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Current Happenings .................


We will be holding a special Open House on Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The event will feature five gallery artists who work in a variety of media to create three-dimensional art. The artists include Dorsey (Dee) DeMaster, fused/kiln formed glass; Carole Haines, porcelain painting;  Robert Haines copper art;  Barrie Harding, wood art; and Brenda Spileos, folk art assemblages. Join us and meet the artists and enjoy some demonstrations. Light refreshments will be available. There is no charge to attend this event.


Florida Artists Gallery to host Memorial Day weekend Porch and Plant Sale Rescheduled

The Florida Artists Gallery Porch and Plant Sale originally scheduled for Memorial Day weekend has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 2, 2018.  The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the porches and lawns of the Historic Knight House at 8219 Orange Avenue in Floral City.  Gallery artists will also conduct demonstrations in different media.
In addition to the outdoor sales, both the Gallery and Coffee Shop will be open.  Normal Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by appointment any day of the week.
For more information, call 352-344-9300.

Larry Jordan to speak on Capturing Alluring Landscape with Tony Sweet 

 Award-winning photographer Larry Jordan will present “Capturing Alluring Landscape with Tony Sweet” at the Florida Artists Gallery on June 22, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Larry will present 80 of the best images that he captured on three photo treks during the past year with world-renowned professional photographer Tony Sweet and his assistant Susan Milestone. He will discuss tips he received from those trek leaders for both capturing the images and post processing them to produce images of distinction. 
The three treks were: The Badlands, SD in Fall; The Smoky Mountains in Winter; Charleston in Spring.
As a result of attending Larry's presentation, you should be able to make significant improvements in your own landscape images.
Admission for the talk is $10 per person, and includes a free glass of wine.  All proceeds will go to support the Florida Artists Gallery’s educational programs.  Space is limited and reservations are required.  To reserve places, call 352-344-9300.
Previous presentations by Mr. Jordan at the Gallery have attracted a full audience, so early reservations are recommended.

COLOR THE WORLD  Citrus County Community Group Arts Projects! JULY 9–12 / 16-19 / 23-26  MURAL ARTS & RHYTHM CAMP

DATE: JULY 9-12 grade 3 to 5, JULY 16 -19 grade 6 to 8, July 23-26 grade 9+ 
TIME: Tues, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 9am-1pm 
COST: $125 (includes all supplies) Register through Florida Artists Gallery 
Notes: Parents, guardians, friends and family are welcome to attend a 45 min 
rhythm demo and mural arts presentation on the final day of camp at 1pm. 

Color the World - more information
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Susan Donohoe painting selected for Florida Water Color Society on-line show

Florida Artists Gallery member Susan Donohoe's painting, “Ram-bunctious Kids” has been selected for the Florida Water Color Society’s 2015 on-line show. 
Donohoe, who, signs her paintings "SusanJane," retired from a long career as an award-winning kitchen and bath designer.   She finds inspiration for her paintings in the people, the landscapes, and the exotic wildlife of Florida.  Now a full-time artist, she states, “My paintings tell a story, I try to infuse my characters with a personality that draws the viewer into the story being told.”  
Having spent most of her life in Minneapolis/St. Paul and San Francisco, Donohoe now calls Florida her home.  Last year her work hung at the Appleton Museum, and she has won many awards for her work
More of Donohoe’s creations can be seen at the Florida Artists Gallery, located in the historic Knight House at 8219 Orange Avenue in Floral City.  For more information about the Florida Artists Gallery and Café, call 352-344-9300, go to www.flartistsgallery.com or find it on Facebook.
To see all of the selections for the Florida Water Color Society 2015 on-line show, go to http://floridawatercolor.org/online_show.

Local photographer chosen for cover of Florida Wildlife Federation Annual Report

 “Solitary Sunset,” an image by local award-winning photographer Myrna Bradshaw has been selected for the cover of the Florida Wildlife Federation’s 2013-2014 Annual Report.
Bradshaw, a member of the Florida Artists Gallery, has won Best of Show in photography at the Sumter County Fair for the last three consecutive years.  She also earned top prizes in two categories of the 2013 Florida Wildlife Federation Photo Contest, one of which was for “Solitary Sunset.”  In addition, she took first place in the 2013 international Chasing the Light juried photo competition. 
Her work has been published in Florida Wildlife Magazine, Birder’s World Magazine, Birds and Blooms, Florida Agriculture, Woods & Water, and Florida Fish and Wildlife News.”   
More of Bradshaw’s photography can be seen at the Florida Artists Gallery & Café located in the historic Knight House at 8219 Orange Avenue in Floral City.  Admission is free.  For more information, call 352-344-9300, visit www.flartistsgallery.com, or find it on Facebook.

Florida Artists Gallery members Rose and Kreider selected for Florida Watercolor Society On-line Show

Susan Donohoe
Gail Rose and Carol Kreider, both of whom are members of the Florida Artists Gallery, have had works accepted for the Florida Watercolor Society’s prestigious annual on-line show.  Their works were chosen from among more than 200 submitted for judging.
Rose began her career in art 40 years ago when she was selected from her grammar school to illustrate each holiday on the blackboard.  She studied art in high school and spent summers studying at the Boston Museum of Fine Art.  She has been a member of the Rhode Island Watercolor Society and the Cape Cod Art Association.  Since moving to Florida almost ten years ago, she has become a member of the Citrus Watercolor Club and the Florida Artists Gallery.  Rose has taught adult classes in oils and watercolor for many years.  Her winning submission is entitled “You Ruffle My Feathers,” a watercolor of two parrots on Yupo synthetic paper.
Kreider began painting as a commercial artist in the 1950s, did illustration for the Tallahassee Democrat in the 1970s, then moved to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands to form here own company to create and print greeting cards.  In addition to her proficiency in watercolor, she works in oils and acrylics and has been selected for juries shows in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.  She returned to Florida eight years ago.  Her winning selection for the Florida Watercolor Society on-line show is “Pink Lemonade,” a collage composed of hand-painted paper.
Applicants to the show were required to digitally submit up to three previously un-shown works.  Rose and Kreider each submitted only one.  To learn more about the Florida Watercolor Society, go to http://floridawatercolor.org.
Work by Rose and Kreider may be seen at the Florida Artists Gallery and Café, located in the historic Knight House at 8219 Orange Avenue in Floral City.  For special events, hours, and more information, go to www.flartistsgallery.com or find it on Facebook. 

Florida Artists Gallery unveils Deer Dancer sculpture

The Florida Artists Gallery has installed a new outdoor sculpture entitled “Deer Dancer,” a, life-size, welded metal sculpture depicting the legendary deer dance as performed by members of the Yaqui Tribe of Sonora, Mexico.
The deer dance is an elegant performance that symbolizes the struggle between good and evil by depicting a confrontation between a sacred deer and aggressive coyotes or hunters.  The dance is known for its graceful moves, elegant jumps, and proud body movements of a dancer in a deer head mask with antlers.  Meticulously welded from sheet metal, “Deer Dancer” captures the drama and symbolism of this age-old mythological performance.

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