Tuesday, June 25, 2013

St. Cloud Main Street Art Auction

Don't forget to make your online donation for a free piece of original artwork by Juliana Davidson benefitting  St Cloud Main Street! Only $5 per chance or $20 for 5 chances and right now YOUR chances are REALLY good (about 1 in 10) to win the mixed media piece 'Of Corsets Pretty' framed 24"x24" - $150 value! Will ship for free if purchased out of the area (in the U.S.).


Thursday, June 20, 2013

The New York Artists Shop presents: Roger Van Doren (Pops)

The New York Artist Shop
Located in Historic Downtown St. Cloud
Is proud to host an Artist reception on:
June 21st from 5-9 
Featuring this month's Artist of the month.
Roger Van Doren (Pops)
Roger Van Doren AKA Pops was born 1964. He has now made his home in St. Cloud Florida where he lives with his wife of 7 years.
Pops is, a self taught artist. After years of experimenting with different mediums in art such as pencil, charcoal, pen & ink, and even extensive computer graphics & animation, Roger found acrylic to be his favorite medium for creating his artwork today.
Pops artwork is unusual, beautiful, cutting edge and highly collectible his love for colors makes it pop! In the last two years he has participated in two charity events held by Sam Flax Art Supply Stores which allowed his work to hang in City Arts Gallery downtown Orlando. He hopes to get more involved with many art events around Central Florida. You can see more of his artwork and events on facebook.com/PoppiesBluff.
While you are here to meet Roger and enjoy his artwork take a stroll around town and enjoy the other festivities taking place.
Many of the unique shops will be open, There are lots of activities taking place during St. Clouds monthly Hipstoric 3rd Friday The New York Artists Shop hosts a free-featured artist reception on the third Friday of every month. Come by the shop and browse through a unique and eclectic display of local artwork, hand designed home decor, antiques and collectables.
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Denise Beck
The New York Artist Shop
1124 New York Ave.
St. Cloud,Fl. 34769
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Monday, June 17, 2013

Osceola Fall Art Festival

In Historic Downtown Kissimmee
November 16 & 17, 2013 from 10am-5pm

The Osceola Center for the Arts and Kissimmee Main Street will present the 2013 Osceola Fall Art Festival on November 16 & 17 on Broadway in historic downtown Kissimmee. Set amidst the beautiful backdrop of boutiques, antique shops and fine restaurants, guests will enjoy over 100 artists and crafters as they showcase their work during this 2-day free, family-friendly event. Live entertainment, a student art exhibit, children's activities and sidewalk chalk drawing are also a part of the festival activities.

Florida Artists Registry Members Juried Exhibition @ Orlando Museum of Art

1st Thursdays at OMA

Call to Artists
Florida Artists Registry Members Juried Exhibition to be held at Orlando Museum of Art 1st Thursdays Event. Open only to current members of ArtistsRegistry.com. Membership dues MUST be current to qualify. To determine your membership date, log into your account. To become a member, visit our membership page.
Artists’ Reception will be Thursday August 1, 2013 from 6 – 9 PM at Orlando Museum of Art.
Deadline to apply is Sunday July 7 at 4 PM.
Musical Entertainment provided by Luis Alfredo Garcia, Classical, Flamenco, Latin-Jazz Guitarist for Central Florida and Flute Player Humberto Velez
Catering provided by Maxine's on Shine
The Orlando Museum of Art Associates invites you to participate in the fifteenth season of 1st Thursdays. Showcase your art as part of Orlando’s original art party. Complete the application (see below) and return with entry fee to the Orlando Museum of Art by 4pm on Sunday July 7 at 4 PM.
Rules of Entry
1. NEW THIS SEASON: At each 1st Thursdays, a “Best of Show” work will be selected with artist receiving $100. A “People’s Choice Award” will also be given with artist receiving a $25 Gift Certificate to the Orlando Museum of Art’s Museum Shop
2. The non-refundable entry fee is $25 per artist, per event.
3. Submit digital prints or photographs of each work of art to be considered. (Do not submit computer disks or slides.) Please label the back with your name and the title of the work. A self-addressed, stamped envelope must be included in order for the Orlando Museum of Art to return the prints/photographs. The Orlando Museum of Art will not be responsible for any loss or damage to digital prints or photographs. Original works of art are not to be submitted.
4. Video submissions need to be in DVD format, not CD or Data Disc format, and need to be able to be played on a standard DVD player.
5. Each artist may submit up to three (3) works of art per event, unless otherwise indicated.
6. All art media are accepted, unless otherwise indicated.
7. Submissions must be completed works of art. Unfinished works will not be considered.
8. Any works of art with a strong potential for sale prior to the show, are not to be submitted.
9. Application must include an artist’s statement. The Associates will provide the final copy for display at the event.
10. Application must include title, size and medium of each piece being submitted.
11. Artists will be able to list a sale price on the title card of the works of art available for sale the night of the event. Sales will be handled on a 60[artist]/40[Orlando Museum of Art] commission basis through the Museum Shop. All sales final. Artist will receive payment within four to six weeks of sale date.
12. All works of art must be original and created after December 31, 2011.
13. Submissions received after the deadline for entry date/time will not be accepted.
14. Submission of works of art by the artist and acceptance by the Curating Committee is an agreement to show the submitted works.
15. All decisions of the Curating Committee are final.
16. No substitutions of works of art selected will be accepted.
17. Artists will be notified by e-mail of acceptance or rejection approximately one week following curating, which is the Tuesday following the deadline for entry.
The e-mail notification will be coming from volunteer@omart.org.
18. Accepted artists are required to label each work of art with their name and title of the work. Works of art must be “gallery ready” when brought to the Orlando Museum of Art the morning of the event (i.e., all mounting hardware and wire must be included and attached).
19. The Orlando Museum of Art does not provide insurance. Artists will be required to sign an insurance waiver.

Orlando Museum of Art
2416 N. Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803

Patrick Fatica - Hammers and Lambs

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Harmony Music & Arts Festival online application now available!

Please mark your calendars - save the date - and plan to apply by August 25th for the flagship juried art show at the Harmony Music & Arts Festival taking place on September 28 & 29, 2013. 

With $5000 in cash prizes, live music and a great town square environment!

Click on the link below for details and note that Bill Fife is the Show Director and Juliana Davidson, LLC is consulting.

Monday, June 10, 2013

In The Artists Studio with SIR TERRENCE HUMMEL - June 14th


ORLANDO, FL - The Downtown Arts District is pleased to announce this year’s featured artist, Terry Hummel, for its fourth annual “In the Artist’s Studio,” which began as an educational program for art enthusiasts and a signature fundraiser for the Downtown Arts District.  The event will be held at the MEZZ in Downtown Orlando on June 14 from 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person, with proceeds benefiting the Downtown Arts District, and can be purchased atwww.artiststudio.eventbrite.com or by calling 407.648.7060.

“In The Artist’s Studio, An Evening with Sir Terrence Hummel Presented by OUC – the Reliable One” offers a unique experience to learn more about the artist’s background and art career.  Guests will experience a moderated discussion by WKMG’s Lauren Rowe, art exhibition, silent auction, entertainment, complimentary food and beverages sponsored by
John Michael Catering and City Beverages.

“This year we are pleased to welcome artist, writer, educator and champion of the arts, Sir Terrance Hummel as our guest artist,” said Barbara Hartley, Executive Director of the Downtown Arts District. “We are grateful for Hummel’s many contributions to arts and culture in Orlando, and we look forward to hearing and sharing his story about his career as an artist.”

Previous guest artists include: Hollywood photographer, Douglas Kirkland; renowned artist, Gilbert Young; and Doug Powell as featured in “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!“.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

New York Artists Shop Upcoming Art Classes

 The New York Artist Shop
                         1124 New York Ave.
                          St. Cloud,Fl. 34769
                             407 957-1583
Art Classes current and upcoming
Monday 5-7p.m:  Acrylic Painting with Sandra Sheetz Wise, open entry, on going.  $60.00p/mo
Tuesday 6:30 -8:30 p.m: Beginning June 11th.
New class starting; Techniques in Drawing with Beth McFadden.
Class runs for 6 wks.  $150.00  p/6wks.
Thursday 6-8 pm:  Watercolor painting with Mike Fenton.  Next 6 wk. block starts June 28th.
$120.00   p/6wks
Call Denise at The New York Artist Shop with any questions.
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

From Start To Finish: The Florida Sculptors Guild Exhibition

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
633 Osceola Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
Exhibit Title:  From Start To Finish: The Florida Sculptors Guild Exhibition
Exhibit Runs: May 7 - July 21, 2013

(WINTER PARK, FL April 15, 2013) Providing an insightful behind-the-scenes experience, the Start to Finish exhibition will highlight the processes used to create each sculpture. Through photographs, sketches, and models, visitors will see how sculpture develops from start to finish: the formation of an original concept, the methods and materials used, the stages and modifications involved, and the fulfilled vision. Each piece of sculpture will be as unique as the Guild’s diverse membership and will range from traditional to contemporary.  The exhibition is a testament to the beauty of the process and the high caliber of art coming from sculptural visionaries in Central Florida.

This exhibition serves as a channel through which each of the unique components involved in creating sculpture is celebrated and shared with the public. We seek to expose the various elements of sculpture-making as significant contributors that continue to ensure the vibrant cultural identity of our community. The Florida Sculptors Guild is a unique, one-of-a-kind organization in Florida. It is a culturally diverse network of professional sculptors and supporters of the visual arts who are committed to enriching, engaging, and educating our community on the sculptural arts. The Guild provides emerging and established sculptors the space, education, exposure, and connections they need for artistic, creative, and professional advancement.
The Florida Sculptors Guild is comprised of all different types of three-dimensional artists in Central Florida. With the shared vision of advancing the sculptural arts in our community, The Polasek and the Florida Sculptors Guild are proud to share with the public the subtle and complex intricacies of this “monumental” art form.

Selected Artists
Amy Wieck, Anthony Deal, Bill Oatway, Brian Owens, Carolyn Chace, Cheryl Bogdanowitsch, Daryl Golden, David L. Cumbie, Dean S. Warren, Geoffry Sprague, Henry Sinn, Iwona Lys-Dobradin, Jack Hill, James M. Bojarzuk, Jene Omens, Linda Brant, Lynn Brenner-Katz, Mike Moffitt, Mindy Colton, Peter Forster, Sue Adabody, Susan Carter, Woody Igou, Dawn Rosendahl, Marla E, Roneld Lores, Denisse Berlingeri, Byron Walker, and Richard Munster.  

Note to Media:
Images are available to media. Please contact Claire Ponsonby at 407-647-6294 or info@polasek.org  

About the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Founded in 1961, the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens is home to an art collection created by award-winning, internationally recognized, Czech-born American sculptor Albin Polasek. The museum’s primary exhibit is American representational sculpture, with over 200 works by Polasek. The museum also exhibits contemporary art in all mediums in its gallery space. Guided tours of the historic Polasek residence and chapel are hallmarks of this museum, as well as its breathtaking sculpture garden located on Lake Osceola.  The museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of only 30 members of the National Trust’s Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios.

Boynton Beach Sculpture Opportunity

ARTISTS . . . The Avenue of the Arts is a year-long artwork exhibit program that’s designed to evoke the public’s imagination, provoke creativity and invoke senses.  Avenue of the Arts is the creation of the City of Boynton Beach, Florida’s Arts Commission and is managed through the Art in Public Places program.

As visitors travel from Boynton Beach Boulevard down Seacrest Boulevard, east on Ocean Avenue to the Boynton Harbor Marina Intracoastal in Civic Cultural District in Boynton Beach, Florida they will discover twelve inspiring artworks.

Along the way they will learn about the City's amenities such as the City Library, Schoolhouse Children’s Museum, Civic Center, Art Center and the Boynton Harbor Marina. The Civic Cultural District  features multiple artworks including the recent public art suspended in 100 year old specimen trees. The Avenue of the Arts is amongst shops, restaurants, fishing, diving, and other local businesses. Group tours frequent the Avenue of the Arts.

The Art in Public Places program may purchase one, or more, of the artworks for permanent placement in Boynton Beach.  To date, six artworks were purchased for permanent placement in the City with many participating artists awarded additional commissions and private sales. All the artwork is for sale. Artists recieve a $1,000 steipend and the City provides property insurance. The Avenue of the Arts is marketed with print brochures, social media, web site and gains the attention of the media.

Selection and Installation Schedule:
Submission deadline: June 20, 2013
Selection date: June 25, 2013
Artists notification: June 27, 2013
Artists agreement deadline: July 11, 2013
City artwork preparation process: July 15 - August 15, 2013
Artwork installation: September 16 - 26, 2013
(Monday - Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) 
Artist Reception: September 27, 2013

Click here for PDF document of complete exhibit invite, submission specs and sample artists agreement.