Special Programs, Speakers for the 23rd Annual Boston International Fine Art Show
The 23rd Annual Boston International Fine Art Show returns October 24-27, 2019 at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts. www.FineArtBoston.com . BIFAS is the only show and sale of its kind in New England, featuring an outstanding selection of Old Master to Contemporary fine art in all price ranges from galleries the United States and Europe. Also, this year, BIFAS launches a special "Emerge" section in the show for individual artist and galleries that specialize in emerging and mid-career artists. More than 3,000 original works of art will be on offer prices from just a few hundred dollars to more than $1 million. For details visit www.FineArtBoston.com or call us at 617-363-0405
Returning to the show are two 23-year veteran galleries that were among the handful of galleries that started the show in the late 1990s: Questroyal Fine Art (NY) and Martha Richardson Fine Art (MA). Also returning to the show is Avery Galleries of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, who started exhibiting at BIFAS shortly after opening their doors in 2001, and Leonard Parco of Parco Fine Art in Ipswich, Massachusetts, which is devoted to the rich artistic heritage of Cape Ann, Massachusetts and its famous Rockport and Gloucester artist colonies. Two internationally-known galleries that specialize in European fine art will grace the show this year: Trinity House Paintings, with locations in the UK, New York, and San Francisco and Guarisco Gallery of Washington, DC. Adding to the diversity will be a small selection of jewelry, antiques and oriental rugs offered by Brad & Vandy Reh Fine Jewelry (CT), Shaia Oriental Rugs (VA) and Jeffrey Tillou Antiques (CT).
Returning contemporary galleries offer works in a range of styles from figurative to abstract to experimental including Bowersock Gallery (MA); Colm Rowan Fine Art (NY & PA); Edgewater Gallery (VT & MA) J.W. Reilly Fine Art (MA); Miller White Fine Arts (MA); Principle Gallery (VA & SC); and Renjeau Gallery (MA). In addition, the ‘EMERGE’ section will offer about 15 booths of individual artists and galleries that specialize in emerging and mid-career artists.
Distinguished guest speakers and will also add interest to the weekend with insights into rediscovered artists, art in interior design and more. All special programs are free with admission:
On Saturday at 2pm in the Lecture Hall, a lively panel discussion “Living With Art” will feature three outstanding interior designers who emphasize fine art as part of their work. The panelists are: Craig Tevolitz of Platemark Design, Boston; Anelle Gandelman of A-List Interiors, Westchester, New York; and Lucinda Loya of Houston, Texas. Moderating the discussion will be Joshua Rose, Editor-in-Cheif of American Fine Art and American Art Collector magaznies.
On Saturday at 3pm at the show, the internationally-known art expert Peter Falk, creator of the three-volume standard reference Who Was Who in American Art and other scholarly works, presents an illustrated talk titled “An Insider’s View of Valuing Art” which will reference many of the artists featured by the fair’s exhibitors. His online magazine, Discoveries in American Art, has resurfaced the work and careers of many American artists, particularly forgotten American Abstract Expressionists.
On Sunday at 2pm, BIFAS is honored to welcome Eve M. Kahn, widely known for the weekly Antiques column she wrote for the New York Times from 2008 to 2016. Ms. Kahn will launch her new book: Forever Seeing Beauties: The Forgotten Impressionist Mary Roger Williams, 1857-1907. In 2012, a trove of paintings and letters by this forgotten artist was discovered in a Connecticut boathouse, and Ms. Kahn has devoted herself to the retelling of the artist’s fascinating life story.
For the Weekend show (Fri. 1-8, Sat. 11-8, Sun. 11-5) tickets are $15, Under 12 years old free. Tickets are also available for the Gala Preview, Thursday evening Oct. 24 5:30-8:30pm. Please see website for details on Gala Preview tickets. Weekend tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Advance tickets are available at https://bifas2019.eventbrite.com
- Tony Fusco