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New Feature Exhibition in March February 18 2021

JOSEPH PALMERIO
Pushing the Paint

March 6 - 26, 2021
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 6, 4-7 PM
Artists Talk and Painting Demo: Friday, March 26, 11 AM

Joseph Palmerio

Join us on Saturday, March 6 between 4-7 PM for the opening of Pushing the Paint by Sarasota-based painter Joseph Palmerio. In conjunction with this reception, we are participating in the Downtown Music Festival IX, featuring the smooth jazz stylings of TRio with Tyler Rosenke on the drums, Ron Gilotti on the upright bass, and Howard Post on the guitar. CLICK FOR DETAILS


New alt_space Exhibition in March February 18 2021

SPENCER PETTIT
Prints and Plates

March 6 - April 10, 2021
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 6, 4-7 PM


Join us on Saturday, March 6 between 4-7 PM for the opening of Prints and Plates by Mount Dora artist Spencer Pettit. In conjunction with this reception, we are participating in the Downtown Music Festival IX, featuring the smooth jazz stylings of TRio with Tyler Rosenke on the drums, Ron Gilotti on the upright bass, and Howard Post on the guitar. CLICK FOR DETAILS

Arts on Douglas Turns 25! February 03 2021

On February 3, 1996, we opened our doors at 123 Douglas Street and have been promoting the work and careers of professional Florida artists at this location ever since. Over the past 25 years, we have worked with hundreds of artists, opened over 350 solo and group exhibitions, and placed thousands of works of art in private and corporate settings throughout Florida and the US. We also initiated the First Saturday Art Stroll and Gallery Walk in downtown New Smyrna Beach, which has become a popular community event. To celebrate this milestone, the gallery will be sharing posts and interviews highlighting our unique history throughout the year, leading up to two special exhibitions in November. READ MORE


Adorn: A Jewelry Invitational January 15 2021

On Exhibit: February 6 - 25, 2021
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 6, 4-7 PM

Join us for the opening of Adorn, a national jewelry invitational featuring a unique selection of wearable designs by a mix of accomplished jewelry artists. 

This exhibition will commence with an opening reception on Saturday, February 6 from 4-7 PM. During the reception, the gallery will be featuring smooth jazz by TRio, with Tyler Rosenke on the drums, Ron Gilotti on the bass, and Howard Post on the guitar. Light refreshments will be served. This exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. READ MORE


New alt_space Exhibition in January December 19 2020

ERICKA SOBRACK
A Faint Whisper in the Dark

January 2 - February 19, 2021
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 2, 4-7 PM

Join us on Saturday, January 2 between 4-7 PM for the opening of a new alt_space exhibition in January by Orlando painter Ericka Sobrack titled A Faint Whisper in the Dark.  This exhibition will commence with an opening reception on Saturday, January 2 from 4-7 PM.  During the reception, the gallery will be featuring smooth jazz by TRio, with Tyler Rosenke on the drums, Ron Gilotti on the bass and Howard Post on the guitar. READ MORE


Artist Spotlight: Susan Bach December 12 2020

About the Artist

Working with a traditional craftsman’s material, clay, in a nontraditional way, Bach creates highly patterned, decorative lamps, vases, and functional ware.  Each piece is fashioned from white earthenware and lustrous glazes. All of her work is hand painted original and one-of-a-kind. 

Educated at Pratt Institute and Penland School of Crafts, Bach has been a full time studio artist since 1981.  She has exhibited in galleries, museums, and art exhibitions throughout the country.  Her work is in many private and corporate collections as well as permanent collections. Click to read more>>>


Artist Spotlight: Stephen Bach November 21 2020

About the Artist
Stephen Bach was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and raised in Orlando, Florida. He majored in painting and illustration at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.  He spent 8 years as an illustrator before working as a designer and mural painter with General Mills/Darden Restaurants.  In his 15 years with Darden, he helped design restaurant interior paint themes and completed 1500 wall murals in more than 500 Olive Garden Restaurants nationwide.  

Since 2000, Bach has been working as a fine art landscape painter. He is known for his realistic paintings that capture the serenity of the landscape while pushing the effects of color and light. His works have been shown at leading art festivals throughout the US including the Original Ann Arbor Street Fair, MI; the St. Louis Art Fair, MO; the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver, CO; the Old Town Art Fair in Chicago, IL;  and the Sausalito Festival of the Arts in California. He currently works from McRae Art Studios in Orlando, along with his wife Susan, a ceramic artist.

Stephen Bach's solo exhibition titled Water & Sky: Florida's Original Attractions is on view at Arts on Douglas through November 28.

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New Feature Exhibition in December November 20 2020


Small Things Considered: A Special Holiday Group Exhibition 

On View: Dec. 5, 2020 - Jan. 9, 2021
Opening Reception: Sat., Dec. 5, 4-7 PM

Join us for the opening of the highly anticipated annual group exhibition and holiday sale, Small Things Considered. This exhibition features original works of art sized 10” x 10” x 10" or smaller. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, December 5 from 4-7 PM. During this event, the gallery will be featuring the smooth jazz stylings of TRio with Ron Gilotti on the upright base, Tyler Rosenke on the drums, and Howard Post on the guitar. Masks are required to attend this event.

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New Feature Exhibition in November October 17 2020

STEPHEN BACH
Water and Sky - Florida's Original Attractions

November 7 - 28, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 7, 4-7 PM
Artists Talk: Friday, November 13, 11 AM

Join us on Saturday, November 7 from 4-7 PM, for a reception to celebrate the opening of Stephen Bach's exhibition Water and Sky - Florida's Original AttractionsDuring this event, the gallery will be featuring the smooth jazz stylings of TRio with Tyler Rosenke on the drums, Ron Gilotti on the upright bass, and Howard Post on the guitar.

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New alt_space Exhibition in November October 17 2020

MICHAEL CONTI
Improvisations - Time Rendered Ceramic Sculptures

November 7 - December 19, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 7, 4-7 PM

Join us on Saturday, November 7 from 4-7 PM, for a reception to celebrate the opening of Michael Conti's exhibition Improvisations - Time Rendered Ceramic SculpturesDuring this event, the gallery will be featuring the smooth jazz stylings of TRio with Tyler Rosenke on the drums, Ron Gilotti on the upright bass, and Howard Post on the guitar.

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Artist Spotlight: Copper Tritscheller October 09 2020

About the Artist

A native of Georgia, Copper Tritscheller always had an artistic side but did not originally pursue a career in art.  Beginning in 2000, she had a range of opportunities to work in foundries and to study with professional patinators, welders, and sculptors to learn as much as she could. She explains, “I learned by doing and I am fortunate to have many talented friends who have generously shared their skills and knowledge, helping me in ways I could not have achieved on my own.” 

Tritscheller has exhibited her work extensively in gallery exhibitions, art fairs, and competitions in the United States and abroad. She has been featured in solo exhibitions at Giacobbe Fritz Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and at the Philippe Staib Galleries in Taiwan and China.  Articles about her work and career have been published in Southwest Art Magazine and Shanghai Daily. Her work is also included in numerous public art installations, with one of her sculptures being the first installed in a new Sculpture Garden in Palm Coast, Florida.

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Artist Spotlight: Donne Bitner September 26 2020

About the Artist

Donne Bitner is an accomplished Florida artist specializing in watercolor, acrylic, and 2D mixed media painting. She graduated with honors from Penn State University with a B.A degree in Art before moving to Florida in 1967. In addition to a 30-year career as a full-time artist, Donne is a senior faculty member at Crealde School for the Arts in Orlando, FL.  She has conducted workshops at Yurick Studios (Atlantic Center for the Arts Downtown), New Smyrna Beach, FL; Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida; and the Deland Museum of Art, Deland, Florida, amongst others.

In 2002, Donne received the State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship grant and in 2006 an Individual Artist Enhancement grant.  In 2004, 2007, and 2009 she received Professional Development grants from United Arts of Central Florida. Her work is in the permanent collections of numerous institutions including the Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri; the Florida International Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida; the Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach, Florida; and the State of Florida Collection, Tallahassee, Florida. 

Donne lives in Orlando and maintains a studio at McRae Art Studios.

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