Artist talks open a direct dialogue between the artist community and the general public, building personal connections and supporting the growth of the area's cultural support system.
Bringing together artists, musicians, performers, curators, writers and the community in support of the local cultural and creative scene.
Programs that focus on educational opportunities and resources.
Connecting Writers with the Arts
Bringing local writers to interface with visual artists and add a literary element to public programs, catalogs and exhibitions.
Public Programs at Girls' Club
Girls' Club public programs offer opportunities to connect, engage and grow. Varied public programs are presented in conjunction with our year-long exhibition. Each program - talks, screenings, workshops, performances, outdoor projections, and more - stimulates the community with new ideas, fosters dialogue, provides a window into artists' creative processes, and connects audiences with the highest caliber contemporary art.
At Girls' Club, annual exhibitions from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz explore various topics, themes and media with in the 700+ collection made of mostly female contemporary artists. Mounted at Girls' Club' 2200 square foot gallery space at the 117 Building, exhibitions feature international, national and local artists from a diverse background. In the Annex, small exhibitions organized by local curators, artists and students provide opportunities for insight, dissemination and experimentation. On the Road, Girls' Club brings curated projects to venues across South Florida, engaging a range of communities with thoughtful, high quality contemporary by women.
Education programs connect the public with the resources available at Girls' Club, using its collection as a base of exploration. Resources, workshops and professional development seminars help nurture the careers of contemporary female artists.
Girls' Club presents innovative events, connecting with local artists, writers, choreographers, poets, and performers, that inspire and educate.
Web projects by Girls’ Club staff, interns, artists, writers-in-residence and guest curators extend the reach of Girls' Club’s mission onto the worldwide web. Reaching tens of thousands across the globe, web projects engage a diverse audience with videos, interactive social media projects and interviews on various subjects relating to contemporary art and the current state women in the arts.
Artists in Action! series
Launched in 2010, Artists in Action! is a series of public presentations and limited edition multiple from local artists. Developed to shed light on the inspirations and processes in which artists employ that may not be immediatly apparent in their work, the series invites the community to discover a behind the scenes glimpse of artists' creative practice.
Each artist presents a public talk and is commissioned to produce a limited edition multiple for sale at the event. Editions available for sale at $100 or less in an effort to put more local artists' work in the hands and collections of more locals.
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Artists in Action! Editions for Sale
Visiting Artist series
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…
Girls’ Club welcomes Visiting Artist Lisa Sanditz to South Florida to present a public artist talk and workshop. 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 their counterparts throughout the country.…
Girls’ Club welcomes Visiting Artist Carolyn Swiszcz to South Florida to present a public artist talk and workshop. 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 their counterparts throughout the country.…
Wednesday, April 30, 6pm In collaboration with the Boca Museum of Art, Girls’ Club presents an intimate conversation with visiting artist Elaine Reichek and curator Kathleen Goncharov. Hear from the acclaimed artist as she prepares for a survey of her early works at the Boca Museum of Art. Doors open at 6pm with light refreshments,…
Girls' Club invites a local writers and artists to develop creative collaborations, events, workshops and outreach activities that aim to blend the worlds of the visual with the literary arts and celebrate the contribution of women to the fields of art and literature.
Bridging the gap between formal education and the professional workplace, the fellowship program works hands-on with young artists and arts professionals, combining education and practical experience to create a unique environment for professional growth.
Fellows work with Girls' Club directors, contributing directly to programming, education workshops, web projects and the daily administration of an active arts organization. In addition, each fellow is tasked with producing an independent project that facilitates the Girls' Club mission and aligns with their personal interests and passions. With guidance and support from Girls' Club staff, fellows have produced video series, published collaborative zines, delved into deep research and more.
Meet the fellows of Girls' Club and read more below.