2020 Membership


We Strive to Support Atist in our Jacksonville community and surrounding area

We welcome and invite both new and old friends to First Coast Plein Air Painters!

Our mission to help promote members, awareness of ongoing painting events, develop growth and support in our communities, encourage future artist to learn and understand the visual arts, connect with Artist who will be supportive and knowledgeable in visual arts, participate in annual exhibitions, informative workshops, and encourage over all growth and development.

We strive and support our future artist

Student Yearly Membership$25.00
H.S. Student Scholarship Fund$20.00
Yearly Membership$35.00
Featured Artist (website)$45.00
Help Support our Veteran’s for Artist$50.00
Friends of the Arts$ 250.00
Patron of the Arts$500,00
Beneficiary Donors$
Devoted Membership$

Exhibition Opportunities

Jacksonville Coalition Visual Arts


Doug Johnson

Entry is coming up soon!

Where: Reddi Arts

Show Dates: April 7 – April 30, 2019

Art Delivery: Wednesday, March 27 

Judging TBD

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 7

Art Pickup: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – 10am-2pm

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.:

“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

Robert Leedy – Paul Ladnier -Workshop

A Creative Workshop in an Inspiring Location.


Robert Leedy: Water Color Workshop in Italy  

coordinated with  

Paul Ladnier: Painting workshop 
Traditional oils, water soluble oils, pastels and acrylics paintings


DATES: 06/01/2019 – 06/08/2019

LOCATION: Tuscany, San Fedele

PRICE: $2,895.00

Does Not Include:

  • Airfare
  • Lunch (lite lunch will be available for purchase at San Fedele on days we are not out on excursion)
  • Art supplies
  • Independent meals and sight-seeing
  • Gratuities

To Register:  just click on the Sign Up Now button.  A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to secure your spot in the workshop.  Payment can be made on line with a credit card, or you can follow the instructions to send in your registration and payment by mail.  Once we receive your deposit we will send you a formal Registration Confirmation with further information about the program.  You will receive 2-3 other correspondences by email prior to the workshop with information about Italy, a supplies list and an electronic invoice for the balance.  Final Balance is due by April 15th.  Any time prior to your arrival, if you have questions about anything regarding the trip or the program, you can contact us by email or phone and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Contact us for more information:  info@ilchiostro.com or speak to us live at 800-990-3506.