Friday, February 19, 2010

Now THAT'S a starfish! :D

I found this puppy on my morning beach walk and just had to snap a picture of it with my iPhone.  This particular variety of starfish is known to disconnect an arm or two (they grow back) when threatened.  Unfortunately this poor guy never got a chance to lose any appendages in time.  I placed my fingers in the photo to demonstrate scale.  This was one B-I-G guy!Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mercato Fine Art Festival

I'm very pleased to say I've successfully juried into a brand new show sponsored by the Naples Art Association.  Their shows are consistently the best-quality art festivals held in Naples and draw thousands upon thousands of visitors:

Mercato Fine Arts Festival
March 6 and 7, 2010
U.S. 41 and Vanderbilt Beach Rd., North Naples

The official press release for the show:

The Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center is pleased to announce the inaugural Mercato Fine Arts Festival at the Mercato lifestyle center, located at the intersection of Vanderbilt Beach Road and U.S. 41 in North Naples.  The juried festival will showcase works in all media by 125 artists from across the country.

Anchored by businesses including Whole Foods Market and The Capital Grille, Mercato offers a trend setting, ultra convenient mixed-use lifestyle that combines luxury condo living, high-end retailers, restaurants and a premium movie theater all on one prime site, just minutes from the beach. Festival guests will enjoy not only fine art but fine shopping and dining as well.
Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Entertainment will be provided, and refreshments will be available. A $3 donation benefits the art education and related programs at the art center.