Artcenter/South Florida Winning Art! 11th Annual Raffle Fundraiser Kick-off Party 4/13/12

Artcenter/South Florida Winning Art! 11th Annual Raffle Fundraiser Kick-off Party
Friday, April 13 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Artcenter/South Florida
800 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL

Winning Art! Exhibit: April 6 to May 6, 2012
Raffle Drawing: Saturday, May 5 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

ArtCenter/South Florida celebrates another year of didactic and compelling programming with the 11th Annual Winning Art! fundraiser. Under the helm of newly appointed Executive Director Maria Del Valle, the non-profit organization’s signature benefit finds new breath, partners and a coveted selection of silent auction items. The kick-off party will unveil 39 pieces for raffle, giving patrons almost one month to visit the gallery and ponder over paintings, drawings, mixed media and sculpture until the big draw on May 5, 2012. Shake Shack will be serving up creative custards to inaugurate the occasion, and the event is free and open to the public. Raffle tickets are $20 each; buy five for an original limited edition print (while quantities last). Tickets can be purchased at artist studios (800, 810 and 924 Lincoln Road), at the gallery and at ArtCenter’s offices at 924 Lincoln Road, Suite 205.

“It is a joy to see how many support our mission and we hope, with Winning Art!, to rally together in raising the capital for a new media center, expanded programs and continued contemporary art in an accessible and affordable platform,” said Del Valle.

Works for this year’s Winning Art! have been generously donated by Anthony Ardavin, Adriana Carvalho, Nathasha Duwin, Kathy Kissik, Nina Surel and Antonia Wright, to name a few. All pieces can be viewed at the main gallery as of April 6 and online at until the drawing on Saturday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the main gallery. Hosted by the glamorous and charismatic Adora, and catered by Books & Books and Yummy ChunBuns, admission to the Winning Art! finale is only one raffle ticket ($20).

Headlining the silent auction component of the program is an all-expenses paid cruise by Celebrity Cruise Lines; two season tickets to Miami Light Project, Tigertail Productions and Rhythm Foundation; a hard cover copy of Robert Indiana: New Perspectives, signed by American photographer William John Kennedy; and gift certificates from Café Prima Pasta, Lord Balfour Hotel, Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort’s Kitchen 305 and Seven Seas Spa and Sassoon Salons.
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Established in 1984, ArtCenter/South Florida (located at 800, 810 and 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach) is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization that provides subsidized studio and exhibition space as well as teaching opportunities for emerging and career artists in their facilities at 800, 810 and 924 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. The mission of the ArtCenter is to advance the knowledge and practice of contemporary visual arts and culture in South Florida while providing affordable programming and work-space for professional artists. ArtCenter/South Florida is open Tuesday through Thursday from 12:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 12:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. For further information please call 305.674.8278 or visit the website at

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