The Boca Grande Art Alliance opened its 2012-13 season with a bright display from 19 members during the four-day Fall Art Show that ended Sunday.
Executive Director Pike Powers is now off to a strong start in her second season leading the Boca Grande Art Alliance.
The opening show segued right into the second event of the season - the weeklong Holiday Gift Show, which opened Nov. 20 and ends Monday. Gift Show hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day.
Executive Director Pike Powers is off to a strong start in her second season leading the Boca Grande Art Alliance.
Powers immediately improved the Boca Grande Art Alliance financial underpinnings when it netted nearly twice as much 2011-12 revenue in her first year as it did a year earlier.
The Education and Events report showed net revenue of $28,450 compared with $14,931 - a 90.5 percent increase of $13,519.
A major reason involved the BGAA Home Tour, which brought in $27,131 or $11,811 and 77 percent more than the $15,320 raised by the 201-11 Whodunit mystery event.
Who: Boca Grande Art Alliance
What: Holiday Gift Show
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 20-26
Where: 236 Banyan St.
Contact: Executive Director Pike Powers, 964-1700
BG Art Alliance talent
The following 19 artists displayed their work at the Boca Grande Art Alliance Fall Art Show:
Larry AndersonCeramic, concrete and oil on canvas
Cecilia Jonsson-Bisset Watercolor and pastel
Jane Carlson Oil and watercolor
Deborah Dawn CooperCeramic sculpture
Elise Elliott Watercolor
Carolann GeorgeOil and note cards
Dr. Bill HeiselOil painting
Stuart HoeckelMetal sculpture
Capt. Jack HornerWatercolor, oil and pastel
Esther Jensen Fused glass
Lona Kissinger Pastels and oils
Jack LyonsJewelry and woodwork
Ginny McCloskeyOil on canvas
John Mitchell Sr.Shellworks and mixed
Arlene Thompson Water color and oils
Bob VorelOil paintings
Toni Wolcott, Walnut ink on paper
The Boca Grande Art Alliance, which celebrated its silver anniversary a year ago, was credited with a number of achievements, including a successful membership campaign; more corporate sponsorship; record-breaking show attendance; artists contributing 10 percent of sales; a new June exhibit and holiday gift shop; and a well-attended Spring Show.
Officers and board members include: President Cathy Parkes, Vice President Missy Crosbie, Treasurer Babs Vanyo Secretary Dianna Shandorf and board members Joan Ardrey, Carolann George, Marcy Doan, Pam Drobnyk and Lona Kissinger.