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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 

 

PAVA Ruth Eckerd Hall Exhibition 2015

 

While we’ve had to delay a few weeks from the original date due to an A/C installation at the concert hall, the twelve PAVA artists have been announced. This exhibition will run from April 2nd through May 30th. Each artist will have 5-8 works on display:

Bridget Marshall

Carolann Mancuso

Debora Pridgeon

Gina Coccaro

Holly Bird

Jean Yedkois

Joyce Curvin

Leslie Jeffery

Lisa Fitch

Lorraine Potocki

Robert Herbenick

Suzanne Nielsen

Location, directions and regular hours may be found on the Ruth Eckerd Hall — Richard B. Baumgardner Center For The Performing Arts website.

2014 PAVA Annual Members’ Exhibit Awards

 

The PAVA Annual Members’ Exhibit Awards ceremony was held on Saturday, November 15th at the Clearwater Main Library. Congratulations to:

Best of Show: Jean Rascher
First Place: Holly Bird
Second Place: Joyce Curvin
Third Place: Melissa Miller Nece

Honorable Mentions:
Ronni Stewart
Bill Underwood
Susan Gehring
Lorraine Ulen
Debbie Pridgeon

Many thanks to Jean Grastorf for judging the entries. The exhibit will be up at the Clearwater Main Library through December 10th.

2Cool Art Show 2015

 

Press Release:
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

2Cool Art Show‐ February 7th & 8th 2015
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.

This juried fine art and fine craft show takes place on Saturday, February 7th and Sunday,
February 8th 2015 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.

An invitation from the City of Gulfport encouraged this new show to emerge – an event that showcases the artistic work of PAVA’s statewide members. Since 2012, the City of Gulfport and the city’s Merchant Association have been delighted with the response from the community and have asked us to come back for a forth show. For the past 26 years art patrons have enjoyed PAVA’s July Cool Art Show in St. Petersburg.

The Professional Association of Visual Artists (PAVA) is proud to be co‐sponsoring this event with the City of Gulfport in a historic building that has been referred to as the “heart and hub” of Gulfport. 2Cool Art Show’s proximity to Valentine’s Day provides an excellent opportunity to find that special fine art gift for your special person.

This is also a chance for our winter visitor/resident to see the high caliber of work including hand crafted visual and functional works in paint, wood, ceramics, photography, metal, glass, mixed media and jewelry that PAVA has been presenting for the past 26 years during the summer Cool Show.
Make a day of it and visit the show along with the charming waterfront town of Gulfport Florida.

 

For the artists:

Set-up is Friday, February 6th. 2Cool Art Show exhibiting artists and booth layout below.
Downloadable .pdf’s of both graphics can be found here:
2Cool_artists_2015 and here: 2Cool_Casinofloorplan

booth number first name last name city medium
18 Polly Berlin Dunedin Painting
10 Jack Breit St Petersburg mixed media
25 Dave Bruner Sarasota printmaking
8 Janet Carter Dunedin jewelry
33 Dianne F. Caton St Petersburg ceramics
23 Carolina Cleere St. Petersburg mixed media
13 Ramirez Cotrino Coral Springs mixed media
24 Hugo Cruz Gainesville mixed media/photography
11 Coralette Damme St Petersburg printmaking
15 Randy Deering St Petersburg painting
29 Cindy Divine Tarpon Springs jewelry
35 Josephina Espinosa Port Charlotte glassworks
22 Bruce Ferguson Tampa painting
31 Barbara Foley Palm Harbor jewelry
17 Eric Folsom Gulfport jewelry/metalworks
16 Janet Folsom Gulfport painting
26 Todd K Fox Orlando mixed media
5 Susan Rollins Gehring Dunedin printmaking/painting
10 Lisa Glaser St. Petersburg ceramics
28 Vivek Lakhotia Largo painting
34 David Lawrence Palm Harbor photography
1 R.L. Lewis Cocoa painting
7 Carolann Mancuso Largo painting
21 Karen Marsh Clearwater jewelry
21 Tony Marsh Clearwater wood
4 Lorrie Mason Tampa jewelry
20 Brenda McMahon Gulfport ceramics
3 Melissa Miller Nece Palm Harbor painting, drawing/pastel
6 Connie –  Patti Parkinson – Bacun Palm Harbor jewelry
12 James Parziale New Port Richey wood sculpture
32 Debra & Robert Purdy Port Charlotte sculpture
30 Candace Richey Ripoli Clearwater drawing/pastel
9 Bill Sargent Lakeland photography
2 John Shevlin Gulfport painting
19 Linda Smith Clearwater painting
27 William Underwood Pinellas Park photography
14 Jan Wunsch St. Petersburg jewelry

Casino-floor-plan

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

COOLART-2014-FLOORPLAN

2Cool Art Show 2014

 

The Professional Association of Visual Artists (PAVA) joined with the City of Gulfport and the Downtown Merchant Association to host the 2Cool Art Show. This juried fine art and fine craft show took place on Saturday, February 8th and Sunday February 9th 2014. Thirty‐eight juried artists exhibited within the Gulfport Casino, located at 5500 Shore Blvd. on the waterfront in Gulfport. An invitation from the City of Gulfport encouraged this new show to emerge – an event that showcases the artistic work of PAVA’s statewide members. Since 2012, the City of Gulfport and the city’s Merchant Association have been delighted with the response from the community and asked us to come back for a third show.

For the past 25 years art patrons have enjoyed PAVA’s July Cool Art Show in St. Petersburg. Susan Rollins Gehring, President of the Professional Association of Visual Artists (PAVA) said she is proud to be co‐sponsoring this event with the City of Gulfport in a historic building that has been referred to as the “heart and hub” of Gulfport. 2Cool Art Show’s proximity to Valentine’s Day provided an excellent opportunity to find that special fine art gift for your special person. This was also a chance for our winter visitor/resident to see the quality of work that PAVA has been presenting for the past 25 years during the summer Cool Show.

Exhibiting PAVA artists at 2Cool this year:
first name last name city state medium
Sue Ayala Daytona Beach FL glassworks
Holly Bird Palm Harbor FL printmaking/drawing
Jack Breit St Petersburg FL mixed media
Dave Bruner Sarasota FL printmaking
Dianne F. Caton St Petersburg FL ceramics
Ramirez Cotrino Coral Springs FL mixed media
Donna Craig Tampa FL jewelry
Joyce Curvin Palm Harbor FL sculpture
Matthew Davies St. Petersburg FL ceramics
Randy Deering St Petersburg FL painting
Cindy Divine Tarpon Springs FL jewelry
Josephina Espinosa Port Charlotte FL glassworks
Bruce Ferguson Tampa FL painting
Barbara Foley Palm Harbor FL jewelry
Janet Folsom Gulfport FL painting
Susan Rollins Gehring Dunedin FL printmaking/painting
Lisa Glaser St. Petersburg FL ceramics
Debra Mixon Holliday Homosassa FL printmaking
David Lawrence Palm Harbor FL photography
Thomas Lott Palm Harbor FL jewelry
Karen Marsh Clearwater FL jewelry
Tony Marsh Clearwater FL wood
Lorrie Mason Tampa FL jewelry
Brenda McMahon Gulfport FL ceramics
Don Naumann Crystal Beach FL photography
Melissa Miller Nece Palm Harbor FL painting, drawing/pastel
Connie –  Patti Parkinson – Bacun Palm Harbor FL jewelry
James Parziale New Port Richey FL wood sculpture
Candace Richey Ripoli Clearwater FL drawing/pastel
Bill Sargent Lakeland FL photography
John Shevlin Gulfport FL painting
Ernest C. Simmons Dunedin FL painting
Linda Smith Clearwater FL painting
Scott Spillman New Port Richey FL mixed media/painting
William Underwood Pinellas Park FL photography
Marilyn Vaillancourt Weeki Wachee FL jewelry
Jan Wunsch St. Petersburg FL jewelry

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Member Show
March 4 – April 30, 2014
Safety Harbor Library
101 2nd Street North
Safety Harbor, FL

Member Show Change of Ending Date
January 4- February 26, 2014
Clearwater Main Library
100 North Osceola
Clearwater, FL  33755

PAVA Meetings – Open to all artists
January 21,  March 18, May 20
Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd
Dunedin, FL

PAVA Parties at Members Studios
February, April, June
Watch your emails for more info

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
COOLART-2012-FLOORPLAN

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