Isle Of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Coming In May

This will be our seventh time at this art festival in Fernandina Beach in eight art festival seasons. As I’ve mentioned beforeprevious, Amelia Island goes all out for this festival with parades, pageants, fireworks, etc. They are expecting around 135 thousand visitors this year. The art festival part is open from 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday, May 4th and on Sunday from 10 to 5. Come find us in Booth 204. For more information, see their website (www.shrimpfestival.com).

Nancy Gets Award of Excellence at Cedar Key

Last updated on July 7th, 2019 at 08:06 am

Cedar Key Award of Excellence
At the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts at the end of Marchannounced, Nancy received an Award of Excellence. As I remember, she was the only photographer to win this award (although I am unable to confirm this). This award is even more special considering that last year we weren’t even accepted by the jurists into the festival. Recognition like this is always appreciated.

Melbourne Art Festival Will Be Last Weekend In April

This will be our fifth consecutive time participating in this eventprevious. It is free to the public and will be open from 9 am to 5 pm both Saturday, April 27th, and Sunday. They are expecting 49 thousand visitors to 250 artists around a lake in Wickham Park. Other activities include a 5k run, KidsWorld, children’s workshops, and continuous live entertainment. You can go to their website (www.melbournearts.org) for more information.

Nancy Proudly Places 1st In Photography At Pembroke Pines

At Artfest In The Pines last weekendannounced, Nancy received 1st Place In Photography. There were four other photographers. As you may recall, last year she was the third best photographer of threeblog. Needless to say, we were thrilled to receive this award.

I don’t know if this award was because of or in spite of her comments to some of the judges about judging biases at art festivals (which she expanded on in her acceptance speech at the award dinner). I had already started an article based on comments we received about photographers’ use of canvas from the judges of a large art festival last fall (tentatively titled “Tell It To The Judge”), but because of our current schedule, I have no idea when that article will be ready. Stay tuned.

The Spring Arts Festival At Santa Fe College In Gainesville Starts April 6th

Last updated on March 11th, 2019 at 11:43 am

This will be their fiftieth annual festival, and our second appearance (our first was in 2015announced).  It will be along historic Northeast 1st Street, between 2nd and 8th Avenues.


The college expects around 100,000 visitors to 190 artists. There will also be live music and dance performances. It is open from 9 am to 5:30 pm on Saturday and noon to 5 on Sunday. You can go to their website, www.sfcollege.edu/spring-arts/index for more information whe it becomes available.

St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival Starts March 22nd

 

Although we’ve had our booth on Francis Field beforeprior, this is our first time at the Lions Seafood Festival.  The Lions Club is expecting 22 thousand visitors to one hundred artists.  The hours for the art festival are 3 pm to 7:30 on Friday, March 22, 10 am to 7:30 on Saturday, and as shown below on Sunday.  There is an entrance fee.  For more information, go to lionsfestival.com.

 

Flyer for Lions Seafood Festival

Nancy Wins Award In F.W.F. Photo Contest

Last updated on July 7th, 2019 at 09:04 am

The Florida Wildlife Federation (F.W.F.)about just announced the ten winners of its annual photography contestlink. Nancy had entered seven images covering seven of the eight categories for which her images were eligible and wound up winning the Flowers category with her image “Ghost Orchid”.

Ghost Orchid
Winner of Flowers Category

We were hoping Nancy’s favorite image, “Osprey Family”, would win an award but the judges obviously preferred the yawning grebe. Oh, well. We are still thrilled with our results.