Thursday, September 3, 2015

Commemorating St. Augustine's 450th with @VivaFlorida500 - posted by FFAB

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Great Opportunities in the Arts - Brought to you by the Broward Cultural Division

Part Time Assistant Tour Coordinator - Bonnet HouseThe Assistant Tour Coordinator assists the Director of Education and Volunteer Programs in the supervision and coordination of the volunteers responsible for the smooth operation of public tours, educational programs and events. Please email resume to
Event Services Coordinator - Aventura Arts and Cultural CenterCoordinate and implement all details of a renter's contract, scheduling, contracting, ticket
requirements, budgeting and management of event planning. If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume to:
Preference will be given to local applicants. No phone calls please.

Guest Curators - ArtServe
ArtServe is looking to engage guest curators for some of its upcoming exhibits in Fort Lauderdale and at rotating exhibits throughout Broward County. Local candidates should have previous experience in the curation of multi-artist, multi-medium presentation. Please send letter of interest, CV, and photos of previous curated shows to

Settlement Accountant - Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Supports the Controller in the precise, ethical, and responsible management of all assigned financial related functions. If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume to: Preference will be given to local applicants. No Phone Calls Please!

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist - Gilda’s Club South Florida
The Administrative Assistant duties include general phone, reception, clerical, and project based work. Use of Microsoft Office and telephone protocol are essential. Duties require professional verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge data entry is preferred. A welcoming warm personality is essential. Availability to work some evening hours is required. Qualified candidates can submit a resume and references via email to

Special Events and Social Media/Marketing Manager - Broward Public Library Foundation
Responsible for managing all aspects of Literary Feast, and a series of smaller donor events throughout the year, as well as to maintain and grow the Library Foundation’s social media and marketing presence. Please send cover letter, resume and salary history via email to: Dorothy Klein, Executive Director:

Marketing Coordinator - Jack & Jill Children’s Center
To provide marketing support to the Jack & Jill Children’s Center a non-profit organization located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Coordinate various aspects of marketing and fundraising activities to support the development efforts of the center. Please submit cover letter and resume to

ReDesigners for the ReDesign Bash - Salvation Army
From the weekend DIYer to the shop specialist - we want your unique skills on auction to help raise funds for the Open Door Shelter. A select number of designers will be chosen by HGTV star Carter Oosterhouse to be live auctioned at the event.

Calls to Artists

Deerfield Beach Festival of the Arts Poster Contest - Deerfield Beach
Deerfield Beach 36th annual Festival of the Arts Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 30 and 31 at the beach south of the pier. Open to all artists in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Deadline: September 8, 2015. Prize $600 + free 10x10 booth. Format: 24"x36". Submit jpeg of final artwork to

BIG - ArtServe
ArtServe seeks submissions of artistic grandeur. Be it a giant painting, a massive sculpture, a towering textile, photo or glasswork, the epic art found at BIG is sure to make an oversized impression.

Municipal Complex Integrated Art - Coral Springs

It is desired that the finished project be a series of integrated artworks within the building’s interior or site structures (i.e.: building floor, pillars, hanging art from walls or ceiling, wall fountain, water feature, chandeliers, kinetic or interactive structures). Application Deadline: October 2, 2015. For questions or any additional information, please contact Laura Atria at 954.344.1114 or e-mail at

Calling All Young Hollywood Artists! - Hollywood
The Downtown Hollywood Signalization Cabinet Artwork Contest is now underway for children ages 7 to 17. Deadline: September 1st, 2015.

Lauderdale Yacht Club Fine Art Fair - Fort Lauderdale
The Lauderdale Yacht Club is pleased to announce the 9th Annual Invitational Fine Art Fair which will take place on February 4, 2016. This juried exhibition is also a selling showcase of talented artists in a variety of styles and mediums, not limited to coastal/marine themes.

Tamarac Arts & Crafts Festival - Tamarac
Presented by Tamarac Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Tamarac. April 2-3, 2016.

Multicultural Fine Arts Exhbition - Coconut Creek
The Coconut Creek Multicultural Circle is hosting a Multicultural Fine Arts Exhibition on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Coconut Creek Community Center from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Local artists are invited to participate. The theme this year is focused on South America, but all family-friendly art is welcome.

ART IS - 1310 Gallery, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts
This Exhibit is an open interpretation, an individualization, a unique language in which each artist visually speaks, whispers, shouts or murmurs. Submission Deadline: August 30st, 2015. Reception/Halloween Party: October 31, 2015. Show Dates: October 24 - December 12, 2015. Details…

ArtsUP Project - FAT Village
Seeking artists, temporary collaborators or art groups wanting to explore concepts for large scale art. Ceiling, site specific temporary work and/or interior activation of a warehouse public event space. Accepting proposals through Jan 1, 2016.
Join the Florida Cultural Alliance
Stay informed regarding the State budget for the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. Join or renew your membership to our statewide arts advocacy organization, the Florida Cultural Alliance.

Executive Director - Creative Pinellas
The Board of Directors of Creative Pinellas seeks a dynamic individual to contract with the board serving in the capacity of Executive Director. This is a contract position with a contract value ranging from $70,000 - $85,000 depending on the experience of the successful applicant. The board is accepting resumes and proposals through Sept. 1, 2015 to fill this position.

Communications Manager, Teaching Artists, Ticketing & Ushers - Miami Theater Center

Led by our Founder and Artistic Director Stephanie Ansin, the team at Miami Theater Center creates and produces inspiring and thought-provoking productions that bring the transformational power of theater to audiences of all ages and abilities.
Communications Manager Details…
Teaching Artist Details…
Ticketing & Usher Details…

Executive Director - Miami Contemporary Dance Company (MCDC)
MCDC’s Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for all aspects of agency operation in order to support and ensure the artistic vision in successfully carrying out the mission of the organization. To Apply: send a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to

Executive Director, Cultural Affairs - FIU
Maintains overall administrative responsibility for College-wide Cultural Programs. Provides leadership and operational oversight for the Miami Film Festival (MIFF), The Center for Literary Arts, MDC-Live Arts, Miami Book Fair International, the Art Gallery System, the Tower Theatre, and Koubek Center.

Calls to Artists
The City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting Contest - Miami
City Theatre is looking for wonderful short plays (ten minutes) for Summer Shorts and other programming. Submit between August 30 and September 30.

Jazz Fest Poster Contest - Sunny Isles Beach
This is your opportunity to submit an original painting to be chosen as a lasting symbol of the city's love for rich and cultural experiences. The winning artist will receive $500 cash. Submissions will be accepted only between September 1 and October 1 at the Visitor Center at the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center.

Biannual Request for Qualifications (RFQ) - Monroe County

Florida Keys Council of the Arts is issuing their semi-annual RFQ to qualify artists for proposals. Submission Deadline: September 10, 2015.
Public Art Project Manager - Arlington, VA
This employee is responsible for structuring and leading the implementation of public art and design enhancements as a component of County and other capital and infrastructure projects by providing project management, leadership, expertise and general guidance to the County and other agencies in support of the goals of the County's Public Art Master Plan and Public Art Policy.

Calls to Artists

Viaduct RailPark - Philadelphia, PA
The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program, through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE), in collaboration with the Center City District (CCD), Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (PPR), and the Friends of the RailPark announce a competition to commission site-specific artwork for the Viaduct RailPark.

Public Art for Hutchinson Fire Stations - Hutchinson, KS
The Hutchinson Fire Station Projects involve the construction of three (3) new fire stations following the design and appearance of an existing fire station in Hutchinson. Kansas. Construction will take place over three fiscal years beginning in 2015 and ending in 2017.

Public Art at the Arts & Heritage Center - Johnson County, KS

The project consists of the complete renovation of the former King Louie West Bowling Alley and Ice Rink as well as improvements to the existing parking lot. RFP/Qualifications Due: September 1, 2015 @ 2:00 PM CST.

Art on the Outside Program - Hollywood, CA
The City of West Hollywood’s Art on the Outside program is seeking qualifications from artists and/or artist teams to establish a pool of qualified artists to create temporary, site-specific, land art installations in Plummer Park and along Santa Monica Boulevard in an exhibition titled Can You Dig It?. Deadline: Applications must be submitted online by 5:00pm, August 26, 2015.

David Crockett Commemorative Bust RFQ - Nashville, TN
This memorial four-foot bronze bust will be displayed on the 2nd floor of the Tennessee State Capitol Building in Nashville for visitors to appreciate. Deadline: Applications must be submitted online by 5:00pm, August 26, 2015.

Narberth Bridge Public Art RFQ - Narberth, PA
The Borough of Narberth, Pa., just outside of Philadelphia, is seeking an artist to create a site-specific, integrated artistic enhancement in conjunction with the construction of the new Narberth Avenue bridge. Deadline: September 4, 2015.

Calls to Artist (Worldwide)
3rd Annual ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest 2015
This global, juried, online art contest aims to focus attention on the plight of endangered and threatened species/habitats. The challenge is to interpret or reflect ENDANGERED through either celebration of the beauty of endangered or threatened species/habitats or Illustration of the threats facing endangered species/habitats. Deadline for submission: October 2, 2015.

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Kevin Tucker Named New Director of Florida’s Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement - posted by FFAB

Image by Alfonso Architects

New Director Hired for Florida’s Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement


The yet-to-be-built Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, which is slated to get 110,000 square feet of space on a 3.5-acre site in St. Petersburg, has now also named its first director: Kevin Tucker, who’s currently senior curator of decorative art and design at the Dallas Museum of Art.

The museum, which will be constructed with an estimated budget of $70 million, is being founded by Rudy Ciccarello, a retired businessman who’s providing the museum with its collection, reports Lennie Bennett for the Tampa Bay Times.

At Dallas, Tucker organized shows like “Gustav Stickley and the American Arts and Crafts Movement,” 2011. He formerly worked as chief curator and deputy director at the Columbia Museum of Art in South Carolina, and has served on the board of the American Alliance of Museums.
Said Ciccarello of his new hire: “His understanding of the Arts and Crafts Movement, the objects, and the artists who created them, is exemplary and is based on his twenty-five years of experience working in the decorative arts field.”

For more information about this new museum;

Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement, Florida by Alfonso Architects

Plans unfold for huge art museum in downtown St. Petersburg

Monday, July 27, 2015

Wynwood revitalization plan gets OK from Miami commission - posted by FFAB

Wynwood revitalization plan gets OK from Miami commission
by Brain Bandell
South Florida Business Journal

The city of Miami commission granted the first approval for the rezoning of the emerging Wynwood neighborhood as tens of millions of dollars of developer dollars have poured into the area.
Having gained international fame for its street art, Wynwood is in the midst of a transformation from a district of old warehouses and empty lots to buzzing restaurants, shops, and galleries. It’s located to the northwest of downtown Miami, just west of Edgewater.

The Wynwood Neighborhood Revitalization District (NRD) plan would allow greater residential density and height while encouraging the preservation of its signature warehouses. Residential density would be increased to 150 units per acre and units could be as small as 650 square feet, which would make them more affordable. Through buying Transfer of Development Rights (TDRs) from other properties in Wynwood, sites could be developed eight to 12 stories tall. The greatest density would be on North Miami Avenue, Northwest 29th Street and Northwest 20th Street.

The NRD was approved by a 3-0 vote on Thursday. If it passes at a second reading in September, the plan would be put into place.

“We are pleased and grateful for the approval of the City of Miami Commission,” said Joseph Furst, chair for the Wynwood Business Improvement District (BID) Board. “The NRD plan will ensure Wynwood’s continued evolution as a center for art and innovation for all of Miami’s residents and visitors—and we look forward to working with the City to implement it.”

Read the full article here

Friday, July 24, 2015

Miami Artist Farley Aguilar Wins Orlando Museum's Florida Prize - posted by FFAB

Miami Artist Farley Aguilar Wins Orlando Museum's Florida Prize
The power of Miami's art scene is pretty undeniable these days — and Farley Aguilar is at the top of the list. This week, the Orlando Museum of Art announced the winner of its Florida Prize in Contemporary Art, and Aguilar was the big winner.

The self-taught painter was one of ten Florida-based artists selected to compete for this year's honor, which runs for three months annually at the Orlando Museum of Art (through September 6). As the winner, he took home $20,000.
Aguilar's name isn't new in the winner's list. He received an honorable mention in the New Times Mastermind awards in 2013 and a spot on the 2010 100 Creatives list. Last year art critic Carlos Suarez de Jesus called him "Miami's new international art star."
Farley Aguilar, School, 2015, oil on linen, 68 x 12 x 95 inches.
Aguilar's work has been described as haunting; his rich, surreal paintings frequently feature images of crowds that echo a feeling of unease. He exhibits at Miami's Spinello Projects, and recently hosted a sold-out show in Basel, Switzerland. He's even earned a mention from the New York Times.

The jurors who selected Aguilar for the Florida Prize included Juan Roselione-Valadez, director of the Rubell Family Collection in Miami; Ginger Gregg Duggan, independent curator and partner of CuratorSquared, Orlando; and Ben Thompson, curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville.

The other artists considered include: Cesar Cornejo of Tampa; Michael Covello of Tampa; Rob Duarte of Tallahassee; Jennifer Kaczmarek of Pensacola; Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz of Orlando;  and Antonia Wright, Bhakti Baxter, Alex Trimino, and Nicolas Lobo, all of Miami.

As far as words of advice for artists who'd like to be considered for next year: "Often what distinguishes exceptional artists in any discipline is that they know what they want to express, and everything in their work supports that vision," says the Orlando Museum's curator Hansen Mulford. 

Clearly Aguilar fits the bill.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Strategic Planning/Business Plan Workshop for Artists - posted by FFAB

Strategic Planning/Business Plan Fundamentals Presented by The Creative Capital Foundation and Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc.
Workshop for Individual Artists
The Division of Cultural Affairs and Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc. announce an upcoming workshop with the Creative Capital Foundation for Individual Artists. This workshop will focus on Strategic Planning for artists and their creative careers. It will also provide valuable tools for them to frame the fundamentals of their art business plan and set goals for themselves and their work. The workshop is limited to 24 artists and will be presented by two leaders from Creative Capital.

This workshop will touch on the following topics:

• Developing a system for using strategic planning and goal setting to attain increased satisfaction in your life and career
• Strategies for balancing time and money
• How to create and use a business plan
• Financial planning basics, including choosing financial partners, options for reducing debt and best practices for saving and retirement planning
• Essentials for running an art practice as a small, independent business, including: employment, contracts, negotiation, decision-making, budgeting and cash-flow
• How to identify and effectively respond to new opportunities

Workshop Details:
June 20, 2015
10:15 am - 5:30 pm
Florida State University, Strozier Library
Hosted by the Florida State University, College of Fine Arts, Department of Art

About Creative Capital:
The Creative Capital Foundation is a national foundation that serves artists and supports their work through their Grantmaking activity and their Professional Development Program. The Division has partnered with Creative Capital since 2007 to offer meaningful and innovative professional development to Florida artists. More information about Creative Capital and its services can be found at:

Application and Participation:
To apply for the workshop, please visit this link:
The application deadline is Monday, June 8th, artists will be notified of their inclusion in this opportunity no later than Friday, June 12, 2015.

To be eligible to apply for this workshop, artists must be a Florida resident. The workshop is open to artists working in any discipline.

If selected, artists attend the workshop free of charge. They are responsible only for their transportation to and from the workshop location and a small fee for lunch during the day’s events. Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc. will provide hotel recommendations and preferred rates to artists selected and visiting Tallahassee for this opportunity.
This workshop is made possible through generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and also with private support through Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc. More information about Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc. can be found here:

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Art Around The Web - The Paintings of Paul Cézanne / An online catalogue raisonné- posted by FFAB

The Paintings of Paul Cézanne - An online catalogue raisonné under the direction of Walter Feilchenfeldt, Jayne Warman and David Nash

From the Site;
The Paintings of Paul Cézanne, an online catalogue raisonné is the first installment of the artist’s complete works. It capitalizes on the versatility of digital technology and takes Cézanne scholarship in a new direction. The online catalogue is interactive and will be updated on a regular basis so that users can be assured of the most current information about the artist. Primary source material is added as publications increasingly come online.
The authors expect that this online catalogue will be of great benefit to students and scholars who will be able to access Cézanne’s paintings through a variety of advanced searches and save specific information to personal lists for further research; curators who can create wish lists of paintings for proposed exhibitions and conceivably design virtual installations; auction houses and galleries who require detailed history and the most up-to-date information about a picture; collectors who might wish to know more about the history of their own paintings and how they relate to others in Cézanne’s oeuvre; and the general public, who may simply want to see what Cézanne’s paintings look like and to learn about this important artist.

An artists artist Cézanne is still one of the most popular artist of his time.  
This online collection is fantastic with very large zoomable pictures and writing of his work. GL


***You do have to set up a free account to use this site***

Friday, May 8, 2015

Norton Museum of Art - free admission every Saturday for the next two years - posted by FFAB

Norton Museum of Art to offer free admission every Saturday for the next two years to PBC residents

by Ashleigh Walters

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - The Norton Museum of Art is offering free admission to residents of Palm Beach County every Saturday for the next two years, thanks to a generous donation by Damon and Katherine Mezzacappa.
Starting June 6, Palm Beach County residents will be admitted to the museum for free every Saturday. All Florida residents will be admitted for free every Thursday June 4 to September 3. 

In addition, the Family Studio art class is now being offered every Saturday, and at a reduced cost. 

Now, instead of $8 per person, it will cost just $1 per person. Kid-friendly tours are based on the Museum Collection and special exhibitions, then the children do creative activities based on what they've learned. 

The experience lasts two hours, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Saturday starting June 6. It is geared to children ages 5 to 12 and each studio is limited to 25 children. To register for a Family Studio, call (561) 832-5196 ext. 1196, or visit

Now, thousands of Florida residents will benefit from the gift from the Mezzacappa family. 

"Sadly, Mr. Mezzacappa passed away since the couple made this transformative gift, which was only one example of the generosity Mr. and Mrs. Mezzacappa have shown the Norton. 

The Norton Museum is deeply grateful for the Mezzacappas' support, and proud to be a part of Mr. Mezzacappa’s remarkable legacy," a release from the museum stated. 

The Norton is located at 1451 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach, FL. Call (561) 832-5196, or visit for more information.