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Finding Peace

September 3 – 24

  • FIRST PLACE: "Light at the End of the Tunnel" by Abby Howard Murphy

World peace, inner peace, peaceful surroundings. These peaceful creations coincide with Don Trousdell’s Walk in Peace.

View the exhibit online or digitally in the gallery (Tuesdays through Sundays, 1:00-4:00pm).

ART SALES: Buy art online or in person at the STAAA gallery! Art sales benefit the artists, programs of the St. Augustine Art Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and they bring joy to the buyer! To purchase a piece of art online, either click the “BUY NOW” button below the price and pay through PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account, there is an option to “pay with credit card”) or click the “ADD TO CART” button if you’d like to purchase more than one work. You can click the “VIEW CART” button to look over what pieces you’ve added to your cart and to checkout. Artwork purchased online may either be picked up on or after June 25th at the St. Augustine Art Association (22 Marine Street) or shipped to the buyer (ALL SHIPPING COSTS TO BE PAID BY THE BUYER). Please contact STAAA to arrange: info@staaa.org or (904) 824-2310 (Mon-Fri).

Artwork and images are subject to copyright. Reproductions for any use are not allowed.

Thank You To Our Award Sponsors: 97Park Residential and Commercial Real Estate for the Place Awards & helping announce the winners for the exhibit!


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Momentarily Wander

Oil by Samantha Aldana

$1,000
“Momentarily Wander, a piece made to evoke a pause for…”
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Big Talbot Sculptures

Mixed Media by Marilyn Antram

$1,000

Peaceful Inlet

Acrylic by Marilyn Antram

$900

Silence

Oil by Beatrice Athanas

$1,900
“This fishing lagoon used to be one of the…”
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Sunrise, 6:00 AM, October 2020

Photography by Veronica Baker

$100
“Nowhere is quite as peaceful as beside the sea…”
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Home From Work

Photography by Veronica Baker

$140
“The changing colors of a pink sky…”
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A Peaceful Nap

Oil by Kate Barker

$200

Fort Tranquility

Acrylic by Pamela Bell

NFS

Nature

Acrylic by Pamela Bell

NFS

Journey

Acrylic by Tess Blum

$595

Sunlit Marshes

Oil by Bronwen Chandler

$465
“North Florida is full of beautiful marshlands…”
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Cloud-lit Sky

Oil by Bronwen Chandler

$850
“Inspiration for this piece came from a walk on…”
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Bloom Where You Are Planted

Mixed Media by Norma Cherry

$925

Red Sea Sunset

Photography by Rosanne Colvard

$300
“Sunsets always provide me with a peaceful…”
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Brookgreen Walk

Lithograph by Rosanne Colvard

$300
“The tranquility of nature, walking among beautiful…”
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Como Lake

Oil by Colleen Cosgrove

$325
“Painted on a beautiful, peaceful morning in August…”
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Autumn Lingers

Oil by Colleen Cosgrove

NFS
“This magical scene appeared in my neighborhood one…”
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Serenity

Digital by Mona Costa-Mauri

$400
“Hand-made, unique portraiture commissions, small and…”
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Wings of Peace

Mixed Media by Elizabeth Cote

NFS
“This piece is inspired by the 10 million cranes from…”
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Autumnal Path

Acrylic by Jeff Creamer

$400
“Nothing more peaceful than a colorful fall…”
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Acacia Tree

Pastel by DiLuce

$185

Boston Commons Circa 1902

Pastel by DiLuce

$225

Up and Away

Acrylic by Dara Dodson

$450
“When stress overwhelms me, I love to watch…”
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Symphony of the Sea

Acrylic by Dara Dodson

$1,500
“We see such harmony in the earth, sky and…”
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Mandala Tapestry

Fiber Art by Amy Hemphill Dove

$295

Love, Captive of Youth

Watercolor by LuAnn Dunkinson

$275
“A gorgeous peaceful corner of the rose gardens…”
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A Week in France

Watercolor by LuAnn Dunkinson

$150
“A row of empty wine bottles represents a…”
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Good Morning Indeed

Photograph by Quinn Echelson

$120
“On the horizon of Atlantic Beach Florida sits a local…”
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Pine and Grass

Oil by Randon Eddy

$250
“For two days I drove north to Cape Cod…”
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Kashmire

Watercolor by Roseann Egidio

$750
“My happy place…”
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Peace & Love

Acrylic by Lisa Erato

$795

Seagulls in Flight at the Fort

Photography by Sarah Fall

$200
“This photo was taken at the…”
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Fishermen Under the Sun

Photography by Sarah Fall

$200

Somewhere Only We Know

Watercolor & Pen by Cecelia Fowler

$50

Life in the Snow

Acrylic by Kim Freyhagen

$300
“I was station at the 10th Mountain Division during…”
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Pondering Life

Acrylic by Gary Garrett

$90
“This is one of my moments of my own pondering of…”
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The Healing Garden

Acrylic by Gary Garrett

$165
“This was painted on location at Baptist Medical Center South’s…”
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World at a Crossroads

Stained Glass by William J. Goldsborough

NFS
“World at a Crossroads depicts the peace and harmony…”
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Peach Tree Sunset

Acrylic by Ali Graves

NFS

Sunset Perfection

Acrylic by Ali Graves

NFS

Panda of Peace and Happiness

Digital by Mitch Greer

$350

Blue Butterflies

Watercolor by Xi Guo

$6,500

Peace

Oil by Bea Gustafson

$400
“Saw this Bearded Iris in a neighbors garden and…”
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Pristine Beach

Oil by Doreen Hardie

$400

San Sebastian

Oil by Laura Hizer

$395
“San Sebastian is my peaceful place on the San…”
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Serenity

Oil by Mary Hubley

$470
“Watching a single koi fish swim along the…”
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A Walk in the Woods

Oil by Mary Hubley

$1,400
“A lovely walk along a coastal path…”
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Flagler Memorial

Pastel by Beth Joiner

$250

We Are One With the Land Together

Graphite Pencil by Doni Keene

$3,200
“I’ve been working on a series concept along…”
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Fog

Mixed Media by Jenny Keyser

$60
“I like the muted sounds, the shroud of…”
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Light and Air

Mixed Media by Jenny Keyser

$60
“When you possess light within, you see it…”
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The Beautiful Color of Fall

Watercolor by Jan Koss

$300
“I love the seasons, but the vivid colors of…”
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The Marsh

Acrylic by Jan Koss

$225
“The Marsh displays so many changes in its…”
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A Fishing Pole and a River

Watercolor by Mary Florence Lee

$175

Stillness

Watercolor by Mary Florence Lee

$175

Picnic

Oil by James MacDonald

$650

Summer Dream

Oil by James MacDonald

$700

Gently

Acrylic by Sandra Maler

NFS

Transition

Reed by Sandra Maler

$450
“Amidst all the chaos in the world, I…”
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Peaceful Ocean Sunrise

Digital by Stacey Mayo

$297
“Beautiful Ocean Sunrise with Turquoise Sky…”
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Peaceful Slumbering Gorilla

Digital by Stacey Mayo

$597
“Peaceful Slumbering Gorilla is on high quality…”
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Find Your Way

Photography by Barbara McCarty

$185
“Stacked coquina carin…”
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Shiela’s Best Vacation Ever

Watercolor by Louise Meredith

NFS
“I am grateful to Melissa my neuromuscular massage…”
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The Early Bird

Photography by John Merriam

$200
“It seems my sunrise time at Vilano Beach often…”
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Salt Run Sunrise

Photography by John Merriam

$200
“The pier at Lighthouse Park overlooking Salt…”
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And The World Would Be As One

Acrylic by Sharon Moon

$225
“Peace comes from the heart. I photographed the dolphin…”
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River Life

Acrylic by Sharon Moon

$225
“This was my backyard view. It was…”
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Light at the End of the Tunnel

Acrylic by Abby Howard Murphy

$265
“Allegory of the solace and rejuvenation nature…”
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The Visitation

Acrylic by Michelle Palmucci

$199
“I search for elements of everyday life in…”
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Good Morning Sunshine

Acrylic by Diana Patterson

$450
“What a treat to walk across a sand dune…”
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Old Trail Road, Palm Valley

Acrylic by Diana Patterson

$500
“Have you ever found solace on an old…”
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Peaceful Desert Sunset

Acrylic by Linda Rafuse

$199
“A peaceful desert evening in Cottonwod, AZ…”
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Palm Frond Weaver

Watercolor by Marianna Ross

$1,600
“The healing protection of Nature is represented by…”
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Waiting to Serve

Oil by Ellen Schnell

$1,800
“Whenever you go by the fire station you…”
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Old Country Church

Oil by Ellen Schnell

$300
“Nothing takes you back to a peaceful or less…”
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Peace in the Clouds

Clay by Sheryl Sherwood

$145
“This piece is hand-built, hand-coiled clay…”
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Respite

Mixed Media by Dara Siegel

$230

Concordia

Mixed Media by Dara Siegel

$230

In the Beginning

Mixed Media by R.D. Simmons

$850
“My objective/vision is to create mixed medium…”
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True Peace

Acrylic by Deborah Smith

$2,500
“My inspiration for this painting came to me…”
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Follow Me

Acrylic by Deborah Smith

$1,500
“Life can be a jungle. All the weeds…”
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Ruins of Castle on St. Patricks Isle

Watercolor by Bernard Springsteel

$800
“This painting depicts the castle at Peel…”
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Meditation

Mixed Media by Avery St. Jean

$180

Solitary Peace

Acrylic by Avery St. Jean

$220

Nap With Mom

Acrylic by Elaine Stecker

NFS
“The serenity of a close family moment…”
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Meditation

Oil by Elaine Stecker

NFS
“The Buddha serves as an example for…”
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Sun Day

Colored pencil by Lorraine Swann

NFS
“Volunteer growing from bird feeder droppings…”
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Lazy Day

Colored pencil by Lorraine Swann

NFS
“Sebastian Inlet State Park. He’s fishing…”
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“Northern Mocking Bird” Florida’s State Bird

Oil by Lori Sweet

$165
“Our State Bird is the Mockingbird. When…”
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Misty Dawn in Winchester

Oil by Donna Tate

$200
“This painting is from a photo taken at dawn…”
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All’s Right With the World

Oil by Donna Tate

$100
“In the wee hours of the morning me and…”
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Velvet Sandbar

Acrylic by Susan Townsend

$995
“A serene reflection of an early morning…”
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The Best of Times!

Oil by Janet Tyrrell

NFS
“The Best of Times was always after a good…”
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Madonna and Child

Photography by Daniel Voellinger

$250
“Madonna and Child taken at the Cathedral…”
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Inner Peace

Photography by Daniel Voellinger

$250
“Taken at Horse Shoe Bend in Northern…”
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Lillies of Peace

Mixed Media by Debra Weller

$175
“Consider the peace of the lillies of the field…”
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Judge: Alexander Diaz

Alexander Diaz is an Associate Professor of Photography at the University of North Florida. Diaz’s artwork is a marriage of documentary photography and conceptual art. He utilizes photography to express his concerns and to comment on environmental issues, consumerism, religion, and the particulars of place. His work has been exhibited at many institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art/Jacksonville, Norton Museum of Art, and Mobile Museum of Art.

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Judge’s Statement

Jurying this exhibition was a difficult process; there were so many wonderful artworks to consider. I was impressed with the quality of the submissions and various interpretations of the theme. During the jurying process, I was looking for works that effectively expressed the notion of Finding Peace, were visually engaging and finely crafted. After much deliberation, I awarded the pieces that not only depicted peaceful scenes, but more importantly, evoked a sense of tranquility and challenged me on a visual level. I was honored to jury this exhibition and wish all the artists that participated good luck in their future endeavors.

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