Our next meeting will be on Saturday January 18th from 10:00 to 11:30am. Members will meet at the Pompano Beach Library on Atlantic Blvd. If you are not a member and wish to check out a meeting as a guest, contact Susan at . To become a member, please click here .
South Florida has it’s share of portrait artists. For some of us, focusing on the uniqueness of an individual can be extraordinarily difficult to do. So we avoid it. We leave the facial features out of the equation. Or we spend all our time on drawing our models shoes.
This does not describe South Florida artist Lori Pratico. She is inspired by those around her; who they are, their passions, their strengths and their true character. When speaking with her, you immediately feel that she is interested and engaged in learning about the person you are.
Katya: From the INK Series
Most recently Lori has focused on two groups of works. The first series, entitled “INK” was started because she wanted to explore what inspires women to be tattooed. What the works reveal is a phenomenal grouping of strong portraiture of women from all walks of life.
The second series is entitled “FNPERFECT”. If you ask Lori what inspired this new body of work, she responds “I want to celebrate what society labels as imperfect. My subjects are not concerned with being misunderstood. I believe that takes enormous courage and it is my honor to portray them.”
Lori is a full time artist who also has a talent for murals and faux finishes for the home or office. For more information on commissioning a portrait or to contact Lori directly, please visit her website.
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Broward County Commission’s Cultural Division and the South Florida Artists Association will present Issues in Public Art and Commissioning Agreementswith the Associate Director of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, Esq. This training session will assist individual visual artists interested in applying for public art commissions, will be held on Friday, October 21, 2011, 6:30 p.m, at Full Circle Gallery 201 SW 5th Street in Fort Lauderdale.
A contract is the cornerstone of the understanding and agreement between an agency or individual commissioning a work of public art and the artist creating the work of art. Because the field of public art has grown over the last couple of decades, legal issues with public art agreements have become increasingly sophisticated and somewhat difficult to navigate. As a result, public art commissioning agreements have also become more complex. This brief talk will highlight some of the most important requirements and considerations of contracts and public art commissioning agreements.”
Muñoz Sarmiento, Esq., is currently the Associate Director for Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York City, where he advises and represents visual and performing artists and arts organizations. He received his BA in Art from the University of Texas-El Paso, and an MFA in Art from The California Institute of the Arts. In 1997 he was a Van Lier Fellow at the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program in Studio Art, and received his J.D. from Cornell Law School. He is an Adjunct Professor of art law at Fordham Law School, and is also the Program Director and faculty of VLA’s Art & Law Residency Program.
His legal experience includes advising artists, galleries, and arts organizations on matters involving copyright, trademarks, moral rights, free speech, and artist-gallery disputes. He has recently worked on an important appeal under the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 on behalf of the Swiss installation artist Christoph Büchel in the artist’s highly-publicized dispute with the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.
The South Florida Artists Association and the Broward Cultural Division would like to invite you to attend a special workshop on developing more effective artist statements on Saturday, May 14th from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Participants will learn how to develop an artist’sbiography and artist’s statement. We are pleased to have a nationally recognized guest speaker present the topic to our group!
The facilitator, Luz Rodriguez with Visionary Allies, is a seasoned fundraising professional, educator, and artist who combines her artistic sensitivities with her knowledge of U.S. philanthropy to guide and inspire artists of all genres to equip them with the information and tools they need to bring their project visions to reality. Her professional development workshops for artists have been offered nationally and internationally at Artist Space in New York and Centro Leon Cultural Center in the Dominican Republic.Ms. Rodriguez has more than 20 years of fundraising, coalition building and organizational development experience in advocacy and social justice movements. She has held staff and board leadership positions in community-based organizations in the fields of reproductive justice of women of color; youth development; hunger and homelessness. Her oral history and papers are included in the Voices of Feminism archival project at the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College.She is currently a bilingual training coordinator, at the Foundation Center, NYC, where she is responsible for designing and implementing fundraising training programs with a special focus on delivering English and Spanish training to under-resourced, grassroots organizations.
The event is free, however, we ask that you please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org only if you will definitely be attending. Space is limited, and we want to assure that those that say they will attend will actually be there! Thanks for your cooperation.
The meeting will be held at the Full Circle Gallery, located at 201 SW 5th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Directions: From I-95, exit Broward Blvd.
East to Andrews Avenue. Make a right on Andrews Avenue. (Heading South). Travel 5 blocks south on Andrews Avenue and make a right on SW 5th Street. Travel 3 blocks, and you will see a purple building with large yellow spots on the right hand side of the street (hard to miss!). The gallery is the east side of the building..
How does an artist inspired to paint while living in a thatched hut in the South Pacific transition his work into bird portraiture and an infatuation for replicating concrete cinderblocks on silk? I present to you South Florida Artist, Nolan Haan.
My first encounter with Nolan’s work was at a juried exhibition held at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale a year ago. A fan of graffiti and street art, I was mesmerized by the detail not of the “tag” design, but the cinderblock wall that it was painted on. Well, technically, it was a painting of a wall…but I wasn’t truly sure. Could it be a photograph?
One of the most interesting aspects to me about all artistic mediums is technique. Nolan’s is difficult to decipher, but just the fact that he has taken this technique and applied it in such a variety of ways is what I find intriguing. Who knew that concrete (or paintings of it anyway) could invoke sadness, provoke thought and even laughter while viewing it.
While I could go on and on about Nolan and what has influenced his art throughout his lifetime, we feel his bio says it better than I ever could. Please meet SFAA Member: Nolan Haan.
Title: Monthly Member Meeting Location: Panera Bread Meeting Room 1762 N. Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305 Description: Monthly meeting focus: Target Marketing
We will meet to discuss target audiences and ways to get your art in front of your customer.
No fee for paid annual members.
$10. for non-members and guests Start Time: 9:30 Date: 2010-07-10 End Time: 11:00
One of the best benefits to members of SFAA is the many and varied networking opportunities that we help to create awareness for in the creative community. I’d like to give a quick example of show SFAA connections happen.
A few years ago, I met the current owners of Kevro’s Art Bar in Delray Beach. They are committed to promoting the arts, and have a pretty cool art focused location to boot. We started doing art openings at the bar, we then did a fundraiser there. A clothing designer contact, Karen Reinstatler, owner of Pink Slip Threads agreed to get a group of models to add to the atmosphere at the event that night.
The end result? Pink Slip Threads decides they love the location and contracts to host their first year anniversary at the space the following month. Voila! In April, 150 new patrons at Kevro’s, a great party, and exposure for the designer and the artist who opened that night to a fresh new audience!
There’s a new event gaining momentum in Fort Lauderdale. Have you heard me mention FAT Village Arts District recently? There are some interesting things brewing in the warehouses and storefronts just west of N. Andrews Avenue and north of Broward Blvd.
A group of individuals committed to furthering the art scene are working together to make downtown Fort Lauderdale THE destination of choice on a Saturday night for arts and culture. To that end, FAT Village is the first step in creating multiple venues to showcase local artists, performers and musicians.
Come down and start the night by visiting a new temporary exhibition space, have a drink, check out local artists and hear DJ One Star! From there, walk over the Puppet Network workshops, visit open art studios, live theatre performances and walk through the Sixth Star Entertainment warehouse that stores all sorts of fun props like a life size cinderella carriage, a gothic castle aisle, and much much more.
Hope to see you there!
We’ll be at 501 N. Andrews Avenue Suite 103 Fort Lauderdale 7 – 11pm
On February 20th, through a chance encounter…I happened to experience the recent installation, Imaginaruim in the FAT Arts Village District. Did you attend? Were Broward County locals aware that a couple of exceptional Wynwood Curators took over a warehouse in one of our neighborhood spaces? They transformed a huge raw space into a sensory experience complete with a huge white inflatable whale suspended from the ceiling, an interactive sewing machine organ and original video art by Steve Gagnon. The event was free to attend, with proceeds from drink donations benefitting the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art.
Not only was the exhibit alone worth the trip, but the great additional benefit was that many of the local arts studios were open in conjunction with the event. A play by the Womens Theatre Project was presented, we met professional puppeteers and enjoyed a rare glimpse inside the stage/scene/prop warehouse of Six Star Entertainment. My friend and I had a great time talking with many creative individuals who spend theif days behind closed doors in FAT Village.
The good news is that if you missed it, there’s one more chance to experience all that is FAT Village. On March 13th, they’ll have the exhibit open for one more show. Mark your calendar….Address: 519 NW 1st Avenue Fort Lauderdale. 6 to 10 pm. Follow the signs and search for the big white whale and the piano that doubles as an interactive musical dartboard.