Sold out exhibition benefits Center for Creative Education

Isabel Saad’s recent show of her engaging new photographs, curated by Bruce Helander opened on May 6th at  The Gallery at Center for Creative Education located in historic Northwood, West Palm Beach. Forty percent of the proceeds of sales benefited Center for Creative Education. 

The exhibition was completely sold out by the end of Ms. Saad’s  well-attended opening reception, as collectors snapped up every one of the photographic works from her first solo show.

“Pieces being exhibited in what has been the most robust collection of student works The Gallery at Center for Creative Education has exhibited to-date.  With varying levels of artistic merit, the artworks and opening reception were well received by art aficionados and casual collectors alike with the stamp of approval being the sold out works by Isabel Saad.”  Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery Manager, The Gallery at Center for Creative Education

Isabel Saad, who currently is a photography and English literature major at the prestigious New School of the Parsons School of Design in New York City, has had a strong interest in photography for a number of years. This interest developed into a recognized style, quite often influenced by her discoveries and documentation of urban street activities, from department store windows to pedestrians passing provocative billboards and advertisements. Some of her works concentrate on self-portraiture and other figurative representations, which can elicit a mysterious and pensive depiction.

In some examples, Ms. Saad can appropriate an historical or theatrical connection, such as her Red Shoes composition that seems to connect with Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. In others, the photographer examines the unusual aesthetics of emptiness, such as an empty classroom where vacant tables and chairs take advantage of shadows and natural light, set up an unexpected minimal composition that is surprising and memorable.

Isabel Saad, who at a young age has lived in and traveled across two continents, has developed an interest not only in photography but in film making, drawing and design, creative writing and acting. She has taken courses at Phillips Andover Academy, Cambridge University, New York Film Academy, Bard College at Simon’s Rock and the Boca Raton Museum of Art School, among others.

In addition to her exhibit, The Gallery at CCE is showing photographs of Dreyfoos School students who major in photography and the work of Lot23 students.

The exhibition is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00am – 5:00pm and continues through May 27th.

The Center for Creative Education (CCE) is located at 425 24th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

For additional information please contact, Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Gallery Manager, The Gallery at Center for Creative Education at (561) 805-9927 or