Thursday, February 4, 2010

February is Booming with Art Shows!

1st Place Winner - Andrew M. Grant with his work 'Kaydean' and 'Self Portrait'

I don't know about you guys, but my schedule is popping with art events galore!

The Osceola Center for the Arts held it’s February art opening on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 – “Celebrating Black Artists & Culture” in recognition of Black History Month and presents artwork by Central Florida artists of all back rounds. Director of Visual Arts Jules Davidson judged the event, which showcases the work of 10 artists including two works created by original Highwayman, Al Black, on loan from Osceola local Robert Day.

Orlando artist Andrew M. Grant won 1st place with a charcoal drawing called ‘Kaydean’, 2nd Place went to Seth Novak and Kissimmee resident Priscilla Jenkins won 3rd Place. Each of the winners received gift certificates to participate in the Center’s May art event, ‘The Annual Juried Art Show.’

This exhibit will be on display through February 24th - the Center is open M-F from 9-5. Visit for more information.

This weekend February 6-7 is the Mt. Dora Art Festival, which I have the pleasure of judging this year. I'm looking forward to the show but weeding through 250+ artists will definitely be a challenge! The festival is located in downtown Mt. Dora.

Next week February 11-13th Nude Nite will once again bring 3 nights of beautiful debauchery with 157 artists and over 250 pieces of artwork and installations - it will certainly be a feast for the eyes! Although I did not produce new work for this event you will find my logo as a sponsor as I produce the NN program and title cards. This event is $20 per person, 21 and up and is located in Lake Ivanhoe-Warehouse Antique District, 503 Brookhaven Ave., Orlando, FL 32803. Visit

And last but certainly not least! The 43rd Annual Osceola Art Festival will be setting up at Valencia Community College Osceola Campus on February 13-14 - with over 150 booths, $15,000 in prizes, youth activities, food and entertainment. This year will mark the first year of growth for the event in over 4 years thanks to some creative budgeting and which is an online application process for festivals all over the United States. Artists booths are up by at least 50%. VCC Osceola is located on 192 one mile west of the Turnpike exit 244. For more information visit

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