Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Art Palm Beach First View night

I was grateful to Constance Jones ( for alerting me to the Art Palm Beach First View night, because I would not have known about it otherwise. I've been SO CRAZY BUSY preparing for our Zoo gala (seriously, it's the hardest time of year for me at work) so it's like I've been living under a rock. Anyway, her husband, the talented Troy Simmons ( has work displayed there, and some friends and I enjoyed seeing all of the beautiful presentations!
We loved Troy's pieces-- so cool and edgy!! This piece is called "Serendipity," so go check it out at booth #B308 with Jankossen Contemporary.

Maybe you know Ashleigh Walters ( as an anchor on WPTV, but did you know she has an art degree as well as a journalism degree?! She and I have different tastes in the kind of paintings we want to create... she is a legit artist who favors creating more realistic paintings, and I'm like a kid with a paintbrush in my hand who just wants to paint a bubblegum pink tropical sunset... But we both agreed that Troy's works are COOL. Before my friends even knew that I was there to support him, they noticed his work and commented on it!

Other than his displays, we also enjoyed seeing the dozens of studios that showcased some truly amazing pieces. 
My favorite was this simple glass obelisk with LED lights that Andy Delancey ( dubbed "The Pentagon." But in actuality, it was titled "Obelisk" and it was by artist Frank Hyder. Anyone got a spare $12,000 so I can buy this thing? It even changes colors! 
There was sooo much beauty to see, it was amazing. Nathan and I went to Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland two years ago, and I HATED it. Waste of $150! Yucky "art" there really just seemed like trash. There was one room that was covered in mud... Didn't look like art to me, looked like a dirty-ass room! At Art Palm Beach, it was the complete opposite-- everything was high-class and beautiful. PLEASING TO THE EYE! That's what made the evening so enjoyable.

I'll close with a sincere recommendation that a visit to the event would be worth your while! Here are more of my cell phone snaps. Enjoy, and thanks for reading!


  1. So cool, I love all the pictures! I couldnt make it out there so I am glad I got to 'visit' through you!! ;)

    1. Lauren, so glad you stopped by for the digital "visit" :)

  2. Looks like you had a great time! Thanks for the post!! ;)

    1. Thank you for the recommendation, Constance!