Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Cornell Museum Art Talk

The Cornell Museum held a talk related to a current exhibition project the library is involved in.

        The panel included:
        Francie Bishop Good : Artist and founder of the Girl's Club Collection Ft. Lauderdale
        Cheryl Mader: Fine Arts Photographer
        Diane Arrieta: Mixed Media visual artist
        Marisa Pascucci: Curator of Collections: Boca Raton Museum of Art
        Jannette Roberts: Publisher at Professional Artist Magazine
        Jane Manus: Sculptor
        Brenda Zappitel: Painter

Here are some images: There were approximately 70 attendees. The event was very successful and informative. Thank you Cornell Museum of Art for hosting and inviting us to participate!!

Of course when there is a carousel outside any event; one must get on it!
The city of Delray Beach is fun!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Bronx Breeze (Apartment Gallery) collaboration

The library film made for our exhibition project Artistically Speaking: Women's Roles in Contemporary Art will be screened at
Bronx Breeze (Apartment Gallery)                                                  
Nov 15, 2015 -Jan 8, 2016.
The opening reception: Nov. 15  5-8pm
located at 610 Trinity Ave. #3J, Bronx, NY 10455.

Showing by appointment. Inquiries to be sent to annapasztor.com

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Call to Artists

"Day With(out) Art" Exhibition 
December 2-11, 2015
This exhibition is in conjunction with the
NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and Exhibition

Call for Submissions Deadline November 24, 2015
All media accepted
Open to all artists

Rolando Chang Barrero, Curator, at RCBfineArt@gmail.com
Julia Murphy, Program Development Dir., at julia@compassglcc.com

Compass Community Center is currently accepting submissions of artwork from local artists for a curated group exhibition to commemorate World AIDS Day from December 1st through December 11th. We invite visual artists in diverse mediums (painting, drawing, printing, photography, murals, collage and more) to donate artwork related to, or inspired by, the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The work will be auctioned at our opening exhibit of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt on December 2, 2015. We are accepting work that communicates a clear message on the theme. The event will showcase the work of local artists, as well as, support HIV/AIDS education and prevention efforts in the local community.

Art has been an effective mechanism to inspire deep and lasting social change. Our goal is to elicit new actions, provoke new dialogue, and catalyze new ideas that facilitate social change as it relates to HIV/AIDS. We look forward to each invited artist submitting a piece that will reflect the ability of art to promote respect, love, and change in the battle against HIV/AIDS, as well as celebrate the talent of all contributing artists.The intention of this event is to:

Commemorate the loss of artists and arts professionals Create greater awareness about the spread of HIV/AIDS Publicize the needs of people with HIV/AIDS

Event Details:
On December 1st Compass will host Day With(out) Art (more information about Day With(out) Art below) in which all pieces in the exhibit will be shrouded in black fabric. On December 2nd we will celebrate with the Unveiling of Art and Artist Reception for NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. We will hold an auction of donated pieces, enjoy a live performance by Palm Beach Opera, and a wine reception. Selected artists will be provided with a 6 foot table to display/sell their artwork. Artists will provide their own displays (i.e. easels) and tablecloths.

Compass Community Center
201 N. Dixie Highway Lake Worth, FL 33460 561.533.9699
www.compassglcc.com History of Day Without Art

An International Day of Action and Mourning in response to the AIDS Crisis
In 1989, in response to the worsening AIDS crisis and coinciding with the World Health Organization’s second annual World AIDS Day on December 1, Visual AIDS organized the first Day Without Art. A Visual AIDS committee of art workers (curators, writers, and art professionals) sent out a call for “mourning and action in response to the AIDS crisis” that would celebrate the lives and achievements of lost colleagues and friends; encourage caring for all people with AIDS; educating diverse publics about HIV infection; and finding a cure. More than 800 arts organizations, museums and galleries throughout the U.S. participated by shrouding artworks and replacing them with information about HIV and safer sex, locking their doors or dimming their lights, and producing exhibitions, programs, readings, memorials, rituals, and performances. Visual AIDS coordinated this network mega­event by producing a poster and handling promotion and press relations

Important Dates:

November 24th: Submissions and Application Form Due
December 1st: Day With(out) Art/World AIDS Day: All artwork is shrouded in black cloth to represent the loss the art world has experienced due to HIV/AIDS
December 2nd: Artist reception, unveiling of art, and auction
December 2nd through December 11: NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and Exhibition on display

Compass Community Center
201 N. Dixie Highway Lake Worth, FL 33460 561.533.9699

World AIDS Day Art Show: Application for Artwork

Name: (How you want to be listed in all program materials)

City: State:
Zip: Phone Number:
Email Address:

I am willing to donate artwork for the event (Y/N):
Medium: The value of my artwork: Description of the artwork:

Please attach:
1   Artist Biography/Resume
2   Artist’s Statement – A brief statement no more than one page on why the artist would like to participate in this community event.

Please submit application and artwork by November 24th, 2015:

RCBFineArt@gmail.com (786) 521­1199

- See more at: http://activistartista.blogspot.com/2015/11/art-call-for-day-without-art-exhibition.html#sthash.YcyGUpHt.dpuf

Monday, October 19, 2015

Collaboration with the Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach, FL

Exxpectations and Artistically Speaking Exhibition

Francie Bishop Good, Comus Series, 2015 (Courtesy of David Castillo Gallery)

29 OCT – 3 JAN
Cornell Museum of Art
51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach, Florida 33444

Opening Celebration is Thursday, October 29th, 6:30 p.m.
Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays.  $5 suggested donation.


This group show features contemporary art created by 18 women who defy expectations.  Curator statements offer two different points of view from women in the art world: that of professional artist, Brenda Zappitell and that of Cornell Museum curator, Melanie Johanson.  Together, they have selected unique works with a female voice.  Artist commentaries will share perspective on expectations projected on to women in the art world. Artwork included in this exhibition has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide.

Artistically Speaking

One gallery will be dedicated to Artistically Speaking, a major exhibition project being produced by Florida Atlantic University’s Jupiter Library Gallery.  This is a travelling show, with the first stop at the Cornell Museum, with larger versions of the show being exhibited in two locations in Miami during 2016-2017, respectively.

Participating artists include T J Ahearn, Francie Bishop Good, Carol Jazzar, Alette Simmons-Jimenez, Leah Brown, Tina La Porta, Raheleh Filsoofi, Giannina Coppiano Dwin, Birds are Nice, Jacqueline Kern, Dana Donaty, AdrienneRose Gionta and Sibel Kocabasi.

Monday, October 5, 2015


Artists of Art Salon: A Collective Dialogue will present the works of 57 artists, all of whom have been presenters over the last three years at Elle Schorr’s Art Salons. The works will fill three galleries at both the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach and the newly renovated, mural covered Armory Annex Gallery in Lake Worth, FL.

Paintings, sculptures, installations, and videos using a wide variety of mixed media will address a breadth of social, cultural, and aesthetic concerns. This exhibition features nationally and internationally recognized contemporary artists who are currently producing powerful, innovative work in the world of art.

Art Salons at the Armory have contributed to the understanding of contemporary art practices in South Florida since March, 2012. Presentations have been given by artists, writers, curators, gallerists, and collectors about their work, the work of well-known artists, and about professional artists’ development. The Armory Art Center is honoring the Art Salons with an exhibition this October, curated by Elle Schorr, founder and organizer of the Art Salons at the Armory.

Artist of Art Salon: A Collective Dialogue | October 3 – October 31, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, October 2, 2015, Armory Art Center 6 – 8 pm.
East and Greenfield Galleries, 1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
Artists/Curator Talk at the Armory Art Center: Friday, October 16th from 6-8 pm

Annex Reception: Friday, October 23, 2015, Lake Worth Armory Annex 6 – 8 pm.
Armory Annex Gallery, 1121 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth 33460
Annex hours: Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm and Friday, 11 am – 8 pm
Artists/Curator Talk at the Lake Worth Annex: Friday, October 9th from 6-8 pm

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Interview with Bill Viola

This is an interview with Bill Viola, one of America's most important contemporary artists. He was (is) a pioneer in video art. Bill Viola was interviewed by Christian Lund, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, in London, 2011

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Treasure Tuesday to begin

(Formerly Free Art Friday) hosted by the library

Based on the success of Free Art Friday, the Jupiter FAU library is continuing its campaign on campus to encourage people to start thinking about art. Students, faculty, staff and even motivated community members will be able to participate on different levels, depending on how inspired they become.

What is Treasure Tuesday?
1.      Every TUESDAY morning, the library staff will pick a unique location on the Jupiter FAU campus to leave a small piece of FREE ART! (Both indoors and outside!!)
2.    They will then take a partial photo of the art in the location it was placed —to give a hint as to where you can find it.
3.    They will tweet the picture every Tuesday morning.
4.   Anyone who follows the library on twitter @FAUjupiterly can find the photo; then start the scavenger hunt on campus.
5.    First person to find the art gets to keep it!

6.   The only thing we ask in return is that you tweet us back with the photo of you holding the artwork to @FAUjupiterly tagged with #treasuretuesday

We WELCOME any artists or crafty folks to donate a small artwork that we can give away. The more we get— the better it will be to see what free artwork you can score. JOIN IN!! You can drop off your donated artwork at the front desk in the library.

Let’s start trading and talking about art!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Artist spotlight: Karla Walter

Local artist, Karla Walter focuses on animal messengers. Taken from her artist statement; "As an artist, it is important to recognize a message and seize that moment. Crows are messengers, omens for change. Several personal encounters with crows have compelled me to express my personal creativity through this messenger. This body of work explores the similarities between the social interactions among crows and that of humans. To know the crow is to know ourselves. This is the journey I have taken with this body of work".

You can read her full statement and see many more works of art by going to her website here.

Karla is also the gallery coordinator for the Eissey Art Gallery at Palm Beach State College. Here are some of her sculptures. (Copyright Karla Walter)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Artists for Climate Action

There is a group of  creatives that have a new facebook group --their mission is tackling climate issues in South Florida. An excerpt from their page reads "Artists for Climate Action is a place for artists interested in bringing their artistic skills and creativity into action to address the effects of climate change. We welcome artists from anywhere who wish to share how they are taking action on climate change with their art. Emphasis in the discussion will be on how Florida resident artists can effectively collaborate with new and ongoing activist climate campaigns in Florida. Posts on forms and aesthetics of activist art group members find particularly effective or useful to consider are also welcome, whether or not they are directly related to climate change." Please honor this purpose when you post. Feel free to publicize this page on your own page, and please actively contact any Florida artists you believe will be interested in art engaged with climate action".

[https://www.facebook.com/groups/751890081595539/ ]

Anyone interested can check them out by following the link above. Those that follow the science blog may be seeing double. We cross posted on the science blog, because the library does both art and science outreach. This groups merges both. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Whitfield Lovell at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

Katie Deits, Executive Director of the Lighthouse Art Center in Tequesta, FL, shared some images from her recent trip to the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens located in Jacksonville, FL. They were exhibiting the work of MacArthur Fellowship winner and internationally-recognized artist, Whitfield Lovell. Follow the link to find out the description of the show here.

Here are the many images Ms. Deits shared with us. (All images copyright Katie Deits).

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

New environmental mural

 Five Years Later by visual artist Birds Are Nice was installed today. This artist uses her work to raise environmental awareness about current issues and the tumultuous relationship humans have with nature.

Five years later [vinyl on drywall, 48 x 57"] is meant to keep the public aware of the events that are still plaguing the gulf coast and all of the inhabitants that call these gulf waters home. According to this infographic (follow the link) by the Mississippi River Delta; there were an estimated 20-60,000 Kemp Ridley's Turtles that died due to direct contact with the oil spill.

Several other species continue to have problems. Dolphin are dying,  there were an estimated 800,000 seabird deaths, tarred beachesTuna are having heart issues.

Follow the links to read more about the environmental issues still facing the region. Not to mention the new oil disaster in California.

Our mural program here at the FAU Jupiter library wants students to start a dialog about the environment. We also want people to recognize how art can play an important role in science communication. Come by and check it out in person.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Exhibition call to artist


Application Dates:
Apr 9, 2015 - Jul 13, 2015
Application Fee: 
$25.00 Members
$35.00 Non-members
Notification Date:
Aug 3, 2015

ENVIRONMENTALLY ENGAGED: Artists reflect on issues and solutions for Florida
A call-to-artists juried exhibition displaying recently completed (within three years) art of all media. It is NOT necessary that the artist lives or works in Florida in order to apply! ENVIRONMENTALLY ENGAGED is seeking artists who use their artwork for developing active strategies and conversations that foster positive change for the natural world. The art should approach environmental issues related directly to Florida’s ecosystems and the troubles facing this state. Examples of topics would be sea-level rise, endangered Florida species, habitat degradation and similar themes.
The jurying process will select works that show not only the problems currently being faced, but also those that provide solutions. Art should be of the highest quality in craftsmanship and composition, emphasizing the theme as the main subject matter and should not resemble a school science project!
Paul's academic background is in Zoology and Environmental Science, having studied at Southern Connecticut State University. He has always been involved with wildlife and conservation both personally and professionally. He currently serves as an advisor or the boards of the Gorilla Foundation, Rare Species Conservatory Foundations and the Arthur Marshall Everglades Foundation.
Currently, Paul is an art dealer and owner of the Paul Fisher Gallery in West Palm Beach, Florida established in 1990. Since the mid-1980’s he has represented internationally renowned artist Dale Chihuly and continues his relationship with Chihuly selling his work and consulting on major projects. He was a protégé of the great Henry Geldzahler and in the early 90’s traveled with him internationally as a cultural attaché for the US Information Agency.
Fisher is a practitioner of martial arts and yoga and is a long-time vegetarian.

Exhibition on display from September 10 through October 24, 2015
Cash awards for Best of Show and place winners.
For your future reference you may wish to print this information out.
Artists are invited to submit artwork of all mediums and formats including digital, electronic, ceramic, fiber, jewelry, installation, and sculpture in addition to two-dimensional art that hangs on the wall. Selection will be based on submitted images, and it is possible for an artist to have more than one piece selected for the show. Open to all artists, professional, amateur and students.
Entrants may submit up to FOUR pieces of artwork to be considered for this exhibition. Label the file name for your images as follows: Last name, First name-Title-size HxW.jpg (e.g.: Smith, Jane-PalmTree-20x16.jpg)
Please note that the ArtCenter has a 10’ high drop-ceiling and we do not usually hang artwork from the ceiling grid, but will consider if it is lightweight (under 12 pounds.)
The results of the jurying process are final. No refunds will be made on unaccepted entries.
Accepted work may be hand-delivered or shipped.
  • Hand-deliver to the ArtCenter on Mon., August 17 (10 a.m. -5 p.m., or Tue., August 18 (10 a.m.- 5 p.m.)
  • Artwork that is shipped must be scheduled for delivery to arrive ON the following days and times ONLY:
  1. Friday, August 14 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  2. Monday, August 17 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  3. Tuesday, August 18 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Two-dimensional work must be framed, edge­-finished or gallery-wrapped and wired, ready to hang. (Please put a label on the back with your name, title of work, medium, size and retail price.) Pedestals will be provided for 3-D works as available. Please contact us with questions about installation pieces. The ArtCenter has the right to refuse to hang artwork not properly prepared for display or that differs from submitted images. Artists with installations that have been accepted may be required to assist in the on-site installation.

FRAMING Two-dimensional work should be securely wired for hanging. “Saw tooth” hangers are not compatible with our hanging system and are often unstable, we will not hang work by this method.
  • Artists pay for shipping both ways. We suggest that you provide insurance to cover the full value of the artwork while in transit.
  • Ship via FedEx, USPS or UPS to: Lighthouse ArtCenter, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta FL 33469
  • Accepted artwork must be shipped in a strong reusable box via UPS, FedEx or USPS including PREPAID return shipping labels. Return labels must include a bar code.
  • Using Airfloat or U-LINE boxes or similar is strongly recommended. No wood crates and no packing peanuts please!
  • At the conclusion of the exhibition, artists may: pick up unsold work; donate unsold work to the ArtCenter and receive a donation receipt; or elect to have work shipped back to them as long as shipping costs and proper packaging have been provided.
Sunday, July 12Last day for on-line applications
Monday, August 3Notification of juried status (Accepted, Declined or Waitlisted)
Friday, August 14Out of town artists accepted artwork to arrive on Friday, Monday and Tuesday
Monday, August 17Hand-deliver accepted art to Lighthouse ArtCenter 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Please see “Delivery and Preparation” paragraph for details on shipping timelines.)
Tuesday, August 18Hand-delivery of accepted art continues 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 10Exhibition available for previews
September 10 - October 24Show will be open for viewing. See below for hours
Thursday, Sept. 17Opening reception and awards program at 3rd Thursday reception event for collectors, press, exhibiting artists and the public 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 153rd Thursday reception event 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 24Last day to view exhibition.
Saturday, Oct. 24Art pickup (if not donating to ArtCenter or shipping) 2 to 4 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 26Art pickup continues 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 27Art pickup continues and concludes 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
 Museum/Gallery Hours
Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Closed Sunday

JUROR DECISIONS: Applicants will be notified of the juror’s selections through Juried Art Services. In some cases, artists may be notified by phone or email. Please do not contact the judges regarding your application, they are not involved in the jury process! The results of the jurying process will be final. No refunds will be made on unaccepted entries.
ENTRY PROCESS. Lighthouse ArtCenter is not responsible for entry materials lost in the mail, entry materials damaged in transportation, or malfunctions in entry materials due to human or technological error by the entrant, Juried Art Services or Lighthouse ArtCenter staff. Entry materials of the artists selected for exhibition may be used by the ArtCenter for marketing, press, announcements, etc. and permission to reproduce artists’ work for publicity purposes is deemed given with acceptance. LAC is not responsible for loss or damage to the accepted artwork during the course of the exhibition.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. Artwork will be handled with all possible care during the exhibition; however, neither the Lighthouse ArtCenter nor any member, volunteer, agent or visitor of LAC will be responsible for any loss or damage. All artwork and framing should be durable enough for normal handling by the staff during installation and removal of exhibition. Glass is used at the artist's risk. By entering this exhibition artists shall be deemed to agree with the conditions stated.
SALES OF ARTWORK. ALL WORK THAT IS SUBMITTED MUST BE FOR SALE. Artists will receive 60% on sales of their work sold and there will be a 40% commission to the Lighthouse ArtCenter. Please take this into consideration when setting your price. Artwork must be priced in accordance with the artist’s current pricing structure. ALL art MUST remain on display through the duration of the exhibition.
UNSOLD ARTWORK. Must be removed or donated by the conclusion of the events on October 27thThe ArtCenter does not have space to safely store artwork when an exhibition ends. Artwork will be released to a third party only with the prior written authorization of the artist or owner. The ArtCenter will ship work back provided that proper shipping materials and postage have been supplied. Lighthouse ArtCenter will charge a storage fee of $5 per day on any works not picked up by 5 p.m. on October 27, 2015. After 30 days, the artwork will become property of the ArtCenter and may be discarded, donated or sold.
NO REFUNDS. Refunds will not be made on any application entry.
 Apply Now

Friday, April 17, 2015

News about Free art Fridays!

With the semester coming to a close, and summer approaching, #Freeartfriday is going to take a vacation over the summer. Next Friday, April 17th will be the last one for the season. Be sure to participate!

Free art Friday will resume in the Fall 2015 semester -- under a new name TAKE AWAY TUESDAYS. We decided to try again on a day when there are more people on site at the Honors College. (There are very few classes on Fridays)

Check out our twitter feed to see what you missed all semester! You can access it from the library home page here  or go to @FAUjupiterly.

See you next semester #TAKEAWAYTUESDAY

P.S. We accept small artwork donations. Contact us for the address and guidelines to send the artwork. darrieta@fau.edu

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Wilkes Honors Design and Color Phenom (Art12026) strikes again!

The Wilkes Honors Design and Color Phenom (Art12026) have done it again! They have installed some fabulous artwork in the library. I believe these works will stay up all summer, so come by and check it out.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Daniel Rico-Madrazo, a student in the Wilkes Honors Design and Color Phenom (Art12026) class, recently installed one of his projects in the library. The title is Patterns, shapes and color.

Stop by to see it in person. We are very excited about this work.