Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Memorable Shows of 2015

These are by no means "best of", just the shows that stand out in my memory from 2015. It was a rich year for the Arts in the Bay Area. The gallery bleedout stopped, new galleries opened, and the scene regained strength. Pinellas County weaseled for another year on Arts Funding, but St. Pete increased its involvement, with the SHINE festival as its most visible effort. 2016 holds great promise for the arts. Things will be better, though still recovering.

Venture Compound, "Purgatory in Paradise", by Emily Miller. A performative installation that mimiced a religious service/Mass with scantily clad priestesses, pews, a service, and sacrament of Jello shots and candy cross lollipops. Extraordinary energy, inventiveness and provocative.

Suzanne Camp Crosby's "Assembly Required" a fabulous retrospective of this photographer's work at HCC Ybor..

Softwater Studios, Emily Miller's portrait show. Her last painting show before departing for NYC. An in-depth series intensely exploring the portrait form.

"Pound and a Bear Hug" SHINE mural artists (and others) in a show that brought the best of St. Pete to Tampa.

The Museum of Fine Arts 50 years of Photography Show. Eclectic, big, inconsistent, yet stellar. Jennifer Hardin's parting show from the MFAs collection was nothing short of spectacular. 

The Charles Axt show at Gallerie 909. One of St.Pete's Cultural Treasures.

Leave a Message, at the Morean Arts Center brought the SHINE muralists together in one show.

Kenny Jensen's solo show at the Studio @ 620. Brilliant, over the top in the best of ways, and his performance involved the audience with near-blinding energy.

Steven Kenny's Alleys of St Pete show at ARTicles, unexpected urbanscapes bordering on the banal. A real surprise from one of our best surrealists.

Nathan Beard at the Rialto. A solo show that rocked.

The Voodoo show @ Florida Craft Art, curated by Mindy Solomon, religious, dark, powerful, alien.

"Where the Grass is Green and the Girls are Pretty", work by the photographic collective Fountain of Pythons, at Tempus, curated by Danny Olda, the Bay Area's top freelance curator.. Like all clubby shows, inconsistent, but the good was extraordinary.

"Yes & No", works by Kirk Ke Wang at Cass Contemporary,

"My Generation" at both Tampa Museum of Art and Saint Pete's Museum of Fine Art.

Michael Covello's "The Road" at HCC Gallery 221 (Dale Mabry Campus).

"Exquisite Corpse", by Ann-Marie Cash Levasseur at the MFA. Each work by three artists, each of whom had no idea who the others were, Or what they had contributed. Improbably complex, yet it worked amazingly well.  

"Marks Made" Women's Prints from the MFA collection. Curated by Katherine Pill.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

The Last 2nd Saturday Artwalk of 2015!


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Davidson Fine Art is hosting the Holiday Pop-Up Shop for the Artists Enclave of Historic Kenwood:
Dwayne Shepherd
Steven Kenny
Perry Anne DeVick
David Gruskin
Maurice Bautikosky
Grandy Smith Acrylic Artist
Kim Alderman
Mary Hausler
Richard Pollin
and more.......

PLUS our house artists Herb Snitzer, Laura Monroe-Duprey, Rebecca Skelton, Jim Swallow, Kyle Fleming and Xina Scuderi.


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Private Stock: Salon Style Show and Sale

Saturday, Dec. 12 from 5 to 10 p.m. at Bloom Art Center

Come see and shop more than 100 artworks by Bloom’s collective of resident and visiting artists in a spectacular exhibit featuring paintings, sculpture, mixed media, and more.

Bring home creative gifts for yourself or someone you love this holiday season. Evening includes a pop-up market featuring handpicked local vendors, chill DJ vibes, live music performance and tasty snacks.

$ 5 admission includes one free raffle ticket for original artwork

Official After-Party at Sly Bar
2061 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713
10 p.m. until closing

Email startbloomin@gmail.com with inquiries.

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St. Petersburg's Second Saturday ArtWalk presents over 40 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. 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, and the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum.

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”!

Be on the lookout for two red trolleys! Download your ArtWalk map using the ticket link above.

Trolley starts here at 5pm
Craftsman House Gallery – 2955 Central Avenue - Unique, handmade gifts for the holidays. Complimentary champagne punch with any gallery purchase. The gallery features handmade clay, blown glass, jewelry, wood, furniture,…all housed in an historic 1918 Arts & Crafts bungalow. Watch artists at work in the carriage house pottery studio. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Craftsman-House-Gallery/158706022997

Charlie Parker Pottery – 2724 6th Avenue S. – Savor the Holidays. One of a kind, hand made items sure to please even the most finicky person you are shopping for. All of the art work is made by either Charlie Parker or one of our talented members. Enjoy some cookies on us while you shop. https://www.facebook.com/events/171643513182665/

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

Funktionhouse Urban Lumber & Furnishings – 562 25th St. S - Funktionhouse rescues local trees (normally headed for a chipper or the landfill), mill the trees on site, then create one-of-a-kind furnishings, lighting, and art pieces. See the latest wood slabs fresh off the mill, peruse new gallery items, or be inspired to create a custom furnishing of your own. https://www.facebook.com/Funktionhouse

Duncan McClellan Gallery – 2342 Emerson Avenue South – Flights of Fancy, featuring new works by St Petersburg Hot Shop director and manager Jacob Stout and Mariel Bass. See this great local glass blowing team in action! Jake and Mariel will give a free glassblowing demonstration. http://ow.ly/VovzB

Clay Center of St. Petersburg - 420 23rd Street South – Large bowl demo. Chamber music raku firing. https://www.facebook.com/ClayCenterofStPetersburg

Dazzio Art Experience Gallery & School of Art - 535 22nd Street South - Holiday Show: Exciting new paintings all done by local artists. Be sure to see Judith Dazzio's Holocaust paintings now on display. https://www.facebook.com/dazzio.art.experience?fref=ts

Soft Water Studios - 515 22nd Street South - Featuring works by resident Soft Water Studio artists. https://www.facebook.com/sws.art.art/

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

Gallerie 909 - 909 22nd Street South - "All I Am - Faces of A City" Featuring, Eckwood Ellison https://www.facebook.com/events/823498787768864/

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum – 2240 9th Avenue S. - Presenting her majesty, the reign of Ericka Dunlap – Miss Florida 2003, Miss America 2004. The first & only African American miss Florida. https://www.facebook.com/WoodsonMuseum/timeline

Morean Center for Clay – 420 22nd Street South - Wood Fire with John Balistreri, Josh DeWeese, Chris Gustin, and Matt Long. https://www.facebook.com/CenterForClay/timeline

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

St. Petersburg Opera Company - 2145 1st Ave South - Gabriela Valencia, international artist residing in St Petersburg, exhibits her paintings inspired by the nature in Florida. Her paintings are in oil, acrylics and pastel. Prints of her paintings are also exhibited. https://www.facebook.com/StPeteOpera

From Mayan Hands - 2006 Second Avenue South -
Featuring handmade Mayan folk art, both new and antique. Also a large selection of santos, nativities, day of the dead, dance masks, colorful wooden animals, and outrageous Mayan art. A large Christmas gift selection. https://www.facebook.com/From-Mayan-Hands-768725999853388/?fref=ts

Trolley Starts Here at 5pm
Creative Clay – 1114 Central Avenue - Celebrate Creative Clay's 20th Anniversary with good art and good folk. The Holiday Show features new paintings in a light and crystal display. Our Holiday Bazaar offers handmade gift items of ceramics, textiles and mixed media. Live Americana music performed by Matt Delaney. https://www.facebook.com/events/795730237219803/

Michele Tuegel Contemporary – 320 Central Avenue - The BeachWood holiday show features fabulous, small artworks, and fine craft, perfect for gift-giving with a festive 'beachland to woodland' theme. Celebrate all things St. Pete with holiday treats and good cheer! Pick up an artist-drawn map of downtown St. Pete at 50% off -- it makes a great 'local' gift!
https://www.facebook.com/MicheleTuegelContemporary/timeline

The Gallery - 200 Central Ave. Suite 111 - Featuring the work of artists Shane Bowden, Jason Brueck, Jason Skeldon, Timothy Raines and more. Contemporary fine art in a selection of styles, sizes and mediums. Subjects range from abstract expressionism, limited edition pop prints, and sport lifestyle imagery. https://www.facebook.com/thegalleryart/?fref=ts

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

Lynn Merhige Gallery – 216 Fourth St North - FLovely small gifts for the holidays pottery, jewelry and handcrafted ornaments. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lynn-Merhige-Gallery/146904772019134?pnref=story

Art on 1st – 550 First Avenue North – Featuring the Florida Artists Group show in addition to the gallery’s represented artists. During the evening, Ronn Johnson will be working on handcrafted wine goblets, with vases available, special gifts for special people. https://www.facebook.com/events/871490566279848/

Florida CraftArt – 501 Central Avenue – Transformed into a holiday shopping experience with ornaments and gifts all hand crafted by Florida artists https://www.facebook.com/pages/Florida-CraftArt/352815711033?sk=timeline

The Art Lofts of St. Petersburg, FL – 10 Fifth Street North (upstairs) - Holli Dazed: Come on up and buy a gift of art. Select from paintings, stained glass, jewelry, sculpture and photography. Shop local and visit with all the artists in their working studios. https://www.facebook.com/artlofts

Graphi-ko Gallery/ Jewelry – 669 Central Avenue - Offering a large selection of unique items for men and women in all price ranges. Specializing in jewelry created on site, as well as brought in from around the world and artwork by local artists. https://www.facebook.com/Graphi-ko-Gallery-Jewelry-125300180883521/timeline

The Local COOP - 645 Central Avenue - Offering on-site personalized embroidery items from one of our makers during ArtWalk. Featuring work from dozens of local artists & hand crafters. A constantly changing inventory of locally handcrafted gifts, home d├ęcor - and kids items in The Mini Coop. https://www.facebook.com/TLCStPete?fref=ts

D-gallerie - 645 Central Avenue inside the Crislip Arcade. - Giving up-and-coming and mid-level career talent the spotlight to present unique, modern, and contemporary works from throughout Latin America and Tampa Bay. https://www.facebook.com/dgallerieusa/?fref=ts

St. Pete Art Works - 635 Central Ave - Featured exhibition: Hot Off The Kiln. A collection of works in glass and works with glass by Lourdes Rosas-Rasdall. Live music by Dean Johanesen - singer songwriter / American roots / circus swing. https://www.facebook.com/St.PeteArtWorks?fref=ts

Strands of Sunshine – 633 Central Ave – Presenting a holiday gift showcase, Merry & Bright. Shop a variety of locally crafted art and goods for men, women, and children. NEW larger location. https://www.facebook.com/StrandsofSunshine/timeline

Morean Arts Center – 719 Central Avenue – There's No Time Like the Presents: 2015 Holiday Show and Sale
Over 150 Morean members selling works in all mediums at all price points. Kim Turner-Smith: Labyrinth of Daydreams. Local photographer uses her daughters as her subjects. https://www.facebook.com/MoreanArtsCenter

ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing - 1445 Central Avenue – Pop-Up Show: Presenting cool gift ideas from DemiGod.
https://www.facebook.com/ArTiclesIncCustomFramingArtGallery/?fref=ts

Leslie Curran Gallery - 1431 Central Avenue: Featuring the large-scale abstract paintings of Ummarid "Tony" Eitharong and the ceramic works of Robert Lawarre.https://www.facebook.com/lesliecurrangallery/?fref=ts

Woodfield Fine Art Gallery - 2253 Central Avenue #105 - Showing the works of eight local and national artists. https://www.facebook.com/woodfieldfineartgallery/?fref=ts

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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Join us for the a pre-holiday Artwalk with our newest exhibit "The Holiday Show," featuring paintings in a light and crystal display. Our holiday gift bazaar will offer hand-made gift items or ceramic, textiles and mixed media. Live music from Matt Delaney, performing acoustic Americana tunes. Refreshments, too!

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Join us Saturday, December 12th, for the monthly gallery walk.. Enjoy some cookies while you shop.
We carry one of a kind, hand made items sure to please even the most finicky person you are shopping for. All of the art work is made by either Charlie or one of our talented members.
 
 
 
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Enjoy the Season of Lights with a stroll through the Central Arts District Saturday evening! St. Pete's Second Saturday Art Walk from 5-9 is a don't-miss event during the holidays. Our holiday show features fine art & craft by nationally-recognized artists plus one-of-a-kind artworks in ceramics, jewelry, glass, fiber, wood, printmaking, sculpture, furniture and photography. The holiday show, 'BeachWood,' thematically blends the beachland to the woodland with wonderfully-creative ornaments, glassware, coloring books, handmade puzzles and unexpected gifts for all ages. From 5-9 p.m. only, all of our boxed holiday greeting cards are a 30% savings, and artist-drawn St. Pete maps, ready for framing, are a 50% savings ($10). The maps are fabulous!

Keep in mind: A great gift is clever, considerate, heartfelt, well-made and creative .... therefore incredibly difficult to find in a mall! Surprise your loved ones this year with a thoughtful gift of art from a local gallery or artist studio. Delight in the discoveries you'll find during St. Pete's Second Saturday ArtWalk! Join us on December 12th for festive libations, fun, friends, and sweet treats.
 
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The Studio@620 presents Leg Godt, Adam Miguel Estevez's third solo exhibition. "Leg Godt" is a Danish expression meaning “Play Well” and Adam Miguel Estevez’s current work is all new, both in concept and technique. Abandoning traditional methods of painting, the current exhibit consists primarily of works on aluminum, zinc, and copper where paint is added and subtracted to metal sheets using various scraping techniques, squeegees, and spray bottles. Rust, oxidation, and natural aging are evident. This dynamic technique emphasizes process beyond static content and within this space, with no beginning and no end, creativity and play exist. "Leg Godt" is a veritable snapshot into the artist's creative, playful process. The reception will include music by DJ Arlyn, Mixx Music Design.
Opening Reception Saturday Dec. 12, 5:00-9:00 PM

Exhibit on display through January 2, 2016. Call 727-895-6620 for details or to schedule an appointment for viewing.

Admission is free and open to the public
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Please join us for the Opening Reception of THE TEMPEST & THE TEAPOT featuring the large-scale abstract paintings of Ummarid "Tony" Eitharong and the ceramic works of Robert Lawarre.

UMMARID "Tony" EITHARONG has been a mainstay and multiple Best in Show award winner in fine art festivals around the country for more than 30 years, attracting the attention of art enthusiasts, connoisseurs, and collectors alike. In 2009, he was recognized for his accomplishments with a major exhibition and the aptly named Enduring Excellence Award from the Museum of Florida Art in Deland. Since that time, he has continued his prolific studio practice and impressive art fair schedule, creating an expansive body of work that reflects his own personal and spiritual evolution.

ROBERT LAWARRE started working in clay in 1990, completing his AA degree at Valencia Community College in 1997 and BFA in Ceramics at the University of Central Florida in 2002. After completing his education, he began teaching ceramics and sculpture to young artists in Central Florida while maintaining a rigorous studio and exhibition practice. In 2015, Robert moved his home and studio to Memphis, Tennessee to pursue his work full-time.

Robert’s work has been displayed at galleries and museums nationally and internationally, totaling more than 130 shows in the last 9 years. His international exposure, including publications and residencies, extends through the USA, Canada, China, Korea, Taiwan, Austria, Croatia, Italy, France, Germany, Slovenia, and England. He has earned 33 national and international awards since 2006.

The exhibition will open on the evening of December 12th, 6-9pm and will continue through January 2nd, 2016.
 
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St. Pete ArtWorks is an art gallery located in the heart of the Arts District. St. Pete ArtWorks has already made a big impact with 24 different artists joining in this co-op adventure to show many different styles and creative art pieces. Participating in St. Pete's Gallery Walk on the 2nd Saturday of every month, there is a free trolley ride provided by the Warehouse Arts District, that will bring you right to the gallerys, or just park out in front.

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

This Krampus Weekend, 12/5/2015

Finally, a little COOLNESS.



Join us Saturday, December 5th, for our annual Holiday Sale and Open House. Have a mimosa or cider on us while you shop the day away.
We carry one of a kind, hand made items sure to please even the most finicky person you are shopping for. All of the art work is made by either Charlie or one of our talented members.

Charlie Parker Pottery,
2724 5th Ave. S. St Pete


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Ten local artists have come together to showcase their varied and amazing talent at "Existential Musings of Ten Locals", December 5,boozl-January 2, 2016. The opening reception, featuring FREE appetizes, wine and tea tasting, is Tuesday, December 8, from 6-9 pm. (art shown above Metamorphosis by Maureen Murphy). Bamboozle Cafe, Downtown Tampa.
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Come celebrate FOOD + ART, a new cookbook highlighting tasteful dishes from local personalities, paired in print with delicious artwork from the MFA’s collection. A dynamic quartet of recipe contributors will demonstrate their dishes during this special event. Learn their culinary secrets and sample the results!
Bob Devin Jones: Turkey, Feta & Spinach Meatballs
Gail Eggeman: Cabbage & Kale Slaw
Carol Dameron Chocolate Ganache Pie
Astrid Ellis: Swedish Cardamom-Nut Buns
Food Demos start 6 pm.
Beverages available by donation.
Please reserve so we can estimate food quantities! Call The Studio at 727-895-6620 to RSVP.
Copies of "FOOD + ART: Cooking around Tampa Bay with the Museum of Fine Arts" will be available for purchase. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.
Presented in Partnership with The Museum of Fine Arts. 620 1st Ave. S, St. Pete.

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Please join Lori Karpay & Joanna Karpay on the last day of their exhibition.

NEW ART will be shown including colorful abstracts, charcoal figure studies and landscape paintings.
(To our St. Pete friends, this is on Central Avenue in Tampa)

Come enjoy an afternoon with us while supporting your local artsts! We look forward to seeing you then!



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Saturday, November 14, 2015

This Our Brand is Crisis Weekend, 11/14/2015

At last, Fall has shown up. Mourning for the victims of the attacks in Paris and Lebanon. Second Saturday, a big night.
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5:00 PM. Morean Clay Center

This show is the result of an exciting and innovative collaboration of artists on both sides of the lens. A diverse group of talented photographers was given the challenge of "exposing" the most intimate aspects of "the process" employed by some of our area's most prolific, creative and well known visual artists. The result is a photographic collection of the most revealing moments in the creation of art.
To make it even more exciting, the pieces depicted in the images will also be included in the show in their completed form. This will be a multi artist, multi genre, multi media, multi event experience in a beautiful and historic venue in the heart of the Warehouse Arts District!
Limited edition signed and numbered prints will also be available.

Friday, November 13th - Opening reception 6-10pm
Saturday, November 14th - Second Saturday ArtWalk 5-9p
Sunday, November 15th - Brunch/Talkback with the artists on both sides of the lens. 12-4pm

Photographers include:
Herb Snitzer- www.herbsnitzer.com
Brian James- www.photography.brianjamesgallery.com
Sheri Kendrick Photography- www.efpgallery.com
Todd Richardson- https://www.facebook.com/phototoddr/media_set?set=a.51147703728.46077.686738728&type=3
Rossie Newson- www.photosbyrossie.com
Nikki Devereux- www.nikkidevereux.com
Xina Scuderi- www.facebook.com/scuderistudios
www.scuderistudios.com
Steven Le- www.theephotoninja.com
Todd Bates - www.toddbatescreative.com
Megan Beckler - www.facebook.com/lolaportraits

Artists include: (More TBA)
Steven Kenny- www.stevenkenny.com
Ya La'ford- www.yalaford.com
Lance Rodgers- www.lancerodgersart.com
Nathan Beard- www.nathanbeardfineart.com
Margaret Juul- www.margaretjuul.com
Chad Mize- www.chadmize.com
Carol Dameron- www.caroldameron.com
Spathose (George Medeiros & Scott Durfee)- www.spathose.com
Wendy Durand- durandpottery.com
Mark Aeling- www.mgasculpture.com
Carrie Jadus- www.carriejadus.com
Funktionhouse Urban Lumber & Furnishings
(Rob Bocik & Zoe Bocik)- www.funktionhouse.com
Josh Poll of Zen Glass Studio- www.zenglass.com
Frank Strunk III- www.frankstrunk.com
Jules Cozine- www.julescozine.com
Sebastian Coolidge
James Oleson- www.jamesoleson.com
Rasta Geary Taylor- www.1of1customs.com
J.Michael Taylor- blackamethysttattoogallery.com
Tyler Houston- www.moreancenterforclay.org/tyler-houston
Adam Yungbluthh- www.yungbluth.blogspot.com
Matthew Schiemann- www.matthewschiemannpottery.com
Heather Tinnaro H. Tinnaro Ceramics- www.facebook.com/htinnaroceramics
Rebecca Zweibel
Salvador Saint Germain


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In partnership with the USF Contemporary Art Museum and the Tampa Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg is proud to bring the 2015 Creative Time Summit to the Tampa Bay area. This year’s theme is The Curriculum, exploring constructs of knowledge. Each venue will host live panels and performances, in addition to video footage of the Creative Time Summit in Venice. The MFA’s events will take place on Saturday, November 14th from 12 – 5pm in the Marly Room. Details are below.

This event is free with admission (includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day, and access to Museum galleries)
Please RSVP to kpill@fine-arts.org by November 10

The Creative Time Summit is an initiative of Creative Time, a New York-based organization dedicated to presenting innovative art in the public realm. Each year, the Creative Time Summit explores the many ways in which artists, activists, writers and curators are tackling the world’s most challenging social and political issues.

12pm – buffet lunch is served
12:15pm – Panel discussion moderated by Tampa Bay art critic and curator Danny Olda, featuring speakers from each of the Tampa Bay presentation sites, focusing on the history of Creative Time and its relevance to the Tampa Bay area.
1:00pm – break
1:30pm – screenings from the Creative Time Summit in Venice
3:00pm – break
3:30pm – Jacqueline Mabey, founder of Art + Feminism, will give an overview of her Wikipedia Edit-a-thon project. This will be followed by an hour-long editing workshop (please bring your laptops!). Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well documented. In a 2010 survey it was revealed that less than 13% of its contributors identify as female. The practical effect of this disparity is clear—Wikipedia is clearly skewed in favor of male artists. This represents a huge inequality in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge. Edit-a-thons have taken place globally, encompassing 1,300 volunteers, 70 events on 4 continents, and nearly 400 new articles devoted to female artists. Complementing Marks Made: Prints by American Women Artists from the 1960s to the Present, this event aims to ensure the visibility of female artists in its permanent collection.


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Do you like playing with your food? Now you truly can! I'll have a cornucopia of brand-new knitted and crocheted food items just in time for you to display on your holiday dinner table!

There will also be some funky jewelry and other little goodies so you can get a jump-start on your gift-giving list. A true 'cornucopia' for sure!

Find me outside Stash - A Place for Yarn - as part of the Second Satuday Art Walk. I can't wait to see you! - Kristi

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 On November 14, Bloom presents Taking Shape, a curated exploration of sculpture in all forms, from monumental to miniature, from outdoor metal work to vinyl art toys.

Individuals and artist teams will present all types of three-dimensional art, including kinetic and interactive installations.

The audience will be encouraged to vote on their favorite works, with a trophy awarded to the People’s Choice winner.

Come enjoy our newly renovated sculpture garden, plus a custom vinyl toy exhibit and special appearance by the Strange Cat Toys bus. Interactive installation from KEVAplanks.com.

Opening reception: Saturday, Nov. 14 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Admission: $ 7
DJ and live music all evening
Live screenprin... See More


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We're excited to be celebrating the kick-off of the holiday season with "BeachWood," a gallery show + sale featuring 'beachland to woodland' themed, handmade artworks perfect for gift-giving. (The Friends & Family Holiday Party is postponed!) We'll be serving good cheer in addition to the fascinating, festive artwork of 100 established local and national artists. Please join us for the festivities from 5-9 p.m.!

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Swatched: Woven in Clay is a solo exhibition by ceramic artist Gracie Herbert. The show features Herbert's newest work which includes bright colors and bold line work. The artist draws inspiration for her surfaces from textile designs. Often in the textile industry swatches are used as a sample and may represent a larger collection. Herbert uses this idea of a swatch as a way to explore a variety of techniques and patterns in her work. Each piece serves as a unique sample that unite to create a cohesive collection through color and design. Swatched: Woven in Clay takes place on November's Second Saturday Gallery Walk (Saturday, November 14, 2015) from 5 pm to 9 pm at Charlie Parker Pottery.
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St. Petersburg's Second Saturday ArtWalk presents over 40 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. 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, and the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum.

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”!

Be on the lookout for one red trolley and one white coach bus with ArtWalk signage.

Trolley starts here at 5pm
Craftsman House Gallery – 2955 Central Avenue - Shop early to get the best selection for the holidays. Complimentary champagne punch with any gallery purchase. Also, handmade Face Jugs from southern face jug artists. The gallery features handmade clay, blown glass, jewelry, wood, furniture,… all housed in an historic 1918 Arts & Crafts bungalow. Watch artists at work in the carriage house pottery studio. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Craftsman-House-Gallery/158706022997

Charlie Parker Pottery – 2724 6th Avenue S. – Swatched: Woven in Clay. A solo exhibition by ceramic artist Gracie Herbert. The show features Herbert's newest work which includes bright colors and bold line work. The artist draws inspiration for her surfaces from textile designs. Each piece serves as a unique sample that unites to create a cohesive collection through color and design. https://www.facebook.com/events/1100269803331471/

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

Funktionhouse Urban Lumber & Furnishings – 562 25th St. S - Funktionhouse rescues local trees (normally headed for a chipper or the landfill), mill the trees on site, then create one-of-a-kind furnishings, lighting, and art pieces. See the latest wood slabs fresh off the mill, peruse new gallery items, or be inspired to create a custom furnishing of your own. https://www.facebook.com/Funktionhouse

Duncan McClellan Gallery – 2342 Emerson Avenue South – The Space Between, featuring glass sculpture by Pennsylvania artist and Rhode Island School of Design alumni Michael Schunke. Schunke will give a free glass blowing demonstration beginning at 6pm. A former professor at the Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Toyama, Japan, he continues to teach glassmaking around the world. Schunke has recently been recognized as a resident artist at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA, and the Toledo Museum of Glass in Toledo, OH. His work, both functional and sculptural, is housed in museum collections world-wide. http://ow.ly/TXGUm

Clay Center of St. Petersburg - 420 23rd Street South – Large bowl throwing and handbuilding demo, as well as exhibition of sculpture work by Kyu Yamamotto and his students. https://www.facebook.com/ClayCenterofStPetersburg

Dazzio Art Experience Gallery & School of Art - 535 22nd Street South - Work from various artists. Paintings completed over a ten-year period that tell the story of the Holocaust. https://www.facebook.com/dazzio.art.experience?fref=ts

Soft Water Studios - 515 22nd Street South - Featuring works by resident Soft Water Studio artists. https://www.facebook.com/sws.art.art/

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

Gallerie 909 - 909 22nd Street South - Opening reception: Change Gonna Come. Featuring artist, Zulu. Artist talk @ 7pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/1007979589247510/

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum – 2240 9th Avenue S. - The Eluster Richardson Collection. An exquisite array of art pieves near and dear to the Artists heart that speak to lessons of life, culture, and his main passion of painting. https://www.facebook.com/WoodsonMuseum/timeline

Morean Center for Clay – 420 22nd Street South - Peter Pincus show in the gallery. Gallery talk with Peter at 6pm. Exposure Show in the event room. https://www.facebook.com/events/1862946837264333/

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

St. Petersburg Opera Company - 2145 1st Ave South - Prelude and Fugue: A solo exhibition by Gabriela Valencia, using oils, pastels and acrylics. Valencia, a native of Ecuador, resides in the Tampa Bay area. She began to paint and draw from childhood. Her artwork reflects images of nature, emotions, and daily life experiences; symbolizing the beauty of earth, the life of the sea, the nature of human being, and the love for life. She reflects the sensibility, the strength, and the spirit of women. https://www.facebook.com/StPeteOpera

From Mayan Hands - 2006 Second Avenue South -
Exhibiting outrageous Mayan folk art and the paintings of Beba Contreras. Buy your Christmas nativities and gifts at wholesale prices. https://www.facebook.com/From-Mayan-Hands-768725999853388/?fref=ts

Trolley Starts Here at 5pm
Creative Clay – 1114 Central Avenue - Celebrate Creative Clay's 20th Anniversary with good art and good folk. The Good Folk Show Invitational features portraits of Creative Clay studio artists created by local and regional Florida artists. The work in this annual exhibit includes painting by Steven Kenny, and Florida folk artist Sandy Hall, and drawings by Calan Ree, among others. https://www.facebook.com/events/457136847806892/

Michele Tuegel Contemporary – 320 Central Avenue - Holiday show featuring all things beach and sun.
https://www.facebook.com/MicheleTuegelContemporary/timeline

The Gallery - 200 Central Ave. Suite 111 - Featuring the work of local artist Jason Skeldon. His original mixed media work is heavily influenced by street art and pop culture. The work will leave you with a taste of walking through a city full of vibrant and colorful graffiti. https://www.facebook.com/thegalleryart/?fref=ts

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

Lynn Merhige Gallery – 216 Fourth St North - Featured artist will be painter Janet Aponte, whose specialty is brightly colored minimalist paintings. Also beautiful carved and celedon pottery by Robin MacKay and a great assortment of small clay items for the season of giving by gallery artists. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lynn-Merhige-Gallery/146904772019134?pnref=story

Art on 1st – 550 First Avenue North – Chairs, chairs, chairs. Enjoy a glass of sangria while you admire a collection of paintings of unique chairs, chairs that were collected over the years in Europe by Joyce VanHorn. Also see artworks of artists represented by the gallery. https://www.facebook.com/events/1629134204006006/

Florida CraftArt – 501 Central Avenue – Transformed into a holiday shopping experience with ornaments and gifts all hand crafted by Florida artists https://www.facebook.com/pages/Florida-CraftArt/352815711033?sk=timeline

The Art Lofts of St. Petersburg, FL– 10 Fifth Street North (upstairs) - TBD. https://www.facebook.com/artlofts

Graphi-ko Gallery/ Jewelry – 669 Central Avenue - 5-year anniversary celebration with a public juried Abstracts and Textures art exhibition. The show will feature an all-original collection of abstract themed art from local St. Petersburg artists. All works are sized 16” x 16”. The show’s theme is designed to introduce the public to original fine abstract art and to support local artists. The style and medium is up to the artists and will be varied and eclectic to satisfy all tastes in art. https://www.facebook.com/events/519029288265770/

The Local COOP - 645 Central Avenue - Featuring work from dozens of local artists and hand crafters. A constantly changing inventory of locally handcrafted gifts, home decor, and kids items in The Mini Coop. https://www.facebook.com/TLCStPete?fref=ts

D-gallerie - 645 Central Avenue inside the Crislip Arcade. - Up and coming talent presenting unique, modern, and contemporary works from Latin America & Tampa Bay.

St. Pete Art Works - 635 Central Ave - Featured exhibition Along the Way: A collection of paintings by Elizabeth Barenis. Live music by local favorite Rebekah Pulley. https://www.facebook.com/St.PeteArtWorks?fref=ts

NEW LOCATION! Strands of Sunshine – 633 Central Ave – new, bigger location on Central Avenue. Expanded selection of locally made art & goods. https://www.facebook.com/StrandsofSunshine/timeline

Morean Arts Center – 719 Central Avenue – Opening reception for There's No Time Like the Presents: 2015 Holiday Show and Sale. Kim Turner-Smith: Labyrinth of Daydreams exhibition. https://www.facebook.com/MoreanArtsCenter

ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing - 1445 Central Avenue – Pop-Up Show: Jewelry artist Cindi Samaha selects only the finest quality semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, and corals to create her works of art.
https://www.facebook.com/ArTiclesIncCustomFramingArtGallery/?fref=ts

Leslie Curran Gallery - 1431 Central Avenue: Continuing the exhibition Where the Sea Meets the Sky: Leslie Neumann & David Erdman. Neumann's encaustic paintings are inspired by the wetlands and the vast cosmic night sky of her home in Aripeka, Florida. Erdman's sculptures of luxurious wood evoke the elegantly flowing lines of wind in sails. https://www.facebook.com/lesliecurrangallery/?fref=ts

NEW LOCATION - Woodfield Fine Art Gallery - 2253 Central Avenue #105 - Artwork by Jim Woodfield, Sean Alton, Nancy Smrekar, Dale TerBush, James Coleman, and more.https://www.facebook.com/woodfieldfineartgallery/?fref=ts

Creative Soul Studio : Coffee, Wine, Art – 2425 Central Avenue - Holiday gift show with multiple artists. Jewelry, art, photography, and more! All art under $150. https://www.facebook.com/CreativeSoulStudio?fref=ts

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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Saturday, November 7, 2015

This Spectre Weekend, Nov. 7,. 2015

Ok, we got gypped out of Fall. It's still hot out there. Global Warming? A curse?





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Annual weekend of noise Saint Petersburg Noise Festival - USA is happening again.

6th November Friday
7th November Saturday

7:00pm start time!

15 minute sets, non-stop, free.

SATURDAY
END!
01:40-2:55 - Furwave (Furchick + Microwave Windows) (Australia)
01:20-01:35 - Andy Borsz (NC)
01:00-01:15 - Whitey Alabastard (St Pete)
12:40-12:55 - Ola Lindefelt (Sweden)
12:20-12:35 - XOME (CA)
12:00-12:15 - Laundry Room Squelchers (Miami)
11:40-11:55 - Joules (NC)
11:20-11:35 - AODL (UT)
11:00-11:15 - Victimes de Regime (TN)
10:40-10:55 - Clang Quartet (NC)
10:20-10:35 - Xela Zaid (Miami)
10:00-10:15 - Scott Bazar (Panama City)
09:40-09:55 - Wren Turco (DeLand)
09:20-09:35 - Sea of Apparitions (Jax)
09:00-09:15 - Intellectual Dryheave (Panama City)
08:40-08:55 - Con Rit (Jax)
08:20-08:35 - Sharp Pain (Orlando)
08:00-08:15 - Yobel Weenel (Spring Hill)
07:40-07:55 - NOISEKILLR (Spring Hill)
07:20-07:35 - Land of NOD (Clearwater)
07:00-07:15 - Ruff Bummer (St Pete)
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Opening reception for recent art by Rebecca Skelton & Robert Holmes. Skelton will be showing paintings from the "Flow" series based on the movement of water, air, time & light. Holmes will show small paintings of local vistas. At Kahwa South. 7 PM
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Help Us Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the
Gulf Coast Artists’ Alliance, Inc.
1. VOTE
for your favorite piece(s) of artwork on our Double Digits online exhibition here on our Facebook page. Select the “Double Digits” photo album to “like” your favorites! DEADLINE TO VOTE: OCTOBER 31st

2. SEE THE TOP TEN FAVORITES
on display and for sale at the Opening Reception for the Double Digits Winners at:
Avenue 5 Art Studio, 2630 5th Ave. N.
Saturday November 7th, 7-9pm. Refreshments, Live Music

3. CELEBRATE!
Join us on Sunday November 8th, 10am-5pm at Avenue 5 Art Studio for an Open House and More Festivities!
Featuring:
SILENT AUCTION of 4ft. x 8ft. Mural Panels painted in an Endangered Species theme.
(Part of the auction proceeds to benefit the animal charity of the artists' choice)
• ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS • INTERACTIVE ART • CRAFT SALE TABLES • SMOOTHIE BAR • AND MORE!!!



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Ten works by John Stine.



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