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Agora Gallery

Exhibition Detail
530 West 25th Street
NYC, NY 10001

August 14th, 2009 - September 2nd, 2009
Birch tree in the Moonlight, Meggie ZhangMeggie Zhang, Birch tree in the Moonlight,
2009, oil , 36" x 36"
© Meggie Zhang
One Million Thoughts, Vania StefouVania Stefou, One Million Thoughts,
2009, Mixed Media on Canvas, 27" X 27"
Pajaros, Erich BirchmeierErich Birchmeier, Pajaros,
2008, Acrylic on Canvas, 31" X 31"
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Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm
Art Start
sculpture, figurative, abstract, surrealism, landscape, realism, pop, conceptual, digital, mixed-media, photography

Chelsea's Agora Gallery will launch an art exhibition for the selected artists of the 2009 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition that is scheduled to run from August 14, 2009 through September 2, 2009.

This spectacular collective will take viewers through surreal explorations of human experience, vibrant fusions of Realism, Symbolism and Expressionism, where geometry of architecture meld with scenes of urban landscapes or subtle nuances of natural light. Into exaggerated perspectives and anachronistic juxtapositions and where objects from pop culture meet vintage keepsakes.

The artists of the competition represent not just artists, but the countries and communities they hail from, each piece reflecting a little of humanity's many-faceted soul.

Additionally, as part of Agora Gallery's support of ART START, a non-profit organization that brings together art, artists and children in need throughout the New York Metropolitan area, ART START student, Jamai Anderson's multi-media piece will also be on display during the exhibition.

Reception: Thursday, August 20, 2009, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 11a.m. - 6 p.m.
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About the Competition
The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is a renowned art contest sponsored by Agora Gallery that is juried by prominent museum curators and art experts. Juror selected artists will gain exposure by exhibiting their work in the famed Chelsea Art Gallery District and their work will be promoted both online and in print. As part of our ongoing commitment to giving back the community we live and work in, Agora Gallery donates 25% of its proceeds from the sale of artwork from the art competition exhibition to the non-profit organization ART START. The 2010 Competition will open February 2010.

Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery located in the heart of New York City's Chelsea art galleries district that was established in 1984 and is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, while providing quality and original art to collectors. The gallery also publishes ARTisSpectrum Magazine, a bi-annual magazine that is distributed to museums, galleries, art institutions and art schools around the world. It provides artists, collectors, museums, galleries, art organizations and enthusiasts with access to the work of internationally talented emerging and mid-level artists as well as feature articles, reviews and interviews. Agora Gallery is also the sponsor of, one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to view and purchase fine art from emerging, mid-level and well-established artists.

Because every kid has something to say. Since 1991, Art Start has been providing free arts
programs for some of New York City's most at-risk youth: homeless children, young people in foster care or teenagers living on the street. Through workshops in painting, photography, music and creative writing, we replace uncertainty and frustration in their lives with structure and hope. Above all, we provide them with genuine opportunities to change their worlds, and ours, for the better. To learn how you can become a part of Art Start or to contribute, visit 


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