Exhibitions

Each year the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents a dynamic and wide-ranging selection of exhibitions which both appeal to and enlighten our membership and visitors. While some exhibitions feature member, faculty or student artists from our own community, other shows feature traveling exhibitions from national institutions in the U.S. or artworks from around the world.

 

Our schedule provides events that focus on a particular theme, medium or concept. Summer and Fall feature regional artists, and February features our Annual Members' Exhibition.

Line and Shape Exhibition

April 6 - 26, 2018

Main Gallery

Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Rd

Reception & Open House: Friday, April 6, 2018, 6pm-8pm

Opens in conjunction with Empty Bowls Fundraising Event

Line and shape are two basic building blocks of any great artwork. Show off what you can do with them! They can create a sense of depth or guide the eye through a composition. Work will be judged on the strength and effectiveness of these two compositional elements.

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Ehren Fritz Gerhard Exhibition

April 6 - 26, 2018

Tranovich Gallery

Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Rd

Reception & Open House: Friday, April 6, 2018, 6pm-8pm

Opens in conjunction with Empty Bowls Fundraising Event

Working somewhere in - between scientific observation and romantic idealism, Ehren creates a living image that breathes and moves.

Ehren completed his Master of Fine Arts from Arizona State University in 2013. He is currently employed as Adjunct Professor of Art at Florida Gulf Coast University, Art Exhibitions Director for the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs and Director of the Bonita Springs National Art Festivals.

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Northern Trust Holiday Card Competition

April 16 - 20, 2018

April 16 - 19, 10am - 4pm; April 20, 10am - 7pm

Northern Trust Bank, 26790 S. Tamiami Trail

Reception: Friday, April 20, 2018, 5pm-7pm

Northern Trust Bank invites Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs’ members to submit two-dimensional, original artwork for consideration. Selected “Best of Show” artwork will be featured on the front of Northern Trust Bank’s holiday card for 2018, as well as considered for inclusion in the Northern Trust Bank Art collection for display in the bank’s public areas.

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Center for Performing Arts Exhibition: "A Thorn Among the Roses"

April 26 – June 16, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6pm-8pm

Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd

Showcasing the newest work of artists Catherine Brown, Linda A. Fraine, Bill Kreutz, and Sandy Lawson, “A Thorn Among the Roses,” features four artist’s exceptional talent and creativity in a variety of mediums. The artwork on display ranges from pen and ink, aerosol, oil to mixed media ceramics. This eclectic and delightful mix also features the latest bodies of work by two of our long standing faculty members Bill Kreutz (painting/drawing) and Sandy Lawson (ceramics). Please join us for this delightful exhibition!

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High School Student Showcase

May 4 - 11, 2018

Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Rd

Reception: Friday, May 11, 2018, 6pm-8pm

Always an intriguing show, “Student Showcase” features the artwork of area high school students. Their work is fresh and imaginative—filled with feeling and color. High school seniors compete for college tuition scholarships provided by Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs’ Donor Scholarship Program. All participants receive class scholarships good for programming at the Centers for the Arts.

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Elementary/Middle School Exhibition

May 16 - 23, 2018

Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Rd

Reception: Friday, May 18, 2018, 5pm-7pm

The Elementary and Middle School Exhibition features artwork of area elementary and middle school students. Always a colorful and thought provoking exhibition.

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Black and White Exhibition

June 1 - 28, 2018

Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Rd

Reception: Friday, June 1, 2018, 6pm-8pm

What can an artist say by removing the impact of color from their process of creation? Emphasis is placed on texture, line, and composition as the foundations of a powerful image or sculpture. For this exhibition, artists are asked to submit their most intriguing works using only black and white in any medium.

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