Naples Art Association’s Show of Shows highlights and awards local artists

Show of Shows opening

The 6th Annual Non-Juried All Artist Members Show of Shows Exhibition opened on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 with an exciting preview reception at the von Liebig Art Center. Hundreds of people attended and helped choose the award winners, officiated by the Collier County Elections Office. You can view photos of selected images from the show the Naples Art Association website.

Once all the votes were counted, the following artists took home cash and donated awards sponsored by Koenig Art Emporium, Blick Art Materials and David and Joan Fuller. Levi Hayes wins Best of Show with 4.8% of the votes.

Best of Show – $200

Artist: Levi Hayes  Artwork: Hamsa Hand 1, plaster, acrylic and resin on canvas

First Place – $100 Koenig Art Emporium Gift Certificate

Artist: Yurline Franklin  Artwork: The Observer, acrylic on canvas

Award of Merit – $100

Artist: Joel Shapses  Artwork: The Agony and the Ecstasy, black chlorite sculpture

Honorable Mention – $50 Blick Art Materials Gift Certificate

Artist: Dennis Gormley  Artwork: White Horse, pen and ink

Honorable Mention – $50 Blick Art Materials Gift Certificate

Artist: Wanda Kemper  Artwork: Everglades at Dusk, Serenity, oil on canvas

Honorable Mention – $50 Blick Art Materials Gift Certificate

Artist: Nic Provenzo  Artwork: Inappropriate, photograph

There was a nine-way tie for the $50 Honorable Mention award sponsored by David and Joan Fuller. Additional funds have been donated and each of the nine artists received $25.

1)    Tania Begg  Artwork: “MAD” Michelangelo’s David, acrylic on canvas

2)    Julieta de Palacios  Artwork: Untitled 2013.5, oil

3)    Barbara Groenteman Collaborative Artwork: Summer Bloom, Plumeria Rubra, Jeannie Moragne, watercolor on paper

4)    Raud Johnson  Artwork: Lettering a Torah, oil on canvas

5)    Patty Kane  Collaborative Artwork:  Summer Bloom, Plumeria Rubra, Jeannie Moragne, watercolor on paper

6)    Sandee Kozlow  Artwork: I Still Feel It, acrylic and mixed media

7)    Dawn Lutz  Artwork: HARMONY in Platinum, steel metal sculpture

8)    Michael Moukios  Artwork: White Pelicans, acrylic

9)    David W. Sussman  Artwork: American Rose, photograph

Show of Shows will be on view at The Naples Art Association (NAA) at the von Liebig Art Center through Nov. 9, 2013. 

Alongside the Show of Shows, visitors can see Dimensions in Art presented by the Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild, juried by artist Muffy Clark Gill. Dimensions in Art will be on view through Oct. 4, 2013.

NAA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, operates The von Liebig Art Center, located at 585 Park Street in downtown Naples. 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. 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.

The Naples Art Association’s April 2013 in Photos

April brought more than showers to Naples! Starting the month off was a reception for the season’s final Naples Art Association Members Gallery 2D/3D show. Art in the Park wrapped another fabulous season, a two new exhibitions moved in, several organizations held gatherings at the art center, One of our exhibiting artists held a special workshop for one of our sponsors, Vi at Bentely Village and more. Check out the gallery of April images by clicking through the photos below. Leave us your comments on your favorite photo!

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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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Naples Art Association member artists and students take home awards

Congratulations to the recent top award winners at the Naples Art Association! See these artists works and many others in the Members’ Gallery Scene in Naples show and the NAA Adult Student Exhibition 2013, on view through March 16, 2013 at The von Liebig Art Center. Also on view (through April 13) at the von Liebig Art Center is Following Footsteps: Three Generations of Plein Air Gruppe Painters, in the Watson GalleryDaily admission to the art center is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Members’ Gallery: Scene in Naples

Bold Spontaneity & Expressive Power, Anne Chaddock, A Day at the Beach

Bold Spontaneity & Expressive Power, Anne Chaddock, A Day at the Beach

Technical Achievement, Tiffany Chang, The New Naples

Technical Achievement, Tiffany Chang, The New Naples

Innovation & Experimentation, Dayna Law, Solice

Innovation & Experimentation, Dayna Law, Solice

NAA Adult Student Exhibition 2013

Best of Show, Dan Jensen, Cannes

Best of Show, Dan Jensen, Cannes

First Place, Jacqueline Chizever, C’Mon and Rest

First Place, Jacqueline Chizever, C’Mon and Rest

Award of Excellence, Cheryl Blodgett, Equus

Award of Excellence, Cheryl Blodgett, Equus

Naples Art Association spreads love of art in October at The von Liebig Art Center

10 plus year members at The von Liebig Art Center

The crowd that gathered for the first preview reception included nearly 60 members who have been a part of the Naples Art Association for 10 years or more; they joined the staff for a champagne thank you reception in appreciation for their loyalty and support. Photo credit: Avant Garde Images.

The Naples Art Association had a very busy October, as it kicked off its exciting 2012-2013 season of events, art exhibitions, classes and lectures. Before the month sneaks by us too far, let’s revisit all the fun we’ve had.

On Oct. 19 at the preview reception for the NAA Faculty Biennial 2012 and the Members’ Gallery Small Works Show, we welcomed 300 guests to meet the artists, learn about different art classes we offer and discover many new pieces of artwork. Three of our member artists were surprised with awards for their artwork in the Small Works Show. It was one of many wonderful opportunities friends of the arts had to gather at The von Liebig Art Center this month.

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Volunteer Members’ Gallery Assistant Manager and photographer Constance Parry took photos of the winning works. See a full album of images from the preview reception, taken by Avant Garde Images, on our Facebook page.

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Fiber Art instructor Jean Marie Baldwin’s class, Shibori, has attracted a group of excited students who will each complete beautiful silk scarves during the 4-week course. Shibori is one of 12 classes taking place in Session One this season.

Rashmi-Sharma-MD-holds-lecture-on-Peripheral-Vascular-Disease

Rashmi Sharma M.D. gave a lecture on Peripheral Vascular Disease on Oct. 23. The event was the first of Physicians Regional Healthcare System’s series to be held at The von Liebig Art Center.

October was the kick-off month for our educational programs, featuring 12 different classes.

Partnering with Physicians Regional Healthcare System, we hosted an informative lecture, the first of several this year. 

Author and life coach Shelly Aristizabal hosted a book signing for “This is Your Year,” where she encouraged a crowd of about 30 people to make the most of their lives and fulfill their dreams.

Artichoke and Company hosted their Welcome Back event, “Art and Wine,” with a fun and culture-loving crowd.

October is almost behind us, and the schedule is only getting more exciting as the year moves along! Watch here for details and alerts about the wide variety of activities going on at The von Liebig Art Center.

Distinguished Jurors for National Art Encounter 2012-2013 in Naples

National Art Encounter 2012-2013

Most shows presented by the Naples Art Association are juried shows, meaning the work on view has been reviewed and chosen among many to be included in an exhibition. The National Art Encounter exhibition is one that we relaunch every other season; the previous in the series was in 2010. It provides Naples with an assortment of art mediums and a chance to see examples of what’s new. Collectors also love the rare opportunity to view and purchase some of the country’s best artwork!

There’s still time for artists to enter! Deadline: Sept. 12, 2012

Applications are now being accepted for National Art Encounter through Sept. 12, 2012. One or two recently created works in any media may be entered online or using an off-line “pen and paper” application (additional fee applies) available at The von Liebig Art Center. Offline applications are due by Sept. 5, 2012 and online applications are due by Sept.12, 2012. Three jurors will review entries and select awards.

Distinguished Jurors

Juror Margaret Miller

Margaret Miller, NAE 2012 Juror

Margaret A. Miller is Director of the Institute for Research in Art at the University of South Florida in Tampa and a tenured Professor in the School of Art and Art History. The renowned art production atelier, Graphicstudio with the Contemporary Art Museum and the University’s Public Art Program form the Institute for Research in Art. Miller has been with USF since 1970.

Corrina Peipon is Assistant Curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Her projects include exhibitions from the Museum’s permanent collection as well as solo-artist exhibitions. She oversees the acquisitions committee for the Hammer Contemporary Collection, the museum’s growing permanent collection of works from the post-war period.

NAE Juror Carrina Peipon

Corrina Peipon, NAE 2012 Juror

Dulce Roman NAE 2012 Juror

Dulce Roman, NAE 2012 Juror

Dulce Román is Curatorial Chair and Curator of Modern Art for the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She is responsible for the development and management of the Harn’s collection of modern art, which includes nearly 1,000 works from the United States, Latin America and Europe. Prior to joining the staff of the Harn Museum, Román served as a researcher of Spanish art at the Frick Collection in New York and the department of European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Artists may submit in two entry categories: 2-dimensional artwork and 3-dimensional artwork. In the 2-D category only one image is allotted per entry. In the 3-D category a maximum of three images to show alternate views of the work may be submitted. Artists must include an artist statement with their application. Accepted artists will be notified by Oct. 18. The non-refundable entry fee is $29 ($22 for current Naples Art Association members).

The preview reception and awards presentation for this exhibition will be held on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Exhibiting artists will be considered for awards totaling $2,500.

The Naples Art Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in 1954. The goal of The Naples Art Association is to educate and promote visual arts in Southwest Florida by holding exhibitions, art festivals and educational classes for adults and children. Today, the organization operates The von Liebig Art Center, located at 585 Park Street in downtown Naples. The art center is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will begin on Oct. 20, 2012. For more information, please call 239-262-6517.

Get out the vote! For your favorite Show of Show artist, that is.

Elsa Victorios - The World Travelers

One of 112 pieces of artwork on view for Show of Shows 2012 at The von Liebig Art Center: Elsa Victorios, The World Travelers, acrylic on canvas, 22 x 28 inches

The Naples Art Association proudly announces its next show, the 5th Annual Non-Juried All Artist Member Show of Shows Exhibition. The community is invited to a preview reception to be held on Friday, Aug. 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The von Liebig Art Center in Naples. The artwork will remain on view from Aug. 27 through Oct. 5, 2012.

Click here for a link to an assortment of social media friendly, sharable images from this exhibition.

COO/CFO Aimee Schlehr says this exhibition is about shining the spotlight on our member artists. “We have 112 talented individuals featured in this year’s show. I love this event, not only for the beautiful artwork, but also because it attracts so many community members who are supporting the artists in their lives,” Schlehr said.

The preview reception is a benefit of NAA membership. Non-members are welcome at $10 per person. Exhibiting artists may bring one guest free of charge.

There are two People’s Choice cash awards ($200 Best of Show and $100 First Place) and two $75 Blick Art Materials gift certificates that will be presented. Everyone attending the preview reception will have the opportunity to cast one vote in the People’s Choice election. Voting will be overseen by the Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office.

A full list of Show of Shows artists is on the Naples Art Association’s website. Award winners will be announced on the Naples Art Association’s website on Aug. 31.

The Naples Art Association is grateful to its generous sponsors including Blick Art Materials for donating prizes, and individuals who give throughout the year in support of artist programs with the Naples Art Association. Thanks also to Walmart for their donation which helped fund the awards reception.