Artists who have currently have art in the 2023 Aviation & Flight show can pick up their pieces at the airport
Thursday, May 23rd, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Aviation & Flight - Judge's Critique, Daryl Ward PhD.

  • Saturday, June 08, 2024
  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Winter Haven Airport

Daryl Ward, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Polk Arts & Cultural Alliance. Prior to accepting this position, Dr. Ward worked over thirty years in public education - the last fifteen as a school-based administrator at Harrison School for the Arts in Lakeland, Florida. Dr. Ward holds a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Florida State University, a master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Florida.

He has worked with organizations that serve both Polk and Florida’s artistic communities, including the Lakeland Mayor’s Council for the Arts and Arts4All Florida. He has previously served on the boards of Florida Dance Theatre, the Florida Alliance for Arts Education, and Lakeland Community Theatre.  Ward is also an artist himself, recently exhibiting his fine-art nature photography in a two-man show in Mulberry in addition to an upcoming show in September at the Bartow Art Gallery.

"bringing people together from all backgrounds, ethnicities, and beliefs to create a collaborative learning environment that embodies positivity, inspires confidence, and opens people’s creativity for expression in all art forms. Working together, we are creating an arts culture with unique character in a vibrant city, Winter Haven, Florida”.

"Ridge Art Association" is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. 210 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven, FL 33880. 
Phone: (863) 291-5661

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