For nearly two decades, The Americas Collection has promoted an exciting group of artists from Latin American. It now also offers a significant monthly production of serigraphs, which appeal to younger collectors. Its annual exhibition schedule consists of six solo exhibitions, six group shows and four art fairs.
The Americas Collection, founded in 1991 by the Ortiz-Guardian family and under the current direction of Velia Larcinese and Silvia Ortiz, has moved across the street from its former location to 214 Andalucia Avenue. Although the new space is smaller, the gallery that dedicates its efforts to the endorsement of Contemporary Latin American Art in the US still holds its very large place in the Coral Gables art scene.
Changing their exhibition once a month, a rotation that begins with a formal social opening, keeps The Americas Collection fresh and ever accessible to local and visiting crowds. Confident in their endurance of the economic crisis, The Americas Collection staff believes that Coral Gables is the perfect location for them during this time because of the type of artists they represent and the art that they support. Their Picasso exhibition in the old location of 2440 Ponce De Leon Blvd. of twenty-nine lithographs from the Suite entitled Imaginary Portraits, on display for cultural and educational purposes, was a great success among the Coral Gables crowd. The gallery experiences constant traffic throughout the week thanks in part to its proximity to popular Miracle Mile and its nightlife’s colorful crowd.
The gallery represents a number of renowned artists such as Colombian artist Felix Angel , Jean Jacques Ribi from Panama, Antonia Guzmán from Argentina, Canadian artist Paul Hunter, Enrique Campuzano form Chile, Cuban/America artist Connie Lloveras to name a few.
Since Miami has always been such an incredible port for the introduction of Latin American Art in the United States, The Americas Collection not only believes in the promise of its location but also takes advantage of its place in the international art market. Its central location in the Coral Gables art scene and its monthly participation in the first Friday’s Coral Gables Gallery Stroll keep the gallery current and popular among gallery night strollers and art enthusiasts across Miami.