FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – ArtServe presents the 9th Annual “ArtBRAVO!” exhibition and juried fine art competition from Wednesday, January 7 through Friday, January 30.
“This juried competition is one of the most important events of the year,” said ArtServe President and CEO Jaye Abbate. “Our members and local artists show their best work and it dynamically speaks to the rich and vibrant art scene here in South Florida.”
This year’s distinguished jurors include Cultural Arts Program Coordinator for the Deering Estate Kim Yantis and Maria Napoles, founder of Maria’s Art Momentum Gallery and honorary member of Miami Arts & Entertainment Council for the City of Miami.
Awards will be given based on artistic distinction, concept and mastery of technique. The top three artists will receive monetary prizes and several others will be recognized by the jurors for their outstanding work. The gallery reception and award presentation is Thursday, January 15 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Digital/projection art will be included for the first time this year in the exhibition, which also features paintings, photography, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics and glassworks.
Broward County’s premier art service organization, ArtServe provides progressive events, programs, facilities and services that help artists turn art into business.
Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary, ArtServe was incorporated in 1988 as one of six original arts incubators in the United States, with a mission of developing programs that support artists and cultural organizations as a means to creating vibrant communities. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, ArtServe offers its members a wide range of progressive services, events, affordable facilities and collaborative programs that promote the visibility of art and culture throughout Broward County and helps artists turn their art into business. In 2014, ArtServe was voted Broward County’s best non-profit arts organization at the fourth annual Nonprofit Academy Awards, and Best Art Gallery Readers’ Choice Award from New Times Broward Palm Beach. Programs are supported in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council, 89.7 Classical South Florida and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs.