Category Archives: Art Galleries

Friends and Families Reaching for Abilities Fine Arts Gala at the Art Center Friday, June 29 6:00 pm

Gallery Opening
Fine Arts Gala at the Art Center of Citrus County on Friday, June 29 6:00 pm
 
Sponsored by Friends and Families Reaching for Abilities (FFRA), the Art Center and the Citrus Cultural Alliance, the juried art show is open to artists with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
 
Since February, FFRA has held mentorship workshops pairing experienced artists from the community with individuals from the Key Training Center, New Horizons, CREST, etc.
After the gala, all artists’ artwork will be on display for the general public to enjoy from July 6 through July 30

Nature Coast Exhibit #5

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

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.

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Artist Call for Entries Nature Coast Exhibit #4 March 14, 2018 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Submissions are invited from area artists for the upcoming March Exhibit No. 4 for the 2017-2018 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 March 14, 2018 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and picked up on April 18, 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

https://artcenterofcitruscounty.org/nature-coast-exhibit-prospectus/

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 April 17, 2018. 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.

Open to all who appreciate and want to support the arts in our community.

The Art Center of Citrus County is 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.

Nature Coast Exhibit No. 3 Jurist

The Art Center of Citrus County
Announces Nature Coast Exhibit No. 3 Jurist

Don Borie

Painting people started my art habit and it came to this!
Jurist for this exhibit will be Ocala artist Don Borie. With a background in commercial art and
illustration, Don’s work has appeared in The Artists Magazine, Colorado State of the Arts
publication, Florida Times-Union Sunday Magazine, Longmont Times-Call, a requested piece by
National Geographic Society offices, a commissioned portrait of astronaut Vance Brand and
private collections across the country.
Drawing and painting people started my art habit in more years than I care to dwell on…oh,
when painting was easy. Repeat drawing and study refined my observations. The beauty, the
character or actions of a person lend a connection to inspire me in developing oil or pastel
painting. Now the paintings improve by simplifying and focusing on the emotion and impact as
needed. Self-satisfaction is my reward for a successful painting along with the acceptance of the
viewer.
“Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do!”
Artist Edgar Degas stated the truth.

Exhibit No. 3 Drop off February 7, 10:00-2:00

Artist’s Reception: Friday, February 9, 2017, 6:30 pm

Open to the Public • Refreshments served • Winning works announced

Nature Coast Exhibit #2

Nature Coast Exhibit #2

Posted by Art Center of Citrus County on Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Nature Coast Exhibit #2 Artist Reception Nov 3, 6:30 PM

Nature Coast Exhibit #2 at the Art Center of Citrus County.

Ruth Ann Dexheimer, Adjunct Teacher at the Appleton Art Museum, will judge our exhibit on Thursday, November 2, 2017.

We invite you to attend our Artist Reception on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 6:30 PM where winners will be announced. This free event is open to the public and refreshments will be served. Please feel free to invite friends and family.

The opening of the theater production, ‘A Night of Dark Intent’ is also on Friday evening. During the production intermission, the audience will vote in the art gallery for the “People’s Choice Award”.

Artwork will hang from November 3, 2017 till December 13, 2017. Exhibit is open during box office hours from 10 AM – 4 PM. Closing is on December 13, 2017. You may pick up your artwork between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM.

We hope you enjoy a pleasant experience as an exhibitor at the Art Center of Citrus County. Be sure to check out our other ongoing Art Programs:
Figure painting on Fridays (live models)
Open studio painting on Wednesday with our “We Paint” group
Lunch & Learn lectures on every second Tuesday of the month

We encourage you to go to our website, https://artcenterofcitruscounty.org/ for a complete calendar of events and speakers.

Regards,

Sharon Davis
Curator, Nature Coast Exhibit #2
Ssdavis99@brighthouse.com

Media Exhibit #5 2017

Thank you to all who brought high quality art to this Exhibition. While art judging is a subjective activity the overall pieces chosen, showed unusual creativity, dynamic composition, meaningful content and great technical craftsmanship. The noticeable dominating factor in each art piece gave a dynamic impact that will delight the audience.

9 x 7 Oil, Jeannie Loren, $75.

 

 

 

 

16 x 20 Photograph, Gerri Schwenker-Pennington, $95.

14 x 20 Photograph, Mac Harris, $200.

14 x 20 Photograph, Mac Harris, $200, 3rd Place, Mixed Media

15 x 18 Photograph, Loretta McDermid, $250. 2nd Place Mixed Media

16 x 14 Photograph, Loretta McDermid, $75.

9 x 7 Oil, Jeannie Loren, $75.

 

 

30 x 40 Acrylic, Sharon Harris, $1200.

9 x 7 Oil, Jeannie Loren, $75.

9 x 7 Oil, Jeannie Loren, $75.

9 x 7 Oil, Jeannie Loren, $75.

18 x 24 Oil, Pat Otto

 

21 x 18 Mixed Media, Bonnie Jakama

17 x 13 Mixed Media, Bonnie Jakama

14 x 6 Pen and Ink, Pat Brady, $50

21 x 29 Watercolor, Art Estrella, $250. Honorable Mention

16 x 18 Colored Pencil, Pat Otto, $250.

9 x 7 Oil, Jeannie Loren, $75.

12 x 24 Oil, Pat Otto, $300. Peoples Choice Award, Painting

14 x 17 Acrylic, Marie Sloan, NFS

30 x 40 Acrylic, Sharon Harris, Honorable Mention, $1200.

20 x 24 Oil, Pat Brady, $150.

16 x 12 Acrylic, Mary Lerman.

26 x 20 Acrylic, Mary Lerman, Sold, 1st Place

18 x 24 Oil, Pete D’Elia, 3rd Place Painting.

12 x 14 Oil, Pete D’Elia

30 x 40 Oil, Linda Linham

30 x 48 Oil, Linda Linham

17 x 14 Watercolor, Marie Sloan $75.

12 x 18 Watercolor, John Bescher, $300.

12 x 18 Watercolor, John Bescher, $300.

8 x 12 Watercolor, John Bescher, $300.

18 x 22 Watercolor, Pat Otto, NFS, “1st Place” Mixed Media

18 x 24 Watercolor, Herman Reller, $350.

24 x 30 Watercolor, Herman Reller, $400.