Monday, February 26, 2018

Naples National Art Show I

One of the best outdoor art shows in Southwest Florida -- and, they claim, in the USA --
was held last weekend in Cambier Park.

Mick Whitcomb is a Missouri artist.  He exhibited salvaged books, typewriters, scales
and other instruments that he retrofits as lights.

Carolyn Currie is a Connecticut painter.  I showed her earlier this season at another show.

Pavlina Alea paints kind of realistically and kind of abstractly.  I asked her if she suffers from drowning nightmares.  She says, no, she just likes the abstract ripples of water.

Jan Byron is from Dallas.  Her booth with intricate doll-like sculptures was one of the busiest.

Decades ago William Doak came across a warehouse of 50 to 100 year old ivory, from billiard balls, piano keys, etc.  He imported it to the USA in the 1970s and certifies that it is in compliance with all import restrictions.  Today he makes it into jewelry.  His booth was crowded.


William Kendall said...

Pavlina's work particularly catches my eye.

Sharon said...

I enjoy seeing all the different artistic styles and ideas.

RedPat said...

A lot of unusual work at this one, Jack!

Taken For Granted said...

That ivory may be 100 years old, but it would still bother me to own any of it. The booth with all the old instruments and old typewriters looks terrific. Would have to do some shopping there.

Bill said...

A great selection of artists to choose from. I'd love to browse around and see it up close.

Kay said...

Who decides which are the "best outdoor art shows?"