Art Naples - Returns in March with Exceptional Contemporary Exhibitions and an Educational Perspective
Naples, FL - February 13, 2012– The second annual Art Naples will return March 22nd – 26th to the Naples International Pavilion at Immokalee and Livingston Roads.
Inaugurated in 2011, Art Naples introduced international contemporary galleries to the flourishing art scene of Florida's Gulf Coast for the first time. The inaugural fair drew over 12,000 attendees from over 38 states and 13 countries.
The 2012 Fair will again showcase an array of international galleries exhibiting artists spanning 20th century modern masters and 21st century contemporary and emerging artists. The presentations will include a wide breadth of mediums encompassing fine art glass, painting, photography, mixed media, large-scale installation, sculpture and video.
Fair organizing firm, International Fine Art Expositions, has always believed that it is not only vital to bring the cultural experience of an international art fair to a community but also an educational perspective of what makes the artworks so fascinating. Therefore this year will continue an informative lecture and panel series.
This year the fair will feature a special tribute to the American Studio Glass Art Movement in coordination with the Naples Museum exhibition "Evolution/Revolution" in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the American Glass Art Movement. The fair will also sponsor special exhibitions, lectures and artist discussions on the history of the American glass art movement and its future, including "The Future of Studio Art Glass Movement" a panel discussion moderated by Ferdinand Hampson, Director, Habatat Galleries and panelist including internationally renowned Glass artists Toots Zynsky and Dan Dailey.
Art Naples is pleased to partner with prestigious institutions including the Patty and Jay Baker Naples Art Museum, Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts, C'mon - Golisano Children's Museum of Naples and the United Arts Council of Collier County. Media partners include the luxury lifestyle magazine Gulfshore Life, as well as Art Districts and Art Pulse.
The Preview evening, March 22rd, will honor the members of the Patty and Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art and Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts. The evening will commence with a by member-invitation-only First View from 5:30-7 PM, followed by the Collectors Invitational from 7-10 PM.
For more information on exhibitors and programming for the 2012 Art Naples visit www.artfairnaples.com or call 239.949.5411.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS:
International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE) Principals, David and Lee Ann Lester have been in the art fair industry for over 20 years and have organized over 70 international art fairs in art capitals around the world including New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, and London. IFAE has pioneered the Florida market establishing the American International Fine Art Fair (AIFAF) in 1997, now the premiere fine art fair in America, and Art Palm Beach in 1998, one of Florida's most celebrated contemporary fairs. In addition, the firm founded Miami Florida's original international art fair, Art Miami, in 1991.
In addition, IFAE owns and operates - SeaFair- the world's first mobile mega-yacht venue. Groundbreaking in ingenuity and style, the 228-foot exhibition venue - which remains dockside during each event - pairs international fine art, jewelry and collectables with harbor view dining and special events in cities along the eastern seaboard.