Art Palm Beach
The highlight of the “season” for me in South Florida is not all the crowds, traffic and long lines, although I am grateful for the prosperity it brings to our parts. The high point is Art Palm Beach. My pal Vicki and I make a practice of attending the opening reception every year. This year was double the fun as I went back a second time with my sis and bro-in-law visiting from NY and my son. The event is always held in January and the venue is the beautiful Palm Beach Convention Center. This year it was held January 25-28th with a preview evening on the 24th.
The focus of the show is contemporary art (my fave). Sixteen years ago the first show focused on art of the 60s and 70s. Today the focus has expanded to include all forms and periods of contemporary art. In addition to an international assortment of exhibitors there were an impressive array of lectures available to attendees. I’m already planning to focus on these next year. It is said that the venues such as the Palm Beach County Convention Center create more jobs nationally than the auto industry! It is estimated that Art Palm Beach adds about $800,000 to the local economy in just four days! In addition it takes 300 people to make it happen. Enough about logistics, let’s talk about art! I took these pix just to share with my peeps here at Kitchens for Living. These were some of my favorites.
Gloria is a kitchen and bath cabinetry designer with AKBD certification from the National Kitchen & Bath Association. She has also served on the Florida Treasure Coast Chapter's Board of Directors as the VP of Communications. Her work has appeared on This Old House as well as in Florida Design Magazine, K+BB Magazine and the Palm Beach Post. She is co-author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Remodeling Your Kitchen, Illustrated, as well as a freelanced writer contributing occasionally to the Sun Sentinel in the area of kitchen design. She is a proud member of the Blanco Design Council and the illustrious Brizo Blogger 19.