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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

Fine Art Maya at Art San Diego 2016 — Nov. 3–6, Balboa Park

The talented Artists of Fine Art Maya will be participating in the upcoming 2016 Art San Diego art exhibition later this year.  Art San Diego is a juried contemporary art show featuring publishers, galleries, and studios representing talented established artists. The event will feature artists from all over the world and in an unusual turn of events, it will actually take place in Fine Art Maya’s neck of the woods! Most often the Artists at the San Diego based gallery participate in events that are held outside of their local areas. The San Diego Art exhibition will be a nice change from this and will give the artists the opportunity to stay local and to share their artwork with their community too.

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Screen Shot 2016-05-28 at 1.58.53 PMArt San Diego is a  juried, contemporary art show in the heart of southern California featuring an international slate of artists and galleries. The show features over 500 leading contemporary artists, museum exhibitions, art labs, events, and talks focused on collecting. Now in its seventh year, the four-day event attracts over 15,000 high-net-worth collectors. Make sure and attend this event for an unforgettable four days of cutting-edge art, entertainment, and special events.

Since its inception in 2009, Art San Diego has enriched the city’s arts scene beyond measure. As the only contemporary fine art show in San Diego, ASD has become one of the leading cultural events in Southern California and has inspired attendees from all over the world with its  site-specific art projects, art talks and panel discussions, specially selected emerging artists, special events, and more. Taking place in a beautiful gallery-style venue in the heart of Balboa Park. ASD 2016 aims to play a key role in the park’s rich array of cultural events, nurturing and strengthening San Diego’s art scene with a dynamic agenda.


The scenic Balboa Park, a 1,200-acre cultural and recreational oasis in the heart of San Diego, sets the stage for Art San Diego 2016. Taking place in the 60,000-square-foot Balboa Park Activity Center, the show runs amidst Balboa Park’s wide variety of museums, exhibitions, performing arts, world-famous gardens, recreational facilities, restaurants, and other attractions that serve over 12 million visitors annually. Designed by award-winning architect Rob Wellington Quigley, the Activity Center represents the first new large construction in Balboa Park since the 1960s.

Join Us

Art San Diego is the place to be from November 5–8, 2015. Art San Diego is a juried art show located in San Diego’s beautiful Balboa Park that highlights an international slate of artists and galleries. Join us for a four-day fine art experience, featuring music, entertainment, and other special programming and events.

Purchase tickets to the 2016 Art San Diego here.



Source: Art San Diego

Image: screenshot captured via Art San Diego

Manss Aval Upcoming Art Exhibit at Greenwich Gallery, London

Artist Manss Aval ’s photograph At The Beach has been selected for participation in the upcoming Art Exhibition at the famous Greenwich Gallery in London. Manss Aval’s work will be on display from March 20th through April 5th, followed by the prize contest with where the winning photograph will be selected.

Artists who are selected to participate in the two week long art exhibit have been chosen to do so by Curator, Tony Othen. Tony has traveled the world judging art and enjoying photography of many different types. As Tony himself has been a photographer for over 40 years, he has a famously keen eye for fine art and photographic works of excellence.

The Curator hand picked only fifteen photographs for inclusion at the Greenwich Gallery and Manss Aval is extremely honored to be one of these select few.


Artist Manss Aval has won many prestigious awards for his artwork in recent years. The artist has been the honored guest of hundreds of art shows and featured exhibits around the world.


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“Solitude of Multitudes. One of the most striking elements of Western society is the anonymity and solitude of its members.” – Manss Aval on his photograph, At the Beach.


The Greenwich Gallery is a small, intimate gallery that has been running for more than five years near to the heart of Greenwich Village.

The Greenwich Gallery exhibits mostly photographic work and has hosted more than 50 shows. It specializes in solo exhibitions of themed, cutting-edge work.

The Importance of Art Remains Unchanged

art develops learning skills in youthSince the dawn of time long before books were even thought of and the capability to print them was even further out of reach, the study of art has been a fundamental part of our life. In the early evolution of our civilization when the alphabet didn’t even exist yet, art was used to communicate and to share experiences and one’s history with future generations by drawings in caves, on rock walls, and later on murals in royal cathedrals. In fact Art was the only way people knew how to transfer a message any length of distance either time or space.

Art is a communicator of many things; history, experience, teachings, emotions, and inner perceptions that are not easily expressed with words. Art has been in existence longer than any other tool used in history for communication, but this is not the only use of art.

In the early medieval century, the study of Art was included as one of the seven core subjects deemed a necessity for achieving scholarly education. Scholars, theologians, and even the church powers that ruled our early world, all agreed on the powerful skills that studying art develops in humans.

This still hold very true today and recently the value of the arts and arts education program’s importance were addressed . Backed by years of research and developmental studies, the findings shows that “participation in the arts – music, visual arts, dance or drama/theatre, design, lead to higher levels of self-confidence, persistence, civic engagement, creativity, problem-solving ability and critical thinking skills in students.”(Art Smart, NCLS)

The need for further funding and programs designed to bolster these strengths in students is a real issue. When budget cuts are made, often they try to cut funding form the arts programs first. Recent education meetings to address this lack of funding and generate more high-quality art programs to enhance our children’s abilities have been underway.

Many respected foundations in support of the arts have pledged support by offering funding and additional art education programs. The Americans for the Art Foundation will be donating $10,000 to 10 schools in the selected states for the duration of 3 years; California, Arizona, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Wyoming. This is only one of the many supporters who will be contributing.

To learn more about the different foundations that will be joining the efforts to further art education for our future generations, check out the latest news on the issue here.

Manss Aval Selected for Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art

arttour international masters of artFine Art Maya is proud to announce that renown Artist, Manss Aval, has been selected for a very honorable Artist feature by Arttour International Magazine.

Manss Aval has been selected as one of the 60 top contemporary artists to be featured in Arttour Internationals Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art 2015. This is truly a great honor and with it comes a tremendous amount of exposure for Manss Aval.

Arttour International Magazine will publish it’s catalog featuring the Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art in both print and digital formats. The publication will be available all across the various digital platforms including: iTunes, Apple Newsstand, Blackberry Newsstand, and Kindle as well. These above mentioned digital platforms alone will reach over 2 million art lovers online.  ATIM’s Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art 2015 will also be formatted into a state of the art video production to share with the world.

Manss Aval’s art will be displayed additionally throughout 2015 at all of the Arttour International Magazine events including all festivals and international fairs during the year.

Of the selected 60 Artists, a 1st and 2nd place overall award will be given. The chosen artist’s work will then be featured on the front and back covers of the prestigious catalog.

There are also an additional 4 awards to be given for the specific categories; Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Installation. These winners will be given the opportunity to participate in their own “Art 2 Heart” Interview which will be an online broadcast via the Arttour International Broadcasting Channel.

The selected recipients will be offered full organizational support for their project beyond the publication date. Included in this honor is press announcements, a launch event and book presentation at Nardini Editore in Florence, broadcast nationally in Italy at the Toscana T.V. Show “Incontri Con l’Arte” and internationally to over 500,000 viewers of the ATIM Web T.V. Channel.

Last but not least, the book and catalog will be distributed via wholesale and institutional offerings to bookstores and libraries across the world.

Fine Art Maya is proud to bring this information you and we will be following the succession of this tremendous accomplishment closely in the upcoming year. To view Artwork by Manss Aval, follow the link or feel free to stop into the Fine Art Maya Art Gallery in San Diego to see his work in person.

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