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Walter O’Neill’s SOLO Exhibit, “Gardens Of Ceramic Delights” Opens At Bailey Contemporary Art Center (BaCa) On January 5, 2024. Add To Walter’s Creative Adventure By Adding Your Own Hands-On Clay Forms To His Unfinished Sculptures

Walter O’Neill‘s SOLO Exhibit, “Gardens of Ceramic Delights” at the Bailey Contemporary Art Center (BaCa) in Pompano Beach, FL will include hands-on participation during the Opening Reception on Friday, January 5, 2024.  What an opportunity to add to this master sculptor’s creations!  As the current ceramic artist-in-residence, Walter’s exhibit will be available through January 27, 2024.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks!





Bailey Contemporary Arts


41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060







Opening Reception:




Friday, January 5, 2024




6 – 9 pm




At the Opening Reception, visitors are invited to participate in creating Walter’s sculpture.




A few sculptures on exhibit will be unfinished so that visitors can form something in clay and add it to the sculpture.




On exhibit January 5 to January 27, 2024 




Close-up of one of Walter O’Neill’s sculptures



When Walter O’Neill moved from New York City to South Florida in 2013 to become the Director of the Boca Museum Art School he decided to re-charge his own artistic practice by exploring a different medium. He now is a full-time clay sculptor. (He had been known as a painter with an expertise in fresco painting.)




“Appearance” by Walter O’Neill



As the current ceramic artist-in-residence at Bailey Contemporary Art, BaCA, in Pompano Beach he will be exhibiting his ceramic sculptures in a Solo exhibition in the West Gallery at Bailey Contemporary Art.  Walter’s abstract sculptures intermingle aspects of landscape and sea-life with forms that seem related to body organs.



Throughout his career Walter has juggled his studio art practice with day- jobs teaching, and managing alternative and community-based art programs. In this exhibit he is taking the opportunity to integrate his parallel pursuits as artist and educator by offering visitors to participate.






“Congree” Group of sculptures by Walter O’Neill





In 2023, he received an Artist Support Grant from Broward County Cultural Division to mount a two person exhibit of ceramics by O’Neill and Wayne Pelke at The Deerfield Beach Historical Society and Museum. Inspiring others to explore the beauty of ceramics, O’Neil teaches clay sculpture in the adult evening program at Northeast Community Art School in Oakland Park.


For more information visit, or call 954-545-7800



Bailey Contemporary Arts is located at 41 NE 1st Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060



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