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. Summer and Fall feature regional artists, and February features our Annual Members' Exhibition.

Faculty Exhibition

December 28, 2018 - February 11, 2019

Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd

Reception: Friday, December 28, 2018, 6pm-8pm

This December through February will highlight the accomplished work of our Centers for the Arts instructors! Artworks in all mediums will be on display as we showcase the variety and quality of instruction available to our students. A great opportunity to view the quality professional work of our instructors, possibly find your next mentor or learn about available classes in an endless variety of mediums here at the Centers!

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All Artists - All Mediums Exhibition

January 4 - 26, 2019

Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Rd - Main Gallery

Reception: Friday, January 4, 2019, 6pm-8pm

This open call to All Artists – All Mediums intends to bring artists the opportunity to exhibit their work without a theme or restriction. Artists are encouraged to submit unique works of art that otherwise might not fit into other themed exhibitions. All mediums and subject matter are permitted from photography, printmaking and sculptural techniques in abstract, realist, or non-objective styles.

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Patti Trapnell Exhibition

January 4 - 26, 2019

Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Rd - Tranovich Gallery

Reception: Friday, January 4, 2019, 6pm-8pm

Patricia Ann Trapnell of Naples, Florida, passed away on July 29, 2017. Patti attended The International School of Chinese Art becoming a well-known artist with exhibits in many East coast galleries, including the Bicardi Gallery. As part of Patricia’s Estate, her niece, Meegan Wyatt of Naples, has donated her extensive body of watercolors to the Centers supporting of our mission and outreach programs. Each purchase is a charitable contribution to the Centers for the Arts.

Patti’s artwork is filled with luscious floral scenes and wildlife. Her color palette is elegant and refined detailed with confident, flowing and graceful brush strokes. Come and enjoy the beauty of her images and celebration of her life and work!

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Annual Members’ Exhibition

February 1 - 21, 2019

Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Rd

Reception: Friday, February 1, 2019, 6pm-8pm

This show opens in conjunction 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 the talented members of the Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs. Each year just gets better and better. Help us celebrate 29 years of great member art!

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Women in the Arts Exhibition

February 20 - April 20, 2019

Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd

Reception: Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 6pm-8pm

In celebration of International Women’s Month, the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs features an exhibition of artworks by women artists—members, instructors, staff and students. This is a very special two part event—an exhibition of local women artists and a raffle auction of fine art, jewelry and collectables. Raffle tickets will be sold for $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. All proceeds generated by the auction will create a Youth Scholarship fund for young women artists of all ages.

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Movement and Migration Exhibition

March 8-28, 2019

Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Rd - Main Gallery

Reception: Friday, March 8, 2019; 6:00 - 8:00pm

Movement and rhythm are both important principles of art. Migration is a natural and cultural phenomenon that occurs on many levels. Artists may submit works of art that contain visual or kinetic movement in their construction or highlight the migration of a particular species or historical moment in their subject matter.

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Richard Kirk

March 8-28, 2019

Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Rd - Tranovich Gallery

Reception: Friday, March 8, 2019; 6:00 - 8:00pm

Richard Kirks paintings feature figurative and landscape subjects beautifully rendered in photorealistic detail. During the span of his career he has worked extensively as an illustrator, portrait painter, still life painter and art instructor.
Richard studied illustration at Palomar College in San Marcos, California and established his illustration business from Boston, Massachusetts. His illustration clients included Hoods Milk, Dexter Shoes, Fidelity Investment, RGA Publishing and Harvard Magazine, to name a few. In addition, Richard has written and self-published four books designed to help his students learn the basics of drawing, painting, portrait painting and color theory.

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Showers and Flowers Exhibition

April 5-25, 2019

Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Rd - Main Gallery

Reception: Friday, April 5, 2019; 6:00 - 8:00pm

Showers and Flowers is an exhibition to bring the old saying into visual effect. Artists are encouraged to submit works which explore the mood of storms, rain and weather or the grace, elegance and beauty of flowers. This exhibition will be an exploration of two contrasting but symbiotic subjects as artists explore the visual possibilities of each.

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Del Holt

April 5-25, 2019

Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Rd - Tranovich Gallery

Reception: Friday, April 5, 2019; 6:00 - 8:00pm

Del Holt the artist paints his creatures, which range from dogs to birds to monkeys, within familiar and almost human settings. His canvases make reference to our world, often in whimsical and thought-provoking ways.
Del, a fine artist and illustrator, was educated in Sweden, Hawaii, California, Arizona, and Ohio. He spent over ten years teaching art in Arizona and California, and his impressive body of work includes murals, graphic design projects, album and book covers, furniture, and various painting media.
Del’s artwork can be found in the collection of Malcom Forbes, Jane Goodall, William Paley, John Houseman, and H. David. He paints and resides at his farm and studio in Alva, Florida.

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Open Figure Study Group Exhibition

April 25, 2019 - June 22, 2019

Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd

Reception: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6-8pm

Artists from the Centers for the Arts Figure Study Group will be displaying recent works from the studio. Drawing and painting from live models, the Figure Study Group consists of dedicated and devoted artists who are passionate about the figure in all its forms. They work independently as a group without instruction, each developing their own unique and refreshing approach to the figure. Come and see this unique exhibition featuring a wide variety of styles and sensibilities each depicting the same subject: the human form.

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High School Showcase

May 3 – 10, 2019

Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Rd - Main Gallery

Reception: Friday, May 3, 6-8pm

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Elementary & Middle School Exhibition

May 17 – 24, 2019

Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Rd - Main Gallery

Reception: Friday, May 17, 5-7pm

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