Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs

Upcoming Exhibitions


Each year the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents a dynamic and wide-ranging selection of exhibitions which both appeal to and enlighten our membership and visitors. While some exhibitions feature member, faculty or student artists from our own community, other shows feature traveling exhibitions from national institutions in the U.S. or artworks from around the world.


Our schedule provides events that focus on a particular theme, medium or concept. Summers feature regional artists, Fall features a traveling exhibition, and February features our Annual Members' Exhibition.




Sandy Scott: A Retrospective

● October 2 - December 31, 2015

● Opening Reception: Friday, October 2, 2015, 6pm-8pm

● This show opens in conjuction with a campus wide Open House

● SANDY SCOTT: A RETROSPECTIVE is a major traveling museum exhibition comprised of a retrospective range of 45 or more sculptures and 35 etchings and drawings. Sandy Scott received her formal art training at the Kansas City Art Institute and later worked as an animation background artis t for the motion picture industry. She turned her attention to etchings and printmaking in the 1970’s and to sculpture in the 1980’s. This exhibition will include a diverse, retrospective range of castings and clay models by Sandy Scott, and be accompanied by a selection of her etchings and drawings. The exhibit will demonstrate the breadth and depth of Scott’s subject matter and treatment through sculpture, etchings, and drawings.


Join us for the opening reception on October 2, plus a campus-wide Open House featuring artist demonstrations and artwork displays throughout our campus.


SANDY SCOTT: A RETROSPECTIVE is produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C. Serving as Curator/Tour Director is David J. Wagner, Ph.D.


Select Saturdays during the exhibition, the Centers for the Arts offers free Family Acitivity Days for children and adults. Families enjoy a quick guided tour of this fun and educational exhibition and complete art projects.


October 3 & 17, 2015; 1:30-3:30pm

November 7 & 21, 2015; 1:30-3:30pm

December 5 & 19, 2015; 1:30-3:30pm


Graciously Sponsored by

The Sansom Foundation

SWFL Arts & Attractions Grant

27th Annual Members’ Exhibition

● February 5 - 25, 2016

● Opening Reception: Friday, February 5, 2016, 6pm-8pm

● This show opens in conjuction with a campus wide Open House

● A dynamic exhibition of awe-inspiring artwork in a wide array of media. Enjoy a truly phenomenal display of work by our talented members. Each year just gets better and better. Help us celebrate 27 years of great member art! Artists entry via internet application.

“Surf and Turf” Exhibition

● March 11 - 24, 2016

● Opening Reception: Friday, March 11, 2016, 6pm-8pm

● This show opens in conjuction with a campus wide Open House

● Originating from the culinary reference to combine crustaceans and beefsteak in a single meal, Surf and Turf also aims to “mix it up” a little. The theme may be interpreted directly with subjects from either land or sea. Other artists may choose to venture out into untread waters by exploring the opposition of seemingly disparate objects. Who thought of mixing steak with seafood in the first place? Through the contrast of opposing subjects artists can create new relationships and meaning. The audience responds to these associations and is free to develop their own conclusions. So whether you love the design elements of plated food, have a knack for representing the land or sea, or are a deep thinker with something to say this exhibition should prove to be a hearty main course!

The Florida Artists Group Annual Exhibition and Symposium

● April 1 - 28, 2016

● Opening Reception: Friday, April 1, 2016, 6pm-8pm

● This exibition is comprised of art from the Florida Artists Group (FLAG). Made up of artists whose work has attained national or state-wide recognition, the purpose of the group is to stimulate attainment of the highest standards of creative art within the State of Florida. The Florida Artists Group has held a symposium and a members’ exhibition each year in a different Florida city.


Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.


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 Center for Visual Arts: 26100 Old US 41 Road, Bonita Springs, Florida  34135

Center for Performing Arts: 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, Florida 34135

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Last Updated: 10/01/2015