Coming Soon...March 6 Art Quilters Unlimited and 2 Student Artists at ACT Gallery

Join Arts for ACT Gallery, located at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 6 to 10 pm for the opening reception for Art Quilters Unlimited in the main gallery and in the White Gallery, a duo exhibit for emerging artists Anna Fischler and Logan Goodmanson. 

Main Gallery – Art Quilters Unlimited

“Fifteen!” & “Resist:  Interpretations and Techniques” 
Art Quilters Unlimited members will exhibit fiber art responses to two creative challenges at Arts for ACT Gallery March 6-30, 2020.  The “Fifteen!” challenge celebrates the fifteenth anniversary of the first meeting of AQU in 2004 at Arts for ACT.  The works are all 15” square and each is a unique expression of subject matter, approach to composition, media, color, stitching, and embellishment.
“Resist:  Interpretations and Techniques” is a separate challenge that asked the artist to interpret the idea of “resist” - politically, socially, personally or from a fiber art perspective.  In fiber art terms, resist techniques (such as shibori and batik) involve any of several methods of creating patterns on cloth by binding, clamping or stitching. These art works are diverse in concept and execution and illustrate the freedom of creative expression that Art Quilters Unlimited encourages in our fiber art community.
For more information about Art Quilters Unlimited, go to the website:
Further questions can be addressed to Pam Richardson at or by cell:  360.739.3651

In the White Gallery – Emerging Artists, Anna Fischler and Logan Goodmanson

Logan Goodmanson was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in the year 2000. He was inspired by his brother's drawings of comic book panels and covers and wanted to do the same thing. After moving to Florida, he became a lot more interested in drawing, especially during middle school. He graduated from the Lehigh Senior High School's Center for the Arts in 2019 and has worked with several graphic designers, musicians, and even illustrated a book.

Art Statement: “I want my art to be something you look at and get something new from every time you see it. I love packing my pieces with small details, and other things you wouldn't see on the first glance. I don't normally plan out my pieces, I like it when they're spontaneous, and it allows me a lot more freedom.” ~ Logan Goodmanson

Anna Fischler, a junior at Fort Myers High School, has been a local resident for 13 years.  Growing up in this coastal town, she has developed a love for the area’s waters and natural beauty, but also its genuine and interesting inhabitants.  Those connections, she hopes to convey through the work in this exhibit.  Still just 17, Anna considers herself a novice but she has been creating all of her life.  She has been drawing, painting, and experimenting since she could hold a crayon. About five years ago, she bound her first sketchbook and embarked on a disciplined and rewarding journey, one focused on striving daily to improve. Near the close of 2017, she came across an online challenge to draw something new every day for the last 100 days of the year. After meeting that goal, she decided to keep going… through the entire next year. Her challenge turned into a habit which, to date, has yielded seven handmade sketchbooks filled with individual drawings, paintings, notes and scribbles – all documenting a massive progression in technique and confidence. With this new-found technical ability, she eagerly took on larger pieces and explored different media, her current favorite being oil painting.  One of the paintings in this exhibit recently earned “Best in Show” at the ArtFest Fort Myers “Art Under 20” competition. She also recently learned that two of her pieces received Silver Key and Honorable Mention from the Southeast Art Region-at-Large of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. In addition, an oil painting of her twin brother that she entered in the Congressional Art Competition won first place for our congressional district and is currently hanging in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol building.

This exhibit continues to Monday, March 30th.
Come view these creative artworks from our guest artists and support ACT Gallery.