Thursday, December 27, 2007

Now on exhibit

Pat Roshaven
“Exploring the Mystery Beneath the Surface of Life”
Showing now through March 7, 2008

Pat Roshaven is showing a series of photo collages in our back gallery.
She combines photographs, scanned images and paintings in her current series.
Ms. Roshaven is the former director of the John D. MacArthur Campus Library. She is retired and living in the Carolinas, where she is pursuing her art career.

All exhibitions are open regular library hours. They are free and open to the public.

For more information call

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

One week remaining

The current exhibition "Beyond Abstraction" by Nancy Nieves is closing on Dec 19, 2007. This is your last chance to stop by and see some great work before the semester break.

Please call the library for hours during the holidays.

Happy Holidays.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Coming soon

Our upcoming exhibition featuring the work of Giannina Coppiano Dwin will be an exciting exhibit. Ms. Dwin will take 2 weeks to construct her work on site. Students, faculty and the public may stop by and watch the artist at work. Each piece takes hours and is delicately constructed using loose spices, sugar, flour, etc.

The exhibition will open Jan 14, 2008 and run through March 17, 2008. At the end of the show, the artist will de-construct the work, enforcing the conceptual elements and symbolism of the work.

For more information please call:

Diane Arrieta, Exhibition Coordinator @ 561.799.8530 or email

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Current Exhibit

Nancy Nieves
"Beyond Abstraction"
Oct 16 - Dec 21/2007
Our current exhibit is up and showing through December 21, 2007. This is a great show with interactive work that is sure to amuse the viewer. Ms. Nieves' playful approach to her works on paper make this a very lively exhibit. Her pesonal thoughts on daily life and society give the viewer something to think about.
Nieves, a former Florida Atlantic Univeristy professor, is now teaching at Gaston College in North Carolina. Her experience is vast and body of work is impressive. This is a slight detour from her usually paintings. Her trade mark is inserting round pencil drawings into her vast paintings. This work on paper still offers those little jewles throughout. Her work has a feel of Miro, Dali and a slight latin flair which is very appealing for the viewer.
Be sure to stop by. The gallery is open during regular library hours.
For more information please call 561.799.8530 or

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Sneak Peak

Here is a sneak peak of the upcoming show featuring works on paper by artist
Nancy Nieves.
"Beyond Abstraction"
October 29 - 12/21/2007
Call for directions and hours

Friday, September 21, 2007

Book art exhibit

“Long ways to travel”
The Books & Broadsides of Convivio Bookworks
(Book artists John Cutrone & Seth Thompson)

Showing now through January 3, 2008

Join us in welcoming the book art of John and Seth , both FAU Wimberly Library staff. They own their own company and are sharing their creations with the MacArthur Campus Library.

Stop by to see some great handmade artist creations.

You can also get more info here:

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Current Exhibiting Artist

Kyle Trowbridge


Our current exhibiting artist also has a show down in Miami at the Dorsch Gallery in the Wynwood Art District. The above image is from his video "What Makes a Boy Start Fires?"

You can read more about it here:

Be sure to stop by the library gallery to see Kyle's illustrations.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Film Festival Cancelled

We are sorry to announce the first annual film festival for the John D. MacArthur Campus Library is cancelled. We did not get enough submissions to hold a festival. We greatly appreciate the time and effort from those of you who did enter.

Please note that we will take film/video submissions on a year round basis for exhibition in the library gallery. So if you just ran out of time or are inspired to create later on, send it to us anyhow. We may exhibit it.

Thanks and we may try again next year!!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Now showing

Kyle Trowbridge
"Ack, Ack, Ack"
8/18 - 10/19/2007
Kyle is exhibiting a series of 11 drawings (acrylic, ink and shellac on paper). His work focuses on children and teens in an attempt to explore the stereotypes of youth and the myths of adolescence.

He is a full time professor at the University of Miami and brings talent, experience and a unique view on life.

Be sure to stop by and see Kyle's work. It is a good chance for northern Palm Beach County to view the work of a well known Miami artist. You can see his work regularly at the Dorsch Gallery in the Wynwood Art District.


The library is also showing a photography exhibit by professor Karen Chinander. It runs through October 19, 2007. Stop by to see her great images.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Call to Artist: High School Students

The John D. MacArthur Campus Library is seeking submissions from high school art students for future exhibitions. We are offering a unique opportunity for high school students to have their artwork shown along with professional artists in a gallery setting on a university campus.

We are interested in showing a wide variety and styles of work. The work can be painting, sculpture, mixed media, film, animation, etc. There are no size limits or restrictions on theme. The submitted work will be reviewed by the gallery committee. Submitting your work does not guarantee it will be shown. Inappropriate materials will be rejected.

If you do not have enough work, you may submit as a group.

To take advantage of this opportunity, students may submit their work as follows:

1. Enclose photos or jpegs on a cd with at least 6-12 works. All work that is being submitted for exhibition must be represented in the photos/jpegs.
2. Include an image index with title, medium, size and year to correspond with the images on cd. If sending photos, put the information on the back of photo.
3. Include artist information with name, contact numbers, school attending and year of study.

Send all materials to:

John D. MacArthur Campus Library
Florida Atlantic University
5353 Parkside Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458

Attn: Diane Arrieta

For further details call:

This is an open call and there are no deadlines. We will review submissions as they are received. Exhibits may run from one – three months depending on availability. No monetary compensation or prizes will be offered.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Last chance

Don't miss your last chance to see the exhibit, "Blind Heritage" by Denise Moody-Tackley. This current show runs through August 11, 2007. Fashion/Art/Feminism? You decide. This show has it all. Tackley has mastered her sewing technique, made bold statements about women and society, and delighted the viewer with beautiful fashion dresses.
Exhibit is open regular library hours. Please call for details
561.799.8530 or follow this link:
See you soon!!

Friday, June 29, 2007

Upcoming events and exhibits

Just a remider that we are searching for film shorts for the ALL-Florida Film Festival. See previous blog for details.

Our curent exhibit of dresses by Denise Moody-Tackley runs through August 11, 2007.
Then get ready for a fantastic gallery season!! We have a jammed packed schedule with new and exciting artists. Look forward to seeing great work from:

Kyle Trowbridge from Miami
Nancy Nieves from North Carolina
Giannina Dwin from Ft. Lauderdale/Parkland
Martin Casuso from Miami.

Be sure to sign up so you can get email updates on all gallery happenings.

Any questions? Call 561.799-8530

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Current Exhibitions

Denise Moody-Tackley

"Blind Heritage"
May 15 - August 11, 2007

Don't miss this great exhibit of sculptural dress forms by Denise Moody-Tackley. She uses safety pins, mops, doormats, garbage bags, mattress covers, etc. to create her garments.

Tackley is a 2004 graduate of Florida Atlantic University. Her works deal with the deconstruction of the American feminine myth and comments on female identity.


Matthew Hyner
"From the Backyard to the Backwoods"
May 15 - Aug 11. 2007

Mathew Hyner is a West Palm Beach photographer and graphic artist. His focus is on wildlife and Florida landscapes.

Hyner's work has been featured in Nature's Best magazine.
Both show are fantastic. Please stop by during regular library hours to view both exhibits.

For hours and information please call 561.799.8530

Monday, April 30, 2007

Call to Artists/Film makers

Call to Artists:

Sunshine Shorts: an all Florida
Film Festival sponsored by the
John D. MacArthur Campus Library
Gallery at Florida Atlantic University.


Deadline for submission is August 25, 2007. Anything received after that will be held for the following year.

Entry Information:

FREE. There are no applications or entry fees.

Short Films and Videos:

Projects may not be longer than 10 minutes in length.

Student Film/Videos:

We are open to all film/ video/ and conceptual artists including STUDENTS of all ages. Entrants must be residents of Florida.

Format of Film/Video:

All entries should be sent on DVD in NTSC format. Other media will not be considered.

We are unable to present Films/Videos that charge a fee for viewing:
We offer:
presentation of film to large audience
listing in program
inclusion on website/blog
event publicity throughout South Florida
Selected entries will receive copies of press releases and a printed program

This event IS juried:

Send a copy of your DVD in NTSC format to the John D. MacArthur Campus Library, with a brief description (one – three sentences that can be used for web). Include the running time of project, and your CONTACT information, including email address, phone number and mailing address. There is NO fee.

The jury process consists of two rounds. The first round of jurors is comprised of Library committee staff. The second round of jurors will be professors from Florida Atlantic University. This year, Dr. Mark Tunick and TBD. If chosen you will be asked to provide a still image in digital format (.jpeg) via email for the web. If selected, you give Florida Atlantic University permission to make copies for promotional purposes. Your copy will become the property of the library. The tapes will not leave the library in order to protect the copyright of the artist. All copyright is held by the artist. Tapes not chosen will be destroyed or sent back to artist IF a self-addressed stamped envelope is included with entry.

Notification of Jury Results:

All entries will receive notification of jury results by the first week of October. This is a long process so please be patient.

Awards to be won: (3)

Viewer’s Choice Award (one)

The night of the festival, the audience will be asked to vote for their favorite film or video with a ballot they receive on their programs. Votes are counted that night. The next day the winner will be announced on the exhibit’s blog.

Juror’s Choice Award (one) will be given and announced the night of the festival.

The FAU Outstanding Student Film Award will be given for the best project from one Florida Atlantic student, (all campuses).

The awards are in NAME ONLY. NO MONEY will be awarded.

Date of Festival:

The festival is an annual event, taking place in October of each year.
DEADLINE for entry is August 25th.

Send your film or video in DVD/NTSC format to:

John D. MacArthur Campus Library
Florida Atlantic University
5353 Parkside Drive
Jupiter, Fl 33458

Attn: Diane Arrieta/Film Festival

Questions? Email or call 561.799.8530

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Only a short time left for MacART!

"Shadow Play" K. Smith (First Place, student division)

If you haven't already seen this year's MacArt Exhibit, there is still time. The show runs until May 10th. But hurry, there is some great work you won't want to miss.

The show is in two locations, the MacArthur Campus Library and the SR Atrium.

Also, coming soon: Denise Moody-Tackley, winner of the Palm Beach Cultural Consortium Award.
May 15 - August 11, 2007. Stayed tuned for a sneak peak of some of her work.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Current Exhibition

MacArt 2007
March 15 - May 10, 2007

The second annual all campus Faculty, Staff, and Student MacArthur Campus Art Show is now on view from March 15 - May 10, 2007 in the John D. MacArthur Campus Library and the Atrium Gallery located in the SR building lobby.
The show this year features a wide variety of medium ranging from oak reed baskets, photography, watercolor, etc to digital illustrations. The show is in two locations to help create interaction on campus.
(Above featured work: "Round Basket" by Terry Gearing; "Lionfish" by Rex Baumberger, and "I'm Lovin' It (Detail) by Diane Arrieta)
Call for hours. Exhibition is open during regular library hours seven days a week. Contact information is 561-799-8530.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Sneak Peak

"Tollen's Mirror" by Veljko Dragojlovic

Now is your chance to get a sneak peak at the upcoming show MacArt. This show is the second annual all campus faculty, staff, and student art show at the MacArthur Campus in Jupiter.

The show runs from March 15 - May 10, 2007. It will have work hanging in two locations on campus: The MacArthur Campus Library and The Atrium Gallery located in the SR building lobby. This year's show will feature over 20 - 30 works. There will be prizes awarded for best in show and best in each division. Local art professionals will be judging. One of the judges is Nazare Feliciano, Art Professor at Palm Beach Community College, Eissey Campus.
This year's show has a wide variety of mediums from photography, drawing, and digital illustrations to handmade folk baskets. Mark your calendars. The exhibit is open and free to the public. There will be an opening reception on March 20, 2007 in the atrium gallery starting at 5:00 pm.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Call to Artists Extended

The Call to Artists for the MacArt student , faculty, and staff show has been extended until Feb. 9, 2007.

Everyone at the university should try to enter work. This is a great way to get to know other students and faculty and learn more about everyone outside of their daily acitivites here at the university.

Entrants do not have to be an "artist" to enter. Enter any photos, drawings, etc. you have done. If you need help filling out the forms stop by the library or the Burrow.

Thanks and we are looking forward to a great show. The second annual MacArt show will be on display March 15 - May 10, 2007.

Friday, January 26, 2007

A Closer look at the current exhibit

The Mola

The current exhibit at the John D. MacArthur Campus library features the mola collection of Anne Wenzel. These mola originate in the San Blas Islands, Panama.

The mola are made using a sewing technique called applique. They are all hand sewn by the women of the Kuna Indians. This process consists of stacking three to five layers of different colors of cloth. The outlines of the motif are cut to show the color beneath. These cutting are then finely hemmed. The very last layer is the only layer not cut. It supports the hems of the previous layers. The process for one mola can take two to five weeks, sometimes longer.

Today, as tourism to the island increases, the demand for "tourist" molas also increases. These consist of two layers and usually take only a few days. The traditional subject of the mola is geometric design or nature inspired designs. The subject matter of the mola is changing as a result of acculturation.

If you haven't stopped by the library gallery to view this exhibit, please make the time. Handcrafted items of this quality are rare. Any questions please call 561.799.8530.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Call for Submissions

Call to Artists:
MacArt Show
March 12 - May 4, 2007

The Art Review Committee invites FAU students, faculty, staff and LLS members from the MacArthur Campus to submit original artwork to the 2nd Annual MacArt Show.

There are no restrictions to theme or type of work. All work will be considered. There is also no limit to the number of works submitted, but the committee will choose works according to size and space limitations.

The selected works will be shown in the Library gallery and the SR Atrium space. There will be an opening with light refreshments.

Application forms are available in the MacArthur Campus Library or the Burrow in the SR building. Submissions are due by 5:00 pm on February 2, 2007.

For more information you may contact Diane Arrieta at 561.799.8530 or Heather Bishara at 561.799.8696.
(featured art: Red Faces by Echo Kief)

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Current Exhibitions:

Ann Wenzel Tapestry Collection
January 02 - March 04, 2007

This collection of Mola (textile panels produced by the Kuna Indians)
comes from Panamanian resident Ann Wenzel. Ms. Wenzel has been collecting for over 30 years and has over 300 Mola.

The MacArthur Campus Library is showcasing a small part of this great collection.
Exhibition is open regular library hours.

Call for more information. 561.799.8530