Virtual Gallery: Love My City, Best in Show Finalists
Please enjoy the following compilation of the "Best in Show" finalists from our "Love My City" photo contest.
Upcoming Exhibit at the Museum
The Bayshores of Safety Harbor
Tour the Museum while enjoying the bayshore art and photography gallery, the history of shells, bay fishing, shark teeth and other coastal treasures. Visit the Museum Friday, May 28th from 6-9pm for our free Bayshores of Safety Harbor Open House.
Currently on Exhibit at City Hall
Glenn Smith Studios
After studying art and painting for four years at Central Michigan University, my artistic aspirations took a backseat to establishing a business career and raising a family. It's only been within the last six years that my passion for art and painting has been renewed. I've been fortunate to have studied under accomplished artists who have encouraged me to continue to pursue my painting in a more serious way. I have since been invited to exhibit my works in public shows and have become active in organizations such as The Dunedin Fine Arts Center, PAVA (Professional Association of Visual Artists), the Professional Acrylic Artist - USA, and the Mountainside Art Guild. I have begun to sell my paintings and have accepted commission assignments.
The majority of my work is done in heavy body Acrylic paint although I do enjoy the textures and effects that mixed media can create. Creating unique colors that reflect the many moods of nature is one prevalent feature of many of my works. The texture often seen in my paintings is created by applying liberal layers of gesso to the blank canvas or by heavy application of paint with a brush or palette knife.
Nature and the outdoors are often reflected in my paintings. I am an avid hiker and mountain climber. Fly fishing the many rivers and lakes throughout Colorado and kayaking the beautiful streams and marshes in Florida gives me the perfect opportunity to be part of the outdoors. With camera and sketch book in hand I am always searching for that scene or vista that evokes a feeling I want to share and remember. That wonder, that feeling of calm and contentment is what is so rewarding to capture on canvas.
Currently on Exhibit at the Library
Carole was born and raised in New York City and her art reflects her life experiences as a native New Yorker, capturing the architecture of this dynamic, bold world.
Her acrylic paintings on canvas often suggest an industrialized, commercial, mercantile metropolis. In blurring the distinctions between what is real and what is imagined, her paintings suggest the city's structures and define and exploit the reflections and shadows that provide layers and definition to the work.
Her years of designing as a graphic artist influence her art and inform her work. She sees a raw energy and beauty that emanates from the interplay of light reflected on constructed shapes. These architectural patterns, lines and shadows - communicated through abstract design - project and convey her vision of the contemporary urban world.
Susan Mayhew is a self-taught, award winning glass artist who started working with glass in 2012. She works in her home studio in Dunedin, Florida. She is inspired by nature and brings bright colors and texture into her work. This inspires her audience to touch the glass rather than be intimidated by the fragility of glass. She has served as the treasurer and on the board of the Creative Artists Guild of Dunedin and is a 3rd year member of the Tarpon Springs Artists Association. She has earned a Best in Show, second place, third place, two honorable mentions and an Artist of the Month.
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For more information about the City Galleries, email Christine McWilliams or call 727-724-1562 ext. 1504.