The International Guild of Realism
     For the advancement of Realism in Fine Art

The International Guild of Realism: Fourth Annual Juried Exhibition
at the Weatherburn Gallery, in
Naples, Florida

The International Guild of Realism’s Fourth Annual Juried Exhibition
at the Weatherburn Gallery, in Naples, Florida
held from February 17 through March 3, 2009

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The Weatherburn Gallery

Featuring these 48 Artist Members:
Arleta Pech Jan Stommes Ning Lee
Bill Barnes Jane Hartley Pat Jackman
Camille Engel Jeanne Crain Leemon Peter Yesis
Carol McArdle John Vistaunet Rick W. Hansen
Carolina Daley Juan Medina Robert C. Kirkpatrick
Cynthia Knox K. Henderson Ryan D. Jacque
David M. Bowers Ken Fuller Sandra Power
David Xu Larry Charles Scott Royston
Deborah Barton Lee Alban Sheila Cantrell
Don Clapper Lorena Kloosterboer Sherry Jo Horton
Donna Slade Marina  Dieul Tom Cardamone
Donna Surprenant Mark Thompson Vadim Dolgov
Gary Hernandez Mary Felton Vala Ola
Gemma Gylling Michele Pope Melina Victor Mordasov
George Gonzalez Mike Mazer William Albanese
Jacqueline Gnott Nick Long Zamfir Dumitrescu

to our
Award Winners!
Sheila Cantrell - Best Drawing
Marina Dieul - Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, Best of Show
Don Clapper - Best Figurative
Gary Hernandez - Best Floral
George Gonzalez - Best Trompe l’Oeil
David Bowers - Pioneer in Realism
Gemma Gylling - Best Wildlife
Vala Ola - Artist’s Choice
Scott Royston - Best Still Life
Juan Medina - Director’s Choice
Mark Thompson - Best of Show

Larry Charles & Lorena Kloosterboer - Creative Achievement

The judges
Co-judges in all categories were:
Roger Weatherburn Baker
Roger formerly managed the IBM Gallery of Science and Art in New York City and served for several years on the board of the Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, Connecticut.  He is a Founding Member and President of the Naples Fine Art Dealers Association (NFADA).
Leslie Cheek FASID
Leslie is a Medalist Award winner and Fellow of the American Society of Interior Designers, and a former member of that society’s national board of directors.  She is a member of the board of the United Arts Council of Collier County and holds key positions in several other southwest Florida community organizations.
Jonathan Green
Jonathan is one of the country’s top African American painters whose work is in the permanent collection of several museums in the southern US.  He has received numerous awards over the last 30 years of his career, including most recently the Key of Life Award this month from The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in recognition of his lifetime contribution to the arts.  Next month (March 2009) he will receive the keys to the City of Naples where he resides.
Judges for specific categories were:
The Director’s Choice Award was judged by Heather Begley, who has served as Executive Director for The Weatherburn Gallery for the past ten years and is a leading figure among young art professionals in the Naples community.
The Artist’s Choice Award was judged by Jonathan Green (see above).
The Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine Best of Show Award was judged by B. Eric Rhoades, Chairman and CEO of Streamline Publishing, Publisher of Fine Art Connoisseur.

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