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Art Palm Beach Announces “Art Synergy”, January 23-28, 2014

What happens when a grassroots movement brings artists from different associations, guilds, and galleries together?  ART SYNERGY!  The Rickie Report has written previously about the “Think Tank” meetings that began in May, 2013.  With the visionary leadership of a few and the voices of many, we are excited to share ART SYNERGY, which will be part of Art Palm Beach in January, 2014!  There are many opportunities for artists, galleries and groups to become involved.  Read this article for more details!




Art Synergy

Jan. 23-28, 2014

Lee Ann Lester, Organizer of ArtPalmBeach Contemporary Art Fair, announced today the launch of the first “Art Synergy” Art Week during the upcoming ArtPalmBeach art fair.  ART SYNERGY is a countywide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community”, explained Craig McInnis, West Palm Beach Art District Coordinator. Initiated by Lee Ann Lester, Fair Organizer and local gallery owners Rolando Barrero, Craig McInnis, and Freddy Hennevelt; “Art Synergy” is a coordinated five day event with over 60 galleries, studios, non-profit art exhibition institutions and museums in six art districts throughout Palm Beach County during the five day fair, Jan. 23-28th.
Rolando Barrero, Director of ActivistArtistA Gallery and Developer of Boynton Beach Arts District; “Since opening my gallery, in a run-down industrial park in 2012, my dream was to develop the area into an art district and cultural center.  It has taken only 2 years to do so. Now that it has been cleaned up, repainted, and nationally branded – it’s ready to be presented to the arts world. Lee Ann Lester is vital to this effort and it’s with much gratitude that I thank her for accepting our proposal to participate under Palm Beach’s flagship art exposition: ART PALM BEACH.”
Lee Ann Lester, Founder and Organizer of ArtPalmBeach, says,“Palm Beach County has a great legacy in supporting the arts and is home to many of Florida’s leading art and cultural institutions. Art Synergy will create a new bridge for winter residents and ArtPalmBeach visitors to explore this cultural legacy and create an annual destination to enjoy Palm Beach County Art Week events.”
The first evening of Art Synergy begins at ART al’ FRESCO at the Boynton Beach Art District, on January 24th 7pm – 1am. ART al’ FRESCO will feature “Sensabilities: Cheryl Maeder and Ali Mirandaat the ActivistArtistA Gallery, a walking tour of the Murals of the Bay Gates Projects, special performances and showcasing of work by local area artists.
Each art district will offer a weekend of scheduled gallery walks, symposiums, open studio visits, special exhibitions, poetry readings, architectural tours, film previews, and art performances.

The Participating Art Districts:

  • Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach
  • Clematis Street & West Palm Beach
  • S. Dixie Highway Arts District, West Palm Beach
  • Palm Beach Worth Avenue
  • Boynton Beach
  • Lake Worth


ArtPalmBeach is the most recognized international contemporary art fair held in the Palm Beach County Convention Center established by the IFAE LLC a Florida based art fair organizer. IFAE produces both ArtPalmBeach established in 1997 and The American International Fine Art Fair Palm Beach February 4-9, 2014 established in 1996.

IFAE is celebrating its 25th year as an international fair organizer founded by Lee Ann and David Lester. The company has organized over 100 international art fairs in Chicago, New York, Miami, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Dallas and Palm Beach. IFAE LLC is now based in Miami and Palm Beach. In addition to the two Palm Beach fairs the firm organizes Miami International Art Fair, Miami Art + Design Fair, Art Sarasota, Miami International Jewelry Fair and The Club at SeaFair events in conjunction with Show Management Yacht Shows in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami Beach and Palm Beach.
For more information: or
Lee Ann Lester; 239 949 5411
or contact District Art Event Coordinators:
  • Historic Northwood Village, West Palm Beach

Freddy Hennevelt, Hennevelt Gallery,, 561 506 4180

  • Clematis Street, West Palm Beach

Craig McInnis & Trina and Anthony Burkes
ATB Fine Arts, 561 842 5724

  • S. Dixie Highway Arts District, West Palm Beach

Jamnea Finlayson; JF Gallery,; 561 478- 8281

  • Palm Beach Worth Avenue

David Ginn; DJT Fine Art;; 561 833 4700

  • Boynton Beach

Rolando Barrero; Rolando Chang Barrero Studio;; 786 521 1199

  • Lake Worth

Emily Theodossakos, Lake Worth CRA



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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420




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