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Art Making a Statement

“Benediction” by Bob Eoff Submitted Photos

“Benediction” by Bob Eoff Submitted Photos

Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to view the “Art Council of SW Florida Spring Show” now through March 27, 2018 from 9 AM to

PM. This is the show’s first time on Marco Island and is a collaborative effort among 21 affiliated art organizations located in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties. The Art Council is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1963 to promote a greater appreciation of the arts and artists in Southwest Florida.

The biennial show was judged by Peter D. Garon. The following are the winners: First place 2D winner is “Silver Tray and Zinnias” by Wanda Kemper Second place 2D winner is “Benediction” by Bob Eoff Third place 2D winner is “View from my window” by Elaine Lefebvre Judges Choice for 2D is “Roundabout” by Sally Dutko First place 3D winner is “Ethereality” by Joel Shapses Second place 3D winner is “Dragon Point on Black Mountain” by John Merchant Third place 3D winner is “Blue Ray” by Sandra Mark Judges Choice for 3D is “A Wave” by Yvonne Krystman President’s Award winner is “His Many Faces” by Cheryl Blodgett

“Silver Tray and Zinnias” by Wanda Kemper

“Silver Tray and Zinnias” by Wanda Kemper

The exhibition will be on display in the Lauritzen & Rush Galleries.

“Ethereality” by Joel Shapses

“Ethereality” by Joel Shapses

In the La Petite Galerie, artist Donald Sunshine’s impressionist watercolors are being exhibited. This show, “ART AS COMMENTARY” addresses relevant contemporary concerns. Sunshine is a Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech. Professor Sunshine considers his art as a “way of life” and a means of seeing.

His work has been exhibited throughout the United States.

He also has authored seven books.

All the artwork is for sale in the galleries, unless otherwise noted. The 2017-2018 Exhibition

“Dragon Point on Black Mountain” by John Merchant

“Dragon Point on Black Mountain” by John Merchant

Season is supported by a

Community Grant from Walmart.

We thank them for their support of the

Arts in our community. Marco Island

Center for the Arts thanks its sponsors

Florida Department of State – Division of Cultural Affairs,

First Florida Integrity Bank, Condee Cooling & Electric, Inc. and Coastal Breeze News.


The 5th Annual Cars as Art car show on Saturday, March 31, 2018 features classic automobiles built before 1978. This special event runs from 10 AM to 4 PM with a suggested $5 visitor donation. It is held in the parking lot of the Art Center at 1010 Winterberry on Marco Island.

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