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


Friendly Neighbors, painting by Everglades artist JoAnn Sanborn

Friendly Neighbors
12x16, acrylic on canvas

This lighthearted little painting, friendly neighbors, is cheerful and colorful. You can see it in person at Celebrate the arts, the Marco Island Art League's fine arts show this weekend on Saturday and Sunday from 10-4. I'm hoping for no rain or wind!

As a exhibitor, I always hope for friendly neighbors at the shows. Set up and tear down occur in very close quarters and can be stressful. Everyone tries not to infringe on the space of someone else, get in their way, or park to confine, but a smile or kind work from a neighbor can make the task pleasant, while a grouchy neighbor just adds to the stress!

There will be close to a hundred high quality arts at the Art League show, including painting, pottery, sculpture and jewelry in addition to a nice selection of entertainment, children's activities, and refreshments, too.

The show is a fundraiser for the Art League. Many have suffered financial difficulties during these hard times, and the Art League is no exception. With a hands-on effort from the board, support of the members and the business community, the Art League is slowly working their way out of debt and back to fiscal responsibility.

This show will be an important fundraiser for the Art League. Come, pay the minimal entrance fee graciously, extra if you can, and pass this on to anyone you think might be interested in a really nice art show. Hope to see you there!


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Oh, JoAnn, It's pouring here :(
I wish I could come down but I have family down for this week.
Hope it went well.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I forgot to say that I like the painting and have a vivid memory from years ago, of going out to dinner on Marco with another couple and asking my husband to turn around and go back to the gallery where your very large Everglades paintings were displayed in big picture windows. Since the gallery was closed we all got out and looked at the paintings anyway. Beautiful.

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

Light crowd today, and we watched the sky until the pouring rains came. Not fun! Maybe a sunny day tomorrow will bring out the art buyers.

I love it that remember my work from a while ago. I'm an admirer of your paintings, too. Your rich color and lively brushstrokes almost make me want to switch to oils -- almost!

Leslie Hawes said...

I find all of your palm paintings attractive, this one particularly.
The composition sings, and takes the subject beyond 'palms'.
Great stuff :)
Hope to "see" you at the Art of the Landscape site.

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