The Visual Artists’ Society presents Summer Spotlight XXVI, which showcases the work of local and regional artists in a wide variety of mediums. The exhibition will be on view at the College of Central Florida Webber Gallery May 15-July 20. The Webber Gallery is located at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road.
“The annual Summer Spotlight has always been an important part of the Webber Gallery exhibits,” said Amanda Lyon, Webber Gallery coordinator. “New this year, the Summer Spotlight XXVI Exhibition has accepted open applications from Central Florida artists, so we’re excited to see the diverse body of work selected by our judge, Ronald Gibbons.”
The Visual Artists’ Society is made up of professional and amateur artists and many of CF’s talented students. Because VAS has a varied membership, exhibits showcase a variety of styles and mediums, including more traditional paintings and photographs as well as jewelry, sculpture and digital media.
Gibbons, a full-time painter who lives in Neptune Beach, has exhibited paintings nationally and internationally. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute and a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Ohio University. Gibbons will select works for awards including Best in Show, first through fourth places and Honorable Mentions.
An opening reception and awards ceremony will be held Friday, May 26, 5-7 p.m. Webber Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and admission is free. For more information, call 352-854-2322, ext. 1552.