By Kathy L. Collins

During the months of May and June, you can see the wonderful works of art of the very talented members of the Brandon League of Fine Arts (BLFA) in the Mook Gallery at Center Place in Brandon.

Bonnie Phillips, President of the BLFA said, “The purpose of this show is to promote advancement of members by providing an opportunity to exhibit their work and to serve the community through enrichment of the cultural climate.”

There are over 52 entries featuring watercolor, acrylic, oil, pencil, fiber and photography.

The show was judged by Carol Frye who said, “First, I looked over the whole show. I returned to every piece several times and then I went around and selected my favorites. These were pieces that contained strong value and excellent handling of the medium. I surprised myself to notice that I had at least one piece from just about every medium.”

The First Place winner was “Some Place Else” by Sue Allen. The judge said, “It was strong and bold in color, contract and showed mastery of the medium.”

Second Place went to Felix Velasquez for his oil painting titled, “Gator’s Bar.” The judge said, “This made me want to have a seat and enjoy a most colorful view.”

Third Place was awarded to Carlene Earl for her miniature oil called “Wild ‘N Free.” The judge simply said, “Van Gogh meets Monet and let’s go.”

In addition, seven other artists received awards for their work.

The BLFA meets on the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Center Place. The next meeting will take place after the summer on Monday, August 19. Be on the lookout for information on the upcoming Juried Artworks show and Gallery Hop this September.

For more information on the BLFA, please contact Phillips at iteachpaint


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