Boca Raton Museum of Art Presents 29th Annual Juried Art Festival
Outdoor Event Featuring Hundreds of U.S. Artists – February 7 & 8, 2015.
The Boca Raton Museum of Art’s 29th Annual Outdoor Juried Art Festival kicks off the Museum’s 65th anniversary celebration on Saturday and Sunday, February 7 and 8, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Admission is complimentary and free parking is available in the garages at Mizner Park. One-of-a-kind art will be available for purchase including painting, sculptures, jewelry, fiber art, photography, ceramics, pottery, wood art, mixed media, graphic design, crafts and art glass. For additional information bocamuseum.org.
“More than 230 artists from around the United States will be in this year’s festival. Our goal is to select the highest caliber of art and present it in the spectacular outdoor setting of Mizner Park,” says Irvin Lippman, Executive Director, Boca Raton Museum of Art.
Visitors to the festival who donate a minimum of $5 to the Art School’s Scholarship Fund will receive complimentary admission to the Museum. Donations will be accepted at the admission desk. On view at the Boca Raton Museum of Art during the festival will be Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil, Surrealism and Magic, Abstraction on Paper, and the Museum Art School Faculty Exhibition.
Walter O’Neill, Director of the Boca Raton Museum Art School will judge this year’s festival along with Allan Pierce (photographer, instructor at the Art School and member of the Artists’ Guild) and Ralph Papa (plein air artist and a member of the Artists’ Guild). The artist selected as Best in Show will receive $3,000 and nine Merit Awards of $1,000 each will be presented.
Mr. O’Neill joined the Boca Raton Museum Art School as Director in April of 2014 after relocating from New York City where he had served as Director of the Educational Alliance Art School and Gallery since 1997. Previously, he was Supervisor of School Programs at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, an educator at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu and taught fresco painting at The Cloisters in New York.
In 2014, the museum’s Curator of Collections, Marisa Pascucci awarded the top prize to Estelle Fransbergen, a sculptor from LaCrosse, Indiana. The recipients of the Merit Awards hailed from Colorado, Ohio, Louisiana, New York, and Florida.
The 29th Annual Outdoor Juried Art Festival is presented by the Museum in partnership with the City of Boca Raton, Palm Beach County Cultural Council, and the Palm Beach County Tourism and Development Council.
Founded in 1950 by the Art Guild of Boca Raton, the Museum’s collections, innovative exhibitions, and educational programming are international in scope and reflect the creative expression of the Florida region. In 2001, the Boca Raton Museum of Art moved into its new home in the heart of Mizner Park. The Art School, located nearby on West Palmetto Park Road (the Museum’s original location), offers more than 100 weekly classes in a variety of media for adults and children. The Artists’ Guild remains a strong auxiliary of the Museum with more than 350 artist-members who actively exhibit throughout the area and whose work may be seen at the Artists’ Guild Gallery on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach.
Exhibitions on view January 26 – April 5, 2015 include Izhar Patkin: The Wandering Veil, Surrealism and Magic, Abstraction on Paper, and the Museum Art School Faculty Exhibition. Opening April 21 through July 12, 2015 will be Helena Rubinstein: Beauty is Power. For additional information please visit the website at bocamuseum.org.
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