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 2016 - 2017 Season Schedule 

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2016 - 2017 Schedule Details

Cuba: It’s Not All Black and White 
November 20, 2016 – January 6, 2017

Sponsored by Seacoast National Bank

November 20, 2016 – Open House Free Admission. Lectures by exhibiting artists and Cuban scholars. Noon – 4 PM

Saturday, December 3, 2016 / 3 PM – 6 PM
  Launch of the Newest Book on Backus:  
Tropical Light: The Art Of A.E. Backus. 
Lecture by the author, Natasha Kuzmanovic at 3 PM, 
Reception and Book Signing 4-6 PM

January 3 - 8, 2017 – Trip to Cuba – Join the Museum’s Director Kathleen Fredrick and noted Cuban art expert and collector, Madeleine Plonsker on a five-day trip to Cuba. 
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January 12, 2017 – March 16, 2017   Wet Paint: An in-depth look at the works by the Florida Highwaymen
 Highwaymen Open House weekend: February 18 & 19 – Lectures, and special exhibit & sales of vintage Highwaymen.

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM  
 Fourth Annual Sunday in Key West Brunch and Auction at the Pelican Yacht Club.

Sunday, March 5, 2017- 9:30 – Noon   
Backus All You Should Eat Brunch and Painting Raffle.
Brunch Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 
Children under 12, $10 
Sponsored by Sunrise Ford, St. Lucie County, Tourism Development Council & Nelson Family Farms 

March 23 – May 19, 2017 
The Best of the Best Juried Competition 
Opening Reception – March 31 / 6 - 8 PM  
Accepting Entries March 8 – March 18 during regular hours

June 1 – June 30, 2017   
Through the Eye of the Camera Juried Competition 
Opening Reception – Friday, June 9 / 6- 8 PM 
Accepting Entries: May 10 – 27 during regular hours. 

Sponsored by Jiffy Photo & Frame.

Summer Hours July 1 – July 29 Open on Saturday Only. Closed for the Summer July 30 through Mid-October 2017.

"Best of the Best" Juried Show
March 31st - May 19th, 2017
First Place winners below
       On Exhibit Now      
​First Place in the Varied Technique category “Florida Black Bear” rendered in pastel by: Rebecca Eagan
 The Best of the Best 
A Juried art competition featuring talented area artists

Judges: Michael Enns, Janeen Mason and Leslie Stokes

276 entries in four categories to create the final “Best of the Best” exhibit with less than 100 works on display

Frank Bukow won First Place in Oil/Acrylic for
 “A Congregation”
 First Place in the Watercolor category went to:
 Judy Mercer for “ Shell Shock”
The Director’s Choice Award, "Palm in a Storm" a collage and watercolor work by Rosemary Vandergregen 
Three Dimensional First Place went to Billy Hankins for his wood ” Basket Illusion”