Art & Poetry Exhibit (Competitive)

Artists & photographers have created original works inspired by poems, most from our local poetry community. See this unique mash-up of art & poetry! Paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures, mixed media, and jewelry will be on display.

Location: Broward Art Guild Gallery, 3280 NE 32nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Gallery Hours: Wed., Fri., Sat., noon–9pm; Thurs., noon–6pm

Free Public Reception: Saturday, June 3, 2023, 5:30-8:30pm. Join us to cast a ballot for the People’s Choice award.

Special Poetry Reading Event: Saturday, June 10, 2023, 5:30 -8:30pm

Exhibit Run Dates: May 31, 2023-June 16, 2023

Criteria for This Exhibit: Works must be inspired by poems, which will accompany the work (See artist poem commitment/entry form). Open medium and style for 2D, 3D, and jewelry.

Artist Intake: Fri. May 26, 2023 and Sat., May 27, 2023, by appointment.

Artist Pickup: Fri., June 16, 2023, and Sat., June 17, 2023

Artists can choose from submitted poems here 


Judge: Dr. Timothy Leistner

Timothy Leistner, Ed.D. is an award-winning artist and educator who has the distinction of being selected as Teaching Artist of the Year Award (Broward County); The Joseph Leavitt Award for Commitment to the Arts; Best Visual Artist – Broward and Palm Beach counties by New Times Magazine; and Artist of the Year for Community Impact (Broward County); among others.

He instructs a weekly watercolor painting class for the City of Fort Lauderdale as well as facilitating art therapy sessions for a mental health center. He currently works as Program Manager at the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

Leistner’s art has been featured in several publications such as Culture in Keys, Parklander, New Pelican, and the national artist’s quarterly, Palette. Dr. Leistner has authored and illustrated textbooks and children’s picture books including The House Where Happiness Lived, Stitch and Sew – The Doll Maker’s Story, Welcome Garden Adult Coloring Book, Angel Parent Memories, Turducken, and more.
Leistner owned and operated the former Artist’s Eye Fine Art Gallery in Dania Beach. He has taught at Florida Atlantic University, Barry University, and Nova Southeastern University. Over the past two years he worked with youth in the Young Artists at Work (YAAW) program and The Arts Commission in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio.