community news
We celebrate Women's History Month to remind ourselves of the accomplishments of women throughout the years to our culture and society.

As an influential leader, Bonnie Clearwater is recognized for her curatorial vision, community outreach, education and for developing the careers of emerging artists. Bonnie is the director and chief curator at NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale, and FAB member and long-time supporter. In February, Bonnie was invited as guest speaker to the board of directors meeting where she shared how the museum shifted to a virtual platform during quarantine and now provides a rich 360 degree museum experience of the exhibits, current and past, all available on line. The website has seen a 75% increase with the addition of a virtual catalogue of over 3,500 works from its permanent collection, modules for learning, art talks, and on line shopping at the gift shop. For those who want an in person experience, the museum is open, and with the guidance of the NSU COVID Task Force procedures have been implemented to ensure safety. NSU Art Museum has also incorporated a self-guided tour feature into the exhibitions made accessible by mobile phones and headsets.

Among her initiatives at NSU Art Museum are, the development of a world-class exhibition program, expansion of the museum’s education initiatives and public programming, and increased engagement with diverse audiences. Ms. Clearwater's leadership and foresight has created opportunity for many emerging artists, the museum continues to support the acquisition of art by local unknown artists via donations made to an acquisition fund at NSU. Bonnie is also an author, art historian and has played an integral role in sustaining, enriching and cultivating a bright and inclusive ARTS community. We celebrate Bonnie Clearwater, A FABULOUS WOMAN!

SAVE THE DATE - APRIL 19, 2021 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
FAB PRESENTS: A Virtual Tour, Bonnie Clearwater (NSU) ANNA SUI EXHIBIT & MORE.

grantee spotlight
A night of music!
I Wanna Dance With Somebody- A Celebration of Black Icons from the 80's-
Live performances are back! 
Trouble in Tahiti and Signor Deluso 
Composed on his honeymoon in 1951, Leonard Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti paints an intimate picture of the troubled marriage of a young suburban couple Sam and Dinah
On Exhibit & Virtual!
Changing Landscapes
March 15- April 22
visionary news
Every dollar generated through membership in Funding Arts Broward goes in full to support our grants program. Members who wish to add additional dollars to our grant pool give generously above the cost of membership.
Funding Arts Broward is pleased to recognize these dedicated members and to thank them for their generosity.
member spotlight
Artist Kent McIntyre
About 5 five years ago, FAB members and life partners, John Tambasco and Kent McIntyre signed up for a beginners art class at NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale. Kent wasn’t terribly interested, not having painted before, but reluctantly gave in thinking, "why not give it a shot." They both ended up finding a passion and continued more courses over the next several semesters. Eventually, instructor Lark Keeler really opened Kent's eyes by teaching him there is no real "wrong way" to express yourself. "I simply had to shed my self- imposed limitations" said Kent. After two courses with her, he begun painting at home, taking over the third bedroom that doubled as his office. The bedroom soon became to small and crowded to create the larger pieces he wanted to do. Then fate stepped in, and Kent and John were able to secure a vacated space very reasonably and PRESTO, Kent had his own private studio escape!

February 22-28, 2020 brought on another new experience, Kent's first private art exhibition, occupying the entire space at Broward Art Guild. The opening gala was hugely successful with 150+ people attending and fruitful in sales. The staff at BAG were blown away, calling it the most well-received, successful exhibition they had experienced. Another show was scheduled for February 2021 but cancelled because of COVID. With plans to reschedule his second exhibition soon, Kent continues to create new pieces, including commissioned work and stays extremely busy with a successful real estate business in a hot market.
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grant committee news
has been extremely busy in February. 65 FAB members participated in the Grants screening process with almost 50 applications submitted. Volunteers, divided into six teams, met with hopeful grantees, attended trainings and made recommended allocations all on line. Volunteers are the heart of FAB as are the amazing arts organizations we all passionately support. We would like to extend our gratitude and heart -felt thank you for all the great work completed by the FAB GRANTS COMMITTEE! Let's raise a glass, as a team we accomplished a very good thing in a very challenging time. As members you have the opportunity to VOTE for the organization's recommended to receive an award. A ballot to do so will be sent to you on March 22. For more information on becoming a volunteer on the Grants Committee contact co-chairs, Cindy Kashdin & Harvey Shapiro at
program announcement
Join us virtually for
Hosted by Ed Hashek, FAB President
with Guest speakers, Pam Dearden and
Tim Ingham from Gold Coast Jazz Society
Entertainment brought to you by:
Gold Coast Jazz
Featuring: A FAB year-in-review presentation
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Noon - 1:00 PM
Thank you to our corporate partners for their continued support
board members
Ed Hashek, President
Louise Dill, Vice President
Linda Carter, Secretary
Cindy Eden, Treasurer
Jennifer O'Flannery-Anderson, Board Member
Ruth Anderson-Coggeshall, Board Member
Gail Auguston-Koppen, Board Member
Angel Burgos, Board Member
Jane Caragher, Board Member
Mike Hartstein, Board Member
Christy Lambertus, Board Member
Elissa Mogilefsky, Board Member
Karla Nickell, Board Member
Harvey Shapiro, Board Member

Francie Bishop Good, Founding Chair
Elaine Blattner, Past President
Connie Folz, Past President
Erica Hartman-Horvitz, Past President
Carolyn Lee, Past President
Jayne Mills, Past President
Drazia Simon, Past President