INSPIRE Miami 2019 displays 10,000 square feet of creative artists hosted in the Ampersand Studios located in the Miami Design District during Miami Art Week- commonly known as Art Basel. As the only event to showcase three art styles under one roof, INSPIRE Miami is the must-go-to Art experience of Miami Art Week. This year, we open our doors with the fusion of Visual Arts in the main hall, supported by a Short Film Festival and Fashion Show. There will also be live music performances, live art demonstrations, as well as live painting during the event! Take part in our opening reception to witness our first annual ribbon cutting ceremony, and enjoy complimentary wine and food. We are art inspiration. We are a team of entrepreneurs with emphasis on design, advertising, gallery, marketing with the intention of connecting and empowering independent artists, led by curator Jose Orlando Salgado.
INSPIRE will take place from December 4 - 8 during the week of Art Basel and Miami Art Week
in the AMPERSAND STUDIOS building.
Yorka Ralwins, a native of La Romana, Dominican Republic, immigrated to the United States, where she currently resides. She is a graduate of Altos de Chavón / The School of Design, Parsons School of Design and Hunter College, NY. She is a visual artist and director of “Ralwins Art Gallery”. She is currently dedicated to promoting independent visual artists from Latin America in the states of Florida and New York. For this work she received recognition from the Colombian Business Museum as Ambassador of Colombian Art in Florida, December 2018. She made history in Schley County, Georgia, where he lives, by founding the first art gallery there. Yorka was honored in 2016 as “Ambassador of the Dominican Arts” for the Dominican Parade in New York. She is a VIP member of the National Association of Professional Women and General Manager of the Candida Catucci MD PC Medical Center in Queens, NY. She has had several exhibitions in different regions of the United States. Inspire-Miami 2019 is her current production: an Art fair that will be presented in Miami during Art Basel week.
ARTIST RELATIONS & DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE
JC Cepeda; is a Colombian artist with more than 20 years of history creating art works of various styles and selling art to private collectors around the world. He is experienced in representing powerful portraits from his own style. Thanks to these incredible creations and persistence in his work as an artist and entrepreneur, his success has been overwhelming, while making a difference and achieving well deserved artistic recognition.
Few Latin American artists have managed to achieve the versatility and mastery of different artistic movements, while reaching important goals through the marketing of his art and that of other artists.
Enjoying such success around the world, Cepeda believes that it is time to selflessly encourage other artists who are walking a similar path, teaching them what it is like to be successful in the art world.
He has worked hand in hand with Ralwins Art Gallery providing inspiration for many years. Working as a mentor and performing an important altruistic work, JC Cepeda has had an important part in the organization of INSPIRE Miami 2019.
Jose O. Salgado is a plastic artist, graduated from the National University of Colombia. He has a
plastic arts license from the University of Paris 8; Master in Education from
Antonio Nariño University, and was director of the Visual and Plastic Arts at
Antonio Nariño University in 2016-2017; co-founder of the AP-ARTE Foundation, Curator of the art spaces: Jorge Jurado Art Studio, AP-ARTE Foundation, El Gato Gallery, Estuary Gallery and ELE ALCUADRADO. He has been part of a jury of different art events at the national level. He was a Carolina Oramas Fellow of ICETEX in 1999. His work appears in some notable publications : History of photography in Colombia, Eduardo Serrano, Editorial Planeta and National Museum of Colombia and LaMortality of the immortal artist's book, José Orlando Salgado and Fernando Toledo,
Published by: the French Embassy in Colombia and Arte Dos Grafico Editions, MUSEUM OF MODERN ART OF BOGOTA MAMBO THE TOMO I COLLECTION Published by: DAVIVIENDA, May 2016, INTERSTICIOS Arte Joven - 2008 ART MUSEUM MODERN OF BOGOTA MAMBO
Danielle Dee Dodge is a self-taught artist and South Florida native born in West Palm Beach in 1988. Her artwork has been said to evoke feelings of movement and emotion, using bold color combinations that create mood. Her empathetic character and vivid dreams drive the subjects of her work, where she is often projecting some part of her self into the piece. Danielle likes to combine the effects of watercolor, paper, and acrylic paint to tell visual stories.
Her experience in English and Communications, combined with her passion for the art world, makes her well-suited for editing and relations at Ralwins Art Gallery. She is dedicated to the details, and believes that the smallest things can often make the biggest impact. Danielle brings an enthusiasm for inspiring the community through art, and she continues to discover new opportunities to connect with art lovers internationally.
Event Operations' Assistant
Erika Duran is a real go-getter, bilingual in English/Spanish, Erika is a professional problem solver who brings over 10 years of experience in business administration, sales and customer service from New York City.
She is our main coordinator for live events, specializing in art fairs. She keeps everything running smooth, organized and on schedule.
Education: Monroe College & Westchester Community College Working: Sampo International & Ralwins Art Gallery.
Social Media Promoter
Daniela Restrepo: At just 25 years of age, this young entrepreneur has excelled in the world of communications, specifically in the artistic field. Thanks to her communicative skills and extensive knowledge in the social media community, she has managed to discover new opportunities creating a real connection with the public.
She currently professionally manages the profiles, pages and social networks of the Ralwins Art Gallery in a positive, authentic way that attracts today's modern, hyper-connected people.