Exhibitions

Enjoy a variety of exhibitions at Tribby’s four galleries.

Tuesday – Saturday
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Shell Point Gallery

SEEING RED:
Works by Shell Point Artists & Writers

April 12 - June 22

Sixty-four exemplary works created by Shell Point artists are on display in this colorful juried exhibition. The wide variety of mediums represented include ceramics, collage, glass, mixed media, paintings, printed and digital photography, textiles, and wood.  In addition to the artworks on display, Seeing Red displays ten literary works that resident writers submitted based on the “Seeing Red” theme.

Legacy & Overlook
Galleries

ARTIST AS MUSE:
The 20th Anniversary Exhibition of Art Quilters Unlimited

April 12 - September 7

Tribby Arts Center is pleased to host an exhibition comprised of works made by members of Art Quilters Unlimited in celebration of the group’s twentieth anniversary. Works by 29 Art Quilters Unlimited fiber artists are on display in this engaging display, with each work interpreting a recognizable work or painting style of a twentieth-century artist.

Overlook
Gallery

On the Road Again:
The Hubcap as Art

January 9 - March 30

In 2014, the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia exhibited 287 of the best objects in the collection. While 33 objects then traveled nationally for three years, On the Road Again is the first time in ten years that most artworks have been on public display.

Collaborations Gallery

Seeing Red:
By the Book

April 12 - June 22

This charming exhibition presents artworks made by fourth- and sixth-grade students in the Heights Charter School Arts Program of Fort Myers. In this colorful display, planned to complement the SEEING RED exhibition in the nearby Shell Point Gallery, the children drew red pictures that were inspired by their favorite books.   

 

On the pedestals
Baskets by Carolyn Wood

March 2 -
Extended! Now through June 22!

Integrated throughout the exhibitions in the Overlook and Legacy Galleries, this On the Pedestals display adds the additional three-dimensional interest of traditional Nantucket baskets made by Shell Point resident Carolyn Wood.

Coming Soon!

Sneak Peek! Shell Point has a robust arts community that numbers at least 500 residents who are actively involved in artistic endeavors. Many residents in this community are now producing art of high artistic quality. As a juried and judged exhibition, Seeing Red will display exemplary artworks being produced by Shell Point artists and artisans today—in all mediums—including painting, photography, drawing, pottery, glass, textiles, collage, wood, and more. It is anticipated that up to 70 objects will be on display, each one presenting its artist’s unique interpretation of “seeing red.” A special component of the exhibition will present the works of Shell Point writers, reflecting on the same theme.

Flora & Fauna Exhibition

Artist Biographies

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Executed in bronze, ceramic, glass, paint, and mixed media, the artworks in Flora & Fauna express the beauty of nature.

Martha Gene Grattan

Martha Grattan began working with clay at the Cape Coral Art Center (CCAC), where she taught after ceramics studies at Florida Gulf Coast University.  She became involved in the Florida conservation movement, and this integrated into her work. Seeking to raise awareness of environmental challenges facing wild and native species in the South, Martha sees her ceramic animals as ambassadors of the natural world. Today she teaches and creates in her home studio and Greer Center for the Arts, upstate South Carolina. To see more of her work, visit www.MarthaGrattan.com or MarthaGeneGrattan on Instagram.

Renée Chastant

Working primarily in watercolor, Renée Chastant’s oeuvre includes representational depictions, abstracts, collages, and rice-paper batiks. Renée was a juried member of Fine Arts Guilds in Colorado and is a signature member of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild. Today Renée is an active member of the Sanibel-Captiva Art League and past president of the Shell Point Painters Guild. One of Shell Point’s most active professional artists, Renée’s work is available in Serendipity, the shop in Tribby Arts Center, online, and at locations on Sanibel Island.   www.reneechastant.com or renee-chastant.fineartamerica.com.

Augusta Crane

Augusta Crane’s extraordinary potting skills were developed after she moved to Shell Point.  Her bust of Thomas Edison is displayed in Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers, and her work has been displayed in Big Arts, Sanibel, and featured in Grandeur magazine and the Fort Myers News-Press. She was honored with a one-artist show in Saks Fifth Avenue, and her work has been sold in the Naples Philharmonic and Naples Botanical Garden shops and the Hirdie Girdie Art Gallery, Sanibel. Today Augusta offers her works exclusively in Serendipity, the shop in Tribby Arts Center, and she donates all proceeds to the Tribby.

Betsy Conrad

Betsy Conrad has studied with leading watercolor artists around the country, including Linda Kemp, Sterling Edwards, and Karlyn Holman. Today she especially enjoys painting watercolor florals but also experiments with acrylics, collage, and different texturing mediums, papers, and styles. While living in Tucson, Arizona, Betsy was a member of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild, where she was on its Board of Directors. Currently she is a member of the Sanibel-Captiva Art League and the Painters Guild of Shell Point. Her work is available in Serendipity, the shop in Tribby Arts Center, and at various art shows in the region. 

Annie Wainwright

Annie Wainwright works in ceramics, bronze, fused glass, watercolors, acrylics, and oil pastels. She has studied at Lakeland Community College in Ohio, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and Big Arts, Sanibel. Annie’s award-winning work has been accepted in many juried shows in the Cleveland and Fort Myers-Sanibel region and is held in private collections around the world. Today she offers her work in Serendipity, the shop in Tribby Arts Center. Annie is a member of the Sanibel-Captiva Art League, where she has served on the Board, and she has served on the Visual Arts Committee of Big Arts.