GLORIA PORCELLA leads Rome based Galleria Ca` d’Oro, following in the footsteps of her father and grandfather. Over the years, she has organized a great many exhibitions including a tribute to Pope John Paul II celebrating the 25th anniversary of his papacy with the Madonna in Contemporary Art at the European Parliament in Brussels and the Pantheon in Rome; and the sensational first installation of the REgeneration Art Project in Syracuse, Italy during the G8 Environmental Summit.
In December 2010, during ArtBasel Miami, the Galleria Ca' d'Oro Miami opened its doors at 135 San Lorenzo Avenue in Coral Gables with the placement of the unforgesable pink snails, extending the REgeneration Art Project to the United States.
In the fall of 2011, Ca’ d’Oro brought to Miami the unique Mona Lisa Unveiled exhibit that was hosted by Miami Dade College at their historic Freedom Tower. For Art Basel Miami 2011, Ca’ d’Oro collaborated with young urban artists Blue & Joy to bring to Miami The wind doesn’t have a plan, a multi Jered project that included a solo exhibition at the MDC Freedom Tower, an installation of public art outside on Brickell Avenue, and a mural in Miami Beach punctuated by FIAT 500 cars that zipped around town wrapped in the artists.
JEREMY MIKOLAJCZAK joined the MDC Art Gallery System as its director in October 2011, spearheading the College’s efforts to consolidate the campus galleries into a reinvigorated centralized system that includes a museum and permanent art collection. Prior to MDC, Jeremy served as director and chief curator for the University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art & Design. His experience includes work with major private, corporate, and museological art collections, as well as regional, national, and international artists. He has curated multiple solo and group exhibitions emphasizing the importance of contemporary art within historical and cultural precedence.
Jeremy earned an MFA from the University of Florida (2007) and a BFA from West Virginia University (2002) with an emphasis in contemporary art theory and practice.
Named “Best Museum Curator” for 2010 by the New Times Broward-Palm Beach, WENDY M. BLAZIER is a published art historian and veteran museum professional who has been active in South Florida for more than 30 years as a museum curator, lecturer, juror, and strong advocate for today’s contemporary artists working in all media. From 2001 to 2012, Ms. Blazier served as Senior Curator at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, where she was responsible for the organization and presentation of changing exhibitions and the Museum’s permanent collections. From 1997 to 2001, Ms. Blazier was the Boca Raton Museum of Art’s Director of Development, raising $13 million in three years for construction of the Museum’s 55,000 square foot facility in Mizner Park. Prior to that, Ms. Blazier was with the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Florida for 16 years, first as Assistant Director and Curator, and from 1986 to1995 as Executive Director/Curator.