New World School of the Arts
Invites you to

the Alumni Fundraising Exhibition
at Faena Forum

with works of distinguished Alumni Artists
to safeguard NWSA’s Artseen Studios
Wednesday, November 1st, 7 – 10 pm

3300 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach
Florida 33140

Tickets: $100 per person
Tickets can be purchased here
More info: 305 237 3649
Limited Tickets Available




The iconic Faena District, located in Miami Beach, will host New World School of the Arts’ Alumni Art Auction to raise funds for Artseen, the school’s off-site visual arts studios located in the heart of downtown Miami just minutes from Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus. Taking place at Faena Forum, the exhibition will have available for silent auction artworks from more than fifty participating NWSA graduates, among which are world-renowned artists Hernan Bas, Adler Guerrier, Bert Rodriguez, Jen Stark, and Michael Vasquez, among many others.
The one-day exclusive exhibition is representative of the diverse and distinct artistic styles that define NWSA. Sponsored by Lin Lougheed, Juan Loumiet – Greenberg Traurig, de la Cruz Collection and Faena, admittance to the exhibition is by RSVP invitation only with limited tickets available. The starting bid for each work of art will be equal to 50% of the value of the piece. The Alumni Art Auction event will also feature NWSA Dance, Music and Theater performances. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and Prosecco will be served.



 Michael Vasquez, Calm Before the Storm [Doublethink], 2017; Acrylic and Acrylic Spray Paint on Canvas; 48 x 72” in.


“Nine years ago, the New World School of the Arts dreamed of having a secure studio space for our NWSA visual arts students, and ARTSEEN studios was born,” said Maggy Cuesta, NWSA Dean of Visual Arts. Our students were previously very limited in what they could create due to the shortage of space at our school. Artseen studios provide the necessary space for them to explore their art and has been a great resource for collaboration, faculty and community involvement, as well as a place for our visiting artists to hold lectures and workshops. We were very fortunate that the Knight Foundation saw the value of supporting young artists in our program and funded the program for the first two school years. After the initial two years and an extremely generous silent benefactor supported the funding of Artseen studios for seven years; however, NWSA was informed unexpectedly that it would not receive the funding beyond April 2018."




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Visual arts college student Richard Sanchez (BFA 2016) explains more about the benefits NWSA’s Artseen

Distinguished NWSA alumni artists participating in the silent alumni art auction:
Zack Balber, Hernan Bas, Bhakti Baxter, Cindy Becerra, Loriel Beltran, Tom Bils, Annie Blazejack, Nicole Burko, Timothy Buwalda, Autumn Casey, Leo Castaneda, Alejandro Contreras, Cynthia Cruz, Emma del Rey, Rafael Domenech, Sebastian Duncan-Portuondo, Carlos Gallostra, Renier Gamboa, Roberto Gomez, Mauricio Gonzalez, Vincent Granela, Adler Guerrier, Jessie Laino, Natalya Laskis, Rachel Lee, Alma Leiva, Josh Levine, Sofia Londono, Kandy Lopez, Ray Lopez, Michael Loveland, Jessica Martin, Jon Millan, Yamel Molerio, Guilherme Moraes, Jeffrey Noble, Hugo Patao, Jose Felix Perez, Beatriz Rodriguez, Bert Rodriguez, Camilo Rojas, Raymond Saa, Richard Sanchez, Javier Sasieta, Magnus Sodamin, Jackie Soir, Jen Stark, Lisa Torske, Juan Travieso, Frances Trombly, Alejandro Valencia, Michael Vasquez, Jovan Villalba, Yuhmi Collective, and Zonia Zena.




About NWSA:
A Florida center of excellence in the visual and performing arts, NWSA provides a comprehensive program of artistic, creative and academic development through a curriculum that reflects the rich multicultural state of Florida. With programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art, Dance, Music, and Theater, NWSA offers four-year BFA and BM college degrees, as well as the high school diploma. Through its rigorous curriculum and conservatory-style teaching, NWSA empowers its students to become leaders in the arts.About Faena Forum:
Faena Forum is a stunning new landmark designed by Rem Koolhaas and the OMA team, led by Shohei Shigematsu. Offering 8 flexible event spaces, Faena Forum is dedicated to showcasing groundbreaking work in fields ranging from art and entertainment to business and beyond.









Further information regarding NWSA’s Visual Arts Program is available by calling (305) 237-3649. More information about New World School of the Arts at 305 237 3135 or at