Miami Photo Salon at Spectrum Art Show, Dec 2015

miami photo salon art show Artist Manss Aval has two photos, Inescapable and At the Beach showing in the upcoming Miami Photo Salon Festival at the Spectrum Art Show in Miami, Florida happening, December 2- 6, 2015.

Miami Photo Salon Festival is an International Photography Festival that takes place yearly around Miami Art Basel week.  The festival is put together with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

The 2015 Miami Photo Salon Festival ’s primary goal is to open a door for emerging artists to participate in a top-quality visual arts events.

In addition to  the Miami Photo Salon, a contemporary photography group show, Made in Miami, will take place at Del Castillo Art Studio in Hialeah, FL on Nov 28‐Dec 30. Another show, Through the Women’s Eyes, A Celebration of Women Photographers in South Florida will be open from November 20th to January 29th of 2016 at the New Professions Technical Institute’s Art Gallery.The Festival promotes interaction among the diverse communities across South Florida, and welcome photographers from all over the world participating in the several group exhibits that will take place in Miami-Dade County.


An International Competition of Contemporary Photography, with additional group shows. This year’s festival includes a range of exhibitions from photographers in several venues. The 2015 festival builts around a thematic focus, and is celebrating photography as a medum without boundaries.

“A Show Within a Show”

This year we are increasing the exposure of the Salon by partnering with Spectrum Art Fair Miami, so tens of thousands of collectors, gallery owners, curators, press, and art lovers will get in contact with our project.

JURY The 2015 Juried Grand Prize  winner will be chosen by a panel of three jurors that includes Switzerland-based photographer Luc Chessex, Miami-based visual artist Nereida Garcia Ferraz; and Miami-based radio host Pepe Forte, also a graphic designer, and photographer.

WHEN  Dec 2‐6, 2015   WHERE  Miami Photo Salon  Spectrum Art Show  3011 NE 1st Avenue. Miami FL, 33137



Manss Avals ‘The Meaning of Life’ in Upcoming “Secret” National Juried Exhibition

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Artist Manss Aval will be displaying his breathtaking artwork, a fine art painting titled ‘The Meaning of Life‘ on November 7- December 5, 2015 in Secret‘ an Art Exhibition at the Arc Gallery, San Francisco.

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About “Secret” a National Juried Exhibition at the Arc Gallery

Secret” features artwork that tells of your heart’s desire and manifests with hidden nightmares, portrayed through texture, form, words, narrative, symbols or codes. Secrets can be shared overtly or be obscured. Included in this exhibition are works by artists residing in Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

​About the Jurors of “Secret” Art Exhibition The artworks in the “Secret” exhibition include a range of works literally interpreting the title to a conceptual portrayal.

Art should create a dialogue.  The exhibition encourages conversation amongst the viewers as they interject their own past and current “secrets” contributing to the conceptual theme of the show.  Specific pieces of of a provocative and less mainstream nature were deliberately selected to foster a dialogue. Do you have a secret to share?

Saturday, November 7th 7-9PM

Saturday, December 5th, 1-3PM

November 7, 2015 – December 5, 2015

If you are in the San Francisco area, be sure and stop by for a peak at the prestigious art exhibition at the Arc Gallery

ADDRESS:   Arc is located at 1246 Folsom Street, between 8th & 9th streets in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood. (3 blocks from the Civic Center BART station on Market Street)

About San Francisco Art Gallery Arc Gallery

Arc Gallery & Studios features a 1,000 sq. ft. art gallery, a smaller gallery, an art education center, and ten newly renovated artist studios, along with the Kearny Street Workshop office, the San Francisco Artist Network office, and VEGA Blue Bottle Coffee Shop.

Arc supports the making of quality art in all media, provides a nurturing environment for artists to create their work, builds a community of artists to encourage exploration of art, provides resources for the professional development of visual artists, and promotes appreciation of the visual arts in the city of San Francisco.

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Manss Aval at Autumn Group Show, London

Artist Manss Aval announces he will be taking part in the upcoming Autumn Group Show in London, happening November 2-7, 2015.

Manss Aval’s art,  Bellagio Sails, Out of Nowhere, I colori di Venezia, and Purple Ambitions will be on display for art lovers in the London area to enjoy for the duration of five days.

The Autumn Group Show will be held inside the La Galleria Pall Mall, London.

If you are in the London area, be sure and stop by to enjoy this prestigious art event. Details below:

2nd November, 6 p.m.

Opening Times:
10:30 am to 7 pm (Mon-Fri)
10:30 am to 4 pm (Sat)

DirectionsLa Galleria Pall Mall

5b Pall Mall 30 Royal Opera Arcade, London SW1Y 4UY.

For more information about the Galleria Pall Mall visit the La Galleria website or reach them by telephone at 0207 930 8069.

Out of Nowhere  

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 Bellagio Sails

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Manss Aval’s ‘Sunsets in Venice’ Fine Art Photography Series

manssaval_venice_with_gramsci_2kManss Aval’s Sunsets in Venice series has been included in the first contest put on by the Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) gallery.

The Sunsets in Venice series includes five different fine art photographs by Manss Aval  each depicting a colored sunset. The Sunsets in Venice series is one of Manss Aval’s most adored fine art series.

This is the FAPA’s first contest celebrating fine art photography.


From the FAPA website: Art is born out of passion. Fine Art photography is a perfect instrument, which allows a person to communicate with the world and share their vision. It results from the author’s deep sensitivity, a need to express feelings through image, a unique view of the surrounding reality. It can be spontaneous, but it can also be a conscious and deliberate manifesto. FAPA is searching for photos born out of passion – your passion.

The competition is open to everyone, amateurs and professionals alike. Entries are welcome from any country in the world. Your work will be judged by an international panel of high profile photographers.

The winners of the Professional and Amateur sections will receive the titles: Professional Fine Art Photographer of the Year, Amateur Fine Art Photographer of the Year and $5000 in cash prizes.


The Fine Art Photography Awards will be judged by leading industry professionals from all over the world; Carolyn Guild, GMB Akash, Huang Quingjun, Kilian Schonberger, Klaus Kampertt,Lara Zankoul, Peter Kool, Pini Hamou, Pongsatorn Sukhum, and Rupert Vandervell.


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Manss Aval: ‘At the Beach’ Reviewed in Naples Art Show

A review of Manss Aval’s ‘At the Beach’ has been published in the Naples news. The artist’s work was included recently in the 5th annual Camera USA art show in Naples, Florida.  The art show is one of Naple’s very favorite events and is held annually at The von Liebig Center in Naples.

This is the fifth year for the popular photography exhibition and it open to anyone living in the U.S. and sweetened with a single $5,000 prize, with the help of Publix Supermarket Charities. The Naples press release stated, “Look for dramatic black-and-white photos along with color photography, and don’t end your quest in the main space, the Frederick O. Watson Gallery. There’s an exhibition in other rooms of “Pictures in Process 2015: Photography by Naples Art Association Members” as well, offering top-notch local photo talent.

“A trend this year is photographers who have focused in closely on a single person, animal, insect or flower. Their close-ups are altogether serious, humorous, intriguing and revealing,” said Jack O’Brien, curator for the art center. The press release mentioned some of the various artists whose work really stood out to the curator and jurors, including this on Manss Aval:

“Manss Aval of San Diego California presents a sociological view of Western Societies with ‘At the Beach,’ a black and white photograph of an elderly man on a bench overlooking a seaside cliff.

“He refers to his work in this series as ‘the Solitude of Multitudes’ and says, ‘One of the most striking elements of Western society is the anonymity and solitude of the its members and especially the elderly.”

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‘At the Beach’ by Manss Aval
Some 198 entries came in for the 2015 show. To learn more about Camera USA Art Show, visit here.


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Manss Aval Invited to Florence Biennale

Screen Shot 2015-10-02 at 5.08.53 PMScreen Shot 2015-10-02 at 5.38.19 PMManss Aval invited to participate in the Florence Biennale coming up later this month, October 17 through the 25.

The Biennale Internazionale d’Arte Contemporanea di Firenze, or Florence Biennale is an event of excellence in the contemporary art scene. Artists from all over the world come to Florence, where they have the chance to experience cross-cultural dialogue and contribute to this prestigious event. Manss Aval has been selected by the International Selections Committee to participate in the X Edition of the Florence Biennale at the historic venue, the Fortezza da Basso in heart of the city.  An art showcase par excellence, the Florence Biennale has become an outstanding event on the contemporary art scene at the International level.

The prestige acquired by this biennial stems from the far-seeing policies lying behind the way in which value and opportunities have been given to the participating artists over the years.

During each edition of the Florence Biennale an International Jury composed of renowned scholars, art historians and critics from different countries shall confer the “Lorenzo il Magnifico”International Award to the best Artists competing in the different categories.

The “Lorenzo il Magnifico” Lifetime Achievement Awards are awarded to the outstanding personalities and institutions who achieved the pinnacles of artistic and cultural achievement. In the past, this award has been conferred to Anish KapoorFranco Mussida, and Henryk Yurkowski for art, music and theatre culture.
The upcoming art exhibition will be an engaging environment in which art – in its many different forms and languages – can be interpreted and shared.

This year new award categories have been established for Textile & Fiber, Ceramics, and Jewel artists at the Florence Biennale. Also in the forthcoming edition, whose theme is Art and the Polis, hundreds of artists from many different countries will have the chance to meet within the framework of a vital, inspiring, and inclusive event, which is attended by an increasingly wider audience.




Image: Florence Biennale



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Manss Aval at the Biennale of Chianciano 2015

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Artist Manss Aval’s fine art was recently exhibited in the Biennale of Chianciano 2015. The event is a highly well-known gathering of the worlds finest artists in Chianciano Terme, Italy at the Chianciano Art Museum.

The event featured 120 artists from 40 different nations, spanning across 5 continents. The grand event’s inauguration was given by the Mayor of Chianciano Terme, Dr. Andrea Marchetti with musical guests, “Bonaventura Somma” entertaining the audience.



The Biennale of Chianciano is organised and hosted by the Chianciano Art Museum and is an opportunity to see the artworks of talented contemporary artists that are selected from all around the world. In 2013, the represented nations ranged from Chile to India, Australia to Germany and from the USA to the Philippines.

The exhibition is staged over 3000 square meters of the Museum and gathers some of the best established as well as emerging international talents. Admission is free.

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Chianciano Art Museum


Screenshot /Photo of Exhibition Halls and Museums:  Chianciano Biennale 

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‘Gondolieri Shadow’ – Juried Selection for 7th Edition of the Pollux Awards, 2015

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Artist Manss Aval’s “Gondolieri Shadow” has won a juried selection for the 7th Edition of the Pollux Awards, 2015.  The fine art photography piece has been selected for the Nature category.

The Artist Manss Aval was also named a Gala Awards Finalist for two of his photographs both in Fine Art categories:   “A Moment Ago ” and “Wagner Moment“. Wagner Moment has won a number of awards this year and continues to be a favorite among Manss Aval fans and art juries.

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A Moment Ago
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Wagner Moment

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Manss Aval’s Fine Art: ‘Breakthrough’ Selected for Competition

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Breakthrough by Manss Aval

PictureCompete Announces Manss Aval’s Breakthrough selected for “The Color of Blue” Art Competition

The color of blue is the color of the sky and the color of the ocean. The color of blue is also the color of sapphires and the color of flowers.  Whether it is azure, cobalt or cerulean it is a color of importance and beauty. It is a color of nature.

Artist have been invited to submit their own  images of blue. From landscapes, portraits, street photography or abstracts – all are welcome.

The art competition will select a First, Second and Third Place winner by September 22, 2015. The winner of “The Color of Blue” art competition will receive cash prizes, a gallery exhibition of their art, social media exposure and will also be highlighted in the World Photography Network™ newsletter sent out worldwide.

To learn about more Photograph Competitions, visit the PictureComplete website here.

Visit to see more of the talented Artist’s work.

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‘Devil No Prada’ by Manss Aval – Blank Wall Gallery Fine Art Exhibition

Manss Aval’s photograph titled ‘Devil No Prada’ will be on display at the Blank Wall Gallery in the upcoming Fine Art Exhibition beginning August 30th, 2015 through September 17th 2015.


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Artist Manss Aval has a truly unique and broad spectrum of talent and his artwork is evidence of this. From beautifully mastered paintings of scenery and nature, to abstract oil paintings, all the way to digital masterpieces, Manss Aval never fails to deliver a breathtaking piece of art.

Those who visit exhibitions featuring Aval’s artwork or for those who drop by the Fine Art Maya Gallery, they do not even need this explained as one can easily see it illuminated through his work. Manss Aval’s artistic ability takes the creation of art to a whole new level with the broad spectrum of talents he possesses. This talent comes to life in so many different expressions of artistic creativity that it is truly a treat just anticipating what his next piece might be.

Many remarkable submissions were sent in from all over the world for consideration in the Blank Wall Gallery’s Fine Art exhibition. Be sure and stop by if you are in Athens and see the Artists work in person.

Visit the Gallery: Blank Wall Gallery   12 Yakinthou Street,   11364 – Athens – Greece

This is not the first time Manss Aval has been selected to participate in the Blank Wall Gallery Exhibits. Most recently, Manss Aval was featured in the Monochrome exhibition earlier this year. See Manss Aval’s featured monochrome photograph here.

“Fine Art photography gives us a different picture of reality. It is the expression of the emotions the artist experiences in a given situation. Looking at these photographs we have the chance to see the world through the artist’s eyes and experience some feelings close to the ones they may have experienced.” – Blank Wall Gallery on Fine Art Exhibition