Spring Art Show Awards

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The Spring Juried art show of the Fort Myers Beach Art Association opened February 13 at the gallery at 3030 Shell Mound Blvd, Fort Myers Beach. On Sunday, February 19th, the gallery announced the award winners at the reception following a gallery talk at 1 pm by Heidi Fausel, visiting from her home in France. Tara Guthrie, manager of the Fish House Restaurant, the event sponsor, provided refreshments as well as assisting with the presentation of the awards. Admission to the show is free and visitors are welcome. This exhibit will be available for viewing and sale until March 23.

Bob Ackert (left) with Judi Miller, winner of the Lee Ackert Award for “Ensoleille Noix de Coco”

The honors included several awards: Sue Pink received First Place & Lucy B. Campbell for Never, Jim Tarr received Second Place for Storm Watch, Lisa Grinter received Third Place for Big Cypress Slough. The Lee Ackert Memorial FMBAA Member Award for Exceptional Use of Color went to Judi Miller for Ensoleille Noix de Coco and the Florida Watercolor Society (Limited to water media used in an aqueous manner) Award went for Tranquility to Suzanne L Brown. Merit Awards went to Cheryl Fausel for A Provençal Afternoon, and to Anne Kittel for Blu & YLO Interior II. Honorable Mentions were awarded to Fred Bushnell for Winter Light and Nancy T. Randall for Monarch Migration.

Fort Myers Beach Art Association offers several short workshops this season for anyone interested in learning to paint. Visit www.fortmyersbeachart.com for more information.