May 20 – September 3, 2023

Joel Johnson, Winter Shadows



Holmes and Titelman Galleries

The Vero Beach Museum of Art is pleased to announce the inaugural 2023 juried fine art exhibition of recent works of art by living local artists. Over the years, numerous artists have settled in and around Vero Beach, Florida. The VBMA‘s mission to recognize the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by contemporary artists. With over 350 applicants, and over 800 artworks to consider, Juror Ellen E. Roberts, the Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Senior Curator of American Art at the Norton Museum of Art (West Palm Beach, FL), finally selected 137 works for the show.  In order to curatorially give the exhibition structure, the selections were assigned the following categories: 1. Cityscape, Landscape and Seascape, 2. Abstract, 3. Figurative, 4. Photography, 5. Sculpture, Ceramic and other 3D and 6. Other. The winners will be announced at the Opening Reception on May 26.

Click HERE to view the PDF list of artists on display


Click HERE to view the artists’ page  


Ellen E. Roberts, the Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Senior Curator of American Art at the Norton Museum of Art has been Curator of American Art at the museum since 2012. At the Norton, she has curated sixteen exhibitions, including the traveling shows Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: Sculpture (2018) and O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York (2016), for which she also wrote the catalogues. She has also authored a book on Museum founder Ralph Norton and his collecting. Her future projects include the exhibitions Joseph Stella: Visionary Nature and The 306 Group: Art and Politics in 1930s Harlem. Roberts has published extensively during her tenure at the Norton, and in her previous role as Associate Curator of American Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, where she co-authored collections catalogues on American modernism and American Impressionism, and co-curated exhibitions on Edward Hopper, the Arts and Crafts movement, food and American painting, and Frank Lloyd Wright and Japanese art. She has a B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Art History from Boston University.


Joel Johnson, Winter Shadows (detail), 2019. Watercolor on paper, 39 x 38 inches. On loan to VBMA, Vero Beach private collection.