Each February, artists paint the wonderful buildings, original cottages, fountains, plazas, and courtyards of the Third Street South Historic District. The Birthplace of Naples, which includes The Pier, Crayton Cove, The City Docks, and at its center, Third Street South provides so many beautiful vignettes for the artists to capture. Come watch the artists create and if you find paintings you can’t live without, come to the auction and bid on your favorites. Details on Painting Days and Auction Party are below. Profits benefit PAWS Assitance Dogs and Friends of Foster Children Forever.
Third Street South will host 40 professional artists who will be painting the streets, avenues, parks and hidden treasures of our beautiful area. The public is invited to come watch these internationally and locally renowned artists as they work from 10am to 4 pm on these two days.
Several popular regional artists will be demonstrating their techniques and offering tips in a series of talks to be held at 255 13th Avenue South (next to the Old Naples Pub) in the heart of the Third Street South neighborhood. These demonstrations will be of interest to artists of all levels as well as the casual observer who wants to learn more about the creative process. All sessions are free, but seating is limited, so a prompt arrival is encouraged.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
10am – 12 noon:
1pm – 3pm:
Thursday, February 25, 2016
10am – 12 noon:
1pm – 3pm:
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View freshly painted and framed works at the Auction Preview located at 255 13th Avenue South. Adjacent to the Old Naples Pub.
Advance Bid Sheets are available to bid on your favorite paintings.
Third Canvas Auction should visit David LawrenceCenter.org or call the Center at 239.304.3505. Tickets t
After you have seen our artists painting live on the streets of Old Naples, come to the auction to be held at a private location in Naples and bid on those newly painted and framed works will be included in a combined silent and spirited live auction.
Tickets can be purchased here: TICKETS
or by calling (239) 775-1660
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Painting Location: NE Corner of 3rd Street South & 12th Avenue South at 1199 3rd Street South
JAN ELLEN ATKIELSKI
Painting Location: SE Corner of 3rd Street South and 12th Avenue South at Tommy Bahama Relax
Jan Ellen has been working as a professional artist since she graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Art from UW Steven’s Point - WI, in 1976. She has an extensive list of collectors, both private and commercial. Some of her more note-worthy corporate commissions include Ameritech, NFL Alumni, Northwestern Mutual Insurance, and Sears.A published author and popular lecturer, Jan’s art has been featured numerous times in print; Home Decor Magazine - Milwaukee, M Magazine Milwaukee, Happenings Arts & Entertainment Magazine, Grandeur Magazine, and television; HGTV, Fox News TV6 - Milwaukee, National Public Television. Jan has also served as a juror/judge for local and national art competitions, including: The Annual National Show for the Art League of Bonita Springs, The Art League of Marco Island, The Art League of Cape Coral, Art League of Fort Myers, Pine Island Art League, and more. She was nominated as an “Angle of the Arts” for Best Visual Artist in 2006.
Located permanently in Cape Coral, Florida, she has been privileged to work across the United States, Austria, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and Norway. Currently her work is represented by Guess Fisher Gallery, Naples and EMA, Milwaukee.
EMERSON CALDERON (Sponsored by Eileen Fisher)
Painting Location: NE Corner of 3rd Street South & 13th Avenue South
Emerson Calderon, son of an Immigrant Italian, was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1973. From and early age he demonstrated an inclination toward the fine arts. He began his fine art studies in Venezuela at El Pedagogico de Caracas; later studying illustration and graphic design. After relocating to Miami FL, Calderon completed his classic academic training drawing and painting at “Romero Hidalgo Studios” a studio and curriculum based on the old French Atelier guidelines.
Calderon strongly believes that Art in all its forms is a powerful way to communicate and represent not only the artist's feelings, but also his reality and surroundings. “An artist is like a journalist with a very important assignment, which is to capture and show the events and characteristics of his time. No matter what medium is used, the artist has the responsibility not only with the public but with himself to create a compelling piece of artwork.
Painting Location: 13th Avenue South at Naples Beach
Signature member of the Georgia Watercolor Society and Fellow member of the American Institute of Architects. My ongoing series of paintings is titled: "Man on the Edge" and depicts man's propensity to settle where the water meets the land. The works are poured mixed media, acrylic and watercolor, on stretched canvas and are typically 40" x 40".
Painting on the edge of the Gulf as part of Third on Canvas would be a true manifestation of my body of work.
Painting Location: Broad Avenue South at Naples Beach.
Cheri Dunnigan is a Master Goldsmith and nationally recognized landscape painter. Growing up outside of Boston, Massachusetts, she was born with an intense creative drive. Fortunately she was blesed with parents who recognized and fostered both her artistic interests and her creative ambitions. As a result she was able to begin to develop her artistic talents from an early age. She made her first piece of jewelry at the age of 15. This experience lit a passion and set the corse of her studies over the next 7 years. This led her to the Cleveland Institute of Art where she studied with John Paul Miller and earned a 5 year Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree specifically in Silversmithing in 1978. Having majored in silversmithing and jewelry design, she worked for many years as a designer craftsman, maintaining a retail sudio and showroom in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.
In 1998, cheri was diagnosed with systemic lupis erythmatosis and having lost the strength and dexterity in her hands, it became clear that she would not be able to resume her career as a metalsmith. At that time she turned her crative talents towrds pastel painting and found a new passion. Almost 7 years to the day of her diagnosis, Cheri received national recognition when she was awarded a Signature Membership with thePastel Society of America. She has exhibited her work nationally and has won numerous awards.
Today, Cheri is healthy and thrilled to be working again in metal. Cheri lives in Naples, Florida with her husband Tim and her son Matthew. She holds memberships in both the Society of North American Goldsmiths and the Florida Society of Goldsmiths. Cheris' work is represented by the Gallery at the Ritz Carlton Beach Resort and at the Shannon Green Collection in Naples, Florida.
MICHELE FENNEL (Sponsored by Gulf Coast International Properties)
Painting Location: NW Corner of 3rd Street South and Broad Avenue South at Gulf Coast International Properties
Michele has had a life-long interest in art. After a career in graphic arts she transitioned to representational oil painting. All of Michele's art is inspired by real places and the underlying abstract ideas of movement, scale and values are just as important to her. Michele works en plein air as well as out of her stufio at home in the northeast and here in Naples. She is an award winning artist and participates in many juried shows. Her work is represented in several galleries and corporate collections.
Painting Location: 12th Avenue South at the Naples Pier
Painting Location: A Private Club in Naples
Phil Fisher is one of the area's most recognized and popular impressionist artists. He portrays visual interpretations of familiar landscapes where the viewers are coaxed into the environment with exciting colors and dramatic light that travels through each painting leaving them with an emotion that is specific to each individual work.
KEN FRASER (Sponsored by Sara Campbell)
Painting Location: SW Corner of 3rd Street South & 13th Avenue South at St. Tropez Home
In my paintings I try to capture the essence of my experiences expressing them in a thoughtful, beautiful,... and creative way. Using light and shadows to illuminate and create a sense of drama. I have a strong desire to share the beauty of nature in my landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes. I’m drawn to the light on the landscape in sunsets, moonlight and early morning scenes which I try to portray with semi-realistic color. But also embellishing the color if it’s necessary, to convey how I feel about the scene. I create what excites and inspires me, with color combinations, lighting effects, and contrasts in elements. Painting in rich color and expressive artistic knife-work using heavy textures.
Painting in a semi-realistic manner, but influenced by the great impressionists, I paint in response to my impressions of a scene creating paintings with a semi-controlled spontaneity to them. As an artist, knowing how to use color values, knife-work and composition, I am able to go beyond recording what I see, to create an emotion…a mood, in my paintings. Attempting to convey to the viewer a sense of time, place, and an emotional connection. Expressing myself through my unique knife-work is a crucial component of my art. Each painting differs in texture and detail depending on my mood and the scene. My goal is to create art that inspires and draws the viewer in through the beauty of nature.
My affiliations are: Island Visions Art Gallery, Art Council of SW Florida Gallery, Fort Myers Beach Art Association,
Art Council of Southwest Florida, Cape Coral Art League and Fort Myers Beach 2014 Plien Air "Paint The Beach" Competition
Painting Location: SE Corner of 3rd Street South & 12th Avenue South at Tommy Bahama Relax
Originally from Massachusetts, Peter was formally trained as an architect and practiced for 20 years in Washington, D.C. During this time he explored the possibilities of a wide range of creative media and was represented by several galleries in the mid-Atlantic region. Focusing on his fine-art studio since 1993, Peter has also owned and operated galleries in Washington, Virginia and Naples, FL. His work is in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and in several countries abroad. Peter currently resides in Naples, FL.
Painting Location: A Private Club in Naples
Toledo artist Larry S. Golba received his Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Bowling Green State University in 1971 and a Master of Arts from Eastern Michigan University in 1976. He taught art in the Bedford Public Schools system from 1971 –2001, served on the Art Education Faculty at EMU in 1976, and has conducted many local and regional painting classes and watercolor workshops.
- Ohio Plein Air Society
- Northwestern Ohio Watercolor Society
- The Tile Club of Toledo
- The Monday Morning Painters
- The Group of Four
- Grumbacher Medallions for Excellence in Watercolor, 1998 & 1999 (Northwestern Ohio Watercolor Society and Toledo Artists Club)
- Toledo Artists Club ‘Artist of the Year”, 1976
- First Award in Oils, 14th Great Outdoor Paint-out, T.C. Steele Historic Site, Nashville, Indiana, 2002
- Second Award, 40th Annual Downtown Toledo Exhibition
- Honorable Mention, TAC “People and Portraits” Exhibition
- Best of Show, TAC Gold Medal Exhibition, 2005
- The Reuben Counts Award 2005, The Grand Award 2006, the Marilla Connors Award 2007, and the Wassenberg Art Center Award 2008 and 2012, Honorable Mention 2009...all at the Wassenberg Art Center Annual Exhibitions, Van Wert, Ohio
- First Award, TAC ‘Four Seasons’ Exhibit
- Best of Show, Sylvania Arts Festival, Sylvania, Ohio
- Second and Third Awards, Crosby Gardens Arts Festival, Toledo, Ohio
- Second Award, Ohio Plein Air Society 2007 Competition, New Philadelphia, Ohio
- Award of Excellence in Watercolor, 2009 Ohio Plein Air Society Competition, Lakeside, Ohio.
- Popular Award, Northwestern Ohio Watercolor Society, Fall Exhibition 2009
- Best of Show and Popular Award, Northwestern Ohio Watercolor Society, Spring Exhibition, 2010 at the Arrowhead Gallery, Heidelberg College, Maumee, Ohio.
- Second Award, Northwestern Ohio Watercolor Society, Watercolorama 2010.
- First Award, Ohio Plein Air Society 2010 Competition, Lakeside Ohio.
- Merit Award in Watercolor ,Katherine Crampton 2011 Exhibition, Lakeside
Larry S. Golba continues to work daily in his studio/gallery. For an appointment or more information about personally commissioned artwork or workshops, please call 419-841-1988.Golba’s paintings may be seen at The River Centre Gallery, Sylvania, Ohio, Artists-n-Cahoots Gallery, Lakeside, Ohio, Silver Linings Gallery, Waterville, OH, and in his studio.
Painting Location: 810 12th Avenue South, Crayton Cove
Born in 1957, in Bloomington, IL, Natalie considers herself a well-rounded Midwesterner. She grew up in Indiana and Illinois, received her BA from Drake University in Iowa, married another artist from Ohio and lives in Florida. After being introduced to the medium in high school and experimenting with it for about 6 years, she has been creating and teaching batik for over 32 years.
Her artwork is included in numerous private collections. Her work can also be found in the following corporate and museum collections:
Northern Trust Bank, Lely Corporation, Bank of Illinois, Lee Memorial Health Park, McDonald & Company Scurities, Inc., The Permanent Collection for the von Liebig Art Center.
She has achieved Awards in the following shows:
Art Encounters, Naples, FL
Art In Public Places, Ft. Myers, FL
Big Arts National Outdoor Show, Sanibel, FL
Raymond James Invitational, St. Petersburg, FL
National Fine Art Show at the Art League of Marco Island, FL
Her work has been featured in some local, national and international publications and included in books such as "Batik for Artists and Quilters" by Eloise Piper and The CEO Advantage Journal 2011. Her work has been instrumental in getting batik recognized as a fine art media.
TARA FUNK GRIM
Painting Location: SW Corner of 3rd Street South & Broad Avenue South at 1148 3rd Street South
A native of the Jersey Shore, Tara began her art career painting seasonal themes on the boardwalk store windows. She graduated from Chestnut Hill College and received teaching certification from Kutztown University. In 2014, she was the poster artist for ArtFest Fort Myers, won Best Mixed Media in Bonita Springs National Art Festival and is featured in several national publications, 100 Plein Air painters of the Mid-Atlantic and North Light Books' AcrylicWorks 2: Radical Breakthroughs and soon to be released AcrcylicWorks 3: Celebrating Texture.
Tara explores painting in an imaginative and creative way to see what is truly possible. She is a signature member of the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, exhibits widely and is know for creative mixed media worshops. Tara has lived in So. Bethany for over 16 years and loves every minute of it!
LIONEL HEDDY (Sponsored by Jose Aragon Jewelers)
Painting Location: 13th Avenue South at A Mano
Born in New York State, Lionel studied at City University New York, Queens College, majoring in Fine Arts.
Moving to Naples, Florida in 1995, and since retiring in 2008, he is now dedicating his time to painting Landscapes & Portraitrue. In 2009, he opend his One Man Show, "Drawing with Passion". Then in 2011, he opened a One Man Show depicting Portraits of local Naples Artists. Primarily a Plein Air Painter in Acrylics, Lional also works in various mediums including oils, water color, ink and graphite.
Painting Location: 13th Avenue South at C Orrico (Lily Pulitzer)
Born in Italy and attended School in New York City. After graduating, I worked as a graphic artist and taught fashion illustration. The Von Liebig Art Gallery and Collier County Library have displayed my work many times. I painted bowls for the Harry Chapin Empty Bowls fundraiser as well as two turtles for the Turtles on the Town charity fundraiser.
Painting Location: SE Corner of 3rd Street South & Broad Avenue South at Marissa Collections
Talented and inventive artist who shows exceptional creative skills through all mediums, most notably oil painting. Expertise in designing original works of art and framing to satisfy customer needs. Skilled phtographer in both digital and film formats. Has recieved awards for knowledge and implementation of painting skills and color-theory.
Painting Location: 3rd Street South at Sea Salt (North Side)
Kaye Hinson recieved a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Kentucky and has exhibited her work in Kentucky, Virgina and Florida. She grew up in Harlan, Kentucky and enjoyed painting the beautiful scenes of a small town. She now lives in Naples, Florida where she paints scenes of beaches, flowers and florida homes and buildings. She is an oil and acrylic painter and is a member of the Naples Art Association and the Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs.
Painting Location: 3rd Street South at Sea Salt
Michael Kilburn was born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1949,....a city of many artists...both writers and painters. At the age of 6..... Ontario, Canada became home for the Kilburn family. Michael, always had an aptitude for art and was encouraged to persue it as a career....but the business world beckoned and he spent 33 years in the cosmetics industry, specifically as General Manager of Sally Hansen Canada, using his love of colour as a segue from nail polish to oil paint. His painting career began in earnest in the late 1990’s while cottaging in Haliburton, were Tom Thomson, and others of the Group of 7 influenced his style. It has seasoned further with intensive training and studying of artists John Anderson, Calvin Liang, Richard Schmidt, and Kevin MacPherson. To-day retired and painting full time, Michael’s work reflects the many locales where he and his wife Linda divide their time. The rugged landscapes and stark beauty of Newfoundland, the heat and light of Florida and the lush greenery and seasons of northern Ontario. His whereabouts can be traced by his weekly e-mailing of the “painting of the week” to his many collectors and fans around the world. Michael’s particular style of capturing landscape rich in light, colour and contrast may be viewed at the Peter Lewis Gallery in St. John’s, Newfoundland, at their homes in Barrie, Ontario, and in Naples, Florida....and of course his website....www.kilburnart.com.
Painting Location: The City Dock at Crayton Cove
Mimi Little lives by the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland and at Ft. Myers Beach on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Working in acrylics and collage she has produced a series of paintings influenced by her life and travels. Her past series of paintings have included themes on Nantucket, Haiti, tobacco barns, and the rivers and bays that surround her everyday life. Her latest series was influenced by the clear light and color of Southwest Florida. Mimi's paintings are abstract in nature, landscapes and figures, with vivid colors and vigorous brush strokes.
Mimi has had solo ehibits in Nantucket, MA, Southern Maryland, Virginia, and has juried into numerous group shows. She is affiliated with the Art Leagues of Alexandria, VA, and Bonita Springs, FL. Outside of the art world she has been active on the boards of The American Chestnut Land Trust in Calvert County, MD, the Calvert County Environmental Commission and Aid to Artisans based in Hartford, CT.
Painting Location: 3rd Street South at North End of Fleischmann Plaza (Gattle's)
Carol McArdle was born in Jamaica but from age 3 grew up in Bristol, England. After high school she attended West Surrey College of Art and Design but left early to become mostly a self taught artist. In 1995 Carol moved to Southwest Florida and became an American citizen in 2001. She continues to paint from her explorations in areas of preserved nature such as State and National Parks, Wildlife Refuges and Preserves as well as recording everyday scenery en plein air.
Carol has been invited to hold solo exhibits and been accepted into national juried shows. Her work has received recognition, grants and awards. Her paintings have been exhibited in New York; were in the 2008 International Guild of Realism Annual Juried Exhibition; the 2009 and 2010 Birds in Art at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum; the 2009 Paint America Top 200 and the 2009 Paint the Parks Top 100 which went on tour for a year around the USA. In 2011 Carol was invited to have two solo shows in two separate Museums. She was chosen to be the 2008 Resident Artist of Delnor Wiggins State Park, Naples FL and has been rewarded art grants from Florida State, The City of Fort Myers and LINC, Legacy Institute for Nature and Culture.
Galleries representing Carol McArdle; Galerie du Soleil, Naples, FL; The Plainsmen Gallery, Dunedin, FL and Coconut Grove Art Gallery, FL.
Painting Location: 326 13th Avenue South
Rosemary's joy is in creating work rich in color. She paints in abstract style combined with impressionism. Her sensual and vibrant paintings evoke individual emotions in all viewers. As a child she attended art school in the suburbs of Boston. Rosemary attended Massachusetts College of Art and Framingham State College graduating with a Bachelor or Art Degree. The early nineties found her livng and painting on the Island of St. Barths in the French West Indies and on to the South of France which was her home for four years. She attended art classes in the Beauty of Provence.
Rosemary has exhibited her work in St. Tropez, St. Barths, Massachusetts and Florida. Her recent paintings feature tropical landscapes and scenes from France and Itlay as well as commissioned works. She now resides in Naples, Florida where she finds great joy and inspiration for her paintings.
TOM MILLSAP(Sponsored by Sara Campbell)
Painting Location: SE Corner of 3rd Street South & 13th Avenue South
Tom Millsap received his Bachelor of Fine Art from Salisbury State University and his Master of Fine Art from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has traveled and studied on numerous American Council for International Studies and American International Foreign Studies Programs throughout much of Europe, Russia, China and Africa. His art is in the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA., Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS., Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC., Salisbury Valley State University, Salisbury, MD., Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI., and in Naples, Florida: The Von Liebig Art Museum, Collier County Museum, Norris Community Center and the Naples Ladies Auxiliary Building Collection.
Painting Location: NE Corner of 12th Avenue South & 8th Street South at Crayton Cove
Mary Moran grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and moved to Florida right after college, eventually settling in Naples in 1976. It was here that she discovered the joy of painting which she handled in a colorful naive style with much success. Her work graced the covers of several "Naples Guide" magazines and other periodicals. A workshop with Charles Sovek brought about a happy transition from acrylic to oil paints, and from tedious studio painting to impressionistic plein air painting. Mary's love of the southwest Florida environment is expressed through her favorite subjects of landscapes, beaches and quaint cottages.
Moran is the co-owner of Dennison-Moran Gallery, a contemporary American craft gallery and boutique, now displayed in the new Cove Gallery behind Nora Bulter Designs at 800 12th Avenue South.
Painting Location: 351 12th Avenue South
Jacqueline Morelisse is President of BouTeak by Jackie Morelisse Inc. and Creative Dirctor of Cinco Ceibas Rainforest Reserve & Adventure Park in Fica Pangla, Costa Rica. Jackie's expertise in color and design and her visionary creative project leadership evovled from over two decades of extensive hands-on experience in the arts and immersive global travel. With an eye toward joyful dynamic and often whimsical expression, Jackie's currrent projects include a handcrafted collection of furniture, art, fashion and exotourism.
Painting Location: 1301 3rd Street South
Jorge Narvaez was born in 1955 in Medellin, Colombia. His fervent passion for art started when he was a young child zealously searching books and magazines he would find around his home for paintings and drawings done by the masters.
Jorge studied art at the Escuela de Bellas Artes (School of Art) in Colombia and later became interested in photography because of his attraction to the manipulation and use of light. He often combines painting and photography reproducing his photographs onto canvas and working them in oil and acrylic. Working with different mediums allows him to express different ideas.
A painter, heart and soul, his career has spanned more than 30 years exhibiting his work in his own gallery Galeria Narvaez in Medellin, Colombia, as well as in several countries in Europe, South America and more recently the United States. Jorge’s paintings are known for eliciting commentary and starting conversations.
He currently lives in Naples, Florida with his wife and manager Deborah Gittes Narvaez, who he confesses to be the spiritual impulse for his art.
Painting Location: 3rd Street South at Tommy Bahama
Painting Location: 3rd Street South at Marissa Collections
Priscilla Powers began her art education at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, IL. She used her creative talents as an interior designer in her own business for 25 years.Finally realizing life was speeding by, Priscilla returned to her first love of painting in watercolor. She began taking classes and workshops, including workshops with Barbara Nechis, Frank Webb and Tom Francesconi. Priscilla studies with Dan Capobianco at the Suburban Fine Arts Center in Highland Park, IL and takes workshops and classes in Marco Island, Naples and Bonita Springs, FL.
Priscilla enjoys the freedom and beauty of working in watercolor as the flow and movement of the medium inspire her to create loose and vibrant florals, landscapes, and water scenes. "As a painter my primary goal is to create the essence of freedom, I want the viewer to feel the adventure in my work, to respond to the vitality and excitement of nature and life". Priscilla exhibits her work in outdoor shows in the Chicago area and in Naples, FL.
Priscilla is represented by AP Art Gallery, Flushing, MI, Art League of Bonita Springs, FL, Water Media,, Houston, TX
ALEXIS MARTINEZ PULEIO
Painting Location: NW Corner of 3rd Street South & 13th Avenue South at Island Company
Born in Lakeland, Florida, in 1987, Alexis is a young Cuban artist who expresses herself through her passion for art. She moved to Naples, Florida in 2005 to attend Florida Gulf Coast University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry. Mostly specializing in commission pieces, her artwork is displayed throughout the U.S. and she has been actively participating in Thid On Canvas in Naples since 2012.
Painting Location: 3rd Street South at Marissa Collections
Born in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and having lived in Kentucky, Indiana, California, Chicago and Naples, Fl. , Gail Trent Risner has had the opportunity to experience a wide variety of the country's landscape. “From the ubiquitous palm with a backdrop of sand and ocean, to the humble seagrape, Florida offers unlimited material for interesting studies in composition, form and color.” Color, light and the physical attributes of paint itself are among the interests Gail pursues in her paintings.
Painting Location: 3rd Street South at Leggiadro
Joan is a resident of Cape Coral, FL, formally from Chicago. Her painting style is unique and varies between impressionistic and contemporary with a mastery of brush strokes. The art is either oil or acrylic with a painterly technique. Joan attended the Art Institute of Chicago and has studied art in Connecticut, Florida, Michigan and Wisconsin. She is also a disigner for First Impression Presentations for inventors.
Joan won awards at the Cape Coral Art Studio, Cape Coral Art League, Bonita Art League and accepted in the Alliance Art Show. She won numerous awards in Chicago and the Award of Excellence from peer judging.
Painting Location: The City Dock at Crayton Cove
I am a retired high school art teacher. I taught for over forty years in St. Luois. I have always continued to wrk "outside the job". This includes juried shows and plein air events. I spend the summers in Blue Hill, Maine as my website reflects.
KEVIN SHEA (Sponsored by The Continental)
Painting Location: 3rd Street South at the Continental
OLENA SKIBA (Sponsored by The Beach House Naples)
Painting Location: 13th Avenue South at Tony's Off Third
Olena Skiba is a Ukrainian artist who has been a participant in many International Plein Air and Charity events in Ukraine, Poland, Montenegro, Italy and the USA. Olena was born in, raised and received her Art education in the Ukraine where she shared her work in numerous art exhibitions since 1987. In 2003, Olena relocated to Naples, Florida and today works as an artist and designer. Throughout her professional life she has never stopped evolving her existing techniques as well as acquiring and inventing new ones. This is why all of her art pieces are very different, yet Olena’s unique style can be seen in all of them. “Originals Only” is Olena’s motto, she has never made any duplicates of any art work. Olena’s style has a unique accent on colors, light and texture. She believes that an artist’s starting point, in a search for a stylistic expression, is an immense fascination with the beauty of one’s life. As such, the beauty of object, nature and men have always been the basis of Olena’s inspiration.
Painting Location: 3rd Street South at Barbatella
Karen has an associate degree from Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia for advertising and design, a fine arts degree for art from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania along with minor studies for computer graphics.
Karen has lived on Marco Island, FL since 2004 and summers in Teton Valley, Idaho. She is a retired graphic artist. A once watercolorist, she has moved her focus to oils. “I love the quality, texture and stronger colors afforded by that medium.” Her favorite subject is water lilies. “There is a serenity and mystery to those floating flowers and lily pads that can be captured in a hundred different ways.”
Inspired by the work of Joseph Cornell and Louise Nevelson, Karen also creates assemblages from objects found on the street. Whether walking or out on a bike ride, she picks up discarded, broken or dropped bits of plastic, metal, paper or wooden “treasures”. She then paints the pieces with metallic colors or with a monochromatic color and assembles them in deep frames. The result is a fascinating creation of interwoven shapes and textures. Titles for the pieces come from markings or text on one of the objects.
Her paintings and assemblages are currently represented by The Local Color Gallery above the Shop of Old Marco on Marco Island, FL.
Painting Location: 3rd Street South at South End of Fleischmann Plaza (Gattle's)
Janine Wesselmann is known across 4 continents and 4 decades for her parodies of European and American social life. A Cornell University graduate, she has been listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who of American Women, and received the award for outstanding contribution to the arts in Cambridge, England. She is the first American woman to show at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, and in 1997 was named a cultural ambassador to France. She has been endorsed by governors, senators, ambassadors and princes and her work hangs in museums and collections throughout Europe and the United States. Janine had 2 one-woman shows at deBruyne Fine Arts in Naples and is in the permanent Collection at the von Liebig Art Center.
Painting Location: 3rd Street South at Campiello Ristorante
I am a self taught artist and have been painting professionally since 1988. In the early days I participated in several outdoor art shows in the state of Florida exhibiting watercolors and picking up some awards. From there I moved on to painting wall murals in homes and businesses, while continuing to paint commissions and experimenting with other mediums. I became involved with the local chalk art festivals and worked at Disney MGM Studios during their chalk art Animation Celebration. Most recently I have illustrated a series of children's books called 'The Adventures With Paw Paw' and illustrated a wordless book for the non-profit organization Born 2 Fly. Most of my work is now done in my studio, working in oils and soft pastels. My subject matter centers on Italian scenes, both landscapes and citiescapes and also portraits and figures.
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