The UCF Art Gallery at the University of Central Florida serves as a catalyst for visual art experiences and education, culture, and community engagement. Our mission is to encourage dialogue and engagement between students, faculty, members of the community, and artists by providing a framework for intellectual and creative inquiry. The gallery hosts exhibitions and programming that examine cultural and social contexts and support contemporary art practices. For more information about exhibitions and programming, visit https://gallery.cah.ucf.edu/
Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Virtual exhibitions are available at: https://gallery.cah.ucf.edu/
Closed on major holidays
Admission is FREE
Free parking is available in Garage F next to CFE Arena. $5 parking lot H-4 or Garage I requires purchasing a visitor permit from a kiosk. Please note that visitors should park in green student spaces ONLY, as the $5 daily permit does not cover red and blue spaces.
The current exhibition is the result of a collaborative partnership between the UCF Art Gallery at the University of Central Florida and the Rollins Museum of Art to celebrate and support emerging professional artists working in Florida. Juried by an external panel of three professionals from various areas of the art world, this year’s edition of the exhibition features six artists with diverse practices. The selection includes a variety of media, themes, scales, and approaches, showing a wide breadth of perspectives and experiences. Works by the six finalists will be shown at both venues, creating opportunities for engagement with two of the area’s major academic constituencies and their surrounding communities. The winning artist of Pathways: The Carlos Malamud Prize will receive a $10,000 cash prize, a solo exhibition at the RMA in the summer of 2023, and will participate as a juror for the following edition of the exhibition. The winner will also receive additional professional development and support. This consistent engagement over time makes Pathways unique and transformative among other art competitions. It hopes to nurture emerging artists and provide a pathway to success, which coincides with the core missions of both presenting institutions.
This year’s finalists are Eugene Ofori Agyei, Channing Gray, Aimee Jones, Eric Ondina, Ivan Riascos, and April Webb.
The finalists were selected by an independent panel of jurors:
Liz Parks, Art Advisor and Founder of Parks Fine Art, New York
Jonell Logan, Independent Curator and Vice President and Creative Director of the McColl Center, North Carolina Omari Booker, Visual Artist, Los Angeles, and Nashville
The funding for the prize is generously provided by Mr. Carlos Malamud of Miami, FL.