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Turf Wars: Art Speaks for the Earth

Juried Exhibition featuring the Photography of Clyde Butcher

Opens: November 1st • 6pm

Closes: November 25th • 5pm

General Admission: $1 entry donation

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Art Speaks for the Earth

Artist Call

Turf Wars calls for artists to create original artwork to challenge one’s self and the public to become better stewards of our environment. What would the earth say to what we are doing to her? Garbage, blue-green algae, plastics, oil spills, trash, emissions, climate change? What side are you on in humanity’s war on the environment? In what ways can you contribute to positive solutions for protecting our earth? What actions can you take for better stewardship of Mother Earth? How can you motivate others to act? Show it in a work of art.

Judge: Frank Verpoorten, Advisor, Baker Museum, Artis-Naples

Awards: 1st Place $300 | 2nd Place $200 | 3rd Place $100

Entry fee: $30/ up to 3 entries

Deadline: October 18, 2019

Burrowing Owl Asks, “Why don’t you give a hoot for the earth?” – Rose Young
Do you know that Nov. 1st ArtWalk will be declared, “FIBER ARTWALK”

Weavers, spinners & quilters will demo their Fiber Art on First Street street leading to Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center.

Participants are members of: Weavers of Char-Lee, Art Quilters Unlimited, Peace River Quilters, “CAN-MAN” and “BAGGIE-MAGGIE” will dance down First Street bringing people to Turf Wars Trashion Fashion show and exhibition.


Nov. 1 • 7pm | Trashion Fashion Show & Awards Ceremony • $1 Donation

Design garments from upcycled goods & reprocessed garbage. Directed by Sara Norine James.

Awards immediately following fashion show

Art exhibit Judge: Frank Verpoorten – Artis-Naples

Nov. 6 • 1pm – 3pm | Way Will Open • FREE

Work together with a group to create a mural. Hosted by Zan Lombardo.

Nov. 13 • 1pm – 3pm | Climate Change • FREE

Lecture with Nobel Peace Prize Winner DR. Terry Root. Listen and discuss the effects of pollution in our waters, climate change, and how we can make a difference.

Nov. 20 • 1pm – 3pm | How Artwork Relates to the Principles of Creation • FREE

Join Susan Hedge for an inspirational walk through the gallery as we consider how the exhibits speak to four ecological and spiritual principles of creation: integrity, community, regeneration and diversity. Hedge is an ecological educator and spiritual director.


by Roseline Young and Marci Mills

Exterior Installation seen from First Street

Community groups, weavers, quilters, boaters & environmentalists want positive change for our water pollution. They all worked together to create 200 rings representing cyanobacteria  in our river. Rings joined together stretch 60’ across the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. The installation by Rose Young and Marci Mills hangs from the rooftop railing to call attention to the problem of air and water pollution in SW Florida.

Participating Groups : Weavers of Char-Lee, Art Quilters Unlimited, CMCS boaters, Peace River Quilters, SAQA, Common Threads – VAC

Exhibit sponsored in part by:


Ticket Policy

All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges on tickets except for cancelled events that are not rescheduled. SBDAC does not offer refunds on purchased ticket. In rare circumstances when a performance may be cancelled (due to extreme weather, artist absence, or other unavoidable situations) we offer refunds or replacement tickets for another performance.

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