The event is co-hosted by GFAA President and CEO, Judy Holm, and GFAA Advisory Board Chair, Lawrence M. Shindell, and presided over by Master of Ceremony, Peter Trippi, Editor in Chief of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, and GFAA Advisory Board member, GFAA Judge emeritus.
Holm says, "I am absolutely delighted to welcome so many of our nominees and guests at this pinnacle event for the Global Fine Art Awards (GFAA) program. In addition to the thrill of hosting such important museum directors, curators and gallery directors from the 2016 nominated exhibitions emanating from 22 countries, in 55 cities across 5 continents, I am equally humbled by the support of our GFAA team. Eighteen of our Advisory Board members and Judges are traveling from as far away as China and Qatar to be part of our annual ceremony."
In addition to the juried awards, the final award, "Youniversal," recognizes the best exhibition of the year as determined by public vote from people across the globe, which all nominees are eligible to win. Thousands of votes were cast during the voting period, from October 26th through November 13th, 2016. To expand the digital presence of GFAA further, a new award was added this year: YOU-2. The Top 10 Nominees, based on the Youniversal votes, became eligible for this Twitter-based award.
Pryor Cashman is among the many sponsors of this event.
About the GFAA Program
The first of its kind, GFAA program honors innovation and excellence in exhibition design, historical context, educational value, and public appeal. The program's mission is to develop interest and passion for fine art, and to further its educational role in society.
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