Collier County will display a rotating exhibit of local artists’ and photographers’ work in the Board of County Commissioners chambers, third floor, Collier County Government Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail E., Naples, Florida 34112.
Collier County collaborated with the United Arts Council, which has been designated by the State of Florida as Collier County’s Local Arts Association, for this project. The mission of the UAC is to enrich lives and strengthen our community through the power of the arts. They also offer after school arts programs for at-risk youth.
Those interested in participating are encouraged to submit a brief letter of interest and digital images of six art pieces proposed to display. All of this should be submitted to Mike Sheffield in the County’s Communication and Customer Relations Division (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The artwork must be appropriate imagery for a public space and should have a broad appeal to people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures.
The featured artist for September is Muffy Clark Gill, an artist using mixed media, photography and a fabric and dye painting process known as batik to create her images. Clark Gill’s paintings in this exhibition were also shown at the Florida Capitol Building last year. She is a 2016 recipient of the Stars in the Arts Award by the United Arts Council.
The featured artist for October is Gary Bigelow, an artist who creates varying degrees of realism, abstraction, and surrealism in his pieces.
The featured artist in November is Morris Herstein, a photo artist specializing in digital color and infra-red photography.
The featured artist in December is Gareth Rockliffe, a photographer who specializes in soulful landscapes and portraits.
The featured artist in January is Valerie Ghoussaini, a visual artist specializing in oil painting.
The featured artist in February is Patricia Kennedy Flock, her works encompass oil, acrylic, pen & ink and scratchboard.
The featured local artist in June is Mr. Juan Diaz. The diverse styles of his work are the interpretation of the reality surrounding him, illustrating the inner layers of humanity and the outer stories of everyday life.