Chicago Fine Art opens on Antique Row

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A new gallery on Antique Row in West Palm Beach has works for sale and can restore damaged pieces.

Nick Vahlkamp, ​​co-owner of Chicago Fine Art Company, offers state-of-the-art paint restoration and cleaning services, including restoration of paintings degraded by water, dirt, canvas tears and more again. Trained as an art restorer with 40 years of experience, Mr. Vahlkamp says he provides museum-quality art conservation and offers a careful and skilled approach to the restoration of historic and contemporary paintings.

“Antique Row is made up of 40 small businesses whose owners are all specialists in their field, and it’s exciting to welcome a professional restorer to our design family,” Faustina Pace, President of the South Dixie Antique Row Association and owner of Faustina Pace Antiques and Interiors, said in a statement. “Chicago Fine Art Company is a wonderful addition to our pedestrian shopping and gallery district.”

Restoration is just one element of the Chicago Fine Art Company’s new Antique Row site.

The 1,100 square foot gallery, owned and operated by Mr. Vahlkamp and his wife, Barbara (veteran art dealers and longtime owners of Chicago’s famed Kamp Gallery), features hundreds of unique paintings in an array of styles including period, modern and contemporary fine art. The Vahlkamps say they have multiple options for any style and size a client or designer is looking for, including works by Austrian Romantic landscape painter Alois Arnegger, French scenographic artist Pierre Möri and painter Russian contemporary Evgeny Kuznetsov.

“We help many people who tell us that they have just bought an old house and want to furnish it in a certain period style, or someone who needs something in a particular size, or even new artwork for his yacht,” Mr Vahlkamp said. in the statement. “In addition to the paintings on display in the gallery, we have many paintings in reserve and others that we can obtain. We have long-standing relationships with artist agents and other dealers, which allows us to we provide just about anything a customer is looking for.

The Vahlkamps sold their gallery several years ago and decided to move to West Palm Beach. But they found themselves without gallery work. They fell in love with Antique Row.

The results?

The Chicago Fine Art Company is located at 3727 S. Dixie Highway in the Antique Row neighborhood of West Palm Beach. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: www.chicagofineart.org or call 847-910-6173 or 847-778-6328.

Hanley appoints Benoit as head of philanthropy

Turner Benoit has been promoted to director of philanthropy for the Hanley Foundation.

As Director of Philanthropy, Mr. Benoit will directly oversee the foundation’s major gifts and transformational programs. He will also continue to manage the Foundation’s Lifesaver program, which helps those who cannot afford to access quality addiction treatment. Mr. Benoit will also oversee all fundraising events for the foundation, including the Palm Beach Dinner, Family Picnic and Golf Classic.

“The Hanley Foundation has grown tremendously over the past five years, in part due to Turner’s dedication, leadership and passion,” Hanley Foundation CEO Jan Cairnes said in a statement. “As the foundation continues to grow, our needs as an organization have also grown. With Turner’s well-deserved promotion, we will be even better equipped to carry out our mission of eliminating addiction through prevention, advocacy, treatment and recovery support.

Mr. Benoit joined the Hanley Foundation in 2016 as Director of Development, specializing in fundraising and advocacy. In Benoit’s work overseeing the Hanley Foundation’s treatment efforts, he not only manages the Lifesaver Fellowship Program, but he also works to secure funding for the program that comes largely from Palm Beach philanthropists. Benoit says his goal is to one day raise enough money to provide scholarships to everyone in need.

“During my time at the Hanley Foundation,

I have seen the foundation grow from 20 employees to 79,” Benoit said in a statement. “Our prevention program began in 12 underserved counties in Florida and has now grown to 28. Yet, we aim to accomplish so much more. Unfortunately, the pandemic has become a recipe for disaster for people with alcohol-related disorders. substance use. As someone in long-term recovery, I feel a strong sense of duty to help this local and national crisis. By using my personal experiences and resources to raise funds for the Hanley Foundation, we can continue to expand our reach for prevention programs, raise awareness of this tragic disease and help more people receive quality treatment.

Mr. Benoit is heavily involved in community efforts as a member of the State’s Attorney’s Addiction Recovery Task Force and supports local charities including the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and the Palm Beach Day Academy. . He is a second-generation graduate of Palm Beach Day Academy, where his two children currently attend. When he is not working, Mr. Benoit enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his wife, CJ, and children.

For more information about the Hanley Foundation or to donate, visit www.hanleyfoundation.org or call 561-268-2355.¦

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