Monday, November 30, 2015



Grenzüberschreitende internationale Kunstausstellung - Phantastischer Realismus

von 29. April bis 15. November 2015

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Keep The beinArt Surreal Art Collective Alive

Monday, November 9, 2015

Ernst Fuchs passed away at age 85

It came as a great shock to me to find out this morning that Ernst Fuchs passed away. 
I am very sad.
 Rest In Peace dear Ernst!
Malerfürst Ernst Fuchs mit 85 Jahren gestorben

Austrian painter Ernst Fuchs dies aged 85

MEMORIES - some are from 3 Years earlier celebrating his birthday at the Cafe Palffy, downstairs from our studios at the Palais Palffy, also the home of the Phantastenmuseum Wien.
Ernst Fuchs 2012
February 2012 at the Cafe Palffy
with Dr. Cornelia Mensdorff-Pouilly - it was his birthday!

Ernst Fuchs, Bella Volen and I were studio neighbors at the Palais Palffy - 
here we are in Bella's studio with German artist and mutual friend Siegfried Zademack 

at the studio
again, at the birthday party in the Cafe Palffy with a young friend of the family
he was always writing in his journal ...... one day I had purchased a "Augustin"
(Boulevard paper), he began drawing in the margins of it.
He even signed it. When he was done I took the paper and saved it. 
Happy birthday, Ernst! The stick-pin paintbrush was one of the birthday treats he got that day.
Here he is studying my drawing of "The Beast Of Babylon", on display at the Phantasten Museum. 
The sun glasses were not just a fashion statement: he didn't like to get flashed,
so whenever there were photographers around he would don the glasses. 
these photos quickly gathered from my files - I collected (and took many myself) 

Friday, October 16, 2015

International Surrealism Now 2016 in US, Mississipi, Particula Coimbra and Multimedia Poros Museum, Portugal

Wed, Oct 14, 2015 19:32 CET / The next editions of International Surrealism Now will be held in United States, Mississipi at Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery, MSU Welcome Center, it will be in January and February and in Partícula Coimbra, next February, and Multimedia Poros Museum in Condeixa-a-Nova, Portugal 2016.
The follow artists will exhibit in United States, Mississipi at Cullis Depot Gallery located above the Mississippi State University welcome center:
American France Garrido, Olga Spiegel, Joe MacGown, Steve Smith, KD Matheson, Muniz, Shahla Rosa.
Portuguese Santiago Ribeiro, Paula Rosa, Victor Lages, Francisco Urbano.
International Surrealism Now is a project by the surrealist painter Santiago Ribeiro, who has dedicated himself to promoting the surrealism of the 21st century, through exhibitions worldwide.
The "International Surrealism Now" began in 2010 in Coimbra, when Santiago Ribeiro conceived a major exhibition organized by Bissaya Barreto Foundation. This event has been in Conímbriga celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Monographic Museum (second most visited museum in Portugal). The show has also been in Paris with the support of GAPP - Art Gallery Portugal Presente and Liba WS, organized once again by the Bissaya Barreto Foundation and Santiago Ribeiro, and in Madrid with the support of Yamal Din. After that it went to Dallas with the support of the American surrealist artist Shahla Rosa.
Lately it has been presented at the medieval Castle of Paço da Ega, organized by Rede de Bibliotecas and House Mayor of Condeixa-a-Nova
At present, the "International Surrealism Now" includes artists from 28 countries: Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Spain, USA, Philippines, France, Holland, Indonesia, England, Iran, Iceland , Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Vietnam.
The exhibition consists of a variety of artworks including drawing, painting, photography, digital art and sculpture.
Agim Meta, Spain / Ana Neamu, Romania / Anna Plavinskaya, Russia /USA / Andrew Artist Baines, Australia / Asier Guerrero Rico ( Dio ), Spain / Brigid Marlin, UK / Daila Lupo, Italy / Dan Neamu, Romania / Daniel Hanequand, Canada / Daniele Gori, Italy / Domen Lo, Slovenia / Edgar Invoker, Russia / Egill Ibsen, Iceland / Erik Heyninck, Belgium / Ettore Aldo Del Vigo, Italy / Farhad Jafari, Iran / France Garrido, USA / Francisco Urbano, Portugal / Gromyko Padilla Semper, Philippines / Héctor Pineda, Mexico / Hector Toro, Colombia / Hugues Gillet, France / Isabel Meyrelles, Portugal / Keith Wigdor, USA / Leo Wijnhoven, Holland / Leo Plaw, Germany / Liba Waring Stambollion, France / Lubomír Štícha, Czech Republic / Ludgero Ludgero Rôlo, Portugal / Lv Shang, China / Maciej Hoffman, Poland / Magi Calhoun, USA / Maria Aristova, Russia / Martina Hoffmann, Germany / Mehriban Efendi, Azerbaijan / Naiker Roman Cespedes, Spain / Nazareno Affonso, Brazil / Octavian Florescu, Canada / Oleg Korolev, Russia / Olga Spiegel, USA / Otto Rapp, Austria / Paula Rosa, Portugal / Paulo Cunha, Canada / Pedro Diaz Cartes, Chile / Philippe Pelletier, France / Rudolf Boelee, New Zealand / Santiago Ribeiro, Portugal / Sergey Tyukanov, Russia / Shahla Rosa, USA / Shoji Tanaka, Japan / Shan Zhulan, China / Sio SandraJaya, Indonesia / Slavko Krunic, Serbia / Sônia Menna Barreto, Brazil/ Steve Smith, USA / Stuart Grigz, UK / Svetlana Kislyachenko, Ukraine / Tatomir Pitariu, USA / Ton Haring, Holland / Victor Lages, Portugal / Vu Huyen Thuong, Vietnam / Yamal Din, Spain / Yuri Tsvetaev, Russia / Zoran Velimanovic, Serbia.
in United States:
“LUSO – American and Portuguese Surrealism of the 21st Century”
January – February, 2016
Gallery Reception: January, TBD, 5-6 p.m.
Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery, MSU Welcome Center
Gallery Director: Lori Neuenfeldt,
SOURCE: International Surrealism Now

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Bator Art Gallery Beskidzka Galeria Sztuki
Centrum Promocji Kultury
w Dzielnicy Praga Południe

invites you to the opening reception of “Magical Dreams III”
opening in Bator Art Gallery:
19 September 2015 at 7 pm.
The exhibition continues until November 30th 2015
ul. Myśliwska 60, 43-370 Szczyrk

opening in Centrum Promocji Kultury: 
January 9th, 2015 at 7 pm.
The exhibition continues until January 30th 2015
ul. Podskarbińska 2, 03-833 Warszawa

Download Invitation pdf ► Magical Dreams III

photo by Leo Plaw - click to see Leo's blog entry about the vernissage in Szczyrk, Poland
Unfortunately, I was unable to attend this event since I was visiting in Canada at that time. 
These are my artworks shown at this exhibition:



Friday, July 31, 2015

Ning Platform down - and no support!

OK, here is a conversation I was having just at this moment on the Ning Facebook page:
The entire platform is down across the board, and get this: their support and their help e.mail is all on that platform! There is no way you can reach them, there are no updates on either their Facebook page or their Twitter account.   Of course our Visionary Art Network is affected by this - the public pages depend on the feeds from the private network we have on the Ning platform!
You are down across the board - any comments on that?
  • Otto Rapp

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  • Aurora Dawns Same here dam
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    • Otto Rapp they just don't give a damn - there is NO SUPPORT - Nothing! They have a twitter account that is NOT MAINTAINED! at all, and their own support of course is down as well, since they put all their eggs into one basket, and that basket is broken! There is no way you can reach them!
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    • Otto Rapp FB screwed up the link, one more time:

      Senaste tweets från Ning (@Ning). Ning’s scalable hosted platform gives you the tools...
    • Otto Rapp Their support (I checked my e-mails for that) is also hosted on the Ning platform, so you can't even reach them via e-mail! We are truly dealing with some moronic system here: who would tie ALL their services, support and everything else to ONE platform?
    • Aurora Dawns Sad I had to get new fb account so trying to connect and for some no other way I can get hold of some friends also creators I hope we get some refun or something for this
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    • Aurora Dawns Sorry prob bumped my head lol
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    • Otto Rapp Refund? You must be dreaming! I asked about that already when they had Error 500 issues! No answer. This is a one-way street: they take your money very punctually though, service or not!
    • Aurora Dawns Damit I just really came back to ning rebuilding a communit again and this I know not only one wellopefully updates soon what makes more mad somone also added a nice donation a real nice one and now this damit grr
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