Art – Nature – History:
The Old Florida Celebration of the Arts in Cedar Key, April 12 & 13, 2014
Enjoy the artwork of 120 selected fine artists and craftsmen, while experiencing the quiet beauty of Cedar Key located on Florida’s Nature Coast at the 50th Annual Spring Arts Festival in historic Cedar Key. This small island community, 60 miles SW of Gainesville at the end of State Road 24, has long been a haven for artists and nature lovers. The Sidewalk Art Show, which was started in 1964, is now known as the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts and attracts top artists and over 20,000 visitors each year.
The iconic and often photographed Honeymoon Cottage, located just off the shoreline near downtown Cedar Key, was selected as the inspiration of the 2014 Festival Design Contest. The remnants of what was originally the Thomas Guest House, still stand despite years of abuse from Mother Nature and make a fitting focus for a celebration of 50 years of art in Cedar Key. Tony Krysinsky’s engraved wood painting, entitled “Honeymoon Cottage 1959,”was selected as the Design Contest Winner.
In addition to being surrounded by nature you can enjoy fresh seafood, homemade goodies, music, children’s activities and more in Cedar Key’s City Park which is located right on the Gulf adjacent to the event. 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday. Free.
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||Valerie Thomas & Dana Shirley, Husband and wife team. Husband demonstrates the ancient art of reposese and chasing inspired by the sea.
||Henry Neubig. Mud-Paintings using soil, water and egg yolk. Brushwork on watercolor paper.
||Jeff Haynes. Wood Cut Prints
||Cynthia Pagel. Hand-colored linocuts inspired by Florida's never ending beauty, history, sky and water.
||Randy Deering. Tropical and nautical themes and scenes using acrylic paint and palate knife on canvas.
||Chris Flanagan. Colored pencil drawings of wildlife and Old Florida architecture.
||Debbie Lowe. Demonstration of how to incorporate found sea glass & driftwood into jewelry.
||Ted Elder. Large stainless steel and copper sculptures hand-cut from original drawings. Color added by torch only. My goal is to make "swim off the wall" sculptures.
||Carole Meier. Stoneware clay sculptured to depict modern themes using studio developed glazes and designs.
||Kate Carney. Painterly - Passionate - Impressionist Oils
||Leland Williams. Miniature oil pastels on sandpaper using self-taught technique and personal vision.
||Witha Lacuestra. Vivid transparent watercolors on paper rendering realistic subjects and abstract interpretations.
||Debra Mixon-Holliday. Original hand-pulled prints from copper etching plates.
||Xiao-Xia Zhang-Minich. Hand stitched embroidery using colored thread and needle techniques.
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