FAU to feature South Florida artists

The free art exhibit shows off the work of 12 artists, and will run from mid-September to early October.


The Consortium was last hosted at FAU in 2015, and its pieces could be sculptures, paintings, or any other form of art, as seen above. Photo courtesy of FAU Galleries Facebook page

Angelina Olivieri, Contributing Writer

The South Florida Cultural Consortium has been hosted at FAU about every three years since 2001, and this September will be no different.

From Sep. 14 through Oct. 2, the free exhibition will showcase the work of 12 Floridian artists. The art is split between the Ritter Art Gallery and the Schmidt Center Gallery, and the opening night will begin with a dance performance by choreographer Kat Hernandez in the Ritter Art Gallery at 6:30 p.m.

The Consortium is “diverse, innovative, and creates forward connections between the curators and artists,” Director of the University Galleries William Faulds said.

FAU received a $25,000 grant from five Florida-based Cultural Councils, non-profit corporations that promote the arts, to present the Consortium. It takes about three months to develop the exhibit, and the pieces are installed from Aug. 27 till opening night, Faulds said.

“FAU utilizes the $25,000 very well, especially regarding the look of the exhibit, the high quality of the catalogue, and the positive interactions with artists,” he said.

The artists selected are exclusively from Florida’s five southeastern counties: Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach. They were chosen after entering a prerequisite competition last October to become one of the 12 artists to be awarded a “fellowship,” or award, of either $7,500 or $15,000, FAU said.

Angelina Olivieri is a contributing writer with the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected]