Art of Found Objects

Exhibition Overview

“Art of Found Objects” Exhibition

For 25 years, as a part of their commitment to the community and its children, Ocean Bank and The Education Fund have sponsored an art exhibition for the students and their teachers in Miami-Dade County Public Schools for six weeks in the lobby of Ocean Bank's headquarters at 780 N.W. 42nd Ave. in Miami.

Using inspiration and imagination, students and teachers create magnificent works of art by combining nontraditional items such as model airplane propellers, fuses and other electrical parts, scrap metal, medicine bottles, bottle caps, electrical wire, ceramic shoes, and furniture, with premium quality arts and crafts materials such as fabric, art paper, scrapbooking materials, sewing machines, yarn, buttons, ribbon, and canvases, all donated by Joanne Fabrics and Pearl Art Supplies to the Ocean Bank Center for Educational Materials.  Students' and teachers' artwork often include sculptures, mixed media, 3-D pieces, and a large number of paintings and drawings.

Erika Reboucas, art teacher at Pinecrest Academy South Elementary School, and her art club students steal first place for their "Tree of Life" collage.

2018 "Art of Found Objects" Exhibition Details

Where: Ocean Bank Lobby, 780 NW 42nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33126

(Free self-parking is available in the garage behind Ocean Bank.)

When: March 19 - April 20

Many of the fabulous works of art displayed at the exhibition will be sold at The Education Fund's
"For the Love of Art" Annual Charity Auction in the spring.

Jannette Andreu and Ruth Romero of Pinecrest Academy Charter Elementary receive kudos for their grand prize environmental piece, Lake Splish Splash.

To find out how your students may participate in next year's Art Exhibition, contact:

Stacey de la Grana, Vice President of Programs and Ocean Bank Center Director at


Made possible with support by:

                                                Myrna and Sheldon Palley