Posted 12/20/2013

Press Release


Gallery212 Receives 2013 Miami Award

Miami Award Program Honors the Achievement

MIAMI December 13, 2013 -- Gallery212 has been selected for the 2013 Miami Award in the Music Venues category by the Miami Award Program.

Each year, the Miami Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Miami area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Miami Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Miami Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Miami Award Program

The Miami Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Miami area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Miami Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Miami Award Program

Miami Award Program



Posted October 23, 2013

Press Contact:  Miami Publicist Caitlin E. Slayback



For Immediate Release


Headline: Second Saturday Reception and Artist Talk with Photographer Matt Stock, November 9, 2013 from 6-7:30pm


10/23/2013 – Gallery 212 Miami announces Artist Talks featuring Photographer Matt Stock, Painting with Light in the Dark® during a “Meet the Artists” reception followed by Art Walks this Second Saturday, November 9, in Wynwood.  The Art Talk and “Meet the Artists” reception are from 6-7:30pm after which the gallery will open to the public for the rest of the evening.  During this time guests can meet Wally Schwellberry, the original character from Artist Artie Sandstone's recently released children's book, "Wally Schwellberry, Pleased to Meet You."  The gallery is located on the corner of 24th and NW 2nd Ave. in Wynwood.  Gallery 212 Miami represents local and international artists from emerging to professional in fine art, photography, painting, sculpture, design, fashion, music and more. Photographer Matt Stock will host an exciting unveiling of his newest masterpiece and will be presenting his one of a kind photography and limited edition pieces from his Painting with Light in the Dark® trademark with series including Stiltsville Illuminated, Hidden Groves, Wrecked and his newest collection to be revealed.


Gallery 212 Miami: The 6,000 square foot gallery and multi-media studio space on the corner of 24th and NW 2nd Ave. in Wynwood recently underwent a massive renovation in preparation for the most exciting art season yet.  The gallery was voted fourth place in the local businesses in the Top 10 at Local 10 in January 2013.  Here, some of the top international and local artists reveal their most impressive artwork while enjoying representation by Miami’s premier (in-house) art publicity firm Miami Publicist.  The gallery owner and expert curator Pop Artist Michael Perez along with Miami Publicist provide the most competitive and lucrative platform for emerging to professional artists to display their work.   


Second Saturday, November Art Walk in Wynwood:  Welcoming thousands of people monthly, Gallery 212 Miami looks to each Second Saturday in Wynwood with great anticipation.  On Second Saturday, November 9, the gallery will continue its Artist Talk series featuring Photographer Matt Stock who will host an exciting unveiling of his newest masterpiece and be on hand to answer questions about his work alongside the “Meet the Artists” reception from 6-7:30 with wine and hors d‘oeuvres.  Gallery 212 Miami is open weekly during regular business hours; Monday through Saturday, Noon to 6pm. 


Featured Artists in Exhibition: Michael Perez (NY), Matt Stock (FL), Carol Reeves (CT), Charlotte Harber (FL), Artie Sandstone (FL), David Haradin (CO), Aaron Hill (FL), Fred Love (FL), Alicia Erminy (FL), Sean Murdock (FL), Enrique Mochado, Robin Noel Hiers, Gustavo ‘Tavo Quiros, KAPPA and more. Visit for news and artist information.


Photographer Matt Stock developed his signature style of Painting with Light in the Dark® after building his photographic career upon techniques that fuse art and science. This photographic process is on the forefront of cutting edge trends in his field, leading his peers toward a new genre of photography. Matt’s knowledge of his craft, his technical learning and application, as well as his unique, innovative techniques make his photographs true works of art.  He has been recognized for his achievements through awards in international photography competitions as well as national juried art exhibitions.  Having recently showed in Art Aspen with select artists from Gallery 212 Miami, Matt Stock’s photographic brilliance is a stunning success.  Find more about Matt Stock at  Matt Stock has been proudly represented by and   for over two years. 


For more information about our artists and events, please contact Miami Publicist Caitlin E. Slayback at 786-325-0074 or email mypublicist(at)hotmail(dot)com.  Visit

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Posted September 3, 2013

Press Contact:  Miami Publicist Caitlin E. Slayback



For Immediate Release

9/3/2013 - Gallery 212 Miami announces today the VIP reception and opening night of its Fall exhibition and group show featuring a lineup of international and local artists including actor Aaron Hill who is otherwise known as the “Nice to Meet You” character on the Univision TV show Sabado Gigante.

The star-studded private reception will be held early in the evening of Second Saturday, September 14, from 6-7:30pm for collectors, press, friends and family to “Meet the Artists” and celebrate the opening of the Fall group exhibition at Gallery 212 and Wynwood Art Group Miami. The group showing will feature an A-list of international guests and artists including the popular Univision TV re-occurring actor “El Gringo” Aaron Hill celebrating his original Organic Passion Series of original artwork in its debut exhibition.  

Guests will enjoy a champagne and wine bar alongside ZICO pure coconut water and gourmet catering from Healthy Meals by Alyse.  The reception will be immediately followed by the well-attended Second Saturday Art Walk in Wynwood during which time the gallery will be open to the public.  An RSVP is required to attend the reception. 

Gallery 212 Miami and the Wynwood Art Group Miami: Gallery 212 Miami recently expanded its gallery space to become the largest gallery in Wynwood and its name to include the Wynwood Art Group Miami.  Voted fourth place in local businesses in the Top 10 at Local 10 voter’s poll in January of 2013, the gallery is a must-see in Miami with top international artists represented including the best of Brazilian art and sculpture.   Alongside in-house art publicity group Miami Publicist the gallery thrives on its unique business plan and the passion of its onwers for providing a competitive platform for promising emerging talent under the wings of its professional artists.  All who come to the neighborhood visit the premiere gallery of Wynwood, located in the heart of the district at 2407 NW 2nd Ave. in Miami, Florida, 33127. 

Second Saturday, September 14, 2013 and Wynwood Art Walks:  Gallery 212 Miami (Wynwood Art Group) welcomes thousands of people through its doors every month.   On Second Saturday, September 14, the gallery will launch its Fall group exhibition, opening to the public from 7:30pm until late and then weekly during gallery business hours; Monday through Saturday, Noon to 6pm.  Gallery 212 Miami is delighted to be representing the debut, Florida-inspired installation of the Organic Passion Series by one of its finest local emerging artists Aaron Hill. 

Artists Featured in the Fall Exhibition include Michael Perez (NY), photographer Matt Stock (FL), Carol Reeves (CT), Hamilton Aguiar (Brazil), Robin Noel Hiers, Enrique Mochado, Charlotte Harber (FL), Artie Sandstone (FL), Cema Mendes (Brazil), David Haradin (CO), Aaron Hill (FL), photographer Fred Love, Alicia Erminy, Sean Murdock and more.

Artist, Actor “El Gringo” Aaron Hill is known especially in the Latin community of South Florida as “Nice to Meet You” from the immensely popular Univision TV program Sabado Gigante; the longest continuously running television show in history.  His local fame and artist name “El Gringo” derive from his character on the comedy skit La Cuatro.  Aaron is delighted to meet the Wynwood art community and to present his original artwork in its debut.  His exhibition will change monthly as it runs through March 1, 2014 to include the gallery's Special Group Exhibition during Art Basel Miami in December of 2013.   

“We all have the ability for organic passion through the microscope of life.”  Having a passion for fitness, healthy food and the vibrancy of life, Hill lives an artistic ‘Renaissance man’ lifestyle.  Equally important to him as focusing on staying healthy and living a positively influenced life is the work he does with charity organizations to help those with Parkinson’s Disease, Cancer and Diabetes.  He is a member of the Kiaora Society which focuses on creating a safer world for young people through the YES Institute.  After completing his Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts from the University of Cincinnati and traveling all over the world, the influences of Hill’s work are endless; the Moon and Sun Pyramids in Mexico; the running springs of Puerto Rico; the love for food and culture of the Caribbean and the classic artworks found in the Louvre of Paris.  The Organic Passion Series is mainly inspired by the fauna and flora of Florida and the Everglades.   See a Spanish lime or a Palmetto palm as if under a microscope.  Simple yet creative organic titles allow viewers to form conceptual ideas of what each piece may be, while abstract shapes and electric colors guide the mind to imagine further. Aaron's full bio and series can be found online at

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RSVP required for the VIP Reception Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 6-7:30pm:

For press, artist, event information contact Miami Publicist Caitlin E. Slayback at 786-325-0074 or email mypublicist(at)hotmail(dot)com.  Visit


Miami New Times People Special Edition Magazine (print) 1/2 page color; November 22, 2012 & December 6, 2012

LUHHO Magazine 1st Edition USA Special Art Basel / December 2012 Edition; page 56

11/29/2012 Photos by Patrice Vare for Gallery 212 Miami Opening Night Gala during Art Basel Miami 2012

Photos, Articles, Page and Credits CTSY Anne Deon

10/29/2012:  More than Sunshine Art Blog Miami
"Txemy (Spain) Mural Artist at Gallery 212 Miami"
Article and Pictures:

10/18/2012:  South Florida Luxury Guide
Photo CTSY Betty Alvarez
Pop Artist Michael Perez and Miami Publicist Caitlin Electra at Calligaris Grand Opening Miami:!/photo.php?fbid=435474483176084&set=t.517355857&type=3&theater

Article CTSY "Complex Style"
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