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New alt_space Exhibition in September August 20 2020

Inverna Lockpez
Passages

On View: September 5 - October 17, 2020
Opening Reception: Sat., September 5, 4-7 PM

Join us on Saturday, September 5 for the opening of Passages by Palm Coast artist Inverna Lockpez. During this event, Arts on Douglas 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. READ MORE>>>


New Feature Exhibition in September August 20 2020

Stephen Heywood + Andrew Kozlowski
Intersection

September 5 - 26, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 5, 4-7 PM
Artists Talk: Friday, September 18, 11 AM 



Join us on Saturday, September 5 for the opening of Intersection by Jacksonville artists Stephen Heywood and Andrew Kozlowski. During this event, Arts on Douglas 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. READ MORE>>>

 


Artist Spotlight: Beau Redmond August 15 2020

Beau Redmond

About the Artist

A native of New Orleans, Beau Redmond graduated with honors from Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, with dual majors in Economics and Fine Art. Redmond began his banking career at the Bank of New Orleans and spent his final corporate years at the Commercial Bank and Trust Company. He continued to paint while working in the financial industry, and in 1968 and 1969 had successful exhibitions at the Downtown Gallery, in the French Quarter of New Orleans. In 1980 Redmond retired from the corporate world and began a new career as a full- time painter.

Redmond’s work can be found in many private, corporate and public collections, including the permanent collection of the New Orleans Jazz Museum; Gulf Coast Museum in Largo, Florida; the Alabama Business Hall of Fame, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; the Alabama Capitol Complex, Montgomery; and the St. Augustine Art Association. He now resides in St. Augustine, Florida.

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New Feature Exhibition in August July 22 2020

ENDLESS SUMMER
A Group Exhibition

On View: August 1 - 29, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 1, 4-7 PM


Victor Bokas
Day at the Beach by Victor Bokas

Join us on Saturday, August 1 between 4-7 PM for the opening of our annual themed group exhibition Endless Summer. Paying homage to the 1960s cult classic film of the same name, this fun, upbeat exhibition is a visual exploration of the summer season and all that it entails. To supplement the event, the gallery will be featuring live jazz renditions of summertime hits by TRio, featuring Tyler Rosenke on the drums, Ron Gilotti on the upright bass, and Howard Post on the guitar. Shoes, shirts, and masks are required, but guests who show up in their favorite summer attire -- from beach chic to tacky tourist, will save 10% on any Endless Summer purchases the night of the opening. READ MORE>>

A note about COVID-19: We are closely monitoring local developments surrounding COVID-19 and are taking precautions to ensure the safety of gallery patrons and staff.  As such, refreshments will not be served at the reception and we ask all visitors to be mindful of safe distancing practices. Hand sanitizer will be available in multiple locations throughout the gallery and disposable masks will also be available as needed.


Artist Spotlight: Victor Bokas July 18 2020

Victor Bokas
Victor Bokas at Arts on Douglas in 2018 (left) and at McRae St. Studios in the early 1990s (right)

 Growing up in Florida has had a strong influence on Victor’s life and art. He began painting at age 11 and graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design. 

His career path includes 9 years as Senior Art Director for Sea World and 20 years as Senior Art Director at Tupperware Brands.

Victor is now a full-time artist whose work draws inspiration from the vibrant and colorful landscape of his home state of Florida. His art is featured in several Permanent Collections including Mennello Museum of American Art, Darden Corporation, Tupperware Corporation, City National Bank, Orange County Convention Center, Winter Park Library, Maitland Art Center, Orlando City Hall, Walt Disney Productions and private collections across the country.  He is also the only artist to be chosen twice for the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival poster

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Artist Spotlight: Trish Thompson July 10 2020

Trish Thompson

Trish Thompson is a mixed media painter whose work features richly textured Florida landscapes. She is retired from her position as a professor in the Cultural Arts Department at Daytona State College, where she taught painting, design, and art appreciation.

She is a founding artist at Arts on Douglas and has been represented by the gallery since its onset in 1996, during which time her work has been featured in four solo exhibitions. She has also been selected for and participated in four residencies at Atlantic Center for the Arts.

Her work has been exhibited widely, at museums including The  Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala; The Daytona Beach Museum of Arts and Sciences; The Museum of Art, Deland; and the Pensacola Museum of Art. Past public commissions include the Daytona Beach International Airport, The Volusia County Courthouse, Deland, Advent Hospital, The New Orleans Museum of Art, The City of New Smyrna Beach public collection, and One Daytona, on International Speedway Boulevard (four paintings on a utilities box surround).Thompson is also a featured artist in Coast to Coast: The Contemporary Landscape in Florida, published by the University Press of Florida, and Picturing Florida: From the First Coast to the Space Coast by Kahren Arbitman, published by Fresco Fine Art Publications.

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Artist Spotlight: Carly Gibran Hamid June 26 2020

A Florida native, Carly Gibran Hamid attended Stetson University in DeLand, Florida and double majored in Fine Art (with a ceramic sculpture focus) and Art History. Carly went on to teach art in the public schools for seven years before leaving to focus on her studio practice full time. She also owned a small gallery and has worked with several local art organizations over the years.

Carly has been represented by Arts on Douglas since 2018 and also regularly participates in select juried art festivals across Florida. In 2019, Carly was honored to be selected as the featured artist for the DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts. She was also the recipient of awards at several festivals such as Winter Park Autumn Art Festival, Mainsail Festival of the Arts, DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts and the Mount Dora Arts Festival. She has been the recipient of multiple teaching grants and was also awarded two grants for her personal artwork that funded a trip to study bone china in England.

When not in the studio, Carly can be found chasing her kids, reading, crocheting or drinking coffee.

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Artist Spotlight: Mark Serrianne June 13 2020

Mark Serrianne

After a childhood in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Mark received a B.S. degree in Advertising Design from the College of Design, Architecture and Art at the University of Cincinnati. His communications career began in public affairs with the U.S. Army, serving as a press liaison in Vietnam during repatriation of prisoners of war, and later with the Army’s Advertising Directorate.

Returning home, he joined Northlich in Cincinnati, becoming President/CEO in 1997 and helping grow it to one the nation’s Top 100 advertising and communications firms. Among their clients: Procter and Gamble, Sara Lee Corporation, Speedo International, Starkist, Finlandia Vodka, Yum Brands and Jacuzzi.

Mark now dedicates his time to his lifelong passion for art through the creation of his sculptural assemblages. In 2017 and 2019, Serrianne’s work was exhibited in the American Craft Council Show, a national juried exhibition in Baltimore, Maryland.  Serrianne is represented by Cincinnati Art Galleries, LLC. and has been represented by Arts on Douglas since March of 2019. He resides in Mount Dora, Florida.

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Artist Spotlight: Marc Barrett May 29 2020

Marc Barrett holds a BFA from the John Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, Indiana and an MFA from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Once he completed his studies, he moved back to Central Florida to pursue a career in aerospace illustration.  After 20 years in this field, he returned to his roots as a fine artist. Barrett is an Adjunct Professor of Fine Art at Valencia College and has regularly participated in the Winter Park Autumn Art Festival.  In 2017 his work was featured in the exhibition Solaris, a group exhibition of Studio Art Professors at Valencia College.

A solo exhibition of his work titled A Moment in Time – Paintings by Marc Barrett is currently on view in the Feature Gallery at Arts on Douglas and a meet and greet with the artist will take place on Saturday, June 6 from 2-5 PM.  This exhibition will remain on view through July 18.

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New Feature Exhibition in June May 22 2020

A MOMENT IN TIME
Paintings by Marc Barrett

On View: May 26 - July 18, 2020
Meet the Artist: Sat., June 6, 2-5 PM

We are excited to announce that the exhibition A Moment in Time – Paintings by Marc Barrett is now on view and that the gallery has reopened with our regular hours in place.  While we are not able to host an opening reception for this exhibition in our typical fashion (with live music and cocktails), we are excited to announce that on Saturday, June 6, from 2-5 PM, Marc Barrett will be at the gallery for a casual meet and greet. Barrett’s exhibition will remain on view through July 18. 

We are taking all recommended precautions to ensure the safety of gallery patrons and staff during this time. We strongly encourage all visitors to wear masks and maintain 6 feet in distance. 

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Artist Spotlight: Anna Tomczak May 16 2020

Anna Tomczak earned her BA in Theater Arts-Film Studies from Pennsylvania State University and an MFA in Fine Art Photography from the University of Florida. This combination of theater, film, and photography provided her the foundation for the development of dramatic imagery realized in her current work. Tomczak's photography has been featured in exhibitions at venues including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; the Southeast Museum of Photography, FL; and the Norton Museum of Art, FL, among others. Her exhibition Painted Photographs and Polaroid Transfers was also the first solo exhibition at Arts on Douglas when the gallery opened in 1996 and she continues to be represented by the gallery today. Recently, her images were included in a traveling exhibition organized by the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography titled The Polaroid Project, that traveled internationally to cities including Vienna and Berlin. Tomczak's photographs were also included in an exhibit at Fotonostra in Barcelona in October of 2019. 

Tomczak has received several awards and grants including the Florida Individual Artist Fellowship and Career Enhancement Grant and the Polaroid Artist Support Program Grant. Tomczak was also selected as a Distinguished Visiting Artist at the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts in Pensacola, Florida where she presented an artist talk along with Christo.

Her work has been featured in publications such as Sanctuary (2008) and Picturing Florida (2008) - both by Fresco Fine Art Publications. Her work has also appeared in the Georgia ReviewView Camera MagazineCamera ArtsStudio Photography and Design, and Florida History Magazine. In addition to her career as an artist, Anna teaches workshops in Florida and at various universities, museums, and studio classrooms throughout the US, Italy, and Spain. 

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Artist Spotlight: Wendy Thurlow May 09 2020

Wendy Thurlow

Wendy Thurlow earned her BFA in Metalsmithing from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and has been producing one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry for over 20 years. Her award-winning creations have been exhibited and published widely, and she has private collectors around the globe. Thurlow's pieces incorporate centuries-old techniques with mixed metals, surface embellishments, and high-quality stones to produce jewelry that is both organic and sculptural.  Her collection is award-winning and has been praised for its individuality. Wendy's eye for composition and attention to form and detail enables her to create a distinct style of jewelry. 

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