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Andy Getch - jack of all trades


I have been mainly self-taught with some gentle nudges from awesome teachers and mentors Bruce Hecksel, Stan Greenwood, Terry Lynn Spry, Tara Leaver, Sarah Kiser, Berry Maria Von Boekel, and Veron Ennis. I have taken a few classes in school and college. Resumed painting in 2012. Member of the Lee County Alliance For The Arts since 2012. Taking painting classes at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts since May 2013.

Art shown in the following exhibits:

Edison Community College (now Florida Soutwestern College):

Student art show circa 1979;

Lee County Alliance For The Arts:

Rejectamenta (juried) December 2013;

Student/Teacher Collaborations (members only) January 2014;

Diametrically Opposed (members only) August 2014;  

Layers, Fiber, Collage, and Assemblege October 2014; 

Student/Teacher Collaborations (members only) January 2015,

Printmaking (juried) March 2015;

Mechanical October 2015 (juried):

Arts For Act Gallery 

Paper, Glass or Rubber; Historical Landmarks; Self-Portraits (juried) July 2014 

Something with a Feather, Tiny Art, Country of Origin (juried) July 2015


I took Guitar lessons as a kid. Resumed guitar in 2008, began songwriting in 2009, Joined the Lee County Americana Community Music Association (ACMA) in 2012. Attended Swamp Sessions January 2014, SummerSongs East August 2015.

Performances: ACMA, Lee County Alliance For The Arts Greenmarket

ACMA: Sunday singer-songwriter circles beginning in April 2012, Hope by Song August 2012, Hope By Song Event August 2012, Playing For Change event September 2012, Miromar Art Show October 2012. Bobfest September 2013. Opening act for Grant Peeples April 2013, Opening act for Buddy Mondlock at ACMA August 2014.

Lee County Alliance For the Arts Greenmarket approximately once a month on Saturday mornings beginning in Septemeber 2013.

Songwriting - Here again, I am mainly self-taught with a lot of digging through books and listening at open mics, house concerts and concerts. My goals are to write approximately 100 songs a year, write more deeply, improve quality, and increase collaborations. Online challenge writing (see links). Still having fun!


Arts For Act Local Artist show July 2014 (juried).   

Writing -

Winner in National Novel Writing Month 2015, 2015. Working on several writing projects including stories behind my songs and music, and a time travel science fiction novella including Johnny Cash.

My goal is to diversify, experiment more, and have fun!

Personal - Born in rural western Pennsylvania, moved to Fort Myers, Florida in 1969. Married with kids and grandkids. Balancing writing and painting with family, friends and life. Civil Engineer by day. Bicycle commuter. Other interests include yoga. eating healthy & vegan. Spending time outdoors playing music, painting and tending native plants to attract birds and butterflies.