Learn how to buy art at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

Posted on August 28, 2015 By

Ok folks, if you’re up for a drive the Boca Raton Museum of Art is at it again. I must say I am very impressed with the proactive approach taken by their Museum and the wide array of events (e.g. the minature golf course set up at the museum?) that the museum offers in order to draw the Boca Raton community (old and young alike) to the arts!

So without further adieu, here is another unique opportunity to learn how to buy art! The details:

Wednesday, September 5
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Wolgin Auditorium
501 Plaza Real (north end of Mizner Park)
Presented by the Museum’s Professional Advisory Committee in partnership with the Collectors’ Forum
Sponsored by: Bennardo & Bennardo Attorneys at Law

4:00 PM: Welcome and Networking
4:15 PM panel discussion: Join Museum Director Steven Maklansky, Curator Marisa Pascucci and private collector Martin Mallinger and walk away with a toolkit of enduring strategies identifying where to look when starting or growing your art collection.
5:00 PM tour: Director Steven Maklansky will lead a tour of the permanent collection, featuring private collections contained in the Museum’s galleries.
5:30 PM social event: Hot Days/Cool Nights. Unwind to the melody of steel drums while enjoying a collection of vintage surfboards, beach- and summer-inspired art, ice-cold signature cocktails, and mouthwatering BBQ at this month’s Meet Me at the Museum.
8:00 PM: Galleries and Museum Store close.

Reservations are required to Annagrace Banaszak at abanaszak@bocamuseum.org or by calling 561-392-2500 ext. 209.

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Brickell Street Art

Posted on August 1, 2015 By

Who said that good street art is not one of the best ways to make a point? Reason why we are working on the Brickell Street Art Project!
Artist: Icon
Foto by jens Schrödter



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Local Artist Profile: Geoffrey Baris

Posted on July 15, 2015 By


In 1978, Geoff began a remarkable and exciting career, as a photographer, in the commercial fashion industry. His work appeared in numerous catalogs and magazines including: Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Mademoiselle, GQ, Nordstrom’s, LL Bean, Eddie Bauer, JC Penny, Lands End, Sears and Pendleton. During 25 years as one of the best fashion photographers in the U.S., his work led to shooting sites in Bali, Greece, Italy, Mexico and the Caribbean.


In 2005, he left his fashion photography, to devote his creative interests to abstract expressionist, nature and representational photography. In a surprisingly short time, his work aroused the interest of galleries, art show organizers, interior designers and fine art collectors.

Many of my images are water reflections. Water is a constantly moving element, changing form, shape and color. With my camera, I capture a fraction-of-a-second, a glimpse into it’s ever changing movement. It is through these windows of time, that I connect with the beauty of water’s movement into form. I use the camera to see another view of the real world, to explore hidden images that emerge from nature. The true essence of photography lies beyond pure sight; it goes deeper into the soul, past everything known as color and form. I like to think that my photographs are all real images of nature seen from this deeper place within myself. Here I am able to find my connection to my soul.

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Come experience South Florida’s unique art flavour!

Posted on June 18, 2015 By


BAW’s monthly events bring the works of well established and recognized artists to the Brickell community. Our mission is to serve as a vehicle to enhance Brickell’s and Miami’s cultural ambiance and to give Brickellians the opportunity to meet prestigious artists and collectors, up-close and personal. Every venue will also feature a new artist, making each BAW experience a journey through a wide variety of art styles and prices.

(Miami, June 18, 2015) The Brickell Art Walk (BAW), an evening of fine art and live entertainment, will take place on Tuesday, June 30th at several venues in the neighborhood of Miami’s Mary Brickell Village.  More than 10 established artists will be displaying over 100 modern and contemporary art masterpieces curated by renowned local and international curators.

Participating venues, which will include, among others, Perricone’s, Balans and Red Bar Gallery, will be transformed to highlight a spectacular selection of modern and contemporary paintings, works on paper, drawings, photography and sculpture (both indoor and outdoor). Attendees will have the opportunity to view and purchase work from recognized artists such as Antonio Guerrero, David Siqueiros, Ernesto Kunde, Floyd Heglichs, Richard Kurtz and others.

“We’re excited to launch the new Brickell Art Walk, a monthly event that brings together hundreds of modern and contemporary artworks from an international array of galleries,” said BAW Executive Director Felipe Garcia. “In celebration of the launch and the fantastic local support we’ve been receiving, we will donate a portion of the proceeds from this event to Art Studio Miami in support of their mission to heal systematic poverty with creative-holistic arts integration.”

Preceding the launch, on Monday, June 25, BAW will host an opening-night party and preview event in the Mary Brickell Village Plaza for invited guests only, where Ms. Stella Holmes, arts patron, collector and founder of The Brickellian and Brickell Gallery Night, will be presented with a lifetime achievement award celebrating her longtime efforts to build cultural synergy in the Brickell area and South Florida.

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Another Great Art Walk

Posted on June 1, 2015 By

Thank you all for a great Art Walk! … We are blessed with not only great local artists but nicest friends & crowd. Start making plans for June 30th its going to be amazing!

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