Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Call for Artists

The Historic Sanford Welcome Center invites all artists to the Sanford Art Walk, a juried art show in the Welcome Center, and a walking tour of art venues located in historic downtown Sanford. The event takes place from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM on the fourth Friday of each month. The event at the Welcome Center will include live music, light refreshments and lots of ART!

The themes and rules are here and application is here.

September ALOC meeting--Sept. 17th, 1:30 p.m.

Our first meeting after summer break will feature a demo by Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson. Well known locally for her wonderful collages, her works are much sought after both here and abroad. It should be lots of fun! And don't forget to bring some of your own artwork for everyone to admire (and also a tasty snack--somehow lemon meringue pie comes to mind!)

Crealde School of Art fundraiser in September

In conjunction with Crealde School of Art's 15th Annual Benefit Auction Fundraiser, raffle tickets for an all-expenses paid, deluxe week-long trip for two to Switzerland are available. The trip is designed by Peter Schreyer, Executive Director of Crealde and native of Switzerland. Check here for images and stories from previous tours.

Tickets are $20/each or eight for $100. ALOC could pool their resources and buy blocks of eight for $12.50 each. All proceeds will benefit Crealde. Please call Jerry Bell at 407-672-1001 or email: if you'd like to purchase a ticket. Checks should be made out to Crealde School of Art. Please let Jerry know if you want to purchase tickets prior to the next ALOC meeting (Sept. 17th) and he will have them available there.

Crealde's 15th Annual Benefit Auction Fundraiser is the following Saturday, September 24th, and will be held at the Home Builders Association of Metro Orlando located at 544 Mayo Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751 at 6:30 PM. Tickets are available for $50 each. Please call 407-671-1886 for event details and to purchase entrance tickets.

This is Crealdé's largest fund raising event, which enables them to continue their mission to stimulate the creative process inherent in each individual through hands-on education in the visual arts. The funds raised allow them to continue their outstanding community programs that reach over 112,000 central Floridians annually.

Jazz guitarist John Valeri to perform in Maitland

Musical event featuring jazz guitarist, John Valeri, Sept. 18th, 6 p.m., at the art studio of Sandy Bonus, 142 S. Swoope Ave., Maitland. Please click this link for further information.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Doris Smart showing in Ivanhoe Village

Mucario Law firm will host a reception for “Nexus”, an exhibition of the art of Doris Smart and Jason Lee. Mucario Law is located at 1817 North Orange Avenue in the heart of the Ivanhoe Village district. The reception will be September 2nd, from 6-9pm, and will coincide with the 1st Friday’s Art Stroll of Ivanhoe Village. It is free and open to the public. The show runs through November 2nd.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Stacy Barter workshop starts next week

There's still time to register for Stacy Barter's four week still life painting workshop at Crealde. The class starts next Tuesday, from 9 to 4. She's an excellent instructor! Please call 407-671-1886 to register.

Call for Artists

Eau Gallie Art Festival, Nov. 19th and 20th.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Last week to register at Crealde

It's the last week to register for Fall I art classes at Crealde!  From painting and drawing to photography or sculpture, the dog days of summer are the best time to spend learning an art skill from one of the talented instructors at Crealde.  The class schedule is here and further info can be obtained by calling 407-671-1886.

Art show and reception at Oviedo YMCA

ALOC members Karen Angell, Gayle Bell, Leslie Keller and Doris Smart, along with several other artists, are exhibiting their artworks at the Oviedo YMCA, 7900 Red Bug Lake Rd., Oviedo, during September.  The show will run September 6th through September 30th.  Artists' reception is Sept. 6th, 11:30 to 12:30.   For more info, please call Doris Smart at 407-365-4066.

Plein Air retreat in Maint Sept. 12--19

Click here for info.

Linda Amundsen exhibit upcoming

Linda Amundsen is exhibiting her paintings at the Steinway Piano Gallery in Altamonte Springs, 303 E. Altamonte Drive (407-339-3771), for the month of September.  A jazz/wine/cheese reception is being held on September 8th from 6-8PM.  Hope everyone can attend.

Paint-Out reunion Sept. 24th

The CFPAA Artists group is sponsoring a paint-out reunion in celebration of when the plein air movement began in Florida. Ten years ago in September, a group of painters met on the website “wetcanvas” and organized an all-inclusive paint-out in Ozello, FL. From that day on, lasting friendships were formed and Plein Air Florida and many local art groups were created.  CFPAA was the Orlando-based group.  In celebration of how far Florida plein air painting has advanced in ten years, CFPAA is sponsoring a one-day reunion on September 24th in Ozello Florida. Painting sites have been mapped out and prizes will be awarded to the top three artists choice awards. After painting all day, there will be a showing of the art and dinner at Peck’s Old Port Cove, 139 N Ozello Trl, Crystal River. Many artists will be staying over Friday and Saturday night, making it a full weekend. Corporate rates have been secured at the Holiday Inn Express. 

There is no fee to join.  This is a good way to start off the painting season since it has been so HOT all summer long. Everyone is invited!! Pass the word. 

For details or to sign up, you may contact Elisabeth Ferber at or Sharon Muldoon at