Anthony Burks Collections

About This Dealer
Anthony Burks, a native Floridian, is a conceptual fine and commercial artist. He works in numerous forms of media including charcoal, pen & ink, pastels, watercolor, and color pencil. The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale graduate has won awards and contests including Best of Show in several different art shows. He has worked and collaborated with numerous companies and organizations over the years through his 30-year company with his wife, Trina Slade-Burks, ATB Fine Art Group Inc. (ATB). Anthony has also exhibited his artwork at various galleries, museums, and events. He also utilizes his skills to encourage artistic youth and adults to further pursue their own creative talents and to help promote the arts. He has co-curated varies exhibitions including Continuum PB Arts Fair, Collaboration: African Diaspora Exhibition, Karibu and Boys II Men Art Expo just to name a few. These exhibitions have provided opportunities for emerging, mid-career and established artists and have exposed them to collectors who may not have had the opportunity otherwise. Over the last 20 years, he has also provided opportunities through arts education and artistic techniques to develop artistic skills in drawing and art appreciation. Though 2020 brought many challenges due to the pandemic of Covid-19, Anthony landed a major public art commission with the Canopy Hilton Hotel in the Downtown City of West Palm Beach. He was one of fifteen artists awarded financial relief from the Art in Public Places of the City of West Palm Beach (The Commons: 15 Artists, 15 Spaces.) Anthony also acquired a COVID-19 Artists Relief grant from NBAF (National Black Arts) and the National Artist Relief Covid-19 Grant. The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County also awarded Anthony one of five 2020 Artist Innovation Fellowships. With the funding of the Artist Innovation Fellowship, the prospect for a studio outside of the home at the Palm Beach Gardens location of Zero Empty Spaces ( which are activated vacant spaces throughout the country on a short-term (30-day lease basis) and sub-lease it starts at a rate of $2.50/sq. ft.) became available. This provided an opportunity to network with other artists and execute the other bodies of work for the Artist Innovation Fellowship exhibition in the summer of 2021. The continued series for the showcase are Natural Beauty and ONE LOVE, which are a series of profile portraits of creatives and create advocates. He created a coffee table book for the work in the exhibition as well. Also in the summer of 2021, Anthony had an acquisition from the Norton Museum of Art. His two pieces of art, Mirror Black and Juneteenth were both put into the R.H. Norton Permanent Collection. Anthony also received a commission with the City of West Palm Beach’s Art in Public Places and the Community Redevelopment Agency to redevelop a community street sign and a permanent art installation both in the city’s downtown district.