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Apac’s Art Show Goes On…Online

Posted June 29th 2020

“Another Spectacular Sunset” by Linda Crane won APAC’s “Best in Show.”

The Avalon Performing Arts Council canceled its traditional art show set for late June due to COVID-19. However, the show must go on, and it will, digitally! APAC is now hosting a Virtual Art Show and Sale at avalonperformingarts.org.

Viewers will enjoy an online display of art submitted by 44 professionals, all of which have been judged for awards. The art is available for purchase directly through the artist. And while this show typically only lasts one weekend, the virtual art show will be up through Aug. 31.

“Sadly, due to the pandemic, APAC was faced with canceling our 33rd Annual Art Show and Sale,” says Ramona Sanabria of APAC. “During this unprecedented time, our committee was communicating virtually, and the idea came up. A communication was sent to the artists and they responded with great enthusiasm and are very appreciative their work can still be showcased during these times with no registration fee.”

Prior to the opening of the virtual art show, the artists were judged in the categories of oil, acrylic, watercolor pastels, mixed media and photography. This year’s “Best in Show” was awarded to Linda Crane for her 16-by-20-inch pastel piece, “Another Spectacular Sunset.”

Crane has participated in the APAC Art Show for several years, featuring pastel paintings of landscapes, surrounding beaches, marshes, sunsets, and everyday life at the Jersey Shore. She is a member of several art leagues in the region such as the Philadelphia Pastel Society, the Ocean City Fine Arts League, and the Greater Norristown Art League. As of now, those organizations’ shows also are canceled and artists are using social media to share work.

“All of the local shows have been canceled and galleries are closed, so the opportunity to have work viewed by the public is a welcome alternative,” Crane wrote. “Thank you, APAC.”

The Avalon Performing Arts Council hosts a number of events throughout the year including musical entertainment at Surfside Park and the Avalon Community Hall. However, due to the pandemic, the public is urged to check the website for updates on future events and programming. For more information, go to avalonperformingarts.org.

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