It has been an unbelievable year for Mario Basner, starting with the world release of his World Heritage Collection, celebrating his 1 year anniversary, stunning new releases, outstanding award wins and exciting new partnerships with organizations focusing on benefitting our community.
Due to the overwhelming response to what was intended as a six week exhibition of his collection, Mario has just celebrated his 1 year anniversary of the exhibition's grand opening. The artist also celebrated the recent "Best Of Las Vegas" win for "Best Art Gallery", located in the beautiful Tivoli Village, Las Vegas.
Recognition from top institutions was continuous, earning Mario a First Place for his architectural documentary from the International Photography Awards (IPA) and a Photographer Of The Year title from One Eyeland Photography Awards, to name a couple. Mario has received an astounding 44 awards of excellence to date and continues to be recognized for his contribution to the world of fine art photography. Mario is one of 30 artists world wide to receive the honor of being invited to exhibit at this years La Biennale di Venezia in Italy.
The audience was mesmerized at the spectacular unveiling of Mario's highly anticipated release titled "Wealth". This stunning piece portrays the George Peabody library in Baltimore, exploring the significance of books and traditional libraries in the information age, questioning knowledge vs. information. A definite MUST SEE!
It has been a year of incredible opportunities for the philanthropic artist to give back. Mario has worked with 16 non-profit organizations this year; whether it is helping to raise awareness, contributing his time to work hands on or generously donating limited edition works of art for fundraising efforts. Charities include the American Cancer Society, JDRF and the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation. Mario is looking forward to forming many new partnerships in the years to come.
"What an unforgettable year," says Mario. "A year full of successes, lessons learned and making new friends. Thank you to all of my supporters who have made this 1st year so amazing! I look forward to what is yet to come."