Past Exhibitions

FEB 7-13, 2019/EXHIBITION

Anne McKee Artists Fund

With almost a quarter century of “artists helping artists” behind them, The Studios is proud to host the annual Anne McKee auction, where aficionados gather for one of the most popular art events of the year. Proceeds help fund the vital grant program for Keys artists.

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FEB 7-28, 2019/EXHIBITION

Cottage Industry, Maggie Ruley

The history of Key West’s charming cottages, historic homes, and island architecture is examined and reimagined in this exhibition. Ruley’s revisionist approach to painting our historic jewels blends the before and after with color and whimsy.

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FEB 7-28, 2019/EXHIBITION

Blind Spots: Modern Slavery Exposed, Erika Biddle

Blind Spots is a three-part exhibit developed by Key West resident Erika Biddle to encourage action against human trafficking and child exploitation. Featuring powerful images by Robin Romano, an American documentary filmmaker, producer, photojournalist, and human rights activist + installations by Key West artists Cricket Desmarais and Gretchen Mills.

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FEB 7-28, 2019/EXHIBITION

Convergence, Roberta B. Marks

Construction artist and painter Marks presents a breadth of work that synthesizes past and present. The collection of all new work highlights the emotional content of memory while exhibiting a consciousness of current societal issues.

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JAN 3-31, 2019/EXHIBITION

Dual Visions, Larry Blackburn

Photographer Larry Blackburn has created a body of collaborative works with the help of our local arts community. Artists such as Rick Worth and Pam Hobbs have layered their signature styles onto Blackburn’s photographs, creating dual visions of Key West scenes.

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JAN 3-31, 2019/EXHIBITION

Writers in Their Youth, Annie Dillard

Presenting portraits in oil of writers when they were young, before they were known for their work, Dillard hopes to show that they were just ordinary people. “My hope is that future young writers will not despair that they look ordinary. Almost everyone does. That’s what ordinary means. Appearance has nothing to do with genius or talent or originality or anything else important. Appearance is misinformation.”

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JAN 3-31, 2019/EXHIBITION

Glimpses: Inside Personal Space, Rhonda Bristol

Bristol began her career as a portrait painter before adding clay to her repertoire. These days, she thrives in the dichotomy of the two mediums, imparting elements of West African and Caribbean design.

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JAN 3-28, 2019/EXHIBITION

How to take the words out of a poem, Objects and Images from O, Miami

Every April since 2011, the O, Miami Poetry Festival has embraced the goal of each and every person in Greater Miami encountering a poem during the month of April. How to take the words… is O’ Miami’s first-ever public retrospective, documenting the range and depth of their accomplishment with objects, photos, video and audio.

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DEC 6-27, 2018/EXHIBITION

Look Upwards, to the Sky, Members’ Exhibition

As we prepare for our final push to burst through the roof – and build our long-awaited roof terrace here at The Studios – we find ourselves looking upward quite a bit lately. Whether it’s the endless blue of an ocean-colored tropical sky, the stars overhead as you bicycle home at night, or a spontaneous rainbow after a mid-afternoon shower, we invite artists to consider the simple act of looking up as metaphor for a future filled with creative possibility.

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NOV 1-29, 2018/EXHIBITION

Nutcracker Key West, 14 local artists

Sculptor Tom Jorris cast 14 plaster Conch Nutcrackers from the original mold of the nutcracker used in the production Nutcracker Key West. These nutcrackers inspired local artists and artisans who have embellished, painted, and re-imagined them to create one-of-a-kind works of art.

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