Accessible Art: Artists wanted for Faena Prize for the Arts and FAU presents “Common Ground: Artists in the Everglades”

Faena Prize for the Arts
The Faena Art Center (FAC) is accepting applications for the 2014 Faena Prize for the Arts, an international award program in which the winning artist or group of artists will receive $25,000 and a budget of up to $50,000 to finance the work’s production for exhibition at the FAC in Buenos Aires next year. Under the coordination of director Ximena Caminos, the jury includes: Caroline Bourgeois, curator of the François Pinault Foundation; Rita González, curator of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); Katie Sonnenborn, co-director of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in New York; and Sonia Becce, a renowned independent Argentine curator. Project proposals should be submitted online at ba.faenaarts.com/faena-prize/ for installations, performances, paintings, sculptures, photography, work rooted in design or architecture, film or video, and all possible hybrids of these disciplines. Deadline for submissions is Jan. 30, 2015. For more information, email info@faenaartscenter.org

MOCA Reopens
The Museum of Contemporary Art of North Miami (MOCA), 770 NE 125th St., unveils its first exhibition under new leadership Thursday, Sept. 25 from 7 – 9 p.m. with “Third Space: Inventing the Possible,” a group show highlighting works by local and international artists inspired by the concept of the power and efforts of a collective. Museum Director Babacar M’Bow plans for this exhibit to end speculations concerning the future of contemporary art at the museum. Supplemental programming includes “MOCA Contemporary Dialogues” on Saturday, Sept. 27 with select artists in conversation with guests and the launch of the “MOCA Moving Images” series Wednesday, Oct. 1 with a film screening of Nereyda Garcia-Ferraz’s biopic of artist Ana Mendieta titled “Fuego de Tierra.” Third Space is on view through Nov. 2. For more information, contact Pam Solomon, City of North Miami, 305-849-1219.

Artists in the Everglades
Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents “Common Ground: Artists in the Everglades,” with works by a group of eight artists who resided within Everglades National Park as part of the Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) program. The exhibition is on view at The Schmidt Center Gallery, 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, through Nov. 5. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 561-297-2661, email galleries@fau.edu or visit fau.edu/galleries.

RAW Scope
RAW: Natural Born Artists presents a creative showcase titled “Scope” at LMNT, 59 NW 36th St., Miami, Thursday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. More than 40 local artists will join the traveling show as it pops up in Wynwood with fashion, art, live music, performing arts, photography, hair, makeup. Presale tickets are $15 through a featured artist profile link at rawartists.org or $20 at the door (cash only). Valet is $15. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Lehman Retires
Arnold L. Lehman will retire from his position as director of the Brooklyn Museum in mid-2015 after 17 years of leadership. Lehman’s legacy in the art community includes five years as director of Miami’s Metropolitan Museum and Art Centers (1974 – 1979). brooklynmuseum.org.

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