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Local Artist Exhibition at East West Fine Art

Location: Mercato, 9115 Strada Place, #5155

01/31/2017 - 02/14/2017

Make Every Day a Masterpiece. Make Friendship a Fine Art.

WHAT: Local artist exhibition
WHEN: Opening reception: Thursday February 2, 2017, 6pm
Exhibition: January 31, 2016 – February 14, 2017
WHERE: EWFA: 2425 Tamiami Trail N.


Many of our artist-friends expressed a desire to showcase their talent in a more intimate setting than art fairs on one hand, and more public than their own studios, on the other. They also seek guidance in preparing their portfolios, tailoring artwork to a particular market, receiving professional advice, and gaining exposure in an established fine art gallery.


Together with our friends we are launching a new project: ART FOR FRIENDS, where in an amicable yet professional atmosphere of our East West Fine Art gallery at 2425 Tamiami Trail N., eleven promising local artists will exhibit their works for two weeks. These artists are in various stages of their artistic careers, their painting styles varying from impressionist to abstract.


Eleven finalists have been selected for the February 2017 exhibition:


Seda Scaduto

Meghan Houde

Sandy Smyth

Fred Nold

Harry Sangerman

James Nowak

Robin Jelinek

Mary Anderson and Penni Berrie

Elisabeth Waldstein

Doreen Ingebrigtsen

Diane Scharfenberg Cline


This type of exhibition will allow local artists to showcase their art in a prominent SW Florida gallery, invite friends and art collectors, and also to learn from one another. We will supplement the exhibition by gallery-led seminars, focusing on various art subjects, and master classes given by visiting Russian artists. In such a manner, we intend to assist artists in strengthening their technical skills and business acumen.


Our ultimate goal is to create a professional, but friendly, highly artistic, but informal venue for our local talents. Here artists will receive individual attention and appreciation, where they will learn and grow, perfecting their talents and making our life more beautiful.


After this inaugural exhibition, East West Fine Art gallery will continue to exhibit local artwork four times a year: in February, May, August, and November. We encourage artists to contact us throughout the year at artistewfa@gmail.com.