Galleries | Art
Canvas Zoo is pleased to announce the winners of People’s Choice Awards in their annual For the Love of Clearwater Art Exhibit. First Place was awarded to Matthew Ginther for his painting Fred the Egret. “This is Fred the Egret from Clearwater Beach. He puts a smile on my face every time I'm there” says Matthew. Matthew Ginther age 11, home schools in Clearwater, FL, loves to paint with watercolor and enjoys visiting the beach for new inspirations. Second place was awarded to Kay Fine for her Giclee of Watercolor titled Playful Dragonfly. Deb Hmielowski placed third for her photographic print titled Umbrellas. Please join us on Tuesday, August 20th at 3:00pm at the Clearwater Main Library located at 100 N Osceola Ave as we recognize the winners for their talents.
The 2013 “For the Love of Clearwater” Art Exhibit is a collaboration with the City of Clearwater using the concepts brought to us by Peter Kageyama, author of For the Love of Cities. This show brings together professional and amateur local artists and photographers to provide a rich and varied experience for everyone. The show and sale includes a range of work, including photography, sculpture and jewelry.
Canvas Zoo is very happy with the response from local and regional artists. Nearly 80 pieces of excellent quality artwork were submitted; many were from artists who haven’t previously exhibited in Clearwater. The awards were determined by the votes cast by guests at the opening reception for the exhibit. Take a look at our opening reception and become inspired by the beautiful city of Clearwater, and what it means to live, work and play here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WyEWVozjGA
Thank you to everyone who voted for their favorite works of art and to all the artists who entered their work. We want to extend a special thank you to our promotional partners: the City of Clearwater Cultural Arts Division, the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce, Clearwater Downtown Partnership, The Clearwater Main Library, Downtown Development Board, Florida Center for Creative Photography, Peter Kageyama, Canvas Zoo www.canvaszoo.com and Joe’s Deli and Grill https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joes-Deli-and-Grill/531031053606588?fref=ts.
The exhibit remains on display at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave and the Architecture show at the Municipal Services Building, 100 S Myrtle Ave through Friday, September 13TH.