Carroll Swayze of Englewood will exhibit her latest original acrylic paintings and hand-colored etchings at the Louise duPont Crowninshield Community House opening from noon to 10 p.m. with an opening party starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 28; showings noon to 8 p.m. Friday, March 29; and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. capped by a closing party from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 30.
"I have loyal followers in Boca Grande," Swayze said.
Swayze has exhibited in every major fine arts festival in the United States and her home country of Canada. Her limited edition hand-colored etchings and original acrylic paintings are in public and private collections worldwide and she hangs in more than 40 galleries.
Carroll Swayze's exhibit is a culmination of a year's work in painting fish and flowers stressing the importance of caretaking our fragile environment
"I spend about 10 hours a day creating original art in my studio in Florida, a small summer gallery in Brethren, Mich., teaching art to children and adults at the Englewood Art Center, Boca Grande Art Alliance and other art centers around the country as well as organizing about 22 art showings each year," Swayze told the Gazette in 2012. "I'm trying to cut that back to about 15."
Swayze's exhibit is a culmination of a year's work in painting local fish and flowers stressing the importance of caretaking our fragile environment. Award-winning glass artist, Rich Fizer will show with Swayze.
Swayze galleries: Paradise Gallery, Boca Grande; Ashland Gallery, Mobile, Ala.;?Autumn's Whims, Anna Maria Island; Florida?Frog's Landing Gallery, Cedar Key; Florida?Fisheads Gallery, Brant Beach, N.J.;?Pea Island Gallery, Pea Island, N.C.;?Frame Gallery, Hood River, Ore.;?Island Style Gallery, Key West;?Island Style Gallery, Sanibel Island;?Koucky Gallery, Pine Island;?Lemon Tree Gallery, Englewood;?Lyons Share Gallery, Fairhope, Ala.?Mermaids Gallery, Little Cayman Island;?Nancy Markoe Gallery, St Pete Beach;?Nomads Gallery, Tallahasee;?Ocean Traders, Lighthouse Point;?Old Opera House Gallery, Sebastion; Rubini Gallery, Benzonia, Mich.;?Suitable For Framing, Richmond, Va.;?The Banana Cabana, West Palm Beach;?Wild Women Gallery, Santa Rosa Beach,
The Carroll Swayze Art Scholarship was established by the Englewood Rotary Club in 1996 to provide Lemon Bay High School art student scholarships.
Memberships include Boca Grande Art Alliance, Englewood Art Center,?Venice Art Center,? Florida Printmakers Society?charter member, National Association of Independent Artists?Steering Committee, Hermatage Artists Retreat Project,?Englewood, Cape Haze Chamber of Commerce,?Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce.