The Boca Grande Resort will be teeming with fine art and fine wines during the three-day Boca Grande Masters Art Festival.
The fest opens from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 23, continues from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 24; and closes with a session from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25.
Sixty select artists from across the country give the festival high quality and variety. ArtWine will feature tastings of four artisanal wines from South Africa, and author- artist Katie Gardenia will sign and sell "A Bubble Moment," her combination cookbook and coffee table book based on the years she owned the Bubble Room Restaurant on Captiva Island.
Jewelry designer Jason Marien of Jason Paul Designs in Sarasota launched a Cruisin’ Coastlines line of rings and bracelets featuring the coastal topography of Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico and other regions of the world.
Artists include jewelry designer Jason Marien of Jason Paul Designs in Sarasota, who recently launched a Cruisin' Coastlines line of rings and bracelets featuring the coastal topography of Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico and other regions of the world.
"I love how each coastline has its own character to it," Marien said.
Marien's most popular designs are the coastlines of Boca Grande, Sanibel Island and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Who: Featuring 60 select artists
What: Boca Grande Masters Art Festival
When: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 23; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 24; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25
Where: The Boca Grande Resort
Also: ArtWine tastings of four artisanal wines from South Africa, and author-artist Katie Gardenia will sign "A Bubble Moment," her combination cookbook and coffee table book based on the years she owned the Bubble Room Restaurant on Captiva Island.
He also takes commissions. One man asked for a ring of Boca Grande Pass, Marien said, because that is where his family scattered his father's ashes.
Admission is free with a suggested donation benefitting the Harry Chapin Food Bank.
The resort is located in the North Village on Gasparilla Island at 5800 Gasparilla Road. For more information, call (239) 293-9448 or visit boulderbrook.net.
The festival is held in conjunction with the Boca Grande Resort, the Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce and the Harry Chapin Food Bank.
Marin's pieces come mainly in silver but are available in white gold and a two-tone bronze and silver.
Expected artists include:
Mara Balodis, Bokeelia; Pauline Fawcette and Jim Sears, Englewood; Adam Serra and Anisa Stewart, Fort Myers; Tom Krause, Nokomis; Melissa Landon, Port Charlotte; Mindy Lind Terk, Skip Ennis, Joan Michlin and Sarasota; Carol Feroni, De Funiak Springs; Katie Gardenia, St. James City; Jocelyn Hoch, Dunedin; Kathleen Mrachec, Colorado; and Julie Salvetti and Linda Welch, Venice.
Nicholas Marandon, Los Angeles.
Don McCoy, Salida.
Michelle Herrli, South Bend.
Brittney Love, Hartfield.
Ellen Bianchi, Cape Coral; Jilly Barnes and Phyllis Slater, Muskegon; Kathy and Loren Bell, Hobe Sound; Lee-Margaret Borland, Jacksonville; and Paul Braun, St. Augustine.
Billie Barthelemy, Pinewood; Pat Falk, Owatonna; and Antoni Kozlowski, Shelby Township.
Bob Wilfong, Las Vegas.
David Gordon, Greenfield Center.
Russel Yerks, Tarboro.
Allen Hamwi, Columbus.
Steve Brewster, Poteau.
Andrea and Ralph Ludden, Gatlinburg; and Lee Wilson, Nashville.
Peter Robinson, Burlington.
Jeff Crawford, Fredericktown.