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Julie Dickover

Julie Dickover, director of Flagler College’s Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, has been named a 'Visual Visionary' by Folio Weekly.

Jan. 17, 2013

Julie Dickover, director of Flagler College’s Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, has been names one of Folio Weekly’s 12 people in Northeast Florida who defy boundaries in the art world.

“I felt very honored to be included with such a great group of artists and other individuals in the local arts community, and to be acknowledged in such a way encourages me to keep doing what we're doing here at the museum,” said Dickover. “The arts community is really flourishing right now in Northeast Florida, and I'm happy to be a small part of it.”

Here is an excerpt from the Jan. 16, 2013 article:

After becoming museum director in September 2010, Julie Dickover has helped reinvent what was an otherwise unremarkable venue, transforming it into a consistently engaging hotspot for Northeast Florida visual arts. Upon moving here with husband Chris Balashack, who is an art professor at Flagler, Dickover was offered the job of running the museum. “I still have a hard time calling myself a curator,” she says, “and, honestly, I never would have guessed that I would end up curating or running a small, little space.” But Dickover has turned the 1,400-square-foot museum into a stopover for some big-name art.

Dickover studied art history in college and realized that being an artist was not the creative path for her. “But I knew I wanted to work in the arts, and so I started working at a gallery, and then eventually moved on to be a registrar at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.” Still in her early 30s, Dickover’s love and passion for visual arts, combined with the connections she made during her decade-long tenure in Southern California’s arts scene, have allowed her to offer some wholly original programming choices that have strengthened Flagler’s already impressive arts program, while making the C-EAM a must-see during St. Augustine’s monthly First Friday Art Walks.

For more information on the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, visit