#loveart

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Airscape Moon Reflection No. 2 by Robert Gross

It’s the month of love and we’re loving the art in our newest exhibit which opens Saturday, February 4th at 7 PM when you can meet the artists  … Robert Gross, Celia Diaz, Dirk Eberle, Errol Gross, Natalee Jones and Louise Meredith! They will all be on hand to meet you and talk about their work or anything else you’d like to discuss. Our artists are among the most sociable folks you’ll ever meet!

This exhibit is a showcase of some of the finest local artists there are here in Broward County and their work will be on display through March 4, 2017.

Art Gallery 21 is located in the former Woman’s Club of Wilton Manors, 600 NE 21 Court, in the heart of the Arts & Entertainment District. Gallery open Saturdays through February.

 

Coming soon …

BRUSHESThe Island City Juried Art Competition exhibit closes tonight and we are grateful to all of the artists who participated! 23 individual artists submitted 38 works of art and over the past four weeks more than 200 folks visited Art Gallery 21 and browsed the talent of our local artists!

We have changed the schedule for the remainder of this season. The next exhibit opens with an art social on Friday, March 18 when we unveil The Art of Tyce Marshall with Mark Baker, Patti Maceri, Pamela Maldonado, Carl Phillips and Pat Wahl. Tyce spends winters here in Florida and summers in the mountains of North Carolina, and we are thrilled that he is showing his work in our little gallery! The accompanying artists are local folks with a penchant for beauty and we are equally excited to be showcasing their work!

The final show of the season will be The Winner’s Show which will open with an art social on Friday, April 15th, also known in these parts as “Tax Day!” The winners of the juried show are Dwight Hoffman, Louise Meredith and Joan Glassman with honorable mentions going to Mark Baker and Dirk Eberle and we anticipate they will make for an exciting art show to close out our season!

City of Wilton Manors Logo

The City of Wilton Manors will be doing additional capital improvements to the Woman’s Club in the next few months. Each year since 2012, the City’s Leisure Services Department has managed to secure small amounts of funding for the building including improvements to the kitchen, additional electric supply sources, the installation of track lighting, and our wonderful sign out front! And, let us not forget the planting of native trees on the grounds surrounding the building!  The funding from the 2015-2016 budget year will be used to reconfigure the kitchen so there is more storage space, (something we desperately need!) and to update the kitchen itself with improved cabinets, counter tops and appliances.

The most exciting part of this renovation is the development of a small space that will serve as the “official” Wilton Manors Visitor’s Center! We are currently in the midst of the planning process for the visitor’s center and we anticipate a “grand opening” in early October! Not only will this added amenity provide exposure for the art gallery, but, it will serve as a way for visitors to discover all that Wilton Manors has to offer!

Creating a cultural center in a small urban village like Wilton Manors comes with its challenges, but, thanks to a wonderful community of artists and art lovers, we continue to grow! We have been studying what other small towns around the country are doing to lure visitors away from the big metropolitan areas and we’ve made some interesting discoveries. The top small towns boast heartwarming settings with a gentler pace, much like our little island city. Generally, they are devoted to preserving the local history, encouraging talent and supporting careful economic growth, all things that the City has been doing over the past decade.

Most important, though, are the people. The residents and small business owners of Wilton Manors are unpretentious people with small-town values and high cultural expectations—not a bad recipe for society at large. And, it is their support that has made Art Gallery 21 possible.

As we look to the future, we see cultural opportunities for everyone! Come join the fun! We would love to see you again or meet you for the first time!

 

Wilton Manors Art Expo

Art Gallery 21 is thrilled beyond measure to be a part of the Wilton Manors Art Expo as a Silver Sponsor! The first “art walk” of the season is this Saturday coming, November 21st, from 7 to 10 PM and we’ll be represented at the gallery in the Woman’s Club AND at City Hall! As we learn more about this recharged and rebranded event, we’ll make sure to share with our fans!

Here’s the first poster of the season and we encourage everyone to visit Tom Rossetti’s gallery on the Drive!

art expoArt Gallery 21’s current exhibit showcases some of the best art around with paintings created by local talents Robert Gross, Celia Diaz, Aviva Sasson, Monika Hurter, Dirk Eberle, Angie Riserbato and Lisa Boyd. And, at City Hall, you will find a wonderful showcase of Tyce Marshall’s seascapes!

Remember: Art Gallery 21 is located on NE 21 Court, one block west of Wilton Drive, right next to the volleyball court! We’re the hidden gem everyone is talking about!

boat shows & art

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!

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

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!

Cause for celebration!

Airscape #19 by Robert Gross
Airscape #19 by Robert Gross

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!

Presenting the Art of Celia Diaz, Robert Gross et al.

PLUMS by Celia Diaz

Art Gallery 21 is pleased to feature the art of two of Broward County’s finest artists, Celia Diaz and Robert Gross, in our first art show of the season. This exhibit will also include art by Lisa Boyd, Dirk Eberle, Monica Hurter, Angie Riserbato and Aviva Sasson, local artists who possess a ton of talent and who bring a whole lotta fun to our art socials!

Everyone is invited to view the art and meet the artists during an Art Social from 7 to 9 PM on Friday, October 23, 2015. The gallery will be open Fridays from 7 to 9 PM through November 27. Come on by! We’re pretty sure you’ll be glad you did!

Art Gallery 21 is a Florida nonprofit organization working in partnership with Wilton Manors Leisure Services Department to bring more art to the Arts & Entertainment District.

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.