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33rd Annual All Florida Juried Art Show

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
10:00 am6:00 pm

A 33-year legacy exhibition featuring all Florida artists in all media.

Exhibit dates: January 9 - February 29, 2024

Awards Reception Friday, January 12 | 5:30PM–7PM

Juror's Lecture: Saturday, January 13 at 11AM
How a path through the woods as a child has become a journey of discovery with God through art, therapy, and enlightenment. Reserve your seat here.

Juror: Gregory Jones
Artist Statement: To reach inside and free the creative child within each of us is basically what my art is about. I might begin with a used air conditioner filter as in “Dust to Dust” or a bright red cloth tie as in “Man Under Paints With Red Tie”, but from that point I seldom know what direction the work will take. I simply “follow paths through the woods” as I did as a child growing up near the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. I played in the mud a lot, then grew up and played in the muddy paint a lot. When I played I learned that some good things sometimes happened. Then I learned that I could get the good things that happened to grow like a plant until the whole canvas would sometimes be a good thing.

It is probably from dust that we come and to dust that we go, but in between there is growth. When all is said and done, how much we have grown determines the richness of the soil we leave on which others will trod. From the muddy mess I often make in art and life is born the lesson of humility and discovery.

The idealism of my youth and the realism of adult life run head-on in my work to form an expression that merges seriousness with playfulness and superficiality with depth. Somewhere inside that depth is an innocent child, a very good person who can touch nature, and when I visit with him (or her) I learn to love, to fly, to live. To this day it is that sincere, sensitive child seeing and feeling nature that my art echoes and that moves my spirit to create my mixed media “layered” paintings. I only wish there were more days when he could come out to play.

Featured Artists

Glen Allen, Robert Bernstein, Enid Blechman, Barbara Bose, Jerilyn Brown, Holly Cannon, Linda Chipperfield, Becky Coleman, Maggie Dillon, Gabriele DiTota, Kimberly Engel, Brendan Fisk, Todd K Fox, Barbara Fugazzotto, Susan Giblin, Ryan Michael Gleason, Rene Guerin, Erika Heffernan, Latonya Hicks, Judy Horowitz, Heather Ivins, Denise Jackson, Carson Kapp, Martin Karadzhov, Chloe Kelley, Claudia Jane Klein, Michael Knapp, Tina Kraft, Joe Krawczyk, Anita Lamb, Alice Laputka, Julia Longwell, Robin Marshall, Erin McCullough, Gary Menzel, Dawn Inglis Montgomery, Lynn Morgan, Katya Neptune, Daniel Newcomb, Janis Clary Oehlschlager, Raymond Olivero, Kathy Omeara, Caryl Pomales, Molly Potter, Thomas Prestopnik, Galal Ramadan, Patricia Reagan, D. S. Reif, JL Schwartz, Norman Silva, Harriet Silverstein, Richard P Stevens, David Valiente, Jim Wang, Elaine Weber, Terry White, Laura Kay Whiticar-Darvill, Harris Wiltsher

Cover Image: 1st Place 2022 “Phobos" by Martin Dunn

Visit our Current Exhibitions page to learn more: https://www.martinarts.org/court-house-cultural-center/currentexhibitions.html

Gallery Location: 80 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL 34994
*Gallery Hours (only during an exhibit)
Tuesday 10AM–6PM and Wednesday–Saturday 10AM–4PM or by appointment

A donation of $5 in support of our exhibitions and programs is requested.

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts, Martin County Board of County Commissioners, and private contributions.

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