Thank you to Bank of the Islands for sponsoring our 2023-2024 Art Show Series!

Rauschenberg Residency: Explorations & Experimentations

November 2 – December 14, 2023

  • November 2, 2023, 5:00 – 7:00pm: Opening reception with light fare, refreshments, and live music.
  • November 15, 2023, 5:00pm: Illustrated Talk: Ann Brady, director of the Rauschenberg Residency will discuss the evolution of the Residency, its current status, and the Foundation’s commitment to the program, the property, and the island.

This art show will feature pieces by various resident artists of the Rauschenberg Residency over the years. The pieces will vary in medium, displaying the vast range of artists the residency supports.

Robert Rauschenberg’s 20-acre estate on Captiva Island, Florida, which was his home and studio for 40 years, has been transformed into a creative center that welcomes artists from around the world to live, work, and create.

The residency advances new work, extends practices into diverse mediums, and serves as a research and development lab. It fosters the ideal that artistic practice advances mutual understanding. It stimulates cross-disciplinary collaborations, and engenders a focus on the conservation of a sensitive and pristine environment.

Since 2012, almost 500 artists have been in residence, briefly making Captiva their home and finding magic in its bounty and beauty.  When the residency ends, some of the artists – painters, writers, musicians, dancers – have wanted to share work they created. They leave a print, a photograph, a video, a poem – tangible reminders that this month of exploration was an amalgam of inspiration, productivity, collaboration, and renewal – often life changing and always unforgettable. The exhibition, Rauschenberg Residency: Explorations and Experimentations, presents work by 30 of those artists.

Local Artist Pam Brodersen

January 4 – January 31, 2024

  • January 4, 2024, 5:00 – 7:00pm: Opening Reception with light fare, refreshments, and live music.

Pam Brodersen is a digital artist and full time Sanibel resident. She has worked on national advertising campaigns for clients such as Kellogs, United Airlines, and Disney. She has won both national and local Gold Addys for her work. You can learn more about Pam Brodersen and her artwork by visiting her website www.pambrodersen.com.

Local Artist Lacy McClary

February 8 – March 14, 2024

  • February 8, 2024, 5:00 – 7:00pm: Opening reception with light fare, refreshments, and live music.

You can learn more about Lacy McClary and her artwork by visiting her website www.lacymcclary.com, or follow on Instagram @lacymcclarystudio. Also, click “Meet Lacy McClary” to read an interview with Lacy by “Shoutout Miami” on August 31, 2022.

Sanibel-Captiva Art League’s Juried Show “In the Sea”

March 21 – April 19, 2024

A pastel by Suzanne Bennett
  • March 21, 2024, 5:00 – 7:00pm: Opening reception with refreshments and live music.

For this show, Sanibel-Captiva Art League (SCAL) has asked participants to use the e.e. cummings poem, “maggie and milly and molly and may” as the inspiration for their work (see full poem below.)

Local artists have the opportunity to submit one or two pieces for the show, which then will be reviewed by a judge to determine which pieces get selected and prizes awarded.

For more information about SCAL or for submitting work for this show, visit the Sanibel-Captiva Art League website.

maggie and milly and molly and may
maggie and milly and molly and may
went down to the beach(to play one day)

and maggie discovered a shell that sang
so sweetly she couldn't remember her troubles,and

milly befriended a stranded star
whose rays five languid fingers were;

and molly was chased by a horrible thing
which raced sideways while blowing bubbles:and

may came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a world and as large as alone.

For whatever we lose(like a you or a me)
it's always ourselves we find in the sea

e.e. cummings (1956)
Oil painting by Karen Meredith

Photo Gallery of our Current & Past Exhibits