I’ve had the privilege to work with some of the best community art promoters in South Florida – all of which are located in Ft. Lauderdale thus far. Miami seems to be lacking in such artistic promotion and community involvement at this level. My thanks to the Broward Art Guild for their long history and continuing opportunities and exposure for new artists, and the various galleries around Wilton Manors and Broward area that host exhibits at their locations. Also thanks to ArtsUnited for their tremendous support of the arts and the GLBT community and year round events! And to ArtServe for their equally diligent support and space provided.

Solo Exhibits

April 6-30, 2012
Solo Exhibit – The annual Orchid Show at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida

I had the pleasure of participating in the annual Orchid Show at Flamingo Gardens with my solo orchid photo exhibit, Orchid Blossoms. These are the images that were on exhibit for the festival April 6, 2012 and for the month. My thanks to Flamingo Gardens for all that they do for wildlife preservation and the arts!

Group Exhibits

January 15-16, 2011
Group Exhibit at the Flamingo Fest at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida

I was honored to have a special request for one of my photos to be included at this exciting festival that celebrates this stunning pink bird. My photo, Flamboyance, was selected to represent the event in publications such as Family Magazine (page 25) to publicize the event.

Divine would have loved Flamingo Fest!

November 2008
Solo Exhibit at Storks Cafe in Wilton Manors.
Varied images from sepia, nostalgic, rustic and black and white themes.

April 7 – May2, 2008
Solo Exhibit – Industrial theme with selections from Thorns and Nature. Presented by ArtsUnited at the Stonewall Library and Archives.

Juried Exhibits

09/11/07Landscape & Still Life ExhibitionBrook Trace Gallery
10/12/07Broward Art Guild’s 57th Anniversary Exhibition *Uncommon Gallery
11/05/07Small Works ExhibitionArt Expressions Gallery
01/11/08Black and White ’08Comfort Zone
02/06/08ArtExplossion 2008ArtServe
06/1-27/08United & Proud Exhibit 2008, in celebration of Gay Pride MonthGallery Six
12/08-1/09Celebration of Nature **Anne Kolb Nature Center
2/2009ArtExplosion ’09ArtServe
09/09Open Juried ThemeGrand opening of the Mango Cafe at the historic Fruit and Spice Park in Florida City. Courtesy of Homestead Art Club.
Lathe photo by Laura Hardesty

Second Place

*Second Place with “Lathe” photo. Juror Eydi Lampasona (Boca Raton Museum of Art): “What I was looking for in making final selections for the awards? First and foremost, originality. Secondly, a personal vision and/or story and third, the handling of the media chosen. Laura Hardesty’s second place photo, Lathe, shows great skill at discovering significance in a mundane object and conveying that significance to the viewer.”

Spider Lily photo by Laura Hardesty

**Third Place win with “Spider Lily.” Juror Jane Collin, Artist, Educator.