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Tom Sadler, "Lagoon Sunset"

Pictured: Tom Sadler, "Lagoon Sunset," 2016, oil on linen, 14 x 11 inches

 

Showalter Hughes Community Gallery

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The Florida Painters Return to Crealdé

April 8 – July 30

The Florida Painters began with a Crealdé School of Art plein air workshop in 2008 held by artist and mentor Tom Sadler. The group had such a wonderful rapport, that they vowed to continue meeting to paint as often as possible. Support from one another has allowed each artist to grow into their own style, increase their skills, and enjoy laughter and camaraderie.

This exhibition by The Florida Painters spotlights a group of painters whose skill, creativity and diversity have grown tremendously. While their focus has continued to be painting the landscape en plein air, their subjects have expanded to include urban scenes, still lifes and the human figure. Their styles range from traditional impressionism to expressionism and from strict representation to near abstraction. Two members work in pastels. Members have won awards, taken part in paint-out events, and shown their work in galleries, museums and outdoor art festivals. 

The exhibition is curated by Barbara Tiffany, Crealdé's Curator of Exhibitions, and features:

Kim Ashby
Helen Avalon
Rosa Bajase
Laura Bates
Catherine Hempel
Mary Martin 
Karen Minnigan
Carol Platt
Lynne Polley
Orit Reuben
Robert Ross
Gary Rupp
Tom Sadler
Gary Sisco
Claudia Thomas
Lynn Tolar
Diane Walters

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The opening reception will be held from 7-9 pm Friday, April 15, at the same time as the Tom Rankin: Sacred Landscapes of the South opening reception.

Established in 2000, The Showalter Hughes Community Gallery highlights four to five exhibitions annually, featuring work by students, faculty and emerging artists and outreach programs. During artists’ lectures there is seating for 80.

Please see Past & Current Exhibitions for exhibitions from previous years.

 

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