Meet Fran Steinmark of Boca Raton
Voyage MIA Magazine Miami City Guide - 02/15/18
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.
Article from the Boca Raton News by Skip Sheffield - 11/30/08
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.
"Soaring Spirits" on display at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach (2008), was featured in the Haute Living magazine article "The who, what, when, and where of Miami’s largest annual event, Art Basel" by Stephanie Wilson
Celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month (June 2016)
I was honored to have my work exhibited with other artists in Governor Cuomo's Office of New Americans at Ellis Island, New York City, and the ADL's "We Were Strangers Too" Campaign.
"Reading Center" - Displayed in Melaleuca Elementary School's library in West Palm Beach, Florida.
"Stop The Killing" - Displayed in the Holocaust Studies Center of Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida.
November 2016 radio interview begins at 7 minutes:
SPECIAL GUEST FRAN STEINMARK, artist, author,