Villa Azur Hosts the Global Fine Art Awards – Live Ceremony and Event

On Monday, December 1, 2014, the premier edition of the Global Fine Art Awards’ winners will be revealed in a live ceremony and event in at C&C Alpha Group’s Villa Azur restaurant in Miami Beach, FL.

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The Global Fine Art Awards Ceremony and Event is connecting with the heritage and timing of Art Basel Miami Beach and the mega week of international crowds, where over 75,000 people are anticipated to descend on Miami to experience art and design, and the music and fashion scenes. Miami Beach, mecca to the elite jet set crowd, is the most exhilarating backdrop for the GFAA awards ceremony.

The event will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the elegant Villa Azur Restaurant and Lounge. The evening will feature Laurent Perrier Champagne, and passed hors d’oeuvres. Music by DJ Stephan M. Photography by World Red Eye.

Six winners will each receive a trophy-sculpture created by UNESCO artist for Peace, Hedva Ser. Five of the winners are juried by the GFAA judges Dean Phelus, Peter Trippi and Cathy Leff, selected from 25 finalists in the following categories: Contemporary and Post War Art; Impressionist and Modern Art; Renaissance, Baroque, Old Masters and Dynasties; Ancient Art; Public or Outdoor Installation or Exhibition. The sixth award is based on popular vote, the YOUniversal Award.

This award program is novel in the fine art world, and has captured the interest of many of the nominees, including:

Deirdre Kelly, Director of the Dairy Art Centre in London says: “We are delighted to hear from Sutton PR that one of Dairy’s exhibitions (Julian Schnabel: Every Angel has a Dark Side) has been nominated for a global award. Many thanks and best wishes”

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Richard Benefield, Deputy Director at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco says: “Thank you …as you may know…I shepherded the show and worked very closely with David Hockney’s curator Gregory Evans.. very interested to hear more about the Global Fine Art Awards… Sounds very exciting”

The event is by invitation only, for all award nominees and members of the press. Supporters of the GFAA program, for donations of $250 or greater, receive an invitation to the event, and other benefits. Details are located on the “support” section of the GFAA website.

All guests are invited to a private Art Concierge breakfast hosted by the GFAA organizers, on Tuesday December 2, 2014, at the Betsy Hotel, where they will learn more about the GFAA program, and all of the art happenings during the week in Miami.

Hosted by: Judy Holm, GFAA Founder and Co-Producer, Corinne Arazi and Ivonn Goihman, Co-Chair Committees

Sponsors include: Villa Azur Restaurant and Lounge, The Betsy Hotel, Champagne: Laurent Perrier; Massimina Caneva Founder of Liaisons Abroad and Byblos Art Hotel for “Art in Italy” Raffle Prize Trip, and Corporate Sponsor: Goihman Group of Douglas Elliman.

Special thanks: Hedva Ser, Renee Farina, Hogan Fritz, A.J. Holm, Jeff Atlas, Kate Shanley, Ashfaq Ishaq, Jonathan Nadler, Celyne Muller, Anaely Delgado, Jose Marino Iglesias, Patricia Wyrod, Catalina Carracedo and Jean Philippe Bernard, Sarah Halstead, Betsie