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 Announces Success of 2016 Fair

Next Level Fairs Heads to Boca Raton with New Fair Debuting March 2016 MIAMI – (February 2, 2016) – The 19th Annual Art Palm Beach took place January 20 – 24, 2016, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center and welcomed more than 28,000 visitors.  80 exhibitors from 21 countries – 50% participating for the first time – announced successful sales.  In 2017, Art Palm Beach will take place January 18-22 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. “Our goal this year was to bring the fair to a new level of quality in the exhibitors, the art and the offerings around the fair,” says Lee Ann Lester, founder/organizer, Art Palm Beach.  “The attendees, collectors, exhibitors, artists and the organizations and institutions we worked with complimented us over and over again – and sales supported this fact,” continues Lester. The fair opened with a VIP preview and Mayor Jeri Muoio of West Palm Beach was on hand to present David and Lee Ann Lester with a proclamation.  … [Read more...]