This year’s Art of Association displays more than 250 original works of art by 125 artists. Participating art groups include Artists in Florida, Art Associates of Martin County, Artists Association of Jupiter, Artists of Palm Beach County, Hobe Sound Fine Arts League, Lake Worth Art League, Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild, North County Art Association, Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association, Plein Air Palm Beach, South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild, Wellington Art Society and Women in the Visual Arts.
“This exhibition offers art collectors and art lovers an opportunity to see the best our area has to offer from the talented artists in guilds and associations,” said Katie Deits, Lighthouse ArtCenter Executive Director. “At the 3rd Thursday evening event in July, artists will give insights about their inspirations and techniques, accompanied by a visual presentation. It’s a great opportunity to meet the artists and get in-depth knowledge about their art.”
The following awards were presented: Best of Show, Chris Kling (Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild) “Stuart Downtown; Oil and Acrylic category, First Place, Leslie Pfeiffer (Wellington Art Society) “ Green Cay”; Second Place, Patricia Maguire (Plein Air Palm Beach) “Delphiniums”; Third Place, Sheri Gansz (North County Artist Association) “Headed for the Beach”; Fourth Place, Sarah Davis (Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association) “Kristen”; Watercolor/Pastel/Mixed media/Encaustic category, First Place, Michael LasCasas (Artists in Florida) “Boxcar & Graffiti”; Second Place, Jane McIntyre (Women In The Visual Arts) “Lightness and Being”; Third Place, Lorrie B. Turner (Plein Air Palm Beach “Shadows”; 3-D Sculpture/Ceramics/Weaving/Fiber/Glass and Jewelry category, First Place, Jean Williard (Artists Association of Jupiter) “Dressage”, bronze sculpture; Second Place, Phyllis Annunziato (Women In The Visual Arts) “Textured Sterling Silver Necklace”; Photography/Digital Art, First Place, Joanne Urban (Artists in Florida) “Florida Wetlands II”; and Second Place, Sandy Friedkin (Artists in Florida) ”Protecting the Nest.”
HONORABLE MENTIONS were awarded to: Art Assoc. of Martin County, Sally B. Pearson, “Rest Stop”; Artist Assoc. of Jupiter, Carolyn Austin, “Ebbing Tide”; Artists of Palm Beach County, John Vincent Palozzi, “At the Museum”; Artists in Florida Artist, Jane Saull, “Bubble Dreams”; Hobe Sound Fine Arts League, Lynn Brouillette, “Peaches”; Lake Worth Art League, Lee Krull, “Rooted in Old Florida”; Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists’ Guild, Jack Rosenberg, “Three Martinis”; North County Art Association, Julie Beaumont, “Rhino with Butterflies”; Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association, Kris Davis, “Reach”; Plein Air Palm Beach, Dale Stryker, “Shade Trees All Around”; South Florida Basket & Fiber Guild, Bonnie Bruner, “Untitled #2”; Wellington Art Society, Barbara Bailey, “Nightingale’s Nest”; and Women in the Visual, Dodi Sikevitz, “Bride with Pears II.”
The exhibition was judged by Cynthia E. Palmieri, the recently retired Executive Director of the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden in West Palm Beach, Fla. She has an extensive background in exhibitions. Schooled as a sculptor and drawing major at the prestigious Pratt Institute, Palmieri has juried many shows. The Art of Association exhibition was curated by Barbra Broidy.
If you go:
The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum is located at 373 Tequesta Drive in Tequesta. See the Art of Association exhibition through August 13, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $5 for nonmembers and is free to members and active military. It is free to all on Saturdays.
3rd Thursday for July 16: Meet the Associations Representatives from the art associations will share short presentations enhanced with PowerPoint illustrations about their groups, their member artists, their philanthropic missions and other interesting information. The event, on July 16 from 5:30 to 7:30, is free to Lighthouse ArtCenter members and exhibiting artists and $10 for nonmembers and also features passed hors d’oeuvres and a donation wine bar.