Doing things differently? Us, too.

It has, indeed been a strange few weeks, hasn’t it? The first inkling of trouble for the art gallery came with a phone call on the evening of March 8th. One of the gallery’s founders, Robert Gross, was scheduled to hang his show on March 14th and to unveil the exhibit at the Island City…

Coming soon …

The 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…

Won’t you join us?

We are super excited! This Friday, February 12th we will present the awards to the winners of the Fourth Annual Island City Juried Art Competition. Now, this is not done in a vacuum. Presenting cash prizes and ribbons is serious business, so it’s done during the whirlwind we call an “Art Social!” The great thing about…

juried competition …

Just out of curiosity, I searched Wikipedia for “juried competition” and learned some very interesting things about their history. The earliest juried competitions were held in Greece, under Aeschylus and his successors. During the Middle Ages in 1441, a public poetry competition called the Certame Coronario was held in Florence with the intention of proving that the…

January’s Art Walk

Art Gallery 21 is a sponsor of the Wilton Manors Art Expo and we recommend that you let us be your first stop! 6 Hands Collaborative‘s exhibit, “The Art of Collaborative Art” is a charming and inspiring beginning as you make your way along the art littered businesses on Wilton Drive on Saturday night. We are…

The Art of Collaborative Art

Art Gallery 21 is quite pleased to bring this exhibit to the community. It’s not quite like other art exhibitions. Oh, it’s very artsy fartsy. There’s lots of whimsy in the shared memorabilia, but, there is also a shared energy in the work that was curated by three talented women who call themselves “6 Hands Collaborative.”…

Looking ahead …

Our fall exhibit closed last Friday night and the gallery is dark until January. We anticipate some painting and sprucing up will be going on during December so we’ll look really spiffy when 6 Hands Collaborative opens their exhibit on Friday, January 8, 2016. The three artists who make up the “6 Hands” are Janet…

Island City Art Market: Lisa Boyd

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 hang. LISA BOYD As an artist, Lisa is enchanted with Florida’s depth of soul. She finds it in the architecture, the colors of the sea and…

Island City Art Market: John Bowen, Artist

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 hang. JOHN BOWEN Our friend, John, has been around a long time and we think you’ll agree that he keeps Florida history alive with his art! He…

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,…