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.
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
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://
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.
The Art Center of Citrus County
Announces Nature Coast Exhibit No. 3 Jurist
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
“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 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.
Curator, Nature Coast Exhibit #2
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.