2016-03-10 / Arts & Entertainment News

Florida Artists Group has 66th annual event in Bonita

“The Royal Purse” “The Royal Purse” The Florida Artists Group will be presenting its 66th annual Symposium and Exhibition at the Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, from April 1-29.

The juror for this year’s annual symposium is Katherine Chang Liu.

This exhibition is being held in conjunction with the 66th annual symposium at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center, 10450 Corkscrew Road, Estero.

This members’ exhibition gives artists and the public a chance to view artwork from Florida’s professional fine artists in one location. The public is also welcome to attend the opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 1, at the Center for Visual Arts, and to meet the artists and Ms. Chang Liu, who resides in California. The exhibition and opening reception are free.

Ms. Chang Liu will also conduct lectures and presentations on Saturday, April 2, for invited guests and FLAG artists at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center.

“Gotham XVIII” “Gotham XVIII” Those members who are interested in having guests attend the awards banquet and presentation on the evening of April 2 in the hotel ballroom should contact Pat Zalisko at (386) 214-0300 to purchase tickets.

FLAG members and their guests have been invited to visit Artis—Naples and the Baker Museum during the symposium weekend. Besides the museum’s permanent collection, including Louise Nevelson’s “Dawn’s Forest,” the Baker Museum will present “Naples Collects” and “Florida Contemporary,” two highly anticipated exhibitions.

FLAG was incorporated in 1949 as a nonprofit organization of professional artists. The organization consists of artists whose work has attained national or statewide recognition and who have been juried into this organization based on their credentials and body of work. FLAG’s mission is to stimulate the attainment of the highest standards of creative art within the state of Florida, pursuing educational and other cultural aims at their symposiums through lectures, panel discussions, films and workshops.

“Guardian Angels” “Guardian Angels” To learn more about this organization and its members, visit FLAG’s website: FloridaArtistsGroup.org.

Judge Ms. Chang Liu is a prominent, critically acclaimed artist, juror, curator and instructor. Her work can be found in numerous museums and more than 1,100 important private and public collections throughout the world. Many prestigious international galleries represent her. She and her work have been extensively published in print media. Ms. Chang Liu has been invited to judge more than 80 exhibitions. Most recently, she judged the San Diego International Open Competition, the National Watercolor Society International Competition, the International Society of Acrylic Painters Annual Exhibition, the Collage Society of America and the University of Colorado Exhibitions. Read more about Ms. Chang Liu on her website: katherinechangliu.com.

For more information, contact Muffy Clark Gill at 253-8827. ¦

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