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Thank you to Bank of the Islands for sponsoring our 2022-2023 Art Show Series!

Rauschenberg Residency: Explorations & Experimentations

November 4, 2022 – November 30, 2022

  • November 3, 2022, 5:30 – 7:00pm: Opening reception with light fare, refreshments, and live music.
  • November 10, 2022, 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 Robert Rauschenberg Foundation launched the Rauschenberg Residency in 2012. There are now eight, five-week residencies that serve 75 artists and scholars from a diverse mix of disciplines, backgrounds, and ages each year.

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.

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

December 9, 2022 – January 5, 2023

  • December 8th, 2022, 5:30 – 7:00pm: Opening reception and CCA’s Mingle & Jingle Holiday Celebration 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.

(Above: a pastel by Suzanne Bennett)

(Right: Oil painting by Karen Meredith)

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)

Lacy McClary “Swim. Set. Soar!”

January 13 – February 9, 2023

Lacy McClary: “Swim. Set. Soar! My Heart’s Journey of Healing, Hope, and Harmony Through Color.” Opening Reception with light fare, refreshments, and live music January 12, 2023, 5:30 – 7:00pm.

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.

Kathryn McMahon & Susan Lindsey “Through Our Eyes: Two Points of View”

February 17 – March 16, 2023

  • February 16th, 2023, 5:30 – 7:00pm: Opening Reception with refreshments, bar, and live music. Free and open to the public.

This show features two artists , Kathryn McMahon and Susan Lindsey, who have selected works that demonstrate their “two points of view” on style and subject matter.

Kathryn McMahon, an American Impressionist artist who is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada, has painted all over the world, won many awards, and is a published author.

Left: “Footsteps in the Sand” (oil, 30×30)

There is no mystery when a viewer looks at my oil paintings. Starting with composition; the way I paint and lay down my colors; the lines, short brushstrokes, masses of color, my use of light and its reflections, point to impressionism. This is my way of seeing nature”

Kathryn A. McMahon, 2021

Susan Lindsey, originally from Buffalo, New York, is an award-winning artist who now resides in both Fort Myers, Florida, and Anchorage, Alaska. She has shown her work in many galleries and exhibitions nationwide, and her work has been featured in a variety of publications.

(Right: “Shadow Dancer” (oil on board, 20×16)

There is beauty in our surroundings. We often walk right by. I hope to bring a different viewpoint, to catch the overlooked glimmer of grace in our lives.”

Susan Lindsey, from her Artist Statement

For more information about Kathryn McMahon and her work, visit her website: kathrynamcmahon.com.

For more information about Susan Lindsey and her artwork, visit: susanlindseyart.com.

Rob Hoovis “Island Love Stories”

March 24 – April 20, 2023

Above photograph: “Nightlight” by Rob Hoovis
  • March 23, 2023, 5:30 – 7:00pm: Opening Reception with refreshments, bar, and live music. Free and open to the public.
  • April 6, 2023, 5:00pm: Artist/photographer Rob Hoovis will give a talk about his photography.

“Island Love Stories” will be a show comprised of a unique collection of photographs of subjects on or around the Sanibel and Captiva Islands and the stories behind them. The artist, Rob Hoovis, is the owner and founder of a video and photography production company in Fort Myers called Old Sparky Productions, Inc. For more information about the artist and his work: https://www.oldsparkypro.com/

Photograph on left: “Golden” by Rob Hoovis

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