Our Welcome To Sanford Artist of the Week column takes a moment to recognize the efforts of several area artists … and we encourage you to do so as well! The Sanford Brush & Palette Club’s 55th Annual Art Show is underway at the Bob E. Hales Center on McIver Street, now through October 26. The show is open to the public for most of the week from 11am to 6pm, and until 9pm on Saturday the 26th. With over 1,000 pieces scheduled to make their appearances, it’s the ideal time each year to see the wide range of artistic talents we can enjoy here in Sanford and Lee County. With thanks and appreciation to club member Doug Rowe, here is a very small sampling of some of the work on display at this year’s show.