Sixteen artists were selected for the Brevard Art Museum’s national juried exhibition Navel Gazing: Artists Visions of Florida. Eight Florida artists and eight artists from outside the state were selected to reconstitute existing ideas or make fresh-squeezed interpretations of Florida. Artists in the exhibition are: Carolina Cleere, Tampa, FL; Robert Farber, Sarasota, FL; Patricia Fay, Estero, FL; Dee Hood / Sheryl Haler, Ruskin, FL; Candace Knapp, Brandon, FL; Mira Lehr, Miami Beach, FL; Caui Lofgren, Bradenton, FL; Steven Spencer, Cocoa Beach, FL; Robert Butler, Knoxville, TN; Alec De Leon, New Orleans, LA; Fran Hardy, Lamy, NM; Lory Lockwood, New Orleans, LA; Christopher Nitsche, Savannah, GA; Abigail Simon, Brooklyn, NY; Bethany Souza, Hammond, LA; and Katherine Sweetman, San Diego, CA.
Navel Gazing: Artists Visions of Florida is sponsored in part through a $25,000 award for the Culture Builds Florida grant by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Image credit: Bethany Souza, Terra Ceia, FL, Digital C-print.