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.