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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.

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


Cool Art Show July 21-22 St. Petersburg Coliseum


A big, well-attended success this year!


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This is a judged show and prizes will be given out during the reception September  27th.

All PAVA members may submit work for this exhibition.
Please read the directions carefully. There are restrictions.
If you have any questions, please email the Exhbition Chair, Lorie Ulen at

DATE OF SHOW RUN: Sept. 18 – Oct. 28, 2012
LOCATION: Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art
600 Klosterman Road
Tarpon Springs, FL
DATE OF DELIVERY: Saturday, Sept. 15, 10am – 12pm
SUBMISSION: 1 piece per artist
ENTRY FEE: $10 and the signed release form
PICKUP: Sunday, October 28th, 1pm – 3pm
RECEPTION: Thursday September 27th, 6pm – 8pm
(Details about reception will follow)
***PLEASE NOTE: The Leepa-Rattner Artists’ Market is scheduled for October 13th & 14th. Any PAVA artwork sold on those two days is subject to a 40% commission. There is no commission for the remainder of the exhibit. Keep this in mind when pricing your items.
Download the release form in PDF by clicking here.

1. Email to with PAVA MEMBERS’ EXHIBIT in the subject line, the title of your work, medium, size, price, your name and contact phone number NO LATER THAN September 9th. Labels have to printed prior to delivery of work, and I will be out of town for several days prior to the exhibit, so it’s important to observe the deadline. Leepa-Rattner will not accept last minute handwritten labels.
2. Bring the $10 CASH entry fee and signed release form when you deliver your work.
3. If you are unable to deliver your work on Sept. 15th or pick up on Oct. 28th, please make arrangements with another artist to do so.
**Work can also be mailed to the PAVA post office box. Contact the PAVA Administrator for additional info or to make arrangements.
We ask that you send images of your submission for possible publicity use by September 1st, however we cannot guarantee their use. Please be sure to include PAVA Members’ Exhibit in the subject line.

2 – D Works:

Work must be no wider than 36 inches.
Pieces must be submitted in a ready to hang condition: properly framed and wired, clean and in good repair. No saw tooth hangers. Subject matter should be appropriate for the venue. Personnel cannot dust or adjust the work, nor repair broken frames or hanging wire.
***Please label the back of your work with your name and contact information***
Any work that doesn’t comply with the above requests can not be accepted.

3- D Works & Jewelry:

**Unfortunately, there are no provisions for jewelry in this exhibit.
There is a limited amount of space for 3-D items and they will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Pedestals will be available. Items will not be under cover, so please keep that in mind when submitting.
Questions?? Contact the Exhibition Chair, Lorie Ulen:
You are receiving this email because you are a member of PAVA.

Artists Release Form – Please sign and include when you bring your work


This statement must be read, signed, dated and returned to the Leepa-Rattner 

Museum of Art before any actions may be taken with said rental.

This form is a Waiver of Liability by the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Inc. and St. 

Petersburg College for members of PAVA (Professional Association of Visual Artists) 

as a rental of the Fine Art Auditorium for the purposes of an exhibition. This waiver

releases any responsibility of the Museum and College for loss/theft or damage of

artwork, supplies, personal articles and/or bodily injury sustained while on the premises

or while participating in this exhibition.

Further, the undersigned hereby holds the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Inc., its

directors, officers, employees and volunteers, St. Petersburg College, its trustees, officers,

employees and persons acting on its behalf, harmless from the above listed conditions.

The Museum and College accept no fiscal responsibility to provide additional insurance

for this rental and are to be held harmless for any theft or damage through an act of God,

or third person.  Beyond this the Museum and College will act in professional accordance

with standard operating procedures for the protection of patrons utilizing the facilities of

St. Petersburg College.

Participant’s Name: ________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________________


Tel. #:  _______________________________________

I have read understand fully the terms and condition of this Waiver of Liability.

Signature _______________________________________________ Date: _________

P.O. Box 1545, Tarpon Springs, FL  34688   PHONE 727-712-5225 /  FAX 727-444-6178.

PAVA Members show at Leepa-Ratner museum


Artist’s reception and awards.

First Place Winner

PAVA members enjoying the reception