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Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair Returns For Second Edition to Kick Off 2018

The Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair, presented by Art Miami and sponsored by the City of West Palm Beach, will return for its second edition in West Palm Beach’s Tent Site (825 S Dixie Hwy & Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach) located directly behind the new Restoration Hardware on Thursday, January 11th, 2018.

The fair will open on Thursday evening with an exclusive VIP Preview at 5:00pm benefiting The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, The Joe Namath Neurological Research Center and the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. The Fair is sponsored by Christie’s International Real Estate, “The Official Luxury Real Estate sponsor of Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary,” and together with its international affiliates, will host an elegant booth at the main entrance of the fair, showcasing luxury residential property offerings from around the world.

As the newest addition to the prestigious Art Miami Group which just celebrated its 28th year, Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary brings a world-class art fair to Palm Beach. The fair, which curates and offers the best investment quality works from the 20th and 21st centuries, will take place in the intimate and modern setting of a 65,000-square-foot clear span pavilion centrally located between CityPlace and the luxurious Hilton West Palm Beach.

Collectors, art connoisseurs and art world luminaries alike will have the opportunity to acquire investment quality Blue Chip, Modern and Contemporary, and Post-War works from more than 50 top international galleries over the five days of the fair during Martin Luther King holiday weekend. These premier galleries will come from as far as Japan, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, The Netherlands, Portugal, and Venezuela. Participating galleries have previously been featured in numerous prominent international fairs including TEFAF in Maastricht and New York, The Armory Show, Masterpiece London, Art Miami, Expo Chicago, and many others.

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary has partnered with the historic Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, which will serve as a satellite venue and benefactor of the fair, and commemorate the fair with a special exhibit, Celebrating Boaz Vaadia 1951-2017, which will feature monumental and small-scale sculptures, and continue to be on display through April 2017, courtesy of Sponder Gallery. Israeli-born artist Boaz Vaadia is best known for the figurative sculptures he made by carving and stacking stones that he found in the area surrounding his New York studio. Vaadia’s public works can be found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, San Francisco MoMA, the Bass Museum of Art, and the Tel Aviv Museum. A complimentary daily shuttle service will be available between the fair and the Gardens during general show hours.

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Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary is pleased to announce that the recipient of their second annual Professional Achievement in the Arts Award is Rena Blades, President and CEO of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. Since her appointment in May 2004, Rena has championed The Palm Beaches’ evolution into one of the country’s best destinations for cultural tourism and a role model for community access to public art. Previously, she served as Executive Director of the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science in Tallahassee, and President of the Florida Art Museum Director’s Association. Ms. Blades will be presented with the accolade at an invitation-only reception.

55Bellechasse will present RAWK by rock ‘n’ roll icon Jason Newsted, formerly of Metallica. RAWK is the Grammy Award winning bassist’s third artistic show and half of all sales will be donated to the Perry J. Cohen Foundation; an organization devoted to the advancement of the arts, environmental, marine and wildlife education and preservation, teenage entrepreneurship, and boating safety education. In addition, a retrospective of his visual art and music career is currently on exhibit at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in downtown Lake Worth as part of their 40th anniversary celebration.

Newsted and Amir Tal, a member of his band, The Chophouse Band, will kick off Palm Beach Art Week by performing at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens on January 10th, 2018 between 6pm and 8pm during a cocktail reception supported by Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary.

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary is in close proximity to the city’s art, design and antique row district, and within walking distance to popular Clematis Street, local museums, parks and historical points of interest. The famed island of Palm Beach with world-class shopping is less than a quarter mile east. The fair's refined ambiance will be welcoming and appealing to all levels of visitors, from the seasoned collector looking to acquire new works to the budding art enthusiast looking to start a new meaningful collection.

2018 Participating Galleries: 55Bellechasse | Paris; ACA Galleries | New York; Adelson Galleries | New York; Artscape Lab | Miami; Archeus/Post-Modern | London; Ascaso Gallery | Miami; Aureus Contemporary | Providence; Avant Gallery | Miami; Berry Campbell Gallery | New York; BOCCARA ART | New York; C Fine Art | New York; Cantor Fine Art | Venice Beach; Catherine Edelman Gallery| Chicago; Cavalier Galleries | New York; Cernuda Arte | Coral Gables; Chiefs & Spirits | The Hague; Christopher Martin Gallery | Aspen; Connect Contemporary | Atlanta; CONNERSMITH | Washington, DC;Contessa Gallery | Cleveland; CYNTHIA-REEVES | Walpole; David Benrimon Fine Art | New York; De Buck Gallery | New York; Durban Segnini Gallery | Miami; Eckert Fine Art/Ct | Kent; Evan Lurie |Carmel; Fabien Castanier Gallery | Culver City; Galeria Freites | Caracas; Galería RGR+ART | Mexico City; GALERIE FREDERIC GOT | Paris; Galerie Raphael | Frankfurt; Galerie Terminus | Munich; Gilden’s Arts | London; HEXTON | modern and contemporary | Chicago; HOHMANN | Palm Desert; JERALD MELBERG GALLERY | Charlotte; Jerome Zodo Gallery | London; Kuckei + Kuckei | Berlin; Laurent Marthaler Contemporary | Zurich; Lelia Mordoch Gallery | Miami; Long-Sharp Gallery | Indianapolis; MARK BORGHI FINE ART | Palm Beach; Mark Hachem | Paris; Masterworks Fine Art Gallery | Oakland; McCormick Gallery | Chicago; OPERA GALLERY | Miami; Paul Fisher Gallery | Palm Beach; Robert Fontaine Gallery | Miami; Rosenbaum Contemporary | Boca Raton; Scott White Contemporary Art | San Diego; Smith-Davidson Gallery | Miami; SPONDER GALLERY | Boca Raton; Tansey Contemporary | Denver; TWYLA | Austin; UNIX Gallery | New York; Vertu Fine Art | Boca Raton; Waterhouse & Dodd | New York; Wynwood | 28 Art Gallery | Miami; Yufuku Gallery | Tokyo.

For further information or tickets, please call 800-376-5850 and/or visit

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Fair Hours: Opening Night VIP Preview Thursday, January 11th: 5PM – 9PM. General Fair Days Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 12th -14th: 11 AM – 7 PM. Monday, January 15th: 11AM – 6 PM

Location: 825 S Dixie Hwy & Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL, 33401 -- Directly behind the new Restoration Hardware.


$25 one-day pass. $55 multi-day pass. Students 12-18 & Seniors 62+ $15. VIP Preview Benefit: $150. For further information or tickets, please call 1.800.376.5850, email or visit


The 2018 benefactors are The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, The Joe Namath Neurological Research Center, and the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens.

The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society: It is a non-profit zoological organization located at Dreher Park in West Palm Beach, which houses more than 700 animals within 23 acres of lush tropical habitat.

The Joe Namath Neurological Research Center: 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. 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 Brian Injury (TBI). On behalf of these people, Joe is determined to find a treatment that works. Visit

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens: The historic Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Inc. is a nonprofit organization established in 1977 by the prominent sculptor Ann Weaver Norton (1905-1982). Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 2-acre sanctuary is comprised of rare palm and sculpture gardens, Ann Norton’s historic home, exhibition galleries and Norton’s own Wyeth-designed artist studio. Located at 2051 South Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach, the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens are open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Gardens are also available for private events and are closed on major holidays. For more information, please visit


The 2018 Sponsors and partners include: City of West Palm Beach, Christie’s International Real Estate, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Retrouvé, Resorts World, Turon Travel, VOSS Water, Bourlet ArtLogistics,, RAWK, Perry J. Cohen Foundation, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach Illustrated, Palm Beach Daily News, Palm Beach Post, Around Town Art, Sculpture Magazine, Blouin Artinfo, Boca Magazine, Culture Owl, galerie, InJupiter Magazine, The Art Newspaper, Jupiter Magazine, The Palm Beacher, Art Circuits, Venü Magazine, and Art Hive.



Art Miami LLC is a partnership consisting of art and media industry veterans Nick Korniloff, Mike Tansey and Brian Tyler. In addition to three fairs during Miami Art Week, Art Miami, CONTEXT Art Miami and Aqua Art Miami, the company annually produces the Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary in January; Art Wynwood during Presidents Day weekend in February; Art New York and CONTEXT New York at Pier 94 in New York in May; Art Southampton in July.


Pamela Cohen, Director of Marketing, VIP Relations & Sponsorship, T: (561) 322-5611

R. Couri Hay Creative Public Relations: T: 212-580-0835

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