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The Sanibel Captiva Art League celebrated the great work of outgoing president, Anita Force Marshall, and welcomed in new president Nancy Sperte who has served under Anita for the past two years. This past year has been challenging for Marshall due to the pandemic, but she handled the changes in innovative ways that included virtual showings, meetings, and enhanced safety protocols for SCAL events.
When asked what her favorite elements of being president she said, “Facilitating my vision of being an integral part of our community and involving the league in more island venues that our art, creativity and inspiration is more available for everyone.” Marshall has been in the league for eight years.
Nancy Sperte followed a lifelong interest in the arts, both professionally guiding an art purchase program for a major company. Later, she engaged in studies in drawing and painting at various institutions, including the Ridgewood Art Institute, The New York Botanical Gardens and the Barrier Island Group for the Arts. After a marketing career in the investment management business, and with the inspiration of her artist mother, she returned to her love of hands-on drawing and painting through classes at Big Arts and joined SCAL after meeting other members.
When asked about SCAL Sperte said, “We have some excellent artists who provide interesting programs that advance our creativity and knowledge of techniques, and we welcome artists of all levels.” She and her husband, Bob, reside in Sanibel.