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LA VIRGEN DE TODOS. Exhibition at QbaVa Gallery 508 - 42 street Union City, NJ 07087 December 17, 2010- January 21, 2011 Opening reception: DECEMBER 17, 2010 at 7pm "La Virgen de Todos" is a wonderful project where different perspectives and styles will make the enjoyment of the audience, devotees and artists. But, if you are not around during this period Now you can see La Virgen de Todos Virtual Gallery at "VIRGEN DE TODOS VIRTUAL GALLERY " at www.qbava.com QbaVa Gallery is a private enterprise specializing in contemporary Cuban art, representing a group of internationally renowned artists who reside in Cuba as well as Cuban-born artists living in the USA and throughout the world… Continue reading… 0 comments

Congratulations to Art Basel Miami Beach. I would like to congratulate all Artists, Art Galleries, Collectors, and Art Enthusiasts who will attend or participate in Art Basel Miami Beach in December. I hope the Art Basel Miami Beach Fair and all the surrounding Fairs and Events will have a fantastic turn out. I am sad that I am unable to attend the event this year but I am glad to have many Artist Friends that will participate in the main event and the surrounding fairs. A special recognition to Cernuda Arte as this Gallery that represents Cuban Art & Artists will be participating at Art Basel Miami Beach this year. Cernuda Arte is the most famous Cuban Art Gallery in the world and has some of the most beautiful Cuban art… Continue reading… 4 comments

Altered Reality part of EXODO : 2nd Bronx Latin American Art Biennial 2010 Pictured to the right Jose Acosta with Biennial curators Luis Stephenberg and Alexis Mendoza Opening Reception was on October 1, 2010 I attended with my wife Orsola Acosta and my mother In-Law Lina Creanza and we all had a great time. I enjoyed looking at all the art and meeting other Hispanic artists that were exhibiting at this event. I knew a few of the artists and others I was very glad to meet. My painting "Voyage" is exhibited at this exhibition at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, 234 East 149th Street, Bronx NY 10451 "Altered Reality___ explores how individuals influence each with their behavior, culture and, in doing so, how people effect and shape their environment… Continue reading… 0 comments

Fantastic Week (Pictured to the right Jaime Andrade with Jose Acosta) Last week I had the most fantastic week. On Monday I started the week off with some extra cash from a few art sales from the past weekend. On Wednesday I had my opening at Berkeley College in Manhattan attended by many friends, family and fellow artists. My big surprise was when my famous artist friend Antonio Perez Melero invited Jaime Andrade a galley associate at Knoedler & Company to come and see my show and Jaime Andrade accepted the invite and attended. Jaime Andrade said some very nice things about my paintings and also about the custom made frames that I create for my art. I was glad to have the opportunity to meet him and the whole event was a great success… Continue reading… 1 comment

Jose Acosta visits Boston Museum of Fine Arts On Saturday August 28, 2010 I had the great pleasure of visiting Massachusetts to deliver my painting "Hudson Valley Landscape" to its new owner. While in the area I decided to visit Boston as I had never been to Boston before. I visited the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and found the collection to be remarkable and most memorable. I enjoyed the Art section the most with Modern Art and the Impressionists paintings being my favorites. I enjoyed seeing paintings by Max Beckman, George Rouault, Matisse, Gauguin and other great artists that I admire. My favorite painting was "Ravine" by Van Gogh… Continue reading… 0 comments

Jose Acosta Exhibition at G.A.S. Poughkeepsie "GOD BLESS AMERICA " July 10 " Aug. 7, 2010 Artist ™s Reception July 24, 5 - 8 pm Jose Acosta moved to the U.S from Cuba as a very young boy. He has developed a very personal and original technique of painting over the last two decades and will be presenting a major solo exhibition of paintings spanning seven years. His works are lush, exhuberant, jammed packed with rich color and texture with images that reflect his vibrant Cuban and Carribean heritage. He has received many awards and honors and has exhibited widely in the Hudson Valley and in the Metropolitan area. His artwork is in many prestigious public and private collections… Continue reading… 1 comment

Pre-Opening event on July 10 from 5-8 p.m. I created this event because some of my friends and family were unable to attend the main event on July 24th. I also wanted everyone to be able to view my work before the big show in a smaller group setting. Best Wishes, Jose Acosta Special Pre-Opening Preview Reception to celebrate the 7 year survey exhibition of paintings by Jose Acosta. A solo show entitled___God Bless America___ Reception: Saturday, July 10, 2010 From 5-8 p.m. at G.A.S. (Gallery And Studio) enjoy light refreshments You are invited to this pre-opening event. Please join us and meet clients, art critics, collectors, artists, city officials, patrons and close friends of Jose Acosta and G.A.S. Gallery. Jose Acosta is a Cuban-American Artist… Continue reading… 2 comments

Jose Acosta is very happy to be exhibiting at VARGA Gallery as we celebrate the 7 year anniversary of this fantastic gallery that means so much to us. Christina Varga I wish VARGA gallery many more years of success and thank you for all the opportunities you provide for artists. June 1, 2010 marks the 7 year anniversary of VARGA Gallery - the Hudson Valley's most eclectic art gallery and collective showcasing self-taught, outsider and visionary artists. A photographic slide show of highlights from seven years of innovative art happenings, parties, concerts and events at VARGA Gallery highlights the art exhibition which presents art works by current members of the Visionary Art Collective as well as artists from the past 7 years… Continue reading… 0 comments

Jose Acosta exhibits four of his paintings at the Queens Museum of Art. The Immigrant Heritage Week/ Semana de la Herencia del Inmigrante New York City Celebrates IMMIGRANT HERITAGE WEEK 2010 NY Book Fair was chosen to create this event for Immigrant Heritage Week 2010. Opening event was Thursday April 15 at the Queens Museum of Art and went through Sunday April 18, 2010. Three Hispanic Artists were chosen to participate in this event and their paintings were displayed at the Queens Museum of Art they were Jose Acosta, Marianne Sagbini and Hugo Sandoval. There was also Poetry readings and lectures by Adriana Devers, Madelin Longoria and Laura Ovierto. There was music and other entertainment related to the Mask and Dance celebration in culture… Continue reading… 0 comments

I hope the community will attend my opening and see some of my new works, enjoy a few Cuban treats and some nice wine. This is my 1st solo show in Beacon New York and I am very proud and honored to be showing at RiverWinds gallery. Best Wishes, Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta "Usual Suspects___ - Paintings by Jose Acosta at RiverWinds Gallery, February 13 - March 7, 2010 Artist Reception: Saturday February 13, 2010 5 - 8pm Gallery Hours: Wed - Monday 12 - 6pm, Second Saturday 12 - 9pm www.RiverWindsGallery.com Riverwinds gallery at 172 Main Street in Beacon is delighted to welcome Jose Acosta to our gallery in Beacon. His paintings of bright colors, swirling figures, and vibrant energy warm your heart and put a smile on your face… Continue reading… 1 comment

Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta will participate in just One Island II exhibition at QbaVa Gallery. Opening Reception Friday December 4, 2009 from 7-10 p.m. QbaVa Gallery presents just One Island II (Una Sola Isla II) From December 4, 2009 to January 22, 2010 Openning Reception on December 4, 2009 from 7-10 p.m. QbaVa Gallery bridges the gap between Havana Cuba and New York City. QbaVa Gallery will be holding the most important exhibition of CUBAN ART on the East Coast, which will include the most significant contemporary Cuban artists… Continue reading… 1 comment

20 Paintings by Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta sold to private collectors. On November 28, 2009 Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta completed the sale of 20 paintings from Jose Acosta Studio to private collectors. This agreement will allow Jose a monthly income for the next two years. The private collectors were very happy to be able to acquire this large body of paintings at a reasonable price with payment terms. They were also glad to add more paintings by Jose Acosta to their collection. The paintings will be exhibited at the collectors homes in New York, Florida and Puerto Rico… Continue reading… 0 comments

Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta will be represented by Cubarte New York in NYC. Jose Acosta is a Cuban-American Artist. Born in San Jose Cuba 1966 currently lives in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. with his family. Jose has made great strides in America. His works are in many Private and Public Collections. Jose creates paintings and sculpture. Most recently his works were added to the collection of The World Bank Art Program, United Cerebral Palsy, Healthy Families, Touro College and The University of Pennsylvania Art Collection. Jose is included in ___Antologia de Pintores Hispano-Americanos___ and an image of his painting "Celebration" will be on the cover of that book. ARTIST STATEMENT I create paintings characterized by their bright colors, swirling figures, and vibrant energy… Continue reading… 0 comments

Who Will Fill Their Shoes? Last Sunday I had the honor of attending the Colegio Nacional de Periodistas de la Rep__blica de Cuba en el Exilio, Delegaci_³n New York - New Jersey Annual Banquet. My friend Arturo Alvarez sponsored me for membership in this great organization and I am very proud to be a member. I could not help but notice that my wife and I were the youngest couple in attendance. The rest of the members were older and some were my fathers age and older. I thought to myself who will continue on this great legacy that has created so many distinguished and legendary people. That question I have often asked of myself at other times and events as my fathers Odd Fellows lodge reunions, and other award celebrations I attend throughout the year… Continue reading… 0 comments

IF YOU WISH YOUR ART PURCHASE KEPT A SECRET DON "T TELL ANYONE ! Just recently I had to delete a post here on ArtId because the collectors that purchased my work wanted to keep the purchase a secret. It all started simple enough. Three of my paintings were purchased and I was told by the gallery owner that they were purchased by a new museum that was going to open in downtown NYC. Later I was given a museum name that I posted on my blog site because I thought the information was reliable and important. Soon after that I received a phone call telling me it was not purchased by the museum but by the owners of the museum and I was given their names… Continue reading… 0 comments

QbaVa Gallery presents just One Island II (Una Sola Isla II) From December 4, 2009 to January 22, 2010 Opening Reception on December 4, 2009 from 7-10 p.m. QbaVa Gallery bridges the gap between Havana Cuba and New York City. QbaVa Gallery will be holding the most important exhibition of CUBAN ART on the East Coast, which will include the most significant contemporary Cuban artists. Agustin R Rojas, Alberto Morgan, Bernardo Navarro, Cesar Alfonso, Carlos R Cardenas, Francisco R Sanchez, Fernando Gomez, Fernando Garcia, Gustavo Acosta, Geandy Pavon, Humberto Castro, Jesus Rivera, Jose Acosta, Lazaro R Dominguez, Raul Villarreal, Walter Rodriguez. QbaVa Gallery is Owned by the famous Cuban Artist Jesus Rivera and is located at 508-42nd Street, Union City NJ 07087… Continue reading… 0 comments

Avalon Archives Museum of Roots and Rock and Roll will be exhibiting the painting "Bourbon Street" by Cuban-American Artist Jose Acosta. Ned Moran the owner of the Museum chose to exhibit this painting in the Museum because of the importance of Bourbon Street to the music world. Jose Acosta was delighted to have his work exhibited along with this magnificent collection of music memorabilia. Jose said, " I listen to music while I create, from Bob Dylan, Elton John to Jazz and Afro Cuban Music. So I believe strongly in the connection between the visual arts and music" Jose Acosta is a Cuban-American Artist. Born in San Jose Cuba 1966 currently lives in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. with his family. Jose has made great strides in America… Continue reading… 1 comment

Jose Acosta receives Certificate of Appreciation from Union City On Saturday, November 7, 2009 the Cuban-American Artist Jose Acosta participated in The Union City Art & Book Expo. The event was held at Jos__ Marti Freshman Academy in Union City, New Jersey. This event was presented by Mayor Brian P. Stack and Board of Commissioners in conjunction with the New York Book Fair Expo and St. James Center. Amado Mora was the art curator and also presented the Certificates of Appreciation to the participants at the event. This event was fantastic with exhibition of paintings from the Colors exhibit that was recently at the Queens Museum of Art. 10 Artists from abroad as well as 46 local Artists and 1 Sculptor participated in this event… Continue reading… 0 comments

Art Show at Cuban-American Capital of the World. Union City New Jersey considered by many the Cuban-American Capital of the World was the host city to a grand event at QbaVa Gallery on Friday October 9, 2009 The local newspapers and area residents were most supportive of the event and the gallery was packed all night long. The guests enjoyed music by Juan Manuel Ortega and lots of wine and delicious food. Jose Acosta showed his contemporary Cuban American paintings including "Patriot" the painting had just returned from the Queens Museum of Art Show. Both El Especialito and Personalidades Newspapers ran nice articles on Jose Acosta including an interview written by the famous art critic Jorge Mora… Continue reading… 0 comments

Jose Acosta was one of 3 Artists chosen to participate in an exhibition COLORS hosted by NY Book Expo at the Queens Museum of Art on October 2nd and 3rd, 2009 Jose Acosta, Marianne Sagbinni and Hugo Sandoval exhibited at the Queens Museum of Art. The opening festival was quite grand with many guest and VIP s attending. NY Book Expo and the Queens Museum of Art did a great job setting up the exhibition. The guest enjoyed great food and wine, also live entertainment by Stephanie Garay and Nilko Andreas. Amir Parsa was the Keynote Speaker who gave a wonderful speech and story that ended with "I do not speak English" and Jacqueline Donado the founder of NY Book Fair Expo created a wonderful event enjoyed by all who participated and attended the event… Continue reading… 0 comments