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29th Annual Cool Art Show 2017

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: 29th 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.

Click here to download an application!

Always on the third weekend of July, this year’s show will be held on July 15 – 16, 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 29 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 http://www.pava-artists.org/

Co-chairs:
Joyce Curvin <jkcurvin@gmail.com>
Lorie Ulen <lorraine@lorraine-ulen.com>

March Members’ Meeting

 

Join us Tuesday, March 21, 2017
 
Social Time begins at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting begins at 7 p.m., Studio B2
 
Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin
 
Feel free to invite an artist friend, too!
 
An Introduction to Giclée Printing.”

by Scott Menaul, of Menaul Fine Art and My Favorite Art Place, in Clearwater, Florida.
 
Scott Menaul is a local abstract artist and giclée print maker. He owns several art related companies in Clearwater under the name “My Favorite Art Place.” These include Menaul Fine Art, Menaul Art Printing, Canvas Zoo and Image Creations of Florida.
 
Scott was an early pioneer of giclée printmaking working with the first printers adapted to the art industry at IRIS Graphics in 1991. IRIS sponsored his first photography gallery show, “Scenes of Africa,” in Boston to promote his photography and their digital fine art printers.
 
Scott bought a 60” large format printer in 1996, printing his own abstract artwork and printing for his marketing communications firm in the Boston area.
 
After moving to Clearwater in 2003, he began selling his artwork at outdoor art festivals while simultaneously building a business printing for other artists and photographers in the Tampa Bay Area.
 
He owns a 6,400 sq. ft. facility featuring his own artwork, a giclée print studio and custom picture framing.
 

2Cool Art Show 2017

 

Title: 2Cool Art Show 2017
Location: Gulfport Casino, Gulfport, FL
Link out: Click here
Description: PAVA’s 6th annual, premier indoor winter art show!
Start Date: 2017-02-04
Start Time: 10:00 to 05:00
End Date: 2017-02-05
End Time: 10:00 to 05:00

2Cool Art Show 2017

 

 

Presenting the 6th Annual 2Cool Art Show:

2Cool Art Show February 4th and 5th, 2017
Gulfport Casino 5500 Shore Blvd. Gulfport, Fl. 33707 

This is the sixth year for the 2Cool Art Show in Gulfport – and it just gets better every year!
Hosted by The Professional Association of Visual Artists (PAVA), the City of Gulfport and the Gulfport Downtown Merchant Association in a historic building that has been referred to as the “heart and hub” of Gulfport.

This juried fine art and fine craft show takes place on Saturday, February 4th and Sunday February 5th, 2017 from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. Thirty eight juried fine artists will show and sell their work within the Gulfport Casino, located at 5500 Shore Blvd. on the waterfront in Gulfport.
Parking and admission are free for this weekend event. 
A show small in comparison to the outdoor shows but big with the amount of talent. This is PAVA’S second premier juried fine art and fine craft exhibition which offers high caliber work from local and statewide artists. A collection of hand crafted visual and functional works available for sale in paint, wood, ceramics, photography, metal, glass, mixed media and jewelry. Take your time, reflect on the work, and talk to the artists. It’s inside, it’s comfortable, and it’s not big. We have already done the hard part for you, now you decide what to take home.
This is also a chance for our winter visitors to see the high caliber of work that PAVA has been presenting for the past 28 years during the summer Cool Art Show.
Make a day of it and visit the show along with the charming waterfront town of Gulfport Florida.


Contact: 

Joyce Curvin  (727) 934-2464/ jkcurvin@gmail.com


www.pavaartists.org 

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!
coolsponsors2016

 

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 http://www.pava-artists.org/

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

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5th Annual 2Cool Art Show — January 30-31, 2016

 

2Cool 2016 Promo Pic

 

We’re getting closer to the date!

Press Release for the 2016 2Cool Art Show:

***

Presenting 2Cool Art Show: 

2Cool Art Show January 30 and 31, 2016
Gulfport Casino 5500 Shore Blvd. Gulfport, Fl. 33707 

This is the fourth year for the 2Cool Art Show in Gulfport – and it just gets better every year!
Hosted by The Professional Association of Visual Artists (PAVA), the City of Gulfport and the Gulfport Downtown Merchant Association in a historic building that has been referred to as the “heart and hub” of Gulfport.

This juried fine art and fine craft show takes place on Saturday, January 30 and Sunday January 31, 2016 from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. Thirty eight juried fine artists will show and sell their work within the Gulfport Casino, located at 5500 Shore Blvd. on the waterfront in Gulfport.
Parking and admission are free for this weekend event. 

A show small in comparison to the outdoor shows but big with the amount of talent. This is PAVA’S second premier juried fine art and fine craft exhibition which offers high caliber work from local and statewide artists, including the award winners from the local Gasparilla and Mainsail Art Shows: – Bill Underwood, Ana Varela, and Dave Bruner, Marilyn Vaillancourt, along with Highwayman RL Lewis. This show is a gem of contemporary and classic. A collection of hand crafted visual and functional works available for sale in paint, wood, ceramics, photography, metal, glass, mixed media and jewelry. Take your time, reflect on the work, and talk to the artists. It’s inside, it’s comfortable, and it’s not big. We have already done the hard part for you, now you decide what to take home.

This is also a chance for our winter visitors to see the high caliber of work that PAVA has been presenting for the past 27 years during the summer Cool Art Show.
Make a day of it and visit the show along with the charming waterfront town of Gulfport Florida.

Contact: 

Susan Gehring (727) 916‐0105/ sgehring1@tampabay.rr.com

Joyce Curvin  (727) 934-2464/ jkcurvin@gmail.com

www.pavaartists.org 

***

The final exhibiting artist list for the 2016 2Cool Art Show:

Patti Bacun glass jewelry
Betsy Bohrer mixed media painting
Jack Breit mixed media
Dave Bruner printmaking
Juan Ramirez Cotrino Painting
Hugo Cruz mixed media photography
Mathew Davies ceramics
Renee Davis jewelry
Mark Edwards mixed media
Josephina Espinosa glass same
Barbara Foley jewelry
Lisa Glaser ceramics
Charles Gray painting
Vivek Lakhotia painting
David Lawrence photography
R.L. Lewis painting
Thomas Lott jewelry
Carolann Mancuso painting
Dacota Maphis Photography
Lorrie Mason jewelry
David Mason Painting/mixed media
Melissa Miller Nece drawing/painting
Steve Nesius photography
Christina Paluszek-McClure Jewelry
Connie Parkinson glass jewelry
James Parziale wood
Pam Pawl Fiber
Jim Rolston Mixed Media painting
John Shevlin painting
Rebecca Skelton painting
Jim Smith wood
William Underwood drawing
Marilyn Vaillancourt Jewelry
Ana Varela ceramics
Joseph Walles photography
Debra Thomas Weible painting
Amy Wiley jewelry/metalworks
Jan Wunsch jewelry’

May Meeting

 

Title: May Meeting
Location: TBA
Description: TBA
Date: 2015-05-19

April Networking Session

 

Title: April Networking Session
Location: Art Trysts Studio
Link out: Click here
Description: PAVA artists sharing information. Time TBA.
Date: 2015-04-21

March Meeting

 

Cool Art Show 25 from the balcony.
Title:
March Meeting
Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center
Description:

Outgoing Cool Art Co-chair Connie Parkinson will lead the meeting on Tuesday when we will talk about the upcoming 2015 Cool Show. Come by and hear her talk about how a long-running, successful show is put together and bring your questions! Connie will also give her ideas for next steps for PAVA and the Cool shows; let us hear yours as well.

Also: before we get into the art show topic, share your best art show customer stories and things you’ve overheard while in the booth or gallery!

Start Time: 7pm
Date: 2015-03-17
End Time: 9pm

Call For Art: PAVA Octagon Arts Center Exhibit: April 2nd – May 14, 2015

 

Deadline for info:  Wednesday, March 25, 2015

NO EXCEPTIONS

The information must be delivered to Octagon Arts Center on that date.
Drop-off work:  Thursday, April 2, 2015
10am – 12pm

Artwork:  Each artist may submit 2 pieces for the show.  Size should be no more than 36 inches on any side.  The gallery has a few open pedestals available for 3-D work.  They also have one or two covered pedestals, not locking.  You are welcome to bring your own pedestals to display your work.
Helpers:  Since the gallery installs the artwork, volunteers are not needed for this particular show.

Special notes: 
  • The staff at the Octagon Arts Center installs the exhibit and they will not accept any artwork for the exhibit after 12 noon.
  • The new PAVA 15 month release form is downloadable below.  By signing this waiver you are covered for this exhibit and all exhibits sponsored by PAVA through February 2016 as long as you are a member in good standing.
  • In addition to the PAVA waiver, Octagon Gallery also has an Exhibition & Sales agreement that you must sign when you deliver your art.  Copies will be available for you at the gallery.  A copy is downloadable below for your review.

Pick-up work:  Thursday, May 14, 2015
9am – 12pm

PAVA General Release form: PAVA _exhibit_GeneralReleaseForm
Octagon Center Sales Agreement Form. OctagonUU_ExhibitionSalesAgreement

 

YOU MUST BRING THE SIGNED PAVA RELEASE FORM WHEN DELIVERING YOUR WORK. 
Contact Linda Stump with any questions. 
lestumpphoto@verizon.net