detail of artwork by Karen Snouffer

Drawing Closer: Karen Snouffer

Karen Snouffer Karen Snouffer concentrates on installation and multi-media, exploring themes of identity, history and place, and how these topics may intersect in studio practices. She has exhibited nationally at Art Center South Florida, Miami; The Work Space, New York; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art; Hallwalls, Buffalo; Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati; Hammond-Harkins Gallery, Columbus, OH;…

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Drawing Closer: Karla Caprali

Karla Caprali Karla Caprali was born in a northern city in Brazil called Belém, the capital of the state of Para and “the edge of the Amazon”. She studied art at the University of Sao Paolo and immigrated to the United States in 2001, working on academic projects with universities, art institutions, and art spaces.…

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Tayina Deravile, Still Do i Keep My Look, My Identity

Still Do I Keep My Look, My Identity…

Still Do I Keep My Look, My Identity…is an independent digital project by Tayina Deravile celebrating works by Black artists from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz. Inspired by a poem of the same name by Gwendolyn Brooks, Tayina recognizes select pieces from the collection by Black artists…. Creating and developing this…

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Drawing Closer: Carol Jazzar

Carol Jazzar Carol Jazzar is a collage artist who works and lives in El Portal, Florida. She ran a home-gallery from 2007-2014, giving many artists their first show in Miami. cjazzart.com @caroljazzar   Untitled (Aquarius), 2018 Paper collage on museum board 16 x 12 inches   About Drawing Closer: Collecting at a Distance In April…

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artwork by Patricia Schnall Gutierrez

Drawing Closer: Patricia Schnall Gutierrez

Patricia Schnall Gutierrez The multidisciplinary work of Patricia Schnall Gutierrez draws its inspiration from a self-referential account of personal memories, situations, and emotions. Using distinct choices of mediums, household objects and materials, she creates an autobiographical account of the every-day, drawing the viewer into an intimate dialogue that often probes questions of gender and sexuality.…

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detail of artwork by gabriela beltran

Drawing Closer: Gabriela Beltran

Gabriela Beltran Gabriela Beltran is a Colombian-born artist working in Miami. Gabriela received an AA in classical flute performance and received a BFA in painting from New World School of the arts.   Little Mermaid live action remake part 2, 2020 Ink on paper 14 x 11 inches Procession for a heated moment, 2020 Ink…

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detail of artwork by Marielle Plaisir

Drawing Closer: Marielle Plaisir

Marielle Plaisir Marielle Plaisir is a French-Caribbean multi-media artist who lives in United States. She combines paintings, drawings, installations and performances to present intense visual experiences. Her work explores issues of colonialism alongside those of race and class, through a range of media which include painting, sculpture, photography, installation art, and, more recently, film and…

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detail painting by Kristen Thiele

Drawing Closer: Kristen Thiele

Kristen Thiele Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Kristen Thiele lives and works in Miami, FL. Thiele received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she studied video, sound, and painting, in 1995 and her MFA from Miami International University in 2012. Thiele currently co-runs Bridge Red Studios/Project Space, in North Miami,…

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Drawing Closer: Morel Doucet

Morel Doucet’s work explores the cultural disparity of self-realization, assimilation, and transnational identity as a Haitian immigrant.

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Drawing by Adriana Lozano

Drawing Closer: Adriana Lozano

Adriana Lozano Adriana Lozano is a Colombian Artist whose favorite material for drawing is colored pencils. She describes her work as playing a movie’s art direction: even when most of her drawings can be described as portraits, its characters are related to a permanent uncomfortable field as if we were always under the effects of…

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Artworkl by Caroline Zhang, cropped

Drawing Closer: Caroline Zhang

Caroline Zhang Caroline Zhang is a 17-year-old artist based in North Carolina. Her paintings are concerned with body image and the male gaze. She will be attending the Brown-RISD Dual Degree program this fall, majoring in Painting at RISD and concentrating in Art History at Brown. She is a National YoungArts Finalist and a Scholastic…

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Artwork by Caren Canier

Drawing Closer: Caren Canier

Caren Canier Caren Canier is a representational painter who divides her time between upstate New York and Umbria, Italy. She is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and Professor Emeritus of the Arts Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. Her paintings deal with literary and narrative themes of history, landscape and…

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cropped artwork by Nereida garcia Ferraz

Drawing Closer: Nereida Garcia Ferraz

Nereida Garcia Ferraz Nereida Garcia Ferraz is a painter, photographer and video maker who graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has received the following grants: Ryerson Traveling Fellowship National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1985 and in 1998, The Ford Foundation grant in 1994. Illinois Arts Council Visual Arts…

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Artists Create. We Collect.

Drawing Closer: Collecting at a Distance

Girls’ Club introduces a new initiative to sustain creative lives and introduce works by local artists to the public. While the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 has shuttered museums, arts organizations, galleries and derailed artists’ income opportunities around the globe, like many, Girls’ Club has decided to take action. Artists create. We collect. We are reaching…

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Artist Resources during Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

As we experience these uncertain and difficult times, we hope you are enduring as healthy and safely as possible. Our social, professional and occupational lifelines have changed course dramatically over the past few weeks due to the threat and spread of Coronavirus COVID-19. For many in the arts, that means a drastic interruption of work,…

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Women Painting at Art and Culture Center / Hollywood

September 14 – October 27, 2019 at Art and Culture Center / Hollywood, 1650 Harrison Street, Hollywood, FL Presented as part of the Art and Culture Center / Hollywood’s Video Projects: Artists’ Work Lives, with concurrent exhibits Artists Draw Their Studios, Onajide Shabaka: Floridian Lacunae and Amalia Caputo: Transferences 2.0. Women Painting Running time 32…

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Sustainable Connections: Art Talk with Lazaro Amaral and G. Wright Muir

Friday, September 27, 6-8pm at Girls’ Club Warehouse, 723 NE 2 Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL In conjunction with the exhibit The Other Half of the Sky, In conjunction with the exhibit The Other Half of the Sky, Girls’ Club presents Sustainable Connections: Art Talk with artist/designer Lazaro Amaral and LGBTQ advocate/lawyer G. Wright Muir. Organized…

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Dog Days of Summer 2019

Dog Days of Summer at Girls’ Club Warehouse, 723 NE 2 Avenue, Fort Lauderdale Girls’ Club presents an informal summer series offering professional development support, discussion and resources for artists and arts professionals. Each session is held on Fridays, 11am-1pm, just before open gallery hours, 1-5pm, and will revolve around different topics that affect artists…

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The Other Half of The Sky at Girls’ Club Warehouse

On View May 24 – September 13, 2019 Girls’ Club Warehouse presents The Other Half of the Sky, a guest exhibit curated by william cordova, with work surveyed from local and national artists whose work intersects through geography, community and content. Focusing on intimate, meditative small scale works that reflect yearning, urgency and transition. The title of the…

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Women Painting screening at Norton Museum of Art

Friday, March 29, 2019, 6:30pm at Norton Museum of Art, 1450 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Women Painting (2017, 30 minutes) is a documentary film by Girls’ Club Collection inspired by the historic 1970s documentary Painters Painting. Women Painting features interviews exploring artists’ practices, pursuits, and creative drives while revealing the particular experiences of…

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Women Painting screening at Assembly Room during NADA NYC week

Friday, March 8, 2019, 7pm at Assembly Room, NYC, 191 Henry Street, New York, NY Join Girls’ Club in NYC for a screening of Women Painting at Assembly Room, during NADA NYC Week, followed by a short Q&A session with Girls’ Club directors. The short video hears from artists Harumi Abe, Elisabeth Condon, Julie Davidow,…

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Girls’ Club x Untitled: Changing Room

December 4-9, 2018 Changing Room is an installation and performance presented by Girls’ Club featuring dancer/choreographer Jenny Larsson in collaboration with visual artists Lucinda Linderman, Michelle Weinberg and Natalie Zlamalova. Inspired by the compulsive “impersonation” required in today’s selfie-obsessed environment, Changing Room addresses the pressures on women to attract and/or repel based on their appearance.…

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BEAUTY CON(SCIOUS) at Girls’ Club Warehouse

On View July 21 – September 28, 2018 Girls’ Club Warehouse presents Beauty Con(scious): A group exhibition exploring the nature of beauty culture and its manifestations within the self, curated by Angie Victoria Garcia. Beauty, a subjective, sometimes elusive concept or entity, realizes itself in many different ways. Beauty can speak of trends that change…

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On Loan: Dual Roles at Art and Culture Center / Hollywood

On View June 8 – August 19, 2018 Dual Roles Opening Reception: June 8 | 6 – 9 pm Dual Roles brings together well-known artists such as Sally Mann and Julie Mehretu, courtesy of the Girl’s Club Collection, with local artists such as Francie Bishop Good and Peggy Levison Nolan to focus on a community…

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Bark Walk, a dog-friendly artwalk event

Saturday, May 26, 5-8pm Adoptable Dog Parade at 6pm Girls’ Club Collection presents block-wide Bark Walk to benefit Pets Broward, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving shelter pets and creating a community where all pets and people are valued and treated with respect, kindness, and compassion. The Bark Walk will feature dog-themed art exhibitions from…

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Fågelbo Residency at Girls’ Club Warehouse

Fågelbo Residency is a collaborative residency from Wild Beast Collective, which aims to elevate as well as educate the performance art field of south Florida. It seeks to establish a much needed program platform for an under-served art field through an original residency opportunity. Collaborating artist teams will consist of a visual/interdisciplinary artist and a…

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On Loan: Stories of Self-Reflection at Gund Gallery, Kenyon College

March 19, 2018–August 5, 2018 Stories of Self-Reflection: Portraiture by Women Photographers “I really like the capacity of pictures to tell stories and raise questions about people, about the way we live, about the conditions in which we live our lives. And so I think for me, portraiture is about all those things. It’s about…

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Behind the Scenes Tours of Girls’ Club Warehouse

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 6-9pm Join us during Artwalk Night in Fort Lauderdale for behind the scenes tours of the new Girls’ Club Warehouse. Tours are approx. 15 minutes and will take small groups through the gallery and the back end of Girls’ Club. Registration for tours will take place at the gallery, starting at…

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On Loan: Dangerous Women at Frost Museum

  On View February 17, 2018 – May 20, 2018 Dangerous Women: Selections from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art The Old and New Testaments are replete with female characters-good and bad wives, courageous heroines, and deceptive femme fatales. While some women saved their people, were paragons of wifely virtue, or repented their…

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In The Moment / Moving Currents

  Saturday, March 31, 6-9pm Performance begins at 8pm Girls’ Club presents In the Moment / Moving Currents, an interactive performance by choreographer and dancer Jenny Larsson taking place during last Saturday Artwalk in Flagler Village, Fort Lauderdale.  This event is free and open to the public. All ages welcomed, well-behaved pets too. In the…

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