“Grate Works” on Prestigious Florida Web Site

Metropolitan Cover by Bobbi Mastrangelo

Metropolitan Cover by Bobbi Mastrangel0

“Metropolitan Cover ” is the first of the fifteen images of my sculptures and prints featured in my portfolio.  The web site, de-signed by Glenn Heino, displays members’ art from The Florida Chapter of The National Association of Women Artists.

The National Association of Women Artists, founded in 1989, is the oldest professional women’s fine arts organization in the United States. Some notable members include Mary Cassett, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Louise Nevelson and Alice Neel.

On January 6, 1995, the first and only chapter of NAWA was founded in Florida. Their website:  http://nawafl.com/artists.php presents an exciting array of art in various media. Just click on any artist to be transported to the dynamic portfolio page of that member.
At the bottom of each artist’s portfolio page is a link to her biography and her web site.  I enjoyed the diversity of talent on the web site. A few that appealed to my circular sense are show below:

Helene Kleiner’s “Clock Hands” is an engaging large work 49″ x 46″ with acrylic and sculptural elements. On closer observation, around the clockface of roman numerals, gloves were incorportated, some hanging by a mere thread.  “Clock Hands,” what  a perfect title!

Clock Hands by Helene Kleiner

Clock Hands by Helene Kleiner

Peace by Sharon Thieman

Peace by Sharon Thieman

Sharon Thieman’s Temari Balls are a whole cultural adventure. I have been corresponding with my Japanese Pen Pal, MasaYuki Shiga, for over twenty-four years, so I truly enjoy enhancing my cultural knowledge of Japan. 

Be sure to peruse of all the art work at www.nawafl.com  and website links to the individual artists.  Post your favorites in your comments to this blog and tell why you chose them.

25 Responses to ““Grate Works” on Prestigious Florida Web Site”

  1. Claudine Says:

    Greetings from Bahrain, Bobbi;

    Here is hoping this finds you well and enjoying. I am so happy that the Solivita Writers are presenting. Please wish everyone the best of luck from me. I know they all will be wonderful. Sure wish I could be there.

    Bobbi, there are no manhole cover I pass that I do not think of you and your art. I see them and always take a second look. I was in Dubai last weekend and there they were, mostly in arabic!

    Take care.

    Best,
    Claudine

    Drewdrbunny

  2. Judy Mastrangelo Says:

    That’s wonderful, Bobbi!
    Big Congats!
    Stay well, and say hello to everyone for me!
    Hugs,
    Judy Mastrangelo, artist

  3. Rasma Dos Says:

    Bobbi Thanks!
    You should be happy to be on this beautiful Web Site.
    It’s such a pleasure to look at all the art work so well
    organized and easy to navigate.
    My favorite piece is “Dept Public Works” a collagraph
    with beautiful soft colors and that touch of green.
    Great “grate” piece!
    Rasma

  4. Dave and Linda Kirk Says:

    Hi Bobbi,

    Congratulations and thanks for keeping us updated on your artwork.

    We hope you, Al and your family are doing well.
    We are still kickin’.

    Love,
    David & Linda Kirk – Long Island NY
    http://AxiosProducts.com

  5. Marilyn Abt Says:

    Hi Bobbi,

    Well I think that this is wonderful for you!!! What a nice site this is.
    I like the art that you have on this site.

    I had another person here who admired your
    Port Washington that is on loan here.
    He said that he would like it in his house..
    He just cannot afford it right now..
    So many people ask about it and
    I always tell them that it is for sale.
    I wish that I could sell it for you.
    Love,
    Marilyn

  6. Shirley Lloyd Says:

    Bobbi,

    What a great site–thanks for sharing!
    You have accomplished so much in the span of your career–CONGRATULATIONS!!
    Keep up the “grate” work!

    Your Cousin,
    Shirley Lloyd

  7. Orville Robertson Says:

    Hey Bobbi,

    You belong there! Yahooooooooooweeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

    Orville Robertson
    Photographer

  8. Mimi Melnick Says:

    Hi Bobbi,

    Congratulations on your latest project.
    Thanks for keeping me informed.

    Mimi Melnick, author
    “Manhole Covers”

  9. Marica Rudy Says:

    Bobbi,
    How nice that your art is being shown all over
    – and in your new state of Florida!
    Best,
    Marcia Rudy
    New York Hall of Science

  10. Linda Says:

    Dear Bobbi,

    Congratulations.
    I am so proud of you and all you have accomplished.
    It must give you a great feeling.
    My love to you and Al.

    Linda De Bottari

  11. Sunny Depoian Says:

    Wow Bobbi, congratulations.

    It is an honor to say I know you and your talent.
    Lovely website for sharing your love of art.

    Sunny and Don Depoian

  12. James Pons Says:

    Hello Bobbi,

    Congratulations for receiving such an honor!!!
    That is some great work displayed on the site

    We wish you continued success and hopefully
    we will be by soon so Jackie can meet you.
    Take care and God bless.

    James Pons in the Military

  13. Phyllis Heger-Heinen Says:

    Congratulations Bobbi! How wonderful that you have continued your work in Florida and been so successful. Greetings to Al.

  14. fernando valverde Says:

    bobbi

    great news

    congratulations.

    you also honor solivita by your work
    and many achievements.

    God bless you

    fernando & idalia valverde

  15. Brian Mahoney Says:

    Grate Job Bobbi!
    You seem to be in good company with the other artists.
    All imaginative.

    Thanks for keeping me in the loop.

    Brian Mahoney
    Your Landscape Architect Friend and Art Collector
    http://www.lear-mahoney.com

  16. Bob Ingram Says:

    Bobbi,

    I’m happy that Bobbi Miller forwarded information on your website and pictures of some of your colorful and exciting manhole covers. Elaine and I enjoyed them this morning. She does some occasional painting herself, and I knew she would appreciate them — as she did.

    Regards to Al. I cherish loads of good memories of my years at Smithtown High School West under his administrative leadership.

    Best wishes to both of you for a future full of blessings and joys.

    Bob Ingram

  17. Solivita Amy Says:

    CONGRATULATIONS, BOBBI!

    Very beautiful cover.
    So happy that you are receiving
    the recognition you’ve earned.

    Best and hugs,
    Amy Neff of Solivita

  18. Sheila Sharfarz Says:

    Hi Bobbi,
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations.
    I loved the colors of the slide show.
    The beautiful brick work and stone work add
    something very special to The METROPOLITAN,
    GAZ AND IRISH BLESSING.
    Congratulations and keep up the good work.

    Sincerely,
    Sheila

  19. Sandy Wicker Says:

    Dear Bobbi,
    Wonderful! I’m just as proud of you as your other friends and fans, but I’m not surprised! Your creativity and “Bobbi-isms” are just blossoming at an ever accelerating rate. Glad you and your talent are being recognized!
    Much love, Sandy

  20. Jeannette Says:

    Hello Bobbi,

    Beautiful work!

    Thanks for sharing.

    You should consider bringing in
    some thing to display at the restaurant.
    We have a “Wall of the Arts” from local artists.
    You can even set a price to sell.
    Also, if you want to have a night for you,
    you can help us promote the night and present
    some of your work as well as introduce yourself to the community.

    Stop in to visit and check us out!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Jeannette
    LasTacitas Grill and Cafe
    2932 Pleasant Hill Rd.
    Kissimmee, FL 34746

  21. Susan Tiffen Says:

    Hi Bobbi,
    Thank you for your kind words about my photography being creative.

    I went to your website – I love your work – so creative, unique!
    I’ve photographed lots of manhole covers and things embedded in sidewalks, but never done anything with them. But my photos wouldn’t compare to your sculptures.

    I went to art school years ago and the uniqueness of each artist’s view of the same things fascinates me.
    Regards,
    Susan Tiffen
    http://www.susantiffenphotography.com

  22. Claudine Says:

    Greetings from Bahrain, Bobbi;

    Here is hoping this finds you well and enjoying. I am so happy that the Solivita Writers are presenting. Please wish everyone the best of luck from me. I know they all will be wonderful. Sure wish I could be there.

    Bobbi, there are no manhole cover I pass that I do not think of you and your art. I see them and always take a second look. I was in Dubai last weekend and there they were, mostly in arabic!

    Take care.

    Best,
    Claudine Drew,
    Another Sol Writer

  23. Juan "One" Sepulveda Says:

    Hello Bobbi,

    I visited your website and blog and found your work
    to be very good. I have seen your work before, if my
    memory serves me well at the Osceola Center for the Arts.
    Thank you for sharing your work with me. I don’t have
    physical gallery space to display artists artwork,
    but I am always finding out about artists opportunities
    in Florida, so if I learn of an event or gallery that might
    be suitable for your type of work, I will surely let you know.
    I wish you continued success in your career.

    Be blessed,

    Juan “One” Sepulveda
    http://www.OnesGallery.com

  24. Mary Marcantonio Says:

    Hello Bobbi,

    I didn’t know you were so very talented and involved with
    The National Association Of Women Artists. God Bless You.

    Every time we met in the pool we always compared our names,
    but not once did you mention your success with art.

    Good Luck.

    Mary Marcantonio
    At Solivita

  25. Nadia Strimling Says:

    I came across your website and think it’s top quality.I would like to start a photography blog. Thanks!

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