Transformations, Part II @ The Morean Arts Center - Mindy Solomon is the guest curator at the Morean for this show, which is tied to the show at her own gallery with the same two artists, Theo Wucjik and Wanxin Zhang. Opens Friday, Oct 8th, 5:30-8 PM. Artist's talk and Members Preview. 719 Central Avenue, St Petersburg.
Studio @ 620 - Last day of "Midtown Through Our Eyes", a photographic exhibit by children from elementary. middle and high-school ages in Midtown, and Taste of Midtown Friday October 8, 5:00 - 8:00 PM 620 1st Ave S. Great home-cooked food.
2010 Graphics Studio Art Sale - Graphic Studio's annual sale takes place Friday, Oct. 8th, with artists like Rosenquist, Ruscha, Rauschenberg, Wegman, Los Carpinteros, Chuck Close, Alex Katz, Vik Muniz, Mapplethorpe, Pearlstein and many others. This is a great chance to acquire lesser works from first-rate artists at decent prices. Friday, Oct 8th, @ Graphic Studio, 3702 Spectrum Blvd. Suite 100, on the USF Campus. 10 AM to 9 PM. Expect prices to start at $250, and they go into the tens of thousands.
Downtown Arts Walk, St. Pete - Many galleries are open from 5:30 PM Saturday Oct. 9th. Download a map at: stpetearts.org
Fringe @ Tampa Museum - Member of FOTA, the Tampa Museum of Art (TMA) volunteers, Avant Garde and The Exhibitionists talk about the work of Roger Chamieh, Mernet Larsen, Lisa Scholder, and Kendra Frorup, and with the artists. Music, prizes & cash bar.
Friday, Oct 8th @ 8 PM. $5 foe Museum Members, $10 for non-members. TMA 120 Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. 813.274.8130
Dunedin Studio Waltz - Eleven artists' studios, including plein-air artists who will be outside on Main Street Dunedin where it intersects the Pinellas Trail, are open to the public.
9 AM - 5 PM Saturday, Oct 9th. Venues:
Stirling Art Studios & Gallery: A group of artists working in various media. 730 Broadway, Suite 200, Dunedin. (727) 733-1688; stirlingartstudios.com
Luane Kane and Lead Lines Stained Glass Studio: 730 Broadway, Suite 2, Dunedin. (727) 733-8750
Plein Air Artists: Melissa Miller Nece, Jenna Star Friedman, Donald Eaton and Jana Withers. Main Street and Pinellas Trail in Dunedin
Debra Weible: Watercolor paintings. 421 Grant St., Dunedin. (727) 410-4246
Carol Sackman and Blake White: Mosaics, painted objects and furniture, art dolls and mixed media. 1524 Alamo Lane, Dunedin. (727) 736-4036; carolblakecoolart.com.
Connie Parkinson: Lampworking, glass bead jewelry. 2830 Deer Hound Way, Palm Harbor. (727) 709-4069
Amy Wiley: Silversmith. 373 N Carolina Ave., Palm Harbor. (727) 458-0987; ozonatreasures.etsy.com
Jennifer S. Weaver and Lee Anderson: Burnished and smoke-fired ceramics. 320 Lagoon Drive, Ozona. (727) 785-2890.
Trish Sande: Fiber art. 1663 Bentley Court, Palm Harbor. (727) 789-5211.
Barbara Melby Burhans and Ira Burhans: Handmade paper casting, handmade tile mosaics and ceramics. 110 Peterson Lane, Palm Harbor. (727) 772-9570; claypaper.com.
Joyce Curvin: Whimsical art in papier-mache over recycled materials. 4875 Blue Jay Circle, Palm Harbor. (727) 943-2464; joycecurvin.net.
Ybor Art Colony Open House - This fascinating warren of 12 artist's studios opens its doors at 1 PM Saturday Oct 9th.