Category Archives: Local Art News

Art Gala Friends and Families Reaching for Abilities (FFRA) Friday, June 29 6:00pm

Fine Arts Gala at the Art Center of Citrus County on Friday, June 29 6:00pm
 
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.
 
The next and final workshop before the gala is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Unity Church of Citrus County, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. For information or to register, call 352-628-5606 or 352-501-9107.
 
After the gala, all artists’ artwork will be on display for the general public to enjoy from July 6 through July 30

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.

Amy’s Wish Opening Night Feb 9 The Nature Coast Exhibit #3 Starting at 6.30 pm Wine and Cheese Reception Show Starting at 7:30 pm

This timeless romantic comedy finds senior citizens Sam and Amy, newly-married, arriving at their honeymoon retirement village only to discover the “Fountain of Youth” in their new Florida home. No one realizes that the water supply to their new apartment wing is hooked up to this fabled liquid. Amy sips some of the water, and their honeymoon turns topsy-turvy when she becomes a nineteen-year-old! Now they must survive the most incredible and comical “period of adjustment” a bride and groom have ever encountered. Call 352-746-7606 for tickets $19. Nature Coast Exhibit #3 Wine and Cheese Reception Free.

Nature Coast Exhibit #2

Nature Coast Exhibit #2

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

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.