The Pursuit of Excellence: an Exhibition of Contemporary Russian Art November 29 – December 20, 2011   The Pursuit of Excellence: an Exhibition of Contemporary Russian Art showcases the work of talented Russian artists whose astounding creations will stir the minds and the hearts of all those who embrace the vitality and wonder that defines these works of art. Courageously facing the reality of the world, yet presenting an inspiring view of what it could be, these artists will leave their mark on all who view their work. 

Featured ArtistsIvan Erastov  |  Dmitri Freund  |  Tamara Grizjuk  |  Eugeniya Infelicina  |  Igor Nelubovich  |  Igor Petrov  |  Valery Zharkih  |  Mikhail Zhirmunsky

About the GalleryMiki Stiles, MFA, Agora FounderThe late Miki Stiles, MFA established Agora Gallery in 1984 to provide an opportunity to artists who are entering the New York art market. As an artist she faced many hardships while attempting to exhibit her art and wanted to help her fellow artists in their struggle.Ms. Stiles was a visionary who founded the gallery on the principle that all artists, particularly emerging artists, are in need of enhancing their artist biographies/CV through gallery representation and exhibitions, in order to advance their artistic careers.Today Agora Gallery is a fine art gallery located in the heart of New York City’s Chelsea art galleries district, close to the Chelsea Museum of Fine Art and the DIA Center for the Arts (map and directions). The gallery is famous for showcasing a spectacular array of talented artists from around the world and around the corner, and for providing quality and original art to a discerning collector base.Agora Gallery is dedicated to serving both artists and collectors, and offers a wide spectrum of art programs, including:Exhibitions – A dynamic schedule of collective and annual fine art exhibitions, open to the public and featuring the work of our talented artists.The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition – an annual fine art competition with entries from around the world that are juried by experienced prominent art experts and museum curators. The gallery introduces the juror-selected artists to the New York Art scene, through an exhibition promotional activities both online and in print.ARTisSpectrum Magazine – a bi-annual fine art 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.Social Media Initiatives – as part of its commitment to bringing information to artists, Agora Gallery runs an artists’ blog, which offers advice for artists, up to date news of Agora Gallery exhibitions and events, and stories from all over the art world. Artists and collectors also stay in touch with the gallery on the Agora Gallery facebook page and are provided with the latest news via the gallery’s Twitter feed, @Agora_gallery.Art-Mine.com – one of the most comprehensive resources available worldwide to locate fine art for sale from emerging and established artists.You are invited to learn more about Agora Gallery’s experienced and knowledgeable staff or view photos of the gallery.

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