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Exhibitions

The Naples Art Association welcomes visitors to a variety of exhibitions throughout the year. Each show has its own focus, sharing unique stories and facts about artists, their style and the context of contemporary artwork. Art appreciators will find our galleries filled with art by international, national and local artists, young artists, new art trends, community partnerships and much more.

In addition to the galleries at the art center, the NAA has a variety of off-site exhibitions in the community. All of the galleries are free and open to the public year round.

We’re committed to showing:

A variety of exhibitions from local, national and international artists, inspired by photography, painting, sculpture and more.

Educational Merit as a resource on contemporary art, art history and techniques.
Artistic Merit through juried and professionally curated exhibitions.
Career growth support in the form of exhibition opportunities for artists (including how to enter a juried show, marketing and branding, setting prices, etc.)
Pride in NAA artists’ dreams and accomplishments.
Recognition of excellence through awards and publicity.

Current Exhibitions

Art for Democracy Exhibition

When:  Now through April 15, 2019
Where:  The Naples Art Association, 585 Park Street in Naples

Organized by the Collier County Supervisor of Elections office, this exhibition displays the 12 winning student art pieces from the 2018 Collier County Supervisor of Elections Art for Democracy contest.

Tiny Art Exhibition

When:  March 6 – 30, 2019
Where:  The Naples Art Association, 585 Park Street in Naples

The annual small works show features small-sized artwork with strong visual impact.

There will be a reception for this exhibition and the Florida Artists Group exhibition on Friday, March 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the NAA.

Florida Artists Group Annual Statewide Exhibition

When:  March 9 – April 6, 2019
Where:  The Naples Art Association, 585 Park Street in Naples

Showcasing the whose work has attained national or state-wide recognition, the purpose of the group is to stimulate attainment of the highest standards of creative art within the State of Florida.

There will be a reception for this exhibition and the Tiny Art exhibition on Friday, March 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the NAA.

Widening Horizons: Artists at Work in Collier County’s Parks Exhibition

When:  Now through May 16, 2019
Where:  North Collier Regional Park in the Exhibit Hall and Community Room, located at 15000 Livingston Road in Naples

This exhibition will feature 28 original artworks by Southwest Florida artists depicting parks and nature preserves in Collier County. The sunny skies and verdant landscapes in Southwest Florida are favorite subjects for plein air painters. For decades artists have come to Southwest Florida to paint its beaches, nature preserves and parks.

The artists exhibiting in Widening Horizons participate in the Thursday Outdoor Painters group. The informal group meets at a different location each week. Painting commences at 9 am and continues until around noon when, after an intense morning of painting, the group retreats to a local restaurant for lunch and a lively conversation about art. New artists are always welcome.

The Widening Horizons exhibition is organized by the Naples Art Association (NAA). Artwork is courtesy of the artists.

See our full schedule of exhibitions!

ArtHUB

ArtHUB is a newly-created forum that provides a platform for members to share ideas, promote the arts, learn about the new trends, and network.

ArtHUB is free for all NAA donors and a $10 donation is requested from non-donors.

The full calendar of ArtHUB events is listed below.

Date:  March 14
Time:  5:30 p.m.
Location:  The Naples Art Association, 585 Park Street in Naples
Topic:  Artist presentation by Tiite Baquero.

Date:  April 25
Time:  5:30 p.m.
Location:  The Naples Art Association, 585 Park Street in Naples
Topic:  Marlissa Gardner, owner of EMillions Gallery, will present “Gallery vs Self-Representation:  The Pluses and Minuses of Both”.

Date:  May 16
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location:  The Naples Art Association, 585 Park Street in Naples
Topic:  Business issues for artists featuring Kevin Marretta, CPA.

November 15, 2018 ArtHUB

This ArtHUB event featured a short discussion led by artist Mally Khorasanthci.  A video of the presentation can be found by clicking here.

Artists

Calling all artists! If you’re looking for ways to get your art in front of a new audience and increase recognition, we invite you to participate in some of the many showcase opportunities we have throughout the year. From our renowned, annual Art in the Park event, to shows, exhibits and community events, there are numerous ways to gain exposure within the Naples community and with visitors to the region.

Get your art in front of a new audience!

Award Winners

Artists that participate in exhibitions will have the opportunity to win awards based on a variety of criteria. Please join us on congratulating the following exhibition winners!

 

The National Art Encounter Exhibition
On View Dates:  December 1, 2018 – January 12, 2019

 

Best of Show $1,000: Maria Holstein of Newberry, Florida for Cooper

First Place $800: Reina Castellanos of Orlando, Florida for 3:59 (STATIC NOISE)

Second Place $600: Edward Rushton of Statesboro, Georgia for Spurious Nationalism

Juror’s Choice Award $400: Morgan Paine of Naples, Florida for Shaper Base (for MM)

Award of Merit $ 200: Yourden Ricardo of Naples, Florida for Wet Dreams

Award of Merit $ 200: Anita Seltzer of Palm Beach, Florida for Bradley Park – Hidden in Full View

Honorable Mention $100: Kyle Surges of Lockport, Illinois for Jailhouse Rock

Honorable Mention $100: Dan Kirchhefer of Topeka, Kansas for Me as Holbein’s Dead Christ

Honorable Mention $100: Michelle Nunes of Reseda, California for One Nude

 

The 2018 Your Choice Exhibition
On View Dates:   August 13 – September 19, 2018

Best of Show $500 – Hilda Champion for Abyss

First Place (tied) $125 – Joel Shapses for Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny

First Place (tied) $125
Judy Thompson for A Perfect Place to Perch

Second Place $150
Valerie Weilmuenster for Marks in Motion

Honorable Mention $50
Linda M. Butler for Waiting for Sun

Honorable Mention $50
Linda Sutton for Time in a Bottle

 

Exhibition: Camera USA® 2018: National Photography Exhibition
On View Dates: June 4 – August 3, 2018

National Photography Award Winner $5,000
Christer Berg of Raleigh, North Carolina for Dewayne Beamon, Boxer

Honorable Mention $100
Constance Brinkley of Seattle, Washington for Celebrating Life

Honorable Mention $100
Ron Cooper of Englewood, Colorado for Joaquin

Honorable Mention $100
Lisette Morales of Naples, Florida for Margarita Claro

Honorable Mention $100
Wendy Roussin of Starkville, Mississippi for Badlands, Series

Camera USA® 2018: Honorable Mention $100
Ben Tanzer of Austin, Texas for The Boxer