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...]

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...]

Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art – Exhibition Opens to the Public November 9, 2014 – Boca Raton Museum of Art

BOCA RATON, FL – (October 10, 2014) – Irvin Lippman, Executive Director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art announces the opening of Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art. The exhibition with more than forty exceptional paintings will be on view from November 9, 2014 through January 11, 2015 in the Museum’s West Gallery (first floor) at 501 Plaza Real, Mizner Park, Boca Raton, FL 33432. This comprehensive exhibition of paintings was organized by Gail Levin, Distinguished Professor at Baruch College and the Graduate Center at the City University (NY). The American artist, Theresa Ferber Bernstein (1890 - 2002) is celebrated for painting and exhibiting her work in every decade of the 20th century. Working in realist and expressionist styles, Bernstein addressed the major issues of her time including women’s suffrage, the plight of immigrants, World War I, the emergence of Jazz, unemployment, racism, and Jewish themes. She is well known for the sensibility and empathy expressed in … [Read more...]

Boca Raton Museum of Art Names Roberta Kjelgaard Director of Development

BOCA RATON, FL – (October 9, 2014) – The Boca Raton Museum of Art Board of Trustees and Irvin Lippman, Executive Director, announce the appointment of Roberta Kjelgaard as Director of Development. “I had the good fortune to work with Roberta in Fort Lauderdale for six years and could not be more pleased that she is joining us in Boca Raton,” says Lippman. “She is the consummate fundraising professional who has the passion to engage audiences in the appreciation of works of art – a winning combination in underscoring the worthiness of supporting the arts,” continues Lippman. Before joining the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Ms. Kjelgaard was the Director of Development at the Neuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College, State University of New York. Her role included rebuilding the Neuberger’s development program and resulted in substantial increases to their fundraising goals. “I am thrilled to be joining the Boca Raton Museum of Art as a member of its dynamic staff. I was … [Read more...]

63rd Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition Opens August 9, 2014 at Boca Raton Museum of Art

BOCA RATON, FL – (July 30, 2014) – Irvin Lippman, Executive Director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art announces the 63rd Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition, which opens on August 9, 2014 and runs through October 18, 2014. The Museum is located in Mizner Park at 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432. For hours, location and additional information visitors may call (561) 392-2500 or click on www.bocamuseum.org. More than 628 artists presenting 1,600 works from around the state entered the competition this year, an increase of 81 entrants over 2013. “This is the state’s oldest annual juried competition that presents emerging, under-recognized, mid-career, and established artists working in all media. The Museum is thrilled to welcome this year’s juror, Trong Gia Nguyen, a Brooklyn-based independent curator, writer, and artist,” says Lippman. Winners of the All Florida Juried Exhibition will be presented at the opening on August 9, 2014. Best in Show will receive $1,500 and … [Read more...]

Boca Raton Museum of Art Names Irvin Lippman Executive Director

Lippman’s Mission is to Create an Exciting Cultural Home Relevant and Integral to Residents, Visitors & Future Generations

 BOCA RATON, FL – (July 28, 2014) – The Boca Raton Museum of Art Board of Trustees announces the appointment of Irvin Lippman as Executive Director. "We are thrilled that Irvin has agreed to become our director. We realized by working with him during the past several months that he is a natural fit for our museum. His experience and relationships in South Florida, and across the art world, are vast and he fully appreciates and is so passionate about art in our community. The future of the Boca Raton Museum of Art has never been in better hands and the potential for development and engagement is boundless," says Dalia P. Stiller, President of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Lippman first joined the Boca Raton Museum of Art in February 2014 as Interim Director. “I feel very fortunate to have been selected … [Read more...]

Boca Raton Museum of Art Announces 2014-2015 Exhibitions

BOCA RATON, FL – (July 23, 2014) – Irvin Lippman, Executive Director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, announces the 2014 - 2015 exhibition schedule. The Museum is located in Mizner Park at 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432. For hours, location and additional information visitors may call (561) 392-2500 or click on www.bocamuseum.org. “We have developed a series of exceptional exhibitions and educational programs over the next year that will stimulate an ongoing dialogue in the community about art and the history of ideas,” says Lippman. Late Night Thursdays, which has attracted hundreds of new visitors to the Museum this summer, will continue throughout the coming season. Beginning October 1, the Museum will remain open until 8:00 p.m. every Thursday evening. Guests will enjoy complimentary admission, live music, a cash bar, and a variety of programs including: sketching in the galleries, guest lectures, book signings, trunks shows in the new Museum Store, and spotlight tours … [Read more...]