WEST PALM BEACH, FL.-palmbeach3 | contemporary art fair will open its 11th season with a private Preview Evening on January 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida is the charity partner for the ticketed event. More than 1,500 collectors, art professionals and community leaders are expected to attend and will have the first opportunity to preview and purchase a compelling array of contemporary and modern paintings, photography, video, sculptures, functional objects and design presented by more than 95 prestigious galleries from 15 countries around the world.
The opening night party is always exciting, and sets the stage for the rest of the Fair, said director, Fran Kaufman. Were anticipating that a number of collectors will fly into Palm Beach from around the world to get the first look at what promises to be our best Fair yet.
The four-day event, which is open to the public January 11 through 14, will also have several other charity partners this year. On Sunday, The Christopher Ricardo Cystic Fibrosis Foundation based in Aventura will host a book signing by noted photographer Frank Dituri, featuring his new monograph, Blue Bird. All proceeds from book sales will benefit the Foundation, and 15 percent of the sales of Dituris photographs (available at Stephen Rosenberg Fine Art) on that day will also go to the charity. Also on Sunday, partial Fair admission proceeds will benefit the School of the Arts Foundation, which supports the Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts, a long-time affiliate of palmbeach3 and recently ranked 25th in Americas Best High Schools by US News & World Report.
Although palmbeach3 only occurs once a year, we want to support organizations that make a difference in the community on a daily basis, adds Kaufman.
palmbeach3 2008 will offer several special exhibitions, including an exclusive preview of the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Arts upcoming show, Unbroken Ties: Dialogues in Cuban Art; a special photography exhibition presented by the Aperture Foundation of New York; a throne room created by noted interior designer Thomas Jayne; and a Video Room curated by contemporary art collectors Elayne and Marvin Mordes. Elayne and Marvin Mordes. In addition, the Fair will host a high-profile lecture series; panel discussions; installations; an Aperture Foundation bookstore and off-site collector events.
Fair hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission prices range from $15 for a one-day pass to $30 for a multi-day pass that includes a catalog. Children under 12, accompanied by an adult, enter the Fair free of charge. Tickets for the Preview Evening on January 10 are $75 per person. For more information, visit www.palmbeach3.com or call 561-209-1308.
2008 Partial List of Exhibitors: Alan Brown Gallery, Naples / Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago / Aperture Foundation, New York / Adamar Fine Arts, Coral Gables / Artmosphere/Rudolf Budja Gallery, Salzburg / Barbara Paci Gallery, Pietrasanta / Barry Friedman Ltd., New York / Browngrotta Arts, Wilton / C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore / Carolyn Blitz Fine Art, New York / Cernuda Arte, Coral Gables / Charon Kransen Arts, New York / Chelsea Galleria, Miami / China Square Gallery, Miami / Contessa Gallery, Cleveland / Coplan Gallery, Boca Raton / David Findlay Jr. Inc., New York / Davis Klemm Gallery, Mainz-Kostheim / DFN Gallery, New York / Donna Schneier Fine Arts, New York / Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis / Eckert Fine Art, Naples / Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery, San Francisco / Etra Fine Art, Miami / Evelyn Aimis Fine Art, Miami / Ferrin Gallery, Lenox / Flowers, London / Franklin Riehlman Fine Art, New York / Galeria El Museo, Bogota / Galeria Fernando Pradilla, Madrid / Galerie 40 Rother, Weisbaden / Galerie Barbara von Stechow, Frankfurt / Galerie Bertin-Toublanc, Paris/Miami / Galerie Besson, London / Galerie Caprice Horn, Berlin / Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal / Galerie Erhard Witzel, Wiesbaden / Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki / Galerie Hafenrichter & Fluegel, Nuernberg / Galerie Leila Mordoch, Paris / Galerie Mark Hachem, Paris/New York / Galerie Schubbe Projekt, Dusseldorf / Galerie Terminus, Munich / Goedhuis Contemporary, New York / Habana Gallery, Havana / Habatat Galleries, Boca Raton / Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak / Hesse Group, Wiesbaden / Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach / Holsten Galleries, Stockbridge / Isabel Ignacio Gallery, Sevilla / James Goodman Gallery, New York / Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe / Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York / Leo Kaplan Modern, New York / Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte / Joakim von Ditmar Fine Art & Deco, New York / John Szoke Editions, New York / Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York / KN Gallery, Chicago / Lausberg Contemporary, Dusseldorf / Leonard Ruethmueller Contemporary Art, Basel / lorch + seidel galerie, Berlin / Loveed Fine Art, Chicago / Marx-Saunders Gallery, Chicago / Maurine Littleton Gallery, Washington D.C. / Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York / Moti Hasson Gallery, New York / Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York / Nicholas Robinson Gallery, New York / Stephen Rosenberg Fine Art, New York / Osborne Samuel LLP, London / Pan American Art Projects, Miami / Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary / Peithner-Lichtenfels, Vienna / Praxis International Art, Miami/New York / Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London / Redfern Gallery, London / Robert Brown Gallery, Washington D.C. / Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton / Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco / Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco / Stux Gallery, New York / Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York / Thomas R. Riley Galleries, Cleveland / Verve Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale / Vision Gallery, Jerusalem / Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm / William Zimmer Gallery, Mendocino / 2 American Art Associated, Palm Beach / 21st Editions, Rochester.