Category Archives: Exhibitions

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Paris! Paris + horses + magic collage = I was honored to create art at the big time Longines Masters in France,
hosted by the equally big time LUMAS Gallery. Video evidence 1 minute mark here—. 
Morgan Spurlock curated Sundance Art Show.

*Juxtapose Magazine + Thinkspace Gallery = “Juxtaposed” Opening April 21, 2017 @ Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

*POW WOW HAWAII 2017 Group show with Thinkspace Gallery, LA & Honolulu Museum.

*Robots seek human sponsors and artists for mega art show March 31-April 1…


Sights, Insights: Ten Women in Art

Sights Insights

Derek Gores Gallery is honored to present Sights, Insights, featuring a collection of work by ‘Ten Women in Art’.  Opening Friday, September 2nd, 5:30-8:30pm, during the Eau Gallie Arts District’s First Friday.  The group ‘Ten Women in Art’ was created in the early 1980’s as a platform for female artists to present their works to galleries and museums. Collectively they’ve worked to be featured in over 50 gallery and museum shows across the state of Florida and the Southeast.  Individually their work appears internationally. Throughout it’s 30+ years, ‘Ten Women in Art’ has included over 40 women. The current ten include Becky Beerensson, Marilyn Cook, Nancy Dillen, Lydia Friedland, Carol Garutti, Grace Leal, Susan Martin, Ellen Pavlakos, Nancy Seib, and Jean Thomas. They are art educators, community leaders, art activists and professional artists, deeply committed to impacting their community through their life’s work and their art.  Expect paintings large and small, abstracts, ceramics, digital art, photography, sculpture.

Sights, Insights will be Brevard’s’ premiere of Nancy Dillen’s imaginary oil paintings Cuckoo Land and Sky Tortoise.  In Cuckoo Land, “a soap opera takes place as two birds interact with a worm…houses planted in the ground…chaos is everywhere”.  Marilyn Cook, instructor at Eastern Florida State College will be exhibiting her ‘scanner images’.  Usually working with a digital camera, Cook chose to use a flatbed scanner to create her piece Joy, showcasing to viewers “they can think out of the box and use other tools to create”.  Grace Leal will feature Weeds No. 8, stating, “Human are always trying to control their environments, their lives…even in their choice of plants to love and hate.  In our minds we know, or should know by experience, that this is never possible”.  Exhibit through Saturday, October 1st, 2016.  Artist Talk Saturday September 10th, 11am-12pm.

March is the month of Surrealism…

March is the month of Surrealism.

FEELING SURREAL opening night Friday March 18th 6pm at Derek Gores Gallery

THE SURREALIST GAMES Workshops: Adult Workshop: Saturday March 12th, 9-4pm $95.  Email to register. Kids (ages 8-17) Workshop  Saturday March 19th, 9-12pm $35. Participants are asked to bring sketchbook, wear messy clothes and bring their favorite art making supplies.  The surrealists often played a game called “The Exquisite Corpse” which combines random heads, bodies and feet to produce a surprising creation.  In The Surrealist Games, participants will use the process of “The Exquisite Corpse” as inspiration for visual surprises, improvised landscapes, and encounters with the strange beautiful corners of our minds.  Workshop lead by Danielle Horak, who earned her BA in Studio Art with University of Florida and is currently pursuing her MA in Art Education with the University of Florida.  Her research focuses on play as the origin of art making.

LECTURE “Women of Surrealism: Embracing the Irrational” Saturday March 26th, 11am-12pm, $10. Carla Funk, Florida Tech’s Director of University Museums will present on this fascinating topic.  Surrealist cocktails will be served.

Please direct questions to  SURREAL FB

Old & Improved

11390338_1117315344951388_3888379936848828430_nFriday June 26th, 7-10pm.

A found canvas art show presented by Derek Gores Gallery, co-curated by Jamie Meagher (of Pizza Gallery Fame). Thrift store, flea market, yard sale or any discarded work of art, liberated and reimagined to create a new contemporary masterpiece. Or not. Updated details on Facebook.

DJ: Casey DeCotis
Pop-up boutique by: Electric Oranges
BAR by EAC Edible Art Catering

Plus surprises to be announced~

Robbie Ripoll
Christopher Maslow
Jen Tyler
Jennifer Bonset
Jeff Filipski
Stephen Lomazzo
Jamie Meagher
Derek Gores: artist
Casey DeCotis: Artist
Cliffton Chandler
Hassan Patterson
A.e. Søland
Tina Marie
Michael Giragosian
Mark Gilliam
Ryan Speer
Tim Shubert
Marty Mercado
John Sluder Photography
Peyton Nicole Oller
Jessica Haines
Julie Rupp Oakes
Kirian Regan
Jose Orlando Marquez
Kevin Roberts
David Cruey
and more…

Frits van Eeden ‘Traces of a Moment’ @ Derek Gores Gallery

Opening reception for Frits van Eeden’s “Traces of a Moment”, curated by Link Johnsten, with bar by Sol-tree, in my gallery. An absolute honor. We incorporated sketches and maquettes… great crowd, sales, energy~ thanks to all~

Exhibiting through 4/13/15. Art inquiries to


California Republic!  Commission for San Francisco 49ers Levi Stadium. Collage on Canvas 2014

California Republic! Commission for San Francisco 49ers Levi Stadium.


Special Commission Project for the San Fransisco 49ers new Levi Stadium. 49er collages made from recycled game programs, tickets, fan photos, maps, local history, and drawings by kids! I enjoy creating work that you don’t merely look at-you engage it.  Each viewer brings their own history and memories to the art, finding references that are meaningful.  I think of the inside of the head as my real artistic canvas…