“Making New Impressions” Juried Art Competition, Sale and Cocktail Party Opens March 3

Sixty-three pieces have been selected for Bonnet House Museum & Gardens’ 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibit and Fundraiser, Making New Impressions. The lavish opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 6:00pm and includes gourmet food from A Alexander Catering, music from Eddie B Entertainment and floral decorations from Victoria Park Flower Studio. We would like to thank Mariavelia Savino, this year’s juror, for selecting the artwork. A preview of the artwork selected is on the Bonnet House website at http://www.bonnethouse.org/impressions/.

The artists chosen to participate in the exhibition hail from all over the world and work in a wide variety of media and styles. All guests and participating artists are invited to cast votes for their favorite artist in the exhibition. The artist receiving the highest number of votes will receive the People’s Choice Award, awarded that evening. All of the artwork in the Impressions competition will be available for sale with 50% of the proceeds benefitting the ongoing preservation of Bonnet House and its cultural programming that reach over 70,000 visitors, including 8,000 area youth each year.

The Impressions exhibition will be on display from March 3 through May 1, 2016 during Bonnet House regular tour hours.

Admission is $75 and includes interactive food stations with unique alcohol pairings, full bar, tour of the upstairs private living quarters, exotic floral arrangements, music and art from various perspectives both traditional and avant garde. All on the beautiful, historic Bonnet House Estate. Please call (954) 703-2614 or visit us online at http://www.bonnethouse.org/impressions/.

Photo credit: Charlene Hamilton, Just Path-ing By - Watercolor

About the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens:
Accredited by the American Association of Museum and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a 35 - acre subtropical estate and historic house museum located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. Bonnet House, in addition to being open for guided public tours six days per week, year round, offers a myriad of specially-designed programs for schools, adults and families. Bonnet House also has membership opportunities that include an annual pass to the estate and a program geared to local artists. Music students from nearby universities and opera companies gain experience through their performances on property in the annual Young Artist Music Series and orchid enthusiasts have an opportunity to see and buy an exclusive selection of orchids as well as learn how to grow and care for orchids in their own homes during the Bonnet House Orchid Festival, the first weekend in December of every year. The mission of Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is to steward the legacy of the Bartlett and Birch families by preserving their historic estate and providing programming that nurtures creative expression, delights the senses, educates, and honors the natural environment.