Thursday, January 28, 2010

"Art with Heart" fundraiser for Haitian relief at Maitland Art Center

We are seeking artwork donations which will raise money for the disaster in Haiti.  100% of proceeds will go to Doctors without Borders operating in Haiti.  Maitland Art Center is agreeable to letting us use their facilities for this purpose on Fri., Feb. 12.  This is the Friday before Valentine's Day, so we're calling this fundraiser "Art with Heart."  Anyone interested, please email me or call so I can get a list together of artwork.  Please submit the minimum you will accept for your art.  You can call me or Jerry at 407-672-1001 or 407-592-5257 for further info.  Also, please let us know if you'd be interested in volunteering for this fundraiser.  Due to the short notice of this event, if it can't be managed for Feb. 12th, we'll reschedule as soon as possible.  Please send this link to any other artists you know that may be interested in contributing to this worthy cause.  Thank you.
Gayle and Jerry Bell

Casselberry Art House show--important update

After completion of applications, please mail them to: Lindsey Anderson, Recreation Center, 200 North Triplet Lake Dr., Casselberry, Fl  32707.  Be sure to initialize each sheet of the application and put "ALOC" into the Exhibit Title line on the first page.  She needs this info ASAP in order to keep track of entries, prepare cards, price lists, etc. for show.  When the paintings are dropped off on the 1st of March Arlene will verify submissions against compiled list and collect a $5.00 fee.  Drop off time is March 1st from 11 to 1 p.m.  Additional info is here, or you can contact Arlene Kartak for further info at or 407-834-6388.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Application for ALOC show at Casselberry Art House

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

"January" Study

A cold January reminded me of this study I did for a painting I finished last year, entitled "January". The study has always had a special place for me -- I have always liked it much better than the finished product -- and it was my joy to gift it to a close friend this past holiday season.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

SCC Seeks Local Artists

Seminole Community College Fine Arts Gallery is in search of artists for the 2010-2011 academic year. To be considered for an exhibit, please send proposal, resume, 15-20 high resolution images, and artist statement prior to February 2, 2010. Send information and CD in a manila envelope lined with bubble wrap and marked in bold letters as follows: FRAGILE DO NOT BEND . Address envelope to: Seminole Community College Fine Arts Gallery, 100 Weldon Blvd , Sanford , FL 32773-6199 .  CD images will not be returned to artists, they will be archived in college files. 

For further information please call: 407-708-2704.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Still too cold!

Still cold here in Florida -- but it has me looking at the few winter scene that I have done in years past -- the cold here is not as inspirational as the snow up north!

Sunday, January 10, 2010


"Solitude" Watercolor Painting by Krys Pettit
This recently completed painting was inspired by a scene in near Owls Head, Maine some years ago -- although I saw it during the day it led me to wonder about it at night -- how it might look on a chilly summer night in the full moon -- and who would be there to witness it?


It's too cold here in Central Florida -- we had sleet, ice and snow in some places yesterday. Not living in a wintry climate I tend not to paint too many winter scenes -- this one happens to be something I did many years ago from am memory of those fantastic sunsets in Upstate New York!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Call for Artists

All ALOC members are encouraged to submit up to two artworks (no larger than 36" x 36") for inclusion in the March show at the Casselberry Art House (CAH), 127 Quail Pond Circle, Casselberry, FL 32707 Phone:  (407) 262-7700 x1576.  Applications will be at the January ALOC meeting at Beardall Senior Center.  Drop off of artwork at CAH will be on Mon., March 1, from 11 to 1 p.m.  Application should accompany artwork along with a $5 entry fee.  (Pieces can be marked for sale or NFS; CAH does not require a commission from any proceeds of sales--20%.)  Art pick up is Friday, March 26 from 11 to 2 p.m.

Ken Austin is judging the show and prizes will be awarded for First, Second and Third place.  All members are requested to bring either an appetizer or wine, or both ;-), to the reception, which will take place on Friday, March 5th, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.  Plates, napkins and glasses will be furnished by CAH.  You can contact Arlene Kartak for further info at or 407-834-6388.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

ALOC Newsletter January 2010

ALOC Newsletter January 2010