About the Artist:
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.
Artist Arline Banco-Diamond Presenting her
Limited Edition Fine Art Photography at
THE VON LIEBIG MUSEUM, Naples, Florida
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 Bonita Living.
- Currently, two pieces of Arline's artwork are travelling images via website with patient organizations around the world giving strength and courage to people 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. In 2007, out of more than 500 artists, Arline was part of the 144 chosen to participate in the 45th Founders Juried Awards Exhibition in the von Liebig Museum in Naples, Florida.
- Arline was juried into the Florida Art Showcase in The Center for the Arts Art League of Bonita Springs.
- Achmea of Tessmanii, number one in Arline's limited edition fine art photography portfolio, was chosen to be on the cover of the May edition of the Collier County Bar Association news magazine: The Adverse Witness.
- Arline entered a local photography competition, along with 60 others, in Somers, New York and was among the 20 finalists with image number 30, Moonlight.
- Throughout the summer of 2007, Arline was chosen amongst hundreds to become a finalist in the annual ENNY awards hosted by nNaples Magazine. Image number 48, Atlanta Antherium, was one of the three finalist pieces for photography. Her work is shown in the nNaples Magazine August 2007 edition with the other ENNY award finalists.
- January 2009, Arline's work was chosen to be showcased at the von Liebig Museum during their Boundless Possibilities exhibition. The artwork, number 72(Grey Hat) and 73(The Umbrella), will be on display from January 10 - March 1, 2009.
- In May 2009, Arline donated over 60 works to two new hospitals affiliated with the Lee Memorial Children's Hospital; a Diagnostic Center for Cancer and The Treatment Center for Cancer located in Ft. Myers, Florida. She was inspired to surround patients and their families with color as they go through difficult trials and treatment.
- In December 2010, Arline submitted number 71(Side Street of Venice) to the von Liebig Museum "Peace" exhibit. She chose this piece as a representation of her own peaceful experience and connection with the specific location in the photograph. Please take a look at number 71 in the Italy Portfolio and see if you can feel her peace and see what she saw.
- Number 69 (White Shades of Venice) was accepted in The Member's Gallery Third Show of the Season at the von Liebig Museum. It was on display from January 23 - February 28, 2010.
- The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs held a show entitled “Art Focus” on January 3, 2011. Three of Arline’s works, numbers 69, 71 and 77, were chosen to be showcased for one month. She received a ribbon for number 77, “Retirement in Florence”, and a monetary award.
- On February 4, 2011, Arline was included in The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs Annual Member’s Exhibition. “Old Rome” (67), “Grey Hat” (72), and Retirement in Florence (77), were on display for the month of February. At the same time, Arline’s work from the Italy Portolio was also accepted into three shows at the von Liebig Art Association and Museum.
- Number 60, “Majestic Calla Lillies”, was selected to be hung in the von Liebig Art Association and Museum from May 14, 2011 until August 26, 2011. This piece was chosen by Harry Benson, Internationally Acclaimed Photojournalist and Canon Explorer of Light, from hundreds of artists throughout the country in the Camera USA National Photography Competition. Arline was featured in the top 50 pieces.
- Arline submitted two pieces into the The Women’s Civic Club of Katonah, Inc, Eighth Annual Beaux Arts Exhibit at the Katonah Village Library Gallery. Both pieces were hanging from May 16, 2011 through May 21,2011. Number 69, (White Shades of Venice), was awarded a third place ribbon during the exhibit.
- May 17, 2011, several of Arline’s pieces were on exhibition for a silent auction during The Children’s Art Gala and Charity Auction for Gymboree of Scarsdale. Many of her entries were sold and the money raised was donated to The March of Dimes.
Arline devotes her spare time as a volunteer in second grade classes. She also volunteers in public relations with patients at a local hospital. Her tasks include serving snacks, conversing with family members and improving the overall morale of the patients. Being a very sensitive woman, she is inspired by vibrant colors, the scent of an ocean, the sounds of music, couples holding hands expressing love, and the wonder of children. Arline uses these inspirations to continue creating beautiful works of art. Her artwork will excite you with the merging of slide photography and watercolor paper.
At last I had the opportunity to see Rome, Florence, and Venice, Italy. Having spent a short time in this beautiful country, I would like to share the visions that I captured through the camera lens which are unforgettable to me. Please view these images, which can be purchased, and share your experiences via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
And now....Arline invites you to view her Limited Edition Fine Art Photography Portfolio.
Be sure to take a look at Arline's newest editions in her Italy Portfolio and her collection entitled Who We Are