Persistence has been an annual exhibition since 2019 at The d’Art Center and features work from female artists from across the country in honor of Women’s History Month! This will be our 5th and final year for the Persistence Exhibition.
This exhibition was/is open to female artists living in the United States, and historically receives over 600 submissions from over 200 female artists annually!
This is a juried exhibition, and was co-curated by gallery manager Amanda Bradley, and exhibition juror, Lori Pratico of The Girl Noticed Project.
This year's call reached 36 states. 156 artists submitted for a total of 556 submissions. The Gallery Manager and the Juror selected 66 pieces from 60 artists from 23 states!
Lori Pratico began her artistic career when she was eighteen years old as a billboard artist in Philadelphia. She grew up in a row home in the city and remembers dreaming of a day she’d drive down the street and be able to point and say “I did that.” Self taught and full of ambition she learned from unique experiences that pushed her outside of her own boundaries and the boundaries of society. Today, Lori’s artwork is recognized on a national level. Her work has been represented by galleries and shown at Art Basel. She’s painted live at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, the world renowned Miami Boat Show and the Chicago and Philadelphia Travel and Adventure Shows. Her artwork has been published in Marie Claire, Juxtapoz and Professional Artist magazines. Lori has been onvited to speak at numerous community and art events including Art Fort Lauderdale, and the Women’s Studies Program at Old Dominion University. In 2020 shewas awarded the Artist Visionary Award in Broward County, FL.
Lori is a resident artist at ArtServe, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, and serves on Broward County’s Public Arts and Design Committee. Lori also leads programing at The Coral Springs Museum of Art where she brings art to children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy and other special abilities, and has served as Art Director for the Florida Youth Pride Coalition serving LGBTQ+ youth.
A philanthropist at heart, Lori’s success in art led her to use her talents in 2015 as a vehicle to launch the Non-Profit Girl Noticed, Inc. A community based arts outreach program that through self discovery uncovers and showcases the unique strengths, contributions and abilities of females, providing positive and empowering art experiences that help to define each girls value in society. She has completed over thirty-five murals in fifteen states celebrating and advocating for girls and women of all ages.