Posts Tagged ‘New York’

Wildbank launches new Art Portfolio site

December 17, 2011

"Golden Wave" painting in gold leaf by Wildbank

New portfolio format has a built in dimension information (size) and detail (zoom) navigation links for each painting. Viewers will have improved ease of visualising a particular painting in its architectural interior surroundings.  Also enclosed at bottom of portfolio page is a link for a complimentary e-brochure containing more information about artist Charles Wildbank. Many of the listed artworks are current and available to art collectors direct from Wildbank Studios in the wine country of eastern Long Island’s North Fork.


Wildbank answers question on Art

November 26, 2011

Painting by Charles Wildbank

Watch Wildbank on YouTube as he answers question on Art: Should Art reflect decay of our society? Questions were culled from fans in facebook for this new Art series keeping art collectors informed on the artist’s vision. He compares his points with those of 17th century artist Francisco Goya on the horrors of war. Post your questions on Wildbank’s facebook wall here.

Christie’s New York Auction Benefit for Tibet House 12/01/08

December 2, 2008


Golden Buddha created and donated by Charles Wildbank

"Golden Buddha" created and donated by Charles Wildbank

It has been a greatly packed evening at Christie’s in Rockefeller Plaza, New York with great artworks, jewels, exotic travel getaways, lunch with Robert and daughter Uma Thurman up for auction to benefit Tibet House’s much needed community programs. Mary McGuire and I’ve had the honor of meeting the hosts and friends: Robert Thurman author of Tibetan Book of the Dead, his daughter Actress Uma Thurman, International Fashion Model Petra Namcova, Debbie Misajon of Amankora Resorts, Brent Olson of Geographic Expeditions, Sergio Francescon of Jacques Carcanagues Gallery, Artist Romio Shrestha of Celestial Gallery, Marie Siefring of Avedis Venetian Plaster, Interior Designer Debra Geller, and Artist Guy Stanley Philoche.  Also attended were Fashion Designer Donna Karan, Chef Eric Ripert, Celebrity Photographer Patrick McMullan. I’ve created a page covering this event. Visitors are welcome to send more photos to this page by sending email to Charles Wildbank at 

Charles Wildbank and Tibet House Co-Founder/Author Robert Thurman
Charles Wildbank and Tibet House Co-Founder/Author Robert Thurman

Wildbank at Mieko Yuki’s exhibit at Ippodo Gallery

November 17, 2008
Wildbank with BA KA SU by Mieko Yuki     Wildbank with BA KA SU by Mieko Yuki

On a wet Saturday afternoon, Mary and I took a tour of Chelsea’s galleries and stumbled upon the unusual ceramic masks and sculpture by Japan artist Mieko Yuki.  Also included in the exhibit are masks to the theme of the Ningyo Shimai Theatre performing this month in New York. The themes are rich in parables dating back to the Edo era.  As many cups of tea or sakes a day consumed by me are worn by this intriquing sculpture BA KA SU which is translated as “to bewitch” or “to change identities”. Here I was very warmly welcomed by Mieko and her crowd. The receptive atmosphere of the Ippodo Gallery brings forth fond memories of the tenderness I experienced in my travels to Japan. 

Doll Sisters Kazuko Yoshiyuki and Mieko Yuki with Charles Wildbank

Doll Sisters Kazuko Yoshiyuki and Mieko Yuki with Charles Wildbank

You have to experience the hospitality among the diverse people that I have in Japan as well as in New York in the Ippodo Gallery, and not to mention the unusual and delicious hors d’ouerves, of course, in the Japan style!

I’ve included a photo taken of me in Mount Koya at a monastery not too long ago to give you the idea of my passion for Japan. 🙂

Photographs and article, courtesy of Artist Charles Wildbank

Younger Wildbank at Koyasan, Wakayama Prefecture

Younger Wildbank at Koyasan, Wakayama Prefecture

This month’s issue of Westchester Cottage & Garden

November 11, 2008
Westchester Cottage & Garden November 2008 


Westchester Cottage & Garden November 2008

Wildbank’s large canvas “Cool Wave” is featured in this month’s issue of Westchester Cottage & Garden. Breathtaking color schemes have been collaborated with interior architect genius, Debra Geller, throughout the large home in Armonk, New York. First level is rich in aquamarines, peacock, sea foam, asparagus and citrons. Result is a vibrating resonance reflected from the art to the heart.

"Cool Wave" art by Charles Wildbank

Wildbank’s favorite cocktail

November 6, 2008

Wildbank's daily cocktail

American Yogini Raw Juice Cleanse Program Photography by Charles Wildbank

 Wildbank, besides painting his creations or writing poetry, enjoys a life of raw food recipes, veggie juices, yoga and kayaking almost daily at American Yogini with its founder, Mary McGuire.

Much of his photography is featured on these internet pages promoting a healthy lifestyle to anyone who wishes to renew their lifeforce and energy. All that is needed is a little “time-out” for a few days out in the country here in the North Fork.

This is a comfortable retreat, called “WELCOME HOHM” situated within walking distance of the Hampton Jitney bus stop and just down the street by some nice beaches for swimming, kayaking or relaxation. Visitors have arrived to stay as a restorative stopover from faraway places as Japan, Belgium, Brasil, Puerto Rico, and France. Also for the prana hungry are some really scenic vineyards, grazing farms, and horse ranches for equestrian training as well.

Favorite of all, at the retreat, Wildbank concludes the day among the guests indulging in some quiet time together with a gentle and simple meditation exercise for that real cleanse, the quieting of the mind.

Wildbank’s ‘Golden Buddha’ featured in Tibet House Auction Benefit

November 4, 2008

Charles Wildbank in front of his towering Golden Buddha art

Charles Wildbank in front of his towering Golden Buddha art

One of my large donated artworks, the ‘Golden Buddha’, is featured on the cover of the Tibet House Auction Benefit catalog this season. The event takes place at Christie’s Auction at Rockefeller Plaza in New York on December 1 with Benefactor Preview starting at 6 P.M. Live auction begins at 8.


Honorary Chair Committee: Christy Turlington Burns, Ed Burns, Sharon Gannon, Donna Karan, Yoko Ono Lennon, David Life, Petra Nemcova, Horst Rechelbacher, Martin Scorcese, Max Snow, Sting, Kiran Stordalen, Trudie Styler, Uma Thurman, Fortuna Valentino, and Arden Wohl

Items include: original art pieces from Donald Baechler and Pat Steir; an exotic Geographic Expeditions trip for two, lunch at world class restaurant with Uma and Bob Thurman, a fashion shoot with top model and photographer, a vacation to India and Bhutan staying at the Taj Hotels, a $20K shopping spree at Donna Karan & walk-on-part on a major motion picture.  There will be many more items to bid on in the areas of contemporary or Asian art, photography, antique furniture, fine jewelry and accessories, vacation trips, tickets or invitations to special events, and other rare gift items.

Ticket prices are: $225 per person; 

$175 for Junior Tickets (under 35 years)

$500 VIP tickets* *(includes a preview and private reception).

Tickets can be purchased by calling (212) 631-3531

Christie's Auction catalog for Tibet House

Christie's Auction catalog for the Tibet House

Welcome to Wildbank’s new artblog!

October 5, 2008

Welcome! This site is intended to place the iphone TM technology into immediate use for posting live events revolving around Wildbank’s art activities and travels. Comments and messages are welcome for consideration and posting. If you wish to recommend an art event, please contact us in an email form at