Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla is the Director of In-House Operations at the Center for Creative Education (CCE) located in Northwood Village. CCE's mission is transforming teaching and learning through creativity and the arts that leverages two program tracks: Arts for Literacy (Elementary ages) and Digital Literacy (Middle and High School ages).
Jonathon has been an active graphic designer as well as an exhibition artist since 2010. In 2012 he became a Northwood Village galleries, director, and artist-in-residence when opening OSGS Gallery prior to joining CCE. His accomplishments have included gig poster/rock art for major touring bands, as well as exhibiting in both solo and group exhibitions in mediums of collage art, acrylic paintings and photography. This has included both exhibiting and curating within art fairs and museums including ArtPalmBeach and New Orleans Museum of Art. Jonathon's body of work at CCE includes producing the annual season of exhibitions within the Sallie & Berton Korman Gallery where he has curated 30 exhibitions since 2015 with numerous community partners and sponsorships. He also directs the performance schedule in the Hilton Theater at CCE, as well as the programming for the Digital Literacy, after-school opportunities for middle and high school aged students. With an impressive resume and 15+ year career in the design field Jonathon has long been dedicated to the arts within the local West Palm Beach community. Jonathon holds a Bachelor of Science in environmental design and a Master's degree in Landscape Architecture from Auburn University.
A special thank you from the LWAL to our judge, and to Dede DeHon for helping take-in the show and hanging and to Dana Axel for curating and hanging.
You made the reopening of our gallery possible!