Having just completed its premiere launch into the art world with Art Palm Beach, Art Synergy is not resting on its laurels. This week, Art Synergy will partner with the American International Fine Art Fair which convenes at the Palm Beach County Convention Center Feb. 4th through Feb.9th. There will be three Art Loops: Art X (Northwood Village), Continuum (W. Palm Beach) and Art Fusion (Lake Worth). The Rickie Report shares the details with you in this article.
Art Synergy partners with International American Fine Art Fair with three Art Loops. American International Fine Art Fair to Celebrate its 18th Season in Palm Beach February 4 – 9 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Modern and Contemporary Art and Design, Sculpture, Objets d’Art, Exquisite Jewelry and Period Paintings from the Masters Available for Collectors
Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
Admission with Multi-Day Pass or by invitation
February 5-9, 2014
Noon – 7:00 pm
(til 9pm on Friday, Feb 7)
Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Click here for map and directions
Long regarded as the most elegant annual fair of the American winter season, AIFAF offers an unmatched cultural experience for discerning and sophisticated collectors. A selection of prestigious international galleries and an informative, educational lecture program attract substantial attendance each year.
Highlights of the 2014 AIFAF include:
Henri Le Sidaner’s “Intérieur, lumière de la fenêtre” oil on canvas, Versailles, 1931 from Richard Green (London); Alfred Sisley’s “Bougival” oil on canvas,1876, Claude Monet’s “Le Chemin de Halage Ã Granval” oil on canvas, 1883, and Pablo Picasso’s “Paysage de Juan-les-Pins” oil on canvas, 1925, from Gladwell & Patterson (London); Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Vue de Montmartre, Paris” oil on canvas, 1885, from Willow Gallery (London); the 11th largest emerald in the world, a 187.69 CT natural emerald set with 18K yellow gold and 5.82 CT diamonds on a hand-crafted lariat chain from Yvel (Jerusalem); a French cased pair of Rifled Percussion Pistols of presentation quality decorated with elaborate gold-encrusted vine patterns by Louis-Francois Devisme ŕ Paris, dated 1852 from Peter Finer (London); Pieter Claesz’ “Still life with crabs” oil on canvas, 1657, from Caretto & Cartategui Fine Arts (Madrid) and Henri Labasque’s “Scene de Plage,” oil on canvas, from Guarisco Gallery (Washington DC). Additionally, a contemporary and personal selection of works from Nelson Mandela, HRH The Prince of Wales (benefiting his charitable foundation) and foremost landscape painter Susan Swartz will also be available courtesy of Belgravia Gallery (London).
Additional participating galleries include AANW, Inc. (Miami Beach), Art House 423 (West Palm Beach), Artopia (Miami), A.B. Levy (Palm Beach), Archeus/Post-Modern (London), Atlanta Fine Rugs (Atlanta), Browse and Darby (London), Contemporary Art Projects USA (Miami), Contessa Gallery (Cleveland), David Brooker Fine Art (Southport, CT + Surrey), Eostone (Dania Beach), FERMA (Barcelona), Galerie Jacques Bailly (Paris), Gallery FW (Chicago), Gary Rubinstein Antiques (Miami), Haynes Fine Art of Broadway (Broadway, UK), Holden Luntz Gallery (Palm Beach), Imperial Fine Books (New York), JGM Art Limited (London), John Jaffa Antiques (London), Lucy B Campbell (London), Mark Borghi Fine Art (New York), Martin DuLouvre (Paris), Masriera (Barcelona), Maxoly (Miami), Michael Goedhuis (London), Percy’s Silver and Stephen Kalms (London), Potterton Books, (North Yorkshire, UK), Robert Lloyd Fine Art & Antiques (New York), Sylvia Powell Decorative Arts (London), The Silver Fund (Palm Beach), Venice Projects (Venice) and Whitley Collection (Dania Beach).
Wednesday, February 5 at 2:30 p.m. – “Discovering an Ancient Culture through the Contemporary Art Movement of Australia’s Aboriginal People,” by Jennifer Guerinni-Maraldi
While travelling in Australian in the early 1990s, Guerinni-Maraldi and her husband purchased a major work by Freddie Timms,“Sugar Bag,” (acrylic on canvas, 180 x 230 cm) painted during the artist’s time working with Frank Watters (Watters Gallery) in Sydney. This magical painting was the single catalyst that spurred Guerinni-Maraldi to begin exhibiting and selling contemporary art in London in the new millennium. Each year, she travels to Australia visiting remote indigenous communities, curators, collectors and artists. Her efforts in the United Kingdom aim to establish a greater awareness of high quality indigenous work and to build a stronger market for ethically sourced, contemporary Australian indigenous fine art.
Thursday, February 6 at 2:30 p.m. – “Contemporary Chinese Brush Painting” by Michael Goedhuis
For the last 20 years, Michael Goedhuis has been at the forefront of the popularization of contemporary Chinese art. Goedhuis will examine that tradition, its relevance today, and how new works can be combined with ancient material. Goedhuis has held many exhibitions on the new Chinese brush painters, most recently at the Saatchi Gallery in London in 2013.
Saturday, February 8 at 2:30 p.m. – “Cathleen Naundorf, Fashion Photographer to the Stars,” by Holden Luntz
Holden Luntz of Holden Luntz Gallery Palm Beach presents a look inside Naundorf’s series on haute couture fashion including her work for Chanel, Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Lacroix, Elie Saab, Lagerfeld and Valentino. Her artistic process through this series was very thorough as she researched the history of the houses, explored the archives of the couturiers, and chose the models, hair and makeup. With her research, she created lively storyboards, as well as written summaries of her productions, which include personal interviews with designers.
Sunday, February 9 at 2:30 p.m. – “Fauxbergé: Spectacular Master Forgeries – Five Case Studies,” by Geza von Habsburg
Géza von Habsburg is an internationally renowned author and leading authority on Fabergé. Much of his career has been devoted to organizing and curating exhibitions all over the world. He served as the curator and organizer for Fabergé, Jeweller to the Tsars (1986–87) at the Kunsthalle in Munich. Also, while a Board Member of the Fabergé Arts Foundation, he was Chief Curator of Fabergé, Imperial Court Jeweler (1993–94), which was shown in Saint Petersburg, Paris and London. He also served as Guest Curator of Fabergé in America, which toured five cities in the United States (1996–97). As an educator, Géza von Habsburg served as an associate professor at the New York School of Interior Design, the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, and New York University. He is currently a lecturer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Last year saw a transformation of AIFAF with the adoption of an easily navigable floor plan, a more contemporary presentation and a fashionable new restaurant and VIP facilities. Together, these elements offer an extraordinary atmosphere for viewing and purchasing the museum-quality art. Each work is vetted by experts who carefully examine for quality, authenticity and condition, ensuring that collectors may buy with confidence.
This year’s AIFAF will be followed by the inaugural Miami Art + Design (MA+D) from February 13 – 18. Set in a spectacular waterfront location “in the round” at Bayfront Park in Miami, it is now possible for visitors from afar to visit chic Palm Beach and alluring Miami on successive weekends. MA+D will showcase more than 40 prominent international art and design galleries featuring fine and decorative arts from Old Masters, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to Post War and Pop Art offering collectors an opportunity to view and purchase treasures rarely seen outside major museum collections. MA+D is produced by International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE) in collaboration with the SNA, the organizer of the prestigious Paris Biennale and co-organizer of New York’s Salon: Art + Design.
AIFAF is open to the public February 5 – 9 from noon – 7 p.m. (on February 7 until 9 p.m.) at the Palm Beach County Convention Center located at 650 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach. One-day passes are $20 per person in advance; $25 at the door and multi-day passes are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Passes are available for advance purchase at http://ifae.ticketleap.com/aifaf2014/.
About International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE)
International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE) founders David and Lee Ann Lester have pioneered more international fine art fairs than any global fair organizer since 1991, having established Art Miami in January 1991, The Palm Beach International Art & Antique Fair (now AIFAF) in 1997, Art Palm Beach in 1998 and MIA in 2010. They have organized more than 90 international art fairs, worldwide, in New York, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Dallas, London and Hong Kong. For more information, please call 239-949-5411 or visit www.ifae.com, facebook.com/IFAE01 and twitter.com/_IFAE.
Two, Free Guided Art Walk of Galleries 6pm and 7:30 pm include: Artist demonstrations, lectures, and art exhibitions.
Hennevelt’s Gallery 510 Northwood Rd.
Northwood Glass Art & Gifts 524 Northwood Rd.
OSGS, Ortiz-Smykla Gallery-Studio 500 Northwood Rd.
Bohemia AG 536 Northwood Rd.
Suzanne Connors Fine Art Gallery 538 Northwood Rd.
Harold’s Coffee Lounge 509 Northwood Rd.
Christopher Gatelock Imagine Studios & Art Gallery 512 Northwood Rd.
RAW Gallery 508A Northwood Rd.
Gallery 418 418 Northwood Rd.
CCE (Creative Center for Creative Education) 425 24th Street
Continuum West Palm Beach
312 Clematis Street, Downtown West Palm Beach, FL
“Rooted Ground Unlimited” by Anthony Burks,Sr.
Clematis Street is the historical heart of Downtown West Palm Beach. The Clematis flower ironically is known as the “traveler’s joy”. The vision for the Continuum location 312 Clematis is just that, the traveler’s joy in experiencing art in the Art & Entertainment location of central West Palm Beach. West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is the Title Sponsor for CONTINUUM and A.T.B. Fine Artists & Designers LLC is the design & curating team for CONTINUUM.
“The Perfect Game” by Beju
Thursday, February 6 4 – 8 pm
Friday, February 7 4 – 8 pm
Saturday, February 8 Noon – 8pm ( Closing Reception)
LULA Lake Worth Arts District: Featuring a colorful, artistic, and vibrant cultural landscape along the main streets located west of Dixie Highway, Lake and Lucerne, visitors can find the energetic Urban Arts Lofts of Lake Worth. The eclectic mix of galleries, music venues and unique specialty studios means there is never a shortage of things to do.
- Urban Arts Lofts & Participating Downtown Galleries located at Lucerne Avenue and F Street in Lake Worth, FL
- Downtown Lake Worth, long known for its charming eccentricities in art deco architecture, culture and people has opened its arms to a rebirth of some of the finest visual arts, experimental music forms, dance and theater groups. This is reflected in the many locally-owned boutiques, art galleries, vintage shops, and specialty and jewelry stores. Flamingo Clay Studio, Lake Worth Art League Gallery, Art Link International, Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery, Bruce Webber Galleries, Maryanne Webber Galleries, Margot Stein Gallery, Artefact Pardo Gallery, McMow Art Glass, Art Gallery Designs, Shoe String Designs, Local Smoking Domain, and Artisans on the Ave are just a few of the participating galleries.
For information on LULA’s Art Pop check out www.lakewortharts.com or call 561.493.2550
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