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ABMB Artist + Curator Brunch

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 9am-1pm Join the Facebook Event Join Girls’ Club directors, artists and Pink Noice curator Sarah Michelle Rupert for an informal brunch celebration during Art Basel, Miami Beach. Hear about the current exhibition Pink Noise: Flexing the Frequency – the unique collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz. Enjoy fresh brunch…

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Hello Fellow: Girls’ Club welcomes Tayina Deravile

Winter/Spring 2017 Fellowship Girls’ Club continues its fellowship program, welcoming Tayina Deravile to the Girls’ Club team. Bridging the gap between art school and the professional workplace, the fellowship program works hands-on with young artists and professionals, combining education and practical experience to create a unique environment for professional growth. The Fellowship Program at Girls’…

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Self-Proliferation Catalog launched

Self-Proliferation Catalog, published 2016 Girls’ Club announces the publication of its ambitious catalog accompanying the exhibition Self-Proliferation, curated by Micaela Giovannotti. Designed by Hello Gusto!, the 96-page catalog documents and elaborates upon the themes explored in the exhibition of 48 works from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz. The catalog includes a…

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SPF’16: the launch of Fort Lauderdale’s first Small Press Fair

Saturday, November 12, 2016, Noon-6pm SPF Fort Lauderdale is a Small Press Fair where artists, independent publishers and small presses can exhibit and sell their creations and the general public can learn about the world of independent print making, book publishing and zine making. It is a fair where art-meets-literature, where musicians, poets, artists and…

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TJ Ahearn Jukebox Collages at Girls’ Club Annex

On View July 30, 2016 – October 14, 2016 Girls’ Club presents an exhibition of recent collages from T.J. Ahearn, inspired by and created on vintage LP vinyl record albums from the 60s and 70s, in the Annex Space. Gallery hours are by appointment only during August 2016. TJ Ahearn, the alia and alter ego…

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Live Reading with Writer in Residence Jan Becker and Local Authors

During the Catalog Launch event for Self-Proliferation, writer in residence Jan Becker invited a group of local authors to share their recent publications with Girls’ Club and its audience. South Florida is home not only to a growing visual art scene, but a dynamic, multi-faceted, multi-cultural, literary scene. Novelists, poets, historic writers and journalists have…

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Flip Out: Artists’ Sketchbooks, an indepdent project by Brooke Frank at Girls’ Club Annex

Flip Out is an exhibition of sketchbooks from local artists highlighting the honesty and vulnerability of the unfettered ideas that materialize in the pages of artists sketchbooks, curated by recent and current fellows Mariela Acuna and Brooke Frank.  The exhibition is curated from local artists found in the Girls’ Club history of collection artists and…

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Writer to Writer: Ashley M. Jones

Writer to Writer is a guest blog project from Girls’ Club writer in residence Jan Becker that focuses on local writers and their perceptions of how femininity and self-proliferation figure into their work. Ashley M. Jones received an MFA from Florida International University. Her work has been published by the Academy of American Poets, pluck!,…

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Writer to Writer: Louis Lowy

Writer to Writer is a guest blog project from Girls’ Club writer in residence Jan Becker that focuses on local writers and their perceptions of how femininity and self-proliferation figure into their work. A former firefighter, Louis K. Lowy is the recipient of a State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. His first published novel, Die…

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Writer to Writer: MJ Fievre

Writer to Writer is a guest blog project from Girls’ Club writer in residence Jan Becker that focuses on local writers and their perceptions of how femininity and self-proliferation figure into their work. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, M.J. Fièvre published her first mystery novel, Le Feu de la Vengeance, at the age of sixteen. Since then,…

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On Loan: Belief + Doubt at NSU Art Museum

On view August 26, 2016 – January 22, 2017 This exhibition provides a snapshot of contemporary art from the 1990s to the present with works by more than 60 artists from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz. The couple is among South Florida’s most prominent and active arts advocates and philanthropists and…

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Writer to Writer: Cathleen Chambless

Writer to Writer is a guest blog project from Girls’ Club writer in residence Jan Becker that focuses on local writers and their perceptions of how femininity and self-proliferation figure into their work.. Cathleen Chambless is from Miami, Florida. Her debut collection of poetry is Nec (Romantic) (Gorilla Press; 2016). Poet Campbell McGrath calls this…

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Writer to Writer: Fabienne Josaphat

Writer to Writer is a guest blog project from Girls’ Club writer in residence Jan Becker that focuses on local writers and their perceptions of how femininity and self-proliferation figure into their work. Fabienne Josaphat was born and raised in Haiti. Her first novel, Dancing in the Baron’s Shadow, published this year by Unnamed Press,…

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Frost Museum: The Summer of Women

Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum Florida International University May 11th, 2016 via Newsletter Upcoming Summer Season Exhibitions The Summer of Women begins on Saturday, May 14 and includes three original exhibitions featuring women artists. First-off is a fresh look at the artwork of rebel-nun and Pop art pioneer Corita Kent. In the Beginning was the…

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Now These: 2016 Opportunities for Emerging Artists and Arts Professionals

On April 20th, 2016, Florida Atlantic University’s Painter’s Forum and Girls’ Club hosted a panel discussion, Now What?, inviting recent FAU and Girls’ Club alumnae Mariela Acuna, Jeanie Ambrosio and Brooke Frank to share experiences, tips, and lessons learned upon graduating art school. The panel discussed various topics pertaining to the college and post-college experience…

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Part Time Rhyme 2016

In honor of National Poetry Month, Girls’ Club invites the public to create original, rhyming poems inspired by artwork in Girls’ Club’s current exhibit, Self-Proliferation. Part zine, part collaborative web-project, Part Time Rhyme aims to connect the visual with the literary arts in a multi-disciplinary mash up of poetics and aesthetics With a mission to…

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Girls’ Club alumnae speak at FAU panel talk

Girls’ Club alumnae Mariela Acuna, Jeanie Ambrosio and Brooke Frank will speak to an audience of undergraduate art students at Florida Atlantic University, Wednesday, April 20th about issues and experiences faced by recent art graduates as they pursue careers in the art world. As recent FAU graduates pursuing various tracks with in the South Florida…

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Hello Fellow: Girls’ Club welcomes Brooke Frank

Spring/Summer 2016 Fellowship Girls’ Club continues its fellowship program, welcoming recent Florida Atlantic University graduate Brooke Frank to the Girls’ Club team. Bridging the gap between art school and the professional workplace, the fellowship program works hands-on with young artists and professionals, combining education and practical experience to create a unique environment for professional growth.…

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Information Proliferation: an independent project by fellow Mariela Acuna

Information Proliferation is an independent, web-based project by Fall 2015 Fellow, Mariela Acuna. Acknowledging challenges in understanding contemporary art, Information Proliferation creates a context for selected works in Girls’ Club’s current exhibition, Self-Proliferation. The project provides information about the artists, their career and their specific body of work. By sharing her findings, Mariela hopes to…

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Girls’ Club Fellowship and Internship Application – Spring/Summer 2016

Girls’ Club is an alternative, non-profit art collection and exhibition space dedicated to contemporary art by women. Focusing on contemporary art by women, Girls’ Club presents exhibitions, publications, web projects and year-round public programming including art talks, workshops, community events, outreach programs, film screenings and more. Continuing its dedication to education opportunities for local arts…

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Artists in Action 2016

Four presentations at Girls’ Club by prominent local artists will offer a glimpse into their unique methods of artmaking. Chosen from the current exhibition Self-Proliferation, the four presenting artists work with diverse media, employing various printing and proliferation techniques to carry their message.  They will share their inspirations, career paths and ah hah! moments with…

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Artists in Self Proliferation on Art21

Extending opportunities for education and research on contemporary female artists, fellows Mariela Acuna and Brooke Frank have put together a video listing of artists in the current exhibition, Self Proliferation, who have been featured on ART21. ART21 videos  are short documentaries that explore different aspects of artists’ work. Through direct interviews these videos make accessible…

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Defining a Moment: an independent project from Fellow Erica Mohan

Girls’ Club presents Part Two of Defining a Moment, an independent project created by Fall 2014 fellow Erica Mohan. Defining a Moment is a multi-part video blog series exploring the stories of select artists’ decisions to pursue an artistic profession and the moments that sparked their transformation. Artists were selected from the private collection of…

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Artsy: Why are there so many great women video artist?

A Brief History of Women in Video Art Artsy Editorial By Kat Herriman Jan 13th, 2016 5:00 am In the 1960s, following the post-war advent of television in America, video cameras became available to consumers and quickly found their way into the hands of the international art scene. Lauded as the grandfather of video art,…

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Opportunity Ascending: Spotlight on Women Artists

Girls’ Club and Christie’s Auction House have teamed up to present the series Opportunity Ascending: Spotlight on Women Artists, to focus on investment and collection opportunities within contemporary art by women. There have always been great women artists. Female artists have worked for centuries, making dynamic and provocative contributions to all  major art movements. Recently,…

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Visiting Artist: Stella Johnson

Girls’ Club and NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale welcome Visiting Artist Stella Johnson to present a public artist talk, workshop and guest exhibition. This Visiting Artist initiative is a new addition to Girls’ Club public programming, and aims to addresses itself to the national sphere by fostering dialogue between South Florida artists and institutions and…

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Printer in Residence: Portable Editions, February/March 2016

In conjunction with the current exhibition Self-Prolfieration, South Florida artists and collaborators Leila Leder Kremer and Juana Meneses of Portable Editions will set up shop at Girls’ Club as a Printer in Residence for the month of March 2016.

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Girls’ Club architect and designer Margi Nothard on Art Loft

Episode 415 of Art Loft, WPBT2 aired Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 7:30pm. The Girls’ Club in Fort Lauderdale is a landmark in the South Florida art community, notable for its edgy exhibitions and striking presence. We interviewed Margi Nothard, President and Design Director of Glavovic Studio Inc. to learn more about this remarkable remodeling…

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On the Other Side of the Lake, performance by Broward-based choreographer Jenny Larsson

Performance: Saturday, January 30, 2016, 8pm Event is free and open to the public. In collaboration with choreographer Jenny Larsson, Girls’ Club presents an evening of experimental dance and performance. Doors open at 6pm. Performance begins promptly at 8pm. On the Other Side of the Lake is an exploration of mixed media/live performance. The main…

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Girls’ Club mural features artist Vickie Pierre

Girls’ Club has commissioned South Florida artist Vickie Pierre to create a site-specific mural for the Girls’ Club exterior. Taking over 46 feet of wall space, Pierre extends her practice into the public realm with her first large scale, public art project. The Elements Conspire to Find Me, 2015 Site specific wall mural, acrylic, metallic…

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