Bonnet House Museum & Gardens has selected a juror and opened the Call for Entries for its 14th Annual Juried Art Exhibit and Fundraiser scheduled for Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 6:00p.m. Bonnet House would like to welcome Anthony Lauro as this year’s juror. Mr. Lauro is Director of the AutoNation Academy of Art + Design, Nova Southeastern University’s Museum of Art. Anthony received his BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and his MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. He started his career as an instructor and ultimately became a Full Professor and the Dean of Media Studies (a division he established) at the Columbus College of Art and Design. Anthony joined the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale team in 2003 as the Director of Education and was promoted to Deputy Director in 2005. Anthony’s largest contribution to the Museum has been the creation of the AutoNation Academy of Art + Design, founded in 2004. The Call for Entries is open to all artists and is available at Bonnet House/Impressions.
“Impressions: A Juried Art Exhibit” is set to open with a private showing for V.I.P. guests starting at 5:00pm. V.I.P. guests will be treated to champagne and hors d’oeuvres in the upstairs living quarters of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett and be the first guests to the exhibition. The reception opens to members of the public at 6:00 p.m.
The juried art exhibit showcases artists from throughout Florida and the artists’ personal interpretations of America’s architecture, nature, or culture. All guests and participating artists are invited to cast votes for their favorite artist in the exhibition. The artist receiving the highest number of votes will receive the People’s Choice Award, awarded that evening. All of the artwork in the Impressions competition will be available for sale with 50% of the proceeds benefiting Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. The Impressions exhibition will be on display from March 6 through May 4, 2014 during Bonnet House regular tour hours.
Additional highlights of the evening will include fine food, fine wine and entertainment throughout the house. Invitations for Impressions will be mailed in February. If you would like to add your name to the mailing list or would like to enter your work to be considered, please call (954) 703-2614 or visit us online at Bonnet House/Impressions.