Gallery Recognition: Awards and Media Coverage
Spring 2009, The International Guild of Realism's fourth annual show hosted by The Weatherburn Gallery generated considerable national and regional publicity. It received coverage in the national publication Fine Art Connoisseur magazine and American Art Collector ran a three-page feature in its February edition. Regionally, major features appeared in Gulfshore Life, Florida Weekly and Naples Daily News among others.
As part of the Naples National Art Festival, now in its 30th year and ranked Fifth Best Art Festival in the country, The Weatherburn Gallery owner was invited to chair the Artist Lecture Series held at the Von Liebig Art Center on Saturday, February 21. He conducted 45-minute interviews in the PBS Actor's Studio format with three artists attending the festival, each working in a different medium.
Spring 2008, Roger Weatherburn Baker is elected President of the Naples Fine Art Dealers Association.
In 2008, The second edition of the Weatherburn Magazine won silver ADDYs for Publication Design and Best Editorial Feature (A multipage profile of Oil Painters of America). The gallery was also awarded a gold ADDY in the category Advertising for the Arts and Sciences for our multimedia campaign promoting our hosting of the Eastern Regional Exhibition of Oil Painters of America.
Summer 2007, Florida Home and Design magazine rated Weatherburn Gallery art as "World Class."
July 2007, Oil Painters of America described The Weatherburn Gallery as "One of the finest galleries on the East Coast."
November 2006, the first edition of Weatherburn Magazine was awarded three Silver ADDYs (Best Overall, Best Design and Best Writing) from the Advertising Federation of Southwest Florida.
Spring, 2006, Gulfshore Connoisseur's Guide named The Weatherburn Gallery "One of the foremost fine art galleries in the state."
2005, Chosen to be one of three Naples galleries profiled on local PBS TV affiliate.
2002, Chosen by the Florida State Tourism Board as an "outstanding example" of the Best of Florida.