Pfeifer Realty Group's sponsoring their second Sanibel themed documentary “7 Sanibel Artists” which PREMIERES at BIG ARTS on March 5, 2015.
This year's documentary film will be formatted for public television broadcasting allowing for public broadcast for years to come. Produced by the 7 time Emmy Award winning filmmaker David Carter, "7 Sanibel Artists" takes a look at the art and the artist. The film is accompanied by an online art auction.
Each featured artist has generously donated a work of art to be auctioned for this event. Each high bidder will designate the non-profit that will receive their winning bid amount.
Participating Non-Profits Include:
- Bailey Matthews Shell Museum
- BIG ARTS
- Ding Darling Wildlife Society
- Sanibel Historical Village
- Sanibel Sea School
- Sanibel Community House
- Trails in Motion
Featured Artists Include:
Charlie Brown, creates Japanese gyotaku art - literally translated as “fish rubbings.” In Japan, this inking of the fish and applying to paper was used to record a catch and prove the size of their fish. His unique craft and style has attracted the admiration of many art collectors. The documentary follows the actual process that Brown takes from beginning to end to create these uniquely beautiful works of art from the actual fish itself. Each step requires extreme patience and skill to produce the beauty that results.
Today this Sanibel resident has carved his way to fame. His bald eagle was a symbol of freedom in the white house when George Bush was president, and Cal Ripken owns an Oriole Bird. Jim's works are often commissioned. Each carving takes months to complete.
Perhaps one of the best ways to appreciate David's art is expressed in the names of his creations: Balancing Act, Made in the Shade, Hide N Seek and S Car GO. Each when studied brings a wonderful smile and since of whimsy.
As a young man, Lucas was fascinated by photography. He worked in a ski resort where he learned to etch names on snow skis for clients. Luc will share that during another window washing job, he pulled the squeegee across the glass, saw his reflection and became interested in placing images on glass. From there he experimented for 4 years and eventually combined a photographic technique to apply images with sand blasting to create works of art.
Century continues to be interested in photography and has maintained a studio on Sanibel for nearly 30 years.
Katie began sculpting at the age of 9. She has since created over 2000 different works, each with it's own unique look. Katie is walking art and truly sees the world as a magical place to be celebrated.
Many will recognize one of Katie's most visual works of art: the world famous Bubble Room on Captiva. The iconic island restaurant was a blank canvas for the boundless creativity that Katie has. For those interested in how she was inspired to create the restaurant's decor and menu be sure to read her book "A Bubble Moment". Like Katie, the book is not just words on pages, it also is a work of art.
And for those who may be wondering if Katie Gardenia is her real name, ask her. You will like her answer.
Myra Roberts, accomplished oil on canvas painter. This Sanibel resident moved full time to the island in 1999 from Chicago and has since become a popular artist in Southwest Florida.
Many of her works are inspired by the Florida tropical lifestyle and Sanibel & Captiva Islands. From vintage bathing beauties, to hollywood icons, and old florida images it is easy to see why Roberts has become an artist that collectors seek.
One of her most recent works is a 20 canvas series on Ann Frank that she painted for the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida. Roberts was recently featured at the prestigious Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Historic Downtown Fort Myers where she displayed many of her best works.
Each of the artists in the documentary is donating one of their paintings to be auctioned with proceeds going to the Sanibel non-profit of the buyer’s choice.
More details on “7 Sanibel Artists” can be found at www.SanibelStories.com. The “Growing Up on Sanibel” DVD is available at local bookstores, as well as Bailey’s and Pfeifer Realty Group. Segments can also be seen online at www.Sanibel-Captiva.tv.