The Naples Art Association (NAA) is home to a plethora of rotating art exhibitions each year. From children to established artists and everyone in between, the NAA strives to serve as a home for artists to showcase their work to an audience of art lovers. And, February is a big month for exhibitions.
With six exhibitions – all of which are free to view – why don’t you take a break from the hustle and bustle of Season, stop by the NAA (located at 585 Park Street) and view one or more of the current xhibitions? “February has a wide variety of opportunities to view art at the NAA. From stunning paintings, to more complex and thought provoking issues like human trafficking and immigration, there is something that will move you,” said Jack O’Brien, NAA curator.
Exhibitions – One Month
Person to Person: The NAA’s Open Studio Program Exhibition When: January 12 – February 25, 2019
Where: The Naples Art Association, 585 Park Street in Naples The Naples Art Association’s Open Studio provides an opportunity for artists to work independently in Studio #200. A figure model is provided during Wednesday afternoon sessions with artists paying an additional fee for the undraped or clothed model. Olena Skiba facilitates the program and allows artists to work independently without instruction. She schedules adult models of all ages, provides props and sets a length of time for each model’s pose.
Immigration: Does it Matter? Exhibition, January 12 –February 24, 2019 An exhibition with a social issues theme. Immigration affects many areas such as workforce demographics, entitlement programs, and finances. Artists have much to share on this important topic. Exhibited in Gallery 104.
Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships Exhibition, January 19 –February 2, 2019. Nola Theiss uses art to educate children about human trafficking. “We want to educate them about human trafficking so they can protect themselves, their peers and their family members by understanding how traffickers work and understanding the signs so that they can be alert to it,” Theiss explains. This exhibition of work by Collier County youth is organized by Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships (HTAP) as part of its ArtReach program. The exhibition includes paintings and mixed media works and will be on view in the Frederick O. Watson Gallery.
Anna Rac: Art in a Key of Life Exhibition, January 19 –March 2, 2019. Born in Poland, artist Anna Rac moved to Chicago in her late teens. There, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in music and classical piano and a master’s degree in business. In 2007, she retired from a 27-year banking and finance career, and moved to Florida to pursue her passion for fine arts full time. Rac paints primarily with acrylics and oil pastels in her Naples Art District
studio/gallery and continues to play the piano. She is a member of Florida Artists Group, Naples Art District, and the Naples Art Association. Rac’s paintings can be found in galleries in Florida, and many private collections in the United States and abroad.
Karen Barrow: Art of the Automobile Exhibition, February 7 – 9, 2019 Pulling inspiration from her upbringing in the auto-manufacturing hub of Mid-Michigan and family weekends spent at Sebring International Raceway, Barrow’s work focuses on the relationship between people and cars. Her work layers images from vintage auto brochures, her own photographs, stencils, paint, mediums and auto-body parts. This special 2-day exhibition is held in conjunction with Naples 14th Annual Cars on Fifth. Exhibited in the Frederick O. Watson Gallery. There will be a special reception for this exhibition on Friday, February 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the NAA.
Opera in Art, February 14 – March 2, 2019 The NAA is pleased to partner with Opera Naples to celebrate opera in the visual arts. The exhibition features recent work in all media by high school students in Collier County and adult students who attend art classes at the Naples Art Association. Don’t miss the Naples Art Association’s many other
Art in the Park on Saturday, February 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Since 1957, Art in the Park has showcased the talents of artists and is believed to be the first outdoor art show held in Naples. Art in the Park carries on the tradition of providing our community access to the very creative fine art and craftwork of local artists on the first Saturday of each month during season.
Dinner with Artists on Thursday, February 7 at 5:30 p.m. Join renowned artists paired with executive chefs who collaborate on creating and presenting original works of art and culinary masterpieces. Each event includes
a multi-course gourmet meal and wine. Each location brings with it a unique and intimate ambiance that provides excellent backdrops for an event that buzzes with creativity and artistic style.
The Naples National Art Show on Saturday and Sunday, February 23 & 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Naples National Art Show is a nationally recognized outdoor art show held in scenic Cambier Park and along 8th Street South in downtown Naples. This juried art show draws some of the finest artists in the country with artists applying in eighteen categories including painting, jewelry, watercolor, ceramics, metal, sculpture, and wood.