Call to Artists — Florida: New Interpretations

The Arts Council, Inc., of Martin County presents Florida: New Interpretations, a juried art show. Exhibition co-chairs, Maggie Griner and Cheryl Ritland, are pleased to announce that all artists living in Martin, St Lucie, Indian River, and Palm Beach counties are eligible to apply through CaFÉ. A link to the artist call is located in the Calls to Artists section under Resources, at A non-refundable entry fee of $30 covers 1 image per artist. A maximum of three images may be submitted per artist, with a $5 fee for each additional image. Applications, fees and images must be received by CaFÉ on Friday, Sept. 10, by midnight to be considered. CaFÉ ( is an online application and adjudication system for exhibitions, art fairs, festivals and shows.

The Opening Reception and Awards will take place on Friday, October 22. 2010, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Awards totaling $450 will be selected by the juror and presented at the reception. The exhibition continues through Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at the Court House Cultural Center Gallery, 80 East Ocean Blvd, Stuart, 34994. Gallery hours are 10 – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Karl “Jerry” Craig has been selected as the juror for Florida: New Interpretation. He is a Jamaican born artist who received his extensive art training in England, attending Camberwell School of Art; London School of Printing; Goldsmith College of Art; and obtained the National Diploma in Design from the prestigious St. Martin’s School of Art. He received his Master of Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art in the USA. He returned to Jamaica where he played an integral part in the development of education in the area of the Visual Arts, both at the Secondary and Tertiary levels.

Residing in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Mr. Craig is an abstract expressionist. His jeweled colors of the Caribbean’s flora and the undulating shapes of the landscape inspire many of his paintings. His work is a rich tapestry in abstract symbolism, frequently retracing the roots of the people of the Caribbean, Africa, and the Americas.

 Image: painting by Karl “Jerry” Craig

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