DELRAY BEACH, SEPTEMBER 10, 2019: Over 7,000 visitors are expected to attend Cornell Art Museum’s Fall Art on the Square, one of two annual two-day Premiere Juried Outdoor Fine Art Shows. Presented on Nov. 9 and 10, Fall Art on the Square features more than 80 artists from across the country on the front and side grounds of Old School Square, offering exceptional, vetted fine artwork in various media and at affordable price points. Fall Art on the Square also supports local non-profit art groups such as Delray Art League, Palm Beach Plein Air and WITVA (Women in the Visual Arts) by offering them reduced rate, non-juried group booths.
“My vision in creating Cornell Art Museum’s Art on the Square fine art show is to welcome national artists who travel south yearly to our beautiful historic arts campus in the heart of downtown Delray Beach,” says Marusca Gatto, Old School Square’s Director of Art Events and Show Director for Art on the Square. “It’s amazing to see so many diverse talents gathered in one place, including our fellow non-profit art groups, engaging and discussing their work with curious art collectors.”
Painting by: Rebeca Pinto Bottone
The Emerging Artist program offers a gratis booth space to a young, deserving, aspiring artist from the Delray Beach area or Palm Beach County whose careers are on the rise. This opportunity enables the emerging artist to experience a professional art show and provides a mentorship to the artist on the path to critical market acceptance. The Emerging Artists demonstrate or live-paint while gaining invaluable lessons showing and selling their work while cultivating collectors. Fall 2019 Emerging Artist is Rebeca Pinto Bottone (Boynton Beach, Florida), a Venezuelan native, who earned her Graphic Design Degree at University of Los Andes with honors from the faculty of Arts. “I use vibrant colors and eyes to express positive feelings as energy, positivity, hope, joy and love. It helps me overcome the negative circumstances I have experienced in my personal life…”
Jason “JaFLEU” Fleurant, local artist who was last November’s Fall Emerging Artist, shared his experience: “Fall Art on the Square (fine art show) was life changing and empowering for me not only as an artist but as an entrepreneur and I’ll forever be grateful.”
The festive atmosphere invites visitors to enjoy live music as they stroll among the artist booths and visit the Gourmet Café for wine, beer and delicious gourmet bites. Visitors are also welcomed to visit the Cornell Art Museum’s exciting new exhibition, “Art Couture” and the adjacent vibrant Delray Beach Green Market, on Saturday morning, Nov. 9, adds to the lively ambience.
“Being an artist all of my 74 years, I must say that the Art on the Square show is one of the best I’ve been in,” says Reed Dixon, a mixed-media artist who will be returning to Art on the Square this November. “[The] staff knows how to do a quality, juried art show.”
Fall Art on the Square 2019 runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 9, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10, on the front grounds of Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. Admission is free. For selected artists, cash prizes will be awarded for Best in Show (1) and Merit of Honor winners (4). Applications are currently being accepted for the Spring Art on the Square 2020 (February 8 & 9) on Zapplication; deadline is November 23, 2019. https://www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=7542
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