On Monday, January 16th, the Winter Juried Show opens in both studios at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association main gallery, sponsored by Fresh Catch Bistro. The show includes work from members of the Southwest Florida Art Council. Award winners will be announced at the reception scheduled for January 22 beginning with a gallery talk at 1 pm by Cheryl Fausel, who just received signature status with the American Watercolor Society. Fresh Catch Bistro, the event sponsor, will provide refreshments at 2:15 pm. Admission to the show is free and visitors are welcome. This exhibit will be available for viewing and sale until February 9th.
Janet Rogers, who is offering a workshop at the gallery and serving as judge for the show, will also offer a Demo at the gallery on January 15 from 4pm until 6pm. The fee for the demo is $10.
The honors include several awards: the Lee Ackert Memorial FMBAA Member Award for Exceptional Use of Color (restricted to FMBAA members), First, Second, Third, Merit (3) and Honorable Mentions (3).
If you are interested in learning to paint, several short workshops are being taught at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association this season. Check the website at www.fortmyersbeachart.com to see all the exciting artistic events happening this season. For more information, e-mail the art association publicity chair Pam Flaherty at email@example.com or stop by the Fort Myers Beach Arts Association gallery located on Donora Boulevard, one mile south of the Matanzas Bridge. Call (239) 463-3909. The gallery is open daily Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit the website for updates at www.fortmyersbeachart.com