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.

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-
Brian James-
Sheri Kendrick Photography-
Todd Richardson-
Rossie Newson-
Nikki Devereux-
Xina Scuderi-
Steven Le-
Todd Bates -
Megan Beckler -

Artists include: (More TBA)
Steven Kenny-
Ya La'ford-
Lance Rodgers-
Nathan Beard-
Margaret Juul-
Chad Mize-
Carol Dameron-
Spathose (George Medeiros & Scott Durfee)-
Wendy Durand-
Mark Aeling-
Carrie Jadus-
Funktionhouse Urban Lumber & Furnishings
(Rob Bocik & Zoe Bocik)-
Josh Poll of Zen Glass Studio-
Frank Strunk III-
Jules Cozine-
Sebastian Coolidge
James Oleson-
Rasta Geary Taylor-
J.Michael Taylor-
Tyler Houston-
Adam Yungbluthh-
Matthew Schiemann-
Heather Tinnaro H. Tinnaro Ceramics-
Rebecca Zweibel
Salvador Saint Germain


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 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.



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


 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

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






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.



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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Soft Water Studios - 515 22nd Street South - Featuring works by resident Soft Water Studio artists.

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.

Gallerie 909 - 909 22nd Street South - Opening reception: Change Gonna Come. Featuring artist, Zulu. Artist talk @ 7pm.

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.

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.

Richard Clark and Jim Corp - Five Deuces Galleria Building - 420 23rd Street South - Paper and paint, prints and canvas.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Michele Tuegel Contemporary – 320 Central Avenue - Holiday show featuring all things beach and sun.

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.

SHAPIRO'S Gallery – 300 Beach Drive NE. - Showcasing the finest in American made blown glass, jewelry, pottery, wooden boxes and sculpture.

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.

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.

Florida CraftArt – 501 Central Avenue – Transformed into a holiday shopping experience with ornaments and gifts all hand crafted by Florida artists

The Art Lofts of St. Petersburg, FL– 10 Fifth Street North (upstairs) - TBD.

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.

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.

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.

NEW LOCATION! Strands of Sunshine – 633 Central Ave – new, bigger location on Central Avenue. Expanded selection of locally made art & goods.

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.

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.

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.

NEW LOCATION - Woodfield Fine Art Gallery - 2253 Central Avenue #105 - Artwork by Jim Woodfield, Sean Alton, Nancy Smrekar, Dale TerBush, James Coleman, and more.

Creative Soul Studio : Coffee, Wine, Art – 2425 Central Avenue - Holiday gift show with multiple artists. Jewelry, art, photography, and more! All art under $150.

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!


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?


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.

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)



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

Help Us Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the
Gulf Coast Artists’ Alliance, Inc.
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

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

Join us on Sunday November 8th, 10am-5pm at Avenue 5 Art Studio for an Open House and More Festivities!
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)


Ten works by John Stine.