Season is in full swing, and the local arts scene is hopping.
Here's the latest news from our cultural community:
The Paradise Coastmen Barbershop Chorus named David Dallman "Rookie of the Year" and Bob Rose the "Barbershopper of the Year." The group's new officers are: Jim McKinnon, president; Greg Shuss, vice president, music and performance; Bob Slade, vice president, programs; Jack Felver, vice president, membership; Gray Poehler, vice president, marketing; David Eastlake, secretary; Ron Timmerman, treasurer; David McNicholas, director; Geoff Withrington, director; and Walter France, director.
Brad Goetz is directing the Naples Players' production of "Ghost-Writer" in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Theatre this month. Dallas Dunnagan is directing "The Producers" on the main stage. For information, call 239-434-7340 or go to www.naplesplayers.org.
Visual arts groups
■ The Southwest Florida Pastel Society is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Ruth Sholler and Lynn Smart have been named publicity officers.
■ The newest member of the Collier County Arts Forum is the Goodland Arts Alliance. Its inaugural Harbor Arts & Music Festival is March 10. Call 642-0528 for information.
■ Facebook friends of the von Liebig Art Center can download and print a coupon for free admission to an opening reception.
■ The Naples Historical Society has elected three new board members: Dennis Glass, Kris Kaltenborn and Darrin Phillips.
■ The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has named six new board members: Joe Catti, Heidi Colgate-Tamblyn, Wayne Meland, Van Williams, Tom Gibson and Phillip M. Gresch.
■ Gallery One is celebrating its 20th anniversary. It recently appointed Frank Russen as gallery director.
■ Photographer Joshua Manring has moved his studio to 2220 J&C Blvd. No. 9. Information: www.journeymangallery.com.
■ Betty Newman and Judith Chinski have opened a new studio in Marco Island's Esplanade, 760 Collier Blvd.
■ Mally Khorasantchi is now represented by Walter Wickiser Gallery in New York City and at Art Palm Beach. Her work can also been seen at the Miromar Design Center in Estero.
■ Jo-Ann Sanborn received the "Judge's Recognition" award at a recent show by the National Association of Women Artists in Palm Beach Gardens.
■ Pat Truesch has been chosen by the National Collage Society for its first signature member show in Mesa, Ariz.
■ Paul Arsenault has been chosen to exhibit in the "Tribute to Backus" exhibition at the Backus Museum in Fort Pierce. His traveling exhibition "Gulf Ports" opened recently at the Center for History, Culture and Art in Apalachicola.
■ Photographs by Dennis Goodman were featured on the cover and the center spread of December's Gulfshore Life magazine.
■ A painting by Beth Sistrunk is in the "Richeson International Small Works" exhibit in Wisconsin. She was also recently chosen for membership in the International Guild of Realism.
■ Popo Flanigan received the "Best of Show" for her acrylic painting at the 50th Annual Stone Harbor Art Show.
■ Linda Braun and Muffy Clark Gill were two of 24 artists chosen by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs to participate in the Creative Capital Professional Development Program.
■ Carol McCardle has been accepted into the Women Painters of the Southeast's juried exhibit at the Imagine Gallery of Fine Art in Tennessee
■ Tanya Trinkaus Glass won an Honorable Mention at the recent Southwest Florida Pastel Society's show.
Elaine Hamilton is executive director of the United Arts Council of Collier County. Learn more about the United Arts Council at www.CollierArts.com.