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


Naples National Art Show, Breezy daily painting by Everglades Artist JoAnn Sanborn

5x7 acrylic on board

Another art show coming to town isn’t news these days because you can find one almost every weekend. There are the shows on Fifth Avenue, shows at the shopping areas like Coconut Point and the Mercardo, Art in the Park, ArtCrafter shows, and shows on several corners of Collier every weekend in season.

Ah, but is it art? If you attend many of these shows you’ll see a big difference between one show and another. If you’re looking for a pot holder or a painted coconut, then the corner craft show may have just what you want. If you want a quality piece of art for your home, where you know the artist is serious about their work and that your piece will hold it’s value and be well made, a juried show may be your best choice.

My favorite of the year is the Naples National Art Show. This large and prestigious show has been around for a long time and draws artists from around the country. Artists are juried in and the competition is stiff. I’m delighted to be included, and will have some larger paintings and some dailies for you to enjoy. I’ll be in the red section, along 8th Street Saturday and Sunday from 10-4. Hope you’ll stop by and say hello!


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

JoAnn, I was so great to meet you yesterday. I can't wait to get together and paint out in the Everglades. I've never dared to go out there alone!
I also, agree with your assessment of the quality of 'art' seen in many shows.

Anonymous said...

I really like the graphic abstract qualities of this painting. Hope the Naples show went well. Blog reports on artist's impressions from a big show like this are useful as a way of taking the economic temperature of the times!

Jo-Ann Sanborn said...

Mary, I'll be happy to introduce you to some of my favorite places!

Thanks for stopping by. Yes, its great variety and quality make it Naples finest show. Depsite it being a "good show", it's probably never going to be like earlier days! So much has changed.

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