Friday, March 14, 2014

This Week, March 13th-16th.

This week is flying by...the weather is holding.

Friday, Mar 13 2004

 [Hot event...]

    • 6:00pm until 10:00pm in EDT

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  • Join Soft Water Studios for our First Annual Femme Fantasy! On Friday, March 14, we will gather the area’s best female artists to show you their fantasies. Expect a provocative, intriguing, and sensually charged evening of feminine creativity. Show juried by Leslie Neumann.

    Femme Fantasy will cover the entirety of our 1,500 sq. ft. gallery with depictions of female fantasies in mediums including photography, drawing, painting, sculpture and Painted live models! (You are welcome to wear your own “outfit” as well!)

    We will also have:
    • Musical performance by Kasondra Rose Music
    • Food trucks from Maggie on the Move and the CA CAFE.
    • Henna designs by Jen's Henna Fan Page
    • Tarot Card Readings by Courtney Crouch
    • Female hula hoopers and fire dancers

    While you browse, enjoy an adult beverage, soda or water for a donation (All donation proceeds will benefit the Warehouse Arts District Association). Show will be photographed by DOWNTOWN CAROLS PHOTOGRAPHY BY CAROL GALLAGHER.

    Traditionally, art has been all about male fantasy. Let us show you the female perspective. It may surprise you!

    Cover charge - $10.00 – First 100 guests receive a free stripper unicorn tattoo!

    Thank you to the show in kind sponsors: Keep Saint Petersburg Local, Grand Central District Association, 3 Daughters Brewing, Cheers! Events, and The Amsterdam.



QUAID is pleased to announce the first in a series of artist interviews called “Between Two Quaids,” where the current exhibiting artist will be interviewed by another member of the cooperative gallery, QUAID.

This Friday the artist of the current show, Anthony Record, will be interviewed by QUAID artist Neil Bender. Between Two QUAIDS will be a casual and informal discussion about Record's show “Similar Scars” and his painting practice in general.

The interview will last about 40 minutes. A closing reception will follow the interview.

4636 N. Florida Ave, Tampa, Florida 7:00 PM 

[Sarah Thee Campagna is a featured artist in this...]

A self-guided tour of Artist Studios and the Galleria
Friday, March 14 & Saturday, March 15, 2014
10 am to 4 pm

The 2014 Creators & Collectors Tour includes:

8 Artist Studios at 6 locations. Brian Braun, Frank Colson, Matt Coombs, James Griffin, Walter Matthews, George Pappas, Pamela Sumner and Julie Trigg.
To preview, click on: 2014 Studio Artists.

GALLERIA Group Show. Anne Abgott, Sarah Thee Campagna, Jeanne Chinnis, Robert Ferrell, Pam Fox, Linda Heath, Joyce McAdams, Morean Arts Center, Richard Pollack,
Charles Townsend, Jacqueline Woolf, and madeby Gallery.
To preview, click on: 2014 Galleria Artists.

Tickets: $20 in advance or
$25 at the door

Tour stops may be visited in any order. Tickets will be exchanged for a GUIDE BOOK at your first stop. A map of the stops is on the ticket, in the Guide Book and on the Google Map below.

Works of art will be available for sale at all venues. Proceeds of the Tour help support the Scholarship and Community Outreach Grants Programs of the Fine Arts Society of Sarasota, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization

Tickets purchased through March 9 will be mailed to you. Tickets purchased on or after March 10 will be available for pick up at the Galleria in the Diane Roskamp Exhibition Hall on the Ringling College campus, 2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234.

Buy a “Chance” to Win a Work of Art by One of the Studio Artists.
1 ticket for $5 (or 5 tickets for $20) may be purchased at the Galleria cashier’s table. Put your name and phone number on the ticket and deposit it in the box under the art work of your choice. The drawing will be at 5 pm on Saturday, March 15 and winners will be notified.


Kick off Saint Patty's Day with Larry Ludwig at Ferg's.
1320 Central Avenue, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33705

Saturday, 3/24

Jun Bustamante's excellent event....

FREE community Seed & Plant Share!

Come out and bring whatever seeds, plants, or even gardening tools you'd like to share with your community!
The purpose and drive behind ROOTS Seed & Plant Share is to educate people on the importance of sharing resources and knowledge as well as encouraging them to start their own edible gardens.

The Ale and The Witch (Plaza Tower Courtyard)
111 2nd Ave. N.E. St. Petersburg, FL 33701

*Seed&Plant Share
*Live Music
*Free Raffle

Created and Hosted by:
Pinellas Gardening Collective

*Jerrod Simpson
*Deserie Valloreo
*Brad Myers

Sponsored by:
Acupuncture and Herbal Therapies

Bamboo Grove Organic Farm

Synergy Studios


Zen Glass Studio

Mother Kombucha


Another one bites the dust....Bottega   closes...this is their last show. 


It is our last event presenting an exceptional show .
Please Come and Join Us for " COLORS of RITUAL".
Original oil canvas by Luis Felipe Romero from Colombia inspired by the life and look of the Amazon Indians. Each piece is unique with facial and body expressions, vibrant colors that stimulates the eye and mind. A magical and mystical legends.

And if you like ceramic you cannot miss the artwork from the Japanese artist Yasuko Nakamura. Her pieces bring the ceramic art to a “spiritual” level.

Have fun with the Micaceous pottery making live demonstration and enjoy the exquisite food prepared (at the time) by the artist Marc Millovich using his own “Micaceous clay” cookware reviving the art of the Apache Bean pot. The pottery art learned from Felipe Ortega (an Apache medicine man and talented Micaceous clay potter).
“Indian people view pottery, not only as containers for food or other items, but also as containers and givers of li
fe. They are beings, created by the union of clay and water through the potter’s hands and thoughts, which are transferred into the vessel. They have a life and a history, and they can bring good or harm to people who use them or eat from them. When they are fired, they are born. When they are broken, they die and go back to Mother Earth”.

Live music and entertainment.




To help commemorate its 13th anniversary, Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will showcase new work by an artist who has been featured at the business since its opening 13 years ago. Gulfport artist Diane Posnanski-Bragg will offer a large assortment of new fused glass works, including decorative and functional pieces and jewelry for display and sale. Diane will also talk to visitors about the evolution of her art work, as well as her travels as an “itinerant” artist for the last several years. This installment of Domain’s monthly “Meet the Artists” event will take place on Saturday, March 15th from 6 to 10 p.m. at 3129 Beach Boulevard South in the Gulfport Waterfront District. Live entertainment by jazz saxophonist Henry Ashwood will also be featured during the evening, and complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre will be offered. Free birthday cake to celebrate the 13th anniversary of Domain will also be served.

Native Floridian Diane Posnanski-Bragg grew up in the Tampa Bay area and has been inspired by the tropical plants, flowers and wildlife she has encountered here since childhood, creating art reflecting the nature around her as she grew up. She attended the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale and after 25 years of “conventional” work in the fields of graphic and advertising design, she returned to her more creative roots, working with Postich Stained Glass Studio in Largo, Florida. She soon established her own independent glass studio, and then partnered with her former husband working with stained and fused glass, as well as glass and metal sculpture. The pair travelled extensively, participating in and accumulating awards at art shows throughout the country, including annual appearances at the Ann Arbor Art Fair and St. Petersburg’s Mainsail Art Festival. Now as a solo artist with Diane Bragg Studio, the shapes, colors and essence of her art work celebrate the roots, leaves and blooms of Florida as much as ever. Contemporary, bright and textural, Diane’s current fused glass pieces include jewelry, decorative wall plaques and hangings, including many that feature a single word of inspiration (“believe,” “breathe,” “imagine!”), as well as functional pieces such as clocks and coasters. Diane’s work, beginning with her stained glass pieces, has been a mainstay at Domain Home Accessories since its beginnings.

Established in March 2001, Domain Home Accessories offers a large variety of unique art, décor, jewelry, cards, home goods and more, and has earned a reputation as one of Gulfport’s most respected retailers. “& Gallery” opened in 2012 in the adjacent space and showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists in a variety of media. “Meet the Artists” events at “& Gallery” occur during Gulfport’s popular Third Saturday Art Walk. Artists and artisans line the sidewalks of scenic Beach Boulevard on Art Walk evenings. Independent shops and boutiques, live glassblowing at the Industrial Arts Center, live music venues, street performers, and Gulfport’s many popular restaurants are all part of the lively Art Walk scene. Parking in the waterfront village is free and convenient. Free trolleys are available for visitors parking in remote sites for transportation to and from the hub of Art Walk. For more information, contact Daniel Hodge, (727) 366-4086 or email; or visit

3129 Beach Blvd S, Gulfport, Florida  
6-10 PM


Please join us for our first Nitty Gritty Dance Party-Fundraiser. Dance it out, check out 'The Room is Empty: New Moving Images' and support future programing at Tempus Projects.

TEMPUS PROJECTS is dedicated to nurturing established and emerging local, national and international artists through exhibitions and events. The non-profit organization promotes artists working in all media and originates, organizes, and hosts exhibitions that engage the Tampa Bay community through the visual arts.

Located on Florida Avenue in South Seminole Heights (The Best Neighborhood in the World), TEMPUS PROJECTS has contributed greatly to the district’s emergence as a unique and creative local destination. In acknowledgment of its contributions to the arts and the community, Tampa’s Creative Loafing has awarded it the Best Alternative Art Space award for four years in a row. TEMPUS PROJECTS has worked in collaboration with Experimental Skeleton, Silver Meteor Gallery, Bluebird Books, Tampa’s Downtown Partnership and Creative Loafing.

Tempus is having a dance party.
We really want you to come.
We really want you to dance.
-or you can just watch if you are into that.
DJ Brian Oblivion will spin for us.
NO cell phones and NO cameras in the main gallery.
You can use and check (secure) your technology in the 'cell phone lounge' and outside.
$5 at the door. (Most fun mini-fundraiser ever.)

Saturday, March 15th.
8:00 - 11:00 P.M.

4636 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, Florida 33603
After-party at Mermaid Tavern

Do it.
and wear good shoes


ULTIMATE GAME NIGHT is the most successful execution of an adult old school game night in the Bay Area. This event features over 100 games and a interactive fun with live DJ, Famous Hula Hoop Contest, NEW Lip sync contest, Dancing under the stars, BID WHIST!!! Prizes, (Indoor/outdoor event) FREE PARKING - Complimentary Food

Sunday, 3/16/2004

It's that time again.

Grab your carrots and spring bling and come visit our furry, hoppy guests of honor here at Enchanted Forest Photography.

Please join us for this annual very fun, portrait event featuring real bunnies.

Our Hop Into Spring sessions are slated for one day only: Sunday, March. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To see pics from 2013, click here:

Fee includes session time and one 5x7 of each child with the bunny.

Sessions are 20 minutes long and the fee is $65 for one child; $75 for two children and $85 for three children. All sessions with one to three children registered will be 20 minutes long and will include one 5x7 of each child with the bunny.

Photographs of sibling groups will need to be purchased separately.

If you want to register four or more children, you need to reserve two 20-minute slots. Fees will be based on how many children you are registering for those two slots.

Happy Spring and Happy Easter cards will be available on pearl, linen or smooth, cardstock paper.

5x5 Scalloped-Edge cards will be $75 per set of 25.
5x5 Fold-Over card will be $85 per set of 25.
5x7 One sided cards will be $65 per set of 25.


Pricing is as follows:
8x10, $45 each
5x7, $30 each
8 wallets, $28
Hippity Hoppity $325 ~ 3 Proofs, 1 8x10, 2 5x7s, and 8 wallets of each proof

Entire Set Of High Resolution Digital Negatives, $325

5x5 Color Splash Coffee Table Book, 5 Spreads (10 pages), up to 12 images include, $350

Golden Egg, Includes Digital Negatives AND 5x5 Color Splash Coffee Table Book, $599

FREE 3x3 Accordion Mini-Book will be given to clients who's order is $325 or more.

Proofs will be put online for your viewing and ordering on Friday, March 21st. Orders must be submitted by Friday, March 28th at 3 p.m. You can pick up your order at the studio on Friday, April 4th.

529 Central Avenue, Saint Petersburg, 10AM - 4PM

Talk by Urbano Astuyauri Soto at Feathered Serpent on Sunday. I reviewed this show, and can recommend this without reservation. This artist shows you how to find the key to unlocking your own childhood.


Maybe you saw the cool review by Luis Gottardi on Art Taco? Or have read a review by Lennie Bennett in the Tampa Bay Times (with some beautiful photos on line), Please join us on Sunday to hear more about how Peruvian artist Urbano Asutuyauri has remained connected to the memories of childhood and translated them into some very sophisticated contemporary art that has already made its way into Tampa Bay homes. There is no charge for the talk, and we will have some lite refreshments and live Latin American folk music to follow. Some of the remaining art is beautifully framed.


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