Caloosa Belle

Winners of the AOI Inspirations Art Show

The public crowded into the Arts of the Inland Barron Park House Gallery in LaBelle on Friday, March 4th to see the winners of the AOI Inspirations Art Show. The art show judge, Geoffrey Hamel , has a Masters of Fine Arts, participated in many workshops and attended a summer painting program at Studio Escalier in Argenton-Chateau France and has been an adjunct instructor for over 15 years at college & university level in southwest Florida.

Mr. Hamel’s choices were:
Best of Show

Best of Show
Joan Benner from Lehigh, for her oil painting “Family.”
(Submitted photo)

1st Place
Mary Nelle Thomas from Clewiston, for her oil painting “After the Rain.”
(Submitted photo)

2nd Place
Kel Bradshaw from LaBelle, for her oil painting “Ibis take Off.”
(Submitted photo)

3rd Place
Bayard Horn from Fort Myers, for his oil painting “Untitled.”
(Submitted photo)

Honorable mentions
June DeVincent of Lehigh for “Beachwalk,”
Ken Stanchi of LaBelle for “Civilization,”
Shary Weckwerth of LaBelle for “Ozark Autumn.”

The winning art work as well as the entire show 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.

Arts of the Inland is a 501(c)3 non-profit, public charity, supporting the Visual, Literary, and Performing Artists in the inland communities of south Florida. For information, contact or 239-303-5849.