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Fort Myers Beach Art Association gets early start to spring

"Freedom to Move" spring juried show runs through March 11

By Nathan Mayberg - Editor | Feb 15, 2021

Kathleen Taylor received a merit award at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association's spring juried show, which opened Monday. Photo provided

At the Fort Myers Beach Art Association, the art is always moving.

While the winter show “Beyond Boundaries” will finish Thursday with hopes of a cold spell being over, the spring juried show “Freedom to Move” will be ushering in a new art season Monday, Feb. 15.

The show, sponsored by Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille, will run through March 11.

The “Freedom to Move” show will be joined by The Dannica Walker and Milly Pereira Show in Studio 2. The Studio 2 show opens on Saturday, Feb. 13 and runs through Feb. 25. Walker and Pereira are longtime members of the art assocation.

“They are pretty accomplished,” Fort Myers Beach Art Association Publicity Director Pam Flaherty said. Their show will feature acrylic, watercolor and oil paintings.

These two works by Milly Pereira are among those being shown by her and Dannica Walker through Feb. 25 at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association gallery. Photo by Nathan Mayberg

“There will be more variety because it’s a shared show,” Flaherty said.

The gallery, which is offering multiple shows, is now open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with limited capacity and masking required. Mini masters continue to be for sale.

Flaherty said the Art Divine show, which preceded the winter juried show, was the “best we’ve ever done” with record sales. Flaherty said the winter juried show has gone “pretty well” with a “fair amount of visitors.”

The Fort Myers Beach Art Association’s working gallery at 3030 Shell Mound Boulevard, has active artists working on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The association is offering a virtual famous artist workshop in February by Pat Dews. More information is available at http://www.fortmyersbeachart.com/workshops%2020-21.php

For more information about the art association, send e-mails to the Art Association publicity chair, Pam Flaherty, atfmbaapublicity@gmail.com. The gallery is located on the corner of Donora and Shell Mound Blvd, one mile south of the Matanzas Bridge. Call (239) 463-3909. Visit the website for updates at www.fortmyersbeachart.com

Julie Nusbaum's watercolor artwork "Wanderlust" was named best in show at the Fort Myers Beach Art Assocation's "Freedom to Move" spring juried show which opened Monday. Photo provided