Feb 182018
Plein Air Painters Historic Sites Show

The Key West Plein Air painters will exhibit their works portraying twelve Key West historic sites at the opening reception in the Oldest House Garden on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 5-7pm. Based on the Florida Stories walking tour app created by the Florida Humanites Council, these sites include the Custom House, Clinton Square, Coast Guard Headquarters, Old Custom’s House, Sloppy Joe’s, Fogarty Mansion, Curry Mansion, Porter Mansion, the Oldest House, the Woman’s Club, the Patterson Baldwin House, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. A percentage of the art [continue reading…]

 February 18, 2018  Posted by at 12:20 am Art, Issue #256, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 182018
Save the Date Opening Reception Feb 19th 5-7pm

Opening Reception February 19, 5-7 PM Jean Pederson Jean will be teaching at The Studios of Key West Wed-Fri Feb, 22-24, Varied Hours Ground Breaking: Water Media with Jean Pederson Thurs & Fri, March 8 & 9, 9 AM – 4 PM Mixed Media with Jean Pederson Opening Reception February 19, 5-7 PM Mariyah Sultan ‘Has define and develope her particular vocabulary of line, form and color’ Gildea Gallery 522 Southard Key West 305-797-6485

 February 18, 2018  Posted by at 12:08 am Art, Issue #256, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 112018
Artist Valerie Hoh to Present Latest Creations in Wearable Art and Sculpture

Nothing Ho-hum about it: Valerie Hoh to present latest creations in wearable art and sculpture at The Gardens Hotel, one day only. Valerie Hoh, former proprietor of the eclectic Pandemonium gallery on Duval Street, returns to Key West for a showing of unique, hand-crafted fashion art clothing, accessories and sculpture, to be displayed in the lobby of The Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela Street,Sunday, February 18, from noon to 7:00pm. Hoh, who is also recognized for her colorful house number tiles that adorn properties throughout Key West, [continue reading…]

 February 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:18 am Art, Issue #255, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 112018
Peter Vey, Run Away to Paradise, Feb. 17

The idea for “Run Away to Paradise”,  the upcoming exhibition at the Gallery on Greene, came from a poet. Elizabeth Bishop, who wrote in Florida ”The palm trees clatter in the stiff breeze like the bills of the pelicans. The tropical rain comes down to freshen the tide-looped strings of fading shells.” This is the Florida and Florida Keys from which at an early age Peter Vey visited and was attracted to visually and through it’s poetry.  It was the profound beauty and idyllic weather.  Peter, born [continue reading…]

 February 11, 2018  Posted by at 12:06 am Art, Issue #255, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 042018
SALT Gallery Features Famed Austrian Artist in February: Opening Reception Feb. 9 and 10

Beginning February 2nd and for the entire month of February, SALT Gallery (830 Fleming St., www.saltislandprovisions.com) will feature a new collection of colorful paintings by Austrian artist Margot Holzapfel. To celebrate this cross-cultural collaboration, SALT will be co-hosting two opening receptions with John Brandolino (better known as the Sole Man) at the gallery from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9th and Saturday, Feb. 10th. Margot Holzapfel was born in Ybbs, Austria and studied art under Professor Christian Ludwig Attersee, one of Austria’s greatest contemporary artists. She has exhibited [continue reading…]

 February 4, 2018  Posted by at 12:26 am Art, Issue #254, What To Do No Responses »
Feb 042018
Call for Artists: Tennessee Williams to be Celebrated with Plein Air Painting Contest Presented by Key West Art & Historical Society

Key West Art & Historical Society welcomes both recreational and professional painters to participate in a Saturday, March 3 plein air painting contest celebrating the legacy of Tennessee Williams, the acclaimed playwright and artist who made Key West his home for 34 years. Participants will use the Key West Art Center building at 301 Front Street, where Williams purchased artwork while attending the gallery’s opening in 1960, as their subject. Key West Art & Historical Society will provide participants a choice of canvas or watercolor paper, available [continue reading…]

 February 4, 2018  Posted by at 12:16 am Art, Issue #254, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 272018
Paintings by Jill Caldwell at Salt Island Provisions Through January 31

by M. R. Willison……. To introduce the new year, the SALT Island Provision’s energetic new owners, Maria Sharpe and Laura Richardson, have a compelling range of compelling paintings by an often-exhibited and once-full-time Key West resident. Massachusetts-born and -educated Jill Caldwell now spends springs and summers in Rockport, Maine, which explain her dramatic shift in colors, from Key West aqueous to her much more northerly-tinted recent work, curated by Ms. Richardson. On her preferred square canvases, in a wide range of sizes (and thus prices) [continue reading…]

 January 27, 2018  Posted by at 12:42 am Art, Issue #253, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 272018
Tickets Available for 2018 Anne McKee Fine Art Auction

    Tickets are now available for the 2018 Anne McKee Annual Fine Art Auction which will occur on Friday, February 9th.  The auction will take place for the second year at The Studios of Key West.  Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and the auction, led by Tom Luna, will begin at 8:00 p.m.  Champagne and desserts will be included in the $25 ticket price and there will also be a cash bar.  VIP seating is available for $50.  The auction preview will be from January 26th until [continue reading…]

 January 27, 2018  Posted by at 12:38 am Art, Issue #253, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 272018
Call to Female Artists: Florida Keys Women’s Art Exhibition Revived at Custom House Museum

Key West Art & Historical Society revives its popular juried art exhibition, “From a Woman’s Hand,” and invites Florida Keys women to apply.  The March 16 – July 15 exhibit in the Custom House Museum’s Bumpus Gallery will feature nearly 40 paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, prints, textiles, and ceramics, with a special opening reception on March 16. Drawn entirely from the Florida Keys community, the exhibit illuminates the remarkable achievements of women artists, addressing the gender imbalance in the art world.  Arts community leaders Jane Grannis, Martha Resk, Betty [continue reading…]

 January 27, 2018  Posted by at 12:34 am Art, Issue #253, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 272018
24th Annual Pigeon Key Art Festival Announces New Fine Art Auction

Held as a fundraiser for the tiny historic island called Pigeon Key in the tropical Florida Keys, the two-day juried Pigeon Key Art Festival attracts exemplary artists and quality buyers from across the globe.  The event takes place February 2 & 3 at the Marathon Community Park, MM49, Marathon FL and offers more than 50 fine artists and craftsmen, delicious local cuisine and live art by preeminent marine life artist, Carey Chen. Enjoy historical reenactments, entertainment, children’s activities and educational programming highlighting the Pigeon Key Foundation’s important projects. [continue reading…]

 January 27, 2018  Posted by at 12:02 am Art, Issue #253, What To Do No Responses »
Jan 202018
Florida Keys National Wildlife Refuge's Photography Contest, Submissions Due March 1, 2018

USFWS is seeking submissions for its annual photography contest.  This free, fun event helps showcase our incredible natural resources here in the Florida Keys. USFWS keeps photographs on display at the Refuge Visitor Center until June 30th. Visitors love them! Attached is the Photo Contest Regulations.  The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2018. This year an additional submission category has been added specific to Key deer so we have four categories–Landscape, General Nature, Key deer and Birds.