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Rosalie Barclay’s work as an artist places her historically within the 1940s Saint Augustine, Florida, Lost Colony. Like others in this group of mostly winter resident artists, she served actively on Arts Club (now known as the Saint Augustine Art Association) committees.

A press release marked her attendance at the reopening of the Arts Club’s gallery, intermittently housed within the Hotel Alcazar. Barclay acted as hostess for the 500 guests who attended the exhibition. The gallery’s opening featured 68 works of art created by the Arts Club members.

In this etching, Barclay forgoes extensive detailing to focus on the various textures of the buildings. The density of the lines in the shadowing creates a velvety blackness on street level that consequently draws the eye upward to the source of light.

In 1951, she participated in a March exhibition at the Saint Augustine Art Association. Her piece titled “The Sawkill” was listed in the original catalog alongside works of fellow members H.S. Maddocks, E.B. Warren, Tod Lindenmuth, Gladys Mitchell, Celia Gregor Reid, Heinrich Pfeiffer and Hildegarde Muller-Uri.

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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!