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Joe Cella Memorial Award
"The Birds in Nature Art Show"
March 5th - March 22nd 2019

Ocean Sotheby's
in the Everglades room
81888 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, Florida

Time: Monday through Friday 9 am - 5 pm.

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Joe Cella
2018 Joe Cella Awards:
First place David Bader   Oil painting "Target ad Impetum" (Blue Heron)
Second place Mariela Estevez   Other  "Lady of The Water"  (Heron)
Third place Beverly Brown Acrylic  "The Good Life"              (Pelican)
Garden Walk Art Show Peoples' Choice Award Winner: Jan Louise Lindsay Hartz Fall Dahlia - Photography

Joe Cella was a well-known and well-liked artist who specialized in woodcarvings of birds in nature. He was born in Long Island, New York in a home that his grandfather built. He became an apprentice for a furniture maker when he was a teenager. Then he attended college and later taught shop and wood working to high school students. He retired to the Florida Keys continuing his love of art with full time carving of birds found in our natural surroundings. He was nationally known for his art; most known for staining each piece carefully so that the natural wood grain could show through. Joe was a wonderful gentleman as well as an outstanding artisan. You may view one of his "birds" which is on permanent display at the Key Largo Library.