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Posted on 15 June 2013 by Niki lopez

1310 Gallery presents GIFTED

Gifted: someone with great natural talent. 

June 15 2013, 7pm-10pm

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We all know even natural talent needs dedication and constant work in order to truly be great.  GIFTED is about showing what defines you as an artist. More than their best foot forward it’s a wordless/speechless conversation between each artist and the audience. This is also a fundraiser to to help T. Eliott Mansa achieve his tuition goals for the Yale Masters of Fine Arts program he was accepted into. Live music will be provided by several artist as well as libations. Come see what talent is flourishing in South Florida.

In support of their fellow artist 10% of all sales will go towards supporting him in his education endeavors. In the spirit of giving we ask that you’ll visit T’s page and donate to the advancement of this truly GIFTED artist. http://www.gofundme.com/2ja9ww



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Transforming Risk Art Exhibit

Posted on 17 May 2013 by Niki lopez

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For more info contact: Nerissa Street
Artists, filmmakers, performers push the envelope.
The result?
Their risk is your reward.

Free to the public.

What if your story is just what someone needs to hear to step out on faith?
Join us for Transforming Risk: on Saturday, May 18, come to 1310 Gallery between 7 – 9pm.

Tell us the story about the risk you are taking.
Maybe you’re a single dad who is changing to a lower paying job so you can spend more time with your little boy. Or maybe you’re finally going to put away the broken heart and date again. This project redefines risk; it doesn’t mean danger. It means freedom and joy.

If you are an artist, bring 1 to 3 pieces no larger than 4 ft x 6 ft that will be hung that night (our wall space is huge). Performers, bring yourself and your CD or images of your work. Contribute work on the night of “Transforming Risk”, and get 3 – 5 minutes on-camera to tell your story to our audience. Tell us your story: How does your work take a risk? How are you taking a risk by being a creative professional?
Selected interviews will be edited together for a closing and follow-up event on Friday, June 7.

Twitter: @riskchanger

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You Are What You Eat: Art Exhibition and Fundraiser

Posted on 03 December 2012 by Niki lopez

Fort Lauderdale, FL ‐November 21, 2012 ‐ Exhibit and fundraiser will offer a brief calm after the storm that is Art Basel. This health‐conscious showcase will be held in the artistic lofts/gallery located in Sailboat Bend on Saturday, December 15th, 2012 from 7‐ 11pm. Art lovers and healthy living enthusiasts will enjoy an evening of art and camaraderie with reflections on the pressing need to educate our society about the degenerative Sickle Cell disease and the devastating impact it has on society. This entertaining and informative event is the result of collaboration between Sailboat Bend resident artist Yudelka Tavera and T.J. Brown, founder of the Sickle Cell Natural Wellness Group Inc. The installations and artworks on display will be aesthetic depictions illustrating how vital it is to general wellbeing to maintain a healthy lifestyle by consuming natural foods and participating in “greener” practices.

‘Lull’ a sub‐theme within the highlight of the evening will be a separate showcase within this exhibition presented by Thought Coalition. Artworks within this realm will be expressing the healing process with the body at rest or in motion to symbolize both physical and/or emotional recovery.

The evening promises a visually delicious smorgasbord of sounds and sensations that will appeal to multiple palettes. Spoken word poetry, live musical performances by the Astrokats and Montage, mural painting, fashion and a raw drink refreshment bar to wash it all down.

About the Curators:

Yudelka Tavera is a mixed media artist and visual arts instructor raised in New York City. The message she delivers as an artist is the manifestation of global awareness regarding environmental concerns and sociocultural issues. Her artwork is typically a body that stylistically focuses on the colors, textures, shapes, and formations of the earth’s prominent elements abstractly. Although initially non‐representational there is often a nod at movement, the female form and the usage or depiction of energy both in the literal and imaginative cognizance.




T.J. Brown is a 24 year‐old sickle cell survivor who was told he wouldn’t live past the age of fourteen. In 2010, he founded the Sickle Cell Natural Wellness Group Inc. (501c3) a non‐profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of sickle cell patients and educating the community to make positive healthy lifestyle changes. Through the knowledge of nutrition and a natural holistic approach he has been able to overcome the odds and make a difference so that the word “death” doesn’t immediately follow the diagnosis.

*Sickle Cell affects over 200,000 people in America and millions around the world.

Symptoms include pain, difficulty breathing, low blood count, weakness, strokes, ulcers, bone and organ loss amongst other complications. The life expectancy for people living with this disease is 40, however the majority of those with the disease die before the age of 25.


Yudelka Tavera
1310 SW 2nd Court
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

20% of sales and proceeds will benetit SCNWG.

* Live Music, Mural & Fashion

*Spoken Word Poetry Showcase
*Raw Drink/Smoothie Bar
*Vegan Aperitif Tasting


  • The AstroKats
  • Montage


  • Asanyah Davidson
  • Ashley Queen of Swords
  • Atlas
  • Ben Pachter
  • Brandy Somers
  • Chase Vreeland
  • Claudio Camilucci
  • Craig Denis
  • Darien Dirr
  • Don Pablo Pedro
  • Francis Marquez
  • Gregory Dirr
  • George Retkes
  • Harold Alpha Numerix
  • Jah Linx
  • Jasmine Bailey
  • Jennifer Kosharek
  • Jysikka Ryan
  • Kasey Lou Lindley
  • Lester Jack Gessley III
  • Michelle Feigay
  • Niki Lopez
  • Nikki Detourbutterfly Saraiva
  • Paul McEnery
  • Quick the Poet
  • Renda Writer
  • Rodney Fernandez
  • Sandra Lefever
  • Saori (Cheryl) Murphy
  • Sean Matheson
  • Shane Watt
  • Sonia Baez-Hernandez
  • Sooky Kim
  • T.J. Brown
  • Victoria Topor
  • Yanuary Navarro
  • Yudelka Tavera

20% of sales and proceeds will benetit SCNWG.

For more info:


1310 Gallery Show December 2012



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Open Mic & Closing: Culture Clash

Posted on 08 August 2012 by Niki lopez

Join us for the last chance to see this month long art exhibit: Culture Clash. Do you have a song, a dance, some spoken word, or monologue? Share it with us!

Open Mic with special guest performance by:

  • Alana DaCosta
  • Mr. Rigz
  • ANON DE-EVOLUTION (Poetic Vibez)
  • Mori
  • Lukkas Wolf

More info on show:


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Niki Art Studio and Circa24 Culture Clash






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Culture Clash: Art, Fashion & Aliens July 21

Posted on 19 July 2012 by Niki lopez

Niki Art Studio & Circa24 presents:

Culture Clash

Artists transform cultural expectations with unexpected art

at 1310 Gallery: 1310 SW 2nd Court, Fort Lauderdale FL 33312 – map

Culture Clash by Niki Art Studio & Circa 24
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Culture Clash explores how modern influences affect our perspective of unexplored truths and ancient tradition. Art, fashion and aliens. What else do you need?“ Culture Clash gives us a platform to bring diverse groups together and cultivate positive energy,” says Lopez. “I have a different way of approaching art shows and pick art that reflects the vibrancy and energetic aesthetics not always seen in galleries.”

Visual Artists Include:

  • Niki Lopez
  • Greg Gibbs
  • Greg Dubois
  • Kareem Piper
  • Yudelka Tavera
  • Courtney Mason
  • Detourbutterfly
  • Andrew Ackermen
  • Tatiana Castaneda
  • Simone De Bernard Mas
  • Micheal Anthony Clark


  • Sat 7/21 – 7pm-11pm Opening
  • Sun. 7/29 3PM- 6pm – Tea & Fashion Panel and Clothing Swap
  • Sat. 8/4 – 7pm-11pm – *Dr. Sketchy South Florida*
  • Sat. 8/11– 7pm-11pm -Closing
Thank You Sponsors & Contributors

Lopez (Artist & Designer) is also known for exploring the concept of “alien” in her work. To her, alien isn’t just about the cosmos. “We’re all aliens in some way, not just feeling out of place in this new economy, but being transplanted in new surroundings and having new frames of mind. At our root, our ancient knowledge is alien to us, and it’s my job to help people rediscover it.”

Her co-curator, Asanyah Davidson, creative director of the apparel company Circa24 LLC, found a synergy with Lopez’s mission. Her fashion line is described as fierce sophistication, and she’ll reveal her new Grace Jones-inspired evening line on opening night. Opening night performances include: Fashion show by Adjanie and Circa 24; music by DJ Onestar and DJ Lerue; and live performance by Atlanta’s Profound Breadth (who has opened for artists including Flo Rida, B.o.B., Ludacris, New Boyz, Gorilla Zoe, and Bubba Sparxxx.) and Dana DellaCamera of Nakedown

Live Art by: Atde Crossroadz

Edible delights sponsored by Raw Fusion Catering, Divine Cupcakery and Meatless Lasagna

  • Sign up for Niki Art Studio’s mailing list here
  • Sailboat Bend Artists Community’s mailing list here
  • Facebook for Nik Art Studio here
  • Facebook for Circa 24 here

Ask anyone who knows Niki Lopez and the first word they use to describe her is “community”. A founding member of the 1310 Gallery in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, her studio is a meeting place for church pastors, youth workers, LGBT activists, artists, entrepreneurs, singers, poets, and folks just looking to have a good time. Saturday, July 21, she brings all those interests together in “Culture Clash”, the 4th show she has curated at 1310 Gallery.
Lopez (Artist & Designer) is also known for exploring the concept of “alien” in her work. To her, alien isn’t just about the cosmos. “We’re all aliens in some way, not just feeling out of place in this new economy, but being transplanted in new surroundings and having new frames of mind. At our root, our ancient knowledge is alien to us, and it’s my job to help people rediscover it.”
Davidson also teaches fashion design, and encourages her students to be leaders in the field. “Fashion is a vehicle to communicate culture and change a person’s perspective about themselves,” says Davidson. “Sometimes expressing culture leaves people feeling alien from the collective, but being apart also means standing out.”

About the curators: Niki Lopez is a multi-disciplinary visual artist, graphic designer, and art teacher. Her often ‘other-worldly’ art has been featured in local and national publications, as well as exhibited across South Florida. She is an Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Alumni, member of the Broward Arts Guild, and Artspace’s Sailboat Bend Artists Lofts.

Asanyah Davidson is a Fashion Designer born in Clarendon, Jamaica, is owner of Circa24 LLC. as well as Adjunct professor at Ai Miami (Fashion Dept) and Broward College (Continuing Education Dept). Circa24 promises the convergence of simplicity, lush-sophistication and feminine lines that deliver distinction and command attention.

1310 Gallery is located at 1310 SW 2nd Ct. (Middle St.), Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312. Parking: Parking all along SW 2nd court/middle Street, Church parking lot and field across from Fire Museum on West Las Olas, Empty lot directly next lofts along SW 2nd court/middle Street.

1310 Gallery is an artist-run collective that offers over 2400 square feet of exhibition space split into 3 levels, and housed within ArtSpace’s live/work facility, Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts. 1310 Gallery rotates art exhibitions monthly and also hosts performances and workshops. The gallery is open by appointment in addition to the Opening & Closing receptions.

For further information please call 305-975-6262.


Co-curators Asanyah Davidson and Niki Lopez

Co-curators Asanyah Davidson of Circa24 and Niki Lopez of Niki Art Studio


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Culture Clash – Call to artist- July 21st- August 11th 2012

Posted on 25 June 2012 by Niki lopez

Culture Clash

July 21st- August 11th2012



Culture Clash by Niki Art Studio & Circa 24

Culture Clash: Art, Fashion, & Aliens…

By Niki Art Studio & Circa 24 at 1310 Gallery

Culture Clash…

Facebook Call to Artist

Visual Artists: Niki Lopez,

Fashion Designers: Asanyah Davidson,

Opening night performances: Food sponsored by Raw Fusion Catering.

Opens: Sat, July 21, 2012 7PM- 11pm

Sat, July 28th, 2012 2PM- 5pm

Sun, July 29th, 2012 3PM- 6pm

Sat, August 4th, 2012 2PM- 3:30pm

Closing TBA, August , 2011 7pm-11pm

Artists/performers/Contributors for the Event
Niki Lopez
Curator of the show. Visual Artist, Graphic Design, Photography

Event Sponsors:

This FREE event is brought to you and funded by the curators.

Please feel free to donate /contribute/ patronize /show some love to the event

Items needed for donations/sponsorship,for more info or to donate email me)


Looking for Sponsorship/Donation:

• Printing- Flyers, itinerary, ad (stickers), mini-site event page
• Food
• Supplies (napkins, tissue, cups, plates, ice)
• Drinks
• Items to auction
• Mugs (to paint for auction)

Vendors Download here


  • Sign up for Niki Art Studio’s mailing list here
  • Sailboat Bend Artists Community’s mailing list here
  • Facebook for Nik Art Studio here
  • Facebook for Circa 24 here



  • July 21st – Opening Night
  • July 28th – TBA.
  • July 29th- Tea & Fashion -3pm-6pm Clothing Swap & Fashion Entrepreneur Panel discussions.Light refreshments
  • August 4th – 7pm-11pm – Dr. Sketchy South Florida w/ Charlotte Sundquist

  • August 6th – Closing Event and Networking


Download Form click here:

One Piece $15 DONATE HERE

Two -Three pieces $25 DONATE HERE



Presented by Niki Art Studio, Circa 24 & 1310 Gallery


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ReVision: Art, Performance and Film

Posted on 08 May 2012 by Niki lopez

ReVision: See and Shift — Art, Performance and Film

How Art Helps the World See Things Differently

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“re: Vision” opens Saturday, May 19
closes: Saturday, June 9
1310 Gallery, Fort Lauderdale

Artists have the power to change how you see the world.
We can disturb or inspire you. This show chooses to inspire.
Visual art by:
Farah Artist
Virginia Fifield
Donna Haynes
Tim Hicks
Loni Johnson
Brooklyn Murphy
Michelle Oravitz

Performance Art by:
Iva Marc
Jill Slaughter of Raw Candor

3D Art and Sculpture by:
Jacklyn Laflamme

Featured musical guests:
and Jeffrey Altidor

“re:Vision” features artists, filmmakers, and performers who use their craft to transform how people see the everyday, the mundane, and the traditional.

Proceeds benefit Voices for Children, a non-profit that provides financial assistance and community resources to fulfill the unmet needs of abused and neglected children. Their goal is to help each child feel cared for and to provide the motivation to overcome the obstacles of foster care to become successful and productive adults. Voices for Children of Broward County supports the Guardian ad Litem Program in its efforts to advocate on behalf of abused, neglected and abandoned children.


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Rites of Spring- Group Art Show

Posted on 19 April 2012 by Niki lopez

Rites of Spring- Group Art Show

Open Saturday April 21, 2012- 7pm-11pm
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Come join your local art community for a evening of art and interaction. Ten resident artists works including new works as well as a group mural created on recycled paper, as well as a wall for guest participation.

Dates as follows:

Saturday April 21

Opening night, Live Art, wine & light refreshments.

Sunday April 22
Sounds on the Bend FREE music concert:
More info- https://www.facebook.com/events/199438093506210/

Thursday May 10

Saturday May 12
CLosing night, OPEN MIC, open studios (listing TBA), live art demos (TBA)

1310 Gallery presents: Rites of Spring- Group Art Show

————- Featured Artists ————–

Sonia Baez-Hernandez
Christine Velez Stone
Asanyah Davidson
Suzanna Murphy
Jeremiah Jenner
Tabatha Mudra
Yudelka Tavern
Jeffery Oliver
Philip Curtis
Louie Davis
Niki Lopez

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Love Thy Neighbor: 1310 Gallery Artists Community Group Show

Posted on 02 February 2012 by Niki lopez

Love Thy Neighbor group art show - 1310 gallery


Group Show by Sailboat Bend Art Community

Opening Reception: Saturday February 18, 2012, 7-11 pm
Open House: Sunday February 26, 1-4pm; 
Closing Reception: Saturday March 3, 7-11pm

Admission: Free & Open to the Public

Announcing the first resident-only group art exhibition in over two years at 1310! This event will highlight the work of 27 prominent artists of the Sailboat Bend Artist community through Artspace at their 2,400 square foot, three-floor gallery. 

Although this creative enclave has transitioned through a flux-housing both prestigious and emerging local artists since their 2008 inauguration, this exhibition will be proudly featuring the wide-scope of talent nestled there. The newest works by a combination of the veteran residents first to move in to the lofts, as well as residents newer to the community should make for an interesting evening of art, music and culture in Fort Lauderdale.

Artists in the exhibition include:

  • Sonia Baez-Hernandez
  • Monica Barronton
  • Kerry Beasley
  • Barry Carmichael
  • Rory Carracino
  • Phillip Curtis
  • Asanyah Davidson
  • Louis Davis
  • Simone De Bernard Mas
  • Dana Dellacamera of Nakedown
  • DJ Onestar
  • Jeremiah Jenner
  • Nicole Kent
  • Laqui
  • Niki Lopez
  • Josafat Miranda
  • Suzanna Murphy
  • Cynthia Nichols
  • Greg Olivier
  • Nzingah Oniwosan
  • Chris Polzer
  • Claudia Polzer
  • Lisa Rockford
  • Diego Romero
  • Nerissa Street
  • Yudelka Tavera
  • Andy C. Trejo
  • Christine Velez-Stone.

The visiting audience can also share their “love” by contributing non-perishable food items in a drive for LifeNet4Families (formerly The Cooperative Feeding Program). With any three or more canned/boxed food items donated, each contributor will receive a raffle ticket for an opportunity to score original artwork from one of the generous artists-in-residence.

The artists at Sailboat Bend form a community located in downtown Fort Lauderdale through Artspace. The various disciplines and media include painters, photographers, writers, poets, sculptors, dancers, musicians, actors, graphic designers and non-profit organizations. Since 2008, the gallery has hosted monthly art exhibits, workshops, open studios, live performances, film screenings, and book readings-with over 48 events hosted in 2011 alone.
1310 Gallery is open by appointment in addition to the event times. For further information, please call 305-975-6262.

The Open House listed on Sunday, February 26th will be in conjunction with the Sounds on the Bend free live music concert and the Sailboat Bend Civic Association’s Walking Tour. For more information please visit:


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Saturday August 6: Into the Rabbit Hole- Closing

Posted on 12 July 2011 by Niki lopez

Join us for the closing night.

Open mic starts at 8pm

Into The Rabbit Hole: Art + Performance + Workshops

By Niki Art StudioColabo Fingers at 1310 Gallery

Into The Rabbit Hole, a portal into the bizarre and exotic. A place where the hungry traveler can explore their inner voyeurism through the vastness of visual representation.

Come discover an alternate world through visual and performance arts at 1310 Gallery. It will be a feast for the eyes. Brought to you by the whimsical minds behind Niki Art Studio and Colabo Fingers.

Visual Artists: Niki Lopez, Luzalma Gonzalez, Leah Brown,
Brittany Smith, Christine Stone, Jah Linx, Maciel Vargas, PLA, Greg Dubois, Jonathan Hunt, Brandy Rumiez, BeartheBear, JanK, Parallax Squared, Idil Gözde, Katya Neptune , Patrick Garcia , MarcPaperScissor, David Jackson Rodriguez & Dick Sauer.

Opening night performances: Venus Rising: Women’s Drum & Dance EnsembleAlana DeCostaChaos Theory, and Silent Strangers.  Food sponsored by Be Organic.

RSVP on facebook here

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