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28th Annual Cool Art Show 2016 — apply now!


Cool Art Show 25 from the balcony.Applications must be postmarked by May 1st, 2016. Remember, you must be a member of PAVA in good standing; PAVA membership applications may be downloaded here: CoolArt2016_application

Apply for artist studio space in Pinellas Park.


5663 ARTIST STUDIOS Information and Application.1.6.16

Pinellas Park Cultural Affairs is now accepting artist applications for the new Studios at 5663.

Studios at 5663 is the newest addition to the emerging Creative District in the 5600-5800 Blocks of Park Boulevard. The Studios at 5663 will offer a total of 10 individual studios ranging from 125 to 325 square feet, with a shared gallery space to assist individual artists in showing and marketing their work.  Monthly rents range from $125 to $320 depending on studio size. Additional information is included in the attached Artist Information and Application packet. (See .pdf download link above.)
Two application periods have been scheduled, with dates indicated below.  Applicants selected for interview will be notified as quickly as possible, but we recommend that applicants leave the interview dates open pending notification.  Applications not selected for interview or for studio lease during the first application period may be carried over into the second application period; it will not be necessary for artists to re-apply.  Additional application periods will be scheduled as needed to fill remaining or future vacancies.
January 19:  Deadline for first application period
January 25:  Selection Committee reviews Studio Applications
February 2:  Interviews with Selected Artists
February 9:  Deadline for second application period
February 12:  Selection Committee reviews Studio Applications
February 19:  Interviews with Selected Artists
To apply for a studio space, please complete the attached studio application in its entirety and submit by email to Questions regarding the application process should also be addressed by email to
Debra A. Rose
Library and Cultural Affairs Administrator
City of Pinellas Park

Pinellas Park Better Block: Call to Artists


“The Pinellas Park Better Block Project is a partnership between the community and the City of Pinellas Park to celebrate the emerging creative district in the 5600 Block area of Park Boulevard.

The Pinellas Park Better Block Event on October 10-11, 2015 will temporarily transform the area into a fully occupied, walkable district, complete with pop-up businesses, landscaping and outdoor amenities, public art, and transportation options for walking, biking, and golf cart use.”

Download .pdf for more details, or check their Facebook page:
Better Block Call to Artists

March Meeting


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

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


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


Contact Linda Stump with any questions. 


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.