Don’t Miss A GLOBAL Event


Readers of Fine Art Connoisseur’s November/December 2016 issue might remember a piece by editor-in-chief Peter Trippi detailing an event that celebrates the thriving world of art exhibitions. We’re just over a month away from this major event, so grab your tickets today!

With a name like the Global Fine Art Awards (GFAA), how can any serious fine art collector or connoisseur miss this monumental February 11 gala at the National Arts Club in New York City? Launched in 2014, the GFAA is an outstanding idea. As Peter Trippi wrote: “Ask yourself: how are the best exhibitions honored, after the lights have dimmed and the loaned artworks have headed home?” The answer is GFAA.

Continuing, Trippi reported, “Fortunately, the annual GFAA initiative was launched in 2014 by its president and CEO, Judy Holm, who specializes in arts and culture. Having discerned this glaring gap in the field, Holm has worked tirelessly to create a new tradition that fulfills specific objectives: to recognize the best curated fine art and design exhibitions in museums, galleries, art fairs, biennials, and public installations; to honor innovation and excellence in exhibition design, historical context, educational value, and public appeal; to develop the public’s interest and passion for fine art; and to further its educational role in society.”

The GFAA has been a resounding success and is continuing to gain awareness with 78 nominees in 11 categories in the current 2016 season. Awards will be announced during the GFAA’s annual gala on February 11 in New York City. Tickets for the gala awards presentation can be purchased at, which also details other aspects of GFAA’s work. A list of the categories and their various finalists can be found in the November/December 2016 issue of Fine Art Connoisseur.

To learn more, visit the Global Fine Art Awards.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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