The Alliance for the Arts June exhibition, All Florida, will exhibit from June 2 until June 30 with an opening reception on June 2 from 5 – 7 p.m. This exhibition features pieces created by artists working in a wide variety of media from all over the state of Florida. The juried entries come together for an exciting exhibition representing today’s Florida artists.
“It’s exciting to host artists from across all the pockets of Florida,” says exhibitions coordinator Krista Johnson. “The submissions truly showcase the breadth and creative talent of Florida’s independent artists.”
This year’s juror is Kimberly Riner. Riner is the visual arts director at the Averitt Center for the Arts in Georgia. She received her Master of Fine Art from Georgia Southern University in 3D art with an emphasis in ceramics. Riner has held faculty positions at Georgia Southern University and Ogeechee Technical College. Her artwork has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and is held in private collections. Reiner previously exhibited at the Alliance for the Arts in January’s Changing States exhibition.
“It was an honor to select artwork to represent All Florida artists,” says Riner. “With almost 400 pieces to choose from, this was a difficult task. I feel confident that the exhibition consists of a great representation of different media, while showcasing high caliber artwork.”
From 392 entries, 37 artists and 46 pieces were selected by the juror. Artists include: Adriana Flores, Anna Rac, Betsy DJamoos, Buck Ward, Carla Wormington Messerli, Daniel Venditti, David Belling, Deborah Martin, Ed Takacs, Grayson Stoff, J.T. Phillippe, Janet George, Jim Stewart, JoAnn LaPadula, Joanna Coke, Joel Shapses, John O’Brien, Jose Pardo, Katy Danca Galli, Marc Harris, Mary Klunk, Mary Voytek, Melissa Miller Nece, Mike Kiniry, Muffy Clark Gill, Nancy Terrell, Penelope Breen, Roger Sherman, Sherry Rohl, Simon Huebler, Stephen Bufter, Steve Conley, Sue Higgins, Susanne Brown, Terry Lynn Spry, Tracy Owen-Cullimore and Whit Robbins.
All Florida is sponsored in part by Elemental Stone and Waterworks.
The opening celebration will be June 2 from 5 – 7 p.m. Riner will be on hand to present awards including $1,000 cash for Best In Show, a 2nd place $250 gift certificate for Golden Artists Colors, $100 cash for 3rd place and Jurors Choice Award(s) of Alliance for the Arts membership(s). There will be a conversational gallery walk and talk with the juror Saturday, June 3 at 10 a.m. Hope to see you there!