Mix of Historic and Contemporary Ensures Success for 21st Annual Boston International Fine Art Show
Boston, MA – Tony Fusco and Robert Four, Co-Producers of the Boston International Fine Art Show are thrilled to announce the success of the 21st annual event.
Forty exhibitors from the United States, France, and the UK dazzled the weekend crowds with a strong mixture of historic and contemporary works on offer. An elegant gala preview sponsored by Yvel, the internationally known jewelry company from Israel and Boston’s own Cutting Edge Homes Architects + Builders drew close to 400 attendees on Thursday, October 19 to start the show.
Throughout the weekend six special programs were offered to attendees including a Keynote Presentation and book signing by celebrated New York interior designer Joe Nahem. Joshua Rose, Editor of American Fine Art and American Art Collector also led visitors on a visual tour through private art collections with panelists Diane Jensen and Robert Savage, MD. Gold Sponsor Yvel presented a program on their Megemeria School of Jewelry, a school to offer professional training and advancement as well as employment opportunities for Ethiopian immigrants in Israel.
Sales were seen by both new and returning dealers of historic, modern, and contemporary works. Contemporary Cape Cod gallery Miller White Fine Arts (MA) sold during the show and received a follow-up sale on their way home. Long time BIFAS exhibitors Martha Richardson Fine Art (MA), Vose Galleries (MA), Avery Galleries (PA), and Questroyal Fine Art (NY) also reported strong sales. Joining the show for the first time Art Concept Alternative (FL) enjoyed several sales for their Cuban, Spanish, and Venezuelan artists.
“We are happy to report strong sales in all categories throughout the weekend,” comments Tony Fusco. “It is particularly gratifying to see our long term outstanding dealers in historic American art lead the way in sales, that undoubtedly buoyed the contemporary galleries as well.”
Instead of the customary beneficiary, the Gala Preview for 2017 was presented by Gold Sponsors Yvel and Cutting Edge Homes with both companies having a spot on the floor plan. This led to a new energy during the course of the evening that continued on throughout the weekend.
The 22nd Annual Boston International Fine Art Show dates have been set for October 18 – 21, 2018 at the Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts. As usual the show will open with a Gala Preview on Thursday, October 18 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. The show continues throughout the weekend Friday 1-8, Saturday 11-8, and Sunday 11-5. For more information and special announcements, sign up for the newsletter at www.FineArtBoston.com.