December 11, 2006

The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami invites you to a cocktail reception and fundraiser. The event will take place Monday, December 11, at the Tower Theater, 1508 SW 8 St. in Miami, Florida at 7 p.m. Minimum donation: $55 per person. For information call 305-549-7712.


December 6, 2006

Art Basel and Masters' Mystery Art Show (MMAS) at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Miami Beach, Fl. for the benefit of Florida International University's Master's in Fine Art program.

The Masters’ Mystery Art Show, a high profile exhibition and sale of original artist’s works to benefit the Florida International University's MFA program, will take place at the Miami Beach Ritz Carlton concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach. Works donated by established artists, including some international stars, will be shown along with famous architects, designers and celebrities. All works will have a fixed size (6”x 9”) and will be sold at a fixed and very affordable price -- $50. The mystery is that while the names of the participants will be widely publicized, the artists will not be identified during the exhibition, and the signature on each work will only be revealed after the sale is completed. So the public has to “play detective.”

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. One Lincoln Road. Select from approximately 1,000 pieces of art work all priced at $50 benefiting the Florida International University Masters in Fine Arts program. The artist's name will remain a mystery until after art piece is purchased. While viewing begins at Noon, the actual event will be from 7 - 10 p.m.


December 4 - 30, 2006

Modern Memories of Old Cuba

The 1st National Bank of South Miami, Kendall Office, is hosting an exhibition of my Afro-Cuban series. The branch is located at 7887 North Kendall Drive in Miami, Florida. For information, please call 305.667.5511.

Hours are: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - 9 am to 4 pm; Wednesday - 9 am to 8 pm; Friday - 9 am to 6 pm; and Saturday - 9 am to 1 pm.


December 1, 2006 - January 27, 2007

miArte Gallery presents 85 @ 85, featuring 85 extraordinary artists from around the world exhibiting their artwork in a 12" x 12" format. Exhibit will showcase two hundred and seventeen pieces of artwork.

Opening reception on Friday, December 1, from 7 to 10 p.m.

85 Merrick Way, Coral Gables, Florida


November 19, 2006

5th Annual Simon Evening of Giving hosted by Dadeland Mall, 7375 N. Kendall Drive from 7:30 - 11:00 p.m. Evening proceeds will benefit local charities, including the Women's American ORT. Silent Auction from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $35.



.............with "Snowflakes" at the VIP Party..........................with Artist Carlos Navarro (center) and Mr. Martell (right)


November 18, 2006

November 14, 2006

The March of Dimes' Ninth Annual Signature Chefs & Wine Extravaganza at the The InterContinental Hotel in downtown Miami, Fl.

For Ticket Information call 305-477-1192. Silent Auction will feature a framed "Aroma".

November 11, 2006

Coral Reef Yacht Club Art Show, 2484 South Bayshore Drive, Miami, Florida, 5-10 p.m.


November 4-5, 2006


Join me for the 35th Annual South Miami Art Festival, a Fine Art Show featuring juried artists from across the country. The art show returns to Sunset Drive between South Dixie Hwy. and Red Road. The event is free to the public, providing an outstanding cultural experience for residents and visitors.

Look for my booth, #128. I will be featuring originals of my Afro-Cuban Series , along with other originals and limited edition reproductions. Hope to see you there!


November 3, 2006


with Maria Figuerola to my immediate left and artists _______ and Israel Guevera./.Me indulging in the dessert extravaganza!

Join me as one of five feautured artists for a Dinner Tour, including dessert extravaganza, and Silent Auction to benefit programs of the Academy of Hospitality & Tourism - Miami-Dade County Public Schools, presented by Johnson & Wales University.

Feauturing cuisine from Asia, The Mediterranean, France, South America, the US, and more.

6 p.m. @ Johnson & Wales University, 1701 NE 127 St., North Miami, Fl. For information, please call 305-892-7003. Price is $125 per person, and includes complimentary valet parking.


October 7, 2006


..................................................................Mr. & Mrs. Freddy Marante.

..We also congratulate Mr. Raul Puig for being the winning bidder on Grandfather's Terrace.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation presents its 15th Annual Taste of South Florida at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami, Florida. This black-tie dinner party will feature a silent auction with a framed "Grandfather's Terrace". For information, please call Freddy at 305-947-4243, Ext. 18.


October 5-8, 2006

Grand Opening of Miami's Carnival Center for the Performing Arts.


............................................................ART: LIFE IN MOTION

RODEZART's Collonade Stone located on the southwest side of the Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House at NE 2nd Avenue and 13th Street.


September 30, 2006


The Junior League Against Cancer presents its 9th Annual Arroz con Mango at The Links at Key Biscayne, 6700 Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, Florida. Click here for additinal information.


September 23, 2006

The League Against Cancer presents their fifth annual Children's Fashion Show, "We Are Miami", held at the Sheraton Miami Mart.


September 15, 2006

The Florida Grand Opera presents Crescendo Circle’s 2nd Annual Voices in the Vineyards at the Collonade Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida. RSVP Deadline: Wednesday, September 13, 2006. Call Allison Mintz at (954) 728-9700, ext. 225 or email at


September 1- October 1, 2006

Modern Memories of Old Cuba

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Exhibition of 32 artworks from my Afro-Cuban Series at The Wirtz Gallery. The Wirtz Gallery is a non-profit, public art gallery of the First National Bank of South Miami, 5750 Sunset Drive, South Miami, Fl. It is open to the general public Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, please click here.


July 23, 2006

Merici Academy Foundation fundraiser, Miami, Florida.


July 7, 2006 -August 26

miArte Gallery, Exhibition Titled: "A Well Dressed Mango" Opening Reception, Friday, July 7 with a Gallery Reception on Friday, August 4. Exhibit on view through August 26 at 85 Merrick Way, Coral Gables, Fl.

A group exhibit featuring 21 South Florida artists as they interpret Joan Didion's line "perfectly groomed mangoes" from her 1986 book, Miami.


June 23, 2006


Lutheran Services Florida's Silent Auction at The Globe Cafe and Bar, 377 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables, FL, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.


June 17, 2006


Miami Celebrity Domino Night and Silent Auction at the Coconut Grove Convention Center, 2700 South Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove, FL., 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.


May 18-21, 2006

miArte Gallery at CubaNostalgia. In its 7th year, it is the premier Cuban event outside of Cuba. It is a journey back in time for those who remember the island’s glamorous times – and for those who never experienced them. There will be live Cuban exhibits, artists and vendors, traditional Cuban foods, and of course, music. I will be exhibiting my newest and some of my most beloved pieces from the Afro-Cuban series.

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May 13, 2006

The Children's Bereavement Center, which helps children grieve and heal in a supportive, caring environment, presents ROCKIN' on the Green, Saturday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Ransom Everglades School in Coconut Grove, Fl.


May 11, 2006


miArte Gallery - Association for Retarded Citizens presents Summer Spree Auction, Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 5:45 p.m. at Marriott-Miami Airport Hotel, 1201 NW LeJeune Rd., Miami, Fl.


May 5 - July 1, 2006

miArte Gallery, Exhibition Titled: "Aroma: Essence of the Tropics". Opening Night, May 5, from 7 to 10 p.m. 85 Merrick Way, Coral Gables, Fl.

Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.



May 5, 2006


miArte Gallery - The Coral Gables PTSA presents Cinco de Mayo Silent Auction and Fundraiser at St. Marks Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Coral Gables, Fl.

For information call Bertha Diaz at 305-446-2983.


April 27, 2006

The Women's Emergency Network (WEN) presents its Las Vegas Extravaganza -- Casino Night and Silent Auction at Temple Judea, 5500 Granada Blvd. in Coral Gables, Fl.


April 22, 2006

The Actors' Playhouse presents the 15th Annual 'Reach for the Stars' Gala Auction at The Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, Fl.

For additional information, go to


April 9, 2006

"Tesoros del Mare" - A Sunday of Art & Fashion will be held on board Royal Caribbean's - Explorer of the Seas. Port of Miami, Terminals 3 & 4, at 11 a.m.

For more information:


April 6, 2006


miArte Gallery at the 3rd Annual Coral Gables Wine & Food Festival

Date: Thursday, April 6th, 2006
Time: 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Place: Giralda Avenue (between Ponce De Leon Blvd. & Galiano Street)


April 7 - May 3, 2006

miArte Gallery, Exhibition Titled: "Out of Chaos, Order: An Exploration of Elements and Values Through Abstract Expression". Opening Night, April 7, from 7 to 10 p.m., 85 Merrick Way, Coral Gables, Fl.

Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


March 31, 2006

miArte Gallery - Christopher Columbus High School Alumni Association's 2nd Annual Commitment to Excellence Celebration, 7p.m. at Parrot Jungle Island.

For information click on image above


March 9, 2006

Riviera Country Club's Annual Salute to Florida Artists, by invitation only. Thursday, March 9 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.



March 4-5, 2006

.....................Carnaval on the Mile


................ .............................................................Carnaval from daytime to nighttime

The Kiwanis of Little Havana presents Carnaval on the Mile. Please visit my booth No. 28 at the Artists' Village on Miracle Mile, first booth on the east side of Ponce de Leon Blvd. in Coral Gables, Fl.

Saturday, March 4 - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, March 5 - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For additional information, go to


February 24, 2006

On Friday, February 24, 2006, the Kiwani's of Little Havana along with Stanford Management, Florida International University, and the Cellar Club present an "Evening of Indulgence" at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, Fl. at 7 p.m.

This is a gourmet dinner/art auction to benefit the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana Art Scholarship. Selected artists will host a table and have created a personalized plate to be awarded at each table. Master of Ceremonies: Judge Marilyn Milian. Guest Chef: Willy Hernandez of Caramelo Restaurant in Coral Gables, Fl.


Mr. & Mrs. Carlos Rodriguez win silent auction of Katrina's Flowers on Conga Drum, L.E. L/E Giclee on Canvas



February 18-20, 2006


43rd Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival. Visit my booth, No. 258 on Pan American Drive. For details, please click here.


February 9, 2006

Creative Beginnings, Inc. presents the "Art of Caring". A silent auction that has the participation of more than 50 prestigious artists, including the promotion of their 5th Anniversary commemorative poster (shown above). This poster was created by international artist Lidia Godoi and myself and can be had for a $20 donation at the door.

Woman's Club of Coral Gables, 1009 East Ponce de Leon Blvd. in Coral gables, Fl. 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. For more information call: (305)324-7033 or (786)390-1630.


February 3 - March 28, 2006

miArte Gallery's Grand Opening Exhibition Titled: "Faces and Phases"

Inaugural reception on February 3, 2006 in conjunction with Coral Gables' Gallery Night. 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 85 Merrick Way. Telephone 305-445-2783

Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


January 29 - March 4, 2006

Photo of opening night with the Afro-Cuban series.

Solo Exhibition at Two Datran Center, located just off the intersection of US-1 and the SR-826 in southern Miami-Dade County at the center of the Downtown Kendall business and commercial district.

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Nightly, Monday - Friday


January 12 - 31, 2006


Pagès Espai d'Art - Group Exhibition in Barcelona, Spain at Gran Via de les Corts, Catalanes 649, local 1.


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