Monday, May 28, 2012

The Shiny Sheet Review...

Review of the Palm Beach Cultural Council Exhibition!



Updated: 9:25 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012

Posted: 5:13 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012

One of the Palm Beach County Cultural Council’s jobs is to promote the work of the county’s artists. The council hopes to do a better job of fulfilling that responsibility in its new home in Lake Worth, where it’s currently using its 2,500 square feet of exhibition space for its first juried art show and two solo exhibitions featuring Palm Beach County artists.
Nearly 150 artists submitted close to 400 works for the group show. These were whittled down by the judges to 22 artists and 26 works, including photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media art and paintings.
The space fills a niche that isn’t served by the county’s commercial galleries or museums, said council chief Rena Blades. “Our space is neither commercially motivated nor motivated by scholarly or collections concerns,” she said. “Our space is focused on helping artists create careers.”
In addition to organizing exhibitions, the council sells local artists’ work in its store and plans to open an artists’ resource center eventually.
The help is much appreciated, said TD Gillispie, one of the artists whose work was selected for the group show. “You try over and over again to get shows, but if you don’t have a big name, it’s too challenging,” she said. “This is a great opportunity.”
Only professional artists were considered by the jury, which consisted of Rolando Barrero, director of ActivistArtistA Gallery Studio in Boynton Beach; Jamnea Finlayson, owner of JF Gallery & Framing in West Palm Beach; and Kenneth Plasket, of Kenneth Plasket Gallery in West Palm Beach.
Gillispie, for example, has exhibited at Whitespace, The Mordes Collection in West Palm Beach; Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta; and the Boca Raton Museum of Art’s juried show for Florida artists.
She’s showing Combat Cupie, a painting depicting a Cupie Doll wearing combat boots and standing on a box of Tide.
The painting, which is part of a series called Playthings, references the sex, violence and profanity to which youth are exposed through American advertising and pop culture.
“At first glance it’s cute, but when you look at it closely, it’s not so cute,” said Gillispie, who lives in West Palm Beach. “A lot of things in life are like that.”
Photographer Steve Horan didn’t have far to go to shoot his contribution to the exhibition. He snapped Gutter Art, which the council used for the postcard announcing the show, right outside the council building during Lake Worth’s annual street painting festival. He was walking the street in the early morning when his eye was caught by a rainbow-hued segment where leaves had gathered.
Horan divides his time between Lake Worth and Yellowstone National Park, where he’s in the third year of a project shooting black-and-white portraits of people affiliated with the park.
The council’s new solo shows offer artists an opportunity to exhibit their work in greater depth. Participants must be council members and pay $500 for a month-long show.
Elle Schorr is exhibiting her spin on street photography and Mark Forman is showing abstract paintings.
Schorr, of suburban Lake Worth, took up photography seriously after she retired from a career in social work.
Her show focuses on Manhattan sights, but one, titled Glam, was shot on Worth Avenue. The image combines a palm tree, studio lights, a mannequin, a chandelier and building facades.
No, it wasn’t done with Photoshop. Rather, like the other works in her show, it’s part of a series Schorr shot of reflections in windows. “It’s all exactly what I saw,” she said. “It’s just a different way of looking.”
The council’s work on behalf of artists hasn’t gone unnoticed, Schorr said. “Everyone is watching to see what they will do next and how it will develop,” she said.
What: 'PBC: Art’ featuring 22 Palm Beach County artists, and solo exhibitions by Mark Forman and Elle Schorr
Where: Palm Beach County Cultural Council, 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth
When: Through Aug. 4; solo shows through June 2
Information: Call 471-2901 or visit

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Friday, May 25, 2012

ActivistArtistA Gallery: Rolando Chang Barrero

Selected works by

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Exhibition of work that explores the trapping of the self protrait.

"All art is auto-biographical, thus a self-portrait. You expose yourself, consciously and sub-consciously--in spite of it all!"  
Rolando Chang Barrero


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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Under 21 Art Exhibition


As sponsor, partner, artist, and friend of the Under 21 program 
I cordially invite you to join us on 
June 14, 2012 from 6 to 8 PM
The Carolyn Sim Center
225 NW 12th Ave.
Boynton Beach, FL

Palm Beach Post Arts & Culture things to do!

 A celebration of joy and creativity!

Celebrate the lives of our children...
An exhibition of work done by the children of the 
Virtue in a Pocket, Under 21 Program 

Meet the children and the artists!


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Artists Calls: June

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CALL TO ARTISTS / Multiple Opportunities
RDU issues call to artists for Terminal 1
The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority (Airport Authority) is seeking up to five public artworks for the renovation of Terminal 1 at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) located in the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina


The City of Norfolk, Virginia seeks to commission an artist to create
artwork for a historic water tower.

The Norfolk Water Tower is a unique unoccupied building in a unique location.  The artwork will serve as an iconic beacon announcing entrance into Norfolk.

        Eligibility:                            Open to all artists
        Budget:                         up to $50,000                                          
        Deadline for Submission:        1:00 PM EST, July 17, 2012
        Project description to apply:

Karen Rudd
Manager Cultural Affairs
Selden Arcade
208 E. Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510



The City of Boynton Beach Arts Commission and the 
2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium 
exhibit committee invites you to participate in our February 8 - 10, 
2013 International Kinetic Art indoor exhibit.

The goal for this 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium is to deliver an Art and Cultural event that transcends typical art fairs, attracts international attention and educates and engages a diverse audience about public art. Many activities will be offered throughout the year leading up to the February 8-10, 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium. International kinetic artists that present their artwork and speak about how their art is made will create stimulating and inspiring conversations. This inspiration is infectious to students, educators, artists and the general public. The International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium will appeal to a broad audience because of its multi-level educational and exhibit components. This inspirational learning experience is designed to deliver a successful Symposium, generate awareness to its partners and sponsors, attract visitors and an assortment of industries to the City of Boynton Beach... all through the wonderment of kinetic art!
We are inviting Kinetic artists to participate in our indoor exhibit during the Symposium February 8 - 10, 2013. We are hosting the indoor exhibit in two highly visible conveniently located City facilities in the Civic/Cultural District. They are City Library program room and the Civic Center auditorium. These large interior spaces will accommodate kinetic artwork exhibit at booths, on walls with an exhibit hanging system and along the exterior floor space. These buildings are located minutes east of I-95, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean situated in the heart of Palm Beach County, Florida and accessible to two International airports and seaports.
If your artwork is selected you will receive the following: • Highlight your artwork in the indoor exhibit.
Include your artwork and interviews for the DVD production that is included in the souvenir Symposium show book.
Feature you and your artwork in the Symposium show book. • Market, promote and advertise in the Symposiumʼs year long programming. • Featured in the Symposium program guide, advertisements, PR and website
Included in the Kinetic Art Organizationʼs International award competition.
Invited to attend and participate in the February 8 - 10, 2013 Symposium.
Insurance for artistsʼ artwork during the exhibition.
Promotion of Symposium exhibition artwork sales with a 30% commission contribution.
If you are interested in participating in the first biennial 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium as described above, please send us a video and still images of your artwork along with the specifications listed on the following page.
To learn more about the 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium please visit the website or contact us at the information listed. We look forward to your submission and are excited about showcasing your kinetic artwork at the one-of-a-kind Symposium.

Debby Coles-Dobay
Public Art Administrator
100 E. Boynton Beach Blvd. Boynton Beach, FL 33425 phone 561.742.6026 cell 561.632.7992 email



Heading to the east coast of Florida soon? If so, take a look at the exciting work of twenty-three Palm Beach County artists - some on view here - selected by the County's Public Art Committee, based on artistic merit and on display through June 20th. The changing exhibition program at the Palm Beach International Airport is supported by a grant from HMS Host, with selected works on display for four months at a time. To learn more about Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places and, most important, how to purchase the art on display at the airport, visit:  ---Again, here's another wonderful way to create an art program that puts artists and travelers first, with little cost to the airport itself.


Call to Artists

      By Hand: Holiday and Hostess Gifts & Objects Fair

ABOUT:           “By Hand”  is a hand crafted, juried Holiday and Hostess gifts & objects fair held by Whitespace, the contemporary art and exhibition space of Dr. Marvin & Elayne Mordes.

                       Jury comprised of:
                                   Elayne & Marvin Mordes, owners and directors of Whitespace
                                   Jane Manus – sculptor
                                   Kristin Miller Hopkins – artist & educator
                                   Emily Seipel – Whitespace assistant curator

DATE:              Saturday, December 15 and Sunday December 16, 2012 – both days are required for participation.

TIME:              1pm – 7pm each day

LOCATION:    Whitespace
                       2805 North Australian Ave
                       West Palm Beach, FL 33407
                       T: 561.842.4131         

       All entries must be original and hand-made, with a retail price maximum $400 for each item.
       All entries will be juried from 2 actual samples submitted, with prices, that best represent the applicants work to be sold at the fair.
       Self-addressed return labels with prepaid postage is required.  All items will be returned to the applicant with submitted prepaid labels.  If no pre-paid labels are submitted, then work will not be returned.
       Signed Application Form.  Singing denotes your acceptance of all terms and requirements for this event.
       Multiple entries are allowed with separate processing fees and prepaid shipping.
       A processing fee of $15 is required for each 2 item submission.
       All submission must be received no later than October 5, 2012
       Accepted applicants will be notified by October 15, 2012.

·        Artists are required to participate and attend both days.
       Event to take place rain or shine.  Be prepared for unexpected weather.
       All artist tables must be set up by 12:30 pm each day and taken down along with all merchandise at the closing of each day.  Each vendor is responsible for delivery and removal of all items including set up and display materials.
       Whitespace will not be responsible for any theft, damage or mysterious disappearance of any items, displays, set ups  or supplies.
       Each artist must supply own display table with a black table cloth to the ground and any side walls or tents.
       Artist will supply own lighting and power cords if applicable.
       Each artist must accept payment directly – no commission is due to Whitespace.
       No free food or beverage will be supplied by Whitespace.
       Each vendor is responsible for any taxes applied or due to Palm Beach County or State of Florida for any sales.
       Total cost to sell at both days is $200 for a 42inch table size, $300 for 72 x 42 inch table,or $400 for a table, tent or booth up to 84 inches  square

DATE: _______________________________________________________________


BUSINESS NAME:______________________________________________________

SIGNATURE: (signing denotes acceptance of all terms listed on this application):



3rd Annual - Art In The Square Art Festival

TypeCall to Artists: Juried Show/Competition
DeadlineJuly 1, 2012
SponsorRP&G Productions
LocationDelray Beach, Florida


Art In The Square, again returns to Delray Beach in October 2012, and will once again transform the grounds of Old School Square Cultural Arts Center into an outdoor art gallery, featuring some of the best contemporary artists from around the country which come together each year to assure that Art will remain a part of Children's lives. This juried art show although small in comparison to other signature art shows in South Florida, since its’ debut and primarily due to the quality of art it has attracted, has positioned itself amongst the list of premier art shows for artists to participate in and visitors to attend.
So, if you are an artist of any media, and would like an opportunity to exhibit among your peers, expose your artwork to a large number of affluent art buyers and enthusiasts, and at the same time help support this cause by helping to enhance the life of a child through your artwork, and assuring that art will always be a part of their lives, then we ask that you Join Us by visiting our website and securing your exhibit space today.

How to Participate

Please Visit our website: to receive more detailed information about the event and register on-line, or you may call us at: (954) 263-4674
Also note that, the deadline indicated herein is for those artists that register prior to that date, to be eligible for the "Jury Awards" portion of the event. We will continue to accept applications beyond this date, as long as there is space available.



This is a non-paid volunteer position.

Experience qualifies for Internship Independent Study and Community Service Credit. Flexible hours.                         

IF YOU ARE creative, detail-oriented and interested in being involved with the visual arts, we encourage you to work with us on the County’s multi-faceted public art projects!  As a Palm Beach County Art in Public Places Intern you will have many learning opportunities by participating in a professional working environment. You’ll be introduced to all aspects of the public art process and gain real-world experience through:                                                                                                                                      

  • Developing Calls to Artists and organizing artist submittals for selection committee reviews including creating PowerPoint presentations.

  • Writing descriptions of artworks for the program’s website, news releases and other promotional materials.

  • Participation in meetings concerning various parts of the public art process and crafting minutes to deftly convey meeting discussion and outcomes.

  • Corresponding with artists and art administrators across the country to gather images and information on model public art projects.

  • Introduction to the stages of the public art project process including the design, materials selection, engineering and permits issues, fabrication methods, installation challenges, contract details and coordination with the architectural team for each project.

  • Responding to broad and varied phone calls and email queries about the public art program.

  • Maintaining an artist registry database.

  • Assisting with installation of changing art exhibitions at County facilities, and more!
College student, all majors welcome. Student should have interest in Arts Administration, Art History, Architecture, Cultural Tourism, Marketing or Design related fields. Experience with Microsoft Office 2007, PowerPoint and Excel.

Elayna Toby Singer, Art in Public Places Administrator,

Visit to learn more about Palm Beach County’s public art program. The mission of Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places program is to provide art that complements public buildings, parks and plazas; creates a sense of place and enhances community identity; improves the design quality of public infrastructure; and contributes to the missions of the county departments where projects are sited.

Elayna Toby Singer
Palm Beach County Art in Public Places
Ph (561) 233-0235, Fax (561) 233-0206
2633 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33411


Artist Call for Submissions:

The ActivistArtistA Gallery is looking to showcase work that explores traditional symbolism in contemporary art. 
Selections for “Symbolism: Pushing Boundaries,” will highlight traditional imagery (Symbols)  in works done on non-traditional surfaces.  All artists are encouraged to participate and ‘Push their Boundires!”

(Hint: images on paper, canvas, photographic paper WILL BE considered traditional and WILL NOT be considered)

Submission deadline: June 1st, 2012

Suggested Submission Fee (not mandatory) $10.00
WILL NOT INFLUENCE selection process, but will help aliviate expences.

Mail to:
ActivistArtistA Gallery c/o Rolando Chang Barrero
707 Lake Ave.,North
Delray Beach, FL 33483

Submissions MUST be on CD/DVD and include all the following:

1 to 3 images saved with name of piece(s), in JPEG format (300 DPI)

Artist information: name, address, phone number, and email.

Full description of work: Title, dimensions, media, and date created. 

Mail to:
ActivistArtistA Gallery c/o Rolando Chang Barrero
707 Lake Ave.,North
Delray Beach, FL 33483


Exhibition dates: June 28 thru July 26, 2012

Opening reception on June 28, 2012 from 6-9 PM

ActivistArtistA Gallery
422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, FL  33426



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