May 1, 2009
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May 1, 2009  Newsletter Archive
In this issue: Nancy Spielman, Mini-Grant Workshop, Gospel Complex, Bonnet House in Martha Stewart Living, Moretti & Encore Awards, 2009 SFCC Winners  

Artist Nancy Spielman Exhibits at Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport

Nancy SpielmanBroward County Cultural Division's Public Art and Design Program announces an art exhibition at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, by artist Nancy Spielman. The exhibition titled Charlie and Friends opens May 12, in the Lee Wagener Art Galler y, Terminal 2, Departure Level, and runs for four months.

Charlie and Friends consists of large chromatic gray paintings and smaller dog portraits. The large chromatic gray paintings finalized Spielman's Master of Fine Arts Thesis in 2006 which concentrated on the image of her dog, Charlie, who serves as a metaphor for family. Transforming a routine or mundane moment to a powerful image that radiates pleasure and contentment is the inspiration for the smaller dog portraits in this body of work.

Charlie in the Pool Nancy Spielman was born in Chicago, Ill. and grew up in Highland Park. She attended Southern Illinois University and graduated in 1980 with a B.S. in graphic design and a minor in fine arts. During the later part of the 1990s, Spielman started pursuing her life-long dream to become a painter, which led her to Florida Atlantic University. In 2006 she received her Masters in fine arts. Today, she teaches drawing, color fundamentals and two dimensional design at FAU and other colleges. Her work can be viewed at . Nancy Spielman is the recent winner of a 2009 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowships Award for Visual and Media Artists.

The Lee Wagener Art Gallery offers Broward County artists an excellent opportunity to exhibit their work in a prominent, pre-security, high-traffic area in Terminal 2 of the airport departure level that is accessible to the public. Artists are selected through the Public Art and Design Program and exhibits are changed every four months. The far end of the gallery has been reserved for the exhibition of video artworks from Broward County's permanent art collection. At present, Tree Rain, by Broward-based artists Suzanne Scherer and Pavel Ouporov, has been installed as the permanent video artwork.

For more information, contact Christina Roldan, Public Art and Design project manager at 954-357-8542.

Mini-Grant Program Workshops to be Held in May

For Individual Artists
Offered TWICE
Monday, May 4, 2009
Broward County Main Library
100 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale
11:00 a.m. and AGAIN at 6:00 p.m.
Bienes Conference Room

To assist eligible Broward-based practicing professional artists to fund small but complete cultural projects for which applicants have not received grant monies through any other Cultural Division program. The project must be an exhibition, a performance, or other arts activity. An individual Broward-based artist may apply for up to $2,000 per award on a funds-available basis.

For Not-for-Profit Cultural Organizations
Offered TWICE
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Broward County Main Library
Bienes Conference Room
100 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale
11:00 a.m. and AGAIN at 6:00 p.m.

To assist eligible Broward County not-for-profit cultural organizations with annual operating revenues of less than $100,000, to fund small cultural projects for which applicants have not received grant monies through any other Cultural Division program. The project must be an exhibition, a performance, or other arts activity. Mini-Grant awards for organizations are up to $5,000 per award, on a funds-available basis.

The next Mini-Grant Program application deadline for both Individual Artists and Not-for-Profit Organizations is June 1, 2009 for projects implemented between October 1, 2009 and September 30, 2010.

There is no fee for the workshops. For more information, please call Adriane Clarke, grants specialist, 954-357-7530. Register HERE for these workshops.

The Annual Gospel Complex for Education and Preservation Conference

Broward Cultural Division will participate in the Annual Conference— Embracing the Future Through the Creative Arts on May 2 – 6, 2009 at Nova Southeastern University, Don Taft University Center, located at 3301 College Drive, Davie, FL . The Creative Arts Industry will be the focus on May 6, at the Sheraton Suites Plantation.

On Wednesday, May 6, members of the Broward Cultural Division and the Creative Arts Industry of Broward County will open presentations with a general session hosted by Edith Gooden-Thompson, Chair of the Broward Cultural Council. Seminars and presentations throughout the day will include topics such as: What Does a Local Arts Agency Do? and the 2020 Community Cultural Plan: Wanted Thinkers, Visionaries, Leaders . A special presentation will be given by Elizabeth Wentworth, vice president Broward Alliance, Film & Television Industry, titled Creative Economy as a Theory of Economic Development and a town hall meeting hosted by Dr. Delores Smiley, dean of the Office of Community Education and Diversity Affairs, Nova Southeastern University.

Broward Cultural Division’s Grants Administrator Jim Shermer will present information on the very successful Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute and Artist Micro Credit Program; and segments on New Media/Internet will be addressed by Val Norman; and Film and Television Industry, by Richard Manos.

Dr. Myles Munroe, President and Founder of the Bahamas Faith Ministries International will be the special guest speaker for the closing lunch. This day of events will be held at the Sheraton Suites Plantation, 311 N. University Drive in Plantation, 954-424-3300.

Registration for the Annual GCEP conference is free and open to all; to receive specific information, conference schedules and details on the other days of the conference, call 954-494-7596.

While the conference is free to attend, the VIP luncheons are $25 per person, per day, and can be purchased online.  Visit official website here.

Martha Stewart Living Magazine Features Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

Bonnet House, the Caribbean plantation style home of the Birch-Bartlett family, is featured in the May issue of Martha Stewart Living Magazine. The home was chosen to be showcased in the magazine’s column, “American Treasures.” The five-page article details how the house was constructed in the early 1920s and features incredible photographs of the historic home’s whimsical rooms decorated with the artwork and signature murals of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. The magazine photographed the house in January after Martha Stewart made an unannounced visit in 2008 and decided to highlight the home in her magazine.

Bonnet House is located one block south of Sunrise Blvd. between Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., (A1A) and the Intracoastal Waterway at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. Bonnet House is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am - 3pm and Sunday, 12pm – 4pm. Admission prices are $20 for individuals, $18 for senior citizens, $16 for children ages 6 – 12 and $10 for the grounds only. Group tours are also available at a discounted price. For more information, call (954) 563-5393 or visit the estate’s websiteRead the Article.

Coral Springs Museum of Art and Barbara O'Keefe Win 2009 Moretti Award

The Cultural Foundation of Broward recently named Barbara O’Keefe and the Coral Springs Museum of Art as the winner of the coveted 2009 Moretti Award for Artistic Achievement in cultural excellence ; and ArtServe named Broward Cultural Division’s grants administrator James Shermer as the ‘Arts Administrator of the Year,’ in the 20th annual ArtServe Encore Awards program.

ArtServe and title sponsor BankAtlantic recently announced the winners of this annual ArtServe Encore Awards program, emceed this year by CBS4/My33 News Reporter Joan Murray, in recognition of those who have shown outstanding dedication and support of the Broward County arts and cultural community.

The winners were chosen by an esteemed panel of judges including: Edith Gooden-Thompson, chair of the Broward Cultural Council; Chris Tiedje of the Sun-Sentinel; Mark Budwig of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce; Carey McKearnan of JES Publishing; and Pamela Dearden of Gold Coast Jazz Society.

The winner from each category will receive an original piece of artwork created specially for this event by the 2008 Encore Artist of the Year, Timothy Leistner. The luncheon will take place on May 15, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in the Panorama Ballroom; and will include a silent auction, champagne reception, and live entertainment including performances by JP Taravella ROTC Color Guard and the Sunshine Chordsmen.

Individual tickets for the event start at $75. For ticket information, go to or contact Amber VanBuren at 954-462-8190 x202.

Three Broward County Artists Win South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Award

2009 SFCC WinnersBroward Cultural Division announces the Broward County winners of the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Award for visual and media artists. Colby Katz, Samantha Salzinger and Nancy Spielman, were recently named as the Broward-based winners, to receive this esteemed, five-county artist fellowship award. This year’s selection is from a group of more than 300 applicants. The Broward Cultural Council will recognize the artists on June 4, 2009, at noon.

An exhibition featuring the works of the artists will be presented at the University Galleries, School of the Arts, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton September 18 - October 30, 2009, opening reception, Thursday, September 17, 7 - 9 pm.

The South Florida Cultural Consortium, an alliance of the local arts agencies of Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, assists visual and media artists through cash awards solely on the basis of creative excellence to foster artistic development and encourage career advancement.

Visit the Broward Cultural Division Website for more Information on the South Florida Cultural Consortium.

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