August 27 – October 9, 2010
Born in Wales UK, Clive King has been Professor of Fine Art in the Department of Art and Art History, Florida International University since 1992. Previous positions King has held include Chair of Visual Arts at Florida International University and Oxford Brooks University, Oxford, UK. Additionally, King was Head of Communication Arts, Salisbury College of Art, England. King has been awarded numerous fellowships and awards including the Florida Individual Artist Fellowship twice, the SECAC Fellowship twice, and a Southern Arts Federation Fellowship. He has had over 20 one-person exhibitions including the FIU Art Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Wales, UK, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, University of Alabama and the Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, FL and has contributed to over 100 group shows over the life of his career. He has been an artist in residence at the Kansas City Art Institute, MO, the University of Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota, just to mention a few. King’s work is held in numerous private and public collections in Britain, the United States and Europe, including the Museum of Modern Art, Wales, UK, and Florida International University, Miami.
October 22 – December 4, 2010
This exhibition features the artwork of the 25 recipients of the 2008 Individual Artist Fellowship Award in Visual Arts. Each artist included in this exhibition was reviewed by a panel of their peers and selected through a highly competitive process. Since 1976, the Individual Artist Fellowship Program has offered awards to Florida artists in recognition of their work and talent. The $5,000 awards support the artist’s general career achievements over the fellowship period. Awards are given in the disciplines of Visual Arts (both two and three-dimensional), Folk Arts, Media Arts, Dance, Theatre, Music, Interdisciplinary, and Literature.
January 14 – February 19, 2011
The alluring visual work of internationally recognized artist Marylyn Dintenfass will be exhibited at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Edison State College, Fort Myers, Florida from January 14 to February 19, 2011. Dintenfass’ work is found in public, corporate and private collections around the world, including the United States, Denmark, Israel, Italy, and Japan. More than 25 public collections hold her work, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Butler Institute of American Art, Mississippi Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Flint Institute of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum. Dintenfass has had numerous one person exhibitions including several museum shows as well as other academic and professional venues. Dintenfass has 26 public installations to her credit, with Parallel Park being the most recent. Other site specific installations by Dintenfass include pieces for the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York, Connecticut State Superior Courthouse, Baltimore Federal Financial Building, Ben Gurion University in Israel, and Tajimi Middle School in Japan. Additionally, her work has been shown in dozens of group shows, beginning in the early 70s.
Dintenfass’ massive project Parallel Park was recently completed and installed on the exterior walls of the 5-story Lee county Justice Center Parking Garage on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The City of Fort Myers hosted a dedication ceremony downtown in early December 2010 celebrating project completion. The 30,000 sq. ft. of digitized images on Kevlar/fiberglass fabric panels are the result of an innovative Lee County and City of Fort Myers collaboration. Marylyn Dintenfass was selected as one of 14 artists nationally invited to compete for this commission. With that installation now complete, this exhibition gives viewers an opportunity to see some of the original Monotypes created for Parallel Park, as well as some of Dintenfass’ most recent work.
March 4 – April 9, 2011
Ray Burggraf received a BS at Ashland University, OH, in 1961, and in 1965 he entered the Cleveland Institute of Art, where he became immersed in the legacy of the German Bauhaus of the ‘30s, and the Op Art movement of the ‘60s. After graduating from the Institute in 1968 with a BFA, his second undergraduate degree, he entered the University of California at Berkeley where he earned an MA and MFA. In 1970 he moved to Tallahassee to join the Art Department faculty at Florida State University. After a 37-year career in education, Mr. Burggraf retired from teaching in 2007. He continues to live and work in Tallahassee, Florida.
Mr. Burggraf has exhibited extensively in the South and Eastern USA, he has been awarded several public art projects in Florida and has received a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. His work is held in numerous public collections; Montgomery Museum, AL, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Vanderbilt University, TN, and Florida State University among them.
April 21 – May 6, 2011
This show features student work from the past academic year. Categories include painting, drawing, ceramics, photography and design.
May 17 – June 4, 2011
“Motility: Images & Activations”, a new VSA Florida exhibition of work by students, teaching artists, and adult artists with disabilities, will be featured at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison State College in Fort Myers. The exhibition will feature a retrospective of Ann Harrison-May, a Lee County resident and VSA artist, who passed away recently, as well as an interactive art project using ArtThread software.
The event is open to the public. VSA FL is “The State Organization on Arts and Disability”. It works to increase arts, education, and cultural opportunities in inclusive settings for and by Floridians with disabilities. Headquartered at the University of South Florida in Tampa, it is a member of the international network of VSA, an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. It is active in every Florida County and helped to establish the Arts in Healthcare program at Lee Memorial Health System in 1997.
June 10 – July 30, 2011
This marks the 11th year that the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery has sponsored the Arts for ACT preview exhibit. Artists, galleries, organizations and businesses throughout the region join together in support of ACT, Inc in its fight to end domestic violence.
Each year hundreds of pieces of original artwork are donated to ACT, Inc to be sold to benefit their programs. The Bob Rauschenberg Gallery is very pleased to host the preview exhibit and offer our space to display the work that has generously been given to ACT, Inc. As one of the community’s leading arts venues, it is our privilege to not only support the efforts of this organization, but also the many talented individuals who have donated their time and work to benefit ACT, Inc.