Home »


 PIAA ART SHOW FEB. 12 AND 13, 2022

Art: “Fish House” By Lyn Wightman.

Art lovers will be flocking to the North Fort Myers Recreation Center the weekend of February 12 and 13, 2022, to celebrate the Art League’s 50th Anniversary.   This show presents current work by many of the area’s most experienced and talented artists. Many PIAA members have won prizes at national, regional and local shows and their work is included in public and private collections.  Local collectors arrive early to compete for paintings by their favorite artist.

This is the area’s  biggest art event of a very busy winter season. Always well attended it continues to grow in quality and popularity. Art Association members have labored overtime to make sure that this show includes a wide selection of drawings, watercolors, pastel, acrylic and oil paintings depicting Florida birds, landscapes, seascapes, and still life. If you are new to the area you will not want to overlook this opportunity to visit the show, view the work, meet the artists and possibly select just the painting you have been looking for. All the work is professionally matted and framed and ready to hang in your home.

Because the veteran artists always encourage newer members to join their ranks, this year several new members will enter the show, some for the first time. You just might discover paintings by a neighbor or friend. The membership includes residents of Pine Island, Matlacha, Cape Coral, Burnt Store, Ft. Myers, North Ft. Myers, Lehigh, Usseppa,  Sanibel and Punta Gorda.  The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, just what you would expect from our friendly and talented artists.

In addition to the large paintings there will also be a wide selection of mini paintings for sale. These  3 1/2” x 4 ½” treasures have been matted to 6” x 7”. This category includes oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics and drawings. You can choose your favorites from this collection of signed art work for only $12.00 each.   We have a large selection of frames that fit these mini works of art. They can be hung in a group or displayed alone on a dresser or end table. Children enjoy selecting a mini painting for their own room. They make thoughtful gifts that can be included with a get-well note or birthday wish or simply kept as a fond memory of your Florida vacation.

Be sure to be there. The Show and Sale will be Saturday & Sunday, February 12 and 13, from 10:00 to 4:00 in the North Fort Myers Recreation Center.  

North Fort Myers Recreation Center  |  2000 N Recreation Park Way,  |  North Fort Myers, FL 33903
U.S. 41 (Cleveland Ave) to Hwy. 78 (Pine Island Rd) Go east on Pine Island Road to BUSINESS 41
Go North on BUSINESS 41 to the sign that says Library, Turn west onto North Recreation Park into the Library/Center location.






2022 ART SHOW — FEBRUARY 12- 13



Cross the Pine Island Bridge from the mainland into Matlacha and begin a journey into a special part of Florida. In the historic fishing community of Matlacha and further west to Pine Island, you feel the daily pressures slip away. Surrounded by water, birds and tropical plants, you sense the old Florida atmosphere that makes this area unique.

Each year in February the Pine Island Art Association hosts its annual Fine Art Show and Sale.  The event features works from more than 100 local artists and includes more than 500 paintings in acrylic, oil, pastel, pen and ink and watercolor, with an emphasis on Florida landscapes, seascapes, birds, fish and flowers.  The Show draws return visitors from many parts of the United States, who come to view and collect the tropical art painted by our talented artists.

Pine Island and Matlacha are remnants of a time gone by.  It is a place comfortable in the past.  It remembers the sounds and customs of a Florida drifting away … a Florida that holds many charms and fascinations.  Our artists excel in capturing those charms on canvas.

If you’re new to the area and seeking an art-home, come take a look at our exciting organization.

We are located at Matlacha Community Park, 4577 Pine Island Road, Matlacha


      Dancing in the Veracruz Square - Frank Tuma

Music By Frank Tuma