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.
Drop off Date: June 10, 10am-2pm Take in artwork in the South Gallery
Juried Date: June 10, 2-4pm
OpeningReception: 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.:
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.
Lunch (lite lunch will be available for purchase at San Fedele on days we are not out on excursion)
Independent meals and sight-seeing
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.
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.