34th Annual Boca Raton Museum Art Festival in Mizner Park

160+ Artists and Artisans from Across the Country 

Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 1st & 2nd, 2020

The Boca Raton Museum of Art presents the 34th annual Boca Raton Museum Art Festival in Mizner Park on Saturday, February 1 and Sunday, February 2 ─ one of the longest running and most prestigious juried art festivals in Florida.

Mizner Park will once again be filled with a spectacular selection of art from across the country. The event attracts more than 40,000 art collectors and enthusiasts to the Museum’s doorstep every year.

Proceeds from the festival help support the Museum’s educational programs for children and youth. Original artwork is available for purchase, created by more than 160 artists and artisans from throughout the United States.

The public can purchase fine artworks in a diversity of mediums including ceramics, wood, fiber, glass, drawing, painting, jewelry, photography, and sculpture.

This is the only art festival affiliated with the Boca Raton Museum of Art and the only art festival permitted to occupy the full breadth of Mizner Park’s entertainment, shopping and dining complex, with free garage parking.

“As we celebrate our 70th anniversary, we take pride in continuing to pioneer events that give back to the community through education and programs for families, children and youth,” said Irvin Lippman, the Museum’s Executive Director.

“The Boca Raton Museum of Art was founded by artists in 1950, and for seven decades has served as a major cultural anchor for the community. For the past 34 years, the Boca Raton Museum Art Festival in Mizner Park has spearheaded our Museum’s longstanding mission to champion both the creation and the experiencing of art.”


Throughout Mizner Park. The Museum anchors the northern tip of the shops and restaurants, at 501 Plaza Real in downtown Boca Raton, FL.


Saturday and Sunday, February 1st and 2nd from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Free and open to the public + festival-goers get free admission to the Museum


Free parking is available in the garages at Mizner Park

During the art festival, the Museum will offer free admission to festival-goers. This is the perfect time to see the three current exhibitions:


Clifford Ross: Waves

Maren Hassinger: Tree of Knowledge

Phyllis Galembo: Maske.

“One of the longest running and most prestigious juried art festivals in Florida, the event has become a must-see celebration,” adds Irvin Lippman.

“Because we are the only art festival allowed to partner with the entire Mizner Park entertainment complex that is located at the Museum’s doorstep, festival-goers also enjoy the unique setting of luxury retail shops and gourmet restaurants.”

Twelve thousand dollars will be given in awards where excellence is determined. On-site judging of the exhibitors will take place during Art Festival hours on Saturday.

The festival is presented by the Museum in partnership with the City of Boca Raton, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Discover The Palm Beaches Florida, and Mizner Park. For more information, please visit bocamuseum.org or call 561-392-2500


RCC Art Students’ Work on Exhibit in Albany

RCC Student Artists’ Works to Appear in SUNY Show – Albany

Ramapo-Five Rockland Community College student artists have had their work selected for exhibit at the State University of New York (SUNY) fall student art show. Congratulations to: Charles Bryant of Suffern, Vincent Vicidominiof Chestnut Ridge, Adrianna Di Matteo of Middletown, Ally Crum of Monroe, and Minori Sakai of Chestnut Ridge. RCC adjunct faculty, Lena Hyun, curates and coordinates student submissions for the show.

Each year since 2002, a statewide competitive exhibit of SUNY student artwork has been held during the fall and spring semesters.Displayed at State University Plaza in Albany, at SUNY Global Center in New York City, some artworks are also selected for display in Governor Cuomo’s Washington, DC office.Judging is conducted by SUNY art faculty, and a subset of student work from the seasonal shows may advance to the Best of SUNY art exhibit at the State Museum.

SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher says “The Best of SUNY art exhibition showcases works created by our top student artists from colleges and universities across New York over the past year,” and, the “annual exhibit at the Museum has become a must-see attraction in our state’s capital city.” In addition to the opportunity for experience and recognition, the competition offers students significant cash awards for the highest place winners in several categories.


Bryant_ The Garage

Charles Bryant – Suffern, NY
The Garage, 2013 digital photograph


Ally Crum – Monroe, NY
Hershal’s Farm, 2012 digital photograph, double exposure with gel medium on wood

DiMatteo_  Untitled (Michael)

Adrianna Di Matteo – Middletown, NY
Untitled (Michael), 2013 digital photograph, with gel medium on wood

Sakai_ untitled

Minori Sakai – Chestnut Ridge, NY
Untitled, 2011 gelatin silver print


Vincent Vicidomini – Chestnut Ridge, NY
James, 2013 digital photograph



Lon Bartlett Chats With Brandon Price

Lon Bartlett of Bartlett’s Rule is a famous author in his own right and he has agreed to do a weekly radio spot on WVHP interviewing interesting and upcoming new stars.
Let’s listen to this week’s broadcast…


Lon: Greetings everyone. Today we’re talking with Brandon Price, the hero of Chelle Cordero’s latest novel, Forgotten. Brandon, you truly are a man of mystery in this novel. I was lucky enough to receive an Advance Reading Copy from the publisher.

Brandon: So what did you think of the story, Lon?

Lon: It was really good. Chelle sure did a great job with your story.

Brandon: Well I got to read your story too. Not bad at all.

Lon: Thanks. We have a little mutual admiration society going here I see.

Brandon: There’s nothing wrong with that.

Lon: Agreed. But back to you and your story, Forgotten. That is one book that won’t be forgotten. The plot had some unexpected twists and all.

Brandon: Yeah. A whole lot of things were going on.

Lon: And you still got the girl. Tell us a little bit about that.

Brandon: Well Lon, the real mystery certainly wasn’t my choice. It was pretty unsettling not to be able to remember the woman I supposedly married.

Lon: (chuckling) It sure wasn’t the greatest time to ask a young lady who she is.

Brandon: It definitely was a shock for Caitlyn. I really put her through hell. She must have felt terrible to realize that I had no idea who she was…

Lon: Right in the middle of making love too, whew! But even when you got your memory back, she found out that there were a lot of things you hadn’t told her.

Brandon: I’m not really proud of that…

Lon: So how did you manage to pull that off? You know I used to have a pretty good reputation with women and…

Brandon: (Laughing) I wouldn’t call that a good rep Lon. You know if I had a sister, I wouldn’t have let her anywhere near you.

Lon: Things change. Now I’m a stable married man.

Brandon: Paige certainly had an effect on you.

Lon: Well Brandon, let’s get back to the effect that Caitlyn had on you. What made you finally open up to her?

Brandon: I didn’t really have a choice. It was tell her everything or lose her.

Lon: She wasn’t exactly too happy at first, you almost did lose her anyway. What was the biggest secret that you told her?

Brandon: Well, uh, I really can’t give that away here. Folks are just going to have to read the book to find out all of my secrets.

Lon: Okay. Tell me though, you had a lot of help winning her back, didn’t you?

Brandon: I’m not going to lie, a couple of really good friends helped out. Someone that knows Caitlyn real well did me a big favor by helping me understand a few things. I was really clueless.

Lon: You were pretty much a loner before your lady came around, weren’t you?

Brandon: Yes. I pretty much kept isolated. The only person I ever trusted, before Caitlyn of course, was my secretary.

Lon: Ah yes, your secretary. She certainly surprised you.

Brandon: I still can’t believe how wrong I was about her.

Lon: People make mistakes. She put on a good act.

Brandon: Yeah, but I thought I knew women pretty well… and look how that turned out. You know I used to read your articles back in the day. They were actually pretty good. You put in a lot of valid pointers about the fairer sex.

Lon: Hey Brandon, how about telling us a little bit about Caitlyn.

Brandon: What can I say? She’s beautiful and smart. She is a really gifted artist. I love her paintings. And she is very giving of herself to everyone around her. She is a real people person. She loves her family and there’s nothing she wouldn’t do for her friends. The best of all, she loves me.

Lon: How did you meet her?

Brandon: I was at job fair, I had been asked if I would take on an intern. Anyway, I saw this gorgeous young lady come walking in – there was no turning back. I had to meet her.

Lon: There is a bit of history in the story about your families. Do you want to fill us in?

Brandon: There really isn’t much to say about me. I was estranged from my father for years. My mom had died. I didn’t have any other relatives. As for Caitlyn, her parents were killed by a drunk driver when she was just twelve. She went to live with relatives after that. It was Caitlyn who really made me see that family was a nice thing to have.

Lon: Whatever happened with the intern?

Brandon: I never did get around to finding one.

Lon: Your work is pretty interesting…

Brandon: All I do is design computer games, Lon. You know, I’m the guy who helps create those huge battle scenes that online gamers go crazy for.

Lon: Well Brandon, I’m afraid we’re out of time here. Folks we’ve been chatting with Brandon Price… computer game designer. You can meet Brandon for yourself in Chelle Cordero’s latest romance novel, Forgotten. Forgotten comes out later this month. Please stay tuned for your favorite music with DJ Steve when we come back after this break.