December 15th, 2014

December Mastermind Group

Our next meeting will be on Saturday morning, December 20th from 10:00 to 11:30am. Members will meet at the Bailey Contemporary Arts Center, located at 41 NE 1st Street, in Pompano Beach.

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.

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August 15th, 2014

August Mastermind Group

Our next meeting will be on Saturday August 16th from 10:00 to 11:30am. Members will meet at the Bailey Contemporary Arts Center, located at 41 NE 1st Street Andrews Avenue, in Pompano Beach.

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.

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May 13th, 2014

May Mastermind Group

Our next meeting will be on Saturday May 17th from 10:00 to 11:30am. Members will meet at the new Bailey Contemporary Arts Center, located at 41 NE 1st Street Andrews Avenue, in Pompano Beach.

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.

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May 13th, 2014

Author & Artists’ Coach Gigi Rosenberg to Visit with SFAA

Broward Cultural Division and South Florida Artists Association invites artists, gallery owners and creative entrepreneurs to an evening with author and artists’ coach Gigi Rosenberg who will speak at a SFAA MeetUp on May 28 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The presentation, to be held at the new Bailey Contemporary Arts Center, located at 41 NE 1st Street Andrews Avenue, in Pompano Beach, will focus on the topic Don’t Go Solo: Enlist a village to help create and launch your next project.

Rosenberg is the author of The Artist’s Guide To Grant Writing designed to transform readers into working artists who confidently tap into all the resources at their disposal.

Gigi Rosenberg is an author and coach to visual, literary, and performing artists, entrepreneurs, and other creative people. Her passions are writing, performing, and teaching others to find the words and voice to bring their ideas and work into the world.

This talk is free, but please accurately RSVP to allow us to have a good estimate of those who will be attending.

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April 18th, 2014

April Mastermind Group

Our next meeting will be on Saturday April 19th from 10:00 to 11:30am. Members will meet at the Pompano Beach Library on Atlantic Blvd.

Also, Nolan suggested us all 18 minutes of preparation homework for this meeting…when you have a moment, watch this Ted Talks:

http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action

…and we’ll use it as a topic discussion on Saturday morning.

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.

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February 7th, 2014

February Members-only Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Saturday February 15th 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.

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January 14th, 2014

January Members-Only Meeting

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 .

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July 5th, 2012

Lori Pratico – 7th Door Studio

Lori in the Studio

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.

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September 30th, 2011

Issues in Public Art and Commissioning Agreements

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Broward County Commission’s Cultural Division and the South Florida Artists Association will present Issues in Public Art and Commissioning Agreements with 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.

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April 19th, 2011

Developing Artist Statements Workshop

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’s biography 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 info@artisticproductionsinc.com 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..

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