Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony:
Thursday, March 30, 2023, from 5:00-7:00pm
All artwork on exhibition is to be picked up April 6, 2023, 9 – 5 p.m
Best of the Clubs provides a window into the world of the artists who reside in our gated communities from Palm Beach to Martin County. Some are seasonal residents and some are here year 'round, but all are on exhibit at the invitation of Lighthouse ArtCenter's curator, Janeen Mason. She visits art shows in clubhouses from West Palm Beach to Stuart and carefully selects artwork that represents the very best on display.
Shown concurrently with the Lighthouse ArtCenter 45th Annual Members' Show and Sale, this exhibition provides an exciting opportunity for the cross-pollination of ideas and techniques between the various clubs and the members of Lighthouse ArtCenter.
Jewelry, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and painting are just some of the mediums on exhibit and awards are offered in each of these categories.
For information on how your art club can participate, email Janeen@LighthouseArts.org
Dr. Elaine McCombs
Lost Tree Osceola
Best of the Clubs Judge
Arden Sherman, Judge
Sr. Curator Contemporary Art
Norton Museum of Art
Arden Sherman is a curator and organizer. She is currently the Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, FL. She was formally the Director & Curator of Hunter East Harlem Gallery, a multi-disciplinary space for art exhibitions and socially-minded projects located at Hunter College in New York City. Her specializations are socially-engaged art, community work, and photography. Arden has years of experience in non-profit and university settings and has held positions at Creative Time, Loyola Marymount University Gallery, Pratt Institute, as well as Prospect New Orleans, and Headlands Center for the Arts.
Arden has curated and organized dozens of exhibitions, projects, and programs. Some noteworthy exhibitions are Anchor: An Exhibition Centered on the Photography of Hiram Maristany (2015); Spots, Dots, Pips, Tiles: An Exhibition About Dominoes (2016-17); Futurefarmers: Arrange, Selected Projects from 23 Years of Work (2017); QUEENIE: Selected artworks by female artists from El Museo del Barrio's Collection (2018); Dust Specks on the Sea: Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haiti (2018-24), and THE EXTRAORDINARY: An exhibition about the O-1 Artist Visa (2019). Arden's work is consistently featured in numerous press outlets including New York Times, Artnews, Hyperallergic, ArtNet, and Art in America among others. She is co-editor of the book, 125th Street: Photography in Harlem which launched in the Summer of 2022 with Hirmer Verlag.
She earned her master's degree in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts in 2010 and her bachelor’s degrees in Latin American & Caribbean Studies and Studio Art from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC.