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University acquires work by Cuban-American artist

There are 6 comments on the Poughkeepsie Journal story from Sep 6, 2008, titled University acquires work by Cuban-American artist. In it, Poughkeepsie Journal reports that:

'Staying Alive,' a painting by Poughkeepsie resident Jose Acosta, has recently been acquired by the University of Pennsylvania and will be part of the college's art collection displayed on campus.

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Jose Acosta

Elmhurst, NY

#1 Jan 13, 2009
If you would like to see more Art by Jose Acosta please visit

I would Also like to thank the University of Pennsylvania, Art off the Main, ICA Fair for making 2008 a wonderful year for me.
Jose Acosta

Elmhurst, NY

#2 Mar 13, 2009
Jose Acosta Presents Cuban American Paintings and Sculptures
also Music by La Orquesta de los Taino.

Save the Date Saturday, May 16, 2009,
from 5PM to 8PM.

Jose Acosta will have a Solo Show of paintings and sculptures on view at G.A.S.(Gallery And Studio) at 196 Main Street Poughkeepsie NY 12601. There will be paintings and sculptures representing everything of beauty from Landscapes, Still Life and Imaginary Worlds full of Music and Dance. The Paintings are vibrant, colorful and full of energy.

La Orquesta de Los Taino will once again entertain us with their fabulous music and magnificent sound.

Cuban American and Italian food will be served buffet style come early to enjoy all the specialty dishes. Refreshments will also be served.

This is a Free event that Jose Acosta and his family, has created so the whole community can attend and enjoy beautiful Art, Spanish Music & Excellent Food.

Opening Event with Music on May 16, 2009, Exhibition of paintings and sculptures will be at G.A.S. till June 14, 2009 Gallery Hours 12-6PM, Fri - Sat - Sun.
Jose Acosta

Elmhurst, NY

#3 Feb 19, 2010
"Usual Suspects”- Paintings by Jose Acosta at RiverWinds Gallery, February 13 - March 7, 2010 Artist Reception: Saturday February 13, 2010 5 - 8pm Gallery Hours: Wed - Monday 12 - 6pm, Second Saturday 12 - 9pm
Riverwinds gallery at 172 Main Street in Beacon is delighted to welcome Jose Acosta to our gallery in Beacon. His paintings of bright colors, swirling figures, and vibrant energy warm your heart and put a smile on your face. The opening reception for the show is February 13, 2010,(2nd Saturday) 5 - 8 pm. The show will run through March 7, 2010.
Born in Cuba, he immigrated to the U.S. with his family when he was 3 years old. He is a Cuban/American and very proud of his Cuban Heritage as well as his American citizenship. His paintings depict his personal history and surroundings. He paints from the heart, expressing a little hope and happiness in all of his creations. He also paints the struggles of fellow humans as they strive for their dreams, the things that some of us take so lightly yet so many in this world do not have. Jose is a romantic at heart and envisions a future world where we will all live in peace and plenty.
Acosta's works of paintings and sculpture are in more than 200 private and public collections. Most recently his works were added to the collection of the World Bank Art Program in Washington D.C., United Cerebral Palsy, Healthy Families, Touro College and the University of Pennsylvania Art Collection.
Jose Acosta

San Jose, CA

#6 Nov 4, 2010
I just wanted to share some news I received on September 22, 2010 on that date I became a member of Societe Academique Fondee En 1915 Paris France Arts-Sciences-Lettres. Peter Bloch (Representative of the Arts-Sciences-Lettres in the USA) started the process back in 2008 and it is such an Honor to now belong to this prestigious Academy. My good friend Peter Bloch passed away in July of 2008 but I continued the quest and I am glad to follow in his footsteps as a fellow member of the French Academy Arts-Sciences-Lettres.

Best Wishes Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta
Jose Acosta

San Jose, CA

#7 Dec 15, 2010
"La Virgen de Todos" - an art show by Cuban artists | Reception: Friday, December 17, 2010, 7pm.

Featured Artists: Beltran, Abby Levine, Nora Cervino, Carlos Galindo, Michel Blanquez, Jorge Ballart, Jorge Rivas, Cesar Alfonso, Chacpol, Enrique Gomez, Walter, Ariana Macedo, Jose Acosta, Armenteros, Mayorga, Fredy Rodriguez, and others.

Qbava Gallery | 508 42nd Street, Union City, NJ 07087 (USA)
Jose Acosta

Elmhurst, NY

#8 Dec 8, 2011
Cuban American Artist Jose Acosta exhibiting at Edward Williams Gallery, Petrocelli College, Fairleigh Dickinson University from December 5, 2011 to January 20, 2012.

“Passion From the Heart Exhibit” features paintings by Jose Acosta

Jose Acosta was born in San Jose, Cuba, in 1966. His family immigrated to the United States in 1969. Acosta has been creating art ever since he can remember, and has always enjoyed painting. In 2003, Acosta decided to go to the Art Students League of New York on weekends to further his art education. While there, he studied with John Hultberg, who greatly influenced him and allowed him to pursue his artistic visions.
Acosta started his professional career as an artist in 2004, and began to exhibit in galleries and art fairs. That same year at his first public exhibit, Acosta won the Best of Show at the Dutchess County Fair. He has continued to exhibit widely since 2004 in a number of solo and group shows. By 2011, he has shown in over 400 group shows and has had 21 solo shows. The World Bank in Washington, DC, acquired seven of his works at the International Caribbean Art Fair in New York in 2007, and in September of 2008, the University of Pennsylvania acquired his painting, "Staying Alive," to display in the art library.

In 2010 he became a member of the French Academy Arts-Sciences-Lettres and in 2011 he won the Bronze Medal in Art awarded by French Academy Arts-Sciences-Lettres
His works can be found in over 400 private collections worldwide, and in many public collections, including: Lancôme, The World Bank, University of Pennsylvania, United Cerebral Palsy, Healthy Families Beacon, Touro College, and the Rubin Collection.
Jose Acosta currently lives in Poughkeepsie, NY.

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