Come play and paint with your fellow members!
Our Brush with Nature event at the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens was a wonderful and successful day for both us and them. Our artists sold more than 30 paintings. The weather stayed gorgeous until the evening and it was a delight as usual to spend time painting at the Arboretum. Randy Pitts won both the Artists’ Choice and People’s Choice for his beautiful reflections on Lake Ray.
Come check out member Kay Deuben’s work at the Mossman Hall in Melrose- 301 SR 26. We ALL will be down there in November so this is also an opportunity to apprise yourself of this wonderful venue and to check out some good spots in Melrose or our “Paint Out” during Art Walk and our reception. Come on Down! March 2 from 6-9pm.
FCPAP Paints at the Arboretum, Friday and Saturday, February 9 and 10.Let’s grab our gear and head for one of our favorite places, the Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens. We will meet on Friday and Saturday beginning at 8:00 am. The Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens is located just East of I-295 off of Monument Road at 1445 Millcoe Road, in Jacksonville 32225.www.google.com/maps/place/Jacksonville+Arboretum+%26+Gardens,+1445+Millcoe+Rd,+Jacksonville,+FLfirstname.lastname@example.org,-81.5388222,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x88e5b3604e3df9eb:0xb0f28644cac28466?hl=en-US&gl=USFCPAP Paints at Ramblin Rose Farm. Friday and Saturday, February 16 and 17.Come paint at Ramblin Rose Farm for and opportunity to paint farm animals and scenery. There is always some activity going on at the farm so there should plenty of subject matter to choose from like riding, herding, etc.There are some rules we need to follow like if a gate is closed and you go through it, please close it behind you. Feeding any livestock is discouraged although there are several farm sheep that love bread and donuts. If you feed them watch your fingers they have no manners. There is a black faced ewe named Sophie..that will respond to her name especially if you have bread. She is the only one that knows her name.If you have questions about where you can go just ask.There is a picnic table at the pond. There are some chairs and table in the yard you are welcome to utilize.The road entrance gate is normally kept closed to keep livestock off of 16 in case of escapes.The address is 3199 State Road 16 West, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043Directions:Take I-295 to US 17 (Roosevelt Blvd.) Head South on US 17 through Orange Park and Fleming Island to Green Cove Springs and turn right on State Road 16. OR Take I-95 South to World Golf Hall of Fame and exit onto International Golf Parkway Westbound to State Road 16 and turn right. Follow State Road 16 across St. Johns River until 16 comes to US 17 and turn Right. After a short distance on US 17, turn left onto State Road 16 again. Travel on SR 16 towards Penney Farms. Turn left at the Penney Farms City Limit sign (green). There is a cemetery on the right. (Paso Fino Road is a Right turn) the Farm lane is the left. WARNING: GPS will dump you at the farm on Highway 16 called Smoak Farm. Ramblin Rose is next drive on left off of 16 (they are behind Smoak Farm.)