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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 26, 2014) – The Southwest Florida Community Foundation welcomes the holiday season with a new exhibit in its 2014-2015 Art & Community exhibition series featuring work from the Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild.

The new exhibit includes more than 100 art pieces of varied mediums such as fused glass, clay, mixed media and jewelry from artists James “JR” Roberts, Jay Rana, Kathryn Hendricks Erickson, Toni Ory and more. The exhibit will run through Dec. 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 Community Foundation office at 239-274-5900.

In honor of the new exhibit, the Community Foundation will hold a reception on Thursday, Dec. 11 from 4 to 6 p.m. at its headquarters located at 8771 College Parkway, Building 2, Suite 201 in Fort Myers. Reservations may be submitted to Jacqueline Ehlers at

The only area organization dedicated solely to fine crafts, the Southwest Florida Fine Craft Guild is a 501(c)(3) organization that has become a well-known dynamic and evolving group of local artisans, craftsmen and craftswomen for the past 37 years. Its members combine old world craftsmanship with contemporary techniques to produce unique works of art. Many of its members are award winners on national, regional and local levels. Membership is open to all who are interested in any aspect of fine craft, and monthly meetings are held on the third Saturday of each month at the Cape Coral Arts Studio located at 4533 Coronado Parkway in Cape Coral. For more information, visit

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, founded in 1976, connects donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. With assets of more than $80 million, the Community Foundation has provided more than $60 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. Last year, the Foundation granted more than $2.8 million to nonprofit organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts, healthcare and human services. The Foundation granted $782,000 in nonprofit grants including more than $400,000 in regional community impact grants and additional $450,000 in scholarship grants.

For more information about the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, call 239-274-5900 or visit