ArtSynergy has been invited to exhibit at Art Boca Raton


ART SYNERGY is a countywide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community. It began in 2013 and has grown considerably with the help of Lee Ann Lester and Next Level Affairs. Under the auspices of the Lesters, Art Synergy has participated in Art Palm Beach the past three years and is now excited to be at the launch of Art Boca Raton. Art Synergy has posted a call for artists from Palm Beach and Martin counties.

The show is titled “Art Forms”. Each artist may submit one piece, either 2D, #D or video. All submissions must be in by March 1, 2016.

Three judges been selected to review the work to ensure that the quality of the work meets high standards o the fair.

The judges are Jamnea Finlayson, Liza Niles and Jane Grandusky.

Born in Havana, Cuba, in the late 70s Finlayson immigrated to the United States as a child in 1980. She graduated with an Associate of Arts from Palm Beach State College and attended Florida Atlantic University to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts, while serving as a drawing and sketching, and Ceramics teacher at the Boynton Beach Art Center. In 2003 she opened her own frame shop and gallery in West Palm Beach where she featured her own work and the work of other local up and coming artists. In 2010 she expanded her gallery and relocated to the nationally acclaimed Antique Row Art and Design district where she now exhibits works from nationally and internationally recognized artists. As the owner of JF Gallery, a well respected and renowned local contemporary art gallery, she has participated in internationally known art fairs such as Art Palm Beach and Art Naples. She has also served as curator and judge to many local art shows and continues to support the local art scene. She currently serves as Secretary and Treasurer of the West Palm Beach Antique Row Art & Design District Association.

Liza Niles is a textile and product designer with 20 years in the industry and her experience is three fold, working in textile design in the commercial industry, the craft sector, and in education. She began working in New York in the commercial industry developing original prints for various apparel companies as well as expediting designs from concept to mill production. Most of the work created in CAD. With constant inspiration from her fiber arts education and extensive travel, Liza became aware of the need for artisans to sell in the export market under fair trade restrictions. She enjoys working with the artisans in their native countries so to improve their working environments, strategy, and designs for the local and export communities. In 2003 Liza moved to Mexico City where she could work closer with artisans and continue to design for the industry. She was the department Chair for the Fashion and Textile Department at CENTRO diseño cine television for five years. A passionate educator, Liza began teaching as an assistant at FIT and then as an adjunct professor at Parsons School of Design, National Institute of Design in Gujarat, and at the National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi India. She currently resides in West Palm Beach where she is the Director of Education and Exhibitions at the Armory Art Center.Liza is close to the ocean and family where she has a studio to create original prints and custom designs for textiles and wall coverings for home furnishings.

Jane Grandusky is a native Palm Beach county resident and a retired art educator, serving as the founding dean of the Visual Art department of the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts (then Palm Beach County School of the Arts) and ending her career as the Arts Coordinator at Dreyfoos School of the Arts serving 23 years of her 36 years in art education at Dreyfoos. Jane studied painting at both Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia and the University of Georgia. She received her BFAED in Art Education from Florida Atlantic University. A National Board Certified Teacher, Jane was among the first in the district to achieve national certification in art. Jane currently serves on the Norton Museum Education Advisory Board and the School of the Arts Foundation Board.

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