Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Meet the Panelists

We are excited to bring back the CONTINUUM Art Community Panel Discussion.  We are happy to welcome back Converge and Associates own Barbara Cheives as moderator. The Panel Discussion is on Saturday, November 19, 2022; 12pm-3pm.  

For more information and to RSVP for the event, please register below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/429923431557

 

Panelists

Angelica Sua- Executive Director of Palm Beach Art Antique & Design Showroom

Dave Lawrence-President & CEO of Cultural Council for Palm Beach County

Evan Snow- Co-Founder of Zero Empty Spaces

Scott Jeffries- CEO and Founder of Fannie Ward Carmen Scott/ Retired-attorney









Angelica Sua- Angelica Sua is the Executive Director of the Palm Beach Art, Antique & Design Showroom in Lake Worth Beach, a one-of-a-kind venue that embodies a Year-Round Art Fair atmosphere with a carefully curated list of over 30+ world class Galleries and Artists. The 25,000 square foot space provides a unique experience for collectors, designers, curators, art aficionados and the everyday consumer. As Palm Beach native, she has been working hard for the past 5 years at the showroom to extend the boundaries of meaningful art exhibitions and fostering a public engagement in our community.











Dave Lawrence- Dave Lawrence is the President & CEO of the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County where he serves as the chief arts advocate for the arts and cultural community, leads stakeholder and constituent engagement, and represents the cultural community in local, regional, and national matters. Since joining the Cultural Council in 2018, he has worked to rebrand the Council, build a robust artist services team, restructure the Council’s programs and services, and launch two new initiatives to provide direct funding to the cultural sector. He created the Artist Innovation Fellowship program, awarding 11 Palm Beach County artists to date with career-enhancing funding and opportunities, and the Cultural Resiliency Fund to help organizations recover post pandemic. In 2021, he led the development of the first Arts & Tourism Summit for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for Palm Beach County. Dave was awarded the Vision 2020 Award by Art Synergy and for the last three years, he has been named one of Palm Beach County’s most influential business leaders in Palm Beach Illustrated’s The Palm Beach 100.

Prior to relocating to South Florida, Dave served as the President & CEO of the Arts Council of Indianapolis. His work in Indianapolis included the development of fellowship programs for professional artists including the nationally recognized Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship program awarding over $4 million in direct support to artists since its inception in 1999. He conceived, created, and opened Gallery 924, a fine art gallery to support and exhibit the work of central Indiana professional artists and launched Indianapolis’ citywide murals program, 46 for XLVI that received national and international acclaim. Dave was named a Sagamore of the Wabash, one of Indiana’s highest honors, by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb.












Evan Snow- Being one of those rare "Native South Floridian's" hailing from Broward County, Evan Snow takes a lot of pride in his community. With a passion for The Arts, Culture, Community, and now yoga - Evan has been pursuing his passions by doing work that he finds not only rewarding & fulfilling, but that can impact his community.

 These are some of the reasons why he started Choose954, a social movement aimed to Cultivate Culture & Community in Broward, which lead to Art Fort Lauderdale - THE "Art Fair On The Water" aimed to help elevate the arts locally in his community while putting FTL on the Art World map as an international destination to view & interact with art. While the art fair had to take a pause due to COVID, Evan still continues the annual Fort Lauderdale Art & Design Week that launched in 2018.

 These initiatives lead to the creation of Zero Empty Spaces (ZES), an initiative to activate vacant commercial real estate locations to make affordable artist studio spaces starting @ $2.50/sqft on a month-to-month basis. In its first 3 years ZES has grown to 27 locations in 6 counties between 2 states with over 300 artists having worked in formerly vacant spaces with national expansion plans underway to support the commercial real estate crisis & communities across the country to use the arts as a problem solver.












Scott Jeffries-Scott Jeffries is a self-taught artist and consultant. He is the CEO and Founder of Fannie Ward Carmen Scott, in memory of his artist grandmother, Fannie Richards . A privately held company which includes Scottyjart.com. He went to the University of Pittsburgh on an athletic scholarship and achieved All-American recognition as a swimmer.

 A graduate from Pittsburgh’s School of Law in 1992 he maintained a Legal practice in Philadelphia as a litigation attorney for a variety of clients including major felony criminal defendants to physicians in medical malpractice cases until 2006 when he became Director of Client Services for a firm servicing Banking Institutions in Florida.

 In 2016 Scott was named one the “Top Ten Visual Artists in Palm Beach County by the New Times and is in many private collections throughout the United States. His working Art Studio/Gallery is the Outback Gallery located in Lake Worth

 Scott is on the Board of Directors of the No More Starving Artist Foundation and is also a Board Member of the Temperance Training Foundation whose mission is to provide free CrossFit Classes and a Recovery Community for those with alcohol and drug addiction.

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