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.

Center for Performing Arts Exhibition: The Art of Amster, Ferrich and Giannini

October 19 – December 15, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6pm-8pm

Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd

This exhibit combines three artists’ work ranging from carved and polished stone, hard-edge abstract portraiture and mixed media photo collage. Their subject matter and choice of medium may vary wildly but each artist has found their own unique visual language to form a sophisticated, contemporary conversation.

Florida Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition

November 21 - December 28, 2017

Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Rd

Recognized as one of the top watermedia exhibits in the country, the Florida Watercolor Society annual exhibition provides Florida artists the opportunity to exhibit with their fellow watercolorists from around the state. Judged and juried by nationally known watermedia experts, this exhibition displays some of the highest quality and innovation in contemporary watermedia. Founded in 1972 with twenty-six artists becoming charter members, membership has now grown to over 1,150. The Florida Watercolor Society works to educate the public as to the importance of watercolor as a creative and permanent painting medium as well as contribute to the cultural atmosphere and standards of the State of Florida.

Center for Performing Arts Exhibition: The Art of Diedrich, McCurdy, Nisita and Skiba

December 20, 2017 – February 16, 2018

Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 6pm-8pm

Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd

This exhibition showcases the parallel pathways of four contemporary artists. Side by side, each of these exhibitors demonstrates the mastery of their medium. From impressionist still lifes to experimental alcohol inks, architectural watercolors to contemporary realism, experience a contrast of style and form that will not cease to inspire!

Robert Heier: Giving Back Exhibition

January 5 - 25, 2018

Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Rd

This is a very special exhibition of graciously donated artwork from the artist. All artwork sales directly support the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. The artwork of Robert Heier involves a process he describes as fauxtography: a unique, proprietary process designed to transform his romantic photos of urban Europe and Latin America into abstract images. The resulting signed limited edition prints are produced with pigmented ink on textured gallery paper which more closely resembles highly saturated watercolors than photographs. Heier is represented by the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in New York City and has been featured in publications such as Architectural Digest, International Masters of Photography, Elan and SPACES. His work has been featured by Embassy Suites Hotels, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Booz Allen Hamilton and is owned by collectors worldwide.

Annual Members Only Exhibition

February 2 - 22, 2018

Reception & Open House: Friday, February 2, 2018, 6pm-8pm

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 29 years of great member art! Artists entry via internet application.

Center for Performing Arts Exhibition: Southwest Florida Watercolor Society

February 22 - April 21, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6pm-8pm

Center for Performing Arts, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd

The Southwest Florida Watercolor Society is a group of 45 watercolorists in Lee and Collier Counties who came together in 2015 for fellowship in the true spirit of the impressionist era, sharing ideas, and experiences about our love of watercolor and painting en plein air (outside). For this exhibition, this group of local watercolor artists will showcase paintings that represent the heart of Southwest Florida. These paintings are filled with the bright and luscious colors that depict landscapes, seascapes and wildlife. They reveal the paradise we live in, here on the west coast of Florida, where the land and sea meet the sunset.

“Open Call” Exhibition

March 9 - 29, 2018

Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Rd

Reception & Open House: Friday, March 9, 2018, 6pm-8pm

Calling all artwork! Exhibit your most interesting artworks in any medium. From more traditional painting, sculpture, ceramics and photography to mixed media, installation, and found objects anything goes! Artwork will be judged on mastery of materials or willingness to experiment and take risks.

Line and Shape Exhibition

April 6 - 26, 2018

Center for Visual Arts, 26100 Old 41 Rd

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

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.