Honorary Membership

We are announcing a new award to be presented yearly to become Honorary Members. He/ she had been determined by the current board for their outstanding performance with First Coast Plein Air Painters. They have proven to have long term membership, strong record of dedication to our organization, award winning paintings to Plein Air Shows, have actively participated in multiple First Coast Plein Air events and overall he/ she is an outstanding artist.

The board is giving an award in addition free membership to those who have fulfilled the requirements.

2019 – John Larner


Falling Creek by John Larner
Oil on Canvas – 16″ X 20″

2019 – Elbert Shubert http://egshubertstudio.com

“Twins” Oil ‐ Linen ‐ 11 x 14

Exhibition Opportunities

Jacksonville Coalition Visual Arts


Entry is coming up soon!

Where: FSCJ’s Nathan Wilson Center Art Gallery

Show Dates:

Drop off Date: June 10, 10am-2pm
Take in artwork in the South Gallery

Juried Date: June 10, 2-4pm

Opening Reception: June 13, 5-7pm
Opening Reception (need volunteers to bring refreshments)

Art Pickup: July 11 10AM – 2PM (NO EXCEPTIONS)

Pick up artwork from South Gallery

Restrictions: Two entries

ABOUT: JCVA is a unique organization. We are dedicated to the promotion and development of established as well as emerging artists. Our members represent a wide variety of ages, specialties & experience. We currently sponsor four juried exhibitions a year, at various venues on the First Coast. Once you join the membership you are guaranteed to gain entrance into the exhibitions. Many of our members have actively participated in JCVA and won multiple awards. You may like to consider becoming a member to JCVA. This is a non profit organization.

Membership $35.00 yearly.

Places pervious Exhibitions: Gallery L @ The Modis Building, FCCJ Wilson Center for the Arts, The Stellar Gallery, House of Stereo, Ponte Vedra Cultural Center, The Beaches Museum & Historic Center and The Karpeles Manuscript Museum are a some of our recent exhibition sites.:

March Artist

Carron Wedlund


Carron Wedlund
Merit Awards


Native to Chicago, Carron Wedlund attended Roosevelt University & Northern Illinois University major: Graphic Design. Later she earned her BFA degree from the University of North Florida.  For many years she worked in the commercial in layout design for print media, corporate identity, and presentation graphics .
2004 became a member of Art Guild of Orange Park, then First Coast Pastel Society, Jacksonville Artist Guild, and First Coast Plein Aire Painters. She has worked in watercolor and acrylics but the medium she captivated with is pastel.
Influenced by Richard Adams, Hercel Stallard, Donna Grasso, Lyn Asselta and Jeanne Pellegrino.

“Marshes at Dusk”

Carron exhibited at several venues in Clay County and in Jacksonville, FL. Exhibition Record includes: solo show, Orange Park Library, Jewish Community Alliance, and frequently exhibits her Pastel drawings through local visual art groups. Carron was honored to receive the title of Senior Female Volunteer of the Year for 2012 by the Clay County Council on Aging. Carron continues to be involved in volunteer activities that bring art to the community.

Meeting Information:

Discussion: 2-19-2019

Where: Cork Street North
603 King Street Jacksonville, FL 32204

When: 6:30PM Show and Tell /Buisness meeting 7PM Begins

  • Membership dues are due now
  • Sign up for Brush with Nature event at Jacksonville Arboretum.
  •  35 openings are avalible 5 slots are filled. Dues must be paid. email Stephen Dunn or Sign up before during this evenings meeting.

T-shirts for sale female and male sizes (logo front and back and aprons w/colored logo on front) theses are $15.00 and aprons also with the color logo

“The Beauty Around Us”

Member’s Show: Marilyn Antram


Where: Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church’s Bethel Gallery

4510 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

The Exhibit will be up February 3rd to March 15th

Opening Meet and Greet with Marilyn: on Sunday, February 3rd at 10 am  Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday 10 am – 2 pm, closed on Saturday


Marilyn Antram: Ohio-born artist and design major at Ohio State University, She has had the good fortune to be able to spend her early years in the vibrant, creative arena of American Greetings Inc., Cleveland, OH. After her employment with American Greetings Inc. she perused longevity career as a freelance designer and graphic designer. She felt the calling to leave the commercial aspect of art and pursue one in fine arts. Having done extensive illustration during her career, drawing wasn’t a issue, so she consulted with some of Jacksonville’s well known artists and began her future in Fine Arts. Marilyn Antram has found it to be a rewarding decision for her, both professionally and personally. The learning continues by interacting with many artistic and talented professionals in Jacksonville, participating in workshops, attending shows, galleries, and the opportunity to continue as a dedicated painter. She is currently both a member and treasurer for, First Coast Plein Air Painters, Jacksonville Artists Guild, St. Augustine Art Association, and Pines and Palms Artists in Thomasville, GA. 

Painting Opportunities

OWatercolor on paper

Come Join in the Fun and lets create!

All are Welcomed!

Cost: $25.  — This covers Admission To Hofwyl, Catered Lunch at 12:00, Wine Reception, Wet Paint Sale & Display @ 2:00, & Traveling Art Show

Lori Ann Sweet – Hofwyl Plantation-“Rice Barn”

8TH Annual Plein Air Convention and Expohttps://pleinairconvention.com

Where: San Francisco & Wine Country

April 24TH – 28TH, 2019S