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BIG ARTS announces winners of juried show

By BIG ARTS - | Oct 13, 2020


BIG ARTS recently announced the winners of the juried exhibit “Create-Inspire-Connect.”

The winners were chosen from the 62 works selected by the BIG ARTS Visual Arts Committee. In total, 110 artists submitted 205 pieces for BIG ARTS’ first juried exhibit in the new Dunham Family Gallery. Submissions came in from around the world, including Bogota, Columbia, and Nyon, Switzerland, and from many local and Southwest Florida artists.

First place was awarded to Eleanor Dominek for her piece “Veneration.” Second place went to Del Holt for his work “Still Life with Peas.” Third place was awarded to Joel Shapses for his sculpture “Spiral of Life.” Honorable mentions were awarded to Bobbi Baugh for her piece “Adrift,” Cheryl Fausel for her piece “A View of the Lake,” and Richard Sabin for his piece “Red Carnation.”

The “Create, Inspire, Connect” title mirrors BIG ARTS 2021 season theme, which celebrates the vital role the arts play in reflecting our shared humanity and the healing power of community and creativity.

The show can be viewed on-site by a limited number of people at a time Tuesdays through Fridays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Beginning Oct. 18, it will also be open to the public on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. People can also visit the show online in BIG ARTS 3-D virtual gallery at bigarts.org.

DEL HOLT “Still Life with Peas”

To maintain a safe environment, BIG ARTS is limiting occupancy in the gallery to a maximum of 30. Masks are required to enter the building, and visitors are asked to be mindful of social distancing.

For more information, contact the BIG ARTS box office at 239-395-0900.

JOEL SHAPSES “Spiral of Life”


CHERYL FAUSEL “A View of the Lake”

RICHARD SABIN “Red Carnation”