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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

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

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

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

Oasis An Evening of Music & Poetry at the Union City Museum of Art/William V. Musto Cultural Center Picture to the right Jose Acosta's "3 Graces" Robert Rosado, Director, La Ruche Arts Contemporary Consortium (LRACC)and emcee Lucy Santiago will present Poets Paul Sohar, Mike Foldes,Sal Tagliarino and Alan Britt plus pianist Pierro Romano & opera singer Jacqueline Milena for an evening of poetry and music Saturday,May 10th from 7-9 p.m. William V. Musto Cultural Center 420-15th Street, Union City, NJ 07087 201-281-2753 UnionCityhistory@gmail.com http://www.unioncitymuseum.org/ Visual artsts: Jose Acosta, Maria Aguiar, Willie Baez, Walter Barco, Olga Bautista, Pablo Caviedes, Gerardo Castro, Carlos Chavez, Laura L. Cuevas, Christine Devereaux, Edwin Gaud, Alfredo Gomez Jr… Continue reading… 1 comment

Dear Jose, LATINO SHOW MAGAZINE is thrilled to request the pleasure of your company as our Guest of Honor at the 2014 LATINO SHOW MAGAZINE AWARDS on March 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Boulevard Theater in Jackson Heights, NY. During the event we will be presenting an award for Most Impacting Entrepreneur of 2013 Award, an award for which you have been nominated. The Most Impacting Entrepreneur of 2013 Award is a high tribute given by LSM Awards based on your exemplary commitment to the promotion of excellence in your personal life and throughout the community. In addition, we recognize that entrepreneurship in itself is a feat accomplished through hard work, dedication and perseverance and through this recognition, we want to award the positive impact left by individuals like you… Continue reading… 0 comments

Wonderful Art Exhibits in Beacon New York. This past Saturday I had a wonderful time in Beacon New York. I was part of the 10th Anniversary group art exhibit at RiverWinds Gallery in Beacon. I exhibited my large painting "Flowers" see photo to the right. While in Beacon I took the time to view Photo Exhibit by Ron English at X ON Main Gallery. I have always enjoyed and admired Ron English Art and was glad to see such a world famous artist exhibiting and attending his event in Beacon. I enjoyed the work very much and hope to add one to my collection before end of exhibit. I also visited Theo Ganz Studio where my friend Gerardo Castro is having a solo exhibition. I enjoyed viewing the works and all the hard work and fine details that go into each piece… Continue reading… 0 comments

Yesterday I received a package containing my painting "Concert" it had been on exhibitions in the country of Peru for over a year. I was so glad to see it and I am glad to have it back home. I Thank Sonnia Valdivia the owner of IBEROAMERICANA Magazine and the Curator of International exhibitions for arranging the return of my painting… Continue reading… 0 comments

Cuban American Art Exhibition by Jose Acosta On May 5, 2012 at the Arts Society of Kingston Jose Acosta will be hosting an art event that you will not want to miss. If you enjoy Beautiful Art, Latin Music and Cuban & Italian Food then join us at the Arts Society of Kingston for the Solo Art Exhibition of Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta. La Orquesta de Los Taino will be playing up a storm. If you have been to Jose Acosta's art exhibitions in the past then you know what a wonderful event it is. For those that have not been to a Jose Acosta art exhibition well you can expect art that is full of happiness, joy and color, fantastic music by La Orquesta de Los Taino and wonderful food & drinks prepared by Jose and his Family… Continue reading… 1 comment

Holiday Wishes & A Happy New Year from Jose Acosta I would like to reach out to all my friends and family during this Holiday Season to wish them all a Happy Chanukah and a Very Merry Christmas. As we approach the New Year 2012 I would like to wish everyone a Healthy, Happy & Prosperous New Year. Looking back at 2011 it was a wonderful year for me and I would like to thank God for keeping my family & friends healthy. I am also thankful to all my friends and family who supported me by attending my art events and to the collectors of my art who kept on purchasing my art even during these hard times. I was thrilled to receive the Bronze medal of Arts by the French Academy Arts __"Sciences- Letters in 2011 and my year was full of great opportunities and sales… Continue reading… 0 comments

Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta will exhibit at Edward Williams Gallery, Petrocelli College, Fairleigh Dickinson University from December 5, 2011 to January 20, 2012. ___Passion From the Heart Exhibit___ will feature paintings by Jose Acosta Jose Acosta was born in San Jose, Cuba, in 1966. His family immigrated to the United States in 1969. Acosta has been creating art ever since he can remember, and has always enjoyed painting. In 2003, Acosta decided to go to the Art Students League of New York on weekends to further his art education. While there, he studied with John Hultberg, who greatly influenced him and allowed him to pursue his artistic visions. Acosta started his professional career as an artist in 2004, and began to exhibit in galleries and art fairs… Continue reading… 0 comments

Jose Acosta exhibits at Abro Art Gallery in Miami _____Dimensions and Delights_____ Art Exhibition Location: Abro Art Gallery 2137 NW 2nd Ave Miami, Fl. 33127 Exhibit Starts: October 8, 2011 Opening Artists Reception: Sunday October 16, 2011 Pictured to the right Painting _____PINK_____ by Jose Acosta Travel to a new world of art. Explore masterful manipulation of color, texture and form. Where? At the exhibition of _____Dimensions and Delights_____ at Abro Art Gallery in Miami, Florida. This Exhibit will feature works by artists Jose Acosta, Joel Blanco, Ryan Alvarado and Jose Pelletier… Continue reading… 1 comment

Jose Acosta will exhibit at ARTE : Freedom & Truth Image on the right painting ___Red Curtain___ by Jose Acosta The Howland Cultural Center Celebrates Hispanic-American History with the 17th annual exhibition of Latino-American Artists. ARTE : Freedom & Truth from September 3rd to the 25th 2011. Opening Reception: Saturday September 3rd from 3 to 5 PM. Artists: Jose Acosta, Salvador Arellano, Aurello Castano & the Artistico Group, Regina Da Costa Val, Marisa Del Pozo Slick, Rafael Figueroa, Nestor Madalengoitia, Elisa Pritzker, Virgilio Rivera, Robert Rodriguez, Jr. Fel Santos. Gallery Hours 1-5 PM Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday… Continue reading… 0 comments

I Create Contemporary Cuban American Art. I feel that I create Contemporary Cuban American Art. The Ideas come from both my mind and heart. My colors depict the sense of happiness I feel all around me. My paintings are created with lots of joy and happiness, but also require lots of work and patience. I always use only the best materials and never worry about the cost only the end results. I try to put as much of myself into my work and that means I create everything from the stretcher bars, to stretching the canvas, priming, painting and creating the welded and polished galvanized frames for my paintings. I do not have any assistants and all is created by my hands and hard work. I love to see my paintings develop as they are bright and full of life… Continue reading… 0 comments

More Time to Create Art 2011 will mark a great time for my art career as I now have in place a network of galleries that will represent selling my art across the country. This move allows me more time to create new work and also allows me more time to prepare for solo exhibitions throughout the year. In New York all my work will be sold through Marion Royael Gallery in Beacon New York, owners Steven & Barbara Riddle. In Connecticut my work will be sold through Center Framing & Art, West Hartford, CT, owner Lori Chozik. In New Jersey my work will be sold through two galleries QbaVa Art Gallery, NJ owner Jesus Rivera and La Ruche Art, NJ, owner Robert Rosado. In Florida my work will be sold through ABRO Gallery, Miami, FL, owner Ada Balcacer… Continue reading… 0 comments

JOSE ACOSTA : "COLOR, JOY & HAPPINESS ___ Zoom Gallery in Fleischmanns, NY will exhibit the art of Jose Acosta in a show entitled "Color, Joy & Happines", to open on Saturday, July 2, 2011 and close on Sunday, August 7, 2011. Image on right painting by Jose Acosta "Pink Vase" The opening reception for Mr. Acosta will be held at Zoom Gallery, Saturday, July 2, from 1-4 PM. All are invited to this event which includes light refreshments and live music. Approximately 20 paintings by popular Hudson Valley artist Jose Acosta will be on display at Zoom Gallery, 1033 Main Street, Fleischmanns, NY 12430, in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. Mr… Continue reading… 0 comments

Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta Exhibiting at Marion Royael Gallery in Beacon, New York. Opening Reception / Party June 11 from 6 to 10 P.M. Exhibition will run from June 11 to July 10, 2011 Pictured to the right Butterflies painting by Jose Acosta. Marion Royael Gallery is located in Beacon, New York. The gallery exhibits and sells fine contemporary works from a select group of innovative emerging and established artists. When visiting Marion Royael our guests find well executed artwork in all media with a bold, provocative and uncommon quality. Jose Acosta was born in San Jose, Cuba, in 1966. His family immigrated to the United States in 1969. Acosta has been creating art ever since he can remember… Continue reading… 1 comment

Jose Acosta Awarded Bronze Medal Arts __" Sciences - Lettres at Museum of the City of New York On May 22, 2010 Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta was awarded the Arts - Sciences - Lettres Bronze Medal in Art at the Museum of the City of New York. Carmen D. Lucca the President of the Association for Puerto Rican __" Hispanic Culture made the presentation during the Associations Annual Concert at the Museum of the City of New York. Carmen D. Lucca read poetry by Jose Marti and then Presented Jose Acosta with the Medal and a White Rose. Jose Acosta made a speech thanking the French Academy Arts __" Sciences __" Lettres for the award and mentioning how important it was as he had been introduced to the Academy by his mentor Peter Bloch… Continue reading… 2 comments

Contemporary Cuban American Art Exhibition Solo Exhibition of Jose Acosta a Cuban American Artist living in New York; showcase over 20 new works by this internationally recognized artist. Pictured to the right ___Ocean Front Property___ painting by Jose Acosta. Event will be held at Boonsboro Art Center at 3 Potomac Street, 2nd Fl, Boonsboro, Maryland 21713. Opening event on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 6 PM and on Friday, June 17, 2011 at 4 PM. Jose Acosta was born in San Jose, Cuba, in 1966. His family immigrated to the United States in 1969. Acosta has been creating art ever since he can remember, and has always enjoyed painting. In 2003, Acosta decided to go to the Art Students League of New York on weekends to further his art education… Continue reading… 1 comment

Jose Acosta will participate in group show at Marion Royael Gallery Pictured to the right ___Big Apple___ painting by Jose Acosta On May 14, 2010 Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta will participate in group exhibition at Marion Royael Gallery in Beacon, New York. The exhibition titled ___New York, New York It__™s all about the City will feature work by most of the represented artists of the Marion Royael Gallery along with a few invited artists. The opening reception is May 14, 2011 from 6-10 PM. The exhibition will be up from May 14th thru June 5th of 2011. Marion Royael Gallery is located at 460 Main Street, Beacon, New York 12508 For More info www.marionroyaelgallery.com info@marionroyaelgallery.com http://www.marionroyaelgallery.com/Jose-AcostaContinue reading… 0 comments

Jose Acosta will be represented by Marion Royeal Gallery As of May 2011 Marion Royael Gallery will represent the Artist Jose Acosta and the sales of his work. Jose Acosta says this opportunity will allow him more time to concentrate on creating art and preparing for art exhibitions. Marion Royeal Gallery will handle all the sales of his art. Jose will have a solo exhibition at the gallery in June of 2011 and will also participate in group exhibitions throughout the year. Jose Acosta was born in San Jose, Cuba, in 1966. His family immigrated to the United States in 1969. Acosta has been creating art ever since he can remember, and has always enjoyed painting. In 2003, Acosta decided to go to the Art Students League of New York on weekends to further his art education… Continue reading… 0 comments

Jose Acosta will be honored with Bronze Medal in Art by French Academy Arts-Sciences-Lettres Pictured to the right French Academy Arts-Sciences-Lettres members Elelis Pena, Arturo Alvarez and Jose Acosta On April 15th I had the great honor of receiving the news that the Societe Academique D__™education et D__™encoragement fondee en 1915 Paris France will be awarding me the Diplome De Medaille de Bronze in Art. The presentation will be held at the Hotel Intercontinental in Paris on May 21, 2011. My friend Peter Bloch who was the United States representative for the French Academy Arts-Sciences-Lettres started the process back in 2008 just before he passed away… Continue reading… 1 comment

CUBAN AMERICAN ART EXHIBITION by Jose Acosta Paintings by the Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta will be on exhibit at the Stamford Art Association from April 3, 2011 to April 28, 2011. Opening reception will be on Saturday, April 9, 2011 from Noon to 3 P.M. Cuban Snacks will be provided by the Artist & his Family. Jose Acosta was born in San Jose, Cuba, in 1966. His family immigrated to the United States in 1969. Acosta has been creating art ever since he can remember, and has always enjoyed painting. In 2003, Acosta decided to go to the Art Students League of New York on weekends to further his art education. While there, he studied with John Hultberg, who greatly influenced him and and allowed him to pursue his artistic visions… Continue reading… 0 comments

Exhibition at 'Biblioteca Criolla' exhibition title "beginnings" (comienzos) Exhibition dates: February 8, 2011 to April 22, 2011. Opening reception: February 22, 2011 from 5 to 7:30 pm. Presenting works by Jose Acosta, David Aguilar, Carlos Chavez, Rosario D'Rivera, Tony Morales, Nicolas Raso and Paulina Raso. 472 Jersey Avenue, 4th Floor, Jersey City, NJ. For more information call 201-547-4541 Curated by Mr. Robert Rosado and Ms. Rosario D'Rivera… Continue reading… 0 comments

Jose Acosta will participate in a group art exhibition at New Art Center in NYC. The Exhibition tittled ARTLOOK Contemporary Art Watch will run from February 15 to the February 26, 2011 Other Artist that will exhibit are: Demetrio Alfonso, Bill Allshouse, Kimberly Berg, Martin Bernstein, Fran Bull, Jenik Cook, Atara Grenadir, Pat Houkes, Mousa, Allen Palmer, Mark Rodriguez Anil Rao, Joan Schreder, Julio Susana, Jette van der Lende, Barbara Yeterian and Ellen Sherman Zinn Reception: will be February 17th, 2011 6-8 PM. Exhibition: February 15-26, 2011 Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 1-6 PM New Art Center 580 8th Avenue @ 38th Street 5th Floor NYC Tel # 212-354-2999 Info@newartcenter… Continue reading… 0 comments

Wishing Everyone a Happy Holiday Season and a Wonderful New Year 2011. I would like to wish all my friends and family a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2011. I have had much fun and success in 2010 and could not have done it without the support of my wonderful family and friends. Life is not always easy and most of the time it will be two steps forward and one step back. Still the excitement of following my dreams and trying to reach my goals is so fulfilling to me. It is great to receive honors and achieve goals, but most important of all for me is sharing my good news and achievements with the ones I love. I have been blessed and thank God each day for the wonderful people he has placed around me… Continue reading… 0 comments

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

I have been invited to exhibit in a group show at Brooklyn College. Encuentro 2010 Art Exhibition " Diaspora, Diversity, and Dialogue" Opening Reception Thursday November 18, 2010 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Gold Room (6th Floor) Brooklyn College Student Center Campus Road at East 27th Street, Brooklyn, New York Featured Artists: Jose Acosta, Cesar A. Alfonso, Carlos Bautista, Ana Busto, Rosa E. Colon, Maria Dominguez, Heriberto Ferrer, Rafael Rosario Laguna, Bebe Mendez, Maria Mijares, Gabriel Pacheco, Yolanda Petrocelli, Sebastian Vallejo, Samuel Vega III. Curated By Maria Catalano Rand and Maria Dominguez. For more information please call 718-951-5181 or 646-644-2760… Continue reading… 1 comment

Jose Acosta Attends Banquette "Day of the Journalists" On Sunday October 17, 2010 I had the great honor of attending the Annual Banquette "Day of the Journalists" at Las Palmas Restaurant in Union City New Jersey. As member of National Journalists Association of Cuba in Exile I was most honored to be in the company of all of these great Journalists and other Cuban Patriots and Friends. The Event was to honor Dr. Jose R. Hernandez "Tatica" a former Champion Baseball Player in Cuba and a very distinguished Lawyer here in the United States. The food was excellent and the entertainment by Demetrio Alfonso and Maria Ribas "Azuquita" had everyone dancing and enjoying all. Felix R… Continue reading… 0 comments

Already 10? 10th Anniversary with a Latin Zest Dec. 5, 2010 to March 1, 2011 The Pritzker Gallery is honored to present a new and special exhibit called Already 10? 10th Anniversary with a Latin Zest celebrating 10 years of the gallery. Already 10? 10th Anniversary with a Latin Zest will run from Dec. 5, 2010 to March 1, 2011. An opening reception is planned for Sunday December 5th from 3 to 5 pm. The gallery is at 257 S. Riverside Rd. in Highland, NY. The 10 selected established professional Latin artists for this exhibition are: Jose Acosta, Felix Angel, Alexandra Baer, Dina Bursztyn Maria Cristina Brusca, Leslie Enrique Castellanos, Regina da Costa Val, Elisa Pritzker, Julia Santos Solomon and Julio Valdez… Continue reading… 1 comment

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

Hispanic Heritage Latino Influence A Solo Exhibition of Paintings & Sculptures By JOSE ACOSTA The GALLERY LINK Ellenville Public Library & Museum (Pictered to the right 3 Graces Painting) 40 Center Street, Ellenville, NY 12428 (Rte 52W off Rte 209) (845) 647-5530 September 29 - November 3, 2010 Artist's Reception Saturday October 9, 12 - 2 pm "All Welcome"… Continue reading… 2 comments

Jose Acosta will Exhibit at Cartus Corporation Headquarters in Danbury, CT. Jose Acosta will exhibit 15 paintings at the Cartus Corporation Headquarters in Danbury, CT for the Hispanic Heritage Exhibition to hang from September 18th through October 29, 2010. I would like to thank the Cartus Corporation and the art Curator Robert Everding for inviting me to exhibit my art. As an artist I try to exhibit in as many places as possible so that my art can be seen by people that might otherwise never get a chance to see it. I am very happy to participate in this event and hope that the employees of Cartus Corporation and the guests visiting the property will enjoy my art… Continue reading… 0 comments

EXODO : 2nd Bronx Latin American Biennial 2010 September 16 - November 16 I an very happy that I was invited to exhibit at this event and my painting "Voyage" will be on exhibition. EXODO : 2nd Bronx Latin American Biennial 2010, sponsored by the Bronx Hispanic Festival (Festival Hispano del Bronx Inc.) gives way to an event designed to foster the creative work as an effort to establish art as a common language in several locations within the Bronx. In its second installment, the Bronx Biennale of Latin American Art in New York creates alternative spaces for the evolution of developing communities… Continue reading… 2 comments

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 - Paintings September 1 - September 30, 2010 THE BERKELEY GALLERY Berkeley College 3 East 43rd Street, Main Floor (between Madison and Fifth Ave.) New York City, NY 10017 berkeleycollege.edu/Art_Gallery Opening Reception Weds, September 15, 2010 5:30pm-7:30pm RSVP -Bob Keiber-Curator 212-252-2065 Hours: Mon.-Friday-9:00am-7:30pm Sat. 9:30am-3:00pm. Closed Sunday 1 comment

Jose Acosta will Exhibit in Miami September 2010 One of my paintings "Victory" just got juried into an exhibition in Miami for September 10th of this year. The exhibition is by the Foundation of Contemporary Art and it will be at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami. 561 NW 32nd Street Miami, Fl 33127. The Exhibition is called RUTA 2010 and it is being held in honor of Mexico's Bicentennial. This was a juried exhibition of international artists. I am so happy one of my paintings was accepted into the exhibition as this will be my first time exhibiting in Miami. My goals for next year were to try to exhibit in Miami so this is a good start. I plan on attending the event and visiting a few friends and family while in Miami in September… 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 exhibits painting in Arequipa Peru Jose Acosta's painting "Concert" is on exhibition at Universidad Nacional de San Agustin de Arequipa in Peru. This group exhibition celebrates "DESARROLLO ARTISTICO IBEROAMERICANO 2010" The 10th year anniversary of IBEROAMERICANO. The exhibition was curated by Dr. Sonnia Valdivia of Iberoamericana International and Florida Sysproductions… Continue reading… 0 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

GOD BLESS AMERICA Paintings by Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta Opening Reception Saturday, July 24, 2010 From 5-8 p.m. at G.A.S. (Gallery And Studio) This is a free event that Jose Acosta and his family will create so that the whole community can attend and enjoy beautiful Art, Live Music and Great Food Music by "La Orquesta de Los Taino" 196 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Tel 845-486-4592 www.galleryandstudio.org Exhibition will be at G.A.S. from July 17th to August 7th Jose Acosta is a Cuban-American Artist. Born in San Jose Cuba 1966 currently lives in Poughkeepsie NY. with his family. Jose has made great strides in America. His works are in many Private and Public Collections… Continue reading… 0 comments

Jose Acosta Exhibits His Paintings at the NSHMBA 13th Annual Destino Awards On Thursday May 6, 2010 I had the great honor of exhibiting my paintings at the Hartford Club in Connecticut. The event was the National Society of Hispanic MBA s Connecticut Chapter as they presented the Thirteenth Annual Destino Awards. To the right is a picture of Jose Acosta with Mistress of Ceremony and Emmy Award winning reporter Laurie Perez and Valerie Cooper the Owner of Picture That, LLC. It was a wonderful event with over 200 members of NSHMBA attending. The Mistress of Ceremony was Laurie Perez the Emmy Award winning reporter of FOX 61. The Keynote Speaker was Charles Garcia of Garcia & Company Merchant Banking L.L.C. Corporate Award went to Boehringer Ingelheiem Pharmaceuticals, Inc… Continue reading… 0 comments

Jose Acosta will be exhibiting two paintings at the Spring NY Book Fair and Art Show at Union City Art Gallery at City Hall. Mayor Brian P. Stack and the Board of Commissioners invite you to the next exhibition at the Union City Art Gallery at City Hall. This Saturday May 1, 2010 from 12 - 6 PM NY Book Fair Expo and Art Show. Come celebrate with local artists, authors and musicians. Cuban-American Artist Jose Acosta says he is very happy to once again be able to participate and exhibit at the Union City Art Gallery at City Hall. The gallery is located at 3715 Palisade Avenue in Union City, NJ. Gallery is located on the 1st Floor. Free Admission & Refreshments. The Exhibit will be on Saturday May 1st 2010 from 12-6 PM. The Curator for this event is Amado Mora… 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

Jose Acosta invited to Gracie Mansion by Mayor Bloomberg. On Thursday April 15th, 2010 I had the honor of attending a breakfast reception at Gracie Mansion to celebrate Immigrant Heritage Week 2010. I was one of the many guests who enjoyed a great breakfast and had the opportunity to meet Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and had my picture taken with him. This was my 1st visit to Gracie Mansion and I found it to be such a beautiful building with such great architectural detail. The staff at Gracie Mansion was so efficient and graceful and made one feel very comfortable. Mayor Bloomberg was very nice to all the guests and took the time to great each and also had his picture taken with them… Continue reading… 3 comments

Jose Acosta Exhibits at the Union City Art Gallery at City Hall. On April 8, 2010 the Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta Exhibited 20 of his paintings at the Union City Art Gallery at City Hall in Union City, New Jersey. The event was well attended and the guest enjoyed art, music, poetry and great food. This event was made possible by Mayor Brian P. Stack and the Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners Lucio Fernandez awarded Jose Acosta a citation certificate signed by Mayor Brian P. Stack and the Board of Commissioners. The Exhibition will be up for 3 more weeks. The Union City Art Gallery at City Hall is located at 3715 Palisade Avenue in Union City New Jersey. Among the special guests were the Board of Commissioners Lucio Fernandez and Maryury A, Martinetti… Continue reading… 0 comments

Jose Acosta will exhibit at Artists Members of the Howland Cultural Center Exhibition Jose Acosta will exhibit 3 paintings at the members show at Howland Center in Beacon, NY. Jose Acosta was born in San Jose, Cuba, in 1966. His family immigrated to the United States in 1969. Acosta has been creating art ever since he can remember, and has always enjoyed painting. In 2003, Acosta decided to go to the Art Students League of New York on weekends to further his art education. While there, he studied with John Hultberg and Mariano Delrosario. Acosta started his professional career as an artist in 2004, and began to exhibit in galleries and art fairs. That same year at his first public exhibit, Acosta won the Best of Show at the Dutchess County Art Fair… Continue reading… 0 comments

Jose Acosta will be exhibiting his paintings at the Union City Art Gallery at City Hall Mayor Brian P. Stack and the Board of Commissioners invite you to the next exhibition at the Union City Art Gallery at City Hall. The exhibition of over 20 paintings by Cuban-American Artist Jose Acosta at the Union City Art Gallery at City Hall will have an opening event on April 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm the gallery is located at 3715 Palisade Avenue in Union City, NJ. Gallery is located on the 1st Floor. Free Admission & Refreshments. The Exhibit will be on display until April 26, 2010. The Curator for this event is Amado Mora… Continue reading… 0 comments

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 will be Thursday April 15, 2010 from 4 pm to 9 pm at the Queens Museum of Art. The event will be from Thursday April 15 through Sunday April 18, 2010 at the Queens Museum of Art. Three Hispanic Artists were chosen to participate in this event and their paintings will be displayed at the Queens Museum of Art they are Jose Acosta, Marianne Sagbini and Hugo Sandoval. There will also be Poetry readings and lectures by Adriana Devers, Madelin Longoria and Laura Ovierto. There will be 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

Jose Acosta exhibits at Jos__ Marti Freshman Academy On Friday January 29, 2010 I had the honor of exhibiting at the Jos__ Marti Freshman Academy in Union City, NJ. The event Inspiraciones De Jos__ Marti was in celebration of the157 year anniversary of the birth of Jos__ Marti the greatest Cuban Patriot ever. Four Cuban Artists were chosen to participate in the art exhibition. The event had over 400 people in attendance including the Union City Board of Commissioners and the Mayor Brian P, Stack. Proclamation Certificates were awarded to 12 teachers and school board members who were born in Cuba or of Cuban decent. The event had great Music and Food. The Marine JROTC team presented the United States Flag for the ceremonies and the star spangled banner was song… Continue reading… 0 comments

On Sunday January 17, 2010 Jose Acosta was sworn in as a member of the Colegio Nacional de Periodistas De la Rep__blica de Cuba En El Exilio… Continue reading… 0 comments

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. The opening reception for the show is February 13, 2010, (2nd Saturday) 5 - 8 pm. The show will run through March 7, 2010. Born in Cuba, he immigrated to the U.S. with his family when he was 3 years old. He is a Cuban/American and very proud of his Cuban Heritage as well as his American citizenship. His paintings depict his personal history and surroundings. He paints from the heart, expressing a little hope and happiness in all of his creations… Continue reading… 0 comments

Jose Acosta would like to wish everyone a Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2010. As 2009 Holidays are here I would like to wish all my friends and family a happy and healthy holiday season. I hope 2010 will be a wonderful year for all to prosper and enjoy. I would like to thank my family, friends and patrons for their support and encouragement. But most of all I have to thank God for all my blessings. For me 2009 was a wonderful year full of opportunities and good luck. I continue to create and exhibit my art as much as possible. I enjoy the time spent with friends and family and that fills my life with such great joy. In 2010 I have two solo shows scheduled and I look forward to another great and lucky year full of surprises and joy… Continue reading… 2 comments

Jose Acosta was very proud to exhibit 3 of his paintings in the new Union City Performing Arts Center located at 2500 Kennedy Boulevard in Union City, New Jersey. On December 11 - 13 Mayor Brian P. Stack & Board of Commissioners presented The Union City Christmas Spectacular featuring performance by Nicky Bravo, Alexander Diaz, Roxana, Guinevere DiPiazza, Merril and Emmet, TapOl__ Dance Company, Kicks Dance Company, and special appearance by Santa Claus. The Christmas Spectacular also included an exhibition of over 100 paintings and sculptures by many different artists. This exhibit was selected by Amado Mora the Curator of Art for Union City, New Jersey. This was a free event to attend and also for parking provided for by Union City for all the people to enjoy… Continue reading… 0 comments

On January 7, 2010 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Jose Acosta will participate in the art exhibition and attend the reception for the Latino Artists Exhibition at the University of Connecticut. The event will be hosted at the Stamford UCONN Gallery; One University Place Stamford, CT. Detailed Info Available at 203-251-8400 The Exhibition will be on display from January 4 - January 29, 2010. The reception will be on January 7 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. please come and meet the artists, this event is brought to you by University of Connecticut and VIDA SOCIAL in Fairfield County. Latin Cuisine provided by our sponsors. Tacos Guadalajara 217 Atlantic St Stamford, CT. De Maya Restaurant 166 Stillwater Ave Stamford, CT. Quechua Restaurant 21 North Main Street Norwalk, CT… Continue reading… 0 comments

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

Colegio Nacional de Periodistas de la Rep__blica de Cuba en el Exilio, Delegaci_³n New York - New Jersey. On November 15, 2009 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, "Dia del Periodista" Annual Banquet. The event was held at Las Palmas Banquet hall in Union City, New Jersey. The master of ceremony was the famous broadcaster Renato Morffi Naranjo. Awards were given to F__lix Lam and Orlando Br__ by the President of the Colegio Nacional de Periodistas F__lix Paret. In attendance were the elite of New Jersey including past President Dr. Antonio A, Acosta, Vice President Felipe G_³mez, and the unforgettable coordinator of the event Pablo Laserna… 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

My Art is all about God my Family & Friends. In the past few years I have had a great deal of success and I have to thank God, my family and friends for all of it. I am glad to have had the opportunities to have met many legends in the Art World. Some are no longer with us, but because of the impact that they have had on my life they will always be in my heart and I think of them often when creating my work. Peter Bloch, John Hultberg and Robert Graham are among my Heroes in the art world and I will never forget them. My parents did not own any paintings when I was growing up as we were more into family activities like going to the park every weekend and long vacations in Florida during the summer. Still I did go to the Metropolitan Museum of art during a class trip in grade school… Continue reading… 1 comment

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

On September 10, 2009 Jose Acosta a Cuban-American Artist who now lives in New York was part of the Exhibition 7 Artists 7 Islands at the Embassy of Venezuela in Washington, DC. The opening reception was great with many VIP Guest including the Ambassador of Venezuela Bernardo Alvarez Herrera and the Ambassador of Haiti Raymond Alcide Joseph. The exhibition will be on display through the 18th of September at the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, DC located at 1099 30th NW Street. Special Thanks to Marcel Wah for Curating the Show. Special Thanks to Patricia Abdelnour, Cultural Attache, Ebassy of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Washington D.C… Continue reading… 0 comments

In NYC on August 30, 2009 the Cuban-American Artist Jose Acosta who lives in Poughkeepsie, New York was Awarded Premio Arte 2009 Award for his Paintings & Sculpture. Premio Arte was created in 2006 to recognize the Hispanic Arts in the United States. Premio Arte is awarded annually to Hispanic Artists in Plastic Arts, Theatre & Dance, Music & Song and Poetry & Literature. This was the IV Premio Arte Awards. On this night they had a special homage to the legendary Puerto Rican Singer Bobby Cap_³ who passed away in 1989. They also had a Life Time Achievement Award for Nereo L_³pez Meza the famous photographer. In Attendance was the Famous Writer Arturo Alvarez. Awards were presented to the recipients by celebrity host Luis Velasco & Xiomara Taveras Enriquez… Continue reading… 0 comments

Here is the Reverse of the Emblem I created for the City of Beacon. This Emblem will be used for the Walkway over the Hudson Celebration… Continue reading… 0 comments

Jose Acosta a Cuban-American Artist created this Emblem for the City of Beacon. The Emblem will be shown in the Walkway Over The Hudson Celebration on October 2nd, 3rd, 4th. Jose is busy creating the back of the Emblem that will include his Musical & Dancing Figures. The City of Beacon is very important to the Arts Community and Jose was delighted to receive this commission. For more information please visit www.walkway.org Thank You 0 comments

Robert Graham the Best Sculptor Ever. I did not find out that Robert Graham had passed away till I turned the page in Art News magazine in March of 2009 to see that he had left us on December 27, 2008. To me he was a Hero and a Great Gentlemen not to mention the Best Sculptor ever. I had seen him only a year before and he was strong happy and so full of life, I thought he would last forever. I got to speak with him about his Sculpture and thank him for His Book that he had sent me in 2006. I love his work and I feel it is full of emotion and wonder just as us humans are. His work is very beautiful but Robert Graham was even more beautiful in his approach to life and how he treated everyone around him, He was Solid Gold… Continue reading… 0 comments

I painted the Wolf at the Door in 2007 before the economic meltdown but during a time when I felt the country was in a recession and things would only get worse before they got better. You see the Wolf at the Door is my Wolf not America's and I know him well. Over the years I too have had cycles of ups and downs and times of extra cash and also short of cash. Still I have managed to beat back the wolf at the door many times and have grown stronger from the experiences. I know America will bounce back soon and all Americans will once again live in the land of plenty, hopefully we have all learned a bit from this experience and will be better prepared for the next down cycle that will inevitably come again… Continue reading… 1 comment

On May 15th, 2009 Touro College Sunset branch in Brooklyn acquired the painting "Art Gallery" by Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta. The painting will be displayed at the Touro College Sunset branch, as this is the branch with the largest population of Hispanic students. Jose Acosta was also awarded an Honorary Diploma by Touro College on this day. 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 booth Paintings & Sculpture… Continue reading… 0 comments

I would like to believe that I create Cuban-American Contemporary Art. The Ideas come from my Mind & Heart. My colors depict the sense of happiness I feel in the world around me. My paintings are created with hard work and time and I use only the best materials. I stretch my canvas, and make my own stretcher bars. I also weld my own galvanized frames and polish them as well. My paintings are bright and full of energy. I have good sales and my art events attract several hundred guests and these events are more like a house party, then a fancy Art Opening. My family and I provide our guest with Cuban & Italian Food and I hire a band "Orchesta de Los Taino" to entertain our guest. You see coming from a Cuban Family you learn to enjoy parties and celebrations throughout your life… Continue reading… 0 comments

Jose Acosta Presents Cuban American Paintings and Sculptures also Music by La Orquesta de los Taino. Save the Date Saturday, May 16, 2009, from 5PM to 8PM. Jose Acosta will have a Solo Show of paintings and sculptures on view at G.A.S. (Gallery And Studio) at 196 Main Street Poughkeepsie NY 12601. There will be paintings and sculptures representing everything of beauty from Landscapes, Still Life and Imaginary Worlds full of Music and Dance. The Paintings are vibrant, colorful and full of energy. La Orquesta de Los Taino will once again entertain us with their fabulous music and magnificent sound. Cuban American and Italian food will be served buffet style come early to enjoy all the specialty dishes. Refreshments will also be served… Continue reading… 1 comment

On December 6, 2008 we had the honor to meet Pete Seeger as he visited the "Changing Expressions" Latino-American artists show at the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon New York. As a Cuban-American Artist I had 3 large works in the show. Pete talked to my wife Orsola and me about Jose Marti poems and also sang for us in Spanish. He is an Amazing person and is so full of energy. It was a pleasure and an Honor to meet such a great singer and music legend… Continue reading… 1 comment

On November 23, 2008 Jose Acosta and Elelis Pena were awarded Diploma De Honor from the Asociaci_³n Nacional De Periodistas de New York. The award was presented by Dr. Arturo Alvarez the President of that Association. Dr. Hernando Merchand the Secretary of that Association and a Professor at Turo & New Rochelle College made a beautiful speech about the importance of Hispanic voters in America, and the importance of Hispanic Recognition. The Diploma De Honor was awarded to Jose Acosta and Elelis Pena for their contribution in helping spread the news of Hispanic Cultural Events. Jose Acosta is a Cuban American Artist he creates Paintings, Sculptures & Constructions. Elelis Pena is a Dominican American Poet & Writer of many books… Continue reading… 0 comments

Art Off the Main, the ground-breaking exposition showcasing Caribbean art returns to New York City__™s Metropolitan Pavilion North, 110 West 19th Street, October 2- 5, 2008. In its fifth year, Art Off the Main has served to change public perception of Caribbean art, transforming the widely-held view which equated Caribbean art with tourist curios. Art Off the Main has brought to the American public, the broad spectrum of Caribbean art ranging from the realist to the surrealist, the traditional to the modern, the intuitive to the experimental, and in media ranging from traditional materials to new media. Art Off the Main is produced by Loris Crawford, the Caribbean-born visionary, founder and Director of Savacou Gallery, and a pioneer in the promotion of Caribbean art… Continue reading… 0 comments

I just wanted to let everyone know that my art work "Staying Alive" has been acquired by the University of Pennsylvania Art Collection and will be displayed on campus. I am very happy of the Acquisition as it has been several months of hope and lots of prayer for this to happen.I am very happy that my work will be in this great Art Collection. I am glad that it will be displayed on campus where it can be seen by the energetic staff and students of this Great! University. Very Happy Artist in New York… Continue reading… 0 comments

Peter Bloch

by JOSE , August 5, 2008—12:00 AM

Topics: Cuban-American, Jose Acosta

BLOCH --Peter, 86, died July 31, 2008 in New York City. Beloved friend, noted journalist and historian and fluent in four languages. Born in Frankfort, Germany he left in 1939 as a teenager and joined the underground in Belgium. He later was interned in Switzerland. He came to the U.S. in 1949 and became a citizen in 1955. He was the founder and President of the Association of Puerto Rican-Hispanic Culture. He was the U.S. Representative of the French Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was appointed a Knight of the Order of Isabella Catolica in 1969 by the Head of the Spanish State. Published in the New York Times on 8/3/2008 It was a great Honor to have met such a great man in the Arts. I knew you long before we met through your Art Book on Puerto Rican Art… Continue reading… 0 comments

Art Extravaganza

by JOSE , April 3, 2008—02:48 PM

Topics: Art Show, Cuban-American, Jose Acosta

Jose Acosta Art Extravaganza Opening Reception Saturday, May 17, 2008 From 5-8 p.m. at G.A.S. (Gallery And Studio) Please join us for our Art Exhibition. We will also have great Cuban Food, Drinks and Music by "La Orquesta de Los Taino" 196 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Tel 845-486-4592 www.galleryandstudio.org Art Extravaganza Art Show till June 15, 2008 Gallery Open Friday - Sunday 12-6 p.m 0 comments