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Volunteers Make All the Difference: Marie-Ange Katzeff

Posted on November 25, 2015 by Naples Art Association

NAA: How did you become involved with the NAA? Marie-Ange: My husband exhibited some of his paintings at the von Liebig from 2007 thru 2013, and we were members of the NAA and frequent visitors to the Center. NAA: Why do you choose to volunteer? Marie-Ange: After my husband passed away I kept in touch with Jack O'Brien, and first volunteered to do translations (French to English) for the Villemot exhibition earlier this year. I enjoyed it g ...Read More

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Featured Artist: Linda Cummings

Posted on November 25, 2015 by Naples Art Association

Retired CCPS teacher Linda Cummings is a committed advocate of the arts in Southwest Florida. As a board member of The Naples Art Association, Linda works to continue our mission and provide artistic opportunities to everyone in our artistic community. NAA: How did you get started as an artist? LC: My father started teaching me how to draw before I entered kindergarten. I wanted to create a treasure map and he showed me how to draw a lake ...Read More

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Dinner with Artists: A Gastroartistic, Palette to Palate Experience

Posted on November 10, 2015 by Naples Art Association

Dinner with Artists A Gastroartistic, Palette to Palate Experience Art feeds the creative soul and Dinner with Artists will delight your senses. Feast with your eyes and palate at this spectacular series hosted by the Naples Art Association. Join renowned artists paired with executive chefs who collaborate on creating and presenting original works of art and culinary masterpieces. Dinner with Artists is an interactive artistic experience in ...Read More

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The 100 Cameras Project Comes to Naples

Posted on November 03, 2015 by Naples Art Association

The Naples Art Association in collaboration with The Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled was chosen to be the a part of the 100 Cameras Project, a national initiative, lead by award winning photographer Courtney Bent, to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities express themselves through photography. The 100 Cameras project puts modified camera systems into the hands of people with disabilities throughout the Unit ...Read More

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Featured Artist: Guy Tieman

Posted on November 03, 2015 by Naples Art Association

NAA: How did you get started as an artist? Guy: I think all people are born with artistic ability; it’s just that for most we are untaught. I was fortunate to have that ability be nurtured in school and at home while growing up. I was even more fortunate to have the chance to develop my artistic abilities in college where I received a BFA from Alfred University and an MFA from Southern Illinois University. This is my foundation for becoming an ...Read More

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Featured Volunteer(s): Matt Flynn and Brad Goetz

Posted on October 02, 2015 by Naples Art Association

The Naples Art Association’s haunted house is on its way to becoming a community favorite. Each year, the scope, length and fear factor has increased. Today, the haunted house has become a significant community event and fundraiser. Always a volunteer effort, the haunted house requires the help of many incredibly talented, accomplished and generous leaders. Thanks to coincidence and lucky networking, we found two theater production professi ...Read More

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Your Choice 2015 Winners

Posted on September 24, 2015 by Naples Art Association

Congratulations to the winners of Your Choice 2015! The votes are tallied for the Your Choice 2015 awards election held during the preview reception on September 18. A special thank you to the Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office for overseeing the election. The Your Choice 2015 exhibition continues through October 22. Congratulations to the award winners! Best of Show - $500: Lorri Freedman Joel Shapses Cheval de Mer fused gl ...Read More

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Volunteers Make All the Difference: Ann Olson

Posted on September 01, 2015 by Naples Art Association

Ann Olson began volunteering with The Naples Art Association at the von Liebig Art Center way back in Fall of 2009. After a long career in finance, she “though it would be fun to do something totally different.” That prerogative and the proximity of her home to The Naples Art Association (NAA) would eventually bring her to the doors of the von Liebig Art Center. “I always loved art,” said Ann in a recent interview about her volunteer ...Read More

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Featured Artist: Sam Platt

Posted on September 01, 2015 by Naples Art Association

Recently, long-time beloved instructor at the von Liebig Art Center, Sam Platt, retired from teaching art classes. We are so happy for Sam to be moving on to spending more time on his own art, but so sad to lose him from our faculty. His impact on the lives of our artists has been tremendous. We will miss his warm personality and fantastic instruction. NAA: How would you describe the role art plays in your life? Sam: Art has been a big part o ...Read More

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Captain Lazarus and The Spectacle of Living Wonders

Posted on August 28, 2015 by Naples Art Association

Old Newspaper Clipping Adds Fear Factor to The Naples Art Association’s Haunted House An interesting and somewhat disturbing factoid can now be added to the annals of Neapolitan history. During preparations for an upcoming renovation of The Naples Art Association's Art Resource Center & Library located at the von Liebig Art Center in the northwest corner of Cambier Park, Volunteer Librarian Jim Pawlus uncovered a newspaper article from No ...Read More

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