2018 Florida Biennial

Sharon Norwood – "Tea Time II", 2018, Ceramic: decal drawings on fine china, h 9.9 × 6.8

September 14 - October 21, 2018

Kandy Lopez
The 2018 Florida Biennial features 64 works by 30 artists who were selected by juror Sarah Fritchey from entries submitted to the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood. The exhibition opens with a reception from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14 with the announcement of awards for the Juror’s Pick and Honorable Mention. This ninth edition of the Center’s Juried Biennial received applications from 291 artists living in 85 cities throughout Florida. In all, juror Sarah Fritchey reviewed 2,050 works from artists working in any media. The 2018 Florida Biennial focuses on exploring multicultural identities, discussing ecological issues, and imagining a robust cultural climate for Florida within the global economy.

Cynthia Mason

Opening Reception:
September 14, 6 – 9 pm

The reception is free for members and $10 for non-members. Each exhibiting artist may bring one non-member guest free of charge.

Culture Hour
October 5, 5:30 – 7 pm

Join us for a themed Biennial happy hour to bring artists and audiences together. Enjoy a specialty cocktail and view works in our three historic galleries, which are dedicated to exhibiting more than 200 artists each year.

2018 Florida Biennial Artists
Maria Barbist Aurora Molina
Julie Davidow Desireé Moore
Elaine Defibaugh Sharon Norwood
Bernadette Despujols Jee Park
Rigoberto Diaz Edison Peñafiel
Michael Dillow Lisa Rockford
Nicole Doran Donna Ruff
Santiago Echeverry Maricel Ruiz
Rosa Garmendia Troy Simmons
Lorna Galloway Jonathan Stein
Lisa Haque Bethany Taylor
Alex Ibsen Star Trauth
Elite Kedan Amber Tutwiler
Kandy Lopez Jill Weisberg
Cynthia Mason Almaz Wilson
Sarah Fritchey, Juror

Sarah Fritchey
Sarah Fritchey is the Curator and Gallery Director at Artspace in New Haven, Conn. Her practice seeks to ignite conversations around the body, identity, representation, and the need for greater equity in the arts. Artspace is a Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) Certified non-profit organization championing emerging artists and building new audiences for contemporary art in a 5,000-square-foot space. In addition to her full-time role at Artspace, Fritchey has curated and written independently for many notable institutions including the NYPOP Gallery NYC; the African American Museum in Philadelphia; Queens College in New York; Hessel Museum of Art at Bard in Hudson; UMass Amherst; Artscope Magazine; Big, Red and Shiny; and Artforum.com.

Laura Marsh, Curator

Laura Marsh
Laura Marsh is the Center’s Curator of Exhibitions. She has a wealth of curatorial experience along with a history of event programming, grant writing, and teaching at non-profit galleries and museums. Marsh has a Masters of Fine Arts from Yale University School of Art in Sculpture; and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from in Painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She’s a current artist-in-residence at ArtCenter | South Florida. Marsh has exhibited nationally at venues including Locust Projects and Dimensions Variable in Miami, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Printed Matter, Field Projects, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, and Tilton Gallery in New York. She’s attended residencies in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Beijing, China, and Siena, Italy among others.