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Cuban artist Glexis Novoa shares insights about his work during the opening celebration for USFCAM’s exhibition Climate Change: Cuba/USA. Photo: Tony Palms.

USF Institute for Research in Art
2019–2020 Director’s Circle


Dear Supporters,

I invite you to champion our 2019-2020 season by becoming a VIP by contributing to the University of South Florida’s Institute for Research in Art Director’s Circle. We are so grateful to all the VIPs who support our exhibitions, programs, and artist residencies.

To become a VIP, please give at any level to our programs by visiting one of the following links:

CAM’s Exhibitions and Educational Programs
Graphicstudio’s Artist Residencies
Public Art and Community Projects

You may also write a check made payable to the USF Foundation and mail it to us:

USF Institute for Research in Art
c/o Randall West
3702 Spectrum Blvd, Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33612

Please designate the area you would like to support or allow us to direct your gift to a current need.

I welcome you to contact me to explore other ways to give that would be meaningful to you, such as a pledge to ACE (Art for Community Engagement), becoming a member of Graphicstudio’s Research Partners (known as our subscribers), contributing to the CAM endowment, underwriting student internships or artist talks, sponsoring an exhibition, or naming a gallery at CAM.

Margaret A. Miller
Director, USF Institute for Research in Art


VIP Director’s Circle Members Receive Invitations
to All Our special events, including:

Friday, September 6, 2019
After Party at the home of Director Margaret Miller

Meet artists Robert Lazzarini and Rodrigo Valenzuela at the after party following the gallery talk and reception at CAM for the new exhibition The Return of the Real, curated by Christian Viveros-Fauné.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
VIP Reception at the Tampa TheatRE before Stink! Stank! Stunk!

Groundbreaking Philadelphia-based artist Alex Da Corte will give a talk that will be open to students and the public. Da Corte will show a selection of his animations included in the Carnegie International and the Venice Biennale.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Nick Cave talk at Tampa International Airport: Art, Performance, and Empowerment

Chicago-based artist Nick Cave is a multi-media artist and messenger known for working between the visual and performing arts. Following the talk, view the hanging sculpture Cave and collaborator Bob Faust produced for the new Rental Car Center.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Nick Cave Workshop: Identity and the Art of Introduction

Observe Nick Cave and Bob Faust as they lead a select group of multi-disciplinary USF students in an all-day workshop on the power of collaboration and the critical role that understanding each other, as people and artists, plays among participants.

October 23-25, 2019
New York City Print Week Trip

Tickets to the VIP opening night preview of the Fine Art Print Fair at the Javits Center; curator-led artist studio visits and tours of leading Chelsea galleries; VIP tickets to the Collector’s Preview and Vernissage of the Editions/Artist’s Book Fair; and a preview cocktail party at Christie’s special Graphicstudio Benefit Auction! Studio tours led by CAM’s Curator-at-Large, Christian Viveros-Fauné, and Margaret Miller. Space is limited!

December 4-5, 2019
Ink Miami Art Fair in South Beach

Ink Miami is the only art fair dedicated to modern and contemporary works on paper. Join us at the Dorchester Suites on Collins Avenue for a preview breakfast on Wednesday, December 4 and the Pulp Party on the evening of Thursday, December 5.

Thursday, December 5, 2019
VIP Tickets to Art Basel Miami Beach Vernissage

Tour one of the largest American art fairs with CAM Curator-at-Large, Christian Viveros-Fauné, for a engaging look at today’s top contemporary artists and galleries. Also tour a new sector, Meridians, dedicated to large-scale installations, videos, and performance.

Friday, January 17, 2020
After Party at the home of Director Margaret Miller

Meet artists Hope Ginsburg and Anastasia Samoylova at the after party following the talk and reception for CAM’s new exhibitions Sponge Exchange and FloodZone, curated by Sarah Howard.

Monday, February 10, 2020
Artist Conversation and Book Release with Anastasia Samoylova at Oxford Exchange

A conversation with Miami based photographer Anastasia Samoylova at the Oxford Exchange. Samoylova highlights the friction between Florida’s natural and constructed landscapes by investigating the relationship among environmentalism, consumerism, and the picturesque. Her new book FloodZone will be available for purchase.

Saturday, April 18, 2020
Reception and Artist Talks with the Graduating MFAs

Celebrate the graduating class of MFA students from the USF School of Art and Art History at the home of Tina Worrall. Join us to hear three of the artists give short talks about their work and for light refreshments

Saturday, May 2, 2020
Graphicstudio Benefit Sale

Contact us to schedule a private preview of the annual Graphicstudio Benefit Sale where our inventory of limited edition prints and sculpture multiples are available for discounts between 10% and 60%.

Saturday, May 30, 2020
Never Say Gala

This unique event benefiting CAM will begin with a candlelight viewing of Verse l’Espagne, a solo exhibition of artist Bosco Sodi followed by dinner in the galleries presented by acclaimed Mexican chef. Purchase individual tickets for $100 or tables of 10 for $1000. Space is limited.