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Violin Society of America to Hold Convention & Competition in Anaheim, CA

Event will be the 48th Annual Convention and the 24th International Competition spotlighting contemporary makers of string instruments and their bows

Violin Society of America to Hold Convention & Competition in Anaheim, CA
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ANAHEIM, Calif. - November 3, 2022 - (Newswire.com)

Over 350 attendees, 26 speakers, and 60 vendors and sponsors will convene Nov. 13-18 for a week of programming to celebrate string instruments and bow making. This is the first live event of its kind by the Violin Society of America since 2018.

The event culminates on the evening of Nov. 17 with the announcement of winners in the new instrument-making competition. The VSA administers the contest with strict judging standards to identify excellence in artisanship and tone. Over 400 violins, violas, cellos and their bows have been entered by amateur and professional makers, the most in The VSA's history. A panel of internationally recognized experts will spend four days studying each entry to determine Gold Medal, Silver Medal and Certificates of Merit awards. The awards ceremony will be live-streamed via Instagram and Facebook, followed by a public viewing of the competition instruments on Nov. 18 at the hotel.

"This is one of the most consequential events for violins today," says Bill Scott, VSA President. "The VSA Competition confirms a new standard in contemporary violin and bow making."

Other programming themes include:

● Innovation & Sustainability - highlighted with presentations on the future of pernambuco & other endangered tone woods and their emerging alternatives

● Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - featuring a Women's Luncheon honoring the achievements of female members, and a Diversity Mixer celebrating the recent expansion of the organization's charter with stronger non-discrimination policies to protect VSA membership and enjoyment for everyone

● Acoustics, varnish, historical instruments & bows and more

Admission is open to the public for $300 for the week plus VSA membership or $115/day.

Musicians interested in viewing instruments and bows from the Competition can do so for free with a VSA Musician's Pass.

Founded in 1974, The Violin Society of America is a non-profit organization that promotes the art and science of making, repairing and preserving stringed musical instruments and their bows. The VSA holds events, publishes journals, and awards scholarships and grants to expand the field of lutherie. Membership is open to all and includes over 1,000 makers, dealers, players and enthusiasts. 

Visit vsaweb.org for more information.


Contact Information:
Ethan Ladd
VSA board member
[email protected]
(646) 673-0034
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Art & Luxury Come Together at Eden Gallery Dubai’s 1st Anniversary

Experience Contemporary Art Like Never Before

Art & Luxury Come Together at Eden Gallery Dubai’s 1st Anniversary
Eden Gallery Dubai

Eden Gallery Dubai

Eden Gallery Dubai, a luxurious destination for contemporary art connoisseurs, is proud to celebrate its 1st anniversary. Nestled in the heart of Dubai, next to the iconic Burj Khalifa, the gallery boasts a lavish 11,000-square-ft space, with floor-to-ceiling artwork displayed in a modern design that allows the art to take center stage while providing visitors with a beautiful and alluring atmosphere. As one of the most exquisite galleries in the UAE, it's a must-visit for art enthusiasts visiting Dubai.

The Gallery That Redefined Art & Luxury

For over 25 years, Eden Gallery has been showcasing the works of renowned artists in premier locations worldwide. And now, Eden Gallery has brought Its expertise to the Middle East by opening Eden Gallery Dubai. This milestone anniversary marks a year of curating the most extraordinary and diverse exhibitions, featuring the works of some of our time's most exciting and innovative artists. From the bold and striking street art of Alec Monopoly to the vibrant and dynamic paintings of Eduardo Kobra, Eden Gallery Dubai offers a visual feast for art enthusiasts of all tastes. The gallery is also elated to feature the exceptional works of additional talented artists, including Gal Yosef, Angelo Accardi, David Kracov, and many more.

In addition to these exhibitions, Eden Gallery Dubai also hosts various exclusive events throughout the year, providing visitors with a unique opportunity to engage with the art and artists in a more personal and intimate setting. As they look forward to another year of bringing the best in contemporary art to Dubai, they invite everyone to join them in celebrating the 1st birthday of Eden Gallery Dubai.

Eden Gallery Dubai 1st Anniversary: Exclusive Events & Art

Eden Gallery invites guests to mark their calendars and join in a month-long celebration of FebruArt, a series of unique art events as part of their anniversary celebration. Long-time collectors and art enthusiasts are invited to immerse themselves in the vibrant and colorful world of contemporary art at Eden Gallery Dubai. The gallery is located in The Dubai Mall on Fashion Avenue and is open Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 10 pm. This is an opportunity for visitors to experience the epitome of luxury and art at Eden Gallery Dubai.

Contact Information:
Nitsan Avioz
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+972526250286

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