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ART GAYSEL; the Queerest Art Show: makes its P Town Debut

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Queer hotelier, art lover, and philanthropist Alex Guerra is always such a joy to be around as he is so passionate about all his projects which always end up making a significant contribution to the LGBTQ+  community.  A few years back he and partner Stephen Ginez decided to support queer artists and their work by mounting a satellite show in their Miami Hotel when the major (and very straight) ART BASEL arrived every December.

ART Gaysel didn’t just provide a space for these artists to promote and sell their art, but also a much-needed platform for queer artists to communicate, and even collaborate, with each other. 

Then when Guerra and GInez fell in love with Provincetown a couple of years ago they ended up buying a house here.  And it wasn’t too long after that Guerra wanted to start a Provincetown edition of Art Gaysel.  There has always been a wonderful art colony in PTown but there is still a significant shortage of edgy queer art ….. the genre that Guerra is such a passionate specialist in.

So this Pride Week in Ptown….. still a relatively new event, Guerra put his money where his mouth is and filled the Crews Quarters with 13  highly individual queer artists. from across the glove for the first Edition of ART GAYSEL Ptown

They are Gio Black Peter,  Daniel ​Ortizn, Tawnie Silva, Pietro Spirito, Manual Nanouris,  Patrick MIZUMOTO,  James Miille,  Dan Halm, Erick Medina,  Chris Molina,  Adam Chuck, Beniji, Alexander Guerra

Guerra also linked up with 5 existing studios that show complimentary art. These are Adam’s Nest,  Bowersock Gallery, E. Lesh Gallery, Greg Salvatori Gallery,  Gaston Lacombe

We caught  up with Guerra on the opening day and talked with him and a few of the artists,  We had to keep it brief as the crowds were already beginning to come in

 

 



Daniel Ortiz makes his debut at PTown’s ART GAYSEL : The Queerest Art Fair that opens this week :NSFW

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NB This is an interview with a remarkable queer artist that makes art for queer adults.

Daniel Ortiz is a Brooklyn-born queer Artist of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent who is about to participate in ART GAYSEL Miami’s Queerest Art Fair that is making its PROVINCETOWN Debut. He has really been able to hone in on a style of art that truly represents him as a gay Latino. It has not been an easy road of acceptance, but he has managed to actively pursue an art career and has now introduced “Art by Dan” my very first own online shop and brand.

On the eve of the new Fair he talked with QUEERGURU about how he hopes his work will inspire and impact people, especially members of the LGBTQ community

 

https://www.artbydan.shop/



ART GAYSEL The Queerest Art Fair anchors into Ptown

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  The Queerguru Editorial Office is located in both Provincetown and Miami Beach and in both places are near neighbors are Alex Guerra and Stephen Ginez.  In Miami they run the highly successful Hotel Gaythering unquestionably the sexiest queer hotel you will ever find.  Both of them share a passion for art …. particularly queer … Continue reading



Courtney Charles brings The Jetsons to ARTGAYSEL 21, Miami’s Queerest ArtFair

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NY queer photographer Courtney Charles is seemingly a man with obsessions. Last time we met his portfolio was full of Ken & Barbie photos, now he has an equally stunning collection of work based around The Jetsons. He was launching this at #ArtGaysel Miami’s Queerest Art Show curated by Alexander Guerra at Hotel Gaythering when we caught up to talk with him again

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Melissa Wilkinson aka Wilky makes her debut at ART GAYSEL

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Melissa Wilkinson is a lesbian watercolorist focusing primarily on the body as her subject. She has shown in various galleries nationally and internationally including South Korea and India and has won numerous awards throughout her career. She has won several fellowships and grants including the Arkansas Arts Council Fellowship in Painting in 2012 and a Middle East Travel Grant in 2016 to perform research throughout Israel.  She is represented currently at OnCenter Gallery in Provincetown, MA., and is making her debut appearance (as the sole queer woman) at Art Gaysel, Miami’s Queerest ArtFair curated by Alex Guerra at Hotel Gaythering.

Sh’s talking with Queerguru on the eve of the Fair’s Opening.  The interview with Roger Walker-Dack was filmed by Dan Desjardins 



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