INDUSTRY FACES CULTURAL ARTS
MARIA DEL VALLE HERNANDEZ Executive Director ArtCenter / South Florida
EXECUTIVE SOUTH FLORIDA
Photo by Donna Victor
ow in its 30th year, ArtCenter/South Florida, under the direction of Maria Del Valle Hernandez, recently received a $120,000 Knights Arts Challenge grant to create new programs to lure global artists to South Beach’s Lincoln Road. Through the grant, Del Valle, 49, executive director of the nonprofit contemporary art center, is injecting new life into Miami’s visual arts community and creating new residency fellowships for artists. “We hope to retain local artistic talent and seek to attract new artists to Miami,” she said. Del Valle is establishing an international advisory committee to find emerging artists from multiple disciplines for one- and twomonth residency stays, as well as working artists who are seeking studio space.