On the Waterfront Gallery is hosting a Craig Reynolds “Let’s Make Plein Air Easy” oil painting workshop Nov.17-19, 2017. You’ll learn to take the frustration out of plein air painting by learning Craig’s “Quick tack” painting method, which will keep you from having muddy colors and help you control your brush-work, and much more. Craig will have you working in the fun part of completing your painting in a very short time with clean crisp color and values like you have never experienced before. Craig Reynolds oil painting workshops are designed for the beginners with some oil painting experience, the intermediate or professional level artist as well. Painting locations are in and around Apalachicola, FL.
Schedule: Friday, 11/17: presentation and demo followed by instruction. Friday, 11/17, 5:30-7pm: One man show: Meet the artist. Wine reception open house at On the Waterfront Gallery, 117 Market Street, Apalachicola, FL. Free admission. Saturday, 11/18: class with demo followed by instruction, cruise and assist. Sunday, 11,19: class with instruction, cruise and assist. 9am-4pm, all days. Students must furnish their own lunch.
We are pleased to be hosting the Charlie Sawyer, Photographer Workshop, Sep.30 & Oct.1, 2017. Charlie is a featured Photographer at our gallery, and would like to share some of his knowledge and skills with others.
Friday, 9/29, 5:30-7pm: Open House Wine Reception. Meet Charlie, see his work, and enjoy some light refreshments, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Free admission.
Sat. 9/30, 9:30-11:30 a.m. A Photographer’s Eye: How To See And Capture Photographs In The World Around Us
Join photographer Charlie Sawyer for a walk around downtown Apalachicola and the waterfront. He’ll share his techniques for seeing potential photographs in the environment, and then share the technical knowledge necessary to capture the images in ways that show them in their best light. Charlie will demonstrate how to select the best angle, compose the shot, and which camera settings you should use to get the most out of any digital camera. Bring any digital camera, with fully-charged batteries and plenty of available memory.
Sat. 9/30, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Reproducing Paintings: How To Produce High-Quality Digital Photographs Of Your Paintings
Photographer Charlie Sawyer will demonstrate how to position artwork, lighting, and the camera to get high-quality reproductions of paintings. Charlie will show you which of your camera’s settings you should use to get the most faithful reproduction of your artwork. Indoor and outdoor techniques will be demonstrated. Charlie will also demonstrate how to resize the images for various purposes, such as Giclee prints, contest submissions, and posting on the web. Bring any digital camera, with fully-charged batteries and plenty of available memory.
Sun. 10/1, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Basic Photo Editing: How To Use Any Photo Editing Software To Make Your Photos Look Better.
Photographer Charlie Sawyer will demonstrate how to process and prepare any photographs you have taken, to make them look their best. He’ll start out with the basic tools that are freely available on any computer (and on the web), and then demonstrate some advanced techniques that come with more sophisticated programs like PhotoShop.
Cost: $35 each workshop. Maximum 15 participants per workshop. Tickets available at https://squareup.com/store/on-the-waterfront-gallery or call 850-653-9699 to register in advance. Refund policy: cancel less than 7 days (or no show) no refund; cancel at least 7 days prior to start (or if workshop cancelled) 100% refund.
9/29-10/25: Charlie’s work will be on display and available for purchase.
About Charlie Sawyer: he is a retired leadership development facilitator, instructional designer, and educator. He is an award-winning fine art photographer and an amateur singer-songwriter. You can find Charlie on Facebook and LinkedIn. And visit Charlie’s European travel blog, 1700Somewhere.com. Charlie lives with his wife in Apalachicola, Florida, USA.
We are delighted to be hosting renowned local Photographer and Florida Master Naturalist John Spohrer, September 1 to 27, 2017. John has lived on the Forgotten Coast since 1980, and has published 2 photo journalism books.
Friday, 9/1: Open House Wine Reception 5:30-7pm. Meet John, see his work, and enjoy some light refreshments, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Free admission.
9/1-27: John’s photography and books will be on display and available for purchase.
About John Spohrer (from http://forgottencoastoutdoors.com/aboutAuthor.html):
John B. Spohrer, Jr. is a Florida Master Naturalist who has lived on the Forgotten Coast since 1980 after moving from his native Louisiana. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University and studied graduate-level creative writing at Florida State University. He is an honorably-discharged veteran of the U. S. Army.
The author is married to Helen Diane Townsend Spohrer of The Plains, Louisiana. The family is active in supporting the Franklin County Humane Society and the Florida Wild Mammal Association and urges your support of these two worthy organizations.
Spohrer and his wife own Forgotten Coast TV. This cable TV channel is dedicated to eco-education and to displaying the unique culture and resources of the Forgotten Coast and Franklin County, Florida. Forgotten Coast TV is available on all cable outlets in Franklin County and broadcasts streaming on the Internet at www.ForgottenCoastTV.com.
The author has been the host of “The Forgotten Coast Outdoors” since 2005. This show emphasizes the eco-adventures available here that can bring both visitors and locals closer to understanding and appreciating the land, plants and animals that call the Forgotten Coast home.
“My goals are to promote the lawful, ethical and responsible treatment of all wildlife and to support additions to our treasury of public wild lands as befits the Forgotten Coast’s unique and irreplaceable bio-diversity.
My hope is that these images and stories remind you of the urgent need to protect and nurture the heart and soul of Florida’s Forgotten Coast, its wild creatures in their wild places. They have nowhere left to go.
We are pleased to announce and invite you to our special showing of beautiful works created by the artists who participated in the PleinAir magazine trip to New Zealand in Feb. This special NEW ZEALAND SHOW will take place May 6 to June 30, during the 12th Annual “Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, America’s Great Paint-Out”, the 2nd annual conference of “Plein Air South”, as well as the Historic Home Tour. It is anticipated that over 10,000 art lovers will be in attendance for these May events.
Grand Opening Party, Saturday, May 6, 5pm to 7pm, with complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres.
Mary Lou Dauray
This 2 month long show will be held at the beautiful 6000 sq. ft. ‘On The Waterfront Gallery’ of owner/artist Lynn Wilson (who went on the trip).
PleinAir magazine – New Zealand TRIP ARTISTS SHOW – May & June 2017
We are pleased to announce and invite you to our special showing of your beautiful works created by the artists who participated in this historic PleinAir magazine trip to New Zealand in Feb. This special New Zealand SHOW will take place May 1 to June 30, during the 12th Annual “Forgotten Coast en Plein Air, America’s Great Paint-Out”, the 2nd annual conference of “Plein Air South”, as well as the Historic Home Tour. It is anticipated that over 10,000 art lovers will be in attendance for these May events. There will be a Grand Opening Party, wine receptions, trade magazines, news, radio coverage plus Facebook, marketing and more. This 2 month long show will be held at the beautiful 6000 sq. ft. ‘On The Waterfront Gallery’ of owner/artist Lynn Wilson (who went on the trip).
You may submit up to 3 works of art, maximum dimension 24” any side (30” with frame). If you would like to participate, first reply by email by April 14 with what you intend to submit: the number of artworks, medium, sizes, (and small images, if you can).
When shipping your art, include this application (click to download PDF) with your art in returnable shipping boxes, prepaid return shipping labels (UPS only) and a check of $45 payable to ‘On the Waterfront Gallery’ as well as a duplicate label both on the back of your ready-to-hang framed artwork and in your returnable pre-paid shipping box. Artworks should be titled with Artist Name, Title, Medium, Address, Email & Phone, Price & Size. Artworks must be properly framed and ready to hang. Gallery commission is 50%, so price your work accordingly. All art must be for sale. Our gallery will take good care of your work, but is not responsible for damages.
Artwork must be received by April 20. Artwork will be returned after the show ends, within a reasonable timeframe.
Update 4-6-’17: The Opening was a success! Thanks to all visitors & participants, especially those who took something home!
Meet International Photographer Joan Lea Miller at her One Woman show: “Vanishing Tribes and Culture in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley”, Friday , March 31, 5:30-7:00 pm. Opening night party with complimentary wine and treats. She will also be giving a slide presentation (details to be announced). Joan’s photography will be on display at the gallery through April 29.
Vanishing tribes and Culture in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley
Photos of an exotic forgotten tribe from Africa. Meet and hear first hand about this exotic experience with these fantastic creative natives fully adorned with face and body paint and the most interesting examples of local flora and fauna. Catch a glimpse of these vanishing tribes people before their heritage is lost forever.
Photographer Joan Lea Miller:
Joan Lea Miller was born in Los Angles, California but has lived most of her life in Miami, Florida. She attended the University of Miami where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree. Later she went on to earn a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from the Florida International University and a Masters degree of Fine Art from the San Francisco Art Institute.
Her journeys have taken her crisscrossing the globe in search of compelling travel experiences and exotic photographic images. Through out her life she’s found inspiration in traveling to really remote, difficult and risky countries such as Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea, Northern India, Myanmar, Vietnam and Indonesia’s Ring of Fire.
Her goal in traveling is getting a solid feel for the day to day life of the ordinary people who make up the country. Culture is the key to experience that solid feel for a peoples daily life. Culture focuses not on isolated individuals and whatever personal characteristics they may possess, but on societies and the beliefs and ways of behaving that its members hold in common.
Every culture has its own customs and ways. Regardless of their approach to life, however, Miller has found that people in other cultures are not all that different from us. We all share the same basic wants, needs and desires. Suri Culture: The Suri are among the 12 tribes in the south of Ethiopia where they live in remote mountain regions. Tensions surround all the tribes resulting in violent battles. They have a fierce culture, with a liking for stick fighting called Donga or Saginay, bringing great prestige to men. It is especially important when seeking a bride. They are very competitive and risk serious injury and occasional death. The males are often shaved bald and frequently wear little or no clothes during the stick fights. Bodies will be painted, some will wear limited protected gear.
Piercing and lip plates are a strong part of the Suri culture. At the point of puberty in order to beautify themselves for marriage, most women beautify themselves. They have their bottom teeth removed in order to get their lower lip pierced then stretched so as to allow for plates up to sixteen inches in diameter. Having a lip plate is a sign of beauty and the bigger the plate, the more cattle the woman is worth. This is important when the women are ready to get married.
The Suri pride themselves on their scars and how many they carry. Women perform scarification by slicing their skin with a razor blade after lifting it with a thorn. Men scar their bodies after they kill someone from an enemy tribe. These rituals are extremely painful.
Villages normally range in size from 40 to 1,000 people. Village life is communal, sharing the produce of the cattle (milk & blood).
Though their chiefs may wear the fur crown of a pagan priest king, they are merely the most respected elder in a village. Literacy level is very low.
Each household in the Suri village is run by a woman. These women also own their own fields and are allowed to use their profits however they wish. Every age group has a certain role. Young men who are not yet considered warriors help with cattle when they reach age eight.
The “Art of the Oyster” Fundraiser, “Paint Party”, Exhibit and Auction
On Thursday, January 8, 6 PM, please join us for a painting party at the Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street, Apalachicola, Florida. RSVP.
Calling up to 25 creative painters to participate in a painting party with an oyster theme, to celebrate The Apalachicola Volunteer Fire Department Cook-off and Fundraiser. Artists of the Artist of Apalachicola Area (AAA) will be on hand to provide “expert” advice.
16 x 20 Gallery-ready canvases and paints will be supplied along with wine and appetizers. Your completed Oyster Art painting will be on exhibit starting Friday, January 9 and be featured auction items for preview Friday night, January 16 with the auction continuing throughout the day on Saturday.
The Annual Oyster Cook-Off to benefit the Apalachicola to Fire Department is held every year on the Friday and Saturday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Riverfront Park. All proceeds go directly towards paying for the brand new fire truck they were able to purchase a few years ago, due to this sole fundraising event. We believe the AAA creations for auction will not only be a wonderful exhibit but will add a new dimension to the fundraising opportunities.
This year’s 5th Annual Oyster Cook-Off will be held January 16th and 17th.
Questions and RSVP: Paulette Moss (Apalachicolaschoolofart@gmail.com) 1-855-APALACH (855-272-5224), Director, Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art.
Lynn has been selected in to the prestigious Southern Appalachian Artist Guild (SAAG) National Juried Show with her oil painting “Rose’n’Shine”, judged by noted artist Lori Putnam. Amongst Lori’s many honors are OPA, Salmagundi Club, and the American Impressionist Society. This painting was created during the Annual Rose Festival plein-air paint-out last fall 2013 in Thomasville, Georgia. Of the 380 entries, only 130 pieces reached the finals. Opening Reception is October 25 2014 at The Art Center for the Southern Appalachian Artist Guild and the Blue Ridge Mountains Artists Association, Georgia.
“Abandoned on Apalachee Bay” by AAA Director Lynn Wilson has been accepted in the 2014 Appalachian Pastel Society National Exhbition at the Bascom Center for the Visual Arts, Highlands, NC. Her work was selected from among many fine entries and will be received at the Bascom September 15-19. The exhibition will be up until January 4, 2015. Juror Stan Sperlak is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, amongst others. http://www.thebascom.org/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=198977 http://pastelsocietyofnc.com/blog/
This Pastel won Honorable Mention in the November 2013 Annual Juried Show of the NFPS, North Florida Pastel Society.