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Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale National Art Festival in January

Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University has invited artists from around the world to participate in the National Art Festival, one of South Florida’s most prestigious art shows. The event will be held Saturday, January 30 and Sunday, January 31, 2010 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The 2009 National Art Festival was a huge success, attracting thousands of visitors and patrons.  Again this year, artists in the juried event will showcase work in a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, glass, mixed media, ceramics, metalwork, photography, jewelry, and more.  All items will be available for purchase and some artists will work on a commission-basis.

The Museum is proud to present a repeat of last year’s special feature, Artist Showcase 2010.  The jury panel will select a piece from some of the Festival’s top artists to have on view during the event. These artists will represent a sample of all the different styles of work on view in the Art Festival.

The Festival will also include a Family Art Corner, where aspiring artists of all ages can sketch from a live model, still-life, or surrounding landscape. The Art Corner highlights the Museum’s Studio School program, which offers a variety of courses for children in grades 1-12 and adults of all skill levels year round. Sessions include Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Nights of Art for Adults and Creative Summer Art Academy for students in grades 1 – 12.  The Studio School’s Winter session commences the week of January 19th and is now accepting registrations from adults and children.

The rain-or-shine Festival will be held in beautiful , situated along historic Las Olas Boulevard and Andrews Avenue.  Patrons will enjoy live music and performances, including Beatles tribute band, Anthology on Saturday in Huizenga Plaza’s amphitheater as well as a delectable selection of food.  Throughout the weekend, enjoy a glass of wine, beer or cup of gourmet coffee from the Museum’s Cafe.

A suggested, voluntary donation of $5 per person is requested for admittance to the Festival. All Festival proceeds benefit the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale’s Studio School Scholarship Fund, which offers both merit and need-based scholarships to students in grades 1-12 year-round. The Studio School has awarded over 500 scholarships since its inception in 2005.  The 2010 Studio School Merit Scholarship Competition will be held in April 2010.

With their $5 Festival donation, patrons will have the opportunity to enjoy the second floor Museum exhibitions including With You I Want to Live: Gordon Locksley & George T. Shea Collection, Glackens as Illustrator, as well as the Museum’s permanent collections The Spectacle of Life: The Art of William Glackens, CoBrA, The Indigo Room or Is Memory Water Soluble, Constructed Reliefs from the Maurice and Sarah Lipschultz Collection, and Conrad Marca-Relli. Museum admission for the day to the special ticketed exhibition American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell, on view November 14, 2009 to February 7, 2010 will be available for an additional fee. Patrons who make a donation to the festival will receive a discount on this special exhibition.

The official festival kickoff will take place on Saturday morning, with a special Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale Members Only Art For Breakfast event.


The Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University, is open Tuesday – Saturday 11 am – 5 pm with extended hours on Thursday until 8 pm, Sundays 12 pm – 5 pm and closed on Mondays.   The Museum of Art is located at One East Las Olas Boulevard at Andrews Avenue in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. For more information call or visit  Individual tickets for American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell are $15.00 Adults, $12.50 Seniors 65+, and $8.00 for Students 6-17. Group Rates available for groups of 10 or more by calling The Studio School for adults and students (grades 1 to 12) offers 10-week sessions during Fall and Winter, with a special Spring and Summer sessions for adults.  Creative Summer Art Academy runs over five 2-week sessions during summer months. Classes are taught by professional artists. Courses on painting, drawing, design, art history, and musical theater. For more information about the Studio School visit, call or email: . The Museum also features a Café Bar, which offers illy coffee, wines and beers.

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Dec 29 2009. Filed under Art, Broward County, Culture, Events, Fort Lauderdale, Local news. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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