14th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS) Gallery Roster Announced

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  • October 04, 2010

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1. Chaïm Soutine (1893-1943), Femme couchée dans l’herbe, 1939. Oil on canvas, 21 x 32-3/8 inches.
Courtesy of Galerie Jean-François Cazeau (Paris).


The 14th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS) takes place Thursday - Sunday, November 18-21, 2010 at The Boston Center for The Arts (BCA) Cyclorama. The show opens with the Gala Preview on Thursday, November 18 benefit Boston Symphony Orchestra, which operates three of the country’s most beloved musical institutions: the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and Tanglewood.

Co-producers Tony Fusco and Robert Four are pleased to announce the dealer roster for 2010.  The only show of its kind in New England, BIFAS features 40 galleries from the United States and Europe, with no restrictions on the type of work that may be shown.  Following the success of last year’s show, are anticipating yet another outstanding event.  Returning to the 2010 show are a number of prestigious galleries, including William Vareika Fine Arts (RI), Arcadia Fine Arts (NY), Avery Galleries (PA), Debra Force Fine Art (NY), Martha Richardson Fine Art (MA), Vose Galleries (MA), Questroyal Fine Art (NY), Eckert Fine Art (NY), Tom Veilleux Gallery (ME), and numerous others.  Notable newcomers include Galerie Jean-François Cazeau (Paris), Caldwell Gallery (NY), Koman Fine Art (FL) and contemporary glass specialists Schantz Galleries (MA).   A complete roster of exhibitors for 2010 is available on the show website at www.FineArtBoston.com.

2. Michael Chapman, North American Pastoral. Oil on canvas, 42 x 56 inches.
Courtesy of Arcadia Fine Art (NY)

Schantz Gallery of Stockbridge, Massachuetts highlights the show’s diverse offerings with a solo show of works by world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly.  Chihuly’s vibrant and colorful glass installations adorn the halls of museums, cultural institutions and major corporations in the United States and across the globe.  Notable installation sites include Las Vegas’ Bellagio Hotel and Casino, St. Peter’s Church in New York City and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.  The artist is also well known for his smaller works, many of which will be offered for sale by Schantz Gallery at the show.

Among a number of premier international exhibitors is the superlative Galerie Jean-François Cazeau of Paris, France.  The gallery’s primary focus is centered on Impressionist and Modern masters, counting works by Gen Paul, Chaim Soutine and Andre Masson among an extensive and skillfully curated inventory.  A select group of contemporary works will also be available.

The Gala Preview, bolstered by the show’s Honorary Committee, has blossomed in to one of Boston’s premier social and art collecting events.  The Honorary Committee includes numerous New England museum directors and curators, such as Malcolm Rogers of the MFA Boston, Thomas Lentz of the Harvard Art Museums, James Welu of the Worcester Art Museum, Brian Allen of the Addison Gallery of American Art, David Dearinger of the Boston Athenaeum, Katherine French of the Danforth Museum, and Nancy Netzer of the McMullen Museum of Art.    

4. Dale Chihuly, Bright Green and Pink Seaform Set, 2000. Glass, 8 x 15 x 9 inches.
Courtesy of Schantz Galleries (MA)

The Cyclorama provides the ideal venue: a large circular rotunda and adjacent salons encourage visitors to both linger and wander.  The historic structure is located in the heart of the Boston Center for the Arts complex, which boasts four theatres, a gallery, Boston Ballet school, 50 artist studios and other facilities.  There are more than a dozen "hot" restaurants and nightspots within a five-minute walk, making it a focal point for cultural life in the city.

The Boston International Fine Art Show opens with the Gala Preview on Thursday, November 18 from 5:30 to 9:30pm to benefit Boston Symphony Orchestra.  The weekend show is open Friday 1pm-9pm, Saturday 11am-8pm and Sunday11am-5pm.  Tickets are $15 and are available online or at the door.   Special programs and guest lectures are offered throughout the weekend show.  For more information call (617) 363-0405, or visit www.FineArtBoston.com.

Fusco & Four also produces AD 20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries, slated for April7-10, 2011, and is re-launching The Ellis Boston Antiques Show October 13-16, 2011, both of which will also take place at The Cyclorama. 

For information, contact Tony Fusco at Fusco & Four at 617-363-0405, or visit www.FineArtBoston.com 


Tony Fusco
Fusco & Four

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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