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artCURATED at ArtFTL Art Fair

Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: Art Fort Lauderdale
Deadline: Mon, December 10th, 2018

Rockford Projects seeks innovative artworks for the inaugural art­CURATED sector of ArtFTL 2019.
ArtFTL returns for the 3rd year as the premier art fair in Fort Lauderdale, drawing collectors during the height of the season in South Florida. Fort Lauderdale is known as the "Venice of America" due to its expansive and intricate canal system, and this 4-day curated art fair showcases the art within luxury waterfront properties. Attendees are transported via complimentary water taxi on an artistic journey along the famed Intracoastal waterways, in the heart of the arts and entertainment district.
The ArtCURATED sector will encompass an entire property of 5,000 to 10,000 square feet, and feature 40+ artists, within six distinct, thematic exhibitions, under the direction of Lisa Rockford.

Dates of Exhibition: January 24 – 27, 2019.

Seeking art that corresponds to the following Exhibition Themes:

ECSTASY: A Celebration of Color. Seeking Monochromatic artworks (made of a single/dominant, vivid color), or works that offer all colors in the rainbow, within one work. AURA: A celebration of Light. Seeking artworks that reference intense light, auras, or are made with neon, LEDs, florescent, incandescent lights, digital, or electric light components.  NARCISSUS: Seeking art with mirrors, mirrored surfaces, and/or chrome, or polished stainless steel.  ELEMENTAL: Earth and Water. Seeking artworks that emphasize earth or water, and/or the human connection to either. Artworks that reference ecological concerns, like sea level rise, and pollution, are of curatorial emphasis. MEMENTO MORI: Seeking artwork that references death, time, mortality, and transience.  OMEGA: The absence of color. Seeking artworks that are nearly or completely white, yet offer exquisite surface quality, texture, or aesthetic.

Art requirements:

Artists may submit up to 5 artworks, but will be limited to 3 artworks in the exhibit. (Artworks with multiple pieces may be considered one work). All submissions must be original work, created by the applicant, and without violation of copyrighted imagery. One of a kind works are encouraged, or very limited editions. (ie. Mass produced prints are not acceptable). Submitted images should accurately represent the actual, finished artwork, (not a modified or digital sketch). Any works that do not match the appearance of the submitted images may be disqualified at the discretion of the curator. Artworks cannot be larger than 6 feet in any direction. All artworks must be available for sale. Artwork will be installed by a professional installer, but works that are made up of more than 10 parts, or that cannot be installed without the assistance of the artist are discouraged.


$25 Jury fee to accompany application Artists will be notified at the earliest possible date, or not later than December 21, 2018. Participating artists will be provided 2 complimentary passes to the fair, and VIP Vernissage invitation for the artist. Artists are not required to be present at the fair, but are encouraged to attend. Artists must deliver accepted artworks at their own cost, either by hand-delivering, or by shipping to the art handler, with a return shipping label. Sales: Prices should include a 40% commission for ArtFTL, and 60% of the sale price will be sent to the artist. (The price = The amount you want to receive x 1.4) If artwork sells, the artwork will be shipped to the buyer, by a professional art handler, at no cost to the artist.

When ready to apply, click here:

About the Curator:
Lisa Rockford, founder of Rockford Projects, earned an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has over a decade of experience as an independent curator in South Florida. Her distinctive exhibitions seek to offer innovative, Contemporary approaches to relevant cultural topics. In 2013, Lisa was dubbed a "Rising Star" in Gold Coast Magazine’s article, “40 under 40,” due to her presence in the local art community. She has worked with over 250 artists, produced 21 exhibitions as an independent curator, and has been invited to curate for The Mordes Collection, The Projects Contemporary Art Space in FATvillage, and Bailey Contemporary Arts, regularly commissioned to facilitate projects for the Girls’ Club Collection, the Broward Art Guild, Young at Art Museum, and Plantation City Art in the Park. Several of these exhibitions have offered cash prizes and were awarded grant funding by the Broward Cultural Division.
Previous exhibitions can be viewed at

Curator Statement
I am thrilled to utilize this unique exhibition format as an opportunity to curate several connected themes within a gorgeous property, and share a sampling of some of the most innovative emerging artists with collectors and art aficionados. 
I was drawn to be a part of this art fair because of its unique format. It is refreshing that Art FTL began as a grassroots effort, with a common goal to offer opportunities to under-represented artists--artists who deserve recognition, but may not have access to important collectors.
The fact that the fair is on the water is extremely appropriate for South Florida. For attendees to arrive on boats will give them a meaningful and revitalizing connection with the most beautiful part of our unique landscape, before viewing equally inspiring artworks. I believe that this exclusive experience, with the opportunity to see inside some of the most beautiful local architecture, will continue to draw more visitors from outside of South Florida. –Lisa Rockford

About Art Fort Lauderdale:
Art Fort Lauderdale is a four-day curated art fair that transports attendees on a journey along the famed Intracoastal waterways via water taxi and private yacht with stops at vacant luxury waterfront properties that feature over 100 artists and galleries exhibiting various styles and methods of art that reflect the past, the present and the future. This destination art fair seeks to highlight the uniqueness of the city and put Fort Lauderdale on the art world map as a premier location to view, interact with and purchase art along with giving art aficionados, residents and visitors a cultural experience that is memorable, interactive and engaging. These exhibits will feature paintings, illustrations, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, performance arts and art & technology collaborations in addition to talks with artists, collectors, and curators. For more information about ART FORT LAUDERDALE visit
Feature on Deco Drive TV show

Event Dates:
Vernissage / VIP Opening Party (by invitation only)
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 / 6pm - 7pm (VIP)
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 / 7pm - 10pm (GA)

Vernissage / Opening Preview (by invitation only)
Thursday, January 24, 2019 / noon - 5pm

Public Days
Friday, January 25, 2019 / noon - 8pm
Saturday, January 26, 2019 / noon - 8pm
Sunday, January 27, 2019 / noon - 6pm

To view previous projects by ROCKFORD PROJECTS, go here:


Posted on Tue, December 4th, 2018
Expires on Mon, December 10th, 2018

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