Welcome to The Jacksonville Artists Guild

October 10, 2016 – Doug Eng, Special Event at CoRK Arts District, 2689 Rosselle St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

The Power of Personal Projects – A strategy for producing meaningful art. After struggling with focus, productivity, and dedication to art-making, making art deeply personal became Doug Eng’s formula to finding inspiration, courage, and direction. Doug discusses his process for selection, research, production, and exhibition for several recent projects to share his struggles and victories with fellow artists on the same path.

More information about Doug can be found at www.dougengart.com
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November 14, 2016 – Princess Simpson Rashid

My current body of work explores the relationship between color, perception and symbolism. In my art making process, I usually start by intuitively making marks and placing colors, text or shapes next to each other. I call this a process of “controlled spontaneity”. My paintings are stories. My characters are shapes like circles and squares and elements like lines, text and numbers. They are the symbols I use because of their accessibility to everyone. My goal is always to encourage more people to see the relationship between science and art.

January 9, 2017 – Jenny Hager

Jenny K. Hager is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of North Florida, where she has been teaching since 2006. Interested in a variety of processes and materials, including steel, cast iron, post-it notes, video, wood, digital photography and found objects, she finds inspiration in dreams, objects from her childhood, gadgets, sea life and other curiosities. Hager is also interested in the idea that sculpture creates a sense of space. Her large-scale public work led her to open “Sculpture Walk,” a sculpture park in downtown Jacksonville in 2014.

More information about Jenny can be found at www.havic.org/jenny

February 13, 2017 – Kate Garcia-Rouh

Kate Garcia Rouh has been an active, exhibiting artist in Jacksonville for over thirty years. Kate also has taught in the Duval County Public Schools for almost twenty years. Kate is currently the Art Resource teacher at West Riverside Elementary School.

RouxArt,Inc., is Kate Garcia Rouh & Kenny Rouh. They have designed, installed mosaic art in public setting throughout the city of Jacksonville. Installations may be seen in Murray Hill, Community First Credit Union, Mirrored River Walk and many others. Roux Arts has been awarded several grants, as well as receiving a Spark Grant from the Cultural Council in May 2014, and an Art Ventures Grant from the Community Foundation in Jacksonville.

March 13 2017 – Shaun Thurston

Shaun Thurston was born in 1979 in Jacksonville, Florida. After graduating from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, he attended Florida School of the Arts in Palatka then transferred to the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia with a portfolio scholarship. But he left when a professor told him he didn't need a degree and student loan debt to make a living with his art. He has completed more than fifty commissions since his early twenties, as well as hundreds of personal and public works. His artwork has been included in exhibitions at The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and Art Basel in Miami. His murals appear throughout Jacksonville and Atlanta.

April 10, 2017 – Brian Frus

Brian Frus began working with glass in 1996. He is currently the Assistant Professor of Art, Head of Glass Art at Jacksonville University. Brian has served as the Director of Education at Urban Glass in New York City and as Assistant Facilities Manager and Hot Shop Coordinator at the Pittsburgh Glass Center. As an active member of the Glass Art Society, teaching and exhibiting both nationally and internationally. His works may be found in both public and private collections.

More information about Brian can be found at www.BrianFrus.com

May 8, 2017 – Kathy Stark

Kathy Stark a Jacksonville native, graduated from Furman University with a BA in Studio Arts and attended University of Florida post baccalaureate studies.

Kathy has worked in the motion picture industry, served as a youth director, and painted, sculpted and designed for a group that creates environments for entertainment attractions, museums and zoos.

Fourteen years ago Kathy resumed her full time pursuit as a professional fine artist. She works in watercolors and is especially interested in painting large images of her beloved North Florida wilderness surroundings. In 2013, The Wilderness of North Florida’s Parks project culminated in the publication of a family friendly book, we well as, a traveling art exhibit.