Thursday, October 28, 2021

Pastel Society Show at Center for the Arts

“As Good As It Gets” by M. Weil.

“As Good As It Gets” by M. Weil.


The Marco Island Center for the Arts is hosting the Southwest Florida Pastel Society Member Annual Show. The show, which runs through January 26, is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM until 4 PM. This show is not merely an exhibition; all of the outstanding art is for sale, and at surprisingly reasonable prices.

The Southwest Florida Pastel Society is a non-profit organization of pastel artists who live and work in Southwest Florida. It encourages and promotes enthusiastic pastel artists in their growth and success and is excited about expanding its public offerings to include the show at Marco Island’s Center for the Arts.

Featured works will include “Up from the Sea” by Patti Leavitt, “Coco Nuts” by Tanya Trinkaus Glass and “Island Causeway” by Mary Lou Hicks. The show will include a wide selection of pastel artists of Southwest Florida.

The Center for the Arts will host an opening reception on Tuesday, January 12 from 5:30 PM to 7 PM and the public is invited. The reception will boast a

“Kate’s Café, Naples FL” by Marianne Crowley.

“Kate’s Café, Naples FL” by Marianne Crowley.

wonderful display of the culinary arts, with food by the Marriott, one of Marco’s top restaurant destinations.

In the Center’s La Petite Gallery, the works of Inez Hudson will be featured. Hudson is known for her detailed paintings of figures and tropical birds, but the versatility of her work will be well represented in this show. She is a finalist for the former N Magazine’s Enny Award, a poster artist for the 2009 Naples National Art Festival and the recipient of numerous art awards.

The opening of the Pastel and Hudson exhibits coincides with the start of the Center for the Arts 2016 class offerings. Classes include all media, including drawing, watercolor, oil, photography, stone and clay. A variety of beginner classes are offered for those wishing to try something new, in addition to intermediate and advanced level offerings.

A complete list of classes may be found at Registration is available online or by calling 239-394-4221. For further information on Marco Island Center for the Arts activities, classes, and upcoming exhibits, visit

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