New Art South Florida:The 2004 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists
September 10 – October 31, 2004
MAM is proud to be this year’s host of New Art South Florida 2004: The South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists. As one of the leading programs supporting artists in our community, the Consortium has made a significant contribution to the steady growth of South Florida’s cultural community.
Every year, more than 350 artists from the counties of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach submit applications to The South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists—the largest regional, government-sponsored grant in the United States.
The award-winning artists featured in this year’s exhibition are: Felipe Aguirre, Colby Katz, Kimberley Maxwell and W.W. Weaver, of Broward County; Martin Oppel, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, George Sanchez Calderon, Odalis Valdivieso and Clifton Childree of Miami-Dade County; Michel Delgado and Marlene Koenig of Monroe County; and Kevin Boldenow and Amy Broderick of Palm Beach County.
In addition to featuring works of art by this year’s Fellowship recipients, MAM’s presentation ofNew Art South Florida reflects on the Consortium’s impact and history. MAM has developed a special section of the exhibition in collaboration with theMiami-Dade Public Library System’s Vasari Project that provides an overview of the program since its inception. A second space in the exhibition—Artist Access—offers information on regional, national and international grants, residencies and fellowship opportunities as a service to artists living and working in our own communities.
The exhibition is organized by Miami Art Museum and curated by MAM Curator Lorie Mertes. It is supported by MAM’s Annual Exhibition Fund and The South Florida Cultural Consortium. The South Florida Cultural Consortium is funded in part with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, the Montgomery Family Trust, Montgomery & Larson LLP, the Boards of County Commissioners of Broward, Miami-Dade, Martin, and Monroe Counties, and the Palm Beach County Cultural Council.