Join us in celebrating the winners of Wilton Manors’ second annual Nature In Art Photo Contest! Residents were asked to submit photos of nature as observed throughout the city. Selected submissions will be on display, including the winner of Best of Show, and winners in the following categories: Birds, Butterflies, Critters, Landscape.
A new addition to this year’s exhibit will include art created from recycled materials.
An opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 14th at 7pm at Art Gallery 21 in Wilton Manors. The exhibit will be on display from April 14th through May 5th.
Art Gallery 21 is located at 600 NE 21st Court in the former Woman’s Club of Wilton Manors, at the northeast corner of Hagen Park.
This event is coordinated by the Environmental & Sustainability Volunteer Group of Wilton Manors and they are here to help residents and visitors to learn more about ways to conserve, protect, and enjoy our island city and its unique environment.
Photo of the rare Bananquit by Mary Beth Mulligan was the 2017 First Place Winner.
We’re super excited and looking forward to the opening of a new exhibit on Saturday, January 6th at 7 PM at Art Gallery 21! It is with great pleasure that we present the art of Robert Gross and Celia Diaz with Dirk Eberle, Errol Gross, Natalee Jones and Louise Meredith.
Robert Gross is a gifted art teacher, and, he is also well known for his series of paintings, The Disappearing Pastures of Broward County, in the early 21st century. Many of those pastures are gone and now serve as the sites of shopping plazas and multi-family homes. In the last few years, Bob has taken to creating paintings of the watery landscapes of the Everglades. He claims that the light moves across the water, changing the view from one minute to the next, and in each moment there exists a bit of beauty. His watercolor paintings capture the sky reflected in the water and create a peaceful work of art that is soothing to the spirit. Of course, you have to see them for yourself to fully understand and appreciate the talent of this sweet man, and, you’ll have the opportunity to do that throughout January.
It is an extraordinarily beautiful exhibit. The caliber of work ranks among the finest art available locally and surprises in this exhibit bring a wonderful world of color as it spills from the brushes of all the artists. Recently, an artist commented … “the light is different here in south Florida.” Maybe that’s what draws creative spirits to live and work here! And, how lucky we are that they are willing to share their work with Art Gallery 21!
Please join us on January 6th for the unveiling of this new art exhibit! We’d love to see you again or meet you for the first time!
Yes. The traffic is awful. And, yes, the buildings seem to be increasing in height and number. Oh. And, yes. We each harbor a secret desire to keep all this beauty to ourselves. But. We are compelled to share it! We cannot help ourselves!
Here at Art Gallery 21, we are always watching and listening to discover who the next “big” designer is and what the next “hot trend” will be. But, as Alexander McQueen says, “There is no better designer than Nature.” Boy! Did he get that right!
Please join us this Friday evening at 7 PM when Art Gallery 21 will unveil the first annual Art in Nature Photo Contest and announce the winners of the competition! Sponsored by the Environmental & Sustainability Volunteer Group of Wilton Manors, visitors to the gallery will discover a beautiful collection of images from all over and around the island city. Given our abundant waterways and plethora of parks, we are truly surrounded by Nature on all sides and we are eager to celebrate it!
As we do for all of our gallery openings, there will be refreshments and good company throughout the evening and we’ll look forward to seeing you again or meeting you for the first time!
Photos on exhibit from July 28 to August 26. Gallery open Saturday from 7 to 9 PM and by appointment. Featured photo by Meghan Pearson of the fox kits in Richardson Park in spring of 2017.
Today is the First Day of Summer and we’d love it if you would join us THIS Saturday evening, June 24th, at 7 PM when we will unveil our latest exhibition of art, showcasing the works of five very talented local artists: Darlene Fenster, Carol Finlayson, Barbara Pardon, Heidi Reiter and Henry Rhommerdahl.
Our art socials are legendary for the friendships and refreshments we offer and these neighborhood gatherings provide an opportunity for visitors to meet the artists and talk about art. We are especially excited because one of our artists is über talented and has promised to perform just for us!!! You don’t want to miss this!
If you are unable to join us this week, we hope you will visit any Saturday through July 15th to see this lovely art exhibition. We would love to see you again or meet you for the first time!
EDITOR’S NOTE: Last weekend’s 18th Annual Gay Pride Festival in Wilton Manors was a huge success! Well over 10,000 people came out to see the parade and share in the celebration of #peace, #love and #equalrightsforall! Thank you to our fans and followers for understanding why we couldn’t hold our art opening as originally scheduled.
Art: “Tree Tops Hammock” watercolor painting by Heidi Reiter
Gallery Summer Hours: Saturdays, 7 to 9 PM
UPDATE: Wilton Drive will be closed as will all City buildings for the annual Gay Pride Festival. We are postponing the gallery opening to Saturday, June 24 at 7 PM. We apologize for the inconvenience.
It sounds trite, but, where did the time go? It seems as though it is slipping away, into the future. All the more reason to welcome summertime. The snow birds are gone, school is out and the pace is laid back and easy. Let’s enjoy it, shall we?
This Saturday evening at 7 PM we will open our newest exhibition of art, showcasing the works of Darlene Fenster, Carol Finlayson, Barbara Pardon, Heidi Reiter and Henry Rhommerdahl. As is our practice, there will be an art social, an opportunity for visitors to meet the artists, to talk about art, and, to make new friends or meet up with old ones. There is art worthy of our attention and, once again, there are surprises in this show. But, you have to come see for yourself!
Please join us on Saturday, June 17th, or, visit any Saturday through July 15th. We would love to see you again or meet you for the first time!
Art: “Beauty of Spring” by Henry Rhommerdahl Gallery Summer Hours: Saturdays, 7 to 9 PM
It’s the month of loveand we’re loving the art in our newest exhibit which opens Saturday, February 4th at 7 PM when you can meet the artists … Robert Gross, Celia Diaz, Dirk Eberle, Errol Gross, Natalee Jones and Louise Meredith! They will all be on hand to meet you and talk about their work or anything else you’d like to discuss. Our artists are among the most sociable folks you’ll ever meet!
This exhibit is a showcase of some of the finest local artists there are here in Broward County and their work will be on display through March 4, 2017.
Art Gallery 21 is located in the former Woman’s Club of Wilton Manors, 600 NE 21 Court, in the heart of the Arts & Entertainment District. Gallery open Saturdays through February.
The Island City Art Market is a showcase of 40 original works of art, all produced by 21 local fine artists. All art offered is framed and ready to hang.
Born in Athens, Greece, Eugenia “Nia” Nakis is an alumnus of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She worked as a fashion illustrator until 2001 when she had the opportunity to travel to Europe where she fell in love with the rugged Mediterranean landscape.
As a visual artist, Nia’s paintings reflect her love of nature. She finds beauty in the weathered rocks along the coast of her homeland and in the humble villages of her childhood in Greece. She says she fell in love with the lush tropics of Florida because there is so much nature around.
Nia calls her painting style “impressionistic” … she takes photos and makes sketches, but she also works from her memories and impressions. She loves the vibrant colors found in nature and the myriad combinations of those colors, and she takes delight in the antics of the birds like herons and seagulls.
We especially admire Nia’s philosophy about life and art … she says we have to keep growing and expressing ourselves in all areas of life and that sharing the journey with others is what makes it all worthwhile.
Call or text 954-661-4740 if you’re interested in visiting the gallery or purchasing Nia’s artwork. Shipping is available for an added fee..