Cavendish Projects
10.19.2015 ImpactJax and MOCA Jacksonville Host Public Policy and Art Summit
The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce through its ImpactJax affiliate convened a Public Policy and Art Summit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville on the evening of October 19, 2015.

Michael Cavendish joined Allison Galloway-Gonzalez of the Cathedral Arts Project and Jeffrey A. Smith of Duval County Public Schools as a keynote speaker for the event. The summit was hosted by Christopher Warren of the University of North Florida and sponsored by ImpactJax.
04.12.2015 One Spark Juried Art Award Won by Film Project 'The Grey Area'
The One Spark crowdfunding festival completed its third annual edition on Sunday evening, April 12, 2015, with the $15,000 juried award in the Art category going to a short film project, The Grey Area.

Michael Cavendish joined Timothy Lenoir of Brooklyn, NY and artist/activist Chip Southworth as the festival's art jurors voting the award. The award was sponsored and underwritten at this year's festival by the J. Johnson Gallery.

Described as an empathic experience in gender identity, the film's directors plan to use the prize funds to directly pay for production costs. A release date is expected in 2016.
12.24.2014 Grace by Fabricio Farias Exhibits at St. Johns Cathedral
As reported in the Florida Times-Union and EU Jacksonville, the mixed media felt-based work of fiber art Grace by Fabricio Farias opens as a multi-month single-work exhibit on the public presentation stage at St. John's Cathedral's Talliaferro Hall in downtown Jacksonville.

Grace is a 23 foot cascade of over one thousand individually pieced components of silkscreened felt. The artwork debuted at Tallahassee's Museum of Fine Art (MoFA) in a group exhibit in May of 2014.

The Rev. Kate Moorehead, Dean of the Cathedral, spearheaded the effort to exhibit Grace in view of recent successful combinations of large scale contemporary artworks and spaces within classically built cathedrals.

Farias is a Venezuelan-American artist currently working and residing in Jacksonville.

Cavendish Projects co-produces the exhibition with the artist.
12.01.2014 De Boer and Giesel Film Elements on Exhibit in Tokyo
Pre-edit sequences from David De Boer and Aaron Giesel's developmental film Chasing the Sun will exhibit in the group exhibition Here There be Tygers at Gallery Lara, Tokyo.
10.27.2014 Elements of De Boer and Giesel Project Exhibit at Cerritos
Elements from David De Boer and Aaron Giesel's developmental film project Chasing the Sun appear in the group exhibition Heuristic Memories, curated by James MacDevitt, at Cerritos College Art Gallery in Norwalk, CA, commencing October 27.

Film stills, segments of production video, and items of ephemera in vitrine collected during the artists' and filmmakers' filmed road trip from Los Angeles to Chicago to Jacksonville are on display until December 5, 2014 together with offerings by artists York Chang, Zoe Crosher, Veronica Duarte, McClean Fahnestock, Patricia Fernandez, and Daniel Small.

A catalog, Heuristic Memories: Intimate Derivations and Other Spectres in the Archive, accompanies the exhibition.
09.14.2014 Kevin Peterson features in MOCA Jacksonville's GET REAL
The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville opened a groundbreaking exhibit of 21st century American realism, GET REAL.

The exhibit features eight young and leading American painters painting with contemporary themes and voices in the grand realist tradition of Velasquez, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Bonheur, and Regnault.

One of the eight artists anchoring GET REAL is Kevin Peterson. Peterson's practice is based in Houston, TX, and from his studio there he has established a notable body of photorealist work typified by his 'Graffiti Girl' series.

Peterson's work is part of the America 2012 collection managed by Cavendish Projects, which has loaned Peterson's painting Angel to the exhibit.

The MOCA Jacksonville exhibition GET REAL: New American Painting runs through January 4, 2015.
01.31.2014 Significant Work by David De Boer at Florida Mining Gallery
Significant Work, a pre-career retrospective of work by Los Angeles artist David De Boer, completed a 45 day run at Jacksonville's Florida Mining Gallery, a leading southeastern contemporary gallery under the direction of artist Steve Williams.

The show featured De Boer's conceptual, performative, and painting-based works, and video and print works in collaboration with Los Angeleno photographer Aaron Giesel.

The exhibit was curated by Staci Bu Shea and Jefree Shalev, Kurt Polkey, and Mark Creegan of nullspace. The exhibit included artwork on loan from the Michael Cavendish collection of 21st century contemporary American art.
12.17.2013 DIADEM Art Papers Launches Interview Feature
DIADEM Art Papers today released the maiden offering of a new feature, The DIADEM Interview, with an interview of New York-based painter and sculptor Arlan Huang, Read the interview| here |.
11.21.2013 Cavendish Projects Debuts DIADEM Art Papers
With the publication of the essay 'Private Into Public: How Collectors/Benefactors Became the Object' by Los Angeleno artist David De Boer, Cavendish Projects entered the soft launch phase of DIADEM Art Papers, an all new series of American art writings.

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11.19.2013 TOM and DEREK Opens
TOM and DEREK: Live! at the Tax Collectors Office, an exhibition of the 21st century pop art of Seattle artists Derek Erdman and Tom DesLongchamp, opened today at the historic Yates Building on Forsyth Street in Jacksonville's downtown.

Presented by Ropeline, TOM and DEREK is exhibited in cooperation with Michael Corrigan, Duval County Tax Collector, and is curated by Bryan Massey.
09.16.2013 Signal From San Francisco Debuts at EverBank Tower
EverBank Tower and TX by Cavendish Projects open Signal From San Francisco, two paintings by Nicholas Bohac, in the EverBank Tower second floor atrium and artspace on September 16, 2013.

The exhibit presents two of Bohac’s large scale works on canvas; The Minutes and the Months and Hummingbird Wars. Both paintings were featured in a year-long exhibition in 2012 in downtown San Francisco’s 101 California Building.

One of the paintings in the exhibit, The Minutes and the Months, was featured in the 2011 peer-reviewed art annual New American Paintings – West.

The exhibit is made possible through the cooperation of El Ad Florida, LLC and EverBank Tower, and will run through March 14, 2014.
08.21.2013 Hot -N- Fresh Debuts
Hot-N-Fresh, an exhibition of current American street art staged within a food court stall, opened today at the riverfront food court of The Jacksonville Landing.

An art as public outreach program, Hot -N- Fresh features works by the following artists:

Aaron Brick, Seattle, WA
Kyle Brooks, Atlanta, GA
gilf!, Brooklyn, NY
Larry Holland, Atlanta, GA
Edwin McSwine, Memphis, TN
Ryan Mellick, Atlanta, GA
Billy Mode, Brooklyn, NY
Chris Stain, Brooklyn, NY
Stikman, location unknown
VRNO, location unknown

The exhibit is curated by Bryan Massey, and is presented by Ropeline in partnership with The Jacksonville Landing.
07.29.2013 profile in Folio Weekly, A Capital For Visual Art
Folio Weekly, Jacksonville's broadsheet tabloid weekly, published an online profile--'A Capital for Visual Art'--featuring "The Unauthorised Collection of John Kaldor" by David De Boer.
07.15.2013 profile of De Boer installation in the Florida Times-Union
The Florida Times-Union published a profile of "The Unauthorised Collection of John Kaldor" by David De Boer, reporting on the delivery of the installation via a June 2012 roadtrip by artists David De Boer and Aaron Giesel from Los Angeles to Jacksonville.