By Kathy Collins

The Brandon League of Fine Arts will celebrate the talents of local artists with its annual juried art show, Artworks. The show will be up for display during the month of September at Center Place of Brandon located at 619 Vonderburg Dr. in Brandon. An artists’ reception is set for Thursday, September 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Center Place. The community is invited to come and meet the artists and see their artwork.

Sue Allen, a local, nationally acclaimed watercolor artist, is the chairperson for Artworks 2015. Allen is putting together a spectacular show. Allen said, “Our show is intended to exhibit the new works of talented local artists and the public is encouraged to attend the opening reception on September 10. The public can also view the art at Center Place anytime in September to see a wide variety of artwork. All of it is created locally and is expressive of our unique community and times. There will be work available for sale at reasonable prices and others that we hope will just bring pleasure. The reception will include food and drink and awards will be given.”

This year’s judge is Bruce Marsh, a renowned artist who resides in the Ruskin area. Marsh received his Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1959. He pursued graduate studies in painting at UCLA in 1960 and 1963 and received his Master’s of Art in Painting from California State College at Long Beach in 1965. Marsh has been affiliated with USF as a professor since 1969. He is currently Professor Emeritus at USF.

Artworks is a juried show which means that Marsh is responsible for sorting through the artwork that is submitted and selecting the work which will be in the show. Once the artwork is hung, Marsh will then judge the artwork.

This year, 55 artists submitted 70 pieces of art, including paintings of all types, jewelry, photography and stained glass. There will be 50 pieces of artwork in the show.

The Brandon League of Fine Arts has been bringing area artists and exhibitions together for more than 50 years. For more information, visit www.blfa.us.