February is the month we are lucky enough to host two International Art Shows at the Palm Beach Convention Center. This week, from the 4th to the 12th is the" International Art Fair" and the 17th to the 21st is the" Jewelry, Art and Antique Show". I am mentioning this to emphasize that every day of these events there are free lectures by prominent people in their field. Check on line for programming each day.
If you are really ambitious, there is" Art Wynwood" in Miami, from February 16th to 20th. I think that the art being made in Miami right now is as avant-garde as you will find anywhere. It really is a very direct trip down I-95, exit at I-195, and take the first exit to North Miami Ave...the show is tented right there.
Our super event in this part of Florida is the "Cafe Beaux Arts Ball" at the Lighthouse Art Center on March 3rd. This year we are going to enjoy an evening in Paris right under a tent in Gallery Square North. The committee is excited about this new venue and the evening is going to be more casual and interactive....Treat yourselves!!!!!!!
Also in the works is "The Art of Association" show at the Lighthouse Art Center in June. If you remember, this show was quickly put together last year with a pot luck dinner provided by NCAA. This year I am chairing the committee and it will be on an even larger scale. Katie Diets has given us six weeks of gallery exposure and we will jury in the work and offer prizes.....Start painting, drawing, sculpting!!!!!!!!
On Thursday, February 16th there is going to be a wine tasting at the Village Art Studios and Original Elements to benefit the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. Admission is a minimum donation of $5 for a hand painted glass to sample our wines. Artists will be donating a portion of their sales that evening as well.
xxxxx Happy Valentine's Day
FEBRUARY 4-12 INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, Palm Beach Convention Center
FEBRUARY 7, Tuesday Plein-aire painting, 10AM, Dubois Park
FEBRUARY 9, Thursday Artybra Fashion Show, Auction and Pink Cocktail Party, 5:30 to 7:30
FEBRUARY 13, Monday NCAA Meeting, 7:00 LAC, Amy Lourie, contemporary artist and book illustrator
FEBRUARY 14, Tuesday Plein-aire painting, 10AM, Dubois Park
FEBRUARY 16, Thursday Wine Tasting at Village Art Studios
FEBRUARY 16-20 Wynwood Art Show, Miami
FEBRUARY 17-21 Jewelry, Art and Antiques Show, PB Convention Center
FEBRUARY 18-20 Artigras Fine Arts Festival, Abacoa
FEBRUARY 20, Monday Change art at Corner Cafe, 2:30
FEBRUARY 21, Tuesday Plein-aire, 10AM, Behind Jetty's restaurant
FEBRUARY 28, Tuesday Plein-aire, 10AM, Saw Fish Park, Alt. A1A
Lynn Morgan has been accepted as an Emerging Artist at Artigras, February 18-20th, Booth 626.
Dr. Harold Kaufman will be showing his work February-April at Bank Atlantic in Abacoa, 5450 S. Central Blvd. All proceeds will go to the Friends of Scripps Institute.