On Saturday, December 9th at 7 o’clock in the evening, Art Gallery 21 will unveil the exhibition of our 2017 Island City Juried Art Show Winners.
This year’s group of five Winners is a delightful mix of personalities and artistic styles. Our blue ribbon winner, Abel Marquez, delivers extraordinary (and large) images created with pastels while third place winner, Susan Marie David, presents amazing sculptures, large AND small, some charming enough (and cheap enough) to take home!
We’re excited about the work of Ray Arce, a newcomer to our gallery and the art world. We’re sure you’ll be mesmerized by the amazing watercolor images of Tammy Seymour because they reveal a splendid creative spirit and our second place winner, Roslyn Roth, shows amazing attention to detail in her beautiful watercolor portraits of local flora and fauna.
We are always especially enthusiastic when we discover new talent and we are so grateful to be a part of each artist’s journey! Art Gallery 21 is the perfect place for artists to get started showing their work and building their reputation as a creative spirit in south Florida. And, we throw a great opening night party, too!
Featured image: “Girl with Scarf” by Abel Marquez | Pastel
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.
Last Friday evening, the three winning artists from our annual Island City Juried Art Exhibition delivered their art to the gallery and our curator, Robert Gross, his assistant, Celia Diaz, and volunteers Carol Finlayson and Dirk Eberle created a show that is all about the Sunshine State, the people and places that make Florida unique.
Dwight Hoffman, the first place winner, is showing some “old Florida” scenes that leave us longing for another time while his character studies leave us convinced that we know the person he has rendered so skillfully.
Louise Meredith‘s watercolors are lovingly painted with an impressionistic quality that draws the viewer in. And, Joan Glassman‘s art is exquisite in its details.
Truly a local art show of local artists painting what they see … Florida faces and places!
Please join us for an art social on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 7 PM and meet the artists! We’d love to see you again or meet you for the first time!
The gallery is open Fridays from 7 to 9 PM and by appointment through May 6th.
NOTE: It was brought to our attention that the image used to promote The Winner’s Show is actually a photograph belonging to Andy Royston for FtLauderdaleSun on Facebook. The selection of this image was based on the three palm trees to represent the three winners and we were not aware of the image’s ownership. It was discovered via a Google search which we consider a public domain. We apologize for this error as we are fans of Mr. Royston’s work. We did make a concerted effort to identify the artist, but failed in that effort. We believe it is very important to credit each and every artist for their creative endeavors. Had we known whose image it was, we would have asked in advance for permission to use it. We did not do that and we regret the error. Lesson learned.