ART OF THE PROCESS!

June 23rd, 2017 by

 

1 Day of Art Miami was an Open Call put out by the wonderful Miami Art Scene

It intrigued me, and drew my interest immediately. I sent in my work for possible selection.   I was informed some days later that my work was selected for 1 Day of Art Miami and I was to meet the following week at a location to begin my art project!

(t)here magazine, a beautiful gallery exhibition book, travels the world once a year to a designated city and selects artists; photographers, painters, writers – artists of all media to participate in an undisclosed editorial assignment. What is so incredible is that (t)here magazine is dedicated to creating content that is neither edited nor editorialized by their team, it is a gallery exhibition book that provides a free flow of original artistic content from beginning to end. I was completely enrolled in this venture!

On June 14th we all met at this wonderful, cool, hip hotel in Miami. The editors and staff were so warm and welcoming – I immediately relaxed into this adventure! The artists that were selected began to come into the conference room where we were meeting; we all became fast friends. Each of the artists selected an envelope with the words that they were given to inspire their project. I opened my envelope and discovered that I had selected the world “conformity”.  My head started spinning with negative thoughts about this word, and I laughed at myself and stayed in the present. I knew as uncomfortable as I was feeling, I was there to create and the City of Miami was my subject! It was just as exciting as it was uncomfortable and I know that is when magic happens! Here below are some of the photographs that were taken in South Beach inspired by the word “conformity”.

 
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ARMAND BOLLING FINE ART, JUPITER, FL

My work is now being exhibited with Armand Bolling of Armand Bolling Fine Art I am so happy to be showing with Armand Bolling Fine Art!

 
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WOMEN IN MEN’S SUITS, LADY LUCK FASHION SERIES
 
As I was spring cleaning in my studio, I was so happy to find these photographs that I shot for a Fashion Series in San Francisco. This series is still so timeless and relevant today.
 

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SUMMER IN THE CITY FASHION SPREAD
 
Discovered another timeless series, that I photographed in San Francisco. I wanted to photograph Levi Jeans in a 60s Retro Southern Documentary Style. Hope you enjoy!
 

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BAILEY CONTEMPORARY ART, GRITTY IN PINK EXHIBITION
 
My Video Installation, Miami Beat, is currently in a group exhibition – Gritty In Pink, at Bailey Contemporary Art – curated by Lisa Rockford and Megan Castellon.

 
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Until Next Time!

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MAEDER WORKING IN THE THIRD DIMENSION

March 30th, 2017 by

 

In the past year, I have been working on ways to merge my photographs with video installations and have now been combining both of these mediums into my art work! This has been very exciting!

Here below in the blog are exhibitions, that I have recently been in, and press releases on the work. Collaborating is the key and learning just what works is another!

Exhibiting at Scope Art Fair , Galerie Mark Hachem/Paris , Art Basel Week, exhibiting Space Age Installation, collaborating with Artist Marilyn Walter .

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MIAMI ART SCENE FEATURE: MAEDER PIONEER OF ART & TECHNOLOGY

A special thank you to Kat Wagner of Miami Art Scene  for featuring my work in Art and Technology.  

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EXHIBITING AT PALM BEACH MODERN + CONTEMPORARY, GALERIE MARK HACHEM/PARIS

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MAEDER GOES 3D, COLLABORATING WITH HALO TECHNOLOGIES

I have had the great privilege of collaborating with John Calloway and Oscar Soto of Halo Technologies.HALO

It has been very exciting working with them! There will be more to come! Stay tuned!

EXHIBITING AT ART PALM BEACH, WITH ARMAND BOLLING FINE ART

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ARTIST TALK, LIGHTHOUSE ART CENTER, JUPITER

In February, I had the pleasure of giving an Artist Talk to the North County Art Association  at the Lighthouse Art Center .   I so enjoyed meeting everyone and giving the talk! It is those times of speaking at an Artist Talk, that I can reflect and see where I have come and just where I am going with my art! It is also rewarding to share with other artists!

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CODAWORX SPOTLIGHT ON COMMISSIONED ART

So wonderful that my Project Celestial Babies was spotlighted on Codaworx, an online platform for Global Art and Design Projects.

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EXHIBITING AT ART WYNWOOD, WITH GALERIE MARK HACHEM/PARIS

It was very exciting to exhibit my art installation, Les Copines, Awakening with Video Installation Les Copines

Combining my photography with video installation. It received such wonderful reviews at Art Wynwood!

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More to come! I just wanted to share the work I have been creating and exhibiting!

Till next time!

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THE ART OF COLLABORATION: COLLABORATING IS MORE THAN JUST A WORD

December 16th, 2016 by

 

Dear Santa, I have not written in my blog for several months. Yeah, I know I have been a bad girl, however, please cut me some slack. I have actually been on an incredible creative roller coaster ride, and have just recently slowed down for the Holidays . I would like to share with you and my readers what has been going on at the Maeder Studio.

If I can say what has been the magic word for this year, It has been the word “Collaboration”. I read somewhere that we are now the “We” generation, because of the digital age, the internet and the global economy. This new age we find ourselves in, can be an age of true Connection and Collaboration. However, sweet the word “Collaboration” sounds, in reality, it is not easy to execute unless the work is created from Inside/Out. As in any relationship, whether work or personal, it takes true, honest communication. For Collaboration to truly work, it takes an openness with others and with the Self. This is not always comfortable, however, it is healing, expansive and allows for growth both creatively and emotionally!

And Now Some of the Projects I have been working on!

 

ARTIST TALK AT BAILEY CONTEMPORARY ARTS, BACA,

POMPANO BEACH, FL.

On Saturday, October 15th, Marilyn Walter, Irene Revelas of the Hacklab and I gave a talk on transforming S.T.E.M to S.T.E.A.M, the merging of Art with Science and Technology. I really enjoyed the conversation, as we each spoke of how we are merging these worlds into our work. Sarah Miller Benichou, Director of BACA  and Grace Gdaniec, Gallery Coordinator were so helpful and accommodating in making this event happen! It was a wonderful experience and hope to work more with BACA!

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Sarah Miller Benichou, Director of BACA, Cheryl Maeder & Marilyn Walter

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MAEDER SELECTED FOR EXHIBITION AT MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

So very exciting that my Dreamscapes Photographs are now on exhibition at the Miami International Airport , Cameraworks Gallery, Gate D-22 through March, 2017.   A special thanks to Claudia Andonie, Art Consultant for creating the wonderful proposal, Dr. Yolanda Sanchez, Director of Airport Fine Arts & Cultural Affairs, MIA and Gendry Sherer, Public Art & Community Outreach Coordinator.

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Gendry Sherer, Claudia Andonie and I

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CELESTIAL BABIES PUBLIC ART BILLBOARDS, WPB

About eight months ago, Marilyn Walter came up to me with a fabulous idea! The Celestial Babies photographic project that I have been shooting and filming, would be perfect as Public Art Billboards, especially with inspiring words for text! I loved this idea and that is where our collaboration began. We met with Raphael Clemente, Director of Downtown Development Authority of West Palm Beach  and Teneka James, Associate Director. They both loved the Celestial Babies Billboards and with the funding of Downtown Development Authority and their amazing help, The Celestial Babies Public Art Billboards materialized in October! The Celestial Babies Series are about Connectedness. Connecting to ourselves, each other and the environment that surrounds us..

If you are driving through West Palm Beach, please check out our Celestial Babies Billboards #wpbarts #celestialbabies

Celestial Babies I Billboard on corner of Dixie & Lakeview Avenue

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Celestial Babies III, corner of Okeechobie and Quadrille

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MAEDER EXHIBITING AT ARMAND BOLLING FINE ART GALLERY, JUPITER, FL.

So very excited to be working with Armand Bolling Fine Art. Loving the gallery and working with Armand and Marci!

 

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MAEDER AT THE HOTEL EXPERIENCE/BDNY SHOW WITH FOCUSED LOGISTICS

In November, I was privileged to exhibit my work at the Focused Logistics Booth with Phil Sutphin and Alex Castro. The Hotel Experience 2016 and BDNY Shows were at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. It was an amazing opportunity to meet with leaders in the hospitality design industry. Phil and Alex were such great hosts!  I so enjoyed my time in New York!

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Phil Sutphin & Alex Castro of Focused Logistics at The Hotel Experience 2016

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CELESTIAL BABIES, CANVAS OUTDOOR MUSEUM, WEST PALM BEACH

PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION, CELESTIAL BABIES

Our Artist Team of Marilyn Walter and I were selected to create a Celestial Babies Installation on a Shipping Container for Canvas Outdoor Museum  in the historic Northwood Village.   The two Celestial Babies Murals were created on the containers with QR Codes. The people who will be viewing the installation can download the QR App and enjoy watching the Celestial Babies Film on their phones!

LINK TO CELESTIAL BABIES FILM

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Celestial Babies I Installation for Canvas Outdoor Museum

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Celestial Babies III Mural with QR Code for downloading

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MAEDER EXHIBITION AT SCOPE ART FAIR MIAMI, GALERIE MARK HACHEM, ART BASEL WEEK 2016

A great way to end this year was exhibiting at Scope Art Fair with Galerie Mark Hachem during Art Basel Week. This was so exciting on many levels. It was the first time exhibiting The Celestial Babies Space Installation. It was a collaboration with Artist Marilyn Walter and the Hacklab, Makers Space, Boynton Beach Fl. Marilyn Walter created the Retro looking Space Installation which housed the Celestial Babies Film. The Hacklab created the raspberry pi and computer coding inside the installation.

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This was a great creative year for my branching out and discovering new technologies in expanding my art. Moving from 2D to also 3D which brings me to the new year!

I am now in collaborations with Halo Technologies, a fantastic 3D Company in West Palm Beach. We are working on a 3D Installation which will be revealed in the New Year! So very exciting!

Stay Tuned and I wish you all the most wonderful Holiday Season!

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THE END OF SUMMER BRINGS NEW BEGINNINGS!

August 29th, 2016 by

 

VIDEO INSTALLATION, “I AM CLIMATE CHANGE” BY CHERYL MAEDER & MARILYN WALTER

It has been a very creative summer, I have been collaborating with Marilyn Walter, a wonderful Conceptual Artist, and good friend who is Artist In Residence at the Hacklab.

Also, Mary Tidy-Coyle, another great artist, is now working part-time in the studio. We are all having the best time creating! Marilyn and I produced and directed our new film, “I Am Climate Change” . Mary is an amazing film editor, and last week we finally completed the film!

“I Am Climate Change” is a short satire film, which transports the audience to the viewpoint of Climate Change #CheckItOut! Hope you enjoy the film!

 

From left to right, Cheryl, Marilyn, Mary and Bengi – The Dog. Being also helped by giving his dog viewpoint on Climate Change.

 

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MAEDER’S EXHIBITING HER WORK AT POLTRONA FRAU SHOWROOM, MIAMI

The beautiful, modern and elegant, Poltrona Frau Showroom, Miami  moved to a new location.

So happy to be exhibiting my photographs with Poltrona Frau!

Here are some images I took of my photographs at the new Miami location.

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    So glad to have checked in and written you all!

    To celebrate the end of summer, I will leave you with this photo of Bengi surfing in our pool! Till next time!

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    FLYING HIGH WITH ART AND LANDING IN THE POOL!

    July 7th, 2016 by

     

    MAEDER SELECTED TO EXHIBIT AT MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SEPTEMBER 2016

     
    So wonderful, we are busy little elves at my studio preparing for exhibition at Miami International Airport this September! It put a smile to my face to receive the letter from the Fine Arts Curatorial Board of MIA that my works were selected for the exhibition! September is almost here!

    Sea and Sky II, 4/10, in exhibition at MIA

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    Artist Talk, NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale

     
    There is always the hours and days spent in fine tuning the preparation for an Artist Presentation. It is such a great way to reflect on my journey as an artist, from the past, the present and the future. On June 21st, just some weeks ago, I gave an Artist Talk at NSU Art Museum , Fort Lauderdale. It was such a wonderful experience! Here are some photographs taken at the presentation, thanks to my friends Leslie Loewenthal and Jane Dagmi

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    Cheryl Maeder, Carol Teti-Keesler and Bonnie Clearwater , Director and Chief Curator, NSU Art Museum

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    Cheryl Maeder with Marusca Gatto and Stephanie Watson ofCornell Museum

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    Beautiful Morning Ocean View  at Palm Beach

     
    This weekend Gary and I went to have our morning coffee with my dog Benji overlooking the ocean in Palm Beach  It was such a gorgeous sea and sky, I had to get out my camera!


     

    BENGI, SURFER DOG

     
    To close today’s blog post, here is a photo of Bengi surfing in our pool! Till next time!

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    MY LIFE WITH ART, SWIMMING BABIES AND SURFING DOGS

    June 14th, 2016 by

     

    Behind the Scenes: The Filming of Celestial Babies

    My apologies, I have not written in my blog for a month! Please forgive me, I have been working hard on my new photographic series Celestial Babies, as well as creating a film. As I had mentioned in a previous blog, I am collaborating with ISR Swim Instructors. I have been working closely with Krista Simpson, of Aqua Guppies and recently did a photoshoot also with Natalie Jones , another wonderful ISR Swim Instructor.

    Last Sunday while parents and their babies filled my backyard, I was smiling inside recollecting the days when I photographed babies for fashion catalogues and advertising campaigns at my studio in San Francisco. Now I am again returning to photographing babies for this incredible project. The babies in these photographs appear to be floating in water but the photographs take on a much deeper meaning.

    As in my artist statement,  I began photographing the babies and observing them as they were swimming and floating in the water. I could see the expressions on their faces and the joy of simply being.  As I observed the babies from a higher vantage point, I noticed that the babies were  not only swimming in water.  The babies appear to be  floating and suspended in Space.

    Celestial Babies celebrates this return to innocence, joy and freedom. Through floating and swimming in water, the babies experience their natural connection to Water and their natural ability to swim.

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    Here is a Behind the Scenes film I created of the filming of Celestial Babies

    LINK TO FILM : https://vimeo.com/168801034

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    Art Roundtable: Cheryl Maeder: Photography as Canvas

    So very excited that on June 21st, 12:00 to 1:30 pm, I am giving an Artist Presentation at the wonderful NSU Art Museum , Fort Lauderdale. I am so looking forward to it!

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    Bengi, Surfing Dog Takes his board to the beaches of Palm Beach

    Bengi, my wonderful dog, like myself loves the water! He loves swimming in the pool and also riding his boogie board. I take him to the ocean where he loves riding his board along the beaches.

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    WALKING ALONG PALM BEACH ON OCEAN BOULEVARD

    Gary, Bengi and I often walk along the beautiful Palm Beach waterfront.

    One of my favorite views is the wonderful pool along the waterway.

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    I am going to sign off for now, however, I promise I will not wait long to write to you again.

    Till next time!

    Bengi and Cheryl

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    In Celebration of Swimming Babies & The Art of Creating!

    April 21st, 2016 by

     

    Celestial Babies, New Photographic Series: Maeder collaborating with Krista Simpson, Aqua Guppies, ISR Infant Swim Instructor

     
    In late December, my dear friend and Artist, Marilyn Walter, called me very excited!  She met with her friend, Krista Simpson, an ISR Infant Swim Instructor, and mentioned my photographic work to her! When Marilyn told me about possibly working with Krista, I jumped on it! I wanted to expand my creative work photographing humans and our relationship with Water. Krista and I met and the meeting was a mutual admiration. She is an amazing and accomplished woman, who lives her life to the fullest.

    What I love about working with Krista is her passion, caring and wisdom when it comes to teaching the babies and children to swim. I began the Celestial Babies Series photographing Natasha. Natasha is an extremely happy baby and with Krista’s caring guidance, loves to swim. Natasha is a little “Esther Williams”. She becomes magical in the water. I am photographing the babies swimming in the pool, however, the work takes on a much deeper meaning. In the Celestial Babies photographs, the babies appear not only to be swimming in the water, but to be floating in the clouds and in space. I want to convey that human beings come into the world as energy, pure light, which is who we really are!

    This past week I began to symbolically and physically Submerge into the waters and began shooting from the bottom of the pool. I love the perspective from this vantage point! Onward ho!

    Here I am photographing Natasha underwater as she so happily jumps in!

    Here I am underwater photographing! This image looks like my Dreamscapes Series.

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    Chuck Close exhibiting at NSU Fort Lauderdale Museum

     
    I also had the extreme privilege of meeting the incredible Artist, Chuck Close at NSU Fort Lauderdale Museum! Chuck Close Photographs are now being exhibited at the Museum from March 20th through October 2, 2016. The exhibit is co-organized by Terrie Sultan, Director of the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY. The exhibition is incredible as are all the exhibitions at NSU Fort Lauderdale Museum!  At the reception, I went over to talk to Chuck Close. He was so very humble and genuinely approachable. It was a peak experience for me.

    The amazing Chuck Close in front of his self portraits

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    Chuck Close and I at NSU Art Museum

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    The many faces of Gary Antonio!

    My husband, Gary Antonio, is an Abstract Painter and also Art Instructor. He teaches at the Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, Fl. It was a great surprise to receive a photograph of Gary as Faculty Model in Chris Kling’s Portrait Class at the Lighthouse. Can you find the real Gary in these images!
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    “Can’t We All Get Along”, Bengi and Sid

    To end the blog for today, here is my adorable Bengi and Sid nestled together on the bed. Who says that cats and dogs don’t get along!

    If Bengi and Sid can live in harmony, there is hope for the world after all!

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    Until Next Time!

     

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    BLUES, ART & ITALIAN FASHION!

    March 9th, 2016 by

     

    Maeder Exhibits at Art Wynwood with Galerie Mark Hachem

     

    February 11 thru February 15, I exhibited at Art Wynwood with Galerie Mark Hachem/Paris. Such a beautiful art fair! I so enjoyed exhibiting there and meeting interesting people from all over the world. I met Kevin O’Leary, a Shark’s on the television series Shark Tank. Kevin was exhibiting his photography work at Art Wynwood. All profits from the the sales of his photographs were to benefit Teenage Entrepreneurs and The Perry J. Cohen Foundation. I found him to be very gracious and sincere in person, so different from his Shark persona on TV.

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    At Art Wynwood, Galerie Mark Hachem, Submerge VII, 1/10 Photograph mounted on plexiglas.

    Here I am with Bruce Helander and Kevin O’Leary at Kevin’s exhibition at Art Wynwood

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    Fake Ancestor Wall at Villa Antonio

    Yep, I photographed two more friends with My Fake Ancestors.

    Here is who made it to the Wall! My dear friend Phil Sutphin of Focused Logistics.

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    Krista Simpson, ISR Swim Instructor, made the wall.

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    Krista trains babies to swim! Yes, it is amazing to observe. I soon discovered that babies have a natural ability to swim if nurtured and guided. I am working with Krista on a new photographic series, Water Babies and I’m loving it! I want to convey the free spirit we humans are born with.

    Here is one of the photographs from my new series Water Babies

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    Exhibition at Arthouse 429

    February 18th was the reception at Arthouse 429 for the Exhibition, PRINTED, featuring a New Collection of Photography & Print. Here below is a photo of my friends William Halliday, Raquel Williams and Mary Tidy-Coyle, the A Team at Arthouse 429.

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    NSU ART MUSEUM, FORT LAUDERDALE, EXHIBITION BELLISSIMA: ITALY AND HIGH FASHION 1945-1968

    Last week Carol Teti-Keesler, Decorative Crafts, organized a wonderful art tour and luncheon at NSU Art MuseumI loved the BELLISSIMIA Exhibition!

    Here is my husband, Gary Antonio, walking to Bellissima!

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    WEST PALM BEACH SUNSET LOUNGE RISING AGAIN!

    Had an incredible evening dancing the night away at the Sunset Lounge and so was Mayor Jeri Muoio! Called the Cotton Club of the South!  Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and Tina Turner played there! The City of West Palm Beach is restoring the building to its wonderful 1930’s theme! I am so glad it is back!

    Below playing are the Palm Beach All Stars

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    That’s all for now… Till next time!

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    THE JOY OF LIVING: DESIGN, ART, SPIRITUALITY, & JUST PURE FUN!

    February 9th, 2016 by

     

    BRINGING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH THE TIBETAN BUDDHIST MONKS!

     

    Gary and I were so very blessed to celebrate New Year’s Eve at our friend Cynthia Trone’s, backyard celebration with the Tibetan Buddhist Monks. Our friends Diane Arrieta and her husband Leslie also came with us. The monks were performing a New Year’s Sacred Ceremony. Before they began, Gary, Diane, Leslie and I sat down with them. As I spoke with the monks, they looked straight into my eyes, gave me a warm smile, and I could not see a trace of judgment. Made me smile all the way home.

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    “Icons in Style,” a Conversation with Iris Apfel and Naeem Khan

    Another special event I attended was a talk at the Four Arts in Palm Beach with Iris Apfel, 94 year old Fashion and Design Icon and Naeem Khan, Fashion Designer. About ten years ago, Iris Apfel was asked to exhibit a retrospective of her fashion that she collected over many years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She became an overnight sensation after that and in demand as an 84 year old fashion model and icon. I was given a gift of the fabulous documentary “Iris” by Albert Maysles and I fell in love with her. I was so happy to see that she was going to be at the Four Arts and I headed to Palm Beach for the talk not knowing that the parking was completely packed with cars, because of Iris! I had to park several blocks away but it was worth it. I found a seat just five rows from the stage and happily listened as Iris and Naeem Khan spoke. Just wonderful!  I found Naeem Khan very sincere and humble as he spoke about his fashion career. I also found Iris to be just very matter of fact, humorous and profound.

    Loved it.

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    Maeder as Karl Lagerfield’s Assistant or Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction; Your Pick!!!

    Gary and I were invited to our neighbor Margie Yansura’s birthday retro party. I had this great idea. Since my husband, Gary, is always told that he looks like a younger Karl Lagerfield, I decided to go as Karl’s assistant in a white shirt and jeans. What I didn’t realize was that no one at the party even knew who Karl Lagerfield was!  What was I thinking, West Palm Beach is not Miami? So there was my friend Julie sitting there with bad 80’s retro hair and we both looked like Edine and Patsy in the British Show, Absolutely Fabulous! When no one at the party knew that hysterical show, I became Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction!

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    Featured in West Palm Beach Magazine. Cheryl Maeder: Photography as Canvas written by Sandra Schulman

    I was so happy to be featured in West Palm Beach Magazine! Sandra Schulman wrote such an amazing article on my work! I loved it!

    http://www.wpbmagazine.com/cheryl-maeder-photography-as-canvas

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    Dreamscapes Photographs at Inside/Out Showroom at the DCOTA

    Here is a photo I shot of my work at the Inside/Out Showroom in the Design Center of the Americas.

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    CHERYL MAEDER EXHIBITED AT ART PALM BEACH 2016 with GALERIE MARK HACHEM

    Another great Art Fair exhibiting with Galerie Mark Hachem at Art Palm Beach, January 20 thru Jan 24th

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    Here is a photo of Gary in a contemplative pose at the Art Palm Beach party on the Lester’s Yacht Seafair. See he looks very “KARL

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    EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS, THE OBSERVATIONS THAT FOLLOW

    December 23rd, 2015 by

     

    I just reread my last blog post at Gardenhouse and realized it has been little over a month since my last blog post. Life has been full speed recently and I have not stopped still until this past weekend. I finally had time to chill and smell the roses or a least a facsimile in my backyard. There have been several shifts in my world, and I am looking at the world with a new set of eyes.

     

    There are certain truths, and when experienced, change us for the best. One of the truths: It is not what we do in life that really matters, but who we are when we are doing it. Life is not about what we achieve. It is simply about loving and being loved. Some years back, a dear friend of mine Gordon, a writer, became ill with AIDS. For years, Gordon wanted his work published and for years that was Gordon’s quest. Until one day, I was on the phone with Gordan, and I asked how he was doing. He told me he was doing wonderful. He was happy. He told me that he did not care if he was published or not, that was not so important. What was important to Gordon was to love and be loved. It stopped me in my tracks and went straight to my heart. These last couple of weeks, I experienced this truth for myself. It hit home.

     

    In life there are various events that take place and at the time seem so seamless. However, behind the scenes, the real work occurs! It transforms boys into men, and girls into women. It took me into its grip and I stayed with it until it all surfaced and produced the miracles! The premise behind my film Submerge!

     

    Canvas Outdoor Museum, Submerge Film Exhibition Became a Reality

     

    After so many months preparing Canvas Outdoor Museum became a reality in West Palm Beach, Florida. Artists came from all over the world to paint their beautiful art on buildings throughout the downtown West Palm Beach District. I was the artist selected locally and also the only artist creating a public art installation outdoors. Submerge, the film, was projected under the Royal Park Bridge Walkway. Also under the bridge walkway is the wonderful art mural of Artist Sean Yoro, a.k.a Hula , who was painting his mural as I was projecting Submerge.

     

    Here is the public art video installation and the viewers who came by to see it!

     

     

    Submerge, film installation could not have happened without the help of

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    The A Team! From left to right: Raphael Clemente, Director of West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, with his trusty generator and bicycle, Gary Antonio, my partner in crime, Jose Bedia Jr. and Robert Fehre

    Mayor Jeri Muoio with Gary and I under the Royal Park Bridge Walkway during the Installation of Submerge

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    Scope Art Fair 2015, Miami Beach, Galerie Mark Hachem, Paris

     

    Went straight into exhibiting at Scope Art Fair 2015 with Galerie Mark Hachem/Paris just a few days after Canvas Outdoor Museum. The art fair was located right on the beach at South Beach. A beautiful location for art. Met some very wonderful people during the exhibition. Sometimes it feels like such a small world after all, and we are only six degrees of separation from each other. Is it a matter of luck, chance, or is it the magic of synchronicity!

    During Scope Art Fair, exhibiting with Galerie Mark Hachem, The Center, Santa Fe, an amazing national photographic organization, brought a wonderful art tour to the booth to meet with me. Loved every minute of their visit!

     

    Center, Santa Fe and I at Galerie Mark Hachem/Paris booth, Scope Art Fair

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    Kelly Luchini, Art Consultant & Appraiser looking towards the Beach at Scope Art Fair

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    Cornell Museum of Art, Art Talks: A Conversation with Women in the Arts

     

    On December 7th I was so happy to be part of the panel for Cornell Museum of Art. Artist Talk: A Conversation with Women in the Arts. The panel consisted of Diane Arrieta (Mixed Media Artist), Francie Bishop Good (Artist and Founder of The Girls Club Collection), Marisa Pascucci, (Curator of Collections at Boca Raton Museum of Art), Jannett Roberts, (Publisher of Professional Artist Magazine), Jane Manus, (Sculptor), Brenda Zappitell, (Painter) and myself. This was an incredible experience. Love sharing my experiences and exchanges with the panel and the audience.

    Wonderful photo of the event by Agata Ren

    Agata Ren

     

    Another great photo by Jane Dagmi where I am talking with my hands again

    Jane Dagmi Cornell

     

    As this year comes to an end, I wish everyone the most wonderful holiday time and a Great New Year!!!!!!

     

     

     

     

     

     

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