Online April 3-30, 2020
The St. Augustine Art Association presents the 2020 Spring Members Online Art Exhibit!
Due to all of the sudden changes and cancellations happening from the covid-19 virus, the art world has had to adjust. Each month the Art Association puts on a new exhibit in the gallery, but with all of the social distancing and quarantining happening, we decided to bring April’s Spring Members Show online.
We want to say a special thank you to our award sponsors who enable us to continue presenting our artists with awards: 97Park Residential & Commercial Real Estate, Alice Alger, and the Jean Wagner Troemel Award Fund.
All of the artwork is for sale unless labeled NFS. Art sales benefit the artists, programs of the St. Augustine Art Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and they bring joy to the buyer!
ART SALES: To purchase a piece of art online, click the “BUY” link after the price and pay through PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account, there is an option to “pay with credit card”). Artwork purchased online may either be picked up at the St. Augustine Art Association (22 Marine Street) or shipped to the buyer (shipping to be paid by the buyer). Please contact STAAA to arrange: firstname.lastname@example.org or (904) 824-2310.
Artwork and images are subject to copyright. Reproductions for any use are not allowed.
Judge: Kurtis Loftus
Kurtis Loftus is a creative professional with more than 30 years of experience in artistic direction, design and illustration services. He studied Fine Arts at the University of Texas at San Antonio and graduated from the University of North Florida with a concentration in Graphic Design. He has received regional and national recognition for his marketing, advertising and publishing work as well as multiple industry awards for design and illustration. He is the the founder and executive director of Deck The Chairs, a non-profit whose mission is to promote the arts and art education through a nationally recognized holiday art exhibit featuring decorated lifeguard chairs. View more information about Kurtis Loftus.
Thank you St. Augustine Art Association for the invitation to judge your 2020 Annual Members Show.
It was a joy to review all of the work. I must admit that the digital files forced me to use the magnify tool more than expected but it was worth the time. The selections were very earnest and covered several categories. I landed on some unexpected top choices but after several passes through the work I am confident that the selections all showcase exceptional skill and honest heart. The photographers and sculptors shined for me and I really appreciated the craft and skill exhibited by several of your painters.
• Tod Lane’s sculpture of “The Workin’ Man” was just what I needed to see. Simple, honest and a time almost forgotten.
• “Afternoon Light” by Martha Ferguson is beautiful in the strokes and elements of light and color falling on familiar historic architecture.
• “In Our Nature – Dreaming” by Christina Mastrangelo reflects a beauty and elegance. Rich with soul and inviting through the soft floral motif.
• “Living In A Bubble” by Kay Wells presented itself as some alien world. The mystery of the space she captured was mesmerizing.
This is a challenging season but I am grateful that art continues to lift us all through a myriad of universal expressions. Thank you for the warmth, smiles, and honesty that all your work brings.