Museum staff have been working for the past couple of weeks to organize and install our summer exhibition, the 58th Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition. This week you can see it installed in all of its glory in the lower level galleries.
The winners of the four prizes have been announced and they are:
Nadine Saitlin - Best in Show for Small Red Landscape
Nadine Saitlin, Small Red Landscape
Elena de la Ville -Judge's Merit Award for We are Burning
Karen Kuykendall - Judge's Merit Award for On the Road Again...Lookin' for Black Bears...Songs Along the Highway #3
Valeria Yamamoto - Judge's Merit Award for Tripod.
These pieces reflect the juror Roy Slade's effort to include works that encapsulate past and current trends in art created with many different media.
These works are joined in the gallery by 56 more pieces created exclusively by Florida artists. Although there are less works this year than last year, I feel that each work is now afforded its own space so that one can view each in its own right rather than deal with many pieces jostling for a viewer's attention. The layout has more of an austere, traditional art gallery feel to it rather than the salon-style layout.
(L-R) Views of the 54th All Florida; 55th All Florida and 58th All Florida
If you would like to see more of your fellow artists' work (including a 20-foot inflatable cloud, a Mexican slaughterhouse and a "Botticelli Barbie") come check out the Museum during our summer hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 12 p.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.