Spectrum Indian Wells Art Show 2017

Screen Shot 2017-02-11 at 2.42.47 AM Spectrum Indian Wells 2017 Art Show, located in the heart of California’s Coachella Valley, is back March 2017.

The Spectrum Indian Wells Show runs March 16-19, 2017. The art show is a juried contemporary art show featuring publishers, galleries, and studios representing talented established artists. Fine Art Maya artists Manss Aval, Talieh Kesh and the NONOS will be displaying their talented works.

Spectrum Indian Wells  is a contemporary art show in the heart of California’s Coachella Valley. Featuring an international slate of artists and galleries, Spectrum Indian Wells is where exceptional art meets an equally stunning backdrop. The event is a truly unforgettable four days of cutting-edge art, entertainment, and special events.


Luxurious lifestyles meet rugged desert landscapes in the breathtakingly gorgeous Coachella Valley. Replete with top-tier golf courses, spas, and restaurants, Indian Wells and the surrounding communities in the Coachella Valley provide visitors with the ultimate in recreation, rejuvenation, and scenic beauty.

Spectrum will take place at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa, a lavish resort nestled against the backdrop of the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains.

44400 Indian Wells Ln
Indian Wells, CA 92210
Artist Manss Aval's Artwork on Display at Spectrum Indian Wells 2016
Artist Manss Aval’s Artwork on Display at Spectrum Indian Wells 2016


Every March, hundreds of thousands of tennis fans descend upon Indian Wells for the BNP Paribas Open. The event offers an exciting opportunity for visitors from around the world, hungry for arts and culture after the matches, to experience art at its finest for the last four days of the tournament, March 16—19. Spectrum Indian Wells meets the need for entertainment by providing attendees with innovative new art in a sleek, gallery-style exhibition space.



Thursday, March 16 | 5:00PM – 8:00PM



Friday, March 17 | 12:00PM – 8:00PM

UBS Collector Party 5:00PM – 8:00PM


Saturday, March 18 | 12:00PM – 7:00PM
Sunday, March 19 | 11:00AM – 5:00PM


Save time and money by ordering your tickets online here. Learn more information about attending the event and where to stay. We’ll see you there!


Source: Spectrum | Image: Spectrum Indian Wells 2016 Recap

Art Palm Springs 2017 Starts February 16

Screen Shot 2017-02-11 at 12.24.26 AMThis week Art Palm Springs 2017 kicks off in Palm Springs, California.

On February 16-19, 2017 Fine Art Maya artists Manss Aval, Talieh Kesh, and the NONOS will be at Art Palm Springs 2017 in Palm Springs, California.

Art Palm Springs is owned by Atlanta-based Urban Expositions, which produces Art Aspen, Art Hamptons, Houston Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, and the Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design (SOFA) Fair in Chicago.

All art fairs are presented by galleries from around the world exhibiting modern and contemporary art in a variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed-media.

Purchase Art Palm Springs 2017 Tickets

Opening Night: A benefit for the Palm Springs Art Museum
Thursday, February 16 from 6 – 10pm
First Look: Thursday, February 16 | 6-7:30pm continuing until 10pm for First Look Black Card holders
VIP Preview: Thursday, February 16 | 7:30-10pm | Black Card & VIP Pass holders

General Admission
Friday, February 17  |  11am-7pm  |  All Ticket Holders
Saturday, February 18  |  11am-7pm  | All Ticket Holders
Sunday, February 19  |  11am-6pm  |  All Ticket Holders

Parking Parking is $8 per day (includes in/out with proof of event ticket upon return).

Dress Code Opening Night Preview – “Dressy casual” (optional seasonal sport coat or blazer and slacks / dress shirt, casual button-down shirt / optional tie / open-collar or polo shirt). Other Fair Days – “Smart casual” (neat, yet informal attire)

Location Palm Springs Convention Center
277 N Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs CA 92262

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Source: Art Palm Springs  Image: Art Palm Springs

Art Palm Springs to Welcome Record-Setting Group of International Galleries for 2017 Art Fair


Art Palm Springs

For Immediate Release: Over 70 galleries and special exhibits from around the U.S., South America and Europe will converge on Palm Springs for Art Palm Springs on February 16 through 19 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

“This year’s list of galleries is truly impressive,” said Donna Davies, Vice President, Art Group for Urban Expositions. Along with the expanding number of galleries, the show is also expanding the number of talks, tours and special events throughout the weekend. “Our goal is to offer guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in the galleries, artists and Palm Springs for the weekend,” she added. Each year the show draws thousands of unique visitors to the convention center over the course of the Presidents’ Day weekend.


The fair will debut new work by several artists including Rachel Lee Hovnanian, Memorial for Poor Teddy, exhibited by Imago Galleries. Hovnanian is known for her interactive installations including Perfect Baby. In “Memorial for Poor Teddy,” viewers will climb into an enormous bed overflowing with hundreds of teddy bears, and in doing so instantly disrupt a dormant arrangement. Drawn in by the tactile nature of the installation, viewers then become the object of the conversation as they are surrounded by a symbol of early childhood incongruously paired with markers of their digital lives: “tags” around the bears’ necks name a smartphone app the toy has been “#replacedby.”

Elsewhere in the installation, a stainless steel reflective sculpture of a slain teddy bear with a knife protruding from its chest is illuminated by neon wall sculptures that state, “YBR / You’ve been replaced” and “I love my phone more than you / ILMPMTY.”

Get Tickets to the Event Here

Source: Press Release PALM SPRINGS, Calif. February 3, 2017 – Media Contact: Brighthaus PR and Marketing, Brian Vatcher, Principal

Artist Manss Aval and the NONOS featured in MiamiArtZine

Screen Shot 2017-02-10 at 5.36.01 PMArtist Manss Aval and the artistic sister duo, the NONOS, were both highlighted in MiamiArtZine. The magazine featured news from the recent  Art Week in Miami, Florida.

Miami Magazine

About MiamiArtZine

Miami Beach Arts Trust was founded in 1999 as a 501 (C)(3) organization by the City of Miami Beach with the primary goal of providing awareness of and funding for the Arts. In 2002, at the recommendation of the City Manager, the Trust separated from the City and became a stand-alone organization.

In addition to presenting workshops and spotlighting individual artists in all areas of the arts, the Miami Beach Arts Trust also acts as the fiscal agent for smaller, non-profit organizations. It now has a volunteer board of directors that oversees its activities.

One of its greatest accomplishments was the creation of an online publication to better serve South Florida’s arts community and arts lovers. Publisher and Miami Beach Arts Trust Chair Harvey J. Burstein conceived the idea of an online publication to better serve South Florida’s arts community and arts lovers.

Each issue contains original feature stories about arts and entertainment, professional reviews and Around Town photo galleries by miamiartzine.com’s professional photographers. The zine has also expanded to cover not only Miami-Dade County, but Broward and Palm Beach counties.

The enthusiastic response from the arts community has contributed to the steady growth of miamiartzine.com.


NONOS are unique sculptures that playfully join motion and color to a fluent form of sensuality, eroticism and femininity. The sisters Franziska and Mercedes Welte have been artistically active under their pseudonym NONOS for years. They create their sculptures from combinations of various metals, polymers, fiber glass, epoxy resin and non-fading pigments. Filigree and at the same time extremely dynamic, the artists arrange their sculptures for dance and involve the spectator in a thrilling ensemble of color, form and movement. NONOS personify cheeky elegance and symbolize sensuality, power and spontaneity. Besides their work in the sculptural area the sisters are also active in the fields of painting and photography. The list of their international exhibitions ranges from Berlin, New York, Shanghai, Malta, Vienna, Amsterdam and Florida to Taipei. The sisters also work as designers, such as in exclusive designs for porcelain, Danish chairs and fashion with the couturier Nhut La Hong.

Manss Aval

Manss moved at tender age to Germany where he stayed to attend college, then on to Canada where he completed his degrees in Vancouver and finally to San Diego. He presently concentrates on painting, photography, and sculptures and has a broad set of skills with backgrounds in media, communications and the sciences (including a Ph.D.). A Nature enthusiast, Manss dedicated much time studying wildlife to captivate movements in time and space, creating enchanted sceneries with animals at center stage. His works levitate between fantasy and mysterious quantum space, leaving the viewer in meditative explorations of familiar memories, dreams and perhaps alien realities. His work feature a distinctly natural quality, full of soft, energetic shapes, earth tones, and subtle, vibrant colors and present a unique intersection of arts and science. Manss has exhibited widely in over 70 juried solo and group shows from New York, to Barcelona, Florence, London, Paris, Rome, Tokyo and the Louvre Museum. His work is recognized by over 50 national and international awards and counting…


Fine Art Maya Artists at LA Art Show, Jan 11-15

Screen Shot 2017-01-26 at 3.59.40 PMThis week Fine Art Maya artists will be at the acclaimed art event, LA Art Show on  January 11-15, 2017.

The artists featuring their talented artwork at the show included artists Marko Kratohvil, the Nonos, Manss Aval, David Fokos, Isabel Brinck and Laura Villareal.

The team of artists were highlighted by industry source, InCollect, earlier in the month, calling the event A Fulcrum For Art Commerce, The La Art Show Returns For 22Nd Edition. Read the full article here.

About LA Art Show

The LA Art Show embraces its role as the regions preeminent art fair and emerges as the annual civic celebration of the visual arts. The record breaking enthusiasm surrounding our 2016 edition surpassed all expectations and encourages our team to deepen our roster of galleries and pursue new exciting art programming. The evolving role of the art fair as a fulcrum for art commerce, connecting galleries, artists, curators, and collectors drives our marketing and planning. The art fair world is expanding and we are proud to be one of the world’s largest and longest running events with 150,000 square feet of exhibition space and close to 70,000 attendees this past year. As Los Angeles takes its place as a vanguard of the global art scene, our ability to adapt and evolve to meet the art market’s current trends is vital.

Produced by Kim Martindale since its inception, The LA Art Show entered its third decade with an expanded curatorial team, harnessing their knowledge and experience to drive the International focus and content development of the fair. LA Art Show partnered with galleries and non-profits to feature bold new art performances and continued to expand out Littletopia and Street Art sections both at the fair and at off-site events to facilitate dealer and collector networking and create a sense of immediacy. While dedicated to maintaining our commitment to technique and integrity, LA Art Show is further refining their curatorial vision and presenting innovative galleries, lectures, and artist performances that showcase premier Modern and Contemporary work.

To see all the participating Art Galleries that will be attending, visit the LA Art Show here.

January 11-15, 2017

Special Collectors Preview:  Wednesday, 3pm–5pm;

Opening Night Preview Party: 8pm–11pm

Thursday–Saturday: 11am–7pm;

Sunday: 11am–5pm


Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street West Hall, Los Angeles, Calif.

For more information call 310.822.9145 or visit LA Art Show’s website.

Manss Aval Art in Biancoscuro Art Contest Winter Edition

art-contest-biancoscuroArtist Manss Aval is participating in the upcoming Biancoscuro Art Contest – Winter Edition, 2016.

Manss has three unique paintings included in the contest: Order of Origin Divisible  and Primordial Moments

A total of 16 pieces of art will be selected from the participating art submitted to the Winter Edition of Biancoscuro Art Contest.  The selected 16 submissions will be on display at the PARMA ART FAIR on February 25 -26 2017 and again on March 3-5, 2017.

Among these works the top winner will be selected and awarded the prize cover award. The winning art will be awarded by the Jury Biancoscuro and the artist’s work will be published on the cover of the August-September issue of Biancoscuro Art Magazine.   The March 13, 2017 the selected winner will be announced.  The contest encourages Artist’s to share their work on Facebook and receive feedback from viewers. Artists are asked to post the artwork and invite friends to Like the art and “Like” the Biancoscuro’s Facebook page.

The more “likes” generated in this fashion means the more chances the Artist will have at receiving maximum exposure for their artwork and maximum attention from the artwork selection committee.  Let’s help Manss Aval get promoted on the Cover of Biancoscuro! Simply like one of Manss’ three pieces of art listed below (you will need to be logged into your Facebook account to “like” the artwork, then visit the links below):

Order of Origin  |   Divisible  |   Primordial Moments 

Divisible by Manss Aval, 2016
Divisible by Manss Aval, 2016
Order of Origin by Manss Aval, 2016
Order of Origin by Manss Aval, 2016

About the Art Contest Categories

The categories of Art are the following Painting, Sculpture, Photography and Graphic:

Works made on any material (canvas, paper, wood, plastic, iron, etc.) in complete freedom of style and technique using: oil, tempera, acrylic, ink, vinyl, watercolor, graphite, pencil, collage, etc.).

Works made with any organic or inorganic material, also using video, sound and light, with mechanical movements, pneumatic and / or electrical. Included are INSTALLATIONS.

Works made on analogue or digital media and photography with digital processing. The works entirely created by computer or drastically modified to be entered in the GRAPHICS section.

Works (real or virtual) created by computer or by making use of applications and digital devices: video, images and more. using software applications for smartphones or tablets, interactive devices, video games, augmented reality projects, Net art etc. This category also includes works mainly made with digital media and finishing techniques that use oil, tempera, acrylic, ink, enamel and so on.

About Manss Aval

Manss Aval (San Diego  – USA) Manss works and resides in San Diego. He concentrates on painting, photography, and sculptures and has a broad set of skills with backgrounds in media, communications and the sciences (including a Ph.D.). His works present a unique amalgamation of arts and science.

His latest interactive series originate from mundane objects such as rectangles and spirals. He explores how these nominally inanimate elements, can morph into moving, transforming, three-dimensional constructs. Geometry has always occupied the human mind and dictates the environment we have created. Manss grew up in the West, but is intimately connected with Eastern cultures where centuries of artistic expressions focused on calligraphy and intricate geometric patterns. When ordinary circles can assume dynamic, doughnut-shaped faces and rectangles in perceptually transition to hexagons, octagons… as elements of a twisting, flexible and growing multigonal boundary of abundant complexity and depth, the viewer’s eyes begin a journey to wherever it leads them, often returning to the origin to depart for a different destiny. Beauty in the mundane and complexity in deceiving simplicity.
Manss has exhibited in over 90 juried solo and group shows in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Florence, London, Venice, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, the Louvre and Athenaeum Museum. His work is recognized by some 70 awards, including Biancoscuro Art Contest 2016, IPA, International Photography Awards, Donkey Art Prize 3, 2015, Gala Awards, International Fine Art Photography Award, 2013, Pollux Awards, 2015, and ArtBuzz 2014. His work was featured in over 30 publications including Biancoscuro Art Magazine, 2016, Art Quench Magazine, “Contemporary Art of Excellence”, 2015″, “Internationale Kunst Heute 2015” and “The Art of Creativity”.

Clothing Line Designed with Artist’s Prints – ‘Voices’ by Manss Aval

Elevia by Manss Aval
Elevia Tote by Artist Manss Aval


Manss Aval has introduced his new collection of custom-designed clothing, Voices Collection, a line of custom-made designs developed by the Artist himself.

Fine Art Maya Artist, Manss Aval has a new line of custom-made designs printed on fabric. The clothing is created by a team of talented visionaries which includes a renowned designer in Paris and fine art photographer and painter, Manss Aval.

The new clothing collection brings beauty into every aspect of the collection’s development and provides the clothing industry with something truly unique, refreshing and overwhelmingly captivating.

Manss Aval has replicated his breathtaking artwork into a variety of different clothing pieces, tote bags, and even designer pillows.


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AUBERGINE FIELDS Cashmere Silk Scarf

The scarf pictured above is made from Manss Aval’s treasured painting, AUBERGINE FIELDS.
With an opulent blend of Cashmere and Silk – featuring unique, stunning artwork – wear this beautiful scarf indoors or out, day or night, to elevate any wardrobe all season and year-long. Each piece is uniquely designed and custom-printed. Color and placement of artwork may vary upon receipt. This means each piece of clothing is unique for the owner.


This gorgeous all-over printed tote bag – made in California, United States – features sturdy, weather-resistant fabric and dual 100% natural cotton bull denim shoulder straps. Make a beautiful, artful statement with this stand out, all-season VIDA Tote Bag – whether on an afternoon stroll around town or a weekend out of town.  Each piece is uniquely designed and custom-printed. Color and placement of artwork may vary upon receipt. Made in California.


Artist Custom Designed Clothing Collection, Voices