Naples Art Association hosts a preview reception for two new exhibitions at The von Liebig Art Center

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The Naples Art Association encourages the public to discover great art in Southwest Florida at two new exhibitions. They will host their first preview reception of the season on Friday, Oct. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at The von Liebig Art Center. There, guests can meet many of the NAA instructors, 30 of whom have work featured in the Naples Art Association Faculty Biennial 2012, and see the talent of member artists in the Members’ Gallery Small Works show.

  • PREVIEW RECEPTION: Naples Art Association Faculty Biennial 2012 & Members’ Gallery Small Works 
  • Friday, October 19, 2012
  • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • The von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St.
  • Reception admission: Free for members, $10 for nonmembers, includes refreshments

Executive Director Aimee Schlehr says that these exhibitions are a chance for the association to act on its vision of supporting individual artists along their creative journeys. “Through the Faculty Biennial, we showcase the talent of our accomplished instructors. Hopefully their work sparks new interest in potential art students to take a class. In the Members’ Gallery, we give talented artists a juried opportunity to show and sell their work in a professional venue.”

During each even numbered year the Naples Art Association highlights the work of its talented faculty instructors. NAA Instructors have a wealth of experience, knowledge and abilities in the visual arts and in educating people of all ages and skill levels. Classes and workshops are held at The von Liebig Art Center and at off-site locations. The Naples Art Association Faculty Biennial 2012 presents work in ceramics, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

In the Members’ Gallery, located in the Cuthbert Studio on the first floor of The von Liebig Art Center, NAA members are off to an exciting start with their first show of the season. The Members’ Gallery Small Works show features artwork in all different media, created by current members of the Naples Art Association. A changing panel of qualified jurors selects the works for each exhibit and chooses award winners (to be announced at the preview reception).

Both exhibitions are on view Oct. 20 – Nov. 24. Art Center hours are expanding with this show to include Saturdays  10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Daily admission is free to visit the art center, but donations are graciously accepted and support the nonprofit’s mission and community programming. The association warmly thanks its generous exhibition sponsor, Physicians Regional Healthcare System. The preview reception has been generously sponsored by Dinners By Design and LaRose Designs. The exhibition can be found throughout The von Liebig Art Center.

The Naples Art Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 1954 by local artists. Its mission is to educate and promote visual arts in Southwest Florida. Through its programs, the Naples Art Association is dedicated to serving individual artists of all ages and skill levels, along their creative journeys. The von Liebig Art Center is located at 585 Park Street in downtown Naples and is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays in season. For more information, please call 239-262-6517, visit http://naplesart.org/, like us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/vonliebigartcenter or follow Twitter at http://twitter.com/vonliebigart.

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