Serendipity. No doubt - The transition has been a process...
Being able to combine my need to create art, my respect and passion for design and architecture... Using the synergies of all three into a career in real estate with Douglas Elliman... All good. Actually, GREAT! Added bonus? I know this may sound like an opportunity for a commercial but I'm genuinely proud to be working with a company whose core mission is so well aligned with mine. Real estate is not about buildings - it's about people and so am I! I genuinely love what I do and could not have asked for a better way to combine all my interests and abilities into one place. Grateful for all your support and confidence. Wishing you all a Wonderful Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2018!
Attached is a recent interview with friend and colleague Donna Drake of Live it UP with Donna Drake, and Ann Conroy, President of Douglas Elliman Long Island. Enjoy! Happy New Year!
Artist/Realtor - Sounds complicated but it's a perfect fit. Since childhood, I have found inspiration from a pretty eclectic variety of sources. Nature, graffiti, chipping walls, architecture, fine stitching... My grandmother was a fine seamstress to "society ladies" as she would call them. Remnants of fine fabrics turned up on cute little dresses for me. Many of my figurative paintings like "Vanity Fair" and "Orchidea" were inspired by my visions of beautiful women at grand balls. "Vanity Fair" was part of Robin Baron's spaces at interior design charity Holiday House in support of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
I like looking up - open skies - bird watching - swirling leaves - water towers - tall buildings... Ever look up in New York City? It always amazes me to see the details high up when the only way anyone could see them is through windows of adjacent buildings. I grew up in Montevideo, the home of some pretty renowned architects like Rafael Vinoly. Architectural details and the patina of old doors still get me! So yes, put simply, I love real estate too.
The minute after my paintings are finished, I become aware that they will become part of a different environment from there where they were created. They will eventually be finding a new home to fulfill their purpose becoming part of someone else's life. Seeking the perfect new home, for my artwork or for my friends and clients, is the perfect canvas and I love being a matchmaker for both! So so luck to be working with Douglas Elliman which has a history of supporting the arts and working with great architects like Vinoly! Douglas Elliman is in it's fifth year of being a sponsor of Art Basel Miami.
Elliman Mag pictured below, just published it's art issue. If you'd like a hard copy, please send me a message at link below and I'd be happy to send you the latest issue!
Anahi DeCanio exhibits artwork at Holiday House NYC 2017 in fabulous living room created by renowned designer Robin Baron. Event benefits The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Anahi DeCanio will be exhibiting artwork to compliment the living room design created by celebrated interior designer Robin Baron. This year's Holiday House NYC marks the organization's 10th Anniversary. The three week event will be held at the Academy Mansion off Fifth Avenue in New York City. Below is a list of all the participating designers. This year also marks the debut of Holiday House London with the participation of Elizabeth Hurley. A yearly Summer Design Show-house also coincides with the high season in the Hamptons. Anahi will be exhibiting artwork selected by Ms. Baron to compliment her design. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation will be the beneficiary of funds raised. Below is the list of participating designers for the New York City event which will remain open to the public through December 6th.
Below is the list of participating designers for the New York City event which will remain open to the public through December 6th.
2017 Designers and Visionaries
Alyssa Kapito Interiors
Bjorn Bjornsson Design LLC
BJS Assoc Interior Design
Charles Nafie Architecture + Design
Cheryl Settino Mosher
Cynthia Spence Design
Groves & Co.
Jacqueline Hosford Interior Design LLC
Kim Radovich Interiors
Lucinda Loya Interiors
Mannarino Designs Inc.
Natalie Kraiem Interiors
Patrik Lonn Design
Robin Baron Design Inc.
Vanessa Deleon Associates
Young Huh Interiors
ABOUT HOLIDAY HOUSE
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Holiday House, founded in 2008 by interior designer and breast cancer survivor Iris Dankner, is an interior design showhouse where top interior designers and lifestyle brands showcase their talent to raise critical funds for the prevention and cure of breast cancer.
In 2017, Holiday House will celebrate its tenth year of showhouses with the 10th annual Holiday House NYC at the Academy Mansion in NYC, the inaugural Holiday House London, and the launch of Holiday House: Ten Years of Decorating for a Cure, a beautiful coffee table book documenting Holiday House’s history from Pointed Leaf Press. Iris is also celebrating twenty years as a survivor!
Iris created the first Holiday House to combine her two passions – her love of design and her efforts to help women in need – at to create the first designer showhouse in New York City to benefit a breast cancer organization. The NYC showhouse has taken place eight times at the historic Academy Mansion on the Upper East Side’s Gold Coast, and once in two luxe townhouses in Manhattan’s lively SoHo neighborhood.
In its ten year history, Holiday House has featured top interior designers, received critical acclaim, been supported and endorsed by some of the most celebrated global luxury brands, and expanded to the Hamptons with a summer showhouse. Since partnering with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Holiday House has granted over a million dollars to this renowned charity that invests 91 cents of every dollar to support it’s mission of ending breast cancer by advancing the world’s most groundbreaking research.
Holiday House is unique because each design space is themed around a holiday or special moment in life that inspires the designer. The event is as much about celebrating life as it is about fighting breast cancer.
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Over Columbus Day weekend, you can celebrate the East End's legendary art history as you admire works featured in Mostly Abstract V at Ashawagh Hall in East Hampton, a venue that has shown masterpieces by Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock.
"In keeping with the rich and storied tradition of abstract expressionist exhibitions at Ashawagh Hall, a diverse group of artists will present Mostly Abstract V," Beth Barry, who is included in the show, shared. "These artists create work that is a visceral and emotional response to the world, not a literal one."
Mostly Abstract V will highlight pieces from Beth Barry, Barbara Bilotta, Anahi DeCanio, Anna Franklin, Mary Milne, Katherine Hammond, Bo Parsons, Sheila Rotner, Lieve Theirs, and Mark Zimmerman.
About Last Night - Mixed Media on Canvas - Anahi DeCanio
"My work continues to shift to reflect a freer 'unedited' style," DeCanio shared. "The layers are all still there but the textures and texts that might have been hidden in the past have become more apparent and form an integral part of the visible final image. I'm allowing the viewer to come into an intimate space not shared before. It's been a bit of a challenging journey but very exciting."
The pop up art show will be on display on Saturday, October 7 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, October 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, October 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. An opening reception will be held on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.
"The paintings and sculptures are an external expression of an internal, intuitive process," added Barry.
Admission to Mostly Abstract V is free.
Ashawagh Hall is located at 780 Springs Fireplace Road in East Hampton.
Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski
Long Island Arts Alliance, Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Bloomingdale’s and TD Charitable Foundation are pleased to announce a collaborative art exhibition to celebrate September’s National Hispanic Heritage Month at Bloomingdale’s Furniture Gallery. A Free Artists’ Reception is scheduled for Wednesday, September 13 at 6 PM in the Bloomingdale’s Furniture Gallery of Roosevelt Field Mall.
2017 Exhibiting Artists
Berges Alvarez, Domingo Carrasco, Anahi DeCanio, Hector DeCordova, Ernani deSilva and Oscar Toro
Join us for an evening celebrating the art, food, music and culture of the Long Island Hispanic American Community.
Long Island Arts Alliance, Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Bloomingdale's and TD Charitable Foundation are pleased to announce a collaborative art exhibition to celebrate September's National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
with a new
Hispanic Heritage Exhibit Sept 13 - Oct 15
FREE ARTISTS RECEPTION - Wed., Sept 13 at 6 PM
EMAIL to RSVP
Wine provided by Casa De Vinos and Luis Vasquez
Directions to Bloomingdale's Furniture Gallery of Roosevelt Field Mall.
Come in at the entrance by the AMC Roosevelt Field Theater right off of Old Country Road.
Please visit Quogue Library Link for original article and Calendar of Events.
ANAHI DECANIO: UNEDITED ABSTRACTIONS
September 2017 Exhibit
Reception: Friday, September 8, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Anahi DeCanio is a multi-disciplinary artist working in a variety of media, including collage and assemblage. She is also the Creative Director of ArtyZen Studios, which focuses on fine art and product design. Ms. DeCanio, born in Uruguay, started her career on Wall Street and has been painting professionally for over a decade.
The artist sees “every brushstroke, color, element or scratch as symbols of the marks left behind by life events and the passage of time.” She explores this concept by applying countless strokes of paint and occasional collage elements and gilding to create intricate abstract landscapes. The alternating of opaque and transparent pigments adds to the complexity of these richly textured and luminously colored
paintings. “Some of these layers are part of the story but remain hidden,” the artist says, “some subtly reveal themselves in small glimpses.”
Ms. DeCanio is the founder and curator of the eco-friendly art and design show eARThHamptons, held annually on the East End. She is an active participant and volunteer in several charities and art organizations. Her work has been published widely and can be seen in several TV and motion picture productions. She has won numerous awards in national juried competitions and has participated in group and solo exhibits in Long Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Washington D.C. The artist is also a licensed agent with Douglas Elliman.
Lulie Morrisey and Cristina Kepner are chairs of this exhibit, which will be on display from September 1-30.
Phyllis Hammond, a Springs sculptor, has been making art for 80 years. Her long career includes working as a draftsman at Raytheon for Patriot missiles. Early on she studied at the Kyoto City College of Fine Arts in Japan and later devoted many years to teaching. She started spending time on the East
End in the ‘80s and moved to Springs permanently in 1995.
Ms. Hammond began her career working in clay and over 40 years created many, often huge, clay sculptures and “whole environments,” exhibiting her work in numerous venues in SoHo and elsewhere over the years.
After she had moved to Long Island she decided to change direction, and today her work is created using steel and aluminum. As detailed in an article in the East Hampton Star (12-15-16), her sculptures start with “spontaneously doodled pencil drawings,” which she then redraws in more detail and scans
into a computer. These are converted into drawings in a vector program which are read by a waterjet machine that cuts the shapes from 4-by-8 foot sheets of aluminum.
The aluminum shapes are fed into a rolling machine at Liberty Iron Works in Southampton, further hammered and welded, and then powder-coated in bright shades of orange, blue, green and yellow. Some of the pieces are combined with others and some become large eight-foot screens.
Last fall Ms. Hammond installed five new sculptures in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in New York City and four at the Summit Library in New Jersey. She is currently working on an installation in the New York City Garment District.
Anahi DeCanio will be exhibiting in a two person show at the William Ris East Gallery on the Northfork of Long Island - also known as Long Island Wine Country. New abstracts will be on display juxtaposed with Charles Wildbank's realist paintings. The exhibit will be held over the Labor Day Weekend. A Meet the Artists Reception will take place on Saturday, September 2 from 4 to 7. William Ris East is on Main Road in Jamesport adjacent to the Sherwood House Tasting Room.
SEPTEMBER 1 - 30
ANAHI DECANIO: UNEDITED ABSTRACTIONS
Reception: Friday, September 8, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Anahi DeCanio is a multi-disciplinary artist working in a variety of media, including collage and
assemblage. She is also the Creative Director of ArtyZen Studios, which focuses on fine art and product
design. Ms. DeCanio, born in Uruguay, started her career on Wall Street and has been painting
professionally for over a decade.
The artist sees “every brushstroke, color, element or scratch as symbols of the marks left behind by
life events and the passage of time.” She explores this concept by applying countless strokes of paint
and occasional collage elements and gilding to create intricate abstract landscapes. The alternating of
opaque and transparent pigments adds to the complexity of these richly textured and luminously colored
paintings. “Some of these layers are part of the story but remain hidden,” the artist says, “some subtly
reveal themselves in small glimpses.”
Ms. DeCanio is the founder and curator of the eco-friendly art and design show eARThHamptons, held
annually on the East End. She is an active participant and volunteer in several charities and art organizations. Her work has been published widely and can be seen in several TV and motion picture productions. She has won numerous awards in national juried competitions andhas participated in group and solo exhibits in Long Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Washington D.C. The artist is also a licensed agent with Douglas Elliman.
Her work can also be seen at Naula Showroom in Brooklyn (by appointment only) and at William Ris Gallery in Jamesport where she will be having a two person exhibit with Charles Wildberg over the Labor Day Weekend of 2017.
Lulie Morrisey and Cristina Kepner are chairs of this exhibit, which will be on display from September 1-30
Meet the Artist Opening Reception - Friday, September 8 - 5 to 6:30
So... it's been a bit busy around here. Participating in four major shows in about four weeks and curating eARThHAMPTONS... I was so grateful to collaborate with so many wonderful artists, including 90 year old master Athos Zacharias! The show was attended by more than 300 people and covered in several news media. Tons of work but soooo worth it! A few surprises coming up! Now getting ready for BKLYN Designs where I'll be exhibiting at the VIP Lounge beautifully designed by Naula! Stay tuned!
eARThHAMPTONS 2017, an Earth Day Friendly ART & DESIGN Weekend Celebration at historic Ashawagh Hall, will be held the weekend of April 21st through the 23rd. In 2017, eARThHAMPTONS will include a strong and eclectic art exhibit, design elements, and the participation of local farms and purveyors. Following last year’s tradition hosting talks such as a presentation on pesticide free lawns by Edwina von Gal, 2017 programming will also include panel discussions and talks of interest to a wide audience.“We are truly delighted with how well received and welcomed the event has become. We look forward to continue growing an enjoyable way to combine all the elements that make up our habitats at large and bring more attention to sustainable practices in the art and design world as well as our everyday lives” comments organizer DeCanio who is particularly fond of the natural beauty found on the East End.
Pamela Willoughby, a Cultural Curator with vast experience in the art world procured and curated the artwork of prominent Springs artist, and one time assistant to Willem de Kooning, Athos Zacharias. Zacharias’ work will be on exhibit as a special feature at the event. His paintings can be found in important collections including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Museum of Art in Providence, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.
The roster of accomplished artists participating will make for an exciting and eclectic show bringing a mix of styles and genres that range from classic tradition to contemporary art with an edgy bent. Alongside Athos Zacharias, artists include the work of Anahi DeCanio, Peter Gumpel, Phyllis Chillingworth, Lori Horowitz, Alyssa Peek, and Lisa Petker Mintz. Followed by a Unique Motion graphics video: “REBOOT” and "REDRESS" a projection mapped motion graphics video by John Jinks, viewed on the outside of Ashawagh Hall at dusk! Think very cool Drive-In Movie!
An invitational section of the show includes talented local artists, including artist and Art Groove organizer Geralyne Lewandowski, Charles Waller, Scott Bluedorn, Blair Seagram, Christine Newman, Gia Schifano, Nicole Barylski, Carl Scorza, Anu Annam, Nicole Passman, Martha McAleer, Live Thiers, Cynthia Sobel and Palm Beach artist and curator Elayna Toby Singer. These artists will be displaying one work each, adding additional media, techniques, and visual interest.
This year’s event includes a sister show at the William Ris Gallery in Jamesport entitled eARThNOFO. In addition, owner and gallery director Mary Cantone will bring select works from her gallery to the South Fork by participating in eARThHAMPTONS in East Hampton. Her gallery has quickly become a strong contributor to the arts in the region, representing a stable of talented prominent artists and artisans.
Mary’s career in designing interiors and space planning has included collaborating with artists and clients to incorporate the fine arts into their lives. A bonus to Cantone’s innate and nurtured abilities is her keen sensibility for mixing mediums, styles and colors. The gallery has been received to great success and has become a major contributor to the arts in the East End. Her exhibits and art openings always bring in a crowd of art collectors and enthusiasts who have become loyal followers of the gallery.
Adding much excitement is the participation of acclaimed master craftsman and fine custom furniture designer Angel Naula. Naula will be contributing the Hamptons Stiletto Daybed, the latest version of his award-winning design as a special addition to the show Naula Workshop has collaborated with such acclaimed interior designers and architects and has completed high-profile residential projects for Robert Kennedy Jr., Hugh Jackman, Norah Jones, and Rupert Murdoch, among others.
Additionally, Naula created custom made pieces for the penthouse exquisitely designed by Kelly Behun for architect Rafael Viῆoly’s 432 Park Avenue. Naula will be participating in upcoming BKLYN DESIGNS designing the VIP lounge with high end furniture pieces and artwork from Ms. DeCanio. Naula’s work has been featured in such notable venues as Esquire SoHo, Pulse Contemporary Art, Maison de Luxe Beverly Hills, Elle Décor, New York Magazine, The New York Times, and the Hamptons Designer Showhouse. Besides his prominent role in the world of luxury design, Naula is a constant contributor to several numerous charities, including Design on a Dime. Stark Carpet is contributing to the event by providing a rug as a floor design element to offset the Hamptons Stiletto Daybed.
Following last year’s format, there will be additional programs and events throughout the weekend. On Friday evening, the show will host a special broadcast of the 2017 Wealth Report created by a team of experts from Knight Frank Residential in collaboration with Douglas Elliman. The report is the industry’s leading publication on global prime property markets, wealth distribution and luxury trends. The panel of experts discuss trends in art collecting, classic cars, and wine markets as well as real estate. The Wealth Report offers invaluable insight into global trends and what will impact personal assets in the years to come.
After the broadcast, a chat will be led by Dawn Watson, creator of Hamptons Party Girl and public relations manager for Douglas Elliman for the Hamptons and Long Island. Anahi DeCanio has recently joined the Douglas Elliman team combining her Wall St. background and the same matchmaking and marketing skills she uses to put together eARThHAMPTONS to work with clients in the world of real estate.
On Sunday at 1 pm, Pamela Willoughby will be moderating a thought-provoking and informative talk in keeping with the weekend’s eco-friendly theme. Panelists will include Laura Rose Dailey and Katie Rose Leonard of Amber Waves Farm, Ella Snow, members from Share the Harvest Farm and Scott Bluedorn.
Treasure Hunting for a Good Cause...
The design community, artists, artisans, and committed volunteers got together to create a great event for the benefit of Housing Works in New York City. A great treasure hunt where donated items are offered for sale at a significant discount.
So much talent under one roof! The more than 60 shopping vignettes are a great treasure trove of some of the best the design world has to offer.
Proceeds from Design on a Dime fund Housing Works’ wraparound services and supportive programs for New Yorkers living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
This year, Anahi DeCanio will be donating abstract artwork to the very talented designer extraordinaire Robin Baron and fine custom furniture maker Naula. It's a wonderful opportunity to make a contribution and for shoppers to see these exclusive vignettes and find some great deals.
April 26th-29th, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Opening Night Reception
VIP Cocktail Hour & Preview, 5:30 pm
Shopping, 6:30 pm
Friday, April 28, 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday, April 29, 10 am – 5 pm
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Anahi DeCanio Artwork