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NYC Monday October 16th: Art Scene Pops with Annual MVVO Ad Art Show at Brooklyn’s Hip Hip Hip Powerhouse Arts


Since its launch at Sotheby’s in 2018, the MvVO ART/AD ART SHOW has been instrumental in acquainting art enthusiasts, collectors, curators, gallerists, and critics with the skilled fine artists hailing from the advertising sector.

Curated by a panel of contemporary art experts, participants are selected annually, with collector-driven jury panels determining prize recipients. MvVO ART continues to provide unwavering support to featured artists, offering a dedicated Artsy gallery page for art purchase.

Monday at Brooklyn’s Powerhouse, dozens of fine artists including Don Hershman — who just had a sold out show at the Salomon Gallery in Tribeca — will be exhibiting their work.

This unique showcase will take place at Powerhouse Arts (PHA), a not-for-profit organization committed to creative expression. Powerhouse is in the achingly hip Gowanus neighborhood at 322 Third Avenue. (Just give the Uber driver the address.)

Powerhouse hosts an extended network of art and fabrication professionals and educators who work together to co-create and share artistic practices vital to the well-being of artists and the communities to which they belong. As spotlighted by The New York Times, Powerhouse Arts symbolizes the rebirth of ‘Brooklyn’s Batcave’ into a modern artistic haven.

The AD ART SHOW was founded with the intention of bridging the artistic disciplines of fine art and advertising. Drawing inspiration from artists like Andy Warhol and Edward Hopper, whose roots in commercial art informed a pioneering career in the fine art market, the AD ART SHOW seeks to celebrate the practices of artists working in the commercial advertising industry, offering a new lens by which to appreciate their practice. The AD ART SHOW 2023 showcases today’s artists treading similar paths and beginning to carve their niche in the annals of art history.

Maria van Vlodrop, Founder of MvVO ART/AD ART SHOW, stated, “The bridge between art and advertising has been both historical and impactful. At AD ART SHOW 2023, we’re unveiling the next wave of artists poised to leave their mark.”

Eric Shiner, Powerhouse Arts’ President and former Director of the Andy Warhol Museum, shared, “Our collaboration with MvVO ART embodies the dynamism of the contemporary art scene and the sophistication with which artists can apply their artistic viewpoint to various audiences and markets. Powerhouse Arts is thrilled to be part of this celebration of emerging talent and the connoisseurship of broad definitions of art.”

Nicole Purcell, CEO of the Clio Awards, noted, “Our collaboration with the AD ART SHOW is both a celebration of creativity and a recognition of the artistic talent working within the world of advertising.”

The crowning moment will see a standout artist receiving the esteemed Clio Award. Beyond this honor, the top ten artists will be showcased on OUTFRONT billboards nationally, throughout the U.S., with the top three displayed in Times Square.

“We are thrilled to be partnered with MvVO ART/AD ART SHOW in celebrating and showcasing winning industry artists,” said Liz Rave, Vice President, Marketing at OUTFRONT Media. “Creative is the key ingredient in effective out-of-home, and at OUTFRONT our leadership and commitment to excellence in creative is unparalleled.”

“We’d like to express our gratitude to OUTFRONT Media for their generous contribution and support, as well as our other lead partners and sponsors including The Clio Awards, TIME, Google Pixel, Tik Tok, Grey Advertising, WPP, Omnicom and EMS Group Fine Art Services . We are proud supporters of Franklin Furnace and Artistic Dreams International” said MvVO’s Maria van Vlodrop.

For a firsthand experience of this unique art presentation, reserve tickets online in advance. At the VIP Reception on Monday, October 16th there will be a special LIVE performance by ARKAI music, along with drinks and light bites.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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