Our 29th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibit opens Friday, June 5 with a public reception from 5-7:00PM. The exhibition features 57 pieces by 43 artists residing in Florida. This year’s juror, Fran Gardner, is Professor of Art & Art History at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. She will be on hand during the opening reception to present awards, including $750 cash for Best in Show and a $250 Golden Artist Colors gift certificate for 2nd place. The exhibit runs through June 27.
Featured artists: Melissa Barry, Katherine Boren, Paulette Boudreau, Lee Brotherton, Andy Browne, Donna Chase, Steve Conley, Deborah LaFogg Docherty, Karen Dobies, Toni Ferrell, Samuel Frazer, Lia Galletti, Muffy Clark Gill, Francesco Gillia, Whitney Hackett, Geoffrey Hamel, Krista Johnson, Leo Johnson, Megan Kissinger, Mary Klunk, Jay Lana, Joanne Marley, Deborah Martin, Carolynn McGahey, Kellen Mills, Jan Palmer, E.J. Pavsek, Renee Rey, Eric Riemenschneider, Roy Rodriquez, Alicia Schmidt, Herb Sklar, Robert Sowers, Richard Stanton, Ed Takacs, Guy Tieman, Patricia Anderson Turner, Daniel Venditti, Mary Voytek, Beau Wild, Charles Wren, Patricia Zalisko and Peter Zell.
A native South Carolinian, Fran Gardner lives and works in the communities of Heath Springs and Lancaster. She earned her BFA from Columbia College (1982) and later, her MFA from Vermont College of Norwich University (1993). She is professor of art and art history at the University of South Carolina Lancaster where she teaches a variety of studio courses, art history, and art education. Her work has been exhibited regionally and nationally and published in numerous magazines and books. In addition to creating, exhibiting and writing, Gardner teaches workshops, and judges exhibitions. She often consults with artists about deeper meaning in their work and how to improve writing about their art.
Gardner will host a Gallery Walk and Talk on Saturday, June 6 from 10-11AM. It’s free, and open to the public.