Island City Art Market: Dirk Eberle, Artist

“Haystack After Sunset” by Dirk Eberle | Watercolor | 10″x8″ Framed | $250

The Island City Art Market is a showcase of 40 original works of art, all produced by 21 local fine artists.  All art offered is framed and ready to be hung.

DIRK EBERLE

Dirk lives in Dania Beach, Florida these days, but, he grew up in an artist’s community on the Oregon Coast. For those who believe environment influences who we become, it’s pretty clear that Dirk was in the right place to develop an appreciation of art and nature.

Mr. Eberle’s art reflects his love of the outdoors and Florida’s environmental beauty is often apparent in his work. He has been an artist and a student of art for most of his life.

“Miravet” by Dirk Eberle | Watercolor | 12″x9″ Framed | $300

Dirk recently worked on a permanent display at Memorial Hospital South in Hollywood, Florida, and has shown his work at Art Gallery 21. As a matter of fact, he was a Winner in the 2015 Island City Annual Juried Art Show!

Dirk’s use of color and his attention to detail are what sets his watercolor paintings apart from the rest. He is among the finest of fine artists!

Call or text 954-661-4740 to visit the gallery and see Dirk Eberle’s art.

Art Gallery 21 is pleased to present a buyer’s market of fine Florida art at affordable prices. Because we are a neighborhood gallery, we can offer the work of local artists without the overhead of a for profit gallery thanks to the support of the City of Wilton Manors. 15% of each sale goes to support the gallery, a Florida nonprofit organization.

Island City Art Market: Aviva D. Sasson, Artist

Art Gallery 21 is pleased to present a buyer’s market of fine Florida art at affordable prices. Because we are a neighborhood gallery, we can off the work of local artists without the overhead of for profit galleries . The Island City Art Market is a showcase of 40 original works of art, including oils, watercolors and acrylics, all produced by 21 local fine artists.  All art offered is framed and ready to be hung.

Experiment with Blue | Aviva D. Sasson 16″x20″ oil on canvas, framed $450

Aviva D. Sasson

Israeli born, Aviva studied graphic design, but, what she really longed to do was paint. She started painting with watercolors while still living in Israel. When she arrived in Florida in 2005 and began studying with our gallery guru, Robert Gross, she discovered the world of oil painting on canvas. For Aviva, this medium was a ‘coming home.’ For us, as viewers of her art, we are particularly fond of her use of vibrant colors!

Lemons | Aviva D. Sasson 24″x18″ oil on canvas, framed $500

Living in the subtropical savanna of south Florida, Aviva is able to paint outdoors every week of the year, often with her teacher, Bob Gross, and his plein air group in western Broward County. Aviva’s paintings capture a vibrance that only the light of south Florida offers, and she does it in a bold and distinctive way! This is happy art! #artsaves

The Island City Art Market: Robert Gross, Artist

Art Gallery 21 is pleased to present a buyer’s market of fine art at affordable prices. Because we are a neighborhood gallery, we are able to offer a variety of original art at a fraction of the cost associated with private for profit galleries.

The Island City Art Market is a showcase of 40 original works of art, including oils, watercolors and acrylics, all produced by 21 local fine artists, many of whom have shown their work in galleries from New York to Los Angeles.  All the art offered is framed and ready to be hung in your home or office.

Over the next six weeks we will introduce you to the artists and show you their work. We’ll begin with the work of Robert Gross!

"Morning" by Robert Gross
“Morning” by Robert Gross | 7.5″x3.5″ framed $600

Bob, as he is known to his friends and family, has been making art all of his life. He has taught adult classes for many years. His work has been exhibited in New York galleries and is in the homes of many art collectors.

Bob first came to the attention of local art aficionados in 2002 with his show “The Disappearing Pastures of Broward.” With rampant development in southeast Florida, Bob was compelled to capture the last remaining cow pastures in western Broward County before they were replaced with residential development and shopping malls. Western Broward was once home to orange groves and dairy farms, but, in the past twenty years, they have disappeared, one by one. Lucky for us, Bob has saved those images in his delicate watercolors.

"Big Cypress" by Robert Gross
“Big Cypress” by Robert Gross | 8″x4.5″ framed $650

Bob is a founding member and curator of Art Gallery 21 and his work reflects his impeccable attention to detail. His landscapes are rendered with a delicate hand and a reverence for the light and are remarkable to behold. His paintings simply must be seen in person to fully appreciate their beauty. If you are charmed by art that reflects a bygone era of south Florida, please call or text 954-661-4740 for an appointment to visit the gallery. It would be our pleasure to show you the amazing art of Robert Gross!

Introducing Art Gallery 21, Inc.

WMHS photo
Photo of Woman’s Club groundbreaking courtesy of Wilton Manors Historical Society

In 2011, the Woman’s Club of Wilton Manors retired their chapter and deeded their clubhouse to the City of Wilton Manors. Built in 1955 on property donated by Algar Hagen, it is a charming, mid-century building that feels a lot like “old Florida.”

Soon after the City took possession of the property, the local neighborhood association inquired about using the building for an art gallery. Located on the north side of Hagen Park, it IS part of the Arts & Entertainment District. To the surprise of the neighborhood association and the artists, the Mayor and City Commissioners said, “Sure. Why not?”

first show - Carl Phillips artVolunteers and artists joined forces on a couple of Saturdays and cleaned and painted the interior of the building. Robert Gross, a local art teacher and nationally known artist, served as our Art Guru and Curator and in July 2012, Art Gallery 21 opened its doors with 26 paintings from six local artists. The art social, held on a midsummer Friday evening, was truly a celebration of the creative spirit and inspired us all.

On April 1, 2015, Art Gallery 21, Inc. was incorporated by the State of Florida as a nonprofit organization. In coming days and weeks, we will share more about the origins of the gallery and the people who make it tick. Please come along! We’d love to have you!