Happy Busy New Year!

Wow, do we have a HUGE year on tap for our members in 2018. Shows shows and more shows abound!.

First we have a juried show at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra in February (January 26- March 3rd).

We then have the Brush with Nature event at the Arboretum in March. This combines a Paint Out with a wet and dry show.

John Kenning is trying to secure us a table at the Mandarin Arts Festival to distribute information. We will need volunteers to man the space.

Then we are possibly going back to the Zoo in April. This time we hope to have a dedicated space to hang our work for a longer period of time.

In June we will be showing at FSCJ South Campus Gallery. Beautiful venue! This is also a Juried Show. Some of the details are set and you can find those on our calendar.

In the Fall we have a show at JCA – i.e. The Jewish Community Alliance in Mandarin in September. This is a fabulous venue with lots of appreciative eyes falling on the artwork daily.

Come November we truck down to Melrose (south of OP, south of Middleburg, south of Keystone on SR 21) for a Paint Out at their First Friday Art Walk and then a show at the Mossman Hall. Melrose has a proven track record of sales. It is a very artsy place.



Unique JAX spot

I look forward to painting with fellow members at this unique spot in Jacksonville. It is like a small town in the midst of a big town/city.

FCPAP paints in Ortega Friday and Saturday, November 17th and 18th.

The area we focusing on is around Cortez Park about a block from Ortega Blvd. Lots of architecture and “small town” feel in this area, especially on Corinthian Avenue. Seminole Park is also just a block away and has waterfront views of the Ortega River. Parking is along the Street, but please be respectful of homes and businesses by not blocking driveways or taking up spaces reserved for patrons.

Directions: Ortega is in West Jacksonville. From the East, take I-95 across the Fuller Warren Bridge until it merges with I-10. Exit left onto Roosevelt Blvd (SR 17). Take Roosevelt Blvd. about 2 miles to San Juan Avenue. Turn left onto San Juan and go over the Ortega Rive via the Ortega Bridge. Once over the bridge, San Juan becomes Grand Ave. Go two blocks and Grand Avenue makes a sharp bend to the right and becomes Ortega Blvd. Travel another 5 or 6 blocks and turn right on Manitou Ave (one block past Corinthian). Manitou runs into Baltic circle and Cortez Park is within Baltic Circle. www.google.com/maps/@30.2769188,-81.7005843,16z