Founded in 1857, the Beaux Arts Society is one of the most prestigious and internationally recognized organizations of artists and "patrons of the arts" in the world.
We are the sponsor of the original Beaux Arts Ball, first run as a costume ball in 1907. The Beaux Arts Ball is usually presided over by Royal Family members coronated King, Queen, Prince and Princess.
The Beaux Arts Society presents Leonardo da Vinci Awards to worthy individuals in the various "divisions of the arts."
We grant Distinguished Artist designation to those artists who have achieved excellence in their field.
Many of our members have been knighted for Artistic Achievement or for Personal Excellence by the Patriotic Order of the Knights of the Republic.
The Beaux Arts Society has four classes of membership (Foundation, Associate, Basic and Honorary, which includes Advisory Board Members and Distinguished Artists) and four dues classes (Youth, Regular, Senior, and Life, which includes Royal Family Members).
MEMBERSHIP IN THE BEAUX ARTS SOCIETY IS BY INVITATION ONLY!
IF YOU HAVE BEEN INVITED, IT IS BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT OF THE BEAUX ARTS SOCIETY, A BOARD MEMBER AND/OR A ROYAL FAMILY MEMBER HAS FELT YOU HAVE THE PERSONALITY AND TALENT TO BE A MEMBER OF THE SOCIETY.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MEMBERSHIP, CONTACT DR. TOM STEVENS, PRESIDENT OF THE BEAUX ARTS SOCIETY AT BEAUXARTSSOCIETY@GMAIL.COM OR CALL HIM AT 718-357-7075.
RECENT EVENTS HAVE INCLUDED:
SUMMER SOIREE 2014: The Beaux Arts Society held its Summer Soiree on Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. at Etcetera Etcetera located at 352 West 44th Street in Manhattan. Ronnie Giles (Advisory Board Member), Kitt Holiday (Advisory Board Member), Helen Klass, Andrew Martin (Distinguished Artist), Kerry McCarthy, Bernadette Miller (Sylvia Oshypko), Corky Romash, George Strum, Lady Diana Templeton (Distinguished Artist) and Lillian Walker-Moss performed. Dr. Tom Stevens (President & General Counsel), George Strum (Executive Vice-President) and Andrew Martin (Advisory Board Chair) shared the hosting responsibilities. Also in attendance were James V. Allerdyce, Sandra Benee, Patti Dey, Lisa Franklin, The Rev. Lady Cantorah G. Georges, Michael Johnson, Dame Gloria Kingsley, Elaine Marlowe, Kevin McMullan, Sherrie Murphy, George D. Reilly, Marakay Rogers (Advisory Board Vice-Chair), Kevin Schwab, John Stevens, Lady Eleanor Stevens (Board of Directors Member), Ann Stylianou, Sora Vernikoff, Jerry Zarin & Mireille Zarin. A buffet was served which included Scrambled Eggs with Taleggio Cheese, Pancetta & Sausage, Roasted Potatoes, Vegetable Lasagna, Mixed Field Green Salad, Homemade Foccacia & Muffins, and Tiramisu. Unlimited coffee, tea, ice tea and soda was also included. All attendees received a gift scent to take home.
SPRING FLING 2014:The Beaux Arts Society held its Spring Fling on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. in The Press Room (2nd Floor) of The Press Box at 932 2nd Avenue in Manhattan. Carole Demas (Distinguished Artist), Paula Janis (Distinguished Artist), Lady Diana Templeton (Distinguished Artist), Corky Romash & Ronnie Giles performed. Dr. Tom Stevens (President & General Counsel), George Strum (Executive Vice-President) and Andrew Martin (Advisory Board Chair & Distinguished Artist) shared the hosting responsibilities. Other Distinguished Artists in attendance were Raissa Katona Bennett, Grover Dale and Kevin Scott Hall. Other Board Members in attendance were Thomas Adair Rossman and Lady Eleanor Stevens. Princess Jenni Egan, Royal Family Member, was also present. A buffet was served which included Penne ala Vodka, Chicken Cutlet with Wild Mushrooms, Roast Turkey with Stuffing, Shepherd’s Pie, Salad, Vegetables, Bread and unlimited tea, coffee and soda. Marakay Rogers, Advisory Board Vice-Chair, wrote the following article about the event for Broadway World: http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Beaux-Arts-Society-Spring-Fling-Honors-McArdle-Pedi-Dale-and-More-20140501