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35th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition at Alliance for the Arts

By Staff | Mar 4, 2021

PHOTO PROVIDED “Palmetto Scrub,” a watercolor by Curtis Whitwam.

The Alliance for the Arts March exhibition, its 35th Annual All Florida, will showcase from March 6-28 at 10091 McGregor Blvd. This exhibition features pieces created by artists working in a wide variety of media from all over the state of Florida. The juried entries come together for an exciting exhibition representing today’s Florida artists.

From over 800 entries, 62 pieces were selected by the juror. Artists include: Diane Baires, Cynthia Barbanera-Wedel, David Belling, Guinevere Bortnicker Kiniry, Hernan Brito Pena, Carol Coates, Geraldine Crawford, Debra Danley, Laurent Dareau, Sally Dutko, Patricia Esposito, Breah Fyffe, Maureen Ginipro, Carolyn Gora, Raven Gould, David Hatchett, Lily Hatchett, Stephen Hayford, Steve Kalb, Mike Kiniry, Mary Klunk, Ray Lyle, Susan Maas, Doug MacGregor, John Merchant, Victoria Milne, Lynn Ondercin, Jose Pardo, Katrina Parker, Anita Prentice, Marcela Pulgarin, Diane V. Radel, Susan Ritter, Whitt Robins, Sharon Rodgers, Myriah Rohl, Sherry Rohl, Sonia Rosa, Carol Rosenberg, Caitlin Rosolen, Thomas Roth, Melinda Russek, Gianna Santucci, Ellen Sayet, Alicia Schmidt, Elise Sewall, Tammra Sigler, Doug Smithwick, Joan Sonnenberg, Carolyn Steele, Lisa Tracy, Daniel Venditti, Mary Voytek, Herman Weinberg, Curtis Whitwam, LouAnn Wukitsch, Roseline Young and Pat Zalisko.

This year’s juror is Shawn Pettersen, who received his master of fine arts degree from Montclair State University in 2005, and his bachelor of fine arts from Ringling College in 2003. His work is primarily based in sculpture and drawing, and often surrounds themes of displacement, memory, and being lost. He has worked as a graphic designer, creative director, adjunct professor, jeweler and artist’s assistant for several prominent artists in New York. His work has been shown regionally and nationally. He currently teaches sculpture and is the studio coordinator at Florida Gulf Coast University.

The Alliance will host an online, virtual opening reception on March 5 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. The behind-the-scenes evening will feature a guided tour of the exhibit and awards as well as a brief presentation from the juror on his inspiration and process for the show. The reception is free to attend, although a $5 suggested donation keeps Alliance programming affordable and accessible.

An RSVP is required at ArtIn Lee.org/Annual AllFlorida in order to obtain the access link.

Awards for this show include $1,000 Best In Show, a $250 Golden Colors Gift Certificate for second place,  $100 for third place and a complimentary Alliance membership for the Juror’s Choice Award.

For more information about the Alliance, visit ArtInLee.org or call 239-939-2787.