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Photo by Michael Ott, 2021 Winner, Indian River County

2022 Vero Beach Magazine Photo Contest

Learn more about this year's Photo Contest, highlighting the best of Indian River County
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Sartorial Star

Christian Siriano became Project Runway’s shining star in 2008 at age 22. Fast forward to today, and Siriano and his fashion designs will be the shining stars at Vero Beach Museum of Art February 23. He’ll be sharing his daring, beautiful dresses with patrons during the Fashion Meets Art gala.
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Impressionist Immersion

"Vero Beach reminds me of the Florida I experienced as a child," notes Connecticut-based artist Deborah Cotrone. With a little help from a modern-day patron, she immersed herself in the community for three months, spent every day painting, and discovered her new muse.
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Claying for Keeps

Indian River Clay has found a new home on 16th Street, a building that couldn’t have been more made to order, where potters can use the new space to spread their artistic wings. Maria Sparsis agrees. “Clay people are different in that we like to work with other potters to encourage each other, to share what we’ve done. Our studio makes that all possible.”
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One Smart Cookie

Amy Mallouk is obsessed with cookies! In 2020, COVID derailed her work in what was turning into a dream job with Disney. Rather than dwell on the negative, the young entrepreneur has taken her artistic talent and turned it into a custom cookie making business operating out of her mother’s kitchen in Indian River County.
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Picture Perfect

In a late spring editorial meeting, we started dreaming about travel. That dream turned into our 2021 Inaugural Travel Photo Contest. After two months of culling through hundreds of submissions, we have some winners!
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The Mystery of the Museum Lion

Vero Beach Museum of Art Curator Anke Van Wagenberg was on a mission to find the origins of the museum’s majestic bronze lion, the sculpture that guards the entrance to the museum. Her detective work includes stories from more than a century ago from all over the world, and reveals why the lion lived in The Moorings for a time, and how it made its way to its current magnificent spot at the museum in 1982.
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Impressions of a Living Legacy

In its 150-year history, Findlay Galleries has sold paintings by major artists, including Mary Cassatt, Salvador Dalí and Pablo Picasso. Along with their renown, these names speak to the range of artistic styles that Findlay Galleries has represented: from the French impressionism of Monet and the American Cassatt to the surrealism of Dalí to the cubism of Picasso.
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Danger and Discovery

William Bartram traveled to Florida during the 1770s, coming from Pennsylvania and trekking as far south as Sebastian. A sign near Riverview Park in Sebastian marks the area as a site on what is today known as the William Bartram Trail. The sign commemorates his “great journey to study the flora, fauna and peoples of Florida.”
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Seeing the World

After living in various climates and showcasing his work around the globe, artist Maciek von Ato settled into the Vero Beach community and began creating.
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Building Brilliance

Local architects are recognized for outstanding design.
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A Head for Business, a Heart for Art

Lifelong success requires navigation derived equally from the head and the heart. Arnold Desmarais brings this balanced approach to his life as an artist.
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Making Plans

Getting organized is good for our mental health. One local resident's unique calendar design can help.
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Legacy of a Master

Discover how Vero Beach briefly became home to a 150-year-old painting by nature-inspired artist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot.
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Sincerely Yours

In today's digital age, nothing beats a handwritten note! We'll show you how easy it is to make someone's day with these special expressions of gratitude.
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Capturing a Moment in Time

Artist Douglas David brings the same expertise to his teaching as he does to his painting, traveling from his home studio in Indianapolis annually to teach classes and workshops at the Museum Art School at Vero Beach Museum of Art.
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Manifesting Migrations

The first thing artist Minakshi De wants you to know is she’s a storyteller, that in place of words she uses paint, pastels and mixed media to give voice to the events that have shaped her life.
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From Homer to Hopper to Vero

“From Homer to Hopper: American Art from The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.” includes 65 works by American artists.
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Colorful Language

With palette and brushes at her fingertips, Krupp lets her imagination soar as various shapes, squiggly lines and vibrant reds, blues and yellows literally dance across her canvases, telling tales she has dreamed about and wants to share.
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Rose-Colored Pastels

“I started coming up to Vero Beach to help a longtime friend who was renovating a property he inherited from his parents, and I remember thinking this is a really nice place. There was a wonderful museum, theater and not a lot of traffic. It was charming.”

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