PALM-AIRE -- Debbie Mix of Falls Church, Va., was one of the first to visit the 33rd annual show by the Art Association of Palm-Aire Country Club on Tuesday.
"I was just out for a walk enjoying the weather and saw the signs for the show," Mix said of the works by 113 artists.
"Very nice," she said of the works that range from watercolors, to acrylics, oils, ceramics and more.
"I would rather be here than in Washington, D.C., where they had 4 to 6 inches of snow," Mix said.
The art show, is open to the public 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Sunday at Palm-Aire Golf and Country Club, 5601 Country Club Way. The hours for Thursday and Friday have been extended to
8 p.m. The public is invited. There is no admission charge.
Usually, the show is held in March, but was moved up this year because of Palm-Aire's busy calendar, said the association's Charleen Gorbet.
All of the art works are by Palm-Aire residents and some are for sale.
One of the most notable artists whose work is included in the show is Bryan Moon, former advertising director of the British Aircraft Corp., who is known for his portraits of animals.
The purpose of the art show is to showcase the talent of Palm-Aire residents, and also to raise funds for the Ruth Levin Scholarship. This year, two scholarships will be awarded to two students selected by the Ringling College of Art and Design.
"That's the purpose, to support arts to the youth," said Mary Beth Grey, association president.
James A. Jones Jr., East Manatee reporter, can be contacted at 941-745-7053 or on Twitter @jajones1.