Visual Arts

Abracadabra: 8th Annual Exhibition and Fundraiser

Feb. 7 to March 13, 2015
Artists’ Reception: Fri., Feb. 6, 6 – 9 pm
Drawing Event: Fri., March 13, 6 – 9 pm


Abracadabra: 8th Annual Exhibition and Fundraiser is an exhibition of over a hundred works that culminates with a live drawing in which every ticket holder goes home with an original piece of art. Tickets start at $375.


Each ticket purchased will guarantee the bearer a work of art valued at greater than the ticket price. During the Abracadabra event, all ticket holders’ names will be randomly drawn, one by one. When your name is called, you get to choose any work of art that has not yet been selected.

If you are picked first, you have first choice of all the artwork, the second name picked gets second choice, and so on – everyone is a winner! Proxy bidding will be available for those unable to attend. Complimentary full bar, hors d’oeuvres, and live magic by Jack Maxwell.

Also showing

  • Middle galleries: Kubiat Nnamdie
  • Project room: Ernesto Kunde
  • The Landing: Tom Virgin

Artists’ Reception

Friday, February 6, 6 – 9 pm

Includes performance by Chicken Liquor. Admission free for members, $10 for non-members.

Collecting, Community, and Contributing: A Conversation with Leading Art Collectors

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2 pm

Estelle and Paul Berg, Kathryn and Dan Mikesell, and Debra and Dennis Scholl discuss their art collecting practice and their involvement in the South Florida art scene. Moderated by the Center’s Curator, Jane Hart. Reception at 2 pm, talk begins at 2:30 pm. Free with gallery admission.

Reception and tour for Abracadabra ticket buyers and friend-level members

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6 – 8 pm

Art and Culture Center Friends-levels members and above and “Abracadabra” ticket buyers are invited for a tour of the “Abracadabra” exhibition by Curator of Exhibitions Jane Hart. Guests will enjoy refreshments and hors d’oeuvres.

Reception begins at 6 pm, tour at 6:30 pm. Complimentary admission to all Friend-level members and “Abracadabra” ticket holders. Please RSVP by Tues., March 3rd, to 954. 921. 3274 or

Drawing Event

Friday, March 13, 6 – 9 pm

Open to Abracadabra ticket holders. Drawing begins at 8 pm.

Participating artists

Carol Adrianza
Farley Aguilar
TJ Ahearn
Jose Alvarez
Rod Appleton
Eddie Arroyo
James Ruby Barsalou
Bhakti Baxter
H. Allen Benowitz
Mimi Botscheller
Duane Brant
Pip Brant
Carol Brown
Leah Brown
Annie Buckley
Edward Burton
Autumn Casey
Tatiana Cast
Martin Casuso
Clifton Childree
Paul Clemence
Yanira Collado
Lou Anne Colodny
Elisabeth Condon
Alejandro Contreras
Matu Croney
John DeFaro
Dana Donaty
Elaine Defibaugh
Mark Diamond
Sebastian Duncan-Portuondo
Giannina Dwin
Phillip Estlund
Carla Fache
Christian Feneck
Virginia Fifield
Gary Fonseca
Gonzalo Fuenmayor
Christina Gattorno
Karen Starosta Gilinski
AdrienneRose Gionta
Juan Erman Gonzalez
Francie Bishop Good
Bonney Goldstein
Dana LaurenGoldstein
Mauricio Gonzalez
Isabel Gouveia
Adler Guerrier
Patricia Schnall Gutierrez
Nolan Haan
Peter Hammar
Henning Haupt
Douglas Hoekzema
Jeff Hogue
Moira Holohan
Ian Peter Hosfeld
Regina Jestrow
Brookhart Jonquil
Freddy Jouwayed
David Kudzma
Sinisa Kukec
Ernesto Kunde
Johnny Laderer
Karelle Levy
Francesco LoCastro
JeanPaul Mallozzi
Jel Martinez
Jordan Massengale
Jillian Mayer
Monica McGivern
Ruben Millares
PJ Mills
Hugo Montoya
Ben Morey
Ania Moussawel
Michael Namkung
Andrea Nhuch
Andrew Nigon
Jessy Nite
Kubiat Nnamdie
131 Projects
Charo Oquet
Temisan Okpaku
Perry Pandrea
Tara Penick
Christina Pettersson
Kerry Phillips
Judy Polstra
Sri Prabha
Lori Pratico
Ralph Provisero
Sandra Ramos
Karen Rifas
Johnny Robles
Lisa Rockford
David Rohn
Arnaldo Rosello
Santiago Rubino
Sarah Michelle Rupert
Samantha Salzinger
Elizabeth Sanjuan
Oliver Sanchez
Elle Schorr
Onajide Shabaka
Barron Sherer
Alette Simmons-Jimenez
Janet Slom
Ali Spechler
Sara Stites
Nina Surel
Robert Swedroe
Peter Symons
TM Sisters
Kristen Thiele
Carmen Tiffany
Alex Trimino
Stephan Tugrul
Juana Valdes
Clara Varas
Viking Funeral
Tom Virgin
Michelle Weinberg
Janese Weingarten
Jill Weisberg
Agustina Woodgate
Antonia Wright
Kim Yantis

Peter Hosfeld
Janet Slom
Ernesto Kunde
Brookhart Jonquil
Participating galleries

David Castillo Gallery, Miami
Dot Fiftyone, Miami
Design Sublime, Miami
Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami
G & S Alternative Space, Hollywood
Gallery 2014, Hollywood
John DeFaro Events Projects, Miami
Gallery Diet, Miami
Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles, Palm Beach
Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art, Miami
Diana Lowenstein Fine Art, Miami
Primary Projects, Miami
Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami
Spinello Projects, Miami
Swampspace, Miami

Host committee

Genaro Ambrosino D’Amico
Abbe and Steven Becker
Susan Best
John S. Bush CPA PA
Lynn and Terry Cantrell
Hon. Sandra Coleman and Paul Hancock
Marianne Ferro
Jeff Flemings and
Antonio J. Llorens
Heather and Randall Gilbert
Sigrid and Neil Gold
Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz
Thomas Guss
Carmen and Peter Hotchkiss
Robert Judd and Russell Neal
Deborah and Leigh Kerr
Sharon and Alan Koslow
Rochelle and Steven Lanster
Dara and Jarett Levan
Dr. Kelly Lynch and Dr. Joel Stengel
Kathryn and Dan Mikesell
Liza and Arturo F. Mosquera
Oscar and Gerard
Llorente Nadeau
Daniel Lombardi
Shelly Loos and Dan Reynolds
John Mabry
Cristy Pena and Dan Casey
Karina Rasmussen,
Design Sublime
Susan Renneisen
Elizabeth Sanjuan and
Ken Brown
Dr. Wilma Siegel
Zack Spechler
Jacqueline and John Stengel
Cyd and Neil Sterling
Dr. Jason Swineford
Tammy Tucker and Tim Curtin
Patricia and Ed Walls
Misty and Lee Weinger

Abracadabra is supported by MBI Fine Art Services, I’ve Been Framed, Magician Jack Maxwell, and Michael’s Catering.

Funding Acknowledgements

Funding Logos: State of Florida, Broward County, City of Hollywood

The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of Hollywood, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work.