Artists in Bloom exhibit at Naples Botanical Garden

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Artists in Bloom, a truly collaborative community exhibition, opened July 2 at Naples Botanical Garden and runs through Sept. 6.

The works of art in this exhibition allow guests to see the beauty and splendor of the garden as seen through the eyes of more than two dozen of our community’s local artists. Guests can expect to see a wide array of works, ranging from photography and mixed media to charcoal and oil on canvas.

“And Then We Dreamed” by Susan Castle

Organized in partnership with the United Arts Council of Collier County, Artists in Bloom takes an intimate peek into the relationship between the artist and the Garden as its muse, featuring an exciting selection of works that reflect the essence and spirit of Naples Botanical Garden. It serves as a reminder of how art and nature are intrinsically linked and gently prompts the viewer to experience the garden in a new way.

“Sabal Palm with Strangle Fig” by Sara Abalan

The exhibition exemplifies one of the ways in which the Garden and United Arts Council have served as cornerstones, not only in the arts and cultural arena, but as members of the local community. 

The show’s guest juror is Lauren Amalia Redding, a local artist who operates H&R Studio with her husband, sculptor Brett F. Harvey.

“Untangled” by Linda Fay Braun

Artists in Bloom features 33 works by 28 artists, who include: 

·    Sara Abalan

·    Alicia Allen

·    Gary Armstrong

·    William Boling

·    Lynda Fay Braun

·    Emily Brockelsby

·    Susan Castle

·    Barbi Dalton 

·    Gary Day

·    Jan Deswik

·    Lavina Dhingra

·    Tanya Trinkaus Glass

·    Tara Funk Grim

·    Alanna Jaron 

·    Carol Klein

·    Nancy Iannitelli

·    Dianne Mayberry-Hatt

·    Adorable Monique 

·    Susan Nardine Pratt

·    Dwight Oakley

·    Valerie J. Olson

·    Julie Pekrul 

·    Gerry Roeder 

·    Patrice Schelkun

·    Karen Kirk Shields 

·    Martin Strasmore

·    Deborah Thomarios 

·    Beth Thomas

This exhibition is on view in Kapnick Hall and is included with garden admission. Visit for more details on discounted admission for residents of Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties through Sept. 30.

“Longwing Kaleidoscope” by Gary Day

Summer offers time and space for residents of Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties to explore all that makes Southwest Florida unique. At Naples Botanical Garden, this time of year local residents get discounted admission. Through Sept. 30, admission is $12 for adults, $3 for children (age 4 – 17), $8 for dogs (one dog per adult during designated dog walking times). As always, children 3 and under are free. Guests need only present license or proof of residency at ticketing to receive this discount.

Naples Botanical Garden is located at 4820 Bayshore Drive. For more details, call 239-643-7275 or visit Summer hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

“Looking West at the Garden” by Tanya Trinkaus Glass

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  1. Do you know where I can find .ore works by the artist, Karen Kirk Shields, who exhibited in the show outlined above?
    Thank you.
    Jennifer Brown

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