The Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts Board of Directors selected Mr. Mark Ormond to serve as Festival Juror for the 47th Annual Festival.

Mark Ormond’s primary interest and expertise is in contemporary art. With over 25 years of experience in the art world, he has organized dozens of museum exhibitions – and scheduled, coordinated, designed and installed over one hundred others. In addition, he has edited, authored and contributed to numerous brochures, catalogues and publications on artists such as Joel Shapiro, Robert Rauschenberg, Francesco Clemente, Robert Thiele, David E. Davis, Jim Couper, and Yayoi Kusama.

After completing graduate and undergraduate programs in art history at George Washington University and the University of Pennsylvania, respectively, he held museum positions in the areas of education, curatorial, collections management and administration. He is also a graduate of U.C. Berkeley’s Museum Management Institute.

During his ten-year association with the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, he was appointed Senior Curator & Deputy Director for Collections and Programs. While in Miami, he became the first Curator and then was appointed Director of the Center for the Fine Arts (now the Miami Art Museum). He has also held positions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

As an independent curator, author, lecturer and consultant since 1999, Mark remains engaged in a broad range of contemporary art projects.