to have fans in every country, even countries I never heard of. It enables me to see the work of artists that I would never be able to travel to in one lifetime.

Getting Comfortable with A Glass of Champagne Before Takeoff

In one day, it will be 2007. Time goes so fast, and I want to make each precious moment count.

I'm Looking Forward to February 2017, thanks to the invitation of the Chashama Foundation, http://www.chashama.org/about/mission-history, and Anita Durst. I'm invited to have a solo lobby exhibition for the re-opening of the gorgeous glass building at 55 Broadway in New York City. I'll be exhibiting 28 sculptures from all phases of my career and showcasing my newest work state of never been seen before. I'm also making several artworks that will sell for under $500 so the public will be able to afford to collect a genuine Feuerman. The time and date will be announced.

I'm Looking Forward to my bucket list wish coming true** On the 11th and the 12th of May, 2017, I’m having two opening parties for my solo show in the outdoor park on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy.  You can walk from San Marco or take the vaporetto to the Giardini stop to see the show. I have to thank Global Art Affairs Foundation and the city of Venice who have made this show possible. It will be in conjunction with La Biennale di Venezia – 57th International Art Exhibition.

Park in the Star Where my Solo Show Will be Held in Venice, Italy

I'm Looking Forward to the re-opening of the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, Michigan. I will be having the inaugural solo exhibition for the newly completed galleries in June, 2017. The Executive Director Gene Jenneman to thank for organizing the show. 

Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, Michigan

I'm Looking Forward to the fall of 2017 because I’m planning to have a solo show in an Art Museum in Argentina. This is the very first time I've ever exhibited in South America and I hear Argentina is a special place. More details to come when the exhibition is finalized.

Museo coleccion de arte amalia lacroze de fortabat

I'm Looking Forward to – More than anything else, I pray for our country and the world. My we have peace.

New Media Artform - Thousands leave Post-It Notes as Election Therapy on the NYC Subway Walls Encouraging Shared Thoughts

Before we turn around, it will be December again, but this time it'll be 2017, and I will be showing once again in Miami Art Basel. Since sculptures take so long to make, with each little detail being made from resin or bronze and fabricated to look real, pieces sometimes take up to five years to make. I've already started working on pieces for the future.

As I contemplate what I must look forward to, I am hopeful for my future to be filled with the happiness and my creativity to flourish. I hope to make my best work in 2017.

 

My Summer as Carole Feuerman's Intern

This summer, I graciously accepted an internship at Carole Feuerman's Studio, the Second LSC,  in NYC. Beginning in May, I came into the studio 4 days a week, for about 8 hours a day. Having spent most of my summers life guarding or at camp, the 9-5 lifestyle was completely new to me. I embarked on this journey with no real expectations and an open mind.

As my last day at Carole Feuerman Studio comes to a close I can say that I have learned more here to prepare me for the art world than I have in any classroom (shh don't tell my professors). Carole is a seasoned artists whose knowledge extends far beyond making beautiful work. While interning, I got to work in a variety of jobs including fabrication, inventory, and social media. I am so grateful to have gotten the opportunity to learn directly from her as well as her extremely talented crew. I can not express how wonderful it was to work with such a skillfully diverse team of painters, fabricators, and assistants. It truly awes me how much this team is able to accomplish.

Couldn't leave without taking a few snapchat selfies with my girl, Kendall! Based on image the second image, maybe it's better if we don't swap faces...

 

Upon reflecting on everything I have learned during my time here, here are a few lessons that have stuck out to me:

 

1. Do not be tentative.

This one I definitely still have some work on, but while working in fabrication at the studio I learned how crucial it is to not be cautious. This is a lesson I plan to take back with me to art school and other facets of my life. It is important to take risks and make mistakes. Sometimes its okay to overdo something or even break it, it can always be fixed or done again. Its that extra punch of dark in the drawing or red pigment in the face that makes a finished piece.

2. The art world is always on the move.

One of my jobs while working here was to keep inventory of Carole's art and let me tell you there is A LOT of it. Carole's inventory always needs updating. Everyday we have sculptures being shipped and sold around the world. This studio's ability to manage Carole's extensive registry of art has been so crucial to her international success.

3. Take your inspiration and push boundaries.

Carole can draw inspiration from the most unexpected places. Sometimes its a simple object like a chair or mirror, sometimes its a person she meets, sometimes its a story she reads. Carole's mind is always on the move to do something new and unexpected. In her art, she looks to push boundaries, playing it safe is not her style. Whether its building a 4 ton bronze sculpture on 6 inch wrists that withstands earthquakes, or inventing a brand new technique to paint with bronze, Carole has the passion and drive to make her wildest ideas come to life.

4. Even the best artists need to understand business.

There is no doubt that Carole is an extremely talented artists, but what has impressed me most is her ability to manage her business. At the end of the day you need to sell art to make it, and Carole works with her galleries as a seasoned expert. While interning here I got to witness and partake in the behind scenes work that goes into Carole Feuerman Sculpture. There is so much more to being a fine artist than I had ever expected.

 

I'd like to thank everyone at the studio for all of their generosity in these past 3 months! I look forward to taking everything that I have learned with me as I venture back to St. Louis for my sophomore year at Wash. U! Over and out!

Carole, David and I Stopped by a photo booth today after a great lunch at the John Dory Oyster Bar in the Ace Hotel!

 - Post by Dana Citrin

 


 

Carole A. Feuerman on INSIDER

On Tuesday, July 26th, the Facebook sensation, INSIDER art posted a video featuring Carole A. Feuerman's hyperrealist sculptures.

In less that 3 days the INSIDER's video about Carole's work has gotten over 1.4 million views!

INSIDER, an online publication covering the latest trends in food, style, travel and culture, has achieved great fame on facebook in the past year. Now, it seems impossible to log onto facebook without coming across at least one of their posts. INSIDER is perhaps best known for its viral 60 seconds videos that cover anything from macaroon ice cream sandwiches in Bangkok to mind-blowing rope bridges in Costa Rica.

Here at Carole A. Feuerman Studios we are particularly excited about this NYC dessert covered by INSIDER:

However, it seems that our fans at INSIDER have left us no bread crumbs! Carole was not contacted by INSIDER, which makes this video a complete surprise to everyone here at Carole A. Feuerman Studios.

Thank you to the staff at INSIDER for recognizing Carole's work. We're not sure who you are, but if you're reading this, please feel free to say hello!

Share the video on Facebook HERE

 

Post by Dana Citrin

7 Things to Do in Chelsea

YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE BEST OF NYC'S CHELSEA NEIGHBORHOOD
 


Chelsea is a neighborhood on the West Side of the borough of Manhattan running roughly from 14th to 34th street between the Hudson River and 5th avenue. Chelsea is most known for its distinguished art scene, which showcases some of the greatest artists in New York and the world.
 


1. START YOUR TRIP ON 24TH ST., THE HOME OF MANY OF NYC'S PREMIER FINE ART GALLERIES

Chelsea's 24th St. is a hub of some the world's best art galleries. Check out whats happening this summer by clicking on any of the galleries below:

C24 Gallery
Andrea Meislin Gallery
Andrea Rosen Gallery
Bruce Silverstein
Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery
Fredericks & Freiser
Gagosian Gallery
Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl
Gladstone Gallery
Jack Shainman Gallery
Luhring Augustine
Lyons Wier Gallery
Marianne Boesky Gallery
Mary Boone Gallery
Matthew Marks Gallery
Metro Pictures
Mike Weiss Gallery
Pace Gallery
Susan Inglett
Unix Gallery


 Be sure to pick up a copy of this flyer at C24 Gallery! You will want to apply for the 2017 International Sculpture Day Exhibition presented by the Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation.


 If art isn't really your thing, do not fret! There are plenty of other  great things to do in Chelsea this summer. Here are just a few highlights:

 

2. TAKE A WALK THE HIGH LINE

No trip to Chelsea is complete without a walk on the highline! This 1.45 mile long park, built entirely on abandoned, elevated NYC train tracks, is the perfect place to enjoy the weather on a beautiful summer day. Visit the High Line for one of their special summer events which include, tai chimeditationstargazingOut of Line, and Up Late
Click HERE for more information


The High Line: 23rd St. to 34th St. in Chelsea, NY



 3. JOIN THE WORLD NAKED BIKE RIDE

The World Naked Bike Ride hosts a bare-all ride in NYC every year to bring awareness to the harmful pollution of motor vehicles. Join folks from around the world as they strip down into their "birthday suit" and bike around NYC to protest the world's dependence on oil and nonrenewable energy resources on Saturday, June 19th.
Click HERE for more information



4. EAT YOUR HEART OUT AT THE CHELSEA MARKET

A hot spot for foodies, this enclosed urban food market stretching a block long and a block wide is considered one of the greatest indoor food halls in the world. Be sure to check out the Lobster Place's famous Lobster Roll. Other popular vendors include Jacques TorresPeople's PopsDoughnuttery and Ronnybrook Dairy.
Click HERE for more information

75 9th Avenue (Between 15th and 16 Streets), New York, NY 10011  
Hours: Monday - Saturday: 7am to 9pm, Sunday: 8am to 8pm




5. EXPERIENCE THE CHELSEA MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Chelsea Music Festival returns June 10-18th celebrating "Gravity:350," in honor of Newton’s enlightening encounter with a falling apple 350 years ago. The festival features a variety of genres and musicians ranging from classsical to Jazz at many of Chelsea's best venues. It includes late night, day time, and open air events, as well as specific shows for children and families. The festival seeks to create an interplay between a variety of art forms, specifically visual, performing and culinary arts, so be sure to grab a delicious meal as you enjoy the music!
For Tickets and information click HERE




6. LAUGH OUT LOUD AT THE UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE THEATER

SNL Star, Actress, and Comedian, Amy Poehler Performing in ASSSSCAT 30000 at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Chelsea.

See a comedy show at the famous, Upright Citiens Brigade Theater. Coming up is one of NYC's most famous improv performance, ASSSSCAT 3000, on Sunday, June 19. This show is known to draw big names such as Amy Poehler and Horatio Sanz. The 7:30 performance will cost you just $10, but if you dont mind waiting on line, the 9:30 show is absolutely free (ticket distribution at 8:15 PM). Be sure to get on line early though because this popular performance tends to draw a large crowd.
Click HERE for more information


Upright Citizens Brigade Theater: 307 W. 26th St. New York, NY 10001




7. WATCH A MOVIE UNDER THE STARS WITH HUDSON RIVERFLICKS AT PIER 63

Watch the most popular hollywood hits on the lawn at Pier 63 with Hudson Riverflick's Big Hit Wednesdays. The season kicks off on July 8th, with MAD MAX: Fury Road, and will be showing movies every wednesday until August 19th. The best part is, it is absolutely free, including free popcorn! Movies generally begin at around 8:30 PM, be sure to bring a blanket, as chairs are not allowed on the lawn.
Click HERE for more information

Pier 63: W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011


Post by Dana Citrin

Feuerman and Her Swimmers are the Ultimate Globetrotters - Hong Kong! South Korea! Germany! Italy! Florida! New York! Louisiana! California!

Monumental Quan, 2015, on display at Harbour City, Hong Kong

Monumental Quan, 2015, on display at Harbour City, Hong Kong

Feuerman’s very busy calendar for 2016 and 2017 follows on the coattails of very successful 2015 season, where Feuerman’s painted bronzes filled the landmark National Hotel in South Beach during Art Basel Week. Described in The Observer’s Winners and, um, Not Winners, of Art Basel Miami Beach 2015”, Feuerman’s Solo Exhibition, featuring the iconic Survival of Serena and The Golden Mean, was touted as being on the Bucket List of shows not to miss during the week. Rubbing elbows with celebrities, reporters, collectors, and gallerists, Feuerman’s work could also be seen at the art behemoth that is Art Miami, providing a hyperreal focal point amongst much of the conceptual work featured. If you happen to be in Palm Beach Florida, a must stop would be Gallery Biba on Worth Avenue.

After Feuerman’s showings at the star studded Art Basel and Art Miami Fairs, and after the crowds and tourists that had flocked to Miami left the “Magic City”, Feuerman’s work made the move to her next solo show at Markowicz Fine Art, in the Miami Design District.  The opening was fun filled with a Meet and Greet with Feuerman signing books and a special edition print as she celebrated at the opening. The show will be up through the end of the month. Debuting were her newest works, The Dancer and Dancing Hoop, along with her newest painted bronzes.

Never one to slow down, Feuerman has forged ahead, with multiple shows for 2016 and 2017.  Her sculpture Christina will soon make an appearance at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, February 11th with Timothy Yarger Fine Art.  She also has 2 Solo Shows in 2016, one at the Deland Museum of Art in Florida, on April 15th and the other in New York City at C24 Gallery, May 6th.  Feuerman will return to Europe, exhibiting in “Die Welt als Bühne | The World is a Stage”, at Haus Beda in Bitburg, Germany on April, 24th.  She will also solidify her position as a permanent fixture at the next Venice Biennale with a solo show in the park on the Grand Canal, called “Dancing on the Water”, courtesy of the Global Arts Foundation and La Biennale Di Venezia, sponsored by Aria Gallery, C24, and Peace River Botanical and Sculpture Garden.  Click here.

For anyone visiting NOLA, stop by and say hi to Feuerman’s Kendall Island and Yaima and the Ball brought to you by Sculpture for New Orleans. Perched on pedestals above Poydras Corridor, these two beauties will reside in the Big Easy through the Summer of 2017.

Antonio Budetta of Aria Gallery, in Italy curated,  “Sport del Bellessere, Personale di Carole Feuerman”, at The Civic Museum of Palazzo Elti of Gemona del Friuli, Italy up through February 21st, 2016.

Feuerman and her swimmers not only made a statement in the US and Italy in 2015, but also in Asia, with museum exhibitions in Hong Kong, Daejeon and Suwon City in South Korea. While she was in Asia, Feuerman was inducted into the International Sculpture Park Foundation. You can read about Carole’s involvement with the Sculpture Park Union here.