McRae Exchange – a group exhibition of the McRae Studio Artists at Arts on Douglas July 25 2012

Exhibition dates: August 4- 25, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 4, 4 -7 PM
Free and open to the public 

This August, Arts on Douglas will present a diverse group of artists who share a strong commitment to excellence and a working studio in downtown Winter Park.  The facility, McRae Studios has been privately funded by its artist members since opening in 1986. 
Representing most areas of fine arts and crafts, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, jewelry, assemblage, collage, pottery and more; McRae Art Studios provides an artistic environment that challenges and stimulates creative growth in the individual artists working there.

You will recognize several of the names in this group exhibition as it includes many of Central Florida's finest festival, gallery and graphic artists; art educators and community art leaders. 

On the exhibition, Gallery Director Meghan Martin shared “We are thrilled to have this talented group of artists exhibiting together in our gallery.  We currently represent four of the twenty artists that are included in this exhibition. We are pleased to showcase this group of major award winning artists, many whose works are included in public and private collections, to our audience.”

McRae studio artists participating in this exhibition include: Cindy A. Anderson, Stephen Bach, Susan Bach, Krista Berman, Donne Bitner, Victor Bokas, Matthew Cornell, Dina Mack, Cheryl Mackey Smith, Martha Jo Mahoney, Larry Moore, Mary Ostrander, Cheri Riechers, Randall Smith, Don Sondag, Byron Walker, Chip Weston, John Whipple, Lynn Whipple and Marty Whipple.

An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, August 4, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  The event is free and open to the public.  This exhibition will be on display until August 25, 2012.  Works may be viewed online at  Arts on Douglas, Fine Art and Collectibles is located at 123 Douglas Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL.  Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 AM to 5 PM and Saturdays 11 AM to 3 PM.  For more information, please call 386-428-1133.

About Arts on Douglas Fine Art and Collectibles: A unique commercial art gallery located in the arts-rich community of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Founded in 1996 by Doris Leeper, artist and Atlantic Center for the Arts founder and artist/benefactor Ed Harris, Arts on Douglas promotes the work and careers of prominent Florida artists. Formerly a used furniture warehouse, and originally a 1930's era Ford showroom and service center, the space was magnificently transformed and has since become a community gathering spot for a discerning mix of art lovers, patrons, and artists.

McRae Art Studios is located at 904 Railroad Avenue, Suite 200 in Winter Park, FL.  The studios may be viewed by appointment or on the web at