For this month’s Art Walk, the Art League of Fort Myers presents “Beautiful Color,” a two-dimensional show open to members of the Art Council of Southwest Florida. This show will feature oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, collages, original prints (including etching, lithographs and wood block,), photography and fiber art. The exhibition will be judged by Barbara Albin.
Albin is the latest in a succession of uber qualified art professionals to judge Art League shows. With memberships in the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda (where she’s taught watercolors for eight years), the Arts & Humanites Council of Charlotte County (where she helped curate “Charley Through the Eyes of the Artists,” an exhibit designed to help the healing process in Charlotte County after Hurricane Charley devastated the town), the Lee County Alliance for the Arts, Women Contemporary Artists in Sarasota, the Florida Watercolor Society and the National League of American Pen Women Inc. (the oldest arts organization for women in America), Barbara has viewed and judged a large volume of artworks spanning myriad genres and media.
Barbara was also one of the founders of the “Spirit of Punta Gorda” (an event that earned national recognition as well as a metal sculpture permanently displayed in Laishley Park) and Co-Chair for three years of “Women’s Works” (a prestigious national juried show which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2012). She is represented by Sea Grape Gallery in Punta Gorda, and Wild Child Gallery in Matlacha.
The Art League is located at 1451 Monroe Street. For more information, please call 239-275-3970 or visit www.artleagueoffortmyers.org.