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. PetersburgIt’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:
|Susan Rollins Gehring||19|
|Lyn Novak Hise||61|
|Debra Mixon Holliday||53|
|JOIA by Yanira Ramirez||47|
|Kapfer Glass Studio||68|
|Lynn J. Merhige||29|
|Melissa Miller Nece||58|
|Lori Kay Olling||38|
|Ernest C. Simmons||20|
|Bill and Jon Slade||66|
|Kerry Stratton Waltz||43|
|Debra Thomas Weible||14|
|Judy A. Wolfe||57|
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/ firstname.lastname@example.org Joyce Curvin (727) 934-2464/ email@example.com www.pavaartists.org
***The final exhibiting artist list for the 2016 2Cool Art Show:
|Betsy||Bohrer||mixed media painting|
|Hugo||Cruz||mixed media photography|
|Jim||Rolston||Mixed Media painting|
Location: Art Trysts Studio
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Description: PAVA artists sharing information. Time TBA.
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
- 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.