Tobey Archer

EDUCATION: Vermont College of Norwich University, Montpelier, Vermont, M.A. in Studio Art, 1992:  University of Houston, Texas, B.F.A., 1971

FACULTY: Broward Community College, 1981-2001, Miami-Dade Community College, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Texas Southern University


-”Calypso” and “Waves” at the Great Hall, Port  Everglades for Broward County Public Art and Design Program, 1998, consisting of a 178′ x154′ fiber optic and aluminum ceiling sculpture and a 4′ x 88′ wall sculpture, neon and plexiglas column capitals, and a color scheme for the total space.  This terminal is used by the Princess Cruise  Lines in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

-”Atlantic Allusions” (55′ x 25′) of fiber optics and plexiglas in a four-story glass curtain wall and its companion piece, “Atlantic Illusions Quartet” a four piece neon, paper and Lucite artwork in the entry lobby at Florida Atlantic University’s College of Education Building in Boca Raton, Florida was commissioned by Florida Art in State Buildings Program in 1995.

-Broward County Art in Public Places Program commissioned “Florida Landscape V;  Fort Lauderdale” for its permanent collection.  It was first exhibited in the fort Lauderdale Museum of Art’s “South Florida Invitational” in 1992.

-The Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art commissioned a neon, brushed aluminum and wood bas-relief artwork, “Lions of Judea” (7’6″ x 10’3″ x 7″)for the permanent collection.

-I have been a finalist in the $500,000. SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) Frankfort Transportation Center competition in Philadelphia in 2001, the $300.000 Duke Power Company monumental exterior wall facing the Carolina Panthers Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. (1995), a lift station exterior by the Phoenix (Arizona) Arts Commission’s Public Art Program, and I was invited by Miami-Dade Art in Public Places in 1999, to submit for the Miami International Airport central Collection Plaza, and in 2000, I was a finalist at the university of Minnesota School of journalism and the New England Aquarium in Boston in 2001.

FELLOWSHIPS: Duane Hanson Allied Artists Award (first recipient), Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International  Airport, 1993-4; Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL (Steven Antonakos, Master Workshop),1989; John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, N. C. (metal sculpture), 1980

PRIVATE AND MUSEUM COLLECTIONS: Japan, Taiwan, Israel, Iran, Mexico, France, England, Canada and U.S.A.

2004:  Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and Artist’s Haven Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2003:  New Plymouth, New Zealand, Open Space Gallery in Allentown, PA; CRCC Webber Center, Ocala, FL
2002:  IGFA Museum, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2001:  Gallery Yes, Wilton Manors, FL
2000:  Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, FL
1999:  Coral Springs Museum of Art
1998:  Gallery 421 and Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL
1997:  The Schmidt Center Gallery, Florida Atlantic; University, Boca Raton, and the Florida Philharmonic
1996:  Museum of Art , Fort Lauderdale, FL
1995:  Museum of Science and Discovery and Lee Wagoner Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL,  Schmidt Center
1994:  Let There Be Neon Gallery, New York City, NY and 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
1993/4: Blockbuster IMAX Theater Gallery, Museum of Discovery and Science, Fort Lauderdale, FL
1993:  Center of Contemporary Art, North Miami and Margulies-Taplin Gallery,Gallery Center, Boca Raton, FL
1992:  Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL and Brevard Art Center and Museum, Melbourne, FL
1991:  Art and Culture center, Hollywood, FL (1997,1995, 1989-1991)
1990:  Fine Arts Gallery, Broward community College, Davie, FL (1984-1990)
1989:  Thomas Center Gallery, Gainesville, FL
1988:  OK South Gallery and Museum of Science and Planetarium, Miami, FL, Zwickler Art Gallery, Dania, FL
1987:  Smithsonian Museum Traveling Exhibition, Kingsport Fine Arts center, TN, Miami Youth Museum, FL
1986:  Carefully Chosen Gallery, Miami Beach, FL and Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL
1985:  Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL

SELECTED AWARD EXHIBITIONS: Signs of the Times Magazine, Metropolitan Museum and Art Center, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Bakehouse Art Complex, Boca Raton Corporate Complex, Broward Art Guild, NCNB Palmetto Gallery, 1515 South Federal Associates, etc.