Saturday, August 13, 2016

2nd Saturday, Florence Foster Jenkins Weekend, August 13, 2016,

Shop dog Oscar is turning 11 this month and we're celebrating with a pawty! All day on Saturday, August 13th, we'll be donating a portion of our sales to the Pawlicious Poochie Pet Rescue! Since it's also Second Saturday ArtWalk, we are curating a pet themed art show to honor Oscar's big day! Over a dozen local artist will have work on display.

During ArtWalk we'll also have live music as part of our celebration! Internationally recognised toy pianist and composer, Elizabeth A. Baker of The New Music Conflagration, Inc. will be performing on toy piano. Elizabeth resides here in St. Petersburg and is an offical Shoenhut Toy Piano Artist.

Door prizes and more surprises in store!


The Studio@620 welcomes the return of UPA Gallery as they present their Annual Showcase featuring their artists' new work. The managing partners of the United Photographic Artists Gallery are delighted to announce this amazing exhibit!

With the selected photographic artworks, this presentation fulfills UPA Gallery's core mission of supporting the advancement and representation of emerging artists, through an exclusive gallery of limited edition photographic works. UPAG supports the education, income, and creative progress of emerging artists via an internet-based format as well as on ground seminars and gallery openings.

Many of the artists have received prestigious international awards and have their work in permanent collections. The high quality and variety of these works presented will be sold during the show.

Artists include: Scott Bolendz, Pierre-Yves Chicoineau, Erik Cocks, Cathy Dutertre, Pierre Dutertre, Lisa Fitch, Joel Geffen, Christine Ghezzo, William Glover, Eric Lawson, Maria Chapin, David Monroe, Frank Novatsky, Muffy Sadler, Trentin Shreeve, Ron Weiss, Lindsey Welch, Gary Beeber, Guillermo De Angelis, Monika Ruiz, Tobias Oggenfuss, Matt Smith, Jose Gomez, Sarah Hadley, Joel Gaffen, Alessandra Ruyten, Earl Scott, Nitin Mungale,
Michael Sheehan, Alex McKnight.

August 12-13, 2016

Friday 5:00-9:00 PM

Saturday 4:00-9:00 PM


I am very excited that I will be having a personal space to exhibit my work along with Steven Russell and Robin Jennison at Graphi-ko Gallery in downtown St. Petersburg. I will also be having a raffle, the winner will take one of my drawings home Thank you for the support , I hope to see everyone there!

At Graphi-ko Gallery, on 600 blk of Central Ave.


We'll be featuring some gallery favorites for 2nd Saturday ArtWalk ... so join us on August 13th to see what's new and what's up! Keeping St. Pete Local with Summer in the City.
Michele Tuegel Gallery.


St. Petersburg's Second Saturday ArtWalk presents over 25 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.

Keep Saint Petersburg Local (KSPL) is partnering with the arts districts for August for the fourth consecutive year. Olga Bof, KSPL’s Founder/Executive Director states, “We’ve supported the monthly ArtWalk since our launch, as our Independent Business Alliance has included artists, art galleries/studios, museums and other cultural institutions among its members from day one. Our mission is to work to build a thriving local economy and a unique community, and the arts are very important to St. Pete. Keep Saint Petersburg Local is happy to return as a sponsor of the “Shop Local” ArtWalk for this fourth year.”

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 - Last day of the Once-a-Year Studio Sale. Artists of Craftsman House sell their seconds, oddballs, and overstocks at amazing prices. Work is stored in the studio all year in anticipation of this sale. Exiting artist-in-residence Taylor Nyman featured.

Charlie Parker Pottery – 2724 6th Avenue S. – Demos by Charlie Parker through out the evening.

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 - Closed August due to the heat.

Duncan McClellan Gallery – 2342 Emerson Avenue South – Benefit for Nokumbaya - a non-profit organization which has run medical missions to some of the most impoverished areas of the world. Unique, beautiful glass art, free glassblowing demonstrations, and live jazz . You’ll have the opportunity to meet & greet the Nokumbaya mission team, find out more about their work with the children of Belize.

Dazzio Art Experience Gallery & School of Art - 515 22nd Street South - All That Glitters Revisited: Featuring the beautiful, creative paintings of artist, Jyotika Shroff. Primarily working with jungle animals, koi, and farm animals; Jyotika uses gold, silver, copper and variegated leaf to bring these unique acrylic paintings to life. Leo Hampton and other artists will also be showing their spectacular gold leaf paintings.

Soft Water Studios - 515 22nd Street South - Featuring the works by resident Soft Water Studio artists - Katee Tully, Carrie Jadus, Mark Aeling, Wendy Durand, Caitlin and Nicko Dahlstorm, Vanessa Seagraves and Bob Ribits.

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.

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum - 2240 9th Avenue South - Sea of Vision: closing reception. This exhibition features new works by emerging artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities who participate in the inspired artist studios at PARC.

Gallerie 909 - 909 22nd Street South - This gallery is becoming known as the preeminent art space representing African and Caribbean collections with works by established and emerging artists. The gallery offers several mediums including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photographs, custom jewelry and selected home furnishings.

Morean Center for Clay – 420 22nd Street South - TBA

Trolley Starts Here at 5pm - Free parking lot for trolley riders
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.

From Mayan Hands - 2006 Second Avenue South - Closed for August ArtWalk.

Clay Center of St. Petersburg - 2010 1st Avenue South – Throwing demonstrations and a display of glazing with bubbles.

St. Petersburg Opera Company / Mirella Cimato Art Gallery - 2145 1st Ave South - A Computational Fine Art Show, departure from digital photography by Dr. Eugene Norris: a colorful and surreal exhibit. Free guided tours exploring the St. Petersburg Opera building: you will discover the enormous Costumes’ Room, the Grand Preis Hall, the Work Shop where the stages for the Operas performed at the Palladium are built, and more.

Davidson Fine Art - 2036 Central Avenue - TBA

Creative Clay – 1114 Central Avenue - Electric Eclectic: featuring a mix of art from the Creative Clay collection. Live music by Chant the Trees. Summer art sale continues.

The Studio@620 - 620 First Avenue South - The return of United Photographic Artists Gallery as they present their annual showcase featuring their artists' new work of selected photographs. Many of the artists have received prestigious international awards and have their work in permanent collections. The high quality and variety of these works presented will be sold during the show.

Michele Tuegel Contemporary – 320 Central Avenue - Summer in the City: highlighting the very best work by gallery artists.

The Gallery - 200 Central Ave. Suite 111 - Featuring several artists including Timothy Raines, Shane Bowden, Chad Mize, Jason Brueck and many more.

Lynn Merhige Gallery - 216 Fourth Street N - Healing Art: New paintings by Janet Aponte, health care professional. Also a new collection of raku hearts.

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

D-gallerie - 203 1st Street North - Showcasing top quality emerging and mid-career artists from Latin America and Florida. An unusually unpretentious place where art lovers can participate in the appreciation and collection of original art.

Art on 1st - 550 First Avenue North - Closed for August

Mesu360 Project Gallery 578 First Avenue North - In Celebration of the Arts. Meet the artist and experience the latest art projects, jewelry, music and great entertainment for the family and friends.

Florida CraftArt– 501 Central Avenue – Catch the last day of A Well-Crafted Tale exhibition with vintage typewriters, poems and stories inspired by the artwork and work of the fine craft artists of Florida.

The Art Lofts of St. Petersburg, FL - 10 Fifth Street North (upstairs) - Vertivcal Surfaces: Walls, Windows, & Wallpaper. New artwork by Artlofts artists, Jeannine Hascall and Mavis Gibson. This co-exhibit is a reflection of the artist’s personal experience of engagement with the built environment in paintings and fiber work. Then visit and purchase art directly from the Artlofts artists in their working studios.

Strands of Sunshine – 633 Central Ave – Celebrating shop dog Oscar's 11th birthday with a party & pet art show! A portion of sales from this group show will be donated to a local pet rescue. Toy piano performances throughout the night by musician Elizabeth A. Baker.

St Pete ArtWorks - 635 Central Ave - Featured Exhibition: From The Earth We Create…A New Beginning. Sculpture by Savelli. Live original music by Singer/Songwriter AmandaLynn

Graphi-ko Gallery/ Jewelry - 669 Central Avenue - Featuring the works of 3 local artists: Robin Dennison, Steven Russell and Pedro Hernandez. Together they represent a diverse spectrum of local talent.

Morean Arts Center - 635 Central Ave - TBA.

ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing - 1445 Central Ave and Leslie Curran Gallery - 1431 Central Avenue
GOOD VIBRATIONS: Richard Seidel & Alison Sigethy.
This exhibition pairs Richard Seidel's lively figurative paintings inspired by coastal trips and artist residencies in Venice, Madrid, and the French Riviera with Alison Sigethy's innovative kinetic glass sculptures, Sea Cores, which combine water, light, bubbles and glass to reflect the dazzling visual array of deep sea environments.

17 Art House Studio at 17 21st Street North, (727)385-8155. All glassware $10 only during August ArtWalk. Custom adorned clothing and accessories. Commissions welcome.

Woodfield Fine Art Gallery - 2253 Central Avenue #105 - A new exhibit dedicated to the Art of the Portrait. Works from local portrait artists, and sketches from life drawing classes will be exhibited. Expect live music, and maybe even some drawing demonstrations.

Creative Soul Studio : Coffee, Wine, Art - 2425 Central Avenue - Meet the artist and see the kinetic work of Barrie Freeman, aka B Free. After studying the physics of movement, time and relativity in Budapest, B has brought her unique vision here to St. Pete. Using kinetic art to illustrate the life balance we all experience on both cathartic and external levels, B has taken an old idea and given it a new twist.

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!


12 Arrows One Year Anniversary
7100 blk of Central. St Pete

Come out for art, food, fun and good cheer! Zoe Bocik will be exhibiting her art and I have a brand new body of work to show as well. Rebecca Fishel, owner of Modage, will have a rack of her delightful vintage dresses on site also. More than anything I just look forward to celebrating with my friends, loved ones, clients and community!



The Leslie Curran Gallery @ ARTicles proudly presents the exhibition GOOD VIBRATIONS: Richard Seidel & Alison Sigethy in conjunction with St Pete's 2nd Saturday ArtWalk on Saturday, August 13th, 6-9pm.

The exhibition pairs Richard Seidel's lively figurative paintings inspired by coastal trips and artist residencies in Venice and Madrid with Alison Sigethy's innovative kinetic glass sculptures, Sea Cores, which combine water, light, bubbles and glass to reflect the dazzling visual array of deep sea environments.

Extensive travel, particularly in idyllic artist residencies, has afforded Richard Seidel the opportunity to paint in some of the most luxurious destinations in the world. His compositions of people at leisure, mostly frolicking on the beach or gathering in familiar tourist spots, exude an optimistic spirit.

Seidel's gestural scenes, in the spirit of early 20th century French painter Raoul Dufy, remind us of our own travel memories, yet the figures and details have qualities that suggest a more romantic time. Subtle details like striped swimming attire and festooned hats hint at 19th century paintings of the leisure class, on location in some of the most fashionable places in Europe.

Alison Sigethy's sculptures appears simultaneously natural and other-worldly. These cylindrical shaped sculptures are inspired by coral reef core-drilling, which scientists utilize to extract geological samples in the study of the diverse ecology and geology of a coral reef ecosystem. As her artistic tribute to the beauty and mystery of the sea, she incorporates varied textures and subtleties of glass thoughtfully stacked with a sensitivity to natural organic arrangement.

Incorporating light and movement into the piece creates a multi-dimensional experience, immersing the surrounding environment with a relaxing glow and the sound of effervescence. The artist explains, "I like things that move. I have always been fascinated by the patterns, rhythms, and randomness of motion, so, I use movement — both physical and optical — to animate my work. I'm not simply trying to catch the viewer's attention, but their imagination, as well."

Richard Seidel's paintings have been exhibited extensively in St Petersburg and Tampa, as well as Miami and Los Angeles, and the artist is represented by galleries in Sarasota, FL and Columbus, OH. He was honored with an Award of Distinction from the Morean Arts Center and completed the prestigious Creative Capital Foundation Program, NY in 2013. Artist residencies include El Enclave Academia de Arte in Madrid in 2015 and Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice in 2016. The artist is awaiting the announcement of an upcoming residency at Ch√Ęteau de La Napoule in France next year.

Alison Sigethy received bachelor's degrees in Art History and Interior Design from Marymount University in Virginia. She is on the faculty at the Washington Arts Glass School, and is a Resident Artist at the acclaimed Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia. Alison has exhibited her work nationally, and her sculptures have appeared in numerous publications, including the USA Today, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, and American Craft Magazine.

GOOD VIBRATIONS opens on the evening of August 13th, 6-9 pm and continues through September 3rd,


Friends, Join us for free admission and enjoy lots of talented & amazing entertainment as Gina Marie opens up her Warehouse Doors this Saturday at the 2nd Saturday Art Festival. There will be live music as well as local artists, fashion models, pianists, drinks, and much more!!

Joshua Streeter with the St. Pete Public Piano Project will be there along with many jazz musicians who will be showing off their many talents! Anyone is welcome to join the professional musicians Saturday night in playing the Public Piano. So this will be the night you can show off your talent!!

There is so much more to come, so mark your calendars.....Come and support your local artists. It's a night you dont want to miss!!!

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Next door to Duncan McClellan


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