Saturday, October 22, 2011

Art Fallout 2011 drew a huge crowd- SUCCESS!

The numbers of artists participating plus the dedicated art fans that turned out to write their comments on post-it notes proves that there is a thriving scene for contemporary art in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Art Fallout is organized in tandem with National Arts and Humanities Month. We're really pleased that so many people appreciate what the arts and culture contribute to our lives.

Thanks to Teodora Dakova for her photo documentation of Art Fallout.

Graphic for Art Fallout tee and tote courtesy of artist Julie Davidow

Julie Davidow contributed the graphic for the second annual Art Fallout of 2011

Many thanks to Julie (center in photo) for her generosity. The women's tees are just about gone, but some men's larges still remain.

Art Fallout 2011 thanks our interns

There is no way we could have installed 122 works by more than 85 artists without some series help!
Girls' Club extends our deepest appreciation to Alexandra Snowden, Phillip Karp, Nicole Kent and Teodora Dakova (who took these photos!) for their intelligence and efficiency - we're thrilled to have them aboard!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Participating 2011 Venues

Start your night at the museum - closing early at 6pm.

Primordial: Paintings and Sculpture by Isabel De Obaldía
Demons, gods and beasts are the subjects of this mid-career retrospective of the work of Panama-based artist Isabel De Obaldía.
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale | 1 Las Olas Blvd |

Art Fallout: Unframed
A one-day, open-call works on paper exhibition featuring
drawings, print, photography, iPad sketches, mixed media, collage, paintings.
Prominent local art professionals and the public invited to give feedback.
Girls' Club | 117 NE 2 St |

HUMORATORIUM: The Art of Whimsy
Curated by Lisa Rockford. Featuring amusing creations from inflatable Installation art to painting and animation, this exhibition will be a visual treat!
1310 Gallery at Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts | 1310 SW 2nd Ct |

Open Studios and Exhibitions
Alfred Phillips | 113 NW 5th St |
Francisco Sheuat and Julio Green's Art Studio |
World and Eye Arts Center | 109 NW 5th St |
Gallery721 and the Purvis Young Museum |
InduArt Gallery |
Puppet Network Studio |
FAT Village | NW 1 Ave, between NW 5th-6th St |

The Ladies' Dress Series
The Ladies' Dress Series includes a wide variety of sizes from life-size
dresses down to brooches from artist Steven Sylvester.
Full Circle Gallery | 201 SW 5 St |

Open Studio and Art School
Instructor and artist Nilda Comas opens her teaching and working studio. Sculptures in bronze, terracotta and marble will be displayed for viewing.
Legacy Art Studio | 207 SW 5 St |

Also open

Drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures by 16 renowned regional artists, including several FAU faculty.
FAU's Second Avenue Studio | 220 SE 2nd Ave |

One Day Left to Drop off Work for Art Fallout: Unframed

Fill out the submission form below and bring your work in today, Friday, before 5pm!

All South Florida artists are invited to submit works for Art Fallout: Unframed, a one-day, open-call works on paper exhibition at Girls' Club, at 117 NE 2nd Street, October 15th, 2011, from 5pm to 8pm.

Submit your drawings, paintings, photos, prints, poetry, architect drafts - any work on paper. 
Submission fee is $10 per work, limit of two works per artist. All work must be on paper, NO FRAMES OR MATT BOARDS OF ANY KIND. Works must measure no more than 24 x 24 inches, 2D only. Drop-off hours are Wednesday - Friday, Oct. 12-14, 1-5pm, call or email to make other drop-off arrangements.

A panel of prominent South Florida arts professionals will informally judge. The public is also invited to give personal feedback to the artists via a system of color-coded handwritten messages.

Details available at

Thursday, September 15, 2011

HUMORATORIUM: The Art of Whimsy Exhibition Curated by Lisa Rockford @ 1310 Gallery

1310 Gallery
1310 SW 2nd Ct. (Middle St.), Ft. Lauderdale, 33312
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1, 2011, 7-10 pm
Closing Reception & ART FALLOUT Community Event: Saturday, October 15, 2011, 5-9 pm
Admission: Free & Open to the Public        
This group exhibition on 3 floors will make you smile and prove to be one of the Best of the season! HUMORATORIUM is a spectacle of the best and most innovative contemporary art that incorporates wit, humor, irony, or playfulness in process, materials, or subject matter. Featuring the amusing creations of 34 artists, from inflatable Installation art to painting and animation, this exhibition will be a visual treat! These artists embrace creation through playful materials or processes and use humor to enlighten cultural discussion. on view for only two weeks.

Artists were selected through a part juried, part invitational process, by curator Lisa Rockford. Several artists will receive cash prizes, selected by prominent art professionals. Featured artists include Benjamin Morey, Andrew Nigon, Tawnie Silva, John Pack, Carmen Tiffany, Randy Burman, and Judy Polstra.

The opening features edible art by Wendy Doscher-Smith and free beverages by Magners Original Irish Cider, Bronco Wine Company, and Bawls Energy drink. The exhibition is supported in part by a grant from The Broward Cultural Division.
Come for the closing reception on October 15, part of the ART FALLOUT downtown Ft Lauderdale art tour, where we will announce prizes and host a special performance by Nicole Martinez and Rodrigo Arcaya. They will perform with hacked children's toys, modified by Nicole to behave as musical instruments. Rodrigo Arcaya will create visual accompaniment using live cameras and computer programming.
1310 Gallery is located at 1310 SW 2nd Ct. (Middle St.), Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 and offers over 3000 square feet of exhibition space split into 3 levels, and housed within ArtSpace’s Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts, in downtown Ft Lauderdale. 1310 Gallery is an artist run collective that rotates art exhibitions monthly. The gallery is open by appointment in addition to the Opening & Closing receptions.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Art Fallout 2011 Kickstarter campaign has begun! enables artists and non-profits to fundraise for their projects.
Click to pledge any amount and your funds will only be deducted from an Amazon payments account once our project achieves its total fundraising goal.
Last year's Art Fallout Kickstarter campaign was successful, and funds were used to defray costs of producing the event.

The incentives on offer are at reduced prices only during the Kickstarter campaign. It's your chance to purchase at a savings!
Have a look -

It's fun, and easy to support art in your community.

Announcing Art Fallout 2011

Saturday October 15, 2011, 5-8pm

A Day for Contemporary Art in Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Tour art venues, free bus transportation, Scavenger Hunt, T-shirts, Fun for ALL!
One-Day Open Call exhibition of South Florida artists at Girls’ Club

The Second Annual Art Fallout energizes Downtown Fort Lauderdale Contemporary Art Scene

To celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month, Girls’ Club, 1310 Gallery at Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts, Museum of Art/Fort Lauderdale, FAT Village and Full Circle Gallery host the Second Annual Art Fallout - a day to support the production and presentation of contemporary art in Downtown Fort Lauderdale.

Art Fallout was a tremendous success in 2010. More than 80 local artists exhibited at Girls’ Club and more than 400 visitors attended and weighed in on the works displayed.

Since that time, the hotbed of creativity that is developing in Fort Lauderdale has grown, and Art Fallout is a fun and social way to see what has been developing in local studios, galleries and alternative spaces all year.

A print flyer announcing the event will be widely distributed in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. A map of Art Fallout sites will be available that day - listing all venues and events open to the public. Complete Artist submission forms and guidelines are available to download at and at

A limited edition t-shirt and tote bag for Art Fallout 2011 will be available for sale that day at Girls’ Club. The Art Fallout flyer and accompanying t-shirt features work by Miami artist Julie Davidow, whose work is in the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz.

All South Florida artists are invited to submit artworks to a one-day open-call visual art exhibition of unframed works on paper. Art Fallout Unframed will be installed at Girls’ Club, located at 117 NE 2nd Street, Saturday, October 15th, 2011, from 5pm to 8pm. Works will be received at Girls’ Club Wed-Fri, October 12-14, from 1pm to 5pm. For a nominal $10 per work fee, all UNFRAMED works are accepted and presented to the public for the one day exhibition. All fees collected support Girls’ Club’s art education and outreach programming for women and girls. A panel of prominent South Florida arts professionals will informally judge the works in the exhibition on their merits and the public is invited to give personal feedback to the artists via a system of color-coded handwritten messages. Last year, this system proved a fun way to connect artists with art enthusiasts. Girls’ Club hopes to inspire individuals to start their own art collections!

A free trolley bus will operate from 5pm to 9pm to transport attendees from one event space to the next. Free parking is available at: NW 1st Ave between NE 5th & NE 6th Streets in F.A.T. Village and NE 2nd Avenue across from Girls’ Club.

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Rupert: Lisa Rockford:

SUPPORT and ENJOY local art in your community!