Palm-Aire Country Club art show begins Tuesday

srocco@bradenton.comMarch 19, 2014 

Artists showcase their work at the Palm Aire Art Show in 2012. This year's art show will be held 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. PHOTO PROVIDED

UNIVERSITY PARK -- Artists of all mediums will show and sell their work at the Art Association of Palm-Aire's 31st Annual Art Show.

The event, slated for 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through March 30 at Palm-Aire Country Club, will feature paintings, pottery, jewelry, stitchery and wood sculptures, all created by members of the community.

"Some of them are professional artists who make their living with art, others are very gifted amateurs who paint a lot or sculpt a lot but don't sell their work," said Charleen Gorbet, an artist and communications director for the event.

Artist Donna Vasko will display two paintings and a ceramic piece she's hoping to sell.

"People expect to see new ideas. They're hoping to find something that they like," Vasko said. "Many people are fascinated by flowers ... some people just want to see what other artists are doing and they're not interested in buying."

New this year is a section for beginning artists who want to showcase the pieces they created at workshops put on by the Art Association. Some beginners will display scarves they made in a scarf-making workshop.

Last year's art show drew more than 50 artists and included more than 100 pieces of work, Gorbet said. She hopes those numbers will increase this year.

An artist reception from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday will include

a presentation of the Ruth Levin Scholarship donated by the Art Association to a Ringling College student.

The reception is at the clubhouse, 5601 Country Club Way.

Sabrina Rocco, University Park reporter, can be reached at (941) 745-7024. Follow @sabrinarocco on Twitter.

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