“Living with Art” Program Series Enlivens the 21st Anniversary Boston International Fine Art Show

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  • September 21, 2017

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Keynote Presentation and Book Signing "The Design Vision of Joe Nahem" with Joe Nahem of Fox-Nahem, NY
Courtesy of Joe Nahem

The 21st Annual Boston International Fine Art Show takes place October 19 – 22. The show opens on October 19 with a Gala Preview presented by two Gold Sponsors: Yvel and Cutting Edge Homes. Founded in 1986 in Jerusalem, Yvel is a luxury jewelry brand and will showcase their award winning pearls and precious gemstone collections, meticulously crafted by designers and artisans using nature as an inspiration. Cutting Edge Homes Architects + Builders is an award-winning boutique firm serving the Boston area, with a fully integrated architecture and construction approach, and an obligation to craftsmanship, creativity, and value.

“We are thrilled to have the support of these two unique Gold Sponsors hosting the Gala,” comments Co-Producer Tony Fusco. “It allows our galleries to invite additional collectors and guests, and adds to the festive atmosphere that everyone enjoys. At the Gala, we will also welcome Special Guest Joe Nahem, the celebrated interior designer. Joe will be our Keynote Speaker at the Designer Luncheon on Friday, and Daniel Sahalo of Yvel will also offer a special program on Sunday.”

As the only show and sale of its kind in New England, BIFAS features everything from Old Master drawings to contemporary art by emerging and established artists.  Works on offer range from fine original prints priced at a few hundred dollars to museum quality masterpieces, priced in the millions. For more information and a list of exhibitors please visit www.FineArtBoston.com

“Each year notable collectors, museum curators, interior designers, and art lovers come to Boston to see fresh work that our galleries reserve for the show,” comments Co-Producer Tony Fusco. “Diversity has always been key to the show, and as we enter our third decade I am happy to be bucking the trend of homogenous mega-shows.”


Weekend show hours are Friday 1-8pm, Saturday 11-8pm, and Sunday 11-5pm. Tickets are $15, under 12 free and include access to all special programs, re-admission, show catalog, and coat check. A bistro café and discount and valet parking are also available.

Gala or weekend tickets to the 21st Anniversary Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS) include complimentary admission to a wide array of insightful and exciting special programs including special guest speakers, panel discussions, book signings, dealer booth talks, and more.

2016 Show View
Robert Four

Friday October 20

12:00pm - “Designer Luncheon” before the show opens to the Public. Please inquire. 1:00pm - Keynote Speaker Joe Nahem

The Design Vision of Joe Vision of Joe Nahem - Join celebrated interior designer Joe Nahem, of Fox-Nahem Associates in New York City, for an in-depth look at his use of fine art in interior design. Nahem’s new book speaks as much to his talents as a curator as it does to the outstanding quality of his designs that have earned him recognition as a member of Architectural Digest’s AD 100 and the ELLE DECOR A-List. BIFAS audiences will have exclusive access to advance copies of the book, featuring 15 projects that showcase Nahem’s singular style and his ability to highlight clients’ extensive art collections, along with their highly refined and original tastes. Diana Dunbar-Place, co-founder of The Global Design Post, an international media platform celebrating all aspects of interior design, will lead the discussion.  Book signing to follow.

Debbie Kinson, Blossoming Perspective, 24” x 18”, Oil on Clayboard
Courtesy of Bowersock Gallery

Friday October 20

5:00pm - Reception Open to the Public

6:00pm - Program - Special Guest: Curt DiCamillo

Presented by Magazine Antiques

Villa Astor: Paradise Restored on the Amalfi Coast​ - Join Curt DiCamillo, Curator of Special Collections at the New England Historic Genealogical Society and international authority on English country homes and the decorative arts. Curt transports audiences to Italy through his new book, Villa Astor: Paradise Restored on the Amalfi Coast.  Explore this stunning showcase of William Waldorf Astor’s exquisitely curated masterpiece of art, architecture, and design. Astor, an eccentric, extravagant and discerning art lover spent a decade restoring and decorating the house with an outstanding collection of classical art.  Book signing to follow.

Saturday October 21

2:00pm - Visual Tour Through Private Art Collections

Presented by American Fine Art

Joshua Rose, Editor of American Fine Art & American Art Collector takes attendees on a digital tour through the private homes of art collectors featured on the pages of his magazines. The panel also features insightful collector profiles from Diane McManus Jensen, art advisor and author of: The Art of Collecting, An Intimate Tour Inside Private Art Collections, with Advice on Starting Your Own, and a presentation by collector Robert Savage, MD, founder of The Wellesley Collection. 

Saturday October 21

3:00pm - Fine Art By Design

Interior designers have a unique perspective on fine art that combines an eye for inspiration, a curatorial sense of how art relates to the overall design of a space, and an understanding of how their clients will live with and relate to works of art in their homes.  Join a national panel assembled by Andrew Joseph PR (NY) including Michael Mitchell and Tyler Hill of Mitchell Hill (Charleston), and Stephan Jones (Los Angeles) for tips, inspirations, and insider information on fine art in your home. Moderated by Kyle Hoepner, Editor in Chief New England Home

Sunday October 22

1:30pm - The Yvel and Megemeria Story

Yvel founders, Isaac and Oma Levy opened the amazing Megemeria School of Jewelry in 2010 to offer professional training and advancement, as well as employment opportunities for Ethiopian immigrants in Israel. Join Daniel Sahalo, Marketing and Sales Manager for Megemeria as he speaks on influence of the program in his life and his aliyah journey from Ethiopia to Israel to start a new life with his family.

Meaghan Flaherty
Fusco & Four/Ventures, LLC

Fusco & Four/Ventures, LLC
8 Allenwood Street
Boston, Massachusetts
About Fusco & Four/Ventures, LLC

Founded in 1979 by principals Tony Fusco and Robert Four, Fusco & Four is a full-service Marketing and Public Relations agency, specializing in the arts, lifestyle, leisure and luxury clients. The agency has worked with more than 300 arts-related clients over the past 30 years, including museums, classical music groups, galleries, auction houses, show promoters, internationally-known brands and Internet-based companies in the arts and antiques field. Fusco & Four also produces three annual art and design shows in Boston: the Boston International Fine Art Show, AD 20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries, and The Ellis Boston Antiques Show. Please direct inquiries to Tony Fusco.

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