34th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibit
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DateMarch 6 - March 28
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
PriceAdmission to the gallery is free, but a $5 suggested donation keeps programming affordable and accessible
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This annual show is the most anticipated of the year. As the name suggests, this exhibition features pieces created by artists working in a wide variety of media from all over the 65,000 square miles that make up Florida. The juried entries come together for an award-winning and exciting exhibition representing today’s contemporary Florida artists.
Exhibits: March 6 – 28
Opening Reception: Friday, March 6 from 5 – 7 p.m. Featuring a live performance by Gulf Coast Symphony! See it first, see it free.
Walk and Talk with the Juror, Amanda Poss: Saturday, March 7 at 10 a.m. during our weekly GreenMarket
Thomas Roth was awarded $1,000 Best in Show for LS1. Taylord Dezeme won a $250 Golden Colors Gift Certificate for 2nd Place A Slice of Life and Joel Shapses won $100 for 3rd place on Fantasia. Richard Stanton was awarded the Juror’s Choice Award for Deco Beach.
Congratulations to the accepted artists, whose work will be on display for the 34th annual All Florida Exhibition: Eileen Amster, Cynthia Barbanera-Wedel, David Belling, Della Boynton, Mila Bridger, Stephen Bufter, Deborah Butler, Marcy Calkins, Dennis Church, Carol Coates, Steve Conley, Michael Danley, Taylord Dezeme, Kathleen Durdin, Sharon Eng, Alejandro Estrada, Stacey Fletcher, Muffy Clark Gill, Kristin Herzog, Del Holt, Priscilla Jeffcoat, Pamela Jones, Jay Lana, JoAnn LaPadula, Jean Mau, Dave McFarlane, John Merchant, Kellen Mills, Lucy Nesheim, Gregory Presley, Whit Robbins, Roy Rodriguez, Sherry Rohl, Thomas Roth, Rita Schwab, Cree Scudder, Joel Shapses, Dale Smith, Paul Stackpole, Richard Stanton, Erin Stein, Grayson Stoff, Daniel Venditti, Christina Wyatt, Barbara Yeomans and Peter Zell
About the Juror, Amanda Poss
Amanda Poss received her MA in Art History from the University of South Florida in 2015 specializing in Modern and Contemporary Art, and a BA from the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2011. Poss currently holds the position of Gallery Director at Gallery221@Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry campus, where she also manages the Public Art Program, Grounds4Art@HCC, and oversees a growing Permanent Art Collection. She is the former Gallery Director at Blake High School, where she organized and curated exhibits from 2015–2017. Poss also has also held positions at the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery at the University of Tampa as a Gallery Assistant, Adjunct Professor at the University of Tampa, and Adjunct Professor at Hillsborough Community College.
Also on Display:
In the Theater Lobby: LUSH: A Life Underwater, Photography by Katy Danca Galli
A journey into the underwater realm through the eyes of Katy Danca Galli. Featuring underwater photographs from Southwest Florida, Palau, the Dry Tortugas, Indonesia, and more. At age ten, Katy fell deeply in love with the ocean…and has worked hard ever since to live and breathe by the tide. She is a photographer, former photo editor for Scuba Diving magazine, master diver, former registered boy scout, ocean advocate, and lover of all bodies of water. Her work has been featured with Captains for Clean Water, Scuba Diving magazine, Sport Diver Magazine, Divephotoguide.com, and she has won contests with the Ocean Conservancy, Our World Underwater, and the Florida Skin Divers Association. Currently she is working on a ‘camp and dive’ series, dedicated to Florida’s waterways. www.katydancagalli.com
In the Members Gallery: An Artist Lives Here: Maria Collier
Maria is a Columbian born abstract artist who has lived in SW Florida for 40 years. She was born an artist but began painting on canvas after being diagnosed with an auto-immune disease. The healing that occurred from being aligned with her true passion was life changing. The unusual tools she uses to move the paint around can be found in hardware stores. She uses them intuitively along with her other passion, music. Music is an integral part of her work. She names most of her work after the songs that inspire her and places the lyrics on the back of each canvas. She uses music and dance to help her capture the energy around her so it can be fully expressed in her work. www.mariacollierart.com
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