PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida – With her passion for art guiding her, this year’s ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival commemorative poster artist Tracy Guiteau has forged an impressive collection of work which includes being hand-picked by top tennis player Naomi Osaka and iconic athlete LeBron James’ digital media company for an art collaboration during Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
“I'm grateful and honored to be chosen as the ArtiGras poster artist this year,” said Guiteau, who lives in West Palm Beach and has been showing her artwork at shows for a few years, but this will be the first time she has been selected as the official poster artist for an event. “This will expand my artistic perspective with new experiences as well as to offer important representation that will encourage artists within our community to pursue their artistic vision.”
The commemorative poster is based on her colorful-acrylic painting title “Blossoming You” which was born from Guiteau experiences during the last two years.
“The idea for the poster came from experiencing the pandemic alone,” said Guiteau, who has many geographical and cultural influences in her work from her own Haitian heritage as well as her experiences studying art across the country and abroad. “The journey of " Blossoming You" into who you are is embedded with obstacles and hardship, but overcoming each struggle reveals new growth.”
Guiteau didn’t always think being an artist was going to be her profession, until one day a math teacher recommended that she follow her artist spirit after noticing her schoolbooks brimming with drawings. After graduating from the New World School of the Arts High School in Miami, she pursued a degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her passion for art has led her to many adventures including being exhibited internationally and at Miami Art Basel.
Patrons of ArtiGras will be able to meet Tracy Guiteau and buy the official poster at the 37th ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival presented by Hanley Foundation and produced by Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce. The festival will run from February 19-20 at the Gardens North County District Park in Palm Beach Gardens. The outdoor arts event showcases a juried exhibition of outstanding fine art along with activities which include artist and chef demonstrations, the Baptist Heath Youth Art Competition Gallery and the Amazon ArtiKids Zone. Tickets are only $11 per day with advance purchase and children 12 and under are free. More information can be found at artigras.org.
About Hanley Foundation
Hanley Foundation combats substance use disorders within our communities by raising awareness and providing education through quality substance use prevention programming in schools and communities in Palm Beach and 21 other counties within Florida. Hanley Foundation is dedicated to working alongside community partners to promote healthy lifestyles and to positively influence attitudes, norms, and values by empowering individuals and families while helping supply need-based treatment scholarships to individuals with demonstrated needs in Palm Beach County.
About Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce
The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest and most active business organizations in Southeast Florida. Serving businesses in the ten (10) municipalities that make up Palm Beach North, the Chamber fosters a partnership of private, public, educational and civic organizations working together to ensure Palm Beach North is Florida’s “Prosperity Coast”. The Chamber’s four strategic imperatives are: A Prosperous Economy, High Quality of Life for all residents, a Smart and Connected Region, and Regional Leadership. For more information visit: www.pbnchamber.com.