Exhibit Opening Night: Featuring Florida Photography

SATURDAY, February, 15 2014
7:00pm – 11:00pm
Presented by Melisa Caprio, Fran Bitett Beck, & 1310 Gallery:


Featuring Florida Photography

Art Exhibit Opening Night

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For more info contact: Melisa Caprio

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A Collection of Fine Art Photographs by:

Fran Bitett Beck (Curator) – Beck, A seasoned local photographer, has exhibited extensively throughout the US. Her work has been showcased in numerous publications and she has been the recipient of The South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship in both 1996 and 2003.
Fran Bitett Beck

Devorah Bowen – Bowen, Received her MFA in photography from FIU, Miami. She has had her photographs exhibited both nationally and internationally and is part of several permanent collections. In her current series, she confronts issues and emotions surrounding the loss of a loved one.
Devorah Bowen

Melisa Caprio (Curator) – Caprio, Graduated with a BFA in photography. Her work has been exhibited nationally and Caprio has been published extensively internationally with her Dolphin Human Therapy work. She is currently working on a new project, Postcards to the Universe where she is photographing art, written desires and affirmations with that work she is creating fine art photography books.
Melisa Caprio Photography
Postcards To The Universe

Eduardo Del Valle & Mira Gomez – The Cuban-born husband and wife team of Del Valle & Gomez have worked collaboratively for more than thirty-five years, receiving international acclaim for their photographs of subjects in a state of flux. They are the recipients of numerous artist’s fellowships including the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Del Valle & Gomez are authors of several monographs all published by Nazraeli Press and are represented by Jim Kempner Fine Art Gallery in NY. They are professors of art and photography at FIU, Miami.
Nazraeli Press
Jim Kempner Fine Art Gallery

Rob Friedman – Friedman, Holds a MFA in photography and his photographs have been exhibited and collected nationally, including the Museum of Modern Art in NY. He is a recipient of The South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship in 2007. He teaches photography at Miami Palmetto Senior High School.
Rob Friedman

Alex Heria – Heria, holds a MFA in photography and is a Miami based artist, photographer and designer. His photography work features an emphasis on enhanced cinematic experience in the everyday quotidian world. His photography has been exhibited locally and is in numerous private collections. Currently he is an artist-in-residence at the Fountainhead Studios.
Alex Heria Photography

Stephen B. Mack – Mack, A local photographer has been exhibited and published nationally. Mack’s current series “Rockscapes” feature local rock pits before they became subdivisions or shopping centers. The photographs are reminiscent of Ansel Adams majestic landscapes.
Stephen Mack Photography

Daniel C. Mintz – Mintz, Holds an MFA in photography and is an award winning professional photographer with twenty years experience. Mintz has participated in as many as fifty juried exhibitions and contests and has been widely published.
Daniel Mintz Photography

Joseph Tamargo – Tamargo, A widely published artist has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. Tamargo has received the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship in Chile and has his work in the permanent collection of The George Eastman House of Photography and Film. Currently, Tamargo teaches and directs the photography program at The Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College.
Joseph Tamargo

Photographers in Residence:  
Open Studios: 

Galerie Jenner (Studio #307) – Showcasing – Issac Allen Sandy – Jenner is a highly regarded galerist, photographer and educator who is valued for his curatorial prowess.
Galerie Jenner

Issac Allen Sandy (Featured Artist) – Sandy, A well known artist in Florida has exhibited extensively and is collected throughout the US and Canada. Sandy has received numerous awards and recognition for his photographs.
Isaac Allen Images

Cynthia Nichols (Studio #205) – Nichols, A photographer with experience in an array of media. She creates iconic mixed media collages and prints.
Cynthia Nichols

Light refreshments

About this months organizers:

Melisa Caprio & Fran Bitett Bec

Featuring Florida Photography event at 1310 Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale is Curated by Photographers Melisa Caprio and Fran Bitett Beck. 

Caprio has been exhibited nationally and published extensively internationally with her Dolphin Human Therapy work. Currently Caprio launched a new project called Postcards to the Universe where she is photographing art, written desires and affirmations, creating fine art photography books.

Beck has exhibited throughout the USA along with being showcased in numerous publications. She is the recipient of the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship


Free & open to the public.


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In addition to parking in the parking lot there is also:
+ 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 to lofts along SW 2nd Court/Middle Street.
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2014 Calendar:

(Subject to change- please check back) Gallery Openings at 1310 Gallery:

  • January  -Marcella and Christine Stone
  • February – Melisa Caprio March – Iva Marc
  • April – Nzingah Oniwoson
  • May – Nerissa Street
  • June – Lisa Rockford
  • July – Niki Lopez
  • August – Dana DellaCamera
  • September – Eliane Harvey
  • October – Tabatha Mudra
  • November – Yudelka Tavera
  • December – OPEN – Possible group/holiday show (TBA)

*Some months have mulitple events, workshops, and more. Please check back for updates or check with individual artist/curator

Many shows are still under development, please contact the person of that month for more info. Some months have multiple events going on during the month. Performance, visual arts, and more!

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Niki Lopez

Niki Lopez Afro-Latina, Queer, interdisciplinary Visual Artist, Curator, Social Practioner, Cultural Programer, award-winning Graphic Designer and Mom. Lopez is best known for her masks and a collection of works dealing with some of her trauma and healing through the arts which inspired her to create What’s Your Elephant ®. Lopez produces “The Circle”, a bi-weekly Facebook/Youtube live-video podcast sharing stories of our creative community, activists & social entrepreneurs. Niki’s advocacy includes mental health, self-care, and diversity in swimming. Lopez is one of the founding members of the Sailboat Artist Lofts.

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