A butterfly painting submitted during the Judged Art Show in 2020. KEYS WEEKLY FILE PHOTO

More than 70 works of art will be on display at a local museum as part of the Art Guild of the Purple Isles’ 57th annual Members Judged Art Show on Thursday, Jan. 12. 

According to Annette Nina, AGPI Annual Show chair, the show will feature 74 pieces of original art by 46 artists, all of whom are members of the Art Guild. The art will comprise nine medium categories. Some of the art will be available for purchase. During the public reception, a number of guild artists will be on hand to answer questions about their work and chat with visitors.

Laurie Richardson, president of the guild, said she expects this year’s show to be one of the best in many years. 

“Hidden in the Mangroves” by Jean Frey was submitted during the Judged Art Show in 2021. KEYS WEEKLY FILE PHOTO

“We are excited and pleased to be working once again with the Florida Keys History & Discovery Center, which provides a wonderful venue for our annual show,” said Richardson.

A reception and awards ceremony for AGPI members will be held from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by a reception and viewing for the public from 6 to 8 p.m. A cash bar will be provided and there is no admission charge. The Keys History & Discovery Center is located at MM 82.1 on Overseas Highway. The art show will be open to the public weekly, Tuesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will close March 16.

More information is available from V. Paul Reynolds, AGPI publicity chairman, at (207) 745-3133 or at [email protected]