March 13, 2022, at the Studio Gallery
Brunch at 12:30 p.m. • Awards Presentation at 1:30 p.m.
Please join us for the Awards Presentation & Celebration of our Annual Members’ Show on Sunday, March 13th! The Gallery will be open from 11:30 a.m., and “People’s Choice” votes must be in by 1:00 p.m. Our French-Bohemian theme will feature a delightful brunch/picnic with cafe drinks and mimosas and a choice of individual boxed lunches.
- Pre-register and pay online starting on February 1, 2022
- Entry fee is $30 (included your brunch ticket)
- Additional guest tickets are $10 each
The 64th Annual Member’s Show Awards Presentation will take place on March 13, 2022, at the AWI Studios. We hope that you will join us for this fun and relaxed Sunday Brunch! Weather permitting, we will be enjoying a French Bohemian-style brunch outside, inspired by the famous Georges Seurat painting, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jette.” Your individual boxed picnic will feature a choice of entrees, and we will serve mimosas and wine, iced tea, and cafe drinks starting at 12:30 PM. The Gallery will be open at 11:30 AM so you can view the show, and have time to fill out a ballot for the “People’s Choice” award, by 12:45. The awards will be presented starting at 1:30 PM.
This year we are offering two times to bring your artwork into the studios: please come on
Friday afternoon, March 4, from 1:30-4:30 PM, or on
Saturday morning, March 5, from 9-Noon.
Hopefully one of those times will be convenient for you. Drop-off is at our studios at 540 Barracuda Blvd., adjacent to the Marine Discovery Center. You must register your artwork before you come to drop it off! You can do this online February 1-28th, or you can fill out the paper form and mail it in, or you can bring it into the studios M-F from 10-3. If you have questions or need help with this please call the Studio offices at 386-424-9254.
A list of the rules is posted on the website and in this newsletter, and paper copies are available at the studios and Canal Street Gallery. For quick reference, the usual rules will apply, and of note – no 2D artwork larger than 40” on one side (including the frame) can be accepted. 3D Artwork must fit on a pedestal, and should not exceed 18” in width. Please keep the total weight of 2D art to under 25 lbs. Your piece must not have been in the Annual Member’s Show before, or won an award in another of AWI’s judged shows. Also it must have been completed less than 2 years ago. Original art only– your own concept and design! If you use a published image from the internet, from another artist, (or elsewhere) for your inspiration, you MUST alter it significantly to make it your own.
We are pleased to announce that Ruth Grimm, Chief Curator and Gary R. Libby Curator of Art, will be our Judge this year. Ms. Grim has been with the Museum of Arts and Sciences (Daytona) since March of 2016. Before that, she was Curator of Exhibitions at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala for 6 ½ years. At the Museum of Arts and Sciences, Ms. Grim manages an exhibition schedule of over 17 exhibitions a year and a collection of nearly 30,000 objects. In the course of her career, Ms. Grim has curated over 90 exhibitions and has overseen the installation of twice that many traveling exhibitions from outside sources.
We hope you will enjoy this year’s festivities with us on March 13th! Looking forward to seeing all the amazing art from our very diverse and talented group of members soon.
Anne Dall, Member Show Chair