Concours d' Elegance Ritz Carlton Resort, Amelia Island, FL
The Concourse d' Elegance is now the largest classic automobile show in the United States. It's hosted by the Ritz Carlton Resort on Amelia Island, FL and the cars are displayed on the 10th and 18th fairways of The Golf Club of Amelia Island. This incredible exhibition takes place from March 5th through March 8th.
I have donated this painting to be auctioned during the Concours d' Elegance gala dinner at the Ritz Carlton Resort. It is on behalf of military and aviation charities.
Featured artist at the Omni Plantation Gallery
From March 1st to March 30th of this year I will be the featured artist at the Omni Plantation Art Gallery.
The gallery is located on on the south end of Amelia Island, off Highway A1A. It's easy to find since it's on the Omni Hotel Resort complex.
If you're in the area please stop in and say hello.
The Omni Plantation Art Gallery, Amelia Island, Florida
I'm excited about my new venture in Florida.
I will be exhibiting at the Omni Plantation Art Gallery on Amelia Island, Florida for three months beginning November 2019.
Opening night reception dates will be announced in plenty of time to attend.
Sofitel, The Palm Resort and Spa, Dubai
I'm looking forward to my upcoming exhibition at this exclusive hotel on The Palm in Dubai. Final dates have not yet been set but look for me in October or November 2019.
Just finishing my exhibition at the Abu Dhabi Sofitel on the Corniche.
Featured in House & Garden UK, July, August and September 2019
Thank you very much House & Garden UK for showing tremendous interest in my artwork.
H&G - UK have asked for two more images to be used in their August and September Design Issues.
I really appreciate the editorial staff who provided such wonderful guidance and assistance.
Home & Gardens, UK
Art Commissions and Exhibition History (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
iAM International Art Management
Spearheaded the formation of an international art management company along with two other dynamic women; Cherry Ali, an experienced UAE curator and Liz Totton, a highly respected Middle East journalist and public relations expert.
Most recent iAM exhibitions:
2019 Sofitel (The Palm Dubai)
2018 and 2019 Sofitel Abu Dhabi
2018 and 2019 Hyatt Capital Gate rebranding. The new Anzac Hotel has been established an art gallery and boutique art shop in which we have been the sole curators.
2018 and 2019 Fairmont Hotel Bab Al Bhar, Abu Dhabi.
2012 through 2019 Artist in Residence at the Fairmont Hotel. I was asked by the hotel G.M. and owner’s representative to design and develop a gallery exhibition space to feature regional contemporary artists. Typically exhibited in this space for three months per year.
2018 Participated in 5-day World Art Dubai Exhibition.
2000 through 2019 UAE Exhibitions
Fairmont Hotel, Abu Dhabi
Etihad Gallery, Abu Dhabi
Majis Gallery, Dubai
One and Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
Grand Hyatt, Dubai
National Theater, Abu Dhabi
Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi
Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi
Ghaf Gallery, Abu Dhabi
Bab Al Qasr Resort, Abu Dhabi
Sharjah Museum (Women in Art)
The British Club
Yearly Open Studios
Sofitel Hotel, Abu Dhabi
Andaz Boutique Hotel, Abu Dhabi
Fairmont Hotel Abu Dhabi
Executive Jet Fixed Base Operator lounges in London & Paris
Multiple hotel projects that have included limited edition, signed prints (up to 600 pieces) and original art work for VVIP Suites.
Iconic restaurant refurbishment in Doha, Qatar required 24 original paintings based on Qatari culture.
Company Headquarters, Boardrooms and CEO offices
Projects have included Raytheon, Abu Dhabi Water & Electric Co., Royal Jet, Financial institutions including the sovereign wealth fund, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Kuwaiti Hospital, Houston, Texas corporate offices of Universal Weather and Aviation.
Gulf Air Airport Lounge
American Community School, Abu Dhabi
New York University, Abu Dhabi
26 original art paintings for new corporate offices in Milan, Italy for Piaggio Aircraft, a Mubadala company.
VVIP corporate airplane (Boeing 727)
A Mediterranean based Super yacht
Sale of 20 to 60 small original art pieces that were VIP presents to foreign dignitaries, ambassadors, global CEOs, GCC Leaders and Royal Families, International sports legends, Estuary Auction House, Abu Dhabi.
Designed and manufactured VIP Limited edition Gifts such as silk-chiffon cushions, and scarves:
Sold 6 original art images for their limited use.
Donations of original art for charity auctions:
Yearly donation to Breast Cancer
Employees of The Club
Animal Rescue of Abu Dhabi
Off Shore Sailor’s Charity
Future Center, Abu Dhabi based children’s charity
Worked with interior decorators and designers around the world:
Deconsecrated church in Medellin, Colombia. Specifically, artwork to replace the church cross in the main chapel for an Architectural Digest writer’s second home.
Loft conversion in Brisbane, Australia
Bed & Breakfast in Portugal
Rental villa and apartment on Cyprus
Artwork for a listed (Grand Design Show Home) Glasgow, Scotland
Female mining executive office and home in Australia. Created five oversized sculptural building blocks spelling her daughter’s name.
Fourty-two paintings for a palace in Dubai.
A midnight art appointment to sell a painting to a Russian oligarch for his wife’s birthday. The timing of the meeting was in order to get it on his executive jet first thing in the morning.
It's been a crazy time here for the past six months. I have been rushing around trying to get some commissions finished before we had to leave the country. Also, I was packing and selling furniture and artwork for the move back to the U.S. AND THEN! AND THEN?
Our plans were changed at higher levels and guess what! We are not leaving Abu Dhabi after all. At least for the foreseeable future. It seems that Abu Dhabi is a hard place to quit. I will have upcoming information on time and date for my Fairmont Exhibition and have been contacted by Saatchi Art to do something in London early in 2018.
All of my contact information will remain the same and we will remain in the same villa that we've been in for years.
NO WHITE WALLS Exhibition 2016
My upcoming exhibition NO WHITE WALLS at the Fairmont Hotel, Abu Dhabi will run from October 1st 2016 until December 31, 2016.
There will be an opening night reception on Thursday, October 13th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Please join me for complimentary drinks and nibbles. Bring a friend. The more, the merrier.
Emily Gordon Open Studio in Abu Dhabi
The date has not yet been confirmed for a 1-day open studio for 2015. I will have select, end of commission artwork at special prices.
NO WHITE WALLS Exhibition
As co-founder of NO WHITE WALLS I'm pleased to announce our annual upcoming exhibition at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi.
This exhibition will kick off with an evening reception on Thursday, September 17th at 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM.
Everyone is welcome. This year's exhibition will feature a total of 6 different artists working in different mediums such as digital, textile, resin and photographic art.
January 3rd, 2014
Spring 2014 NO WHITE WALLS artists will be exhibiting at the Anantara Hotel (The Mangroves) in Abu Dhabi.
We will also be having Open Studio in Abu Dhabi in the Spring.
We will be finalizing dates for these events very soon.
January 3rd, 2014
I'm happy to announce that I have been selected as one of a total of four American artists to participate in Sharjah's WOMEN AND ART BIENNIAL 2014 - INTERPRETING PEACE at the Sharjah Art Museum in the United Arab Emirates.
The exhibition is scheduled to open on the 27th of January by Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness, the Ruler of Sharjah.
The exhibition will run for one month from January 27th to February 27th 2014.
December 7th, 2013
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December 2nd, 2013
I can confirm that part of the NO WHITE WALLS exhibition team will be exhibiting from Feb 15th to Mar 1st 2013 at Etihad Plaza on the Corniche here in Abu Dhabi.
December 1st, 2013
We are now into the last few weeks of our NO WHITE WALLS (NWW) exhibition at the Fairmont Hotel, between the bridges, in Abu Dhabi.
The response has been tremendous and we've recently hung Part 2 of NWW.
This group of paintings will be exhibited until the first week of Jan 2014.
May 25th 2013
It gives me great pleasure to announce that my original art work is now available on elegant, silk/chiffon scarves. Very few high end gift items are made locally, and as an Abu Dhabi based artist, I have finally been able to source a quality manufacturer in the UAE.
This stylish, desirable fashion item is in great demand as corporate VIP gifts. Six of my most popular paintings have been printed on these scarves with dimensions of 195 cm X 27 cm at a price of AED 500.00 each. All 6 designs that are presently available are in the attached file.
I can assure you that these scarves, featuring original art, will be VIP presents that are unique, memorable and will provide a great deal of pleasure to their ultimate recipients.
March 22nd and 23rd 2013
We finally locked in the dates for our Open Studio.
Try to drop by on Friday or Saturday, March 22nd and 23rd between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM for a look at the latest work by Julia Ibbini and Emily Gordon.
March - April 2013
Julia Ibbini and I are planning an "open studio" at my home in Abu Dhabi. Exact dates to follow.
Saturday, January 12th 2013
We just closed down our two-month long exhibit at the Fairmont Hotel, here in Abu Dhabi, on New Year's day.
They have asked us to come back and reopen the exhibit on Saturday for two weeks. They are having a Fairmont Hotel Manager's Conference and have said that they would like for their other hotel managers and local VIPs to see our work.
They have also asked us to have an exhibit there for the last four months of 2013. In 2011 we had a one-month exhibit there. Then in 2012 we had a two-month exhibit. This year, four months? That's great!
Thursday, February 7th til Wednesday, February 27th
A joint exhibition with Julia Ibbini at the new gallery at "The Club" in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Thursday January 17th to Sunday 17th of March 2013
I have been invited to exhibit my art work at the American Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Opening reception on Thursday, January 17th at 5:00 PM.
New Directions, October 30th - December 31st 2012
Last year's month long exhibition at the Fairmont Hotel, between the bridges in Abu Dhabi, was so successful that we have been invited back again this year for two months from the 30th of October until the 31st of December. Participating with me in the exhibition entitled "New Directions" will be Julia and Janine Ibbini and Andrew Field. The four of us work together really well and offer a wide variety of medium. For the first time in Abu Dhabi we will be including an exhibition of artist books as well as our own particular styles of art work. With Royal Jet sponsoring the exhibition we are confident that it will be successful
The exhibition begins on the evening of Tuesday, 30th of October, with a Royal Jet sponsored reception from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
All of our art enthusiast friends are invited so please RSVP with (firstname.lastname@example.org) to insure that we have enough catering on hand.
We look forward to seeing you there.
8 July 2012
July 15th to September 30th I'll be having a joint exhibition with Julia Ibbibi in Abu Dhabi at the Abu Dhabi Investment Bank in the exclusive high net worth, banking facility.
I am nearly finished with a 40 original painting commission. The art work will be utilized as corporate VVIP gifts for an upcoming celebration.
The 40 original paintings are completed just in time for me to get ready for our end of the year exhibition at the Fairmont Hotel, between the bridges in Abu Dhabi.
November 1st to December 1st, 2012
The Fairmont Hotel, "Between the Bridges" here in Abu Dhabi has once again invited me an exhibition. This past year's exhibition there was a great success and was included on "The Art Bus" tour that originates in Dubai.
Date to be determined
Probably in the last quarter of 2012 I will be participating in an "Art Book" project here in Abu Dhabi
April 2012 Exact date to be determined
Sorouh Real Estate, PJSC and Kidmah property management are pleased to sponsor another joint exhibition including Emily Gordon at their Reem Island property.
MARCH 16 & 17, 2012
50th Birthday celebration of "The Club".
Joint exhibition of "suitcase sized" art pieces will be held over this weekend at "The Club" in Abu Dhabi.
November 24th and 25th 2011
Sorouh Real Estate, PJSC and Kidmah property management are pleased to sponsor a joint exhibition including Emily Gordon at the Golf Gardens Compound, in their premier club house adjoining the Abu Dhabi Golf Course.
Friday and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM for meeting the artists.
November 1st to December 1st 2011
The first ever art exhibit at the Fairmont Hotel, Bab Al Baher, in Abu Dhabi featuring artists:
This event kicks off with a champagne reception and features a fantastic new venue which will include several "meet the artist" sessions throughout the month of November.
Thursday, October 20th 2011
Gala reception at the grand opening of the new beach facility at "The Club" in Abu Dhabi. Emily is in a joint art exhibition that continues to October 29th. Meet the artist at the exhibition 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
September 29th, 2011
The Pink Ladies of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, held their annual fund raising ball on Thursday, September 29th at the Crown Plaza Hotel on Yas Island. Yas Island is just outside of the city of Abu Dhabi, near the airport, and is the home of the annual Abu Dhabi Formula 1 race.
For many years Emily has been a strong supporter of the Pink Ladies and their fund raising drives for breast cancer research. This year Emily donated two of her paintings which, in the auction, raised nearly AED 20,000.00 toward their intake of AED 112,000.00 that night. With a few outstanding donations to be collected, the Pink Ladies raised a total of AED 115,000.00.
November 25th and 26th 2011 Golf Gardens, Abu Dhabi.
This will be another joint exhibition of 7 artists at the Golf Gardens Club House. Our last exhibition there was most enjoyable and a great opportunity to meet the artists.
Timings are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday and Saturday
Opening day of this month long exhibition by three artists is yet to be confirmed. However, keep checking this website for notification of the opening night cocktail reception at the Fairmont Hotel, between the bridges in Abu Dhabi. It should be a really fun evening.
This is the first art exhibition at the Fairmont Hotel in Abu Dhabi and we are excited that it will cover the dates of Formula 1 and Art Abu Dhabi.
October 21st - 28th 2011
Exhibition at "The Club" in Abu Dhabi celebrating their 50th anniversary.
Opening reception 4 to 6 PM on Friday the 21st of October.
This will be a fun and unique venue with artwork placed around the brand new beach terrace.
May 2011 Golf Gardens Exhibition
Open Studio - Abu Dhabi
Gwynfa Galleries - Abu Dhabi
Art Dubai - Bastakiya