Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Blog

Celebrating in Retro Style

November 12th, 2016

We are all decked out for our holiday kick-off in our minty green shirtwaist dresses, sewn by Jeanine! Our inspiration is the gorgeous and elegant retro-themed tree with handpainted ornaments in hues of mint green, flame red, and muted champagne. It's a knock out tree and the gallery is looking merry and bright in every corner. Hope you can stop by for some holiday cheer. We'll have a plate of cookies out every weekend from now til year's end. 

ReMastered 3.0

November 5th, 2016

The circus has arrived! That's what it feels like when Trent Manning unpacks his trailer full of a provocative menagerie of clowns, misfits, and drifters. This is the third year that we have hosted a pop-up show for Trent in November as we kick off the flurry of holidays. 

This year, Trent has added painting back into his bag of tricks. He credits his 7 year old daughter Harlow with inspiring him to dabble in paint again. Using found objects as stencils, he frames his subjects with familiar patterns. 

Meet Trent on Nov. 19 during Sanford Art Walk from 6-9pm. The show will be in our main gallery through November 20. 

Photo at right is opening night, with Howard Marks, Jeanine, and Trent. 

As Spirits in Sanford Approaches, Halloween Takes Over the Gallery!

September 30th, 2016

We are thrilled to be celebrating the 8th year of our Halloween art show, Spirits in Sanford! The fun kicks off Friday, September 30th with a Champagne Preview Party by advanced reservation. This intimate gathering of artists and collectors will be fully decked out with all things Halloween, hors d'oeuvres, and bubbly! Tickets to Friday's event is $20 per person and includes free entry to Saturday's festivities.

If Champagne isn't your thing, don't fret! We open the show to the public on Saturday 9am-3pm. Admission is $5 per person. With 13 artists coming from all over the country, Saturday's event is sure to have you feeling spooktacular and endlessly inspired. 

For more information call the gallery 407-323-2774.

It's not Heavy Metal

August 19th, 2016

When Chris Beck hauls his trailer to town, we know the gallery is going to be full of metal...old, rusty, crusty metal. Lots of it. When he unloads the trailer, all the goods are wrapped in packing blankets. And then, the surprise happens....his rusty metal is painted in beautiful, soft pastels. The transformation from old and rusty to soft and light happens under the rubber mallett that Chris swings countless times in his workshop. The application of many layers of paint give each piece a patina that looks both aged and loved. Like your favorite pair of jeans. Yes, we love it when Chris comes to town with his not so heavy metal!

The show is up August 20 - September 25.  

Feelin the Love

August 6th, 2016

What a splendid celebration we had on Saturday afternoon! The magazine release party was the perfect reason to throw a party and invite guests to join us in looking back over the many chapters of Jeanine's amazing life and career journey. We thank all of our devoted friends and folk art fans for your support over the years. We wouldn't be here if not for you!