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Art association in full swing

Fort Myers Beach Art Association fall show running, Art Walk at Shucker's this Tuesday

By Nathan Mayberg - Editor | Nov 19, 2020

The Fort Myers Beach Art Association is in full bloom with its fall show “Calm in Chaos” running through Dec. 3 and its “Art Walk” partnership with Shucker’s at the Gulfshore and The Cottage Bar running Tuesday beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Sue Pink’s “Blu” took home first prize in the Fort Myers Beach Art Association’s Fall judged show, with Robert Mueller’s “Bushwick Avenue” runner-up. Third place went to Julie Nusbaum’s “Just a Little Outside,” Maya Bryant for “Plein Air” and Carol Goodling for “Under the Bridge” in the results announced this past week by the organization.

The fall show, titled “Calm in Chaos,” is running through Dec. 3 at the gallery, located at the corner of Donora Boulevard and Shell Mound Boulevard. The gallery is open to the public from Monday through Thursday during the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with limited capacity and masking required. There is a variety of framed and matted works for sale. The show was sponsored by the Red Coconut RV park.

The “Art Walk” will feature Fort Myers Beach Art Association members and other artists at Shucker’s at the Gulfshore and The Cottage Bar on Estero Boulevard. Plein air painters from the art association will be on site. Artist John Rizza has been named artist of the month at the Shucker’s Galleria, where the association has been displaying and selling artwork inside the dining room.

In addition, the association is doing plein air painting each Wednesday morning outside. All artists are welcome to come and paint.

This work of art by Fort Myers artist John Rizza is hanging at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery. Rizza's work is also featured at the Shucker's Galleria.

The upcoming outdoor painting locations are as follows:

November 18 Mound House, Fort Myers Beach

November 25 Matlacha Community Park

December 2 Koreshan State Park

Other awards recently announced by the association are:

Artwork by Fort Myers Beach Art Association member Kathy Taylor, who earned a merit award at the fall judged show

Merit Award (2):

Kathy Taylor for “From Doc Fords”

Penny Fox for “A Stitch in Time”

Honorable Mention Award (2):

Michele Barron Buelow for “Tween the Waters”

JoAnn LaPadula for “Pesce Leone”

This work by Kay Sadighi is currently on display at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association working gallery as part of the fall judged show.