A Review on Antwerp’s First Fine Art and Jewelry Fusion Exhibition
Lighting the way for the future of fine art and design, TM-ART Fine Arts International hosted an innovative and prosperous charity event at the royal Paleis op de Meir in Antwerp from the 8th to the 13th of February. A great array of visitors marveled at the beautifully composed exhibition of fine art, design and jewelry. The Diamonds for Life (D4L) event raised funds for the Kom op Tegen Kanker cancer foundation of Belgium.
Over 6 days and 2 VIP receptions, some 900 visitors crowded in from Meir Street to view carefully selected artwork by Gabriel Meiring, Thomas Maes and 13 other artists and craftsmen from around the globe. Among the exhibitors were the generous Alastair Laidlaw and Christine Marsden who donated one of their limited edition prints of Dreams of Diamonds, the world’s largest jewel & photography super-book. The book was sold, along with artwork by misters Maes and Meiring and some jewel work by Michielsen Manufacturing.
Dominick Alexander Rediers and Director Thomas Maes proudly opened the event and extended welcoming words to numerous ambassadors, mayors, ministers and other esteemed guests such as Minister Geert Bourgeois, Minister Annemie Turtelboom, Kristel Strubbe and Schepen Andre Gantman, who expressed their enthusiasm for the coming ART ANTWERP International Art & Design 2014. VIP reception guests were delighted with the haute-cuisine dinner and service by Horta and many toasts were made. Live classical piano performances were composed and played by maestro Gabriel Meiring and a brilliant last minute addition, Ms. Evelyn Sagita Kauw. Throughout the entire event, Grani d’Oro Café of Monte-Carlo offered diverse excellent, quality coffee beverages.
As proposed, this event provided an excellent stage for the participating artists, gallery owners, craftsmen and sponsors who gained much exposure and made solid connections throughout the VIP receptions and daytime visits. Guests and participants were thoroughly satisfied and continue to send praise to the TM-ART team for organizing and hosting this truly world-class event.
Below: Artist Igor Kormyshev with his paintings
Artist Vincent Messelier and wife
TM-ART Fine Arts International extend their gratitude to all who were involved and the team now eagerly devotes itself to launching ART ANTWERP International Art & Design 2014 (13 – 20 June) cultural fair and the ART ANTWERP 2014 Opening Celebration Gala with Hilton Antwerp (14 June).
From Left: Ms. Evelyn Sagita Kauw, Art Xchange Gallery Director Benny Oentoro, Artist Vivien Richter and husband presenting artwork ‘The Hyperbolic Moment’ – a Tribute to Paul Cezanne, 65 x 80 cm, oil and mixed media on canvas, 2014
Artist Rudy van Niewenhove with ‘Dead Right’ and ‘Dead Left’
Director Thomas Maes and Artist Roderick Lloyd presenting a flex-art table piece with unique design ‘Mrs. Stairs Shopping on Golden Boulevard’
Artist Alexander Lee with Illustration ‘The Greatest of Expectations’
Artist Monica Andres Alvarez presenting her artwork ‘Blue as Peace’ of the ‘Keeping Feelings’ series
To see photo coverage of the D4L event, visit TM-ART on Facebook.
To learn more, request an application or inquire about sponsoring for ART ANTWERP, visit www.artantwerp.com.
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Rudy Van Nieuwenhove was born in September of 1962 in Kortrijk, Belgium. He showed his first signs of creative artistry at the age of nine, as a first year Academy student in Harelbeke. Due to high expectations in academia, Rudy’s artistic journey was delayed. Rudy later went to college, but was drawn to back to artistic training.
Through his curriculum, Rudy rapidly consumed all knowledge and experienced as much as possible on the subject of painting, illustration and more, with an undying thirst. At only nineteen, he held his first solo exhibition. During this age, Rudy focused mostly on ink drawings and worked day and night. As a result, the exhibition was completely sold out and there was a tall list of orders. In the same year, 1981, Rudy worked with ‘New Gallery’ in Kortrijk along with other artists including the widely celebrated Karel Appel. Many works were sold there, and mainly to buyers in the Middle East. Due to this great success, Rudy was able to establish his own company in 1983. He held exhibitions in just about every town around Kortrijk.
Rudy’s artwork evolved as he worked with oil, acrylic, and lacquer, always working away here and there, in a frenzy of wine, caffeine and sugar. Over many years, Rudy organized his exhibitions with the help of his wife Dorine Vanhie. In the last 10 years, he has become increasingly sought out in France, particularly by champagne houses. They commissioned him regularly to portray exclusive frescoed paintings of their homes for bottle labels and hangings.
Thusly, Rudy attracted much attention and was given the opportunity to push himself to his limit. He was invited to exhibit his works and talents in America, The Netherlands, and Taipei. Unlocking possibilities, Rudy came to want to conquer the world, exploring not only the globe, but equally his artistic abilities; he delved into sculpting, surrealism, pop-art, nudes, dripping and more.
Rudy has so far exhibited in Newport / Harelbeke, Zwevegem , Kortrijk , Deerlijk, Leuven, Waregem, Stasegem, Epernay / France, New York, Ford Lauderdale / Florida Daele , Roermond / Netherlands and Antwerp / Belgium.
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Visit Rudy van Vieuwenhove at Diamonds for Life this February at the Royal Paleis op de Meir.
The Diamonds for Life event will be showcasing fine art, design and jewel craftsmanship from the 8th to the 13th of February. Find out more via www.tmartfinearts.com/events/
A black tie reception starring Rudy van Nieuwenhove will be hald at the palace on February 10th. Reception will feature standing dinner, charity auction, live music, art and jewel exhibit, cocktail service, and much more. During the events of the 8th and the 10th of February, the Napoleon Museum within the palace will be open and offering guided tours. Reception tickets are available for purchase online from which a portion will be donated to Belgian Cancer Research charity Kom op Tegen Kanker. A limit of 60 tickets will be available for sale for each of the two VIP receptions. Buy now via www.artantwerp.com
Art Antwerp International Art & Design 2014 by TM-ART Fine Arts International and ART-Expo vzw
As previously announced, TM-ART Fine Arts will be hosting an introductory event at the Royal ‘Paleis op de Meir’ in February of 2014. We will now be selecting 4 additional artists to exhibit their carefully chosen pieces with us at this event. Only 100 VIP guests will be allowed to join us per vernissage, therefore it will be an intimate affair.
The program has been announced as such:
8 February 2014
10:00 – 17:00 Exhibition Installation
19:00 – Opening Vernissage with the Napoleon museum open-door visit,
VIP Gala Reception, walking dinner (kosher), wine and champagne service
21:00 Charity Auction
21:00 – 23:00 Coffee bar and deserts by Grani d’Oro Monte-Carlo
21:30 – 22:00 Live piano performance by Gabriel Meiring
9 February 2014
10:00-17:00 Maes & Meiring Exhibition open to the public
10 February 2014
10:00 – 17:00 Exhibition open to the public
17-00 – 18:00 Guest Artist Installation
19: 00 Vernissage – VIP Reception
20:00 Walking dinner (catered by Horita)
21:00 Coffee & desert (by Grani d’Oro Monte-Carlo)
11 February 2014
10:00-17:00 Exhibition open to the public
12 February 2014
10:00-17:00 Exhibition open to the public
13 February 2014
10:00 – 17:00 Exhibition open to the public
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Art Antwerp International Art & Design Fair
We are very pleased to present the 3D floor plan for Art Antwerp 2014 and our 80+ booths.
Our 2D floor plans and booth listings are available and can be received upon request with the full artist or partner applications. If you are interested in participating, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Hilton Antwerp Gala
Art Antwerp partner Hilton Antwerp will be offering much support during the fair.
On June 14th, the second day of the fair, a grand VIP gala will be held in the Hilton Antwerp ballroom, treating some 500 guests to a very special selection of artworks, tasteful catering and fine evening entertainment. Tickets will be made available soon!
Art Antwerp Catalogue & Magazine
We are thoroughly pleased to announce the launch of Art Antwerp Magazine. The biennial art book will be distributed at the fair and will be made available at international museums, galleries and magazine stands worldwide.