Art Encounter 2007 in Naples
May 12 - July 1, 2007
This Statewide juried exhibition of fine art and contemporary craft is exhibited throughout The von Liebig Art Center. ART ENCOUNTER 2007 features 69 works by 50 Florida artists. Artwork and awards winners were selected by exhibition juror, Frank Holt, Executive Director of the Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando.
As is usually the case, the encounter with a new group of artists always provides the juror with the possibility of seeing new work, discovering new directions and experiencing new visual thoughts.
As the viewer can see, the entrants have submitted work that has an honesty of style, originality of subject matter and perhaps most importantly, the understanding of the materials being used for creation. There is great diversity, but even so, when all of the creative elements combine, there is a 'wholeness' that has both strength and beauty.
The works range in size from the very small to the very large. Whatever the format, there is a sense of pride and professionalism in the finished image. Whether stone, paper, metal, paint and canvas, glass or any combination of various materials, the joy of the artist is present.