Saturday, March 14, 2015

2nd Saturday, March 2015



This is an annual rite of Spring at our beautiful downtown waterfront museum on Beach Drive. Some 60 floral designers interpret museum pieces with fresh flowers and foliage. The result is visually stunning and a must see for anyone who loves MFA, anyone who loves beautiful flowers, and anyone who appreciates creative design! This is my 12th year participating and I really hope you'll treat yourself to this very special event!

***Special Conversation with the Designers:
Sunday, 3/15 12-2pm*** Come see me!

There are many other wonderful events associated with this exhibition....Please check out www.TheStuartSociety.org for details of scheduled events.

On Friday, 3/13 at 5pm, Tina Douglass from The The Margaret Acheson Stuart Society will be a special @[null:#BeautyMark]!! guest on Beauty & The 'Burg and will tell us all about Art in Bloom!
www.lirafterdark.com
Tune in!

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PI Day

"Yes, the time is upon us. Everyone knows pi day is March 14th, but any true nerd realizes pi is not 3.14, but rather an irrational constant which continues infinitely in decimal expansion. Starting at 9:26:53 (.589... sec) AM, the longest extended Pi Day of our lives will come into action. The date, at the AM and PM hours, will be " 3/14/15 at 9:26:53.589. Days like this only come once in a lifetime!

It is understood 1592 was a better year. This was probably the greatest pi day in history. Every 100 years (1915, 2015, 2115 etc) come the next closest pi days. It is also understood there are other minor pi days (be creative). Yes, 22/7 is pi approximation day -- But it's not that accurate! I wrote this just for all you people who like to find missing details written in nerd events. I'm sure you'll still find more ;)

If you're a nerd, you will invite ANY other nerd you know :D

Invite all your friends and let's make this the number one nerd event on facebook ;)

Pi =
4*Sum[(-1)^i/ (2*i+1) ,{i,0, infinity}]
= 4*( 1 - 1/3 + 1/5 - 1/7 + 1/9-...)

This formula can be derived using the Taylor series for arctan via integration, namely arctan[x] = integral[1/(1+t^2),{t,0,x}]
and writing 1/(1+t^2) as a geometric sum with generator -t^2.

**EDIT: Wristbands are no longer being sold due to supply restrictions. If you really want one, check out http://www.gofundme.com/pikid before the end of March!

***[link no longer has active store:***We recently have begun selling some epic wrist bands (like the yellow livestrong ones etc) that have pi day information. "Pi Day 3/14/15 9:26:53..." For more information visit http://thepidayofourlives.homestead.com/

In memory of a dear friend, Jarrod Newton... 3/14 /87 - 08/26/2011


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YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO SPEND A SPECIAL EVENING WITH ZOË AND ROBERT BOCIK…COME CELEBRATE FUNKTIONHOUSE'S GRAND OPENING
March 14, 2015, From 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
562 25TH ST. SOUTH, ST. PETERSBURG
In the WAREHOUSE ARTS DISTRICT – Stop #3 ON THE ARTWALK TROLLEY TOUR

The evening will feature the Aubrey Malcolm Collection, L.L.C., of rare African art, enhanced with our exclusively designed furniture and lighting. The exhibit will focus on authentic objects that have been used in rituals, ceremonies or daily life and reflect the long standing traditions of the many peoples and cultures of Africa and Oceania. Masks, sculptures, furniture, fabrics and other items will be featured in the exhibit. All exhibited objects will be available for purchase.

Try your hand at woodturning with Ben Farrell and his Bowls for Good. This local foundation works year-round with volunteers and locally rescued trees, to make lovely wooden bowls. At their annual fundraiser, they sell the bowls and donate the money to Feeding America Tampa Bay and other local childhood hunger based charities. Ben will have lathes turning and woodchips flying, teaching our guests to turn bowls using our locally harvested St. Petersburg urban lumber.

Learn about our successful efforts to rescue local trees, see our sawmill and how we produce green-sourced lumber, as well as beautiful furnishings, from an amazing variety of exotic and native woods, all rescued from our St. Petersburg neighborhoods.

*Serving liquor, wine & beer for a suggested donation. Donations go to Feeding America Tampa Bay.



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Graphi-ko Gallery of St. Petersburg presents a public juried “12 x 12 x $100” Art Exhibition on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 from 5pm – 10pm. The show will feature an all- original collection of art from over 50 local artists ranging from children to St. Petersburg’s finest professional artists, including an impressive display by the artists of Creative Clay. All works are on 12 x 12 canvases and all are priced at $100. The show’s theme is designed to attract art fans into becoming consumers of original fine art supporting local artists. The subject matter and style is up to the artists and will be varied and eclectic to satisfy all tastes in art.

The “12 x 12 x $100” Art Exhibition will be a public juried event with cash prizes being awarded to the winning artists. The show will be on display for the purpose of sale until April 15th, 2015.


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“Learning to Fly” is a metaphor for the artist's recent re-locations throughout the United States. The show hints at the journey that she has been on. Born and raised in Minnesota, Laurie's earlier pottery focused mainly on native plants and the backyard birds that frequented her feeders. Since then she has lived in a beautiful, rural, mountainous area of northwest Georgia and currently resides in St Petersburg, FL close to amazing beaches. “When I first moved here everyone told me that I was going to have to carve fish on my pottery if I hoped to sell anything. So, I've been trying to figure out the intricacies of my new market. What to make, where to sell it, what shows are good and which galleries to approach.”
By stacking various small forms Laurie is able to create larger, quirky, sculptural statements. The artist's garden totems are based on memories of her adventures in nature. The recollection might be running through the planting rows of her grandparent's nursery, hiking in the mountains or shelling on the beach. The majority of her work starts off on the potters wheel. Forms are thrown, altered and painstakingly carved. Surface decoration is an integral part of her work. Glazing takes hours with multiple glazes specifically placed. Each piece beckons to be explored and touched.



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Feature show of paintings and small creatures by Asheville, NC artist and illustrator Margaret Couch Cogswell officially opens this Saturday, March 7th ... and we'll also be welcoming the public to the 2nd Saturday Art Walk | St. Petersburg for the second official opening. Please join us! Good company, a little food and drink, laughter and really great artwork. Show runs through Saturday, April 18th. 



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STRANDS OF SUNSHINE

Originals, art prints and other fun things by Kristin Northup of The Paper Zoo.

This show could be for you if 2 or more of the following apply. Do you:

1) Like fun things.
2) Grow bored with the status quo.
3) Have good moods.
4) Have bad moods.
5) Enjoy colorful art.
6) Have a sense of humor.
7) Consider yourself a friend to plants or animals.








More info: http://www.thepaperzoo.com/exocentric/
 

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Let Creative Clay take YOU out the ball game and get in the baseball spirit during our March Artwalk, featuring artist-altered baseballs and handmade collectibles. Silent auction, popcorn, Cracker Jacks, hot dogs and craft beer. Live music by JazzPulse. Play ball! 

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St. Petersburg's Second Saturday ArtWalk presents over 30 galleries and studios in the Waterfront Arts, Central Arts District, The EDGE District of St. Petersburg, Grand Central District Association and the Warehouse Arts District coming together as one arts destination.

Be the first to see new affordable works of art, as ArtWalk is Opening Night where many galleries and studios premiere new works. Some are only open on ArtWalk, and many offer demonstrations and refreshments. It’s impossible to take in the entire ArtWalk in one night! Plan to drive, walk, or take the trolleys to visit the districts of your choice.

Our free trolley shuttles will have an art guide on board talking about each venue on our one continuous trolley loop that goes from the 3rd Street and Central Avenue to deep in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District. You can park for free on 1st Ave N and 1st Ave S from 15th St to 30th Street. Additional parking will be available for trolley riders in the vacant lot at the Northeast corner of Central Avenue and 29th Street (Please note that this is NOT one of our trolley stops). In addition, venues with large free parking lots are Soft Water Studios, the Morean Center for Clay at the Train Station, the Clay Center of St. Petersburg, the Florida Holocaust Museum and the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum.

Duke Energy is our sponsor. The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, the Arts Association St. Petersburg Inc., the EDGE District, the Grand Central District, and the Warehouse Arts District associations coordinate St. Petersburg’s Second Saturday ArtWalk. The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance strives to be the community voice, the umbrella organization for the arts -- facilitating artists, arts organizations and creative businesses to work collaboratively; empowering the growth of the arts community, and driving arts-related economic development.

Browse, watch and purchase “Where Art is Made”!

Trolley starts here at 5pm
Craftsman House Gallery - 2955 Central Avenue - Actually, it's going to be Craftsman House Gallery's 7th annual Pie Day (3.14) during ArtWalk this Saturday! Stop by for some homemade pi. Mathematicians celebrate pi as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. There they celebrate with their famous strawberry rhubarb, along with other varieties. Eat it there a la mode, or take some home to your abode. Free slice of pie with gallery purchase! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Craftsman-House-Gallery/158706022997

Charlie Parker Pottery - 2724 6th Avenue S. - “Learning to Fly” is a metaphor for Laurie Landry’s recent re-locations throughout the United States. The artist's garden totems are based on memories of her adventures in nature. The majority of her work starts off on the potter’s wheel. Forms are thrown, altered and painstakingly carved. Surface decoration is an integral part of her work. Glazing takes hours with multiple glazes specifically placed. https://www.facebook.com/events/1428983704059520

Zen Glass Studio - 600 27th Street South - Enjoy live glassblowing, auctions, demonstrations and a gallery show of our newest creations. Featuring the works of Zen Glass artists Joshua Poll, Dave Walker, and Christian Zvonik https://www.facebook.com/ZenGlassStudio

The Venture Compound - 2621 Fairfield Avenue South - A pop-up artist market by the St. Pete Indie Market. Also, works on display and for sale in the gallery by students of the Pyramid School in Tampa. Following the ArtWalk, musical performance by four local artists called RITU∆L. https://www.facebook.com/TheVentureCompound/timeline

Funktionhouse Urban Lumber & Furnishings - 562 25th St. S - 'Grand Re-Opening' with a special display of treasures from ancient Africa. Featuring a selection from the Aubrey Malcolm Collection of rare tribal art, sculpture, textiles, masks, see a 3,000 year old mummy mask and more, paired with one-of-a-kind furniture and lighting created from local St. Petersburg trees. Try your hand at turning wood on a lathe with Bowls For Good, check out the sawmill, and learn about milling local lumber. https://www.facebook.com/Funktionhouse

Duncan McClellan Glass - 2342 Emerson Avenue South – The opening of "Earth, Sea and Air" with visiting Japanese glass artist Hiroshi Yamano and Japanese/Canadian Naoko Takenouchi. Yamano will be giving a free glassblowing demonstration around 6:15pm. http://ow.ly/JH7jB

Clay Center of St. Petersburg - 420 23rd Street South – Sculpture demonstration by Kyu aYmmamoto and Nick Toebaas. https://www.facebook.com/events/1527596500823363/

Soft Water Studios - 515 22nd Street South - Trust Birth is a juried show with three separate prizes to artists and you vote who wins! Organized by Katrina Hollon, one of St. Pete's best-known wide-wives working independently of hospitals, the show will focus on the transcendent nature and raw realness of birth in a variety of mediums. Food trucks, beverages and live music. https://www.facebook.com/sws.art.art/timeline

Mga Sculpture Studio - – 515 22nd Street South - A commission driven sculpture facility that specializes in the design, fabrication and installation of sculptural objects in a variety of mediums from cartable materials to metal fabrication. Currently working on several large scale commissions for local private entities and across the country. https://www.facebook.com/MgaSculpture

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum - 2240 9th Avenue S. - Quantum Entanglement: Ya La'ford's large scale installation considers the philosophical thinking about ‘aesthetics’, in her quest to find a universal language. This installation seeks to disseminate and transmit humanities unseen experiences, within layers of interconnecting lines. La’ford is an interdisciplinary artist: educator, visual painter, installation/video artist, and muralist. . La’ford’s paintings are included in corporate, private and public collections, and she has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. https://www.facebook.com/WoodsonMuseum/timeline

Gallerie 909 - 909 22nd Street South - The Journey featuring artist, Eugenia Washington with an aged tradition of art in the African American Community showcasing quilts. Artist talk at 7PM and live music. https://www.facebook.com/events/1613960212167060

Morean Center for Clay - 420 22nd Street South - Recent works from both nationally and locally renowned artists including Jonathan Barnes, Bede Clarke, Naomi Cleary, Jim Connell, Chandra Debuse, Harris Deller, Trevor Dunn, Amy Higgenbotham, Stephen Heywood, Tyler Houstin, Kim Kirchman, Lauren Kuterbach, Mike Jabbur, Nick Joerling, Dan McCabe, Ryan Michel, Matt Schiemann, McKenzie Smith, Haley Swanson, Kodi Thompson, Adam Yungbluth, Melissa Yungbluth. https://www.facebook.com/CenterForClay

Richard Clark and Jim Corp - Five Deuces Galleria Building - 420 23rd Street South - Paper and paint, prints and canvas. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=739036012796403

Nancy Smrekar Art Studio - 2135 3rd Avenue South, Unit #5, Five Deuces Galleria Garden Building. Featuring acrylic/oil paintings in impressionism, realism, and abstract styles by emerging artist Nancy Smrekar. https://www.facebook.com/nancysmrekar.artist

Alvarezphoto.com - 150 22nd Street South - Tour the 7,800 SF, multi-stage studio, view select photographs by Jorge Alvarez, and participate in @150 Studio South Photography Session celebrating The Luck of The Irish with a St. Patrick’s Day’s inspired session. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alvarezphotocom/167575316595585

St. Petersburg Opera Company - 2145 1st Ave South - The Mirella Cimato Gallery at Opera Central will be opening a new show from Paul Nucci, who works mainly in pastels. Also featuring photos of Seville from Fernando Velasquez on display in the Bailey Family hallway. https://www.facebook.com/StPeteOpera

Home - From Mayan Hands - 2006 Second Avenue South - Mayan Folk Art - antique and new-saints, demons, angels, devils, mary and joseph, day of the dead, textiles, and furniture. Spanish colonial furniture, dance masks, santos, and mayan ceremonial art. All the modern folk art is at wholesale prices. https://www.facebook.com/pages/From-Mayan-Hands/768725999853388?ref=br_tf

Trolley Starts Here at 5pm
Creative Clay – 1114 Central Avenue - Celebrate their 20th Anniversary with good art and good folk. Opening reception of Baseball on My Mind, featuring artist altered baseballs and handmade collectibles. Live music by JazzPulse. https://www.facebook.com/events/788603514562051

Michele Tuegel Contemporary – 320 Central Avenue - "Welcome to My World" Paintings and small creatures by Margaret Couch Cogswell. Runs through April 18th. https://www.facebook.com/MicheleTuegelContemporary/timeline

The Gallery - 200 Central Ave S. - “Sports Minded” - paintings by Timothy Raines : Autos, Bikes & Baseball. https://www.facebook.com/thegalleryart

SHAPIRO'S Gallery - 300 Beach Drive NE. - Showcasing the finest in American made contemporary crafts. Blown glass, jewelry, pottery, wooden boxes, and sculpture. https://www.facebook.com/shapirogallery

Art on 1st - 550 First Avenue North – Love your downtown. Artists’ perspectives on cityscapes, skylines, and horizons. https://www.facebook.com/events/1539179786349417

Florida CraftArt - 501 Central Avenue – “Garden of Earthly Pleasures” exhibition in the gallery featuring fine craft by over 30 Florida artists. Expect to be dazzled by the finest glass, clay, wood, metal, jewelry and mixed media art created by Florida artists in the retail gallery. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Florida-Craftsmen-Inc/352815711033?fref=ts

Art Lofts - 10 Fifth Street North (upstairs) - Come on up and see Artx5 artist’s interpretations of art in a new exhibit featuring mixed media paintings by Susan Hess, Copper sculptures by Rebecca Skelton, acrylic paintings by Kas Turner, black and white photography by Joe Walles and mixed media collages by Lee West https://www.facebook.com/artlofts

Graphi-ko Gallery/ Jewelry - 669 Central Avenue - Opening night of "12 x 12 x $100" featuring over 120 paintings by 60 local artists. It will be publicly juried, so come vote for your favorite work of art. This show is designed to present an opportunity to purchase affordable, original art and support local artists. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Graphi-ko-Gallery-Jewelry/125300180883521

St. Pete ArtWorks - 635 Central Ave - Featured Artist Exhibition: "Seen and Unseen", paintings by Mary Bottini.
Music by singer/guitar player/songwriter Nathan Perrer. https://www.facebook.com/St.PeteArtWorks?fref=ts

Strands of Sunshine - 8 Sixth Street N - Welcome artist and designer Kristin Northup (of The Paper Zoo) for a special show. "eXOcentric" playfully explores reality through unrestrained perspective. Featuring prints and original works in the Artist's whimsical style. Shop the always fresh collection of handcrafted jewelry and locally made goods during your visit. https://www.facebook.com/events/1408166419486844

Morean Arts Center - 719 Central Avenue –
• KYLE: Catastrophes - Artist KYLE creates mixed media painting, construction and site-specific installations that speak to the world in which we live.
• David Henry Williams: True Blues. From 1981 to 2014, award-winning photographer and Tampa resident David Henry Williams has documented Blues musicians. This exhibition conveys his interpretation of this unique America music and the individuals who create it.
• PCCA Senior Thesis Exhibitions - See works from emerging artists Sophie Ammon, Zoe Cappello, Alex Fox, Fairan Serrano, Pamela Bulu and Amanda Matthews, all senior in the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School...
• BreakOut: Inspired Artist Studios @ PARC, Inc. The mission of PARC, Inc. is to provide people with developmental disabilities opportunities to gain independence and to live life to the fullest. See the latest works by some of their clients, created in PARC’s artist studio.
• My Personal Hero: Word & Image Elementary School Exhibition. The continuation of our 18th annual arts and literacy program for Pinellas County students in grades 3-5. https://www.facebook.com/events/1000195343328812

ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing - 1445 Central Avenue - Featured artist Robert J. Simone's exhibition Wading In will be on view as well as the artwork of many of the areas most celebrated artists ~ including Margaret Juul, Lance Rodgers, Nathan Beard, Steven Kenny, Nin McQuillen, John Taormina, and more. https://www.facebook.com/ArTiclesIncCustomFramingArtGallery

Art Central Studios - Art Central Building, 2109 Central Avenue, 2nd Floor - Six established visual artists - Carol Dameron, Mary Grieco, Frank Lewis, John Bartone, Herb Snitzer and Zala Highsmith, will be showing and speaking about their most recent works. http://www.artcentralstudios.com/

Grand Central Stained Glass & Graphics – 2401 Central Avenue - The Inaugural Grand Central Stained Glass Faire! Almost two dozen glass artists will be on hand displaying their stunning stained glass, fused glass, mosaics, glass jewelry and more. Shop for some of the most beautiful and unique handcrafted glass art in the Tampa Bay area. All local artists. Come, enjoy our vibe, the art, music and sweet treats. You'll have a Ball! https://www.facebook.com/grandcentralstainedglass/timeline

Creative Soul Studio : Coffee, Wine, Art – 2425 Central Avenue - “Wear Me Out Baby”, a unique show of wearable art from Amy Pate and Gail Cormier. Featuring one of a kind millinery, leather, felting and jewelry, this promises to be one of the most different and special events this season. On site custom design work will be available from both of the artists. https://www.facebook.com/events/1573598026221383

Our partner associations also have great listings for art events!!
Keep Saint Petersburg Local
Grand Central District Association
Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association

Choose 4 or 5 to visit this Saturday then come back the next Second Saturday to visit more!



St. Petersburg's Second Saturday ArtWalk presents over 30 galleries and studios in the Waterfront Arts, Central Arts District, The EDGE District of St. Petersburg, Grand Central District Association and the Warehouse Arts District coming together as one arts destination.

Be the first to see new affordable works of art, as ArtWalk is Opening Night where many galleries and studios premiere new works. Some are only open on ArtWalk, and many offer demonstrations and refreshments. It’s impossible to take in the entire ArtWalk in one night! Plan to drive, walk, or take the trolleys to visit the districts of your choice.

Our free trolley shuttles will have an art guide on board talking about each venue on our one continuous trolley loop that goes from the 3rd Street and Central Avenue to deep in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District. You can park for free on 1st Ave N and 1st Ave S from 15th St to 30th Street. Additional parking will be available for trolley riders in the vacant lot at the Northeast corner of Central Avenue and 29th Street (Please note that this is NOT one of our trolley stops). In addition, venues with large free parking lots are Soft Water Studios, the Morean Center for Clay at the Train Station, the Clay Center of St. Petersburg, the Florida Holocaust Museum and the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum.

Duke Energy is our sponsor. The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, the Arts Association St. Petersburg Inc., the EDGE District, the Grand Central District, and the Warehouse Arts District associations coordinate St. Petersburg’s Second Saturday ArtWalk. The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance strives to be the community voice, the umbrella organization for the arts -- facilitating artists, arts organizations and creative businesses to work collaboratively; empowering the growth of the arts community, and driving arts-related economic development.

Browse, watch and purchase “Where Art is Made”!

Trolley starts here at 5pm
Craftsman House Gallery - 2955 Central Avenue - Actually, it's going to be Craftsman House Gallery's 7th annual Pie Day (3.14) during ArtWalk this Saturday! Stop by for some homemade pi. Mathematicians celebrate pi as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. There they celebrate with their famous strawberry rhubarb, along with other varieties. Eat it there a la mode, or take some home to your abode. Free slice of pie with gallery purchase! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Craftsman-House-Gallery/158706022997

Charlie Parker Pottery - 2724 6th Avenue S. - “Learning to Fly” is a metaphor for Laurie Landry’s recent re-locations throughout the United States. The artist's garden totems are based on memories of her adventures in nature. The majority of her work starts off on the potter’s wheel. Forms are thrown, altered and painstakingly carved. Surface decoration is an integral part of her work. Glazing takes hours with multiple glazes specifically placed. https://www.facebook.com/events/1428983704059520

Zen Glass Studio - 600 27th Street South - Enjoy live glassblowing, auctions, demonstrations and a gallery show of our newest creations. Featuring the works of Zen Glass artists Joshua Poll, Dave Walker, and Christian Zvonik https://www.facebook.com/ZenGlassStudio

The Venture Compound - 2621 Fairfield Avenue South - A pop-up artist market by the St. Pete Indie Market. Also, works on display and for sale in the gallery by students of the Pyramid School in Tampa. Following the ArtWalk, musical performance by four local artists called RITU∆L. https://www.facebook.com/TheVentureCompound/timeline

Funktionhouse Urban Lumber & Furnishings - 562 25th St. S - 'Grand Re-Opening' with a special display of treasures from ancient Africa. Featuring a selection from the Aubrey Malcolm Collection of rare tribal art, sculpture, textiles, masks, see a 3,000 year old mummy mask and more, paired with one-of-a-kind furniture and lighting created from local St. Petersburg trees. Try your hand at turning wood on a lathe with Bowls For Good, check out the sawmill, and learn about milling local lumber. https://www.facebook.com/Funktionhouse

Duncan McClellan Glass - 2342 Emerson Avenue South – The opening of "Earth, Sea and Air" with visiting Japanese glass artist Hiroshi Yamano and Japanese/Canadian Naoko Takenouchi. Yamano will be giving a free glassblowing demonstration around 6:15pm. http://ow.ly/JH7jB

Clay Center of St. Petersburg - 420 23rd Street South – Sculpture demonstration by Kyu aYmmamoto and Nick Toebaas. https://www.facebook.com/events/1527596500823363/

Soft Water Studios - 515 22nd Street South - Trust Birth is a juried show with three separate prizes to artists and you vote who wins! Organized by Katrina Hollon, one of St. Pete's best-known wide-wives working independently of hospitals, the show will focus on the transcendent nature and raw realness of birth in a variety of mediums. Food trucks, beverages and live music. https://www.facebook.com/sws.art.art/timeline

Mga Sculpture Studio - – 515 22nd Street South - A commission driven sculpture facility that specializes in the design, fabrication and installation of sculptural objects in a variety of mediums from cartable materials to metal fabrication. Currently working on several large scale commissions for local private entities and across the country. https://www.facebook.com/MgaSculpture

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum - 2240 9th Avenue S. - Quantum Entanglement: Ya La'ford's large scale installation considers the philosophical thinking about ‘aesthetics’, in her quest to find a universal language. This installation seeks to disseminate and transmit humanities unseen experiences, within layers of interconnecting lines. La’ford is an interdisciplinary artist: educator, visual painter, installation/video artist, and muralist. . La’ford’s paintings are included in corporate, private and public collections, and she has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. https://www.facebook.com/WoodsonMuseum/timeline

Gallerie 909 - 909 22nd Street South - The Journey featuring artist, Eugenia Washington with an aged tradition of art in the African American Community showcasing quilts. Artist talk at 7PM and live music. https://www.facebook.com/events/1613960212167060

Morean Center for Clay - 420 22nd Street South - Recent works from both nationally and locally renowned artists including Jonathan Barnes, Bede Clarke, Naomi Cleary, Jim Connell, Chandra Debuse, Harris Deller, Trevor Dunn, Amy Higgenbotham, Stephen Heywood, Tyler Houstin, Kim Kirchman, Lauren Kuterbach, Mike Jabbur, Nick Joerling, Dan McCabe, Ryan Michel, Matt Schiemann, McKenzie Smith, Haley Swanson, Kodi Thompson, Adam Yungbluth, Melissa Yungbluth. https://www.facebook.com/CenterForClay

Richard Clark and Jim Corp - Five Deuces Galleria Building - 420 23rd Street South - Paper and paint, prints and canvas. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=739036012796403

Nancy Smrekar Art Studio - 2135 3rd Avenue South, Unit #5, Five Deuces Galleria Garden Building. Featuring acrylic/oil paintings in impressionism, realism, and abstract styles by emerging artist Nancy Smrekar. https://www.facebook.com/nancysmrekar.artist

Alvarezphoto.com - 150 22nd Street South - Tour the 7,800 SF, multi-stage studio, view select photographs by Jorge Alvarez, and participate in @150 Studio South Photography Session celebrating The Luck of The Irish with a St. Patrick’s Day’s inspired session. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alvarezphotocom/167575316595585

St. Petersburg Opera Company - 2145 1st Ave South - The Mirella Cimato Gallery at Opera Central will be opening a new show from Paul Nucci, who works mainly in pastels. Also featuring photos of Seville from Fernando Velasquez on display in the Bailey Family hallway. https://www.facebook.com/StPeteOpera

Home - From Mayan Hands - 2006 Second Avenue South - Mayan Folk Art - antique and new-saints, demons, angels, devils, mary and joseph, day of the dead, textiles, and furniture. Spanish colonial furniture, dance masks, santos, and mayan ceremonial art. All the modern folk art is at wholesale prices. https://www.facebook.com/pages/From-Mayan-Hands/768725999853388?ref=br_tf

Trolley Starts Here at 5pm
Creative Clay – 1114 Central Avenue - Celebrate their 20th Anniversary with good art and good folk. Opening reception of Baseball on My Mind, featuring artist altered baseballs and handmade collectibles. Live music by JazzPulse. https://www.facebook.com/events/788603514562051

Michele Tuegel Contemporary – 320 Central Avenue - "Welcome to My World" Paintings and small creatures by Margaret Couch Cogswell. Runs through April 18th. https://www.facebook.com/MicheleTuegelContemporary/timeline

The Gallery - 200 Central Ave S. - “Sports Minded” - paintings by Timothy Raines : Autos, Bikes & Baseball. https://www.facebook.com/thegalleryart

SHAPIRO'S Gallery - 300 Beach Drive NE. - Showcasing the finest in American made contemporary crafts. Blown glass, jewelry, pottery, wooden boxes, and sculpture. https://www.facebook.com/shapirogallery

Art on 1st - 550 First Avenue North – Love your downtown. Artists’ perspectives on cityscapes, skylines, and horizons. https://www.facebook.com/events/1539179786349417

Florida CraftArt - 501 Central Avenue – “Garden of Earthly Pleasures” exhibition in the gallery featuring fine craft by over 30 Florida artists. Expect to be dazzled by the finest glass, clay, wood, metal, jewelry and mixed media art created by Florida artists in the retail gallery. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Florida-Craftsmen-Inc/352815711033?fref=ts

Art Lofts - 10 Fifth Street North (upstairs) - Come on up and see Artx5 artist’s interpretations of art in a new exhibit featuring mixed media paintings by Susan Hess, Copper sculptures by Rebecca Skelton, acrylic paintings by Kas Turner, black and white photography by Joe Walles and mixed media collages by Lee West https://www.facebook.com/artlofts

Graphi-ko Gallery/ Jewelry - 669 Central Avenue - Opening night of "12 x 12 x $100" featuring over 120 paintings by 60 local artists. It will be publicly juried, so come vote for your favorite work of art. This show is designed to present an opportunity to purchase affordable, original art and support local artists. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Graphi-ko-Gallery-Jewelry/125300180883521

St. Pete ArtWorks - 635 Central Ave - Featured Artist Exhibition: "Seen and Unseen", paintings by Mary Bottini.
Music by singer/guitar player/songwriter Nathan Perrer. https://www.facebook.com/St.PeteArtWorks?fref=ts

Strands of Sunshine - 8 Sixth Street N - Welcome artist and designer Kristin Northup (of The Paper Zoo) for a special show. "eXOcentric" playfully explores reality through unrestrained perspective. Featuring prints and original works in the Artist's whimsical style. Shop the always fresh collection of handcrafted jewelry and locally made goods during your visit. https://www.facebook.com/events/1408166419486844

Morean Arts Center - 719 Central Avenue –
• KYLE: Catastrophes - Artist KYLE creates mixed media painting, construction and site-specific installations that speak to the world in which we live.
• David Henry Williams: True Blues. From 1981 to 2014, award-winning photographer and Tampa resident David Henry Williams has documented Blues musicians. This exhibition conveys his interpretation of this unique America music and the individuals who create it.
• PCCA Senior Thesis Exhibitions - See works from emerging artists Sophie Ammon, Zoe Cappello, Alex Fox, Fairan Serrano, Pamela Bulu and Amanda Matthews, all senior in the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School...
• BreakOut: Inspired Artist Studios @ PARC, Inc. The mission of PARC, Inc. is to provide people with developmental disabilities opportunities to gain independence and to live life to the fullest. See the latest works by some of their clients, created in PARC’s artist studio.
• My Personal Hero: Word & Image Elementary School Exhibition. The continuation of our 18th annual arts and literacy program for Pinellas County students in grades 3-5. https://www.facebook.com/events/1000195343328812

ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing - 1445 Central Avenue - Featured artist Robert J. Simone's exhibition Wading In will be on view as well as the artwork of many of the areas most celebrated artists ~ including Margaret Juul, Lance Rodgers, Nathan Beard, Steven Kenny, Nin McQuillen, John Taormina, and more. https://www.facebook.com/ArTiclesIncCustomFramingArtGallery

Art Central Studios - Art Central Building, 2109 Central Avenue, 2nd Floor - Six established visual artists - Carol Dameron, Mary Grieco, Frank Lewis, John Bartone, Herb Snitzer and Zala Highsmith, will be showing and speaking about their most recent works. http://www.artcentralstudios.com/

Grand Central Stained Glass & Graphics – 2401 Central Avenue - The Inaugural Grand Central Stained Glass Faire! Almost two dozen glass artists will be on hand displaying their stunning stained glass, fused glass, mosaics, glass jewelry and more. Shop for some of the most beautiful and unique handcrafted glass art in the Tampa Bay area. All local artists. Come, enjoy our vibe, the art, music and sweet treats. You'll have a Ball! https://www.facebook.com/grandcentralstainedglass/timeline

Creative Soul Studio : Coffee, Wine, Art – 2425 Central Avenue - “Wear Me Out Baby”, a unique show of wearable art from Amy Pate and Gail Cormier. Featuring one of a kind millinery, leather, felting and jewelry, this promises to be one of the most different and special events this season. On site custom design work will be available from both of the artists. https://www.facebook.com/events/1573598026221383

Our partner associations also have great listings for art events!!
Keep Saint Petersburg Local
Grand Central District Association
Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association

Choose 4 or 5 to visit this Saturday then come back the next Second Saturday to visit more!



St. Petersburg's Second Saturday ArtWalk presents over 30 galleries and studios in the Waterfront Arts, Central Arts District, The EDGE District of St. Petersburg, Grand Central District Association and the Warehouse Arts District coming together as one arts destination.

Be the first to see new affordable works of art, as ArtWalk is Opening Night where many galleries and studios premiere new works. Some are only open on ArtWalk, and many offer demonstrations and refreshments. It’s impossible to take in the entire ArtWalk in one night! Plan to drive, walk, or take the trolleys to visit the districts of your choice.

Our free trolley shuttles will have an art guide on board talking about each venue on our one continuous trolley loop that goes from the 3rd Street and Central Avenue to deep in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District. You can park for free on 1st Ave N and 1st Ave S from 15th St to 30th Street. Additional parking will be available for trolley riders in the vacant lot at the Northeast corner of Central Avenue and 29th Street (Please note that this is NOT one of our trolley stops). In addition, venues with large free parking lots are Soft Water Studios, the Morean Center for Clay at the Train Station, the Clay Center of St. Petersburg, the Florida Holocaust Museum and the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum.

Duke Energy is our sponsor. The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, the Arts Association St. Petersburg Inc., the EDGE District, the Grand Central District, and the Warehouse Arts District associations coordinate St. Petersburg’s Second Saturday ArtWalk. The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance strives to be the community voice, the umbrella organization for the arts -- facilitating artists, arts organizations and creative businesses to work collaboratively; empowering the growth of the arts community, and driving arts-related economic development.

Browse, watch and purchase “Where Art is Made”!

Trolley starts here at 5pm
Craftsman House Gallery - 2955 Central Avenue - Actually, it's going to be Craftsman House Gallery's 7th annual Pie Day (3.14) during ArtWalk this Saturday! Stop by for some homemade pi. Mathematicians celebrate pi as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. There they celebrate with their famous strawberry rhubarb, along with other varieties. Eat it there a la mode, or take some home to your abode. Free slice of pie with gallery purchase! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Craftsman-House-Gallery/158706022997

Charlie Parker Pottery - 2724 6th Avenue S. - “Learning to Fly” is a metaphor for Laurie Landry’s recent re-locations throughout the United States. The artist's garden totems are based on memories of her adventures in nature. The majority of her work starts off on the potter’s wheel. Forms are thrown, altered and painstakingly carved. Surface decoration is an integral part of her work. Glazing takes hours with multiple glazes specifically placed. https://www.facebook.com/events/1428983704059520

Zen Glass Studio - 600 27th Street South - Enjoy live glassblowing, auctions, demonstrations and a gallery show of our newest creations. Featuring the works of Zen Glass artists Joshua Poll, Dave Walker, and Christian Zvonik https://www.facebook.com/ZenGlassStudio

The Venture Compound - 2621 Fairfield Avenue South - A pop-up artist market by the St. Pete Indie Market. Also, works on display and for sale in the gallery by students of the Pyramid School in Tampa. Following the ArtWalk, musical performance by four local artists called RITU∆L. https://www.facebook.com/TheVentureCompound/timeline

Funktionhouse Urban Lumber & Furnishings - 562 25th St. S - 'Grand Re-Opening' with a special display of treasures from ancient Africa. Featuring a selection from the Aubrey Malcolm Collection of rare tribal art, sculpture, textiles, masks, see a 3,000 year old mummy mask and more, paired with one-of-a-kind furniture and lighting created from local St. Petersburg trees. Try your hand at turning wood on a lathe with Bowls For Good, check out the sawmill, and learn about milling local lumber. https://www.facebook.com/Funktionhouse

Duncan McClellan Glass - 2342 Emerson Avenue South – The opening of "Earth, Sea and Air" with visiting Japanese glass artist Hiroshi Yamano and Japanese/Canadian Naoko Takenouchi. Yamano will be giving a free glassblowing demonstration around 6:15pm. http://ow.ly/JH7jB

Clay Center of St. Petersburg - 420 23rd Street South – Sculpture demonstration by Kyu aYmmamoto and Nick Toebaas. https://www.facebook.com/events/1527596500823363/

Soft Water Studios - 515 22nd Street South - Trust Birth is a juried show with three separate prizes to artists and you vote who wins! Organized by Katrina Hollon, one of St. Pete's best-known wide-wives working independently of hospitals, the show will focus on the transcendent nature and raw realness of birth in a variety of mediums. Food trucks, beverages and live music. https://www.facebook.com/sws.art.art/timeline

Mga Sculpture Studio - – 515 22nd Street South - A commission driven sculpture facility that specializes in the design, fabrication and installation of sculptural objects in a variety of mediums from cartable materials to metal fabrication. Currently working on several large scale commissions for local private entities and across the country. https://www.facebook.com/MgaSculpture

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum - 2240 9th Avenue S. - Quantum Entanglement: Ya La'ford's large scale installation considers the philosophical thinking about ‘aesthetics’, in her quest to find a universal language. This installation seeks to disseminate and transmit humanities unseen experiences, within layers of interconnecting lines. La’ford is an interdisciplinary artist: educator, visual painter, installation/video artist, and muralist. . La’ford’s paintings are included in corporate, private and public collections, and she has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. https://www.facebook.com/WoodsonMuseum/timeline

Gallerie 909 - 909 22nd Street South - The Journey featuring artist, Eugenia Washington with an aged tradition of art in the African American Community showcasing quilts. Artist talk at 7PM and live music. https://www.facebook.com/events/1613960212167060

Morean Center for Clay - 420 22nd Street South - Recent works from both nationally and locally renowned artists including Jonathan Barnes, Bede Clarke, Naomi Cleary, Jim Connell, Chandra Debuse, Harris Deller, Trevor Dunn, Amy Higgenbotham, Stephen Heywood, Tyler Houstin, Kim Kirchman, Lauren Kuterbach, Mike Jabbur, Nick Joerling, Dan McCabe, Ryan Michel, Matt Schiemann, McKenzie Smith, Haley Swanson, Kodi Thompson, Adam Yungbluth, Melissa Yungbluth. https://www.facebook.com/CenterForClay

Richard Clark and Jim Corp - Five Deuces Galleria Building - 420 23rd Street South - Paper and paint, prints and canvas. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=739036012796403

Nancy Smrekar Art Studio - 2135 3rd Avenue South, Unit #5, Five Deuces Galleria Garden Building. Featuring acrylic/oil paintings in impressionism, realism, and abstract styles by emerging artist Nancy Smrekar. https://www.facebook.com/nancysmrekar.artist

Alvarezphoto.com - 150 22nd Street South - Tour the 7,800 SF, multi-stage studio, view select photographs by Jorge Alvarez, and participate in @150 Studio South Photography Session celebrating The Luck of The Irish with a St. Patrick’s Day’s inspired session. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alvarezphotocom/167575316595585

St. Petersburg Opera Company - 2145 1st Ave South - The Mirella Cimato Gallery at Opera Central will be opening a new show from Paul Nucci, who works mainly in pastels. Also featuring photos of Seville from Fernando Velasquez on display in the Bailey Family hallway. https://www.facebook.com/StPeteOpera

Home - From Mayan Hands - 2006 Second Avenue South - Mayan Folk Art - antique and new-saints, demons, angels, devils, mary and joseph, day of the dead, textiles, and furniture. Spanish colonial furniture, dance masks, santos, and mayan ceremonial art. All the modern folk art is at wholesale prices. https://www.facebook.com/pages/From-Mayan-Hands/768725999853388?ref=br_tf

Trolley Starts Here at 5pm
Creative Clay – 1114 Central Avenue - Celebrate their 20th Anniversary with good art and good folk. Opening reception of Baseball on My Mind, featuring artist altered baseballs and handmade collectibles. Live music by JazzPulse. https://www.facebook.com/events/788603514562051

Michele Tuegel Contemporary – 320 Central Avenue - "Welcome to My World" Paintings and small creatures by Margaret Couch Cogswell. Runs through April 18th. https://www.facebook.com/MicheleTuegelContemporary/timeline

The Gallery - 200 Central Ave S. - “Sports Minded” - paintings by Timothy Raines : Autos, Bikes & Baseball. https://www.facebook.com/thegalleryart

SHAPIRO'S Gallery - 300 Beach Drive NE. - Showcasing the finest in American made contemporary crafts. Blown glass, jewelry, pottery, wooden boxes, and sculpture. https://www.facebook.com/shapirogallery

Art on 1st - 550 First Avenue North – Love your downtown. Artists’ perspectives on cityscapes, skylines, and horizons. https://www.facebook.com/events/1539179786349417

Florida CraftArt - 501 Central Avenue – “Garden of Earthly Pleasures” exhibition in the gallery featuring fine craft by over 30 Florida artists. Expect to be dazzled by the finest glass, clay, wood, metal, jewelry and mixed media art created by Florida artists in the retail gallery. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Florida-Craftsmen-Inc/352815711033?fref=ts

Art Lofts - 10 Fifth Street North (upstairs) - Come on up and see Artx5 artist’s interpretations of art in a new exhibit featuring mixed media paintings by Susan Hess, Copper sculptures by Rebecca Skelton, acrylic paintings by Kas Turner, black and white photography by Joe Walles and mixed media collages by Lee West https://www.facebook.com/artlofts

Graphi-ko Gallery/ Jewelry - 669 Central Avenue - Opening night of "12 x 12 x $100" featuring over 120 paintings by 60 local artists. It will be publicly juried, so come vote for your favorite work of art. This show is designed to present an opportunity to purchase affordable, original art and support local artists. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Graphi-ko-Gallery-Jewelry/125300180883521

St. Pete ArtWorks - 635 Central Ave - Featured Artist Exhibition: "Seen and Unseen", paintings by Mary Bottini.
Music by singer/guitar player/songwriter Nathan Perrer. https://www.facebook.com/St.PeteArtWorks?fref=ts

Strands of Sunshine - 8 Sixth Street N - Welcome artist and designer Kristin Northup (of The Paper Zoo) for a special show. "eXOcentric" playfully explores reality through unrestrained perspective. Featuring prints and original works in the Artist's whimsical style. Shop the always fresh collection of handcrafted jewelry and locally made goods during your visit. https://www.facebook.com/events/1408166419486844

Morean Arts Center - 719 Central Avenue –
• KYLE: Catastrophes - Artist KYLE creates mixed media painting, construction and site-specific installations that speak to the world in which we live.
• David Henry Williams: True Blues. From 1981 to 2014, award-winning photographer and Tampa resident David Henry Williams has documented Blues musicians. This exhibition conveys his interpretation of this unique America music and the individuals who create it.
• PCCA Senior Thesis Exhibitions - See works from emerging artists Sophie Ammon, Zoe Cappello, Alex Fox, Fairan Serrano, Pamela Bulu and Amanda Matthews, all senior in the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School...
• BreakOut: Inspired Artist Studios @ PARC, Inc. The mission of PARC, Inc. is to provide people with developmental disabilities opportunities to gain independence and to live life to the fullest. See the latest works by some of their clients, created in PARC’s artist studio.
• My Personal Hero: Word & Image Elementary School Exhibition. The continuation of our 18th annual arts and literacy program for Pinellas County students in grades 3-5. https://www.facebook.com/events/1000195343328812

ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing - 1445 Central Avenue - Featured artist Robert J. Simone's exhibition Wading In will be on view as well as the artwork of many of the areas most celebrated artists ~ including Margaret Juul, Lance Rodgers, Nathan Beard, Steven Kenny, Nin McQuillen, John Taormina, and more. https://www.facebook.com/ArTiclesIncCustomFramingArtGallery

Art Central Studios - Art Central Building, 2109 Central Avenue, 2nd Floor - Six established visual artists - Carol Dameron, Mary Grieco, Frank Lewis, John Bartone, Herb Snitzer and Zala Highsmith, will be showing and speaking about their most recent works. http://www.artcentralstudios.com/

Grand Central Stained Glass & Graphics – 2401 Central Avenue - The Inaugural Grand Central Stained Glass Faire! Almost two dozen glass artists will be on hand displaying their stunning stained glass, fused glass, mosaics, glass jewelry and more. Shop for some of the most beautiful and unique handcrafted glass art in the Tampa Bay area. All local artists. Come, enjoy our vibe, the art, music and sweet treats. You'll have a Ball! https://www.facebook.com/grandcentralstainedglass/timeline

Creative Soul Studio : Coffee, Wine, Art – 2425 Central Avenue - “Wear Me Out Baby”, a unique show of wearable art from Amy Pate and Gail Cormier. Featuring one of a kind millinery, leather, felting and jewelry, this promises to be one of the most different and special events this season. On site custom design work will be available from both of the artists. https://www.facebook.com/events/1573598026221383

Our partner associations also have great listings for art events!!
Keep Saint Petersburg Local
Grand Central District Association
Historic Kenwood Neighborhood Association

Choose 4 or 5 to visit this Saturday then come back the next Second Saturday to visit more!
 

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 This Saturday local Artist Nodz brings his work to Sly Bar for the Anti-Complacency Art Exhibit.

Artist Kevin Nodland created his graphic design company Nodland Designs a few years back, and recently started painting fine art, as Nodz Art. His work can be found at St. Pete Art Works gallery, Ferg's Phase 2 Warehouse, Harmony Eco Spa, and at his new studio Nodz Art Studio.
Nodz paints and illustrates with pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, and digitally with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. His art is versatile, with no one style, but many different styles: Anti-Complacency.

Don't miss this night featuring one of the 'Burg's veteran artists.

Sly Bar 3/14 6PM

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Venture Compound 2621 Fairfield Ave. S. St Pete.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Tonight, Friday 13th, March 2015

On this lucky day....



This is an annual rite of Spring at our beautiful downtown waterfront museum on Beach Drive. Some 60 floral designers interpret museum pieces with fresh flowers and foliage. The result is visually stunning and a must see for anyone who loves MFA, anyone who loves beautiful flowers, and anyone who appreciates creative design! This is my 12th year participating and I really hope you'll treat yourself to this very special event!

***Special Conversation with the Designers:
Sunday, 3/15 12-2pm*** Come see me!

There are many other wonderful events associated with this exhibition....Please check out www.TheStuartSociety.org for details of scheduled events.

On Friday, 3/13 at 5pm, Tina Douglass from The The Margaret Acheson Stuart Society will be a special @[null:#BeautyMark]!! guest on Beauty & The 'Burg and will tell us all about Art in Bloom!
www.lirafterdark.com
Tune in!

Hope to see you there!

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The MARCH group event for FAF St Pete/ Tampa Bay ... of course every Friday can be Free Art Friday!

ARTISTS: If you're interested in participating please do at your convenience--distribution is loosely concentrated in downtown st pete but you can place art wherever you like. Be sure to tag it with free art friday and your email or the web address of this group so people can post and let you know your art was found. Also feel free to post pictures on this page of your work/where it is placed.

FINDERS: Please limit yourself to 1 piece per person and let the artists know how excited you are to find their work by contacting them or posting a photo here. PLEASE I can't stress enough how much a thank you does to encourage artists to continue participating and without artists there is no FAF.

LOCATION VARIES: in general the focus is downtown st pete, between 8th street and beach drive, and between 1st ave south and 1st ave north with a concentrated effort around the 600 block of central BUT artists are free to place work wherever is in their normal paths so keep an eye out everywhere, artists can help by posting images/clues on where to look

the group URL is facebook.com/groups/FAFStPete for posting images

OF COURSE this event is merely a suggestion for those of us who like deadlines... not required, not limited to this or any specified date. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR ART WITH THE WORLD generosity is its own reward


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8pm - $5

Hell Garbage
Norse Shit Band
Vasectomy Party
Black Beast of Arrrghhh
Dogs in Reverse
Coruscate
Whitey Alabastard
Smith Lavender
Novasak
Su Sous Toulouse en Rouge

Terese edit: Land of Nod


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Call For Artists, Cuban Sangwiche Show

CALL FOR WORK:
Cuban Sangwiche Show
Deadline: Sunday, March 15.
The Artists and Writers Group, Inc will present the CUBAN SANGWICHE SHOW at Grownman Brand Studios April 1-18, 2015.
All work must be about TAMPA: it can be humorous, historical, whimsical, hysterical, political, about the past or present or future.
All mediums are welcome. Anyone of any age can present work. You do not have to live in Tampa or be an “artist.” Mediums include visual art (photography, sculpture, etc), installations, video, performance (music and theater), poetry/writing, cuisine.
The show is juried and selected work is based on quality AND space of gallery. Certain dates will be reserved for film screenings, live performance, and readings.
You can present three (3)works to be considered. There is a $5.00 entry fee for each work. Fee will be returned if work is not selected. Make checks out to Artists and Writers Group, Inc.
All work must be delivered to the studios located at 6412 N. Central Avenue, TAMPA 33604 by 5:00 pm, Sunday afternoon, March 15. Work can be delivered before the deadline. Contact David Audet for appointment.
If work is for sale (it doesn’t have to be) 100% of sale goes to artist.
Contact David John Audet at audetproductions@gmail.com if you have proposals or questions.
SPECIAL REQUEST! We are planning to create a miniature "sculpture" version of the Saint Yago Knight Parade at the gallery and are looking for “floats” from anyone interested.
SPECS: 12-20 inches long, about 6 inches wide, and 12-14 inches tall (so they can go under street lights) 4 WHEELS (they don't have to turn) and illuminated if possible/practical (batteries/LEDS). **No entry fee for the “floats” and if for sale, 100% to artist.
Pass this on to anyone who might be interested. A Facebook page will be open soon with a detailed schedule and updates.
Thanks!
DJA

Margaret Couch Cogswell at Michele Tuegel Gallery. Opens March 14th

 Opening this Saturday, March 14 

FEATURE EXHIBIT
MARGARET COUCH COGSWELL
Welcome to My World
 

Alister, 16" x 20" painting with embellished frame

 
NEW PAINTINGS + A PAPER MACHE MENAGERIE 

Exhibit on view through April 18
I met Margaret Couch Cogswell very briefly over the summer of 2010 while she was a resident artist at Penland School. Her work -- small, mixed media sculptures, handmade books, dancing paper crowns, painted objects and delightful, colorful drawings in print -- never left my mind. I can still see her working studio set up for public viewing across campus the evening of the school's traditional 'studio visits'. I've been delighted to carry her collaborative note cards [with her sister; Two Sisters NC] since the gallery's inception; last year introducing her whimsical paintings on tin; and now this wonderful body of new work. The storyteller in Margaret is the thread that binds her diverse mastery of materials and images. Welcome to her world!
  
                                                                        - Michele 

Margaret Couch Cogswell received a BA from Rhodes College, and since that time she has continued her education at Rhode Island School of Design, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and Penland School of Crafts where she was a Resident Artist from 2008 - 2011. 
   
  Red,  Paper mache animal    
  
    
MARGARET COUCH COGSWELL "I'm a storyteller at heart. Over the course of my career I have journeyed from weaving to ceramics, fabric collage, artist books, and painting as a vehicle for my tales. Cloth, thread, paper, color and pattern have been constant connectors. My conviction that our greatest rewards often come from simple, everyday objects and moments is a recurring theme. Communicating with people through the objects I make continues to be the primary and sustaining focus of my work."

                                  
Margaret in her studio; Asheville, NC 

"Welcome to My World"
 opens in conjunction with downtown St. Petersburg's

 
March 14 
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
    Join us for the festivities!