June 11, 2011, the galleries of historic downtown will display a variety of art from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.
Amelia SanJon Gallery***
218A Ash Street (corner Ash and Third)
Drop in and view this incredible new commissioned painting of Sandra’s! Perhaps YOU would like to commission her to paint YOU something this lovely as this article’s first image! (Note: she says the colors here do not do the painting justice!) Regular hours for the gallery are 10:30 until 5 every day except Sunday with Sunday hours 10-4. Call (904) 491-8040 for more information.
Blue Door Artists***
205 1/2 Centre Street
Blue Door Artists is featuring the artwork of Carol Sprovtsoff. Carol is primarily a watercolorist inspired by the beautiful beach and marsh scenes found on Amelia Island and historic buildings in Fernandina Beach. Her new work will also include oil paintings, which she has recently rediscovered, after many years working strictly in watercolor.
The Blue Door gallery and studios are located at 205 1/2 Centre Street. Look for the blue doors between Seattle’s Best Coffee and Go Fish leading to the colorful staircase.
Regular hours are Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 904-556-7783.
218B Ash Street (in between SanJon Gallery and Slightly Off Centre)
Carol is located between the SanJon Gallery and Trish’s Slightly Off Centre. Climb those colorful stairs and stop on the way up to see her whimsical figures made of all sorts of weird and wonderful JUNK!
You’ll love what she names each one! Continue to the top and admire her hand crafted handbags and jewelry, and enjoy her paintings! This is a woman of many talents!
Eileen’s Art and Antiques
702 Centre Street
Hunt’s Art and Artifacts
316C Centre Street
316 Centre Street
Native Fernandina Beach artist, Paul Maley paints from his imagination. His adventurous, vibrant, work connects to a primal side of the human psyche; organic in line work, and brilliant in color.
From the first sight of Matisse’s cut-outs, Paul found it impossible to pass a blank surface and not want to fill it with color. At age eleven he experienced the thrill of actually making money from his art. At that moment the dream of becoming an artist was now reality.
While achieving his BFA from Ringling School of Art and Design Paul was exposed to the culinary arts as well. He found it was a perfect vehicle to expose his natural talents in color, texture, composition and of course taste. In a short amount of time, Paul went from student to teacher, and his skills were in demand throughout the U.S. and beyond. Every exotic location inspired paintings of exquisite bursts of color that related to the energy and rhythm of its people.
For the past forty years his art has enlivened the senses, enlightened the spirit and inspired the soul.
Indigo Alley Wine Bar and Secret Garden’s regular hours are 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Tuesday-Saturday. For more information please call (904) 261.7222.
Please join James McKinney, featured Artist for the month of June, at the IAA Gallery. James will be providing refreshments and music along with his great art. Dan Voll, guitarist, will be playing for an hour during the reception.
Nouveau Art Juried Show Reception: “Cherishing the Memories”
The IAA is delighted to be partnering with the Council on Aging of Nassau County for an Art Nouveau “Cherishing the Memories” with new art at this show within a show featuring photographs of multi-generational families.
Paintings, Pottery, Textiles, Sculptures, Collages
Check out the IAA Photographers’ DVD entitled “Images of Amelia” – 147 images with background music. Sales from this DVD go to the IAA Building Fund. Everything in the gallery is created by Nassau County Artists. Call (904) 261-7020 for more information.
Slightly Off Centre***
218C Ash Street
Slightly Off Centre will be open of course and Trish still has lots of lovely pottery and folk art as well as glassware. Drop by as you tour the Ash Street galleries and come see what’s coming off Trish’s potter wheel!
Please Note: Some of these downtown galleries may not be open for the Second Saturday Art Walk. The ones with *** usually are and are looking forward to greeting you! The others are open during the week for your browsing pleasure.