Great Painting Days Ahead!

FCPAP Paints at Big Talbot Island, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday November 16, 17, 18.
Time to get out and paint!! We will paint at Big Talbot Island at The Bluffs area. The entrance to the Bluffs is easily seen on the East side of A1A. There is parking, picnic tables and facilities (port-o-lets). There is a trail that leads down onto the beach which overlooks Nassau Sound and there are many large dead trees on the beach offering plenty of subject matter for artists. The park opens at 8:00 am and there is a $3.00 per car entry fee (honor system). Weather conditions for Friday and Saturday look to be on the cool side, but sunny. Temps on Friday expected to be in the 40s in the morning rising to low 60s during the day with NW winds about 10 mph, so a little breezy. Saturday is predicted to be in the 50s – high 60s with NNE winds at about 7 mph. Bugs should not be an issue, but be prepared. Bring sunscreen and water.
Once again First Coast Plein Air Painters has been invited to participate in Winterfest by having our artists paint throughout the day around the park. Please arrive earlier than 11:00 am to allow time to set up before the crowds arrive. Parking is available in the church parking lot across the street. This is a great time to make connections and have fun!  Be prepared to paint most of the day. Let Stephen Dunn know if you plan to participate so he has a head count to give to the organizers.
FCPAP Paints at Dutton Island Nature Preserve, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 14, 15, 16.
We will paint at Dutton Island Nature Preserve located on Dutton Island Road off Mayport Road. The park opens at 8:00 am. Plenty of marsh, trees and intracoastal views with a fishing pier on the North end of the Island.

Member Solo Show!

Abby Howard Murphy is having her first solo show at the Church of the Good Shepherd at 1100 Stockton Street ( studio and Plein air work).
The Meet the Artist reception is on Friday, November 9th from 6:45-7:45 pm prior to the accompanying Riverside Fine Arts concert “Will Ackerman: The Gathering 4 Guitars” at 8:00 pm.
The pre-concert reception is free, but tickets are required for the concert ($35)*
For more information about the Grammy Award Winning musician and Abby
For concert tickets:
*Use code “ACKER4” at checkout for  20% off your order as one of her invitees.
Paintings will be available for sale and 30% commission goes to support Riverside Fine Arts projects.
Refreshments will be served after the concert where you can meet all artists afterwards.

Hanging at Mossman Hall

We have a new outstanding exhibit at Mossman Hall in Melrose. What a wonderful arts community they have there. It’s like everyone in town appreciates fine art, music, crafts, etc. The town itself is small but has a big heart and lots of history. So many beautiful homes that would make delightful paintings. Looking forward to the reception November 2nd 5-9pm.