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2008 Season Upcoming Shows

Del-Bourree Bach annual one-man show
From Pirate Hill to the Pirate Coast

Friday & Saturday, February 1-2
Meet the Artist reception 7-9pm both evenings

Too many awards to list! Each year Del kicks off our season with his thoughtful and beautifully executed paintings of the places we all love most: Boca Grande and the Cape (and many places in between)! This show shouldn’t be missed. His work is exceptional. Period.

Christina Keating annual one-woman show
Joyful Colors
Friday & Saturday, February 15-16
Meet the Artist reception 7-9pm both evenings

I’ve said it before and I say it, again: “As an artist for the past 40 years and now as a gallery owner, I have had the privilege and the pleasure of admiring a great deal of contemporary art. Many artists paint “in the style” of artists who preceded them and it’s a difficult achievement to strive for a particular style - while infusing the work with your own indelible spirit. Christina Keating has accomplished an unusual goal - she is the finest contemporary artist I have seen whose paintings echo the style and beauty of Matisse and Dufy, and at the same time remain exclusively “Christina”. Her vibrant color and brushwork, her strong sense of composition, and her unwavering commitment to impart to the viewer a sense of who she is and the passion she feels for her art make her, in my opinion, one of our most beloved artists. What do I feel when I look at her work? I feel pure joy. It’s that simple – and that’s what makes it so wonderful.” Mark your calendars for this incomparable artist’s show!

Gwenneth Barth - “Artist in Residence”
For the month of March, 2008
To discuss the portrait procedure, or commissions, we invite you
to call Barb and set an appointment to chat with this renowned artist.

Gwenneth’s portraits are unlike any other painter’s work. The fact that we searched for a portrait painter for more than 5 years before happily agreeing to represent Gwen speaks very highly of her and her work. She infuses her portraits with an uncanny sense of the sitter’s character, as well as executing an extremely life like portrait. If portraiture is in your future, please do not miss meeting this talented and internationally acclaimed artist.

Lois Griffel arrives in Boca Grande
Monday, March 10th
Former Director, Cape Cod School of Art; renowned teacher.
One of America’s most highly regarded contemporary Impressionists.
You’ll probably see her out & about, painting the beauty of our wonderful island.

She wrote what is considered the definitive book about painting in the Impressionist style, and she was the active director of the CCSA for more than a quarter of a century, teaching hundreds of artists Impressionist theory and technique. Lois’ paintings shimmer with the quality of light and color that endeared the Impressionist movement to the entire world. No one paints the genre quite as finely, or as passionately, as Lois. We always have a nice selection of her amazing work at the gallery. Be sure and stop by to have a look.

Rose Edin - acclaimed watercolorist one-woman show
Color Celebration
Saturday, March 22
Meet the Artist reception 7-9pm

Rose has conducted world wide painting adventures for the past 30 years. Her watercolors are some of the finest we’ve seen. They are tenderly painted, with exceptional colors and tonal qualities and her works are painted with a talent that is, indeed, a rare find in today’s world. Rose is the author of multiple books about watercolor painting. Mark this show on your calendar! This is Rose’s first one-woman show at the gallery and we’re very excited to welcome her and introduce her to all our friends, here on Boca Grande.

Ed Hatch one-man show
A Sense of Place
Friday & Saturday, April 18-19
Meet the Artist reception 2-5pm both days

Ed Hatch is a prominent realist artist who is widely recognized for his unique ability to capture the mood and character of his subjects and surroundings. Through direct experience and the observation of his environment, Ed is able to reveal in his paintings his personal awareness and intimacy with the subject matter. Using his special blend of detail and diffused light, Ed has the superb ability to translate his experience with both acute precision and delicate subtlety. Whether it be the dampness of the woods, a misty fog, or the general feeling of a winter's day, Ed's paintings truly capture the very atmosphere of his surroundings.

Ed is a recipient of a number of honors and awards including the Heritage Award presented by the Governor of Virginia. He has exhibited widely in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the National Wildlife Federation Show in Washington, D.C. He has been featured in 2004 Artist and Galleries of the South, 2005 American Art Collector and 2007 Hampton Roads Magazine. His work has been chosen to participate in the Art in Embassies Program and is included in prominent private, university and corporate collections. Don’t miss this show. This will be Ed’s first one-man show at the gallery and it will be great!


Hughes Gallery, Inc. · P.O. Box 35, 333 Park Ave.
Boca Grande, FL. 33921· 941-964-4273