2018 southXeast: Contemporary Southeastern Art

Ritter Art Gallery: January 20 - March 3, 2018
Schmidt Center Gallery: February 2 - March 24, 2018
Schmidt Center Gallery Public Space: Site-specific installations by Robert Aiosa & Rachel K. Garceau - On view now

Opening: Thursday, February 1, 2018 
Co-Curators: W. Rod Faulds & Cynthia Stucki

Press Release
Artist Bios and Press
Artist Image Sheet


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The 2018 edition of southXeast: contemporary southeastern art is the fifth edition of the only regularly occurring curated exhibition in Florida that presents a selection of innovative art made by artists living in the southeast. Devoid of thematic ballast, the exhibition has the simple aim that our students and other audiences might benefit by seeing high quality artwork not commonly or ever seen in South Florida and/or Miami, a growing international center of contemporary art activity. The exhibition also seeks to present a diversity of approaches to contemporary art making while also representing specific studio art disciplines that are taught in FAU’s Department of Visual Arts and Art History. 


Selected Artists:

Robert Aiosa
Douglas Pierre Baulos
Maysey Craddock
Rebecca Drolen
Rob Duarte
AnnieLaurie Erickson
Rachel K. Garceau
Katie Hargrave
Kelly Kristin Jones
Michelle Lisa Polissaint
John Powers
Rontherin Ratliff
Kathleen Thum
Kristen Tordella-Williams


Public Programming

Thursday, February 1, 2018
     Exhibition Opening | 6:30pm | Schmidt Center Gallery
     Panel Discussion | 7:00pm | Schmidt Center Gallery
     Reception | 8:00pm | Ritter Art Gallery
     With Live Music Performance by The Michael Haddox Quartet

Thursday, February 15, 2018 | 7:00pm
     Lecture: Hamza Walker, Director of LAXART
     Schmidt Center Gallery | PA101

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 7:00pm
     Artist Lectures: Katie Hargrave & Kelly Kristin Jones
     Schmidt Center Gallery | PA101

Noontime Artist Talk Series | Visual Arts Building Room 105 (Painting Studio)
     Douglas Pierre Baulos: Thursday, January 18, 2018 | 12:00pm
     Rachel K. Garceau: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | 12:00pm
     Rob Duarte: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 12:00pm
     John Powers: Thursday, February 1, 2018 | 12:00pm
     Michelle Lisa Polissaint: Thursday, February 8, 2018 | 12:00pm


Images(from top left): Installation image from Ritter Art Gallery featuring artwork by Maysey Craddock, AnnieLaurie Erickson and Doug Baulos. Installation images from the Schmidt Center Gallery featuring artwork by Rob Duarte, Rebecca Drolen, Kathleen Thum and Kristin Tordella-Williams. Installation image from Ritter Art Gallery featuring site specific installation by Douglas Pierre Baulos.