Alliance Announces Juror for 27th Annual All Florida Exhibition

 The Alliance for the Arts is now calling for entries for its 27th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition, to be displayed May 31 through August 2.  This year’s juror is Frank Verpoorten, Director & Chief Curator at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art.  Mr. Verpoorten has more than 15 years of experience at cultural institutions and museums in Brussels, Belgium and New York City.  Originally from Brussels, he moved to New York City in 2002, where he served in curatorial roles at the Museum of Modern Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, the Dahesh Museum of Art and, most recently, as Cultural Attaché for the Representation of the Government of Flanders (Belgium) to the U.S.  He’ll host a Gallery Walk and Talk on Saturday, June 1 from 10-11AM.  It’s free, and open to the public.

Deadline for submissions is April 20.  Artists must reside in Florida to be eligible.  Only original artwork will be accepted.  Categories include sculpture, painting (including oil, acrylic, collage, watercolor & mixed media), photography, prints and drawings.  Prizes will be awarded, including $750 for Best in Show.  Winners will be announced during the opening reception on May 31.  Entries must be submitted digitally to [email protected] or delivered to the Alliance on CD by 5PM on Friday, April 20.  The 2013 Prospectus is available at the Alliance or online here. The 27th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition is proudly sponsored by Finemark National Bank & Trust.

The Alliance galleries and gift shop are a great place to find unique and innovative work from artists from around Florida and beyond.  The Alliance for the Arts proudly supports artists and arts organizations in our area as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. The Alliance campus and galleries are open to the public from 9AM to 5PM Monday through Friday and from 9AM to 1PM on Saturdays, located at 10091 McGregor Boulevard just south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers.


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  1. Alliance Logo
  2. Frank Verpoorten

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