Over 340 artists and art supporters attended the preview reception for Joan Brechin Sonnenberg: The Middle Point, Members’ Gallery: Florida Inspiration, and Breaking Through with Color: Artists Reveal the Power of Color on February 22nd.
Attendees were treated to a jazz trio from Edison College, refreshments, and gelato from Sweet Ginger’s.
Five artists received awards for works featured in the exhibitions. The winners from the Florida Inspiration exhibit were: Tanya Trinkaus Glass whose work Coco-Nuts won in the Bold Spontaneity category, Beth Wiese whose work Untitled I won in the Innovation- Experiment category, and Yelizabet Herrera whose work Origin won in the Technical Achievement category. The winners from the Breaking Through With Color exhibition were: Patricia Place Caldwell whose work Juice & Fruit won First Place, Veronica Benning for Sunflower Bouquet on Coral in Vase. Honorable mentions went to Leigh Herndon for her work Layers and Tanya Trinkaus Glass for her work Summer Sail.
During the evening, artists and patrons enthusiastically browsed works in a variety of media. From the stark weight of Pam Schmidt’s Heavy H-art, created from cast-lead, bondo, and epoxy paint, to the heartful whimsy of Sundance Etienne Latour Genore Hughs Sheppard’s Raison d’Etre, painted with acrylic, each work offered a particular facet of the art culture that is vital to our community.
Breaking Through with Color is on view until Jan. 11th. Florida Inspiration and The Middle Point are on view until Jan. 18th.
that bright light appear on the horizon just for you! She sees the power of choice and believes that it is always your choice to make “it” better. She says, “You can become that small grain of sand that became that Amazing Beautiful Pearl”!
The Naples Art Association proudly collaborated with the Audubon Country Club at The Audubon Fall Festival of the Arts on Sunday November 10th. The event, which lasted from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., featured member artists, live artwork created on site, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Artists were on hand to exhibit and discuss their work and did a great job of engaging guests to imagine, discover, and create.
Our member artists were excited for the opportunity to be exhibiting. Veli and Judy Lapinoja were in attendance with many beautiful sculpted wood pieces. Veli said, “We should be doing this all through the season… it is a great opportunity for people to experience fine art who might not normally have a chance at the experience.”
The location for the event was absolutely beautiful. The Audubon Country Club is stocked with lush foliage and fantastic trees. The building itself was beautiful and well-appointed for the event.
Perhaps the greatest advantage of the event was the opportunity to interact with the artists and discover about the creative and practical processes of creating the art. Patricia Curtis said it well, “It is fun to talk about the process.”
Leigh Herndon was on site demonstrating her process painting on silk. She was excited for the opportunity to show her process. She believes that live art demonstrations are exciting to visitors. When she began demonstrations, guests quickly collected to discuss and ask questions about Leigh’s Asian-inspired Rozome painting techniques. She relishes the interactivity of art and especially live art demonstrations. She said that her art is meant to request the viewer “to participate in the piece and see the way it works for them.” Although she was speaking about metaphor in her art when she was quoted, she undoubtedly appreciated the extra audience participation garnered from her live art demonstration.
The successful event was for Audubon members to enjoy an evening of art and create an opportunity for local artists to demonstrate and sell their work. The Naples Art Association seeks out quality opportunities, like the Audubon Festival, for local artists to showcase their work.
ART & OPERA!
Santa Fe, New Mexico
August 3 – 7, 2014
The Santa Fe Opera Company established in 1957, located hundreds
of miles from any major city, has grown to become recognized as one
of the world’s leading cultural festivals.
Join our unique Art, Opera and History Tour that blends
harmoniously with the high desert landscape!
We are planning to see DON PASQUALE and FIDELIO; CARMEN is optional.
Included are a Day Tour of Santa Fe and The GEORGIA O’KEEFFE MUSEUM.
A Full Day Adventure is planned to ABIQUIU (G. O’Keeffe’ Home),
The TAOS MUSEUM, MILLICENT ROGERS MUSEUM and TAOS PUEBLO.
And a wonderful lunch at The Historic Taos Inn, with a complimentary
Our tour will be extended for an additional four nights to MESA VERDE, DURANGO, and ASPEN for those who want more of the beautiful Southwest!
THIS IS AN EXCLUSIVE ADVENTURE DESIGNED BY GET OUT OF TOWN TRAVEL—
DON’T MISS IT !!!
For pricing and reservations contact: Nancy Sant’Angelo Reyelt at
A donation will be made to the Naples Art Association for each reservation.
Nancy will also be hosting several informational cruise presentations at the von Liebig Art Center, for dates and times please click on the link.