Twenty-four Broward County artists were selected to participate in Creative Capital Professional Development Program’s (PDP) intense, three-day workshop! Internet for Artists Weekend Workshop: Using the Internet to Build Community, Promote Your Work and Increase Administrative Effectiveness is November 4 - 6, 2011 at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.
The Broward Cultural Division is thrilled to be one of only nineteen organizations nationally chosen to receive a 2011 Workshop Subsidy Award in order to facilitate this program. Made possible by the generous support of The Kresge Foundation, the Creative Capital subsidy will assist in bringing this unique program to Broward County for local artists. Creative Capital Sample Program Agenda
The following artists were selected through a Call to Artist application process and decided through a peer review panel of community and business leaders, artists and arts council members. Included in this panel were Council Members Diane Weinbrum and W. Dorothene Kelly- Hoilett; Business Leader Cheryl Cook, (BROWARD) Economic Development Specialist, South Florida Regional Planning Council; Arts Professionals - Heather Darcy Bhandari (New York) Artist, Curator, Author; Michael Caldwell (Broward) D.M.A., Director, Division of Performing Visual Arts, professor, concert pianist; Luz Rodriguez (New York), Training Coordinator, Foundation Center, and seasoned fundraising professional with Visionary Allies, educator and artist who combines her artistic sensitivities with her knowledge of U.S. philanthropy to guide and inspire artists of all genres to equip them with the information and tools they need to bring their project visions to reality; Joyce Sweeney (Broward), Author; and Community Leader Richard White (Broward)
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1. Beth Amato’s extensive training and experience in animation, background in design and keen color sense make her images jump off the metal they are printed on.
2. Sonia Baez-Hernandez is an installation and performance artist who identifies herself as Puerto-Dominican which means "gatherings on exiles; gathering on the edge of 'foreign' cultures; gathering in the half-life, half-light of foreign tongues.” (Bhabha 1991, 291).
3. Jolanda Blanchard’s is a visual artist who is also a classically trained pianist and bass clarinetist, published poet, and an up-and-coming African and Haitian Folklore dancer.
4. Susan Clifton worked for many years as an advertising art director, graphic designer and web developer before returning to her first love, painting.
5. Liora Davis credits her living and traveling in Europe as an adult, with her great influences which can be evidenced by her series of European Architectural renderings, including depictions of "Gaudi" structures and other distinguished buildings.
6. Louis Davis is a 2007 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artist Fellowship Recipient
7. Virginia Fifield’s work was recently featured on PBS’s TV show ArtStreet with David Caruso and Romero Britto at a fund raising exhibition to benefit the South Florida SPCA help abandoned and abused horses.
8. Michele Guarino’s contemporary fine art photography has appeared in Artnews, Palm Beach Post, Sun-Sentinel, brochures, newsletters, annual reports, websites, exhibitions, and in numerous homes.
9. Nolan Haan’s paintings of cinder block walls have evolved into a series that focuses on the personalities of individual blocks and how they relate to one another.
10. Kim Harris is a multi-disciplinary artist who embraces the individuality of her identity as a storyteller, visual artist, muralist, writer, and educator.
11. Subbora Jackson is living her passion through multi-media artistic expression. She has created over 700 vibrant pieces throughout her career.
12. Debra Kaszovitz’s recent paintings focus on the birds that flourish and survive despite having been marginalized in South Florida by urban development.
13. Jacklyn Laflamme has sold hundreds of paintings through galleries and private commissions. She is an award-winning artist, a grant recipient and is emerging in the public art scene with her vibrant murals.
14. Pablo Malco has written and produced stage plays and musicals providing professional work for young aspiring artists and seasoned professionals.
15. Carol Anne McFarlane creates work that focuses on power, gender roles, identity, and the myths that reinforce the status quo. These subjects have been explored in drawings, prints, and photographs.
16. Christina Michaelidis has had interest in owning one of her original mixed digital artworks evolve organically amongst her personal and professional connections, which in 2010 was punctuated by the sale of seven works to a single art collector.
17. Myrna Meeroff has been acclaimed by critics for her "gorgeously warm sound, rich with color." In 2002 she became the first instrumental winner of the Rising Star Competition.
18. JoAnn Nava’s textile designs, murals and faux finishes for the interior design trade led her to head artist/designer for Surface Art Inc., where her hand painted textiles graced the homes of clients such as Bill Cosby, Connie Chung and Charlie Sheen.
19. Diego Romero is a multi-disciplinary artist from Bogota, Colombia, whose work ranges from illustrations and pen and ink drawings to paintings and animation.
20. Onajide Shabaka’s fine art photography is his primary focus; he has also developed large-scale, photo-based, multi-media installations which allow the viewer to become integrated in the artwork.
21. Nerissa Street calls herself a Trans-former™. Her trademarked presentations, No More Starving Artists™, directly impacted more than 300 South Florida artists, writers and performers. Through all of her work she hopes to end the starving artist syndrome by documenting and sharing stories of success.
22. Steven Sylvester’s current work-in-progress is a series of life-sized ladies dresses made from clay and wire that he is developing into a traveling museum show.
23. Laura Sue Wilansky, the Silver Nightingale is a musician, composer, artist and poet, renowned for her enchanting solo flute music, and spirited ensembles like Orquestra Nightingale and Laura and the Legwarmers. Performing at exotic venues from San Francisco to Woodstock to Glastonbury, she has a special calling to play for people at the end of life and facing life-challenging illness, as well as those grieving the loss of dear ones, and received the 2011 President's Volunteer Service Award for her hospice work.
24. LeeAnna Yater works in fiber and mixed media. She is currently curating a Broward College student exhibition and Fine Crafts exhibition.
The faculty presenting the program will consist of: Carla Lynne Hall, Internet for Artists Leader; Steve Lambert, Internet for Artists Leader; Ann Marie Lonsdale, Program Manager, Professional Development Program; Dread Scott, Creative Capital Grantee, Internet for Artists Leader.
Creative Capital is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in five disciplines: Emerging Fields, Film/Video, Literature, Performing Arts and Visual Arts. In its first decade, Creative Capital has committed more than $20 million in financial and advisory support to 325 projects representing 406 artists, and has reached an additional 3,700 artists in more than 50 communities around the country through its Professional Development Program.
Creative Capital created the Professional Development Program (PDP) through major underwriting for program development from the Kresge Foundation.
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