10th Annual Boston International Fine Show Slated for November 9-12, 2006 The 10th Anniversary Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS), will take place Thursday through Sunday November 9-12, 2006 at The Cyclorama at The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA), in Boston’s South
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CELEBRATING TEN YEARS IN STYLE!
BOSTON INTERNATIONAL FINE ART SHOW SLATED FOR NOV. 9-12, 2006 ANNOUNCES BENEFICIARY AND BOSTON GLOBE AS MEDIA SPONSOR
The 10th Anniversary Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS), will take place Thursday through Sunday November 9-12, 2006 at The Cyclorama at The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA), in Boston’s South End. Co-Producers Tony Fusco and Robert Four are pleased to announce that the Preview will benefit the outstanding Boston arts organization Artists for Humanity. The co-producers also announce that the Tenth Anniversary show has gained the support of The Boston Globe newspaper as premier media sponsor.
The Gala Preview opens the show on Thursday, November 9 from 6-9 pm, with all proceeds benefiting Artists For Humanity (AFH). AFH’s mission is to bridge economic, racial and social divisions by providing underserved teens with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in the arts. Tickets to the Gala Preview are $100 ($80 is tax-deductible). Enjoy catering, fine wine and of course first choice of a dazzling array of fine art. Tickets include show catalog, and re-admission throughout the weekend. Valet parking available. For information call Greg Brown at 617-268-7620. To order online visit the organization at www.afhboston.com
The Weekend Show takes place Friday, 1pm to 9pm, Saturday, 11am to 8pm, and Sunday, 11am to 5pm. Admission is $12 at the door, under 12 Free. Enjoy a bistro café throughout the weekend at the show, catered by Garden of Eden Café. Complimentary catalog, lecture program, coat check and readmission. Visit www.FineArtBoston.com for more information.
Friday is "New Collectors’ Day" at the show, with special programs throughout the day designed to introduce new collectors to the world of fine art. The featured panel at 6pm will be: "Collecting Contemporary Realism" with artist Robert Douglas Hunter; Joshua Rose, Editor, American Art Collector; and Steve Diamant, Arcadia Fine Arts, NY. Additional Friday programs and Saturday and Sunday lecture series to be announced.
The only show of its kind in New England, BIFAS features 40 galleries offering both traditional and contemporary fine art, from across the United States, Europe and Canada. The show features 18th to 21st century paintings, works on paper, sculpture, fine prints, photography, and more. BIFAS brings together some of the country's leading specialists in 19th and early 20th century American and European paintings, complemented by a strong cross-section of modern and contemporary galleries, along with specialists in areas such as Japanese prints.
"The art market in Boston has evolved tremendously over the past ten years, and BIFAS has been a part of that growth. We have also witnessed the total renaissance of the South End and the Boston Center for the Arts over the last decade. There are now million dollar luxury condominiums next door to the Cyclorama. Last year we saw increased attendance and a stunning array of original works ranging from a few hundred dollars to a $2 million Millet."