January 20, 2010
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January 20, 2010 Newsletter Archive
In this issue: Lee Wagner Art Gallery, Art Works!, Artist Workshop, 15th Arts Walk, Artists as Entrepreneurs Art Show

Photographer Jeremiah Jenner Featured At Lee Wagener Art Gallery

Photographer Jeremiah JennerThe Broward County Cultural Division’s Public Art and Design Program recently opened Masterworks , an exhibition by Photographer Jeremiah Jenner , at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The exhibition, in the Lee Wagener Art Gallery located at Terminal 2, Departure Level, will run for four months.

Jeremiah Jenner’s signature style is defined by crisp colors, bold shapes and sophisticated composition. His sleek and minimalistic limited editions have endeared the media as well as the serious art collector. National collectors include industry giants such as the Holiday Inn Corporation, Anheuser-Busch and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Starbucks on Lincoln Road personally selected him to exhibit during the prestigious Art Basel Miami Beach. The Masterworks Series offers a unique overview of Jenner’s post contemporary photographic works from 2005 through 2009.

The Lee Wagener Art Gallery offers Broward County artists an opportunity to exhibit their work in a prominent, high-traffic area in Terminal 2 that is accessible to the general public. Artists are selected through the Public Art & 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.

Art Works!

Melton Mustafa, Old Dillard Museum Concert SeriesFor 14 cultural organizations in Broward County, a ray of light came in the form of a federal grant administered through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Forty-three jobs were directly saved by this program. For Melton Mustafa, a professional musician with Old Dillard Museum, it means another two performance gigs for the year. Photo at left: Melton Mustafa, Old Dillard Museum Concert Series.

Through this economic stimulus package, Broward Cultural Division received a $250,000 grant, and in turn, re-granted the funds, through an NEA Life Line application process. These funds were specifically directed to save existing jobs in the arts.

Arts organizations had the opportunity to apply for funds to provide salary support for an existing staff member who would otherwise have been laid off; or to re-engage artistic/contracted services. “This is a direct example of funds being channeled to retain jobs of cultural workers in Broward County and stimulate the economy,” said County Administrator Bertha Henry.

In December, Old Dillard Foundation, Inc held a Traveler’s Emporium Exhibit that had previously been slotted for cancelation. Due to the grant funds, 10 artists were hired to present cultural concerts in December 2009 and June 2010. Over the years, cultural concerts have been a major support-building component of the Old Dillard Museum's programming. The concerts have generated the largest and most loyal patrons, and are the most recognized component of the facility. These free cultural concerts celebrate traditional African-American events in the Fort Lauderdale community.


Artist Jackie Battenfield Presents "Creating Your Own Success: An Investment For Artists"

The Artist's GuideBroward Cultural Division and ArtServe invite artists, gallery owners and creative entrepreneurs to a half-day workshop with well-known artist Jackie Battenfield , presenting Creating Your Own Success: An Investment for Artists . This career development program for creative members of the community will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at ArtServe Inc., 1350 East Sunrise Blvd in Fort Lauderdale . This workshop will be the first in a series of seven technical workshops for artists to be held throughout the year.

Creating Your Own Success: An Investment for Artists will provide an overview of the fundamental skills artists need for developing and sustaining a professional life. It will introduce planning to identify individual needs and goals to develop a more rewarding and satisfying artistic practice. It will cover tips on how to promote, fund, organize and reach out to resources in your community. Included are skill-building exercises and time to address participant questions.

A popular lecturer on the challenges of sustaining a successful career in the visual arts, Jackie Battenfield is a painter and printmaker, living in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of The Artist's Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love published by Da Capo Press, 2009. This comprehensive sourcebook is based on the professional practice classes that Battenfield has taught for more than eighteen years in the graduate program at Columbia University, and the Professional Development Program at the Creative Capital Foundation for visual artists.

The fee for the Saturday morning workshop is $25. Seating is limited (register early – 8:30 a.m. check in is encouraged). Registration for the workshop, which includes a copy of The Artist’s Guide, is available online.

Visit HERE To RSVP; or visit the Broward Cultural Division website.

For more information, please call Adriane Clarke, grants specialist, 954-357-7530.

15th Annual Third Avenue Artist's Walk

Third Avenue Artists

As is the tradition on the first Saturday in February, the Third Avenue Artists will open their studios at no charge to the community for their annual Artwalk . There will be a free trolley circulating among the venues for the entire evening from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m; and this year, again, the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale will open its doors to the public as part of the Third Avenue Art District Artwalk .

It promises to be a memorable occasion. This group of professional artists has persistently focused their efforts on creating a visual arts district in Fort Lauderdale. In the professional world, these artists are national and international award-winning talents, visible in museum and public and private collections.

Printmaker Rosanna Saccoccio’s delicate prints and bold abstract paintings will be on view. Rosanna first bought a two-story building for her studio 40 years ago. Since 1995, the additional eight artists have bought, built, or rented space in the area. Shows this year will also include … Francie Bishop Good hosting the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center Artwork Show in her studio gallery, and her own all new work in manipulated photography and video in the main studio… and sculptor and painter Tin Ly, will enamor you with his large metal sculpture-combined-paintings … Madeline Denaro will display abstract paintings from her new series “the day after yesterday” and Mary Lou Siefker will include her mysterious acrylic shrouded figure paintings.

Wilma Bulkin Siegel, a retired oncologist, will be showing her acclaimed watercolor portraiture and a selection of drawings of students from the Museum of Art/ Fort Lauderdale Studio Art Academy. Public Artist, Tobey Archer will capture the viewer with her sculpture series: SETI, along with paintings and works in neon, sculpted paper, and fiber optics. Two-time Cultural Consortium award winner, Janet Gold will be featuring fine art photography and Margi Glavovic Nothard , the architectural designer of the group, will reveal her latest designs and drawings blurring the boundaries between art and architecture.

Also participating in this years’ Artwalk and located alongside Francie Bishop Good’s studio is the Girls’ Club, presenting Set to Manual, an exhibition of works in diverse media characterized by intensive hand manufacture.

This is a special chance to meet the artists or even start an art collection. It is an opportunity to engage in the creative experience of the artist’s studio setting and to purchase professional artwork.

Visit www.thirdavenueartdistrict.com for further information or call Tin Ly at 954-764-7631.

Doing Business As...

art exhibitThe second annual art exhibit Doing Business As…Artist Entrepreneurs (D.B.A 2010) will feature seven Broward County residents and Artist As An Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) alumni: Katherine K. Allen, Jeff Breed, Olga Dziembowska, Liliana Gerarid, Alan Isely, Rachel Piering and Jami Nix Rahn. Featured also are three honorary exhibiting artists: Virginia Fifield, Jacklyn Laflamme and LeeAnna Yater, who spearheaded the first DBA exhibit in 2009.

The exhibit features this diverse group of professional artists in painting, mixed media and photography; and affords these highly professional South Florida creators the opportunity to utilize the business skills and information gained from the AEI course to spring board and further their careers.

The exhibit is located in gallery six , on the sixth floor of the Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave. in Fort Lauderdale, and will be open until February 23, 2010.

Additionally, the community is invited to attend the closing forum for: Doing Business As...Artist Entrepreneurs (D.B.A. 2010), which will feature well-known artist Jackie Battenfield, concluding the day with a brief talk - Making an Artist's Life Work ---- and book signing event for her new publication: The Artist’s Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love. This Event is free and open to the public. 


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