The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt - April 1st – 26th 2014

This Spring Carol Prusa takes part in New York City’s Faberge egg hunt. Spread across all five boroughs, the eggs will be ‘hidden’ in public places and will feature over 200 egg sculptures. 

The event is 100% charitable, raising money for Studio in a School, and conservation efforts through Elephant Family.

Studio in a School ( is one of New York’s most respected children’s non-profits, bringing visual arts and professional artists to more than 150 New York public schools each year. The event will equally benefit Elephant Family ( as they continue to race against the clock to save the endangered Asian elephant from extinction.

In partnership with Sotheby’s, the highly collectable sculptures are auctioned at the end of the event, in hopes of raising substantial funds.

Grand Auction – April 22nd, 2014


            20 Shades of Grey 

The artists chosen to be in 20 Shades of Grey at Zadok Gallery are at least 70 years young or older and have been making their mark in our city before Art Basel, Art Fair Week, Art Miami, or the graffiti walls arrived. Artists do not retire. Their creative juices do not stop flowing at the arbitrary retirement age of 65. The artists in 20 Shades of Grey are fervent and tenacious about their work.

This exhibition does not pretend to be a comprehensive survey of those contemporary artists in this age group. The sheer number of artists in such a survey would be beyond our physical capabilities. This exhibition does illustrate the rewards of discipline, hard work, perseverance, and a lifetime of dedication. Each artist’s unending and unresolved struggle with their life’s work is, in itself, its own reward. Each of the artists is creating a legacy to be reckoned with by the art historians.

This exhibition honors those who have dedicated their lives to their art and have achieved the position of Florida National Treasures.


Mark Messersmith

Where have all the birds gone?

March 9th - April 30th, 2013

Messersmith’s work deals with many issues mostly related to conservation, over development in Northern Florida, and the effects on the indigenous wildlife.  His paintings are usually composed of three elements; with the top as a detachable, carved, painted, and decorated panel related to the overall subject matter of the painting.  These panels are decorated in a style honoring folk art, or outsider art traditions. The middle section consists of a framed, densely complex oil painting. Beneath the painting, is the third element, a series of dioramic predella panels.  Each diorama is a vignette that may consist of collages, photographs, drawings, paintings, and hand-made or found objects. For this exhibition Messersmith has done a body of totems that emphasize the mythological power of the animal kingdom.  Although Messersmith’s work tells a modern day tale, he also incorporates modern day influences from art histories past, including medieval alter pieces, 19th century romantic landscape painting, and contemporary folk art. 

Messersmith is a professor of painting at Florida State University .