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Fort Myers Beach Art Association
Judged Art Show Award Results
On November 16, the first judged show of the season opened at the Fort
Myers Beach Art Association main gallery, sponsored by the Red Coconut.
Only members of the art association could submit paintings for the exhibit,
which was judged by accomplished artist Libit Jones, FWS, who was in town to
teach a workshop at the association this past week. Neil Walling gave an infor-
mative talk about the 2015 France and Sedona trips and presented trip ideas for
2016. These trips started as fundraisers for the gallery and are a wonderful way to
not only paint plein but also promote camaraderie among members. Studio 2 fea-
tures the work from those trips. The Red Coconut sponsored the reception which
included free refreshments. Admission to both shows is free and visitors are wel-
come. Both exhibits will hang until December 10.
Fran Myers from the Red Coconut assisted in the presentation of the awards on
November 22 at the reception. An award was given for Best in Show in honor of Lee
Ackert, who was FMBAA President from 1983 to 1985. This award went to Cheryl
Fausel for her watercolor painting titled The Royal Purse. First prize was awarded for
Mr. Bilbo by Sue Pink. Second prize was awarded for Grape Leaves #2 by Judi Miller.
Third prize went to Anne Kittel for Clean Up Day. The Maya Bryant Award (outdoor
painter) was given for Across The Caloosahatchee by Joan Zeoli.
Merit Awards went to Blue by Susanne H. Brown, Beaches by Lois Ostrov, and
Homosassa Revisited by Lisa Grinter. Honorable mentions went to the Sleeping
Beauty by Joan Stobart, Cool Reflections by Julie Nusbaum, and Campagna by
If you are interested in learning to paint, several short workshops are being taught
at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association this season as well as Patty Kane’s watercolor
classes on Mondays. Check out www.fortmyersbeachart.com to see all the exciting
artistic events happening this season.
The annual Art Devine sale of original art priced at or below $150 will begin on
For more information, email 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 in Fort Myers
Beach. Call 463-3909 for more details. The gallery is open daily through mid-April,
Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m .
First place was awarded for Mr. Bilbo by Sue Pink
photos courtesy of P Flaherty
Cheryl Fausel with her watercolor painting titled The Royal Purse, which won the Best in
Show Lee Ackert Award
The Art Galleries of the Bower
School of Music & the Arts at
Florida Gulf Coast University
(FGCU) present Senior Projects
Exhibition, with an opening recep-
tion at the Main Gallery on Thursday,
December 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. Each
student will give a brief presentation on
their exhibition, beginning at 6 p.m.
The exhibition runs through December
11, and is made possible with the gen-
erous support of U. Tobe, FineMark
National Bank & Trust and WGCU
At the end of their studies, each art
major completes a senior project in which
he or she successfully executes a body of
work combining their knowledge of tech-
niques and concepts while drawing on
research of historical and contemporary
artists. The completed projects are pre-
sented in an exhibition open to the uni-
versity community and the public. Patricia
Fay, professor of Art, is the faculty men-
tor for this group of graduates.
Senior Project students this semes-
ter are: Alyssa Baladad, Alyssa Bates,
Richard Crum, Pamela Davis, Leonardo
Navarro Jr., Jessica Neumann, Lindsey
Rausch, April Rodmyre, Adam Snell,
Kevin Watkinson and Allison Witmer.
The gallery is in the Arts Complex on
FGCU’s main campus at 10501 FGCU
Blvd. S. Parking is available in Lot 7 for
gallery visitors. Regular viewing hours
are 10 a.m . to 4 p.m . Monday through
Friday, 10 a.m . to 7 p.m . Thursday.
For images and further information on
this exhibition and others, go to artgal-
lery.fgcu.edu or contact Anica Sturdivant
at 590-7199 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Projects Spring 2015
photo courtesy of James Greco
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