Fountainhead Residency Welcomes Art Basel/Miami Art Week

If you are attending Miami Art Week, I am so proud to announce that the Fountainhead Residency has alumni at Art Basel, and all of the satellite shows.

I am so thrilled to be on the board of this amazing establishment. Please call me to join our family. Your social and cultural life will be super charged with amazing events. Thank you Founders Kathryn and Dan Mikesell.

Here is the name of the exhibit, the artist, and the gallery.

Art Basel Miami Beach Convention Center

Agustina Woodgate at Baro Gallery

Gabriel Chaile at Baro Gallery

Aki Sasamoto with Bortolami Gallery

Raul de Nieves at Company Gallery

Cajsa von Zeipel at Company Gallery

Didier William at James Fuentes

Christina Quarels at Pilar Corrias

Tschabalala Self at Pilar Corrias

Alfred Conteh at Kavi Gupta

Basil Kincaid at Kavi Gupta

Devan Shimoyama at Kavi Gupta

Kennedy Yanko at Kavi Gupta

Derrick Adams at Rhona Hoffman

Naama Tsabar at Goodman Gallery

Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze at Goodman Gallery

Jacolby Satterwhite at Mitchell-Innes and Nash

Derrick Adams at Salon 94

Paul Anthony Smith at Jack Shainman

Lynette Yiadom Boakye at Jack Shainman

Deborah Roberts at Susanne Vielmetter

Aqua — 1530 Collins Ave

Marco Beria

Design Miami — adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center

Basil Kincaid with Mindy Solomon Gallery

Pulse — 4601 Collins–

Rachel Mica Weiss at Uprise Art

Untitled On the beach at 10th St

Coady Brown with 1969 Gallery

Esperanza Cortes with UPFOR

Elisabeth Condon and Christina Petterson with AIRIE, Artists in Residence in Everglades

Frohawk Two Feathers with New Image Art

Asad Faulwell at Kravets/Wehby

Langdon Graves with Pratt Fine Arts

Pipo Hernández Rivero with NF/ NIEVES FERNÁNDEZ

Basil Kincaid with Kravets|Wehby Gallery

Adia Millett with Traywick Contemporary

Lavar Munroe with Jenkins Johnson Gallery

Wynnie Mynerva with GINSBERG

Jamaal Peterman with Blackpuffin/For Freedoms and Vigo Gallery

Devan Shimoyama with De Buck Gallery

David Shrobe with Steve Turner

Marcel Sinclair at Mite Gallery

Guðmundur Thoroddsen with Asya Geisberg Gallery

Siebren Versteeg with bitforms gallery

Art Miami — Former Miami Herald site Biscayne Bay

Jenny Brillhart at Kuckei + Kuckie

Sandra Ramos at Pan American Projects

Mario Moore at David Klein Gallery

CasaCor — 700 Brickell Ave, Miami

Elizabeth Condon

NADA — 1400 N Miami Ave

Bethany Collins at PATRON

Alexandria Smith at Martos Gallery

Meredith James with Jack Hanley Gallery

Aaron Gilbert at Lulu

Kenny Rivero with EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop

Glendalys Medina annd Kenny Rivero, at EMBAJADA & Charles Moffett

Caroline Salas is part of NADA Special Projects

Shikeith at ltd los angeles

Kristen Schiele at Kayrock Printing

PRIZM — Alfred DuPont Building 169 E Flagler

Stephan Arboite

Alfred Conteh

Andre Leon Gray

Art Basel Cities “Disruptions” on the lawn of the Bass Museum 2100 Collins Ave.

Marcela Sinclair

Agustina Woodgate

Bass Museum 2100 Collins Ave

Derrick Adams

John Edmonds

Alexandria Smith

Oolite Arts — 914 Lincoln Road

Pat Phillips in On the Road II curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah

Julie Davidow in the Wallgreen’s Windows

Faena — 3300 Collins Ave.

Gabriel Chaile — Faena Festival: The Last Supper

Miami Museums and Special Projects

El Espacio 23 2270 NW 23rd St

Join the Inaugural exhibition, Time for Change: Art and Social Unnrest in the Jorge M. Pérez Collection, curated by Jose Roca.

Ana Maria Devis

Genevieve Gaignard

Umar Rashid

Miami-Dade Collections Cuban Legacy Gallery — 600 Biscayne Blvd

Juana Valdes

PAMM Perez Art Museum — Miami 1103 Biscayne Blvd.

Lavar Munroe and Sheena Rose in The Other Side of Now

Rubell Family Museum — 1100 NW 23rd St

Tschabalala Self

The Bakehouse Art Complex — 561 NW 32 Street

Jenny Brillhart in Between the Legible and Opaque curated by Adler Guerrier

Artists studios; Christina Pettersson, Rose Marie Cromwell, Sandra Ramos,


3 Locations: 1. NW 7th avenue just north of 67th street; visible on the west side of the street by southbound traffic 2. Just south of US-1 & NE 4th court and north of 55th street; visible on the west side of NE 4th court by southbound traffic . 3. on NW 2nd ave just north of 41st street; visible on the east side of the street by southbound traffic

Paul Anthony Smith

Under the Bridge — 12425 NE 13th Ave

Kerry Phillips

We Buy Gold by Good to Know — 48 East Flagler Street

Sebastian Villamil

Miami Galleries

Victoria Fu and Siebren Versteeg at Primary Projects 7410 NW Miami Ct

Mette Tommerup at Emerson Dorsch 5900 NW 2nd Ave

Agustina Woodgate and Juana Valdes at Spinello Projects 2930 NW 7th Ave

Carla Fache, Karen Starosta, and Patricia Gutierrez at Mitte Projects and Wynwood Arts 29 95 NW 29th St

How They Did It!


The untold story of the National Enquirer. On Amazon. It explains why journalism has changed so much and why it paved the way for Trump to be president. All writers should watch it to remind themselves of the choices they make. I have to admit, I still love a scoop, but not at the expense of personally hurting someone.

Ron Abel’s Winning Formula For A Life Long Career In Entertainment

Ron Abel

Ron Abel is a multi-award winning composer, producer, arranger, orchestrator, conductor and musical director. His client list ranges from multi-million selling pop diva Taylor Dayne to opera diva and Kennedy Center Honoree, Jessye Norman.

He also had a recurring role on the Fran Drescher television series “Happily Divorced” playing, who else, but himself.

Ron is currently composing the scores for several new Broadway musicals: ROCKWELL, LIFE ON A PALETTE, a musical tour of the 20th century through the paintings of America’s most beloved artist, (book & lyrics by Eleanor Albano & Anthony Barnao) as well as BRICKTOP, QUEEN OF THE NIGHT, RE-INTRODUCING LAURETTE BISHOP and UNDRESSED with his long-time writing partner, the celebrated lyricist, Chuck Steffan.

A major sweep of every Los Angeles theatre award was won by Ron for his score of TWIST OF FATE, a musical written with Kleban award winning bookwriter/lyricist Lissa Levin.

Recently, Ron, Chuck & Lissa’s collaboration of their new musical HAZEL, A MUSICAL MAID IN AMERICA premiered at Chicago’s Drury Lane Theatre.

Ron has arranged, orchestrated and conducted world-wide for artists such as Liza Minnelli, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Mandy Gonzales, Lucie Arnaz, Michele Lee, Bryce Pinkham and Shirley Jones among many others.

Ron joins TV personality Steve Greenberg and PR expert Lois Whitman-Hess on their podcast “Lying on the Beach.”

95 Percent Of What We Watched On Netflix 2018/2019

You can’t expect me to remember every show Eliot and I watched on Netflix. This is embarrassing enough, and this doesn’t include our Amazon list.

Of course, Eliot helped me put this together. It was rather simple. He googled “How to check your Netflix history” and quickly found out how to search our list.

It’s been my experience that most everyone over 50 often talks about their favorite shows on Netflix and Amazon. Eliot and I are always looking for recommendations. Here is our list of Netflix movies and series.

Please share yours.

Dead to Me


Breaking Bad


Wild Oats

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

House of Cards


The Politician

Happy Valley


The Kominsky Method

Grace and Frankie

House of Flowers


Last Tango in Halifax

Gaga: Five Foot Two

American Son



In The Shadow of the Moon


The Royal House of Windsor




The Family

The Last Czars

The Daughter


Stranger Things




The Center Will Not Hold

The Staircase

The Five

The Money Heist


The Honorable Woman

Sensitive Skin


Phone Calls Are Too Invasive

I recently read an article in Forbes that explains why most young people don’t like to talk on the telephone. I started to notice this trend about five years ago. I would leave voice mails for much younger business folks and the responses would come back to me in the form of an email.

I would consider myself lucky to get any kind of response. The new “not interested” to my calls are usually “no answer” at all. When you are in the PR business, you are happy if you get a response in the form of a “smoke signal.”

I also started to notice a few years ago that younger business people do not answer their phone. You can call all day long and they won’t answer. At first, I thought that they just didn’t want to talk to me. I later learned that many other business people were experiencing the same thing. No one wanted to talk on the phone anymore.

You have to know what I am talking about. Most adult children, and their kids, will only communicate through emails or texts as well. Most folks my age are offended by this new development. We like the “give and take” of another voice when communicating.

After reading the Forbes article it all makes sense. People who grew up communicating online just feel telephone calls are too invasive. They don’t like being forced to provide an immediate response. They are much more comfortable being in control with a text. They have more time to think about the subject and the reaction.

Forbes claims that the younger generation also feels phone calls take up too much time. Two lines of copy are much more efficient than most “small talk” phone calls. They are just not productive.

All is not lost. If you read the Forbes article, you will learn when 20 and 30 year olds feel phone calls are valid.

This Week’s Broadcast Of ”Lying on the Beach”

It’s a bird… it’s a plane… 

No it’s— wait a minute— it is a bird.

That’s right as Miami is being invaded by common grackles, seagulls, crows and starlings— many South Floridians are turning to a superhero who is actually a bird— it’s a Falcon by the name of Chop

Chop’s boss is Neal Ottoway— and Neal is a Master Falconer.

Neal and Chop (and Neal’s other birds) have the mission of scaring annoying birds away from various properties 

Neal Ottoway joins us on “Lying in the Beach” to explain what he and Chop do.

To listen, click here.

Jimmy Wales Strikes Again

Jimmy Wales

It amazes me how many of us rely heavily on Wikipedia. We can’t live without it. We learn so much.

Now the co-founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, has just introduced a new social network that corrects many of the fake news complaints about Twitter and Facebook.

Wales announced 

“WT: Social” a few days ago and reportedly has 80,000 members. He is confident that he will reach 500,000 in the not too distant future. 

The big attraction about “WT: Social” is that it will not accept advertising but will rely on users to pay a subscription fee. Estimate costs are $12 monthly, or $100 yearly. Those who pay will be able to correct copy they feel is misleading. Wales believes users are the best “truth” judges. 

I signed up for the free version so I’m on a waiting list. If I paid, I would have had immediate access. I will probably not be able to edit copy if I feel it’s fake news. If, and when, I feel “WT: Social” is worth it, I will become a paying customer. 

A Holiday Tradition

Eliot and I went to Aventura Mall today to see the holiday model train exhibition. It was awesome. We thought it was the ultimate until we learned that Rocker Rod Stewart owns a detailed 124ft long x 23ft wide model train set which features an American city in the 1940s. The model contains hundreds of buildings, from trackside switchman shanties to vast factories and skyscrapers.

Stewart has been building his train set for the last 26 years. He claims this is a wonderful at home hobby when you have to be on the road so much.

Here is a UK story on Rod’s train set.

The Adventura Mall Model Train Set. It Was A Piece Of Art

Photos by Eliot Hess

An Aerial View