BGAC Spring Show will turn it up a notch

March 13, 2021
By Marcy Shortuse

BY T MICHELE WALKER – The Boca Grande Art Center is turning it up a notch this season.  To make things interesting, they are adding a giveaway drawing to their annual March Art Show.

“We have several artists that are going to donate items for our prize, which we’ve never done before. People who come and buy something will fill out a little card with their contact information that is going to go into the drawing,” said Nancy Bass of the Boca Grande Art Center. “Somebody has donated a painting, prints and so many prizes. We like making it different and fun for our members. Then on the last day, Tricia Mansfield and I will do the drawing for the prizes.”

The annual March Art Show, which was canceled last year due to COVID-19, features approximately 20 plus artists who will exhibit their works of art from glass, ceramic, mixed media, oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, jewelry and more. Much of the work will be for sale at the show.

“Every year, the work gets better and better,” said Bass. “We have some very serious artists and people who enjoy painting. Many of the artists enter competitive shows and galleries, but we all like being here at the Art Center and showing our work on island.”

Giveaways are not the only change this season. The look and feel of the exhibits will be different.

“This year, we’re hanging the show a little differently. Instead of hanging by each artist, we’re hanging in groupings of work where the colors will work together. It’s a hybrid style that we tried for the Valentine’s Day show that came out beautifully,” said Bass.

Complimenting the art display this year are orchids provided by Blue Pagoda.

“This art center is a well oiled machine, with certain people doing certain roles to help with the show. It’s a coop in a sense, with all hands on deck,” said Tricia Mansfield of the Boca Grande Art Center.  “It’s a wonderful team of people, with a lot of moving parts and a lot of people who come in and do their roles to make the show work.”