Gallery Name: PressitOn Art Gallery
Owner: Adrian Pasieka
Artistic Director: Adela Holmes
Opening Date: April 11,2009
Location: Design District 4100 N. Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127
Â· How did your interest in the business of art start?
I started representing my artist friend Laura DiNello in 2000.
Â· Is this your first gallery? Do you have a history of gallery work? If so, what other galleries have you worked for or owned?
I worked at the Elena Madden Studio Gallery, William Armstrong Studio, Whitney Gallery.
Â· What made you decide to open a gallery in Miami?
I’m not the owner but I decided to move to Miami to expand my art representation and bring exceptional artists to this area
Â· Do you have a specific artistic vision or style for your gallery?
Contemporary art, emerging as well as accomplished artist. On top of visual arts, the intention of this gallery is to promote and support all types of art by providing lectures, book signings, poem readings, clothing design etc, even zen sessions.
Â· Who is your favorite artist ever? Who is your favorite current Miami artist?
Banksy, Miami artist Barry Gross
Â· What are your goals for the gallery?
To define ourselves as a center of creativity to educate the public through arts and to give back to the community by donating a portion of the proceeds from each exhibit to a charitable organization.
Â· Have you seen any effects of the economic downturn this past year?
Â· Do you show at any art fairs, either locally or in other cities? If so, how have those experiences gone for you?
We will in the future.
Â· What would you say is the one most important idea for an artist to know when it comes to getting recognized by a gallery?
Stay true to their art. Get listed in as many art websites as possible. Have as many shows as possible.