Art is the Heart of Naples
Welcome to an ART-filled 2020! Naples Art is thrilled to be kicking off the New Year with so many new opportunities!
Naples Art is offering a new membership program, featuring wonderful opportunities, from private invitations and guest lectures to free event tickets and VIP programs. The keystone however, of this year’s offerings from Naples Art, is the Artist Business Entrepreneurship Program: the ABE Program.
For over 66 years, Naples Art has understood that artists are essential members of society, contributing to the creative economy, revitalizing neighborhoods, and are crucial to social, civic, and business innovation. As the visual arts leader, we want to ensure every artist has the opportunity and skill sets needed to support themselves through the creation of their art. Naples Art, clear in their understanding of the obligation to their artists, developed this
one year program that provides professional development workshops and lectures allowing artists of all disciplines to develop and refine business skills that sustain their place in an evolving arts industry.
The added marketing opportunity that is available allows artists to expand their reach and showcase their work.
The exhibition and show calendar offers a diversity of riches from one of the best outdoor art shows in the nation to a passion-filled artistic dining experience at Dinner with Artists.
January 4 – 5, 2020 Naples New Year’s Art Show Naples Art’s nationally ranked multi-award winning, Juried Outdoor Art Show on 5th Avenue South from 10am – 5pm.
January 7, 2020 ART Focus with John Loscuito, Gallery Director John Loscuito is the Florida Gulf Coast University Art Gallery Director. During his six years at FGCU he has curated over eighteen exhibitions featuring nationally recognized artists that explore a broad range of themes and materials. $10 at the door. 10 – 11am. Coffee & Danish will be served.
January 14 – February 16, 2020 Little Things – An Exhibition Celebrating Small Works The annual small works show is a celebration of the amazing yet little works of art. Mon-Sun 10am – 5pm.
January 15, 2020 Dinner with Artists Featuring at Venue Naples local celebrity Chef Brian Roland and Extraordinary Paper Artist Denise Cummings. Her collections have sold at Barneys and the Museum of Natural
History and she is Artist in Residence at the W Hotel in NYC.
January 16, 2020 Reception for Little Things, The Human Spirit and The Body Exhibitions Join us to celebrate the opening of these two wonderful exhibitions while enjoying wine and small bites with artists, art lovers and collectors. Complimentary admission for members, $20 for non-members. From 5:30 – 7:30pm.
January 17 – February 23, 2020 The Human Spirit in African and African American Art This exhibition celebrates people in African and African American art with paintings, drawings, carved wood and additive sculpture. Mon-Sun 10am – 5pm.
January 17 – February 27, 2020 The Body: Exploration of the Divine Human Figure Artists from Naples Art’s Open Studio Programs draw, paint or sculpt from Life Models. Models representing all adult age groups pose either clothed, in costume or undraped. Artists working in all media are welcome to participate. Mon-Sun 10am – 5pm.
For more information about any of the shows, events, lectures, classes, tickets, workshops or exhibitions that Naples Art offers, visit NaplesArt.org
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