December 20, 2014

Discover Southwest Florida: Galleries

GALLERIES

The art world discovered the Gulfshore about a decade ago, and now art collectors come from around the globe to acquire fine paintings, sculpture, photography and objets d’art. Scores of studios with artists in residence reflect our love of all things beautiful. From oil and watercolor to glass, bronze and clay; from exquisite miniatures to massive one-of-a-kind installations; art treasures come in all sizes and all media.

Our subtropical climate feeds our passion for public art, as evidenced by the plethora of sculptures and monuments that grace the region.

In addition to the world-class galleries at the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art and The von Liebig Art Center, there are the small galleries of renowned photographer Clyde Butcher, the late Robert Rauschenberg and many others. Don’t miss the colorful galleries tucked into historic tin-roofed cottages and turn-of-the-century fishermen’s shacks from Marco Island north to the barrier islands of Sanibel, Captiva and Pine Island. And be sure to enjoy the works of gifted artisans in unexpected places, such as fountains, trompe l’oeil murals and hand-wrought garden gates.

AVE MARIA

Ave Maria Gallery and History Exhibit, 5072 Annunciation Circle, Suites 102–103, (239) 280-2500. Fine art gallery and source of historical records pertinent to Ave Maria and founder Tom Monaghan.

MARCO ISLAND

Artist Colony at the Esplanade, 740-760 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island, (239) 642-0528. Seventeen artists showcase paintings, sculpture, photography and other works. www.marcoislandartistcolony.com.

Blue Mangrove Gallery, 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Suite 417, (239) 393-2405. Painted works, glass sculpture, photography, metal work, textiles and jewelry. www.bluemangrovegallery.com.

Marco Island Center for the Arts/Art League of Marco Island, 1010 Winterberry Drive, (239) 394-4221. Includes two large galleries and hosts exhibits, art shows and events. www.marcoislandart.com.

NAPLES

Adams Galleries, 5201 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 3, (239) 403-0040. Original oil paintings in Italian, Mediterranean, impressionist, tropical and contemporary styles. www.adamsgalleriesflorida.com.

The Alan Brown Gallery, (239) 403-4487. Art by Tommy Simpson, Leo Kaplan, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Jim Dine, Larry Rivers and James Rosenquist. By appointment only. www.alanbrowngallery.com.

Antinori Gallery, 1300 Third St., (239) 649-7075. Old masters, American and international artists.

Arsenault Studio, (239) 263-1214. Paintings by Paul Arsenault. By appointment only. www.arsenaultstudio.com.

Art Gallery Old Naples, 794 12th Ave. S., (239) 775-5000. Local artists and classes. www.artgalleryoldnaples.com.

The Artwork Shop, 1309 Third St. S., (239) 262-5272. Oil and silk portraits, prints and posters. Custom framing available.

Atelier Contemporary, 561 Palm Circle E., (239) 213-0712. Studio of Janis Siegel and Louis Salvati. Large-scale, free-form sculpture and paintings. Call for appointment. www.salvatisiegel.com.

Auctions Neopolitan & Gallery, 1100 First Ave. S., (239) 262-7333. Consignment and auction gallery. www.salesatauctionsn.com.

AURA Fine Art, 837 Fifth Ave. S., Unit 202, (239) 572-3386. Contemporary paintings by Tim Parker, Barbara Groenteman and others. Abstract, figurative, landscape, floral and Florida birds. www.aurafineart.com.

Calusa Gallery, 2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road, (239) 594-3888. Custom frame shop and eclectic art gallery featuring paintings, limited edition etchings, giclées and mono-prints. www.calusagallery.com.

The Clay Place, 1555 Shadowlawn Drive, (239) 775-1078. The gallery of potter Jim Rice; tiles, platters, clocks, mugs and plates. www.naplesclayplace.com.

The Darvish Collection Inc. Gallery of Fine Art, 1199 Third St. S., (239) 261-7581. Nineteenth to 21st century European and American oil paintings, marble and bronze sculptures. www.darvishcollection.com.

DeBruyne Fine Art Gallery, 275 Broad Ave. S., (239) 262-4551. Contemporary artists, antique paintings and sculpture. www.debruynefineart.com.

Dennison-Moran Gallery, 696 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 263-0590. 150 American artists and craftsmen, works by painter Mary Moran and goldsmith Kathleen Dennison. www.dennisonmorangallery.com.

The Dexter Gallery, 707 12th Ave. S., (239) 262-5446. Paintings by Naples artist Richard Dexter. www.theflowergallerynaples.com.

The Emily James Studio & Gallery, 780 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 200 (above Starbucks), (239) 777-3283. Portraits and paintings of landscapes, seascapes and European scenes by Emily James. www.emilyjamesart.com.

The Englishman Fine Art & Antiques, 1190 Third St. S., (239) 649-8088. Antique art, fine antique and decorative furniture, and accessories. www.theenglishmanusa.com.

The Everglades Gallery, 15505 Tamiami Trail N., (239) 593-7793. Photography gallery highlighting Southwest Florida landscapes by John Brady. www.timeandlight.com.

Fifth Avenue Design Gallery, 365 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 417-3650. Jamali fine art, cork paper, frescoes, canvas and sculpture; high-end interior design gallery. www.fifthavenuedesigngallery.com.

Four Winds Gallery, 340 13th Ave. S. and 658 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 263-7555. Gold and silver jewelry by award-winning Native American artists. www.fourwindsnaples.com.

Funky Flamingo Studio, (239) 434-7006. Features work of batik artist Muffy Clark Gill. Call for appointment. www.funkyflamingo.com.

Galerie du Soleil, 393 Broad Ave. S., (239) 417-3450. Drawings, paintings, sculpture, glass, pastels and mixed media artwork. www.galeriedusoleil.com.

The Gallery at ArtMove, 5465 Jaeger Road, (239) 262-8816. The exclusive U.S. marketing representative for Italian contemporary sculptor and painter Marcello Mondazzi. www.artmovellc.com/marcello_mondazzi-2.

The Gallery at Geary Design, 5353 Jaeger Road, Naples, (239) 594-1600. An ever-changing presentation of original paintings, sculpture, photography and works on paper, studio furniture and contemporary lighting. www.gearydesign.com.

gallery O, 600 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 106, Naples, (239) 776-7056. Handmade arts and crafts, home décor, gifts, Belizean hardwoods, jewelry and more from Latin America, the Caribbean and South America. www.thegalleryo.com.

Gallery One, 670 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 263-0835. More than 200 artists and colorful art glass, paintings, sculpture, Frogman bronze frogs, ceramics and unique jewelry. www.galleryonenaples.com.

Gallery Susan deWitt, 5405 Taylor Road, Suite 6, (239) 254-8005. Contemporary original works created by established and emerging artists. Open by appointment. www.gallerysusandewitt.com.

Gardner-Colby Gallery, 386 and 635 Broad Ave. S. (239) 403-7787. An exceptional group of living American and international artists and sculptors. www.gardnercolbygallery.com.

Guess-Fisher Gallery, 810 12th Ave. S. in Crayton Cove, (239) 659-2787. Owners and artists Natalie Guess and Phil Fisher feature their artwork and the work of other Florida artists. www.natalieguess.com.

Harmon-Meek Gallery, 599 Ninth St. N., Suite 309, (239) 261-2637. Promotes American artists dating from 1920 to the present. www.harmonmeekgallery.com.

HW Gallery, 1305 Third St. S., (239) 263-6640. Offering modern, contemporary and traditional art. www.hwgallery.com.

J. Crabtree Fine Art, 5760 Shirley St., Suite 2, (239) 249-2205. Retailer of large abstract paintings, abstract art landscapes, original modern abstract paintings and oversized art for sale. www.jcrabtreefineart.com.

Jo-Gi Gallery, (239) 659-5644. Contemporary French fine art. Original paintings, sculpture and lithographs by emerging and established contemporary artists living and working in France. www.jogigallery.com.

Karen Stone Studio, (239) 560-9569. Working studio of this pastel artist. www.karenstonefineart.com.

The Lady from Haiti Gallery/Boutique, 515 Park St., in the back room of the Four Winds Gallery, (239) 649-8607. Colorful Caribbean art including native steel drum sculpture, papier-mâché. www.theladyfromhaiti.com.

LaRocco Gallery, 20 10th St. S., (239) 434-5678. French art deco furniture, lighting and decorative arts. www.laroccogalleriesinc.com.

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, 1300 Third St. S., Suite 201, (239) 643-4448. Full-service auction house. Fine furniture and decorative arts; fine art; fine books and manuscripts; fine jewelry and timepieces; and vintage couture and accessories. www.lesliehindman.com.

Longstreth Goldberg Art, 5640 Taylor Road, (239) 514-2773. Southwest Florida’s largest contemporary art gallery; contemporary painting and sculpture by European and American artists. www.plgart.com.

Loving Jewelry and Fine Art, 640 Fifth Ave., (239) 649-7455. Oil paintings by Fred Nold. Also Sandi Badash and owner/goldsmith Jane Elliott. www.noldgallery.com.

Marianne Friedland Gallery, 359 Broad Ave. S., (239) 262-3484. Major works by modern and contemporary American masters. www.mariannefriedlandglry.com.

Marjorie Pesek Fine Art, 805 River Point Drive, Suite 304B, (239) 293-4167. Privately commissioned equestrian and portrait art using a mixed-media technique called layered imagery. www.marjoriepesek.com.

Mary Mariner Gallery and Art Studio, 2205 Hawksridge Drive, Suite 904, (239) 353-0013. Working studio of Mary Mariner, who specializes in impressionism and abstracts.

Naples International Pavilion, Livingston and Immokalee roads, (239) 949-5411. Venue for the International Fine Art Expositions art fairs and other events. www.ifae.com.

Native Visions Gallery, 737 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 643-3785. Wildlife and landscapes from Africa to the Everglades. Verdite, bronze and leadwood sculpture and acrylics. www.callofafrica.com.

New River Fine Art, the Colonnade at 600 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 102, (239) 435-4515. Fine American and European contemporary, modern and impressionist paintings and sculpture, including glass. www.newriverfineart.com.

Nora Butler Designs, 800 12th Ave. S., 572-4601 or (239) 597-9776. Art and gift boutique featuring Butler’s paintings and gifts. www.norabutler.com.

North Naples Arts Alliance, (239) 821-1061. More than 20 independent artist studios and galleries in the Pine Ridge Industrial Park. Studio art classes.

Peter Garon Studio/Gallery, 374 13th Ave. S., (239) 263-3872. Landscape-reminiscent oil and acrylic paintings. www.petergaronstudio.com.

Phil Fisher Gallery, 810 12th Ave. S., (239) 403-8393. Watercolors, oil and batiks by Phil Fisher and Natalie Guess. www.philfishergallery.com.

Rick Moore Fine Art, (239) 434-6464. Virtual gallery representing international artists and a variety of techniques.
www.rickmooregallery.com.

Rosen Gallery & Studios, North Line Plaza at 2172 J & C Blvd., (239) 821-1061. Three gallery spaces surround the working studios of featured artists, including painters, sculptors and potters. www.rosenraku.com.

Shaw Gallery of Naples, 761 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 261-7828. Forty local, national and international sculptors, painters and glass works artists. www.shawgallery.com.

Sheldon Fine Art, 460 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 649-6255. Traditional and contemporary originals and limited editions by world-renowned national and local artists. www.sheldonfineart.com.

Silver Eagle, 651 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 403-3033. Contemporary and traditional Native American arts and crafts from more than 20 Indian nations. www.silvereaglegallery.com.

The Studio on 5th, 8862 Shenendoah Circle, (239) 793-6203. Fine art and mixed-media portraiture by Karen Walsh Haupt. www.kwhfineart.com.

Sweet Art Gallery, 2054 Trade Center Way, (239) 597-2110. Featuring modern, contemporary and abstract artwork by local, national and international artists. www.thesweetartgallery.com.

Trudy Labell Fine Art, 2425 Tamiami Trail N., (239) 434-7778. An extensive collection of artwork ranging from cutting-edge realism to abstract minimalist construction. www.trudylabellfineart.com.

Up Art & Design Gallery, 340 Eighth St. S., (239) 641-3898, (239) 860-3898. Contemporary gallery bringing New York and Santa Fe to Naples. Features the art of John Carroll Long. www.upartanddesign.com.

Vallez Studio Gallery, 784 12th Ave. S., (239) 262-0381. Paintings and prints by Naples artist Jerry Vallez. www.jerryvallez.com.

The von Liebig Art Center, 585 Park St. (off Fifth Avenue S.), (239) 262-6517. A gallery, gift shop and library. American art from the 1950s forward. www.naplesart.org.

Weatherburn Gallery, 452 Bayfront Place, (239) 263-8008. National and international artists and their interpretations of landscapes, interiors, urbanscapes and still-life. www.weatherburn.com.

OCHOPEE

Big Cypress Gallery, 52388 Tamiami Trail, (239) 695-2428. An eco-tour destination featuring the black-and-white photographs of landscape photographer Clyde Butcher. www.clydebutcher.com.

BONITA SPRINGS

Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs, 26100 Old 41 Road, (239) 495-8989. Eight studios, an art library and two galleries. www.artcenterbonita.org.

International Fine Art Expositions (IFAE), 27598 Riverview Center Blvd., (239) 949-5411. Organizes and manages the Naples International Art and Antique Fair and the new Art Naples. www.ifae.com.

Shaw Gallery, 8200 Health Center Blvd., Suite 103, (239) 947-4938. Exhibiting local, national and international sculptors, painters and glass works artists. www.shawgallery.com.

CAPE CORAL

Cape Coral Arts Studio, 4533 Coronado Parkway, (239) 574-0802. Two art galleries housing works from local and state artists; art supply store, gift shop, and fine-crafts classes and workshops. www.capeparks.com.

Harbour View Gallery, 5789 Cape Harbour Drive, Suite 104, (239) 540-5789. A cooperative gallery with changing exhibits of paintings, pottery, photography, jewelry, glass art and more. www.harbourviewgallery.com.

 

CAPTIVA ISLAND

2 Islands Gallery Fine Art, Chadwick’s Square, (239) 472-7633. An artists’ cooperative showcasing handmade baskets, pottery, paintings, sculptures, jewelry and more. www.2islandsgallery.com.

Jungle Drums Gallery, 11532 Andy Rosse Lane, (239) 395-2266. A variety of animals in bronze, wood, glass, copper, clay and more. www.jungledrumsgallery.com.

ESTERO

Apostol Gallery, Miromar Design Center, Suite 103, (239) 390-0034. Metal and glass works by Greek artist Apostol Nikolakopoulos. www.apostolart.com.

Florida Gulf Coast University Art Gallery, FGCU Arts Complex, (239) 590-7199. Exhibits student and faculty work as well as regional, national and international artists. www.fgcu.edu.

FORT MYERS

Aboriginals: Art of the First Person, (800) 305-0185. Authentic tribal art from Africa, aboriginal Australia and native North America. www.tribalworks.com.

Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd., (239) 939-2787. Free monthly art gallery exhibitions and special events, year-round art classes and workshops. www.artinlee.org.

Art of the Olympians, 1300 Hendry St., (239) 332-5055. Brings excellence in sports to art, showcasing works by world-class athletes from around the world. www.artoftheolympians.org.

Arts for ACT Gallery and Boutique, 2265 First St., (239) 337-5050. A nonprofit gallery featuring 75 artists. Operated by Abuse Counseling and Treatment (ACT). www.artsforactgallery.com.

Art League of Fort Myers, 1451 Monroe St., (239) 275-3970. Art gallery, workshops, classes and special events. www.artleagueoffortmyers.org.

Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Edison State College, 8099 College Parkway, (239) 489-9313. Hosts eight exhibitions annually, including one student show, to benefit students and the public. www.bobrauschenberggallery.com.

Daas Gallery, 1542 Broadway, (239) 939-1194. Contemporary, edgy, modern works by local and international artists. www.daasgallery.com.

Greg Biolchini’s North Shore Studio, 81 W. North Shore Ave., (239) 910-6088. Teaching and working studio providing workshops in oil, pastel. www.biolchini.com.

HOWL Gallery, 1514 Broadway, Suite 101, (239) 332-0161. Hybrid art gallery combined with a high-end custom tattoo studio and retail art store. www.howlgallery.com.

Laurel Art Gallery and Foundation, 12577 New Brittany Blvd., (239) 936-0305. The art of late modern impressionist Ch. Vavrina (1928-2009); supports the Edison State College art scholarship. www.laurelart.org.

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St., in the historic Federal Building, (239) 337-1933. Regular exhibits by local, national and international artists. www.sbdac.com.

Space 39, 39 Patio De Leon, (239) 690-0004. Modern and contemporary art gallery. www.spacethirtynine.com.

Wm. North Gallery inside the Gannon Antique and Art Center, 16521 S. Tamiami Trail, (239) 489-2211. Impressionist oil paintings by William North. www.northgallery.com.

FORT MYERS BEACH

Fort Myers Beach Art Association, Donora and Shell Mound Blvd., (239) 463-3909. Working gallery,classes, painting groups, artwork for sale and show. www.fortmyersbeachart.com.

PINE ISLAND

Berreitter Photography and Gallery, 3366 Stringfellow Road, St. James City, (239) 246-8670. Documentary photography and features Excitations Discovery Channel. www.berreitter.com.

Bert’s Pine Bay Gallery, 4332 Pine Island Road, Matlacha, (239) 283-1335. An eclectic variety of art, books and clothing. www.pinebaygallery.com.

Crossed Palms Gallery, 8315 Main St., Bokeelia (239) 283-2283. Pottery, glass, jewelry, paintings and metal sculptures.

Koucky Gallery & Gardens, 5971 Baypoint Road, Bokeelia, (239) 283-4414. Eclectic art and designer crafts gallery, featuring the works of potter Charles Koucky. www.kouckygallery.com.

Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens, 4637 Pine Island Road N.W., Matlacha, (239) 282-1244. National headquarters of renowned artist Leoma Lovegrove. Colorful art depicting Florida’s flora and fauna. www.leomalovegrove.com.

The Potter’s Workshop, 3058 Stringfellow Road, St. James City. (239) 283-2775. Working pottery studio with adjacent gallery. www.thepottersworkshop.com.

Syzygy Gallery, 4630 Pine Island Road N.W., Matlacha, (239) 283–9560. Christina Jarmolinski’s acrylic, figurative and spiritual art; Rob Dekoter’s photography and web design. www.syzygygallery.com.

Trader’s Hitching Post, 4618 Pine Island Road N.W., Matlacha, (239) 283-4040. The oldest gallery on the island, authentic Native American jewelry and art for more than 25 years. www.tradershitchingpost.com.

Wild Child Gallery, 4625 Pine Island Road N.W., Matlacha, (239) 283-6006. Island-inspired oils, sculptures, pottery and more. www.wildchildartgallery.com.

SANIBEL/CAPTIVA ISLANDS

Art in the Tree Tops, 1011 Periwinkle Way, Suite 102, Sanibel, (239) 472-2465. Multi-medium art gallery with emphasis on uplifting and bright art works from established and up-and-coming island artists.

BIG Arts Center, 900 Dunlop Road, (239) 395-0900 and BIG Arts on Periwinkle Gallery and Gift Shop, 2244 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel (239) 472-9700. Educational classes and workshops, Phillips Gallery and Founders Gallery, Schein Hall, a 414-seat concert hall and sculpture garden. www.bigarts.org.

Hirdie-Girdie Art Gallery, 2490 Library Way, Sanibel, (239) 395-0027. Sanibel’s premier co-op of unique, award-winning Southwest Florida art, including paintings, wood turning, jewelry, photographs, basketry, wood carving, pottery, sculpture and fused glass. www.hirdiegirdie.com.

Island Style, 2075 Periwinkle Way, Suites 6 and 10, Sanibel (239) 472-6657. Fine contemporary American crafts. www.islandstylegalleries.com.

Jungle Drums Gallery, 11532 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, (239) 395-2266. Media presented from local and international activists includes metal, wood, clay, glass, jewelry. www.jungledrumsgallery.com.

Sanibel Art & Frame Co., 630 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, (239) 396-1350. Tropical paintings and prints. www.sanibelartandframe.com.

Sanybel’s Finest, 1700 Periwinkle Way, Suite 8, Sanibel, (239) 472-8222. Local artists on various mediums, original paintings, prints, giclee, sculpture, stained glass, and wood carving. www.sanybels-finest.com.

Tower Gallery, 751 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel, (239) 472-4557. Expressionist and abstract paintings, gyotaku, black-and-white photography, raku ceramics and more by a cooperative of 24 artists. www.towergallery.net.

Three Crafty Ladies, 1628 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, (239) 472-2893. Fine art and craft supplies, beads, scrapbooking, shell crafts, quilting, books, fabrics, mixed media. www.threecraftyladies.com.

2 Island’s Gallery, Chadwick’s Square, Captiva, (239) 472-7633. Handmade baskets, pottery, painting, fiber sculptures and weaving, gold and silver jewelry, wearable art. www.2islandsgallery.com.

Watson MacRae Gallery: A Sanctuary of Art, 2340 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, (239) 472-3386. Fine art and artisan glass, ceramics and jewelry by local and national artists. www.watsonmacraegallery.com.