June 3, 2013
Second Saturday Artwalk . June 8th . 5-8 PM
Please join us Saturday, June 8th from 5-8 PM for the Second Saturday Artwalk in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach. This month we will be celebrating the art of Sharon Badenoch with a special tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the Shrimp Festival. Sharon’s paintings are frequently inspired by the Florida landscape and local surroundings. Regular hours are Monday – Saturday, 11AM – 5PM, located at 205 1/2 Centre Street. Look for the Blue Door and colorful stairs. For more information please call 904.491.7733.
May 6, 2013
Second Saturday Artwalk . Blue Door Artists . Sharon Haffey
Sharon Haffey “Mirror Lake”
Please join us this weekend to meet our new artist, Sharon Haffey. Please join us for a reception to meet the artist and view her contemporary landscapes during the Second Saturday Artwalk on May 11th from 5-8 PM. Sharon is a colorist who paints primarily in acrylics and oils and whose work is intended to convey a playful sense of place rather than a realistic depiction of subject matter. Through the use of layering, her work has a richness that gives dimension to otherwise simplistic forms. It is the balance of logic and intuition. Inspiration comes primarily from the beauty in nature observed during travel and in her immediate surroundings and each piece is designed to convey positive energy and emotion to the observer.
It was two years ago that Sharon moved to Fernandina but it instantly felt like home. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, she calls herself a “permanent nomad” and lived in seven states and Spain before settling here. It was through exposure to the different scenery Haffey encountered in her travels that she developed a keener appreciation for the uniqueness of different environments. After studying art at Ohio State University, she taught, and eventually turned in her grade book for full time work as an artist. She spent time as an Artist in Residence at the Nantucket School of Art and Design and currently enjoys teaching color workshops at the Island Art Association. In addition to her paintings, a collection of Sharon’s photography is currently on display. Look for the gallery’s blue doors between Island Coffee and Go Fish leading to the colorful staircase. Regular hours are Monday-Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm. For more information, call 904.310.9194 or 904.491.7733 – and please visit Sharon’s personal website : www.sharonhaffey.com
Sharon Haffey “Birds Eye View”
April 8, 2013
Please join us Saturday, April 13th from 5-8 PM for the Second Saturday Artwalk in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach. This month we will be celebrating “Spring, & New Beginnings.” Come see how your favorite artist has been inspired by the recent change in season. Regular hours are Monday – Saturday, 11AM – 5PM, located at 205 1/2 Centre Street. Look for the blue door and colorful stairs. For more information please call 904.491.7733 or visit http://www.bluedoorartists.com.
February 7, 2013
Second Saturday Artwalk . February 9th . 5-8PM
Lynette Holmes “Secluded Isle”
Fiber artist, Lynette Holmes, will be exhibiting her new fabric land and seascape “paintings” at the Blue Door Artists studios on Saturday evening, February 9th, 5 – 8 pm. Lynette manipulates colored silk and rayon fabrics to create her vision of oceans, beaches and marshes. The Blue Door Artists studios are located at 205 1/2 Centre St. in historic downtown Fernandina Beach. Look for the gallery’s blue doors (between Island Coffee and Go Fish) leading to the colorful stairway. Regular hours are Monday – Saturday 11am – 5pm. For more information call 904-557-1187.
October 12, 2012
The Blue Door artists will participate in the monthly Artrageous Art Walk on Saturday evening, October 13th, from 5 to 8 pm. Featured artist will be Sharon Badenoch with her “Impressions of Amelia” in acrylic and watercolor. Sharon is inspired by the colorful and lush Floridian inspiration that surrounds her on a daily basis.
The Blue Door gallery and studios are located at 205 1/2 Centre St. in historic downtown Fernandina Beach. (Look for the blue doors between Seattle’s Best Coffee and Go Fish leading to the colorful staircase.) Regular hours are Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, call 904-491-7733 or visit or http://www.bluedoorartists.com.
August 9, 2012
Saturday, August 11th . Blue Door Art Studios . 5-8PM
Please join us Saturday, August 11th from 5-8PM at the Blue Door Art Studios for the Second Saturday ArtWalk. Our featured artist for the month of August is Theresa Daily. She will be introducing new work in acrylics inspired by the natural beauty of Amelia Island. In her signature watercolor style, these will include new expressionistic and stylized pieces, as well as additions to her ongoing “Horizons” series. Enjoy an open studio tour and visit the creative spaces of all nine artists that represent the Blue Door Artists Studio/Gallery. Regular business hours are Monday thru Saturday, 11AM-5PM. For more information, please call Theresa at 904.556.7783 or the Blue Door, 904.491.7733.