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‘Wild About Wildlife’ exhibit opens Thursday at Cape Coral Art League

By MEGHAN BRADBURY - | Jan 28, 2021

CHRIS STRINE The front of the Cape Coral Art League facility on Cultural Park Boulevard.

The second show of 2021 will soon begin its intake process for artists wishing to participate in the Cape Coral Art League’s “Wild About Wildlife” February gallery exhibit.

The juried show, which is open to the public, will begin its intake Monday, Feb. 1, between 12 and 3 p.m. The exhibit opens Thursday, Feb. 4, and runs throughout the month.

Artists can submit two pieces for the exhibit. It is $30 for Cape Coral Art League members and $35 for nonmembers. There is a $200 prize for first place, $150 for second place and $100 for third place winners, with two honorable mentions, due to not having a People’s Choice.

Any kind of medium can be submitted from paintings to sculptures, as long as it is within the wildlife theme.

“A lot of people do birds because we have so many birds here,” gallery chairperson Kathy Gibbs said, adding that any wildlife is acceptable. “We try to keep it open, so there is more participation.”

The requirements for submissions include having a wire on the back of a frame one-third down from the top with the ends tapped down, paint should be dry and the painting needs to be framed, if appropriate. The size of a painting cannot exceed 52 x 52 inches, which includes the frame. Anything larger than 24 x 30 inches needs to use plexiglass instead of glass.

Sculptures must be dry and not weigh more than 40 pounds. If the footprint is more than 12 x 12 inches, the artist needs to provide the pedestal.

Gibbs said the public can view the “Wild About Wildlife” exhibit during normal business hours, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

“People can come in by themselves and come and look at it and not be in a crowd of people,” Gibbs said.

The exhibit is free, as well as parking. Those who visit the Cape Coral Art League are required to wear a mask.

For more information, visit www.capecoralart league.org, or call 239-772-5657. The Cape Coral Art League is located at 516 Cultural Park Blvd., just north of Cultural Park Theater and Cape Coral Museum of History.