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

2/9/09

FLAG, All that Jazz, Bridge Palms daily painting by Everglades artist JoAnn Sanborn

Bridge Palms
7" x 5" acrylic on Panel
$150 with FREE shipping and handling in the US
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Since the Wet Paint Live the palms at the Jolley Bridge on Marco have been on my mind. They're beautiful this time of year and the dwarf bougainvillea below them is ripe with rich color and a perfect compliment to their deep green. As they sway in the breeze and the sun moves across the sky, their cast shadow follows them around in a spirited dance. Gorgeous! I wish the City would let the "bougie" follow it's natural path to a less formal cut, but others would say that's too messy. In any case they're a beautiful sight when coming on or going off island.

I stretched my comfort zone quite a bit recently and applied for the Florida Artist Group, or FLAG. It's a professional artist group which juries in new members once a year. To my great pleasure, I've been accepted! There's quite a list of requirements for membership, and I was glad to find that I could meet them before submitting my application. Like every artist who puts their work in the public venue, rejections happen, so I haven't told a soul except for two artists willing to sponsor me. My thanks to Richard Rosen, a fine clay artist, and Christine Reichow, a fabulous watercolorist, for being willing sponsors. I'm in Area VI, southwest Florida. Congratulations to Sue Pink and Kathy Ross who were also accepted.

The Florida Artist Group will be having a show at our very own Marco Island Center for the Arts, called "All that Jazz" with a reception on February 15. It's too late for me to exhibit with them, but I'll have the chance to meet some of the members. Save the date!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on this well deserved honor!

Kathy

Marilyn Boehm said...

Hi Jo;
Congratulations on being accepted into FLAG. Hope we will see you soon.
Marilyn

betty newman said...

congraulations.

JoAnn Sanborn said...

Thanks, Kathy, Marilyn & Betty. I appreciate your congrats!

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