News & Events

News & Events

41st Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

Call For Entries Application

Entry Deadline: June 4, 2022, 1pm


Exhibition: June 24–August 27, 2022
Alice and William Jenkins Gallery
Crealdé Main Campus

This favorite annual exhibition features some of the year’s best student work in painting, drawing, digital and film photography, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, and fiber arts. Works are selected by Crealdé’s program managers and awarded by a guest juror. Opening reception follows the Annual Membership Meeting and award ceremony, 7-8 pm.

Download Application

News & Events

Three Generations of Hurt Family Painters: Maury, Pete, Benj and Kinzer

Opening Reception: Friday, January 28, 7 – 9 pm
Gallery Talk: 8 pm
Alice and William Jenkins Gallery

This is the first time all four family members’ works will be introduced together to an audience of new and old admirers and collectors. James “Maury” Hurt (1934 to 2013)—considered a legend in Central Florida—had a very lengthy career as a painter with solo exhibitions throughout the state, including the Cornell and Mennello Museums, Orlando Museum of Art, and Maitland Art Center, which he helped preserve when it was called the Andre Smith Research Center. His work is included in hundreds of private and corporate collections, and he also mentored dozens of artists, some of whom have gone on to have very successful careers of their own.

Maury‘s passion for painting inspired his brother William Kinzer “Pete” Hurt, Sr., (1935 to 2016), his son William Kinzer “Benj” Hurt, Jr. and his grandson, Kinzer Hurt. Maury studied art at the University of Florida, obtaining a fine arts degree, and within several years began making his living as a fine art painter. Pete, on the other hand, worked for 25 years in the business world before taking lessons from Maury. Five years later, he left the insurance business to pursue painting full time, which he was able to do for more than 20 years. Benj (William Kinzer Hurt, Jr.) began studying with Pete and Maury while in college and has enjoyed painting while maintaining his career in real estate. Kinzer, (William Kinzer Hurt III) genetically blessed, has had the discipline and talent to complete many works while finishing high school; winning the Student Division at the Maitland Rotary Art Festival in 2019. Kinzer attends Clemson University and is majoring in Landscape Architecture.

This exhibition is curated by Barbara Tiffany, who was mentored by Maury Hurt in the 1980s, with works on loan from area museums as well as private collections.

News & Events

Helen Bennett & Ken Austin: A Tribute to Two Central Florida Legends

The late Helen Bennett was well known in the ceramics community for decades as an artist, mentor, and owner of the Bennett Pottery Company. Ken Austin is the founder of the Central Florida Watercolor Society, a retired architect and city planner, and has created artwork that reveals his interest in both modern and traditional styles. Curated by Doug Bringle, Crealdé Senior Faculty in Ceramics, and Barbara Tiffany, Crealdé Curator of Exhibitions.

News & Events

News & Events

40th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 25, 7–9:00pm

This favorite annual exhibition features some of the year’s best student work in painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, and fiber arts. Works are selected by Crealdé’s program managers and awarded by guest juror, Austin Reeves, collections and exhibitions manager, Cornell Museum of Fine Art at Rollins College.

*For the safety of all
, our galleries will be carefully monitored by Crealdé staff and allow a capacity of 15 people for 10 minutes. We expect visitors to be responsible by wearing masks and practicing social distancing. Refreshments will be served outdoors.

News & Events