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Originally from Pennsylvania, Harold Etter was a member of the Saint Augustine Art Association, and one of the Lost Colony artists. He worked in oils and watercolors, most often painting coastal landscapes. Though not well known outside of Saint Augustine, Florida, Etter taught classes in drawing and composition, and lectured on “Planning a Picture” at the Arts Club (now known as the Saint Augustine Art Association).

His Impressionistic style coincided with the new direction taken by the Arts Club in the 1940s. Robert Torchia states in Lost Colony: The Artists of St. Augustine, 1930-1950 that “the modernist faction’s influence [had] declined… as the Arts Club leadership became more conservative and the business community sought to attract more traditional artists to St. Augustine.” The Arts Club members tended to favor Impressionism and Regionalism. They found the landscapes and cityscapes appealed to the tourist market of Saint Augustine.

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Due to the path of Hurricane Ian, the St. Augustine Art Association will be closed Wednesday, September 28th through Sunday, October 2nd.

Monday Night Figure Drawing will STILL be happening on Monday, October 3rd, 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

ARTISTS: If you have not picked up your work from the Fall Members Show, you may do so next week.

The Receiving dates for the Tactile Show remain the same:
Tuesday, October 4 (11:30am – 5:30pm)
Wednesday, October 5 (11:30am – 5:30pm)
Installation will be on Thursday, October 6

The gallery will re-open to the public on Friday, October 7th as we debut the Tactile Art Show and St. Augustine Camera Club Members Show. Join us that evening for First Friday Art Walk, 5:00 – 8:00 PM!