21st Annual Boston International Fine Art Show
Featuring a strong showing of diversity from 40 galleries, October 19-22.
Walter Elmer Schofield (1867 –1944), Montmartre, c.1896, oil on canvas, 37 x 47 inches.
Courtesy of Avery Galleries (PA)
Tony Fusco and Robert Four are pleased to announce the 21st Annual Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS). New England's premier annual show and sale of historic, modern, and contemporary fine art will take place October 19-22, 2017 at the Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts.
The show opens with a Gala Preview on Thursday, October 19 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., and offers an exclusive chance to see and shop ahead of the weekend sale. Gala guests are treated to exquisite cuisine, fine wine, and a live jazz quartet. Information on purchasing Gala tickets will be available online soon at FineArtBoston.com/gala
Returning to BIFAS this year are a number of notable galleries including Avery Galleries (PA) whose enduring passion for American fine art is well known; Ai Bo Gallery (NY), specializing in contemporary Vietnamese artists and international glass sculptors; William Vareika Fine Art (RI) once again gracing the front of the show with its magnificent collection; Questroyal Fine Art (NY), a 20-year veteran of the show with their extensive inventory of 19th and 20th century paintings; and Martha Richardson Fine Art (MA), also a 20-year veteran of the show, representing African-American artist John Wilson among others. “Each year notable collectors, museum curators, interior designers, and art lovers come to Boston to see fresh work that our galleries reserve for the show,” comments Co-Producer Tony Fusco.
With the exceptional collections of 40 galleries from the U.S. and abroad, BIFAS promises a dazzling array of diversity all under one roof. Ranging from more affordable pieces created by today’s most promising emerging and established artists to museum quality masterpieces from Old Masters to the present, BIFAS is truly the only show of its kind in New England.
A sampling of exhibitors demonstrates the range of BIFAS. Discover modern Italian and Italian-American artists at Susanna J. Fichera Fine Art (ME). Galerie Daniel Guidat from Cannes, France represents contemporary French painters and glass sculptors. New to BIFAS this year, Koman Fine Art (FL) will present a one-man show of stunning photography by Jeffery C. Becton. Huff Harrington Fine Art (GA) are also newcomers, carrying a wide array of contemporary artists. The show welcomes back Old Master specialist galleries Découvert Fine Art (MA) and Christine Magne, Antiquaire (PA), along with Miller White Fine Arts (MA), who has long specialized in abstract works by emerging and established artists. “Diversity has always been key to the show,” notes Fusco, “As we enter our third decade I am happy to be bucking the trend of homogenous mega-shows.”
Also new to BIFAS, as a Gold Sponsor, YVEL (Israel) will showcase their award-winning pearls and precious gemstone collections, meticulously crafted by designers and artisans, using Nature as inspiration. On Sunday at the show Daniel Sahalo will present a program on The Megemeria School of Jewelry and Art, a school that offers professional training and advancement, as well as employment opportunities for Ethiopian immigrants to Israel, opened by YVEL founders Isaac and Orna Levy.
Complimentary special programs and guest speakers round out the offerings at the show.
The Cyclorama is part of the Boston Center for the Arts, located at 539 Tremont Street in Boston’s South End. The weekend show and sale takes place Friday, October 20 from 1 p.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, October 21 from 11a.m.-8 p,m.; and Sunday, October 22 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Weekend tickets for shows are $15, under 12 are free. Admission includes all special programs, re-admission throughout the weekend, show catalog, and coat check. Valet and discount parking are also available.