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Manss Aval Invited to RomArt 2015 in Rome

Prestigious Art Event in Rome 2015 RomArt International
Prestigious RomArt Art Fair in Rome |   May 15-18 2015

Manss Aval has been invited to participate at the upcoming RomArt 2015 International Biennial of Art and Culture of Rome Fair. The event will be hosted May 15th through May 18th.

The Artist will join in this collaborative Art Exhibit in it’s very first year, accompanied by hundreds of art lovers from all across the globe. The event has strategically been placed in the very largest Mediterranean  capital, Rome, where the streets and very air one breathes emanates rich culture and famous history.

This prestigiuos event will host a variety of artwork in categories ranging including works of Painting, Sculpture, Graphics, Photography, Video and Digital Artwork and Artistic Expressions of the artists selection. All artists invited to attend this grand event have been carefully selected by the Scientific Committee of the RomArt International.

Visit RomArt here on their website to learn more about this event.

To see Manss Aval’s art, visit . The Artist has been creating amazing pieces of work for years now and has been featured all over the globe for his talented art work.



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Making Waves in Your Neighborhood

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild member and Rancho Santa Fe resident Manss Aval, has been selected as one of the artists to show at the 2013 Juried Biennial Exhibition at the William D. Cannon Art Gallery, in the Carlsbad City Library complex, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. Artwork by Aval is also on display at the Rancho Santa Fe Gallery, 6004 Paseo Delicias, through Jan. 5.The 2013 Juried Biennial Exhibition will be held at the Cannon Art Gallery in Carlsbad from Jan. 20 to March 9. The artist reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 19.

Aval has dedicated much of his time studying nature and wildlife. As his primary medium, he concentrates on photography and mixed media techniques. Through a juxtaposition of images his work captivates movements in time and space, creating enchanted sceneries with animals at center stage. His Heron Dreams series orchestrates the grace, agility and elegance of these birds into evocative, dramatic, romantic, sometime surreal symphonies of pure natural beauty. To experience the full impact of his works, they should be viewed in life-sized large format.

Aval’s art and photographic work has been exhibited at the Museum of the Living Artist, San Diego, the Rancho Santa Fe Gallery, the La Jolla Art Gallery, as well as in many other San Diego as well as other national and international venues.

The Cannon Art Gallery Juried Exhibitions are recognized as one of San Diego County’s most significant showcases for both emerging and mid-career artists in San Diego County. This year’s jurors for the Biennial were Scott Canty, director of the Los

Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and Chantel Paul, assistant curator of the Museum of

Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, San Diego. From more than 1,200 submissions, the jurors selected 100 works of art by 72 artists.

Should an artist employ a sales rep?

Should an artist employ a sales rep? Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild members consider…

It wasn’t easy being green for Kermit the Frog and it isn’t easy getting greenbacks through selling art, according to Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild members at the group’s winter show opening.

Guild members agreed most contemporary artists who haven’t established an enormous reputation (i.e. 99.9 percent of artists) generally establish themselves at one, or two, local galleries; or show, and sell, through an art guild or club. Otherwise, it’s not like literature or the music business where agents and reps are able to create careers, sometimes even demand.

Longtime art guild officer Cindy Klong had several pieces at the winter show, a valuable opportunity to display and publicize her efforts, she said. She also maintains online galleries and shows at other galleries.

Unfortunately, the chance to connect directly with audiences through galleries is becoming ever rarer, said Barbara Dawson, who owned galleries in La Jolla and Del Mar before returning to full-time curating and creating.

Economic conditions have caused most art collectors to pare down on purchases while rising property values have forced galleries into costly rental situations resulting in cutbacks and closures, Dawson said.

Long story short, unless you’re in the $50,000+ per piece sales category, the best way to succeed and sell, for now,  is do it yourself, guild members say, which means aligning with a guild, group and gallery. Then, see if you can take it up a notch from there, fate willing and the Visigoths don’t rise.

As for the rest of the story, the new show was OK, the wine was good. They need to do a better job on appetizers and have healthy choices rather than pigs-in-a-blanket mini-hot dog cuisine. In other words, stay classy Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild.

And wait, here’s more, straight from the art guild’s mouth:

‘Impressions of the Soul’

Award winning photographer Manss Aval, as featured artist, unveils his latest collection. 

Join us for a reception Thursday January 10th, 2013 from 5PM-7PM.  Wine & appetizers will be served. 

The show runs through March 2nd.

The gallery is located next to the Union Bank at 6004 Paseo Delicias in Rancho Santa Fe, California. 

Gallery Location
6004 Paseo Delicias (Faces Avenida de Acacias) Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
(858) 759-3545    
Gallery hours
Tuesday 10:30 – 1 Wednesday – Friday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
Saturday 11:00-2:00 pm  



The Art of the Jewel

Location: Charles Koll Jewelers Fashion Valley
Event Dates: 5/17/2012 –

     San Diego artist Duke Windsor has taken inspiration from fine custom jewelry created and designed by Charles Koll Jewellers and developed the Jewel Series, a collection of acrylic paintings that are impeccably draped with signature pieces of custom jewelry. Charles Koll Jewellers and Salazar Contemporary Art Exhibits will be unveiling these unique works of art with an artist reception where guests will have an exclusive opportunity to meet with the jewelry design team and master artist Duke Windsor.

Art and music have always played an influential role in Duke Windsor’s life, but he had never thought much about finding inspiration in a jewelry store.

“I would have never guessed before walking into Charles Koll Jewellers that I would have been so inspired,” said Windsor. “After meeting Malcolm Koll, the owner of Charles Koll Jewellers, and really getting an understanding for the amount of detail that goes into every custom piece, I began to imagine how our work could merge to create something totally unique that highlights the qualities of both.”


Click here to see Windsor Jewel Series Preview