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“Art At Home” Exhibit Featured At Ft. Lauderdale Home Design Show Memorial Day Weekend

To underline the role of art as an intrinsic element in every home, 15 South Florida artists have been selected to exhibit their work as part of the “At Home with Art” showcase at the Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show, May 27-30 (Memorial Day Weekend) at the Broward County Convention Center.  Meet these “Art Ambassadors”, see what their creativity can add to your home or office.  Learn how their artwork is created and about more local art events! Also includes: Seminars by DIY Network’s Sara Bendrick of “I Hate My Yard” and Jason Cameron of “Man Caves” and “Desperate Landscapes”; consultations with South Florida Interior Designers at four room vignettes designed exclusively for the Show; as well as cooking demonstrations at the Culinary Experience Stage. The Rickie Report shares the details and a taste of what the artists have to offer.



Become “At Home with Art”!






2016 Ft. Lauderdale

Home Design and Remodeling Show’s

Featured Artists:




Jen Walls ◊ Lynda Sauls ◊ Steve Romero

Patricia Beltran ◊ Yvette Michele Booth

Shernett Muhammad ◊ Aida Tejada  

Josepo ◊ Sandra Garcia Pardo 

Phoenix Marks ◊ Brett Aiton 

Cynthia Inklebarger ◊ Tatiana Cast

Terry Mulrooney ◊ Carlos Gonzalez




Friday, May 27    4:00 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, May 28   Noon – 9:30 pm
Sunday, May 29      Noon – 9:30 pm
Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day)  Noon – 7:30 pm



Enjoy a $3.00 discount on adult admission

Tickets online by May 26th!



The Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale, FL





Jen Walls


In her submission application, artist Jen Walls (who recently moved to Broward from Charlotte, NC) stated: “As a new resident of Broward County, I am thrilled to find a vibrant, active art community filled with a wide variety of venues and events. The arts here are a fantastic example of what other parts of the country could accomplish with the type of widespread support you see here in South Florida.”


FtLauderdale(10) Wyatt Was No Wallflower by Jen Walls

“Wyatt Was No Wallflower” by Jen Walls


Artists are required to “self-curate” a space collaborating with artists who they may or may not have known beforehand. The artists will be at the Convention Center all weekend to speak about their exhibit. The six mini-exhibits made up of paintings, photography and sculpture are:


FtLauderdale(1) Magnolia by Lynda Sauls

“Magnolia” by Lynda Sauls

FtLauderdale(2) The Lone Palm by Steve Romero

“The Lone Palm” by Steve Romero




FtLauderdale(3) Destination by Patricia Beltran

“Destination”  by Patricia Beltran


· “Surroundings” by Lynda Sauls, Steve Romero and Patricia Beltran of the Weston Art Guild aims to stimulate and provoke awareness of South Florida’s treasures. The artists invite the viewer to slow down and appreciate the artists’ reverence for the ordinary, overlooked, and awesome skies. Apart from their work as artists, Sauls serves as President of the Weston Art Guild; Romero aims to highlight the beauty of South Florida in his photographs; and Beltran offers art workshops for children at her studio.


Ftlauderdale(5) Twilight Flowers - detail - by Yvette Michele Booth

“Twilight Flowers” – detail – by Yvette Michele Booth

FtLauderdale(4) Layla Night Falls by Shernett Muhammad

“Layla Night Falls” by Shernett Muhammad

· “Abstractive Fusion” by Yvette Michele Booth and Shernett Muhammad, addresses the melting together of ideas and elements from nature, expressions of bold color and life experiences. Booth is an arts journalist and blogs weekly in support of a cure of Aids and HIV, using art as a means to create awareness. This is Muhammad’s second time participating in “At Home with Art.” Muhammad’s art reflects her dedication to capturing Florida’s natural environment.


Ftlauderdale(6) From Series - Dreams by Aida Tejada

“From Series – Dreams” by Aida Tejada




ftLaduerdale(7) Cradle by Josepo

“Cradle” by Josepo



FtLauderdaleHomeShowTango by Sandra Garcia Pardo

“Tango” by Sandra Garcia Pardo



· “Delirium” by Miami artists, Aida Tejada, Josepo and Sandra Garcia-Pardo shows the consequences of obsessive experimentations on their art when looking for accurate definitions of their emotions and dreams, as well as the role of art and its commitment to society. Tejada teaches experimental photography at her studio; Josepo incorporates reclaimed materials, from his work in the construction business, and gives them new life; and Garcia-Pardo is the 2011 recipient of the Miami-Dade Community and Tourist Development Council Grants Program.



FtLauderdaleHomeShowSanctuary by Phoenix Marks

“Sanctuary” by Phoenix Marks

· “The Nature of Women” explores the world outside cities and towns: the kingdoms of animals and plants, the sunsets, mountains and vistas that inspire us as viewed, specifically through the eyes of women. Through Phoenix Marks’ photography and Jen Walls mixed-media work, they challenge the viewer to question: “What does our view of the wild say about our own human nature?” Marks serves as President of the National League of American Pen Women (Fort Lauderdale Branch) and Vice President of the Broward Art Guild; Walls has taught art in North Carolina and will participate this summer in the Artist in Residence program at the Olive Stack Gallery in Ireland.


FtLauderdale(11) Pose by Brett Aiton

“Pose” by Brett Aiton



FtLauderdale(12) Martian Atmosphere by Cynthia Inklebarger

“Martian Atmosphere” by Cynthia Inklebarger



· “Nature” is an exhibit displaying two artists’ love and perspective on the world we live. Brett Aiton having extensive training with animals, shows his love and respect for the creatures that keep humanity alive in his colorful oil paintings. Cynthia Bebak Inklebarger is an experienced mixed-media artist that paints nature from an abstract lens. Her style ranges from finite detail to colorful representations of the environment. Both of their devotion to the outside is evident in their differing illustrations. Aiton’s admiration of wildlife began in his native Indiana and studies in Veterinary Medicine. He has also written a series of teenage fiction books. Inklebarger has taught art and served as a docent and researcher for a non-profit art institution in Miami.



FtLauderdale(14) Seeker by Tatiana Cast

“Seeker” by Tatiana Cast




(2) MED RES Orange Rose by Terry Mulrooney

“Orange Rose” by Terry Mulrooney


FtLauderdale(13) Sax by Carlos Gonzalez

“Sax” by Carlos Gonzalez



· “Spectrums of Color” by Tatiana Cast, Terry Arroyo Mulrooney and Carlos Gonzalez, showcases the vision of three artists regarding colors, shapes and light. Each artist with a unique style and perspective, demonstrates the great diversity that exists in the visual arts world. Cast is an art consultant and curator; Mulrooney is involved with the non-profit organization M.U.J.E.R. Florida and has provided families with paintings that replicate portrait photos that she took of children of families seeking support services from M.U.J.E.R.; Many of Gonzalez’ paintings are inspired by South Florida’s vibrant, musical influences.






A full schedule of events that includes: Seminars by DIY Network’s Sara Bendrick of “I Hate My Yard” and Jason Cameron of “Man Caves” and “Desperate Landscapes”; consultations with South Florida Interior Designers at four room vignettes designed exclusively for the Show; as well as cooking demonstrations at the Culinary Experience Stage can be found at




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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


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