EVENTS

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10  |  5 PM – 9 PM
VIP PREVIEW

Access for PBM+C VIP Cardholders + Accredited Press
Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, the City of West Palm Beach, Christie’s International Real Estate, participating galleries and curators invite VIP collectors and accredited members of the press to experience an exclusive First View of the fair with a cocktail reception benefiting Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Joe Namath Neurological Research Center and Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society. This can’t-miss event is the first opportunity to acquire the finest investment quality modern and contemporary works prior to the fair’s opening to the public the next day.


HIGHLIGHTS


PBM+C is proud to welcome Christie’s International Real Estate, the world’s leading luxury network as a Main Sponsor of the Fair. Christie's will host an interactive booth at Art Miami showcasing top properties from around the world in conjunction with their top affiliates.


Artsy.net is the Official Online Partner of PBM+C. Collectors and art enthusiasts can use Artsy to browse exhibitor booths, make sales inquires on available art works, and access fair information online via Artsy.net and the Artsy app for iPhone & iPad. Artsy’s exclusive online previews will launch in advance of the fair with a special first-look for press and VIPs.

 



PBM+C VIP Preview Benefactor, Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens will serve as a satellite venue and official cultural partner for the fair, presenting a special exhibit of artist Boaz Vaadia, courtesy of Sponder Gallery. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided between the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens and the Fair during fair hours. Complimentary admission for PBM+C VIP Cardholders Jan 11-15.


The National Football League (NFL) Hall of Fame quarterback, known as Broadway Joe for his dazzling performance on the field and larger-than-life persona, is now working to make his name synonymous with cutting-edge clinical research, hope and healing for those living with Traumatic Brain Injury. PBM+C VIP Preview Benefactor, the Joe Namath Neurological Research Center holds promise not just for athletes facing neurological issues as a result of grueling competition, but also for military veterans, car accident victims, stroke patients and others suffering from the effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). On behalf of these people, Joe is determined to find a treatment that works.


PBM+C VIP Preview Benefactor, the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is a non-profit zoological organization located at Dreher Park in West Palm Beach. The zoo houses more than 700 animals within 23-acres of lush tropical habitat.


Chie Hitotsuyama | Presented by Avant Gallery
Hitotsuyama, born in Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan, started her career as an illustrator. When she began to create three-dimensional works, childhood memories of her family’s historic paper string factory led her to use paper as her sculptural medium, creating remarkable life-size animals and marine life from unwanted newspaper. 10% of sales proceeds to benefit Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Joe Namath Neurological Research Center and the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society.

jason Newsted RAWK


“RAWK” by Jason Newsted | Presented by 55Bellechasse to Benefit the Perry J. Cohen Foundation
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Jason Newsted presents an international exhibition of his contemporary art entitled “RAWK”. Fifty percent of proceeds from the exhibit will generously be donated to the Perry J. Cohen Foundation.

The City of West Palm Beach
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Michael Price Photography

SATURDAY, JAN 13  |  5:30 PM - 6:30 PM  | INVITATION ONLY
SECOND ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE ARTS AWARD

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary is pleased to announce that the recipient of the second annual Professional Achievement in the Arts Award is Rena Blades, President and CEO of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. PBM+C celebrates Rena’s commitment and contributions to the cultural landscape of Palm Beach County.  Since her appointment in May 2004, Rena has championed Palm Beach County’s evolution into one of the country’s best destinations for cultural tourism and a role model for community access to public art. Previously, she was Executive Director of the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science (MOAS) in Tallahassee, where she shepherded the organization from its infancy – with a budget of a few thousand dollars and one full-time staff person – to an institution with a $1.7 million-dollar budget and more than 24 staff members that serves more than 100,000 visitors annually. Rena earned a B.A. in Art History from Connecticut College and an M.A. in Art History from Rice University. She served as President of the Florida Art Museum Director’s Association and graduated from Getty’s prestigious Museum Leadership Institute.