Boca Raton Museum of Art
65th Annual All Florida Exhibition
July 25 through August 23, 2015
Announcing Brenda Hope Zappitell, A Journey of Gestures and looking forward to the 65th All Florida Exhibition
As the state’s oldest annual juried competition, the All Florida has introduced the work of thousands of Florida artists working in all media: emerging, mid-career, and established artists. 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.
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 will present 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.
For 2016, the Boca Raton Museum of Art Curatorial Department and Executive Director will collaborate with six nationally-recognized artists based throughout Florida. Each of these distinguished artists will select ten 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 announcement of the six artists will be made on May 1, 2015. Their selection of participating artists will be made over the course of the summer and fall 2015, with the announcement of all the artists January 15, 2016. The 65th Annual 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.