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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|
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/ 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|
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.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. firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
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.
Press Release: MARK YOUR CALENDARS: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
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. Contact: Susan Gehring (727) 916‐0105/ email@example.com Connie Parkinson (727) 709‐4069/ firstname.lastname@example.org www.pavaartists.org
|booth number||first name||last name||city||medium|
|10||Jack||Breit||St Petersburg||mixed media|
|33||Dianne F.||Caton||St Petersburg||ceramics|
|23||Carolina||Cleere||St. Petersburg||mixed media|
|13||Ramirez||Cotrino||Coral Springs||mixed media|
|26||Todd K||Fox||Orlando||mixed media|
|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|
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