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Show honors hotel's anniversary

By MARY ANN MARGER, Times Art Critic

© St. Petersburg Times, published June 9, 2000

Guy Pene du Bois (1880-1946), Cafe Madrid, Spain (Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Dale), 1926, 22 by 19 inches, oil on panel, at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg.
CIRCA 1925 -- The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg honors the 75th anniversary of its neighbor, the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, by mounting a special show of works from the permanent collection created in that bygone era. Also on view are large paintings and prints, 1960-1990, drawn from the museum's treasures and too large to be shown when visiting exhibits are here. The shows are on view through Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 adults, $5 seniors, $2 students; free on Sundays. 255 Beach Drive NE; call (727) 896-2667.

Around the nation

To Conserve a Legacy: American Art from Historically Black Colleges and Universities is at the Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries and High Museum of Art in Atlanta, June 13-Sept. 24. The show includes works by Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Georgia O'Keeffe and others. (404) 733-4400

Summer Spice II awards

Ken Rollins, director of the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, awarded prizes to these artists at the ongoing Summer Spice II exhibit at Studio Gallery on Azeele: Awards of Excellence, Gerald Habarth and Sandra Bourne; Awards of Distinction, Andrew Kaufman and Juan Carlos Ruiz; Awards of Merit, Donna Stack-Hannah and Judith Patterson; and Honorable Mention, Barbra Beeler and Kevin Grass. Each receives a certificate for a savings bond. The show includes 50 Florida artists (selected from 100 entries) and runs through June 29 at 3707 Azeele St., Tampa; (813) 875-5160.

Competitions for artists

The 26th International Miniature Art Show, sponsored by Miniature Art Society of Florida at Belleview Biltmore Resort and Spa, Belleair, Jan. 14-28. Works must conform to miniature art guidelines. Most mediums (painting, graphics, sculpture and calligraphy); no crafts, photos or photo techniques. For prospectus, first time entrants should send a No. 10 stamped, self-addressed envelope to MASF, P.O. Box 867, Dunedin 34697-0867. Works due Oct. 13; deadline to request prospectus, Sept. 1.

Ruskin Seafood and Arts Festival, E.G. Simmons Park, Nov. 4-5. Juried; cash prizes; sponsored by Ruskin Chamber of Commerce. Call (813) 645-3808. Deadline: Sept. 15.

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