From the show organizers:
The 22nd Annual Boston International Fine Art Show is the only show and sale of its kind in New England, featuring a stunning array of historic, modern, and contemporary fine art. The show takes place October 18–21, 2018, at the Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts. Co-Producers Tony Fuso and Robert Four are honored to announce that the Gala Preview of the 22nd Annual Boston International Fine Art Show (BIFAS) on October 18 will benefit the Art for Justice Fund.
In June 2017, visionary arts advocate Agnes Gund donated $100 million from the sale of a beloved painting to launch a new fund focused on addressing mass incarceration in America. By using artwork to create the Art for Justice Fund, Ms. Gund seeks to show that art can be a powerful force for justice.
The Art for Justice Fund makes grants to organizations, advocates, and artists leading impactful and cutting-edge work to safely reduce jail and prison populations across the country, while strengthening education and employment opportunities for people leaving the system. The fund also supports art-related programs that expose the injustice of mass incarceration and its impact on individuals and communities around the country. The first round of grants was awarded in November 2017 with $22 million going to 30 organizations.
Ms. Gund hopes to inspire other philanthropists and art patrons to join the fund, and since its inception nearly 30 other donors have made contributions of at least $100,000. Organizers plan to distribute all funds over the next five years, with the next round of grants to be announced in the spring of 2018.
“Mass incarceration is one of the major social issues of our times,” comments BIFAS co-producer Tony Fusco. “We are proud to bring the Art for Justice Fund to the attention of donors and art collectors, and to offer 100% of Gala Preview ticket sales to this cause.”
For more information, please visit www.FineArtBoston.com.