By Popular Demand “Portrait of an Artist”

People keep asking me (Jorge Rivera) about wanting to see the short documentary I put together about the artist (painter) Harry McCormick filmed here in NE Florida and NYC titled “PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST”. Many people were not able to attend the first showing of it at the Corazon Cinema & Cafe in mid August. As you all probably know Harry McCormick is a world renowned artist, and St Augustine was lucky enough to have an exhibition of his art (July 3 – September 20) at St Johns County Administration Building. His art was also being displayed at The Vault 1930 Art Gallery in Jacksonville. So here it is, please enjoy.

Color Pop at The Gallery Group

The Gallery Group is a local gallery that celebrates regional & international artists. Their mission is to create community through art. They are an Art Gallery. Their artists are local, regional and international. Every 1st Friday they have a wonderful art opening. An opportunity to eat, drink, mingle, and be inspired. The Color Pop this last Friday from 5-7pm with entertainment by Stephan the Cello Man! First Coast.TV got a chance to speak with artist Sylvia Gortz. Don’t miss your chance to see and purchase some beautiful art! COLOR POP Art exhibit @The Gallery Group. Featuring 6 artists- including Laura O’Neal, Vaughn Cochran, Lyne St Amand, James MacDonald & Sylvia Gortz. If you missed this last Friday don’t worry the art will be up through the end of August.

Silent Auction Grand Prize is Announced

The Silent Auction Grand Prize is announced. The silent auction will take place at the Corazon cinema & Cafe on August 16th 2018 from 11:30am-2:00pm. This is the Grand Prize among many other silent auction items.

All are invited to attend, meet Harry McCormick, and a short documentary on Harry McCormick by Jorge Rivera will be screened.

Wendy Tatter Studio Gallery

Wendy Tatter just opened a gallery on 501 Anastasia Blvd, sSt Augustine, FL. The Wendy Tatter Studio Gallery had its grand opening on Sunday August 5th, from 5pm – 9pm.

Harry McCormick Event with Silent Auction Aug. 16th

On August 16th 2018, the Harry McCormick Exhibition will have an event at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe at 11:30am till 2:00pm. This event will include a short documentary on Harry Mccormick, the chance to meet Harry McCormick in person and a silent auction. All are invited and welcome to this free event. Harry McCormick Exhibition is currently displayed at the Rotunda in the St Johns County Administration Bldg. on 500 San Sebastian View, St Augustine FL from 8am till 5pm, Monday-Friday till Sept. 20th.

Some of the silent auction items:

1) Grand Prize: St. Augustine Distillery Private after-hours tour and Custom Painting by
Harry McCormick. Winner gets a tour of St. Augustine’s prime distillery and restaurant. Additionally, Harry will paint the winner(s) at a bar in the location and sign it as a unique gift.
(Art: Forwarded photos of St. Augustine Distillery from Phillip McDaniel).

2) Golf basket, including an author-signed copy of “Men on the Bag: The Caddies of Augusta National,” which is a part of a soon-to-be released film documentary on caddies called “Loopers” (www.loopersmovie.com). Also included is a Masters Tournament hat and other golf gifts.
(see attached re book, flim).

3) Private Chef Dinner for 2: A private dinner with a chef with an expected value of $350.
(Art: Found art of a chef at a dinner).

4) Waterford Goblets: 2 shining water goblets from the standard of beautiful crystal.
(Art: Found art of a pair of Waterford goblets).

5) .70 Diamond Earrings: These nearly 3/4 carat diamond studs are a spectacular staple for any woman’s jewelry box.
(Art: Found art of diamond earrings).

6) Camping, Gardening, Kitchen, Car care, Zoo, Family Health baskets: Variety is the spice of life. Have fun bidding on your hobbies or build some memories with family and friends.
(Art: TBA)

7) Town Center Eating Tour: Gift cards to Moxie, Brio, Cheesecake Factory and California Pizza Kitchen.
(Art: Found art of Moxie or Cheesecake or Pizza Kitchen).

8) Hermès Ladies Scarf: This iconic, French-made scarf is an ultra-exclusive fashion statement that has appeared on some of the best-dressed ladies in history.
(Art: Screen capture of video of scarf).

9) One Ocean Resort Stay- This luxurious 1-night stay includes a deluxe room, valet, all resort fees and breakfast.
(Art: Found art of One Ocean Resort).

and many more……

Harry McCormicks Grand Opening Reception

The In the Mood Art Exhibit, artwork by world-renowned artist Harry McCormick, will be on display all summer at the St. Johns County Administrative Building’s Rotunda. Sponsored by the St. Johns County Cultural Council and supported in part by a grant from the Crisp-Ellert Fund of the Community Foundation of Northeast Florida, the showing is scheduled for July 3-Sept. 20 with a grand opening July 17 from 8:15-9 a.m., in the Rotunda prior to the regularly scheduled St. Johns County Commission meeting. McCormick’s painting, Stocca Baccala, which was awarded first place in the prestigious St. Augustine Art Association Spring Show, is featured at the exhibition along with 40 other McCormick masterpiece works. McCormick, who recently moved to the St. Johns County area, will be on site for much of the showing. The New Jersey native is noted for his realistic paintings with a focus on light and shadow and he has been called a painter of “interiors” and “genre”‘ – such as ordinary people doing ordinary things like a series of people looking at paintings in museums and galleries.

http://www.mccormickstudios.com/

Harry McCormick Art Exhibition Opens in St Augustine

World-renowned artist Harry McCormick is displaying his artwork all summer at the St. Johns County Administrative Building’s Rotunda. There will be a grand opening on July 17 from 8:15-9 a.m. The New Jersey native is noted for his realistic paintings with a focus on light and shadow, and he has been called a painter of “interiors” and “genre”‘ – such as ordinary people doing ordinary things like a series of people looking at paintings in museums and galleries. There is no admission charge, and the public is welcome during normal business hours on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.. Though the official grand opening is July 17th, his work can be seen as of July 3rd at the rotunda.

The Art of Harry McCormick Comes to St Augustine

World renowned painter Harry McCormick will display his artwork this summer (July 3rd – Sept 20th) in the St Johns Administrative Building’s Rotunda, at 500 San Sebastian View, St Augustine, FL. This exclusive event is sponsored by the St Johns County Cultural Council and supported by a grant from the Crisp-Ellert Fund of NE Florida. McCormicks works can be seen Monday thru Friday 8am – 5pm, starting July 3rd.
The opening reception will be Tuesday, July 17th at the Rotunda of the St Johns Administrative Building at 8:15 a.m.
McCormick is noted for his realistic paintings with focus on light and shadow. There will be about 40 of his masterpiece works on display and among them the series related to pubs and bars from London to New York to Chicago to other parts of the world. St Augustine with its last exhibition of German painter Susanne Schuenke, and now Harry McCormick, is becoming a place to see world art at its finest.

To learn about Harry McCormick go to:    www.mccormickstudios.com

SJCC Workshop on “How to Get Your Art in a Gallery”

Learn the best practices of how to get your work into an Art Gallery. There will be three local gallery owners to share this information. Ms. Jan Miller – Butterfield Garage Gallery Ms. Sylvia Gortz – The Gallery Group and Ms. Karen Sheridan – Plum Gallery What is the best way to contact/approach a Gallery? Who is the Key contact person? Do your research to see if the gallery is a good match for your work and level of experience. Does the artist need to develop a relationship with the gallery. What are the galleries submission policies? How do you find it? Bring your questions or come to network. As always, there is no charge for this workshop brought to you by the St. Johns Cultural Council.

Gary Monroe Talks “Highwaymen” at Crisp-Ellert Museum

A lecture by writer Gary Monroe, “Painting in Paradise: The Art of the Highwaymen” was presented on  Friday, June 1 , hosted by the Crisp-Ellert Museum, part of the Flagler College complex. This event was a part of St. Augustine’s First Friday Art Walk, and was free and open to the public. Focusing on self-taught and vernacular art, Gary Monroe began his literary pursuits with “The Highwaymen: Florida’s African-American Landscape Painters” (University Press of Florida, 2001), in which he told the story of the Highwaymen painters and offered a fresh interpretation of their art. Consequently, public interest in these compelling but forgotten artists was revived. The New York Times wrote a Lively Arts front-page article about the book, saying that “These colorful landscapes… shaped the state’s popular image as much as oranges and alligators.” In subsequent books, including “Harold Newton: The Original Highwayman” (2007), “The Highwaymen Murals: Al Black’s Concrete Dreams” (2009), and “Mary Ann Carroll: First Lady of the Highwaymen” (2014), Monroe continued to tell these artist’s inspiring stories. Based on his nomination, these painters were inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 2004. Monroe’s other books about Florida art include “Extraordinary Interpretations: Self-taught Florida Artists” (2003), “Silver Springs: The Underwater Photographs of Bruce Mozert” (2008), “Florida’s American Heritage River: Images from the St. Johns Region” (2009), and “E. G. Barnhill: Florida Photographer, Adventurer, Entrepreneur” (2016). Monroe’s work has been recognized by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Florida Department of State’s Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Humanities Council, and the Fulbright Foundation. He recently retired after 30 years as a professor at Daytona State College.