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 2017 - 2018 Season Schedule 

Previous Season's Schedules
2017 - 2018 Schedule Details
Saturday, October 14, 2017 – 5 pm – 8 pm
57th Season Grand Opening Celebration for Museum Members, 
Juried Competition Participants and Sponsor’s Guests 
Sponsored by 


On Exhibit October 15 – November 17, 2017
Best of the Best Juried Art Exhibition
A celebration of the some of the finest artwork from across Florida. Inclusion in this competitive show is a coveted honor.
Accepting Entries: Sept. 16 – Oct. 7, Wed. – Sat., 10 AM – 3 PM. Download a prospectus online, Click Here 

November 24, 2017 – January 5, 2018
On the Edge of Madness: Works by Salvador Dalí and the Surrealists
Sponsored by Artlink International Gallery
Opening Reception and Holiday Sale, Friday, December 1, 6 pm – 8 pm
Sale Continues December 2nd and 3rd - All Museum Store Merchandise (excluding books) 20% off. Free admission all weekend

January 11 – March 8, 2018
Blazing the Trail: Vintage Paintings by the Original Nine Highwaymen
World-class paintings from private collections, exhibit curated by Roger Lightle

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 11:30 am – 3 pm
Fifth Annual “Sunday in Key West” Brunch and Auction at the Pelican Yacht Club. Enjoy a little getaway right here at home. Come and bid to win a deluxe, European River Cruise for two aboard Viking River Cruises. It is always a fun and frivolous event that pleases the palate and the love of a good time.




Friday, February 16 – Sunday, February 18, 2018
Opening Reception Friday, February 16
Highwaymen Celebration Weekend 
Friday, February 16, 6 pm – 8 pm, “The Early Days” a lecture by Doretha Hair Truesdell, widow of Alfred Hair who was the very first Highwayman.
Meet and greet the living Highwaymen at a reception following the talk. 
Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm, & Sunday, 12 noon – 4 pm; Special sale of stellar vintage Highwaymen by Florida’s most reputable Highwaymen dealers. 

Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm join in the City’s celebration of all things Highwaymen along the banks of Moore’s Creek. Meet the Highwaymen, shop for a new Highwaymen painting, enjoy jazz, food and crafts.

March 16 – April 20, 2018
Through the Eye of the Camera Juried Photography Competition
Opening Reception – Friday, March 23, 6 pm – 8 pm












May 4 – June 22, 2018
Just Four Fun - Four Florida artists: Michael Enns, Skip Hartzell, 
Alison LaMons, Stephanie Jaffee  presenting an exhibit full of surprises. 
Opening Reception – Friday, May 11, 6 pm – 8 pm

Through The Eye Of The Camera
Juried Photography Competition
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A CONNECTED BANK. 
AND, JUST AS IMPORTANTLY, YOUR LOCAL BANK.
       Ongoing Exhibit       
 2nd PLACE – ALTERNATE SUBSTRATES Bob Joy   Zion Canyon
1ST PLACE – DIGITAL GREAT OUTDOORS
Suzanne Bernetti   Lure of the Sailfish
DIRECTOR’S CHOICE: Krystial Comins    Double Take
Congratulations!
The A. E. Backus Museum 
Was Named
 "Best Museum 2018"

March 16 – April 20, 2018


Through the Eye of the Camera
 Juried Photography Competition

1st PLACE – MANIPULATED IMAGERY
Manuel Carela    Magical Moment
Susan Pantuso        Rockin' Pepper
Sponsored by Jiffy Frame and Photo