Friday, September 16, 2011

Call for Artists

7th Annual Member's Show at Gallery at Avalon Island is Dec. 15th through Jan. 13th.  Cash prizes will be awarded.  Deadline to apply is Nov. 19th.  Click here for further details.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Crealde Seminar "Making Art Your Business" Oct. 1st

If you've ever wondered about and been perplexed by the business side of selling your art, you don't want to miss this seminar. This yearly event, organized by Crealde's Director of Painting and Drawing, Henry Sinn, is a great opportunity to learn the secrets of successful art marketing from long-time professional artists in the community. They're donating their time for this event so that all funds collected will go to benefit Crealde's Painting and Drawing Department. To top it off, a free lunch is included! Further info is here.

Reminder: Upcoming ALOC Meeting

This is just a reminder that the first ALOC meeting after summer break is this Saturday at 1:30 on September 17th. This is a regular meeting with a demo featuring the artwork of Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson. A few other reminders for the meeting:
  • Please bring a nice nibble for sharing and any summer creations--paintings, drawings, photography, sculptures-- you're especially proud of (along with an easel if necessary.)
  • Those artists who wish to participate should bring a small ACEO (artist's trading card) artwork for exchanging. This was very popular the last few meetings and we'd like to continue the practice.
  • Jerry Bell will have raffle tickets for a trip for two to Switzerland to benefit Crealde's biggest fundraiser of the year. Tickets are normally $20/ea. or a block of eight for $100. They are available for the ALOC group at the block rate of $12.50/ea. If you'd like to take a chance, as well as support a worthy cause, please make checks payable to "Crealde."
  • Donations of art supplies/equipment for the children's art class at Crealde are needed on an ongoing basis and are greatly appreciated. Please bring donations to the meeting or contact Gayle Bell, 407-672-1001. Thanks!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Opening Reception at Crealde, Friday, Sept. 9

Opening Reception and Panel Discussion Friday, Sept. 9
Mid-Century: A Photographic View of Three African-American Communities in Florida.

A two venue exhibition at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center and the Alice & William Jenkins Gallery featuring Ellie Weems, Gordon Parks, and residents’ family photographs of the Hannibal Square community in West Winter Park. Curated by Peter Schreyer, in partnership with Museum in Jacksonville, and The Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach.
• Alice & William Jenkins Gallery at Crealdé 6:00–7:00 p.m. Panel Discussion, 7:00–8:30 p.m. Opening Reception Moderated by Peter Schreyer, Curator and Crealdé’s Executive Director; with Lydia Stewart, Curator of the Ritz Theatre and Museum; Dr. Leonard Lempel, Professor of History and African-American Studies at Daytona State College; Melissa Reamer, Collections Manager of the Southeast Museum of Photography; and Fairolyn Livingston, Heritage Center Manager and Chief Historian.
• 8:30–10:00 p.m. Hannibal Square Heritage Center
Opening Reception with entertainment by the Chuck Archard Trio, featuring jazz from the 1940’s and 50’s.

Plein Air Exhibit Opening at CAH

Florida Painters Group, plein air painters from central Florida, are exhibiting their works at Casselberry Art House. The reception is Friday, Sept. 9th. Further info can be found here.