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The Sanibel Captiva Art League is hosting well-known artist Peter Zell in a program, including an oil painting demonstration, at its next meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. The public is invited to attend.
Zell is an oil painter who has lived on Sanibel Island for the past 14 years with his wife Carol. Before moving to Florida, he practiced law in California for 32 years and occasionally took art classes at Santa Ana College. Since retiring from his law practice and moving to Florida, Zell has won many awards from arts organizations in Southwest Florida, including second place at the Winner’s Circle Exhibition in 2007.
He was nominated for best new artist in the Angel of the Arts competition, Fort Myers, in 2008 and featured as an emerging artist by Grandeur Magazine in Fort Myers. In December 2018, Zell was one of four Southwest Florida artists profiled in Gulf Shores Life magazine. Times of the Islands magazine featured an article on Zell and his artwork in its February/March 2019 issue.
Zell’s paintings have been accepted by the Butler Institute of American Art for its summer exhibitions in Youngstown, Ohio (2013 and 2015). He has participated in numerous solo and group shows on Sanibel, Captiva and Fort Myers and currently shows his paintings at 2 Islands Gallery, Captiva, and at Sanibel’s BIG ARTS. His work is also exhibited year-round at Alpine Fine Furnishings in Lake Tahoe, Calif. He is an active member of Florida Artists Group and a past-president of the Sanibel-Captiva Art League.
This meeting promises to be interesting, educational and an excellent networking opportunity. San Cap Art League is the islands’ local art league and all meetings are free and open to the public. League activities include weekly plein air events, shows, newsletters, community support and so much more. For information about shows, activities, membership and more, visit sancapart.com