Please join the Blue Door Artists during the Second Saturday Artwalk, October 11th, 5-8PM. The featured artist is Casey Matthews, who will be exhibiting brand new work, and celebrating 12 years in her studio. Casey creates rich paintings with multi-media surfaces that are both visually intriguing and full of energy. They incorporate expressive color, movement, and strong elements of design. From a distance, her works impose a singular statement of color, composition and tone; viewed closely, they suggest a complex narrative that is multi-hued and textured. 205 ½ Centre Street, historic Downtown Fernandina Beach. Regular hours Monday – Saturday, 11AM-5PM. For more information call 904-556-1119 or 904-491-7733. http://www.bluedoorartists.com or http://www.caseymatthews.com.
As part of Fernandina Beach, Florida’s Second Saturday Artwalk on April 12th, the Blue Door at 205-1/2 Centre Street will be highlighting the work of Georganna, a well known local landscape and still life painter. Make your way to the top of the stairs to join her and the other artists in their studios and to enjoy the range of work that can be seen there.
Open Studios . November 9th . 5-8PM . Second Saturday Artwalk
We would love to have you visit the artists studios from 5-8PM on Saturday, November 9th. November and December are a wonderful time to visit, as most of the artists are producing smaller pieces of art and special items for gift-giving. Some of these items include holiday greeting cards, smaller paintings, bags, scarves, jewelry, and more. We are located at 205 1/2 Centre Street in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Look for the blue door and the colorful stairs. Regular hours re Monday thru Saturday, 11-5PM. For more information, call 904-491-7733.
Carol Sprovtsoff . August 10th . 5-8PM
Please join us Saturday, August 10th from 5-8 PM for the Second Saturday Artwalk in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach. Carol Sprovtsoff will be the featured artist this month at Blue Door Artists and exhibiting her paintings that showcase beautiful Amelia Island; from the pristine beaches and scenic salt marshes to the bountiful wild life and historic Fernandina Beach. Resident Blue Door Artists, Sharon Haffey, Sharon Badenoch, Georganna Mullis, Lynette Holmes, Casey Matthews, Liz Dion, Theresa Daily and Suzanne Batchelor will be showing their collections as well. Look for the colorful staircase located between Go Fish and the Amelia Island Coffee Shop. 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.
Theresa Daily . Second Saturday Artwalk . July 13th . 5-8PM
Please join the Blue Door Artists on Saturday, July 13, from 5-8PM for the Second Saturday Artwalk. The Blue Door featured artist is Theresa Daily. In her signature watercolor style, she will be introducing vibrant new work in acrylics, inspired by the natural beauty of Amelia Island. These will include both impressionistic & abstract pieces, as well as additions to her ongoing “Horizon” 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 Mon-Sat, 11AM-5PM. For more information, please call Theresa, 904.556.7783.
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.
Second Saturday Artwalk . Blue Door Artists . Sharon Haffey
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