Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Blog

Celebrating Six Years of Spirits in Sanford!

September 26th, 2014

In 2009, we launched our inaugural Spirits in Sanford Halloween Art Show with three talented artists. With the fervor of Halloween art enthusiasts and a fan base for original collectibles, we have grown the show in size and fun factor. This year, we are pleased to have 12 artists coming from all parts of Florida and several more from out of state. You like us....you really like us!

Over the next week we will be transforming the gallery into a backdrop of spooky delight. Our Friday evening Champane Cocktail Preview Party is renowned. If you'd like to join in the fun, while getting the first look at all the creative goodies, please reserve your ticket by calling the gallery. The event is October 3 from 6 to 8pm. ($20 per person, including free entry to the show on Saturday)

On Saturday, October 4 we open the show to the public, $5 entry at the door, 10am - 4pm. You can expect a delightful variety of Halloween originals, from whimsical to wacky, and spooky to spectacular!

Traditions: Bottle Trees, Haints, and Whirligigs

August 22nd, 2014

We're serving up a healthy dose of folk art and Southern hospitality at tonight's opening reception of our fall show, Traditions: Bottle Trees, Haints, and Whirligigs. Alongside the colorful bottle trees of Stephanie Dwyer, we are featuring the artwork of Bethanne Hill, Lucy Hunnicutt, Alyne Harris, Pat Juneau, and R.A. Miller.

We haven't forgotten your tastebuds either, as we'll have lip-smacking 'mater sandwiches and some sweet tea with a bit of a kick (spiked with citrus vodka). If you can't stop by in person, be sure to click over to view the artwork on the Current Show tab.

Save The Trees! Save The Trees!

August 1st, 2014

Jeanine has added tree transporter to her long list of gallery adventures. Driving a 12 foot truck all the way from Tenneessee, her  passengers on board were four metal bottle trees, hand crafted by Stephanie Dwyer. Everyone made a safe journey and now we are rescuing empty bottles to perch atop all those bare branches. The show opens August 22, but here's a sneak peek!

Can this Painter Quilt?

June 27th, 2014

With a paintbrush instead of needle and thread, Ken "Blacktop" Gentle has created a series of 10 quilts that compliment his memory paintings. The challenge of taking the quilts out of his paintings and letting them stand alone appealed to Ken. A clever solution to not being a quilter was solved by using padded packing blankets for his painting surface. The quilts and paintings will be on display June 27 - July 20. Preview the show by clicking on the Current Show tab.

New Work by Tres Taylor

May 23rd, 2014

Inspired by the writings of Rumi, a 13th century poet, Tres has a new series of tarpaper paintings called rEVOLution of Joy. His endearing monks are seen riding their bicycles, playing musical instruments, and grasping in the air for the illusive muse.

In addition, Tres has breathed new life into his tried and true materials (painted tarpaper) by laying strips side by side and creating a striated background for his monk silhouettes. He calls this new direction EVOLution of Joy.

Both series will be on display May 23 through June 22.