An experience our Food and Wine connoisseurs won’t want to miss out on!
Meat Market, Palm Beach’s sizzling steakhouse, is kicking off the summer season with its popular SummerWine Dinner Series. A must-attend dining experience for foodies and drink connoisseurs, the four-course Joseph PhelpsWine Dinner will be taking place on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Crafted by Chef/Co-Owner Sean Brasel, the menu will feature bold and savory dishes that pair perfectly with world-class wine from Joseph Phelps Vineyards in Napa Valley. The dinner, priced at $150 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) will start with a reception at 7PM, followed by the sit-down dinner at 7:30PM.
Limited seating available! Here is a sneak peek at the menu:
White Truffle Kobe Tartare Canapes
Wild Mushroom Eggplant Belgian Endive Cups
2014 Joseph Phelps Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
Hamachi Tartare with Soy Ponzu Infusion, Truffle Avocado Mousse
Following a successful career on Wall Street as an investment advisor and Vice-President of UBS / PaineWebber, Steven Hartman took the bold step of founding Contessa Gallery to fulfill his passion of becoming a fine art dealer. He comes to the Art World with a passion for both Right Brain and Left Brain thinking.
“I’ve always been a believer in the mantra that if you follow your passion, you will be successful in life. I am blessed that my avocation became my vocation.” remarks Steve.
A collector from the early age of nineteen, “I collected everything at the start,” explains Steve, “coins, baseball cards, wine and art, but it wasn’t’ until I began purchasing art that everything fell into place for me. Since that time, purchasing art at has always been at the top of my To Do List and brought me the most pleasure.”
Founded in 1999, Contessa Gallery is a Fine Art Dealers Association Member (FADA) offering artworks of exceedingly high quality as well as art acquisition counsel to collectors, museums and institutions. Coupled with a strong commitment to service and connoisseurship, Contessa Gallery has developed a notable local, national, and international following and a reputation for integrity and excellence. Contessa Gallery has continued to build its highly-respected profile through curating important exhibitions and participating in prestigious art fairs.
At first meeting with Steve, it’s easy to see what has made Contessa Gallery such a powerhouse in the art industry. Contessa Gallery is driven by Steve’s three main principles: passion, integrity and education.
“I think the location of our home office in Cleveland, Ohio has provided us with a unique opportunity to plug a Midwestern work ethic and values into the prestigious hip world of curating fine art collections. We work with exclusive, high-profile clients including many Forbes 400 members, athletes, celebrities and corporate business leaders while maintaining a high-degree of privacy and discretion.” explains Steve.
“Many gallery owners are artsy but they lack business savvy, or they are business savvy without being passionate and knowledgeable about art. Before entering the art world, I worked on Wall Street in one of the most private and regulated industries in the world. I have brought those skill sets and knowledge to evaluate what is under, fairly, and over-valued to the art world. At Contessa, we approach building a legacy collection that will stand the test of time for multiple generations.” explains Hartman.
Contessa Gallery I 539 Clematis Street I West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Open Monday -Saturday 11-5 PM and by Appointment (216) 956 2825
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Have you noticed more people walking around wearing red sneakers? It may be because of a young boy named Oakley Debbs.
If you ever met Oakley Debbs, you would have thought what a great kid he was. 11 years old, he attended Rosarian Academy in West Palm Beach. He was a straight-A student, and a loving son and brother to his twin sister Olivia. He had an infectious smile, and he loved playing soccer and football
Late last year, while on vacation with his family, Oakley accidentally ate a piece of cake containing nut resin. Oakley’s parents knew he had a nut allergy, and had always been vigilant about his health, his allergy, and the asthma they managed. Oakley had developed blisters on his lips, so they gave him Benadryl. He seemed fine. In the hours after, though, his body went into anaphylactic shock, and he never recovered. The tragedy of Oakley’s death is unfathomable. Not least because it could have been prevented had the family known how to recognize the signs of a severe food allergy reaction and given him his epi-pen immediately.
Shortly after his passing, his family started Red Sneakers for Oakley, named after his favorite shoes. They knew right away they had to get the word out and spread awareness about food allergies so that no other parent or community need suffer a similar loss.
Their first awareness event was a community soccer game at the Palm Beach Recreation Center where hundreds of children came out to honor Oakley in a soccer jamboree wearing red sneakers. What was truly amazing about the turnout was that even families who don’t have food allergies showed up to express their support of the need for better education of the real dangers of food allergies.
At another recent event, just last month, families of Rosarian Academy participated in an Awareness Day with informational booths as well as carnival games and rides for the children. Over 400 people attended.
The Mission of Red Sneakers for Oakley
The mission of Red Sneakers for Oakley is to empower families and communities with the tools and information to better protect their children. In just 8 weeks, Red Sneakers for Oakley gained 7,500 followers on Facebook, with an average weekly reach of 40,000, and a growing audience of a combined 100,000+ across all their social media accounts.
One of their Calls to Action is to ask people to wear red sneakers to promote the movement and food allergy awareness, to take photos and to post on social media platforms. And it’s working. Red Sneakers for Oakley has truly galvanized an online movement that did not exist before.
The Red Sneaker symbol is a simple one, but it is resonating with millennials and Gen X’ers alike. Red Sneakers for Oakley has received thousands of messages and posts from people all over the world. They are also receiving testimonials from parents who might otherwise have suffered a tragic incident with their own child had they not heard Oakley’s story.
The dangers of food allergies may be known to parents of children who have them, but many people overlook the severity of them. Have you ever witnessed people questioning whether an “allergy mom” is being overly cautious at a play date? It happens all the time. Red Sneakers for Oakley hopes to change that attitude. It only takes one bite for a child with allergies to potentially have a life-threatening, fatal reaction.
That is the heart and soul of Red Sneakers for Oakley: Children and their communities rallying to make sure everyone understands the true severity of what some people call the allergy epidemic in America.
More than 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. Yet there is a widespread lack of awareness and confusion surrounding how to respond properly to anaphylactic reactions.
The road ahead is still daunting as Red Sneakers for Oakley hopes to grow its reach into the millions and raise much-needed funds for awareness programs. Somehow, somewhere, the Debbs family finds the strength and courage to keep promoting their cause, but they can’t do it without you.
This is how YOU can help
Wear Red Sneakers
What: Any red sneaker will do, take a photo and post on social media
How: Use the hashtags #redsneakersforoakley #livlikeoaks #foodallergyawareness
Hamilton Jewelers hosted a private luncheon in honor of Massimo Zerbini, President of Chantecler who flew in from Capri for a private viewing at Café Boulud on Friday, February 24th.
Kristina Olsen, Shawn Thompson
Appropriately coined ‘A Taste of Capri’, the by-invitation luncheon transported 30 special guests to Capri via the red Vespa displayed in the conservatory. The custom ordered Maiolica ceramics direct from Capri and one of Chantecler’s signature inspirations were used as table centers.
Iconic Chantelcer pieces representative of ‘la dolce Vita’ and revered by classics including Jackie Onassis, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, Greta Garbo and Rita Hayworth were displayed throughout the luncheon.
“While we are not widely distributed in the U.S., you don’t have to travel to Capri to experience Chantecler. Hamilton Jewelers, our exclusive Florida representative, has an extensive collection on-site and access to our limited collections. Plus, the prices available to be offered by Hamilton are extremely advantageous,” says Massimo Zerbini.
Revamped Happy Hour Perks at Meat Market means it got even better!
We know it’s the Palm Beach hot-spot for happy hours, creative cocktails and over the top contemporary steakhouse bites, but as Andy Dugard, General Manager says “It’s about catering to the wishes of our loyal patrons. We listen to them and we do our best to deliver.”
In addition to its popular drink and bar bites specials, Meat Market is now offering half-priced bottles of select wine. Options include a $30 bottle of 2015 Meomi Pinot Noir; 2014 Santa Margarita Pinot Grigio for $34; and many more.
To accompany these libations, Chef/Co-owner Sean Brasel have added a stellar variety of bites to the Happy Hour menu including Meat Market’s staple Gouda Tater Tots with garlic aioli ($8); Fried Okra & Cauliflower with spicy chimichurri sauce ($8); 4 oz. Wood Churrasco & Frites ($14); Roasted Escargot with spicy chorizo butter and grilled crostini ($17); and American-Style Kobe Tartare with capers, red onion, chopped egg and parmesan flatbread ($14).
Other drink specials include $10 glasses of Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label; $10 Classic Belvedere Martinis; and $8 signature cocktails including White Sangria; Pimm’s Cup; The “One” Mule; Tangerine Dream; and Strawberry Caipirinha. Select wines, available by the glass, are priced at $7 – $9 and specialty beers range from $3.50 – $4.
Meat Market, located at 191 Bradley Place in Palm Beach, serves dinner nightly starting at 5 pm. Happy Hour is available at the bar and lounge, daily from 4 pm – 7 pm. For reservations, please call (561) 354-9800. Meat Market’s flagship restaurant is located at 915 Lincoln Road on South Beach. For more information, visit www.meatmarket.net.
30-year anniversary culminates with a special Warhol celebration of his life and art
Many of us remember that day 30 years ago, April 1, 1987; but while on assignment for Vanity Fair, internationally renowned photographer Christophe von Hohenberg actually experienced and captured the end of an era and the bittersweet, yet stellar, send off of the 58 year old Pop icon, Andy Warhol. Von Hohenberg, took more than 600 photos of what Grace Glueck of the New York Times called the “most droppable names” in the world of Hollywood, fashion, music, art and international society. Fifty of these photo subjects, taken in and outside Warhol’s star-studded Memorial service at St. Patrick’s, will be unveiled on March 3rd at Alfstad & Contemporary in Sarasota, Florida. The exhibition titled Remembering Warhol: Thirty Years Ago, culminates on the 30th anniversary of the Memorial service with a Warhol Celebration. During the evening of April 1st, von Hohenberg will be signing copies of his book, The Day the Factory Died which received the Photo District News Photo Book Award and the AIGA Book Award.
“My photographs convey warmth and sadness, despite the high-glitz factor of that day,” says von Hohenberg. “Thirty years later, I still see the classic Raquel Welch defiantly standing in front of the Cathedral in a full length fur coat. I have framed in my mind a hurrying Robert Mapplethorpe, and Liza Minnelli on the arm of Halston. My favorite though, is the outside shot of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, because the Hitchock-ish angle of the shot sums up that whole event for me.”
Warhol’s memorial service was on April 1, 1987 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, where over 2,000 guests were in attendance featuring the most renowned and legendary figures of fashion, music, international society, art and Hollywood . Crowds of curious onlookers filled the surrounding streets and had to be held back by barriers and NYPD. Through his lens, von Hohenberg documented a veritable time capsule of the social swirl of the magical era that Warhol had such a hand in shaping.
In addition to the iconic photographs, Alfstad & Contemporary will also showcase corresponding celebrity remembrances and antidotes that von Hohenberg collected by writing to a number of famous guests in attendance. Some, like designer Diane von Furstenberg, sent back hand-written notes, and others, like Claus von Bulow, dictated their thoughts onto personal stationary. Collectively the letters are a remarkable testament to a certain social and cultural world that seems to have long ago vanished into the ether of history.
Exhibit Dates: March 4th- April 1 (Tuesdays-Saturdays 11-5 PM)
Opening Night Reception: Friday, March 3 5:30-8:00 PM
Closing Night Celebration: Saturday, April 1 5:30 – 8;00 PM
Alfstad& Contemporary 1419 5th Street, Suite A, Sarasota, FL 34236 Tel: 941.366.6400
About Christophe von Hohenberg
Von Hohenberg began his career in 1979 when he was discovered by American Vogue and worked for publications including Interview, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, French and German Vogue, German Rolling Stone, Fortune, and The New York Times Magazine. In 2007, his critically acclaimed book Andy Warhol: The Day the Factory Died was awarded the AIG Book and Photobook District News Award. He has since published two well received books of photography: ANOTHER PLANET: New York Portraits, 1976-1996 and Shadows of the Gods: Mexico City. His work has been included in two exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has also had solo exhibitions at the Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas and the Amerika Haus in Munich. The artist has exhibited extensively both in the United States and abroad. Von Hohenberg divides his time between New York City, The Hamptons and Mexico.
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Artist Paul Freundt firmly believes that sculptural presence, although important, must not override the functional requirements of the piece. Known for his many public installations in the Atlanta area, Paul is a member of both the Furniture Council as well as the American Craft Council. The award-winning artist’s fans include Ted Turner, Elton John, and Brad Pitt.
Now, forty years into a long career, Paul continues his passion providing clients across the country with artwork that both pleases visually and offers true utilitarian function. Minimalist in his design philosophy, the artist is a firm believer in two things: “the power of less” and “form follows function”. While primarily a metal worker, Paul is presently interested in the occasional use of stone and wood.
The 14th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show is scheduled to take place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center February 16th through 19th. This year’s highly curated Show will be produced by Palm Beach Show Group and co-located with their internationally acclaimed Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show.
The well-respected and always popular Palm Beach Fine Craft Show in known for providing an opportunity for interactive dialogue with the artists themselves for avid collectors as well as those looking for an introduction to beginning a personal collection. Jury Members have reviewed a record number of artist’s submissions in categories including: glass, ceramics, sculpture, furniture, as well as mixed media, fashion, jewelry, and more.
The Palm Beach Show Group is the leading full-service show production company in the nation, specializing in world-class fine art, jewelry, and antiques shows. Providing an unparalleled experience for exhibitors and attendees at each and every show, The Palm Beach Show Group currently produces ten of the industries’ most anticipated events, known for their diverse roster of top international dealers, exceptional merchandise and elegant décor.
Show hours are Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday hours are from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. For tickets and more information: http://www.palmbeachfinecraft.com
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Pictured Above: Golden Rule Series: Palm Beach, 2016 Acrylic, Spray Paint, 3D Paint and Gold Leaf on Canvas
Cayla Birk. Mixes a Hip Hop Groove with Social & Cultural Matters
If there is one thing Steven Hartman knows it’s his art! The owner of Contessa Gallery immediately recognized something special about Cayla Birk.’s works. Exclusively showcased at Contessa Gallery, the young artist pays homage to historical events and characters in a contemporary style that is uniquely her own. “I don’t normally champion emerging artists. That’s not what our focus is, however, in this case it’s clear to me where her career is going to go. She fits in with our roster of internationally recognized artists,” said Hartman.
Detail of PALM BEACH
Based in West Palm Beach, Cayla’s influences come from a wide array of writers, musicians, and epistemologists. The mostprominent influences include Jack Kerouac, Ella Fitzgerald and Chuck Palahniuk. Each project consists of multiple works, often in a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings. Cayla’s works merge traditional acrylic paints with other unique materials; she transcends the confines of mixed media art to create a style all her own. A signature approach of intricate designs pervade all of Birk.’s body of work as her instantly recognizable gestures and marks boast austere verbiage and shroud depictions.
“I allude to popular iconography, musical lyricism, and current verbal slang that pervade societal culture. Having engaged subjects as diverse as enlightened secret orders, hip-hop music and contemporary design, my work reproduces familiar visual signs, arranging them into new conceptually layered pieces,” says Cayla Birk.
Cayla’s work joins a specially curated collection of works by leading contemporary artists, including a very extensive selection by pop and street art sensation, Mr. Brainwash. Contessa Gallery is excited to showcase the artist’s continual revolutionary experimentation with new techniques, media, materials and subject matter. The special exhibition includes original Mr. Brainwash works on Wood, Metal, Brick, Cement, Canvas, Paper, Sculpture and Neon Light Mixed Media. The gallery also features artwork by David Drebin, Hijack and Gilles Cenazandotti.
A.D.I.D.A.S Acrylic, Spray Pint, 3D Paint and Gold Leaf on Canvas 48 x48 inches
Initially open by appointment only, the new Contessa Satellite Gallery is located at the corner of Clematis Street and Rosemary Avenue. To make an appointment or for more detailed information about this exciting exhibition, please visit: www.contessagallery.com or contact Steve Hartman at 216-956-2825 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Contessa Gallery
Founded in 1999, Contessa Gallery is a Fine Art Dealers Association member (FADA) that offers artworks of exceedingly high quality as well as art acquisition counsel to collectors, museums and institutions. Areas of expertise include pre-20th century, Modern and Contemporary sculpture, paintings, photography and works on paper. While many galleries focus primarily on artist representation and promotion, Contessa Gallery is collector focused. The gallery’s mission is to assist clients in developing collections that have deep personal meaning. Steve Hartman, owner of Contessa Gallery encourages his clients to view their collections as a legacy that can be passed down through generations or to art institutions.
Born in Calcutta India, Ayesha Mayadas spent time as a textile engineer before pursuing her dream of working with metals and sculpture at the Rochester Institute of Technology.Ayesha believes line, along with form, weight and balance are key components that ensure a piece of jewelry resonates with the human form. Her wearable pieces crafted in silver, gold and platinum pay meticulous attention to line as the character and direction of a line has the power to communicate emotion and states of mind. As she states, “The quality of a line is equal to an artists’ signature.”
Her stunning necklaces, earrings and wedding rings will be featured at the upcoming 14th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show taking place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center February 16th through 19th. This year, the highly curated Palm Beach Fine Craft Show will be produced by Palm Beach Show Group and co-located with their popular Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show.
The Palm Beach Fine Craft Show provides an opportunity for interactive dialogue with the artists themselves for avid collectors as well as those looking for an introduction to begin a personal collection. Jury Members have reviewed a record number of artist’s submissions in categories including: glass, ceramics, sculpture, furniture, as well as mixed media, fashion, jewelry, and more. For more information, please go to http://www.palmbeachfinecraft.com
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Pop-Up Brings Renown Contemporary Artists to Downtown
Internationally renowned Contessa Galleryis thrilled to announce the opening of its first Seasonal Satellite location in South Florida. Located at 539 Clematis Street, at the corner of Rosemary in the heart of downtown West Palm, the two-story, 8,000 sq ft gallery space was selected to better serve the gallery’s extensive clientele in Palm Beach County.
“This gallery, and the high-caliber artists showcased, is a win for Downtown West Palm Beach and further validation of the growing appeal and attraction of the area as a destination for the arts,” said Raphael Clemente, Executive Director of the Downtown Development Authority.
Currently on display is a specially curated collection of works by leading contemporary artists, including a very extensive selection by pop & street art sensation, Mr. Brainwash. Contessa Gallery is excited to showcase the artist’s continual revolutionary experimentation with new techniques, media, materials and subject matter. The special exhibition includes original Mr. Brainwash works on Wood, Metal, Brick, Cement, Canvas, Paper, Sculpture and Neon Light Mixed Media. The gallery also features artwork by David Drebin, Hijack, Gilles Cenazandotti,andlocal emerging artist Cayla Birk. Initially open by appointment only, the gallery also looks forward to working with the community, through hosting events for charities and other organizations
Founded in 1999, Contessa Gallery is a Fine Art Dealers Association Member (FADA) that offers artworks of exceedingly high quality as well as art acquisition counsel to collectors, museums and institutions. Areas of expertise include pre-20th century, Modern and Contemporary sculpture, paintings, photography and works on paper.
“Many galleries focus primarily on artist representation and promotion, we are collector-focused,” says Steve Hartman, founder and owner of Contessa Gallery. “Our mission is to assist clients in developing collections that have deep personal meaning, encouraging them to view their collections as a legacy that can be passed down through generations or to art institutions.”
To make an appointment or for more detailed information about the gallery, its artists, exhibition history, art fair schedule and philanthropic support, please visit our website: