First Annual Art Throwdown & Monster Drawing Rally

 Watch Artists Throwdown at the
First Annual Art Throwdown & Monster Drawing Rally

Live at the Arts Warehouse

June 7, 2019

Think of it as Iron Chef but for artists…

Armory Center for the Arts – Pasadena, CA

Armory Center for the Arts – Pasadena, CA

The Monster Drawing Rally is part performance, part art-walk, part art sale, and is sure to be one of Delray Beach’s liveliest fun-raising events. During the Monster Drawing Rally, artists create artworks from start-to-finish in front of a live audience. Artwork can be purchased for $30 as soon as they are finished. If more than one person wants the same piece of art they will rock, paper, scissors to see who gets to buy it.

The night caps off with the Arts Throwdown will have artists go head to head in a 90 minute challenge.  They’ll each be provided the same art supplies plus have access to a table of unusual items to use for their 90 minute masterpiece.

 “We’ve already had artists from Miami, Orlando and Tampa sign up,” says Jill Brown, Executive Director of the Arts Warehouse.  “We’re looking for some local talent to compete.” Contact the Arts Warehouse to see if Monster Drawing space is still available or if submissions are still being accepted for Throwdown competitors.

The winning artist will receive their own show at the Arts Warehouse at a future date.

Guests will be able to watch creative talent at work in a party atmosphere.  Pizza Paradise will create woodfired masterpiece pizzas on site. Part of their proceeds will be donated to support artists’ services.  Drinks are available for purchase and a DJ will be playing all night. The action takes place in the Arts Warehouse’s 3000 sq. ft. white room. A giant two story high warehouse space that is now available for rentals.

Tickets for the event are $5 and are on sale now on Eventbrite.

Go to for complete details on tickets and Artist Registration.


Artist Spotlight: Yin Lu

Yin Lu is a 22-year-old Brisbane-based Chinese Australian artist, who graduated from QUT in 2018 with a Bachelor degree of Fine Arts, majoring in Visual Arts, and is currently a postgraduate student at UQ studying Master of Primary Teaching. Yin is also an art advisor, muralist, fashion illustrator, DIY hobbyist, event host, creator and director of The Window of Yin Arts and Cultural Communication Pty. Ltd. In 2018, she was the first Chinese Australian mural artist and guest speaker as a representative of Australia to participate in the “International Graffiti Art Festival” in Hunan, China. Additionally, she was chosen to be one of the 15 other artists for BIGSOUND Music Festival 2018.

For more information on Yin Lu and to view more of her work, please visit

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Artist Spotlight: Christy Lee Rogers 

Christy Lee Rogers is a visual artist from Kailua, Hawaii. Her obsession with water as a medium for breaking the conventions of contemporary photography has led to her work being compared to Baroque painting masters like Caravaggio. Boisterous in color and complexity, Rogers applies her cunning technique to a barrage of bodies submerged in water during the night, and creates her effects naturally in-camera using the refraction of light. Through a fragile process of experimentation, she builds elaborate scenes of coalesced colors and entangled bodies that exalt the human character as one of vigor and warmth, while also capturing the beauty and vulnerability of the tragic experience that is the human condition. 

For more information about Rogers and to view more of her work, please visit





Artist Spotlght: Andy Rines

Andy Rines was born in Springfield, MA where he, from an early age would constantly create. In 2013, he moved across the country where he was introduced to the color palette of the West coast. Andy's body of work is constantly evolving and he is constantly learning and exploring new ideas.

For more information about Andy Rines and to see more of his work,please visit .

South West   ,  36"x 36" acrylic on canvas

South West, 36"x 36" acrylic on canvas

Untitled  , 16"x 20" acrylic on canvas

Untitled, 16"x 20" acrylic on canvas

Intersection between Art & Tech with Carol Prusa

Enjoy an evening with distinguished master of arts and science Carol Prusa discussing the Intersection between Art and Tech. Carol Prusa is an award winning contemporary artist with a major solo exhibit coming to the Boca Raton Museum of Art later this year.


Prusa will speak at Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRIC) on Tuesday, May 21 from 5:30pm-7:00pm in BRIC's conference center.

Sponsored by BRIC, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Art Hive Magazine and the Boca Raton Museum of Art, cocktails and light bites are included in the ticket price.

More on Carol Prusa:
Carol Prusa is a mid-career contemporary artist known for her meticulous silverpoint technique and use of unexpected materials from sculpted resin and fiberglass to metal leaf and LED lights. In the 2015 catalogue essay for the exhibition Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns, Bruce Weber called Carol Prusa “one of the most innovative artists working in metalpoint today.”

Born in Chicago, Prusa lives and works in South Florida and exhibits internationally, including at Brintz Gallery (Palm Beach) and Jenkins Johnson Gallery (NYC and San Francisco). Her work is included in excellent public and private collections, including the Perez Art Museum (Miami), The Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Telfair Art Museum (Savannah), and the Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz Collection.

She will have a major solo exhibition at the Boca Museum in 2019. She currently teaches painting as a Professor of Art at Florida Atlantic University.

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Artist Spotlight: Jui Hsieh

Jui Hsieh is a Los Angeles based illustrator / designer from Taiwan, graduated from ArtCenter College of Design in December 2016 with a B.F.A in Illustration. She loves driving on a rainy day especially in winter. Nature is always something she's curious about and it's where her inspirations coming from. In her artworks, she loves using watercolor, gouache, color pencil and collage to create her imaginative world.

For more information on Hsieh, and to see more examples of her work please visit .




SATURDAY, MAY 18, 11 – 5 PM

A Sense of Pride: Visual Activists and New Identities

L to R clockwise: Najja Moon, Roberto Navarrete, Rosemarie Romero, Roberto Juarez, Alex Fialho, GeoVanna Gonazalez, Naima Green, Kia LaBeija

L to R clockwise: Najja Moon, Roberto Navarrete, Rosemarie Romero, Roberto Juarez, Alex Fialho, GeoVanna Gonazalez, Naima Green, Kia LaBeija

Join NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, May 18 for a free, one-day symposium exploring issues in the LGBTQ+ art community. This major event will feature discussions and performances by prominent national and local LGBTQ+ artists, curators and activists who include: artists Roberto Juarez, Kia LaBeija, Naima Green, Roberto Navarrete, GeoVanna Gonzalez and Najja Moon; Alex Fialho, programs director of Visual AIDS; and Requel Lopes, director of the World AIDS Museum and Education Center. Performances will be by artists Rosemarie Romero, Roberto Navarrete and The Fort Lauderdale’s Gay Men’s Chorus.

Symposium Schedule

11 am to 1 pm - Visual Activists: American Art and the AIDS Crisis, Roberto Juarez, Kia LaBeija, Alex Fialho, Dr. Requel Lopes 

  • Panel discussion on the role of LGBTQ+ art in America’s HIVAIDS crisis from the 1980s to the present, and how it has promoted critical awareness through visual activism.

1 – 3 pm - Performances

  • Rosemarie Romero: Porn Nail$ Salon, an interactive Miami-based installation and performance project that functions as a mobile queer-feminist nail salon

  • Roberto Navarrete: a ritualistic healing practice that reflects the physical, emotional, and spiritual scarring caused by global intolerance towards the LGBTQ community.

  • The Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus

3 – 5 pm - New Identities: Queer Black and Latin-X Artists in America, Naima Green, Roberto Navarrete, GeoVanna Gonzalez and Najja Moon

  • Panel discussion with artists who identify as queer individuals of color in America. Panelists will discuss issues of identity, representation and race as they pertain to their LGBTQ+ communities and experiences.

The symposium is made possible by support from the Community Foundation of Broward. It is a signature event of NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s A Sense of Pride initiative, which connects the LGBTQ+ community through programs and workshops that foster inclusion, acceptance and understanding. It is also part of the Museum’s Conni Gordon Education Series, made possible with philanthropic support from the late innovator in art education and creativity, Conni Gordon.

The museum is located at One East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. For additional information, visit or call 954-525-5500. Connect with the museum on social media @nsuartmuseum

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s A Sense of Pride program is made possible by support from the following funds of the Community Foundation of Broward: Richard Frisby and Edward Burkhart Fund, Gay and Lesbian Broward Community Fund, The Rumbaugh Fund, William A. Krueger Charitable Fund, and Mary and Alex Mackenzie Community Impact Fund.

Artist Spotlight: Valeria Feliú

Valeria Feliú was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and from an early age, she developed interest in the creative and artistic fields, attending various workshops and pursuing personal projects within ceramics, drawing, painting, and photography.

While studying a Visual Communication degree, she attends the workshop of a renowned Argentine painter - Adolfo Nigro-, under Torres García´s “universal constructivism” art movement.

At early 90´ she moved to Sydney, Australia. Studied interior design and worked in the architectural and design field. In parallel, developed her artistic career, mainly abstract style, participating in various individual and group shows, art fairs and competitions.

Back in Argentina, Valeria establishes in Salta in 1998. Currently dedicated full-time painter, focusing her interest in realism – not to say reality – and the human condition with its vast invitation to explore and represent.

For more information