Painting the Region 2011

Jim Draper gave a plein air workshop Saturday, October 1st at the Stockton property in South Ponte Vedra Beach. Photo by Robert Leedy.

This week, I have devoted my days to plein air painting in North Florida’s coastal areas as part of “Painting the Region” sponsored by The North Florida Land Trust and the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. I am thrilled to be invited to their annual event ! 40+ artists from Florida, Georgia and North Carolina will be painting outdoors from Mayport south to Vilano Beach.

The public is invited to come watch and various activities will coincide with the event throughout the week. At the end of each painting day, artists will display their freshly painted works at participating restaurants while the growing cumulative collection will be housed and on display at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. The original paintings will be available for sale daily at the Cultural Center and at various Happy Hour venues (see below). Saturday evening will mark the closing night of the event with a gala reception held at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra. Tickets are required for the Saturday evening party. (see below).

List of Participating Artists:

Spectators will be able to track individual artists’ daily painting locations at www.paintingtheregion.com  – AND – I have set up my own GPS realtime tracking system on my blog site www.robertleedy.com (I don’t always sit still!) Click here to find out WHERE IS ROBERT LEEDY PAINTING?

My GPS will be activated early Monday morning through Saturday. And of course, I will be painting in watercolor…

ORIGINAL ART SALES:

Original works of art will be for sale daily. Artists are donating 30% of the sales to The North Florida Land Trust and 10% to The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. This is a great way to support local environmental efforts, cultural institutions and the artists themselves!

DAILY SCHEDULE:

MONDAY: Artists will be painting in Mayport  10 am – 4 pm. Meet & Greet at Singleton’s Seafood Shack, Mayport from 4 pm – 7 pm. Artists’ works from the day will be displayed in the restaurant.

TUESDAY: Artists will be painting in Hannah Park & Old Atlantic Beach  10 am – 4 pm. Happy Hour at Ragtime Tavern, Atlantic Beach from 4 pm – 7 pm. Artists’ works from the day will be displayed in the restaurant.

WEDNESDAY: Artists will be painting in Jacksonville Beach  10 am – 4 pm. Happy Hour at The Pier Restaurant, Jacksonville Beach from 4 pm – 7 pm. Artists’ works from the day will be displayed in the restaurant.

THURSDAY: Artists will be painting in Vilano Beach  10 am – 4 pm. Happy Hour at Beaches at Vilano Restaurant, Vilano Beach from 4 pm – 7 pm. Artists’ works from the day will be displayed in the restaurant.

SATURDAY: Artists will be painting Guana Preserve  10 am – 4 pm. An Evening of Color Patron’s Party at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach (50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach) 7 pm – 10 pm. Cocktails, appetizers, art & live music. Tickets available: $30 Single; $50 Couple; $100 VIP Admission for 2 (includes $50 coupon towards the purchase of a painting). Call 904-285-7020 to purchase or go online: BUY TICKETS ONLINE!

Local Interests Map – This is an excellent Google Maps link which highlights things and places of interest throughout the Painting the Region boundaries.

Spectator Guidebook

READ MORE:

The North Florida Land Trust

The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach

I hope you can make it out! – Robert

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