December 26, 2010

The 29th Annual King Mango Strut will be held on Sunday, December 26, 2010 in Downtown Coconut Grove, FL. I have donated a piece of art work for the organization's benefit. Parade begins at 2 pm starting at the corner of Commodore Plaza & Main Highway. The King Mango Strut Parade is South Florida’s Premiere event for unrestrained parody in the sun without any sunscreen required. It’s mucho mango irreverence, filled with twitterlicious satire and skits that makes fun of everything and anything... including itself!


December 9, 2010

The Lisa Ann Watson Children's Discovery Museum at the Alper Jewish Community Center, 11155 SW 112 Avenue, Miami, Florida, presents an exhibition entitled, "Through the Eyes of a Child" on Thursday, December 9 starting at 7pm. This is a free event showcasing the spectacular art creations by children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disorders and will include 3 pieces which the children collaborated with me to create, in addition to some of my own Elements & Values pieces which will be sold to raise funds for the Museum.

December 4, 2010

KidSide, a not-for-profit organization, is holding their annual fund raiser on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 8 PM My artwork will be on sale with proceeds benefiting KidSide. KidSide supports Family Court Services in its endeavor to provide necessary services and facilities to children who are suffering through the turmoil of their parents’ divorce, separation or other high conflict litigation in the Miami-Dade County Family, Domestic Violence and Unified Family Courts. KidSide ensures that the best interests of children are put first.


December 3, 2010

The March of Dimes Celebrates its Annual Building Our Community Awards and has selected me as their official event artist. The Awards event takes place on Friday, December 3, 2010 at the Treetop Ballroom @ Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, Florida. The silent auction & reception begins at 11 am with the awards luncheon at 12 Noon. For tickets, email


December 2, 2010

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.”


November 24 - December 8, 2010

The 2011 South Beach Wine and Food Festival will hold their Holiday Auction to benefit Florida International University's highly acclaimed School of Hospitality and Management Teaching Restaurant and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center. The auction will include my artwork piece titled, "Hibiscus Blues." The online auction begins on November 24 and ends December 8, 2010. Click here to see.


November 19, 2010

Best Buddies presents its Fourteenth Annual Miami Gala on Friday, November 19, 2010. Buddies International will celebrate the incredible milestone of “50 nations by 2010”; where more than 700 prominent guests attend this extraordinary event, which includes a gourmet dinner, outstanding entertainment and dancing. A silent auction will also include several of my art pieces.


November 13, 2010

MACtown, Inc. presents its 2nd Annual King & Queen of Hearts Gala, Casino Night & Silent Auction on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 SE 2nd Ave., Miami, Florida, from 6:30 p.m. to Midnight. Yours truly is proud to have had its art piece, "Caribbean Mermaid," selected for the cover of the invitation.

Tickets can be purchased by calling Violeta at 305-495-2686.


October 30, 2010

The Young Patronesses of the Opera presents its 55th Annual Gala, "An Evening in Casablanca" which will take place on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at the Riviera Country Club in Coral Gables, Florida. The evening will include a silent auction which will feature several of my art pieces.


October 29, 2010


The Coral Gables Community Foundation presents the 2010 GALA “J’adore Paris” which will be held on Friday, October 29th at the elegant Comber Hall located next to the Church of the Little Flower in Coral Gables, Florida.

This year’s black-tie affair will be spectacular as they transport their guests to the glamorous and romantic city of Paris. The evening begins with their signature silent auction and sparkling Bacardi cocktail reception, followed by a decadent dinner, Bacardi bar, lively entertainment, and dancing into the night at the AFTER PARTY.

The Foundation has chosen my artwork entitled, "Rever de Vous" (Dreaming of You), for their invitation image and a limited edition, 48" x 24" will be auctioned at the Gala.


October 23, 2010

The Life Alliance Organ Recovery Alliance will be holding its 8th Annual Luminaire Awards Gala on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency, 400 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL. As part of the event a silent auction will be held and will include many of my pieces of artwork. Featured at the event will be El Guajiro y La Dama.


October 23, 2010

The Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce presents its 3rd Annual Casino Night on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at the Shoppes at Mayfair, 3390 Mary St., Coconut Grove, Florida, starting at 7 pm. This is a fund raising event for the Chamber and will include a silent auction with one of my pieces. For more information, please click here.


October 23, 2010

The Down Syndrome Association of Miami presents its 1st Annual Domino Tournament on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 12:30 pm at the Shoppes of Mayfair, 2911 Grand Ave., Suite 400, Coconut Grove, Fl. Their silent auction will include one of my donations.


October 16, 2010

The Cuban Association of the Order of Malta presents its Gala, “White Cross” and Tuitio Fidei Award, on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at the Riviera Country Club in Coral Gables, Florida. The event will include a silent art auction which will feature one of my art pieces from the Caribbean series.


October 16, 2010

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure is proud to support Sofia Asmis at her event at the Emena Spa in the atrium at the Buena Vista Bldg. on October 16, 2010 to benefit both Susan G. Komen and Mirzza Molina, a breast cancer patient. More details.


October 16, 2010

The American Nicaraguan Foundation presents its 10th Annual Gala Xtravaganza on Saturday. October 16, 2010 at the Intercontinental Hotel, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, Florida. 7-9 pm: Red carpet, cocktails and Silent auction, which will feature 3 of my art pieces; 9 pm: Presentation & Dinner; 10:30 pm - 1 am: Dancing; 1-3 am: After Party Lounge.


October 14, 2010

The March of Dimes' 13th Annual Signature Chefs & Wine Extravaganza at the The Jungle Island's Treetop Ballroom, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail on Watson Island, in Miami, Fl.

For Ticket Information call 305-477-1192. Silent Auction will feature a framed "Flowers with Wine & Fruit." VIP Champagne Reception: 6:30 p.m. and Event: 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.


October 13, 2010

The Young Patronesses of the Opera present a special event fund raiser on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at Gallery, CocoWalk, 3015 Grand Ave., Suite 237, Coconut Grove, Florida. The event will run from 6 to 8 pm.


October 1, 2010

The Coral Gables Bar Association presents its Annual Installation Gala at the Biltmore Hotel, Alhambra Ballroom, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, Florida on Friday, October 1, 2010, from 6 pm to 11:30 pm. The event will feature a silent auction including six of my pieces.


September 16, 2010

Best Buddies presents its Business Buddies event hosted at the W Hotel South Beach on September 16th, 2010 starting at 7pm. The event will consist of a fun networking cocktail party, music by DJ Irie, Grey Goose open bar, after party at the exclusive Wall and a signature silent auction which will contain one of my pieces.


September 12, 2010

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation present FALL for the ARTS on Sunday, September 12, 2010 at the Adrienne Arsht Center. The Best of Miami-Dade's cultural and community service organizations come together to celebrate the kickoff of the arts season from 12 Noon to 6 p.m. I have donated one of my pieces from my Elements & Values series to be auctioned off.


September 11, 2010

The Latin Builders Association invites you to its 30th Annual Awards Ceremony, on Saturday, September 11, 2010 @ TBD. The evening will feature cocktails from 7 - 8 p.m. followed by a silent auction, the awards ceremony, and dinner and dancing. has donated a piece of artwork to the silent auction. For tickets please contact the LBA @ 305.446.5989.


September 11, 2010

The Cuban-American Bar Association presents its annual Art in the Tropics on Saturday, September 11 at Fairchild Tropical Gardens, 10901 Old Cutler Road in Miami, Florida. All proceeds will go to benefit CABA's Pro Bono Project, which offers free legal services to the community. The auction will feature three of my pieces.


September 10, 2010

The Miami Hispanic Ballet, American Airlines and Gallery present a cocktail fund raiser on Friday, September 10 in celebration of the XV International Ballet Festival Miami. A percentage of all proceeds will benefit the Miami Hispanic Ballet. The event starts at 8:00pm at Gallery, CocoWalk, 3015 Grand Ave., Ste. 237, Coconut Grove, FL.


September 10, 2010

Coderi, Colegio de Educacion Especial y Rehabilitacion Integral, a 501(c)3 organization presents its 17th Annual Pico Garcia Golf Tournament fund raiser in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A silent auction will include one of my pieces.


September 5, 2010

The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival presents a Wine & Dine Fundraiser event on Sunday, September 5, 2010 at a private residence in Miami Springs, Florida. The event will feature a silent auction include 3 of my original pieces of artwork.


September 2, 2010

The 4th Annual Fish 'N Chips, A Night in Casablanca, casino party and silent auction will take place on Thursday, September 2, 2010 at the Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club in Aventura, Fl. at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Florida Marlins Community Foundation & the Sun Sentinel Children's Fund. Join Florida Marlins coaches, players and an elite group of community leaders, celebrities and socialites for an evening of fun and stakes at the Craps, Blackjack, Roulette and Poker tables. Guests can enjoy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, music and a silent auction filled with exciting items, including one of my art pieces. Pricing options to attend the event include: Single ($100), Doubles ($175) and VIP Poker Player ($200). Click here for tickets and information.


August 27, 2010

Click here for images from event.

The Health Council of South Florida holds its "Summer Social," a networking reception and fundraiser at Gallery on Friday, August 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Funds go to the HCSF Scholarship Fund. A percentage of the proceeds from all sales will benefit the Fund.


July 24, 2010

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Merici Academy Alumni Association Luncheon & fundraiser, Hotel Sofitel, Miami, Fl. By invitation only. Gallery is donating a piece of artwork for this function.


July 14 & 18, 2010

The South Florida Film Festival is hosted by The South Florida Youth Film Workshop, Incorporated (501c3) who’s mission is to mentor South Florida youth to prepare them for careers in the film and entertainment industry. This year's film festival runs from July 14-18 with screenings at the Paragon Theatre in CocoWalk, 3015 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove, Fl.

As part of the Film Festival, the South Florida Film Initiative Luncheon will be held on July 14 at Noon at the Coconut Grove Women's Club, 2985 S. Bayshore Drive, and will feature a silent auction with several of my pieces of artwork. Then on July 18 a Jazz Concert will be held from 7-11 p.m. at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove and I will also have an additional selection of my artwork on display at the Women's Club that evening.


June 23, 2010

Take Stock in Children presents its Giving is Living event to be held from 7-10 pm on Wednesday, June 23 at the Epic Hotel's River Lounge, 270 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida. The event will include a silent art auction which will feature a piece I have donated for the cause.


June 19, 2010

Amigos for Kids Miami Celebrity Domino Night and Silent Auction at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrott Jungle Trail, Miami, FL., on Saturday, June 19 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Enjoy Dominos, Drinks, Dancing, and Dinner by the Bite. Also enjoy of a great silent auction including trips, artwork and much more. Tickets can be purchased online at for $150 per person, or $175 at the door. $1,000 reserves a domino table for four. My piece, Hibiscus Blues, will be one of the pieces on silent auction.


June 17, 2010

U.S. Century Bank hosts a customer appreciation cocktail reception and solo art exhibition at its Dadeland Branch, 8201 South Dixie Hwy., in Miami, Florida on Thursday, June 17 at 6 PM


June 16, 2010

The Coral Gables Foundation celebrates its J'adore Paris Gala Kick-Off Party at the Hotel Place St. Michel, 162 Alcazar Ave., Coral Gables, Fl., on Wednesday, June 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. My piece, Rever de Vous, will be on display.

Click on invitation above for images & article on the event.


June 12, 2010

Camp Courage Miami presents its charity Golf tournament on Saturday, June 12 at Shula's Golf Resort, 7601 Miami Lakes Drive, Miami Lakes, Florida. Camp Courage Miami aims to serve underprivileged and at-risk youth within the Little Havana community during the summer and throughout the next academic year! Camp Courage Miami is a pilot summer program, but the long term goal is to expand to UrbanPromise Miami! Registration is at 10:30 am with start at 12 Noon. Silent auction & Dinner starting at 5pm. The silent auction will include several of my pieces.


June 11, 2010

The Switchboard of Miami, Inc. presents its 8th annual Charity Golf Tournament at The Biltmore Golf Course, 1200 Anastasia Avenue in Coral Gables, Florida, on Friday, June 11. The event will feature a silent auction which will feature a piece I have donated for the cause. Breakfast & registration at 7 am and Shotgun start at 8 am.


May 29, 2010

............................................................................"Club Tropicana's Penelopeacock" by George Rodez

The Coconut Grove Peacock Tour 2010 presents The Peacock Promenade Launch Party on Saturday, May 29 from 5 to 11 PM at the Shoppes at Mayfair Promenade in Coconut Grove, FL. This will be the official unveiling of all 28 peacocks that will be adorning the streets of Coconut Grove for the next six months before going to auction. My peacock, "Club Tropicana presents: Penelopeacock" will be among the muster of peacocks roaming the Promenade that evening.

To see the development of Penelopeacock, from inception to birth, please click here.


May 18, 2010

Join the Health Council of South Florida as they celebrate 41 years of excellence in health planning, serving Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties on Tuesday, May 18 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Florida. I am proud to have had my piece, Entering Through the Window the Your Soul, selected for their invitation cover.


May 7, 2010

Baptist Outpatient Services presents The Pineapple Saute & Sip Interactive Dinner benefiting Baptist Health Breast Cancer Center on Friday, May 7 at the The Ritz-Carlton in Coconut Grove, 3300 SW 27 Ave., Miami, Florida. Reception and silent auction which will feature one of my works of art begins at 6:30 p.m. with the interactive cooking dinner starting at 8:00 p.m.


May 1, 2010


The opening of Gallery will be used to present the American Red Cross with a check donation of $6,000 through the sale of my artwork, "The Gift of Love" which will benefit the International Response Fund to aid the victims of Haiti's January 12 earthquake. During the evening a percentage of all sales will also benefit the American Red Cross.

Accepting the check above are Gloria Danovitz (left) and Aida Martinelli (right).


May 1, 2010

The 6th Annual Juntos Event for the benefit of children with cancer and heart disease, Saturday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m. at CIFO (Cisneros, Fontanals Art Foundation), 1018 North Miami Avenue, Miami, Fl. Event will feature a silent art auction to raise funds for the Juntos Foundation which will include one of my pieces.


April 25, 2010

Mujeres Unidas en Justicia, Educación y Reforma Inc (MUJER) is a private non-profit organization whose main purpose is to serve victims, mostly women and children, of domestic and/or sexual assault. On April 25, 2010 the Friends of MUJER are hosting a special fundraiser at El Pimientos, 16403 NW 67th Ave., Miami Lakes, Florida. Proceeds of this event will be used to continue MUJER's important work in the community. Gallery has donated two pieces to this year's silent auction.


April 24, 2010

Relay for Life presents "Relevo por la Vida de Hialeah, FL." One day. One night. One community. Your Relay For Life® is about celebration, remembrance, and hope. By participating, you honor cancer survivors, pay tribute to the lives we've lost to the disease, and raise money to help fight it all right here in your community. You won't want to miss one moment of this life- and community-affirming event! The event will take place from Noon to 1 am, with opening ceremonies at 2 PM, at Goodlet Park, 4200 W 8 Ave., Hialeah, Fl. .RODEZart will donate a piece of artwork to the cause.


March 27, 2010

The American Red Cross of South Florida presents the 28th Annual American Red Cross Ball on Saturday, March 27 at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, 455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne, Florida from 7:30 to 11 p.m. During their silent auction a selected piece from my Elements & Values series will auctioned off with all proceeds benefiting the American Red Cross.


March 24, 2010

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami presents a private, by invitation only event during the Sony Ericsson Open, Marquee Tent on Wednesday, March 24 at the Crandon Park Tennis Center, Key Biscayne, Florida. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with the silent auction from 5:30 - 6:45 p.m. A selection from my Caribbean series will be auctioned off with all proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami.


March 13, 2010

Join me as one of three featured 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.

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

7 p.m. @ Johnson & Wales University, 1701 NE 127 St., North Miami, Fl.


March 13, 2010

The Rotary Club of Yuma presents its annual St. Patrick's Day Auction to benefit Youth Charities. The event will be held on Saturday, March 13 at the Hilton Pivot Point Conference Center, 310 North Madison Avenue, in Yuma, Arizona from 6 PM to Midnight. My Gift of Love piece will be part of their silent auction.


March 6, 2010

The Coral Gables Woman's Club presents its Annual Fundraiser, Gables Gold Rush Casino Night for the benefit of the May Van Sickle Free Children's Dental Clinic on Saturday, March 6 at 1001-09 E. Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, Florida. Included in their silent auction will be three of my art pieces, so please bid high and bid often to raise money for their cause.


February 27, 2010

Soroptimist International is a worldwide volunteer service organization for business and professional women, working to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. Soroptimist International of Yuma, Arizona is presenting an evening of food, fun and art during its annual Celebrity Chef dinner. The dinner will be held at the Hilton Pivot Point Convention Center in Yuma on February 27, 2010. The art auction will feature my piece above entitled "Dance."


February 27, 2010

Temple Judea celebrates its premier fundraising event, "An Evening At The Granada Lounge" on Saturday, February 27, at 5500 Granada Boulevard, Coral Gables, Fl. The evening program will include a silent art auction featuring several of my works from the Elements & Values and Caribbean series.


February 21, 2010

Special Equestrians, Inc. is a not-for-profit horseback riding program which provides therapeutic riding to mentally and physically challenged children and adults. Join me on Sunday, February 21, as they celebrate their Taste of Love 7, their biggest yearly fundraising event, at Contractor's Choice Supply, 13830 Jetport Commerce Parkway, in Fort Myers, Fl. from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.


February 21, 2010

Please join Artists for Haiti and the Miami Art Exchange Gallery for an art auction to benefit The Food for the Poor on Sunday, February 21 at 2051 NW 2 Ave., Miami, Fl. Viewing of artwork begins at 10 am with Bidding beginning at 3 PM As part of this auction I have donated The Gift of Love.


February 14, 2010

Join Nicole Henry for a Valentine's Day Concert under the Stars on Sunday, February 14 in Downtown Miami Springs, Fl at the Circle, 100 Block of Curtiss Parkway, from 6 to 10 PM As part of this event I will be selling The Gift of Love from 7 to 10 PM with 100% of all net proceeds benefiting the American Red Cross International Response Fund for Haiti.


February 13-15, 2010

MACtown, Inc., a nonprofit organization serving the developmentally disabled for 48 years in South Florida will be selling this poster, "Haiti, The Rising Sun" to benefit coalitions in Haiti serving developmentally disabled children. The poster artwork was a collaboration between myself and artist Lidia Godoi. The poster will be on sale for $20 at the Rotunda in CocoWalk, 3015 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove, FL. from 11 am to 6 PM daily.


February 13, 2010

Join numerous South Florida artists for the "Help Haiti NOW" Art Exhibition at the Eden Roc Hotel, 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL. on Saturday, February 13 from 6 to 10 PM Proceeds to benefit the Clinton Global Initiative. This exhibition is organized by Haitian-born South Florida artist Fenol Marcelin. I will have several original pieces on auction at this event.


February 10, 2010

The Visiting Artists Program for the Coconut Grove Arts Festival takes me to Barbara Goleman High School in Miami Lakes, 14100 NW 89 Ave. Home of the Gators! I will be speaking to Mr. Charles E. Humes classes throughout the day telling them my story.


January 27-28 & February 1-2, 2010

The Capital Grille restaurant chain is hosting a series of cocktail receptions to sell and auction 11 pieces of "The Gift of Love" at each location, with 100% of all net proceeds to benefit the American Red Cross International Disaster Response Fund in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. In addition, The Capital Grille will also be promoting the sale of the artwork via my website. Join us at the following restaurants:

• Miami, Wednesday, January 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. @ 444 Brickell Ave.

• Fort Lauderdale, Thursday, January 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. @ 2430 E. Sunrise Blvd.

• Boca Raton, Monday, February 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. @ 6000 Glades Rd.

• Palm Beach Gardens, Tuesday, February 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. @ 11365 Legacy Ave.



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