by Jennifer Hoesing
Today’s Day in the Life feature showcases Glenn Lochrie, a fine art dealer and member of the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Read on to learn about Glenn’s career in the arts, his involvement in his community and follow the link to his outstanding guide to Art Basel Miami Beach.
Glenn Lochrie, a fourth generation South Floridian from Fort Lauderdale, has spent his life promoting and participating in the arts. For over 15 years he has been selling, appraising and judging fine art created by Floridians and has represented close to 60 Florida artists. Glenn opened two award winning fine art galleries in Broward County that focused exclusively on the artists of Florida from 1850 to present. Glenn Lochrie Fine Art is currently previewing a collection of work by Miami’s own Purvis Young (1943 – 2010).
In addition to Mr. Young, Glenn’s favorite artists include A.E. Backus (mentor to the Florida Highwaymen), Skot Olsen, Todd Schorr, Mark Ryden, Andy Goldsworthy and Rembrandt.
“I have been involved in the arts in some form or another since I was a little boy. I love Florida and spend most of my time promoting or enjoying our unique resources,” Glenn told me. “I believe the art business community is still a largely untapped resource and with the proper synergy [arts and culture] can find some new partners moving forward.”
Glenn has designed a young collectors program to introduce Florida’s young professionals to art collecting, and has given many lectures throughout the state on building a Florida art collection. Working with local organizations in his community (including Art Serve and the Broward Art Guild), Glenn has judged art competitions and sponsored local art events and charities. As a volunteer he helped organize an innovative art program and fundraising auction for the historic Bonnet House of Fort Lauderdale.
In his arts job, Glenn continues as an art consultant for his many clients and maintains an art gallery website; in 2010 he started a blog focusing on the arts in Florida that already has been read by people in over 134 countries. Glenn is committed to increasing awareness and support of the unique cultural resources of Florida.
Glenn has shared the link to his annual guide to Art Basel, highlighting some of the events he plans to visit (along with some tasty treats along the way). Follow the link to learn more about the event that Glenn says makes Miami “for one week at least, the art capital of the world.”