Friday, Sept 21 6:30 pm Artist Wine & Cheese Reception and awards Nature Coast Exhibit No.1 2018
Come Early at 6:30 pm for the Nature Coast Exhibit #1 2018 Gallery Opening and Artist Awards Wine & Cheese Reception.
The Art Center of Citrus County Invites Entries from Artists
Submissions are invited from area artists for the upcoming September Exhibit No. 1 for the 2018-2019 season.
Open to everyone over the age of 18, two-dimensional artists are welcome to submit their work for this juried exhibit in the categories of Paintings: Oil and Acrylic, Graphics and Mixed Media, Paintings: Water Media and Photography: Black and White and Color.
Entries for the exhibit may be dropped off at the Art Center on September 19, 2018 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and picked up on October 31, 2018 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The entry fee for members is $15 for two works, $30 for two works for nonmembers and $5 for each additional work up to five.
Awards will be given in the above categories and artists may offer their works for sale. A complete prospectus is available on the Art Center website.
Jurist for this exhibit will be local Ocala artist Bonnie Eads. Best known for figurative watercolor paintings, she is also known for her work in polymer clay. An award-winning artist, including Best of Show at Great Day in the Country, Oviedo, Fl., she is affiliated with several art organizations including Marion Cultural Alliance, Gainesville Fine Art Association and Rainbow Springs Art, Dunnellon.
The exhibition is free, open to the public and may be viewed Monday through Friday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and
during every performance of the Art Center Theater through October 7. A complete schedule of events can be
found on their website https://artcenterofcitruscounty.org/ . The Art Center Gallery is located at 2644 N Annapolis Ave. Hernando, Florida.
The Art Center of Citrus County is open to all who appreciate and want to support the arts in our community.
They are a member-owned and operated 501c3 non-profit organization with programs in the performing and
visual arts offering opportunities for participation, education and appreciation of the arts.
To learn more about this event, please contact
Tuesday Sept. 11 • 1-3:00 pm • Refreshments ; Presentation
Jan Vermilya will be demonstrating pastels. She will discuss the supplies and equipment needed and how they are used for creating works.
“I’m a painter who’s been expressing herself artistically since early childhood. Born in a time when art was not considered gainful employment, I pursued a medical career. But art has remained my avocation throughout.
‘Fun’ is a workshop or a painting session either indoors or en plein aire with friends. I began with Sumi-e (oriental brush painting with hand ground inks and rice paper). I transitioned into western watercolors and showed/sold my work in Virginia and North Carolina before moving to Florida.
Now that I’m retired, I’m painting again using acrylics or water soluble oil paints on canvas, as well as watercolors on paper or canvas and pastels on sanded paper. I will paint on anything including furniture, statuary, tiles, and wall murals. My pieces reflect my love of humanity and nature and I hope you are touched in some way by these renderings.” says Jan Vermilya.
Jan is affiliated with these Florida galleries: Brick City Center for the Arts, Ocala, Gateway Gallery and Emporium, New Port Richey, and Uptown Gallery, Brooksville.
The event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5 for non members.
Auditions for Steel Magnolias will be Sunday, Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 20 at 5 p.m. in the AE Building on the Art Center campus at 2644 N. Annapolis Ave. in Citrus Hills.
Opening night “Butterflies Are Free” show starts at 7:30 pm Call the Box Office 746-7606 Open 1-4 pm and 1 hour before show time. Come Early at 6:30 pm for the Nature Coast Exhibit #4 Gallery Opening and Artist Awards Wine & Cheese Reception.