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