The paintings, pottery and multi media art will be on display at Founders Gallery through Monday, April 26. The exhibit chairperson is Shareen Groce.



Founders Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The "Six Women and Their Work" exhibit has been supported by Visual Arts Patron Season Sponsor Deborah and John La Gorce."/>


The paintings, pottery and multi media art will be on display at Founders Gallery through Monday, April 26. The exhibit chairperson is Shareen Groce.



Founders Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The "Six Women and Their Work" exhibit has been supported by Visual Arts Patron Season Sponsor Deborah and John La Gorce."/> BIG ARTS hosts artists reception for ‘Six Women & Their Work’ exhibit | News, Sports, Jobs - SANIBEL-CAPTIVA - Island Reporter, Islander and Current
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BIG ARTS hosts artists reception for ‘Six Women & Their Work’ exhibit

By Staff | Apr 20, 2010

Pictured from left is Rita Mach Skoczen, Paula Eckerty, Sarah Edwardson, Marcy Calkins and Sue Baker. Not pictured is Carina Björck.

On Saturday, April 10, BIG ARTS hosted an Artists Reception for the April Invitational Exhibit, entitled “Six Women and Their Work.”

The paintings, pottery and multi media art will be on display at Founders Gallery through Monday, April 26. The exhibit chairperson is Shareen Groce.

Founders Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The “Six Women and Their Work” exhibit has been supported by Visual Arts Patron Season Sponsor Deborah and John La Gorce.

Also on April 10, BIG ARTS hosted an Artists Reception and Awards presentation for the Southwest Florida Craft Guild 25th Exhibit of Excellence.

The Southwest Florida Craft Guild was founded in 1977, and has exhibited at BIG ARTS for more than 25 years to help promote public appreciation of the dynamic fine craft field.

Artist Sue A. Housler took top honors for her submission, entitled "Peaceful Koi."

The Guild’s mission is to encourage high standards of performance and accomplishments in fine crafts. The Guild members accomplish this mission by participation, promotion, and education through shows, exhibitions, demonstrations and art scholarships. The show’s juror was award-winning, internationally-published painter Scott Wallace.

The first place award went to Sue A. Housler for “Peaceful Koi,” which was made from clay hand built tile. The second place winner was L. J. “Jim” Sobel for his “Unearthed In 2010” sculpture and the third place winner was Roseline Young for the fiber “Noir et Blanc.”

Judge’s Merit awards went to Kathy Boynton and Muffy Clark Gill.

Honorable Mention winners were Marsha Bisson and Phil Krym. Hank Gellar won the Congress Jeweler Signature Piece award for his onyx and cubic zirconia pendant.

BIG ARTS Phillips Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. and is located at 900 Dunlop Road in Sanibel. The Guild’s works will be on display in Phillips Gallery through Friday, April 23.

The exhibit supported by Visual Arts Patron Season Sponsors June Rosner and Russ Bilgore.

For further information about this exhibit, events at BIG ARTS, to purchase tickets, to sign up for workshops or to become a member, stop by BIG ARTS, call 395-0900, e-mail info@BIGARTS.org or log on to www.BIGARTS.org.