Babcock Ranch Telegraph

Art anew

Artists and VIP experience highlight March art festival


 

With so many new homeowners who need art on their walls, artists are vying for the opportunity to show their work during the 4th Annual Babcock Ranch

Art Show on March 11-13.

More than 102 artists from 15 states applied, and the jurors hand-selected nearly 50. In addition to popular artists who have already visited Babcock Ranch, there are around 30 artists whose works attendees have not seen at the art show before.

“Having new artists benefits the community, and we’ve got a really good variety,” says Cindy Lerick, executive director of ArtFest Fort Myers, which presents the show with Kitson & Partners. “There will be a diverse range of mediums and price points.” Ms. Lerick notes that the number of applicants for the festival increased this year because artists that are selling well in the community have spread the word about Babcock Ranch.

“It’s a boutique show in a new community, which is really positive and desirable,” she says.

Gail McCoy, Mixed Media 2-D

Gail McCoy, Mixed Media 2-D

In addition to the paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass and other pieces artists will bring, Ms. Lerick says many artists will also accept commissions.

The show will kick off Friday night with a VIP cocktail reception under the bandshell where patrons can meet the artists. Tickets to the VIP reception are available for purchase on babcockranchartshow.com and proceeds will benefit the Babcock Ranch Foundation.

Outside the VIP tent, everyone will have access to food trucks set up along Lake Babcock to enjoy refreshments while taking in the art show. Food trucks will be on site throughout the weekend.

“Founder’s Square is such an expansive area with lots of green space that it lends itself to an outdoor activity like the art show,” says Laura Keller, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Sales for Babcock Ranch.

Artists participating at the Babcock Ranch Art Show can be previewed at babcockranchartshow.com.

George Bragg, Metal

George Bragg, Metal

Celeste Theodore, Ceramic

Celeste Theodore, Ceramic

Josephina Espinosa, Glass

Josephina Espinosa, Glass

Jeff Cobble, Photography

Jeff Cobble, Photography

Sally Austin, mixed media 2-D

Sally Austin, mixed media 2-D

Doug Cavanah, Photography

Doug Cavanah, Photography

   

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