2015 Florida Artist Exhibition: Brenda Hope Zappitell: A Journey of Gestures
2015 marks the 65th anniversary of the Boca Raton Museum of Art and the Art School and 2016 will mark the 65th anniversary of the All Florida exhibition, which remains the longest-running juried competition and exhibition in the state. To celebrate both occasions, the Museum presented a solo exhibition (July 25 through August 23, 2015) of the work of Brenda Hope Zappitell, a previous All Florida participant and Art School alumnus who has attained national recognition.
2016 All Florida Selection Committee Announced
As the state’s oldest annual juried competition, the All Florida has introduced the work of thousands of Florida artists working in all media and in all stages of career. It reinforces the Museum’s commitment to Florida artists, provides professional exhibition opportunities for emerging artists, and reveals a provocative glimpse – through Florida artists’ eyes – of the state-of-the-art today.
The Boca Raton Museum of Art is now changing the format of All Florida from the juried exhibition which has been presented here for 64 years. For 2016, the Museum’s Curatorial Department and Executive Director will collaborate with five nationally-recognized artists based throughout Florida. Each of these distinguished artists will select five early-career artists who have strong ties to Florida. This invitational exhibition will bring the work of the “selection committee” alongside the work of the artists they believe show great promise. The five artists participating in the “selection committee” include:
Edouard Duval-Carrié, Miami, painter and sculptor
Elisabeth Condon, Tampa & Brooklyn, painter
Christopher Harris, Orlando, film maker
Carol Prusa, Boca Raton, painting and drawing
Sergio Vega, Gainesville, multi-media
The announcement of the project and the participating artists will be on January 15, 2016. The 65th All Florida exhibition will be on view July 16 through September 11, 2016. An illustrated catalogue will be published that will further mark this as a signature initiative celebrating the current state of the arts in Florida.