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.”

WHERE:

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

WHEN:

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

ADMISSION:

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

PARKING:

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.

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Bryant_ The Garage

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

Crum_Hershal'sFarm

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

Vicidomini_James

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

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