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On February of 2017 The Penn Club of New York added "Flowers & Numbers" painting to their Business Center. The Penn Club of New York is the Alumni Club for the University of Pennsylvania that already owns a Jose Acosta painting "Staying Alive" displayed at the Arts Library on campus… Continue reading… 0 comments

This past Sunday I attended the XV Annual Congress of the Cuban Cultural Center of New York event at Sotheby's. El Arte en Cuba Inside & Out, Dedicated to Amelia Pelaez In Memoriam. Wonderful Conference, very educational and most wonderful works of art on exhibit. Congratulations to all participating artists and big thank you to Cuban Cultural Center & Sotheby's for creating this event… Continue reading… 0 comments

On Friday October 7, 2016 Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta will be exhibiting 10 paintings at the Mid Hudson Heritage Center Pok Pop Up Shop. 317 Main Street Poughkeepsie, NY. Please stop by and enjoy some treats and refreshments… Continue reading…

This weekend I will be exhibiting in group show celebrating Puerto Rican Culture at the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center. I am glad to be exhibiting with some fellow artists whom I admire their talents and are also my friends. Mid-Hudson Heritage Center located at 317 Main Street in Poughkeepsie, NY… Continue reading… 0 comments

ARTS SOCIETY OF KINGSTON Immigrant Gifts to America Exhibit & Presentations May 7 to 29 To the Left Painting by Jose Acosta "Voyage" A month-long art exhibit with presentations featuring the work of Joseph Garlock (1884-1980) and living immigrant artists, a film series, a storytelling event, and a workshop on "migratory mourning," (secret suffering among immigrants). Presented in collaboration with the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture History (a program of the Jewish Federation of Ulster County), the Arts Society of Kingston and James Cox Gallery of Woodstock, NY. May 7 : Arts Spanning Culture Saturday Opening Reception 5-8 PM… Continue reading… 0 comments

Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta will be exhibiting a group of his paintings at Oriole 9 Restaurant in Woodstock NY. Opening reception will be Saturday April 2nd from 5 to 7 pm. Location 17 Tinker Street, Woodstock, New York 12498. Free Exhibition with light refreshments… Continue reading… 0 comments

Contemporary Cuban Art

by JOSE , February 12, 2016—08:49 AM

Topics: Contemporary Cuban Art, Cuban Artist, Jose Acosta

What do I want my art to say? What do I wish to accomplish with my art? Why do I create art? I do not know the answers and I do not even care. I do not know why I create art. I just know that it is something that I do. It is something that I have a need to do, but I also enjoy it very much. It is a feeling of escaping into my own world where I can create what I wish and no rules apply. Time is suspended and I can go back to my childhood or into the future within a click of a thought. I am totally free to do what I want and it is such a great feeling… Continue reading… 0 comments

"La Voz De Jose Marti,'A los cuatro vientos" Art Exhibit at the Union City Museum of Art located at the William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420-15th Street, Union City, New Jersey, 07087 To the right "Sketchbook #13" by Jose Acosta Union City, New Jersey Saturday, January 30, 2016 "La Voz de Jose Marti,'A Los Cuatro Vientos. "The Voice of Jose Marti,'To the Four Winds." La Ruche Art Contemporary Consortium (LRACC) presents an innovative art exhibition titled "La Voz de Jose Marti,'A Los Cuatro Vientos," ("The Voice of Jose Marti,"To the Four Winds"), highlighting present-day Cuban and Cuban-American art and culture. Placing Cuba's 21st Century socio-cultural evolution against the background of Marti's visionary aspirations for his beloved island-nation… Continue reading… 0 comments

I would like to Thank Mayor & State Senator Brian P. Stack and the Board of Commissioners of Union City New Jersey for the Honor of Exhibiting at the Union City Museum of Art. Picture to the right Jose Acosta with Commissioner Lucio Fernandez. I humbly accept the State of New Jersey Senate Citation and City of Union City Proclamation awarded to me for the exhibition "Jose Acosta Cuban American Art Exhibition" I thank the large crowd of people who came out to enjoy the event. I thank GOD that the event went well with not incidents. Big Thank You to Commissioner Lucio Fernandez, Union City Curator Amado Mora and Museum Director Liliann Barrera for helping me create an event that all could enjoy. Too many friends and family to thank so will not name any for fear of leaving out some… Continue reading… 0 comments

(Union City, NJ) The City of Union City, Mayor Brian P. Stack & the Board of Commissioners will be hosting the Jose Acosta Cuban American Art Exhibition at the Union City Museum of Art. Opening reception will be Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM. The Union City Museum of Art is located at the William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 ____?? 15th Street, Union City, NJ. The Solo Art Exhibition by Artist Jose Acosta will feature over thirty paintings and a large sculpture. The event includes Art, Live Music & Refreshments. This is a free event for all to view, dance and enjoy. www.UnionCityMuseum.org About Jose Acosta Acosta creates lively paintings infused with dynamic forms, vibrant bright colors, swirling figures, and vivacious energy… Continue reading… 0 comments

Renowned Cuban Artist Exhibits at The Union City Museum of Art (Union City, NJ) The City of Union City, Mayor Brian P. Stack & the Board of Commissioners cordially invite you to the Jose Acosta Cuban American Art Exhibition at the Union City Museum of Art. Opening reception will be Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM. The Union City Museum of Art is Located at the William V. Musto Cultural Center, 420 - 15th Street, Union City, New Jersey 07087. The Solo Art Exhibition by Artist Jose Acosta will feature over thirty paintings and a large sculpture. The event includes Art, Live Music & Refreshments. This is a free event for all to view, dance and enjoy. www.UnionCityMuseum… Continue reading… 0 comments

Jose Acosta has been asked to exhibit two paintings in a group exhibition of Hispanic artists at the Newark Museum on October 14, 2015. This event is sponsored by the Mayor's Office of Newark and is in celebration of Hispanic Heritage. https://www.youtube 0 comments

As part of Hispanic Heritage celebration Jose Acosta will be exhibiting two paintings at Rutgers University in Newark New Jersey. Location Medical Building. Jose was glad to be selected to participate in this group art exhibit that will be exhibited to end of the year 2015… Continue reading… 0 comments

I am glad to have 4 paintings as part of the Cubans in New Jersey exhibition at the Public Library in Newark NJ. The exhibition will be up until the end of the year and is on 2nd floor of the library… Continue reading… 0 comments

Hispanic Heritage Month Show at Howland September 1, 2015 To the right image of "Remembering" by Jose Acosta Exhibit of art by 12 Latino-American artists On Saturday, Sept. 5, the Howland Cultural Center will celebrate its 20th annual tribute to Latino-American Artists of the Hudson Valley for Hispanic Heritage Month with an opening reception from 3 to 5 p.m. The exhibition will be shown from Sept. 5 through Sept. 27, featuring 12 artists representing their Hispanic heritage: Jose Acosta, Salvador Arellano, Alfredo Bejar, Rafael Figueroa, Jose E. Gonzalez-Soto, Maria Lago, Raphael Lopez, Nestor Madalengoitia, Wilfredo Morel, Joseph Pimentel, Marisa del Pozo Slick and Elisa Pritzker. Visitors may view the art exhibition every Friday through Monday from 1 to 5 p.m… Continue reading… 0 comments

On June 13, 2015 Jose Acosta was awarded Medaille d'ETAIN (Pewter Medal) by ARTS -SCIENCES-LETTRES FRANCE 0 comments

Glad to be participating in "Nestor & Friends" art exhibition at Howland Cultural Center in Beacon New York. Opening Reception Saturday June 6, 2015 from 3-5 pm. More Info http://howlandculturalcenter.org/event/nestor-friends-paintings-reflections-exhibition/ A big thanks to Nestor Madalengoitia for the invite, looking forward to exhibiting with some good friends and great artists 0 comments

Art Miami New York at Pier 94 Friday May 15, 2015 I had the good fortune to have VIP ticket to the Art Miami New York Art Fair at Pier 94 in NYC. My VIP Pass got me and other VIP guests and press into the event 2 hours before general public. It was nice to be able to see all the magnificent works of art without the usual large crowds rushing about. I enjoyed looking at all the works and admired a great many. My favorite work was a painting by Cuban artist Rene Portocarrero of a women with a blue back ground. I also enjoyed the works of David Datuna being sold from $40,000 to $90,000 range way over my art budget, but still wonderful to look at and enjoy. I had a great time and I am thankful that this event came to New York. The Art was amazing and layout of fair was very smooth… Continue reading… 0 comments

I had a great time at the Art About Water Exhibition in Newburgh New York. After event went to water front and enjoyed all with my wife. Wonderful meeting fellow artists and enjoying the art at 4 event spaces… Continue reading… 0 comments

Jose Acosta will exhibit in group show Art About Water in Newburgh New York in April, 2015. I would like to Thank the Curator Gerardo Castro for including me in this exhibition. Painting to the right "Cuba's Prison Guard" When I think of Water I imagine the Ocean that separates my home land of Cuba and my adopted home of the United States of America. The water acts as a barrier between these two countries. The Shark becomes the Prison Guard for many of the Cubans that would attempt to flee Cuba and search for freedom crossing the short span of water between Cuba and the United States but are scared of the voyage do to the shark infested waters. Jose Acosta (Artist Statement) I create paintings characterized by their bright colors, swirling figures, and vibrant energy… Continue reading… 0 comments