Welcome to The Jacksonville Artists Guild

October 9th, 2017 – Paul Ladnier

“The Colors of Cuba” – Paul Ladnier, Professor Emeritus, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, taught painting and drawing for more than forty years. Upon his retirement UNF honored him with a $25,000 eponymous student painting scholarship. He received the MFA degree from Syracuse University and the BFA degree from Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida. The recipient of many awards, he has also had many one-artist exhibitions, participated in numerous group shows and is an invited artist to many plein-air competitions and events, including the prestigious, yearly, Publisher’s invitational; “Paint the Adirondacks,” and this year’s; Publishers Invitational, Cuba. He has been a member of the Society of Illustrators and in 2017 he was elected to the prestigious new Yourk Salmagundi Club. Paul continues to paint, exhibit his works, teach privately, and conduct painting workshops.

More information about Paul can be found at https://www.paulladnierfineart.com
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November 13th, 2017 – Ron Episcopo

"You’re Never Too Old to Discover Your Wild Thing" While always interested in art as a child, Ron took his parents’ advice and pursued a professional career. At the age of 62 he became actively engaged in his true passion-art. Mixed media best describes Ron’s work. However, he is always exploring and expanding into new art areas including combining photography and tissue/art paper and paint. Ron has won numerous awards for his art but is most proud of the very first “3rd place” award in his first exhibition

January 15, 2018 – Larry Wilson

"Art Making- Inspiration, Exploration & Execution" Place a piece of clay in Larry Wilson’s hands and soon you’ll see the beginnings of a sculpture possessing a unique calmness of beauty. Larry maintains a studio at CoRK and his work can also be found on Instagram (Larrywilsonartist). Wilson has exhibited his work in national museums and galleries including the Cummer Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville.

More information about Larry can be found at http://www.larrywilsonartist.comy

February 12, 2018 – Mary Ann Miller

"From Sketchbook to Printed Page: The Story of the Blue Vase Books" After retiring as an art educator, Mary Ann still continues with her profession as a watercolor artist. For the past 22 years she has traveled to various parts of the world -including all corners of the United States- sketching. Sketchbooks from these trips resulted in her published “Blue Vase” book series. Mary Ann’s work in transparent watercolor has been recognized in Florida and Europe.

March 12 2018 – Sandra Baker Hinton

"Trying New Things" The love of outdoors, inspired by growing up in the Appalachian Mountains, is the dominant theme threated throughout Sandra’s paintings. Her various paintings of Sea Turtles and other natural life forms are meant to interpret, not document what she sees or experiences. Sandra often presents her art form from an aerial view perspective adding to elements of interest and mystery, which in turn, compels the viewer to look deeper-things not apparent on first glance.

April 9, 2018 – Liz Murphy Thomas

"Social Media Promotion for Artists" Liz works in the mediums of photography, video, digital media, and alternative materials including fiber arts. Her qualification makes her an excellent resource for artists seeking to learn more about digital and web site promotion. Liz has been a Professor of Digital Media at Florida State College at Jacksonville since 2012.

May 14th - Jeffrey Luque

"Impulse and Intuition" A self-taught artist, Jeffery has gained notable attention over the years primarily from his oversized, highly detailed, floral oil paintings. His imagery is taken from the many diverse and close-up images of flowers he photographs. “I want to try to show the beauty and isolation of flowers and how this relates to our lives”. After returning to Jacksonville from out West, Jeffery started work on his “Girl with Flowers” series. He is a resident artist at CoRK.

June 2018

"Azaleas to Zinnias" A unique duet of floral works by JAG members is coming to the Cummer Museum and Gardens and The Berdy Dental Group. Wine & Cheese Reception at the Cummer June 6th 5:30-7:30 followed by a Dessert Reception at the Berdy Dental Group (Members check the Exhibitions page for an application)