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. Summers feature regional artists, Fall features a traveling exhibition, and February features our Annual Members' Exhibition.

Center for Performing Arts Exhibition: The Art of Abosch, Minneci, and Shapses

December 29, 2016 - February 18, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 29, 2016, 6pm-8pm

Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd

This exhibition brings together the work of three very talented artists, Patricia Abosch, Coni Minneci and Joel Shapses.


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28th Annual Members Only Exhibition

February 3 - 23, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, February 3, 2017, 6pm-8pm

This reception is in conjunction with a Campus Wide Open House

Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Rd

A dynamic exhibition of awe-inspiring artwork in a wide array of media. Enjoy a truly phenomenal display of work by our talented members. Each year just gets better and better. Help us celebrate 28 years of great member art!

Center for Performing Arts Exhibition: The Art of Kreutz, Kristoff, Luconi and Phillips

February 23 - April 22, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 23, 2017, 6pm-8pm

Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd

This is a sensational exhibition full of color and texture! Bill Kreutz, Deborah Bank Kristoff, Fred Luconi and Creighton Phillips use everything at their disposal from contemporary, urban graffiti street art techniques to symbolic found object collage. From fiery pastels to sensual oil paintings this exhibition combines the best of all approaches resulting in captivating imagery.

EXQUISITE MINIATURES

A Traveling Museum Exhibition of Miniature Paintings by Wes and Rachelle Siegrist

March 1 - April 30, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, March 10, 2017, 6pm-8pm

This reception is in conjunction with a Campus Wide Open House

Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Rd

Wes and Rachelle Siegrist are a husband and wife team who capture the attention of viewers not with outstretched canvas but with miniature paintings so exquisitely crafted that they are often mistaken for tiny photographs. Their tiny treasures, as collectors often refer to them, typically measure less than nine square inches and appear even more detailed when viewed under magnification! The Artists engage and draw their viewers ever closer to the point where they often become lost within the miniature world of the Siegrists. Even so, theirs are not merely small paintings but replete works of fine art capable of standing alongside conventionally sized works and competing in color, composition, and value, in spite of the fact that their exquisite detail is presented on a greatly reduced scale. A hallmark of their work is the ability to convey the feel of larger canvases or the essence of the natural world in miniature.


Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C., David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/ Tour Director, davidjwagnerllc.com

Dream Worlds

March 10 - 30, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, March 10, 2017, 6pm-8pm

This reception is in conjunction with a Campus Wide Open House

Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Rd

For this exhibition artists are encouraged to submit works of art that explore the freedom of the imaginary. Suitable topics include the unconscious mind, aspiration, longing, and fantasy. How do we distinguish the world of our dreams or the unconscious mind from the “real” world?

Depth Cues

April 7 - 27, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 2017, 6pm-8pm

This reception is in conjunction with a Campus Wide Open House & Empty Bowls Event

Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Rd

Depth Cues are the visual devices that suggest the illusion of space within the two-dimensional picture plane. Examples include overlap, relative size, vertical location, saturation, atmospheric and linear perspective. While depth cues can be used to create virtual three-dimensional space, the rules can also be reversed to flatten pictorial space.


The Depth Cues Exhibition Opening Reception features an Empty Bowls experience in our courtyard at the Center for Visual Arts Campus. Purchase a beautiful handmade pottery bowl and sample varieties of delicious soups provided by local caterers and chefs while you enjoy live musical entertainment. Best of all, your purchase helps those in need. Empty Bowls donation is $10 for adults and $5 for youth.