Roberts has exhibited throughout the United States, including at the Alliance of the Arts in Fort Myers, Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center of Fort Myers, Florida; and in Chicago; Boothbay Harbor and Bar Harbor, Maine; at the Cab Calloway School of the Arts in Wilmington, Delaware (grant-funded); the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg; the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida; the Museum of the Everglades, and in additional art galleries around Florida.
Her exhibits include the following:
Reflections Exhibit at Lily and Company, February 23 from 11 to 3
You are invited to an opening on February 23, Come meet Miss Betty’s Sea School. This gorgeous painting of a mermaid teaching a lesson on nature was painted for a fund raiser to support the Sanibel School’s STEM Program. This is a project close to Myra’s heart, since her children attended the Sanibel School and are now both teachers. This painting is named for her daughter, Betty and is dedicated to her first granddaughter Ayla.
Myra Roberts will be available from 11 am to 3 pm for a meet and greet. Myra is looking forward to meeting you and sharing highlights of her newest paintings, as well as a few of her all time favorites.
Reflections is an exhibition of Myra’s original paintings that were completed in 2019 through 2022. They include paintings of pictures she took while living on Sanibel, as well as, works that were completed while traveling in Greece and throughout the United Sates. In addition, she has added several works that have not been exhibited and are representative of Sanibel’s history and nature.
Shelleberty Exhibit will be at the Tribby Gallery Thru February 12, 2022
Shelleberty features original water color paintings of people enjoying the beaches of Sanibel including: Blind Pass, Island Inn, Bowman’s Beach, Tarpon Bay, Sun Dial and Lighthouse. The exhibit, named for an original acrylic painting of a mermaid is representative of one of Myra’s favorite images. Frivolity is a common theme that captures women collecting shells and enjoying beautiful beaches and the blue Gulf. Dora Mar and Matisse Mermaids as well as several other works, are mermaids painted in the style of Picasso, Matisse, and Frida Kahlo. This exhibit is special in that it displays the depth of Myra’s talents.
Spokeswomen Exhibit was at the Library, January 2022
Spokeswomen is an exhibit of original portraits of women of distinction. Each woman was chosen by Myra; they represent woman from the 20th and 21st century who made significant contributions in the fields of science, politics, art, music, the environment, gun safety and humanitarian works. There is a book that accompanies this exhibit that tells a brief story about each woman.
There will be an opening reception January 7 from 5 to 7 at the Sanibel Library. Myra will be available to provide comments about the works and sign the Spokeswomen book.
On January 10 at 10 am, Myra will be available for short tours and book signings.
Water Is Life, February 2021 at Shell Museum
Water Is Life, is an original painting by Myra Roberts, will be shown during the month of February 2021 at the Shell Museum.
Featured Dive In an original painting selected from more than five-hundred entries. Dive In was displayed on a billboard in Fort Myers to provide original art to the public during the pandemic.
Women of Distinction, 2019
Eighteen original paintings, featuring women of accomplishment in the twentieth century.
Dream Peace, 2018
Includes four themes of original paintings. Eighteen original paintings of Myra’s retro art, twenty-one original painting on social commentary, eighteen original paintings of Holocaust survivors and six Spiritual / Buddhist paintings.
The Retro Art of Myra Roberts, 2015
Eighty-six original paintings including retro images of the gulf coast, bathing beauties, Hollywood beauties, and dogs.
Project Tolerance, The Faces of Anne Frank, 2011
This maybe one of her most powerful exhibits. It consists of twenty-seven oil paintings capturing the life of Anne Frank from the time she was a small child through her time in hiding and finally as a prisoner in a German prisoner of war camp.
Myra’s paintings are in public and private collections across the United States and Europe, including the estate of Robert Rauschenberg. Roberts received letters of endorsement for her “Faces of Anne Frank” project from Hillary Rodham Clinton, and the Jane Goodall Institute.
In the Media
Artwork by Roberts is extensively featured in media around the nation, such as WCVB-TV Boston’s Sanibel-Captiva Segment Four: Island Art feature; Colorado-based Southwest Art magazine; Women Artists Datebook of Syracuse, New York; and Art of the Times magazine of New York City.
Florida media include WFTX-TV Fox 4, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Cookbook; WGCU Gulf Coast Live! radio show and WGCU Public Media’s Expressions magazine; Grandeur magazine; Times of the Islands magazine, and several annual guides for The Islands of Sanibel & Captiva Chamber of Commerce. Her work is the subject of five books, Spokeswoman, Dream Peace, The Retro Art of Myra Roberts; Retro Images From the Florida Coast; and Project Tolerance: The Faces of Anne Frank, and the film Project Tolerance: The Faces of Anne Frank.
She has lectured extensively at schools, clubs, and other venues around the nation.