Giving back to those who give us

The "Apple Pie Tree"

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Forida has an "Apple Pie Tree" at their entrance that needed restoration.  The RMHC supported the Cape Coral Art League SUMMER ART CAMP and the CCAL gives back too!

The Cape Coral Art League thanks the RMHC for their support by giving back.  Thank you to Christine Dekkers and Hal Klingler who completed a restoration project of the "Apple Pie Tree".  Thank you for your tremendous experience in knowing the right materials to restore the tree to its former glory!


The best "Apple Pie Tree" that Christine recalls was at Frank & Sue Behan's restaurant in Glastonbury, CT.  They had a mirrored window that children couldn't see.  The tree would tell stories but also commented on the chilren in the audience, because the storyteller could see them.  Christine reflects back on the many smiles on the children's faces as the tree would comment about a bow in a child's hair and they couldn't figure out how the tree knew!


Many thanks to Laura and her staff for encouragement and excitement as the tree came to life again!

Christmas Party Luncheon - December 3

We hope everyone enjoyed their afternoon!

CCAL Artists on exhibit at the cape coral library

November 6 thru December 26, 2018

921 SW 39th Terrace, Cape Coral FL 33914 (239) 533-4500


The Art Gallery is brought to you by the Friends of the Cape Coral Library www.capefriends.org


KiKi Brewsaugh

KiKi Brewsaugh is exhibiting her hand-painted eggs along with “cracked egg art” in the gallery’s glass case.  She has perfected this delicate art form requiring patience and imagination for which she calls upon “spirit of the universe.”  Themes vary from divers under water to Christmas figures and “steampunk that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th century steam-powered machinery.”  Kiki also creates small mosaic-like paintings from eggshells that have been crushed and re-assembled on canvas.  She maintains KiKi’s Art Studio in Lehigh Acres. Anyone interested in purchasing KiKi Brewsaugh’s work can contact her at 239-246-6794 or kikisartstudio@gmail.com.

Betsy Koscher

Betsy Koscher is exhibiting her paintings and chalk pastel.  She is an accomplished artist/teacher who studied at the Rhode Island School of Design.  Betsy teaches a children’s art class at the Cape Coral Art League. Anyone interested in purchasing Betsy Koscher’s artwork can contact her at betsykoscher@yahoo.com or 413-335-0521.

William Koscher

William Koscher’s photographs on aluminum are on display in the alcove area of the gallery.  A retired high school history teacher from Massachusetts, Koscher has been an avid photographer since his teens.  As a Coast Guard Academy cadet he sailed with the Barque Eagle across the Atlantic, sparking an early interest in travel and photography.  With his landscapes, travel, wildlife, architecture and florals he seeks to “evoke wonder, curiosity, mood and emotion.” Printing on aluminum, he says, creates especially vibrant prints. He is a member of the Cape Coral Art League and has garnered many awards for his work both in Massachusetts and Southwest Florida.  Anyone interested in purchasing Bill Koscher’s photographs can contact him at billkoscher2@gmail.com or call him at 413-335-4507.

Judith MacLaren

Multi-talented artist Judith MacLaren is familiar to gallery goers for her work in the recent Decorative Artists of Southwest Florida exhibition.  She is also a miniaturist and is showing a group of exquisite tiny rooms she made by hand for a 17-room house in 1982.  Although she no longer has the house, photographs reveal an extraordinary bit of architecture that she created.  It is a step back in time when “doll” houses were popular and reflect a dedication to authentic representation.  Anyone interested in purchasing Judith MacLaren’s work can contact her at 239-671-5770 or jmaclaren59@aol.com.

Judy Usavage

The Gallery is pleased to welcome back Judy Usavage who first exhibited in 2016.  Her series of “cloud paintings” are on view in the hallway area of the gallery.  Originally from Illinois she has lived in Florida for many years and is convinced that “Florida has the best sky scenes, unmatched anywhere in the United States.”  She is a member of the Lee and Peace River Painters, plein air groups that capture area scenes year-round, but took a month off this year as temperatures soared.  Her dramatic, ethereal paintings reflect influences of Turner, Sargent and Monet.  She believes that “art adds a deeper dimension to one’s life because it is an expression of one’s reaction to the environment around us and our inner feelings.”  Along with Judy’s paintings her husband, adventure author James P. Usavage has his four novels displayed in the gallery’s glass case.  The books include “A.C.E. Vanguard” “Miocene II” “Waltzing With the Wind” and “Footsteps in the Attic.”  The case also features his poetry and some photographs of the couple’s recent western road trip.  If interested in purchasing Judy Usavage’s work: savagesite1@embarqmail.com or 239-574-1974.

cape coral art league at the acswf

Join the fun at the ACSWF!

The ACSWF - which the CCAL is a member of, has invited every member of the CCAL to display their art in the new COCO Gallery of the ACSWF!


The COCO Gallery is located at 8074 Mediterranean Drive, Estero, FL  33928 in the Coconut Point Mall.

What does that mean?

If you are interested, you can hang up to FOUR of your pieces (no larger than 52X52) for most of the month of January 2019.


Receiving:  Tuesday, January 8th from 11am to 2pm

Removal:  Tuesday, January 22nd from 11am to 2pm


Fee:  ZERO!

Commission:  70/30


Would you like more information?  Call Naldyne Light at 703-966-0054 or email her at nkbear_2B@yahoo.com


What a wonderful invitation from the ACSWF! 


Let's do this!

LEOMA LOVEGROVE "RAISE THE ROOF" FUNDRAISER!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Social time:  1:30pm to 2:00 pm to meet and greet Ms. Lovegrove

Painting fun:  2:00pm to 4:00 pm


Ms. Lovegrove is hosting  (once again - and we thank her very much) a fund-raising event at the Cape Coral Art League - "Raise the Roof".  The Cape Coral Art League is a 501(c)3 organization who recently replaced the roof of the building at 516 Cultural Park Blvd and the funds raised will pay down the debt on the roof replacement.


Leoma is an impressionist-expressionist painter known worldwide for her depictions of Florida lifestyle.  Located in the heart of Matlacha Island, Lovegrove Gallery and Gardens is one of the most colorful landmarks in the Sunshine State.  It is there that she is inspired within her own waterfront gallery and botanical gardens where she greets thousands of visitors each year.  Her contagious love of her tropical environment has been instrumental in encouraging tourism to the state from all over the world.


REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 60!


Click on Leoma for registration


THE 9TH ANNUAL CAPE CORAL ART FAIR

Saturday & Sunday, January 26th and 27th, 2019

 

The Cape Coral Art Fair is sponsored annually by the Cape Coral Art League to allow local artists to exhibit and sell their works.  The 9th annual event will take place on Saturday & Sunday, January 26th and 27th, 2019 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at 516 Cultural Park Boulevard, Cape Coral, Florida 33990.  Admission and parking are free.


The 2019 event will showcase the work of over 40 local and area artists that bring art lovers and collectors to the largest indoor Art Gallery in Cape Coral.  With its central location at Cultural Park, art patrons from all over can enjoy its convenience, reasonable prices and friendly faces.  Volunteers from the KeyClub Kiwanis Organization as well as Kohl's will be providing additional support.


There will be face painting and art raffles throughout both days. Three unpainted dolphins will be raffled off as well for those interested in owning a unique piece of Cape Coral yard art.  Food will be available for purchase from a variety of vendors.


We are excited to extend a welcome to Cape Coral Art League members - and non-members alike to participate in this event as a vendor.  If you are interested in reserving a space, please complete the application form below.  


Thank you Carmen Sprague for chairing this event! 


Is volunteering your "thing"?  Carmen and her "crew" could use your help with setting up and breaking down the tables/displays/etc for this event.  Call the Cape Coral Art League at 239-772-5657, and let Carmen know if you can volunteer!

Cape Coral Art Fair Application

2019_Annual_Art_Fair_Reservation_Form (pdf)

Download

CCAL hosts the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce

Save the date of February 21, 2019!

The CCAL has been a member of the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce for years.  Many of us have attended their events, and now it's our turn to host those members!

Thursday, February 21 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

It's called "BUSINESS AFTER HOURS" and has 2 purposes:  to promote the Cape Coral Art League and to provide a quality-networking environment for Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce members and their perspective members.

How can I help?

Come and help your CCAL in meeting and greeting the guests.  Choose to mentor one or 2 guest(s) and walk them around the CCAL:  Gift Shop, Gallery and Studio 1 and 2.  Answer any questions regarding Classes & Workshops!  Give them our general information flyers and cards.  Share your great stories on why you belong to the CCAL!

What else can I do?

We need your help with providing non-alcoholic beverages and appetizers.  Would you donate bottled water or soda?  Would you donate an appetizer?

Door Prizes!

We are encouraged to provide 1 or more door prizes.  Would you donate a piece of artwork?  Do you have connections with area businesses or restaurants that could provide door prizes?  

Music!

We have extraordinary musicians within the Cape Coral Art League.  Would you like to perform?

CAPE CORAL ART LEAGUE - BUS TRIP!

Friday, March 29, 2019 - SOLOMON'S CASTLE

We are working on all the details and hope to have more information posted soon.  Thank you Judy Biddle for chairing this event!


Would you like to help with this project?  We need your help!  Call the Cape Coral Art League at 239-772-5657 and sign-up!


In the meantime, take a look at their information at www.solomonscastle.com

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Of course, we highly recommend a visit to our very own GIFT SHOP at the Cape Coral Art League.  We have many unique, and "one-of-a-kind" pieces of art.  Stop by and take a look!


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Thank you!

KIWANIS 21st Annual KIDS FEST!

Thank you Barbara Magner and Barb Choyke for volunteering this past Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Sun Splash Water Park for yet another successful event!  

cape coral art league & cape coral pet vet

On Saturday, September 29th, the Cape Coral Art League helped with the 10th Anniversary of the successful Cape Coral business - CAPE CORAL PET VET at their "Black Ties & Tails Masquerade Ball" with proceeds to the Cape Coral Animal Shelter.  


The masks shown below are just a few of the masks that have been designed and finished by many talented artists of the Cape Coral Art League.  


Thank you artists!


We hope to post more photos of the event.  Check back soon!