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Fort Myers Beach Art Association’s Spring Juried Show opens

February 12, 2020
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

The Fort Myers Beach Art Association Spring Juried Art Show "Defying the Ordinary" opened this week and will run through March 6 at the association's gallery at 3030 Shell Mound Blvd.

The award winners of this show will be announced at the reception on Sunday, Feb. 16, which will begin at 1 p.m. with a painting demostration by artist Joann Sanborn. These events are sponsored by Smokin Oyster Brewery, Oyster Bay RV Park & Publix and are free and open to the public. All artwork in this exhibit will be available for viewing and sale until March 6.

Studio 2 will have a new show "Deux Amies des Arts", which features combined works of Michele Barron Buelow and Helma Gansen on Feb. 8-20. The Group from San Miguels Allende Tour will be showing their work from Feb. 22-March 5. JoAnn LaPadula will then take over Studio 2 from March 7-19 for her solo show followed by works of art from the Fort Myers Beach Art Association classes and workshops from March 21-April 2, after this show the annual Student Show will take over the entire gallery.

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“A Fine Morning” by Joann Sanborn. She will be giving a painting demonstration Sunday, Feb. 16 at the awards ceremony for the Fort Myers Beach Art Association Spring Juried Art Show “Defying the Ordinary” held at the gallery on 3030 Shell Mound Blvd.


Other workshops taking place are "Stencil & Stamp Silk Scarves" on Thursday, Feb. 27, with Lynne Wesolowski; and "Straw & Negative Watercolor Painting" Thursday, March 12, with JoAnn LaPadula. Workshops with Mimi Little "So You Want to Try Acrylics" will be held on Friday, March 13, and "Work in a Series" on Saturday, March 14, which will be followed by Lynne Wesolowski's "Alcohol Inks" workshop on Friday and Saturday, March 27-28. Information about these workshops are available on the Fort Myers Beach Art Association (FMBAA) website. There still is time to register for most one-day workshops.

Anyone interested in awakening or expanding their inner artist is invited to explore the classes and short workshops listed on the FMBAA website at

For more information, email the art association publicity chair Pam Flaherty at or call the gallery at 239-463-3909. The gallery is open daily Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit for updates.



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