The jury selection has been announced!
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Don't Miss this Exhibition!
Shell Point Retirement Community is partnering with the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center (SBDAC) for a month-long exhibition titled Ageless Creativity: The Artists of Shell Point featuring the work of jury-selected Shell Point artists, to be on display at 2301 First Street in downtown Fort Myers.
February 4-21, 2017: Ageless Creativity will be available for viewing at SBDAC weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; general admission is free, but donations are accepted at the door.
THE GOAL OF THE EXHIBITION
The goal of the exhibition is to demonstrate that creativity is neither limited nor defined by age, to showcase the vibrancy of this Shell Point Retirement Community with its robust amenities for residents to nurture their creative interests and help enrich their lives.
Genius can find new expression with age. The Ageless Creativity exhibition will be a way for Shell Point artists to feel newly inspired and appreciated, to continue to improve their art, and find opportunities to grow.
JURIED ART EXHIBITION TIMELINE
February 21, 2017: Art Talk Tuesday meet the artists from 5:00–7:00 p.m., a celebration closing event and awarding of the People’s Choice prize. Guest tickets cost $5 (free to SBDAC members).
Shell Point artists’ entries for the exhibition were judged according to artistic merit, creativity, and overall excellence. Jurors selected artwork they deemed to provide the most vibrant, engaging, and dynamic exhibition, reflecting artists’ creativity of expression and quality of execution.
Jurors were selected by SBDAC from a pool of national and international artists, professors, collectors, and gallery directors.No resident or staff member of Shell Point will serve on the panel or influence its selections.
Artwork for Ageless Creativity reflects a wide range of categories and media: painting (oil on canvas; watercolor; pastel); drawing (pen and ink, pencil, charcoal); photography; ceramics; fiber; sculpture (wood, metal, stone, etc.); paper; glass (fused, blown, stained); furniture and decorative items; and a miscellaneous category for all art outside the parameters of these main categories, including artwork constructed of a variety of media.
Special thanks to Shell Point resident Marge Lee for her ingenuity and assistance in launching this initiative.