Visual Arts

ArtServe celebrates artist-entrepreneurs with a retrospective in Fort Lauderdale

‘Looking at You,’ a work by Isabel Perez Salazer in acrylic and fabric stitched on canvas, is part of the exhibition ‘Retrospective: Celebrating 7 Years of DBA’ at ArtServe.
‘Looking at You,’ a work by Isabel Perez Salazer in acrylic and fabric stitched on canvas, is part of the exhibition ‘Retrospective: Celebrating 7 Years of DBA’ at ArtServe. Isabel Perez Salazer

A retrospective at Fort Lauderdale’s ArtServe, the appointment of a development director at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, a class taught by artist Pablo Cano and a pair of photography exhibitions highlight the week in South Florida visual arts.

▪ The work of an artists’ collective known as DBA (Doing Business As … Artist Entrepreneurs) is on display in an ArtServe exhibition titled “Retrospective: Celebrating 7 Years of DBA” in Fort Lauderdale through June 29. More than 60 South Florida artists, all graduates of the Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute run by ArtServe and the Broward Cultural Division, have had their works shown in exhibitions mentored by DBA founders Virginia Fifield, Jacklyn Laflamme and LeeAnna Yater.

A free gallery reception for the retrospective will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. June 11. This month’s Artist as an Entrepreneur course, held on four Saturdays, will culminate in a closing reception and forum featuring National Public Radio’s Neda Ulaby, who will deliver a talk titled “Arts Journalism in a Fractured Cultureverse.” Both events are free and open to the public, but due to limited seating, an RSVP is required at ArtServe is at 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. For information, call 954-462-8190 or visit

▪ Ana Martinez has become director of development for the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University. Born in Cuba and raised in New York City, Martinez founded Words and Music, a bilingual literary and music event aimed at promoting South Florida arts and culture.

She worked in television production at MTV Latin America, Telemundo and Univision before becoming chief director of philanthropy and creative strategies at The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade. The Frost is located at 10975 SW 17th St. on FIU’s main campus. For information, call 305-348-2890 or visit

▪ Miami-based artist Pablo Cano is teaching a figure-sculpting workshop Sunday at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Wynwood. From 3 to 5 p.m., students will learn how to model the human head and body, as well as seated or reclined figures using 17th century techniques and handmade modeling tools. Space is limited, and registration is required. Tickets are $30 for members, $40 for non-members, and can be purchased at The Bakehouse is located at 561 NW 32nd St., Miami. Call 305-576-2828 for more information.

▪ Anthony Liggins and Gallery 88 present Nicola Siso’s photography in an exhibit titled “Cuba Is Calling.” The show opens June 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. and will be on view through July 23. The gallery is located at 237 20th St., Miami Beach. Call 305-397-8098 or visit

▪ The “Let’s Rock” exhibition at the Fahey/Klein Gallery in the Design District runs through Saturday. The collection of images includes work by some of the world’s best photographers as they captured the spirit of legendary musicians such as John Lennon, Jim Morrison, Carly Simon, Joan Jett and Madonna. The gallery is located on the second floor of the Chrome Hearts Building, 4025 NE Second Ave., Miami. Call 786-953-7480 or visit

Christine Dolen and Galena Mosovich wrote this report. Send visual arts news to Jane Wooldridge at