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2023 Members' Exhibition

After the successful opening of the Highlands Art League’s 2023 Members Exhibition, the show is open to the public until Saturday, April 22, 2023, during museum hours. Most of the artwork is available for purchase through the Museum of the Arts.

Our judges, John and Margaret Bayalis, had a challenging time judging the exhibition due to the high quality work represented. But were able to select our Top 3 Winners and 3 Honorable Mentions.


First Place:          Mary Johnson                                                                  

                   “The End and the Beginning”




Second Place:       Beverly Marshall                                                              

                                  “Anamorphic (1)”

                                    Pencil, crayon



Third Place:               Eileen Allen                                                        

                                     “Splashes of Color”






Mention:                     Deb Klipper                                                        


                            Found Objects Assemblage





Mention:               Preston Stafford                                               

                                “The Bead Stringer”

                                      Graphite Pencil




Mention:                    Jean Cormier                                                                     

                                “The Old Yellow Truck”


Our judges, husband-and-wife team, are from St. Petersburg, FL.

John Bayalis is noted for his distinct, realist style, his skill at handling contemporary themes and subject matter has earned him acclaim from art critics and collectors throughout the United States. His vibrant watercolors reflect a specific clarity of light and form while dealing with unique viewpoints in portraying popular culture and the vernacular landscape. John has been the recipient of numerous awards in both national juried art shows and Fine Arts Festivals. Among his many honors are an award of an individual artist’s fellowship grant and features in American Art magazine and Watercolor Artist magazine. The artist’s works are included in private and corporate collections throughout the United States. 

Margaret Bayalis is now working oils; her Impressionistic style has a luminous quality which makes her paintings glow with an inner light. Her themes are primarily figurative as she portrays subjects engaged in everyday activities in contemplative needs. Her work has been recognized with numerous honors and awards, most recently “Best of Show” at the Anna Marie Art League. Margaret’s paintings are included in both corporate and private collections. She has conducted workshops in Ireland and the U.S.


The Exhibition is open for viewing Monday - Friday, 10AM-3PM and Saturday, 10AM-2PM.

March 13-April 22, 2023.

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