Archive for October, 2009

Beach Walk
The Florida Museum for Women Artists opens to the public in Deland on November 14, and my piece Beach Walk is among the 40+ artworks selected for the Inaugural Exhibition. There is a Patron’s Preview and Members’ Reception on Friday evening, November 13. The public opening begins with Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies by DeLand Mayor Apgar at 11AM on Saturday, November 14. Admission that day will be free for everyone.

The Florida Museum of Women Artists is located at 100 N. Woodland Blvd in DeLand. Regular hours are Tue-Thurs, 11AM-6PM; Fri-Sat, 11AM-7PM; Sun, 1PM-5PM (closed Mondays and major holidays).
The 7,300 square foot space includes three galleries, a gift shop, Cafe, meeting / lecture space, and curatorial area. Future exhibitions will include contemporary art, collections and traveling exhibits from other institutions.

Click here to read related article from the Orlando Sentinel.

Guarding Lives (High Hazard)
We’re excited to introduce a new four week colored pencil class at the Beach Art Center in Indian Rocks Beach, FL. This shorter session is especially intended for people unable to commit to a six-week class or who cannot make a longer drive to Dunedin. We will cover the same material, introducing techniques to beginners and helping more experienced students to develop their ideas and personal styles.

Colored Pencil for Everyone at the Beach Art Center
Thursdays, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Four weeks, beginning November 12 (no class on Thanksgiving),
and starting again January 14
$70 Beach Art Center members, $90 Non-members
Call 727-596-4331 to register (Ask for materials list at registration)

“Neat, portable and inexpensive, colored pencils can be used for any style work, from rough sketches to finely detailed realism. Students experiment with color and techniques for a full range of special effects. Emphasis on developing an individual style through personal guidance from instructor and class discussion. For all levels, but some background in drawing is strongly suggested.”

Sunset Rider

Sunset Rider, Colored pencil, 21 x 33" framed, $1800

At the recent Florida Artist Group 59th Exhibition at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, my entry, Sunset Rider, was selected for the Best in Show Award, the Elizabeth Morse Genius Award. It’s the second time I’ve been honored with a “Genius Award” in a FLAG show. The judge was Sique Spence, Director of the Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York, and the show ran September 12 – October 3, 2009.
See the article on the show in the Palm Beach Daily News online edition.

Sunset, Leaping Mullet & Fishermen

Sunset, Leaping Mullet & Fishermen

We have changed the date of the “plein air” colored pencil workshop to October 30. There is still time to join us for this casual, fun class at Wall Springs Park in Palm Harbor. Drawing on location helps develop general drawing skills, and it’s a wonderful way to record travels. Although no special materials are needed for this class, just some pencils and a good sketchbook, you’ll also learn about the equipment that makes working outdoors easier. (Materials list available to help you choose which pencils to bring.) Class will meet 9 AM – 3 PM; fee: $75 DFAC members, $105 non-members Register through the Dunedin Fine Art Center

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