Thursday, March 5, 2015

Naples National Art Festival

Yes, I went to another outdoor art festival a week or two ago.  It was a juried show with great stuff.


Edson Campos does almost photographically accurate drawings and paintings, often of nude or partially clothed women.  I posed him beside a clothed woman to satisfy the censors.


Diana Ahrens creates dazzlingly colorful abstract works with both paint and stained glass.


Thomas Styczynski made me jealous with his luminous silver photographs of
natural scenes with wondrous clouds.  "Black and white" is inadequate to describe them.
You can't see them very well here; click on the link to see some of his work.


Diane Lublinski is a ceramist who makes fanciful human forms.  She also
makes brightly colored organic forms inspired by coral reefs. 


And Dennis Goodman shows very crisp and richly saturated photographs of scenes from nature.
If you click on the link, the home page photo will change every five seconds.  
Sit and enjoy for a while.

22 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Brilliant links Jack, thanks for sharing them. Oh my the photograph links were stunning.

Luis Gomez said...

These are great Jack!

Malyss said...

So many artists , so many fabulous pièces of art!

Sharon Anck said...

Wow, a group of very talented people! I thought that fist one was a photo and to learn it is a drawing has me in awe of his talent.

Michelle said...

Hard to believe that first portrait is a drawing! I also like the last group of nature photos. Beautiful colors.

Janet said...

These push the limit of diverse! Love those silver photos.

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful photos of great artists !

Sylvia K said...

These are all awesome, Jack!! Thank you so much for sharing!! I do love Mr. Goodmans incredible photos!! What a terrific start for my day!!

VP said...

Amazing portraits! I really like the work of Diana!

Tanya Breese said...

super portraits and lol'ing "to satisfy the censors" :D

Birdman said...

Some fine portrait work displayed here.

cieldequimper said...

Ah the censors... I'm always amazed at the photography like drawings or paintings and they are growing on me all the time.

William Kendall said...

Diana's work particularly appeals to me- which is odd, because I don't usually go for abstract work.

jennyfreckles said...

Fabulous work and great portraits (again). I do like those B&W prints - looks like he uses infra-red on some of them.

Lois said...

Thanks for sharing the links Jack. That first portrait is amazing.

RedPat said...

There are so many good art shows in Florida, Jack!

Randy said...

Looks like there is some nice art there.

Bob Crowe said...

I'd have some but not all of these in my home. Each to their own taste. Edson's work reminds me of Richard Estes. Thomas is shooting infrared, something I've tried but never got the hang of.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

Yes, the new censors for blogger, good decision

Duncan In Kuantan

Andy said...

Another round of excellent photography Jack.

Kate said...

Juried shows offer the best products. Don't worry about the nudes of the beautiful human body!! No prudes in this group!!

Kay said...

This is a veritable embarrassment of riches. Some great talent. When are you going to be included in one of these shows?