DATE: August 23, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Jody Horne-Leshinsky,
Broward County Cultural Division
Broward Cultural Division is proud to recognize the Broward County recipients of the 2012 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artists Fellowship program. Eric Landes - photographer; Mark Moormann - filmmaker and John Sanchez – painter, were recently named to receive this esteemed, five-county artist fellowship award, in the amount of $15,000 each. This year’s selection is from a group of more than 300 applicants. The Broward Cultural Council will recognize the artists during their monthly meeting in October.
Eleven fellowships have been awarded in a five-county area - Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Martin counties - by the South Florida Cultural Consortium through its 2012 Visual and Media Artists Fellowship program.
The recipients were selected during a two-tier panel process which included the participation of regional and national arts experts. The 2012 regional panel, whose selections are conducted anonymously and based solely on the evaluation of the artists' work as evidenced by samples submitted, included: Cheryl Brutvan, curator of Contemporary Art, Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach County; Kathleen Carignan, former executive director, LegalArt, Miami-Dade County; Denise Gerson, former associate director, Lowe Museum of Art, Miami-Dade County; Jane Hart, curator, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Broward County; Kristin Korolowicz, Knight curatorial fellow, Bass Museum of Art, Miami-Dade County; and Cristina Lei Rodriguez, 2011 SFCC Recipient, Miami-Dade County. The submissions selected by the regional panel for further consideration were forwarded for final adjudication and selection to the national panel comprised of: Claire Breukel, independent curator, New York, NY; Omar Lopez-Chahoud, independent curator, New York, NY; and Simon Vega, visual artist, San Salvador, El Salvador.
An exhibition featuring the works of the eleven recipients is scheduled to be presented at the University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Fla. from September 22 through December 15, 2012. The South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artists Fellowship Program is a cooperative project funded in part with the support of the boards of County Commissioners of Broward, Miami-Dade, Martin and Monroe counties and the Palm Beach County Cultural Council.
2013 SFCC Fellowship Application and Workshop
The 2012 South Florida Cultural Consortium Application Deadline will be Friday, November 16, 2012, and artists will be required to apply on the CaFÉ - CallForEntry.org. There will be a workshop held at ArtServe Inc., 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd in Fort Lauderdale, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2012. Demystifying the Process is for interested artists who wish to gain instruction on applying for this fellowship award. Click HERE to register for the workshop.
For additional information on the South Florida Cultural Consortium or these fellowship awards CLICK HERE.
For the online version of this and other Cultural Division press releases, click HERE.
The South Florida Cultural Consortium is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts,
the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council,
the Boards of County Commissioners of Broward, Miami-Dade, Martin and Monroe counties,
and the Palm Beach County Cultural Council.