Miami Art Week 2017

Miami Art Week 2017

Just back from Miami Art Week. I spent 3 days walking, talking, and Ubering to and fro with my friend, artist Shari Epstein who has done this before (multiple times) and knows the ropes of navigating the the city; which venues to catch, roads to avoid (mega traffic) in a very limited time. We walked, we looked, we ubered, we ate and drank. Here is a snippet of what I learned and saw.

Dorchester Hotel in Miami Beach is the setting for INK- prints and works on paper.

First, I learned that Art Basel is just one (ok it is huge and amazing and quite the scene) part of Miami Art Week. Miami and Miami Beach becomes a plethora of venues, galleries, hotels, tents, and parties that take over the city. I always thought the whole thing was called Art Basel. That was Day 2 which I will post soon.

Loved this large Carborundum and Gesso print by Monica Lundy printed at Stoney Road Press in Ireland. Owner/director David O’Donoghue was generous with his time showing us a variety of prints, proofs and plates.

Day 1 was  INK; Prints and Works on Paper. Print studios from various places in the US and UK take install their work in ground level guest rooms at the Dorchester Hotel and then, Untitled, in a spacious open tent right on the beach. Studio Directors and Gallery Owners were all very friendly and willing to talk about the work, the artists and processes. I would’ve loved to have been able to whip out my cc card numerous times and join the Collectors VIP lounge. Here are a few shots I managed to take in between looking, conversing with friendly gallery peeps, more looking, and a dying iPhone battery. To see more photos of Day 1 visit my FB Page.

UNTITLED, Miami Beach 2017

UNTITLED on Miami Beach



  1. David O'donoghue
    January 23, 2018

    Hi Nanci from Dublin.

    Many thanks for the card – very nice to hear from you.
    Glad you enjoyed INK – and yes please , do try and visit Art on Paper in March.
    I fly to San Francisco tomorrow for the Portland Fair opening Friday and then the
    SF Print fair the following week.

    Again- loverly to hear from you. My own nails need attention also .
    I may treat myself while in SF to a pedi.

    Best wishes


    • Nanci Hersh
      January 23, 2018

      Happy trails and safe travels David- Portland and San Fran should be quite interesting- and fun! Looking forward to stopping by Stoney Road Press at Art on Paper in March. Best, Nanci


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