Elisa Contemporary Art has been selected as the Bronx Gallery to showcase 25 artists selected from over 1,900 entries from the Third Annual Curate NYC competition. The exhibit will run from October 29 through November 23, 2013.

Riverdale, NY (PRWEB) October 21, 2013

Elisa Contemporary Art has been selected as one of seven galleries and the Bronx Gallery to showcase 25 artists chosen by owner/curator Lisa Cooper from the Third Annual Curate NYC competition. Curate NYC, a month-long citywide festival of art exhibitions, and a permanent online showcase of New York City artists, is developed and produced by Brian Tate & Danny Simmons in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

The 25 artists were selected from over 1,900 entries within the New York City area. The exhibit will open on October 29th and run through November 23, 2013. There will be an opening reception on Tuesday, October 29th from 6-8pm and a closing reception on Saturday, November 16th from 4-7pm

The 25 selected artists include: 7 from the Bronx, 8 each from Manhattan and Brooklyn, and 2 from Queens. The featured artwork includes all mediums from painting, mixed media, works on paper, photography and sculpture. The artwork captures moments, places, nature and cultures - both real and imagined - from around the world including West Africa, Greenland, Paris and the Bronx!

Selected artists are:

Bronx:
Jonathan Alonso     Photography    
Donna Diamond     Drawing    
Glenn Fischer    Mixed Media     
Robert Presciutti     Photography
Barnabas Quigley     Sculpture    
Nancy Quigley     Sculpture    
Rhynna M. Santos     Photography    

Manhattan:        
Alexis Duque     Painting
Elizabeth Knowles    Painting
Cheryl Koralik    Photography
Francis Minien    Photography
Enrique Ortiz        Photography
Saul Robbins    Photography
Claudia Vargas    Drawing
Art Zamora    Painting

Brooklyn:
James Burger     Photograph    
Jon Elliot    Drawing
Elsie Kaga    Painting
Jennifer M Murray     Mixed Media/painting
Douglas Newton     Painting
Charlotte Thorp     Mixed Media
Deborah Ugoretz     Mixed Media
Zaria Forman     Drawing

Queens:
Yoko Naito    Photography
Robert von Leszczynski    Photography

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According to gallery owner Lisa Cooper, “I’m thrilled to be a part of CurateNYC, a citywide initiative focused on helping to build and grow the careers of New York based artists. I am an advocate of all efforts to make art more accessible to everyone…and help introduce and share the talented visions of these creators.”

What: Third Annual CurateNYC exhibit at Elisa Contemporary Art
When: October 29 – November 23, 2013
Special Events:
Opening Reception Tuesday, October 29th from 6-8pm
Closing Reception Saturday, November 16th from 5-7pm, sponsored by Bronx Brewery
Where: Elisa Contemporary Art Gallery, 5622 Mosholu Avenue, Riverdale NY 10471.
Hours: Friday 10am – 6pm; Saturday 10am – 6pm and by Appointment

Information about our 25 selected artists can be found at http://www.ElisaContemporaryArt.com.

About Elisa Contemporary Art

Elisa Contemporary Art represents a portfolio of both emerging and established contemporary artists, many of whom have work in the permanent collections of major museums and corporations.

Founded in 2007 by Lisa Cooper, Elisa Contemporary Art is dedicated to promoting the appreciation and collection of art as a way to enrich and heal our lives, our communities, and the world. The gallery opened in September 2008. Elisa Contemporary Art participates in international art fairs in New York, Miami and the Hamptons, and has curated over 12 public art exhibits in the Tri-State area.

A portion of every gallery sale is donated to charities helping underserved children heal through art. We currently support Free Arts NYC, Arts to Grow and Art Therapy Outreach Center.

Elisa Contemporary Art has been featured in a number of publications including Ocean Home Magazine, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, New York Spaces, American Art Collector and The New York Times. In 2013, the gallery also worked with several interior designers at the Designer Showhouse in Westchester and has a current exhibit at 1stdibs@NYDC. Elisa Contemporary Art is also a member of the Bronx Arts Alliance.

For more information, visit the website at http://www.ElisaContemporaryArt.com. The Riverdale Gallery is located at 5622 Mosholu Avenue, Riverdale NY 10471.

About Curate NYC

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The Third Annual Curate NYC, developed and produced by Brian Tate & Danny Simmons in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Curate NYC is a month-long citywide festival of art exhibitions, and a permanent online showcase of New York City artists. The program builds exposure and career opportunities for local artists and markets the City’s image as a cultural hub.

Additional Curate NYC exhibits take place at:

  •     Rush Arts Gallery + Resource Center (NYC)    OCT 24 to NOV 02
  •     Westwood Gallery (NYC)    OCT 25 to NOV 14
  •     Local Project (LIC)    OCT 26 to NOV 09
  •     Gallery Brooklyn (Brooklyn)    OCT 27 to NOV 17
  •     Chashama (NYC)    OCT 30 to NOV 25
  •     Gallery at 60 Bay (Staten Island)    NOV 02 to 24

For information on more Curate NYC citywide exhibitions, please visit http://www.curatenyc.org. For Curate NYC press inquiries, please contact Judy Twersky Public Relations, Inc. at (718) 263-6633 or judy(at)judytwerskypr(dot)com.

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