Featured Presentations

    • 4 May 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 1712 Magnolia Road, St. George Island, FL, 32328
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    Celebrate the results of the Quickdraw challenge, hear the judging perspective from Dr. Leslie Hammond, and learn why the selected paintings are winners. Engage in the insights and discussion.

    • 4 May 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • St. George Island Lighthouse, 2 E Gulf Beach Dr., St. George Island

    Artists will be painting around the public beach area near the St. George Island Lighthouse.  The featured artist at the reception will be Bill Farnsworth. Come meet Bill and the other artists and see their work! Reception is held at the St. George Island Lighthouse, and artists will have their work on display, and be ready to discuss.

    • 5 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, FL

    Stop in at the historic Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art after the Plein Church on Sunday morning, to hear a presentation by Stewart White. Stewart is new to Forgotten Coast en Plein Air and brings a brilliant new perspective. Stewart White will be speaking about how your choices in life and art are going to change and develop through life, and how they influence your individual style. Stewart’s presentation will be accompanied with a short demonstration on the strengths of watercolor painting and how it relates to individual style.


    • 5 May 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Scallop Republic, 411 Cape San Blas Rd, Port St Joe, FL
    Tony Robinson will be the featured artist for the Salinas Park Artist's Reception. Come meet Tony and the other artists and see their work! Artists will have their work on display and be ready to discuss. 
    • 6 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe
    • 14
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    Kendall Portis will present "Shapes: Building Blocks to Picture Making." Kendall will discuss how every good painting is rooted in a strong design composed of shapes. Not understanding this will cause the big picture to be lost to visual clutter. 

    Regardless of the subject, the painting can be broken down into three or four basic shapes. This helps to simplify the story and forces the artist to avoid chasing small, unimportant details. The first step of good storytelling is knowing what to sacrifice or edit out subordinate information to express the visual truth.

    The Lunch and Learn series is limited seating at The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe, 12 noon, $15 per person, reservations required via the website.


    • 6 May 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Lynn's Quality Oysters, 402 Highway 98, Eastpoint

    Artists will be painting around the working waterfront in Eastpoint and Debra Huse will be the featured artist at this reception.  Come meet Debra and the other artists and see their work! The reception is held on the back deck at Lynn's Quality Oysters, overlooking the bay.  Artists will have their work on display, and be ready to discuss.

    • 7 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water St., Apalachicola, FL
    • 16
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    Watercolor is a versatile medium and it is exciting to see how modern watercolor artists are using it.  Come enjoy good food while Ginny Fergus discusses how traveling to paint and traveling to show and sell her work has been formative in every aspect of her life as an artist, including the evolution of her painting approach and style. She will share some examples and specifics about what she looks for as she selects painting subjects and sights and how Ginny proceeds to interpret her choices through painting.

    Lunch and Learn series is limited seating at the historic Apalachicola History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street (across from the riverfront), in Apalachicola, 12 noon, $15 per person, reservations required via the website.


     


    • 7 May 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Pavilion on Marina Drive, Carrabelle, FL

    Artists will be painting along the Marine Street Riverwalk along the working waterfront in Carrabelle.  After the demonstrations, Mark Fehlman will be the featured artist presenting his work at the reception at the pavilion located there on Marina Drive. Come meet Mark and the other artists and see their work!  Artists will have their work on display, and be ready to discuss.

    • 7 May 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cal Allen Coastal Art Gallery and Studio, 102 SE Avenue B, Carrabelle, FL

    Meet artist Joan Vienot and hear about her work during her residency entitled "Hope: Recovery in the Natural Environment."

    The work from this week-long residency will be on exhibit at the Cal Allen Coastal Art Gallery and Studio at 102 SE Avenue B in Carrabelle, FL, with a presentation by Joan and discussion. 


    • 9 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water St., Apalachicola, FL
    • 13
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    Simplicity & Intent: The Power of Suggestion

    ”A good brushstroke is full of character not only that of the subject, but of the painter too.” ~ Emile Gruppe

    When conceptualizing and designing a painting, Anne first implement s a method to gain a deeper understanding of values and composition before moving to any rendering. This preliminary thought process allows for more pleasing, simple designs as well as a “playground” for color and brush work. By having a loose “plan”, you can gain more confidence in laying down the paint, therefore developing a signature style. Anne will share this complete process with you and offer ways for you to employ some of the concepts as a springboard for your own painting journey.

    Lunch and Learn series is limited seating at the Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street in Apalachicola.  It begins at 12 noon, $15 per person, reservations required via the website for lunch. 

    • 9 May 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Mexico Beach Welcome Center, 102 Canal Parkway, Mexico Beach

    Nancie King Mertz will be the featured artist at the Mexico Beach reception. Come meet Nancie and the other artists and see their work of Mexico Beach recovery scenes. Reception is held at the Mexico Beach Welcome Center, and artists will have their work on display, and be ready to discuss.

    Mexico Beach CDC: 888-723-2546.

    Note: All of Forgotten Coast en Plein Air events run on Eastern time, so events in Mexico Beach will be one hour earlier than local time. For example, an event starting at 2:00pm Eastern, will actually start at 1:00pm Mexico Beach (Central) time.

    • 10 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe
    • 20
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    Expression and Interpretation Lunch & Learn by Trey Finney - The Joe - 12-2pm - Trey will present how personal choices made during the painting process can lead to unique results and a more individual look.

    The Lunch and Learn series is limited seating at The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe, 12 noon, $15 per person, reservations required via the website.

    • 10 May 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe, FL
    Join facilitator Luke Buck along with Kathleen Hudson, Vicki Norman and Charles Dickinson for a discussion of the recovery from the hurricane and the natural environment examined through the plein air process, at the The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe. 
    • 11 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Center for History, Culture, and Art, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, FL

    The Master's Gallery is comprised of studio paintings from the returning invited artists, often in larger formats than are possible en Plein air. Join artist Morgan Samuel Price as she discusses what make the pieces presented in the Masters' Gallery so valuable. 

    • 11 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water St., Apalachicola, FL
    • 7
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    Lunch and Learn series is limited seating at the historic Apalachicola History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street (across from the riverfront), in Apalachicola, 12 noon, $15 per person, reservations required via the website. 

    Terry will present "10 Strategies for Simplifying Cityscapes" during his presentation.  He will focus on how painting cityscapes can be extremely challenging, but by breaking down the problem into smaller, manageable concepts, and simplifying each, the task becomes much less daunting. By investigating, understanding and gaining command of each of these concepts, and employing some or all of them in executing a painting, we can approach a complex cityscape painting with confidence and control.



     


    • 12 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Fort Coombs Armory Wetroom, Apalachicola

    Stop in on this last day of the 2019 event to hear an exciting lecture by artist Michelle Held - "The Birds." Michelle’s passion for wildlife and nature helps her to capture the vibrancy of birds in the world around her. Her bold and lively paintings seem to ‘sing’ with a life all of their own. Michelle will share her passion of painting the iconic birds of Florida; evoking emotion in a painting is a key component of her personal journey. She will cover gesture sketching, measuring and observing reflective light, passionate brushstrokes and the easiest way of placing the proper size bird in your Plein air painting.  


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