Friday, July 26, 2013

Call for Hispanic Artists - Osceola County Administration Building

Hello Artists!
Hope you are doing well.  This is to let you know that the Osceola County Board of County Commissioners will be hosting the Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 6:30 PM.  It is an absolute pleasure and honor for the opportunity to have you display your master pieces!
As an overview, the celebration will be held in the First floor lobby of the Administration Building located at 1 Courthouse Square in downtown Kissimmee, across from the Courthouse.  The celebration includes performances by a Folklore Dance group and by students from the Osceola School for the Arts, in addition to light refreshments catered by acclaimed local Chef Joel Rodríguez’ (Latin-inspired cuisine) and special artwork exhibition by talented local Hispanic artists (YOU!!!). 
The public will enjoy the exhibition, performance and refreshments all in the lobby.  Since the lobby dimensions are not extensive and we want to accommodate everyone, we may limit the number of master pieces, depending on the size.  Please bring your own easel for display of your artwork.
At your earliest convenience, please let me know if you will be able to participate this year. 
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at 407-742-2006 or via email.  Once again, we are ecstatic and appreciate your participation on this grand event!  Look forward to hearing from you!  Regards! Brenda

Brenda Lee Rivera
Sr. Administrative Assistant
Board of County Commissioners
1 Courthouse Square, Suite 4700
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone (407) 742-2006 * Fax (407) 742-2013

Classes at The New York Artist Shop

Watercolor painting class with Mike Fenton

Begins: Thursday Aug. 1st at 6-8pm
Where: The New York Artist Shop
How Much: $120.00 for 6 week coarse 
Call to Register or stop in.
Denise Beck
The New York Artist Shop
1124 New York Ave.
St. Cloud,Fl. 34769
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Saturday, July 20, 2013

NAP for Osceola County School District Employees & Family

National Arts Program Art Show for Employees and Family of the Osceola County School District
Call for Artists - All Ages

With $2400 in prize money for all ages in 5 categories:
12 under

Taking place at the Osceola Center for the Arts (

9th Annual Exhibit
Oct 1, 2013 – Oct 31, 2013
Oct 3, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

The New York Artist Shop July Artist: Bob Boynton

The New York Artist Shop
Located in Historic Downtown St. Cloud
Is proud to host an Artist reception on:
July 19th from 5-9 

Featuring this month's Artist of the month.

Bob Boynton

        Bob is an emerging Florida artist with unique creative artwork.   His award winning work is a combination of photography and painting.   The photographic portions of his work are high-resolution digital giclees, printed on canvas in a six-color process.   Bob then extends the photograph by hand painting the frame in acrylic to complete the artwork.  This combination is a perfect marriage between photography and painting, allowing Bob to utilize his abilities and passions in this creative and unique art form. 
His interest in photography developed during High School where he was a yearbook photographer and worked part-time in a photographic studio.  He used his photographic knowledge to earn spending money during college.  While in South West Baptist University, Bob majored in Psychology and Art.  After graduation, he pursued a career as a Florist.  Bob came to Orlando in 1984 as a floral designer for Walt Disney World.  Bob is presently retired from Walt Disney World after 22 years of service as a decorator. 
Bob started painting this type of art form in 2002 using glossy enlargements of his photographs taken with his 35mm camera.  In 2004, he switched to digital photography.  Digital photography allows Bob to see immediate results of pictures taken.   Having changed to digital photography, he soon began to evaluate the process of changing his photographs from glossy to canvas.  He felt that the giclees provided a more artistic rendering of his photographs.  Bob's artwork is presently on display in two galleries in Florida, two galleries in Western North Carolina one gallery in Arkansas, and one gallery in Iowa.
While you are here to meet Bob 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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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Collage workshop with artist Elizabeth St. Hilare Nelson


The Studio is proud to announce local artist Elizabeth St. Hilare Nelson is coming to conduct a collage workshop. Elizabeth is nationally known for her paper paintings & collage techniques. She'll be guiding you through the process to create your own paper painting.  Click on the image below for all the information. Space is limited, so register early!                                 
Call the Studio to register: 407-246-4488.

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Call for Hispanic Artists - City of Orlando

Luis M. Martínez - 407. 246.4128
Cassandra Lafser - 407.246.2182

Open Call for Hispanic Artists to Display Art during Hispanic Heritage Month at Orlando City Hall

The City of Orlando is seeking local Hispanic/Latino artists to display their artwork during Hispanic Heritage Month in The Terrace Gallery at Orlando City Hall.  The art exhibit will be unveiled at a ribbon cutting ceremony during the City of Orlando’s Hispanic Heritage Month kickoff on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.  The exhibit will run from September 5 to October 15, 2013.

Interested artists should submit the following to City of Orlando Public Art Coordinator Paul Wenzel at
·  Bio or resume of the artist including where they are from
·  Five pieces of artwork related to Hispanic culture (JPG format, small files)
·  Statements about each artwork
·  Title of each art piece, the medium and measurements
·  Deadline for submissions: Friday, July 26, 2013
·  Selected artists should deliver their pieces to City Hall on Saturday, August 24th between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
·  Appropriateness: Artists are selected based on the appropriateness of their proposal to the project.
·  Communication: The artist must have the ability to clearly communicate concepts both visually and through clearly written materials.
·  Performance: The artist must have a good professional history of being able to work cooperatively and finish projects on time.
Paul Wenzel, Public Art Coordinator 

Luis M. Martinez, Director of Multicultural Affairs 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Call for Artists - Mel's Bad Girl Club

SHOW: 7th Annual Art Show- "Sensory Overload"
WHERE: City Arts Factory
ARTISTS: Looking for Female Artists
CATEGORY: Open to all types/genres of Art
DATE: 3rd Thursday July 18th 6-9PM (Art will hang for almost a month)
CONTACT: Mel Taylor -
WEBSITE- All information is at
DONATION: $25 for 4 Pieces in the show & $10 for Additional Items. (Space is Limited)

It's time again for the 7th Annual Sensory Overload ART SHOW happening at the City Arts Factory on the 3rd Thursday of July. Show will open on July 18th and hang for almost a month.  

We are looking for ALL FEMALE ARTISTS in ALL GENRES of Art to participate. This is not a judged show and all levels are welcome! It is one of the biggest & hottest shows of the year!  

Below you can check out all of the information. If you are interested- please feel free to ask away with any questions! 

You can pay online, by check or cash. If you have pieces in the show, pay and submit your information by July 7th- you can put an additional piece in for FREE. DEADLINE EXTENDED! Submit ASAP!

Looking forward to a GREAT show once again. Here is the link online as well.