21st Century Art Salons
The Venetian Arts Society is a South Florida fine arts organization that provides a unique opportunity for an inspiring artistic experience, stimulating conversation and a connection with artists and like-minded arts enthusiasts.
The Venetian Arts Society 21st century version of the “Art Salon” is a performance-educational-social concept with a mission to unify our world by celebrating the multi-cultural and inter-generational diversity of our community through inter-disciplinary arts. Please join us for a complete artistic experience with food, wine, and stimulating conversation…where art compliments art synthesizing the total artistic, social, multi-generational and educational experience.
Venetian Arts Society, in collaboration with John Knox Village and Nova Southeastern University, present The ArtSage Alliance which synthesizes the total artistic, social, multi-generational and educational experience. The goal is to enrich the individual lives of all in our community through meaningful and purposeful artistic presentations…evoking the vibrancy, energy, and sheer productivity that result when people of all ages come together.
The goal is to enrich the individual lives of all in our community through meaningful and purposeful artistic presentations…evoking the vibrancy, energy, and sheer productivity that result when people of all ages come together going…
… above and beyond life’s trivialities.
The concept is modeled after the popular Salons that flourished all over Europe, especially France in the 17th and 18th centuries. These Salons, usually in private residences of the wealthy, were a place where artists and arts-enthusiasts would meet to enjoy all the visual, performing, and literary arts, as well as philosophy, science, and politics. These Salons often showcased the great minds, artists, and performers of the day such as Voltaire, Mozart, Monet, Paganini, Picasso, Chopin, Heifetz, and Hemingway.
Fast forward to today, the Venetian Arts Society showcases top level artistic talent in every art discipline, for the delight of those in our community who appreciate it, in an intimate and interactive setting.
We hold a variety of monthly events in art galleries, historical venues, artists’ studios, museums, and even some spectacular private homes.
Venetian Arts Society (VAS), a not-for-profit tax exempt 501©3, is a membership-based organization that celebrates the multi-cultural and inter-generational diversity of our community in intimate and interactive Art Salon settings. The goal is to synthesize the total artistic, social, and educational experience and to enrich the individual lives of all in our community through meaningful and purposeful artistic presentations… evoking the vibrancy, energy, and sheer productivity that result when people of all ages come together.
An Intimate Evening with Levi Kreis, 2010 Tony Award Winning Singing Actor
Nova Southeastern University Performance Theater
Venetian Arts Society, Nova Southeastern University and John Knox Village, present Arts for the Ages; a multi-generational/multi-cultural fine arts program. The goal is to synthesize the total artistic, social, and educational experience and to enrich the individual lives of all in our community through meaningful and purposeful artistic presentations… evoking the vibrancy, energy, and sheer productivity that result when people of all ages come together.
South Florida Non-Profit Puts 21st-Century Spin on Old-Fashioned Art ‘Salons’
Welcome to the Salon
Not the kind that gives you the cut and color. Nor the type held in the early 1900s in the Paris apartment of Gertrude Stein, where the work of notable visitors like Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Ernest Hemingway was lavished with effusive praise – or lashed with searing criticism.
Approaching our 10th year anniversary, the Venetian Arts Society (VAS) has experienced miraculous growth and changes. Today, we are preparing for yet another season of extraordinary arts experiences as well as organizational evolution!
We are sincerely grateful for the generous support of each and all our sponsors, members, and the community at large. Read More . . .
If you have a purpose in which you can believe, there’s no end to the amount of things you can accomplish.
– Marian Anderson –
The Venetian Arts Society was founded in 2010, hosting Art Salons featuring top talent in different art disciplines on a monthly basis ever since. From local emerging artists to some the greatest master artists from the great stages of the world, it has been quite diverse. To browse past events that took place before the launch of this website in May 2015, you can browse through the entire collection of articles and blog posts about our events and featured artists from day one, visiting our old blog site
Sincere Thanks To Our Sponsors
Board of Directors
- William Riddle, President
- Ingrid Mayi, Vice President
- Richard Paull, Secretary/Treasurer
- Paul Radloff, Director of Strategic Operations
- Ann Clark
- Ana Rua
Nilda Comas (Art Curator),
Simon Benson Offit
Tito Capobianco (In Memoriam)
Dr. Michael Caldwell (NSU)
Kevin Lane (In Memoriam)
Diamond Circle Sponsors
Dr. Raymond and Madeline Gambino
Harriet Mertz (In Memorian)
Lawrence Culler & Daniel Graves
The Peck Foundation Milwaukee – Miriam Peck, Jodi Peck and Les Weil
Kevin Lane (In Memoriam)
2019 Angel Sponsors
Simon Benson Offit and Peter Cowan
Carol and Rudolph Frei
Mitzi & Ray Doumar
William Spears and Christopher Novoa
Sherrill and Andi Capi
Dr. Jacqueline C. Hayward
Roger Smith & Suzan Hinckley
Gene and Murray Kaufman
Michael Werzer and Scott Levine
Milton Graves and Armondo Gutierrez, Jr.
Howard (“Gil”) and Elizabeth Cobb
Luisa and Tom Kuzma
Mr. D. Patriss
Barry Rabinowitz and Barbara Chasco-Papale
Liannette and Joe Marquez
Drs. Linda and Alvan Balent
George Clark III and Tony Ruggiero