Saturday, January 2, 2016

Art Palm Beach 2016 Celebrates 19th Edition of International Fair

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 and forums are open to fair attendees. An onsite bookstore has been added as well as installation projects from Korea, Israel and the United States.

This years fair Highlights include an International Sculpture Exhibition, including Fernando Botero’s Donna Sdraiata (1995) Bronze, life-size – 55 1/8 x 47 ¼ x 142 ½ inches, with Galeria el Museo(Bogota). Installation by Crackling Art Group and Willi am Sweetlove, using recycled plastic byproducts they bring their environmental conservation message to international audiences, on exhibit withCa’d’ Oro Gallery (Rome, New York, Miami). Solange Heilenkotter using Japanese and kinetic art traditions will exhibit new sculptural forms from a single piece of paper expanding over 6 feet wide creating a sense of motion in each work, with ArtLabbe Gallery(Santiago, Chile).

Art Week 2016 includes 30+ ArtSynergy satellite exhibitions throughout the nine Palm Beach County Art Districts, and the 3rd Annual Palm Beach Art Exhibition at Art Palm Beach featuring 23 artists, curated by Rolando Chang Barrero. Jurors: Richard Beau-lieu, Debby Coles-Dobbay and Jane Harris. West Palm Beach Art & Entertainment District presents CONTINUUM WPBArts a pop-up gallery and performance space in partnership with Art Palm Beach and Art Synergy.

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