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.

Elite Airways Comes to St Augustine NFRA

In a news conference Thursday at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport (NFRA), Elite Airways representative Mike McBride announced that it will start round-trip service directly between St. Augustine and Rochester, Minnesota, starting July 20, 2018 .It marks the first major commercial service announcement since Frontier Airlines pulled out of St. Augustine last year. ViaAir continues to offer service to Charlotte, North Carolina, with continuing service to two stops in West Virginia. The new route for Elite will operate Monday morning and Friday afternoon each week. It is planned as a year-round offering. Elite will fly a CRJ-700 jet with seats for 70 passengers. Although there is no other current agreement with Elite and the local airport, both sides said they were eager to put together more deals in the near future.

Memorial Day in St Augustine 2018

The city’s Memorial Day observance (May 28th, 2018) began at 10 a.m. at the St. Augustine National Cemetery located at 104 Marine Street. Despite the probable chance of rain, the weather was kind and all went as plan. First Coast.TV was there to cover the event.

Vigil for Santa Fe High School Victims in St Augustine

A vigil was held in St Augustine, FL Wednesday, at La Plaza de la Constitucion to remember the victims of Friday’s high school shooting in Santa Fe,Texas. First Coast.TV was there to cover it.

Art of Business / Business of Art – SJCC Workshop

The Business of Art/The Art of Business

Lecture by Gloria Danvers

This workshop is mainly geared toward artists and people wanting to sell their product. Gallery owners and associates, however, in addition to small business owners and people in other areas of sales and marketing would benefit from this fascinating lecture by Gloria Danvers as well. Get ready to become extremely motivated through self-awareness and understanding of the market.

Gloria is a hypnotherapist, motivational speaker, business owner, and artist. She has “been there done that” and is driven to pass her extensive knowledge and experience along to others. In her life, she has owned and managed several businesses and sold her art in galleries, museums, and on major art markets along the east coast of the US. As a compassionate hypnotherapist, Gloria makes it her mission to help people free themselves from self-limiting beliefs and empowers them to make fundamental changes to be able to move into a positive, enriching, and successful direction in life.

Gloria has taught this workshop for quite a few years and loves seeing the aha-moment in faces of attendees. Each seminar is slightly different than the previous one, as she adds and revises things according to current trends. Through guidance toward a greater understanding of the Self, she brings advice on how to sell art, which sales venues and markets to approach, how to price work, and how to find the perfect client. She will also impart valuable expertise on how to shape your own image and teach skills in marketing yourself.

Apart from showing how to reach a greater self-awareness, her most important message is that selling art comes down to the “intimate relationship between the artist and the buyer” … and common sense “business stuff.” Plenty of quality work, market research, and old-fashioned leg-work will eventually create a tipping point and your art business will take off. We highly encourage all to attend this exceptionally inspirational and life-changing workshop! Get ready to create your own world and start writing your own script.

Free Workshop- Sponsored by the St. Johns Cultural Council
Date: Saturday, May 26th, 2018
TIME: 10:30am-12:30
Location: The Gallery Group
Address: 303C Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, FL, 32080

Tracy Sefcik’s 3000+ Miles Journey Across the USA

TRACY SEFCIK, A NAVY VET ARRIVED AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE PIER THURSDAY MORNING, 3 MAY AT 10:30 AM. TRACY HAD A MOTORCYCLE AND POLICE ESCORT AS SHE RODE THE LAST 5 MILES OF HER LONG JOURNEY FROM SAN DIEGO TO ST. AUGUSTINE.

TRACY STARTED HER LONG JOURNEY MORE THAT 2 MONTHS AGO AND TRAVELED 3184 MILES TO RAISE MORE THAN $25000 FOR THE GARY SINISE FOUNDATION.

“Let Freedom Ring” Chimes Project Dedication

On April 4th, 2018 at 11:00am the community was invited to the Dedication Ceremony for St. Augustine’s “Let Freedom Ring” Chimes Project at Robert B. Hayling Freedom Park. The interactive public art installation includes: a semi-circle of 14 graduated contrabass pentatonic aluminum chimes; “Toward,” a white marble semi-circular reflection bench topped with granite tiles designed by children from the Boys & Girls Club, The Webster School, and incarcerated youth at St Johns Youth Academy; and Compassionate St. Augustine’s Obelisk Art 450 Emancipation Proclamation obelisk that commemorated the local reading of that meaning-filled declaration.

SJCC State of the Arts (SOTA) Grant Workshop

ST. JOHNS CULTURAL COUNCIL STATE OF THE ARTS GRANT WORKSHOP

This free workshop will be provided on Saturday April 7th, 2018, from 1030am to 1230pm at the St Johns Cultural Council on 15 Old Mission Ave, St Augustine, FL. Do not miss it. The St Johns Cultural Council (SJCC) provides mini grants of up to $500 for arts and cultural activities within St. Johns County, FL. Funding is made possible through revenue from the sale of State of the Arts (SOTA) license plates in St. Johns County.  Priority will be given to proposals for activities that reach underserved audiences, arts education, and art in public places. Organizations, artists and schools may apply for new or expanded programs in the following disciplines: arts in education, music, dance, folk arts, humanities, literature, film/video/media, theatre and musical theatre, visual arts, or the collection or exhibition of cultural or artistic works. Proposals are evaluated on uniqueness, quality and impact. This workshop will help you understand the process, how to qualify, and how to apply by filling the grant.

Masses March in St Augustine For Gun Reform

Marchers gathered at Davis Park on the east side of the Bridge of Lions approximately at 4 pm on March 24th. As more and more gathered, hundreds became thousands and so the march was on.
Marchers went on to cross the Bridge of Lions at 5pm.. After crossing, they turned right onto the bayfront heading to the Castillo de San Marcos for a rally.
PVUP supported the student-led March for Our Lives in St. Augustine along with other local progressive organizations. The student organizers welcomed the participation of students from all schools in St. John’s County and elsewhere, as well as all parents, grandparents, other adults, and children. This march was only one in about six thousand cities nation wide, with Washington D.C. being the biggest.

 

A Conversation About “Chimes Project”

The “Chimes Project,” is a major interactive and multi-media art initiative to be located in Robert Hayling Freedom Park, is being undertaken by Compassionate St. Augustine; the grassroots organization Keep Riberia Pointe Green, and the City of St. Augustine.  As the Ancient City’s officially approved permanent public art installation, it will interpretively pay tribute to our city’s African–American & Civil Rights storylines as well as the roles freedom, human rights, democracy, tolerance, civility, and compassion have played and continue to play in creating the narrative.

First Coast.TV got a chance to speak with Caren Goldman in order to get more details on this project to be dedicated on April 4th, at 11am at Robert Hayling Freedom Park.