One Sotheby’s International Realty Hosts Official Art Basel Kick-Off Breakfast and Tour at the Youngarts Jewel Box

ONE Sotheby’s International Realty (ONE SIR), hosted an exclusive breakfast and tour at the artful Jewel Box at The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts)  to officially kick-off Art Basel Miami Beach 2016 for the fair’s VIP ticket holders. Guests were treated to breakfast and libations with intimate tours of the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection When We Were Young with inspired works by YoungArts Alumni, and to José Parlà’s Roots, an exhibition commissioned by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in partnership with the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), curated by Laurie Ann Farrell.

The exclusive breakfast fêted the opening of the 15th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, which has become a magnet for collectors, gallery owners, artists and industry professionals around the globe. 

On view in the YoungArts Gallery, When We Were Young will feature contemporary masterworks from the early years of the renowned JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, which will be paired with newly created works by YoungArts Visual Arts alumni from across the country.

Roots, commissioned as part of the Rolls-Royce Art Programme in partnership with SCAD and presented at YoungArts, features works by Cuban-American artist, SCAD painting alumnus and YoungArts Master Teacher José Parlá. An immersive and site-specific installation, Roots brings the renowned and internationally known Miami-native home, where Parlá spent his formative years in the underground art scene. Free and open to the public through December 15, Roots includes new paintings and sculptures created specifically for exhibition within the YoungArts Jewel Box.

Daniel de la Vega, president of ONE SIR, the leading luxury brokerage firm in South Florida with 11 offices across South Florida, welcomed attendees to a cultured morning along with Carlina Garcìa Jayaram, President & CEO of YoungArts, which included YoungArts donors, YoungArts partners JPMorgan Chase and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, and prominent guests from across the globe.

“Art Basel is my favorite time of the year—there’s no better way to welcome the season than with our partner, YoungArts, who supports so many talented high school students in their creative journeys in the world of arts and culture,” said Daniel de la Vega, president of ONE SIR.

Notable guests included:

Carlina Garcìa Jayaram, President & CEO, National YoungArts Foundation

Mayi de la Vega, CEO, ONE SIR

Daniel de la Vega, President, ONE SIR

Richard Kohan, Chairman of the Board, National YoungArts Foundation

Jose Parla; Artist  

Andres Fanjul; Vice President, J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Carolee Friedlander, Founder of Carolee Jewelry and Accessories and Access Circles

“Miami has transcended to become a cultural mecca year-round—not just during Art Basel,” said Mayi de la Vega, founder and CEO of ONE SIR. “With our intimate affiliation with the Sotheby’s Auction house, we liken ourselves to art and home curators, seeking living spaces where global citizens can interact with art daily,” she said.


About ONE Sotheby’s International Reality

As the fastest growing luxury real estate brokerage firm in South Florida, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty has eleven offices in Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Sunny Isles, Bay Harbor Islands, Brickell, Aventura and Key Biscayne, and has recruited more than 600 agents since its inception in 2008. The direct affiliation with Sotheby’s and Sotheby’s International Realty has offered the company unparalled, global reach – an attribute sellers reap the full benefit of as their homes receive prime exposure to a network of more than 18,000 associates in more than 60 countries and territories.

In addition to its luxury brokerage division, the firm also boasts a development sales division representing some of South Florida’s most successful and prestigious condo developments with a total inventory of over $3.5 billion. Some of the projects in the division’s portfolio include the first residential project of internationally renowned architect, Zaha Hadid, and the biggest mixed-use new development in Miami being built by Swire, Brickell City Centre.

For more information about the South Florida market or about working with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, please visit www.onesothebysrealty.com.

About The National YoungArts Foundation

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) was established in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison to identify and nurture the most accomplished young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts, and assist them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development. Through a wide range of annual programs, regular performances, and partnerships with some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions, YoungArts aspires to create a strong community of alumni and a platform for a lifetime of encouragement, opportunity and support.  


YoungArts’ signature program is an application-based award for emerging artists ages 15 – 18 or in grades 10 – 12 from across the United States. Selected from thousands of applications, YoungArts Winners receive valuable support, including financial awards of up to $10,000, professional development and educational experiences working with renowned mentors—such as Debbie Allen, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rebecca Walker, Plácido Domingo, Frank Gehry, Jeff Koons, Wynton Marsalis, Salman Rushdie and Carrie Mae Weems—and performance and exhibition opportunities at some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, D.C.), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), The Museum of Modern Art (New York) and New World Center (Miami). Additionally, YoungArts Winners are eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students who exemplify academic and artistic excellence.


YoungArts Winners become part of a thousands-strong alumni network of artists, which offers them additional professional opportunities throughout their careers. YoungArts alumni who have gone on to become leading professionals in their fields include actresses Viola Davis, Anna Gunn,Zuzanna Szadkowski and Kerry Washington; Broadway stars Raúl Esparza, Billy Porter, Andrew Rannells and Tony Yazbeck; recording artists Josh Groban, Judith Hill and Chris Young; Metropolitan Opera star Eric Owens; musicians Terence Blanchard, Gerald Clayton, Jennifer Koh and Elizabeth Roe; choreographers Camille A. Brown and Desmond Richardson; visual artists Daniel Arsham and Hernan Bas; internationally acclaimed multimedia artist Doug Aitken; New York Times bestselling author Sam Lipsyte; and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Doug Blush.


Carnival Foundation is the YoungArts National Premier Spon­sor. 

For more information, visit youngarts.org, facebook.com/YoungArtsFoundation or twitter.com/YoungArts. To watch a brief video about YoungArts, click here. 

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