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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


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