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

Local Artist Pam Brodersen:

The Digital Darkroom

January 4 – January 31, 2024

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

Pam Brodersen is a digital artist and a long-time Sanibel resident now living just over the bridge in Fort Myers. She has worked on national advertising campaigns for clients such as Kellogg’s, 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.

About Pam Brodersen and Her Work: An Artist’s Statement

“My studio was in Chicago. I was a photographic illustrator, freelancing for advertising agencies, working on national accounts. My images appeared in magazines, packaging, annual reports, and billboards. 8” x 10” film was my medium.

Today my medium is digital. With this medium comes the freedom and endless possibilities that film did not offer. Digital art is like any other art in that it uses color, value, composition, line, and form to create the vision, emotion, and message of the artist.

Initially digital art was misunderstood. The tools that are used to create digital art are where the difference lies.

In place of a brush, canvas and paints the digital artist uses a computer and a monitor with a pressure sensitive stylus to hand work their image.

It is not this technology alone that creates the art but the mastering of these tools by the digital artists to realize their vision.

In the end it is the originality, beauty, and emotion of the image that has been created, not the tools that were used in its creation that define the artwork’s success.

Local Artist Lacy McClary

“Kaleidoscope Mind: A Rose-Colored Spectacle”

Embrace the beauty of everyday forms through the lens of a keen observer, as McClary’s artwork celebrates diversity, resilience, and the true spirit of our island community.

February 8 – March 14, 2024

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

McClary presents a fresh perspective on life where each day offers change and growth.  Much like the ever-shifting patterns within a kaleidoscope. Her artwork celebrates the organic beauty that arises from diverse perspectives. Instead of focusing on the broken parts, McClary skillfully assembles them to create breathtaking images that reflect her unique viewpoint. To look past the broken and see the beautiful. Through her art, she shares her ever-evolving perception with viewers, inviting them to experience her world in real-time.

In a world of constant change, “Kaleidoscope Mind” serves as a reminder to embrace change and remember your roots. McClary’s paintings symbolize resilience as some have survived storms and embody the spirit of our island community and its vibrant inhabitants. Her work inspires hope, joy and a fresh perspective on the beauty that surrounds us.

This exhibition is dedicated to McClary’s dear Aunt Elsie, whose favorite song, “Rose-Colored Glasses,” and symbolizes the power of optimism. It also pays tribute to her strong mother and people who have shaped her life and encouraged her artistic journey. As an artist who has called these islands home for 18 years, McClary finds inspiration in their captivating beauty, infusing her art with a deep connection to this cherished place.

Join us for an enchanting experience of “Kaleidoscope Mind: A Rose-Colored Spectacle” by Lacy McClary. Let her artwork guide you towards a newfound appreciation for the beauty in everyday life, offering hope, joy, and a fresh perspective on the resilience and vibrancy of our islands.

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