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Creativity Takes Courage



Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 2
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 2

Entry Fee ( Creativity Takes Courage): $35.00

Creativity Takes Courage.....Henry Matisse
As defined: creativity is the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, and interpretations.

Gainesville Fine Arts Association, Inc. (GFAA) has fostered and encouraged the study of the visual arts through every medium since 1923.

We are recognized as a diverse organization of emerging and accomplished visual artists enriching the cultural and economic vitality of the Gainesville community and beyond. The exhibit will be on display at the GFAA gallery located in the heart of the Gainesville vibrant arts district.

$2,500 Cash awards, to include a $1000 for Best of Show Award

Gainesville Fine Arts Association
1314 South Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

Entry Fee $35
Images Minimum 1 Maximum 2

Eligibility:Open to all artists over 18 years of age. ACCEPTABLE WORK 2D and 3D work in all media. All work must be original and created in the last 3 years. Reprints or work found to be copied from copyrighted work will not be accepted. All work must be exhibition ready to install with the appropriate hardware and technical equipment needed for presentation. No art created in workshop or class room setting.
NO SAW TOOTH HANGERS OR GALLERY CLIPS.Works that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be exhibited. Each submission of art should be labeled on the back: Artist's Name, Title, Medium, & Date created.

Art genres:Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics, Glass and Mixed Media, Digital Art, Wood, Textiles and Jewelry Presented in Shadow Box.

2D work: 48" x 48" Maximum
3D work: Free standing pieces: Maximum 72" high x 36" wide x 36" deep.
Pedestal pieces: Maximum 18" x 18" base size x 36" tall ( call to see if you need to suppy pedestal)

Event Dates: September 25 to November 12th 2018
Entry Deadline: Midnight August 19th
Notification of Acceptance: August 29th
Pickup date: November 12th

GFAA will charge a 30% commission on all sales. All accepted work MUST remain in the gallery during the duration of the exhibition unless sold.

GFAA Gallery, Gainesville Florida

DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS. Please make every effort to use a commercially made art shipping box.

All work to be delivered September 19th. Shipped work must be in a REUSABLE container with PRE-PAID shipping label enclosed. NO PLASTIC PEANUTS! All packing material will be reused for returns of your art. Hand delivered work will be received between 1 and 4 September 19th to 23rd. All art shipped to GFAA must have the artist name and title of the work printed on the upper right hand corner of the shipping box. Hand delivered art please include this information on the backside of your entry.

Shipping address:
Gainesville Fine Arts Association
1314 South Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

Alexis Mendoza
1398 Grand Concourse 5-E, Bronx NY 10456
Telephone: (347) 785-2589 Email:[email protected]
Blog: HTTP://
Cuban-born Bronxite Alexis Mendoza is an interdisciplinary artist, independent
curator, and author. Mr. Mendoza exhibited his artworks in museums and
galleries around the world in countries such as: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa
Rica, Cuba, England, France, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Romania,
Spain, Switzerland, and United State. His artworks are part of public and private
collections such as: Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MAC) Santiago de Chile;
Museum of Contemporary Art, São Paulo, Brasil; Fundacion Cultural del Banco
Nacional de Bolivia; Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, San Jose, Costa
Rica; Museo de Arte de Pnce, Puerto Rico; The Centre for Graphic Arts
HogeDRUKgebied, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Museo Claudio León Sempere,
Buenos Aires, Argentina; Centro Historico de la Ciudad Durango, Durango,
Mexico; Highview Point Corp. New York City, USA; The McCarton Faundation,New York City, USA; ARTESTAÇÃO, Rio Grande/RS/, Brasil ; Museum of Art
Satu-Mare, Romania; El Museo del Barrio, New York, Museo National de Bellas
Artes, Habana, Cuba; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Mercosur, Buenos
Aires, Argentina, Museum of Modern Art New York, Latin American Art
Collection; Centro Cultural Rosacruz, Santiago De Chile, Chile; Aires de Córdoba
Cultural Association, Spain; Valentín Ruiz Aznar Center of Art, Spain; Museu de
Arte, Paraguaçu Paulista, São Paulo, Brasil; Museo de la Artesanía, Havana,
Cuba. Alexis Mendoza is also the author of books, such as: “Latin America, The
Culture and the New Men”; “Objective Reference of Painting: The work of Ismael
Checo, 1986-2006”; Reflections: The Sensationalism of the Art from Cuba. All
three published by Wasteland Press; and Rigo Peralta: Revelaciones de unUniverso Mistico, publish by Argos Publications, Dominican Republic. Alexis
Mendoza Lives and Work in The Bronx, New YorkRaul Villarreal 25 Morningside Road, Verona, NJ 07044 • 973

[email protected]
Raúl Villarreal was born in San Francisco de Paula, Havana, Cuba in 1964. Villarreal emigrated with his family to Madrid, Spain in 1972; two years later, the family moved to the United States, settling in Union City, New Jersey. Over the past 20 years Villarreal has exhibited his art in 18 one person exhibits and close to 300 group exhibits in the United States, Canada, Cuba, Costa Rica, Germany, Italy, Spain, and most recently in Suzhou, China. Villarreal’s book,
Hemingway’s Cuban Son, based on his father René’s memoirs of his friendship with the famous American author was published by The Kent State University Press in March of 2009. Villarreal’s oeuvre is inspired by personal memories and experiences of growing up in Cuba, Spain and the United States, along with the assimilation of other cultures, appropriated images from mass media, and old family photographs. Utilizing personal iconography, through assemblages and a process of layering of these different elements, Villarreal attempts to convey a sense of multiple realities, time references, and existence. The works address issues of identity, multiculturalism and transculturalism.

Amy Vigilante BioUniversity Galleries
Specialization: University Galleries and UF Art in State Buildings
T: (352) 273-3041
F: (352)
E: [email protected]
101 FAC P.O. Box 115801
Gainesville, Fl 32611-5801

Ph.D. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
Art Education, 1989

Ed.S. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
Educational Administration & Supervision, 1985

M.F.A. Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
Studio Art (Painting), 1980

B.A. Hampsire College, Amherst, Massachusetts
Studio Art Painting/Printmaking), 1977

Dr. Vigilante has been Director of the University Galleries since 2002. She also serves as campus administrator for Florida’s Art in State Buildings program, overseeing committees formed for the selection of public art at the University of Florida. Vigilante has published articles about the interdisciplinary art exhibitions she curates in the University Gallery that discuss her research in cognitive style and creativity. In fall, 2009; Integrating Thinking through Aesthetic Learning appeared in Academic Exchange Quarterly, and in winter, 2011; Future Intersections, Dynamic Roles for Academic Museums was featued in Museum History Journal.

Arts Administration work has enabled Vigilante to network widely in Florida. She was a mentor for the Florida Association of Local Arts Agencies, a Regional Arts Consultant for the Florida Department of State’s Underserved Arts Community Assistance Program and an Arts Consultant for the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs in Tallahassee, as well as a consultant for many individual projects. As a professional Grant Writer, Vigilante represented the Marion County Public Schools Foundation in Ocala, Florida and the Florida State University Center for Arts Administration in Tallahassee.

Curator of Exhibitions, Collections, and Education at the Brevard Art Center and Museum in Melbourne, Florida was Vigilante’s first museum/gallery position. She directed galleries in Tallahassee’s City Hall and Airport, and the Thomas Center Gallery in Gainesville. Dr. Vigilante has served on numerous boards of directors and statewide committees. She is a founding Board member of the Florida Association of Public Art Professionals and an active participant in the Florida Art Museum Directors Association.

Currently Dr. Vigilante teaches an e-learning course at UF that was developed through the Provost’s Initiative Program. A Taste of the Arts: Behind the Scenes is a Humanities offering that has attracted students from all over campus. Vigilante taught Drawing as an Adjunct Professor at Brevard Community College in Melbourne. Vigilante taught art in many other capacities for over ten years. She was an Adjunct Professor in Art Education at Florida State University and Florida A&M University, an Art Specialist for both Leon County Schools in Tallahassee and for Very Special Arts Florida, and a High School Principal and Art Teacher in Carrabelle, Florida. In Atlanta, Georgia, Vigilante was an Elementary Art Teacher for Fulton County Public Schools.

As a practicing artist, Vigilante has exhibited in numerous group and solo shows, and has received several awards including a State of Florida Individual Artist’s Fellowship. Her current work in textiles has traveled to eight venues in Florida and Georgia since 2008. Dr. Vigilante has served as a juror for over 100 art shows in the southeast.


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