Events

In addition to bringing to the US some of the finest and rarest paintings from the Eastern Hemisphere, East West Fine Art organizes various cultural events, engaging the community in an informal educational process. Olga and Leeza have prepared an exciting program for the season of exhibitions, live artist shows, and interactive presentations on Russian art and culture.

To view past events, visit our Facebook or Google+ pages.

New York State of Mind

Oscar and Sharon's Big Day Out

Location: Mercato, 9115 Strada Place, #5130

09/04/2017 - 09/25/2017


American artists Heather Arenas and Patrick Antonelle express their fascination with one of the world’s most iconic cities – New York. Antonelle depicts the city’s historic landmarks, while Arenas invites us to see renowned masterpieces inside its museums.

Art for Friends – Local Artist Exhibition

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Location: Bigham Galleria, 2425 Tamiami Trail North, #102

10/26/2017


EWFA is calling local artists!! Submit your portfolios for a chance to exhibit and sell their artwork at East West Fine Art: 2425 Tamiami Tr. N. #102, Naples FL 34103 for a two-week period. The exhibition will take place from October 25 -November 8, 2017.

BENEFITS

  • Opportunity to exhibit in leading Neapolitan art gallery with 17-year local history
  • Opportunity to be selected for permanent representation by EWFA
  • Artist keeps 100% of proceeds from sales
  • County wide exposure to upscale clientele, collectors, and media
  • Gallery provides tailored advice and critique to each artist regarding portfolio organization, subject matter, current art trends, client preferences, and other proprietary information available only to art galleries
  • Gallery curates the exhibition, professionally installs and labels artwork
  • Gallery publicizes the exhibition to the local media
  • Gallery invites its clientele to exhibition

APPLICATION

  • Application deadline is Monday, October 9, 2017.
  • Finalists announced Thursday October 12, 2017. Opening reception is Thursday October 26, 2017. Further details provided upon acceptance to the program.
  • By October 15th, please submit:
    • artist biography,
    • professional resume,
    • high resolution JPG images of artwork, at least 1 megabyte in size, names of artwork, dimensions, and mediums. Art work dimensions from 16 x 20 and up. Smaller sizes will not be accepted.
  • Price includes exhibition space, curatorial services, installation, publicity, invitation of EWFA patrons, and opening wine reception on Thursday October 26 at 6pm.
  • $750 to exhibit 4-5 paintings for two weeks.
    • Submit a portfolio of 10 works for review.
  • $1,500 to exhibit 7-8 paintings for two weeks.
    • Submit a portfolio of 15 works for review.
  • Send to ArtistEWFA@gmail.com.

ONCE ACCEPTED

  • All levels: by October 15th, please submit
    • Final selection of artwork, including high resolution images, names, mediums, and prices of artwork
    • Payment deadline is October 15
    • More details will be available in the Welcome Packet
  • $750 level:
    • EWFA will choose 5 paintings. The gallery will then hang 4-5 paintings. The rest will be held in the back, to switch them out if needed, as decided by the gallery.
  • $1,500 level:
    • EWFA will chose 8 paintings. The gallery will then hang 7-8. The rest will be held in the back, to switch them out if needed, as decided by the gallery.
  • All paintings should be on gallery wrapped canvas or framed in simple tasteful frame, wired in the back and ready for hanging. Otherwise artwork will NOT be accepted.
  • Gallery curates the exhibition, decides which artwork to hang where. Installs artwork.
  • Artists submit artist name, name of the painting, medium, unframed dimensions, retail price. Gallery prints labels.
  • Artist can bring tastefully done promotional materials.
  • Artist can choose to be present in the gallery while their artwork is displayed, anytime from 11am-4pm, M-F, and 11am-2pm Sat. Artist can also choose to not be present.

 

***Dates of exhibition contingent on the Gallery selecting 10 qualified participants by application deadline

 

A Butterfly has Three Lives – Portraits of Children by Nick Kosciuk

Butterfly Wings No.3 (40x30) copy

Location: Bigham Galleria, 2425 Tamiami Trail North, #102

11/16/2017 - 12/07/2017


After a chance visit to a Belorussian orphanage, American painter Nick Kosciuk’s life purpose was suddenly revealed, and he knew that he would return to this place for the rest of his life. Kosciuk tries to capture the children’s beauty, resilience, and strength as well as their vulnerability, fears, and loneliness. “They don’t have a past to draw comfort from,” he says. “And there is no such thing as hoping for an exciting future. Whatever it is, it will be hard. I’m just trying to show them how important they are.”

Opening Reception with the Artist Thursday, November 16, 6pm

Every man is a Hunter – Fine Art Collectible Knives and Lacquer Boxes from Russia

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Location: Bigham Galleria, 2425 Tamiami Trail North, #102

12/15/2017 - 12/29/2017


Imported directly from the master-workshops in Russia, genuine Kholui lacquer boxes and Zlatoust hunting knives are exquisite rare treasures. Adhering to rigorous standards, the miniature paintings depict Russian Fairytales and festive winter scenes. The elaborately engraved Damascus steel hunting knives are adorned with gold, silver, gemstones, and leather. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind work of art, created by highly trained artisans and brought to Naples for the first time by East West Fine Art.

See more images here.

Liquid Illusions – Venetian Resin-glass Sculptures by Annalu

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Location: Mercato, 9115 Strada Place, #5130

01/02/2018 - 01/16/2018


Renowned Venetian artist Annalu is a master of illusion. Flowing streams of resin glass reminiscent of cascading waterfalls or hundreds of tiny butterflies forming a tree combine fantasy and reality in her breathtaking wall-sculptures.

Neapolitan Moods – Florida through Russian Eyes

Julia Kostsova Snow Birds 8 x 10 tempera

Location: Mercato, 9115 Strada Place, #5130

01/17/2018 - 08/31/2018


Plein-air impressionist painters Julia Kostova and Rustem Stahurski capture the charm of Naples streets and beauty of our coastline. Feel the warmth of the sun, the spray of the sea and tranquility under the shady trees in their captivating renditions of Naples. The artists created these collections on location specifically for East West Fine Art.

Gulliver’s Travels – Journey into Stanislav Plutenko’s Dreams

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Location: Bigham Galleria, 2425 Tamiami Trail North, #102

02/01/2018 - 02/15/2018


Characterized by his deeply honest means of expression and fascination with Orientalism, Surrealism, and social commentary, Moscow painter Stanislav Plutenko brings his vivid dreams to life.

Like a rush of blood to the head, inspiration for his next painting overwhelms Moscow realist Stanislav Plutenko with authority — and the artist must act quickly to record his visions before they fade. “At times when I look at the snow-white canvas in front of me, I see obscure images and my mind tries to freeze the moment and not lose any of those feelings or visions,” he writes. “I try to complete and develop these visions in order to transmit the fragile world that I see onto the canvas.” For Plutenko, this fragile world, experienced during his travels abroad to Asia, the Middle East, and India, are focused and reinterpreted artistically.

He continues, “Inspiration comes like a hallucination or a vivid dream that only children have. With time, these dreams become bleaker, fainter, and disappear. First, I feel nostalgic, then the artistic drive takes over, I dissolve into the canvas, losing all track of time.”

Naples Favorite Jersey Girl – Abstract landscapes by Joanne Rafferty

Joanne Rafferty Serene Deep #8 30 x 24

Location: Mercato, 9115 Strada Place, #5130

03/15/2018 - 03/29/2018


View the new collection of paintings of one of America’s top contemporary artists – Joanne Rafferty. Widely known in Naples Rafferty has been a favorite of clients in the private and corporate sector. Rafferty’s splashes of vibrant color and quick line convey not just a lively style and pure technique, but her intense joy in her art and a deep appreciation for the forms found in the many faces of land, sky and sea. Her landscapes are layered in deep, rich colors with wonderful textures of exotic hand-made papers, metallics, collage and glass beads.

The Flowing Rainbow – Poured Acrylic Abstracts by Patricia Coulter and Vicki McFarland

Vicky McFarland Catching Waterfalls 60 x 50

Location: Mercato, 9115 Strada Place, #5130

04/16/2018 - 04/30/2018


Canadian abstract artists Patricia Coulter and Vicki McFarland create large beautiful, contemporary paintings bursting with vibrant colors. Layering with a combination of transparent washes and bold colors both painters capture the feeling of fluid movement. The texture, form and colors are all inspired by nature evoking an atmosphere of tranquility.

Thank you Beauty! Impressionist landscapes by Mikhail Shapovalenko and Alexei Petruhin

Pearl Sunrise over the Ocean 24 x 28

Location: Bigham Galleria, 2425 Tamiami Trail North, #102

05/14/2018 - 05/28/2018


 

Of all the things to be thankful for, nature’s splendor certainly tops most of our lists. Russian artists Mikhail Shapovalenko and Alexei Petruhin capture nature’s immediacy, changing light, and fleeting romance. Painted entirely in plein-air, these masterpieces, like pure moments of truth are calming, uplifting, and stir our most pure and beautiful emotions.

If Birds Could Talk

Irina Alexandrina Natural Blonde 14 x 10

Location: Mercato, 9115 Strada Place, #5130

09/14/2018 - 09/28/2018


If Birds Could Talk, then they can tell us about their view of the world, about their travels and adventures. Though birds cannot talk to us some artists can! The three artists: Oleg Kalaytanov, Irina Alexandrina, and our favorite artist and famous singer, Bobby Goldsboro will exhibit their works, unveiling the beauty of the birds – large and small, common and rare.

The Tale of Two Cities – New York City and St. Petersburgh

Konstantin Suhopluyev Winter Mosaic 20x16

Location: Mercato, 9115 Strada Place, #5130

10/15/2018 - 10/29/2018


What is in common between New York and Saint Petersburg? Probably, their unmistakable beauty and poetry which people associate with them, and many artists like to paint.

Saint Petersburg artist Konstantin Suhopluyev and New York artist Patrick Antonelle, and Irina Alexandrina, who paints both of the cities, brought to Naples their paintings, portraying our two favorite cities.