Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Call To Artists - Juried Biennial Art & Cultural Center/Hollywood - posted by FFAB

Submissions: Aug. 1 – Sept. 30, 2016
Exhibition: Jan. 21 – March 5, 2017

All artists residing in the state of Florida are invited to submit entries for the Art and Culture Center's 8th All-Media Juried Biennial. Original paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, photography, video, computer-generated images, performance, and site-specific installations will be considered. Submissions $50 for up to three artworks.

Katherine Pill, JurorCurator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Cash awards totaling $6,500 will be distributed:
$3,000 Best in Show
$2,000 First Place
$1,000 Second Place
$500 Third Place

Aug. 1 – Sept. 30, 2016: Submissions accepted
Nov. 7: Announcements for accepted entries mailed
Jan. 9 – 13, 2017: Accepted artworks to be delivered to Center
Fri., Jan. 206 – 9 pm: Opening reception and awards presentation
Jan. 21 – March 5: Exhibition dates
March 6 – 10, 2017: Artwork pickup

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

65th All Florida Invitational - Boca Raton Museum of Art - July 16th - posted by FFAB

July 16th 
Boca Raton Museum of Art will open the 65th All Florida Invitational

Flora, fauna, politics, and psychosis make up but a few of the themes of the Boca Raton Museum of Art’s 65th All Florida Invitational an exhibition with as wide a variety of artistic mediums as it has subject matter. On view July 16 through September 25, this year's iteration of the longest-running juried art competition in the state brings together the work of five distinguished Florida-based artists alongside the work of 25 early-career Florida artists. The result is an exhibition of 30 works that provide a unique perspective onto current artistic practice in our state a perspective guided by the voices of the artists themselves. 

The Museum made the decision to change the format of the exhibition in 2015, switching from a submission to an invitational design. 

Five established artists with strong ties to Florida; Edouard Duval Carrié of Miami, Elisabeth Condon of Tampa and Brooklyn, Christopher Harris of Orlando, Carol Prusa of Boca Raton, and Sergio Vega of Gainesville were invited to each select five artists who they believe show great promise. With artists involved in the curatorial process, the All Florida Invitational offers a new and personal perspective.
The invitational format has strengthened this much-beloved exhibition, says Marisa J. Pascucci, the Museum’s Curator of Collections, who worked on the project.

The All Florida Invitational is now much more inclusive of all of Florida both geographically and artistically. And interestingly, more than half of the artists in the exhibition are female.
Irvin Lippman, the Museum’s Executive Director, notes that as the Museum was founded by artists, we thought the best way to advance the All Florida was to create an artist-centered curatorial selection committee. We have chosen artists who definitely have their finger on the pulse.

Edouard Duval-Carrié shared:

"I moved here twenty years ago and what has excited me is the diversity and breadth of the artists that have found their way to this region and their individualistic take on their artistic production. The artists I have chosen are highly individualistic in their art practice but very accomplished, each in their own way.”

About Boca Raton Museum of Art
Founded by artists, the Boca Raton Museum of Art was established in 1950 as the Art Guild of Boca Raton. The organization has grown to encompass an Art School, Guild, Store, and Museum with distinguished permanent collections of contemporary art, photography, non-western art, glass, and sculpture, as well as a diverse selection of special exhibitions. The Museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 AM until 5 PM; on Thursdays from 10 AM until 8 PM; and on weekends from 12 PM until 5 PM.Admission is free on the first Sunday of every month, and otherwise $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and free for students with IDs and children under 12. Learn more at

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Out of this World: The Art and Artists of NASA - Vero Beach Museum - posted by FFAB

Andy Warhol's "Moonwalk (Pink)," features an astronaut in a pink space suit standing proudly 
on the moon's surface beside an American flag in the artist's trademark style. 

NASA artwork lands at Vero Beach Museum of Art June 25
By Amanda Hicks of TCPalm

People on the Treasure Coast will appreciate a new exhibit coming to the Vero Beach Museum of Art this month.

"Out of this World: The Art and Artists of NASA," a collection from the NASA Art Program, will be on display starting June 25.

Chief preparator Matthew Mangold and museum curator Jay Williams chose 71 pieces from more than 300 works of art at the Kennedy Space Center.

The museum staff expects the exhibition to be appealing to Floridians since the Kennedy Space Center has made it possible for many to experience launches first hand.

"I think it will be extremely well received," Williams said. "Most Floridians feel a sense of connection with NASA's space program, I believe. I know it's true for me. The exhibition will appeal to a wide range of ages."

The NASA Art Program started in 1963 when NASA administrator James Webb suggested artists help tell the story of the agency's adventures.

"Important events can be interpreted by artists to give a unique insight into significant aspects of our history-making advances into space," Webb said. "An artistic record of this nation's program of space exploration will have great value for future generations and may make a significant contribution to the history of American art."

The exhibit features different art work from 1963 when the program started to Elizabeth McGrath's wall sculpture "Moon Mission" created in 2008, representing astronaut Alan Sheperd's golf shots on the moon during the Apollo 14 expedition.

Williams said a lot of Floridians feel a sense of pride in NASA's space program.

"We all knew about Cape Canaveral as the place where the Space Race was taking shape," he said.

Several Florida artists who participated in the art program will have their work on display in the upcoming exhibition.

Martin Joseph Hoffman (1935-2013), a Florida native who lived the last years of his life in Vero Beach, will have his painting, "Launch Window" (1981), on display.

Samuel Ward, who lives and works in Sarasota and observed several shuttle launches in the 1980s, will have his painting, "Cathedral" (1985), on display which depicts the inside of the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center.The art will be displayed in the Museum's Holmes Gallery for three months and is supported by a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts..

"The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to nurturing artists and the arts in communities across the country," said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. "Supporting projects from organizations like the Vero Beach Museum of Art represents a wise investment in Indian River County and the creative vitality of the nation."


What: "Out of this World: The Art and Artists of NASA"
When: June 25-Sept. 25; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday
Admission: Off-season (Memorial Day to Labor Day), adults $6; seniors $5; students $5 with valid ID; children 17 and younger free; military free with valid ID. Season rates, adults $10, seniors $9

Stan Stokes' "Ascent of Atlantis" is a dramatic, highly realistic view of the shuttle orbiter, shown at the moment it is clearing the gantry, surrounded by billowing smoke and gases. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY VERO BEACH MUSEUM OF ART)

Glad to see the Vero Museum exposing the public to part of this important but mostly unknown collection. 

I have been to Cape Canaveral many times and always visit the artwork from the collection that is displayed. The collection is undervalued by NASA in my opinion and not utilized nor displayed as it should be. A traveling show of the best of the collection, with published works, books, posters and educational material should be developed and shared with museums around the country.

Another idea I have is to finally get an artist up to the space station to work from that unique point of view! Maybe a plein air artist who could work while attached to the arm they use for space walks? Why not?!? A guy can dream... Glenn

Friday, June 24, 2016

The new Center for Asian Art at Ringling Museum makes a big impression - posted by FFAB

The new Center for Asian Art at Ringling Museum makes a big impression
Tampa Bay Times
by Lennie Bennett

The Center for Asian Art in the Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt Gallery of Asian Art is a big name for a big project at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.
It opened grandly in May with galleries for its permanent collection and notable loans — a study area that will serve both visiting scholars and a new Asian arts program for students at Florida State University, which owns the museum, and a lecture room that can accommodate an audience of 125.
The art will be of greatest interest to most visitors. Curator Fan Zhang has done a heroic job of compressing thousands of years of history and vast geographic and cultural territory using only about 400 works.

The new pavilion, designed by the prestigious Boston-based architectural firm Machado Silvetti, is gorgeous. It is sheathed in 2,736 green-glazed, rippled terra-cotta tiles, all handmade, that cover its cube shape that is elevated on concrete legs. It is done no service by the way it has been connected to the renovated wing. The design would have worked best as a free-standing structure with space around it to lighten its density. Pragmatically, that couldn't have happened because it is only part of the center and needs to be in close proximity to the renovated wing, which houses much of the art. The way they are joined is unfortunate. They seem jammed together with no transition, creating a visually jarring exterior. And without some sort of transition, the vibrant jade of the tiles, so evocative of Asian architecture, fights with the pastel color of the rest of the museum.
Those are aesthetic judgments, however, and the more important point of this new addition is that it broadens the museum's reach into its future and honors its past. John Ringling is best known, rightfully so, for amassing a great collection of Baroque art.
"He wasn't just trying to focus on European art," High said. "He wanted to explore making (his museum) a more encyclopedic institution."
Ringling gathered hundreds of works of Asian art in just a few years. When many people were buying them for decorative purposes, he wanted his to be of museum quality. Many of them are. It's gratifying to see this part of his collection, which had never been properly organized, given its due.
The Center for Asian Art in the Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt Gallery of Asian Art is part of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours to 8 p.m. Thursday. Admission is $25 adults, $20 seniors and $5 students with ID and youths 6 to 17. It includes the art museum, circus museum and Ca d'Zan, the Ringlings' historic mansion. Admission to the art museum only is free every Monday. (941) 359-5700 or

Friday, February 19, 2016



Inaugural Fair Showcases Interactive Art Demonstrations, Documentaries & Late

Nights at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

BOCA RATON, FL – (Feb. 19, 2016) – Lee Ann and David Lester, organizers and

founders of Art Boca Raton, taking place March 18-21, 2016 in the International Pavilion

of the Palm Beaches on the grounds of the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University,

announce Art Boca Raton Art Week, an extraordinary line-up of lectures, events,

interactive demonstrations, local artists at work and off-site events in conjunction with

the inaugural art fair.

All programming will take place at Art Boca Raton in the International Pavilion of the

Palm Beaches located at the Research Park on the ground of Florida Atlantic University

(3450 NW 8th Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33431), unless otherwise noted. Admission to

programming is included with the ticket unless otherwise indicated. For a full schedule

and details please visit

“Our international art fairs are successful because we are committed to becoming part

of the community’s arts scene as we continue to do with Art Palm Beach and as we did

as founders of Art Miami. By partnering with local institutions and organizations to

create Art Boca Raton Art Week, and involving community leaders and residents we

create a unique sense of ownership by all who know how beneficial art and culture are

to the city they live and work in, says Lee Ann Lester. “Working closely with Florida

Atlantic University, the Research Park, the Boca Raton Museum of Art and Art School

and the Mayor’s office and Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, we have created

programming and events with wide appeal,” continues Lester.

Full Show Schedule after the fold

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Convening Culture Conference, Fort Lauderdale - Feb. 1 - 2, 2016

Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc. is proud to present the 2016 Convening Culture Conference, a statewide event that brings together individuals working in arts and culture in Florida, to learn about and share the latest national trends in this industry.
This conference will be the forum for the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs to facilitate a deeper look at aspects of its new strategic plan, which has an emphasis on the diversity that makes Florida so distinctive. Featuring discussions on a variety of levels within both cultural programming and cultural organizations, the conference will also highlight the work of artists whose work speaks to this theme. Sessions will touch on areas of marketing, fundraising, collaboration and leadership in addition to others.
Opening the conference are two half-day workshops, presented by nationally-renowned speakers, that can be attended as stand-alone events at a nominal fee, or you can choose to pay the $100 conference fee and these workshops, lunches and evening events will be included in your registration fee.
Conference Highlights
Monday, February 1, 10AM - 1PM
Creating Diverse Audiences for Community Engagement
Donna Walker-Kuhne
Vice President of Community Engagement for The New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Monday, February 1, 10AM - 1PM
Digital, Social and Mobile Lessons from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sree Sreenivasan
Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Tuesday, February 2, 11:20 - 12:20 PM
Keynote Speaker
Valeria Piaggio
Ms. Valeria Piaggio serves as the Head of Polycultural Insights & Consulting and Vice President at The Futures Company and served as its Vice President of Multicultural Insights since August 2014. In this capacity, Ms. Piaggio served as the conceptual leader and chief consultant for their launched Total Market subscription offer -- the first and only unified multicultural and general market consumer insights service. Ms. Piaggio serves as Senior Director, Consumer Strategy of Iconoculture, Inc. In addition, she also serves as the Global Knowledge Lead for multicultural marketplace trends in support of The Future Company's strategic insight, planning and innovation consultancy.
Tuesday, February 2, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Florida Artists Hall of Fame Presentation
Join Florida’s Secretary of State, Ken Detzner and members of the Florida Council on Arts and Culture to celebrate the remarkable career achievements and impact of two exceptional Florida artists being inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame
Jane Davis Doggett and Romero Britto.
Broward Cultural Division is a proud sponsor of this 
statewide conference and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts 
is the host of the daytime sessions and workshops.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312