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

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