Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Blog

Sarah Rakes and Mike Esslinger Visit

July 25th, 2015

The gallery got a dose of happy when Sarah and Mike visited on July 24 and 25 for the summer show, In Full Bloom. Both Sarah's paintings and Mike's metal art draw their inspiration from the garden.

A Visit from Mary Proctor

June 30th, 2015

Fans of Missionary Mary Proctor enjoyed visiting (and singing with her, too!) this past weekend during her pop-up show.

Gift of Folk Art to the Dr. Phillips Foundation

June 24th, 2015

Folk art makes a great gift! We were so pleased when Carter Jones, District VP for the YMCA of Central Florida selected Pat Juneau's Tower of Children to present as a gift to the Dr. Phillips Foundation. The colorful stack of playful children is such a fitting expression of the YMCA's mission for youth development.

The tower will reside in the lobby of the Dr. Phillips Foundation as a show of gratitude from the YMCA for all that the foundation has done to support them.

Shown here are Dan Wilcox (L), CEO and President of YMCA of Central Florida presenting the Tower of Children sculpture to Ken Robinson, of the Dr. Phillips Foundation.

A Visit from Charlie Lucas

May 22nd, 2015

We were thrilled to host The Tin Man, Charlie Lucas from Alabama for his Florida debut show on Friday, May 22. With a lush coffee table book published by The University of Alabama Press, Charlie spent time signing books and embellishing the endpages with animated doodles. On Saturday morning, we heard story upon story of Charlie's childhood and the people who have influenced his art. His show will be up through June 21.

Serving up Some Hospitality

May 1st, 2015

We love welcoming new visitors to the gallery along with our tried and true friends and collectors. This weekend, we are serving up some sweet tea to thirsty patrons of the St. Johns River Fesitval of the Arts, happening on the streets of Sanford on Saturday, May 2 from 10am to 6pm and on Sunday, May 3 from 10am to 5pm. If you're in the neighborhood, please stop by and say hello...the gallery is just chock full of fabulous folk art.