Art Gallery 21 will kick off its 2017-2018 season with the Sixth Annual Island City Juried Art Exhibition. All Broward County artists are invited to participate. Entry fee is $20 per entry, with a maximum of two entries per artist. (Please note: we accept cash or checks payable to Art Gallery 21, Inc. All proceeds go to support the gallery’s programs.)
CRITERIA: All fine art media, including oil, watercolor, pastel, and acrylic painting, mixed media, pen & ink, photography, and collage will be accepted. Maximum size of two-dimensional art is 30-inches in either direction (not including frame). Maximum weight 20 pounds. Work must be clean and wired for hanging (No Saw-tooth Hangers). All protected artwork must use Plexiglas, NOT glass. Unframed works on canvas must be finished on all sides with no staples showing. Sculptures will be accepted if the artist provides their own exhibit base and acrylic cover.
ART INTAKE will take place from 12 Noon to 3 PM on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Exhibit opening and presentation of ribbons and cash awards to the winners will take place at 7 PM on Saturday, September 30th.
The traffic was awful around Broward this week! It wasn’t until yesterday that we realized it stemmed from the arrival of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and the kazillion visitors it brings with it! Oh! My!
In fact, big events like the boat show are good for all of us! They bring visitors to our businesses, including the local art galleries in Wilton Manors! Because we’re “off the beaten path,” we’re inviting folks visiting Wilton Drive tonight to make that little turn onto NE 21 Court and walk one block east to find us. We offer a beautiful selection of original art by local artists at amazing (affordable) prices! While you’re there, you’ll meet Dirk Eberle, a local artist who has created delicate watercolor images that will just blow your mind! He’s a gentle soul with a remarkable gift!
If you’re in the market for art or an art experience or to simply check out the local art scene, we hope you will stop by and visit Art Gallery 21! We’d love to see you again or meet you for the first time!
We’re going to reveal the first new art exhibition of the season tomorrow night and we’re all pretty excited. The artists are bringing some munchies and some wine and Shawn of Shawn & Nick’s Courtyard Cafe is bringing trays of hot foods for us as well! Our “art socials” are always a lot of fun and you never know who you might run into! The artists are in a celebratory mood because they’re showing their art, and, honestly … nothing makes an artist happier than sharing their work!
Once the new show is open, we’re going to resume our efforts to SELL ART! The artists in this show are all über talented and worthy of any patron’s hard earned dollars. Should you visit the gallery, you would see oils, watercolors and gouache renderings of landscapes and still lifes alongside delicate studies that will mesmerize your brain. Robert Gross and Dirk Eberle are two of the best (if not THE best) watercolor artists in these parts. Their work is at once realistic and otherworldly. Their exquisite mastery of their medium is truly a vision to behold. I’ve watched folks stand in front of one of their paintings for as much as twenty minutes, studying the hidden beauty that is captured there. Now, to find those blessed souls who will purchase one (or two) of their paintings! That would really give us all cause for celebration!