Intertwined: Anna Tomczak, Linda Broadfoot, Louise Freshman Brown February 21 2013

Opening: Saturday, March 2, 4-7 PM
Exhibition dates: March 2 - 30, 2013
Artist’s Talk: Friday, March 15 at 11 AM

This March, three extraordinary talents will share the spotlight and their love of nature in an exhibition entitled Intertwined.  Arts on Douglas, Fine Art and Collectibles are pleased to feature: Anna Tomczak, Linda Broadfoot, and Louise Freshman Brown.  

Each of these remarkable women is recognized nationally and internationally for their unique composite works that thoughtfully convey their admiration and respect for the world around them.  With a shared goal, to express the wonder that comes from observing broadly and looking closely at the natural details that surrounds us all.

“The idea of this exhibition developed from a simple conversation with Linda and Louise” Anna Tomczak recalls, “We immediately struck on the convergence of our passions for botanicals.” 

Anna Tomczak earned a BA in Theater Arts-Film Studies from Pennsylvania State University and an MFA in Fine Art Photography from the University of Florida. This combination of theater, film and photography provided her the foundation for the development of dramatic imagery realized in her current work.  Tomczak's work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and collections. 

Linda Broadfoot, a former biology major who at one point considered pursuing a career in architecture, worked as an operating room nurse as she studied for her BA degree in art history and photography. Her varied interests and experiences in science and the arts coalesce in subtle, sensitive, stunning photographic studies of insects and plant forms that seem to come from another era.  Broadfoot has exhibited throughout the United States and in Europe and her work is held in many private, public and corporate collections.

Louise Freshman Brown is a painter and mixed medium artist whose works have been featured in exhibitions in museums and galleries in the United States and Europe. She is a Professor of Art at The University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL where she has been awarded for excellence in teaching and scholarship. In 2005 she received the Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award and in 2007 the Distinguished Professor Award. She conducts workshops and lectures nationally and internationally.

An Opening Reception for Intertwined will be held on Saturday, March 2, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  The event is free and open to the public.   In conjunction with the Downtown Music Festival, Arts on Douglas will be one of the destination venues. During the opening, the gallery will be hosting the William Perrry Duo a jazz keyboardist with a guitar player.  William Perry is a classical and jazz pianist, piano teacher, student at Stetson University, and a resident of New Smyrna Beach. He began his studies at nine, and has performed regularly in the local area, America, and in Europe.  The exhibition Intertwined will be on display until March 30, 2012.  Works by may be viewed online at

About Arts on Douglas Fine Art and Collectibles: A unique commercial art gallery located in the arts-rich community of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Founded in 1996 by Doris Leeper, artist and Atlantic Center for the Arts founder and artist/benefactor Ed Harris, Arts on Douglas promotes the work and careers of prominent Florida artists. Formerly a used furniture warehouse, and originally a 1930's era Ford showroom and service center, the space was magnificently transformed and has since become a community gathering spot for a discerning mix of art lovers, patrons, and artists.

Image 1: Untitled by Louise Freshman Brown,mixed medium monoprint, prisma color, and conte crayon, 30" x 22".
Image 2: Sterling Orchestra by Anna Tomczak, 20 x 24 Polaroid image transfer.
Image 3: Medinilla cummingii (Cumming’s Medinilla), Linda Broadfoot, hand manipulated 20 x 24 Polaroid image transfer.