By Kathy Collins

The Brandon League of Fine Arts will celebrate talented artists from all over the area with their Annual Artworks, a juried art show. The show will be on display in the Mook Gallery at Center Place during the month of September. Center Place is located at 619 Vonderburg Dr. in Brandon. An artists’ reception is set for Thursday, September 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Center Place.
The community is invited to come and meet the artists and see all of their artwork.

The Brandon League of Fine Arts’ Artworks is a juried show in which a judge (someone who is well known and well thought of in the art world) 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, the judge will then carefully examine each piece and decide which pieces deserve awards.

This year, 40 artists have submitted 60 pieces of art of various mediums. According to Sue Allen, a well known and highly awarded watercolor artist who is this year’s chair, “The judge will select between 35 to 45 pieces for our show. The judge will assess each piece for quality and their contribution to the exhibit. Judges like to select diverse styles and mediums and create an overall cohesion to the show.”

This year’s judge is Christine Renc-Carter, an esteemed artist with a great deal of experience working with exhibits and museum collections. Renc-Carter is the newly appointed curator for the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art located on the campus of St. Petersburg in Tarpon Springs. Allen said, “We are honored to have Christine Renc-Carter bring her experience and expertise to the selection of this exhibition. In her position as curator, she makes decisions each day that bring the best exhibits possible to this beautiful art museum. The Brandon League of Fine Arts shares this commitment to the Brandon community.”

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.