The James Royal Palm has partnered with Miami's Independent Thinkers to bring South Beach a specially-curated Local Art Series, in support of their mission to provide a sustainable support base for Miami's creative community.  Featuring a different installation every four to six weeks in our Great Room Pre Function space, Miami's Independent Thinkers is an organization dedicated to the unity, development and promotion of Miami's flourishing art community, working to embrace established, merging and young artists, visionaries and intellectuals.

We invite you to enjoy our current exhibition by artists Dan Schneiger and Ted VanCleave. 

Miami artist Ted VanCleave’s works can be found in collections across the US as well as internationally.  His Sinuosity wall sculpture “Blue Flash” was recently acquired by The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation in Holmby Hills, CA as part of their permanent collection. He has been a featured speaker at the Boca Museum of Art’s artist studio visit for collectors and his interviews on CNN among others have received a worldwide audience. His works have been shown at Art Basel Miami Beach 2013, Art Miami, Aqua Miami, Context Miami and Spectrum Miami.

Since 2006, Dan Schneiger has  refined his sculptural technique into a variety of artistic and commercial applications. What appear to be solid cast pieces are actually hand-crafted assemblages of new and reclaimed materials including wood, fiber board, plaster and paint. As wall-mounted installations, freestanding pieces and lighting elements, these sculptures demonstrate my exploration of the symbiosis between art and architecture and the tension between technology and handcraft.  Dan’s current installations include FLASH, New York City, Stripe Modern, Miami and Twentieth, Los Angeles.

For more information on Miami's Independent Thinkers and our current featured artist, Ernesto Kunde, please visit, Dan Schneiger, and Ted VanCleave