Welcome to The Jacksonville Artists Guild

2019-2020 Season Schedule

*Open to Non-Members, Registration Required

October 14, 2019

Anniversary Kick-Off Painting Demonstration

Artists Anna Miller, Kevin Arthur, and Pablo Rivera will be conducting a painting demonstration during the JAG Season Opener.

Anna Miller Bio: I have been drawing ever since I could hold a pencil. My mother recognized my talent, and encouraged me to start my journey on the long road of art education. In my early teens, I enrolled in a college level art school. Later I was accepted at the National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture of Ukraine. After earning my Masters in Painting, I began teaching art at college level. I worked as a college faculty member for twelve years and then decided to pursue a Masters in Fine Arts at the Academy of Art University, San Fransisco, California.

Additional Bio Information: www.amilarte.com

Kevin Arthur Bio: I am a self taught artist with a lifelong fascination with art, particularly the human form and portraiture. I also enjoy plein air and still life in all mediums. I belong to several figure and portrait groups within the Jacksonville area. I studied with several local artists as well as national known artists, such as Kevin Beilfuss, Romel de la Torre, Kerry Dunn, Carolyn Anderson and Robert Liberace.

Additional Bio Information: www.artleaguejax.org/artists

Pablo Rivera Bio: Pablo graduated from Cooper Union Art School in NYC as well as attended workshops at the School of Visual Arts and Educational Alliance in NYC. Exhibited in New Jersey, New York, Conneticut, Rhode Island, California and Florida. Locally exhibited with The St. Augustine Art Association, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Jacksonville, The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra, Art After Dark, The Art Center of Jacksonville, the Coalition of Visual Arts, The Adele Grage Cultural Center in Atlantic Beach and The Southlight Gallery.

Additional Bio Information: www.artleaguejax.org/artists

 

 

November 11, 2019

The Batik Process

Wendy Tatter will demonstrate the Batik process using beeswax, fabric, dyes, paper, and brushes.

 

Wendy Tatter Bio: Although she was born in Baltimore, Maryland, Wendy always felt the call of the islands. Abandoning her studies at Virginia Commonwelath University to follow her tropical infatuation, Tatter lived in the West Indies, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Brasil.

 

Tatter was introduced to the art of batik in Mexico while attending Instituto Allende. Fascinated by the technique, she has developed a style all her own. Her work often reflects the people and places from her travels and has been exhibited worldwide. 

 

Additional Bio Information: www.wbtattergallery.com

 

 

 

January 13, 2020

The Art of Furniture Making

Matt Lackey Bio: Matt Lackey is a furniture maker in Jacksonville, FL. While studying abroad in Japan during his college studies in 1996, he crafted his first piece of furniture and has enjoyed working with the art from ever since. He is new to the Jacksonville area, relocating from Portland, Oregon in search of an affordable city to continue his pursuit of wood making. On his first day of employment at Sharp Labs in Oregon, he walked into the break room and heard a few employess discussing wood making. He used that as a sign to pursue his passion and transitioned into full time furniture making. Matt creates custom furniture pieces that he markets online or through designers. 

Additional Photos of His Work: www.instagram.com/distilled_furniture

Feburary 10, 2020

Abstract-Oil-Acrylic Session

Anna Miller Bio: I have been drawing ever since I could hold a pencil. My mother recognized my talent and encouraged me to start my journey on the long road of art education. In my early teens, I enrolled in a college level art school. Later I was accepted at the National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture of Ukraine. After earning my Masters in Painting, I began teaching art at college level. I worked as a college faculty member for twelve years and then decided to pursue a Masters in Fine Arts at the Academy of Art University, San Fransisco, California. 

Additional Bio Information: www.amilarte.com

 

 

 

March 9, 2020

Animation and Film Studio Session

Stephanie Pyren-Fortel Bio: Stephanie Pyren-Fortel's art is a mixture encompassing the energetic essence of modern and the live sensibility of the old masters. Competent in all medias, oils, watercolors, pastels and graphics; she has exhibited in one man shows and groups nationally and internationally, France, Bangkok, Holland and throughout the United States. In 1989, she moved to Barbizon, France to become involved in the "New Barbizon School of Arts" with artist Jacques Harvey. While in France, Stephanie was commisioned to paint and the American Animation Co. based in Los Angeles asked her to teach painting for the upcoming animation show "Tiny Toons." She was then hired by Warner Brothers and relocated to California with her husband to pursue a career in animation which consisted of charachter design and background painting. 

Additional Bio Information: www.stephaniepyren-finearts.com

April 13, 2020

Plein Air Painter Showcase

Randy Pitts Bio: Randy pitts graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of South Florida in 1982 with a concentration in Drawing and Printmaking. Having a career in the commercial arts, it wasn't until 2001 that Randy began painting. Since 2001, Randy has become devoted to painting the landscape on location and the challenges of capturing the light form and shape it provides. He has continued his education by attending numerous workshops, including Scott Christensen's intensive ten-day workshops in 2008. Currently, Randy exhibits in many local and regional shows. He is represented in Jacksonville by Corse Gallery & Atelier.

Additional Bio Information: www.randypittsfinearts.com

May 11, 2020

Visual Art

Marisa Yow Bio: Working predominantly between the territories of drawing and painting, small-to-large-scale, Marisa Yow produces works to create an atmosphere that is simultaneously visually and emotionally thought-provoking. "Communication, the ability to evoke an emotional connection with another individual on a level that is farther felt than something that could be verbally communicated within the seconds of a meeting, is what I'm striving for." Her paintings primarily are large-scale figurative works that are seemingly instinctual, bold, and lush. Her drawings are often smaller in scale, offering an intimacy and warmth. Her unconventional compositions and use of implied narratives further trigger the imaginiation of the viewer creating a dialog that would not just confirm what is observed, but would allow questioning about what is not presented. 

Additional Bio Information: www.marisayow.com