March 12th Farmers Market is a Full House

lizzies-cheese-straws-feb-2016-fernandina-300The Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers’ market will be open March 12, 2016, with nearly 40 vendors. The adjacent Fernandina Beach Arts Market, will be open, too!

New to the farmers market this week is Sunny Skies Acai. Sunny Skies is bringing traditional, Brazillian Acai Bowls. This frozen, organic treat is loaded with healthy omegas, antioxidants, amino acids, and is dairy free.

Also returning to the farmers market this week is authentic Vietnamese egg rolls handmade by Rose of An Unbelievable Egg Rolls, and local’s favorite sweet shop Nana Teresa’s. Also returning for an unscheduled visit is Steephill Designs; these snowbirds bring syrup directly from their Vermont farm. Dee of Something Good returns this week with her gluten-free breads and desserts, and Tucker returns with his amazing Topsy Toffee. Among these vendors you will still find your weekly favorites such as Rudy with Maria’s Bakery, Olive My Pickle, King’s Kountry Produce, Cabbage Creek Farm, Jaxma Orchids, Winnie’s Soap Factory, Lulu’s at the Thompson House, and many, many more.

The Arts Market will host about two dozen arts and craft booths, all handmade or handcrafted. There are no re-selling of items permitted and this is not a “flea market”. This is quality craftsmanship at its finest!

Both markets are open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., rain or shine. Located on North Seventh Street in historic, downtown Fernandina Beach, your leashed, well-behaved pets are welcome.

This week’s Booth with a Cause is Florida State Community College of Jacksonville, and your entertainment is being provided by the talented and energetic Nora Ricci. Nora is fairly new to our musical line-up and if you haven’t seen her perform, you will be impressed!

The farmers market is open every Saturday of the month, year ’round, and the Arts Market is open on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. There will be NO markets on April 30, 2016, due to the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival.

Please visit the FernandinaBeachMarketPlace.com (farmers market) or the FernandinaBeachArtsMarket.com for more information.

Colorful World of Jose Garcia

Colorful World of Jose Garcia

Colorful World of Jose GarciaFriday, March 11th and Saturday March 12th, come see the colorful world of Jose Garcia. He’ll be in historic, downtown Fernandina Beach from noon until 8:00 pm at his Art Show. The show is located at 18 North 2nd Street in the Island Art Association Education Building.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Jose is planning to offer demonstrations of his painting techniques using Alcohol Inks, Masked Watercolor and more. If you can not attend, stop by the Citizens State Bank in Fernandina Beach, Florida, to see a Preview Display in their lobby during regular banking hours.

Free, public parking is available.

Farmers and Arts Markets Open Thanksgiving Weekend in Fernandina

Farmers and Arts Markets Open Thanksgiving Weekend in FernandinaWhat do you do with a house-full of company over the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend? You bring them to the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers’ market and the Fernandina Beach Arts Market. Located on North Seventh Street, both markets will be open on November 28th, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The farmers market offers a wide variety of foods, plants and natural products, while the Arts Market is home to about 25 talented, local artists.

This time of the year Ina and the Dutchman of Seven Trees Nursery will be bringing Christmas Cactus that are full of blooms in bright red, snow white, and salmon. Cabbage Creek Farms is harvesting fresh radish, Asian turnips, arugula, salad mix, baby kale, and their carrots sell out early every week. Shepperd’s Pepper Farm from Callahan, Florida, has made your holiday shopping simple with affordable gift baskets offering one, two or three jars of your favorite flavors of pepper jellies.

In the Arts Market you will find holiday decorations, fine jewelry, hand crafted furniture, pottery, children’s apparel, tie dyed t-shirts, home furnishings, whimsical jewelry, scarves, golf cart accessories, and much more.

Both markets will be open EVERY Saturday in December!

This week’s entertainment is provided by the fabulous Dan Voll, and the Amelia Island Museum of History will be joining us in the Arts Market to tell you all about their upcoming Holiday Home Tour.

Located in historic Fernandina Beach, Florida, the markets are family friendly, and your well-behaved leashed pets are welcome, too.

For more information, please visit FernandinaBeachMarketPlace.com.

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Holiday Treasures Party 2015

Holiday Treasures Party 2015There is a Holiday Treasures Party at the Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery on Friday, November 20, from 5:30-7:30 pm.

This is a party to welcome the holiday season. Visit the Gallery, select a holiday gift, join in creating a new piece of art, win a door prize and enjoy wine and delicious delights courtesy of the Chef at Osprey Village of Amelia Island. This will be a fun, interactive evening with a brand new show of art work from our members.

The first 25 guests will receive a special gold coin!

Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery is located at 94 Amelia Village Circle at the Omni Spa & Shops.

For more information, please call (904) 432-1750 or visit our website at www.artamelia.com

Regular hours are Tuesdays 9:30 to 1:00pm, Wednesday through Friday 11:00 to 5:00 pm, and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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Estate Sale Features Well Priced Collectibles and Antiques

Estate Sale Features Well Priced Collectibles and Antiques

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The Scottsdale Estate Sale features well over 300 exceptionally priced lots of glass, brass, and ceramic collectibles, antiques, oversized vases, large paintings and more. The original family estate included an antique shop, and items from an eclectic decorating service. You will find ornamental fixtures, classically framed portraits on canvas, crystal serving pieces, silver flatware, a huge variety of vintage sconces and more. Nearly every item is a conversation piece, and all are priced to go!

The sale includes a set of vintage glass canisters, brass candelabras, an elegant Crescent China pitcher and wash basin – rimmed in gold – from Harrods, a mother of pearl handled dinner knife set, ornamental silver serving spoons, silver flatware, antique salt cellars and more.

Other antiques include a bed warmer, mirrors, handles and other hardware, framed artwork, pewter items of interest, a couple of military pieces and in excellent condition an A950 Hurd Supercaster fishing rod with case.

The only furniture in the sale is an Italianate, wrought iron dining suite designed in an interesting, Art Moderne style. The base of this rectangular table frame measures 30 inches high, 18 inches wide, and 60 inches long. The handsome beveled glass top is made of three-quarter inch glass that is 40 inches wide and an impressive 96 inches long. Eight open armchairs are included with the set, and the drop-in seats are covered.

This unique estate sale is being held for one day only, October 10, 2015, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, inside the Residence Inn Amelia Island, located at 2301 Sadler Road, in Fernandina Beach.

Please, cash only! No large bags or purses will be permitted inside the show room. Serious inquiries only, please call Otto at (904) 729-5691.

For pictures of some items please visit this facebook event page

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Images of the Greenway 2016

Images of the Greenway 2016October’s Brown Bag Lunch will be held at the Amelia Island Museum of History (233 South Third Street) at noon on October 7, 2015.

The Amelia Island Museum of History is thrilled to announce the launch of its newest Gaslight Gallery Exhibition, a photographic display called Images of the Greenway. They will introduce this captivating new exhibit with a presentation by its creator, Dr. Bill Birdsong.

Images of the Greenway is a visual introduction to Fernandina’s lush Greenway, a protected area along Egans Creek that displays the island’s breathtaking natural beauty. The Greenway is made up of two sections that offer a walk through a salt and fresh water environment, each with distinct plant and animal populations.

The exhibit and the lecture that introduces it will celebrate the flora and fauna that make the area so unique. Bill will discuss the history and background of the preserve, and share some of the aspects that captured his attention and made documenting the Greenway via images his passion.

The exhibit will run from October 7th to December 11th, and prints from the display will be available for purchase at the Museum. The lecture on October 7th will be free and open to the public.

The Amelia Island Museum of History is open Monday through Saturday, 10 am – 4pm, and Sundays, 1pm – 4 pm. General admission is $7. Don’t miss this vivid photographic exhibition!

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Gilded Dolphin Art Studios and Gallery Grand Opening

Gilded Dolphin Art Studios and Gallery Grand OpeningThe Gilded Dolphin Art Studios and Gallery will hold a blessing of its art space and artists and a grand opening celebration on Friday, September 18th beginning at 5:30 pm with the blessing by Father Stephen Mazingo of St. Peters Episcopal Church followed by the celebration from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The studios and gallery are located at 5 South Second St. above the Villa Villekulla Toy Store. The celebration will include a meet the artists’ reception. Music will be offered by the group Hickory Winds.

The space has been open to the public since the early spring of this year with positive comments from locals and tourists alike for its bright and airy feel and friendly approachable artists. This opening celebrates all that has been accomplished so far and all that is hoped for the future. The resident artists open their studios off the main gallery so that visitors can see their work in progress. The artists offer various classes. The summer art camps were a big hit with the younger crowd.

This art space is the creative vision of gallery owner and director, Lynne Pilkerton, who recently relocated to Fernandina from Nashville. The official “gilded dolphin” hangs in her studio. The resident artists work in a variety of media which keeps the gallery walls fresh with new work. The spacious windows of the gallery offer views of the downtown and marina which also inspire. The artists live locally and love contributing to the lively and growing arts scene in Fernandina.

Parking for the celebration is on the street or in the public lots. While the gallery is on the second floor, persons needing special access can view art on a closed circuit monitor at the foot of the stairs.

For information about the celebration, the gallery or upcoming classes, contact director Lynne Pilkerton at 615-977-5629.

Townies Pizzeria Amelia Island Recycles Bicycles and Creates Art

Townies Pizzeria Amelia Island Recycles Bicycles and Creates ArtFernandina Beach, FL – Townies Pizzeria announces a “Bike Wall” community outreach. Coordinated by popular local artist Lamar Miles, a bicycle wall has been created at the Amelia Island restaurant. Recycle your bicycle and eat dinner on the locally owned pizzeria.

(If you are not familiar with Lamar Mile’s artwork, visit Townies and check out the murals he has already painting at the Pizzeria.)

Townies is dedicated to providing great food and fresh food that is prepared to order. They make their own sauces and dough daily from fresh ingredients. Using fresh local produce, you will taste the difference!

Remove the chain and bring your bicycle to Townies, located at 819 TJ Courson Road (the old Kentucky Fried Chicken building).

Your bicycle will become part of a permanent art wall at the restaurant!

To thank those donating bicycles Townies will offer a free 18″ cheese with two toppings and a two liter soda. Bicycles need to be in good shaped to be used as art.

The locally owned pizzeria is about fun and good pizza and is committed to community projects.

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Plantation Artists Presents Glass Artist Denise Murphy

Plantation Artists Presents Glass Artist Denise MurphyThe Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery presents Denise Murphy, a talented glass artist with a Guest artist show titled “Sand and Sea Are Calling Me.” The show will run from July 14 through August 8 with a demo/lecture on Wed. July 22 at 7 pm at the Gallery. All of her pieces of kiln formed glass are related to the ocean, dunes and marshes of beautiful Amelia Island.

Please visit her website at www.denisemurphyglass.com for more information or visit the Gallery website at: www.artamelia.com or call us at 904-432-1750 during regular hours.

The Gallery is located at the Omni Plantation Spa and Shops at 94 Amelia Village Circle.

Hours are: Tuesdays 10-1 pm, Wednesday-Friday 11-5pm, Saturdays 10-5pm.

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Amelia Island Poet Launches New Book

Amelia Island Poet Launches New BookAmelia Island, Florida – Amelia Island poet, Nola Perez, will launch her latest book of poetry, Blinded By The Light, May 15, from 5- 7:00 PM at the Fernandina Little Theatre.

The poems were written while the poet was living in Paris from 1990-1994 and are accompanied by color photos from the poet’s own collection.

Perez most recently presented Fernandina and Other Images, a multi-media poetry play in March of 2013. She has participated in the Amelia Island Book Festival on an annual basis. In addition, she coordinates with Marilyn Wesley a Poetry Canteen at Fernandina Little Theatre on the second Tuesday of each month 6:30-7:30PM. The canteen encourages poets, and those interested in poetry to bring a poem to share, one that speaks to them or one they have written.

The book launch and signing will be held at the Fernandina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech Street, is free and open to the public. Readings from the book will be offered by the poet and Ron Kurtz.

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Arts Market Open May 9th in Fernandina Beach

Arts Market Open May 9th in Fernandina BeachThe Fernandina Beach Arts Market returns on May 9, 2015. Located adjacent to the downtown farmers market, the Arts Market features local artists and craftsman display their incredible talents.

Just in time for Mother’s Day shopping, you will find incredible pet accessories from Pawsitively Purrfect Pets, paintings, pillows and pictures.

There are key chains, fine jewelry and whimsical pieces, too. Also coming to the market are booths of stained glass, three-way aprons, wood furniture, Riplaces and more.

Kangee Graham will have a table full of her oyster shell centerpieces and hand-crafted wooden bowls, and John Mateer will be showing off his latest designs in glass fusion.

There is so much to see you won’t have any trouble finding that perfect gift for Mom.

The Arts Market is open on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in downtown Fernandina Beach.

For more information, please visit www.FernandinaBeachArtsMarket.com.

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Staging For Your Still Life Painting

Staging For Your Still Life PaintingA still-life is a painting that depicts carefully staged inactive objects; these objects may include those that are natural like wood or stones. Subjects may also include man-made objects such as glasses, pottery, or tables. To put it bluntly, still life paintings show objects that are lifeless.

At the start of the rise of popularity in the artist’s circles of still-life, artists and people appreciate it because it can be rife with symbolisms. Modern day still life, however, does not need a symbolism to be valued. The arrangement in itself or maybe the combinations of colors and textures is enough to create a delightful and even esteemed piece of still-life painting.

Cezanne started this paradigm shift, by painting apples in so many different perspectives. Before, a fruit had to have meaning in paintings – like a fruit in early bloom may symbolize birth. Now, however, still-life merely mirrors what is actually seen, and respects the beauty it holds simply because it is there.

If you feel that still-life is where you will make your mark as an artist, you can learn more about this style through Art Classes San Diego.

For a few tips on making your still-life more striking, one way is to know how you set up for painting a still-life. The first thing is to make sure that you will be as comfortable as possible while working. Set up your easel and the object of your painting in such a way that you do need to crane your net to look at them back and forth. Keep in mind that not only will you be straining your neck; you will also be straining your eyes if the distance you keep on shifting from is too far. Additionally, make sure that you do not place your objects where your painting arm will cover them as you paint. And finally, make sure that you set up where there is enough lighting.

Now, how do you set-up your objects? One trick is to have clear adhesives ready. You may need to go back to your painting the next day and it would be a pain if your pieces have been moved inadvertently. So, as you set up on your first day, put tapes underneath your objects and stick them to your stage (a table, a chair, etc…).

The whole point of a still life is seeing beauty in inanimate objects, so you’ll need to choose your subject carefully. If you are a newbie, it might be better to lessen clutter and focus on just one subject at a time. Also, you might find it more difficult to concentrate on the details of each object if you know that there are other objects that draw your attention.

If you are selling your still-life painting, a stage is again necessary. Of course, you want to present your works in the best light possible. So make sure that the general layout of your selling area would be in theme with your artworks. For example, if you have a still-life of a plate of cooked vegetables, set it up on a real table with cutlery and a clear glass of water.

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Farmers Market and Arts Market Open April 11, 2015

Farmers Market and Arts Market Open April 11, 2015The farmers market is OPEN in downtown Fernandina Beach, on April 11, 2015. Join over 40 food vendors at the Fernandina Beach Market Place, and another 20 vendors at the Fernandina Beach Arts Market, from 9:00 to 1:00 this Saturday!

Returning this week are Rose’s An Unbelievable Egg Rolls. These are authentic Vietnamese egg rolls. Olive My Pickle returns with barrels and barrels of pickles, olives, and pickled vegetables. Weekly vendor JD Beef will be on hand with all natural, farm fresh Angus beef that has no steroids, no hormones and no antibiotics.

There will be fresh seasonal produce from Boatright Farms, Kings Kountry Farms, Cabbage Creek Farms, and Bacon’s Select Produce. Maria’s, Ribault and Great Harvest Bakery are all bringing fresh baked breads and pastries, and Seven Trees Nursery has plenty of plants and succulents on hand to refresh your yard for spring.

The Arts Market has artists, woodworkers and crafters who create original, one-of-a-kind art to sell at the market. Come and meet the artists and see what they have new. You’ll find pottery, fabrics, wall hangings, pet accessories and much more.

The Arts Market is located adjacent to the farmers market which is located on North Seventh Street, between Alachua and Centre in historic Fernandina.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and visiting this Saturday will be the Nassau County advocate of the Women’s Center of Jacksonville. They improve the lives of women through advocacy, support and education.

We are featuring A Hand to Hold Doula Services as our “Business of the Week”. A doula refers to a trained and experienced professional who provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth.

Music this week is provided by The Laid Back Band. For more information, please visit www.FernandinaBeachMarketPlace.com.

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March 28, 2015 at the Farmers Market in Fernandina

March 28, 2015 at the Farmers Market in FernandinaMarch 28, 2015 at the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers’ market will see a change in the seasonal produce coming from our local farmers.

Expect to find green and purple cauliflowers, patty pan squash, and zucchini from King’s Kountry Produce. Early yellow squash and Vidalia onions will be found in the Boatright Farms booth, and Cabbage Creek Farms will have your seasonal salad mix and fresh radish. Bacons Select Produce has butter head lettuce in green, and now the heartier red variety, too.

Periogi Hut will not be at the Market Place Easter weekend, and possible most of April, so if you want one of her many flavors, get them this Saturday.

Chesser Seafood continues to bring local pink, and those tasty red, shrimp to the farmers’ market, and as available they will have crab legs and fish, too.

Rose’ Unbelievable Egg Rolls returns to the Market Place this week, as well as Olive My Pickle and their popular “Kids Pickle Club.”

The Fernandina Beach Arts Market is also open this Saturday, located adjacent to the farmers market, and we’d like to invite you to join us for some family friendly shopping in historic Fernandina Beach.

Music will be provided by the talented Larry LeMier. Larry has been playing the guitar since he was 13 years old and plays blues, classic and Southern rock, with a bit of R&B thrown in the mix, too. Singing and strumming to his own backtracks, you’ll think you’re listening to a 4-piece band!

The farmers’ market is located on North Seventh Street on Amelia Island. Open from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, many have said this is the friendliest farmers’ market in Florida. For more information visit FernandinaBeachMarketPlace.com.

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Weird Art Stuff at Island Art Association

Weird Art Stuff at Island Art AssociationWeird Art Stuff is being presented by the Island Art Association. This is a display of their member’s art for the month of March.

You are invited to come on in the Gallery and vote on who you believe deserves to be Best in Show.

One vote per person, $1.00 per vote. The money collected will be divided between the Winner & the Gallery.

Voting started on March 4, 2015, and will continue up until 6:00 pm Saturday night, March 14, during the Artrageous Artwalk Reception, held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

The Island Art Association Art Gallery is open from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Saturday; and Sundays from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm.

For more information please call the gallery at (904) 261-7020.

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