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The 67TH ANNUAL BEAUX ARTS BALL

Welcome
The Beaux Arts Ball was instituted in 1953 as a major fund-raising event, and holds the distinction of being the oldest costume ball in South Florida. This year we celebrate the 67th annual Beaux Arts Ball as

 

Schedule of Events
Message From Our
President &
Co-Chairs
Meet the Team
Lauren Dowlen, President

Daniella Reynolds, Co-Chair

Kaitlyn Rieder, Co-Chair

2019-2020 President, Lauren Dowlen
Welcome to the 67th Annual Beaux Arts Ball! On behalf of our entire organization, thank you for joining us this evening, the “hottest” ticket to the “coolest” event in town: Fire & Ice. Tonight we raise funds for our beloved Beaux Arts of the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami. For nearly 70 years, the Ball has served as a time-honored tradition for Beaux Arts members, guests and sponsors to celebrate their own artistic expression via costume, as well as raise funds for the incredible Lowe Art Museum, and the many Beaux Arts programs such as the Children’s Pavilion, Hands On!, and the highly anticipated Festival of Art.

Such a cherished event takes much time, talent and treasure to produce. This would not be possible without our passionate Ball Chairs, Daniella Reynolds and Kaitlyn Rieder, whose countless hours of dedication, creativity, and enthusiasm have ensured a successful evening. Thank you to each and every one of our volunteers on this year’s Ball Committee, and those who pitched in when asked. For an entirely all-volunteer organization, our memorable Ball takes each and every one of our volunteers, led by our Ball Chairs. Thank you, Ladies!

Special thanks also to our partners at the University of Miami, including the Beaux Arts Director of the Lowe Art Museum Dr. Jill Deupi, and Dean Leonidas Bachus of the College of Arts and Sciences. Beaux Arts cherishes our long-time relationship with the University of Miami and the Lowe Art Museum. Our Children’s Pavilion and programs and Festival of Art, among many other events, would not be possible without the partnership we share together. We are so proud of the success that the Lowe enjoys today with nearly 5,000 years of art and one of the most important collections in the Southeast United States. Please especially visit the exhibit Carlos Estevez: Cities of the Mind, featured in the Beaux Arts Gallery and Guest Curated by Past Beaux Arts President Dr. Carol Damian.

To our generous Sponsors this year, thank you for stepping forward to support our meaningful mission and our cherished event. Your donations are critical, and our members and guests join me in our deep appreciation for your commitment to our artistic community and especially to Beaux Arts. Thank you!

Please save-the-date for the 69th Annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art on January 18-19, 2020 on the grounds outside of the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami. We stand poised to celebrate a big anniversary of the beloved Festival of Art, and we welcome and appreciate your ongoing support and enthusiasm. The historic event features over 200 juried artists from all over the world, and the very special Student Artist Showcase, celebrating the most talented student artists in Miami-Dade County. Please join us!

On behalf of the members of Beaux Arts, a passionate thank you to our sponsors, silent auction donors, underwriters, program advertisers, and YOU our guests for your generous support!

Kind regards,

Lauren Dowlen
2019-2020 President, Beaux Arts

Event Chairs, Kaitlyn Rieder & Daniella Reynolds
Welcome to the 67th Annual Beaux Arts Ball! Thank you for joining us as we celebrate the arts and support our beloved Lowe Art Museum. Fire & Ice was born out of a desire to let the creativity of this art-focused group shine. We wanted to throw a really cool party in America’s hottest city; to create an event with a beautiful atmosphere and endless possibilities. We can’t wait to see what the night has in store!

Beaux Arts was founded in 1952 by a group of 50 like-minded women with a passion for the arts. It was their mission to provide improvements and assistance to the Lowe Gallery. Today, between active and associate members, Beaux Arts is nearly 400 strong and has raised over $6 million in support of the arts. The Ball plays a huge role in our fundraising efforts, and each and every one of you here tonight is vital to the success of this event. We are so proud to be a part of this legacy.

Special thanks to our President, Lauren Dowlen, for her endless support and guidance. She has been the epitome of helpful and encouraging throughout this entire process. We wish her a year full of success!

Thank you to: Our amazing Décor chair, Michele Reese Granger, who has taken this theme to the next level and brought our vision to life. From the gorgeous décor, to the live entertainment, to the completely over the top extras, thank you for all of it. Our Silent Auction chair, Monique Lavender Greenberg, who stepped into a huge and vital role in her first year as a Beaux Arts member and has done a phenomenal job putting together a stellar auction with something for everyone. To our Program chairs, Andrea Poulos and Kate Valois, who upgraded us to an interactive digital program and made it beautiful. Ashley Andren and Chelsea Tombley, our OneCause chairs, for managing our BidPal software. Samantha Murphy and Vicky Hucks, for coordinating our guest list and invitations. Jaclyn Taylor, for all of your website assistance. Monica Mase and Jeanne Carbonell, for your enthusiastic raffle ticket sales and organization of the skits. And to our Associate Gold committee members Heather Bass, Jeanne Carbonell, Vicky Hucks, Sara James, Samantha Murphy, Morgan Smith, and Coco Palenque Torre, thank you for choosing to share your expertise with us!

Thank you to our entire Ball Committee who has been working tirelessly for many months. You have all gone above and beyond: Callie Buck, Ansley Campbell, Shannon Carricarte, Nikki DeLuca, Jeni Dickerson, Maxine Earle, Candace Falsetto, Lacy Gallagher, Carli Hoppe, Rebecca Macias, Danielle Milota, Priscilla Rettig, Monica Sanchez and Lauren Uzarek.

Thank you to our sponsors, underwriters, in-kind donors, raffle and silent auction donors, advertisers and guests. Your continued support year after year makes it possible for us to carry on with our mission. Every dollar we are able to raise is because of you and we appreciate you beyond words.

It has been an honor to be at the helm of the longest-running costume ball in South Florida. We hope we have made our friends and family who came before us as Ball Chairs proud. Most of all, we hope you enjoy yourself and all that Fire & Ice has to offer. Thank you for your support. We hope to see you again next year!

With Gratitude,
Kaitlyn Rieder & Daniella Reynolds
2019-2020 Beaux Arts Ball Co-Chairs

Special Thanks to Our
Underwriters
Stacy Bolduc
Dot Downs
Charlotte Hicks
Joan Sanz
Allison Holly
Keith Landon
305 Hive
Abby Zanarini
Michele Battle
Lori Del Vecchio
Lani Kahn Drody
Allison Freeland
Susanna Gold
Susie Hannan
Cathy Lorie
Diana Moll
Meg Wright
Special Thanks to Our
Underwriters
Stacy Bolduc
Dot Downs
Charlotte Hicks
Joan Sanz
Allison Holly
Keith Landon
305 Hive
Abby Zanarini
Michele Battle
Lori Del Vecchio
Lani Kahn Drody
Allison Freeland
Susanna Gold
Susie Hannan
Cathy Lorie
Diana Moll
Meg Wright
BEAUX ARTS BALL

Schedule of Events

7:00 pm

Cocktails, Hors D’Oeuvres, and Silent Auction

8:30 pm

Dinner is Served

9:00 pm

Costume Parade, Fund a Need and Raffle

And then we... Dance the night away

Beaux Arts Officers
2019-2020

Lauren Dowlen

President

Michele Reese Granger

Vice President

Wendy Levitz

Vice President

Jane Haller

Corresponding Secretary

Elizabeth Green

Recording Secretary

Amanda Thompson

Treasurer

Amber Seidle Lazo

Auxiliary Treasurer

Aubrie Andrea

Immediate Past President
2019-2020 Beaux Arts Board of Directors
Stephanie Demos Brown
Advisory Planning

Amber Seidle Lazo
Children’s Pavilion

Jenny Carson
Children’s Pavilion

Cia Mackle
Development

Kaitlyn Rieder
Ball

Daniella Reynolds
Ball

Elizabeth Bellande
Festival of Art 

Kim Vinas
Festival of Art

Heather Harris
Nomination

Amanda Thompson
Finance

Blair Steffey
Membership

Aubrie Andrea
Immediate Past President

2019-2020 Beaux Arts Ball Committee
Daniella Reynolds & Kaitlyn Rieder
Co-Chairs

Ashley Andren
Heather Bass
Callie Buck
Ansley Campbell
Jeanne Carbonell
Shannon Carricarte
Nikki Deluca
Jeni Dickerson
Maxine Earle
Candace Falsetto
Lacy Gallagher
Michele Reese Granger
Monique Lavender Greenberg
Carli Hoppe
Vicky Hucks
Sara James
Rebecca Macias
Monica Mase
Danielle Milota
Samantha Murphy
Andrea Poulos
Priscilla Rettig
Monica Sanchez
Morgan Smith
Jaclyn Taylor
Coco Palenque Torre
Chelsea Tombley
Lauren Uzarek
Kate Valois

What we do

Outreach Programs

Fostering an Appreciation for the Arts

The Beaux Arts Festival of Art is run entirely by Beaux Arts Miami, a volunteer support organization of the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami. The festival is a juried show recognized as one of the leading art shows in the country. Proceeds from the Beaux Arts Festival of Art go to the Lowe Art Museum for the purposes of funding exhibitions, capital improvements, children’s programming (including Art and School Camps and Hands On Community Outreach) as well as acquisitions for the museum’s collection.
For the Love of Art

Get Involved

Beaux Arts is a volunteer organization whose purpose is to encourage an understanding and appreciation of the arts in South Florida through outreach programs and support of the Lowe Art Museum. 

 

Upcoming Events

Winter Break Camp Registration

Winter Break Camp 2019-2020
Sessions available from 12/30/2019 - 01/03/2020 VIEW 

January 18-19 - Beaux Arts Festival OF ART

HOW IT STARTED

Our Story

How It All Started

Beaux Arts was started in 1952 by fifty founding members under the direction of Anne Atkinson, then Assistant Director of the newly built Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery. The purpose of the group was to provide improvements, equipment and financial assistance to the Lowe Gallery, renamed Lowe Art Museum in 1968.

Fundraisers & Programs

The Festival of Art

In 1952, the first Beaux Arts Festival of Art, originally called the “Clothesline Sale,” was held. This festival gave young artists a chance to meet the buying public. The Festival of Art became an annual project and is now a juried show with over 200 participating artists in 10 different mediums on the grounds of the University of Miami. It is recognized as one of the leading art shows in the country and attracts acclaimed artists from all over the world.

Student Artist Showcase

In 2002 Beaux Arts added the Student Artist Showcase (SAS) to the Festival of Art event weekend. Middle school and high school aged students from both public and private schools enter their works of art to a juried art contest. Over 350 art pieces are judged. The finalists’ and winners’ works of art are exhibited at the Lowe Art Museum during the Festival of Art weekend and a reception is held in their honor. Cash prizes are awarded to winners in five art categories. One student is honored with the prestigious Best in Show award.

HandsOn! – A Children’s Celebration in Art

In 1987, Beaux Arts introduced a new outreach project, “HandsOn! – A Children’s Celebration in Art.” Today the program brings underserved kids from all over Miami-Dade County to the museum for a day of fun and learning. The program enables students from Title 1 elementary schools to visit the museum free of charge and with paid transportation, learn about specific exhibits and participate in art projects. In 2013, Beaux Arts doubled the size of this program and hosted over 700 elementary school children. In 2014, Beaux Arts reached outside of the museum setting and brought this art appreciation program to children residing at the Chapman Partnership Homeless Shelter.

The Beaux Arts Ball

The Beaux Arts Ball was instituted in 1953 as a major fund-raising event, and holds the distinction of being the oldest costume ball in South Florida. Themes vary widely, from “Noah’s Ark”, to “James Bond”, to “Oceans Away” and the creativity of costumes makes each year a unique experience.

Children’s Pavilion

Built in 1953 with support from Beaux Arts, the Children’s Pavilion at the Lowe is the site of children’s art classes and camps, held primarily during school breaks in the winter, spring, and summer. It is designed to encourage children, ages 5-12, to explore their own creativity. Beaux Arts continues to expand the year-round class offerings, the proceeds of which benefit the Lowe.

The Whole Picture

Today, the 125 Beaux Arts volunteers and 300+ Beaux Arts Associate members work together throughout the year to execute events and to make a difference in the community through many special programs.
During the past 67 years, Beaux Arts has raised over $6 million dollars, which places the organization in the highest donor category for the University of Miami, The Gables Society. In recognition of Beaux Arts’ $250,000 pledge to the Lowe 2000 Capital Campaign, the Beaux Arts Gallery was dedicated to coincide with the opening of the newly renovated Lowe Art Museum in December of 1996. In 2011, Beaux Arts was honored by the University of Miami Alumni Association with the White Award. This award recognizes an affiliate group that has made significant contributions to the University. Beaux Arts gave $182,000 over 5 years to contribute to the Momentum II Campaign.

In 2014, Beaux Arts made a donation in the amount of $1.5 million to the University of Miami. This gift allowed for the creation of the endowed position Beaux Arts’ Director of the Lowe Art Museum. The endowment, which was the result of hard work from members, past and present, lives in perpetuity and will support increased programming, community outreach, facility upgrades and other projects at the Lowe.