Arline Banco-Diamond

category: Visual,

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Artist Statement

Arline Banco-Diamond was on the staff of the United Nations International School for twenty-three years.  The experience of working directly with the students and their parents has been a very significant part of her life.  When she learned that she would be spending her winters in Naples, Florida she knew she must pursue a new venue.  Always having the emotion to nurture, she began to create a garden, which developed into a flourishing hobby of photography.  Arline remains comfortable using slide film with her Minolta camera. Friends saw her work and urged Arline to enter into "juried" competitive Art Shows.  Now she has a new career and a title called Fine Art Photographer specializing in Limited Editions. She is a member of the United Arts Council of Collier County, The Naples Art Association, Naples Artcrafters, the Art League of Bonita Springs and the Westchester New York Art Council.  Arline's Fine Art Photography has been exhibited in numerous shows throughout Florida.  Her artwork has been selected each month to exhibit in the von Liebig Museum, as well as the Art League of Bonita Springs.  She has had One Woman exhibitions in Saks Fifth Avenue stores (Ft. Myers & Naples, Florida) and Somers and Katonah Library Galleries in New York.  A lovely exhibition was held in the Sun Trust Bank, 5th Avenue, Naples, Florida. Arline has exhibited in the City Hall of Naples, the Mayor's Office in the City Hall in Bonita Springs and The Collier County Board of Education.  Her work adorned the walls of Roy's Fine Seafood Restaurant in Bonita Springs.  Besides receiving ribbons for her art, Arline received the honor of having her artwork hung in the exhibition entitled "MYTHS AND MYTHOLOGIES" in the von Liebig Museum for several months.  She has brought her art work to New York and exhibits in fine galleries.  Arline's work has been shown in leading magazines specifically Birds and Blooms, nNaples, Coastal Wealth and Elegance, Naples Illustrated and the soon to be released magazine entitled Bonita Living.  Currently, two pieces of Arline's artwork have been accepted to travel along with patient organizations around the world to give strength and courage to people worldwide living with lysosomal storage disorders. This is a juried worldwide exhibition and is called the "Expression of Hope" art exhibit.  Arline has also been accepted into the juried Art Show, entitled PHOTOGRAPHY 2006 in The Edward Hopper House Art Center in Nyack, New York. Arline devotes her spare time as a volunteer of second grade classes.  Being a very sensitive woman, she is inspired by vibrant colors, the scent of an ocean, the sounds of music, couples holding hands very tightly expressing love, and the wonder of children.   Arline hopes to continue exploring and sharing her creative talent!

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