|Miami Beach, FL, November 14, 2023– The City of Miami Beach, in collaboration with the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA), is pleased to announce the 2023 edition of No Vacancy, Miami Beach. No Vacancy is a juried art competition that supports and celebrates mainly local artists, provokes critical discourse, and encourages the public to experience Miami Beach’s famed hotels as temporary art destinations in their own right. No Vacancy 2023, the fourth edition of this competition, will include 12 participating artists. Each artist will create site-specific works at 12 different hotels throughout Miami Beach, which will be on view from November 16 through December 14, 2023.
Each selected artist or collective will receive $10,000 to create their installation at their respective hotel. Artists were selected from a call for submissions issued by the city and selected by representatives from the City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places Committee, Cultural Arts Council and MBVCA.
For the fourth edition of No Vacancy, $35,000 will be awarded in prizes to two selected artists, including a $10,000 Public Prize by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau and a $25,000 Juried Prize awarded by a jury of art world professionals. The 2023 jury will consist of Nate Freeman, columnist, Vanity Fair and D.J. Hellerman, Chief Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs, The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
A complete list of Miami Beach hotels, participating artists and collectives, and exhibition titles is as follows:
● Avalon Hotel Miami: Gonzalo Fuenmayor, The Happy Hour
● The Betsy South Beach: Carlos Betancourt, The Future Eternal
● Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club: Christina Pettersson, The Garden of Evil
● The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club: Samantha Modder, Source of All Hair, Wearer of All
● Hotel Croydon Miami Beach: Marco Inzerillo, SOBEautiful
● Esmé Miami Beach Hotel: Leo Castañeda, Machine Mangrove Lobby
● Faena Miami Beach: Liene Bosquê, Before Miami Design Preservation League
● International Inn on the Bay: Alette Simmons-Jimenez, The Rain Room
● Riviera Suites South Beach: Carola Bravo, Yield to Immigrants
● Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel: Haiiileen (aka Aileen Quintana), Get Haiii All the Tiiime
● Kimpton Hotel Palomar South Beach: Federico Uribe, Extravagant
● Royal Palm South Beach: Laura Paresky Gould, Miami Beach Color Theory
Funding for this project is provided by the City of Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council, Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority, and the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau. For additional information, please visit mbartsandculture.org.
About the Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council
The Cultural Arts Council (CAC) is an eleven-member council created in 1997 for the purpose of developing, coordinating and promoting the performing and visual arts in the City of Miami Beach. The CAC serves as arts advocates before governmental bodies, coordinates collective marketing initiatives for the local arts community and funds not-for-profit arts organizations. Since the program’s inception, the CAC has awarded
approximately $18 million in cultural arts grants, supporting thousands of performances, exhibits, and other cultural activities in Miami Beach.
About the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is an accredited, independent not-for-profit sales and marketing organization whose mission is to attract visitors to Greater Miami & Miami Beach for leisure, business, meetings and conventions. For a vacation guide, visit our website at www.MiamiandMiamiBeach.com or call 1-888-76-Miami (US/Canada only) or 305-447-7777. To reach the GMCVB offices dial 305-539-3000. Meeting planners may call 1-800-933-8448 (US/Canada only) or 305-539-3071 or visit www.MiamiMeetings.com. To get further engaged with Greater Miami & Miami Beach, join the conversation by following us on our social media channels at Facebook.com/visitmiami, Twitter.com/visitmiami, Instagram.com/visitmiami, TikTok.com/@visitmiami and Pinterest.com/visit_miami.
About the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA)
The MBVCA is a seven-member authority, appointed by the City of Miami Beach Commission, with the goal of encouraging, developing and promoting the image of Miami Beach locally, nationally and internationally as an outstanding tourist destination. To this end, the MBVCA strategically focuses its funding investments in a balanced manner, fostering outstanding existing programs, stimulating new activities, and encouraging partnerships. The MBVCA is committed to a careful, long-term plan for allocation of resources to help Miami Beach thrive as a destination with something for everyone.
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