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February 2013 – April 2014

Feb 2 Sat
Art Stroll/Gallery Walk
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Artistic vendors will set up along historic Canal Street and live music will be performed in Christmas Park. Galleries will feature solo and group exhibitions and artist talks in the Douglas Avenue area of the district from 4-7 p.m. Admission is free. 

Feb 26 Tue
1st Saturday Art Stroll/Gallery Walk
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Stroll the Canal Street Historic District Saturday, March 2, during the monthly 1st Saturday Art Stroll and Gallery Walk in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. On the first Saturday of the month, artistic vendors set up along the historic street from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Galleries feature solo and group exhibitions and artist talks in the Douglas Avenue area of the district from 4-7 p.m. Admission is free.

Apr 6 Sat
Art Stroll/Gallery Walk @ NSB Waterfront LOOP
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Stroll the Canal Street Historic District Saturday, April 6, during the monthly 1st Saturday Art Stroll and Gallery Walk in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. On the first Saturday of the month, artistic vendors set up along the historic street from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. A free concert also is scheduled from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Christmas Park. Galleries feature solo and group exhibitions and artist talks in the Douglas Avenue area of the district from 4-7 p.m. Admission is free.

Jun 12 Wed
More Than Just Bling @ Arts on Douglas
Jun 12 – June 30, 2013 all-day

Arts on Douglas, Fine Art and Collectibles is pleased to feature six extraordinary jewelers for the month of June.  Join us as we welcome: Stefan Alexandres, Robert Farrell, Gabrielle Gould, Bridgette Rallo, Mary Schimpff Webb, and Barbara Umbel in More than Just Bling!” Each of these remarkable talents has been personally invited for their unique styles and distinction in the arts community.

jewelry Stefan Alexandres designs poetic yet contemporary jewelry, with solid craftsmanship and design. Stefan is known for his alternative metal fabrication methods, and has broken new ground in creating his titanium jewelry.  The uniqueness of his work is based on his intuition for singular designs and starts with a pencil drawing ( no CAD). He works the metal directly without molds and is involved in every step of the process.

Robert Farrell believes that jewelry should quietly enhance a woman’s natural beauty rather than become a distraction from it.  With that in mind, his current body of work consists of simple forms with subtle surfaces.  The patterns are inspired by my admiration for Japanese graphics, African textiles, and the elegance found in nature.  The primary material used is sterling silver.  Robert does not use casting, plating, stamping, or any other mass-production techniques.  Each object is created from flat sheet metal and wire.  The surface patterns are created by either ‘hammered inlay,’ or true, ‘married metal’ inlay—a process in which different metals are fit together like a puzzle, and then soldered in place.

Gabrielle Gould uses feathers the same way many jewelers use gemstones.  Her work is an interpretation of the natural feel of coastal Florida and is inspired partly by the ornamentation of indigenous people. Each of her fascination works covey harmony in design, grace in execution and a sense of simple elegance.  image002-1

Bridgette Rallo considers jewelry “wearable art” and approaches each of her pieces that way. She strives to create works that evoke a special feeling in the viewer or the wearer. Her work is strongly tied to the environment and incorporates both gems and minerals in her jewelry, as well as fiber, glass, shells, coral, primitive and ethnic beads.

Mary Schimpff Webb has been represented by Arts on Douglas since its onset in 1996. Her distinctive use of materials and techniques developed over her extensive career sets her apart from other jewelry makers.  Her wearable artworks are fluid, sculptural and textured forms utilizing unusual combinations of precious and semi-precious stones with gold, platinum, silver and wood. All of her works are handcrafted, including the gems she often shapes herself.

Barbara Umbel loves walking the sands of Melbourne Beach, collecting colorful seashells.  Her fascination of their color variations and precise geometry has led her to her current works which are not only inspired by, but in part, come from the Atlantic Ocean.

About Arts on Douglas Fine Art and Collectibles: A unique commercial art gallery located in the arts-rich community of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Founded in 1996 by Doris Leeper, artist and Atlantic Center for the Arts founder and artist/benefactor Ed Harris, Arts on Douglas promotes the work and careers of prominent Florida artists. Formerly a used furniture warehouse, and originally a 1930′s era Ford showroom and service center, the space was magnificently transformed and has since become a community gathering spot for a discerning mix of art lovers, patrons, and artists.

Jul 6 Sat
Art Stroll/Gallery Walk @ NSB Waterfront LOOP
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Stroll the Canal Street Historic District during the monthly 1st Saturday Art Stroll and Gallery Walk in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. On the first Saturday of the month, artistic vendors set up along the historic street. Galleries feature solo and group exhibitions and artist talks in the Douglas Avenue area of the district from 4-7 p.m. Admission is free.

Aug 3 Sat
Art Stroll/Gallery Walk @ NSB Waterfront LOOP
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

art strollStroll the Canal Street Historic District during the monthly 1st Saturday Art Stroll and Gallery Walk in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. On the first Saturday of the month, artistic vendors set up along the historic street. Galleries feature solo and group exhibitions and artist talks in the Douglas Avenue area of the district from 4-7 p.m. Admission is free.

Endless Summer Opening @ Arts on Douglas
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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Arts on Douglas is pleased to announce the opening of a group exhibition, Endless Summer. This summer themed exhibition features a selection of artworks by 17 established artists ranging in style, approach, and media. The exhibition will be on view from August 3, 2013 through August 31, 2013.

The participating artists include: Stephen Bach, Jean Banas, Marc Barrett, Donne Bitner, Marilyn Catlow, Lee Dunkel, René Guerin, Riitta Klint, Tim Ludwig, Larry Moore, Gretchen Nass, Audrey Phillips, Mary Schimpff Webb, Jeanne Schubert, Wendy Tatter, Anna Tomczak, and John Wilton.

Endless Summer offers more than visual references to the beach. Additional highlights from the exhibition include artists whose work introduce new color palettes inspired by the lingering daylight. There are those whose stylistic approach is motivated by the energy, activity, and emotion of the season. In addition, there are those whose work are contemplations of visits to botanical gardens.

At the opening reception, a digital “faux-to booth,” including playful summer themed props, will be available for guests to create and capture their summertime memories of the event. The images will be posted to the Arts on Douglas Facebook page and Instagram under the hashtag #aodsummer.

Guests are also encouraged to dress in “beach chic” attire to receive 10% off Endless Summer purchases.

The Clay Gallery, located next door to Arts on Douglas will also be joining in the Endless Summer celebration. The gallery, which is situated in a lush tropical garden, provides a relaxing backdrop to make new friends and summertime memories. There will be live summer-themed music, refreshments, and an array of pottery, jewelry, glass, and wood artwork for purchase from 4-8 PM.

Sep 7 Sat
Art Stroll/Gallery Walk @ NSB Waterfront LOOP
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

art strollStroll the Canal Street Historic District during the monthly 1st Saturday Art Stroll and Gallery Walk in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. On the first Saturday of the month, artistic vendors set up along the historic street. Galleries feature solo and group exhibitions and artist talks in the Douglas Avenue area of the district from 4-7 p.m. Admission is free.

Sep 13 Fri
Chris Robb, Abstract Paintings Artist Talk @ Arts on Douglas
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

chris robb abstract paintingArts on Douglas opens the new season with Abstract Paintings, a solo exhibition featuring a collection of vibrantly colored acrylic paintings by central Florida artist, Chris Robb. The exhibition will be on view from September 7, 2013 through September 28, 2013.

Abstract Paintings, Chris Robb’s first solo exhibition at Arts on Douglas, features a collection of paintings that demonstrate the expressive and sensorial qualities of color and scale. Color is central to Robb’s dynamic compositions. His grasp of the formal properties of color––hue, value, intensity, and temperature–– permits him to layer multiple colors without overpowering the structure of his compositions. “Painting for me is an exercise in color relationship. At its core that’s what makes the painting work,” explains Robb.

Chris Robb has developed a signature performative style that draws attention to the tactile and physical pleasures of artistic marking making. ”I am driven by rhythms and reactions to every mark made,” the artist explained. His rhythmic gestures articulate a distinct visual language characterized by overlapping planes of color interrupted by assertive brushstrokes and dripping paint.

“We are excited to open the season with this bold and energetic show. The exhibition will offer large and small scale acrylic paintings on canvas, as well as unframed mixed media monotypes on paper.” explains Gallery Director, Meghan Martin.

Chris Robb graduated from the University of Central Florida in the spring of 1980. His artwork has participated in solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S., including noted venues such as Club 57, NYC, PS 122, NYC.

In addition to painting, he has maintained a successful career as a creative professional. He is currently the Partner/Chief Creative Officer of Push in Orlando. He has been awarded visual arts grants as well as major advertising awards including Gold, Silver, and Bronze Lions at Cannes, CA Advertising Annual, The One Show, The Art Directors Club, Clios, Belding Bowls, MPA Kelly Awards and Gold Effies. His advertising campaign for United Airlines received an AICP award and is now included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His art work hangs in collections in California, New York, Florida and France.

In addition to the month long exhibition, Chris Robb will present a gallery talk followed by a Q&A session on Friday, September 13 at 11pm. His presentation will include a slide presentation detailing his work, creative process, and influences.

The gallery talk is free and open to the public.

 

Arts on Douglas Fine Art and Collectibles is a unique commercial art gallery located in the arts-rich community of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Founded in 1996 by Doris Leeper, artist and Atlantic Center for the Arts founder and artist/benefactor Ed Harris, the gallery promotes the work and careers of prominent Florida artists. Formerly a used furniture warehouse, and originally a 1930′s era Ford showroom and service center, the space was magnificently transformed and has since become a community gathering spot for a discerning mix of art enthusiasts, seasoned collectors, and artists. A visit to Arts on Douglas reveals a gallery presentation of more than 50 professional artists from the state of Florida, ensuring a broad spectrum of artistic styles, media and temperaments. Its 4,000 square feet of exhibition space enables the gallery to show several works by each artist at all times.

 

Sep 18 Wed
OneBeat Free Performance @ Arts on Douglas
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

OneBeatArtistic talent from eclectic backgrounds makes for ear-opening diplomacy, as the public-private partnership and creative powerhouse OneBeat proves. This year, an oud player from Nazareth, a hip Nigerian guitarist, a Russian beatboxer, and 22 other young, diverse, and pioneering artists will convene in United States to make spontaneous music together, as artistic fellows and cultural ambassadors in this groundbreaking collaborative program.

2013’s edition of OneBeat begins with a two-week residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, where the Fellows will meet, form their new ensembles, compose new work, and refine their performance. The residency will be followed by a two-week tour of the Eastern seaboard featuring performances and youth workshops, where the public will be encouraged to participate and exchange their own experiences with the Fellows. They will be making stops in Charleston, SC; Durham, NC; Floyd, VA; Washington, DC; and New York, NY. OneBeat Fellows will also work with a diverse group of expert Collaborating Artists, both in residency and on the tour – including luminaries of classical music, hip-hop, jazz and more – to deepen the scope of the exchange and trade creative experience.

Oct 5 Sat
Art Stroll/Gallery Walk @ NSB Waterfront LOOP
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

art strollStroll the Canal Street Historic District during the monthly 1st Saturday Art Stroll and Gallery Walk in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. On the first Saturday of the month, artistic vendors set up along the historic street. Galleries feature solo and group exhibitions and artist talks in the Douglas Avenue area of the district from 4-7 p.m. Admission is free.

Nov 2 Sat
Art Stroll/Gallery Walk @ NSB Waterfront LOOP
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

art strollStroll the Canal Street Historic District during the monthly 1st Saturday Art Stroll and Gallery Walk in the NSB Waterfront LOOP. On the first Saturday of the month, artistic vendors set up along the historic street. Galleries feature solo and group exhibitions and artist talks in the Douglas Avenue area of the district from 4-7 p.m. Admission is free.

Gallery Walk is the “go-to” event in New Smyrna Beach. The galleries to visit in the surrounding area are: Arts on DouglasHarris HouseClay Gallery and The Hub. Expect to experience the coolest artists’ studio/gallery/retail store you will ever set foot in and featured monthly solo and group exhibitions, artist talks and live music. The Hub will be open at 8 a.m.

The First Saturday Gallery Walk has become a community gathering spot for a discerning mix of art lovers, patrons and artists for over 10 years.

Along with these events, don’t forget the Farmers Marketand Museum of History both on Sams Avenue.

Dec 7 Sat
IMAGES Tour of Homes
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

images tour of homesThe IMAGES Tour of Homes features six very different, must see homes plus two recently-renovated historic landmarks. Each location decorated for the holidays and showcasing the unique charm of New Smyrna Beach.

Shop for creative gifts at the ever popular IMAGES Boutique and enjoy seasonal treats.

 

Homes Include:

The Home of Jim Pappas and Hope Player

The Home of Marilyn Sullivan

The Home of Joe and Lynn Barrett

The Home of William and Mary Sue Weinaug

The Home of Steve and Gracye Beeman

The Home of Bonnie Sorensen and JoAn Goss

*Black Dolphin Inn

*Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce

 Tickets available at:

  • Atlantic Center at Harris House/IMAGES [back door], 214 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach
  • Arts on Douglas, 123 Douglas Street, New Smyrna Beach
  • BJ’s Flowers & Plants, 917 S. Ridgewood Avenue, Edgewater
  • Lindley’s Nursery & Garden Center, 1232 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach
  • New Smyrna Beach Florist, 121 Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach
  • Pink Flamingo at Petals, 201 Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach

The Tour of Homes is the main fundraiser for and benefits IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts, a nationally recognized outdoor juried art show, which will be held January 24, 25 and 26, 2014 along Riverside Drive, up Historic Canal Street and throughout picturesque Riverside Park in downtown New Smyrna Beach.

 

Mar 1 Sat
In the Moment Opening Reception @ Arts on Douglas
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

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During the month of March, Arts on Douglas presents In the Moment, a solo exhibition featuring a collection of landscape paintings by St. Augustine artist, Hope Barton.

The exhibition will be on view from March 1, 2014 through March 29, 2014.

Both the exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours: Tue.- Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., or by appointment.

In the Moment offers a view of Florida’s landscape untarnished by tourism and urban sprawl. Barton’s paintings are inspired by the secret places that she has discovered while traveling Florida. “This body of work captures what I want to say about Florida. That is, the real Florida lies in remote areas. The beauty of Florida’s natural landscape cannot be passively viewed from a window while traveling on a turnpike or major roadway,” Barton explains.

Swamp_Grasses_largeBarton is a keen observer of the aesthetic effects produced by subtle changes in sunlight, tides, and seasons. In the Moment immerses viewers in a Florida landscape that is inhabited by dense marsh grasses, tidal rivers, and creeks in gem-tone colors of oranges, yellows, greens, purples, and browns. “The challenge and goal of this exhibition is to let viewers in on my secret places and hope they will retreat into my paintings to find a peace of mind,” Barton states.

Hope Barton received a bachelor degree in art education from Florida Southern College. She has been a professional printmaker and painter for over 25 years. She has participated in many juried art shows such as: Winter Park, Gasparilla, Festival of the Masters, Ann Arbor Street Art Festival, and Beaux Arts, Mt. Dora. From 1997 through 2001, Barton owned a fine art gallery in downtown Clermont, FL. Her work has been featured in many fine art galleries and permanent collections throughout Florida. Barton currently maintains a studio in St. Augustine, Florida.

Apr 5 Sat
“Marks of Memory” Opening Reception @ Arts on Douglas
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

donne bitnerFor the month of April, Arts on Douglas presents Marks of Memory, a solo exhibition featuring a collection of mixed media paintings and monotypes by Orlando artist, Donne Bitner. The exhibition will be on view from April 5, 2014 through April 26, 2014 with an opening reception. The opening reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

The title of the exhibition, Marks of Memory, points to the central tenant of Donne Bitner’s artistic practice–the painting process. “When I paint I don’t have a preconceived idea or point of reference from which I work. I never know what the work will look like in the end. My process is one of discovery,” explains Bitner.

Known for her improvisational method of painting richly layered surfaces, Bitner’s work often incorporate acrylic paints, oil pastels, graphite, charcoal, and gesso. With her latest body of work, Bitner demonstrates an ardent drive to experiment with new techniques and media. The exhibition is comprised of ethereal landscape paintings on canvas as well as acrylic monotypes that she produced at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee.

Donne Bitner graduated with honors from Penn State University with a degree in Art. She studied at the Slade School at the University of London, and has been a successful full-time studio artist for 25 years. She has been the recipient of many grants and fellowship awards, such as the Florida Individual Artist’s Fellowship, Development Grant from the United Arts of Central Florida and the State of Florida individual Artist Enhancement Grant.

Her work is included in the collections of Huntsville Museum of Art, Springfield Art Museum, Gulf Coast Center for the Arts, Vero Beach Center for the Arts, Daytona Beach Museum of Arts and Sciences, Rollins College, State of Florida Capital Collection, Holmes Medical Center, Maitland Museum and the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

Currently, she teaches watercolor, monotypes, and experimental acrylics at Crealde School of Art in Winter Park, and she maintains a studio at McCrae Art Studio.

 


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