Friday, February 19, 2016



Inaugural Fair Showcases Interactive Art Demonstrations, Documentaries & Late

Nights at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

BOCA RATON, FL – (Feb. 19, 2016) – Lee Ann and David Lester, organizers and

founders of Art Boca Raton, taking place March 18-21, 2016 in the International Pavilion

of the Palm Beaches on the grounds of the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University,

announce Art Boca Raton Art Week, an extraordinary line-up of lectures, events,

interactive demonstrations, local artists at work and off-site events in conjunction with

the inaugural art fair.

All programming will take place at Art Boca Raton in the International Pavilion of the

Palm Beaches located at the Research Park on the ground of Florida Atlantic University

(3450 NW 8th Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33431), unless otherwise noted. Admission to

programming is included with the ticket unless otherwise indicated. For a full schedule

and details please visit

“Our international art fairs are successful because we are committed to becoming part

of the community’s arts scene as we continue to do with Art Palm Beach and as we did

as founders of Art Miami. By partnering with local institutions and organizations to

create Art Boca Raton Art Week, and involving community leaders and residents we

create a unique sense of ownership by all who know how beneficial art and culture are

to the city they live and work in, says Lee Ann Lester. “Working closely with Florida

Atlantic University, the Research Park, the Boca Raton Museum of Art and Art School

and the Mayor’s office and Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, we have created

programming and events with wide appeal,” continues Lester.

Full Show Schedule after the fold


Approximately 50 regional, national, and international dealers will exhibit in the custom-

built 65,000 square foot exhibition hall with the entrance hallmarked by Keith Haring’s

40-foot long Pop Shop Mural 1986 presented by Castle Fitzjohns Gallery. This

$500,000 build-out will include a full service restaurant, sculpture garden and lecture



Friday, March 18

2 p.m. – On the Road with Dale Chihuly, Alibis & Anecdotes presented by renowned

gallerist Paul Fisher of the eponymous gallery located in Palm Beach since 1990.

Saturday, March 19

2 p.m. – From the Gulag to the Palace – the Epic story of the life and art of Boris

Chetkov presented by gallerist Kenneth Pushkin.

Sunday, March 20

2 p.m. Bold Beauty Project - KINDSIGHT: Photography as a vehicle for

Recognition, Empowerment and Goodness. Panel discussion: Robert Zuckerman

(photographer), Shelly Baer (Project Director, Bold Beauty Project), Starr Sariego

(Curator, Bold Beauty Project), and Joy Hepburn (project model and photographer.

The Bold Beauty Project is an innovative photography exhibition showcasing 20 women

living with various disabilities.  Through the creative lenses of the photographers, the

audience gets a rare glimpse into the lives of these incredible women revealing their

beauty, strength, sensuality and boldness. Each panelist will present their contribution

to the project and how they in turn have been impacted by their participation.  Reception

following in Bold Beauty Project Special Exhibition booth.

3 p.m. Boca Talks at the Boca Raton Museum of Art – Wolgin Gallery, 501 Plaza

Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432 – Museum Members $5 – Non-members $15 –

Students with ID $5

Bob Colacello: In and Out with Andy – Vanity Fair special correspondent Bob

Colacello will discuss his new exhibition and his life with Andy Warhol, the brilliant,

controlling, private, insecure, and influential man who continues to fascinate us. As the

editor of Interview magazine from 1971 – 1983, Colacello photographed the glamorous

world of Warhol’s circle of associates, the Factory office, star-studded parties and

openings around the world, and captured images of Warhol in quiet moments at his

most honest and vulnerable.


Sunday, March 20 continued…

3:30 p.m. Everything You Want to Know…About the Art Market, How to Purchase

Art at Art Fairs – presented by S├ębastien Laboureau, Founder and CEO of MoonStar

Fine Arts Advisors (Miami and Paris) and international expert on the intersection of art

and finance. Mr. Laboureau will discuss current trends of the art market, the advantages

of purchasing at art fairs and art as an investment.


Faculty artists from the Boca Raton Museum of Art School will demonstrate gold leafing,

painting on porcelain, collage and figure drawing in the Art School’s booth at the fair.

Friday, March 18

Noon to 2:30 p.m. - Jacalyn Sanders, collage instructor will demonstrate and invite

attendees to create their own small collage.

3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. - Marybelle Cordell, painting instructor, will demonstrate the process

of painting on porcelain.

Saturday, March 19

Noon to 2:30 p.m. – Andrea Huffman, textile artist, will demonstrate printing on fabric

and guests will be invited to create their own small printing on cloth.

3 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Christopher Lopez will be the Artist at Work – representational

Sunday, March 20

Noon to 2:30 p.m. – Suzanne Scherer will demonstrate the art of gold leaf, and tool and

stamping into gold.

Noon to 2:30 p.m. Jacalyn Sanders will be the Artist at Work – collages

1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Figure Drawing from live models with adult art school students

sketching. Attendees are invited to join in and materials will be provided.


Saturday, March 19 – 3:30 p.m.

Hidden Books: The Art of Kumi Korf - screening and discussion

Directed by Sam Hampton and produced by Kirsten Hampton, "Hidden Books: The Art

of Kumi Korf," is a 30-minute documentary about the Japanese-born artist, Kumi Korf

whose art involves several disciplines: architectural design, printmaking, painting,

papermaking and artists' books. The film a unique perspective on her life and how the

world around her influences her work.


Monday, March 21 – 2 p.m.

Pilchuck: A Dance with Fire – moderated by Paul Fisher

The film explores how the Pilchuck Glass School, a small art center in the Pacific

Northwest woods of Stanwood, Washington, became the largest glass art center in the

world. Founded by iconic figure Dale Chihuly and a few art school friends in the

counterculture days of the early 70s, the Pilchuck Glass School pushed the boundaries

from its very beginnings. James Baker, CEO of the Pilchuck Glass School and the

Executive Producer of this PBS documentary special.


March 18 and 19, Friday and Saturday – 1 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.*

Jay Critchely Incorporated – Solo Exhibition

Schmidt Center Gallery, Performing Arts Building, Room 102 – Complimentary shuttle

from Art Boca Raton International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches.

Jay Critchley, Incorporated uses ritual, wordplays and the mainstream media to address

governmental power and corporate greed and their impact on areas such as the

environment, health, sexuality and public discourse.

*Curated tours Friday and Saturday 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. with Rod Faulds, FAU Director of

March 18-21, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Art After Dark at the Boca Raton Museum of Art – 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL

Extended hours at the Boca Raton Museum of Art with cocktails and music sponsored

by Sak’s Fifth Avenue. Continue your appreciation of art into the evening and enjoy

three world-class exhibitions on view at the Boca Raton Museum of Art: Warhol Prints

from the Collection of Marc Bell, Bob Colacello: In and Out with Andy and Warhol

on Vinyl: The Record Covers, 1949-1987+. Meet visiting artists, mingle with local

collectors, curators and museum members. Admission $12. Art Boca Raton one-day

and multi-day pass holders $10, Art Boca Raton VIP cardholders’ complimentary


Saturday, March 19 – 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

On the Road: Winston Art Group Appraisal Day – hosted by Florida Atlantic

University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters in the Theatre Lab,

Parliament Hall, 777 Glades Road. Renowned experts from Winston Art Group of West

Palm Beach; Kodner Galleries of Dania Beach; Palm Beach Modern Auctions of West

Palm Beach, and others will be on hand to offer verbal appraisals of art, antiques,

decorative arts, furniture, jewelry and vintage. Verbal appraisals are $45 per item. For

details email or visit All proceeds benefit

student scholarships.


The fair is open to the public from Friday, March 18, through Monday, March 21, 2016,

from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Multi-

day passes are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Student pricing is available. For

tickets and a full list of events visit

Next Level Fairs is the parent company for Art Boca Raton and Art Palm Beach that

will celebrate the 20th edition of the fair January 18-22, 2017 at the Palm Beach

Convention Center. Next Level Fairs curates sophisticated, event driven fairs attracting

global attendance, supported by an international marketing and branding strategy in

coordination with local museums, collectors and galleries.

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