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.