Picnic, Party, Paint Out all in One!

What a great time we all had at our annual picnic. President Stephen Dunn and Veep Lisa Deems stepped it up a notch by providing some challenges and rewards. We had two contests: a Limited Palette (one red, blue and yellow, white and burnt umber) and a Quick Draw like the “big boys” do at other Plein Air events. Not all of us get to attend those so it was a fun adventure for us newbies. Winners in the Limited Palette were: Jessica Shippee, Lisa Deems, and Kevin Arthur. And of course, the speed demon Gary Garrett won the Quick Draw. We are very grateful, or at least raffle winner Laura Schwenn is, for the fabulous array of items that Ponte Vedra Arts and Crafts donated.

Deck the Chairs

We were so excited to be a part of this burgeoning Jacksonville event. Thank you Kurtis Lofton for inviting us to participate. Come out to see not only some fun and funky mini life guard chairs up for auction, but the Jax Beach inspired art work of our very talented members. These gems may be previewed on July 12th and 13th at Gallery 725. The auction of chairs and sale of artwork is to benefit the Jacksonville Life Guard. Join the artists at the reception July 14th 6-9pm.