Blue Springs, Gemini Springs or Green Springs
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Gateway Center for the Arts invites you to participate in Art Springs Eternal - a plein air paint out and exhibit which will showcase three beautiful springs of the St. John's River. Artists are invited to participate by painting on location at one of three area springs: Blue Springs; Gemini Springs or Green Springs during the period of April 4-7.
After painting in one of these three magnificent parks, the artist is encouraged to submit up to three paintings for an exhibit entitled Art Springs Eternal to take place at Gateway Center for the Arts from April 29 through June 22. Art Springs Eternal is a nod to our state's 500th birthday and part of our celebration of VIVA Florida 500. It was a myth that Juan Ponce de Leon came to Florida hoping to find the Fountain of Youth, but one visit to a Florida spring will certainly rejuvenate your mindset and make you understand how this myth might have been propagated.
There is no fee to participate in the paint out, although there is a fee of $25 to submit one image for inclusion in the exhibition at GCA, and $15 per additional image, with a maximum of three total pieces submitted for exhibition.
How to Enter
* participate in the paint out at one of the following: Blue Springs; Gemini Springs or Green Springs during the period of April 4-7, 2013.
* bring your painting(s) and a check for $25 for one entry and $15 per additional, (maximum of three)payable to Gateway Center for the Arts on either April 19 or 20 and fill out entry form.
Exhibiting at Gateway
Your painting(s) will be exhibited at Gateway in either the formal gallery or the theater gallery, at the discretion of the Gateway staff. If your piece(s) is sold, GCA will retain a 40% commission from sales by non-member artists and 30% from the sale of a painting by an artist who is a member of Gateway Center for the Arts. Pieces may not exceed 72" in any one direction. All paintings must be suitably framed with wood, metal or plastic and use screw eyes and wire on the back. For unframed canvases, those with exposed unfinished and stapled edges are not acceptable.
Blue Springs is a first magnitude spring and is located at 2450 W. French Avenue, Orange City, Florida. Park hours are 8:00 am until sundown. For directions click here
Gemini Springs, a second magnitude spring, is located at 37 Dirksen Drive, Debary, Florida. Park hours are sunrise to sunset. For directions click here
Green Springs, a third magnitude spring, is located at 994 Enterprise Osteen Road, Deltona, Florida. It, too, is open sunrise to sunset. For directions click here
Paintings for the exhibit need to be delivered to Gateway on Friday, April 19 (between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm) or Saturday, April 20 (between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm). The exhibition will open on Sunday, April 28 and there will be an opening reception from 2-4 pm.
For more information contact Gateway Center for the Arts at 386-668-5553, or email Mary Waldroff at firstname.lastname@example.org.