Paint the Town

Luis Croasdaile, “Note and Love” Oil, 34½” x 43½”

Orlando means different things to different people—especially artists. We put out a call to local artists to send us their paintings, photographs, sculptures and other artworks inspired by their visions of Orlando for this year’s Paint the Town contest.

The winning entries that appear on the next six pages are just a sample of the 70 winners selected by our judges: Jeffrey Shonkwiler, director of Gallery at Avalon Island; Robin Van “R.V.” Arsdol, owner of Realm54 art studio; and Jason Jones, Jay Boyar and Jenna Carberg of this magazine.

All the winning entries will be included in our ninth annual Paint the Town art show (and you can see them all at The free exhibit opens March 17 at the Gallery at Avalon Island.


WHAT: Paint the Town Exhibition
WHEN: March 17 to April 15
WHERE: Gallery at Avalon Island, 39 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando
OPENING PARTY: March 17, 6-9 p.m., during the Third Thursday gallery stroll


Nancy Larkin
“Blue Chevron, OMA”
Watercolor and Ink
22” X 30”

Maryse Jupillat
“Celebration Reflections”
12” x 24”

Berto Ortega
“The Orange Ave. State of Mind”
30” x 30”


Harriet Duncan
"Captive Swan"
16" x 20"

Saulius Jankauskas
“Le Fountaine”
Recycled Fused Glass
12” x 36”

Michael Allen
“Universe #11”
20” x 30”

Claudia G. Thomas
"Genius Drive"
24" x 30"

Loretta Gummel
“Tropical Hearts II”
20” x 16”

Kathleen Chenet
"Cool Water"
30" x 40"

Judy Batterson
"Palm Afternoon"
"16 x 20"

Francine Levy
“On Park Avenue”
Soft Pastels
20” x 24”

Fannie R. Griffin
“Sandhill Cranes”
32” x 32”

Linda Amundsen
“Ti Blossoms”
30” x 24”

Sherri Bunye
“Downtown Reflection”
Photography, 22” x 19”

Jonathan Burnett
11” x 15”

Elizabeth Bondurant
“Playing Ball at Kraft-Azalea Gardens”
22” x 25”

Marlene Files
“Night Town”
30” x 24”

Linda Brant
“Deer Orlando”
Charcoal on  City Map
54” x 44”

Dee Lee Stevens
"Azalea Lane"
24" x 36"


Brenda Hofreiter
40" x 30"

Crealde Master Watercolor Class
“Citrus Labels”
45” x 45”

Donne Bitner
“Walk in the Park!”
Oil, 32” x 38”

Gene Amoroso
“Leu Gardens South Gazebo”
Acrylic on Canvas
30” x 40”

Diane Martens
"The Evening Sun"
Medium Palette Kife
11" x 14"

Cindi Freeman
"Sundown on Lake Osceola"
24" x 12"

Dottie Stickley
"High Noon on the Little Econ"
17" x 20"

Rudy D. Drapiza
“The Great Blue”
36” x 48”

Kim Ashby
“Peter’s Paintout Portrait (Lake Killarney)”
16” x 20”

Frank Spino
“Fresh Squeezed”
15½” x 16½”

Ginny Seibert
“Kaleidoscope Egret & Flower”
24” x 36”

Edita Klinkel
"On Lake Eola"
21" x 25"

Robert Ross
“The Way Home”
24” x 18”

Nancy Jo Brown
“Portofino Bay Hotel”
14” x 7”

 Mindy Z. Colton
“Unbridled Spirits Conversation”
Ceramic Mixed
12” x 6” x 3”

Christopher Casler
“Maitland Night”
12” x 18”

Aziz Maazouz
“High Rise 1”
16" x 20”

Eloise Major
"Livin the Life"
14" x 4"

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