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50TH ANNUAL ST. AUGUSTINE ART & CRAFT FESTIVAL
DATE: SAT, NOV 28; 10am to 5pm; SUN, NOV 29; 10am to 4:30pm
LOCATION: FRANCIS FIELD, 29 W. CASTILLO DR., ST AUGUSTINE, FL 32084
The signature juried art fair features 150 fine artists from around the region exhibiting original paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, woodworks, glass, photography, fiber arts and other fine crafts. Prizes valued over $5,000, including a $1,000 Best in Show will be awarded for excellence to artists selected by a judge, Lily Kunon, Assistant Professor of Art at Jacksonville University.
The St. Augustine Royal Family and historic re-enactors will make an appearance on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. to help celebrate the Festival's 50th anniversary in "royal fashion." The public is invited to dress creatively for the BIG 50 photo op and Royal Art Awards Ceremony, which includes"Mad Hatter" balloon art and King Arthur cookies.
Two days of live entertainment provided by the Gamble Rogers Festival performers, food trucks, signature beer and wine, the Hyundai Kids Art Zone and the citywide Nights of Lights combined with one-of-a-kind gifts make this an ideal start to the holiday season.
NOV 6 - JAN 3 / 2016 FLORIDA: PARADISE LOST & FOUND
Juried. This vivid exhibit highlights the flora and fauna, history and happenings, people and places that are unique to Florida, both past and present. The gallery will be closed intermittently during the holidays.
RECEIVING: TUE NOV 3 Noon - 6 pm, WED NOV 4 Noon - 4 pm. Limit: 2 entries.
OPENING: FRI NOV 3 5 - 9 pm Awards - 7pm
PICKUP: SUN JAN 3 2 - 5 pm
JAN 8 - JAN 31 / 2016 BLACK, WHITE AND SHADES OF GRAY
Juried. Midwinter is far from bleak with this sophisticated and surprising exhibition of works in black, white and shades of gray. 2D & 3D of any subject are eligible.
RECEIVING:TUE JAN 5 Noon - 6 pm, WED JAN 6 Noon - 4 pm Limit: 3 entries
OPENING: FRI JAN 8 5 - 9 pm Awards - 7pm
PICKUP: SUN JAN 31 2 - 5 pm
TOUCH St. Augustine Sculpture Garden Opens
The long awaited beautification project has been realized!
The new outdoor art space at the St. Augustine Art Association features an expanded entry landing on Charlotte Street; ADA pathways leading to Sculpture Garden Ponds; Coquina Fountain; Benches; Native Plantings; New Signage and Lighting; Gathering space in the Exploration Plaza and Enzo Torcoletti's newly installed "Heavenly Bodies" sculpture and Braille marker.
Fundraising continues for the 450th Legacy project. To donate or learn more about this art accessibility initiative, call 904.824.2310 or click here: www.touchstaugustine.com.
Restless Hearts, a 450th commemorative painting by Lisa O'Neil is on exhibit along with historic portraits by the award-winning artist. See this monumental work in person and join the movement to find a permanent home for it before the end of this anniversary year.
Drake's Raid Exhibit
ART y FACTS of DRAKE'S RAID
A permanent installation of artifacts unearthed below the North Gallery wing of the St. Augustine Art Association showcases evidence of Drake's Raid on the Spanish town in 1586. This commemorative St. Augustine 450th Anniversary legacy project was produced in part through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council. Visit soon!
NON-INSTRUCTIONAL STUDIO SESSIONS
Monday Night Life Drawing
Weekly live model sessions. Gestures and long poses.
6 to 9pm ($10/members). Easels/tables provided.
Open Studio Tuesdays
Weekly studio time for artists to create, critique, collaborate!
1 to 4pm. ($5/members). Easels/tables provided.