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28th Annual Cool Art Show 2016 – artist list and booth map below.


Cool Art Show 25 from the balcony.

PAVA is pleased to thank and is grateful for the support of our sponsors, Northwest Federal Credit Union and Art Trysts Studio!


MARK YOUR CALENDARS: 28th Annual COOL ART SHOW in St. Petersburg

It’s the coolest place to find lots of great art this summer: the 28th Annual Cool Art Show inside the St. Petersburg Coliseum. This juried show features 75 fine artists and craftsmen, including many award winners from other shows throughout the southeast.

A gallery of photos from last year’s show can be seen here.

Always on the third weekend of July, this year’s show will be held on July 16 – 17, 2016, and will be free and open to the public from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm both days.

If you are in the market for high quality art, this is the place to be in July. You have a chance to meet and talk directly with the artists in cool, air-conditioned comfort with close, ample parking.

Hosted by the Professional Association of Visual Artists (PAVA), this premier indoor show takes place inside St. Petersburg’s historic Coliseum Ballroom, located at 535 4th Avenue North. Admission and parking are free. Food and beverage concessions, including beer and wine, provide convenient refreshments.

PAVA has been in existence for over 28 years, and is now organized formally as a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) art organization. Since its inception, PAVA’s artist members from Florida and the eastern United States organize several annual high caliber art shows and educational programs, including the Annual 2Cool Art at the Gulfport Casino in February. For more information about PAVA, please visit our website at

The list and booth assignments of our artists for this year’s Cool Art are listed below:

Dueling Anvils 18
Sue Ayala 27
Stephen Bach 21
Betsy Bohrer 55
Ademir Borges 39
Jack Breit 56
Dave Bruner 32
Kate Carney 22
Scott Causey 74
Anne Chaddock 33
Carolina Cleere 30
Hugo Cruz 4
Joyce Curvin 34
Cybercraft Robots 24
Coralette Damme 71
Renee Davis 15
Mark Edwards 40
Josephina Espinosa 63
Bruce Ferguson 10
Barbara Foley 73
Eric Folsom 7
Janet Folsom 7
Wendy Foreman 60
Rosario Garcia 72
Susan Rollins Gehring 19
Lisa Glaser 56
Charles Gray 28
Holly Hambrick 37
Robert Herbenick 75
Lyn Novak Hise 61
Debra Mixon Holliday 53
Steve Howell 42
Ken Jensen 13
JOIA by Yanira Ramirez 47
Kapfer Glass Studio 68
John Kellum 8
Carol Kohnke 62
Vivek Lakhotia 36
Paul LaMontagne 6
David Lawrence 1
R.L. Lewis 41
Thomas Lott 9
Vadim Malkin 48
Carolann Mancuso 67
Dave Mason 59
Lorrie Mason 51
Lynn J. Merhige 29
Elizabeth Mitchell 23
Charles Nalle 70
Melissa Miller Nece 58
Lori Kay Olling 38
Christina Paluszek-McClure 65
Connie Parkinson 35
James Parziale 3
Peg’s Jewels 45
Vince Pompei 41
Lorraine Potocki 25
Robin Rebeck 54
Calan Ree 64
Jim Rolston 2
Rasa Saldaitis 44
Bill Sargent 16
Kim Seymour 17
David Sigel 69
Ernest C. Simmons 20
Rebecca Skelton 26
Bill and Jon Slade 66
Jim Smith 49
William Underwood 46
Marilyn Vaillancourt 52
Ana Varela 5
Joe Walles 26
Kerry Stratton Waltz 43
Monika Watson 12
Debra Thomas Weible 14
Amy Wiley 31
Judy A. Wolfe 57
Jan Wunsch 11


Cool Art 2015 — The 27th Cool Art Show, July 18th and 19th


Cool Art 26 from the Coliseum balcony.

Cool Art 27 has come and gone, and was a great success. Friday set-up was, unfortunately, an all-day washout in the rain. Saturday’s rain kept the crowds a little at bay, but by Sunday: patrons were coming out in droves. We wish to thank every artist, volunteer and patron who participated this year. Cool Art is run by artists, for artists; we couldn’t do it without you. See you next July!

(Cool Art 27 photos by Susan Gehring.)

Cool Art Show 26 — July 19th and 20th, 2014


Cool Art Show 25 from the balcony.Thanks to all of the participating artists, patrons and volunteers at this year’s Cool Art. See you next year for Cool Art 27 in 2015!

Cool Art 26 Exhibiting Artists:

BOOTH First Last Medium
16 Cynthia Adams Mixed Media
16 Steve Adams Mixed Media
11 Dan Balk Jewelry
34 Jack Boyle Ceramics
51 Karen Brandon Jewelry
56 Jack Breit Mixed Media Photography
32 Dave Bruner Printmaking
29 Ira Burhans Ceramics
24 Sarah Thee Campagna Metal Sculpture
22 Kate Carney Painting
75 Dianne F Caton Ceramics
30 Carolina Cleere Mixed Media
67 Gina Coccaro Metalworks
23 Juan Ramirez Cotrino Mixed Media
55 Donna Craig Jewelry
19 Joyce Curvin Sculpture
71 Coralette Damme Printmaking
41 Bill Darrah Mixed Media Painting
50 Matthew Davies Ceramics
68 Cindy Devine Jewelry
42 Julie Dye Mixed Media jewlery
7 Ben W. Essenburg Painting
10 Bruce Ferguson Painting
6 Barbara Foley Jewelry
15 Eric Folsom Jewelry
60 Wendy Foreman jewelry
72 Rosario Garcia Jewelry
56 Lisa Glaser Ceramics
37 Holly Hambrick Mixed Media
61 Lyn Novak Hise Mixed Media
53 Debra Mixon Holliday Printmaking
14 Donna McCarthy Jensen Sculpture-Clay
13 Ken Jensen Ceramics
8 John Kellum Ceramics
62 Carol Kohnke Ceramics
3 Paul La Montagne Sculpture
1 David Lawrence Photography
63 Robert L. Lewis painting
48 Vadim Malkin Ceramics
54 Karen Marsh Jewelry
54 Tony Marsh Wood
9 John Mascoll Wood
17 Lorrie Mason Jewelry
43 Lynn J,  Merhige Ceramics
45 Peg Miller Jewelry
39 Richard Miller Photography
58 Melissa Miller Nece Colored Pencil
27 Mark Noll Wood jewelry
38 Lori Kay Olling Jewelry
64 Joel and Barbara  Ott Ceramics
65 Christina Paluszek-McClure Jewelry
35 Connie Parkinson Glassworks
40 James Parziale Wool Sculpture
36 Lorraine Potocki Pastel
74 Debra and Robert  Purdy Sculpture
47 Yanira Ramirez Jewelry
59 Candace Richey Ripoli Drawing
73 Bill Sargent Photography
2 Steven & Kim Schramek Glass
69 David Sigel Painting
20 Ernest C Simmons Painting
26 Rebecca Skelton Drawing
66 Bill Slade Glass
49 Jim Smith Wood
18 Linda Smith Painting
44 Scott Spillman Painting
25 Linda Tilson Fiber
33 Barbara and Rick Umbel Jewelry
46 William Underwood Photography
52 Marilyn Vaillancourt Jewelry
5 Ana Varela Ceramics
26 Joe Walles Photography
12 Monika Watson Mixed Media
22 Debra Thomas Weible Painting
31 Amy Wiley Jewelry/Metalworks
4 Sandra Williams Painting
57 Judy A. Wolfe Gourd art /mixed media
21 Jan Wunsch Jewelry
70 Albert Zimmerman Wood


Our generous sponsors for Cool Art 25.


We’d like to thank Steve and Enee Abelmann, Bouchard InsuranceArt Trysts Studio, and Brandon Construction Company for their generous support for this Tampa Bay art institution!
25th Cool Art Sponsors.

The 25th Cool Art Show — a success!


Cool Art Show 25 from the balcony.
Cool Art Show Celebrates 25 years in St. Petersburg

It was Cool inside the Coliseum at the annual Cool Art Show July 20 – 21, 2013!

The Cool Art Show arrived in the midst of summer, oblivious to heat and storms. This is a juried fine art and craft event displaying high caliber work from 80 local and statewide artists, hosted by PAVA, the Professional Association of Visual Artists.  All artwork is made in America – hand created by the artist and for sale. A remarkable collection of visual and functional creations in paint, wood, ceramics, photography, metal, glass, mixed media and jewelry. PAVA continues its tradition of representing distinction across the spectrum of artistic media.

 Cool Art has grown in 25 years from its beginnings as an outlet for artists and the public in the slow summer, to a outstanding highly respected show establishing it as a not to be missed art event. In celebration of our 25 years a commemorative T-Shirt created by Denis Gaston, one of the founders of Cool Art, is still available for sale for $10. Contact us for more information.
PAVA is a not-for-profit, artist run organization. It is composed of artists from throughout the state of Florida and Eastern United States.  It has been in existence for over 25 years. PAVA hosts several art shows each year, including the Annual 2Cool Art at the Gulfport Casino in February.
List of exhibiting artists, their booth numbers and a layout map of the art show below:
First Last Booth number
Sue Ayala 40
Jack Boyle 34
Karen Brandon 43
Jack Breit 56
Dave Bruner 32
Ira Burhans 29
Sarah Thee Campagna 24
Chris Carlson 55
Dianne F Caton 75
Carolina Cleere 30
Ramirez Cotrino 16
Hugo Cruz 8
Joyce Curvin 42
Bill Darrah 41
Matthew Davies 50
Cindy Devine 68
Eric Dodds 63
Omeria Engle 28
Josephina Espinosa 19
Ben W. Essenburg 7
Bruce Ferguson 10
Barbara Foley 74
Eric Folsom 15
Wendy Foreman 60
Rosario Garcia 72
Susan Rollins Gehring 23
Paul Germain 26
Lisa Glaser 56
Holly Hambrick 37
Lyn Novak Hise 61
Barbara Grazul Hubbard 27
Donna McCarthy Jensen 14
Ken Jensen 13
Barbara Kampe 57
Annette Kapfer 47
John Kellum 64
Carol Kohnke 62
David Lawrence 1
Tom Lott 9
Karen Marsh 54
Tony Marsh 54
John Mascoll 71
Linda McCarrey 11
Peg Miller 45
John Moore 3
Jean Murray 48
Don Naumann 17
Melissa Miller Nece 58
Mark Noll 31
Lori Kay Olling 38
Janet O’Rourke 6
Christina Paluszek-McClure 65
Connie / Patti Parkinson/ Bacun 35
Lorraine Potocki 36
Candace Richey Ripoli 59
Charles Rowe 33
Carol Sackman 67
Bill Sargent 73
Ric Savid 53
Steven & Kim Schramek 2
John Shevlin 51
Ernest C Simmons 20
Bill Slade 66
Jim Smith 49
Linda Smith 18
Scott Spillman 44
Kathleen Stroud 69
Linda E Stump 39
Linda Tilson 25
William Underwood 46
Marilyn Vaillancourt 52
Ana Varela 5
Monika Watson 12
Debra Thomas Weible 22
Sandra Williams 4
Jan Wunsch 21
Albert Zimmerman 70


Media Evaluation for Cool Art


Media evaluation from Cool Art:

The results of the evaluation of who comes to Cool Art and where did they hear about it has been fairly consistent for the past several years. The most response came from the Tampa Bay Times then the artists then the post cards. What was new this year was a large response for on line information and a little bit from TV and Radio. All this means is we need to make sure we contact all marketing areas in order to have a good turn out from the general public..