Art Boca Raton Announces Success of Inaugural Fair

14,000 Attendees, Stellar Sales and Dates Announced for 2017

BOCA RATON, FL – (March 28, 2016) – Art Boca Raton took place for the first time March 18-21, 2016 at the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches at the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University with 42 galleries exhibiting and 14,000 attendees. “This is one of our most successful contemporary art fair launches in the past 20 years,” said David Lester, co-founder and co-organizer of Art Boca Raton. Lee Ann Lester, co-founder and co-organizer said, “We were delighted to kick off this first year of Art Boca Raton with significant galleries from New York, London, Paris, Miami, Tel Aviv, São Paulo and Bogotá exhibiting important 20th century masters such as Lichtenstein, Warhol, Alex Katz, Botero, Donald Baechler, Basquiat, James Brooks, and Robert Nakin alongside today’s contemporary artists such as Robert Indiana, Richard Meier, Julian Opie, Dale Chihuly, Wesselmann … [Read more...]

Brickell Bank: A Departure, An Acquisition, and A Charitable Sponsorship

JAVIER RIVERO DEPARTS BRICKELL BANKSM - EXECUTIVE SEARCH UNDERWAY

Update on Pérez Art Museum Miami Sponsorship & Community Service

 MIAMI – (March 2, 2016) – G. Frederick Reinhardt, Chairman and CEO, announces that Javier Rivero is departing his position as head of wealth management at Brickell BankSM, effective March 11, 2016. Mr. Rivero, who joined Brickell BankSM in 2014, has decided to pursue other interests. “We want to express our gratitude for Mr. Rivero’s valuable contributions.  It was a pleasure to work with him, a dedicated team leader and a valued member of our senior executive team. We wish him much success with his new endeavors,” says G. Frederick Reinhardt. A comprehensive search is underway for a new head of wealth management.  “Wealth management business will continue as usual at Brickell Global MarketsSM and Brickell BankSM and all its subsidiaries continue to provide services … [Read more...]

Art Boca Raton Announces Art Week Line-Up of Lectures & Events March 18-21

Inaugural Fair Showcases Interactive Art Demonstrations, Documentaries & Late Nights at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

BOCA RATON, FL – (Feb. 22, 2016) – Lee Ann and David Lester, organizers and founders of Art Boca Raton, taking place March 18-21, 2016 in the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches on the grounds of the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University, announce Art Boca Raton Art Week, an extraordinary line-up of lectures, events, interactive demonstrations, local artists at work and off-site events in conjunction with the inaugural art fair. All programming will take place at Art Boca Raton in the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches located at the Research Park on the ground of Florida Atlantic University (3450 NW 8th Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33431), unless otherwise noted. Admission to programming is included with the ticket unless otherwise indicated. For a full schedule and details please visit … [Read more...]

Boca Raton to Host New International Art Fair

March 18-21, 2016 on Grounds of Research Park at FAU BOCA RATON, FL – (February 2, 2016) – David and Lee Ann Lester, founders of Next Level Fairs, who own and operate Art Palm Beach, SeaFair and more, are launching Art Boca Raton to take place March 18-21, 2016.  The fair will showcase contemporary work, modern masters, and emerging art, sculpture, photography, works on paper and installations. Boca Raton is on the national radar not only for its beaches and glorious (mostly) weather, it is on many “best of” lists including the nation’s best small city for starting a business, the best city in Florida to open a restaurant, and it is the major commercial center in Palm Beach County.  Until recently, there was only one thing that Miami and Palm Beach had that Boca didn’t…a world class art fair. “Boca Raton is the commercial center of Palm Beach County. Major luxury brands and retailers have large presences there.  Launching Art Boca Raton in this culturally and … [Read more...]

Art Palm Beach Celebrates 19th Edition of International Fair

PALM BEACH – (December 31, 2015) – Art Palm Beach, the internationally renowned premiere mid-winter contemporary art fair on Florida’s Gold Coast, takes place January 20 - 24, 2016, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Celebrating its 19th year, Art Palm Beach is Palm Beach County’s longest running fair dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern master works of art of the 20th and 21st centuries. “This year we have increased our number of exhibitors, exhibition space, on and off-site events with more than 8o international galleries exhibiting paintings, sculpture, photography, video, new technologies, performance art, and art installations offering collectors exposure to today’s emerging art trends,” says Lee Ann Lester, founder/organizer, Art Palm Beach. For the 19th edition of Art Palm Beach, Lee Ann and David Lester, founders/organizers, have created new sections emphasizing emerging art, sculpture and works on paper. An inspiring schedule of educational lectures … [Read more...]

Art Palm Beach Announces Winners of Poster Competition for 2016 Fair

ART PALM BEACH ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF POSTER COMPETITION FOR 2016 FAIR A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts & Palm Beach State College Students Win Contest

PALM BEACH – (December 2, 2015) – In celebration of its 19th edition of Art Palm Beach, scheduled for January 20 - 24, 2016 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, Lee Ann and David Lester, the fair’s founders/organizers, launched a new competition for the fair’s annual poster. Two winners have been selected, Samantha Vassor from the A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, and Laura Rincon from Palm Beach State College. The Lester’s partnered with the A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts and Palm Beach State College and the competition was open to all students from both schools, the only caveat being the inclusion of the phrase, Art Palm Beach 2016. “We wanted the students to have creative liberty and were thrilled with the hundreds of submissions that we received. Our curatorial panel … [Read more...]

Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil and Surrealism and Magic – Two major exhibitions January 27 – April 5, 2015 at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

BOCA RATON, FL (January 14, 2015) -- The Boca Raton Museum of Art celebrates its 65th anniversary with two major exhibitions on view to the public January 27 through April 5, 2015.  Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil features an installation of monumental works, which envelope viewers with ghostly images appearing to float on air.  Surrealism and Magic brings a survey of artwork and personal artifacts that illustrate the inspiration of magic, the occult, and arcane that influenced Surrealist painters such as Kurt Seligmann, Roberto Matta, Salvador Dali, and others.  Both exhibitions are accompanied by a schedule of lectures and panel discussions that can be found at www.bocamuseum.org. Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil Filling the galleries with mural-sized paintings on translucent tulle and mesh, Israeli-born, New York-based artist Izhar Patkin invokes themes of memory, loss, love, and exile; inviting the viewer to peer through the veil and the metaphor … [Read more...]

Boca Raton Museum of Art Presents 29th Annual Art Festival – Outdoor Event Featuring Hundreds of U.S. Artists – February 7 & 8, 2015

BOCA RATON, FL – (January 5, 2015) – The Boca Raton Museum of Art’s 29th Annual Outdoor Juried Art Festival kicks off the Museum’s 65th anniversary celebration on Saturday and Sunday, February 7 and 8, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Admission is complimentary and free parking is available in the garages at Mizner Park.  One-of-a-kind art will be available for purchase including painting, sculptures, jewelry, fiber art, photography, ceramics, pottery, wood art, mixed media, graphic design, crafts and art glass.  For additional information bocamuseum.org. “More than 230 artists from around the United States will be in this year’s festival.  Our goal is to select the highest caliber of art and present it in the spectacular outdoor setting of Mizner Park,” says Irvin Lippman, Executive Director, Boca Raton Museum of Art. Visitors to the festival who donate a minimum of $5 to the Art School’s Scholarship Fund will receive complimentary admission to the Museum.  Donations will … [Read more...]

Boca Raton Museum of Art to Honor Martin B. Stein at Annual Gala – Abracadabra Gala & After Party set for January 31, 2015 at the Boca Resort & Club

BOCA RATON, FL – (December 10, 2014) – The Boca Raton Museum of Art will host its annual gala entitled Abracadabra on Saturday, January 31, 2015 and present the Jean Spence Award to Martin B. Stein announced Irvin Lippman, the Museum’s Executive Director along with Gala Co-Chairs Andrea Kline and Michael Budd and Honorary Chairs Joan and Milton Bagley. “Our gala committee has created an enchanting evening featuring a mesmerizing magic show by world-renowned mentalist and sleight of hand artist Jamy Ian Swiss, a silent auction and after party with dancing, cocktails and more,” says Gala Co-Chair Andrea Kline. Abracadabra Gala and After Party: A Magical Evening in Support of the Boca Raton Museum of Art at the Boca Raton Resort & Club (501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432) begins at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 31, 2015 with cocktails and the opening of a silent auction.  A three-course gala dinner will be served at 8:00 p.m. in the Camino Room featuring light … [Read more...]

Boca Raton Museum Art School to Host Open House December 14

BOCA RATON, FL – (November 20, 2014) – The Boca Raton Museum Art School will host an Open House and Adult Student Exhibition on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 801 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton 33486.  From 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. guests and potential students may visit the art studios, meet the teachers and learn about classes for the upcoming terms.  For additional information about the Open House, classes, and workshops or to register online please visit www.bocamuseum.org or call (561) 392-2503. “This is a fun event for people to learn about the art school and decide which class they would like to take.  Our classes are for everyone, we have classes for absolute beginners to the person who took art in high school and now has time to get back to their passion,” says Walter O’Neill, Director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art School.  “Artists will demonstrate techniques of pottery, painting, print making and stone carving,” continues O’Neill. During the Winter Term, starting … [Read more...]