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The Sunday Dispatch: 2/25 - Art Authentication 3.0 (Transient Labs and Colonna Contemporary Revolutionizes Art Authentication)

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Transient Labs x Colonna Contemporary revolutionizes art authentication

Transient Labs x Colonna Contemporary revolutionizes art authentication. This week we announced our partnership with leading Web3 platform Transient Labs to introduce their much anticipated T.R.A.C.E. technology. T.R.A.C.E., an acronym for Tokenized Records for Artwork Certification and Evolution, represents a paradigm shift in the authentication of physical artworks. Leveraging cutting-edge blockchain technology developed by Transient Labs, T.R.A.C.E. offers verifiable records inscribed on-chain, ensuring the authenticity and provenance of artworks in an immutable manner.


T.R.A.C.E. promises to revolutionize the art world by providing a secure and transparent method for verifying the authenticity and provenance of physical artworks. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in the convergence of art and technology, underscoring our commitment to innovation and integrity in the art market.


Scheduled to launch alongside the highly anticipated solo exhibition "Glow" by Janie Fitzgerald at our gallery on March 1st, this partnership with Transient Labs heralds a new era of art authentication. Janie Fitzgerald's mesmerizing AI-infused flower studies will be among the first artworks to benefit from T.R.A.C.E. technology, providing collectors and enthusiasts with unprecedented transparency and assurance.


The integration of digital Certificates of Authenticity (CoA) powered by T.R.A.C.E. will empower collectors to trace the journey of each artwork, ensuring its legitimacy and historical record. Through the immutable ledger of blockchain technology, T.R.A.C.E. offers a decentralized solution that safeguards the integrity of artistic creation for generations to come.


As we prepare for the launch event on March 1st, we invite you to join us in celebrating this historic moment in the art world. Together with Transient Labs, we are proud to lead the charge in bridging the gap between tradition and innovation, while honoring the rich heritage of artistic expression.


Stay tuned for more updates as we unveil the future of art authentication and embark on this transformative journey with Transient Labs.


Together, we are redefining the landscape of the art market, ensuring transparency, authenticity, and accessibility for creators and collectors alike.


Join us on March 1st, as we embrace the dawn of a new era in the art world and celebrate the debut of "Glow" by Janie Fitzgerald, powered by T.R.A.C.E. technology.


with Gratitude,



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T.R.A.C.E. Logo

Tweet announcing partnership
T.R.A.C.E. Announcement Tweet

Invitation to GLOW grand opening
Glow opening invite


The HUG x Colonna Contemporary

AI art open call invite
The Hug Open Call

As a gallery at the forefront of innovation whose mission is to bridge the worlds of traditional and digital art, it's important for us to consider art in all its manifestations including emerging forms, AI chief among them.


With that in mind we partnered with Randy Zuckerberg's owned Web3 art platform The Hug, to develop a program to provide a platform for emerging voices in this space. We launched an open call for submissions that generated around 300 submissions which is pretty amazing.


We decided to build the submission process around a theme which for the genesis event we defined as "Truth Unveiled: AI Perspectives". Here is the context of the open call:


In a world where AI blurs the lines between objective and relative truth, we invite emerging AI artists to explore the dynamic interplay of perspectives. "Truth Unveiled: AI Perspectives" challenges conventional notions of reality and invites creators to delve into the multifaceted nature of truth in the digital age.


Possible Interpretations:


  • Algorithmic Realities: Showcase how AI algorithms interpret and present information, revealing the subjective nature of truth.

  • Divergent Narratives: Explore how AI-generated content can lead to diverse narratives, challenging the idea of a singular truth.

  • Data Distortions: Examine the impact of biased datasets on AI-generated truths, highlighting the nuances of objectivity.

  • Perception vs. Reality: Investigate the intersection between human perception and AI-generated truths, questioning what is perceived as real.

Of all the submissions, we will choose 10 final artworks which will be showcased in our gallery's digital frames, in our virtual gallery and in our Foundation World


We're super excited about this initiative and look forward to share its progress. Meanwhile, enjoy some of the early submissions.

Collage portrait of gentlemen with suit and tie

Holler by Aeneas MacRae

Ai art of men on seashore with red sky and red sea

The Spectrum of Being by Yaniss Beni

Ai art of storm inside home

Time Vortex by Dehiscence


In Praise of Local

This week we wrap up our current show, MainLine Contemporary Voices where we highlighted 12 of our very own local MainLine talent. We had such a great time organizing this show and getting to know the artist and meeting new collectors who came to support the show.


We believe these shows are extremely important for the community and look forward to revisiting it in the future. The show will be up until Feb. 27th and you'll still be able to support the artists and purchase works on our website

Goat head sculpture with jewelry

Roadkill Diva, 2024 by Law Blank

Mixed media assemblage.  28” x 13” x 17”d. USD 1,100

Abstract painting with numbers

Numeri, 2024 by Anthony Zecca

24" x 48" Oil and Cold Wax on Wood Panel. USD 2,500

Painting of bottles of gin

Bottles, 2023 by Judy Jarvis

14.5" x 38.5". Oil on Canvas. USD 1,875


BlackDove x Colonna Contemporary

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In addition to our groundbreaking collaboration with Transient Labs, we are thrilled to announce our partnership with the digital art streaming platform, BlackDove. This collaboration further enhances our commitment to providing collectors with innovative solutions for displaying and experiencing art in both residential and commercial settings.


BlackDove stands at the forefront of digital art streaming technology, offering a curated selection of digital artworks from renowned artists around the globe. Through our partnership with BlackDove, we aim to offer our collectors access to one of the most advanced solutions for digital art display.


This collaboration opens up new possibilities for collectors to explore and engage with digital art in immersive and dynamic ways. Whether it's in the comfort of their homes or within commercial spaces, our collectors can now enjoy a diverse range of digital artworks curated by BlackDove.


The integration of BlackDove's platform with our gallery's offerings allows collectors to seamlessly transition between physical and digital art experiences, blurring the boundaries between traditional and contemporary forms of artistic expression. From traditional canvas paintings to AI-infused digital creations, our partnership with BlackDove ensures that our collectors have access to a diverse array of artistic content tailored to their preferences and tastes.


As we continue to push the boundaries of innovation in the art world, we are excited to embark on this journey with BlackDove, empowering collectors to discover, display, and enjoy art in ways never before imagined. Together with Transient Labs and BlackDove, we are shaping the future of art consumption, enriching lives and spaces with creativity and inspiration.


Join us as we embrace the intersection of art and technology, revolutionizing the way we experience and appreciate art in the digital age.

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