Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The MyArtSpace South of France Competition Jury

The MyArtSpace South of France Competition jury consists of three highly qualified members of the art community:
- James Cavello, President and co-owner of the Westwood Gallery
- Jaye Adams, Independent artist member of the National Arts Club
- Christian Benedetto Jr, CEO, Poet and Fine Art Collector.

James Cavello is President and co-owner of Westwood Gallery located in SoHo, New York. He established the gallery in 1994 and also owns the affiliated company, Corporate Art Associates, Ltd., founded in 1986. He is a well-known curator, art consultant, patron and active member of the arts community. In addition to exhibiting Contemporary paintings, photography, sculpture and video, Mr. Cavello brokers secondary market artwork from 19th century Impressionism to 20th Century Pop art. Previous purchases or sales include works of art by Renoir, Picasso, Leger, Lempicka, Modigliani, Warhol, Haring, Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg and many other master artists.

Westwood Gallery focuses on emerging or established artists and brings an audience of collectors and appreciators to view exhibitions of artists’ work. The gallery has received media coverage from The New York Times, ArtNews, Art in America, NBC Today Show and many other media, both local and international. Mr. Cavello has also created award-winning Contemporary exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, including receiving the Medal of Excellence from the French government for an exhibition at the Van Gogh museum in Auver-Sur-Oise. His corporate art firm creates site-specific art, working with international architects and designers.

Further creative endeavors include the production of a short film on the work of an artist from Europe and several publications in reference to the life and work of selected artists. In addition, Mr. Cavello is working on museum exhibitions planned in the United States and several countries, including Japan, U.K. and Germany. He has served as a Governor on the board of The National Arts Club and also serves on the board of several non-profit New York organizations, including the Worldwide Children’s Foundation of New York. He was recently awarded by Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families, a children’s agency in New York City for his dedication to helping non-profits through the arts.

To review the Curriculum Vitae for James Cavello click here.

Jaye Julia Adams is a fine artists who resides in Brooklyn, New York. Ms Adams received both classical and modern art instruction in a wide variety of painting mediums. She studied at the Museum School in Boston with Don Stone and the New York Arts Student League with Robert Brackman and Everett Raymond Kinstler. Ms Adams also studied mural and movie techniques with Lester Polokov. Ms Adams has been featured in a number of solo exhibitions including:

- the Beyond Decor Gallery in Palm Beach (2005),
- the National Arts Club in New York City (1990, 1993, 2002, 2005),
- the Peel Gallery in Vermont (1992, 1994, 1996),
- the Red Mill Gallery in Vermont (1995),
- the Brownstone Gallery in Brooklyn New York (1991, 1993),
- the Alliance Francaise in Sri Lanka (1991),
- the Agnes Stacke Gallery in France (1987).

In addition to her solo exhibits, she has participated in a number of Group Exhibitions including:

- the Westwood Gallery in New York (2006),
- Armory Invitational in West Palm Beach (2005),
- the Westport Art Center (2005),
- the Garden Gallery on Dean in Brooklyn (2003, 2004),
- the Pacific Studios in Brooklyn (2002),
- National Academy of Design in New York (1992).

Commercially, Ms Adams has been involved in art projects at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, ABC News and the World Art Exhibition in Dachau, Germany in 1997. Ms. Adams combines professional, traditional painting discipline with modern themes in art. She is an active member of myartspace.com and has a portfolio on-line.

To review the Curriculum Vitae for Jaye Adams click here.

Christian M Benedetto Jr is CEO of a well respected real estate and Insurance firm, with offices in Newark, NJ and across the United States. A former Marine and decorated combat veteran of the first gulf war, he holds degrees in Philosophy, Financial services, Management Information Systems and Finance. Mr. Benedetto is an avid art collector and has an extensive collection of works from emerging and established artists. Mr. Benedetto is also a prolific author of poetry. His Third book of poems "M - the missing letter poems" has been very well received. Christian lives in a loft in Newark NJ. His books are available on Amazon.com and at book stores everywhere.

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