Friday, November 13, 2009

Bartow paint Out 2009

Toni Treverton with her paintings at the Bartow Paint Out

Bartow FL, 2009 Plein Air Event was a huge success this year. We had great weather and over 40 painters particpated. We were open to experienced as well as artists just beginning at Plein Air, with the idea that we are turning people on to the great fun and challenge of painting out! Awards totaling over $2000. were given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners and honorable mention winners. 3 Paintings were made into purchase awards. We will do it again next year. If you haven't ever been to Bartow, come on down. I think there is the most ecceletic collection of houses you will find anywhere in the state in the historic area...and the Historic Courthouse Museum, which hosted the show, is also a gem...and will add to your knowledge of settlers when you take the time to thru the museum. The exhibit of the art work will hang for Sale till Dec. 4th.

Thanks a bunch....hope you will come next year!
Toni Treverton
A.Treverton, Portraits and Fine Oil Paintings

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Barbara Perrotti Workshop

“Figure in Sunlight”

An oil painting class in the garden with a live model.
$75 plus model fee

Experience an expression of creativity
using bold colors, quick lines and flowing light

Ormond Memorial Art Museum
For more information call 386-676-3347
October 23, 2009
9am to 1pm

Instructor Barbara Perrotti

Friday, August 28, 2009

Press Release

JACQUELYN MODESITT SCHINDEHETTE_____________________________________________
2020 N.E. 12 Place

Ocala. Florida 34470
(352) 351-0646


Voilart! Art Gallery and Studio Owners:

108 East Ft. King Street Jackie Schindehette

Ocala, Fl 34471 Sharon Crute

Gallery Opening: September 1, 2009

Opening Reception: September 4, 2009

5 PM-8PM

Florida landscape painter Jackie Schindehette and Equine artist Sharon Crute have partnered to help in the revitalization of historic downtown Ocala. Voilart! Art Gallery and Working Studio opens September 1, at 108 East Ft. King Street, just one block south of the Central Square. The public is invited to A Ribbon Cutting Opening Reception scheduled for Friday, September 4 from 5PM-8PM.

The gallery offers the finest in artistic excellence from these two accomplished artists. Sharon Crute’s dynamic paintings are a colorful and bold interpretation of the horse racing industry. Jackie Schindehette’s oil paintings give the viewer a glimpse of old Florida with sweeping vistas and moss draped oaks.

Voilart! Art Gallery is not only a gallery where people can see art at its best but is also a working studio offering the unique opportunity for the public to watch as these two artists actually create paintings from conception to the last brush stroke. Schindehette points out that “Sharon and I will be painting in the studio/gallery and invite people to stop by, sit a while, learn a little more about art and share our passion.”

“The gallery will showcase our own paintings, but we are also on a mission to actively support all cultural events within the community, educate the public about the arts and provide a powerful presence in the downtown art scene”, says co-owner Sharon Crute.

Crute and Schindehette have already begun to work for the arts community. The gallery will be headquarters for all painters participating in the World Wide Plein Air Event to be held September 12 in downtown Ocala from 7 AM - 5 PM. Maps of downtown charting the location of each artist will be handed out so the public can find and watch each artist working.

Original paintings by Crute and Schindehette will be available at Voilart! Art Gallery as well as giclee reproductions and gift items created from works by these two nationally recognized artists.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Crescent Beach Paintout Workshops

Several workshops will be held in conjunction with the upcoming Crescent Beach Paintout. Offerings are available for all accomplishment levels. Register early to insure your spot.

October 25-27
"Painting the Figure Outdoors" with Romel de la Torre. Intermediate to advanced artists.
"Oil Pastel vs Soft Pastel" with ECPA member Christophe Cardot. All levels OK.
October 28-30
"Perfecting Your Voice" with CFPAA member Larry Moore. Intermediate to advanced artists.
"Painting Light & Color in Watercolor" with Steve Rogers. All levels OK.

For details about each workshop visit CBPO Workshops

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

WCPA paints at Weeki Wachi Springs

For three Fridays in August, 8/14, 8/21, and 8/28, the West Coast Plein Air group will be painting at beautiful Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, located at US 19 and SR 50 in Hernando County.,-79.859619&sspn=5.666772,11.634521&ie=UTF8&ll=28.515159,-82.562084&spn=0.089296,0.181789&z=13

We have gotten permission to paint on the grounds without paying admission, but artists must arrive by 8:30 to get in and set up before the public arrives. Because of the limited number of painters allowed, you must email me ( in advance to reserve a spot for this paintout -- more information, such as meeting location, will then be provided. Hope to hear from you soon about this great opportunity!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Val Sandell Studio News

PASC member Val Sandell's plein-air painting titled "Traveling the Edge" was juried into the 16th Annual Maritime Art Exhibit at Coos Bay Museum in Coos Bay, Oregon. The exhibition will run through September 19, 2009.
Her plein-air painting titled "Morning Shimmer" was also juried into the American Impressionist Society's 10th Annual Juried Exhibition at Saks Galleries in Denver, CO. The show runs from Oct. 23 to Dec. 1. Val is a Signature Member of AIS.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Call For Artists Plein Air in Maryland

CALL FOR ARTISTS- Havre de Grace Plein Air Painting Competition 2009 page 1 of 3
The Third Annual Plein Air Painting Competition - Havre de Grace, Maryland! Sept 30- Oct 3, 2009
Sponsored by ArtUnion to benefit Soroptimist International of Havre de Grace and ArtUnion in the historic
water view city of Havre de Grace, Maryland, where the Susquehanna River meets the headwaters of the
Chesapeake Bay. Approximately $10,000 in prizes • Gala Preview Saturday eve Oct 3 • Exhibition/sale Sunday,
October 4- 31, 2009 Exhibit Location: ArtUnion, 214 N. Union Avenue, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 15, 2009 Application fee (non refundable): $40/3 DIGITAL IMAGES
ArtUnion retains 40% commission on works sold / 60% to artist. Payout to artist is 30 days from date of sale of
artwork. Submit application information with attached jpgs via email or send this
application and CD to: HdG PLEIN AIR PAINTING COMPETITION, P.O. Box 653, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
For further info, contact: 410-939-9342 or email
Entry Juror: Jacqueline Baldini, Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada
J.Baldini is Executive Director and Founder of International Plein Air Painters. She is a Plein Air Painter as well
as Master Photographer. She is a member of International Plein Air Painters, The Professional Photographers
of America, American Society of Photographers. Her paintings are part of private and public collections in the
US, Mexico, the Caribbean, Canada and Europe. She conducts Plein Air Painting Art Workshops in Niagara
Falls,Ontario , Niagara Falls, USA, St. Lucia, West Indies and Monhegan Island, Maine. The recipient of numerous
international awards, Jacqueline’s work has also appeared in many publications including The Artists
Sketchbook Magazine by The Artists Magazine,The Artists Magazine, American Artist Magazine, Plein Air
Magazine, Esquire Magazine, Plein Air Magazine, Country Living Magazine and Fine Art Connoisseur.
Awards Judge: TBA
About the Exhibition: This juried competition and exhibition(rain or shine) sponsored by ArtUnion.
All proceeds will benefit SI of Havre de Grace for scholarships and community service projects and ArtUnion
to support and promote the Arts. If accepted, submitted samples, images taken during the competition and
finished competition paintings may be used by ArtUnion for use in the media and for future use in Plein Air
Painting Competitions promotional materials, some of which may be sold to the public without compensation
to the artist.
The competition will run from September 30- October 3 with exhibit October 3-31. Artist registration and canvas
stamping Tuesday evening, September 29, 2009 at Tydings Memorial Park and Preview Gala evening,
October 3rd. Artists must be present for Gala Preview. Artists may paint anywhere in Havre de Grace area,
September 30- October 3, 2009. Possible scenes include tree lined streets, historic structures, quaint downtown,
Concord Point Lighthouse, Lock House, bridges, riverside promenade, Susquehanna River, headwaters of the
Chesapeake Bay and marine subjects.
Artists must turn in two completed, framed and ready to be hung artwork. Any two-dimensional medium is
acceptable, but work must be done "en plein air" without the assistance of photography.
Sale and exhibit will start with the Preview Gala and run through Saturday October 31 at 5 pm.
Artists must pick up work that is not sold at the end of the exhibition or make arrangements for shipping at cost
of the artist.
To apply to the competition artists must submit 3 digital images of their original plein air work completed in the
past two years along with a fee of $40. Checks made out to ArtUnion. Retruned check fee is $25.
Send submissions via mail to P.O. Box 653, Havre de Grace, MD 21078 or email to
Awards: Cash Awards will total approx $10,000. The First Place Award will be $3,000, the Second Place
Award will be $2,000, Third Place will be $1,000 and the remainder will be distributed among Awards of Merit
and various named awards. Award amounts may be changed at the discretion of ArtUnion.
CALL FOR ARTISTS- Havre de Grace Plein Air Painting Competition 2009 page 2 of 3
August 15- Application deadline-ALL ENTRIES MUST ARRIVE BY August 15, 2009
P.O. Box 653, Havre de Grace, Maryland 21078 c/o Cindy Height email:
August 30 - notification is sent no later than to accepted or rejected artists via US mail or e-mail
September 29 - artists arrive and register at Tydings Memorial Park, if unable to arrive unitl Sept 30 other
arrangements may be made to stamp canvas.
September 30-October 3 - artists paint anywhere in Havre de Grace
October 3 - noon-2pm - Two finished & framed paintings delivered to ArtUnion, 214 North Union Avenue,
Havre de Grace, MD 21078.
Artists who have sold work are invited to replace paintings with other framed pieces.
Replacement paintings are welcome at time of deliver of work to be judged in competition
and will be held separately.
The cost of shipping and insurance of artwork return to the artist is the sole responsibility of the artist.
All reasonable precautions will be taken to ensure the safety and careful handling of the artwork.
ArtUnion, the sponsors, or representaives thereof and the City of Havre de Grace, and Harford County
are not responsible for personal injuries, loss or damage to my property.
October 3 eve - Opening Preview Gala exact time and location TBA.
Presentation of Plein Air Painting Competition Awards will take place at Gala Preview.
Competing painters must be present at Gala Preview.
October 3-31 - Plein Air Exhibit and Sale open to public
Housing available to artists by local residents, please inquire if interested after acceptance.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Congratulations to Val Sandell

PASC member Val Sandell won Best of Show for her painting titled, "Low Tide" in the Museum of Florida Art and Culture's Plein Air in Florida Juried Exhibition. "Sunrise Fields" was also included in the show. The museum exhibition can be viewed until May 8 and then examples of the Plein Air Exhibit entries and winners will be archived on the MOFAC site and up for one year.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Ridge Plein Air

Ridge Plein Air has been inactive for years and I would like to get it going again. We have another month or two of good painting weather here in Central Florida. I'd like to schedule a paint out for March 8th at the Hollis Gardens, on Lake Mirror, in Lakeland at 8:30 am. I hope to meet many of you there and get your suggestions for future paint-out sites in your area's. Please contact me at my email: if you can attend this event. Or call me at 863-646-1535

Thursday, February 5, 2009

West Coast Plein Air Painting Days in February

The West Coast Plein Air group is planning to paint in Tarpon Springs near the Yacht Club on Fridays during February. We'll meet in the parking lot of the Yacht Club at noon - although some of us will be starting there at 10:00 am if you'd like to go earlier. Click on the link below for directions. Hope to see you out there!,-82.724597&sspn=0.010658,0.022745&g=8500+Green+St,+Port+Richey,+FL+34668&ie=UTF8&z=15&iwloc=A
Paint on,

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

GOLA Paint Out

Gallery of Local Art 208 S. Central Avenue Flagler Beach 386-439-6659

Calling all Plein Air Artists

The Gallery of of Local Art is calling all plein air artists for its second Flagler Paint Out/ First Juried exhibit.
Paint Out Dates: March 1, 2009- March 5, 2009
Artists’ Reception: March 4, 2009, 4:30pm-6:30pm
Public Reception: March 6, 2009, 5:00pm- 6:00pm
Show Dates: March 6, 2009 – March 31, 2009
Jurors: Thomas Anastasio, Trish Vevera, Teresa Rizzo
Awards: First (Grand) Prize: A week stay at Beach house (accommodates six) located in Beverly Beach, Second and Third Place award ribbons and five Honorable Mention award ribbons as well as other merchant awards. Awards will be announced and presented at reception on March 6, 2009.
Requirements: Work must be original and painted within the city limits of Flagler Beach between March 1, 2009 and March 5, 2009. Sign in to receive information packet and to have blank canvases and/or paper initialed by Audrey Scherr or Marge Barnhill. Sign in begins 12:00pm March 1, 2009. Work must be appropriately framed or gallery-wrapped and wired for hanging. Entries limited to three per artist.
Entry Fee: $10.00 per artist. All entry fees are nonrefundable.
How to Enter: Completed registration form and entry fee must be received by February 20, 2009. Works must be delivered to GOLA no later than 12:00pm March 5, 2009. GOLA will be closed from 12:00pm-2:00pm for judging. All works not selected must be picked up March 5, 2009 between the hours of 2:00pm and 5:00pm.
Conditions: A commission of 30% will be deducted from the stated sale price on all art sales. Sales allowed through Gallery of Local Art only.

My signature below indicates that I have read, understand and agree to the requirements and conditions as set forth in this prospectus.

Signature: _______________________________________ Date: _____________________

Name: _______________________________ Address: ______________________________
City:____________________________ State: ___________________ Zip: ______________
E-mail address: ___________________________________ Phone: _____________________
_______________ Number of entries $ ____________ Total enclosed

Completed Registration and entry fee shall be mailed to:
Gallery of Local Art
Attention: Audrey Scherr
208 S. Central Avenue
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Meet the Judges

Tom Anastasio

A Palm Coast, Florida and Huntington, Connecticut commuter, Tom maintains two studios. A prolific international workshop instructor and coordinator of most creative multimedia workshops for the past 40 years, he is listed in “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers,” and is a member of the prestigious Silvermine Guild Arts Center in New Canaan, Connecticut (The oldest fine arts guild in the U.S.A. begun by Solon Borglum). His awards and distinctions are numerous. He is represented in many corporate collections, museums (including the Smithsonian), and numerous private and international collections. In addition, Tom has co-exhibited with fellow artists David Hockney, Robert Kaupelis, Louise Nevelson, Kenneth Nolan and Frank Stella.

Trish Vevera

Trish Vevera is a Signature Member of Plein Air Florida with a BA from Grinnell College Iowa, MA in painting from the University of IOwa, and Advanced Certificate in Secondary/Continuing Education in art education.

Teresa Rizzo, Owner
Metropolitan Gallery & Frame

Graduated from a small liberal arts college in the mountains of North Carolina called Mars Hill College. Upon graduating became at teacher at the high school level teaching dance technique. My husband and I had always enjoyed local artist and in growing a collection of art, started to investigate opening a frame shop. Stumbled across a man who was closing his shop and decided to make a career change. I have now owned Metropolitan for five years and have really embraced the local artist and their passion for art.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Workshop Review

For those of you thinking about investing in a workshop to expand your knowledge and hone your skills, I have created an Art Workshop Reviews section on my website. My intention is to help you invest wisely by presenting a journalistic perspective on the workshops I have attended. The first article in this ongoing series is about my experiences in Idaho with Scott Christensen. The article appears on my site as well as on Scott Christensen's. This particular blog was not solicited by Scott or his business managers. Nor am I receiving any kind of compensation for it. I wrote it as a service to my readers. One of them sent the link to Scott who asked permission to use it.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Call to Artists


Who: River of Lakes Heritage Corridor, MainStreet
DeLand, University of Florida IFAS-Volusia County Extension Service

What: 3rd annual Florida Wildflower Festival – Art

When: Saturday, March 28, 2009

9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Where: West Indiana Avenue, Downtown DeLand
Free event admission and parking

Show off your best image of Florida’s colorful native blooms in the Florida
Wildflower Festival Art Contest presented by the River of Lakes Heritage

The art contest is held in conjunction with the third annual Florida Wildflower
Festival, which will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2009 on West Indiana Avenue
in Downtown DeLand. Originally having a Volusia County focus, the festival is
gradually expanding into a statewide celebration and a forum to encourage
wildflower propagation both commercially and residentially. The atmosphere is
lively with family-friendly programs, hands-on demonstrations, children's
activities, entertainment, field trips and wildflower products for sale. The
festival is free and open to the public.

The first-place contestant will receive a cash prize of $500, and will be
featured on this year’s festival poster, t-shirt and note cards. The second-
and third-place winners will also receive cash prizes and be featured on event

Applications with detailed artwork specifications and submission requirements
may be downloaded at our website or requested
by calling or emailing our office at 386-734-0162;

Submission Deadline: January 23rd

See Contest Rules for complete submission requirements

Submissions may be mailed to: River of Lakes Heritage Corridor
Florida Wildflower Festival Art Contest
116 W.New York Avenue, DeLand, FL 32720

Jessi J. Smith

Program and Partnership Director

River of Lakes Heritage Corridor

116 W. New York Avenue, DeLand, FL 32720

P: 386-734-0162 (800) 749-4350 F: 386-734-0163