Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn


The Florida Chapter of the National Association of Women Artists luncheon yesterday was enjoyed by all. The car was full of art talk all the way there and back, and we made good enough time to allow us to stop in Delray Beach to view the current exhibit of the group in the Northern Trust Bank. It was time well spent as we were able to put faces to paintings later. Our favorite was a small drawing by artist Grace Fishenfeld of a old man in a wheel chair reaching down with a saucer, called Saucer of Milk, presumably for an unseen kitty. It was sensitively expressed in charcoal on paper, and the three of us would have given the unrewarded drawing first place!
On to the luncheon at Benvenuto in Boynton Beach, where the salmon was delicious and the speaker, Sarah Gavlak of Gavlak Gallery was both provocative and informative as she spoke and showed slides of the artists she represents, and why. Several member knew me by name, and thanked me for chairing the show held at the Art League of Marco Island last year.
It was a busy day, but by starting before we left and finishing this morning I was able to complete this small painting of sailing boats on a windy day. I had wanted another shore painting for the show this weekend, and am pleased to have finished it in time. Off to Anna Maria Island for the Art League's SpringFest, keeping an eye on the weather, which it sounds like might make for a difficult show!

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