Florida Atlantic University’s University Galleries in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters present the “New Art: South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artists Fellowship” exhibition from Saturday, September 22 through Saturday, December 15. The exhibition will be presented in both the Schmidt Center Gallery and the Ritter Art Gallery on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. There will be an opening reception with music and a cash bar on Saturday, September 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. The Miami-based band Gold Dust Lounge will provide music during the second half of the event at the Ritter Art Gallery. The exhibition and the opening event are free and open to the public.
The exhibition presents 11 artists from Florida’s five southeastern counties who have won a highly competitive and generous annual grant awarded by the South Florida Cultural Consortium. This year's South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship winners are Nellie Appleby (Monroe County), Domingo Castillo (Miami Dade), Clifton Childree (Miami Dade), Jiae Hwang (Miami Dade), Nicolas Lobo (Miami Dade), Ernesto Oroza (Miami Dade), Tom Scicluna (Miami Dade), Eric Landes (Broward County), Mark Moormann (Broward County), John Sanchez (Broward County) and Phillip Estlund (Palm Beach County). The artists are selected through a two-step judging process by first a regional panel and then a national panel of visual arts professionals. Over 300 artists apply each year, in part because the grant award for each artist of either $15,000 or $7,500 is among the nation's highest for individual artists.
For more information on the exhibition, visit www.fau.edu/galleries.
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Caption: Philip Estlund, Intramixed, 2008, Collage on illustration board, 14 x 8.5”, Courtesy of the Artist and Gavlak Gallery.