New Feature Exhibition in August July 12 2022
A Group Exhibition
August 6 - 27, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 6, 4-7 PM
Robert Ross, Three Sailboats, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 inches
About the Exhibition:
Now in its tenth year, this fun, upbeat exhibition celebrates summer through the creative endeavors of 28 Florida artists. This selection is comprised of work by 19 artists represented by the gallery alongside a juried selection of 9 guest artists, chosen from over 50 entries.
This year’s featured artists include Stephen Bach, Marc Barrett, Robert C Beck, Kelly Berning, Donne Bitner, Victor Bokas, Stacey Fletcher, Gabrielle Gould, René Guerin, Jennifer Harper, Tim Jaeger, Allison Kline, Inverna Lockpez, Karlene McConnell, Debra Mixon Holliday, Peggi Nadeau, Christine Peloquin, Spencer Pettit, Beau Redmond, Sarah Rigas, Juliana Romnes, Per Hans Romnes, Robert Ross, Jo Sinclair, Don Sondag, Steven Strenk, Cynthia Vener, and Pamela Werneth.
Gallery Director, Meghan Martin explains, “This exhibition features an exciting mix of new and returning artists, all of whom have outdone themselves with their dynamic interpretations of the theme across a range of styles, subject matter, and mediums including paintings, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and jewelry.”
Examples of work by returning exhibitors in this exhibition include Three Sailboats by Orlando artist Robert Ross and Coral Run by Sarasota artist Tim Jaeger. Both artists use strong geometric forms in their work, but that is where the similarities end. Ross’s painting of sailboats lined up on a dock explores a quiet, unassuming scene at a lake, in which he emphasizes the intensity of the summer light through his strong use of contrast and shadowing. Jaeger’s painting, on the other hand, explores a busier side of summer. This stylized, birds-eye view painting of colorful umbrellas and innertubes, represents an active, bustling day at the beach.
Examples of work by first-time participants include the playful woodcuts and linocuts of Jennifer Harper of Eustis, and the jewelry creations of Cocoa Beach artist Pamela Werneth. Harper’s piece Solar Power, Once is a multi-block woodcut that celebrates simple summer moments through the depiction of a silhouetted form hanging laundry on a line, set against vibrant green rolling hills and a bright orange and yellow sunlit sky. Pamela Werneth expresses summer through the creation of wearable art. Her light and airy earrings, necklaces and bracelets have been adorned with stones, pearls and textured silver that often includes wave forms. Her designs are guaranteed to complete any summer outfit while maintaining year-round appeal.