Charles Miano, artist and educator, and President of the Southern Atelier Fine Arts Center in Sarasota, will judge the artwork in the exhibit. Awards will also be presented by Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane, who will be giving a “Mayor’s Choice” award, and by Erick Lindblad, Executive Director of The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. Members of the Shell Islands Garden Club will display floral arrangements in keeping with the show’s theme, “Touch of Red.” The public is invited to vote in a “People’s Choice” award.
The competition draws from members of the Art Council of Southwest Florida, which includes more than 4,000 artists from 16 area art organizations. This year’s exhibit highlights the use of the color red, and will feature original works in watercolor, oil, acrylic, mixed media, collage, sculpture and original prints. All work is for sale.
For more than 15 years, members from the Art Councils of Southwest Florida http://www.artcouncilofsouthwestflorida.org/
Art by Sanibel School students will be displayed in this exhibit.
BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery, located at 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel, is open Monday through Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. “A Touch of Red” exhibit will be open Thursday, April 5 through Monday, April 30.
A Touch of Red Art Exhibit supported by Visual Arts Patron Season Sponsors June Rosner and Russ Bilgore.
For additional information about this exhibit, BIG ARTS events and membership, or to sign up for workshops, stop by BIG ARTS, 900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel; call (239) 395-0900; e-mail info@BIGARTS.org;
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