After twelve exciting years in Tampa, Florida Jacqueline Franks, founder, opted to focus strictly on visiting studios, searching for innovative talent, and researching cutting edge contemporary art to provide more comprehensive service upon Grand Central’s reopening in Boston. As a result, Grand Central Gallery expanded upon the artists represented, while continuing to assist curators, architects, designers, and collectors in their quest for acquiring compelling new work by prominent and mid-career painters, printmakers and artists working in glass. Jacqueline Franks still works with various museums on a collaborative basis regarding patron events, education, and museum loans and acquisitions.
She has lectured at several Florida museums and art institutions throughout New England.. She has curated and juried outside exhibitions at art centers and University galleries such as the Tampa Museum of Art, Polk County Museum of Art, Vero Center for the Arts, and Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven Connecticut. Ms. Franks has contributed to the content of major trade and art publications, including Artnews, Novel Objet, American Craft, and Florida Architecture. She continues to pursue her writing and to assist in the development of important collections.