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Summer Student Art Show

original student art I ended my year of Basic Acrylic painting classes with another show for my students!

This year I purchased 18, 10 x 10 gallery wrapped squares and gave one to each student to paint with the subject of their choice, to be for sale at our Space, Maurer Fine Art, Booth 35, Eight Flags Antique Market on Centre Street. Each student priced their own piece of art between $45- 150. These are all original and their own creative designs.

One of the purposes of this project was to allow them the privilege to show their art to the public, and to see the other side of the art world of selling. It’s a great feeling to sell a piece of your art… but what about when it doesn’t and it sits there for months and months, maybe years. Do you feel rejection? Artists generally have great sensitivity, and so learning to paint is one thing, learning to sell it is another. Where do you go after you paint it, and have so many stored paintings and so many that you can give away as gifts. Why not try and have the opportunity to SELL. So I made a vacant wall in our little shop/booth just for them to give them an opportunity to try…and guess what? The first one has already sold in less than a few weeks. This beautiful painting of coneflowers by Roxanne Bieber of Fernandina and Vermont called “Rainies Garden”.

Last year’s show was at the now closed J & S Frame Gallery called the First 9th Street Community Garden Show from St. Peter’s church gardener’s.

April 26, 2011Kathleen Comments Off on Summer Student Art Show
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2011 Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival

Shrimp Festival Poster This week is the 48th Isle of Eight Flags Annual Shrimp Festival here in Fernandina Beach and the second year in a row that we will not be in our usual Space 212 on Centre Street.

However, if you look behind the Space to the Amelia Island Coffee Shop, William Maurer has some of his art for sale in there. It’s been a busy two years for us since William’s fall, not only becoming newlyweds, but with Kathleen being diagnosed with MS last year.

William will be walking around this year jurying the Art and Crafts show on Saturday morning. You can also see many of his art prints and originals at the Eight Flags Antique Market on Centre Street, Space 35, Open M-S 10-6, and
Sunday 12-5

William was the 2009 Shrimp Festival Poster artist that sold hundreds of posters that year, and some are still available at various locations; Eight Flags Antique Market, Books Plus, Amelia Island Coffee Shop, The Amelia Island Museum of History and all are welcome to visit the artists home gallery by appt. and view many local paintings as well as his paintings from France. Also, look for the remaining copies of his coffee table book Sketches of Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach, The Mark of William Maurer, find them at many locations around the island and our website!

April 26, 2011Kathleen Comments Off on 2011 Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival