Selection Committee Announced for 65th Annual All Florida Exhibition
The oldest juried art competition in Florida is being revamped.
The Annual All Florida, which has been presented at the Boca Raton Museum of Art since 1951, has long been a hallmark exhibition for the state’s local artists. Painters, sculptors, photographers, and film and multi-media artists eagerly await the opening of the show’s submission period year after year. Now they can look forward to an invitation. Participants in the 65th Annual All Florida will be selected by a panel of nationally-recognized Florida-based artists, along with the Museum’s Executive Director and Curatorial Department, in a new invitational format.
“We felt it was time to refresh the program and give the artists themselves a stronger voice in deciding which works are selected for All Florida,” said Executive Director Irvin Lippman. “By selecting committee members from across the state and from different artistic backgrounds, we think the new format will be more dynamic and inclusive than it has been in the past.”
For 2016, the Museum’s Executive Director and Curatorial Department will collaborate with five acclaimed artists based throughout the state. Each of these distinguished artists will select five early-career artists who have strong ties to Florida. The 65th Annual All Florida exhibition, which will be on view July 16 through September 11, 2016, will bring the work of the selection committee alongside the work of the artists they believe show great promise. The five artists in the selection committee include:
- Edouard Duval-Carrié, Miami, painter and sculptor (http://www.edouard-duval-carrie.com/)
- Elisabeth Condon, Tampa & Brooklyn, painter (http://www.elisabethcondon.com/)
- Christopher Harris, Orlando, film maker (https://svad.cah.ucf.edu/staff.php?id=57)
- Carol Prusa, Boca Raton, painting and drawing (http://www.carolprusa.com/)
- Sergio Vega, Gainesville, multi-media (http://www.sergiovega-art.net/)
The Museum will announce the participating artists on January 15, 2016. An illustrated publication will be issued that will further mark this as a signature initiative celebrating the current state of the arts in Florida.
About Boca Raton Museum of Art
The Boca Raton Museum of Art is the only museum in South Florida founded by artists. 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, glass, non-western art, photography, 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 www.bocamuseum.org.