Featured Exhibits

    • 4 May 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • 11 May 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Rio Carrabelle Gallery, 102 St. James Avenue, Carrabelle
    Each year at the “Collectors’ Gala,” the invited artists select what they consider the “best” painting of the 10-day event. The Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition purchases that painting and adds it to a growing collection. Take this opportunity to view 10 years of these paintings which our artists have chosen as the Best of the Best!
    • 4 May 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • 11 May 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Port Inn, 501 Monument Ave. (on Hwy. 98), Port St. Joe, FL
    Examine the subject of Shrimpers through the eyes of Morgan Samuel Price. Her residency explores the work, people and environment of the shrimping community on the Forgotten Coast. The exhibit will be in the historic Port Inn in Port St. Joe, FL.
    • 4 May 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • 11 May 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Eastpoint Visitors Center, 730 Highway 98, Eastpoint
    As the fishing and oystering business has dried up along the Forgotten Coast, so has the need for new boats. Former apprentices have given up the trade to take work elsewhere.


    Fortunately, John P. Lasater, IV, was able to track down two boatbuilders and spent a week's residency painting the work and faces of the boatbuilders still plying their craft in the area, including Luther Hatfield of Eastpoint and Fred Buskins of Port St. Joe.


    Please visit the Eastpoint Visitor's Center to view these works highlighting one of the Forgotten Coast's disappearing legacies.

    • 4 May 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • 11 May 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, 140 West 1st Street, St. George Island
    Churches have long played an important (and prolific) role in the Forgotten Coast community. Evidence of the many faiths that built this part of old Florida. Some neighborhoods seem to offer a church on every block.


    James Richards spent a week capturing churches in his Built on Faith residency. Visit his exhibit on St. George Island to view just some of the churches he captured.

    • 4 May 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • 13 May 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • St. Joe Arts, 201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe
    A unique feature to the Forgotten Coast event is a fully functioning Wetroom which sells paintings as quickly as the artists deliver them to the check in station. The paintings are literally “wet” as they are often completed just hours before arrival. The Wetroom features the work of all 20 invited artists. The paintings change by the hour and often art collectors arrive daily to make their selections from the most recent deliveries. Collectors from across the country watch the online gallery where each painting is photographed and posted immediately to the website. If you cannot attend in person, you may view the paintings online. A painting can be selected and easily processed over the telephone. For the cost of shipping, the painting will be delivered to your door. Simply call 800-378-8419. 
    • 4 May 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • 13 May 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe
    Housed at The Joe Center for the Arts in Port St. Joe, invited artists display their finest studio work, inspired by plein air studies from the Forgotten Coast event. This exhibit exemplifies the tradition of artists taking a series of smaller pieces produced out of doors back to their studio, and producing the larger, fully developed paintings you will see in the Masters’ Gallery. All works are available for viewing and purchase.
    • 4 May 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • 13 May 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Center for History, Culture and Arts, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola
    A special tribute to the remarkable wealth of plein air talent in the State of Florida, the exhibition will bring together paintings from across the state’s 65,758 square miles. Each of the paintings feature Florida scenes, painted in Florida, by Florida artists. The exhibit will highlight the work of the Florida’s Finest Ambassadors, a special presentation of paintings submitted by Florida’s plein air artists. The work is available for viewing and purchase.
    • 4 May 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • 13 May 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water St., Apalachicola
    A selection of the best paintings from the 2018 Quickdraw competition will be selected to hang as a tribute to the “two hour challenge.” Many times some of the most spontaneous and creative pieces result from the competitive process. The exhibit may be viewed and purchased. 
    • 4 May 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • 13 May 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sacred Heart Hospital, 3801 East Highway 98, Port St. Joe
    In 2010 a special collection of plein air work was donated by the invited artists to honor the event’s founder, Richard Carrell. This is part of the permanent artwork collection at Sacred Heart and provides comfort and interest to families waiting for their loved ones in the surgery center.
    • 4 May 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • 13 May 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Mexico Beach Visitor's Center, 102 Canal Pkwy, Mexico Beach, FL
    Nationally know Plein air artist, Lori Putnam, will be the invited judge for the 2018 Forgotten Coast en Plein Air event. Lori is a long-time favorite of Florida art collectors and recognized for her expressive brushwork, contemporary compositions, and intelligent use of color. Featured in numerous issues of American Art Collector Magazine, Plein Air Magazine, Southwest Art, Fine Art Connoisseur, and Art of the West, Putnam is recognized as one of the best American Impressionists of our time.

    Lori's work will be showcased in The Judge's Collection, an exhibit of the work of Lori Putnam. Lori will be showing studio works derived from Plein Air studies. The Exhibit can be seen at the Mexico Beach Visitor's Center during Forgotten Coast en Plein Air.


    • 12 May 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • St. Joe Arts, 201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe
    Our biggest day for art at the Wetroom! All paintings the artists have produced are turned in on Friday afternoon, and will be on display and for sale. Artists will be on hand to talk with you about their work, and light refreshments will be served throughout the day. Come join us and pick out your painting to take home! 
    • 13 May 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Joe Center for the Arts, 201 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe, FL
    Stop in at the wet room in The Joe Center for the Arts, check out the Small Painting Sunday exhibit and listen to Vicki Norman's presentation on color perception. Vicki will cover perception and interpretation of color for artists, and I’ll include lighting and presenting artworks in a sympathetic way for collectors. 
    • 13 May 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • St. Joe Arts, 201 Reid Avenue, Port St. Joe
    Our second Sunday and final day of the 2018 event will be an opportunity for artists to produce and exhibit “small works” that capture the essence of our beautiful community and landscape in the smaller formats, and at price ranges everyone can appreciate! Come celebrate the end of the week together in Port St. Joe. 

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