Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Jamie Golob to donate a portion of her proceeds from workshops at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts to ACT Shelter

Jamie Golob instructor at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts will donate a portion of her proceeds from her classes offered Oct 25 – Oct 27, 2012 and Feb 21 – Feb 23, 2013 at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts to Abuse Counseling and Treatment’s clients, the survivors of domestic and sexual violence and human trafficking.

Jamie Golob is happy to collaborate with ACT and bring the arts and community together to benefit the ACT shelter. Students can register through the Lee County Alliance for the Arts at or by calling 239-939-2787.  Prospective students may view Golob’s works at Arts for ACT Gallery through October 1, 2012, where she is the featured artist in the main gallery, displaying over 25 works with a variety of styles and media. 

Here is the description of Golob’s workshop and price
Three Class Sessions, Thurs-Sat, 9AM-4PM
Instructor: Jamie L. Golob
JG49 Oct 25 - Oct 27
JG10 Feb 21 - Feb 23
Price: $125 Member/$150 Non-Member


Jamie Golob earned her BFA from Eastern Michigan University and has trained privately in the area of Classical Realism. Her work can be found and has been shown throughout the states.  Jamie pursues her passion as an award winning artist and teacher instructing art/life-drawing and painting workshops abroad. Ms. Golob is affiliated with community outreach efforts and champions fine arts programs in southwest Florida. She is currently the Education Director for Lee County’s Alliance for the Arts and Co-Executive Director of the Southern Atelier in Sarasota Florida. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

October 2012 brings 4 Talented Female Artists

Anne McCarty’s name was up in lights as the winner of an Easter coloring contest at age 5.  She has taught for 14 years to both children and adults at the Alliance for the Arts, Art League of Bonita Springs, Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, Pine Island Art Association and other venues. Many local, state and national shows have given awards to McCarty’s work. Oil, acrylic, watercolor, drawing and mixed media are part of the repertoire. Artwork bearing the name McCarty is collected across the nation and internationally.

McCarty Artist Statement: “Art comes from a place beyond other worldly reach.  It controls, contorts, manipulates and when it is done, no one is the same.  We are transported there through the images. Wild, calm, reverent, irreverent, it matters not.  All that matters is the journey.  Things seen, yet unseen, unfold under the artists hand and before the viewers’ eyes.  Both are enriched by the experience.  Where does this force come from and where does it lead us, we don’t know.  All we know is we must follow its beck and call.  This is a call to the artist to express what needs expression.  A color, a glance, a line, a form, all has its’ place in art.  Personal, yet universal, understood, yet mystifying, this is art.” ~ Anne McCarty

Terry Lynn Spry’s paintings have been exhibited in national and local juried art exhibitions.  Her work can be found in private collections across the country.  Terry graduated from the Phoenix Institute of Technology with a degree in production art and went on to study with Nina Connor.  Her desire to pass on her passion and love for the arts lead her to begin teaching at the Alliance of the Arts.  She considers painting to be “better than chocolate and kinda like breathing you just don’t want to stop.”

Judy Quest produces softy muted, ethereal works in oil and pastel in a wide range of natural subjects, all cast in a pearly sheen that adds a romantic feeling to her sunsets, figures, seascapes, landscapes, flowers, foliage and wildlife.  The artist layers, blends, and juxtaposes colors, and through these methods, the saturated surface seems to glow with pigments.  There is always a sense of movement stilled in the depth of many subtle colors.  Her female figures often the subject of her artwork are caught out of time, frozen in a moment of kinetic energy.  Judy’s dreamlike snapshots of Floridian landscape and female figures engender a uniquely feminine pastoral sensibility.  Luminous, omnipresent, and charmingly embellished with details worth exploring, Quest’s work achieves a painterly quality all her own.

Pam Peters’  artwork is a celebration of life and nature. The most recent works, Portraits of the Earth & Portraits of Peru, are mixed media presentations of original photography printed on watercolor paper and enhanced with watercolor paint.

Peters’ Art Statement – “I believe that my art provides a window in time that we look through together to simultaneously share the emotional experience evoked by my work.    I use various media, primarily watercolor, because I love the movement of water and paint across the surface of the paper.   The fluidity and transparency of the medium matches the rhythm and visual impact of the patterns that nature creates and that I am reflecting in my work.” ~ Pam Peters    

These exhibits continue through Monday, October 30, 2012.   

Join ACT Gallery on October 5th from 6 to 10 pm at Art with the artists and enjoy the great ART!  Remember Buy ART at ACT and Save or Change a LIFE!

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