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Baltimore-Centric Miami Fairs, Exhibits, and Events at Art Basel Miami Beach
By Cara Ober

As the weather turns cold and the Xmas lights begin to twinkle in Baltimore, the art world prepares for one of the year’s biggest international art events: Art Basel Miami Beach (#ABMB). Whether you want to attend the fairs to browse, research, buy, or party, Miami’s proliferating array of art fairs happening December 1-6 presents something for everyone – from lectures and salons to parties and vicarious shopping for the 1%. Miami’s balmy weather, waving palm trees, beautiful blue-green water, and abundance of amazing Cuban food and ceviche are all an added bonus.

If you are visiting from Baltimore, do not assume your community is sitting home in the cold. You may need to search, but Baltimore’s artists, galleries, and creative community will have a strong presence at many of the fairs you attend if you know where to look. To help you on your quest to hang out with some of Baltimore’s finest artists, BmoreArt has compiled a must-see list of Baltimore artists and galleries at #ABMB.

If you want to print it out and take it with you, we have created a simpler downloadable PDF version, so just click on the link below to download and print:

Updated: Miami Guide 2015 by BmoreArt

You’re welcome.


Baltimore-Centric Miami Fairs, Exhibits, and Events at ABMB:



95 NW 29th Street, Miami 33127

New Exhibit: No Man’s Land: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection

**BmoreArt Event: Magazines in the RFC Bookstore! Come hang out with us, buy your copy of our new magazine, and enjoy the new exhibit and other ABMB performances and programming.

Thursday, December 3 from 10 am – 1 pm




The Betsy South Beach

1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach : 33139

Be sure to stop by The Betsy South Beach featuring exhibitions that include works by Grace Hartigan, Judith Mason, Christopher Cozier and others with special events (salons, openings, and performances) scheduled throughout the week. All events are free and open to the public. A percentage of works sold will be donated to Zara’s Center in Zimbabwe, Betsy’s international relief program.

Rebuilding the City: Image and Deed, moderated by Baltimore’s Dr. Leslie King-Hammond
4:00 PM — 5:30 PM

Exhibitions Opening Event (BmoreArt’s new Journal of Art + Ideas will be here!!!)
4:00 PM — 7:00 PM

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Dr. Leslie King Hammond will host lead a roundtable discussion on Rebuilding The City: Image and Deed, drawing inspiration from Christopher Cozier’s work with Alice Yard to Chris Metzger’s reincarnation of JR’s Inside/Out and its metamorphosis into Baltimore’s OpenWorks Initiative, where Dr. Hammond is a Senior Fellow. Both artists are featured in The Betsy’s Art Basel 2015 Exihibits.

Participating Artists Include:

Christopher Cozier, Betsy exhibiting artist for Basel 2015 (Dark Circles: The Arrest, Part II)
Christopher Metzger, Betsy exhibiting artist for Basel 2015 (Rebuilding the City: Black Lives Matter in Baltimore, photography professor at Morgan State U)
Rosie Gordon Wallace, Founder and Director of Diaspora Vibe Gallery
Deborah Willis, MacArthur Award Winning Photographer and Author
X Alfonso, Visiting Musician, Founder and Director of F.A.C. (Fábrica de Arte Cubano)

This Salon is presented as part of the Art Basel 2015 exhibition, Rebuilding the City: Black Lives Matter in Baltimore, curated by Dr. Leslie King Hammond. The exhibit features portraits of Black Americans from Baltimore, MD as photographed by Chris Metzger. The overall message of the exhibit focuses on rebuilding with the Arts as a catalyst for change. The exhibition is located in The Betsy’s Underground Gallery and will be on view through March, 2016.

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**Join BmoreArt – we’ll be there with our new magazine! 2015: Rebuilding the City: Image and Deed, moderated by Baltimore’s Dr. Leslie King-Hammond

Special Event: Friday, Dec 4 from 4:00 PM — 7:00 PM

Rebuilding the City: Black Lives Matter in Baltimore was curated by Baltimore’s Dr. Leslie King Hammond. The exhibit features portraits of Black Americans from Baltimore, MD as photographed by Morgan State Professor Chris Metzger. The overall message of the exhibit focuses on rebuilding with the arts as a catalyst for change.



7300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami 33138

*The BmoreArt Journal of Art + Ideas will be available in limited numbers at this fair! We are proud to participate as a media sponsor for Prizm Art Fair.
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PRIZM is the producer of a cutting-edge art fair that is multidisciplinary in scope. Our goal is to expand the spectrum of international artists from the African Diaspora and emerging markets at one of the most prestigious art festivals in the world.

Our mission is to promote the work of artists of color, who reflect global trends in contemporary art, through a blockbuster exhibit held during Art Basel/Miami.  Workshops and special events will be organized throughout the year to advance the careers of local and regional artists. We are committed to the Miami cultural community and will work to expand its visual arts landscape, nurture and educate its constituents and provide forums for cross cultural exchange.


Featured Baltimore Artists:

Latoya M. Hobbs, where she also works as a Professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Morel Doucet, a MICA graduate



Jefferson Pinder, a Baltimore and Washington, DC-based sculptor



1530 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach 33139

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Maya Freelon-Asante
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Works by Baltimore-based Maya Freelon Asante and DC-based Victor Ekpuk

Julia Marchand


Works by Julia Marchand

Sondheim Finalist Kyle Tata
Nara Park


Featuring works by Baltimore & DC artists Nara Park, Kyle Tata, and Dan Perkins

Mihaela Savu


Featuring works by MICA Graduate Mihaela Savu



December 2 – 6, 2015
12th Street & Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL



Present Company is excited to return to South Beach for the fourth edition of UNTITLED. – the curated art fair founded by Jeff Lawson and organized by Artistic Director, Omar Lopez-Chahoud with Christophe Boutin and Melanie Scarciglia.

We will be presenting paintings by LUMIN WAKOA (Brooklyn), sculptures by SABINA OTT (Chicago), and photographs by JENNIFER GRIMYSER (Brooklyn) and GINEVRA SHAY (Baltimore).

Tuesday, December 1
PRESS & VIP Preview: 4 – 8pm
Registration essential by THIS Friday, November 27
Register here

December 2 – 6
Open to the general public
Wednesday – Saturday: 11am – 7pm
Sunday: 10am – 5pm
[email protected]


MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 02: A general view of atmosphere at Art Miami 25th Anniversary VIP Preview on December 2, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/Getty Images for Art Miami)


The Art Miami Pavilion, Midtown / Wynwood Arts District

3101 NE 1st Avenue, Miami 33137

Tuesday, December 1st 5:30pm – 10pm Preview Night
Wednesday, December 2nd 11am – 8pm
Thursday, December 3rd 11am – 8pm
Friday, December 4th 11am – 8pm
Saturday, December 5th 11am – 8pm
Sunday, December 6th 11am – 6pm

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Baltimore-based Goya Contemporary will exhibit works by: Timothy App, Madeline Keesing, Joyce J. Scott, Sanford Biggers, Heinz Mack, Sérgio Sister, David Brown, Wilhelm Mundt, Jo Smail, Sonya Clark, James Nares, William Kentridge, Sally Egbert, John Nathanson, Louise Fishman, and Soledad Salamé.

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Washington, DC-based CONNERSMITH will exhibit NORMAN BLUHM, ALMA THOMAS and HOWARD MEHRING from The Estate of Vincent Melzac. Also, the new Magical Realist oil paintings by ERIK THOR SANDBERG and recent digital light sculptures by LEO VILLAREAL.

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Baltimore-based C. Grimaldis Gallery will exhibit works by Chul Hyun Ahn, Grace Hartigan (1922-2008), Ben Marcin, Marja Pirilä, Annette Sauermann, Jan Van Munster, and Joan Waltemath


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2901 NE 1st Avenue, Miami 33137

CONTEXT Art Miami is the sister fair to Art Miami dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists. Launched in 2012, CONTEXT Art Miami’s open atmosphere creates a meaningful dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors while providing the ultimate platform for the presentation of mid-career, emergent and cutting-edge talent by emerging and established galleries.

Ninety-five international galleries, vetted by the CONTEXT Art Miami Selection Committee, exhibit highlights from their gallery programs, solo artist exhibitions and curated projects. The combined efforts of CONTEXT Art Miami and Art Miami provide a unique and alternative opportunity for leading primary dealers and their artists to be marketed and promoted internationally during the most important week for contemporary art in America.

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Baltimore-based artist E. Brady Robinson will exhibit her Photography (We hope it is her fantastic ‘Art Desks’ series!!! Pictured above)


Adah Rose Gallery based in Kensington, MD is close enough for me. They will be exhibiting established contemporary artists, mainly from the DC region, and the gallery works with emerging artists and showcases the work of recent MFA graduates.

Joan Belmar (pictured at left – LOVE this work!), Jessica Drenk, Brian Dupont, Alison Rash, Alan Steele, & Chris Trueman



Deauville Beach Resort

6701 Collins Ave, Miami Beach 33141



Baltimore-based gallery Randall Scott Gallery will be exhibiting works by a number of local & national artists including: Seth Adelsberger, Michael Bevilacqua, Valentina De’ Mathà, Tim Doud, Alex Ebstein, Julia Fullerton-Batten, and Jason Hughes.

Wanna come to the fair? here is a link for a complementary pass.



Artist-Run Satellite Show

7410 Ocean Terrace, Miami Beach FL

This is a brand new project for YOUNG galleries run by artists. Curated by Tiger Strikes Asteroid, based in Philadelphia and other cities, this fair features

FOUR Baltimore Galleries: Terrault Contemporary, Platform Gallery, bb, and Open Space. 

This fair includes artist-run galleries from across the country and will include performances, talks, and other events. It will also feature a room curated by NY-based art blog Art F City that will function as a gay bar and installation.

As usual, the young artists will be placed in a hotel that is slated for upcoming ‘revitalization’ – but that’s sort of part of the fun, right?

Dec 1 at 6:00pm – Dec 6 at 6:00pm
7410 Ocean Terrace, Miami Beach FL
Tickets Available:

Eighteen different American cities and two European cities will be represented in the hotel, highlighting the global draw that the artist-run movement has for artists in the contemporary art world. Artist-Run’s focus on installations and environments will distinguish this exhibition from the white-box displays taking place throughout Miami during the week.


Baltimore, MD
Room 109

“Bb” is an artist-run interdisciplinary space located in Baltimore’s Bromo Arts District and founded in November 2014. Primarily focused on providing free lectures, workshops, and events to the public, Bb simultaneously functions as a gallery, lecture hall, and social space.

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Maggie Fitz (b. Hackensack, NJ 1993) is a ceramic and multimedia artist living in Baltimore. She received her BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture with a concentration in Ceramics from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2015. Fitz has worked as a Project Leader and Production Facilitator for Get Your Life!, a collaborative, youth-centered video production at 901 Arts in Baltimore. She recently self-published the second installment of

Audrey Gair (b. Miami 1992) received her BFA in Painting with a minor in Art History from MICA in 2015. Recent exhibitions include 20/15 Night Visions at Terrault Contemporary and Something Crossed My Mind at the Copycat.

Alex Goss (b. Houston 1991) is an artist living and working in Houston. He graduated from The Cooper Union School of Art in 2014. Recent exhibitions include Inaugural Exhibition at 99 Cent Plus, Build Your Own and More at Cooper Union, and Playroom, a site-specific project currently on view at Bb in Baltimore through December

Max Guy (b. New York 1989) is an artist, writer, and curator currently pursuing an MFA in Art Theory ­­­­and Practice at Northwestern University. Guy graduated from MICA in 2011 with a BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture and was an active member of the artist-run collective and gallery Open Space. Curatorial projects include Szechuan Best, Rock512Devil, and Spiral Cinema, and recent exhibitions include Neueröffnung at Federico Vavassori in Milan and Under the Table at Franklin Street in Baltimore.

Julia Yerger (b. Eldersburg, MD 1993) received her BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture from MICA in 2015. Recent exhibitions include Something Dawning at The John Fonda Gallery and Yes and No But at Penthouse Gallery.


Open Space
Baltimore, MD
Room 220

Open Space is an artist-run gallery from Baltimore,MD started in 2009. Our mission is to promote a vibrant and connected arts community in Baltimore through art exhibits and events programming (lectures, film screenings, etc.). In addition to exhibits and events we host two large-scale annual festivals: The Publication & Multiples Fair and Artist-run Art Fair.

Open Space will be presenting Stupid Bar, a lopsided bar that will serve mystery beverages. 2D and 3D work will accent the environment and a small cast of performance artists will occupy the space and periodically perform.



Platform Gallery was founded in 2014 by Lydia Pettit and Abigail Parrish on the first floor of Platform Arts Center. Functioning as a commercial gallery, Platform promises to create driving, thought-provoking shows that question the relationship between artist, curator, and community as well as providing opportunities for Baltimore and regional artists to show their work.

Run by women, Platform is an open, safe space for artists of all genre to meet and collaborate with community members of any class, race, gender, or age in hopes of influencing future shows and programming. Exhibitions span from new age artists that are influential to contemporary art to curated historical investigations of art in Baltimore. Platform promises to excite audiences beyond the art community, challenge convention, create new paths, and open its doors to change.

Platform will be exhibiting an installation by Baltimore artist April Camlin, with a bathroom installation by Baltimore artist Lee Heinemann.


Terrault Contemporary
Baltimore, MD
Room 209

TERRAULT CONTEMPORARY is an artist-run gallery in Baltimore that facilitates multi-disciplinary, innovative exhibitions and programming. By highlighting emerging and mid-career artists based in Baltimore, Terrault brings new and cutting-edge work to diverse audiences.

Terrault Contemporary will present wish you were here, a video installation by Helen Jackson-Adams. The room will incorporate the video piece itself, as well as specifically lit sculptural objects inspired by the mood and visual elements within the video.

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Full-Scale Exercise
Field Projects
Room #107
Featuring: Baltimore-based Lisa Dillin, DC-based Patrick McDonough, and Barbara Polster
Curated by Blair Murphy

A full-scale exercise is an emergency preparedness procedure that aspires to be as close to the real thing as possible. It asks participants to anticipate the future by imitating the behaviors, relationships, and communication strategies it might require.

Image: Barbara Polster, Tide Pull, 2015, Documentation of attempt to raise the tide by pulling with a rope; Archival ink jet print, 16″ x 27″, Courtesy the artist.


Art F City
Brooklyn, NY
Room 119

Art F City is one of the leading independent art criticism sources in New York City. Art F City will present F.A.G. Bar, a pop-up gay bar in South Beach, which responds to the displacement of many historically queer communities through gentrification.  F.A.G. Barwill pay homage to the gay bar as a social space that blends between the real with an interactive online component. Art F City will be showcasing work from artists around the country who deal with the demise of gay bars, gentrification in queer communities, and the identities one presents cruising online or participating in nightlife – including Baltimore-based Sondheim winning duo Wickerham & Lomax.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 – 12:00pm to 9:00pm
Thursday, December 3, 2015 – 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Friday, December 4, 2015 – 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, December 5, 2015 – 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, December 6, 2015 – 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Tiger Strikes Asteroid is a network of artist-run spaces with locations in Philadelphia, New York, and Los Angeles. Each space is independently operated and focuses on presenting a varied program of emerging and mid-career artists. Our goal is to collectively bring people together, expand connections and build community through artist-initiated exhibitions and curatorial opportunities. Find out more at

SATELLITE, a new project series brought to you by Brian Whiteley (founder of the Select Art Fair) and Art Market Productions, will debut this December 1 – 6 in Miami Beach. SATELLITE will populate several unoccupied beachfront properties, with each distinct venue stewarded by notable art organizations and curators. The goal of SATELLITE is to initiate new conversations and to foster experiential and exploratory interactions with art. Find out more at




2520 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127

Featuring MICA Graduate Logan Hicks ‘94


Download BmoreArt’s UPDATED Balto-Centric Basel List as a PDF here: Miami Guide 2015 by BmoreArt

Miami Guide 2015 by BmoreArt


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