On March 4th the public crowded into the Arts of the Inland Barron Park house Gallery on March 4th to see the winners of the Inspirations art show. The Judge of this show named Geoffrey Hamel, with a masters in Fine Arts, participated in many workshops and attended a summer painting program at Studio Escalier in Argenton-Chateau France. He has been a college/university level instructor for more than 15 years in southwest Florida.
His selections in placement were Best of show - Joan Benner (from Lehigh) for her oil painting "family". The following are the rest of the placements for the show...
1st Place – Mary Nelle Thomas from Clewiston, for her oil painting “After the Rain.”
2nd Place – Kel Bradshaw from LaBelle, for her oil painting “Ibis take Off.”
3rd Place – Bayard Horn from Fort Myers, for his oil painting “Untitled.”
- June DeVincent of Lehigh for “Beachwalk."
- Ken Stanchi of LaBelle for “Civilization.”
- Shary Weckwerth of LaBelle for “Ozark Autumn.”
The art work can be seen at Arts of the Inland Barron Park House Gallery, 471 N. Lee Street, LaBelle, until March 26th. Open hours of the gallery are Thursdays through Sundays Noon – 5 p.m.