Past Exhibition

Artists Draw Their Studios

September 14, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Invited by artist and guest curator Michelle Weinberg, 60 artists were invited to contribute drawings of their workplaces in a unique project that exposes the diverse ways that artists perceive their own creative work and lives.

What is a workplace like when the conventional definitions of work and play don’t apply? At a moment when art districts are tourist destinations and artworks operate like financial instruments in a booming art market, Artists Draw Their Studios is an opportunity for the public to appreciate the intimate and eccentric relationships artists have with their own workplaces. No guidelines have been given other than that the works be predominantly drawing. Artists at different stages of their careers have been invited to participate. Some drawings are observational, others conceptual representations of a studio. Some studios may be traditional, with easels and paint-spattered rags, others may be virtual, existing only in electronic format. Some artists are always on the move, others in long-term situations tethered to their home lives. Nomadic, co-working, and tele-commuting work styles have up-ended our pictures of work and workspaces across society. A pressurized directive for everyone to be more entrepreneurial has ratcheted up stress and erased boundaries of work and home, public and private. Artists Draw Their Studios will reveal how the ultimate self-directed “workers” inhabit their spaces.

Comments by the artists on their work lives will be incorporated into the exhibition installation, and a reading table in the gallery will share published guides to artists, their careers and their workspaces.

Most of the artists participating live and work in South Florida. Some hail from other regions but have ties to South Florida.

Participating artists:

Harumi Abe Karla Kantorovich
Ruth Avra Kandy Lopez
Maria Theresa Barbist Nancy Lorenz
Elysa Batista Judy Mannarino
Carol K. Brown Laura Marsh
Amalia Caputo Molly McGreevy
Dimitry Chamy Michelle A.M. Miller
Rosemarie Chiarlone Beatriz Monteavaro
Clifton Childree Khaulah Naima Nuruddin
Jen Clay Kerry Phillips
Yanira Collado Judith Robertson
Elisabeth Condon Lisa Rockford
Julie Davidow Donna Ruff
Madeline Denaro Bonnie Rychlak
Christian Duran Shuli Sade
Ann Egan Carolina Salazar
Franklin Einspruch Yolanda Sanchez
Virginia Fifield Patricia Schnall Gutierrez
Joana Fischer Onajide Shabaka
Chris Friday Karen Snouffer
Nereida Garcia Ferraz Sara Stites
Brian Gefen Nina Surel
AdrienneRose Gionta Carolyn Swiszcz
Francie Bishop Good Marisabela Telleria
Felice Grodin Kristen Thiele
Gabriele Gutwirth Sarah Trigg
Theresa Hackett Amber Tutwiler
Henning Haupt Michon Weeks
Jeanne Jaffe Michelle Weinberg
Regina Jestrow Jill Weisberg

This exhibition is produced in collaboration with Available Space, supporting artist initiatives.

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The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is a 501©(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; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation; and the Josephine S. Leiser Foundation. We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work.