Mary Hubley at the Rotunda

Mary Hubley is an internationally recognized award-winning coastal artist. Her beach and marsh landscapes are dramatic yet soft, with rich colors and soft edges. She lives on a Florida island where there is a never-ending source of salt water inspiration for paintings. Her travels have taken her throughout North America, Asia, and Europe, where she is incessantly drawn to painting other coastal locales. Hubley spent many years doing corporate art and book illustration. She has won awards in international art competitions, most notably first place in the Smithsonian Institution’s WaterWays exhibit, an award of excellence in a 2018 National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (NOAPS) exhibit, and an honor award in the 2018 Richeson75 Landscape show. Her work has appeared in two Richeson75 books, two “Best of America Artists” books, and “American Art Collector” magazine. She gives regular painting workshops and sells her work through prominent U.S. art galleries. Her art is now at the Rotunda at the St Johns Administration Bldg. at 500 San Sebastian View, St Augustine, FL.

Anna Meets the Poets

Anna Miller came to the Ancient City Poets reading on Sunday January 27th at the Corazon Cinema & Cafe in St Augustine. She met some of the poets for the first time. She thanked them for being part of her “Refractions” exhibition at the rotunda of the St Johns County Administration Building. The poets likewise thanked her for incorporating another form of art as poetry in her exhibition and allowing them to express themselves through her art. The poets read all the poems that are sharing a spot with her work at the rotunda to a packed house at the Corazon. It was truly a lovely afternoon. “Refractions” will be displaying till March 15th 2019.

Anna Miller’s Exhibit Opens

Longtime St. Johns County resident and artist, Anna Miller open her art exhibit at the St. Johns County Administrative Building’s Rotunda through March 1, 2019.  There was original poetry, produced by various poets via the Ancient City Poets organization, shown adjacent to Miller’s artwork.

The Grand Opening was January 15 from 8:15am-9:00am prior to the regularly scheduled St. Johns County Commission meeting.

Admission is free and can be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm.

“REFRACTIONS” and Anna Miller

My vision began to worsen early on in life. However, I often would not wear my glasses and would start seeing the world differently from the position of a nearsighted person. It was a world without details but with interesting designs, fragments of light with shadows, and incomplete patterns. One of my favorite examples of fragmentation was the fluid design created by light in moving water. The movement of light through water was captivating and meditative: It always brought peace to my soul. My paintings expressed refractions of light. Refractions comes from the observation and perception of color and light patterns found in nature. During painting of these new designs based on refractions, I would get lost in meditation of color, shapes, and lines, discovering limitless possibilities and combinations. “Refractions” also brought the Ancient City Poets of St Augustine FL to be part of this exhibition by bringing two forms of abstract together in one place. Anna’s art and the poems will be available for viewing in the Rotunda of the St Johns County Administration Building during normal business hours (8am – 5pm) from January 3rd, 2019. You are cordially invited to the official opening of “Refractions” in the Rotunda at 8:15am January 15th, 2019. Exhibition will be on display till March 15, 2019.

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/