Winners from members showcase in Punta Gorda

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The Visual Arts Center (VAC) hosted a virtual awards presentation via Facebook Live July 9 to celebrate the winning artists of The Member’s Showcase. The Member’s Showcase features work by member artists of the VAC, in a variety of mediums and styles.  

Roseline Young won first place

“It is my favorite exhibit of the year” explained executive director Janet Watermeier, “Because whether you choose to tour it in ten minutes, or slow down and really take your time, you will experience a fantastic sampling of the finest artists in Southwest Florida.” 

The Member’s Showcase received a total of 291 works of art, which were peer-judged by fellow exhibiting artists. Each judge selected 10 favorite works of art, for a total of 240 votes cast to determine the winning artwork.  

First Prize: Weeping Waters by Roseline Young 

Second Prize: What Next? By Jill Lindsay 

Third Prize: Imperial Destroyer by Victor Gartner 

Merit: I’m Melting by Barbara Zappulla 

Merit: A Kyoto Geisha in Cherry Blossoms by Susan Kapuchinski 

Merit: Dragon Slayer by Kathy Wood 

Merit: Muir Woods Stream by Valdimir Chapko 

Merit: Dije No Fotos by Kitt Moran 

Best 2D Display: Gloria Urban 

Best 3D Display: Nancy Andreae 

Jill Lindsay won second prize

The Member’s Showcase exhibit is on display at the VAC in both the Main Gallery and Goff Gallery through Aug. 6. This exhibit is also available to view as a virtual tour at The Visual Arts Center’s gallery and store, located at 210 Maud St. in Punta Gorda, are open Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 2 pm. 

Nancy Andreae had the Best 3D Display

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