Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA): located at 41 NE 1st St.
Pompano Beach, FL 33060 | (954) 786-7879
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm and Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm
Offering contemporary art exhibits, workshops & classes!


This exhibition features works of south Florida artists working with abstraction as their main thematic - yet in a variety of mediums. Featuring expressive painting from Monica Kassan, colorful paintings, sculptures and found objects altered by Jill Lefkowitz and geometrical sculptures by Diana Font.

Opening + Artists Talks
Public Programming
Opening Reception: November 2 • 6 pm - 9 pm (During Old Town Untapped)
Artist Remarks: November 16 • 6:30 pm - 8 pm

Amanda Curtiellas

Join us for the newest exhibition to enliven the walls of our west gallery / Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters running October 5th - December 1st, 2018.

Amanda Curtiellas is a South Florida artist that graduated in 2014 from Florida State University with a degree in Fine Arts. After working as a business manager and graphic designer post-grad, she started to create her own acrylic painting while falling in love with abstract art. Bespoken Studio was founded and launched in January 2017 as a means to share with the world her passion for color and movement.

Amanda creates work that connects her heart and soul to the canvas by the use of bright imagery, flowing abstracts and touches of texture. Amanda uses color and movement to tell stories, share visions and bring to life the world both seen and unseen. Her more recent series “Of Process and Promise” launched earlier this year tells of art being a promise by God that sometimes takes a process to come forth, much like various facets of life itself.

When she's not creating art in her studio, Amanda works as a full time elementary Art Educator in Miami (which she deems as the “The Best Job Ever”) teaching students how to make beautiful messes and to fall in love with the process of discovering their worth and who they are through the arts.


The exhibition will feature works by the artists participating in the Artist in Residence program at Bailey Contemporary Arts, showcasing diversity in mediums including ceramics, mosaic, painting, and mixed media. "Unearthed" provides the viewer with different points of view of our relationship with the environment and nature.

September 7, 6-9 pm, FREE
Artists’ Opening Reception
Artist Remarks, 7:00 pm

September 13, 6:30 pm
Panel Discussion for Unearthed Exhibition (Part I)

October 11
Panel Discussion for Unearthed Exhibition (Part II)

October 25, 7-9 pm
Artists’ Closing Reception

The Everglades: Spirit of the Land, photographs by Phoenix

August 3 – September 28, 2018 | FREE | open during regular cafe hours
Opening Reception: Friday, August 3, 6pm-9pm (during Old Town Untapped)
Artist Talk: Saturday, September 15, 3pm

The photographs in this exhibition portray the waters of the Everglades in a moment of serenity and reflection. They invite viewers to pause, become one with the vista, and appreciate the beautiful landscapes in this exhibition. This body of work is part of a year-long project by Phoenix, where she photographs South Florida’s wetlands and the Everglades.

Social Objects by Socially Engaged Craft Collective

July 6 – August 18, 2018 | FREE | open during regular gallery hours
Closing Reception: Friday, August 17, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Social Objects features recent work from members of the Socially Engaged Craft Collective, an expanding network of artists who create a wide range of socially engaged art projects that are rooted in the rich history of ceramic objects. The exhibition displays objects that developed from the lineage of ceramic craft and simultaneously engage viewers in a social experience surrounding the object. The role that potters and artisans play in society has changed, and what we are doing reflects that change. These objects serve a social function beyond a utility or aesthetic, they have the potential to share interactions, create experiences, and build community.

Featured Artists: Amanda Evans (OR), nicole gugliotti (WA), Holly Hanessian (FL), Jeni Gard (GA), Cheyenne Rudolph (FL), Lauren Karle (NM), Forest Gard (GA), Anna Metcalfe (MN), Juliette Walker (ME).

Elevators by Felix Jackson, Jr.

June 1 – July 28 | FREE | open during regular cafe hours

Bailey Contemporary Arts, Blooming Bean Coffee Roasters West Gallery This body of work by painter, illustrator, and printmaker Felix Jackson, Jr. takes a critical view of hip hop and attempts to illustrate and expand upon it as if it were a modern-day mythology with afro-futurist trappings.

What Did the Deep Sea Say by Sara Macel

May 4 – June 26 | FREE | open during regular gallery hours
Opening Reception: Friday May 4, 6-9 PM FREE | during Old Town Untapped
Artist Remarks: Friday May 4, 6:30pm

Bailey Contemporary Arts is proud to present a photography exhibit that takes audiences on a journey of discovery. Photographer Sara Macel set out to discover more about her grandmother sojourn to Hollywood, Florida, in the 1940s. With her mother by her side, Macel followed clues from old photos and attempted to reach across space and time to connect with her grandmother and meet her anew.

Erin Leigh, Solo Exhibition

"A picture is worth a thousand words” describes well Erin Leigh’s use of oil pastels and acrylic paints to communicate the therapeutic process of gaining freedom from Human Trafficking.

A self-taught artist, Erin began using oil pastels as a hands-on means of dealing with trauma. The ellipsis (...), which is used as a visual cue that something more is to come, can be found throughout her work as a reminder of God’s promise of peace and freedom.

Often inspired by the works of Frida Kahlo, Erin hopes to pay that inspiration forward by encouraging others to use art as a medium of therapeutic recovery on the path to finding oneself and discovering a joyful life. Erin quotes Frida Kahlo when she talks about her art, “I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration."

The Bag Project by 6 Hands Collaborative

Exhibit Time:
During Regular Gallery Hours
Tuesday through Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sundays and Mondays: CLOSED

On a bag, in a bag, from a bag, about a bag, metaphors about bags and baggage. Shopping bags, hand-bags, trash bags. Paper, plastic, cloth, vinyl…that is the essence of “The Bag Project”, curated by Janet Gold, Deborah Gregg and Andrea Huffman… a.k.a., 6 Hands Collaborative. Artists create their individual interpretation on the theme of ‘bags’ as they envision it. 6 Hands Collaborative simultaneously exhibits their own bag interpretative collection, using their unique format of art making; 6 hands working together, in the same piece, at the same time, thus melding 3 distinct artistic viewpoints into a new collective vision. Their exploration of collaboration, in many forms, addresses the artists psyche and thought development during the art making process, ultimately changing the art and artist. 6 Hands Collaborative holds workshops and events, giving other artists the experience of collaborative art making in its many forms.

Featured Artists:
Cindy Bartosek • Mimi Botscheller • Blima Efraim • Janet Gold Deborah Gregg • Michael Gregg • Andrea Huffman • Josephine Jones Dorothy Krause • Eydi Lampasona • Ingrid Andresen Linfors • Isabel Perez Judy Polstra • Elizabeth Reed • Simone Spade • Jen Walls

Anthony Harris at Blooming Bean

Exhibit Time - during Regular Café Hours
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday: 7:30AM – 3:00PM
Wednesday & Friday: 7:30AM – 5:00PM Sunday and Monday: CLOSED

This exhibition features images created by photojournalist Anthony Harris with the purpose of capturing the Artistic Soul in and around Pompano Beach.

Anthony is an avid chronicler of creative and beautiful images of people where he finds them—-on a crowded street, in a park or cafe, at a gallery or museum, or performing as artists in a quiet club or open arena. His approach is consistent as he captures the natural movements and attitudes of the people he encounters.

During the last few years, he has become more deeply involved in digital image making or picture making. His photographs have been included in several group shows in Miami with his most recent solo exhibit entitled “The Live Musician…a photographic essay” at WDNA Jazz Gallery that was sold out on the opening night. Since his exhibit at WDNA, he has become an on-air programmer of his weekly show “Jazz Before Midnight” on Saturday nights at 10PM. He is able to fuse photographic images and musical ideas together during his jazz-based program that is broadcasted locally at 88.9 FM and worldwide on the internet.

Anthony recently taught a Master Class with photographers form the student newspaper, “The Buccaneer” at Barry University in Miami Shores. At the conclusion of the Master Class, Anthony presented “What You See”, a discussion of street, candid and performance photojournalism to students and faculty that was produced by the Mass Communications Department at Barry.

Born and raised in North Carolina, Harris received a BS in Business Administration from Virginia State University and a JD degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law. Anthony lived in Pompano Beach for ten years before moving to Miami where he currently resides.

“Portraits” featuring work by Keliy Anderson-Staley and Stephen Gaskins

Exhibition Reception: February 2, 2018 – during Old Town Untapped
Other Dates: Curator and Artist Remarks: February 2, 2018 at 6:30pm

Exhibit Time:
during Regular Gallery Hours
Tuesday through Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sundays and Mondays: CLOSED

This is an exhibition that brings together two artists that use portrait photography as their artistic medium: Keliy Anderson-Staley and Stephen Gaskins.

Keliy Anderson-Staley’s [hyphen] Americans is a diverse collection of American faces made across the country. The title of the project refers to the hyphenated character of American identities without labeling anyone’s actual identity. The portraits are all wet-plate collodion tintypes, made using nineteenth-century recipes, period brass lenses, and wooden view cameras. This process was the first widely used to make photographic portraits.

Anderson-Staley work has been featured at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Morris Museum of Art, California Museum of Photography, Bronx Museum of Art, Akron Art Museum, and Southeast Museum of Photography. Her work is in the collection of the Library of Congress, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts-Houston.

Stephen Gaskis “Expressions of Color” is a celebration to diversity and individuality. His photographic work features powerful editorial images of self-confident and strong women.

Augustin Ellis at Blooming Bean Roasters

Exhibit Time - during Regular Café Hours
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday: 7:30AM – 3:00PM
Wednesday & Friday: 7:30AM – 5:00PM Sunday and Monday: CLOSED

This exhibition features artwork created by local artist Augustin Ellis that spans almost 50 years of his creative career. Ellis has explored different techniques and this exhibition includes work created using oil, acrylics, ink, pastels, and mixed media.

Augustin Ellis started studying drawing and painting formally at age twelve, continuing his artistic studies through high school, university and into graduate level. He studied under renowned South Caroline’s artist Phillip Mullen for several years. Founder of Ellis Art Studios, Augustin Ellis organized several exhibitions and art workshops. After six years he decided to close the studios to pursue art creation full-time.

His solo exhibition has been featured in the University of South Carolina at Columbia, Columbia Gallery, Columbia, South Carolina; Queens College, Charlotte, North Carolina; Newberry's Gallery, Newberry, South Carolina; Pompano Beach Public Library, Pompano Beach Florida. Two-person shows include: With Ainsley Scoville Crawford at Havens Art Gallery, Columbia, South Carolina and David Schluss at Daniel Art Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Ellis was also represented in Carrone Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Spiritual Vessels

This exhibition brings together two artists whose work reflects the immediacy of their technique and timelessness of their message. Through energetic brush strokes, expressive clay modeling, vibrant colors and construction by deconstruction, the viewer can witness the intangible in their work. Like our memories and without a direct timeline, each piece in this exhibition brings a fragmented reality with different points of view.

Tony Khawam’s abstract paintings invite us to observe life suspended in time. The rapid strokes in his images represent collapsed structures that mark a moment in time, while his use of bright colors embodies the timeless feeling of hope.

Jeff Whyman’s sculptural work invites the viewer to reflect on the circle of life. His vessels are created through rapid execution and full energy. In his process, Whyman creates a basic shape using clay that is rapidly modified with the addition of different shapes of clay and other materials.

Illustrative Expression

Illustrative Expression
On view: November 21, 2017 – January 2, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, December 1, 2017, 6-9 pm

BaCA and the Blooming Bean Roasters present the solo exhibit of Galen “Todd” Traxler. This exhibit will run from 11/21/17 – 01/02/18, and can be seen during Blooming Bean Coffee Co. business hours.

Artist Statement:
“Bloom where you are Planted.” That is my motto here at The Bailey in Pompano Beach, FL. This body of work is primarily a result of my studio residency upstairs. I aim to provide completed, original paintings to add value to your home, office, or commercial business. As I’m maturing, I am undertaking the role of the owner of the work, attempting to add value to their lives. I’m casting a broad net, with intentions of growing my fan base. Enjoy!