Vargas Gallery, a professional university gallery developed by the Coordinator of Graphic Design, Henry Ballate, and Gallery Coordinator, Annie Y. Saldaña, with the support of Vargas University Executive Director. As gallery coordinator and curator, Annie Y. Saldaña developed a total of 19 exhibitions from August 2012 until February 2015.


Vargas Gallery mission is to encourage students, faculty, and the local community to participate in a creative environment that acquires and exhibits works of art that engage in a conversation with the contemporary artworld. Through exhibitions and seminars, Vargas Gallery aims to educate and create an ongoing dialogue with the public in the concepts of national and international contemporary art and its role in society. By exhibiting the work of students, faculty, emerging artists and established international and local artists, Vargas Gallery fosters education that stimulates critical thinking and art appreciation.


Vargas Gallery vision is to be an active participant of the art community in South Florida and abroad while enriching the quality of life and art knowledge of the Vargas University community.


Artists: Tom DeVita, Annie Y. Saldaña & Henry Ballate at the 2012 Faculty Exhibition-Gallery debut exhibition
Exterior view of the gallery opening exhibition: 2012 Faculty Exhibition
On view: Annie Y. Saldaña – right: Henry Ballate 2012 Faculty Exhibition
On view: Tom DeVita – right: Henry Ballate – 2012 Faculty Exhibition


2013 High School Students Exhibition-Surreal Love
Surreal Love- 2013 High School Students Exhibition
Birds & Bees by Brittany Smith
Annie Y. Saldana, Brittany Smith and Henry Ballate at the Birds & Bees opening
Birds & Bees exhibition by Brittany Smith
Digital Cinema by Jonathan DeCamps
Digital Cinema by Jonathan DeCamps
Opening of Virginia Erdie’s Solo Exhibition – Left to right: Juan Prieto, Robyn Vegas, Virginia Erdie, Lynda DeVita, Tom DeVita



Israel Guevara SFL 2013 group
Israel Guevara at the 2013 South Florida Group Show
Jeff Perren SFL Group 2013
Jeff Peren at the 2013 South Florida Group Show
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Artist Evelyn Miranda talks about her work at the Pembroke Pines Guild exhibition