Article from the Boca Raton News, November 30, 2008, by Skip Sheffield
“Frances Louise” by Frances Steinmark
Art Basel in Miami Beach Dec. 4-8
The big enchilada, the seventh annual Art Basel Miami Beach, descends on Greater Miami next week with happenings all over the place. This is the largest, most prestigious art event in Florida, an offshoot of the 39-year-old Swiss festival, with 250 galleries and 2,000+ artists from all over the world represented, including some from our neck of the woods.
The headquarters Dec. 4-7 is the Miami Beach Convention Center, but there are satellite events all over the place both before and after the official opening.
One of the host hotels, the Ritz-Carlton, is staging its own art show. The hotel is one of only two “art hotels” on South Beach, as it has a multi-million-dollar art collection on permanent loan from Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts. Boca Raton artist Frances Steinmark will debut a collection of her colorful, eclectic work. Talks by art experts are scheduled daily. They include artists Chuck Close and Vik Muniz with Richard Flood, chief curator of New York’s New Museum of Contemporary Art on Thursday, “The Future of the Museum: Africa, America and the World” Friday, “Public/Private: The Artist as Philanthropist” Saturday and “Artistic Production: Los Angeles, an Alternate Art World Model?” on Sunday.
June 2016, in Celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month:
Just a few miles from Ellis Island, New York City, I was honored to have my work exhibited with other artists in Governor Cuomo's Office of New Americans.
November 2016 radio interview begins at 7 minutes:
SPECIAL GUEST FRAN STEINMARK, artist, author,
Here are my two posters that were accepted into the ADL 's "We Were Strangers Too" Campaign. The one on the right ("The Journey" ) was on display at the Governor's Office of New Americans.
"Reading Center" -displayed in the school media center/library of the Melaleuca Elementary School in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Meet Fran Steinmark of Boca Raton -Voyage MIA Magazine Miami City Guide - February 15, 2018
Author / Artist
2014 - Art in progress video
The Painting "Soaring Spirits" was featured in the
Magazine, Haute Living, in an article by Stephanie Wilson:
The who, what, when, and where of Miami’s largest annual event. Art Basel.
Fran Steinmark, Soaring Spirits , on display at Ritz- Carlton South Beach for Art Basel.
Today we’d like to introduce you to Fran Steinmark.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Fran. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I am an attorney, author, and artist. I have always been driven by my passion. When I practiced law, I did so seeking justice for those who could not defend themselves, This is a recurring theme expressed in my novels, in which I hope to empower women to overcome adversity.
Now retired from a legal career, I continue to paint, hoping my art will have a positive effect on those who view it, I am more concerned with capturing a response to my subject matter rather than portraying it realistically. Utilizing bright colors and geometric patterns, I seek to evoke a spiritual and joyous world of heightened emotion.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I understand that in order to grow as a human being, there are many challenges and barriers to overcome. As an artist and author, I have had to learn to accept rejection and hold steady to my personal truths.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Fran Steinmark story. Tell us more about the business.
All my paintings and books can be purchased on my website, www.fransteinmark.com.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I have been gifted with a powerful voice and creative talent.
Vibrant colors and geometric patterns of energy burst from the images of Fran Steinmark’s paintings. She creates with great enthusiasm and passion, using strong, pure and contrasting colors to evoke a spiritual and joyous world of heightened emotion. Refusing to be characterized by any one style, critics have likened her art to that of Van Gogh, Matisse, Klee and Picasso.
She has sold to private collectors and has had her works displayed, mainly in Florida, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Coconut Grove, the Las Olas Art Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Serious Studios Gallery in the Design District of Miami, Miles Metzger Gallery in Key West, Nine North Gallery in Lake Worth, Southern Exposure Gallery in West Palm Beach, The Galleries in North Palm Beach, Boca Raton City Hall, the Harid Conservatory, and several other venues. In addition, Fran has been juried into shows at the Women of the Visual Arts (WITVA) Gallery in Delray Beach, the Artist Guild Gallery of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, and the "Boca Festival Days" Exhibition.
Fran has enjoyed one woman shows at: The Marriott Spring Hill Suites, Boca Raton, Florida 2013, The Ritz Carlton Hotel, South Beach, Miami, Florida 2008, The Harid Conservatory 2002. and theBoca Raton City Hall, November 2001.
She is the recipient of the Award of Merit from the Manhattan Arts International Contest and was accepted to the Millennium Art Collection, sponsored by the 2000 Foundation, The Hague, Netherlands.
"Stop The Killing"
Displayed in the reception area of the Holocaust Studies Center of Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton Florida.