2019 LaunchPad Program
The LaunchPad Program provides a young, unrepresented artist the opportunity to present a site-specific exhibition within the show. This curated program is open to up-and-coming artists who have demonstrated exceptional talent in their field of work and who want to make art their career.
The selected LaunchPad Artist will have the chance to exhibit at the show and will be featured on the website and included in publicity and marketing campaigns to collectors and media prior to the show.
If you are interested in applying for this year’s LaunchPad Program, please click on the button below for application details.
2017 LaunchPad Artist Alicia Rodriguez
Alicia Rodriguez currently lives and works in Hollywood, Florida. She was born in New York City in a multicultural, artistic family and was raised in Venezuela. Rodriguez graduated with a degree in architecture from the Central University of Venezuela and in fine arts from the Cristobal Rojas Visual Arts School, both in Caracas, Venezuela. Later, she worked at Atelier Delta d’ Architecture in Paris and studied gilding and glass mosaic restoration under a UNESCO program in Florence, Italy. Back in Venezuela, Rodriguez was a photography professor for the Nueva Esparta University graphic design school and also for the Villasmil De Leon Design Institute. She held the position as art director and photographer at various publicity and editorial companies while studying fuse glass with renowned artist Candido Millan at his studio. In recent years, Rodriguez moved to Florida and began to develop her career as a visual artist, also working in commissions for selected clients. While in Florida, she got involved with a nonprofit organization for children with special needs, La Ventana de Los Cielos, and gives art lessons to children. Recently, Rodriguez has been working at Studio 18 in Pembroke Pines, Florida, as a full-time artist creating fused glass, focusing her main artistic production on conceiving one-of-a-kind glass artworks.
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