Naples Art Association Members Gallery 2D/3D show in last days

The final show of the season for the Naples Art Association Members Gallery is on view for only a few days more during regular hours (currently Monday-Saturday 10 to 4) at the von Liebig Art Center.

The Members Gallery 2D/3D Show closes on Saturday, April 27, 2013. It will also be open during the preview reception Friday, April 26, 2013 from 5:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m. It’s free to members and only $10 for nonmembers to attend. Two new shows will also be on view: La Casa: Latin American Art and another great members show, Words, Signs and Symbols.

While you’re perusing, look for these pieces, recognized by jurors for three special awards.

Tania Begg won the Innovation/Experimentation Award for her work, "Ladies Man." Photo Credit: Constance Parry

Tania Begg won the Innovation/Experimentation Award for her work, “Ladies Man.” Photo Credit: Constance Parry

Leigh Herndon won the Technical Achievement award for her Rozome silk piece, "Dance." Photo credit: Constance Parry

Leigh Herndon won the Technical Achievement award for her Rozome silk piece, “Dance.” Photo credit: Constance Parry

Nancy Shelly won the award for Bold Spontaneity/Expressive Power with her work "Sunflowers." Photo credit: Constance Parry

Nancy Shelly won the award for Bold Spontaneity/Expressive Power with her work “Sunflowers.” Photo credit: Constance Parry

This season, the Naples Art Association awarded more than $600 to member artists in cash prizes for their achievements and nearly 200 works of art were shown this year in the Members’ Gallery exhibitions alone!

At a special reception held Friday, April 5 for the Members’ Gallery’s new 2D/3D show, all member artists of the Naples Art Association were honored for their participation and talent.

Members Gallery volunteer managers Betty Cioffi and Constance Parry were recognized as was Dave Fuller for his creative eye and talent for hanging each of the Members’ Gallery shows.

The Naples Art Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 1954 by local artists with a mission  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 NAA operates The von Liebig Art Center, located at 585 Park Street in downtown Naples. It’s 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.

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25,000 Seeds: Where Love Grows Book Signing at The von Liebig Art Center

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Debut novel author Helen Noble talks about her book at the von Liebig Art Center on April 10, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.

What happens when a self-assured Palm Beach insider, hired to save a town’s future, a town filled with prejudice and mistrust, has to let go of everything she thought she ever wanted? On April 10, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at the von Liebig Art Center, the Naples Art Association features author Helen Noble who’ll tell you more! The event is free and open to the public.

Helen Noble’s debut novel, 25,000 Seeds Where Love Grows captures and recounts the transformation of a woman, a man and a rural community, all different and each, in their own way, quietly desperate. Noble also authored, Being Simply Beautiful, a non-fiction beauty guide for women.

“Noble’s book is a well-written account of a woman coming to terms with life. A perfect read for women after the age of 40, it shows them that there is a fantastic life waiting ahead, and they can sow the seeds of happiness in their lives anytime they wish.” says author Caroline Blaha-Black, US Review of Books.

25,000 Seeds takes a cycling trip across rural Ohio, from spring planting to fall harvest.  As the seasons change, so do the characters; facing the past, overcoming betrayal and opening their hearts again.  Scattered throughout the book the author serves up recipes with farm-fresh ingredients for readers to experience themselves. Also included are insightful Book Group discussion topics and questions.

Fabulous Over Forty creator Kari Solyntjes recognized Noble’s style as “entertaining, educating, gives you those ‘aha!’ moments and really makes you realize what you might have been missing out on in life…”

Helen Noble is the founder and president of BELACREMA Natural European Skincare. She lives in Naples, Florida and travels extensively for speaking and signing engagements. Noble’s non-fiction next work is due out later this year.

ISBN 978-1-4525-4860-9

Available on Amazon, B&N.com, and other booksellers

Courtesy of Helen Noble

March 2013 in photos with the Naples Art Association

From the fourth annual Mercato Fine Arts Festival and the monthly installment of Art in the Park to special events with Collier Child Care Resources and Hattie Larlham Creative Arts, the Naples Art Association kept moving all month long. We opened a new exhibition at Physicians Regional Healthcare System and gave away $8,000 in scholarships to college-bound Collier County high school art students. We honored one of our amazing volunteers on the Cultural Walkway, and held the Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts on Fifth Avenue South. Goddess Night: The Fine Art of Being a Woman was a sold out event!