Cybel Martin

“No Vagrancy” – Ernest Boyd
“Sangam” – Prashant Bhargava
“MadCap NY” – Deborah Goodwin
“Dumbo” – Karen Slade
“Title VII” – Nicole Franklin
“Queen of Glory” – Nana Mensah
“Lumiette” – Stacey L Holman

Cybel Martin Cinematography Reel from Cybel Martin on Vimeo.

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Cybel Martin is an award-winning Director of Photography for feature films, commercials, documentaries and television programs. She’s a Native New Yorker with a voracious appetite for travel. Recent projects have brought her to Tanzania, Ethiopia, Turkey and Brazil.

Her films have premiered at Sundance, TriBeCa, Toronto and Berlin Film Festivals. She’s shot commercials for Timberland Apparel, Reebok, Sony and L’Oreal; tv programs for ESPN, Netflix, NatGeo and Centric/BET. She’s been featured in Fader Magazine, American Cinematographer Magazine and most recently in Fast Company for her work shooting Virtual Reality. Cybel received her MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a proud member of the International Cinematographers Guild.

Watercolors in Philadelphia!

Until May 14, 2017, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Presents: “American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent”

 “Although widely practiced in the US before the Civil War, watercolor painting existed at the margins of the professional art world. Considered the domain of amateurs, women, and commercial artists, it drew little interest from the mainstream painters of the mid-1800s.

Watercolor’s reputation changed with the creation of the American Watercolor Society in 1866.”


American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and Sargent

Philadelphia Museum of Art

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

(Image: 2 cats, 1912, Stuart Davis)


Cuban Art At MFAH!

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston presents: “Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950”.

Considered to be “the most comprehensive and significant presentation of modern and contemporary Cuban art shown in the United States since 1944… it looks at how Cuba’s revolutionary aspirations for social utopia—and subsequent disillusionment—shaped 65 years of Cuban art. The exhibition brings together more than 100 of the most important works of painting, graphic design, photography, video, installation, and performance created by more than 50 Cuban artists and designers.”

Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950

Until May 31, 2017

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX

(Image: Raúl Martínez, Sin título (Untitled), 1969–70, oil on canvas)


Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s presents a focused look at painting from this decade with works drawn entirely from the Museum’s collection.”


“The exhibition includes work by artists often identified with this explosive period—Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sherrie Levine, David Salle, and Julian Schnabel—as well as by several lesser-known painters. These artists explored the traditions of figuration and history painting, and offered new interpretations of abstraction…”

Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s

Until May 14, 2017

Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, NYC

(Image: Ross Bleckner – “Count No Count”, 1989. Oil and wax on canvas)



Still Life at MFAH!

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston offers “Two Centuries of American Still-Life Painting”… which “traces the history of American still-life painting in the United States over the course of nearly 200 years, from the early 19th century to the present day.’’

“The exhibition brings together 60 of the most influential American luminaries of the genre, including William Merritt Chase, Georgia O’Keeffe, James Peale, John F. Peto, Wayne Thiebaud, Max Weber, and Andrew Wyeth.”

Two Centuries of American Still-Life Painting

Until April 9, 2017

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston

(Image:Raphaelle Peale, Orange and Book, c. 1817, oil on canvas)


Atlanta High * 20th Century American Art

Atlanta High * 20th Century American Art

Cross Country brings together works by more than 80 artists who channeled the power of American places outside of city limits between 1915 and 1950…The relationship between American artists and their native land changed dramatically. While travel and study in Europe remained a priority, many American artists also felt newly compelled by their national surroundings. Life in the big city, with its bustling crowds and towering skyscrapers, is widely recognized as a key influence, but this exhibition reveals how American artists also canvassed the country, seeking inspiration from wide-open spaces and small-town culture across the United States.


Cross Country: The Power of Place in American Art, 1915–1950

Until May 07, 2017

High Museum of Art , 1280 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, GA

(Man with Brush, 1940 – Frederick C. Flemister, 1917–1976)



Diebenkorn & Matisse – Together At SF MOMA!

Recently highlighted in a segment of CBS Sunday Morning, is a traveling exhibit featuring artists Matisse and Diebenkorn, often with paintings displayed side by side.

There are more than “90 paintings and drawings by the French modern master, Henri Matisse, and one of the greatest post-war American painters, Richard Diebenkorn.”

“Diebenkorn’s long engagement with Matisse’s work is among the most productive instances of one painter looking at another’s paintings in the history of 20th-century art. This landmark exhibition brings together a stunning array of works loaned from museums and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe to follow the trajectory of Diebenkorn’s long and successful career with some of the powerful works by Matisse that the younger artist would have seen.”

“Matisse/Diebenkorn” Until May 29, 2017

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


(Images:The Yellow Dress. 1929-31 Matisse / Seated Figure with Hat. 1967  Diebenkorn)


To Inform, Give Meaning and Influence

To Inform, Give Meaning and Influence

It is not necessary that we come to an agreement about what is good works of art. It is important that we independently see value in the art that we like and appreciate. To have our own listening, our own sight, that we are not relying on what others think. We don’t need talking heads for everything.



Vision and Sound: An African American Experience February 2017

Vision and Sound: An African American Experience February 2017

Arts HQ, Surprise AZ


This is a lovely show in a beautiful gallery in the west valley (west of Phoenix AZ) and features the art of Joe Willie Smith, Micheal Cunningham, Stephen Marc, Gabriel Bey, Jewell Pender, Joseph Beckles and Bob Martin. Opening night was packed.

The exhibit runs until February 26. Visit if you can and check out the calendar of events for this month. Many of the artists will be giving talks across the West Valley, answering questions about their inspiration, process and more.


Musical Chairs

Musical Chairs by Joe Willie Smith

Lotsa Color At The Denver Art Museum!

Glorious color as the Denver Art Museum presents – Herbert Bayer: 1938–1974 New York and Aspen Paintings


“Celebrated for his multidisciplinary approach to art and design, Herbert Bayer called painting “the continuous link connecting all the facets of my work.” The paintings presented in the exhibition give us a window into the personal side of this versatile artist. “

Herbert Bayer: 1938–1974 New York and Aspen Paintings

Until April 2017

Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Avenue Pkwy, Denver, CO