Adonna Khare Exhibition
Opening Reception with the Artist
Saturday, September 9th 7-9pm
ART on 5th will be featuring an exhibition of new work by Khare, opening Saturday, September 9th.
Adonna Khare is a California artist mainly working in carbon or graphite on paper. Her work has been collected by prestigious public and private collections throughout the world. In 2012 she won the world’s largest art competition, ArtPrize, competing against over 1500 artists from all around the world. Her work has been exhibited in museums throughout the country, at Long Beach Art Museum, City of Carlsbad Art Gallery, Nassau County Art Museum, Yellowstone Art Museum, Grand Rapids Art Museum and Crystal Bridges. This will be the first time Khare’s large-scale works have been available at ART on 5th!
This exhibition will be on display through Sunday, October 8th
2017 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Contest & Awards Ceremony
2017 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Contest
Reception & Awards Ceremony
Saturday, September 23rd 7-9 p.m.
For the third year in a row, ART on 5th will be hosting the Artisan Series in collaboration with Bombay Sapphire and our new partner, Artsy. This international contest is a search to find the next big name in visual arts, and offers under represented artists a national platform to showcase their work. Previous winners from the Austin region are Chris Guarino in 2015, and Resa Wohlrabe in 2016.
This year’s Austin regional winner will be announced at the reception Saturday, September 23rd from 7-9pm. This artist will move onto the finalist exhibition at SCOPE Miami during Art Basel in December, provided by Bombay Sapphire. 16 finalists from around the US & Canada will compete for the grand prize – to create a public art installation in New York City next summer in collaboration with Artsy. Come to the event and find out who will be representing our region at Art Basel!
Lena Sotskova returns to Austin this fall
Meet the artist at the opening reception Saturday, October 7th 7-9pm
Lena Sotskova was born in Moscow in 1963. She was immersed in art and culture from a very young age, studying and traveling extensively from Florence, Paris, London, various Asian capitals, and many regions of her native Russia. Her exposure to the diverse, rich, and vast cultures of centuries of global art and music continued to mold her inherent artistic qualities. After her many years of formal education in art and a wealth of cultural experiences, she relocated to New York City where the vibrancy and excitement of the place coursed new life, impulse, and enthusiasm into the veins of her art. Looking at her work, you will be swept away into a world of romance and song.