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*On the facebook event; Mark yourself as going, find more information about the event, ask questions and invite others to attend. 


April 2021

St. Mary’s Plein Air Paint out

10th Annual Plein Air Paint out hosted by Coastal Camden Art League

Artists are invited to come to downtown St. Mary’s GA. They will set up their easel and paint. Once they are finished they bring to Coastal Camden Art League for judging.

April 10th, 2020 in Downtown St Marys GA. Painting will commence at 9am and end at 2:45pm. • All art has to be at the Presbyterian Fellowship Hall by 3pm. • Pre-Registration is $25 On the Day $35 •

Name__________________________  Address________________________  City___________State_______Zip____Cell Phone________Email___________ • Sign:___________Date__________ • 

Mail to: CCAL PO Box 5163 St. Marys GA 

9:00am -2:45pm

Downtown St. Mary’s GA


April 2021

Paint-Out Spring Park in Green Cove Springs

FCPAP Members

Spring Park is located on the beautiful St. Johns River.  Access is available via Walnut Street, Magnolia Avenue, Spring Street and Ferris Street/St. Johns Avenue. https://www.greencovesprings.com/maps/location/SpringPark


321 Walnut Street, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043



April 2021


Paint Out

Albert’s Plein Air Affair 25.00 for lunch + entrance

9:00am -3:00pm

5556 US Highway 17N, Brunswick, Georgia



Albert’s Plein Air Affair will take place at the  Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation @hofwylbroadfield · Landmark & Historical Place

19TH Century Rice Plantation. Great opportunity to have your artwork shown. Many members have participated in the past and this has been a success. Bring bug spray.



Bring your Plein Air gear for lots to paint in this historic setting. No prizes, no judging, just good camaraderie and great fun. Inspiration abounds; including, 800 year old moss draped live oaks, scen

ic vistas across rice fields, a 150 year old plantation house, and barns, old tractors and out buildings, and people dressed in period costumes. Artists and art admirers abound.

The artist registration fee is $25, includes admission, a catered lunch at noon which will be hand-delivered to the artist’s specific site on the plantation, a wine and cheese reception involving social distancing (Wet Paint Sale and Display) at 2:00 p.m., and participation in the Traveling Show. Please send your check payable to “Friends of Hofwyl, Post Office Box 1801, Brunswick, Georgia, 31520,” no later than Saturday, April 10. Also, very important, please include your email so that we can follow-up with further information.


Lori Sweet


The Traveling Show is strictly voluntary. Artists may submit their framed or gallery-wrapped picture with wire hanger, and deliver it to the Horton Gallery at the Hospital in Brunswick between the hours of 10:00 -11:00 a.m., on Saturday, May 1. Commissions will vary on venue. Additional information will be provided to all registered artists prior to May 1.

The Traveling Show/Exhibition will be as follows:

May – The Horton Gallery at the Hospital, Brunswick, GA
June/July – McIntosh Art Association, Darien, GA
August – Golden Isles Welcome Center, St. Simons Island
September – Hofwyl-Broadfield Auditorium, Brunswick, GA for display and/or artist pickup

Those who are not artists are also welcome. Many may want to come out to just watch or even strike a deal with an artist for a new masterpiece.

Tickets are available at the door. Regular Admission for the public is: $8 for adults; $7 for seniors (62 and over); and $5 for Youth (6 – 17), and children ages 5 and under are free.

The plantation is located at 5556 US Highway 17N, Brunswick, Georgia. It is at the intersection of US 17 and GA 99, one mile east of I-95, exit 42.

For information, call Bill Giles, Historic Site Manager, 912-264-7333, bill.giles@dnr.ga.gov. Visit the website: www.gastateparks.org/hofwylbroadfieldplantation.



April 2021


FCPAP Member only Event

Chris Flag successfully lined up a wonderful guest speaker for the next members meeting on  April 20, 2021 – 7PM
Carl Fougerousse of Red Fern Studio, Savannah
Painter/Sculpture Artist, Art Historian for SCAD
Please click on the link to check his artwork out! 
So impressive!

Members should receive ZOOM info via email from Bronwen Chandler. First few minutes covers business. After that we will have either a guest speaker or a presentation that directly pertains to plein air or the events upcoming.





April 2021

*Jacksonville Zoo Walk through the Gardens

The zoo offering to art groups throughout Jacksonville area.

*Must sign up in advance. For those participating in zoo event only.


This is a preview of the Jacksonville Zoo.
Bring your camera, sketchbook, supplies. The purpose is for you to determine where you would like to paint during the two day event, “Art & Gardens” Tickets are free! There will be a sign up sheet for you to determine your locations ahead of time. This is for Artist only!

10:00 AM

Jacksonville Zoo



May 2021

Brush with Nature Paint out and Art Sales

Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens Botanical Garden 

FCPAP Member only Event

Members must be in good standing to participate in the event. Brush with Nature is a wonderful opportunity to volunteer with FCPAP by working the show, setting up or taking down. Members, we need everyone to volunteer and participate to make this a huge success.

FCPAP has sold many paintings at this event. You will be allowed to enter up to 4 paintings at $ (tbd) per painting. As your paintings sell you may replace them at no additional costs once the first four are paid for. We will have paint-outs previous to this event. It is highly recommended to go there on your own, so you have several to sell.

In addition to the show, there are opportunities to paint through out the arboretum. It is a public event, their will be spectators, buyers and both art and nature enthusiasts walking around.

DO NOT hand out your business cards or promote yourself at this event. This is a FCPAP event, you can promote FCPAP. We have brochures you are welcome to pass out.

If someone wants to purchase art off the easel at this event it must go through the sales tent. This event is a fundraiser for the arboretum. The Arboretum will get 40% of each piece sold. 

Submit form on Brush With Nature page. This option is available until May 10th.

Art take in is on Friday. Saturday and Sunday is the show and paint out. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstcoastpleinairpainters@gmail.com or fcpapboard@gmail.com. 

sunrise – sunset

1445 Millcoe Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225


May 2021


FCPAP Member only Event

 Looking Forward to seeing first rate painter, Joseph Palmerio, live demonstration @ 7PM on Zoom! Click on link for preview of artwork. https://www.palmerioart.com

Members should receive ZOOM info via email from Bronwen Chandler. First few minutes covers business. After that we will have either a guest speaker or a presentation that directly pertains to plein air or the events upcoming.





May 2021


The Zoo has invited art groups from around the area to participate.

Information about this event is included in a PDF for March Zoom meeting.

Contact LoriAnnSweet@gmail.com if you would like your Artwork to participate in promoting this event. The zoo would like to create promotional to advertise the event. Let me know ASAP.

We need to know how many people are interested in painting out at this event. 

We will need to know in advance if you are painting at this event. We would like to have your tickets and name tags completed by April 30TH.

If a customer commissions you; you are not responsible for the 25% to the Zoo.

Feel Free to Promote yourself during this event. Bring your buisness cards.

More information will be handed out on the 23RD. and emails will be forwarded to you.


9:00am -3:00pm

 JACKSONVILLE ZOO, 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL 32218


June 2021

St Augustine Show

FCPAP Members Only

This show will take place along side of another show at the STAAA. This is a FCPAP members only event.

Members should receive info via email from FCPAP Board members soon. Also look on the private facebook events page. Get out there and paint so you have some plein air pieces to enter.


St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St., St. Augustine, FL




June 2021

“ART at the Farm”
 (Paint out and sales opportunity)
Celestial Farms is located on 8 acres and operates as a not-for-profit farm animal rescue and educational center.

If Possible, artists are asked to please bring display easels (with your name on it) so we can set up a sales area in the pavilion.

Celestial Farms will host the FCPAP and sell our paintings through their gift shop with a 25% commission. 

The director welcomes artists to visit the farm from 8:30 to 4 at no charge. 

Celestial Farms -13958 Duval Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32218

* Arrangements have been made for FCPAP artists to drop off two paintings at a time, throughout the year, to be sold in their gift shop. 


8:30am -4:00pm

13958 Duval Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32218


June 2021


FCPAP Members

Brenda Pinnick: Presentation on Zoom 7pm:  Brenda Pinnick Fine Art

Members should receive ZOOM info via email from Bronwen Chandler. First few minutes covers business. After that we will have either a guest speaker or a presentation that directly pertains to plein air or the events upcoming.





Featured Event September – January

fall TBD

283 College Dr, Orange Park, FL 32065

FCPAP Exhibit at the

Thrasher-Horne Center

Theme TBD   


  • Larger pieces will be allowed, specs coming soon.
  • Juried opportunity to show and sell.
  • Exhibit several pieces over the fall and holiday season.
  • Large  very nice venue with ongoing events.
  • Thrasher-Horne Center galleries are free and open to the public weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Support local artists 
  • See the Current Exhibit on display
  • They are particular about framing so keep that in mind as you prepare your artwork.

At Thrasher-Horne Center, they aspire to become the premiere gathering place; the intersection of arts and commerce; the hub of community, education, and culture in Northeast Florida.

They are a 1,730 seat performing arts venue and 6,135 square foot conference center located at St. Johns River State College in Orange Park. 

The Center has played host to hundreds of events since its inception, including nationally touring musicians and performers, Broadway musicals, and a variety of other cultural offerings. In addition to the Main Stage Theatre, the Thrasher-Horne Center boasts a 220 flexible-seat Studio Theatre, two Visual Arts Galleries, Scene Shop, and modern dressing rooms with full artist amenities. 




Members Picnic Hanna Park BBQ

FCPAP Member only Event

save the date for October 23RD. We will be going to Hanna Park for a paint out and BBQ. 


Hannah Park



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