Shirley Blake

Recognitions & Awards

Shirley's painting titled, "Quirky" is a finalist for the Experimental Art category in the annual "The Artist's Magazine in 2015.

Shirley's painting titled "I Feel Happy" was accepted into the 10th Biennial National Art Exhibit, Jan. 29-March 12, 2016 in the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda, FL.

Shirley received the Award of Merit for her painting titled "Fruit for Dessert?" in the Surf & Turf show at the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs in March 2016.

Shirley's painting titled, "I Feel Happy", has recently been awarded 1st Place in the 6th Annual International Society of Acrylic Painter's Signature Member's Online Show.

Shirley has also received over 50 awards of merit, honor or excellence over the past twenty years in local and national art shows. Below is a short list of some of the awards:

-FL Art Focus Show in Bonita Springs - First Place 

-Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs - 2nd Place in Oddities Show

-MN State Fair - 3rd Place in Painting

-Uptown Fair - Award of Excellence in Painting

-MN Watercolor Society - Best of Show

-Northstar Watercolor Society - Best of Show

-Artist's Magazine in Experimental Art - Finalist in 2001, 2005 and 2015

Shirley is a Signature Member of the International Society of Experimental Artists and International Society of Acrylic Painters.