Wednesday, June 29, 2016


This July 9th during Art Walk, Wynwood’s favorite off-Art District gallery space will once again open for an interactive evening of surfboards, art and creative healing.

Fordistas Gallery presents The Pop-Up

A collection of six Miami artists’ visions reflected on surfboard canvases to raise awareness of autism and benefit the Surfers Healing foundation.
The Pop-Up is the iconic surf move that denotes the switch from paddling to surfing stance. It is a pivotal turning point for anyone practicing the sport and encapsulates the subtle adrenaline building at Surfers Healing Camp that leads to the empowering moment children with autism stand up on their board.
Surfers Healing enriches the lives of children living with autism by exposing them to the unique experiences of surfing. It is one of the latest initiatives hosted by Fordistas, a program with roots embedded deeply in South Florida culture, namely the arts. The platform has commissioned and supported resident artists and initiatives that enhance our community.
Six artists will engrave their local talent and perspective on a freshly shaped surfboard by industry legend Matt Kechele. The board is a work of art in and of itself, and this is their canvas. The Pop-Upsurfboards will later join The Bowery Project, the larger New York-based collection of surfboard art works that are part of an annual benefit auction to raise funds for the Surfers Healing Foundation.

Dana Donaty • Reality Check
A collection of contemporary works by an innovative conceptual artist widely recognized for provocative canvases with unusual narratives. Donaty began exhibiting her work as a selected artist for StArt, an art program at Wayne Akers Ford helping local artist showcase their work, enriching Palm Beach culture and benefitting important philanthropic causes, like Autism Speaks.
Donaty’s goal is to create works that go beyond that which is immediately visible, real and imagined. An auto associative memory process frames her approach to figuration and abstraction.
The work explores the relation between memory (individual and collective) and perception, emphasizing the role of memory. Memory as a space where the past and present coexist in the form of images. The images are activated through the artist’s perceptions that the work ignites through process.
Donaty’s examination of past experiences disrupts sequences, allowing for fluidity of time and the transition of one perception to the next without any clear dividing lines. The artist explores memory as content and medium, examines the role of color while traversing how the past persists in the present.
The viewer is presented with grammar arising from a process of complex memory construction, issues of their interpretation of the work and the artist’s dedication to messing with perceptions. For more information on Donaty’s work, visit 
Join us for an evening of complimentary drinks, bites, live music and original art supporting a project that has uplifted and empowered South Florida culture. RSVP for the free event here.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Select Art Research journal titles

(Excerpted from a list published by the Albert Solheim Library Titles available through FAU libraries have the link attached to the title. Open access links are listed after the title.

Afterall is a journal of contemporary art, providing a forum for in-depth analysis of art’s context and seeking to inspire artists to see art as an agency for change. Each issue provides the reader with lengthy, well-researched articles, and includes different writers discussing the same artist’s work from varied perspectives. Their website includes additional articles not appearing in the print version

Afterimage has been an important voice in the photography, film, video and visual book community. Along with feature articles, books and exhibition reviews, essays and news, every issue of Afterimage also includes over 300 free notices for jobs, call-for-work, exhibitions and screenings.

American Arts Quarterly (Open access Link)
American Arts Quarterly supports today’s burgeoning cultural revival by championing creative individuals in a variety of artistic disciplines.

The Art Bulletin publishes leading scholarship in the English language in all aspects of art history as practiced in the academy, museums, and other institutions. From its founding in 1913, the journal has published, through rigorous peer review, scholarly articles and critical reviews of the highest quality in all areas and periods of the history of art. Articles take a variety of methodological approaches, from the historical to the theoretical.

Art in Print offers important and timely writing on art and prints by an international array of curators and critics, artists and scholars. Our reach is global, and encompasses the complete history of printed images from ancient China to 21st century Brooklyn.

The mission of Art Journal, founded in 1941, is to provide a forum for scholarship and visual exploration in the visual arts; to be a unique voice in the field as a peer-reviewed, professionally mediated forum for the arts; to operate in the spaces between commercial publishing, academic presses, and artist presses; to be pedagogically useful by making links between theoretical issues and their use in teaching at the college and university levels; to explore relationships among diverse forms of art practice and production, as well as among art making, art history, visual studies, theory, and criticism; to give voice and publication opportunity to artists, art historians, and other writers in the arts; to be responsive to issues of the moment in the arts, both nationally and globally; to focus on topics related to twentieth- and twenty-first-century concerns; to promote dialogue and debate. (And to write the longest sentences known to humankind… -ed.)

Art Papers is a non-profit organization dedicated to the examination, development, and definition of art and culture in the world today. Its mission is to provide an independent and accessible forum for the exchange of perspectives on the role of contemporary art as a socially relevant and engaged discourse.

Cabinet (Open Access Link)
Using essays, interviews, and artist projects to present a wide range of topics in language accessible to the non-specialist, Cabinet is designed to encourage a new culture of curiosity, one that forms the basis both for an ethical engagement with the world as it is and for imagining how it might be otherwise.

Craft Research (CRRE) (Open Access Link)
The aim of Craft Research is to advocate and promote current and emerging craft research, including research into materials, processes, methods, concepts, aesthetic and style. This may be in any discipline area of the applied arts and crafts, including craft education.

Critical Inquiry (Open Access link))
Combining a commitment to rigorous scholarship with a vital concern for dialogue and debate, Critical Inquiry presents articles by eminent critics, scholars, and artists on a wide variety of issues central to contemporary criticism and culture. The wide interdisciplinary focus creates surprising juxtapositions and linkages of concepts, offering new grounds for theoretical debate.

Design and Culture looks for rigorous and innovative critical frameworks to explore ‘design’ as a cultural phenomenon today. As a forum for critique, the journal features a substantial reviews section in each issue. Moreover, in-depth essays analyze contemporary design, as well as its discourse and representations. Covering a field that is increasingly interdisciplinary, Design and Culture probes design’s relation to other academic disciplines, including marketing, management, cultural studies, anthropology, material culture, geography, visual culture and political economy.

Grey Room brings together scholarly and theoretical articles from the fields of architecture, art, media, and politics to forge a cross-disciplinary discourse uniquely relevant to contemporary concerns. Publishing some of the most interesting and original work within these disciplines, Grey Room has positioned itself at the forefront of the most current aesthetic and critical debates.

The Journal of Modern Craft covers all aspects of craft as it exists within the condition of modernity (conceived as roughly from the mid-19th century to the present day), without geographical or disciplinary boundary. Its editors welcome articles that analyze the relevance of craft to architecture, design, contemporary art, and other fields, as well as the central disciplines of clay, wood, fiber, glass, metal, paper, etc. The overall editorial objective is to support a mobile and wide-ranging contemporary discourse on craft as an issue in all creative fields, while also being an authoritative historical voice on the subject of craft as a field or movement in its own right.

The Journal of Visual Art Practice supports research across the entire range of visual arts. The journal engages with the progressive nature of the subject, reflecting upon the changing terrain of art in recent years.

Leonardo was founded in 1968 in Paris by kinetic artist and astronautical pioneer Frank Malina. Malina saw the need for a journal that would serve as an international channel of communication between artists, with emphasis on the writings of artists who use science and developing technologies in their work. Today, Leonardo is the leading journal for readers interested in the application of contemporary science and technology to the arts.

Material Religion is an international, peer-reviewed journal, which seeks to explore how religion happens in material culture—images, devotional and liturgical objects, architecture and sacred space, works of arts and mass-produced artifacts. No less important than these material forms are the many different practices that put them to work. Ritual, communication, ceremony, instruction, meditation, propaganda, pilgrimage, display, magic, liturgy and interpretation constitute many of the practices whereby religious material culture constructs the worlds of belief.

n+1 is a print and digital magazine of literature, culture, and politics published three times yearly.

n. paradoxa: international feminist art journal (Open Access Link)
n.paradoxa publishes scholarly and critical articles highlighting feminist art and feminist art theory written by women critics, art historians and artists on and in relation to the work of contemporary women artists post-1970 (visual arts only) working anywhere in the world. Each thematic volume in print contains artists and authors from up to 10 countries in the world and explores their work in relation to feminist theory and feminist art practices.

At the forefront of art criticism and theory, October focuses critical attention on the contemporary arts and their various contexts of interpretation: film, painting, music, media, photography, performance, sculpture, and literature. Examining relationships between the arts and their critical and social contexts, October addresses a broad range of readers. Original, innovative, provocative, each issue presents the best, most current texts by and about today’s artistic, intellectual, and critical vanguard.

PAJ is admired internationally for its independent critical thought and cutting-edge explorations. PAJ charts new directions in performance, video, drama, dance, installations, media, film, and music, integrating theater and the visual arts. Artists’ writings, critical commentary, interviews, and a special review section for performances and gallery shows are highlighted along with plays and performance texts from around the world.

Print Quarterly is the leading international journal dedicated to the art of the print from its origins in the fifteenth century to the present. It is peer-reviewed. The Journal publishes recent scholarship on a wide range of topics, including printmakers, iconography, social and cultural history, popular culture, print collecting, book illustration, decorative prints, and techniques such as engraving, etching, woodcutting, lithography and digital printmaking. The journal strives to cover Asian, Latin American and African printmaking as well as the Western tradition.

Third Text is an international scholarly journal dedicated to providing critical perspectives on art and visual culture. The journal examines the theoretical and historical ground by which the West legitimises its position as the ultimate arbiter of what is significant within this field. Established in 1987, the journal provides a forum for the discussion and (re)appraisal of theory and practice of art, art history and criticism, and the work of artists hitherto marginalised through racial, gender, religious and cultural differences. Dealing with diversity of art practices – visual arts, sculpture, installation, performance, photography, video and film – Third Text addresses the complex cultural realities that emerge when different worldviews meet, and the challenge this poses to Eurocentrism and ethnocentric aesthetic criteria. The journal aims to develop new discourses and radical interdisciplinary scholarships that go beyond the confines of eurocentricity.

World Art encourages critical reflection at the intersections of theory, method and practice. It provides a forum for redefining the concept of art for scholars, students and practitioners, for rethinking artistic and interpretive categories and for addressing cultural translation of art practices, canons and discourses. It promotes innovative and comparative approaches for studying human creativity, past and present.

Friday, June 17, 2016

The Box Gallery Florida announces new climate exhibition

The Box Gallery
811-b Belvedere Road,
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Exhibition Dates: 
July 1, 2016 through July 11, 2016

Curators: Mary Jo Aagerstoun and Rolando Chang Barrero

This exhibition showcases the projects, videos, and artwork by local and national artists working on “art in the public interest” work related to climate disruption.

Friday, July 1, 2016 |7-10 p.m.
VIP Opening Reception
The New American Patriot
A Climate Art in the Public Interest

Interactive participatory works, murals, kinetic works, films, installations, and even a burlesque show will be included in this unprecedented survey of how artists create work that inspires and responds to climate change.

The American Patriot celebrates and presents the work of Hot Posse, The Yes Men, Annie Sprinkle, Steve Lambert, Rolando Chang Barrero,The Center for Creative Activism, Aviva Rahmani, Overpass Light Brigade, The Climate Action Coalition, Dana Donaty, Birds are Nice, Llyod Goradesky, Craig McInnis, The Post Carbon Institute, Sarah Younger, and others...

Saturday, July 2, 2016 | 11-12 pm
2nd Screening of Ecosexual Weddings by Annie Sprinkle and ElizaBeth Stephens. (some nudity)
Saturday, July 2, 2016 | 3- 5 pm
In Partnership with "Cultural Corridor" neighbors The Box Gallery and Resource Depot
Children and Parents Workshop
"Solving by the Slice" (suggested donation $5 per family)
Participants will create a three-dimensional plastic pizza/pie slice out of assorted plastic and paper “waste” and other petroleum-driven disposables often consumed by families. Each individual slice creation will be combined to make a whole pie(s), representing 6 things your family can start to do to reduce plastic waste consumption in your household. These pizzas/pies can be delivered to key decision-makers in the community, offering slices of solutions that can be implemented at a larger level.

Resource Depot -GO DEEP Program (Developing Engaged Environmental Problem-Solvers t)


Saturday, July 2, 2016 | 6- 7 pm

Presentation by The Yes Men at 6 pm
and followed by the screening of
Goodbye Gauley Mtn: An Ecosexual Love Story
by Annie Sprinkle and ElizaBeth Stephens. (some nudity)
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Review of the Exhibition Program at the FAU Jupiter Library

This library has been hosting contemporary art exhibitions since 2005. It is easy to forget how many great artists we have worked with over the years. We decided to post a list by year, of everyone we have worked with. We would like to thank them for sharing their art and vision with us, and making the program successful.

Denise Moody-Tackley

Appendix I: Curatorial Inventory of the Exhibition Program at the John D. MacArthur Campus Library (at Florida Atlantic University).

Rosemarie Chiarlone
Katie Deits
Terryl Lawrence
Wendy DesChene
Ray Russotto

Sibel Kocabasi
Christopher Fay
Mathew Hyner
Denise Moody Tackley

Kyle Trowbridge
Nancy Nieves
Giannina Coppiano Dwin
Martin Casuso
Karen Chinander Dye
Patricia Roshaven
Jonathan Stein
John Sevigny

Billie Grace Lynn
Optic Nerve (MOCA North Miami)
Melissa McDowell
Luis Garcia Nerey
Jacklyn Brickman
Alejandro Leibovich (Aleloop)
Kelley McKee
Jacek Gancarz 
BA Bosaiya
Bill Keaggy
Tom Virgin
Wendy Allen

Brandon Boyd of Incubus: permanent exhibit
Karen Williams
Robert Farber
Jennifer Palmer
Mari Richards
Dante K Hayes
Jennifer Van Winkle
Mary Farmilant 
Cathy Breslaw
Tom Whitton
Jackie Kern

Jonathan Stein
Birds are Nice 
Derek Weisberg
Brian Reedy
Tom Virgin
Leah Brown
Adrienne Rose Gionta
Noah Z. Jones: permanent exhibition
Birds are Nice 
Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.
Jackie Kern
Z. Koppisch
Karen Leader

Kevin McDermott
Edward Gorey
Cheryll Tall
Peter Symons
Kristen Murtaugh
John McCoy and Amelia Costa
Chiura Obata
Karla Walter and Dennis Tishkowsky
Patricia Gutierrez
Josafat Miranda
Juan Carlos Zaldivar
Donatella Linari

Karla Walter
Dennis Tishkowsky
Peter Symons
Kristen Murtaugh
Patricia Guttierez
John McCoy
Amelia Costa
Peter Bui
Birds are Nice
TD Gillispie
Suzanne Duffy
Jackie Tufford

Anna Girgis
Maxine Spector
Scherer Ouporov
Mathew Falvey
Cara McKinley
Stephen Backhus
Rick Newton

Rolando Chang Barrero
Sarah Wetterer

T J Ahearn
Birds are Nice 
Francie Bishop Good 
Leah Brown
Giannina Copiana Dwin
Dana Donaty 
Raheleh Filsoofi
AdrienneRose Gionta
Carol Jazzar          
Jacqueline Kern
Sibel Kocabasi
Tina La Porta
Alette Simons-Jimenez

Appendix II (two) Exhibition Catalogs
(Available for purchase/preview on; listed on Worldcat; housed in the permanent collection of Florida Atlantic University Libraries; available through Interlibrary loan)

1.      Playing with food: Giannina Coppiano Dwin 2008
2.      The Self and the Other: Luis Garcia Nerey 2009
3.      Place to Place: Robert Farber 2010
4.      GingerBlack Man: Race and identity in the work of Donte K Hayes 2010
5.      Exploring Gender with Jonathan Stein 2010
6.      You were almost extinct too: Derek Weisberg 2010
7.      Shifting Nature: the artwork of Juan Carlos Zaldivar  2011
8.      Rick Newton: The Next Attempt for Life on Earth, 2013
9.      Rolando Chang Barrero: Mi Pajaro, 2014
10.  Artistically Speaking: Women’s Roles in Contemporary Art. 2015

Monday, June 6, 2016

South Florida Exhibition spotlight: Dana Donaty

Current Exhibits 
Overstated Realities Exhibit, The Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami  
All Florida Exhibition, The Box Gallery, West Palm Beach

Bakehouse Art Complex  exhibit at Overstated Realities
Closing Reception Friday June 10, 7pm
On view through June 12, 2016, 561 NW 32nd St, Miami, Fl, 33127, 12-5pm daily

All Florida Exhibition at The Box Gallery
June 4 - June 26, 2016 
811-b Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, Fl, 33405, Tue.-Sat. 11- 6pm 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Local exhibitions this week in Palm Beach County

Call to Install
Cultural Council of Palm Beach
601 Lake Ave
Lake Worth, FL 
RSVP here

Exhibition runs through July 30

All Florida Exhibition
The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Rd
West Palm Beach, FL

Read about the three day event opening here
Exhibition Dates June 3-26, 2016