2005: Florida Focus-Northern Tropics

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“Fan Palm” (FL) 48″ x 36″ this is the far right painting of a triptych grouping shown in “Northern Tropics”

Florida Focus: Northern Tropics was the forth installment at the Gulf Coast Museum of Art in Clearwater of this exhibition series which was designed to survey some of the most exciting work currently produced in various parts of Florida. Rena Blades, who was then CEO of the Palm Beach County Cultural Commission and previously had been Director of the Brogan Museum in Tallahassee, curated this version with the support of Ken Rollins, the Executive Director of the museum.

The 11 other artists included in this exhibition were: George Blakely, Linda Hall, Alexa Kleinbard, Cate Wyatt Magalian, Mark Messersmith, Donna O’Neal, Kris Rybka, O.L. Samuels, Duncan Stewart, Paul Tamanian, and Jim Roche.

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2005: New American Paintings #58

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“Woodlands Ebbs & Flows” (WA-triptych) 30″ x 72″ on page 58 of NAP. Private collection GA

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Detail of “Woodlands Ebbs & Flows” (top right section) page 59

I was included in New American Paintings #58 (Southern Zone) which was juried by Beth Venn, an independent curator from New York. My works appeared on pages 58-61 and below is the artist statement I included in that edition.

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2005: Cintas Foundation Visual Arts and Film Finalist Exhibition in NYC

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View of one of my 48″ x 36″ Washington site-specific painting groupings in the exhibition, June 6-30, 2005

Since 1963, the CINTAS Foundation, Inc. has awarded fellowships annually to creative artists of Cuban lineage residing outside of Cuba. The biennial competition and exhibition was held this year at the Americas Society Gallery in NYC was titled CINTAS: Foundation Visual Arts and Film Awards. It showcased the works of  Christian Curiel and Amalia Zarranz (who received the fellowship from the Cintas Foundation for their works in visual arts and film, respectively) and award finalists Felipe Dulzaides, Lilian Garcia-Roig, and Neraldo de la Paz (Guerra de la Paz) for visual arts and Orlando Rojas for filmmaking.

Three of my recent on-site painting groupings of the dense green Washington woods paintings were chosen for exhibition.

The jury was comprised of Gabriela Rangel of Americas Society, Julian Zugazagoitia of El Museo del Barrio, Sandra Antelo Suárez of TRANS Magazine, and David Kiehl of the Whitney Museum.

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“Yellows & Greens” (WA) 48″ x 36″, 2005.     Private collection GA

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“Douglas Fir & Co.” (WA) 48″ x 36″, 2005

2005: Mysterious Clarity(s)

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New and different versions of the original A Mysterious Clarity exhibition went to the Alexander Brest Museum in Jacksonville University, the Art Center Galleries at Okalaoosa-Walton College in Niceville, FL and the Art Galleries at Valdosta State University in GA. Several large WA 60″ x 144″ on-site paintings were included in the shows.

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