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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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New Feature Exhibition in October September 17 2020

KARLENE McCONNELL
River Tapestries

October 3-31, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 3, 4-7 PM
Artist Talk: Friday, October 23, 11 AM

Join us on Saturday, October 3 from 4-7 PM, for a reception to celebrate the opening of Karlene McConnell's exhibition River Tapestries. During 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. 

McConnell will also present an Artists Talk program on Friday, October 23 at 11 AM.  Due to COVID-19, masks are required at these events. READ MORE


Artist Spotlight: Inverna Lockpez September 12 2020

Inverna Lockpez

Inverna Lockpez was born in Cuba where she attended medical school at the University of Havana, studied painting and sculpture at the National Academy of San Alejandro and printmaking at Taller de Gravado. She emigrated to New York in the late sixties and made Manhattan her home where she attended the School of Social Work at Columbia University and the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.

During the 1970s, Lockpez primarily focused on sculptures and won many awards and commissions. Her work was exhibited widely at venues including the Pratt Institute in New York and the Aldrich Museum in Connecticut.  She also created graphic design posters that were published by the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and designed sets and costumes for various theaters. She then returned to painting and her work was exhibited at more than 80 venues, among them, C.W. Post; Artists’ Space; 55 Mercer Street Gallery; Art in General; El Paso Museum of Fine Arts and Kentler International Drawing Space.

Lockpez received various grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA); (two) Creative Artist Public Service; CETA Award; (two) CINTAS Foundation Fellowship; Volgeltein Foundation and (two) Roxbury Arts Groups – NYSCA, Decentralization Grants. Lockpez has published two books: “Cuba, My Revolution,” and “The Noble Barn,” both available on Amazon.  

A solo exhibition of her work titled Passages is on view at Arts on Douglas through October 17.

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Artist Spotlight: Gabrielle Gould August 29 2020

About the Artist

Gabrielle Gould is a St. Augustine based jewelry designer whose work is inspired by coastal Florida. Gould fabricates animal forms representative of the southern landscape, such as indigenous birds and fish with enameled colors. She also frequently incorporates elements such as feathers and shells in her designs, set against a silver or high karat gold framework. She states her goal is to, “convey harmony in design and grace in execution with a sense of elegant simplicity.”

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