February at Naples Art is filled with a diverse richness of experiences and opportunities, truly something for everyone. 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 emerging student exhibitions to one of the best outdoor art shows in the nation, from an exhibition celebrating tiny things, to an exhibition celebrating the enormousness of the human spirit though African and African American art.
Reception for Little Things and The Human Spirit
January 16, 2020 • From 5:30 to 7:30 pm
The Human Spirit in African and African American Art January 17 – February 23, 2020
This exhibition celebrates people in African and African American art with paintings, drawings, carved wood and additive sculpture.
Art For Democracy January 17 – February 27, 2020
In partnership with the Collier County Supervisor of Elections, Naples Art proudly features the winners of the Art for Democracy Contest. The contest runs within the Collier County School System including all elementary, middle and high schools. There are three categories to participate in, The History of Democracy, the Voting Process and Important Figures in Democracy. Twelve winners with be selected and
featured at Naples Art. Reception for the Art for Democracy exhibition is Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., a free event with light refreshments.
ART Focus with Alan Brown, Art Collector
February 4, 2020, 10 to 11 am
Alan Brown is the founder and director of the Alan Brown Gallery. One of the foremost sources for modern and contemporary works of art, Alan Brown Gallery advises corporate and private clients, as well as estates, on the sale, purchase, appraisal, and care of important works of art. Under the direction of Alan Brown for over 30 years, the gallery has established connections within the international art market
and is able to provide clients access to works of art available worldwide.
During ART Focus Alan Brown will discuss his extensive experience in the art world as well as his many years of involvement with Naples Art as a consultant and lender to exhibitions. ABE Program members free, all others $10 at the door. Coffee & Danish will be served.
Emerging Talents: Student Spotlight Exhibition
February 21 – March 17, 2020
Artwork by Naples Art’s adult student population Naples National Outdoor Show • February 22 – 23, 2020 Naples Art’s multi-award winning Juried Outdoor Art Show at Cambier Park and 8th Street South from 10am – 5pm.
Third on Canvas February 23 – 24, 2020
Shoppers and diners strolling Third Street South in late February can watch more than 40 fine artists create their latest paintings, inspired by the historic and picturesque Birthplace of Old Naples. The completed works will be exhibited and auctioned at Naples Art the evening of February 29. Third on Canvas is held on Third Street South in Old Naples.
For more information about any of the membership or artist programs, shows, events, lectures, classes, workshops or exhibitions that Naples Art offers, visit NaplesArt.org or call 239-262-6517