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NEW ZEALAND SHOW, May-June

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.

Featured Artists:
Barbara Greco-Potash
Joan Vienot
Lisa Passin
Barrett Edwards
Mary Lou Dauray
Elaine Hahn
Jinx Constine
Aida Garrity
Elisabeth Ferber
Charlene Lane
Veronica Brown
Richard Lindenberg
Lynn Wilson

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).

See the Facebook Event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1447628522202815/

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PleinAir magazine – New Zealand TRIP ARTISTS SHOW – May & June 2017 

Richard Lindenberg “Queenstown Gap”

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.

Photographer Joan Lea Miller: “Vanishing Tribes in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley”

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.

Photographer Joan Lea Miller

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.

“Art of the Oyster” Fundraiser, Paint Party, Exhibit and Auction

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.

Apalachicola-School-of-ArtThe 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.

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“Rose’n’Shine” selected into the prestigious Southern Appalachian Artist Guild (SAAG) National Juried Show

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.

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“Abandoned on Apalachee Bay” accepted in the 2014 Appalachian Pastel Society National Exhbition

“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.

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