The Foyer Gallery of Art at the Emerson Center

Featuring  original artwork by Treasure Coast painters, photographers and mixed media two-dimensional artists.


October 1 - 31, 2018

Join Us for "Meet the Artist" night on Thursday, October 11 from 5 to 7 pm.



The gallery presents four photographers with varied themes:  Arlene Willnow, Lisa Willnow, Shelly Stang & Barbara Whitlam as well as mixed media wall sculptures titled “Rooted in Memory” by Ruth Feldman. This diverse collection of photographs includes many images of local birds and local flora.   Also in the exhibition are unique mixed media wall sculptures by Ruth Feldman.   

Arlene Willnow is a photographer living in Ft. Pierce, Fl.  She took up photography 8 years ago as a hobby and has grown to love it.  She enjoys photographing flowers, animals, birds, and anything unusual.  She is an active member of the Indian River Photo Club, the Vero Beach Art Club, and the Pelican Island Audubon Society,  and Treasure Coast Photo Club.  Her work has been shown in juried shows in Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce,  Hobe Sound, Melbourne,Viera  and Sebastian.



Lisa Willnow  is a photographer and multimedia artist living and working in Tucson, AZ.  She enjoys photographing birds and documenting unspoiled nature.  She has won awards in a variety of juried competitions.  Her photos have appeared in and won awards in art gallery and museum exhibitions throughout the United States.





Shelley Stang was born in Jackson, Michigan. She has traveled extensively through the US, Caribbean Islands, United Kingdom, Costa Rica and S Africa. She settled in Vero Beach in 1995 after living in California, Texas, Georgia and the Florida Keys. Whether it is colorful fish and sea life, gorgeous fabrics or the scenery encountered on her travels, color and texture have been constants in Shelley’s life. She joined the Indian River Photo Club in 2010 and went on to win many ribbons in the club.  She has won several 1st Place ribbons at the Annual McKee Gardens Photo Contests and at the Annual IRPC Contests held at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. She currently uses a Sony DSCHX300 digital camera. Her specialty is flowers, especially the lilies and lotus blossoms at McKee Gardens. She loves to experiment with composition and digital manipulation. Her ultimate goal with each photograph is to form an image that could not be seen without the use of a camera, to stretch and bend
recorded reality into something more.


Barbara Whitlam is a resident of Vero Beach, relocating from Ohio in 2011.  The flowers of Florida, birds, landscapes and activities renewed her interest in photography as a hobby.  Ms. Whitlam has exhibited her winning photography in numerous venues in Florida and is a member of the Indian River Photo Club and The Audubon Society.  She has exhibited at the Indian River Photo Club’s annual Exhibition at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, Eye of the Camera at A.E. Backus and the charity exhibition “From the Heart” and many other local juried photography events.





Ruth Feldman, Mixed Media wall sculptures Rooted in Memory







Paul R. Davis (Lobby Gallery)

Paul R. Davis is exhibiting nautical paintings of seascapes and boats. Mr. Davis has exhibited his award-winning paintings in numerous venues and is a member of the Vero Beach Art Club. He has exhibited in the A. E. Backus Museum in Fort Pierce, the Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach Art Club venues: Art in the Park, Art by the Sea and Art Under the Oaks, and in Maine at the Kennebunkport Art Gallery and the Newburyport Art Gallery.  Paul's show is on exhibit through October 2018.