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Making New Impressions: Juried Art Exhibit Opens March 3.

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Impressions2016Bonnet House Museum and Gardens’ 16th annual “Making New Impressions” juried art exhibit and fundraiser returns in March. The Gallery Opening, Art Preview and Sale will start at 6pm on Thursday, March 3, 2016, with the Artist Award Presentations taking place at 7:30pm. Sixty-three pieces have been selected to exhibit for the 2016 edition of this popular fundraiser, and we are honored to welcome Mariavelia Savino, President of Golding & Savino Inc., and Owner/Director of G&S Alternative Space, as the exhibit’s juror. While this is Ms. Savino’s first stint as juror for the exhibit, her extensive experience in the art world includes presenting exhibitions at international sites, from the Imperial Palace Archives, Beijing, China, to the Historical Society of Washington D.C. In December 2015, during Miami Art Basel week, she presented the exhibition “Nature through the Artist’s Eye” with the participation of nine international artists at her gallery’s booth in Red Dot Art Fair.

This extremely popular and highly anticipated annual juried art exhibit showcases a wide variety of media and styles from artists from all over the world. All guests and participating artists are invited to cast votes for their favorite artist in the exhibition, with the People’s Choice Award bestowed upon the artist receiving the highest number of votes. All of the artwork in the Impressions exhibition will be available for sale, with 50% of the proceeds benefiting Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. Guests will be treated to gourmet food from A Alexander Catering, music from Eddie B Entertainment and floral decorations from Victoria Park Flower Studio.

Bonnet House is located at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. The Impressions exhibition will be on display through May 1, 2016 during Bonnet House regular tour hours. If you would like to add your name to the mailing list, please call (954) 703-2614 or visit us online at

Beautiful Orchids. Beautiful Bonnet House. Beautiful Synergy.

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OrchidsBonnet House’s world-famous orchid collection is one of the myriad reasons why a visit to South Florida is truly not complete without time spent enjoying one of our nation’s most beautiful Museum and Gardens. Evelyn Bartlett, the original owner of this grand historic estate, was a passionate orchid collector. The varieties she left to Bonnet House comprise one of the largest collections of orchids in the Southeast United States, attracting orchid lovers – both enthusiasts and novices – from all over the world.

At Bonnet House, you will marvel at and delight in the approximately 1,200 beautiful, exotic plants in various stages of development found within our greenhouses and display house. Bonnet House hosts a number of popular events centered around orchids every year, including ongoing Greenhouse Orchid Tours, Orchid Care classes, and a spectacular annual Orchid, Garden & Gourmet Food Festival. If you love orchids, you will love Bonnet House.

Bonnet House is located at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. The story told here spans and parallels a wide swath of American history and makes a visit both to these pages and to the estate a uniquely educational and entertaining experience. For more information and details about the orchids at Bonnet House, visit or contact Linda Schaller at [email protected] or (954) 703-2606.