Global Fine Art Awards


Announcing the Global Fine Art Award Finalists, launching the Youniversal Award.



Twenty-five of the best exhibitions produced around the world during the past year were selected by a prestigious jury of art professionals.  These finalists for the five GFAA awards are honored with original videos paired with curated music, now on the GFAA website.  All videos will be presented live, and the award winners revealed, on Monday, December, 1 2014 in Miami, FL.


Highlights from nominees include: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; LACMA and Getty Museum in LA; Le Petit Palais in Paris and Louvre-Lens; Seattle, Indianapolis, Boston and Philadelphia Museums of Art; The National Gallery, London and London’s Arts Council, the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy and the Brouq Natural Reserve in Qatar.


This award program features some of the most innovative and important exhibitions across the globe, and includes several massive period shows, like “Paris 1900: The City of Entertainment” and the “Treasures… from the Korean Joseon 500-year Dynasty.”


The GFAA Jury also recognizes many solo-artist shows of the most renowned artists spanning the history of time.  Artists whose works are among the finalists range from contemporary artists Vik Muniz, Kara Walker, Xu Bing, Steinnun Thorarinsdottir, Jaume Plensa, David Hockney, Mira Schendel and Robert Indiana, to masters Caravaggio, Canaletto and El Greco.


The Youniversal Award


While the Jury deliberation process continues to choose the winners in each of the five categories, the public will vote for their favorite exhibition on the GFAA website.  The Youniversal Award is the sixth and final award in the GFAA program, and will also be unveiled in Miami on December 1, 2014 at the live ceremony event.


Online voting starts today and continues through November 15, 2014.  Everyone can vote once a day for their favorite exhibition, from among more than sixty nominees.

The GFAA Finalists

The finalists, their respective museum or organizer, and location – listed by award category, are:


Contemporary and Post War Art
Mira Schendel, Tate Modern, London, England
Aujourd’hui le monde est mort: Hiroshi Sugimoto, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Vik Muniz: Closer to the Image, MAC Lima, Peru
Permission to be Global/Practicas Globales: Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, Museum of Fine Art, Boston
The Essential Robert Indiana, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis
Other Primary Structures, Jewish Museum, NYC
David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition, de Young/Fine Art Museums, San Francisco

Impressionist and Modern Art

Paris 1900: The City of Entertainment , Petit Palais, Paris, France
Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C./Metropolitan Museum, NYC
The Scandalous Art of James Ensor, Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Italian Futurism 1909-1944: Reconstructing the Universe, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC
Renaissance, Baroque, Old Masters and Dynasties
Strange Beauty: Masters of the German Renaissance, National Gallery, London, England
Caravaggio to Canaletto, The Glory of Italian Baroque and Rococo Painting, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary
Pontormo e Rosso Fiorentino, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
El Greco’s Library, Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain
Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910, Philadelphia Museum of Art/National Museum of Korea, Philadelphia

Ancient Art

The Etruscans and the Mediterranean: the City of Cervetery, Musee du Louvre Lens, Lens France
Pompeii: Life on the Volcano, Kunstalle, Munich, Germany
Lost Kingdoms, Metropolitan Museum, NYC 

Public or Outdoor Installation or Exhibition

Uncommon Ground, Arts Council Collection / Southbank Centre, London, England
Rachel Feinstein, Madison Square Park/Marianne Boesky Gallery, NYC
Borders by Steinunn Thorarinsdottir, Grant Park, Chicago
Kara Walker: A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby, Creative Time/Domino Sugar Factory, NYC
Phoenix by Xu Bing, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC
Echo by Jaume Plensa, Seattle Art Museum grounds, Seattle





About the GFAA Program:


The GFAA program honors innovation in design, historical context, educational value, and public appeal. The program will be instrumental to develop interest and passion for fine art, and further its educational role in society.

This award program recognizes and rewards the best fine art exhibitions and installations of the past year (Aug 1, 2013 – Jul 31, 2014).  Five awards are juried, and a sixth award, “Youniversal,” is determined by public voting.  The program consists of a digital platform, with social media and website (, and a live award ceremony to take place in Miami on Monday, December 1, 2014.


As part of its educational mission, the GFAA program is partnering with a global children’s art charity, the International Child Art Foundation (ICAF), a 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves children in over 80 countries. The partnership will further promote the shared ideals of art, creativity and peace. A portion of net proceeds will directly benefit the ICAF programs.


The GFAA program assembled the best and brightest professionals with unequaled passion for fine art, to create a dynamic and sustainable program.



Personal Branding – Judy Holm was a Featured Presenter at Mashable’s Social Media Day 2014

Adrienne Arsht Center Miami


It was an honor and a  fantastic experience to present at the Mashable Social Media Day 2014 in Miami.  With over 1,000 registered attendees, the day was filled with great energy, trends in all aspects of social media and incredible people.



Adrienne Arsht Center Miami



One of the attendees, Emily Gibson, wrote:“I loved the event. I got some fabulous tips and I thought your presentation was the most relevant for everyone. I believe the quote about fear is my new motto.”

Personal Branding presentation is linked here:

Personal Branding – 10 steps to success

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Featured article and interview in Bons Baisers de Miami


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When Bons Baisers de Miami interviewed Ms. Holm about her favorite lunch spots…


My favorite lunch spot is…”it depends”:
For power business meetings, the Four Seasons in Brickell.
For relaxing and calm ambiance, BLT at the Betsy
For the view and people watching, The Standard
On the weekends, La Goulue at Bal Harbour
Judy Holm, Founder Aspirations PR



Art+Auction: Power 100 Art Basel Miami Beach 2013



Dec 2, 2013 , on one of the busiest evenings during Art Basel, produced the largest “Power 100” event for Art+Auction magazine in the luxurious  8,000 sq. foot Villa Azur, Miami Beach

Over 300 people attended, hosted  President of Blouin Media

VIPs from the art world, editors, publishers, collectors and partners enjoyed a hosted cocktail event.

Sponsors included Sotheby’s International Realty, Champagne Nicolas Feuillate and Hendrick’s Gin

Art work on exhibit from Helene Lamarque Gallery of Paris – including pieces by world renowned Orlan


Unprecedented results:

•100% more guests than in prior years
•200% more awardees also attended the event
•The entire event was produced with no expenses incurred for the client – all was paid by in-kind sponsorship
•Additional cash sponsorships were negotiated to provided additional revenues to the client

•Pre and post coverage of the event was extensive: produced a feature video which appeared for 1 month on the home page as well as a permanent photo slideshow on the site; Art+Auction cover story Dec, and they and Modern Painters featured the event in January issues



Nicolas Feuillate ~ launches a new rose cuvee

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nicolas feuillate launch dream hotel mar 2014 nicolas feuillate launch

Art Stars ~ charity event for the Humane Society


Art Stars 2013

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Art Stars invitation

Arts and Culture Council of Miami Beach – Chamber of Commerce


ice Chair, Arts and Culture Council

Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce

Miami Beach, FL


This Chamber of Commerce Council was formed to enrich and elevate the importance and success of arts and culture in Miami. We develop programs and communication to support this mission.

Ms. Holm is a regular contributor to the Miami Beach News – editor of a column entitled Arts and Culture (PRE)view and (RE)view.

3/28/14 – CEO Jerry Libbin wrote:

I want to thank you for all of the efforts that you have put into making our Chamber a vital player in the Cultural Arts community. Your energy and enthusiasm are a tremendous asset along with your strong professional knowledge and commitment to your clients. I wish you much continued success and look forward to seeing you at many upcoming cultural arts events.

All the best,

Jerry Libbin

President & CEO
Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce

Tattoos of a City



Urban development, city planning and regentrification projects typically include some form of public art in their design. In a more organic form, much of the art dotting city landscapes is created by artists who passionately seek to produce their work on an open-air canvas. “Graffiti art” is a hallmark of creative freedom and expression, and is deeply etched on the map of Miami. All forms of public art- ranging from stealth graffiti to commissioned monuments, are visual landmarks uniquely defining every city in the world, and documenting every era of civilization.


Art and architecture memorialize both a time in history and a style of local culture. Italy is an example of a country deeply enriched with centuries of public art. From the art of Ancient Rome that proliferated from 750 BC to approximately 400 AD, to such works as Michelangelo’s David and the Trevi Fountain, the image of Italy is closely connected to its public art. David, created between 1501 and 1504 and originally commissioned for a different purpose, was ultimately installed in a public square in Florence; and the Trevi Fountain in Rome (1732-1762, commissioned by Pope Urban Vlll), both exemplify the visual treasure chest of Italy.

As a young city, Miami has quickly developed global renown for its art scene. What does this mean vis a vis public art?

Miami’s Wynwood district is internationally acclaimed for its art, ranging from a growing gallery community, to prolific graffiti art – including the eponymous Wynwood Walls. Emerging from a neighborhood of disrepair, is a bright and edgy growth of artistic expression. The public art is viscerally changing the face of the map.

Both Miami and Miami Beach are cities that are strongly committed to art, as exemplified through the Miami Beach “Art in Public Places” program. Established in 1984, there were already several works of art throughout the city. Mermaid, created in 1979 by Roy Lichtenstein, is a highly visible and recognizable work of art located at Washington and 17th Street. In total, there are now nineteen unique and original works of art positioned throughout the city.

Public art is typically installed with the authorization and collaboration of the government. In different municipalities, the local government actively encourages the creation of public art by implementing a policy based on a percentage of real estate development costs. The City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places Ordinance has established that 1.5% of the cost of city-owned construction projects must be allocated for “works of art in public places other than museums which enrich the public environment.”

Some of the most important projects of the Art in Public Places program have been completed in the past several years. They include Urban Deco, 2008, by Garren Owens; Morris’, 2009, by Dan Graham; Tempest, 2010, by Brian Tolle; Liquid Measures, by Wendy Wischer, 2010; and most recently obstinate lighthouse, by Tobias Rehberger, 2011.

The most recent addition to the portfolio, unveiled in 2011 during Art Basel Miami Beach, represents the promising future. Not only is the obstinate lighthouse a monumental, fifty-five feet tall art work, a stunning addition to the pristine South Park, but the caliber of the artist is world class, and highly regarded by critics across the globe. The winner of the 2009 Venice Biennale’s highest honor, the Golden Lion, Tobias Rehberger and his obstinate lighthouse represents a beacon of commitment to public art in Miami and beyond.


Art Basel Miami Beach 2013

Art Ambiance - Power 100 Event

We welcomed 300 VIP guests to an amazing evening at the elegant Villa Azur.  Celebrating the Power 100 issue of Art+Auction magazine.  Sponsored by Champagne Nicolas Feuillate, and Sotheby’s International Realty.

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