Psychedelic Gardens II, Bria Ansara

Ansara creates works reminiscent of the popular psychedelic posters that adorned the walls of stoner basements in the 1970s, but with a modern, tropical twist. Works on paper feature indigenous plants and animals in a dayglo palette.

Mythical Creatures and Folklore of the Keys, Leif and Loren Ilvedson

Twin brothers Leif and Loren, collectively the Ivedson Brothers, create works celebrating the natural and imagined oddities that lurk in mangrove tunnels and in the backyards of conch cottages. The fantastical creatures and scenes they create are influenced by the nature, history and mythology of the Florida Keys.

St. Croix Carnival, David Berg

Artist David Berg has been surrounded by carnival traditions his entire life: first as child soaking up the annual Christmas-season festival, then training to be a Moko Jumbie – one of the carnival’s dramatic, athletic high-stilt walkers – and finally as a photographer and historian, documenting the Moko Jumbies and other festival traditions. 

United in Diversity, Horace O’Bryant Students

Teachers Katie Holtkamp and Jennifer Franke gave their students an assignment to depict the diversity of their own school. Young artists, K-8, responded with works that are joyful and insightful.

Sun and Shadow Play, Steve Bickis

Bickis started his Key West tenure as a sign painter before briefly moving north. Called back by the unique lighting of the island, he began his second life here, exploring the push-pull of shadow and sunlight.

Anatomy of Place, Vera Vasek

Vasek responds to the shifting sea levels around Key West in sculptural form through casting in plaster, burlap and bamboo. She’s expanded her creative process to include movement drawings, freestanding abstract sculpture and installation.

As Above So Below, Fiona Morehouse

While in residency at The Studios, Morehouse became enamored with the Kapok trees dotting the island, leading to further study of the lives of trees. The resulting imagery explores resonance, receptivity and entanglement through the language of landscape.

Finding Inspiration in Isolation, MARC

The pandemic was an isolating experience for most, but people with disabilities were acutely affected. Works created by people with disabilities during the pandemic illuminate the realities of that experience and the resiliency of those creating them.

Mango Madness Summer Members’ Show

Once upon a time The Studios had the most glorious mango tree on the island. We shared baskets of its golden bounty with our neighbors across the island and chased interlopers out of our yard who’d been drawn by the tree’s sweetness. Every summer we remember its fruit with an exhibition open to all of our members, who are invited to present a work that captures some of what the mango means to us.