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 and their practice.

Sessions free and open to the public, however since we are limited in size, RSVP in advance is required.

Proposals, Budgets, and Goals, oh my!
Friday, May 31, 11am-1pm

Join Girls' Club for a discussion about proposals, budgets, goal and objective setting, and other crucial elements that often make up grant, residency and project applications.  This session will begin with a short overview and flow into an open discussion and hands-on workshopping between peers.

Resource Rec Center
Friday, July 12, 11am-1pm

This session includes an introduction and overview of Girls' Club favorite online resources for artists and a discussion of social media practices and techniques specifically geared toward visual artists.

The Motherlode
Friday, July 26, 11am-1pm

Girls' Club presents a new initiative to connect and share resources in order to build a more supportive communal network and a more productive industry for artists and arts professionals as parents. Led by artist and mother Harumi Abe, and Stephanie Garcia, followed by a group discussion. Children are welcome to attend and must be under the supervision of their parents. Session open to all parents in the arts.

Harumi Abe is a native Japanese artist and a mother who has lived in South Florida nearly half of her life.

Abe has shown her works extensively in South Florida at the AIRIE Nest Gallery in the Everglades National Park, David Castillo Gallery, Hollywood Art and Culture Center and Museum of Art Ft. Lauderdale and many more.

Her works are collected by Girls Club Collection, Liza and Arturo Mosquera Collection and other private collections. Abe received South Florida Cultural Consortium in 2008 and attended residencies at South Florida Art Center, Vermont Studio Center, Everglades Artist and Residence Program and Dickinson House Residency in Belgian. She has taught art at many south Florida Colleges and was a full time, painting professor at Savannah College of Art and Design.

Currently, she is working from her home studio in Hollywood, FL while mothering her three year old daughter.

Her current series of work, “Shakkei” are abstract paintings where layered landscapes and memories emerge as fresh perspectives on Florida and Japan.

photo by Stephan Göttlicher


Stephanie Marie has been making media-based and collage art in Miami since 2003. She has also curated several exhibitions in alternative spaces including "Feminazi" and "Fight or Flight" and helped run Division of Human Works, an artist space in New York.

Stephanie has a master's degree in Library and Information Science and a Certificate in Archives Management and Preservation of Cultural Heritage Materials with a focus toward art history preservation, research, and collection archival services.

As an art professional, she has worked with international artists, artist estates, and private art collections like the Rubell Family Collection (Miami, FL) and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection (Venice, Italy).

She is currently the Manager of Special Collections and Archives with the Miami-Dade Public Library System and oversees historical collections on Florida and Cuba, the 16mm film collection, and the Vasari Project, an archive collecting history of South Florida art and its artists. She is most focused on how archives and libraries can help produce better connections among underrepresented communities within the arts and culture surrounding Miami.