The arts enrich our lives with creativity and beauty.
Art, in all its forms, is born when an artist conceives a piece or produces a stimulating experience. While dancers use their own body movements and facial expressions as a "medium", visual arts use materials such as paint, pencil, clay, metal, wood, or found objects to create their works of art.
Throughout history, artists from different disciplines have collaborated to produce works that enrich our world. That was the inspiration of Arts en Pointes, a project originally conceived by Ruby Issaev, Executive Director of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida. With the ideas of partnering ballet and visual arts, local, national, and international artists were asked to reproduce works using the most significant symbol of classical ballet: a pair of pointe shoes.
Some painted them, others molded them into sculptures, and some of them produced readymade. Each artist created a unique work of art that reflects his or her own individual form of expression. From figurative styles to make conceptual ones, from oil painting to photography, from two dimensional to three dimensional pieces, from romantic styles to poignant interpretations, the resulting works reflect individual interpretations of the world of classical ballet.
We are grateful to the artists who participated in this project. Their unique works of art have been generously donated to be sold on a silent auction to benefit Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida. This wonderful collection of ballet-inspired art pieces, which will be displayed during the exhibition that will take place prior to the auction, is a testimony of how enriching the collaboration within the arts can be, and of the belief that together we can continue to add beauty to this world.
Arts Historian and Curator
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IMPORTANT: Anyone may view the Silent Auction Art Pieces without registering to bid or logging-in.
First-time bidders must register to bid on this site. Click on the red "Register" button at the top of this page.
Return bidders do not have to register again. Just log in to your account.
To view auction items, click on the green "View Items" button at the left top of this page. Click on any auction item for more information or to bid.
Place your bids before November 17, and don't forget to check back in to see if you've been outbid on an item before the closing hour!
Shipping is the responsibility of the bidder and can be arranged by contacting us.
How do I know if I had the winning bid? We will contact you via email
How do I pay? The silent auction art pieces may be paid for via personal checks/ cash or credit card. Please, note payments with credit cards will be subject to a processing fee.
NO REFUNDS EXCEPT UNDER EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCES, AND AT THE DISCRETION OF STAFF
How do I pick-up? All art pieces must be picked up during the final auction or by appointment at the Arts Ballet Studios in North Miami Beach. Pieces must be picked up no later than Monday, November 20. All art pieces must be picked up.
If absolutely necessary, a fair market fee will be charged for shipping and handling, only to the US and Canada. Request an estimate for shipping costs before you bid.
If you would like to make a direct donation to Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, please make your check payable to: Arts Ballet Theatre and send it to 15939 Biscayne Blvd. North Miami Beach, FL 33160 or you can call with your credit card information to 305 948 4777.
The in-person exhibit will take place at the Hilton Aventura located at 2885 NE 191st St, Aventura, FL 33180. The pre-bidding period will run from November 1 to November 17, with a special closing reception on November 18, 8 – 8:00 pm, when winners will be announced (approximately 7:15 pm).
Don't be thrown by the term "Pre-bid Only" that you will see next to the bid entry box. You can bid here, online, or in person at the Aventura Hilton. All bid sheets and online listings will be updated every day. However online bidding will close at 5 pm on November 17 at 5 pm when the closing reception starts.
In other words, even if you have the highest bid listed online, you may be outbid by someone bidding in-person at the closing reception between 5 pm and 7:15 pm.
In order to be sure that you win your desired piece, come to the reception.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Vladimir and Ruby Issaev
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida
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2885 NE 191st St, 7the Floor
Aventura Florida, 33180
Thank you for your support!