BIG ARTS receives record number of art submissions

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More than 110 artists submitted 205 pieces of artwork in response to BIG ARTS call for submission for its first ever-juried exhibit in the new Dunham Family Gallery to open in October.
Submissions came in from Bogota, Columbia to Nyon, Switzerland and from many local and Southwest Florida artists who shared some of the finest, most diverse work they have seen at BIG ARTS. The show, entitled “Create, Inspire, Connect,” mirrors BIG ARTS 2021 season theme which celebrates the vital role the arts play in reflecting our shared humanity and the healing power of community and creativity. The show opens Oct. 1 and can be viewed on site by limited groups at a time. You can also visit the show online in the 3D virtual gallery starting Oct. 5 at
The show was juried by the members of BIG ARTS Visual Arts Committee: Diane Olsson, Deborah Butler, Bunny Ospa, Bea Pappas, Kathy Taylor, Annie Wainwright, Peter Zell and Lauren Huff.
To maintain a safe environment for guests, volunteers and staff, BIG ARTS is limiting the number of people allowed in the gallery to a maximum of 30 at any given time. Masks are required to enter the building. For more information, contact the BIG ARTS box office on Sanibel at 239-395-0900.


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