Size Matters-Ballon Rouge by Pam Brodersen  /  The Blue Tweet by Cheryl Fausel

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 15, 2014) – The Southwest Florida Community Foundation welcomes the fall season with a new 2014-2015 Art & Community exhibition series featuring work from the Florida Artists Group and the Art Council of Southwest Florida.

The new exhibit includes varying mediums of art such as watercolors, acrylics, mixed media and fused glass from artists Honey Costa, Muffy Clark Gill, Pam Brodersen, Cheryl Fausel and more. The exhibit will run through Oct. 29 and is available for public viewing hours Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule a tour, call Kim Williams at the SWFLCF office at 239-274-5900.

The community is invited to celebrate the newest exhibit of the season at a reception on Thursday, Oct. 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Foundation’s headquarters located at 8771 College Parkway, Building 2, Suite 201 in Fort Myers. Reservations may be submitted to Jacqueline Ehlers at

Florida Artists Group was incorporated as a nonprofit organization of professional artists in 1949. Made up of artists whose work has attained national or statewide recognition, the purpose of the group is to stimulate attainment of the highest standards of creative art within the State of Florida. FLAG holds a symposium and a members’ exhibition in a different Florida city each year, where education and other cultural aims are advocated through lectures, panel discussions, films and demonstrations.

Formed in 1963, the Art Council of Southwest Florida is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides educational opportunities in the arts, promotes appreciation for the arts and artists in Southwest Florida, encourages the exchange of ideas among member artists and coordinates the activities, venues and exhibition dates of its affiliated organizations. Consisting of 19 affiliated organizations with a total membership of more than 6,800 artists from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties, the ACSWF offers many benefits to member artists including workshops, art classes, special art-related trips at reduced rates, demonstrations and lectures on art-related topics and exhibition opportunities in the Art Council’s Coop Art Gallery, affiliated league galleries, business community and judged and juried shows.

As leaders, conveners, grant makers and concierges of philanthropy, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation is a foundation built on community leadership with an inspired history of fostering regional change for the common good in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The Community Foundation is celebrating its 37th year of connecting donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. With assets of more than $80 million, the Community Foundation has provided more than $57 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. Last year, the Foundation granted more than $4 million to more than 100 different organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts, healthcare and human services, including more than $400,000 in regional community impact grants and $450,000 in scholarship grants.

For more information about the SWFLCF, call 239-274-5900 or visit

Whale Watching 1920s by Honey Costa

Time’s Running Out by Cheryl Fausel

Saltmarsh Mallow by Muffy Clark Gill

Prawns Matanzas Pass by Pam Brodersen

Cyrano by Muffy Clark Gill

Cash Only at Bonita Bill’s by Pam Brodersen